Important Press Releases

Christmas Tree Farms: Not Just For Trees Anymore

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NASHVILLE— Christmas trees are not the only draw to Tennessee’s Christmas tree farms.

Woman arrested after TSA stops her with a gun at BWI Airport

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BALTIMORE – A woman was arrested with a loaded handgun at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Monday, making it the third gun that Transportation Security Administration officers have caught within a five-day span at the airport.

CAIR Welcomes Community Response to Md. Refugees Targeted by Hate

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WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/15/16) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed support from concerned neighbors and community members who reached out to a Muslim refugee family recently targeted by hate.

Tyndall team develops solution to F-22 weapon's system issue

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Senior Airman Samuel Privett, a 43rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, stands at parade rest in front of an F-22 Raptor at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov.

EDA to offer new C-IED application for improved situational awareness

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As part of its ongoing efforts to improve Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) capabilities, the European Defence Agency (EDA) will shortly share a new C-IED tool with its participating Member States.

1,451 Tennesseans Die from Drug Overdoses in 2015

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NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,451 people died from drug overdoses in the state in 2015. This is the highest annual number of overdose deaths recorded in state history and brings the five-year total for Tennessee to 6,036 lives lost. That figure is approximately the equivalent of every person on 40 mid-size jet liners dying.

FTC Unveils Mobile-Friendly Financial Readiness Website for Military Members and Personal Financial Managers

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The Federal Trade Commission unveiled a financial readiness website designed for mobile devices to help members of the military community navigate personal financial decisions in light of the unique challenges they face, such as frequent relocations and deployment.

New GSMA Report Analyzes How Reforming Mobile Sector Taxation Can Promote Investment and Drive Digital Inclusion in Colombia

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With Realigned Tax Structure, Colombian Government Can Boost Mobile Connectivity, Increase Productivity, and Generate Economic Growth and Employment.

Economic study on the cumulative effects of trade agreements on the EU agricultural sector Frequently Asked Questions

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Economic study gives valuable information on potential effects of future trade agreements and validates current EU approach of systematically protecting sensitive sectors.

EU Foreign Ministers Urged to Show Mature Attitude to US Changes

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Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States, and EU leaders need to adjust to this reality. In particular they must ensure that America remains bound into the institutions which protect Western security. For the United States to withdraw from NATO security guarantees would be a catastrophe, yet this is precisely what Trump suggested on the campaign trail, unless European countries contribute more to their own defense.

New study shows LED lights attract fewer insects than other lights

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New research by scientists from the University of Bristol has revealed that domestic LED lights are much less attractive to nuisance insects such as biting midges than traditional filament lamps.

Reliance and Cisco Jasper Launch Internet of Things (IoT) Services Throughout India

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Mumbai and San Jose, 15 November 2016 -- Reliance Group, India's leading private sector business house, today announced a strategic partnership with Cisco Jasper for the launch of a new venture, UNLIMIT, solely dedicated to provide Internet of Things (IoT) services to enterprise customers throughout India. UNLIMIT is equipped with the diverse resources of the Reliance Group, the nimbleness of a start-up, high-profile partnerships, and an international management team, and will tap into into the growing potential of the IoT market in the country.

Press briefing notes on Malaysia

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We are concerned by reports that organisers of an anti-government protest in Malaysia have been subjected to threats and harassment, and we call on all sides to stay calm and exercise restraint ahead of this weekend’s planned rally in Kuala Lumpur.

Humanist Group to Defend Local Family against Colorado School District's Religious Programs

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The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center will present oral arguments before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to defend local families in Douglas County, Colorado, whose First Amendment rights to freedom from state-sponsored religious activity were violated by the Douglas County School District, which repeatedly sponsored and promoted religious programs.

Orange and ENGIE pursue their commitment to the electrification of rural Africa

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Orange and ENGIE have today launched a plan to deploy nearly 1,000 solar kits in Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon. Several villages in rural areas have been identified to participate in the first phase of this pilot program, prior to deployment on a larger scale.

Outcome of EDA Ministerial Steering Board

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At the EDA ministerial Steering Board which met this Tuesday morning (15 November) under the chairmanship of HR/VP Federica Mogherini in her capacity as Head of the Agency, Defence Ministers tasked EDA to review the Capability Development Plan (CDP), approved the 2017 general budget and agreed to set up a working group to study the potential creation of a Cooperative Financial Mechanism.

GE Powers Greener Energy for Manufacturing Giant Del Monte

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Waste-to-Energy Combined Heat and Power Project with Del Monte Philippines Inc.

Commission presents study on impact of future trade agreements on the agricultural sector

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Economic study gives valuable information on potential effects of future trade agreements and validates current EU approach of systematically protecting sensitive sectors.

Gartner Says Through 2020, Less than 10 Percent of Smart City Projects Implemented Across India Will be of a Large-scale, City-wide Nature

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The lack of a holistic, framework-based approach and a viable revenue model are stalling large-scale smart city projects in India, according to Gartner, Inc. As a result, many small pilot projects are underway, but no big citywide projects have been announced. Gartner predicts that through 2020, less than 10 percent of smart city projects implemented across India will be of a large-scale, city-wide nature.

Work-Life Imbalance: Expedia's 2016 Vacation Deprivation Study Shows Americans Leave Hundreds of Millions of Paid Vacation Days Unused

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Expedia.com®, one of the world's largest full service online travel sites, today released the results of the 2016 Expedia Vacation Deprivation® report, an annual study of vacation habits among employed adults in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Majid Al Futtaim becomes official Partner of WorldGBC MENA Regional Network

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Majid Al Futtaim, the major shopping mall, retail and leisure developer in the Middle East and North Africa, has become the first official Partner of WorldGBC’s MENA Regional Network.

Trumps Mature Performances so far and Friendliness to UK Justify UK Governments Welcoming Approach his Presidency

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Thus far Trump has made good on his earlier promises to behave differently after winning the election. Like it or not we have to engage with the president of the world’s most important country. It is better for everyone if those engagements are constructive.

Bringing pangolin traffickers to justice in Africa

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Pangolins young and old are slaughtered for their meat, scales and claws to be used as food and traditional medicines, largely in China. By the hundreds of thousands, they are the victims of the rampant global illegal wildlife trade.

IDC: Big Data and Cognitive Systems Conference 2016 Explores the Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition, and Productivity

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MANILA, November 16, 2016 — According to IDC, organizations that capitalize and analyze all relevant data and deliver actionable information could achieve an extra $430 billion (on a worldwide basis) in productivity benefits over their less analytically oriented peers by 2020. On November 17, 2016, the Philippine leg of the IDC Asia/Pacific Big Data and Cognitive Systems Conference 2016 will highlight the next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity form at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

HP inaugurates university Chair to partner on future cyber security challenges

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HP is working with the University of Birmingham to create a position to help address the world’s most pressing cyber security challenges.

Yale researchers find key to predicting outcomes of autism treatment

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Treatments for autism spectrum disorders are varied and costly, and selecting the right one is crucial to long-term outcome. Yale University researchers report they can predict whether a preschool age child will respond to at least one form of treatment by looking at patterns of the child’s brain activity.

Los Angeles Travelers Named Savviest in the U.S.

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DALLAS, Nov. 15, 2016 / / -- Hands up, who would like a free night in a hotel? Hotels.com®, whose loyalty program allows travelers to collect ten nights and get one free*, has revealed that savvy travelers from Los Angeles beat out other U.S. cities when it came to snapping up a free night away.

Pfizer Announces Results from Phase 3 OPAL Clinical Development Program Investigating XELJANZ (Tofacitinib Citrate) for Psoriatic Arthritis

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NEW YORK--( )--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that new results from the Phase 3 Oral Psoriatic Arthritis TriaL (OPAL) studies, Broaden and Beyond, will be presented at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting (November 11-16, Washington, DC). OPAL Broaden and OPAL Beyond evaluated the efficacy and safety of XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) in adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who had an inadequate response (IR) to conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARDs) or to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFis), respectively. Detailed results from OPAL Broaden will be presented during a plenary session [#2983] for the first time at ACR/ARHP. Additionally, results from OPAL Beyond will be presented during a late-breaking abstract poster session [#10L].

Why British Cycling is calling for greater countryside access for cyclists

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In July this year British Cycling wrote to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and to the Welsh Environment secretary Lesley Griffiths calling for people on bikes to have responsible access to more public paths in the English and Welsh countryside.

Navy Surgeon General Announces New Strategic Priorities

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy's top doctor announced new strategic priorities for Navy Medicine, Nov.

Widespread evidence of prehistoric dairying discovered along the Mediterranean coast

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An inter-disciplinary team of scientists and archaeologists have discovered widespread evidence of prehistoric milk production in southern Europe.

New NPG Report Shows Foreign-Born Population Growing as U.S. Economy Improves

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Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prosecution

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In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies and legislation that fail to treat wildlife poaching and trafficking as a serious offence.  As a result of the weak laws, wildlife crime offenders are never profiled despite their despicable acts of illegal killing and trafficking of wildlife.

MBA Student Government Leadership Summit to take place at Rice

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MBA Student Government Leadership Summit to take place at Rice Nov.

Women and Girls at the forefront of climate change

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Maputo, 15th November 2016. Women and girls in Mozambique are struggling more than ever to cope with the current drought, the worst in 35 years, aggravated by a particularly powerful El Niño phenomenon, according to a new CARE study. Researchers have talked to 75 people in the region of Inhambane to get first-hand impressions of what the situation is like in areas affected by drought and hunger.

Giant research leap is needed to rein in farm-driven antimicrobial resistance

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Goats await sorting in a school in Maungday, Myanmar.

ABB wins order to supply 1600 transformers to support railway expansion in India

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ABB has won an order from Alstom to supply 1600 traction transformers for 800 new electric freight locomotives in India. The new locomotives will expand Indian Railways’ capacity, easing congestion on busy routes for both freight and passenger services. The transformers will be manufactured locally in ABB’s Vadodara facility in the western Indian state of Gujarat, supporting the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative to encourage manufacturing in the country.

Green light to 8 new initiatives under the EU's Partnership Instrument

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The European Commission has approved eight new projects totalling more than €32 million under the Partnership Instrument (PI) to boost cooperation with partner countries in priority areas.

Watchdog report on children in custody

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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report, Children in Custody 2015-16: an analysis of 12 to 18-year-olds’ perceptions of their experience in secure training centres and young offender institutions will be published today (15 November 2016).

Vice-President Sefcovic: Energy Union's 2016 Year of delivery

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I've been attending COSAC Plenaries for quite some time now, since my previous position as Vice President for Inter-Institutional Affairs. I've been visiting your national parliaments and European Parliament committees regularly.

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