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Judge Fines Ex-Fox News Reporter, Catherine Herridge, for Not Revealing Sources
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Judge Fines Ex-Fox News Reporter, Catherine Herridge, for Not Revealing Sources

A federal judge held a veteran investigative reporter in contempt of court on Thursday for not revealing her sources for articles she wrote about a scientist who was investigated by the F.B.I.The journalist, Catherine Herridge, formerly of CBS News and Fox News, was ordered to pay $800 a day until she divulged the information. The judge, Christopher Cooper of U.S. District Court in Washington, stayed the fine for 30 days to give Ms. Herridge time to appeal.The case, which has alarmed First Amendment advocates, relates to a series of articles that were written by Ms. Herridge and her colleagues in 2017, while she worked at Fox News. The articles revealed that the F.B.I. had investigated the scientist, Dr. Yanping Chen, a Chinese American who is the president of the University of Management ...
Acquiring the Social License to Operate in Peru: A Guide to Success
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Acquiring the Social License to Operate in Peru: A Guide to Success

Social License to Operate Coined in the late 1990s, the term "Social License to Operate" gained prominence, particularly within the Mining Sector, as it signifies the lawful authorization obtained from communities where major projects are carried out. In Perú, companies engaged in projects that carry significant socio-environmental implications face a major challenge in obtaining and upholding the Social License to Operate (SLO), thereby securing their viability. This license doesn't manifest as a physical permit but rather as an intangible endorsement granted by the community in which the company conducts its operations. It relies on the community's acceptance of the company's activities and projects and is indispensable for its long-term success. The acquisition of this license is...
Yellen Urges Israel to Restore Economic Ties to West Bank
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Yellen Urges Israel to Restore Economic Ties to West Bank

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen said on Tuesday that she had personally urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to increase commercial engagement with the West Bank, contending that doing so was important for the economic welfare of both Israelis and Palestinians.Ms. Yellen’s plea was outlined in a letter that she sent to Mr. Netanyahu on Sunday. It represented her most explicit public expression of concern about the economic consequences of the war between Israel and Hamas. In the letter, Ms. Yellen said, she warned about the consequences of the erosion of basic services in the West Bank and called for Israel to reinstate work permits for Palestinians and reduce barriers to commerce within the West Bank.“These actions are vital for the economic well-being of Palestinians and ...
Socionaut: your ally to obtain the Social License to Operate in Mexico
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Socionaut: your ally to obtain the Social License to Operate in Mexico

Social License to Operate (SLO) The concept of the Social License to Operate emerged in the late 1990s, primarily associated with the Mining Sector. It pertains to the valid consent granted by the communities in which large-scale projects are undertaken. In Mexico, companies undertaking projects with substantial socio-environmental consequences encounter the formidable task of acquiring and preserving the Social License to Operate (SLO) while ensuring their sustainability. This license is not a tangible permit but an intangible validation bestowed upon the company by the community in which it operates. It hinges on the community's acceptance of the company's endeavors and initiatives and plays a pivotal role in its enduring prosperity. Acquiring this license is neither a simple nor ...
Dream retirement: enjoy a luxury retirement in Ecuador at affordable prices if you are from Toronto
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Dream retirement: enjoy a luxury retirement in Ecuador at affordable prices if you are from Toronto

Are you envisioning a retirement filled with sunshine and an abundance of things to do and new connections to make? Ecuador, known for its affordable prices that rival global standards, is quickly emerging as an ideal choice for those retiring from Toronto, Ontario. However, the only option that stands out for offering services with international standards and resort-style amenities is Club Lomas. There, you can enjoy a community of like-minded older adults, allowing you to participate in recreational, social, and sensory learning activities. Factors to Consider When Opting for Ecuador Ecuador boasts a remarkably lower cost of living compared to countries traditionally sought out by retirees or expatriates looking to continue their life plans. This means you can relish in a comfortabl...
Boeing’s Safety Culture Faulted by F.A.A. in New Report
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Boeing’s Safety Culture Faulted by F.A.A. in New Report

A Federal Aviation Administration report released on Monday found flaws in Boeing’s safety culture while noting that the airplane manufacturer had made some improvements since two fatal crashes involving the 737 Max 8 jet in 2018 and 2019.The report, written by a group of experts convened a year ago at Congress’ behest, found that there was a “disconnect” between senior management and other employees at Boeing. The company, the panel found, has at times been “inadequate and confusing” in the way it carried out its safety culture.In a statement, the F.A.A. said that it would “immediately begin a thorough review of the report” and take action on its recommendations as appropriate.“We will continue to hold Boeing to the highest standard of safety and will work to ensure the company comprehens...
What Is Your Housing Situation? We Want to Hear From You.
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What Is Your Housing Situation? We Want to Hear From You.

“No society can be fully understood apart from the residences of its members.”I have that quote (from “Crabgrass Frontier,” the seminal history of America’s suburbs) taped to a wall behind my desk. It summarizes why I love covering housing for The New York Times and seem never to run out of things to write about. Housing is everything. It’s where we live and raise our families. It is most people’s largest store of wealth. Whether you own, you rent, or you sleep outside, where you hang your head defines much of your existence.Over the past few decades, and especially since the pandemic, housing has gone from a symbol of American strength to an everyday crisis. Aspiring homeowners are becoming forever renters. People live in increasingly crowded households, the supply of illegal housing has ...
Socionaut: How to obtain the Social License to Operate in Colombia
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Socionaut: How to obtain the Social License to Operate in Colombia

The expression "Social License to Operate" was introduced in the late 1990s, specifically in connection with the Mining Sector. It refers to the legitimate permission granted by the communities where mega-projects are executed. In Colombia, companies with projects that have significant socio-environmental impacts face the great challenge of obtaining and maintaining the Social License to Operate (SLO) and ensuring their viability. This license is not a physical permit but an intangible endorsement granted by the community in which the company operates. It is based on the social acceptance of the company's activities and projects and is crucial for its long-term success. Gaining this license is not a simple or singular process. It is a continuous undertaking that requires project prop...
How to obtain the Social License to Operate in projects in Argentina
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How to obtain the Social License to Operate in projects in Argentina

In the late 1990s, the concept of the Social License to Operate was coined, primarily within the Mining Sector. It denotes the authorized consent given by the communities involved in the development of large-scale projects. In Argentina, companies encounter a formidable challenge in acquiring and preserving the Social License to Operate (SLO) for projects with substantial socio-environmental consequences, guaranteeing their sustainability. Unlike a tangible permit, this license constitutes an immaterial validation conferred by the community within which the company operates. Its viability hinges upon the community's acceptance of the company's undertakings and initiatives, ultimately determining the organization's enduring prosperity. Obtaining this license is not a straightforward o...
Spring Training at Coachella: Can the M.L.S. Cash In on Its Preseason?
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Spring Training at Coachella: Can the M.L.S. Cash In on Its Preseason?

On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Dan Perkin and Scott Bissmeyer, work buddies on vacation, sat on metal bleachers watching the Portland Timbers play the San Jose Earthquakes in the first of four preseason Major League Soccer games that day.They had spent $125 each on V.I.P. day passes, which included food, drink and access to tents to keep cool. Self-described “M.L.S. road trippers,” they have visited numerous M.L.S. stadiums, and have watched teams in Tucson, Ariz., where as many as 11 clubs came together for preseason training in the past.But this year, with 12 M.L.S. teams — along with two from the United Soccer League and four from the National Women’s Soccer League — gathered at a 1,000-acre property outside Palm Springs, Calif., for preseason training, Mr. Perkin and Mr. Bissmeyer de...