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Why countries are resorting to pandemic lockdowns again   
October 22, 2020
Source: Washington Post - The lockdowns are back. On Thursday, Ireland is set to become the first country in Europe to impose a second national lockdown as cases of the novel coronavirus surge once again. “We’re making a preemptive strike...
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Higg adds scoring to facility assessment tool   
October 22, 2020
Source: Ecotextile News - Technology company Higg Co and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) have added a scoring function to the Higg Facility Social and Labour Module (Higg FSLM). It means that global brands can now use a standard scoring system to...
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The Swede spot: Why Stockholm needs flexible coalitions   
October 22, 2020
Source: ecfr.eu - Sweden is the European Union’s master of the art of punching above one’s weight. According to the latest edition of the European Council on Foreign Relations’ EU Coalition Explorer, Sweden is EU27’s fourth...
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Pakistan using terror groups to change status quo in Kashmir, US diplomat tells lawmakers   
October 22, 2020
Source: The Tribune - Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations think-tank, on Monday said the situation is complex and tragic in Kashmir. The committee will schedule a hearing on ‘Stemming a ...
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Ipsos MMA Announces Global Expansion Leadership   
October 22, 2020
Source: Libero Quotidiano - Diane Ma, VP of Consulting has joined Ipsos MMA to support global client consulting and APAC clients. Diane comes to Ipsos MMA from Kantar Analytics where she was a Partner leading major ...
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Hon. John Hillen: GovCon Leader, Presidential Policy Expert Forecasts More Continuity Than Change for GovCon Regardless Next Election   
October 22, 2020
Source: GovCon Wire - GovConWire had the chance to interview longtime industry veteran Hon. John Hillen, CEO of EverWatch Solutions and a previous Wash100 Award recipient, about the upcoming presidential election and the government contracting...
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World Trade Organization says EU can impose tariffs on $4B of US goods   
October 22, 2020
Source: Washington Examiner on MSN.com - The World Trade Organization determined Tuesday that the European Union may impose tariffs on up to $4 billion worth of U.S. goods annually, settling a yearslong dispute regarding illegal tax exemptions and exclusions granted to...
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Higg FSLM tackles audit fatigue with new scoring tool   
October 22, 2020
Source: Companies - Global brands now have the ability to assess social and labour performance of their supplier facilities with a standard scoring system added to the Higg Facility Social & Labor Module (Higg FSLM).
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Miami Wilds water park lease gets green light from Miami-Dade county commissioners   
October 21, 2020
Source: Miami Herald on MSN.com - “This bat-killing project will risk permanent extinction of the highly endangered Florida bonneted bat,” said Michael Daulton, executive director of Bat Conservation International, adding he was deeply disappointed...
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Growing North Korean Nuclear Threat Awaits US Election Winner   
October 21, 2020
Source: Military.com - Where’s the war'” That’s how President Donald Trump defends his North Korea policy at campaign rallies even though he’s joined the list of U.S. presidents unable to stop the ever-growing nuclear threat...
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