Important Press Releases

UFC Athlete Jessica Penne Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Policy Violation

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NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Athletic Commission and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that UFC® athlete Jessica Penne, of Chula Vista, Calif., has accepted an 18-month sanction for an anti-doping policy violation after testing positive for a prohibited substance.

Mobileye and Spains Road Safety Authority DGT (Directorate-General of Traffic) Collaborate to Enhance Road Safety and Prepare for an Autonomous Future

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Click for full imageMobileye and Spain’s Directorate General of Traffic will promote the benefits of the adoption of advanced driver assistance systems for municipal and private fleets to support improved road safety across Spain.

Community Engagement and Fundraising: An American Libraries Live webcast

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CHICAGO — Libraries serve their communities above all else, and it’s crucial that librarians work not only with people in the community but also with institutions and businesses. Building positive and productive relationships with these organizations can be a challenge, but they can be tremendously beneficial to the library. They can lead to everything from content to marketing to funding as they further cement the library’s status as an indispensable member of the community.

AG Derek Schmidt, Johnson and Sedgwick County DAs propose strengthening elder abuse laws

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TOPEKA – (January 5, 2018) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Johnson County District Attorney Stephen Howe and Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett today announced that they plan to ask the Kansas Legislature to strengthen the state’s laws against elder abuse during the 2018 legislative session, which begins next week.

Governor Cuomo Announces $1 Million Awarded to 12 Farm-to-School Programs

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $1 million has been awarded to 12 Farm-to-School projects across New York State. The Farm-to-School program helps Kindergarten through Grade 12 schools connect with local farmers, increase the use of locally grown food on school menus, improve student health, and educate young people about agriculture. The projects will benefit 219,471 students in seven regions across the state. The program also supports the expansion of the NY Thursdays Program, a school meal initiative that uses local, farm-fresh foods on Thursdays throughout the school year.

The biggest reef in Americas says No! to offshore oil

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Belize has made history by unanimously passing the Petroleum Operations (Offshore Zone Moratorium) Bill, 2017 which will place an indefinite moratorium on offshore oil in Belize’s marine territory. This decision has been welcomed by Oceana, WWF, and other members of the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage as a landmark step forward to protect the Belize Barrier Reef and strengthen marine conservation worldwide.

Bristol graduate named by Vogue as a new suffragette

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The seven women featured by Vogue. Liv Little is on the far left.

Jan. 5: State offices closed in Sussex until 4:30 p.m., employees are to report for 4:30 p.m. shifts

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State of Delaware offices in Sussex County will remain closed through 4:30 p.m.

Governor Cuomo Announces Attendance at New York State Fairgrounds Events Soars More than 50 Percent

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that attendance at New York State Fairgrounds events other than the 13-day State Fair soared to an estimated 832,048, an increase of more than 57 percent over 2016's estimated attendance of 529,000. The Fairgrounds hosted 189 privately-operated events in 2017, up more than 16 percent from 2016, generating 732 event days of activity, up more than 12 percent.

Get to know Penn State's new benefits vendors

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — 2018 has begun and Penn State has four new health and welfare vendors. Faculty and staff are encouraged to take a few minutes to familiarize themselves with the new vendors, listed below, and take advantage of the tools and resources now available.

A.G. Schneiderman Leads Amicus Brief To Protect NY Cities & Police Departments From Funding Cuts, Block Trump Administration From Punishing Sanctuary Jurisdictions

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NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led 15 Attorneys General in an amicus brief to protect cities and police departments from federal funding cuts, supporting a challenge to the Trump administration’s efforts to punish so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions by putting immigration-related conditions on federal law enforcement grants. The Attorneys General argue that these conditions interfere with states’ and localities’ right to set their own law enforcement policies and that the Department of Justice lacks the authority to impose these new conditions.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Graduates 50 New Troopers

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NASHVILLE – 50 cadets earned their badges officially becoming the newest members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP). Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally served as the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church.

A.G. Schneiderman Announces $170,000 Settlement With Papa John's Pizza Franchisee For Failing To Pay Workers

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BROOKLYN – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement with Sandeep Singh, Star Fine Foods, Inc., Star Fine Foods II, Inc., and Star Fine Foods IV, Inc., the owners of three Papa John’s Pizza franchise stores in Brooklyn, NY. The three locations violated minimum wage and overtime requirements, and took unlawful deductions from workers’ wages by failing to reimburse all work-related expenses. In total, Singh will pay $171,895.12 in restitution and damages to over 100 underpaid workers.

Candidates announced for Overseers, Alumni Association elected directors

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This spring, alumni can vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) elected directors.

What we have now is all the ingredients for a humanitarian catastrophe

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Kinshasa, 3 January, 2018) - The people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are facing an uncertain 2018. The humanitarian situation deteriorated dramatically in 2017, and the country is now facing a crisis of massive proportions, says CARE International.

Baker Institute expert available to discuss US, global drug policy developments

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HOUSTON — (Jan. 5, 2018) — Thursday marked an eventful day in drug policy domestically and abroad: While Attorney General Jeff Sessions made an announcement rescinding Obama administration guidelines that said the federal government would not enforce marijuana prohibition laws in adult-use states, the Australian government said that it was legalizing overseas exports of cannabis products for medical uses.

Michigan State University researchers are providing leadership in a new statewide effort to improve literacy.

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Tanya Wright helped write the preschool and K-3 Literacy Essentials outlining evidence-based teaching practices that should happen for “every child, in every classroom, every day” to increase proficiency in reading and writing.

Scoping Notice Announced for Tahoe South Events Center

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Stateline, Nevada – The Tahoe Douglas Visitor’s Authority (TDVA) and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) are seeking scoping comments from the public on the TDVA’s proposal to construct the Tahoe South Events Center.

Hotel Stays Extended Through Feb. 10 for Eligible Hurricane Irma Survivors

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Eligible Hurricane Irma survivors receiving Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live.

Build Back Better: Tips at South Florida Home Improvement Stores

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ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA specialists will be available in the locations below to answer questions and offer tips and techniques for building hazard-resistant homes to help prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Topics will include rebuilding flooded homes, elevating utilities and flood insurance.

'Inexcusable failure to address suicides and self-harm' in HMP Swansea

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HMP Swansea had a "complacent and inexcusable"approach to the safety of vulnerable prisoners, failing to respond effectively to high levels of self-harm and suicides of new prisoners, HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) found.

Carl Vinson Strike Group Departs for Deployment to Western Pacific

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SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- More than 6,000 Sailors assigned to Carl Vinson Strike Group ships and units departed the U.S. West Coast, Jan.

Traveler Arrested on Charges of Indecency with a Child-Sexual Contact at the Donna International Bridge

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DONNA, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers at the Donna International Crossing arrested a man returning from Mexico Thursday afternoon after learning he had an outstanding warrant for indecency with a child-sexual contact out of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.

CBP Post-Holiday Enforcement Activity Picks Up

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EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at El Paso area ports of entry recorded multiple violations the last two days while performing their vital homeland security mission.

NHS winter crisis should prompt government to fully fund social care, say councils

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The Local Government Association, which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, said there cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable social care system. Urgent new funding to address the annual social care funding gap, which will reach £2.3 billion by 2020, is needed to avoid an all-year round NHS crisis, it is warning.

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center now open in Las Piedras

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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) on Friday, Jan.

Conference de presse sur la RDC

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Nous sommes profondément alarmés par les actions des forces de sécurité en République démocratique du Congo au cours des récentes manifestations à Kinshasa et dans d'autres villes du pays. D'après les dernières informations recueillies, au moins cinq personnes ont été tuées, 92 blessées, et 180 autres ont été arrêtées. La majorité des personnes arrêtées ont été libérées.

Iran: UN experts urge respect for protesters rights

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GENEVA (5 January 2018) – Demands by protesters in Iran for freedom and adequate living standards must be addressed and their rights respected, UN human rights experts* have stated.

Average fuel economy last year unchanged from 2016

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ANN ARBOR—Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. remained the same in 2017 as the year before at 25.2 mpg, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

Barnardos seeks London hosts for young people leaving care

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Londoners who have a spare room and would like to help a vulnerable young person leaving care are urged to put themselves forward for a Barnardo’s programme launching this week.

National Press Club effort to free Mexican journalist reaches 'crucial phase'

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The National Press Club is at the forefront of an effort to prevent the deportation of Mexican journalist Emilio Guitierrez.

CPID and the High Pay Cente respond to 'Fat Cat Thursday'

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On the first Thursday of 2018, the average FTSE100 CEO will have already been paid what it will take the typical UK worker all year to earn.

Bristol scientists help Attenborough investigate a 200 million-year-old murder mystery

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In his latest documentary for the BBC, Sir David Attenborough consults scientists from across the University of Bristol to piece together the life - and death - behind a 200-million-year-old fossil.

My solution to Brexit? A united Ireland followed by a hokey cokey Irexit...

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TODAY Brexit remains the great known unknown. We know that something will happen but we really have no clear idea exactly how all things Brexit might materialise over the coming months and years.

Arlington man cited after bringing loaded gun to Reagan National Airport

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ARLINGTON, Va. – An Arlington, Virginia, man had a bad start to the new year yesterday morning, Jan.

Researchers shed light on how Alzheimers processes spread through the brain

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Cambridge scientists have investigated the spread of the toxic tau protein in Alzheimer’s disease and a rare brain disease called progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). Published in the scientific journal, BRAIN, the study suggests that there are key differences in the way the protein builds up in the two diseases, shedding new light on how both diseases develop.

Press briefing notes on Egypt and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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We are deeply shocked that 20 people are reported to have been executed in Egypt since last week.

Director-General condemns killing of journalist Sayed Mehdi Hosaini alongside numerous civilians in Kabul terror attack

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The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, today condemned the terror attack on a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul on 28 December that claimed at least 40 lives, among them journalist Sayed Mehdi Hosaini, and left more than 80 civilians injured.

Entertainment and the media: welcome to the experience era

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The media and entertainment universe has not escaped the wave of digitalisation that has engulfed us in recent years. Now that universe is on the brink of a new transformation that could be qualified as “post-digital” and is focused on the user experience.