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Curbing benami transactions
The News InternationalMay 1, 2017

Moreover, in the absence of any law prohibiting benami transactions until recently, it was an attractive and simple way for white-collar criminals to launder money; the alternative being more sophisticated schemes like trade-based money laundering and ...more »

Emergency Declared: Stabbing the Rule of Law in Egypt
JURISTMay 1, 2017

Mohamed Abdelaal joined Alexandria University Faculty of Law in Egypt in the Fall of 2009 and became Assistant Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law in 2014. Abdelaal also teaches political sciences at the American University in Cairo on ...more »

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Alternative Energy
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Indiana governor signs bill aimed at dimming solar incentive
Minneapolis Star TribuneMay 2, 2017

"We are quite pleased that the bill was signed into law," said Mark Maassel, president of the Indiana Energy Association, which represents utilities. "No, this does not grant the utilities any kind of control of the solar market. No, it doesn't put the ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Pentecost Church membership now 2 million | Religion 2017-05-05
GhanaWebMay 5, 2017

The Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah has said the overall worldwide membership of the church of Pentecost (COP) which is ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Hornellsville: Lower Glen Avenue neighbors make a stand to stop illegal dumping
Hornell Evening TribuneMay 11, 2017

Victim to illegal dumping, areas of Lower Glen Avenue have been strewn with household garbage and now people are standing up and saying “enough," according to residents there. Seana Quinlan and her husband decided to purchase a property approximately 1 ...more »

Natural Resources
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Investigations of illegal trash dumping underway
Daily HeraldMay 4, 2017

Trash has been dumped near the flood diversion dam area east of Mt. Pleasant. That area is not one of the county landfills. Some persons who have dumped trash in that area have faced the consequences. Others considering dumping there need to know it is ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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The Day - NL City Council should condemn downtown demolitions ...
theday.com (subscription)May 2, 2017

New London landlord William Cornish doesn't strike me as very persuasive in his arguments about why he should be allowed to tear down two buildings.more »

Floodplain
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Environmental law firm sues PSC over net metering cap
The Bozeman Daily ChronicleMay 2, 2017

John Meyer, a staff attorney for Cottonwood, said striking down the law will encourage more growth in the renewable energy industry and that it would create more jobs. He also said more renewable energy development would help the environment by ...more »

Marine insurance and accidents in the USA
Lexology (registration)May 12, 2017

What maritime risks must be covered under the law and what is the mandatory level of coverage? The Oil Pollution Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act set out limits of liability and require a vessel ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Gov. Ivey's monumental decision
Anniston StarMay 1, 2017

SUPPORTERS ARE FOOLING NO ONE: During legislative debate, proponents of the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act tied themselves in knots trying to confuse everyone on the intent of the bill. It's all about history — particularly the Civil War — and ...more »

Public Utilities
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General chaos
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteMay 10, 2017

Senate Enrolled Act 213, a law limiting Indiana cities' authority to regulate placement of cellular equipment in the public right of way, was signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb on May 2. But the deadline for municipalities to create special utility districts ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Newport Beach Environmental Law Firm, Bick Law LLP, Adds Corrie ...
Marketwired (press release)May 9, 2017

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - May 09, 2017) - Bick Law LLP, a respected boutique environmental law firm, today announced that Corrie L. Plant, ...more »

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