Important Press Releases

Pfizer Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Oncology Biosimilar, ZIRABEV (bevacizumab)

ZIRABEV ™ (bevacizumab), a potential biosimilar to Avastin ®* (bevacizumab), is Pfizer’s second therapeutic oncology biosimilar to receive a positive CHMP opinion in Europe in 2018.

13-Dec 23:26
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EEOC Holds Data Dialogue Sessions with Agency Stakeholders

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment  Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  held a series of "Data Dialogues" this week to introduce  stakeholders to the  agency's new Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics  (OEDA).  Advocacy groups, employer representatives,  academics, and researchers, including from  non-profit organizations, participated in meetings at EEOC  headquarters in Washington, D.C., to interact with OEDA's  leadership and hear about the new structure within the agency. 

13-Dec 22:10
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My friends think Im crazy Why Im taking a stand against coal in Poland

World leaders may talk the talk, but it’s the activists, the impacted communities, the younger generation, that are truly walking the walk.

13-Dec 20:55
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Hark! UW talents on page and disc for the good Dawgs on your holiday shopping list

An architect argues to stay the wrecking ball and reuse older buildings, a historian recalls Martin Luther King Jr.’s timeless economic message, a master storyteller brings a new set of tales, an engineer conjures a children’s book with a robot’s-eye view of the deep ocean …

13-Dec 20:01
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Octroi de mer: Businesses in French outermost regions of the EU to benefit from updated rules for tax reductions on local products

New rules proposed by the Commission today would allow more local products to benefit from tax exemptions or reductions in the EU outermost regions of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and La Réunion.

13-Dec 18:57
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Americans Deserve a Law Protecting Their Digital Privacy Heres Our Proposal

For too long, Americans’ digital privacy has been far from guaranteed, and it is time for Congress to pass legislation providing comprehensive protections for personal information. This morning, in an effort to move the conversation forward, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is publishing its draft federal privacy bill.

13-Dec 17:24
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Signpost Digital Initiative Reaches 1 Million People Across Three Continents

Since 2015, global partnership between the International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps has provided critical information services to people affected by crisis and conflict.

13-Dec 17:04
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Scientists discover genetic missing links underlying mechanism of psychiatric diseases

UCLA researchers, in global collaboration, gain new understanding of brain architecture of autism, schizophrenia.

13-Dec 15:35
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Louisiana Couple Indicted for Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS and Filing False Tax Returns

A federal grand jury sitting in Shreveport, Louisiana, returned an indictment yesterday charging a Shreveport husband and wife with conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and multiple counts of filing false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana David C. Joseph.

13-Dec 14:35
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Whooping cough makes an appearance in Indiana

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — It starts with a simple cough but can explode into a vicious string of coughing spells and “whooping” sounds.

13-Dec 13:50
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South Korea stopped importing condensate from Iran before receiving sanctions waivers

South Korea purchased close to half a million barrels per day (b/d) of condensates in 2017, accounting for more than 25% of global condensate trade. In the first seven months of 2018, 38% of South Korea’s condensate imports came from Iran. South Korea ceased importing Iranian condensates in August. Subsequently, the United States granted South Korea an exemption to import about 200,000 b/d of condensates from Iran for 180 days.

13-Dec 13:18
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Reclamation Releases Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study

Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study Study ReportWASHINGTON – Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced today the release of the Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study that was conducted collaboratively with the member tribes of the Ten Tribes Partnership.

13-Dec 10:07
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U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Hear Case Challenging Forced Union Affiliation as Violation of First Amendment

Minnesota home-based personal care providers argue being forced under SEIU union monopoly ‘representation’ violates their freedom to associate.

13-Dec 09:46
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Nearly 30 million sick and premature newborns in dire need of treatment every year

Global coalition calls for better care and stronger legislation to save babies on the brink of death.

12-Dec 22:44
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Attention, please! Anticipation of touch takes focus, executive skills

A study of 6- to 8-year-old children by the University of Washington and Temple University found that the anticipation of touch was associated with executive function skills such as selective attention and working memory.

12-Dec 18:54
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Lance Bass Bat, Skywalker Gibbon and Toad from Middle Earth are Three of 157 New Species Discovered in Greater Mekong in 2017

Bangkok, Thailand -- A bat that could be a member of a 1990s band *NSYNC, a gibbon with a Star Wars name and a toad straight from Middle Earth are among the 157 newly discovered species in the Greater Mekong region described by the world’s scientists in 2017. The report, New Species on the Block, describes three mammal, 23 fish, 14 amphibian, 26 reptile and 91 plant species discovered in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam by scientists who ventured into the region’s jungles, mountains, rivers and grasslands, often under punishing conditions.

12-Dec 17:51
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Argentina Creates Two Massive Marine Parks

South American Sea Lion CREDIT Enric Sala/Pristine Seas South American Sea Lion CREDIT Enric Sala/Pristine Seas South American Sea Lion CREDIT Enric Sala/Pristine Seas.

12-Dec 17:37
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'Prince of Peace' and ICTJ Founder Alex Boraine Laid to Rest

Cape Town — Alex Boraine, founder of the ICTJ and a tireless comrade in the struggle for human rights around the world, will be laid to rest in Cape Town today. He has been called the “Prince of Peace” for his lifelong commitment to transforming South Africa’s society through truth, reconciliation, and justice, following the horrors of apartheid.

12-Dec 17:23
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Works Wonders wins Innovations in American Government Award

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a leading research center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, today named Works Wonders, a job training and placement initiative in Rhode Island aimed at youth who have aged out of — or are about to age out of — state care, as the winner of the 2018 Innovations in American Government Award. The award was presented to Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo ’93 on Dec. 12, at a ceremony at the State House.

12-Dec 16:11
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Despite campaign rhetoric, U.S. immigrants remain civically engaged

Some politicians say they are refugees who fled hardships and struggles abroad; others argue they are undocumented immigrants who illegally sought passage into the United States.

12-Dec 15:00
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Analysis: Rat Poison Found in 85 Percent of Tested Mountain Lions, Bobcats, Fishers

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A new state analysis has documented super-toxic rat poisons in more than 85 percent of tested mountain lions, bobcats and protected Pacific fishers, prompting state regulators to open a new evaluation of whether to further restrict or ban the powerful toxins.

12-Dec 14:41
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Study: 15 percent of babies exposed to Zika before birth had severe abnormalities in first 18 months of life

James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries the Zika virus.

12-Dec 14:12
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Advisory: JHU Expert Available on Lab-Grown Meat

Aleph Farms of Israel announced today unveiled the world’s first lab-grown steak, a steak grown in a petri dish that has the taste and texture of one that comes from a real cow.

12-Dec 12:56
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Excess Body Weight Responsible for Nearly 4% of Cancers Worldwide

The rapid increase in both the prevalence of excess body weight and the associated cancer burden highlights the need for a rejuvenated focus on identifying, implementing, and evaluating interventions to prevent and control excess body weight ATLANTA— Policies, economic systems, and marketing practices that promote the consumption of energy-dense, nutrient-poor food, changing behavioral patterns that couple high total energy intake with insufficient physical activity, and human-built environments that amplify these factors are driving a worldwide rise in excess body weight, according to

12-Dec 12:43
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Silver Lake to Acquire Majority Stake in ServiceMax from GE Digital

Strategic partnership to accelerate growth of leading provider of Field Service Management software.

12-Dec 12:23
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Barclays bank gives customers power to block gambling transactions

Barclays has become the UK’s first high street bank to give its customers the power to block gambling transactions and other retail payments using their debit cards. The announcement follows a concerted campaign by Money and Mental Health to improve the support available to people struggling with mental health problems and gambling, which has already seen digital banks Monzo and Starling launch similar tools.

12-Dec 11:31
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Delta TechOps partners with Rolls-Royce to provide worldwide On-Wing Care Services

Delta TechOps has recently partnered with Rolls-Royce to provide worldwide On-Wing Care Services for various Rolls-Royce Trent engines.

12-Dec 11:23
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Three Developers Settle Charges of Fraudulent EB-5 Offering

The three developers – America Modern Green Senior (Houston) LLC, America Modern Green Community (Houston) LLC, and America Modern Green Residential (Houston) LLC – have repaid the $49.5 million that they raised from the Chinese investors.

12-Dec 11:14
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Executives Settle ICO Scam Charges

To settle the SEC’s charges, Rice and Ford agreed to be held jointly and severally liable for $2,259,543 in disgorgement plus $68,423 in prejudgment interest, and each must pay a $184,767 penalty.  They also agreed to lifetime bars from serving as officers and directors of public companies and participating in digital securities offerings, and permanent prohibitions against violating the antifraud and registration provisions of the federal securities laws.

12-Dec 11:03
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Museum Statement on Passing of Professor Randolph Braham

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum expresses its profound sorrow at the passing of Professor Randolph L. Braham, a unique figure among Holocaust scholars and the world's preeminent historian of the Holocaust in Hungary. 

12-Dec 00:43
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Poland: President Duda should respect decision of EU Court of Justice and sign law to reinstate dismissed judges

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today called on President Andrzej Duda to sign legislation that would require the reinstatement of the Supreme Court justices that were forcibly “retired” in July 2018.

12-Dec 00:11
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National Practitioner Data Bank Guidebook Explained

An entry in the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) can end a doctor’s career permanently. It is critical for doctors to understand how this works, and patients ought to know what it means. In the winter 2018 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Lawrence Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D, summarizes the key points in the new 239-page Guidebook to the NPDB.

11-Dec 23:22
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UN human rights experts concerned about EUs online counter-terrorism proposal

GENEVA (12 December 2018) -  UN human rights experts have raised concerns about the European Union’s Proposal for a Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online, calling on the EU to ensure that it is brought into line with human rights standards. 

11-Dec 23:22
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A Europe that Protects: Commission calls for more efforts to ensure adoption of security proposals

The Commission is today reporting on progress made in building a genuine and effective Security Union since the October European Council.

11-Dec 18:00
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Researchers create first sensor package that can ride aboard bees

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a sensor package that is small enough to ride aboard a bumblebee.Mark Stone/University of Washington.

11-Dec 16:45
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New discoveries predict ability to forecast dementia from single molecule

A single tau monomer encodes different assembly conformations that each leads to distinct patterns of pathology.

11-Dec 16:18
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. To Distribute Toys to Bronx Veterans Families At Bronx Zoo

Claus at the Bronx Zoo to distribute toys to local Bronx military families in need this holiday season.

11-Dec 16:18
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Trump Administration Auctions 150,000 Acres for Fracking Near Utah National Parks

SALT LAKE CITY― The Trump administration today offered more than 150,000 acres of public lands for fossil-fuel extraction near some of Utah’s most iconic landscapes, including Arches and Canyonlands national parks. 

11-Dec 14:03
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Government Intervenes in False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Sutter Health and Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Mischarging the Medicare Advantage Program

The United States has intervened in a complaint against Sutter Health LLC, a California-based healthcare services provider, and an affiliated entity, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, (collectively “Sutter”) that alleges that Sutter violated the False Claims Act by submitting inaccurate information about the health status of beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage Plans, the Justice Department announced today.  Sutter Health is headquartered in Sacramento, California. 

11-Dec 13:42
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Carroll receives Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Natalie Carroll, professor of agricultural sciences education and communication (ASEC) and agricultural and biological engineering (ABE), received the Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence in Educational Service to the Rural People of Indiana. Indiana Farm Bureau established the Hovde Award to recognize outstanding educational contributions by a Purdue faculty or staff member to the well-being and progress of rural Indiana.

11-Dec 13:22
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