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Terrorist in Rochester, NY indicted

Ex-PH2 sends us a link to MSN which reports that Mufid Elfgeeh, a 30-year-old living in Rochester, NY was arrested for attempting to give support to ISIS by a Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force; According to court records, Elfgeeh, beginning last year, tried to help three people – two of whom were cooperating with the FBI […]

UC task force unveils guidelines on fighting campus sexual misconduct

Aiming to create a national model to combat sexual misconduct, the University of California unveiled recommendations Wednesday aimed at a more uniform, systemwide approach to preventing and responding to violence on campus.

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 17, 2014

US Army soldiers prepare to board a CH-47F Chinook with the Flying Dragons task force, which searches for illegal weapons in compounds in Afghanistan. (US Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston)

Australia Sends Air Task Force to Iraq

Following the Government’s decision to prepare to contribute to international led efforts to disrupt and degrade ISIL, the Australian Defence Force will now deploy approximately 600 ADF personnel to the Middle East. The Australian contingent will move to the United […]

Global Showbiz Briefs: BBC’s Hugh Bonneville Starrer ‘W1A’ Back For Season 2; Denmark’s TDC Group Paying $2.15B For Norwegian Cabler

The BBC said Monday that it has ordered a second season of the BBC Two comedy W1A, starring Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville as Ian Fletcher, the Beeb's Head of Values and chair of its Way Ahead Task Force. The order is for one hourlong episode and three half-hours. Show More Summary

Australia Becomes First State To Commit Troops To US Led Coalition

Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has made a commitment to deploy 600 Australian troops against the US-led war against the Islamic State. The Australian task force is set to be stationed in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) and will include Special Forces military advisors that will work with the Iraqi military and assault jets. Show More Summary

Judge to rule soon on Peachtree-Pine shelter

The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, the operators of the mammoth homeless shelter at Peachtree and Pine streets in Downtown, will soon learn if a judge thinks they need to pay toward a $900,000 promissory note while the nonprofit...Show More Summary

FIFA Might Move The 2022 Qatar World Cup To The Winter Because It's Too Hot, And It's Going To Be A Total Mess

FIFA is considering moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter, a decision that will have adverse effects on domestic leagues, players, and television partners around the world. A FIFA task force will consider three windows for the 2022 World Cup: January/February, June/July, and November/December. Show More Summary

UC’s climate cop-out: University to fight warming while continuing to invest in pollutors

A University of California task force acknowledges that divestment can have an impact, but refuses to endorse it

L.A. commemorates Sept. 11th jihadist attacks on NY & Washington, without reference to attackers identities or motives

Los Angeles commemorates the tragedy of September 11th at the 9/11 Memorial Fountain, situated in front of Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Station 88 in Sherman Oaks. LAFD Fire Station 88 is home to California Task Force 1, the premier 70-member Urban Search and Rescue Team that was the first U.S.and R Team called to Ground Zero on 9/11/2001. Show More Summary

The September HIT Standards Committee

The September HIT Standards Committee was one of the most important meetings in the history of the group. We heard pivotal reports from the NWIN Power Team about Query/Response standards as well as from the JASON Task Force. Together...Show More Summary

Oceana Provides Comments to President Obama’s Task Force to Tackle Illegal Fishing and Seafood Fraud

A fish market in Maryland. (Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting) Late last month, the public comment period closed on the President’s Task Force on Combatting Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud. During the comment...Show More Summary

MH17 Was Struck By Multiple "High-Energy Objects From Outside The Aircraft", Crash Report Reveals

Over a month after the crash of flight MH 17 over east Ukraine, and with the confiscated Air Traffic Control voice recording still kept confidential by a western-led task force for reasons unknown, overnight the Dutch Safety Board released its preliminary report on the causes of the crash. Show More Summary

IMO Joins International Ebola Task Force

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) informs it has joined the international ad hoc Ebola Travel and Transport Task Force and is working with other United

IMO Joins Ebola Travel Task Force

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has joined the World Health Organization's international ad hoc Ebola Travel and Transport Task Force as part of a global effort to contain the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease and provide...Show More Summary

IMO Joins International Ebola Task Force

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has joined the international ad hoc Ebola Travel and Transport Task Force and is working with other United Nations

Debt Default or Not, It's Entrepreneurship That's Going to Save Argentina

These days, when I surf the web, I often see banner ads for something called Fact Check Argentina. The group, which is funded by a "not-for-profit" entity known as the American Task Force Argentina (ATFA), has one very clear "for-profit"...Show More Summary

Debt Default or Not, It's Entrepreneurship That's Going to Save Argentina

These days, when I surf the web, I often see banner ads for something called Fact Check Argentina. The group, which is funded by a "not-for-profit" entity known as the American Task Force Argentina (ATFA), has one very clear "for-profit"...Show More Summary

"Ban Fracking" Groups Target New Colorado Task Force

Anti-energy activists – including Anthony Ingraffea, the New York-based star of the Gasland movies – are continuing their “ban fracking” campaign in Colorado by seeking roles on a new oil and natural gas task force. The “blue ribbon” task force was created under an agreement between Boulder Congressman Jared Polis and Gov. John Hickenlooper. read more

ISIL Looting: In war, the first casualty...?

"The Heritage Task Force will provide a structure for protecting heritage sites in the areas under the control of groups opposing the Assad regime". Sam Hardy ('Islamic State cultural racketeering: looting, smuggling, taxation of excavation...Show More Summary

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