The “Blue Lives Matter” campaign appears to be spreading, promoted by police unions in response to a series of ambush killings of police officers. Late last month in Los Angeles, for example, about a hundred local officers joined community members for a flag waving march through Hollywood. Many of the marchers wore shirts emblazoned with “Blue Lives Matter.”.
The problem arose in 2005 when Primark scored the lowest of all leading clothing chains in the UK (3.5 out of 20) on the Ethical Index, which ranks criteria such as worker’s rights and whether they conduct business with oppressive regimes. They were heavily criticized for presenting such low business ethics. And to regain its now tainted reputation, Primark joined the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) in 2006, a NGO of an international alliance of companies and trade unions working in partnership to improve the lives of workers across the globe.
From the start, management adopted a hard nosed play style, drafting tough players who could handle the gritty nature of professional hockey. There’s a saying among Canadians regarding hockey that goes, “I went to see a fight last night and a hockey game broke out.” This is a tongue in cheek reference to the amount of fighting that occurs in hockey, bare knuckled, blood soaked fighting that you can almost count on every single game played. It’s become a part of the sport, fans love it, and if a referee tries to break up a fight before it’s run its course, the fans boo loudly and bitterly.
If the court determines that the documents he released ultimately aided the enemy, Pfc. Manning could face life imprisonment. A sentence not based upon his political ideology but upon his having been found guilty of treason.. Senate unmoved by Valeant Pharmaceutical presenting itself as a changed companyMeanwhile, hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who Pershing Square Capital Management is a major Valeant shareholder and now controls two seats on the company board, promised a focus on socially responsible pricing going forward. Ackman even said he went so far as to text Valeant chairman during the hearing, to recommend price cuts for some drugs.Irina Koffler, an analyst at Mizuho Securities USA, had some other takeaways investors should know about.First off, she was shocked to learn that Pershing Square didn conduct very basic due diligence on Valeant drug pricing, could have been done with data available as part of a Bloomberg subscription. Hedge fund clients probably won be too happy to hear that.Koffler also noted that a look a Pearson 2016 employment agreement suggests he has been compensation to sign off on Valeant 2015 10 K filing by Friday.