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Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition) Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition)
News articles on some of the more interesting developments on the privatization and public-private partnership (PPP) front over the last week include: State Government "Under threat of losing millions, state decides against using private workers for food assistance program" (The Capital Times): The federal government is turning the screws on a fledgling welfare eligibility privatization program in Wisconsin started under the previous administration, threatening to withhold millions in federal funds...
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Author: leonard.gilroy@reason.org (Leonard Gilroy)
349 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 8/19/2011 4:30:00 PM

Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #74 Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #74
In this issue: Real-time aviation weather data FAA not pleasing customers with ADS-B plan Saving fuel on oceanic flights Volcanoes and aviation, continued Spain’s ATC reforms News Notes Quotable Quote Real-Time Aviation Weather Data“Weather is a fundamental piece of the whole [NextGen] algorithm,” said Bruce Carmichael of the National Center for Atmospheric Research last year. “If we’re going to maximize airspace capacity, then we have to deal with weather more...
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Author: bob.poole@reason.org (Robert Poole)
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Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition) Friday Privatization News Highlights (8/19/2011 edition)
News articles on some of the more interesting developments on the privatization and public-private partnership (PPP) front over the last week include: State Government "Under threat of losing millions, state decides against using private workers for food assistance program" (The Capital Times): The federal government is turning the screws on a fledgling welfare eligibility privatization program in Wisconsin started under the previous administration, threatening to withhold millions in federal funds...
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Author: leonard.gilroy@reason.org (Leonard Gilroy)
350 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 8/19/2011 4:30:00 PM

China Kicks Out 'New York Times' Reporter China Kicks Out 'New York Times' Reporter
China has effectively expelled a reporter working for The New York Times by refusing to extend his media credentials, the newspaper said Monday. The reporter, Chris Buckley, has been forced to leave China, New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson said in a statement. The newspaper made repeated requests to renew the journalist visa for Buckley, an Australian citizen who recently left Reuters to work for the Times. He has been based in China since 2000, the newspaper said. China recently blocked...
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Another Year And I'm Still Here: A New Year's Meditation Another Year And I'm Still Here: A New Year's Meditation
Look at yourself. Right now. You are muscle,skin, bone, brain, blood, warmed by energy, and all of you, every cell, even the subsets of those cells, all trillions and trillions of them, are going to tire, waste and depart. In 10 years almost every bit of you will have been replaced by new bits. And yet, you will still be you. You will look like you do (sort of), you will behave like you do (sort of), others will know it's you (most of the time), and though a census of your innards will say, this is a...
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US Arrests 245 Suspects in Child Pornography Ring US Arrests 245 Suspects in Child Pornography Ring
U.S. federal agents have arrested 245 suspects in an international investigation of child pornography. The head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, John Morton, said Thursday that authorities rescued 123 sexually abused children, some as young as three years old. Morton calls child exploitation a wrong among wrongs. He said a relentless fight against such crimes is the only answer and said his agency will do everything it can to rescue the victims and prosecute the abusers. Morton...
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Japan to Carefully Consider Stationing Officials on Disputed Islands Japan to Carefully Consider Stationing Officials on Disputed Islands
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said the new Japanese government will carefully consider stationing officials on the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in a interview on December 28, according to JiJi Press, a Japanese news agency.Kishida's Liberal Democratic Party, which was recently returned to power after being sidelined for three years, promised to consider placing officials on the disputed islands during the campaigning leading up to the December 16 elections.While such a move would further damage...
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Egypt Orders Probe Into Alleged Vote Violations Egypt Orders Probe Into Alleged Vote Violations
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Justice Ministry says it will assign judges to probe allegations of voting violations during the first leg of a referendum on a draft constitution. Ministry spokesmen said Tuesday that the inquiry will include charges that some polling stations were supervised by court employees, not judges. Many judges refused to supervise the voting to protest actions by Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who briefly usurped their authority. Opponents warn the draft could allow imposition of...
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Oil Extends Rise On US Budget Deal Optimism Oil Extends Rise On US Budget Deal Optimism
The price of oil pushed towards $88 a barrel on Tuesday amid hopes that U.S. leaders can reach a budget deal and avoid automatic tax and spending cuts that might dampen growth and crimp demand for crude. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for January delivery was up 56 cents at $87.76 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 47 cents to close at $87.20 on Monday in New York. In London, Brent crude, which is used to price international varieties of...
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Top Stories: Latest In Newtown Tragedy; Is There Progress In Fiscal Cliff Talks? Top Stories: Latest In Newtown Tragedy; Is There Progress In Fiscal Cliff Talks?
Good morning, here are our early stories: In A 'Numb' Newtown, Students Head Back To School. Is A 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Near? And here are more early headlines: Investment Group Selling Its Holdings In Maker Of Bushmaster, Rifle Used In Newtown Shootings. (Reuters) Iraq's President And Kurdish Leader, Jalal Talabani Suffers Stroke. (CNN) NBC Correspondent Bill Engel And Team Escape Captivity In Syria. (NBC) South Korean Voters Choose President Tomorrow, Could Elect First Female Leader. (Los Angeles...
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