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Anyway, the next generation of activists is on my mind since my recent chats with Emerson Toomey, a 17-year-old senior at Lane Tech, who's one of the local leaders of ... I'm waiting for them to explain how giving $2.25 billion to Amazon, one of the world's wealthiest companies, is good for small business.
... Christian women activists raised the issue of persecution of minority community in the hands of Islamic fundamentalists and the misuse of blasphemy law in Pakistan during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Speaking at a side event in UN, Shazia Khokhar, a Christian woman activist from Pakistan, ...

Jakarta: From cutting-edge DNA barcoding to smartphone apps that can identify illegal wildlife sales, conservationists are turning to hi-tech tools in their battle against Indonesia´s animal traffickers. Spread across more than 17,000 islands, the Southeast Asian nation´s dense tropical rainforests boast some ...
Bauernfreund said that TBS behaved more like an amateur fund with a small broadcasting business. He pointed to the fact that roughly 40% of TBS' over 700 billion yen ($6.6 billion) of net asset value comes from its stock holdings. Another 40% comes from real estate. Operating businesses generate only ...
We recently published a series of articles on how activist investors are pushing for change at corporate boards. The stories examine the independence of boards at Oregon public companies, as well as the advanced age and tenure of directors. But shareholder activism is not just a private-sector ...
Activist investors are pushing more than ever before for changes to corporate boards. In this era of heightened scrutiny of board performance, shareholders and even regulators may be less tolerant of directors that have sat on boards for decades, as many still do, or are at an advanced age which some ...

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani activist who mysteriously disappeared in January last year has now contacted his family and is expected to return home soon, his brother said on Thursday. Social activist Samar Abbas disappeared while visiting the capital, Islamabad, along with four other men who ...
9, 2018 - In October 2017, the auditor general of Saskatchewan, Judy Ferguson, said that, despite taxpayer requests, she could not investigate the provincial government's decision to close Saskatchewan Transportation, a Crown Corporation bus company. "(People) think it's our job to hold the government ...
Glover had just began speaking at the rally when the protesters began yelling over him, accusing the longtime liberal activist of betraying minorities and the poor by working as a paid adviser to Airbnb. One heckler noted the effort was organized by the Hotel Trades Council, a leading opponent of Airbnb.
Activist investors are pushing more than ever before for changes to corporate boards. In this era of heightened scrutiny of board performance, shareholders and even regulators may be less tolerant of directors that have sat on boards for decades, as many still do, or are at an advanced age which some ...
More than half of the smaller slate is affiliated with activist investor Alex Denner of Sarissa Capital. Medicines Co. shares jumped more than 4 percent on the news. The seven directors to be nominated for election at this year's annual shareholder meeting are Denner, company Executive Chairman Fredric ...
Hecht and Stephen Waguespack, president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, used the numerical disparity Wednesday (Feb. 28) in imploring Jefferson Chamber of Commerce members to campaign for a convention to rewrite Louisiana's Constitution, or at least the three articles on state ...
More than a dozen companies have cut ties with the NRA following boycott threats from gun-control activists. Now, people who support the NRA are threatening to boycott the companies that cut ties with the gun-rights organization. Brands including Hertz, United, Delta, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car are being ...
The ominous shadow of billionaire hedge-fund activist Bill Ackman has been lifted from Herbalife Ltd., in particular over its $158 million plant in ... The Street.com estimates Ackman lost at least $780 million, while rival billionaire hedge-fund activist Carl Icahn told cable business channel CNBC he has had a ...
Leimert Park which is the heart and soul of black Los Angeles needs to have an increased focus on building and supporting the African-American owned business community that we have left on Degnan Blvd. The Black Panther movie and Wakanda though fictional is a record setting box office smash and ...
ASHEVILLE - A local entrepreneur and environmental activist whose businesses were green and growing has died in a traffic accident. Tyler Garrison, 34, founded Junk Recyclers, which hauls off unwanted items and finds new uses for them, and The Regeneration Station. The latter resells used furniture, ...
Nairobi (Reuters) - Kenya prevented two opposition activists from traveling abroad because it had not been formally sent a court order reinstating their passports, immigration authorities said on Tuesday. The government suspended the passports of senator James Orengo and financier Jimi Wanjigi, who ...

Kuwait CITY (AP) -- A pending court case in Kuwait against dozens of politicians, activists and others stemming from the country's 2011 Arab Spring protests represents a rare crackdown on dissent in what is relatively the most politically open gulf Arab state. The defendants were initially acquitted over ...
Merlin is the second big leisure operator to attract interest from activist US hedge funds following Sachem Head's purchase of a 3.4 per cent stake in Whitbread. Although Sachem Head has mooted a possible break-up of the company that operates the Premier Inn and Costa Coffee chains, it is believed to ...
Beirut (AP) -- A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held suburbs of the capital, Damascus, killed at least 98 people on Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it was the deadliest day in three years in the area known as ...
Active Shareholder is the latest activist investor to express concern about the controversial remuneration policy of Coronation fund managers and said it would vote against it at Tuesday's annual general meeting. "The incentive is clearly linked to company performance but details of the deferred portion are ...
Actor Jim Carrey has withdrawn from the spotlight in recent years to focus on painting. However, his twitter is on the rise, with 17 million followers. Carrey regularly posts politically inspired artwork to his Twitter account, and is an active voice on political issues.
Bangkok (Reuters) - A group of pro-democracy activists in Thailand said on Saturday that it plans to hold more public protests, despite threat of arrests, ... and think about how our country should move forward," Rangsiman Rome, a pro-democracy activist, told reporters at a news conference on Saturday.
One such conversation reveals an officer asking the individual if he could help him out, citing that he knew "they did business differently," but if any of his fellow TWP members could talk to him. Another transcript has an officer saying, "We're pretty much going after them (anti-fascists)." Felarca, along with the ...
The owner of an aquaculture business in Accomack County, who is also a Tyson shareholder, said he disagrees with the company's position. "As a Tyson shareholder, I believe Tyson should pass this resolution to protect water quality and aquaculture on Virginia's Eastern Shore," said David Fick, owner of ...
At a victory party Saturday, thousands of environmentalists, farmers and activists, some wearing Carnival masks, symbolically set fire to a giant wooden ... Supporters from other French regions joined activists who have occupied the site and camped out in makeshift settlements for years to resist the project, ...
Newell Brands, the parent company of dozen of well known brands such as Sharpie and Town and Country-based Rawlings, said on Friday activist investors Starboard Value ... The activists want to make the case that Newell's leadership took some wrong steps in its integration with Jarden, the report said.
"The activists will acknowledge charges and then they will be taken to the court and it will be up to the court what to do next," a police office at the station told Reuters. police said the group would be sent to court and face detention. "Public protests are a basic right for everyone," activist Netiwit ...
He said the board was continuing its "global" and "long" search to find "the best possible person to lead this great company". "I gave sufficient time for them to find the right candidate," he added. Mr Bohuon said profits coming in at the lower end of guidance should be "no surprise" after the firm flagged at its ...
The activist investor at Supervalu is recommending even more radical changes than it previously made, saying now that the company should be broken up. Blackwells capital LLC in New York, which owns 4.35 percent of Supervalu's stock, sent a letter to the Supervalu board Tuesday recommending a ...
OTTAWA -- The federal government pledged Tuesday to co-operate fully with any investigation into the possible role of Canadian diplomats and a former Calgary mining company in the shooting death of a Mexican activist. Family and supporters of slain activist Mariano Abarca this week asked the Public ...
Patagonia Action Works is the new platform for aspiring environmental activists ... The outdoor clothing company has launched Patagonia Action Works, a digital platform that informs people of local activism opportunities in the categories of land, water, climate, communities, and biodiversity, so they can ...
A court in central Vietnam sentenced an activist to 14 years in jail Tuesday for livestreaming fishermen marching to file a lawsuit against a ... The US was "deeply troubled" by the two activists' convictions and sentences "under vague articles" of the law, State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said in a ...
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's Supreme Court upheld a conviction on Wednesday on a prominent land rights activist who was jailed for 2-1/2 years last year for her role in a 2013 protest outside Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. Tep Vanny, who fought the evictions of thousands of residents from ...
Blackwells capital LLC, a New York firm that owns just more than 4 percent of Minneapolis-based Supervalu, is looking to breakup the company and pursue a potential sale. Blackwells, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, wants to separate Supervalu's retail and wholesale group and sell the ...
The possibility of a divestiture of the Pure Protein division, which is an organic and antibiotic-free poultry business, emerged in June when Hain Celestial founder and CEO Irwin Simon responded to a question about the unit on an analyst conference call. He said, "We are going to look at all our businesses ... and evaluate ...
An environmental activist from Seattle was sentenced Tuesday to serve one year in prison for targeting an oil pipeline in North Dakota. ... Foster and Jessup were among 11 activists with the group Climate Direct Action who were arrested in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana and Washington state the day ...
The law, known as The religious Freedom Restoration Act, allowed business owners who opposed homosexuality to refuse service to gay and transgender people on religious grounds. Soon after it passed, Cook, who had recently come out as gay, tweeted that Apple was deeply disappointed in the law.
Last year, the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers met with the National Counter terrorism police Operations Centre to discuss how to respond to one group, Save Movement - a network of vegan activist groups that aim to "bear witness" to farmed animals being sent to slaughter. Members of the ...
Social activist Avdhash Kaushal today threatened to protest a Centre's notification declaring an area from Gaumukh to Uttarkashi as eco-sensitive, claiming it had led to stalling of power projects and ... (This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.).
A US judge today ordered release of leading Indian-descent immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir from custody, granting him a temporary reprieve from deportation to his native Trinidad and Tobago, ... (This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.).
The Thai junta has filed charges against seven pro-democracy activists who led a 100-strong rally calling for elections, authorities said today, as the regime seeks to smother dissent over its latest poll ... (This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.).
Shares of Pinnacle Foods (nyse: PF) rose almost 10% or $4.00 to a high of $63.00 ahead of the closing bell on Friday following news that Dan Loeb of activist fund Third Point took a position in the company. Shares remain elevated this morning around $62.00 and analyst Farha Aslam of Stephens ...
Vegan activists protest Inside Melbourne Steakhouse. ... Thirty-five activists from Direct Action Everywhere Melbourne and Melbourne Cow Save Animal Liberation army entered the Rare Steakhouse on King St in the CBD at around 6.30pm "to speak up for animals where their dead bodies were being ...
Hillary Clinton gave thanks to "activist b----es supporting b----es" in a video posted to twitter Friday night. The video was posted shortly after The New York Times revealed that Clinton requested to keep senior adviser Burns Strider on her 2008 campaign staff even after he was accused of sexually ...
Sometimes, however, multiple activist investors engage in what's called a wolf pack attack, and simultaneously target the firm. Some high-profile examples of companies targeted by wolf pack attacks in recent years are Darden Restaurants (owner of the Olive garden chain) and PetSmart. activists are ...
One of Madera's grand matriarchs, Paula Baraldi, (nee De Cesari), was born in Madera and lived in the city all of her 88 years except for a three-year stint in Huron. She was an accountant, a business owner and a seemingly tireless volunteer for many Madera organizations. Mrs. Baraldi died early Monday ...
But with the once-popular institution of the traveling circus, complete with acrobats, clowns and a variety of animal acts, the activist community has ... One important piece of the Circus Oz backstory: The circus is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018 as a company founded to entertain audiences with ...
police detain Sena activists trying to hoist national flag in Srinagar. IANS | Srinagar Last Updated at December 6, 2017 13:35 IST ... Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday detained a dozen Shiv Sena activists in the city centre Lal Chowk. The Sena workers were trying to hoist the national flag.
Tammy Baldwin wants two SEC nominees to answer questions about activist investors and stock buybacks. Without the ... Those buybacks have "major impacts" on the economy, she said, with companies giving back to shareholders instead of investing in their workers or business. In letters sent to the ...


 

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