Luis Parada’s office is just four blocks from the White House, in the heart of K Street, Washington’s lobbying row – a stretch of steel and glass buildings once dubbed the “road to riches”, when influence-peddling became an American growth industry. Parada, a soft-spoken 55-year-old from El Salvador, is one of a handful of lawyers in the world who specialise in defending sovereign states against lawsuits lodged by multinational corporations. He is the lawyer for the defence in an obscure but increasingly powerful field of international law – where foreign investors can sue governments in a network of tribunals for billions of dollars. Fifteen years ago, Parada’s work was a minor niche even within the legal business. But since 2000, hundreds of foreign investors have sued more than half of the world’s countries, claiming damages for a wide range of government actions that they say have threatened their profits. In 2006, Ecuador cancelled … [Read more...] about The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries
Chennai: Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday said that the sole focus of the Modi government was to give tax incentives to the corporates while burdening common man with taxes. Chidambaram was speaking to reporters at Trichy airport en route to Sivaganga. The global community knows that the Modi government is run by incompetent managers, who neither understand the gravity of the economic situation nor do they have any solution to solve it. Untitled Carousel P Chidambaram seems to have emerged from his jail term with a softer attitudeCongress colleagues who were often ignored or simply put down by former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, were pleasantly surprised to see him greeting them warmly, even hugging a few, and sharing stories from his jail stint. He cited a recent article from a magazine which said the “economy is incompetently managed and doing badly.” Chidambaram said the National Sample Survey Report … [Read more...] about P Chidambaram: Modi govt wants to give tax incentives to corporates while burdening common man with taxes
Home • PC Game News • 22 Alice O'Connor News Editor 4th December 2019 / 3:49PM Have you ever looked at your computer table with its keyboard, mouse, monitor, gamepad, and mousemat and thought “These are some nice lumps of gaming plastic, but what if I had dozens more and they were tiny?” For you, reader dear, our corporate family at Gamer Network today formally launched Dicebreaker, a new site and YouTube channel dedicated to covering tables in slabs of cardboard, sheets of paper, dice, counters, and wee plastic people. Apparently they use these to play board games, RPGs, card games, and that? It’s like they’ve never heard of Tabletop Simulator. Led by editor-in-chief Matt Jarvis, the Dicebreaker gang includes Johnny Chiodini, Alex Meehan, Michael Whelan, Sara Elsam, and Alex Lolies. You might know some of them from other Gamer Network sites or around the Internet. They’ve been warming up for a few months with YouTube videos … [Read more...] about Dicebreaker is a new tabletop gaming site from our corporate siblings
While harmful business practices revealed by the SEC lawsuit and recent Congressional hearings make the heads of Goldman Sachs seem infected with a particularly virulent strain of greed. But it might be only the scale of their payouts that distinguishes their alleged wrongdoing from how the rest of us behave. They were simply over-expressing a universal drive shared by all mankind, albeit in an environment that encouraged such behavior, experts say.Greed occurs when the natural human impulse to collect and consume useful resources like food, material wealth or fame overwhelms the constraints that maintain the social ties in a group, said Andrew Lo, an MIT professor who researches the relationship between neuroscience and economics.When a person acquires resources, chemicals are released in the brain that cause the sensation of pleasure. Greed is simply the addiction to that release, Lo told Life’s Little Mysteries.“When we succeed, we feel good. When we gather resources, we … [Read more...] about What Causes Corporate Greed?
TirunelveliFollowing large-scale complaints on stray cattle menace, Tirunelveli Corporation on Sunday swung into action and impounded a total of 83 stray cattle.City residents have been complaining about the increasing road accidents due to stray cattle, and a section of residents were peeve over inaction of the the Corporation officials in certain areas, especially in Melapalayam. On Sunday, the officials impounded cattle from Melapalayam Ambasamudram Road, Netaji Road, Anna Street, Thiruvananthapuram Road and Kokkirakulam Road. Later, the impounded cattle were taken to the cowshed at Ettezhuththu Perumal Temple. Since the commencement of the north-east monsoon, the increasing stray cattle menace has been causing fatal accidents and has so far claimed five lives in Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts. As a mark of protest, recently, even the cadre of Social Democratic Party of India caught the bulls and cows standing and roaming in Melapalayam.Corporation officials said that in the … [Read more...] about Tirunelveli Corporation impounds 83 stray cattle