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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Investigation of Conflict of Interest Arising from Former General Counsel’s Participation in Madoff-Related Matters

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals

http://www.sec.gov/foia/docs/oig-560.pdf

Reports results of investigation into role played by a former SEC official in the liquidation of the investment firm run by Bernard Madoff.  From the Securities and Exchange Commission

 

U.S. National Bycatch Report

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/by_catch/BREP2011/2011_National_Bycatch_Report.pdf

First ever such report which provides statistics on bycatch (the marine creatures caught unintentionally while fishing for other species) for living marine resources of the U.S. at the commercial fishery and species levels.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Tip Sheet for Consumers on How to Communicate During Disasters

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Telecommunications/Internet,Weather/Disasters

http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=58180

Tips on preparing ahead for communication during disasters and how to reach family, friends, and emergency services during and after a disaster.  From the Federal Emergency Management Agency

 

Whistleblower Investigations Manual

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment

http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/Directive_pdf/CPL_02-03-003.pdf

This manual outlines procedures and other information relative to the handling of retaliation complaints under the various whistleblower statutes.  From the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor

 

Background Note: South Sudan

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Statistics,Sudan

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/171718.htm

Political, economic, historical and social Information on the world’s newest country, South Sudan.  From the State Department

 

Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey 2010

Categories: Canada,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/tobac-tabac/research-recherche/stat/ctums-esutc_2010_graph-eng.php

Reports that tobacco use in Canada has dropped from 25% in 1999 to 17% of the population in 2010, the lowest level ever recorded.  From Health Canada

 

China’s Peaceful Development

Categories: China

http://www.gov.cn/english/official/2011-09/06/content_1941354_2.htm

Document from Chinese government on the path of peaceful socialist development for the future with a  look back at the progress accomplished in turning China into an industrialized, urbanized, and internationalist country.  From the Chinese Government

 

College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 Report to Congress

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://www.ftc.gov/os/2011/09/1109collegescholarshipreport.pdf

Annual report which describes the nature and quantity of incidents involving financial aid fraud with an assessment of the current level of fraud.  From the Federal Trade Commission and other agencies.

 

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