Sonntag, 14. Januar 2018

Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction proves the world still needs David Letterman - The Verge

Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction proves the world still needs David Letterman - The Verge

Barack Obama Shares Story About Malia’s Move-In Day at Harvard

Barack Obama Shares Story About Malia’s Move-In Day at Harvard

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Bei Netflix: David Letterman macht den Harald Schmidt – Quotenmeter.de

Anmeldung zum Katholikentag kinderleicht erklärt on Vimeo

Anmeldung zum Katholikentag kinderleicht erklärt on Vimeo

Kirche+Leben - Beten mit Barack Obama und Alte pflegen im Heim

Kirche+Leben - Beten mit Barack Obama und Alte pflegen im Heim

Samstag, 13. Januar 2018

Obama Joins Letterman to Talk Life After Presidency | Hollywood Reporter

Obama Joins Letterman to Talk Life After Presidency | Hollywood Reporter

Obama discusses racism, avoids Trump talk on Letterman's new show | TheHill

Obama discusses racism, avoids Trump talk on Letterman's new show | TheHill

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Bei seinem Talkshow-Comeback erklärt Obama, was in den USA schon lange falsch läuft - Business Insider Deutschland

Bei seinem Talkshow-Comeback erklärt Obama, was in den USA schon lange falsch läuft - Business Insider Deutschland

David Letterman: Netflix-Comeback mit Barack Obama - SPIEGEL ONLINE

David Letterman: Netflix-Comeback mit Barack Obama - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2018

Congresswoman Speier on SOTU, #TimesUp and DACA

Readout of President Donald J. Trump's Call with President Emmanuel Macron of France | The White House


President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Emmanuel Macron of France.  The two leaders discussed President Macron’s recent visit to China and committed to continue to apply pressure on North Korea until it returns to the path of denuclearization.  President Trump underscored that Iran must stop its destabilizing activity in the region.  The two leaders agreed to meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, schedules permitting.

Obama Family Reveal New Details, Imagery for Chicago Presidential Center | Contract Design

Obama Family Reveal New Details, Imagery for Chicago Presidential Center | Contract Design

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US President Donald Trump to attend 2018 Annual Meeting | World Economic Forum

US President Donald Trump to attend 2018 Annual Meeting | World Economic Forum

Mittwoch, 10. Januar 2018

Was wir tun Die Deutsche Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie

The Obama Center in Chicago USA - Obama Foundation

The Obama Center in Chicago USA - Obama Foundation





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Kampfansage bei den Golden Globes: Starke Frauen gegen Sexismus und Missbrauch

Kampfansage bei den Golden Globes: Starke Frauen gegen Sexismus und Missbrauch

After #MeToo and Time's Up, what's next? Will action be follow-up to Hollywood symbolism? - Chicago Tribune

After #MeToo and Time's Up, what's next? Will action be follow-up to Hollywood symbolism? - Chicago Tribune

President Obama’s #ItsOnUs Message at the Grammy's

Dienstag, 9. Januar 2018

President Obama Speaks at the Launch of the “It’s On Us” Campaign

Memorandum -- Establishing a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault | whitehouse.gov

Memorandum -- Establishing a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault | whitehouse.gov



The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Memorandum -- Establishing a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
SUBJECT:  Establishing a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault
The prevalence of rape and sexual assault at our Nation's institutions of higher education is both deeply troubling and a call to action.  Studies show that about one in five women is a survivor of attempted or completed sexual violence while in college.  In addition, a substantial number of men experience sexual violence during college.  Although schools have made progress in addressing rape and sexual assault, more needs to be done to ensure safe, secure environments for students of higher education.
There are a number of Federal laws aimed at making our campuses safer, and the Departments of Education and Justice have been working to enforce them.  Among other requirements, institutions of higher education participating in Federal student financial assistance programs (institutions), including colleges, universities, community colleges, graduate and professional schools, for-profit schools, trade schools, and career and technical schools, must provide students with information on programs aimed at preventing rape and sexual assault, and on procedures for students to reporting rape and sexual assault.  Institutions must also adopt and publish grievance procedures that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of rape and sexual assault complaints, and investigate reports of rape and sexual assault and take swift action to prevent their recurrence.  Survivors of rape and sexual assault must also be provided with information on how to access the support and services they need.  Reports show, however, that institutions' compliance with these Federal laws is uneven and, in too many cases, inadequate.  Building on existing enforcement efforts, we must strengthen and address compliance issues and provide institutions with additional tools to respond to and address rape and sexual assault.
Therefore, I am directing the Office of the Vice President and the White House Council on Women and Girls to lead an interagency effort to address campus rape and sexual assault, including coordinating Federal enforcement efforts by executive departments and agencies (agencies) and helping institutions meet their obligations under Federal law.  To these ends, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1.  Establishment of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.  There is established a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault (Task Force).  The Task Force shall be co-chaired by designees of the Office of the Vice President and the White House Council on Women and Girls.

(a)  Membership of the Task Force.  In addition to the Co Chairs, the Task Force shall consist of the following members:
  (i)     the Attorney General;
  (ii)    the Secretary of the Interior;
  (iii)   the Secretary of Health and Human Services;
  (iv)    the Secretary of Education;
 (v)     the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy;
 (vi)    the Director of the Domestic Policy Council;
 (vii)   the Cabinet Secretary; and
 (viii)  the heads of agencies or offices as the Co Chairs may designate.
 (b)  A member of the Task Force may designate, to perform the Task Force functions of the member, senior officials who are part of the member's agency or office, and who are full-time officers or employees of the Federal Government.
 Sec. 2.  Mission and Function of the Task Force.  (a)  The Task Force shall work with agencies to develop a coordinated Federal response to campus rape and sexual assault.  The functions of the Task Force are advisory only and shall include making recommendations to meet the following objectives:
(i)    providing institutions with evidence-based best and promising practices for preventing and responding to rape and sexual assault;
(ii)   building on the Federal Government's existing enforcement efforts to ensure that institutions comply fully with their legal obligations to prevent and respond to rape and sexual assault;
(iii)  increasing the transparency of the Federal Government's enforcement activities concerning rape and sexual assault, consistent with applicable law and the interests of affected students;
(iv)   broadening the public's awareness of individual institutions' compliance with their legal obligation to address rape and sexual assault; and
(v)    facilitating coordination among agencies engaged in addressing rape and sexual assault and those charged with helping bring institutions into compliance with the law.
 (b)  In accordance with applicable law and in addition to regular meetings, the Task Force shall consult with external stakeholders, including institution officials, student groups, parents, athletic and educational associations, local rape crisis centers, and law enforcement agencies.
 (c)  Because rape and sexual assault also occur in the elementary and secondary school context, the Task Force shall evaluate how its proposals and recommendations may apply to, and may be implemented by, schools, school districts, and other elementary and secondary educational entities receiving Federal financial assistance.
 Sec. 3.  Action Plan.  (a)  Within 90 days of the date of this memorandum, the Task Force shall develop and submit proposals and recommendations to the President for:
(i)    providing examples of instructions, policies, and protocols for institutions, including: rape and sexual assault policies; prevention programs; crisis intervention and advocacy services; complaint and grievance procedures; investigation protocols; adjudicatory procedures; disciplinary sanctions; and training and orientation modules for students, staff, and faculty;
(ii)   measuring the success of prevention and response efforts at institutions, whether through compliance with individual policies or through broader assessments of campus climate, attitudes and safety, and providing the public with this information;
(iii)  maximizing the Federal Government's effectiveness in combatting campus rape and sexual assault by, among other measures, making its enforcement activities transparent and accessible to students and prospective students nationwide; and
(iv)   promoting greater coordination and consistency among the agencies and offices that enforce the Federal laws addressing campus rape and sexual assault and support improved campus responses to sexual violence.
 (b)  Within 1 year of the date of this memorandum, and then on an annual basis, the Task Force shall provide a report to the President on implementation efforts with respect to this memorandum.
 Sec. 4.  General Provisions.  (a)  This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
 (b)  Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i)   the authority granted by law to an agency or the head thereof; or
(ii)  the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
 (c)  The heads of agencies and offices shall assist and provide information to the Task Force, consistent with applicable law, as may be necessary to carry out the functions of the Task Force.  Each agency and office shall bear its own expenses of participating in the Task Force.
 (d)  This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
 (e)  The Secretary of Education is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.
 BARACK OBAMA

President Obama Launches the "It's On Us" Campaign to End Sexual Assault on Campus | whitehouse.gov

President Obama Launches the "It's On Us" Campaign to End Sexual Assault on Campus | whitehouse.gov



President Obama Launches the "It's On Us" Campaign to End Sexual Assault on Campus

Summary: 
Today at the White House, President Obama joined Vice President Biden and Americans across the country to launch the It's On Us initiative.
Today at the White House, President Obama joined Vice President Biden and Americans across the country to launch the “It’s On Us” initiative -- an awareness campaign to help put an end to sexual assault on college campuses. 
It's On Us asks everyone -- men and women across America -- to make a personal commitment to step off the sidelines and be part of the solution to campus sexual assault. 
"An estimated one in five women has been sexually assaulted during her college years -- one in five," the President noted. "Of those assaults, only 12 percent are reported, and of those reported assaults, only a fraction of the offenders are punished." 
For anybody whose once-normal, everyday life was suddenly shattered by an act of sexual violence, the trauma, the terror can shadow you long after one horrible attack.  It lingers when you don’t know where to go or who to turn to.  It’s there when you’re forced to sit in the same class or stay in the same dorm with the person who raped you; when people are more suspicious of what you were wearing or what you were drinking, as if it’s your fault, not the fault of the person who assaulted you.  It’s a haunting presence when the very people entrusted with your welfare fail to protect you. 
To work so hard to make it through the college gates only to be assaulted is "an affront to our basic humanity," the President said. 
It insults our most basic values as individuals and families, and as a nation.  We are a nation that values liberty and equality and justice.  And we’re a people who believe every child deserves an education that allows them to fulfill their God-given potential, free from fear of intimidation or violence.  And we owe it to our children to live up to those values.  

"It is on all of us to reject the quiet tolerance of sexual assault and to refuse to accept what’s unacceptable."


The Obama administration has taken steps to help bring an end to campus sexual assault by:
  • Sending guidance to every school district, college, and university that receives federal funding on their legal obligations to prevent and respond to sexual assault
  • Creating the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault to work with colleges and universities on developing best practices on how to respond and prevent sexual assault
  • Reviewing existing laws to make sure they adequately protect victims of sexual assault
President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks at an event to launch the
President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks at an event to launch the "It's On Us" campaign, a new public awareness and action campaign designed to prevent sexual assault at colleges and universities, in the East Room of the White House, Sept. 19, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
But "as far as we’ve come, the fact is that from sports leagues to pop culture to politics, our society still does not sufficiently value women," he said. "We still don’t condemn sexual assault as loudly as we should. We make excuses. We look the other way. The message that sends can have a chilling effect" on young men and women.
It's on us -- all of us -- to stop sexual assault. Here are a few tips on what you can do to be part of the solution: 
  1. Talk to your friends honestly and openly about sexual assault.
  2. Don't just be a bystander -- if you see something, intervene in any way you can.
  3. Trust your gut. If something looks like it might be a bad situation, it probably is. 
  4. Be direct. Ask someone who looks like they may need help if they're ok.
  5. Get someone to help you if you see something -- enlist a friend, RA, bartender, or host to help step in. 
  6. Keep an eye on someone who has had too much to drink.
  7. If you see someone who is too intoxicated to consent, enlist their friends to help them leave safely.
  8. Recognize the potential danger of someone who talks about planning to target another person at a party.
  9. Be aware if someone is deliberately trying to intoxicate, isolate, or corner someone else. 
  10. Get in the way by creating a distraction, drawing attention to the situation, or separating them.
  11. Understand that if someone does not or cannot consent to sex, it's rape.
  12. Never blame the victim. 
If you are a victim or survivor, or helping someone in that situation, go to notalone.gov to get the resources and information you need. You can also call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE. 
The NCAA, Big Ten conferences, MTV, VH1, and a few others you might recognize have already made a personal commitment to help stop sexual assault. See why -- then join them in taking the pledge at ItsOnUs.org

Oprah Winfrey: Könnte sie die nächste US-Präsidentin werden? | STERN.de

Oprah Winfrey: Könnte sie die nächste US-Präsidentin werden? | STERN.de

Montag, 8. Januar 2018

Oprah Winfrey Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Award Acceptance Speech

Golden Globe 2018 für Aus dem Nichts In the Fade , tagesschau ARD Moma

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In the Fade (Germany) | Golden Globes

In the Fade (Germany) | Golden Globes GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

Scene from "In the Fade"
Diane Kruger in Aus dem Nichts  (In the Fade) (2017)
In her first ever German-language film, Diane Kruger plays Katja, the wife of Kurdish immigrant Nuri (Numan Acar). They live an idyllic middle-class existence in the nice Hamburg neighborhood of Kreuzberg. When Nuri and their delightful seven-year-old son Rocco die in a bomb attack, Katja’s life falls apart. She helplessly looks on as law enforcement and the courts fail her and the memory of her family. Instead of focusing on the Neo-Nazis who perpetrated the crime, they make a big deal of Nuri’s drug dealing past and confiscate two joints that they find in their apartment. Her liberal mother does not provide any more psychological and emotional support than her husband’s conservative, religious parents. Once the murderers, a rightwing couple, are arrested, it is the judicial system that bungles the case. For the viewer, it is mind-boggling to watch how little the judiciary has to do with actual justice. And it does not surprise anyone when Katja goes vigilante. 
German director Fatih Akin, the son of Turkish immigrants, has made his most dramatic film with this 12th feature, and his motivation was a deeply personal one, having experienced helplessness in the face of two real murders against Turkish and Greek businessmen in Germany more than ten years ago. There is still no judgment in those cases.
He wrote In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) for Kruger who – despite being born and raised in Germany – has only done English and French language films until this one. She says: “I knew Fatih’s movies growing up, they sort of marked my generation, like Head-On and Gegen die Wand. So as a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival five years ago – he had a documentary in the parallel selection – I went to his party to tell him how much I loved his work and if he’d ever wanted to work with me I would be delighted. And he remembered five years ago and he wrote this for me. And at first, when I got the script, I was like how did he think about me for that role? It’s not what I get typically offered.” Diane Kruger earned the best actress award at Cannes for her role.

AXA setzt Divestment-Meilenstein mithilfe von urgewald-Kohle-Datenbank | urgewald e.V.

AXA setzt Divestment-Meilenstein mithilfe von urgewald-Kohle-Datenbank | urgewald e.V.









AXA setzt Divestment-Meilenstein mithilfe von urgewald-Kohle-Datenbank

Paris, 12.12.2017    Die NGOs Les Amis de la Terre (Frankreich) und urgewald (Deutschland) begrüßen die heutige Divestment-Ankündigung des französischen Versicherers AXA, das drittgrößte Versicherungsunternehmen der Welt. Nach einer ersten Reduzierung der Kohleinvestitionen im Jahr 2015 kündigte der Konzernchef Thomas Buberl auf dem heutigen "One Planet Summit" in Paris an, dass AXA weitere 2,4 Mrd. Euro an Kohle-Anlagen und 700 Mio. Euro an Teersand-Anlagen im Rahmen seiner Klimaschutzstrategie veräußern wird. 
„AXA geht damit weit über das hinaus, was andere globale Investoren wie der Norwegische Pensionsfonds und Allianz getan haben“, sagt Heffa Schücking, Geschäftsführerin von urgewald. Laut seinen neuen Richtlinien [1] wird der Versicherer Unternehmen aus seinem Portfolio ausschließen, die mehr als 30 Prozent ihres Stroms oder ihrer Umsätze aus Kohle beziehen, ähnlich dem Divestment-Schritt der deutschen Allianz im Jahr 2015. Darüber hinaus will AXA auch die größten Kohleproduzenten (Produktion von über 20 Millionen Tonnen Kohle pro Jahr) sowie alle Unternehmen, die den Bau von Kraftwerken mit über 3.000 Megawatt neuer Kohlekapazität planen, desinvestieren – wozu Allianz bislang nicht bereit ist.
„Die Tatsache, dass AXA auch große und diversifizierte Unternehmen wie Marubeni oder Glencore veräußert, macht den Versicherer zu einem Vorbild in der Finanzwelt. Aktien und Anleihen dieser beiden Konzerne sind bei fast allen großen Investoren zu finden, obwohl Marubeni einer der größten Kohlekraftwerksentwickler und Glencore der achtgrößte Kohleproduzent weltweit ist. „AXA wirft auch RWE und Uniper aus dem Portfolio, ein klares Warnsignal an Kohle-Riesen, dass ihr klimaschädliches Geschäft auf den Finanzmärkten zunehmend als Gefahr angesehen wird“, so Schücking.
In der Stellungnahme bestätigt AXA, dass der Konzern die "Global Coal Exit List" von urgewald als Richtschnur für den Verkauf von Kohle-Investitionen verwendet. urgewald hat die Datenbank nach zweijähriger Recherche Anfang November veröffentlicht. Sie ist die erste detailreiche Übersicht über alle knapp 800 wichtigen Konzerne aus der globalen Kohle-Lieferkette. [2]
Gestern veröffentlichte urgewald als Teil einer NGO-Koalition den Bericht "Investors vs. the Paris Agreement", der zeigt, dass AXA derzeit auf Platz 32 der größten Investoren in Kohlekraftwerksentwickler liegt. Der US-Vermögensverwalter BlackRock steht auf Platz 1 und die deutsche Allianz auf Platz 23 [3]. „AXAs Divestment-Schritt bedeutet, dass viele dieser Entwickler aus dem Portfolio geworfen werden“, sagt Lucie Pinson, Finanz-Campaignerin von Amis de la Terre. „AXA hat sich außerdem verpflichtet, sein Divestment auf die zerstörerische Teersandindustrie anzuwenden. Der Konzern beendet auch die Versicherung neuer Kohle- und Teersandprojekte sowie von Infrastruktur wie Pipelines und setzt damit ein Zeichen für die gesamte Versicherungswirtschaft.“ Schücking ergänzt: „Die Allianz muss nachziehen, will sie beim Klimaschutz nicht abgehängt werden.“
Für eine tiefergehende Analyse des AXA-Divestments sowie einiger kritischer Punkte, siehe:
http://www.amisdelaterre.org/IMG/pdf/ngo_analysisaxa.pdf(link is external)
Kontakte:
Heffa Schücking, urgewald: +49 160 96 76 76 1436, heffa@urgewald.org(link sends e-mail)
Lucie Pinson, Amis de la Terre (Englisch): +33 (0)6 79 54 54 37 15, lucie.pinson@amisdelaterre.org(link sends e-mail)
Anmerkungen:
[3] Bericht verfügbar unter: https://coalexit.org/downloads(link is external)

AXA | Green IT : towards a green (r)evolution

AXA | Green IT : towards a green (r)evolution




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Versicherung und Vorsorge Insurance and pensions in the world: AXA setzt Divestment-Meilenstein mithilfe von urgewald-Kohle-Datenbank | urgewald e.V.

Versicherung und Vorsorge Insurance and pensions in the world: AXA setzt Divestment-Meilenstein mithilfe von urgewald-Kohle-Datenbank | urgewald e.V.

Sonntag, 7. Januar 2018

AXA Sets Milestone for Fossil Fuel Divestment | urgewald e.V.

AXA Sets Milestone for Fossil Fuel Divestment | urgewald e.V.







AXA Sets Milestone for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Paris, Dec. 12, 2017   Friends of the Earth (France) and Urgewald (Germany) applaud the major new divestment steps taken by French insurer AXA, the world’s 3rd largest insurance company. After a first reduction of its coal investments in 2015, AXA’s CEO Thomas Buberl announced at today’s “One Planet Summit” in Paris that AXA will divest an additional EUR 2.4 billion in coal assets and EUR 700 million in tar sands assets.
“AXA is going far beyond what other global investors such as the Norwegian Government Pension Fund and Allianz have done,” says Heffa Schuecking, director of Urgewald. According to its new policy, the insurer will not only drop companies which derive over 30% of their power or revenues from coal. It will also divest the largest coal producers (> 20 million tons per year) and all companies planning to build over 3,000 megawatts of new coal-fired capacity. “The fact that AXA is willing to also divest huge and diversified companies like Marubeni or Glencore makes it a true climate leader. These companies are found in almost every major investment portfolio, in spite of the fact that Marubeni is one of the world’s largest coal plant developers and Glencore is the world’s 8th largest coal producer,” explains Schuecking.
In its statement AXA confirms that it is using the “Global Coal Exit List” to guide its coal divestment efforts. The Global Coal Exit List was developed by Urgewald and is the first database that provides a comprehensive overview of the coal industry and reveals which companies are planning new coal power stations and coal mines. [1]
Yesterday, a coalition of NGOs published the report “Investors vs. the Paris Agreement”, which shows that AXA is currently the 32nd largest investor in companies developing new coal plants, behind investors like Blackrock (no. 1) and AXA’s biggest competitor Allianz (no. 23). [2] The world’s top 120 coal plant developers aim to build 550,000 MW of new coal capacity, which would put the Paris climate goals out of reach. “AXA’s new forward-looking divestment approach is a paradigm shift and means it will now drop many of these top coal plant developers from its portfolio. AXA’s commitment is not perfect [3], but it is still a huge step towards impact divesting. It should be followed by other investors and banks,” says Lucie Pinson, finance campaigner from Friends of the Earth France.
AXA has also committed itself to applying the same forward-looking approach to the incredibly destructive tar sands industry. “And what is more, AXA is putting an end to underwriting of new coal and tar sands projects as well as the accompanying infrastructure such as pipelines, thus setting an example for the entire insurance industry. Today is a celebratory day for the climate and the frontline communities threatened and impacted by the coal and tar sands industries,” says Pinson.
Contacts:
Heffa Schuecking, Urgewald: +49 160 96 76 1436, heffa@urgewald.org(link sends e-mail)
Lucie Pinson, Friends of the Earth France: +33 (0)6 79 54 37 15, lucie.pinson@amisdelaterre.org(link sends e-mail)
Endnotes:
[3] It, for example, does not adequately cover AXA’s 3rd party asset management. For a more detailed critique of the shortcomings, see: http://www.amisdelaterre.org/IMG/pdf/ngo_analysisaxa.pdf
(link is external)
It, for example, does not adequately cover AXA’s 3rd party asset management. For a more detailed critique of the shortcomings, see: http://www.amisdelaterre.org/IMG/pdf/ngo_analysisaxa.pdf