The World Environment Center (WEC), a global non-profit organization that advances sustainable development in the business practices of major companies, has signed a partnership agreement with the China Enterprise Confederation (CEC), one of China’s major business groups with a membership of approximately half a million companies. The agreement formalizes and expands cooperation to improve environmental conditions, energy efficiency and business opportunities in China. [Read more…] about World Environment Center Forms Partnership with China Enterprise Confederation
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued an advisory today that provides advice to help avoid becoming victims of scams involving cashier’s checks. According to their press release issued to day, this consumer advisory was issued in response to a growing incidence of scams involving cashier’s checks. In most of these cases, individuals receive a cashier’s check and are asked to deposit the check into their account, wait until funds become available and then wire some part of the funds from their account to a third party, often in a foreign country. [Read more…] about Tips to Help Avoid Cashier’s Check Fraud
Dr. Richard H. Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States, will speak on “Plagues, Prevention, Preparedness and Politics: The Life of the Surgeon General” at the annual “Anchor and Caduceus” Dinner on Friday, January 12th, 2007 at the Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K Streets, NW in Washington, DC. Dr. Carmona will deliver the Dr. C. Everett Koop Honorary Lecture at the dinner and will be introduced by Dr. Koop, the 13th U.S. Surgeon General. The event commemorates the establishment of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in 1889. The Surgeon General is the commander of the PHS Commissioned Corps. [Read more…] about Former US Surgeons General Koop and Carmona to Speak on Public Health and Politics
According to a recent national survey conducted by Harris Interactive and Witeck-Combs Communications, more online gay, lesbian and bisexual (GLB) individuals use social networks Friendster and MySpace per week compared to online heterosexuals. Other well-known websites such as YouTube, Craigslist and personal web logs also were found to be more popular among GLB individuals. [Read more…] about Survey Says Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals Lead in Usage of Online Social Networks
General Richard Wilmot (US Army ret.) has created a blog that documents his views on the situation in Iraq. Falling outside predictable party lines, his observations and recommendations bear the hallmark of common sense. [Read more…] about General Wilmot Creates Blog to Comment on Iraq
Michigan Equality’s Board of Directors, the state’s largest member-based LGBT organization, proudly applauds the City of Lansing on the passage of the Lansing Human Rights ordinance.
“The time has come for Lansing to stand up and take its rightful place as a leader for Civil Rights in the region,” says Derek Smiertka, Executive Director for Michigan Equality. “Our 37,000 members were excited to see the City of Ferndale voters overwhelmingly pass a similar measure this year, we are ecstatic that the City of Lansing has done the same through their council.” [Read more…] about Michigan Equality Board of Directors Congratulates Lansing Michigan on Passing the Human Rights Ordinance