Jodi Westbrook Flowers

The recent terrorist kidnapping of Amenas gas facility workers in Algeria and the request of Mali’s transitional government for France (its former colonial power) to come to its military aid to prevent a takeover by northern rebels, should concern all global citizens—not because of France’s intervention but because of why the action was needed and what the kidnapping signaled.

NTSB update on Boeing 787 fire brings good news and bad news

The Dec. 21, 2012, order of Judge Barbier sets the deadline for filing a Seafood Compensation Claim under the Economic and Property Damages Class Action Settlement. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, is the last day to file.

Boeing has delivered 49 Dreamliners to several different airlines, including United Airlines, All Nippon Airways of Japan and Poland’s LOT, which were assembled in the state of Washington. The company is relying on the aircraft to succeed, but there have recently been numerous problems reported in connection with the planes.

When people think about the losses suffered because of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, they consider the 11 men who lost their lives; the damage to wetlands and the loss of wildlife; the impact on the livelihood of professional seafood industry workers (e.g. boat owners, captains deckhands, leaseholders, fishers, shrimpers and oystermen and women); or the hard hit that businesses in the tourism and other industries took. What many people may not realize, however, is that some of the hardest hit after the oil spill were nonprofit organizations.