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Nokia announces strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services to enable easier transition to the cloud

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Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced a strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Inc.

Migration and border policy links: UN inaction on Rohingya, offshore processing, self-reliance and more

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The UNHCR Regional Representation in Canberra has called on Australia's government and parliamentarians to take responsibility for the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

MPI report predicts strong growth in primary exports in 2018

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New Zealand's primary industry exports are forecast to rise 9.3% over the next year on the back of strong dairy prices and a return to normal productivity levels, according to MPI's latest quarterly update to its Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries.

Reducing salt in restaurant food: Some progress made but more needed

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ANN ARBOR—Restaurants are reducing sodium in some newer items on their menus, but when it comes to existing fare and use of sodium overall there has been little change, according to research led by the University of Michigan.

Club Teams Time Trial & Club Teams Crit National Champs announced!

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Cycling Australia is excited to introduce the Club Teams Time Trial and Clubs Teams Criterium National Championship for the first time. This is your chance to compete as a club for the green & gold jersey.

Leinweber Foundation gives $8M for physics center in U-M's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

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Ashley Leinweber, Larry Leinweber, Kip Thorne, Claudia Babiarz, David Leinweber, Jessica Engerer Leinweber.

Economic diplomacy brief: US-Japan relations, educating China, and Bishops legacy

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Dropping a demand for free trade negotiations on Japan just when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in the middle of an unexpectedly difficult early election campaign is hardly the way to treat an ally.

Suspected cases from Seychelles test negative for plague

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Samples from patients in Seychelles suspected to be ill with pneumonic plague tested negative at a WHO partner laboratory in Paris, France on Tuesday, 17 October 2017.

After Hapilons death and the liberation of Marawi

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the 'liberation of Marawi', and the Philippines military says Isnilon Hapilon, the Abu Sayyaf militant seen as Islamic State group's leader in southeast Asia, and Omar Maute, another senior militant, are dead. But ISIS has not been wiped out in Southeast Asia and Marawi won't be truly liberated until it is safe enough for some 200,000 displaced residents to return. Yet the contours of ISIS activity will shift as fighting winds down.

Senate HELP Committees Bipartisan Health Care Bill Positive First Step Toward Stabilization, Say Patient, Provider, and Consumer Groups

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The new bipartisan bill from the Senate HELP Committee Chair and Ranking Member offers some solid strategies to help restore confidence in the individual health insurance market. The return to regular order and bipartisanship are a much-needed breath of fresh air in an often-divided Congress. Senators Alexander and Murray deserve high praise for their leadership on this complex and challenging issue.

South Sudan Conflict: 5,000 children reunited with family by Save the Children, UNICEF and partners

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Nyabit, 12 Anok, 10, and Nyaguai, 8, Makuach, sat outside their home. The sisters were reunited with their mother after being separated for three years.

Endless violence shutters schools, teachers unpaid for a year, threatening education for 4.5 million children in Yemen

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AMMAN, 18 October 2017 - “More than two and a half years of renewed conflict in Yemen have once again put the education of 4.5 million children on the line, adding to the long list of bitter hardships that children have endured. Three quarters of teachers have not received their salaries in nearly a year, and the violence has forced one in ten schools across the country to close.“As of July 2017, 1,600 schools have been partially or totally destroyed, and 170 have been used for military purposes or as shelter for displaced families. An estimated 2 million children are out of school.“The beginning of the school year was postponed several times from its usual September start and textbooks and other school materials are in severely short supply.“The salary crisis has pushed teachers to extreme measures just to survive.

Algaes athletic role in glacier melt

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Life exists everywhere you look. Even on glacier ice, home to inch-long worms, snow fleas, bacteria and algae.

Governments commit to reduce suffering and deaths from noncommunicable diseases

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Heads of State and Government and ministers from around the world today committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes, the world’s leading killers.

Disaster Recovery Center to Open for Four Days in Palm Coast

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Thursday, Oct.19, for four days in Palm Coast to help Florida storm survivors. The DRC hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until close of business Sunday, Oct.

Assistance available to workers who lost jobs in hurricanes apply by

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Employees or self-employed individuals – who lost their livelihood as a direct consequence of Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Maria – may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).

Korean language program at Rice gets a boost from SK Innovation

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In recent years, enrollment for Korean language classes at Rice has doubled to more than 100 students per semester. A key driver, according to Rice Lecturer of Korean Jayoung Song, is South Korea’s export of pop culture, fueled by the popularity of Korean pop (K-pop) music and videos on YouTube and serialized TV K-dramas.

Millions die in pain each year without morphine

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More than 25 million people around the world die every year in pain—even though off-patent morphine, which could ease their suffering, costs just pennies per dose, according to an Oct.

Disaster Recovery Center to Open for Four Days in Hudson

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Thursday, Oct.19, for four days in Hudson to help Florida storm survivors. The DRC hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until close of business Sunday, Oct.

Comcast NBCUniversal Contributes Nearly $1.5M in Cash and In-Kind Support for Northern California Wildfire Relief Efforts

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North Bay fire relief fund provides support for the residents and communities Comcast serves throughout the impacted areas.

March 2018 E4-E6 Advancement Cycle Announced

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The March 2018 Navy-wide enlisted examinations (Cycle 239) testing dates for active duty, full time support and canvasser recruiter Sailors who are advancement eligible to the paygrades of E4-E6 have been announced in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 252/17, released Oct.

Man arrested at port with nearly $154K in meth

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales searched a 24-year-old Tucson man’s vehicle early today and found more than 51 pounds of methamphetamine, valued at almost $154,000.

Delta CEO: How Delta is reshaping the travel experience

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Delta is reshaping the travel experience, with innovative investments in aircraft, airports and technology, building on its world-renowned reliability and customer service, CEO Ed Bastian said Wednesday.

Charles Lieber elected to National Academy of Medicine

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Charles M. Lieber, the Joshua and Beth Friedman University Professor at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Nurses Call on Maine Legislature to Protect Healthcare for Rural Maine Patients

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Members of the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU) will hold a press conference Thursday, October 19, to speak out in strong support of a bill to protect healthcare for patients in rural Maine. They call on legislators to take up this critical bill, “An Act to Protect Rural Maine Healthcare,” in the Maine legislature’s upcoming emergency session.

Aging, longevity the focus at annual School of Public Health Alumni Weekend

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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health alumni returned to campus for their annual weekend Oct.

FINRA Requests Comment on Arbitration Proposals

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WASHINGTON — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today issued two Regulatory Notices requesting comment on two proposals related to its arbitration program: a proposal to expand the options available to investors when filing a claim in arbitration against an inactive firm or associated person, and a second proposal related to compensated non-attorney representatives that provide public investors an alternative to representation by attorneys in disputes between investors and broker-dealers.

Celebrate new Allston installation, WE ALL, this Saturday

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Join the Allston-Brighton community for the opening celebration of “WE ALL” at the Grove in Barry’s Corner, Allston (167 Western Ave.) on Saturday, Oct.

Delta's Keyra Lynn Johnson honored with Corporate Advocate for Inclusion Award

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At the event, Keyra Lynn Johnson, Managing Director — Global Diversity and Inclusion, was honored with the Corporate Advocate for Inclusion Award.

FDA Approves Yescarta, Revolutionary CAR-T Immunotherapy for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Patients

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TAMPA, Fla. – The Food and Drug Administration announced today the approval of Yescarta™ (Axicabtagene ciloleucel), a revolutionary new immunotherapy for adult patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Yescarta is a Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, also known as CAR-T. Moffitt Cancer Center’s Frederick Locke, M.D., is the co-lead investigator of the pivotal ZUMA-1 clinical trial that tested the new therapy, which is manufactured by Kite, a Gilead company.

ICE arrests 5 aliens with pending charges in New York after detainers were ignored

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NEW YORK –An Indian national, who has pending charges for assault, forcible touching, sexual abuse and harassment, is among five aliens from as many countries recently arrested in the New York-metropolitan area after detainers filed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) were ignored.

Leading Electrolytic Capacitor Manufacturer Indicted for Price Fixing

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A federal grand jury returned an indictment against an electrolytic capacitor manufacturer for participating in a conspiracy to fix prices for electrolytic capacitors sold to customers in the United States and elsewhere, the Department of Justice announced today.

Find out more about Cannabis and Insurance.

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Review important Alerts, Advisories & Press Releases that impact Seniors.

Lawsuit filed today to stop risk of deadly diseases in eastern Idaho

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Boise, ID – A coalition of environmental and hunting groups filed a lawsuit today against the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, challenging a decision that threatens wild bighorn sheep in eastern Idaho. The decision would expose the South Beaverhead population of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep to deadly disease by allowing domestic sheep grazing on the Snakey Canyon and Kelly Canyon allotments.

POSTPONED: Town Hall Meeting on Wilmington Schools

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Governor Carney to hold Facebook Live Q&A on Education TONIGHT at 7 p.m.

Massachusetts Man Convicted of Supporting ISIS and Conspiring to Murder U.S. Citizens

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David Daoud Wright, aka Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq, aka Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq, 28, of Everett, Massachusetts, was convicted of conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization; conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries; conspiracy to obstruct justice; and obstruction of justice.

Investment in young farmers strengthens Delawares economic future

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Dover, Del. – Delaware farmers, between 18 and 40 years old have the opportunity to apply for the Young Farmers Loan Program through November 30, 2017. The program provides long-term, no-interest loans to help eligible farmers purchase land, reducing the financial impact on farmers just starting out or looking to expand.

Amref Health Africa, Partners Launch Campaign to Mitigate Nurses Strike

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Amref Health Africa in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and other partners is taking part in the rapid response Catch-Up campaign to mitigate effects of the ongoing countrywide industrial action by nurses.

Governor Cooper Signs Non-Discrimination Executive Order for NC

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Governor Roy Cooper today signed Executive Order No. 24, to promote diversity and prohibit discrimination in government agencies and government contracts in an effort to make North Carolina a welcoming place to all.

Haslam Appoints Gass Special Judge for Circuit Court in 4th Judicial District

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NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed James L. Gass of Dandridge as special judge for Circuit Court in the 4th Judicial District.