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2011-04-26 06:55:00

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the current state of the union in turmoil due to strongly opposed positions on national and state budgets, now is the time to check out ElectedFace.com, a non-partisan website designed to be the social media platform for politics. ElectedFace.com allows the public to speak directly with public officials, voice concerns, rally together, converse and share positions on issues and points of interest in their communities and the nation. For...

2011-04-11 05:30:00

KYIV, Ukraine, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The new law On Principles of Prevention and Combating Corruption in Ukraine, adopted by the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian parliament), stipulates that government officials and their close relatives now are obliged to declare their income and, what is more important, any expenses that exceed their income and publish such financial declarations in the official press. The draft of anticorruption law was submitted by Ukrainian president last...

2011-03-31 06:30:00

NEW YORK, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of the companies doing business internationally are shelving key business partnerships due to concerns about corruption liability in foreign markets, according to this year's Dow Jones State of Anti-Corruption Survey. The bi-annual survey, which surveyed more than 300 companies worldwide, also found a marked increase in the number of companies claiming to have lost business due to competitors acting unethically - from 10% in the 2009...

2011-02-03 08:00:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TRACE, the internationally recognized anti-bribery organization today announced the launch of the TRACE Anti-bribery Specialist Accreditation (TASA). TASA provides a comprehensive framework for anti-bribery compliance training and certification and establishes the standards for professionals to demonstrate their expertise and credibility in this growing industry. As leading experts in anti-bribery compliance, TRACE has seen explosive growth...

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2011-01-13 08:10:00

A new assessment of global earthquake fatalities over the past three decades indicates that 83 percent of all deaths caused by the collapse of buildings during earthquakes occurred in countries considered to be unusually corrupt. Authored by Professor Nicholas Ambraseys of the Imperial College of London and Professor Roger Bilham of the University Colorado at Boulder, the study also found that in some relatively wealthy countries where knowledge and sound business practices would be expected...

2010-12-17 13:00:00

LONDON, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Russell Jones & Walker Solicitors' Business Crime & Regulation team has launched a UK-wide survey of businesses to assess their understanding of, and preparedness for the implementation of the Bribery Act in April 2011. The Bribery Act survey, targeted at key decision makers and executives of SMEs with an annual turnover up to 100 million pounds, will be conducted across the finance and banking, media, and property and construction sectors....

2010-11-30 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American League of Lobbyists (ALL) today unveiled a new video about the lobbying profession, part of its ongoing education campaign about the role lobbyists play in shaping good public policy. "Lobbying: Your Constitutional Right," explains what constitutes lobbying and why it is essential to the democratic process. There are two-minute and six-minute versions of the video. "A lobbyist's role is to communicate about issues vital to...

2010-11-15 10:49:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers of Compass Group USA enjoyed the fall flavors as thousands of its locations featured the 2nd annual 'It Takes You-Eat Local' campaign this past September. Across the country, cafes promoted locally grown produce, conducted on-site farmers markets, sponsored farm tours and used local ingredients in an effort to provide visibility to the many benefits of buying locally. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090929/CL83598LOGO...

2010-10-29 18:54:04

Republican claims of political corruption in North Carolina's Democratic Party have made little impact on public opinion among potential voters in the state, according to new polling data analyzed by North Carolina State University researchers. The findings show that highlighting actual corruption is not necessarily an effective electoral strategy. "The North Carolina Republican party has tried to brand state Democrats as corrupt, but we don't know whether voters respond to this strategy,"...

2010-10-21 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Red Flag Group, a leading Compliance Advisory, Due Diligence & Technology firm, announced today the publication of a guide to help companies make sure they have adequate procedures in place to prevent bribery from taking place. (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2009/08/06/200908061401.jpg ) The newly-published thought leadership article, entitled "Adequate Procedures in Anti-Bribery Compliance", will guide companies seeking to...