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US Lags Behind Europe When It Comes To Gender Diversity On Boards

Eight European countries have a higher representation of women on the board than the US, according to a <i>2014 Catalyst Census: Women Directors</i> report published by Catalyst, a non-profit NGO working to advance women into leadership.<p>The census focuses on women’s share of board seats in stock market …

Gender Diversity

Pizza Hut is getting on the gluten-free bandwagon

Pizza Hut has been trying to recharge its business in the US for quite a while. The Yum! Brands chain has seen eight straight quarters of declining domestic sales; meanwhile, its smaller competitors, Papa John’s and Domino’s, have been munching on wider and wider slices of the market.<p>Now Pizza Hut …

Pizza Hut

Ice pandemic has gripped Australia, says crime commission chief

Australia is in the grip of an ice pandemic akin to problems caused by crack cocaine in the US, the head of the Australian Crime Commission says.<p>The ACC chief executive, Chris Dawson, said amphetamine-type stimulant drugs including ice were being seized in record quantities by border authorities …

China's legislature adopts revised Environmental Protection Law - People's Daily Online

BEIJING, April 24 -- The Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature, on Thursday voted to adopt …

Tasmania's old growth forests win environmental protection

Almost 200,000 hectares of Tasmania’s old growth forest have been world heritage listed, bringing hope that a three-decade fight between environmentalists, politicians and loggers is over.<p>The World Heritage Committee has extended the heritage listed boundary of the Tasmanian Wilderness World …

Environmentally-friendly business is profitable business

Many associate sustainability with expense, but companies that have embraced it are financially outperforming<p>The failure of policymakers to make binding commitments at the Rio+20 Summit resulted, at best, in a lowest common denominator agreement that delivers few real benefits. In 2010, the UK …

Sustainability

Environmental protections are not red tape

Ten years ago, I sat and watched as parliament voted for one of the great steps forward for the Great Barrier Reef.<p>After years of pushing, the then-Coalition government expanded the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, increasing the amount of protected reef from 5% to a full third, kept safe from …

China strengthens environmental laws

Chinese legislators have passed the first amendments to the country’s environmental protection law in 25 years, promising greater powers for<br>environmental authorities and harsher punishments for polluters.<br>The amendments, which the Standing Committee of National People’s<br>Congress passed on Thursday …

Australia's natural heritage betrayed by environmental law referral

Bear with me, this is rather dry topic, but has potentially seismic implications for Australia's natural heritage. Don't worry; this will be a short one.<p>After over forty years of generally bi-partisan cooperation to increase federal involvement in environmental matters, the Abbott government now …

Protection of UK’s sealife ‘too slow and lacking ambition’

Conservation zones to protect the UK’s marine life are being created too slowly and lack ambition and commitment from the government, according to a committee of MPs.<p>Four years since the launch of the government project to create a national network of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) designed to …

EPA blocks huge Alaska mine project with environmental restrictions

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a set of restrictions that will in effect prevent the development of a controversial copper and gold mine in Alaska which many said would have been disastrous for the state’s largest salmon fishery.<p>Pebble Mine, located in south-west Alaska near …

Murder victim Andrea Pickett's family sues WA Government and police for failing to protect her from violent husband

The family of murdered Indigenous woman Andrea Pickett is suing the West Australian Government and the state's police service, in what lawyers are …

Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne diverted after water pipe burst

A Qantas flight has been forced to turn back to Los Angeles after a burst drinking water pipe flooded part of the cabin.<p>The plane was an hour into …

Is it better to own a REIT than a home?

So you want to get into the real estate investment game without having to pick up a plunger to unstop a toilet when your tenant calls in the middle …

Investing

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Three Reasons News Corp Bought Harlequin, World's Biggest Romance Book Publisher

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has acquired Harlequin, the world’s largest romance book publisher, in an all cash deal for C$455 million ($415 million U.S. dollars). It will be run as a division of HarperCollins, which News Corp owns and operates.<p>Unlike HarperCollins and some of the other largest …

Sina penalised for porn as China censorship bodies jockey for power | Reuters

* Sina crackdown seen as a warning to Internet firms<p>* First time anti-pornography body has penalised web firm -expert<p>* Move seen as power play as govt bodies clamour for authority<p>By Paul Carsten and Michael Martina<p>BEIJING, April 25 (Reuters) - A move by China’s authorities to strip Sina Corp of …

Baidu Beats Expectations, Posts 59 Pct Revenue Growth In Q1 2014

Chinese search engine leader and advertising provider, Baidu, released financials for the first quarter of the year reporting total revenues of $1.53 …

Obama to pitch U.S. immigration reform from South Korea

SEOUL -- President<p>Obamaplans to honor those who died in theKorean Warwith a surprising message for a foreign audience: a pitch for immigration reform back home.<p>At a naturalization ceremony Friday for 13 U.S. service members and seven military spouses stationed in South Korea, he will offer a …

Ford Shares Falling After Weather And Warranty Costs Hit First Quarter Profit

Ford Motor, one of Detroit’s “Big Three” automakers, posted mixed first quarter earnings results Friday morning, reporting sales that beat the Street’s expectation but lower-than-expected profit as adverse factors like higher warranty costs and bad winter weather in the U.S. hit the company’s …

Amid scrutiny, a surge of suicides in L.A. County jails

The case of a 23-year-old with mental illness who hanged himself inside his cell is 'another example of how broken things are.'<p>December 14, 2013|Steve Lopez<p>Inmates flash hand signals at Men's Central Jail, where a 23-year-old… (Reed Saxon, Associated…)<p>He was a handsome lad, with dark eyes and olive …

Former Nazi guard charged in France with Oradour massacre

Unnamed man suspected of being a member of armoured SS division that killed a total of 642 villagers<p>An 88-year-old former SS guard has been charged with taking part in one of the most shocking massacres carried out in Nazi-occupied France.<p>The man, who has not been identified, is accused of the …

US sending more troops, aircraft to hunt Ugandan warlord Kony

President Obama is committing more military resources, including aircraft and special operations forces, to the hunt for notorious African warlord Joseph Kony.<p>Early Monday, the White House confirmed a Washington Post report that the U.S. was sending "associated support personnel," and a "limited …

Sign the petition: Comfort Women Fabrication

MoveOn volunteers reviewed this petition and determined that it either may not reflect MoveOn members' progressive values, or that MoveOn members may …

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Teenager who copied Grand Theft Auto jailed for drunken robbery

Three teenagers were trying to replicate the video game Grand Theft Auto in real life when they robbed a service station while drunk, a court has …