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SFL Adjusts Charter Agreement with Frontline

Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) announced that it has entered into a heads of agreement to amend the long-term chartering agreements with Frontline Ltd.

Lithuanian President Amends Broadcasting Law to Win 'Information War'

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite signed Friday amendments to the country’s broadcasting law in order to win the "global information war" and protect Lithuanians from propaganda, the president's press service said.

SHOCK VIDEO=> Top Democratic Advisor: We Need to Debate the “Limits of First Amendment

David Goodfriend, a top staff secretary for President Clinton, wants more controls on anti-Islamic expression in America. Goodfriend believes Shariah is not a threat but freedom of speech is a serious threat. Goodfriend joined America’s Newsroom this morning: “I don’t … Continue reading ?

Why unions’ huge minimum wage win may not bring in new members

For one brief 24-hour period, unions backing an historic campaign to boost Los Angeles’ minimum wage to $15 over several years pushed for one added amendment: That unionized employers be exempt from the requirement. It sounds counterintuitive,...Show More Summary

‘Insulting and humiliating': Michigan Muslim sues police for forcing her to remove hijab

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Muslim American woman in Michigan has filed a federal lawsuit against the Oceana County Sheriff Dept., for allegedly violating her first amendment rights when she was arrested earlier this month and forced to remove her hijab. Speaking to reporters Thursday, Fatme Dakroub of Dearborn Heights,...

Irish voted for gay marriage…legal abortion next?

So where to next for Ireland? The progressive elite already have their next target in sight — the repeal of the eighth amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees the right to life of the unborn. While the effectiveness of this amendment...Show More Summary

Eugene Volokh thinks the Madison, Wisconsin school board is violating the First Amendment...

... with its new rule against "clothing with words, pictures or caricatures based on negative stereotypes of a specific gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or disability" and against "shirts, hats or other attire with Native American team names, logos or mascots that depict negative stereotypes."

Irish Lawmakers to Amend Employment Equality Act to Prevent Anti-LGBT Workplace Discrimination

16 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Good news keeps pouring out of Ireland after its historic gay marriage win, as Irish lawmakers are quickly pushing to amend the country's Employment Equality Act to prevent school and hospital LGBT employees from being discriminated against reports The Irish...

Rockstar Ironically Goes On The Trademark Muscle To Silence BBC Documentary

19 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

If you're amongst that odd combination of gaming enthusiast and strident supporter of the First Amendment, Rockstar is likely one of your hero-companies. The maker of the Grand Theft Auto series has long relied on free speech principles...Show More Summary

PETA Statement re Passage of Ontario Orca-Protection Bill

PETA Foundation Director of Animal Law Jared Goodman has released the following statement regarding today’s passage of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Act:... The post PETA Statement re Passage of Ontario Orca-Protection Bill appeared first on PETA.

Inside AIPAC's Quiet Campaign To Blur Israeli Settlement Lines

20 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- When the Senate passed a high-profile piece of trade legislation last Friday, lawmakers simultaneously approved a little-noticed amendment described by its authors as “pro-Israel.” In doing so, the Senate moved to protect...Show More Summary

Amarin's Lawsuit Could Have Huge Benefits For Pharma Industry And Dire Consequences For Consumers

Pharma company Amarin's lawsuit claiming that an FDA decision violates its First Amendment right of free speech is simply an effort to circumvent the US drug approval process.

Is the TPP Okay With Slavery? Really?

So the fast track plan to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership has run into a new wrinkle after an amendment passed in the Senate debate: slavery. Yes, really, slavery: the Senate voted for an amendment that would make it more difficult for countries that engage in slavery to be in the TPP, and the Obama administration objected. Show More Summary

Xbox One Likely Getting A New Controller Next Month

20 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

The Xbox One controller looks to be getting a redesign, if a very slight one. An image on the official Xbox Support page (since amended)  showed a picture of the Xbox One controller with a 3.5 mm headphone jack on the bottom, saying that it would have a 3.5 mm headphone [...]

Lawsuit: Michigan Discriminates Against Transgender People in Issuing State IDs

A federal lawsuit challenges a policy by the Michigan Secretary of State's office that requires an amended birth certificate before correcting the gender on state issued identification cards. Image: Shutterstock The post Lawsuit: Michigan Discriminates Against Transgender People in Issuing State IDs appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Finally Dies In Texas, Joins More Than 20 Other Anti-LGBT Proposals

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

An anti-gay marriage amendment died Wednesday night in the Texas Senate, joining more than 20 other pieces of anti-LGBT legislation that failed to pass this year. Recognizing they wouldn't have time to take up the amendment, Republican senators hastily introduced...

Britain says EU must amend its treaties to help keep it in bloc

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain needs the European Union to agree to amend its founding treaties as part of its renegotiation drive, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Thursday, saying London had to get a substantive deal to persuade voters to stay in the bloc.

EU rules force eAML2 change

New EU rules on country of origin labelling mean eAML2 will have to change to accommodate the amendments.

Living history

yesterdayArts : Night and Day

It has been a while since the BBC really pushed the boat out on the epic history documentary front. Perhaps to make amends it is treating us to possibly the… Read more The post Living history appeared first on The Spectator.

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