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How to reform the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is an excerpt: Like it or not, this law is not going away — and there are some good reasons to have it. The U.S. has been the world leader in taking on corruption, and we shouldn’t give up that position without a fight. There […] The post How to reform the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Will the New Conscience and Religious Freedom Division of the US Department of Health and Human Services Help Health Care Professionals Challenge Morally Objectionable Acts - Like Bribery, Fraud and Other Criminal or Corrupt Practices?

For a long time we have argued that health care corruption is a major cause of health care dysfunction. We have documented numerous cases in which health care professionals were exposed to or involved in actions, including fraud, bribery (also known as kickbacks), and other corrupt or criminal practices, to which they likely had moral objections. Show More Summary

Mick Mulvaney’s crusade against protecting working folk from financial scams kicks into overdrive

Mick Mulvaney doesn’t want any new money for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but he does want the companies whose abusive business practices put them at odds with the agency to sound off in the comments. The acting head of the CFPB told the Federal Reserve to give the seven-year-old watchdog zero dollars in new […]

Instagram now tells everyone when you’re active, here’s how to hide it

Another day, another feature nobody asked for. Facebook subsidiary Instagram has now enabled activity status in direct messages: this means that practically all of your friends will now be able to see when the last time you were actively using the app was. Show More Summary

Boiling Lobsters Alive Is an Act of Cruelty, Says Switzerland

The country’s government has banned the practice Cooks who dispatch of lobsters simply by boiling or steaming them alive are now outlaws in Switzerland. The Swiss government has passed new reforms for animal protection, according toShow More Summary

Branagh's directing: 'I've been lucky and I've practiced'

last weekNews : USAToday: News

Kenneth Branagh says his success at transitioning from acting to directing comes from two things: "I've been lucky and I've practiced." The 57-year-old Northern Irish performer most recently directed "Murder on the Orient Express" and starred as the lavishly mustachioed lead character Detective Hercule Poirot. (Jan. 10)        

Canberra Business and Volunteering ACT – Business and community making a difference

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The practice of corporate giving to the Not-For-Profit (NFP) sector is not a new concept, but it has dramatically evolved over the past few years, into a brand-new model that is conducive to community citizenship of the very best kind. I was reminded of just how dramatically different this landscape has become at an event […]

A nurse’s reaction to MACRA haters

Like it or not, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) legislation will affect virtually all health care providers practicing in the U.S. Although I sympathize with Dr. Hahn’s sentiment in his article “If Medicare wants value, it should cancel MACRA,” lamenting this legislation feels like “another layer of senseless rules, data collection and […]

5 Best Practices to Improve Accounts Payable Processes

Categories: Accounts Payable, Finance, Guest Post, Invoicing, Technology Tags: Guest Posts, L2, Process & Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes this guest contribution from Steve Johansson, director of marketing at iPayables. The actShow More Summary

The Supporting Act

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

A young girl is excited about the school's holiday talent show, and puts in plenty of time practicing her dance. But her father is always busy working. Will he make it to the big event? Will he even remember it? (YouTube link) Sometimes parents can surprise you. This heartwarming Christmas short film is from BBC One. -Thanks, Ken D!

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Sensei Reed says that he is an auditory learner and as such tends to teach that way. I would have said that I'm a visual learner or practical learner. In the sense that I need to act it out, but in truth I need all of these to learn....Show More Summary

Moving assets abroad is act of treason: Turkish president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Sunday that businessmen who move assets abroad are committing "treason", adding that his government should put an end to the practice. "I am aware that some businessmen are attempting to place their assets overseas. Show More Summary

EPA passes on rule covering U.S. hardrock miners' cleanup costs

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it would not act on a proposal to require hardrock mining companies to show they can afford to clean up their sites. “EPA is confident that modern industry practices, along with...Show More Summary

New FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy at DoJ

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The Department of Justice has announced a new corporate enforcement policy for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; it doesn’t go nearly as far as compliance lawyers and critics of the FCPA might have wanted, though. Commentary by Mike Koehler (“FCPA Professor”) here, here, and here (FAQ). Show More Summary

Don't Call It the 'Rosenstein Memo,' but DOJ Just Revised Its FCPA Guidance. Here's What to Know.

Five things to know about new guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice on enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.       

Books of The Times: The Story of How Surgeons Cleaned Up Their Act

“The Butchering Art,” by the medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris, recounts how Joseph Lister and others introduced antiseptic practices to medicine.

Wisconsin may allow first responders to aid pets

Some Wisconsin lawmakers are pushing to change state law and allow first responders to treat pets when responding to an emergency. WDJT-TV reports that Wisconsin's veterinarian practice act only allows … Click to Continue »

Justice Department Is Investigating Potential Racial Bias in Harvard’s Admission Practices

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

The Department of Justice is investigating Harvard University’s admissions practices under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal that confirms previous indications that the Jeff Sessions–led DOJ would challenge affirmative action policies meant to increase diversity at elite universities. Show More Summary

The impact of religion on Robert Mugabe

2 months agoReligion : Erasmus

ANY student of religion will soon be struck by this paradox: a single set of beliefs and practices can either inspire people to great acts of altruism and courage, or else be harnessed by the strong and scurrilous as a way of justifying themselves and manipulating people. Zimbabwe exemplifies that principle better than most countries.

Undergraduate Sketchbook: Phoebe Funderburg

“The practice of making my art public is a new one, because often drawing is a coping mechanism for me. Scanning & posting my drawings feels scary because my sketchbook acts as a visual diary of my life, but ultimately it seems worth the vulnerability.” Phoebe Funderburg uses her sketchbook like a visual diary, reflecting on … read more... Show More Summary

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