WASHINGTON D.C. — The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Black Pine Animal Sanctuary as of Wednesday.Achieving GFAS Accreditation means that Black Pine Animal Sanctuary meets the criteria of a true sanctuary and is providing humane and responsible care of the animals. To be awarded Accreditation status, an organization must meet GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed animal care standards and also adhere to a demanding set of ethical and operational principles. The accreditation status provides a clear and trusted means for the public, donors and grantors to recognize Black Pine as an exceptional sanctuary.Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, located in Albion, was founded as a private facility in the late 1980s and transitioned to a non-profit rescue organization in 2000. The relocation to a new, undeveloped 18-acre site in 2006 was followed by … [Read more...] about Black Pine accredited by global animal sanctuary group
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Amy C. Pimentel Mark E. Schreiber The General Data Protection Regulation was the biggest story of 2018 in the field of global privacy and data protection. The GDPR became enforceable in European Union Member States on May 25, significantly expanding the territorial reach of EU data protection law and introducing numerous changes that affected the way organizations globally process the personal data of their EU customers, employees and suppliers. These important changes required action by companies and institutions around the world. In almost six months after the GDPR’s effective date, organizations are still working on compliance — and will be for years to come. Critical provisions The GDPR applies to organizations inside and outside the EU. Organizations “established” inside the EU, essentially meaning a business or unit located in the EU, must comply with the GDPR if they process personal data in the context of that establishment. The GDPR also applies to … [Read more...] about General Data Protection Regulation: Where are we now on global privacy and data protection?
Ban Ki Moon, the eighth Secretary General of the United Nations, discusses negotiating peace in the Korean peninsula at the IOP Monday night. Civics: “a social science dealing with the rights and duties of citizens.” Recently, legislation strengthening civics education in Massachusetts was signed into law by Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker. This legislation established a high school voter challenge program (akin to the University’s Harvard Votes Challenge), adds student-led civics projects to the curriculum, and outlines additional requirements for history and civics instruction.Teaching civics and engaging students in the democratic process fuels a healthy democracy. And measures like this one should be implemented across the country, as they underpin the fundamental American value of an educated electorate. Without civics, we undervalue our rights, responsibilities, and role in society. After all, Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis did say that … [Read more...] about Make Civics Global, Not Just Local
Kevin Hardy Des Moines Register Published 6:12 PM EDT Sep 10, 2018 Principal Global Investors CEO Jim McCaughan stepped down effective Monday as the Des Moines-based financial services firm announced a new leadership structure. Principal did not disclose a reason for McCaughan's departure in a news release announcing the change, though a spokeswoman said the move was "part of a planned leadership transition." He has been with the company for nearly 17 years. Tim Dunbar, executive vice president and chief investment officer, was promoted to president of the $667 billion global asset management business, which includes all the company's asset management work, including Principal Global Investors. "This is the right time to reimagine how we structure our global asset management business to recognize the enormous growth occurring in developed and emerging markets, alike, and the opportunities for us to expand our client base and evolve how we serve … [Read more...] about Principal Financial Group announces leadership shakeup in global investors division
Orchestrated global growth likely will be maintained through global stimulus-driven fiscal, monetary, trade and regulatory policies allowing the avoidance of a recession for two to three-plus years. Why stimulus driven global growth? Presently, global economies do not have the economic strength or stability to weather a global economic downturn (recession), especially true of the world’s largest economies like the European Union and China. See also: Trump will end NAFTA after making deal with Mexico Related: Trade wars hurt producers, consumersHeavy European socialism and the ongoing Chinese credit crisis are enormous headwinds to economic activity for the European region and the Chinese economy. That said, all countries have debt burdens that are chronic and unsustainable, even the United States, but the reset period is likely one to two decades away. Market turbulence. Market turbulence, misdirection, and uncertainty will be the norm for market participants until a … [Read more...] about Stimulus driven global growth reemerging