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Milliman opens South Africa office

PR Newswire  SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today announced the opening of an office in Cape Town, South Africa. The office will be led by industry veteran David Kirk and will serve Sub-Saharan Africa.

ISIS Releases Third John Cantlie Video

International Business Times  A third video featuring British journalist John Cantlie, who was captured by the Islamic State group in 2012, surfaced late on Monday, barely a week after the second video of the propaganda series titled “Lend Me Your Ears: Episode 1” was released.

Tory leads, Chow support declines in latest poll

Toronto Star  John Tory remains in front in Toronto’s mayoral race, with Councillor Doug Ford in the hunt and Olivia Chow slipping, a new poll suggests. Results released by Forum Research late Monday night said Tory has captured 43 per cent of support — a number based on 1,167 randomly chosen respondents who were surveyed Monday.

The Islamic State bogeyman has arrived in Australia

GlobalPost  SYDNEY, Australia — Australia has changed a lot in the last few weeks. First, the terror threat level was raised from medium to high. Then, on Sept. 18, Australians woke to news that terrorism was no longer an abstract, faraway concept.

California’s New Law: Only “Yes” Means Yes On Campus

Newsweek  California’s latest attempt to combat sexual assault on campus is a new law that sets the bar for sexual consent, commonly referred to as the “yes means yes” rule. The bill was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown Sunday and requires “affirmative consent” and other policies to be adopted by higher education institutions that are recipients of state funds for student financial assistance.

Infants' Guts Expand After Taking Antibiotics

Medical Daily  Despite conflicting views on whether or not our guts are already colonized by hundreds of bacteria at birth (see here versus here), there is no argument about the role they play on our lives, affecting everything from immunity to metabolic function.

Evolutionary Arms Race Within The Human Genome

redOrbit.com  New research from the University of California, Santa Cruz has revealed that two sets of primate genes have been battling it out over the millennia and this conflict has driven the complexity of primate genomes.

California Governor Signs Bill to Protect Temp Workers

ProPublica  California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law a bill holding the state's employers legally responsible for wage and safety violations committed by their subcontractors and temp agencies. With the new law, California will have some of the country's farthest-reaching protections for temporary workers, among the fastest growing and most vulnerable segments of the workforce.