Californian Finds 4.38-Carat Raw Yellow Diamond In Arkansas State Park. Keeps It.

Noreen Wredberg named it "Lucy's Diamond" in honor of her husband's kitten, which has " tints of yellow in her fur."
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Massive California oil spill was reported Friday. But nobody told the millions who went to the beaches

Experts said humans as well as wildlife are at risk from crude oil spills, and emergency officials should have immediately acted rather than letting millions crowd beaches near the spill on a sunny Saturday,       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Australia: National cabinet unlocked: AAT issues Freedom of Information ruling - Holding Redlich

AAT meeting minutes do not fall within the Cabinet documents exemption under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).
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Texas board votes to recommend posthumous pardon for George Floyd

The Texas State Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously Monday to recommend a full posthumous pardon of George Floyd for a 2004 drug conviction, according to hearing minutes provided by the board to CNN.
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Facebook reveals the cause of Monday’s global outage

Facebook has offered an explanation as to why its social media services suffered a serious outage on Monday that lasted around six hours.
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The Same Old Dolphins Show: WELP! (Week 4 Reactions)

Aaron and Josh are back following the Dolphins' 27-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. This was yet another example of the Dolphins' offense sputtering its way through a game and the defense not being strong enough to keep the team alive. Wh
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Australia: The Australian government turns its spotlight on regulators - Holding Redlich

The government is focussing on ensuring that regulators are fully performing their functions.
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Elijah Wood Reveals Slap At Harvey Weinstein Hidden In ‘Lord Of The Rings’

“I think that is OK to talk about now," Wood said of the disgraced Hollywood mogul.
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Australia: Maintaining legal professional privilege as a Commonwealth Government lawyer - Holding Redlich

Discussion about legal professional privilege in the context of government lawyers and their clients.
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Texas pardons board votes unanimously to recommend posthumous pardon for George Floyd

The Texas State Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously Monday to recommend a full posthumous pardon of George Floyd for a 2004 drug conviction, according to hearing minutes provided by the board to CNN.
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Australia: [email protected]: Response of the government - Holding Redlich

Overview of changes to various laws that protect against workplace sexual harassment.
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Australia: Public sector procurement: A highly skilled profession - Holding Redlich

The APCC released a statement & a framework that establishes standardised level of requirements for procuring professionals.
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Australia news live update: record 1,763 Covid cases, four deaths in Victoria; NSW reports 608 cases, seven deaths; Frydenberg in isolation

So while all of this politics nonsense has been going on, the federal government has invested in a new antiviral pill that has the potential to help stop Covid-19 disease from progressing to its acute and life-threatening stages. Health minister Greg Hunt has been out and about this morning spruiking the government’s purchase and is speaking with ABC News Breakfast now. It is an important step forward. It’s molnupiravir, it’s made by Merck, and it’s an oral pill. The treatments we had until now ...
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By ending Covid elimination, Jacinda Ardern once again fails to turn compassion into policy | Morgan Godfery

Without a dramatic change in New Zealand’s vaccination rates, Covid-19 risks becoming a disease for brown peopleAnd so with that, a confusing 20-minute monologue in the Beehive theatrette, New Zealand’s virus-beating elimination strategy is over. As the Delta variant’s “tentacles”, to borrow the prime minister’s description, creep past the Auckland border, potentially wrapping themselves around parts of the Waikato, the government will no longer aim to cut the monster off at its head with tough ...
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Australia: Can an employer mandate that employees be vaccinated - ClarkeKann Lawyers

Mandated vaccines? ... it depends on the unique circumstances surrounding each workplace & whether it is lawful & reasonable.
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Australia: Victorian government charged over hotel quarantine safety breaches - Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Victorian government charged with 58 workplace safety breaches and faces fines of up to $1.64m.
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Chinese whistleblower exposes torture of Uyghur prisoners in CNN interview

For nearly three years, CNN has been investigating allegations of gross human rights violations and a modern day system of internment camps in China's Xinjiang region. China denies accusations from the US State Department that Beijing detained up to two million ethnic Uyghurs and members of other minorities in internment camps. For the first time, CNN has interviewed a former member of the Chinese security forces, who says he was ordered to routinely arrest and torture Uyghur detainees. A warni...
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Ukraine: Escalation Of Ukraine's Renewable Energy Crisis: A Year In Review - WilmerHale

As we previously reported, by the end of 2019, Ukraine faced difficulties in complying with its feed-in-tariff ("FiT") regime for the renewable energy sector because the FiT that the government owed to renewable energy producers substantially exceeded market prices.
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Canada: Ontario Court Of Appeal Declines To Corrode Requirement Of "Physical Damage" In Business Interruption Claim Under Property Policy - Gowling WLG

On Feb. 21, 2006, MDS agreed to buy radioisotopes from Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, to be produced at the Nuclear Research Universal reactor.
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Kenya bids to host World Athletics Championships

Kenya bids to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships, saying it 'is the sport's spiritual home'.
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Greece: Greece Increases Gift Tax-exempt Bracket From October 1, 2021 - Zepos & Yannopoulos

The same exemption applies for gifts in cash, which until now have been subject to a 10% tax, without any tax-exempt bracket.
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European Union: Combatting Cyber Threats With Artificial Intelligence ("AI") - Will The New EU AI Regulation Help? - Matheson

In 2021 cyber threats have been trending to increased ransomware attacks, commodity malware and heightened Dark Web enablement.
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Australia: COVID-19 and strata reforms - Bartier Perry

Temporary changes to strata legislation were implemented whilst much of the State is in lockdown.
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Megachurch founder denies concealing child abuse

Brian Houston is accused in Australia of concealing sexual abuse allegedly committed by his father.
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Canada: Ontario's Mid-Election Changes To Toronto Wards Not Unconstitutional: Supreme Court - Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

The Supreme Court of Canada has finally weighed-in and decided that the Ontario government was within its rights to make those changes in Toronto (City) v. Ontario (Attorney General).
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Canada: B.C. Court Of Appeal Decision Reminds Parties To Contracts To Read Before Signing - Bennett Jones LLP

Written contracts are an essential tool in confirming the terms of an agreement between two parties following an apparently successful negotiation.
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Record number of China planes enter Taiwan air defence zone

It's the fourth day in a row that China has flown its military planes towards Taiwan.
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United States: Additional Contractor Vaccination Mandate Guidance Issued - Proskauer Rose LLP

The new FAQs largely repackage the information provided in the Guidance.
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Ireland: SCSI Contracting For Surveyors – Current Trends 2021 - William Fry

The legal issues to be considered by Surveyors when drafting and subsequently managing construction documents will reflect the risks associated with any particular project.
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Justin Herbert, Austin Ekeler spark Los Angeles Chargers' win over Las Vegas Raiders on MNF

The Las Vegas Raiders fell from the ranks of unbeaten Monday night, losing to the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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