Conflicts of Interest

Trafficking victims 'being wrongly sent to immigration detention centres'

Home Office has conflict of interest over identifying victims of exploitation and deporting undocumented migrants, says report by charity Detention Action<p>Victims of trafficking are being wrongly sent to immigration detention centres, despite police awareness that they are victims of exploitation, …

Immigration

Trump’s Judicial Picks Are Literally Right-Wing Bloggers

The president is remaking the federal judiciary in his own image: angry white men who are mad online.<p>Turns out, Donald Trump’s federal judge nominees …

Government

Ethics commission to fine former Oregon governor $1,000

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has agreed with the state's ethics commission to pay a $1,000 fine for allegedly violating ethics codes by failing …

Business

Jeff Sessions: I'm not going to appoint a special counsel for Hillary just because my party wants me to

The frustration is palpable in his response to Jim Jordan, although it’s not Jordan who’s the cause of that frustration. We all know who is. POTUS …

Government

Judges bribery case: Supreme Court is creating a dangerous aura of arrogant infallibility around itself

The matter that is commonly becoming known as the 'judges bribery case' took another turn on Tuesday as a three-judge bench dismissed Kamini …

Judiciary

De Blasio’s Corrections Commissioner Fined for Misusing City Car

Acting Department of Correction Commissioner Cynthia Brann was among nine DOC officials who were fined by the New York City Conflicts of Interest …

Corruption

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Earlier this year we began inviting public relations staff to submit their draft health care news releases to us for critiquing prior to publication. …

Health Care

Democratic Sen. Feinstein says judicial nominee has conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says a nominee to an Alabama federal judgeship has made a "glaring omission" by failing to disclose to the Senate that his wife works as a White House lawyer and has been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>California …

U.S. Politics

For The Love of Cricket, Need to End This ‘Conflict of Interest’!

Conflict of interest is currently the buzzword in Indian cricket circles.<p>It was a concept that gained currency thanks to the mess that followed the …

Cricket

Trump federal judge nominee is married to a White House lawyer

In the section headed "Potential Conflicts of Interest," the Senate asked Talley to "identify the family members or other persons ... that are likely …

Brisbane

This Week in Conflicts of Interest

Blogger edition!<p>Remember Brett Talley, the former blogger who’d never tried a case, but whom the Senate Judiciary passed along as a nominee for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench? (And a note to future Democratic presidential nominees: as long as the precedent has been set regarding …

James B. Comey

Gambhir’s DDCA Appointment Under Conflict of Interest Scanner

Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir’s inclusion as a government nominee in the Delhi & District Cricket Association's (DDCA) Managing Committee came …

PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Nov 13

Nov 13 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for …

Canada

Finance Minister Bill Morneau being investigated for involvement in Bill C-27 by ethics commissioner

The office of the ethics commissioner is investigating Finance Minister Bill Morneau for his involvement in Bill C-27.<p>Bill C-27, which hasn’t gotten …

Canadian News

Poroshenko appoints 25 judges accused of graft, unlawful rulings to Supreme Court

President Petro Poroshenko has signed the credentials of 113 new Supreme Court judges, Poroshenko’s Deputy Chief of Staff Oleksiy Filatov told …

Ukraine

Editorial: RM councillors must understand conflict of interest

The provincial ombudsman who looks into issues with the governance of rural municipalities has raised real cause for concern.<p>Mary McFadyen took …

Canadian News

Palaszczuk spruiks regional job focus

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has hit back at accusations she's put her job above those of regional Queenslanders by opting to veto a loan to Adani, …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Take all extreme scientific claims with a pinch of salt, expert warns

Reports of scientific research into e-cigarettes should be approached with caution – especially if they appear stridently either pro or anti – one of …

Research

Ex-Ethics Chief Outlines Tips to Fix Conflicts of Interest

Former Office of Government Ethics chief Walter Shaub, a high-profile critic of the Trump administration’s lax approach to conflicts of interest, …

Politics

Online reviews are a mess

Yelp doesn’t get the best reviews these days.<p>Check the company’s own business page on its website, and you’ll find a laundry list of single-star …

Business

Grant recipients can still give objective advice

The US environment agency should not ban researchers it funds from its advisory boards.<p>Scott Pruitt, administrator of the US Environmental Protection …

Climate

Andrew: RFU-clubs conflict of interest persists

8:00 AM GMT<p>Rob Andrew was once employed by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to maintain peace with Premiership Rugby, but he has warned that the …

Rugby Union

NDP to impose conflict of interest rules on public agencies

The Alberta government introduced legislation Wednesday that aims to quash conflicts of interest in public agencies by limiting gifts and forcing …

Canadian News

Conflicts of interest found with councillors in three Sask. RMs

Saskatchewan’s ombudsman ruled five councillors from three Saskatchewan rural municipalities were in conflicts of interest following recent …

Canadian News

Most editors of top medical journals receive industry payments: report

Victoria Wong<p><i>When examining the roles of conflicts of interest in academic publishing, most research focuses on transparency around the payments</i> …

Research

'None of us knew' about Palaszczuk's partner

A senior Turnbull government minister has rejected claims Liberal-National Party senators were preparing to unleash a smear campaign against …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Wilbur Ross Says 'No Conflict of Interest' on Navigator

November 6th, 2017, 1:12 PM UTC<p>U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discusses disclosures related to his stake in Navigator Holdings following a …

Business

Audit finds conflicts of interest on Charlton Water-Sewer Commission

CHARLTON – A forensic audit of water-sewer commissioners’ activities involving a so-called “illegal” sewer line in town found conflicts of interest …

Corruption

Projects pounded by Adani backflip

THE Government's Adani backflip has the possibility of knocking over other major projects for north Queensland.<p>Federal Resources Minister Matt …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

House Republicans Demand Mueller’s Resignation, Allege ‘Obvious Conflict Of Interest’

In a move that could signal an escalation of Republican resistance to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of allegations that President …

Donald Trump