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One of the key reasons I joined Thomson Reuters after years in investment banking was the company’s focus on its people and the strong support of senior leadership to create an environment where employees can thrive and customers can benefit from the collective knowledge of our employees. This has proven to be true over the past two-and-a-half years I have been here.

As I have seen, Thomson Reuters is committed to delivering on our purpose and values. This is represented through a variety of media, methods and materials. However, what’s really important is how we operate as individuals and as a collective organization every day.

Through corporate responsibility and diversity and inclusion efforts, we aim to empower sustainable growth for our people, our markets and our world. We do this by: (more…)

Journalist spotlight: Christina Farr on her scoop of Apple preparing HealthKit rollout

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Last week, Reuters was first with the news that Apple Inc has been discussing how its “HealthKit” service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems. The application aims to make health data, such as blood pressure, pulse and weight, available for consumers and health providers to view in one place. The story, by Reuters correspondent Christina Farr, was covered widely by media outlets in the U.S. and abroad. In a Reuters Best: Journalist Spotlight Q&A, Christina offers an inside look at how she scored the scoop.

Q. How did you score this exclusive? (more…)

Knowledge Worker Innovation Series: Showcasing Innovators in a Big Data Ecosystem

Knowledge Worker Innovation Series

Inspired by a neighborhood of innovators and entrepreneurs, the Knowledge Worker Innovation Series consists of events that bring in thought leaders from industry and academia to discuss, dissect and explore technology topics and trends. The discussions helps us stay on top of and share the ideas that shape our approach to making information intelligent and delivering it to the businesses and professionals who depend on it.

We are pleased to announce the next event in our Knowledge Worker Innovation Series, proudly held in Boston’s Innovation District. Please join us to hear lightning talks from start-up CEOs Andy Palmer, (Tamr), Marilyn Matz, (Paradim4), and Adam Towvim (Trust Layers). This Big Data start-up showcase will explore connections and enrichment of diverse data, scalable native array database with native analytics and a new level of privacy accountability in the use of personal information in large data systems. This event will kick off the Mass Big Data Trek 2014 by the Mass Big Data Initiative. (more…)

Europe’s aging nuclear reactors – graphic of the day

Nuclear power provides around a third of the European Union’s electricity generation. The 28-nation bloc operates 131 reactors, with an average age of 30 years. As nuclear plants age, performance can suffer, and outages – both scheduled and unplanned – rise. Today’s graphic shows the age and output of nuclear reactors across Europe.

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Bringing illicit trade and crime out of the shadows

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Illicit trade and organised crime is something that that surrounds us all. While the illicit economy is by its nature difficult to measure, one of the more staggering estimates is that it is as large as 20 to 30 percent of the global economy or about $50 to $70 trillion dollars.

Illicit trade and related terrorist or criminal activity is not something that just operates in the shadows. An economy of this size is not something that can be stuffed under mattresses. It is extremely complex and equally sophisticated. Illicit funds reenter the licit world through routine activities like real estate investments, the sale of high value goods like antiquities and art or financial transactions, not to mention more nefarious activities like wildlife crime or human trafficking.

Governments and regulators have already zeroed in on banks as the first line of defence, placing stricter requirements that impose more due diligence checks on clients’ relationships in order to help prevent terrorist financing and other financial crimes. (more…)

Transgender: Gender Identity Explained Event Highlights

The need to understand more about gender identity and the challenges that trans people face brought nearly 200 people to our office in Canary Wharf on Monday June 30th, for our presentation and panel event, “Transgender: Gender Identity Explained.” This video contains highlights from the event that our Pride at Work UKI group hosted with the charity GIRES at our London, Canary Wharf office. The opening remarks were made by Jan-Coos Geesink the head of our Legal Solutions UK and Ireland team and co-sponsor of our Pride at Work network in the UK. It also features Emma Cusdin and Nicholas Creswell on the Panel. We also have short interviews at the end from a number of internal and external guests.

Read more about the event.

Patient seeks $2 million from government for skin cancer misdiagnosis

From Westlaw Journal Medical Malpractice:   A physician assistant at a federally supported health clinic in Missouri removed a cancerous lesion from a patient’s neck, sniffed it and incorrectly declared it to be a benign cyst without further testing, the patient has alleged in a $2.1 million lawsuit.

Robert Gash claims his cancer spread because of substandard treatment at Jordan Valley Community Health Center, causing painful injuries and costly medical care.

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Effective training a weak link in many compliance programs – survey

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By Emmanuel Olaoye and Stuart Gittleman of Compliance Complete

Firms, especially those in the financial services sector, have improved their compliance and ethics training programs but are still being challenged in measuring their programs’ effectiveness, two researchers told Thomson Reuters Compliance Complete on Wednesday.

And the people driving the programs, often in chief compliance officer or roles of similar function, are still being challenged by limited resources and difficulties in making a business case for the firm’s investment, said the researchers, Mary Bennett and Ingrid Freeden of Navex Global. (more…)

Routes to a better life – graphic of the day

The popularity of illegal migration routes into Europe changes over time. In recent years a crackdown on the Canary Island route has seen many people travel through Libya, where a lack of security has helped. Today’s graphic tracks migration routes across Africa and Europe.

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Movement of men and boys needed to advance women’s rights

U.N. Women will announce a new celebrity ambassador this week to help push its HeforShe campaign, a global initiative to engage men and boys to speak out for women’s rights. The campaign, which includes an online platform where people can upload video messages in support of gender equality, was unveiled in March but it will have its big debut on September 20, in New York City.

“We need good men to stand up to talk and to take action,” U.N. Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in a recent interview. “We are encouraging a movement of men and boys. It’s a change of attitude of women, a change of attitude of men and it’s a collaboration…between men and women. We have got to win together.”