Luxury goods maker Burberry is reporting falling sales in Asia because pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong disrupted trade during China's crucial "Golden Week" national holiday. Comparable sales were up 8 percent overall but in the Asia-Pacific region, the company delivered low single-digit percentage growth.
State records indicate that employees at a Houston-area pesticide plant where a poisonous gas leak killed four workers in November may have been periodically exposed to the dangerous fumes for years. As much as 600 parts per million of the gas an hour could have filled a poorly ventilated room, but federal guidelines say workers shouldn't be exposed to more than an average of 10 ppm per day of the gas.
eavy flooding in Mozambique has killed 10 people and displaced nearly 20,000 more, the government disaster management office said. Mozambique's government Monday issued a red alert for disaster readiness for the central and northern provinces. The government also urged people in low-lying areas to find shelter on higher ground.
A western Pennsylvania man faces sentencing for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his former company by submitting invoices from a phony company. He pleaded guilty in September to mail fraud in the theft of almost $360,000 from Matthews International Corp. The losses have since been calculated at $415,000.
Virtual Corporation announced that The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has selected Sustainable Planner as their organizational resilience software.
In light of breaches at companies like Home Depot and Target, the president is proposing legislation that would require companies to inform their customers whether their data has been compromised within 30 days called the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act. The act would also make it a crime to sell customers’ identities overseas.
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Hackers supporting Islamic militants took over the Twitter and YouTube accounts of a major U.S. military command, in what the Pentagon called an annoying prank that did not breach military networks or access classified data. The hacker group, calling itself CyberCaliphate, was already under FBI investigation for incursions into the Twitter feeds or websites of media outlets.
Divers retrieved one black box and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, key developments that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea. The flight data recorder was pulled from beneath a piece of the aircraft's wing and brought to the sea's surface, and the cockpit voice recorder was found hours later.
President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked, a move that follows high-profile breaches at retailers including Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus.
When a crocodile is killed, the bile must be immediately removed and buried in front of witnesses to prove that it has not fallen into the wrong hands, to be used as poison, according to African traditions. The deadly greenish-brown liquid is now believed to have been put into traditional beer that killed 69 people who drank it at a funeral in Mozambique's northeast Tete province, health authorities said.
An Italian court convicted a Chinese garment manufacturer and two Chinese managers of manslaughter in a 2013 factory fire that killed seven people in the Tuscan city of Prato. The stiffest sentence, eight years and eight months, went to Lin You Lan, the owner of the Teresa Moda factory, which churned out cheap clothes in the largely Chinese manufacturing district in Tuscany.
Thieves with stolen usernames and passwords have broken into customer accounts at American and United airlines and in some cases booked free trips or upgrades. The airlines say the incidents happened in late December. American began notifying affected customers by email, a spokeswoman said.
Joseph Robinson of Abbott Laboratories will present "The “Why” of Business Continuity." His presentation will focus on the need for a business continuity plan and why the primary goal of that plan should be serving the people within the company and surrounding community.
Workplace violence is a very real issue and something BC professionals should be aware of. It will likely never be as extreme as the Charlie Hebdo attack and it may not be an act of international terrorism, but the possibility of an act of violence must be considered.