Global shortfall of nearly 1m midwives due to failure to value role, study finds

Investing in midwifery could prevent two-thirds of maternal and newborn deaths, but investment and training are urgently neededThe world is facing a shortage of 900,000 midwives, with more than half the shortfall in Africa, where nearly two-thirds of maternal deaths occur, according to a new survey.Insufficient resources and a failure to recognise the importance of the role mean there has been little progress since the last study in 2014, according to the State of the World’s Midwifery report, w...
Tags: Health, Politics, Africa, Women, Society, World news, Public services policy, Global development, Health policy, World Health Organization, Reproductive Rights, Midwifery, Maternal mortality, Maternal health, Global Health, Women's rights and gender equality

Wilson Sonsini’s Digital Hub Provides Free Resources for Founders and VCs

Are you a startup founder wondering what type of business entity to create? Or maybe you have a question about the best structure to raise seed capital. The answers to these and many other questions can be found in a digital hub launched yesterday by the Emerging Companies Practice of the Palo Alto-based law firm Wilson Sonsini. Designed to provide founders, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists with access to a range of free legal resources and insights, the hub centers around a knowledge bank ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Palo Alto, United States, Delaware, Raj, Wilson Sonsini, Knowledge Bank, Digital Hub, SixFifty, Wilson Sonsini Designed, Craig E Sherman

Academy relaunch premature until Austin PD eschews hazing culture

The Austin City Council today will consider relaunching its police academy after it was shuttered amidst allegations of cadet hazing and a "culture of violence." We've now seen numerous unflattering assessments of the academy, but none more damning than the report from Kroll and Associates. They found the academy uses a "predominantly paramilitary model," has been "reluctant to incorporate a lot of community/civilian input," and remains "distrustful of non-police personnel."Notably, a majority o...
Tags: Gritsforbreakfast

Christian Porter moves to strike out major sections of ABC’s defamation defence

The former attorney general is suing the public broadcaster and is trying to stop parts of its defence being made publicChristian Porter has moved to strike out major sections of the ABC’s defence of his defamation claim, and prevent them from becoming public, accusing the public broadcaster of abusing the court process.The ABC filed its defence on Tuesday, prompting an interlocutory application from Porter for an order to make confidential and strike out sections of the document on the basis th...
Tags: Law, Abc, Australia news, Australian politics, Australian media, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Defamation law, Porter, Christian Porter

"In the span of two years, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has gone from one of President Joe Biden’s most prominent surrogates — important enough to get vetted as a potential VP pick..."

"... to abandoning what once was considered a shoo-in re-election bid.... [A] 60% spike in homicides and accusations that she had become disconnected from the community seriously complicated her chances.... [Bottoms's statement] lacked... any sort of explanation about why she isn’t running. So her allies are filling the void. They say she genuinely believed she could have won a second term, but passed because she felt her motivation sapping.... Will she run for another office? Bottoms didn’t rul...
Tags: Murder, Law, Police, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Apd, Wendy, Atlanta Journal Constitution, AJC, Gaither, Fulton County, Rolfe, Ann Althouse, Paul Howard, Erika Shields

Here Are the Topics for Today’s Legaltech Week Journalists’ Roundtable

Our regular Legaltech Week journalists’ roundtable is today at 3 p.m. ET. Join us as our panelist of journalists and bloggers discuss the top stories in legal technology and innovation. We were off last week, so we have two weeks to catch up on. Here are some of the stories we’re planning to discuss: Clio achieves unicorn status with latest investment. LawGeex forms ALSP to provide legal services in U.S. The post-pandemic law practice. Utah sandbox extended to seven years. Update on ILTACon. Bu...
Tags: Utah, Law, Uncategorized, Nicole Black, Zach Warren, Caroline Hill, Legaltech Week, ABA Journal Joe Patrice, Legaltech Week Journalists, Victoria Hudgins, ABA Journal Molly McDonough, Legaltech News Victor Li, Legaltech News Hope, MyCase Stephen Embry, Silicon Valley Our

ICC sentences Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army leader to 25 years

Former child soldier Dominic Ongwen committed crimes against humanity as commander in cultThe international criminal court has sentenced a former militia leader and child soldier from Uganda to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity in a landmark judgment.The presiding judge, Bertram Schmitt, said the panel of judges had considered sentencing Dominic Ongwen to life imprisonment, the court’s harshest punishment, but had sided against it due to the d...
Tags: Law, Africa, World news, Uganda, International criminal justice, International criminal court, War Crimes, Icc, Dominic Ongwen, Resistance Army, Bertram Schmitt

ifeel, another well-being platform that blends self-care tools with 1-2-1 therapy, scores $6.6M

If the pandemic has been good for anything it’s been good for the therapy business and for startups targeting mental health, with VCs kept very busy signing checks. To wit, here’s another one: Madrid-based ifeel has bagged €5.5 million (~$6.6M) in Series A funding, led by Nauta Capital. The startup was founded back in 2017 — initially as a consumer-focused therapy platform — but last year it pivoted to a hybrid business model, tapping into demand from businesses to offer staff emotional support ...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Europe, UK, Mexico, France, Germany, Singapore, Israel, Insurance, Tech, Spain, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Therapy

‘MI5 were tapping our phones’: UB40 on starting out, falling out and losing millions

The Brummie reggae stars are back, but in two rival groups. They talk about clocking up 39 hits, partying hard and the bitter splitUB40 are remembering the days when they were dangerous. “MI5 were tapping our phones, watching our houses, all sorts,” says drummer Jimmy Brown. “We thought, ‘Haven’t they got criminals to catch?’ We were just a bunch of potheads, smoking weed and playing music. We weren’t planning the revolution, but if the revolution happened, we knew what side we were going to be ...
Tags: Music, Society, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, UB40, Birmingham, Reggae, British identity and society, Inequality, Jimmy Brown, David Shayler, Class issues

UK sends patrol vessels as 80 French protest boats gather off Jersey

Downing Street dispatches armed boats to ‘monitor situation’ amid row over post-Brexit rules on fishing rightsTwo British naval patrol vessels have arrived off the coast of Jersey as about 80 French boats also gathered at the port in St Helier in protest over post-Brexit rules on fishing rights.HMS Severn and HMS Tamar were deployed a mile off the coast of Jersey while observing the French flotilla amassing at about 6am south of the Channel Island’s capital before it headed into the port just be...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Military, Foreign Policy, Royal Navy, Channel Islands, Brexit, Jersey, St Helier, Channel Island, Fishing Industry

Will Clarence Thomas Return To Silence Once Justices Return To Supreme Court?

He previously spent a decade without speaking once during oral arguments.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Quote Of The Day, Clarence Thomas, Will Clarence Thomas

‘Dreams, Hopes, and Bank Accounts Wiped Clean’ In Surrogacy Scam

Because of the especially vulnerable nature of intended parents, this is an area where fraud continues to happen, and where special caution is appropriate.
Tags: Law, Family law, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART, Greg Blosser, Bank Accounts Wiped Clean

Utah Recognizes Sex Change Designation Right

The Utah Supreme Court has upheld the right to change sex designation. Today, we provide a plain-meaning interpretation of the duly enacted law allowing individuals to change their sex designations. In the process, we explain that Mr. Childers-Gray and Ms.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Utah, Law, Current Affairs, Utah Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof

The Lawyers Of Substack

If you are not familiar with Substack, it is, depending on what you read, either the salvation of publishing or its ruination.
Tags: Law, Media and Journalism

Safe Harbors And Warring States: The Tax Troubles Of Remote Work [Sponsored]

One thing seems sure: The taxation waters will be muddy for some time.
Tags: Law, Tax Law, Sponsored Content, Unprecedented

Elizabeth Holmes’s Courtroom Vacation Ends

It was fun while it lasted. Useful, too.
Tags: Law, Finance, Elizabeth Holmes, ATL Finance, Finance Docket

Junior To Mid-Level Litigation Associate For Litigation Boutique In DC [Sponsored]

A high-end litigation boutique in Washington DC is seeking a junior to mid-level litigation associate. Great opportunity to gain "hands-on" litigation experience. Apply within.
Tags: Asia, Law, Washington Dc, Dc, Litigation, Associates, Sponsored Content, Job Posting, Kinney Recruiting, Asia Chronicles

Now, That’s A Satisfying Benchslap — See Also

This Bill Barr Benchslap Is Everything: This federal judge sees through the lies. Judge Loses His Cool: The allegations are startling. Rudy Giuliani Really Is A Terrible Lawyer: The subpoena was entirely expected. Will In-Person SCOTUS Mean A Quiet Clarence Thomas? Probably. Wanna Get A State Clerkship? There’s a law school for that.
Tags: Law, Rudy Giuliani, Clarence Thomas, See Also, Bill Barr Benchslap

The Oversight Board’s Decision On Facebook’s Trump Ban Is Just Not That Important

In the words of The Dude, 'This is not a First Amendment thing, man.'
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Law, Donald Trump, Oversight Board

Citizen Penn review – Hollywood star’s vanity project lifts Haiti

This documentary about Sean Penn’s response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti may be self-congratulatory, but the actor has had an undeniable impactActor, director, screenwriter and now novelist Sean Penn has had some mixed notices for his non-showbiz activities and his dramatic interventions in various international situations – including his defiant declaration of faith in the late Hugo Chávez and his successor as Venezuelan president, the now-notorious Nicolás Maduro. And the naysayers and the ...
Tags: Hollywood, Film, Americas, Society, World news, Culture, Aid, Global development, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Haiti, Penn, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Sean Penn, Christopher Hitchens

UK sends gunboats to Jersey as 80 French vessels gather in St Helier

Downing Street dispatches navy ships to ‘monitor situation’ amid row over post-Brexit rules on fishing rightsTwo British naval gunboats have arrived off the coast of Jersey as about 80 French boats also gathered at the port in St Helier in protest over post-Brexit rules on fishing rights.HMS Severn and HMS Tamar held back while observing the French flotilla amassing at about 6am south of the Channel Island capital before heading into the port just before 7am. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Military, Foreign Policy, Royal Navy, Channel Islands, Downing Street, Brexit, Jersey, St Helier, Channel Island

Law Revue Video Contest 2021: The Finalists!

Who will win this year's Law Revue Video Contest? It’s up to you. Start voting now!
Tags: Videos, Law, Contests, Law Schools, University of Virginia School of Law, NYU School of Law, Reader Polls, Law Revue Video Contest, Law Revue, University of Texas School of Law

Is Delta-8 THC A Controlled Substance?

A growing number of states seem to think it is.
Tags: Law, Marijuana, Delta, Thc, Cannabinoids, Nathalie Bougenies

Whoops, Once Again

The State Bar of California: just when it couldn’t seem to get any worse, it has.
Tags: Law, California, Government, Legal Ethics, State Bar, Jill Switzer

Tweaked Moderna vaccine ‘neutralises Covid variants in trials’

Limited data from small test trial shows positive results against South Africa and Brazil strainsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first “tweaked” vaccine against the worrying coronavirus variants that emerged in South Africa and Brazil has successfully neutralised them in laboratory trials, the US company Moderna has said.The results of the small trial suggest that boosters against the variants will be feasible and could potentially be rolled out this year to count...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Society, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Moderna, Coronavirus

Might Prez Biden use his clemency power relatively soon?

The question in the title of this post is promoted by this notable new Hill article headlined "Biden set to flex clemency powers."  The headline is a bit more encouraging than the full article for those eager to see some action on this front, and here are some of the details: White House officials are signaling that President Biden is prepared to flex his clemency powers as officials wade through a large backlog of requests behind the scenes, according to advocates with whom the White House has...
Tags: Law, Congress, White House, Aclu, Susan Rice, New Orleans, Biden, Voice, Justice Department, American Civil Liberties Union, Hill, Hoskins, Dana Remus, Jen Psaki, Douglas A Berman, Cedric Richmond

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