Important Press Releases

Electric power sector coal inventories are expected to remain relatively low through 2019

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In May 2018, coal inventories, or stockpiles, in the electric power sector totaled 128 million short tons (MMst), 34 MMst (21%) lower than in May 2017, and the lowest at that time of year since 2014. Stockpiles have averaged 35 MMst (22%) lower during the first five months of 2018 compared with 2017.

FDA permits marketing of transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Lack of training on learning disability may contribute to avoidable deaths

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Almost a quarter of healthcare professionals have never attended training on how to meet the needs of patients with a learning disability, according to new research released to launch Mencap’s Treat Me Well campaign.

Support for American Diabetes Associations 2018 Summer Camps for Youth with Type 1 Diabetes Enables Advanced Training in New Diabetes Care Technologies

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Since 1949, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has hosted summer camps for children and teens agesstands for advanced glycosylation (gly-KOH-sih-LAY-shun) end products. AGEs are produced in the body when glucose links with protein. They play a role in damaging blood vessels, which can lead to diabetes complications.

Heads of WFP and UNICEF in Ethiopia visit Somali region after days of civil unrest

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UNICEF Representative Gillian Mellsop and WFP Ethiopia Country Director Steven Were Omamo visit Jijiga to assess needs of people displaced by recent unrest.

India PC Market Registers Yearly Growth Driven by Strong Notebook Demand in 2018Q2: IDC India

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NEW DELHI, 17th August 2018: India's traditional PC market shipments posted a 28.1 percent growth year-on-year with shipments totalling 2.25 million units in 2018Q2, according to IDC India’s Quarterly Personal Computing Devices Tracker, 2018Q2. The high growth can be partially attributed to the fact that 2017Q2 was heavily impacted by the then-upcoming GST implementation.

Home Depot to Pay $100,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

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CHICAGO -- Home Depot, the large national home improvement retailer, has agreed to pay a former employee $100,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

Hui Pono Holoholona receives emergency grant for Kilauea volcano eruption rescue efforts

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The Humane Society of the United States is providing a $2,500 grant to Hui Pono Holoholona, an all-volunteer  non-profit spay/neuter organization and cat rescue dedicated to helping animals on the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii.

EEOC Sues Stanley Black & Decker For Disability Discrimination

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BALTIMORE - Stanley Black & Decker Inc., a global diversified industrial company, violated federal law when it terminated an employee with cancer who took leave for medical treatment related to her cancer, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced today.

As millions experience increased food insecurity in the Sahel, UN Food Agency Chiefs pledge to redouble efforts to reduce poverty and hunger

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In visit to Niger, FAO, IFAD and WFP chiefs stress need to build people's resilience to shocks.

Ethiopian Human Rights Abuser Arrested for Fraudulently Obtaining U.S. Citizenship

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A naturalized U.S. citizen residing in Alexandria, Virginia, was arrested today by special agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) after being indicted on a felony charge of having fraudulently obtained U.S. citizenship.

Uganda: Opposition MPs must not be tried in military court

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Two opposition MPs arrested and detained in Uganda must be promptly charged and tried in ordinary civilian courts if sufficient evidence of a recognizable criminal offence is found or else be released, Amnesty International said today.

Leaders from High Carbon Emitting Countries Pledge to Help Governments Deliver on Climate Goals

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Leaders from business, regional government, higher education, and civil society in Mexico, Japan and the United States are joining forces to help accelerate implementation of national climate goals.

Former Ohio Businessman Associated With Demolition Companies Sentenced to Prison for Tax Crimes

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A former Cincinnati, Ohio resident was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for tax and structuring crimes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Men and women show surprising differences in seeing motion

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A University of Washington-led study finds differences in the ways men and women see motion.

Childhood Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Increase Risk of Adult Lung Disease Death

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e. August 16, 2018—A new study suggests that long-term exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) death in adulthood. The study also suggests secondhand smoke exposure as an adult increases the risk of death not only from COPD but also several other conditions.

Beatrice Essebe: An optimist building change

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In the face of seemingly intractable social challenges, it can be hard to believe in change. But to a frontline health worker like Beatrice Essebe, International Medical Corps’ Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Supervisor in Cameroon, change is not only possible, it is an inevitability and provides a purpose.

Custom Fabrication & Engineering Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination And Retaliation

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Custom Fabrication & Engineering, doing business as Midwest Automation Custom Fabrication, Inc., located in Fort Smith, Ark., violated federal law when it refused to allow a long-time employee to return to work following a medical leave of absence, based on a perceived disability, the U.

Intel Hosts NASA Frontier Development Lab Demo Day for 2018 Research Presentations

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A NASA Frontier Development Lab photo shows a crater on the moon.

Pinney Purdue Field Day will offer education on topics from weed management to soil sampling

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Extension will host a field day at the Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center (PPAC) on Aug.

Purdues latest land value survey shows farmland values are up in Indiana

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The June 2018 Purdue Land Value Survey published in the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report (PAER), by the Department of Agricultural Economics, was released earlier this month. The report lays out changes in farmland values and cash rents. This survey examines trends in farmland values, cash rents and also details market factors impacting these prices.

Americas Facebook Friend Allies

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8. Washington has been supremely embarrassed-by a nominal ally, as usual. After the Trump administration insisted that its involvement in Yemen helped reduce civilian casualties there, Saudi Arabia promptly launched an air attack that slaughtered a bus full of school children.

Low bandwidth? Use more colors at once

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New ultrathin nanocavities with embedded silver strips have streamlined color production, and therefore broadened possible bandwidth, for both today’s electronics and future photonics.

Societies Release Updated Guideline for Treating Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients

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WASHINGTON, August 16, 2018 — The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Associated today released an updated guideline for the management of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients.

DeGrandis' create named professorship with $500,000 estate gift to Liberal Arts

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Penn State alumnus Bill DeGrandis, 1977 political science, understands and appreciates the fundamental values of excellence, integrity, and leadership that a liberal arts education nurture.  As an attorney practicing in the energy regulatory and transactions area and as a partner with Paul Hastings, LLC – a law firm with offices throughout the world, including Washington, D.

Purdues Back a Boiler selected for better government award

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Boston-based think tank has selected Purdue University’s Back a Boiler income share agreement program, which provides an alternative to Federal Parent PLUS and private student loans, as its winner of the 27th annual Better Government Competition.

Convicted Felon Sentenced for Heroin and Fentanyl Distribution

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NORFOLK, Va. – A Portsmouth man was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for distributing heroin mixed with fentanyl and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Purdue Recreation & Wellness to celebrate opening of new fields

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The grand opening of the facility, located at the intersection of McCormick Road and Cherry Lane, known as the Northwest Recreational Fields, will be Aug.

The miracle of brain development

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Genetic “fate-mapping” technologies developed by (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Professor Josh Huang and colleagues show in exquisite detail how an important part of the mammalian brain—here, a mouse brain—self-assembles over a few short weeks during the embryonic period.

That stinks! 1 in 15 Americans smell odors that arent there

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NIH study reveals prevalence of and risk factors for phantom odor perception.

eBay Motors Launches New Tools to Simplify Online Auto Parts Shopping

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The platform’s latest auto schematic “Shop by Diagram” technology and an enhanced “My Garage” experience allows DIYers and mechanics to quickly identify and buy the right parts for auto repairs.

Silver Spring Felon Convicted of Firebombing

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Greenbelt, Maryland – A federal jury convicted Darius Eric Wilder, age 41, of Silver Spring, Maryland, on August 16, 2018, on charges related to the firebombing of his ex-girlfriend’s apartment.

New U.S. Chamber Analysis Quantifies Energy Rate Savings and Economic Growth from Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new analysis released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute (GEI) found that electricity customers across the United States will save billions as a result of the recently enacted “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017,” while the broader economy will create tens of thousands of jobs and see billions more in economic activity.

Former Virgin Islands Senator Convicted of Wire Fraud and Theft of Federal Program Funds

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A former senator for the U.S. Virgin Islands has been convicted for wire fraud and theft of federal program funds for taking money ostensibly being used to fund a historical research project, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.

Two Union Officials Charged With Labor Extortion Conspiracy

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Two Indiana men are charged with labor-related extortion offenses in a three-count Indictment unsealed today, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II for the Northern District of Indiana, Special Agent in Charge James Vanderberg of the U.

Turkey: Released Amnesty Chair hopes justice will prevail for all victims of politically motivated prosecutions

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Taner Kılıç, the Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, who was released yesterday after more than fourteen months behind bars, has thanked his supporters and said he hopes the campaign for his release helps to highlight the situation facing other victims of politically motivated prosecutions in Turkey.

Delta celebrates 20 years of service to City of Kings: Lima, Peru

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Delta is celebrating its 20th anniversary of service to Lima, Peru. During the past two decades, the airline has transported more than 2.7 million customers in and out of the City of Kings using Delta's extensive network in the U.S. and the world.

Recent trafficking study builds case for Deltas support in fight for freedom

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The case for corporations to combat human trafficking builds, as anti-trafficking experts at Polaris released a report of novel data showing traffickers’ use of business systems for exploitation.

Analysis: Most Oil Wells Approved by Gov. Brown Are in Low-income Areas, Communities of Color

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.— More than three-quarters of new oil wells approved during California Gov. Jerry Brown’s tenure are in low-income communities and communities of color, according to state data analyzed by the Center for Biological Diversity.