Finance sector one of the most at risk of data breaches

The inaugural review of the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme has revealed that the finance sector is one of the most at-risk sectors when it comes to data breaches, via InvestorDaily. The Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme was set up over a year ago when it became a legal requirement for entities to carry out an assessment … Read moreFinance sector one of the most at risk of data breaches

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 2019 National AAPI Business Summit

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 2019 National AAPI Business Summit ASowah@doc.gov Tue, 05/14/2019 – 16:23 Minority business growth AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Introduced by Henry Childs, National Director of the Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency Thank you, Henry, for that kind introduction, and for your … Read moreRemarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 2019 National AAPI Business Summit

The Administration Is Right to Challenge Nationwide Injunctions by District Court Judges

If, in the end, the use of nationwide injunctions by district court judges is preserved by the Supreme Court, let us hope that it establishes strict, bright-line rules that limit application only to the most extreme, exigent circumstances — because otherwise, the notion of a single unelected official sitting in black robes on a raised … Read moreThe Administration Is Right to Challenge Nationwide Injunctions by District Court Judges

Spotlight on Commerce: Charles Kim, Director of the Office of Petitions, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Spotlight on Commerce: Charles Kim, Director of the Office of Petitions, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office May 14, 2019 ASowah@doc.gov Tue, 05/14/2019 – 15:45 Intellectual property Ed. Note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) … Read moreSpotlight on Commerce: Charles Kim, Director of the Office of Petitions, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Dried Tart Cherries from Turkey

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Dried Tart Cherries from Turkey ASowah@doc.gov Tue, 05/14/2019 – 15:36 Trade enforcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of new antidumping duty … Read moreU.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Dried Tart Cherries from Turkey

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Strontium Chromate from France and Negative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination from Austria

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Strontium Chromate from France and Negative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination from Austria ASowah@doc.gov Tue, 05/14/2019 – 15:30 Trade enforcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative … Read moreU.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Strontium Chromate from France and Negative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination from Austria

Making News: New China Trade War Op-ed for The Spectator On-Line…& More!

I’m pleased to announce that a new op-ed of mine on the U.S.-China trade conflict has just been posted by Spectator/USA.  This is my first contribution for this American edition of the noted British magazine, and it reports on the data showing that China’s threatened retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products are really no big deal … Read moreMaking News: New China Trade War Op-ed for The Spectator On-Line…& More!

VSO Leaders Offer “Strongest Support” for Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano and Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe, leaders from Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America, Military Officers Association of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Paralyzed Veterans of America, AMVETS, and the Military Order … Read moreVSO Leaders Offer “Strongest Support” for Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act

I need for 400,000 former tech workers, citizens, H-1B’s, and Green Card Holders alike to tell their story

Here is why The government says there are 7.5 million job openings. Their biggest quantity of those 7.5 millions jobs is professional and business services where they say we as a country have 1,435,000 job openings. If we look at the existing quantity of workers in professional and business services, we find the following: Legal … Read moreI need for 400,000 former tech workers, citizens, H-1B’s, and Green Card Holders alike to tell their story

Stepmother convicted of killing 9-year-old girl

New York, May 14 (IANS) A 55-year-old Indian-origin woman has been convicted by a jury in the US of strangling her 9-year-old stepdaughter to death in 2016 and faces life in prison at her sentencing next month. Shamdai Arjun of Queens, New York, was found guilty of second-degree murder for strangling her stepdaughter Ashdeep Kaur in … Read moreStepmother convicted of killing 9-year-old girl

Kushner’s Immigration Plan Would Displace More American Workers from Good Jobs

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner’s immigration plan is a direct threat to thousands of U.S. workers with white-collar jobs. Kushner’s vision, which he’s worked on for months, and developed under the false pretense that the nation has a dire labor shortage, would emphasize skilled labor, but would further displace American workers. U.S. workers, especially … Read moreKushner’s Immigration Plan Would Displace More American Workers from Good Jobs

You quickly realize that there are NOT 7.5 million job openings when you talk to displaced and underemployed highly educated American STEM workers

Job openings as of Mar 2019: 1,435,000 – Professional and business services 1,187,000 – Health care and social assistance 1,023,000 – Leisure and hospitality 860,000 – retail trade 573,000 – state and local government 476,00 – manufacturing 368,000 – Financial activities 217,000 – Other services The data can be viewed by clicking here. Lets look … Read moreYou quickly realize that there are NOT 7.5 million job openings when you talk to displaced and underemployed highly educated American STEM workers

Vijay Mallya settles for more time to pay up for London home

Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya has settled a legal dispute with Swiss bank UBS to allow him time until April next year to pay off a mortgage loan for his central London home. The bank had sought possession of the 63-yr-old businessman’s plush Cornwall Terrace apartment over the non-payment of a 20.4-million pounds loan and … Read moreVijay Mallya settles for more time to pay up for London home

VA Must “Do Better” When Addressing Sexual Harassment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (CA-41) led a letter, released today, signed by Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe, Representative Julia Brownley, Representative Neal Dunn, Representative Chris Pappas, and Representative Jack Bergman calling on Secretary Wilkie to share information from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ progress implementing their “End … Read moreVA Must “Do Better” When Addressing Sexual Harassment

You Are Worthy: We Need to Empower, Not Punish Homeless People

Generally speaking, we can agree stereotypes are powerful. Stereotypes have interjected into nearly every encounter I’ve had (and continue to have) regarding the topic of homelessness. For me personally, it started quite simply enough: with a case number. Quickly, a … Continue reading → The post You Are Worthy: We Need to Empower, Not Punish … Read moreYou Are Worthy: We Need to Empower, Not Punish Homeless People

Good Step For Gig Companies: Advice Memo From NLRB’s General Counsel Concludes That Uber Drivers Are Contractors

It’s been a roller coaster two weeks for gig economy companies. On April 29, the U.S. Department of Labor handed gig economy companies a nice outcome by issuing an opinion letter confirming that typical gig workers are, indeed, independent contractors. Just days later, the 9th Circuit spoiled the party by saying that the California ABC … Read moreGood Step For Gig Companies: Advice Memo From NLRB’s General Counsel
Concludes That Uber Drivers Are Contractors

Paytm probe reveals Rs 10 cr fraud, says founder

Paytm has unearthed an over Rs 10 cr fraud following a probe into a large percentage of cashbacks earned by small merchants, and de-listed hundreds of sellers apart from sacking many employees. The company, which reportedly engaged consultancy firm EY to conduct the audit, found out that some sellers were colluding with junior employees to … Read morePaytm probe reveals Rs 10 cr fraud, says founder

Cargo is Celebrating Its One Year Anniversary with Drivers

I’m a big fan of drivers finding ways to maximize their profits – so much in fact, I even named a course after it! But one of the companies that has really taken the rideshare world by storm over the past year is Cargo. If you’ve never heard of them, basically Cargo is like your car’s … Read moreCargo is Celebrating Its One Year Anniversary with Drivers

Georgia girls among this year’s US Presidential Scholars

Photo: Keerti Jessica Soundappan of Houston County High School Washington, May 14 (IANS & Staff) Georgia girls, Vani Senthil of Duluth High School and Keerti Jessica Soundappan of Houston County High School, were among the 161 students named US Presidential Scholars this year. Indian-American students accounted for more than 10 per cent of the 55th … Read moreGeorgia girls among this year’s US Presidential Scholars

Jet Airways top management team of CEO, CFO & chief people’s officer resigns

The Abu Dhabi-based airline has put a string of conditions like saying it won’t be able to invest over Rs 1,700 crore; it will limit its stake to 24% in restructured Jet; it wants lenders, who have over Rs 9,000 crore exposure to Jet, to find a majority stakeholder to partner with it and also … Read moreJet Airways top management team of CEO, CFO & chief people’s officer resigns

Sensex snaps 9-day losing streak, ends 228 points higher

Equity indices on Tuesday finished in green after falling for nine straight sessions with the benchmark BSE sensex rising over 200 points. Sensex jumped 228 points or 0.61 per cent to finish at 37,319, while the broader NSE Nifty moved 74 points or 0.66 per cent up to settle at 11,222. Please follow and like … Read moreSensex snaps 9-day losing streak, ends 228 points higher

More Border Judges Will Not Solve the Problem

The good news is that a former senior Democratic senator has acknowledged that there is a problem at the border. If only her former colleagues who are still in their seats would do the same, real progress of the sort that McCaskill envisions at the border could occur. Mark Krikorian May 14, 2019 – 6:00am … Read moreMore Border Judges Will Not Solve the Problem

DHS Wastes Staff Time on a Trivial Issue – The Ten-Year Limit for P-1S Visas

DHS staff time expended on its writing the draft, probably re-writing it more than once, and then shepherding it through the various clearance processes could have been spent – in an understaffed and stretched agency – on something more useful to the rest of us. Mark Krikorian May 14, 2019 – 5:00am David North Please … Read moreDHS Wastes Staff Time on a Trivial Issue – The Ten-Year Limit for P-1S Visas

Blue Star Families Receives $1M Gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 14, 2019) – Blue Star Families (BSF), a nonprofit dedicated to empowering military families, today announced a $1 million gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies. With this gift, BSF will launch the Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter to engage military families and their civilian neighbors through technology and in-person events. “Year-after-year, isolation … Read moreBlue Star Families Receives $1M Gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies