Secretary Clinton To Deliver Remarks at the "Brazil-U.S.: Partnership for the 21st Century" Conference

On April 9, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will provide opening remarks at the &Brazil-U.S.: Partnership for the 21st Century& event, a day-long conference hosted by the Government of Brazil at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The event will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m.

Secretary Clinton To Deliver the Forrestal Lecture at the U.S. Naval Academy

On April 10th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the Forrestal Lecture at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. In her address, Secretary Clinton will focus on U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific. The lecture will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Pinson, Alabama, on Bailout from Preclearance Requirements of the Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced that it has reached an agreement with Pinson, Ala., that, if approved by the court, will allow for the city to bail out from its status as a “covered jurisdiction” under the special provisions of the Voting Rights Act, and thereby exempt the city from the preclearance requirements of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.¡ If granted, this would be the first such bailout for a covered jurisdiction in Alabama.¡ The agreement is in the form of a consent decree filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.¡¡

Miami-Area Resident Pleads Guilty to Participating in $200 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON – A Miami-area resident pleaded guilty yesterday for his role in a fraud scheme that resulted in the submission of more than $200 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare, announced the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Justice Department Settles Charge of Employment Discrimination by Puerto Rico Security Company

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department and Puerto Rico-based Indrescom Security Technology Inc. have agreed to settle allegations that the company discriminated against a work-authorized individual during the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 process by requiring him to present a lawful permanent resident card, despite the fact that the employee had already produced documents establishing his identity and authority to work in the United States, and not allowing him to work when he did not produce the card.¡ Indrescom Security Technology Inc. is a for-profit corporation which provides security personnel to hotels and other establishments in Puerto Rico.¡

Delaware Man Pleads Guilty to Transportation of Child Pornography

A New Castle, Del., man pleaded guilty today to one count of transportation of child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division,

Former Georgia Sheriffs Deputy Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Detainee

The Justice Department announced today that former Thomas County Sheriff’s Deputy Julian Scott Law pleaded guilty today to assaulting a detainee inside of the Thomas County Jail in Thomasville, Georgia, thereby depriving the detainee of his civil rights.

Georgia Couple Convicted of Conspiring to Defraud Irs and Filing False Returns in South Florida Refund Scheme

Elmo Antonio George and Nasheba Necia Hunte, formerly from the U.S. Virgin Islands and currently residents of Villa Rica, Ga., were found guilty today by a federal jury in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and filing false individual income tax returns for 2005 and 2006, the Justice Department and the IRS announced.

Hong Kong: EMSD investigates lift incident at Yue Man Centre, Kwun Tong

The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) is investigating a rope breakage lift incident at Yue Man Centre, 300-302 Ngau Tau Kok Road, Kwun Tong.

Hong Kong: Territory-wide flag day today

Attention Duty Announcers, TV and radio stations:

Hong Kong: Yellow fire warning

Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations:

Hong Kong: CE-elect to receive instrument of appointment in Beijing

The Chief Executive-elect, Mr C Y Leung, will depart for Beijing in the afternoon of April 9 (Monday) and return in the morning of April 12 (Thursday).

Hong Kong: Appeal for information on missing man in Tseung Kwan O (with photo)

Police today (April 7) appealed to the public for information on a man missing in Tseung Kwan O.

Hong Kong: Correctional staff seize suspected dangerous drugs

Officers of the Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (April 7) found an inmate remanded in Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre had discharged suspected dangerous drugs and rapidly stopped the smuggling of dangerous drugs into the centre.

Willis Re: Lower Loss Activity and Market Support for Improvement in Rating Levels Boosts Reinsurers Start to 2012

pan>)--Reinsurers have seen more positive results in the first quarter of 2012

Amino Vital Announces Spring Promotion for Endurance Athletes

pan>)--Amino Vital amino acid-based sports nutrition products,

A.M. Best Withdraws Ratings of National Health Insurance Company

pan>)--A.M. Best Co. has withdrawn the financial strength rating of B+

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