Important Press Releases

Gov. Cooper Urges Repairs to Outer Banks Power Outage as Soon As Possible

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Raleigh: Governor Roy Cooper today urged authorities to work quickly to restore power to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands following the major outage that occurred there yesterday afternoon.

Gov. Justice's Chief of Staff Issues Update on Single Audit Review

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At the Governor’s direction, we are thoroughly reviewing the circumstances that led to the delay of the final completion and filing of the State’s single audit for the last three years to find out exactly who is responsible. It’s become obvious that there is a systemic bottleneck that got in the way of a timely audit being filed for 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Justice Administration intends to break that log jam so this never happens again.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Conducts Traffic Stop, Locates 28 Pounds of Marijuana

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COOKEVILLE - On 7/12/17 Trooper Al Seitner of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Cookeville District stopped a vehicle in Putnam County for following another vehicle too closely. The driver, 25-year-old Jonathan Kossa of Cookeville, Tennessee appeared extremely nervous for a simple traffic violation. While talking to Kossa, Trooper Seitner observed a large cardboard box in the back seat of the vehicle.


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The Manitoba government and the First Nations of Northern Manitoba Child and Family Services Authority (Northern Authority) have ended the order of administration implemented in 2014, turning control back to a board of directors under the supervision of the province and the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), Families Minister Scott Fielding and Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson, MKO, announced today.

Using science to combat illegal wildlife trade

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Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat illegal wildlife trade – both within countries and across international borders.

La importancia del decreto #899

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To read this article in its original version in English, click here.

CRBI director to testify in Washington, D.C. for protection of Coosa River Basin, Georgia waterways

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ATLANTA, GA.—The Coosa River Basin Initiative’s executive director will be in the nation’s capital on Monday to give formal testimony against the EPA’s push to delay making polluters comply with federal water protection rules.

A.G. Schneiderman And Coalition Of 19 AGs Send Letter Urging Congress To Protect Transgender Service Members

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NEW YORK - In a letter to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general expressing their opposition to the President’s ban on transgender people serving in the Armed Forces.

Millinocket Nurses Hold Rally Monday, July 31 to Highlight Patient Care, Nurse Retaliation Issues

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Registered nurses at Millinocket Regional Hospital (MRH) will hold an informational picket on Monday, July 31 to protest the hospital administration’s continued refusal to address ongoing patient safety concerns—including a variety of safe staffing issues—and their heavy-handed attempts to silence nurses, the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (MSNA/NNOC) announced today.

In harms way: Providing spiritual support

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Chaplain (Capt.) John Appiah, a 455th Air Expeditionary Wing chaplain, leads a prayer during a religious service at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, July 23, 2017. Religious support teams from the 455th AEW provide spiritual support in more than six locations throughout Afghanistan.

Its all downhill for upbeat Airman, bobsledder

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Capt. David Simon takes a moment to focus during tryouts for the U.S. National Bobsled Team in Park City, Utah, on Nov.

SIPTU firefighters march in Galway to demand meeting with County Council

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SIPTU full-time firefighter members and their supporters marched in Galway City from Galway Fire Station, Father Griffin Road, to County Hall, Prospect Hill, this morning (Friday, 28th July), to hand in a letter demanding a meeting with senior management.

Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

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Representatives of the U.S. Government, private sector, and civil society will meet with nearly 1,000 young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa during the State Department-sponsored Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit from July 31-August 2, in Washington, DC. The Mandela Washington Fellowship and Summit fosters and builds relationships that support and expand U.S.-Africa cooperation on shared goals the continent.

South Sudan: UN must boost civilian protection as Lacroix visits IDP camps

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United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan (UNMISS) must shore up efforts to protect civilians, Amnesty International said ahead of a 31 July to 2 August country visit by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix.

USA offers an intriguing crime drama.

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The first question any viewer is going to ask about the cable network USA's new crime drama The Sinner is, "How are they possibly going to string this thing out for eight episodes?" A murder is committed, its perpetrator captured, and her voluntary and unambiguous confession obtained, all in the first five minutes. Even allowing for a couple of arty German-expressionist dream sequences to cryptically express her remorse and perhaps a big dance number for the warden and guards as she enters prison, what's left to fill out the remaining seven and a half hours?

Convention Breakout Stars Unite in Resistance For One-Year Anniversary of Historic Night

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WASHINGTON - Today, amidst ongoing attacks on the rights of marginalized Americans, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released an inspiring video message featuring many of the breakout stars from the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Their message of hope and power marks the one-year anniversary of the final night of the convention, which featured the moving address by Gold Star father Khizr Khan and the groundbreaking speech by HRC’s Sarah McBride, the first openly transgender person in U.S. history to address a major party convention.

Art of priests and shamans from Vietnam and southern China coming to the Fowler Museum

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How to Make the Universe Right” will open July 30 and run until Jan.

Governor Cuomo Announces 22 New Jobs at Potsdam Specialty Paper in St. Lawrence County

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Potsdam Specialty Paper, a specialized paper manufacturer in the North Country, has completed an expansion project that will create 22 new jobs at the facility. The expansion in St. Lawrence County is supported by a 400-kilowatt allocation of low-cost hydropower from the New York Power Authority's St.

Purdue president calls for internal review of research program camp

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue President Mitch Daniels on Friday (July 28) appointed Alysa Christmas Rollock, the university’s vice president for ethics and compliance, to lead an institutional review and assessment of issues and decisions related to Camp DASH, an on-campus residential research program. Last week, the program was closed two weeks early after reports that adolescent participants engaged in inappropriate and potentially illegal activities.

Governor Carney Signs Legislation Removing Barrier to Absentee Voting for Delaware Voters

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DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Friday signed into law House Bill 47, bipartisan legislation that removes the notary requirement for qualified Delaware voters requesting absentee ballots. The legislation will eliminate a barrier for voters seeking to cast votes in Delaware elections – especially young Delaware voters attending school out of state.

Wife of Princeton graduate student imprisoned in Iran discusses his confinement, their hopes

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The Wang family celebrates a holiday together. Hua Qu's sense of hope centers on their son, who is 4 years old and calls his father "Baba," Chinese for "Daddy." She said: "You can see airplanes and helicopters above in the Princeton area all the time.

EIB lends EUR 1bn to e-distribuzione for new smart meters

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First EUR 500m tranche of loan to the Enel Group signed. The EU bank will support the investments covering the period 2017-2021.

Cloned Van Busted At Immigration Checkpoint in Ajo

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents working with a canine at the State Route 85 North immigration checkpoint on Wednesday seized almost $199,000 worth of marijuana found in a cloned utility van.

Climate change, habitat loss threaten eastern forest birds

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ITHACA, N.Y. – Human-caused habitat loss looms as the greatest threat to some North American breeding birds over the next few decades. The problem will be most severe on their wintering grounds, according to a new study published in the journal Global Change Biology.

Humanists Seek Court Ruling Demanding Equality for Humanist Inmates

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Raleigh, NC, July 28, 2017)—The American Humanist Association (AHA) Appignani Humanist Legal Center moved for summary judgment today in its case against the North Carolina Department of Public Safety on behalf of Humanist inmates, including Plaintiff Kwame Teague, being denied equal treatment.

Navy to Commission New Guided-Missile Destroyer Rafael Peralta

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The Navy will commission its newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), during a 10 a.m.

Tucson Woman Caught at Port with $55K in Heroin

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TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales seized more than 3 pounds of heroin Thursday morning, worth approximately $55,000, from a 23-year-old Tucson woman.

Machine learning can predict rate of memory change

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In new research published today, researchers have created a machine learning algorithm that is able to form two distinct groups of people who have early memory problems known as mild cognitive impairment. The algorithm was able to predict different rates of change in people’s memory and thinking skills, also showing how those in the rapid change group were at an increased risk of developing dementia.

'Missing lead' in Flint water pipes confirms cause of crisis

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Inside a Flint lead service line. University of Michigan researchers have closely examined the rust layer to confirm that the cause of the water crisis was, indeed, a lack of corrosion-controlling chemicals in the water. Image courtesy: Terese OlsonANN ARBOR—A study of lead service lines in Flint's damaged drinking water system reveals a Swiss cheese pattern in the pipes' interior crust, with holes where the lead used to be.

Unraveling the shark stigma with science

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Dr. Marcus Drymon and his team pull a 10 foot tiger shark into the cradle to measure, weigh, tag, and release the shark.

Deregulation and Market Forces Can Lower Pharmaceutical Prices

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In the rollout of their "Better Deal" program this week, Democrats identified high prescription drug prices as a major challenge facing America and proposed new regulations to rein them in.

Measuring the earth's rotational movement from the Bavarian countryside

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The ROMY ring laser under construction in 2016. (Photo: Geophysikalisches Observatorium / LMU) Video from "Science" embedded.

CAIR-Sacramento Calls for Probe of Possible Bias Motive for Murder of Sikh Man in Fresno

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SACRAMENTO, CA, 7/28/17) – The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for the murder of a Sikh man in Fresno.

British Cycling welcomes appointment of Chris Boardman as Greater Manchester's first cycling and walking commissioner

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British Cycling has welcomed the appointment of its policy adviser, Chris Boardman, as Greater Manchester's first ever cycling and walking commissioner.

FDA announces comprehensive regulatory plan to shift trajectory of tobacco-related disease, death

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation that will serve as a multi-year roadmap to better protect kids and significantly reduce tobacco-related disease and death. The approach places nicotine, and the issue of addiction, at the center of the agency’s tobacco regulation efforts. The goal is to ensure that the FDA has the proper scientific and regulatory foundation to efficiently and effectively implement the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

New WorkshopRethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach

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CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Delta climbs to No. 2 spot for corporate blood donor in the U.S.

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Employees and retirees contributed a record 9,375 pints of blood at Delta-hosted American Red Cross blood drives during fiscal year 2017 – a 15 percent increase from 2016. The new record secures Delta's ranking as the No. 2 corporate blood donor in the U.S., up from No.

Tax Reform and Unprecedented Capital Expensing

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A key phrase from yesterday’s joint tax reform statement from Republican congressional leadership and the White House was the intention to pursue tax reform that includes “unprecedented capital expensing.” Given the importance of full expensing of capital investments to achieving pro-growth reform, the Tax Foundation’s Scott Greenberg details what this statement could mean.

New Workshop: Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's

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CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's with Timothy J. Dickey. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 3:30pm Eastern/2:30pm Central/1:30pm Mountain/12:30pm Pacific.

Moffitt Cancer Center Honored for Efforts to Combat Health Disparities

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TAMPA, Fla. – Combating health care disparities is an ongoing goal at Moffitt Cancer Center, and the American Hospital Association recognized that on July 27 at the Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. The not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations honored Moffitt’s efforts to improve health care equality and promote diversity and inclusion.