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Ebay joins Google and others in dumping Alec over climate stance

December 21st, 2014  |  Source: The Guardian

The online retailer is the latest tech giant to leave the right wing lobbying group over its position on climate change

Ebay announced on Thursday it’s severing ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec) because of the lobbying group’s views on climate change. The online marketplace is the latest technology firm to part ways with the rightwing organization over environmental concerns.

GlobalView: Climate Change in Perspective

December 19th, 2014  |  Source: Bloomberg View

GlobalView: Climate Change in Perspective

A brilliant interactive presentation from the editors at Bloomberg View a real must see...


Fifa hits new low after Michael Garcia resignation

December 18th, 2014  |  Source: BBC

As the sun set over the Atlas Mountains, and the sound of the evening call to prayer drifted across the city, all seemed calm.

At Marrakech's finest hotel, La Mamounia, famous for being Winston Churchill's favourite bolt hole, Fifa's top executives - the select few who run world football - were checking in ahead of their final meeting of the year.

Opening of Relations Could Bring Cuban Stars to Major League Baseball

December 18th, 2014  |  Source: NYT.com

At a dinner in one of Fidel Castro’s palaces in 1999, Castro and several of Major League Baseball’s senior executives discussed one of the few bonds between Cuba and the United States: baseball.


Wall Street is expanding, and the economy is worse off for it.

December 17th, 2014  |  Source: Washington Post

A black hole for our best and brightest

The thing Deborah Jackson remembers from her first interviews at Goldman Sachs is the slogan. It was stamped on the glass doors of the offices in the investment bank’s headquarters just off Wall Street, the lure of the place in two words, eight syllables: “Uncommon capability.”

The Great Game is heading to the Arctic

December 15th, 2014  |  Source: FT

Newtown two years on: More guns, more school shootings

December 15th, 2014  |  Source: CS Monitor.com

Two years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., school shootings in the US continue at the rate of nearly one a week. Most Americans think the main problem is mental illness, not lack of gun control.

Halving of malaria deaths 'tremendous achievement'

December 9th, 2014  |  Source: BBC

Global efforts have halved the number of people dying from malaria - a tremendous achievement, the World Health Organization says.

It says between 2001 and 2013, 4.3 million deaths were averted, 3.9 million of which were children under the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa.

Each year, more people are being reached with life-saving malaria interventions, the WHO says.

In 2004, 3% of those at risk had access to mosquito nets, but now 50% do.

Winning the fight


December 4th, 2014  |  Source: Fast Company

On the eve of the first test launch -- just delayed -- of the Orion spacecraft that may one day take humans to Mars, NASA is re-thinking how it engages the public and disseminates information, by focusing on explaining each mission instead of a more generalized approach. In the process, it's modeling how businesses can better interact with customers.

ALEC is Back and Ready to Resume its Conservative Agenda

December 3rd, 2014  |  Source: Bloomberg

About 500 state legislators from across the country will pour themselves cups of coffee and file into conference rooms of the Hyatt Regency hotel in Washington on Wednesday to talk about cutting taxes and killing regulations. This is Legislating 101, brought to you by corporate America. 

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