AG: Vermont protects transgender community

first_imgVermont Business Magazine In response to the President’s announcement that he intends to rollback protections for transgender students, Attorney General Donovan re-affirmed the commitment of his office and the State of Vermont, to protecting the civil rights of all Vermonters. Governor Jim Douglas signed Act 41, in May 2007, which prohibits gender identity discrimination in workplaces, housing, and places of public accommodation, including schools. Vermont students have been entitled to those protections even before the Obama Administration took a position on transgender rights. Those rights survive any decision by the current Administration.Attorney General Donovan stated: “It has been nearly ten years since Vermont outlawed gender identity discrimination. Since then, we’ve seen broad acceptance of Vermonters of all kinds and an overall embrace of our kids, who deserve our support. We will continue to support all of our kids and all Vermonters regardless of their gender identity. We will enforce our state laws against any one that attempts to deny Vermonters their right to fair treatment.”Vermont AG: Feb 23, 2017last_img read more

LA on hunt for port director

first_imgThe Los Angeles board of harbour commissioners has established a search committee, including harbour commission president, Vilma Martinez, and commission vice president, David Arian, to oversee the process.”The Port of Los Angeles is a critical economic driver of our region and plays a central role in LA’s reputation as a global city and leading Pacific Rim trade gateway,” said Garcetti.”We will be searching for that uncommon executive who can embrace this dynamic and challenging environment, and help assure our continued position as the no. 1 container port in the US,” added Martinez.The recruitment firm Ralph Andersen & Associates has been retained to recruit and screen prospective qualifies candidates, while the committee will conduct interview and help narrow the field of candidates.Nominations and submittals from interested candidates should be sent to [email protected] by April 14, 2014.  www.portoflosangeles.orglast_img read more

Fracht partners with CargoX

first_imgAccording to Fracht, the partnership will allow Fracht to use the Smart B/L platform, which lets companies issue and handle original bills of lading on the Ethereum blockchain network.The solution facilitates the digital transfer of the ownership of the bill of lading and the related assets from issuer, to shipper, to consignee, to release agent. This, according to Fracht, created the first fully digital, paperless and secure original bill of lading solution.“As service providers we must be able to step into our customer’s shoes and impartially choose the best available options. We have made various tests on the use of blockchain in shipping and forwarding, and the bill of lading is exceptionally suited, being a document of value that exchanges hands and needs to be secure,” said Ruedi Reisdorf, ceo at Fracht.www.fracht.comcargox.iolast_img read more

VAR Decisions To Be On Big Screens During Arsenal-Chelsea Carabao Cup Clash

first_imgFans will be notified of VAR calls on the big screens at the Emirates Stadium should It be required during the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg clash between Arsenal and Chelsea.The EFL have supplied the North London side with Carabao branded graphics to be shown on the two big screens inside the stadium whenever VAR is called upon.The latest development is in a bid to avoid the confusion witnessed by supporters in the first leg at Stamford Bridge following the request of centre referee Martin Atkinson for a video review when Cesc Fabregas appealed for a penalty as a result of a challenge by Danny Welbeck in the dying moments of the game.In another change ahead of Wednesday night’s London Derby clash, television viewers will be able to hear the decision-making process from VAR and see exactly what the extra official is watching.Relatedlast_img read more