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Russia avoid further Wada sanctions despite missing data deadline

“Russia has avoided further sanctions from the World Anti-Doping Agency despite missing a 31 December deadline to provide doping data from its Moscow laboratory by more than a fortnight” writes Sean Ingle for theguardian.com. Wada’s executive committee was heavily criticised in September when it decided to lift the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s suspension despite Russia continuing to deny its involvement in a massive state sponsored doping operation.However Russia has been warned it faces being banned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and prohibited from hosting international sporting events if there is any…

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CJI Gogoi Recuses Himself From Hearing Plea Challenging Interim CBI Chief’s Appointment

“Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Monday recused himself from hearing plea challenging appointment of M Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI director” reports huffingtonpost.com. Gogoi said that he cannot hear the plea because he would be part of the committee meeting to select the next CBI director. The petition states that the appointment of Rao was “not made on the basis of recommendations of the high-powered selection committee”, reported The Indian Express. Source: huffingtonpost.com

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Nissan special committee says carmaker suffered from poor governance

“TOKYO (Reuters) – A special committee set up by Nissan Motor Co to examine the root cause of alleged financial misconduct by ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn said it appeared that the Japanese carmaker suffered from poor governance procedures, including director compensation” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Ghosn has been charged with three counts of financial misconduct and has been detained in Tokyo since his arrest on Nov. 19.After the special committee’s first meeting, former judge Seiichiro Nishioka, who co-chairs the committee, said the group plans to meet three or…

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President’s ties to DEUTSCHE BANK in sights…

“A 2017 financial disclosure form showed liabilities for Trump of at least $130 million to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, a unit of German-based Deutsche Bank AG. House Intelligence Committee Democrats also want to investigate Trump and his Deutsche links, said three congressional officials familiar with committee discussions” writes Min Read for reuters.com. When the Republicans still controlled the House, Waters tried in 2017 to request documents from the bank on its dealings with Trump and his businesses, as well as information about potential Russian money laundering through the bank. Source:…

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Democrats want to modernize the House. Good luck with that.

“For instance, House leaders established a reform committee in 1973 to study committee jurisdictions, oversight mechanisms and other procedures” writes January At Am for washingtonpost.com. When Democrats adopted a new set of House rules for the 116th Congress, they charged a new committee with proposing reforms to modernize the House.And the failed joint committee of 1993-1994 presaged many changes that Republicans adopted when they took control of the House in 1995 after 40 years in the minority.They befriend party leaders and steering committee members to capture better committee assignments.Recommendations from the…

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Doping: WADA says it has recovered doping data from Moscow lab

“TORONTO (Reuters) – World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) inspectors have recovered doping data from a discredited Moscow laboratory, WADA said on Thursday – a condition of its controversial decision in September to restore the accreditation of Russia’s anti-doping agency (RUSADA)” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “It shows we are continuing to make real progress that simply would not have happened without the 20 September executive committee decision.”. WADA said data from the laboratory will be crucial to building strong cases against cheats, and exonerate other athletes suspected of having participated…

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Fox takes charge of hen house: Maxine Waters and the House Financial Services Committee

“Never mind that it was just one minority-owned bank in particular that benefited: the one she had a stake in” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Using her post on the House Financial Committee, the one she now leads, Waters leveraged a call with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson personally, asking him to meet with minority-owned banks.The fox has taken charge of the hen house, and things will not be business as usual. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Ocasio-Cortez ready to start ‘digging into’ banks as member of powerful committee

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is almost certain now to be seated on a powerful committee that will oversee Wall Street and the rest of the banking industry” writes Jeff Cox for cnbc.com. Ocasio-Cortez in the past has talked about breaking up big Wall Street banks.Progressives have been voicing support for a plan in which the U.S. Postal Service would provide multiple banking services, like small-dollar loans and check cashing.Addressing the situation on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez herself acknowledged the appointment, saying she is “looking forward to digging into” various finance-related issues such as student…

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Colleagues, legal experts to testify at hearing for attorney general nominee

“Also set to appear before the committee are NAACP president Derrick Johnson and former deputy attorney general Larry D. Thompson” writes Reporter Focusing On for washingtonpost.com. Barr, who previously served as attorney general to President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990’s, pledged to let Mueller finish his work and release as much information about his findings as possible, but cautioned that Justice Department regulations may prevent any report written by Mueller from being made public. Source: washingtonpost.com

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