Thursday, 12 March 2015

150311


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150310 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.fr/2015/03/150310.html yesterday's tweets as a single page


Adani, GVK win Queensland backing to expand Galilee Basin coal port -  http://www.smh.com.au/business/mining-and-resources/adani-gvk-win-queensland-backing-to-expand-galilee-basin-coal-port-20150311-1415wd.html selfish and stupid #AU

CBI: Plain cigarette packaging vote is bad for UK - http://www.cityam.com/211326/cbi-tobacco-vote-bad-uk this is disgusting: profits before people (v @COPDdoc @DrRimmer)

#TTIP "could weaken European & UK environmental & public health regulations if laxer US regs ‘mutually accepted’" - http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environmental-audit-committee/news/ttip-report/

Boris Johnson told to #divest £4.8bn pension fund from fossil fuels - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/11/london-assembly-votes-to-divest-48bn-pension-fund-from-fossil-fuel kudos to London assembly; come on, Boris, do it


EU needs “rational” #netneutrality, says Cable Europe - http://www.digitaltveurope.net/335801/europe-needs-rational-net-neutrality-says-cable-europe/ agreed: "rational" = real, 100%, not fake (v @robinwauters)

wow: 100+ legal scholars call to protect democracy & sovereignty in US trade deals - http://www.afj.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ISDS-Letter-3.11.pdf by removing #ISDS; powerful

How Sugar Lobbying Influenced U.S. Government-Funded Research - http://www.psmag.com/politics-and-law/the-not-so-sweet-side-to-the-sugar-industry why mutual recognition in #TTIP is unacceptable

#Israel elections: rising panic in Likud ranks as opposition gains ground - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/11/israel-elections-rising-panic-in-likud-ranks-as-opposition-gains-momentum interesting, potentially big

"the fact that users control the [cloud] server enables completely new ways of using personal data" - http://standblog.org/blog/post/2015/03/11/Why-I-m-joining-Cozy-Cloud-%28hint%3A-personal-cloud-matters%29 good point

#China’s Hottest Phone? Here’s the Upstart Chasing #Xiaomi - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-10/china-s-hottest-phone-maker-here-s-the-upstart-chasing-xiaomi OnePlus, in case you wondered

EU "plans to lift ban [on acid-washed chickens] following pressure from US government & US chicken producers - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2990014/EU-lift-ban-U-S-chickens-washed-controversial-disinfectant.html #TTIP

#TTIP: good, bad or ugly? - http://visegradrevue.eu/ttip-good-bad-or-ugly/ very interesting analysis from Hungarian perspective #hu

MSF deeply concerned about grave impact #TPP will have on access to medicines for people in developing countries - https://www.msfaccess.org/about-us/media-room/press-releases/msf-statement-latest-round-tpp-trade-talks-hawaii-week

#TPP: "ground-breaking deal which would bring huge economic benefits to Australia" - http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/make-or-break-for-vital-trade-agreement-with-united-states-andrew-robb-20150311-141hby.html zero evidence for that claim

UN Human Rights Council Debates Report Criticising #Copyright - http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/03/11/human-rights-council-debates-report-criticising-copyright/ spot on: they're incompatible

"it’s implausible to claim #TPP could add more than a fraction of 1 percent to the incomes of the nations involved" - http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/11/tpp-at-the-nabe/

Freihandelsabkommen: Industrieverband räumt falsche Angaben über #TTIP ein - http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/freihandelsabkommen-ttip-bdi-raeumt-falsche-angaben-ein-a-1022983.html well, look at that: GDP boost trivial

More Copyright Trolls Rushing In To Take Advantage Of Canadian Copyright Notice System Loopholes - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150306/13205430232/more-copyright-trolls-rushing-to-take-advantage-canadian-copyright-notice-system-loopholes.shtml

US Ambassador Confirmed Patent Linkage Under Korea-US FTA Includes Biologics – and US Seeks the Same in #TPP - http://infojustice.org/archives/34087

Unions to fight #TPP by freezing political donations - http://www.bilaterals.org/?unions-to-fight-trade-pact-by pretty dramatic move...

#ISDS in #TTIP: ‘A head-in-the-sand policy achieves nothing’ - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/investor-protection-ttip-head-sand-policy-achieves-nothing-312789 killing it is not "head-in-the-sand" - it's rational


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