U.S. Department of State News: The Passing of Human Rights Defender Ludmilla Mikhailovna Alexeeva

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State published the following statement: Today, on International Human Rights Day, we mark with deep sorrow the passing in Russia of one of the world’s great defenders of human rights, Ludmilla Mikhailovna Alexeeva, who died on December 8 at the age of 91.  Until the last, she was a … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: The Passing of Human Rights Defender Ludmilla Mikhailovna Alexeeva

St. Louis News: Saint Louis Zoo Conservation Award Goes To Onnie Byers, Chair of Conservation Planning Specialist Group

ST. LOUIS, MO – The Saint Louis Zoo announced its 2018 Conservation Award and three other Saint Louis Zoo Awards at its 27th annual Marlin Perkins Society Celebration on Nov. 14.  The Marlin Perkins Society has grown from 48 to more than 1,100 members over the past 27 years and has generated over $27 million … Continue reading St. Louis News: Saint Louis Zoo Conservation Award Goes To Onnie Byers, Chair of Conservation Planning Specialist Group

Business News: HCP Upsizes, Prices Public Offering of 15,000,000 Shares of Common Stock

IRVINE, CA – HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) (the “Company”) announced today that it has agreed to sell 15,000,000 shares of its common stock, consisting of 2,000,000 shares offered directly by the Company and 13,000,000 shares offered on a forward basis in connection with the forward sale agreement described below, at a price of $28.90 per … Continue reading Business News: HCP Upsizes, Prices Public Offering of 15,000,000 Shares of Common Stock

LAS VEGAS | King of clubs? Teams start to show cards at winter meetings

LAS VEGAS — Deal the New York Yankees in for the Manny Machado tournament. And J.T. Realmuto? A lot of teams already are sitting at that table. The baseball winter meetings began in earnest along the Vegas Strip on Monday, and clubs slowly started to show their cards. Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler are attracting … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | King of clubs? Teams start to show cards at winter meetings

DALLAS | Woman who accused man of rape outraged he got no jail time

DALLAS — A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea bargain allowing a former Baylor University student accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party to avoid serving jail time, marking at least the third time the judge has approved probation for men accused of sexually assaulting Baylor students. Judge Ralph Strother’s decision to … Continue reading DALLAS | Woman who accused man of rape outraged he got no jail time

Business News: S&P Dow Jones Indices Launches Market’s First Index Series That Incorporates Iron Ore Contract

SINGAPORE – S&P Dow Jones Indices (“S&P DJI”), the world’s leading index provider, announced today the launch of the S&P GSCI® Iron Ore and the S&P GSCI Industrial Metals & Iron Ore Equal Weight, an expansion of the single and sector commodity series offering of indices based on the S&P GSCI. The new indices, which are the first of … Continue reading Business News: S&P Dow Jones Indices Launches Market’s First Index Series That Incorporates Iron Ore Contract

VANCOUVER, British Columbia | China ups pressure as tech exec’s hearing goes into Tuesday

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A jailed Chinese technology executive will have to wait at least one more day to see if she will be released on bail in a case that has raised U.S.-China tensions and complicated efforts to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled financial markets and threatened global economic growth. Meng Wanzhou, the … Continue reading VANCOUVER, British Columbia | China ups pressure as tech exec’s hearing goes into Tuesday

U.S. Department of State News: Armenia’s 2018 Parliamentary Elections

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State published the following statement: The United States congratulates the people of Armenia on the conduct of their December 9 parliamentary elections.  We welcome the assessment by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights that Armenia’s parliamentary elections were competitive … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Armenia’s 2018 Parliamentary Elections