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    1. PRSA National Capital Chapter Announces 2013 Board of Directors

      FAIRFAX, Va.Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Public Relations Society of America's National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) today announced its 2013 slate of elected officers, board of directors, and assembly delegates. The board, led by incoming chapter president, Samantha Villegas, APR, oversees the chapter's more than 50 annual professional development and awards programs designed to advance professionalism and support career growth.

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    2. Florida SBA votes James Murdoch off BSkyB board

      Florida SBA votes James Murdoch off BSkyB board

      James Murdoch may have stepped down as chairman of BSkyB, but that is not enough for heavyweight investor the Florida State Board of Administration which wants him to sever all ties with the company. James Murdoch has quit as chairman of BSkyB but is under pressure to leave the company's board altogether By Katherine Rushton, Media, Telecoms and Technology Editor 7:00AM GMT 31 Oct 2012 Comments Comments The powerful US pension fund, which controls

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    3. Board appoints new Meralco Compliance

      Board appoints new Meralco Compliance

      1h ago MANILA ELECTRIC COMPANY: Officer and.. 1d ago DJ MANILA ELECTRIC COMPANY: Manila Electric Upgrades Core Net Profit View Aga.. 1d ago DJ MANILA ELECTRIC COMPANY: Manila Electric 9-Month Net Profit up 37% at PHP1.. Summary News Calendar Company Financials Consensus Revisions Positions Forum Manila Electric Company : Officer and Secretariat 10/30/2012| 04:45am US/Eastern October 29, 2012 Board appoints new Meralco

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    4. Lack of Board Oversight Drives Housing Authority Scandals By: Mark Rogers

      Lack of Board Oversight Drives Housing Authority Scandals By: Mark Rogers

      The Boston Globe’s investigation of the ongoing abuses of power within various public housing authorities throughout the state (CLICK HERE) provides demonstrable evidence of the failure of state and federal government to properly oversee an extraordinarily important program.  The blame game associated with these scandals is in full-swing – and certainly, there is plenty of blame to go around.  However, I think there is a clear winner in terms of whose failures is most directly responsible for the magnitude of these scandals – the boards of directors of these public housing authorities.

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    5. Kenneth Burdick Joins United Allergy Services Board of Directors

      /PRNewswire/ -- United Allergy Services (UAS)™, the leading healthcare services company empowering physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services, today announced that Kenneth Burdick has joined the company's Board of Directors.


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    6. “Fostering Improved Financial Reporting and Transparency Through Audit Committee Communications” By: Amy Rojik, Director – National Assurance Services; BDO USA, LLP

      “Fostering Improved Financial Reporting and Transparency Through Audit Committee Communications” By: Amy Rojik, Director – National Assurance Services; BDO USA, LLP

      In recent months, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has stepped up its game with respect to encouraging more transparency about financial reporting for issuers in the form of communications between audit committees and the independent auditors. 

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    7. Icahn's Corporate Governance Could Be Criticized, Too

      Icahn's Corporate Governance Could Be Criticized, Too

      Carl C. Icahn recently criticized Oshkosh Corp. (OSK) for continuing to "overpromise and under deliver." After the activist investor asked Oshkosh shareholders to sell their holdings to him or replace the truck maker's board with directors that his team nominated, the existing board recommended rejecting his offer on Friday on grounds that it undervalues Oshkosh. As it happens, Mr. Icahn's own company could improve its corporate governance, too. Icahn Enterprises L.P. (IEP) is a diversified hold

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    8. State of Play: State of Play: A Snapshot of U.K. Corporate Governance in 2012

      State of Play: State of Play: A Snapshot of U.K. Corporate Governance in 2012

      More than two years after amendments to the UK Code of Corporate Governance (the "Code") and the publication of the UK Stewardship Code, ISS Corporate Services provides a snapshot of the state of corporate governance for the benefit of board directors, corporate executives, investors, practitioners, and others shaping the U.K. governance landscape.


      Specifically, the report examines three-year trends covering filing years 2010, 2011, and 2012, with a focus on key factors showcasing the state of board governance and executive remuneration. (Notably, data pertaining to board evaluations, diversity, and classification cover a two year period reflecting filing years 2011 and ...

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    9. Board rooms still mostly filled with men

      Board rooms still mostly filled with men "There still is resistance in the heads of some people who like it the way it is," said Barbara Hackman Franklin, a director at Aetna who also led the first White House effort to recruit women for high-level jobs as a staff assistant in 1971 to President Richard Nixon. Looking to friendsBoard members tend to consider their friends, who are often male ...

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    10. Panel: Self-police corporate risk to avoid SEC enforcement actions

      David Bergers, the New England regional director for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, recently delivered some advice for how organizations can maintain regulatory compliance: always self-report, always cooperate, and always encourage whistleblowers to come straight to the SEC. Yes, Bergers realizes that this is idealistic and that most companies aren't likely to make his job that easy. But companies with a proactive attitude toward corporate governance risk will make SEC enforcement

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    11. Clearwire's Q3 Earnings: Addressing Spectrum Monetization, Governance, And

      The past several weeks have been some of the most dramatic ever for investors in Clearwire (CLWR). The constant back and forth of rumors and headlines surrounding the Sprint (S)-SoftBank deal and how it affects Clearwire have caused shares of Clearwire to see record volatility over the past several weeks. (click to enlarge) Investors have eagerly anticipated Clearwire's Q3 2012 earnings, posted after the markets closed on October 25, for they would give them a chance to hear management's take on

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    12. UTStarcom Appoints Independent Director and New Audit Committee Chairman

      /PRNewswire/ -- UTStarcom Holdings Corp. ("UTStarcom" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: UTSI) a leading provider of broadband equipment and solutions, today announced the appointment of Mr. Sean Shao as an independent director to UTStarcom's Board of Directors, effective October 25, 2012. With Mr. Shao's appointment, UTStarcom's Board of Directors will consist of seven directors, including five independent directors.  Mr. Shao will serve on the Company's Audit Committee, increasing the number of member

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    13. Cricket Australia revamping Corporate Governance

      Australian cricket today authorised the most significant changes to Cricket Australia's governance since the organisation was set up in 1905, setting CA on a path towards having a fully independent Board of nine Directors by 2017. Today's CA Annual General Meeting voted for constitutional and by-law changes, and also elected Jacquie Hey, David Peever and Kevin Roberts as CA's first independent Directors. A nine member Board consisting of six state-based representatives and the new independent Di

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