Important Press Releases

Joey Logano Named 2018 Comcast Community Champion Of The Year

At an event to kick off NASCAR Championship Weekend in Miami on Thursday, November 15, Comcast announced Joey Logano as the winner of the fourth annual Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award. Comcast established the award in 2015 to honor NASCAR industry members for their philanthropic efforts, awarding $60,000 to the champion’s selected charity and $30,000 to the respective charities of the two remaining finalists. With this year’s contributions, Comcast has donated a total of $480,000 to charitable organizations in the NASCAR community through the Community Champion Award.

15-Nov 21:17
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Youth Parliament to finalise millennials priorities for future of the EU

The “Youth Parliament” has been initiated by President Antonio Tajani to follow up on the 2018 “European Youth Event” (EYE2018) which brought more than 8,000 young people from all parts of the European Union together in Strasbourg, on 1-2 June, to make their voices on the future of Europe heard.

15-Nov 20:47
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In Papua New Guinea, an Indigenous Tribes Journey to Protect its Forest

The protected area will contribute to the protection of the Bismarck Range forest, a contiguous intact forest corridor in the central highlands of Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s top seven regions for the highest plant diversity and an area supporting the highest mammal and amphibian species richness and endemism in the country.

15-Nov 20:39
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EU Budget 2019 conciliation talks suspended

After making every effort to reach a compromise on an adequate EU budget for 2019 during long hours on Friday, Parliament and Council have suspended the talks without agreement.

15-Nov 20:36
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ViiV Healthcare receives CHMP Positive Opinion for Tivicay EU label update with GEMINI study data for the 2-drug regimen of Tivicay + lamivudine

ViiV Healthcare announces that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a Positive Opinion on a Type II variation regulatory application for Tivicay (dolutegravir).

15-Nov 20:29
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Study explains behavioral reaction to painful experiences

Two different groups of parabrachial neurons, one expressing calcitonin gene-related peptide (green) and the other expressing substance P (red).Arnab Barik, Chesler Laboratory, NCCIH.

15-Nov 19:57
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Staffing shortfall of almost 250,000 by 2030 is major risk to NHS long-term plan, experts warn

Shortages of staff risk longer waiting lists, declining care quality and new NHS money going unspent.

15-Nov 19:18
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Give thanks to a late Purdue alumna for a popular holiday dish Stove Top stuffing

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The idea for a classic Thanksgiving dish that will fill millions of plates this year came from a student at Purdue University.

15-Nov 18:35
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FDA moves to restrict sales of electronic cigarettes, but more can be done

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 15, 2018 – The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, issued the following statement from CEO Nancy Brown in response to today’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement to limit access to flavored tobacco products:

15-Nov 18:03
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Man Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return

Israel Birman pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to filing a false federal tax return on which he failed to report interest income he earned from bank accounts at Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M., announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

15-Nov 18:03
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WWF Rallies Behind the Call for a New Deal for Nature and People

Greater ambition and increased political leadership needed to reverse devastating nature loss, as failure to tackle challenges comes into sharp focus.

15-Nov 17:45
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Miranda Wang and BioCellection win 2018 Pritzker Award for young environmental innovators

Jonathan Young Miranda Wang was honored for her invention of a process that turns otherwise-nonrecyclable plastic into chemicals than can be sold and reused.

15-Nov 17:41
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Targeted delivery: Purdue cancer identity technology makes it easier to find a tumors address

Improved drug delivery method is aimed at making chemotherapy easier to help treat people with various tumors.

15-Nov 17:29
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Atrium Health Agrees to Settle Antitrust Lawsuit and Eliminate Anticompetitive Steering Restrictions

Settlement Will Allow Patients to Learn About and Seek Care from More Cost-Effective Healthcare Providers.

15-Nov 17:27
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Work-life balance: Startup aims to help supervisors, employees foster engagement and healthy work-life cultures, and improve company outcomes, profits

Work Life Help, a Purdue-affiliated startup, created new training technology aimed at helping supervisors to better empower their employees to use company resources to manage the work-life balance.

15-Nov 17:25
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Kroger Shooting Suspect Charged with Federal Hate Crimes and Firearm Offenses

Gregory A. Bush, 51, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on hate crime and firearm charges arising out of the racially motivated murder of two African-American patrons at a Kroger grocery store, and the attempted murder of a third, on Oct.

15-Nov 17:03
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GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare - бизнес-подразделение GE (NYSE: GE) с оборотом в $19 млрд - открывает новые возможности оборудования, программного обеспечения и биотехнологий за счёт использования цифровых данных и аналитики.

15-Nov 14:40
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Sanctions on 17 Saudi Officials First Step Toward Accountability in Khashoggi Murder

Washington, D.C.—In response to the Trump Administration sanctioning 17 individuals for their involvement in the killing of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, Human Rights First’s Senior Vice President for Policy Rob Berschinski issued the following statement:

15-Nov 14:23
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FINRA Foundation Names 2018 Recipients of First Annual Military Spouse Fellowship Program Awards

Military Spouse Fellows Support the Military Community as Accredited Financial Counselors® to Help Increase the Financial Capability of Military Families.

15-Nov 13:44
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YPF Luz and GE Renewable Energy to construct Los Teros Wind Farm in Azul, Argentina

An investment of US$ 144 million is expected.  The energy produced is equivalent to the consumption of 160,000 homes and may reduce about 5.5 million tons of CO2 in 20 years.

15-Nov 13:42
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FTC Issues Agency Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2018

The Federal Trade Commission issued its Fiscal Year 2018 Agency Financial Report, which describes the agency’s strong fiscal management and key program performance of the agency during the past year. The report highlights FTC accomplishments in furtherance of its missions to protect consumers and promote competition, and reaffirms the agency’s commitment to responsible stewardship of resources and sound financial operations.

15-Nov 13:33
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Hospital Employee Challenges Contract Bar and Other Restrictions on Employees Right to Hold Vote to Oust SEIU Union

Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2018) – Today, a hospital employee in California filed a Request for Review with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C. to overturn a Regional Director’s decision to invalidate his petition to remove the SEIU union from his workplace with a secret ballot vote. The worker, Andrew Brown, received free legal aid from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys in filing his Request for Review.

15-Nov 13:29
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Nebraska Worker Files Federal Charges Challenging Teamsters Officials Window Period Scheme Obstructing Right to Stop Dues Payments

Unfair labor practice charge with federal labor board says Teamsters union illegally limited worker’s right to stop seizure of dues.

15-Nov 13:20
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The Humane Society of the United States assists authorities in Prince Georges County, Maryland, in the rescue of more than 125 farm animals

Today, the Humane Society of the United States assisted the Prince George’s County Animal Services Division in seizing more than 125 animals from an alleged large-scale cruelty situation in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The species found on the property include geese, chickens, peafowl, pigs, cattle, goats and rabbits.

15-Nov 12:54
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SEC Brings Additional Charges in New York Boiler Room Scheme Targeting Seniors

CEO Christian Romandetti, the boiler room, and four others, manipulated the company’s shares generating more than $3.3 million of illegal profits and more than $560,000 in kickbacks for Romandetti.

15-Nov 12:37
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Own a piece of Delta history: Limited edition upcycled items made from iconic uniforms on sale now

When Delta introduced new uniforms for employees in Airport Customer Service, Cargo, Ground Service Equipment, In-Flight Service and TechOps earlier this year, more than 350,000 pounds of retired textiles were donated and diverted from landfills in what was one of the largest, single company textile diversion programs in U.S. history to date. Instead of creating waste in landfills across the country, retired uniforms were donated to people in need, recycled or transformed into new, upcycled products through Delta's partnership with Looptworks.

15-Nov 12:37
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Half of the worlds annual precipitation falls in just 12 days, new study finds

WASHINGTON — Currently, half of the world’s measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12 days, according to a new analysis of data collected at weather stations across the globe.

15-Nov 12:30
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Delta Cargo continues to innovate with introduction of CSafe RAP container

Delta customers now have tailored Pharma options across the trans-Atlantic, alongside joint venture partners Air France-KLM Cargo and Virgin Atlantic Cargo who introduced the container earlier this year.

15-Nov 12:27
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County Health Workers Trained to Ensure Quality of Health Services in Kenya

Over 120 health workers across the counties of Nairobi, Kwale, Kisumu and Vihiga have been trained on a health model that ensures continuous quality improvement in the delivery of health services in county and sub-county health facilities.

15-Nov 12:20
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National Right to Work Foundation Celebrates Kentucky Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Bluegrass States Right to Work Law

Frankfort, KY (November 15, 2018) – Today, the Kentucky Supreme Court upheld the Commonwealth’s popular Right to Work statute, ending the spurious Big Labor-funded effort to resume the forcing of workers to pay union officials just to keep their job.

15-Nov 12:17
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SEC Charges Giga Entertainment Media, Former Officers and Directors With Fraud in Pay-For-Download Campaign

According to the SEC’s complaint, between February and August 2016, the company bought at least 559,662 downloads from outside marketing firms to boost the profile of the company’s mobile app, SELFEO. These firms provided Giga with a shortcut to propel its app to the top of the Apple Store download rankings.

15-Nov 11:52
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Three Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Infused Security Solution Providers Named IDC Innovators

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., November 15, 2018 – International Data Corporation (IDC) published its latest Innovators report, IDC Innovators: Artificial Intelligence-Infused Security Solutions, 2018, which profiles three emerging vendors with differentiated security solutions for enterprise customers. The three companies named as IDC Innovators are Cybereason, Deep Instinct, and Vectra Networks.

15-Nov 11:48
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One week out: How the Delta family brings other families together for Thanksgiving

In just a few days, Delta people will help connect more than 4.7 million customers during the period from Sunday until the following Monday with their loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday, marking the beginning of the holiday travel season.

15-Nov 11:37
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Intel Announces $15 Billion Increase to Stock Repurchase Authorization

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2018 – Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors has approved a $15.0 billion increase in its authorized stock repurchase program. The company had $4.7 billion remaining under its existing repurchase authorization as of Sept.

15-Nov 11:32
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Cloud and Security Will Drive the Next Wave of DX and Innovation in Indonesia, Says IDC

JAKARTA, November 15th, 2018 – IDC hosted its inaugural Business Innovation Forum at the Raffles Hotel Jakarta, exploring the technologies that drive sustainable transformation and innovation in Indonesia as digital transformation continues to be at the top mindset of most Indonesian enterprises. IDC believes that the next five years will be the year of autonomy, where cloud and security will be the key technologies to drive digital transformation and innovation for local enterprises to become digitally determined.

15-Nov 11:15
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eTailer Aggression Drives the Smartphone Market in India in 3Q2018; Market Clocks Highest Ever Shipments: IDC India Report

NEW DELHI, November 15th, 2018 - According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone market reached an all-time high of 42.6 million-unit shipments in 3Q18, registering 9.1% year-on-year (YOY) growth. This is the first time when the smartphone market is at par with the feature phone market, each contributing 50% to the overall mobile phone market.

15-Nov 11:05
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Stability in EMEA Smartphone Market Masks Regional Disparities, Says IDC

LONDON, November 15, 2018 — Volumes dropped by nearly 5% in the EMEA smartphone market in the third quarter compared with the same quarter in 2017, but market value was up more than 10% over the year, according to International Data Corporation's (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Total market volumes were 89 million for a value of $29.8 billion at retail prices before sales taxes.

15-Nov 10:48
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Exide Technologies Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Battery Manufacturer Rescinded its Job Offer Based on Unfounded Fears of Safety, Federal Agency Charged.

15-Nov 10:21
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New Study Sheds Light on Norovirus Outbreaks, May Help Efforts to Develop a Vaccine

Outbreaks of norovirus in health care settings and outbreaks caused by a particular genotype of the virus are more likely to make people seriously ill, according to a new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Based on an analysis of nearly 3,800 U.S. outbreaks from 2009 to 2016, the research confirms several factors that can make norovirus outbreaks more severe and may help guide efforts to develop a vaccine to prevent this highly contagious disease.

15-Nov 10:15
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HRC President Chad Griffin Announces Departure in 2019

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), announced that HRC President Chad Griffin has informed the Board of Directors that he will depart the organization in 2019, after seven years leading the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

15-Nov 10:15
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