Day: April 18, 2020

CleanBC | Government of British Columbia

Making B.C. industries the cleanest in the world by to support good jobs, be more efficient, and use cleaner energy

Along with our actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, CleanBC provides an effective blueprint to grow our economy. The low-carbon economy we’re moving to will bring opportunities across the province, so people can continue to live and work in the communities they call home.

As industry continues to work with the clean tech sector to develop innovative solutions that reduce emissions, we can market our products, services, and technology to a world that is increasingly demanding clean, low-carbon solutions.

Ramp up the CleanBC program for industry

  • Direct a portion of B.C.’s carbon tax paid by industry into incentives for cleaner operations and projects that will reduce emissions

Improve air quality by cutting air pollution

  • Reduce emissions from short-haul trucking and the transport of goods

Reduce methane emissions from Natural Gas

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Trump Meets Every Criteria for an Authoritarian Leader, Harvard Political Scientists Warn

Two political scientists from Harvard University have identified four warning signs that indicate if someone poses a dangerous authoritarian risk to a nation. No U.S. politician, at least dating back to the Civil War, has come close to ticking off all four boxes, one of the authors told Newsweek—until Donald Trump came along.

Professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have authored the new book How Democracies Die, which details the warning signs Trump showed as a candidate. In a healthy democracy, they argue, those traits should have derailed his bid for the presidency.

President Donald Trump met all the warning signs for an authoritarian leader during the 2016 presidential campaign, two Harvard political scientists write in their new book, “How Democracy Dies.”

“Trump was easily identifiable as someone who is not committed to the democratic rules of the game,” Levitsky told Newsweek on Thursday. “There

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Body Politic

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As the international community is consumed by the impact of Covid-19, there are signs of the impact of the pandemic on the body politic. There is change throughout the international community, particularly the decline of the influence and power of the United States; the fragmentation of the European Community; the weakening of the transatlantic system; the increased influence of China; and the dire impact on Third World countries and their refugee problems. At home, the Trump administration’s “destruction of the administrative state” has made the battle against the virus far more difficult.

The United States. A time that calls for global leadership and international assistance finds the United States rejecting international diplomacy and foreign aid in an “America First” policy that is doing great harm. Since the end of the Second World War, the United States has typically led the international community and

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Trump Signs Bill Reopening Government for 3 Weeks in Surprise Retreat From Wall

WASHINGTON — President Trump agreed on Friday to reopen the federal government for three weeks while negotiations continued over how to secure the nation’s southwestern border, backing down after a monthlong standoff failed to force Democrats to give him billions of dollars for his long-promised wall.

The president’s concession paved the way for the House and the Senate to both pass a stopgap spending bill by voice vote. Mr. Trump signed it on Friday night, restoring normal operations at a series of federal agencies until Feb. 15 and opening the way to paying the 800,000 federal workers who have been furloughed or forced to work without pay for 35 days.

The plan includes none of the money for the wall that Mr. Trump had demanded and was essentially the same approach that he rejected at the end of December and that Democrats have advocated since, meaning he won nothing concrete

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Information for Law Enforcement Authorities

These operational guidelines are for law enforcement officials seeking records from Facebook and Instagram. For private party requests, including requests from civil litigants and criminal defendants, please visit the Help Center. Users seeking information on their own accounts can access Facebook’s “Download Your Information” feature from their account settings. This information may change at any time.

U.S. Legal Process Requirements

We disclose account records solely in accordance with our terms of service and applicable law, including the federal Stored Communications Act (“SCA”), 18 U.S.C. Sections 2701-2712. Under U.S. law:

  • A valid subpoena issued in connection with an official criminal investigation is required to compel the disclosure of basic subscriber records (defined in 18 U.S.C. Section 2703(c)(2)), which may include: name, length of service, credit card information, email address(es), and a recent login/logout IP address(es), if available.

  • A court order issued under 18 U.S.C. Section 2703(d) is required to compel the

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Lemon Law | New York State Attorney General

The New Car, Used Car and  Wheelchair Lemon Laws provide a legal remedy for buyers or lessees of new and used cars that turn out to be lemons. If your car does not conform to the terms of the written warranty and the manufacturer or its authorized dealer is unable to repair the car after a reasonable number of attempts, you may be entitled to a full refund.


New and Used Car Lemon Law Arbitration Program: A consumer can seek redress under the New York Program by obtaining a Request-for-Arbitration form by clicking here:

After reviewing the guide please complete the appropriate  Lemon Law Request For Arbitration form and send it to the Attorney General’s Lemon Law Unit located at 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005. Before submitting this form please complete all questions as accurately as possible, especially date and mileage questions. You should provide a

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History | Infoplease

It seems like there’s always something big going on in the United States. From business to politics to culture, it can be hard to get a grip on it all. Infoplease is here to help. 

World History

Major historical events from ancient times to the present

U.S. History

Timelines, colonial America, the early Congresses, the history of the U.S. flag and symbols, primer on the Constitution, and more

U.S. Documents

Read the texts of the Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Emancipation Proclamation, notable speeches, and more

U.S. Historic Monuments

The history of famous landmarks, including the Washington Monument, Mt. Rushmore, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty, and more


Summaries of major events in U.S. and world history, disasters, entertainment, science, society, and more

U.S. Presidents

Biographies, inaugural speeches and presidential addresses, info on the families of the presidents, and more

U.S. Elections

Stats and facts on

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Admissions | Santa Clara Law

Admissions | Santa Clara Law

Santa Clara Law is one of the most diverse law schools in the nation, and Silicon Valley is one of the most culturally diverse regions in the country. Our students come from 23 states and several foreign countries with a variety of academic backgrounds.

This makes for a vibrant community in which to live, learn, and work.

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At Santa Clara Law, you will get the training and knowledge you need no matter what area of law you decide to pursue. Our centers, clinics, online programs and externships offer students varied opportunities to develop professional lawyering skills, collaborate with faculty who share their interests, and help those in need. Our part-time option for our JD program attracts some of the best and brightest professionals from our outstanding location in Silicon Valley, and

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Difference Between Law and Ethics (with Comparison Chart)

Law vs EthicsIn simple terms, the law may be understood as the systematic set of universally accepted rules and regulation created by an appropriate authority such as government, which may be regional, national, international, etc. It is used to govern the action and behavior of the members and can be enforced, by imposing penalties.

Many times the term law is juxtaposed with the term ethics, but there is a difference, as ethics are the principles that guide a person or society, created to decide what is good or bad, right or wrong, in a given situation. It regulates a person’s behavior or conduct and helps an individual in living a good life, by applying the moral rules and guidelines.

For a layman, these two terms are same, but the fact is that there is a difference between law and ethics. Read the article

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VA Open Government –

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Open Government Initiative

On his first day in office, President Obama signed a memorandum to all Federal Agencies directing them to break down barriers to transparency, participation, and collaboration between the Federal Government and the people it serves. For more information on this presidential initiative visit White House Open Government Initiative.

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VA’s Open Government Plan

The Open Government Directive mandated that Executive Departments and Agencies would create a plan to detail the specific actions it would take to become more transparent, to increase participation, and to be more collaborative. On April 7, 2010, after soliciting ideas from the public, we released our plan—and it’s something we look forward to implementing. View VA’s Open Government Plan.

VA’s Customer Service Plan

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fulfills President Lincoln’s promise to care for all Veterans and his or her family. As required by Executive Order

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