Important Press Releases

Patrulla Fronteriza del Sector de Del Rio Lleva a Cabo la Graduacion de la Academia de Ciudadanos

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DEL RIO, Texas - Once residentes de Del Rio completaron recientemente una Academia Ciudadana de ocho semanas, que les permitió conocer de primera mano la Patrulla Fronteriza de los EE. UU. Y sus operaciones. Durante la graduación el 17 de mayo, cada participante recibió un certificado de graduación por completar con éxito el curso, que ofrece a los ciudadanos comunes la oportunidad de ver de cerca las complejidades de las operaciones cotidianas de la Patrulla en el Sector Del Rio.

Colorado man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography

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DENVER — A Colorado man was sentenced Thursday to serve 10 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography.

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Holds Graduation for Citizens Academy

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DEL RIO, Texas – Eleven Del Rio residents recently completed an eight-week Citizens Academy, which gave them a first-hand look into the U.S. Border Patrol and its operations. During the graduation on May 17, each participant received a graduation certificate for successfully completing the course, which provides ordinary citizens the chance to see up close the intricacies of the Patrol’s day-to-day operations in Del Rio Sector.

Health experts in Birmingham and Guangzhou set up research institute

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The University of Birmingham and Guangzhou Women & Children’s Medical Center today signed an agreement to establish a Joint Research Institute (JRI) that will use health data to help tackle childhood diseases.


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The Manitoba government has provided a submission to the federal Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to highlight ongoing concerns related to cannabis legalization, including road safety, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson and Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today.

DNRECs First State Heritage Park celebrates summer on June 1 and 2

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First State Heritage Park Lantern Tours entertain with stories of Dover’s history guided by interpreters in historic clothing.

INDY International Wine Competition attracts wine experts from across the country

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue Wine Grape Team will host the 27th annual INDY International Wine Competition June 6-7 in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms.

Spirituality helps Latino teens exposed to neighborhood violence

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ANN ARBOR—For Latinos, believing in a spiritual power and finding comfort in religion may buffer the negative psychological effects of neighborhood violence, according to new University of Michigan research.

District Court Permanently Enjoins Two Individuals and One Company Responsible for a Florida-Based Mail Fraud Scheme

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The permanent injunction signed by United States District Court Judge Jose E. Martinez of the Southern District of Florida arises from a complaint filed in February 2018.

Gatlinburg Earns National Recognition for Wildfire Preparedness

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NASHVILLE – The city of Gatlinburg, Tenn. will host a ceremony to celebrate earning Firewise USA recognition on May 23 at 3 p.m.

GOP to Consider Four-lane Highway Through Utah Conservation Area, Tortoise Habitat

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WASHINGTON— The House Natural Resources Committee will consider a bill today to build a four-lane highway through Utah’s Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, a vital piece of habitat for threatened Mojave desert tortoises.

AG Derek Schmidt: Friday is National Missing Childrens Day

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TOPEKA – (May 22, 2018) – As National Missing Children’s Day is observed this Friday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is reminding Kansas parents to talk to their children about ways to stay safe.

Chang Liu wins Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession

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CHICAGO – Chang Liu, director, Loudoun County Public Library (Leesburg, Virginia), has been named the 2018 winner of ALA’s Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession.  The award, supported by the DiMattia Family, recognizes a public librarian who demonstrates leadership in anticipating emerging trends in services, products and technologies that will enhance the library’s position in its community.  The winner also participates in the life of the community using membership in and volunteer service through a broad range of community organizations and projects.

Rwanda: Fair trial must be guaranteed for former presidential hopeful

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The Rwandan judiciary must ensure that this trial does not become just another means to persecute government critics, and Diane Rwigara and her co-accused must be guaranteed a fair and impartial trial.

USTDA Connects U.S. Companies to Energy Opportunities in Brazil

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The grantee selected ESS, Inc. (Wilsonville, OR), a low-cost, long-duration energy storage developer and manufacturer, to carry out the study. The project involves planning, design, installation, commissioning, and overall testing of a solar PV and battery storage pilot project.

UH Manoa scientist receives NASA award for research into life in universe

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Location of potential biosignatures on Titan. Credit: Athanasios Karagiotas and Theoni Shalamberidze.

Health of Palestine refugees: 70 years after the original displacement, the Nakba, No health without dignity

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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has released its annual Health Report for 2017, which provides important information regarding the health situation of Palestine refugees in the Agency’s five fields of operation – Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza and Syria, as well as  the UNRWA health programme.

Europes best 5 cities for clean transport

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In a bid to tackle air pollution and cut greenhouse gas emissions, many cities across Europe are rolling out plans to encourage people to ditch fossil-fuelled cars and choose public transport, or switch to cycling or walking instead. People are demanding that their cities change for the better, and you can join them.

Four outstanding secondary school teachers to be honored at Princeton Commencement

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Princeton University will honor four outstanding New Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2018 Commencement on Tuesday, June 5.

CAIR-Columbus to Hold 22nd Annual Sharing Ramadan Interfaith Iftar

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Ramadan is the month in which Muslims are required to fast from sunrise to sunset, and it can last from 29-30 days.  The fast is performed to exercise discipline, self-restraint and generosity, while obeying God's commandments. Fasting (along with the declaration of faith, daily prayers, charity, and pilgrimage to Mecca) is one of the "five pillars" of Islam.

Solar Energy Storage Problem May be Solved in New Single-System Technology

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Generating power from the sun isn’t the problem. The technology has been there for decades. Storing that power efficiently, however, has been a challenge.

Closing coal, oil power plants leads to healthier babies

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The Hunters Point power plant before it was retired in 2006 and later demolished.

Delaware Offshore Wind Working Group to hold public workshops May 29 and 31

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DOVER – Delaware’s Offshore Wind Working Group will host two public workshops in May for input on the working group’s draft recommendations to the Governor.

Study finds popular growth mindset educational interventions arent very effective

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A new study co-authored by researchers at Michigan State University and Case Western Reserve University found that “growth mindset interventions,” or programs that teach students they can improve their intelligence with effort – and therefore improve grades and test scores – don’t work for students in most circumstances.

Heritage Home Group to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Heritage Home Group, LLC, a North Carolina corporation that designs, manufactures, sources and retails home furnishings, will pay $50,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC charged that Heritage Home violated federal law when it failed to provide a machine operator at its Hickory Chair Company manufacturing plant in Hickory, N.C., an accommodation for his disability. The federal agency further charged that Heritage Home fired the employee because of his disability.

Circular Economy: New rules will make EU the global front-runner in waste management and recycling

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Today EU Member States approved a set of ambitious measures to make EU waste legislation fit for the future, as part of the EU's wider circular economy policy.

USAID Commits Additional $7 million to Combat Ebola

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Today, the United States announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing up to $7 million at this stage to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at this stage. This additional funding, combined with the $1 million USAID committed last week, will provide a total of up to $8 million to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar made the announcement in his address before the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

PREMA, FEMA Training Healthcare Workers to Respond to Mass Casualty Incidents

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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Government of Puerto Rico is teaming up with FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness to train emergency and healthcare workers to respond to mass casualty incidents.

FDA to Review Zynquista (sotagliflozin) as Potential Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

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Bridgewater, NJ and The Woodlands, TX – May 22, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted Sanofi’s regulatory filing for Zynquista (sotagliflozin).

86th MXG Airmen achieve perfection

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Staff Sgt. Kyle Shea (front), 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kyle Hodge, 86th AMXS assistant crew chief, pose for a photo inside the C-130J Super Hercules they maintain on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 18, 2018. Shea and Hodge worked together to achieve a ‘black letter’ aircraft. Black lettering means there are no maintenance issues in or on the aircraft.

EU mobilises international support for The Gambia

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A total of €1.45 billion were mobilised by the International Conference for The Gambia, co-chaired by The Gambia and the European Union.

Art Talk with 2018 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Winner David Volpini

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As the song goes, “The world’s not ending. It’s adapting. Don’t say goodbye. Try not to die. Aaaaahhh.” That song, called “Day Number One,” tracks the early days of a zombie apocalypse and won first place for its composer, Michigan high school junior David Volpini, at the final competition of the 2018 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge this past April. Volpini, who attends Chippewa Valley High School in Macomb, was one of six finalists selected from the 196 burgeoning songwriters who participated in the challenge this year.

Safe Passage: The Transition from British to American Hegemony

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Signed copies of “Safe Passage”, will be on sale after the event.

Conference on transparency in public sector concludes in Ghana

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Reforming audit frameworks to strengthen good governance was at the heart of discussions amongst public officials from Africa and the Caribbean at a five-day workshop in Ghana.

APA Creates Open Science and Methodology Chair to Deepen Commitment to Data Sharing, Transparency in Science

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WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association has created an open science and methodology chair to work with its authors, reviewers, editors and publications board to understand and develop best practices for the evolving landscape of open science in psychological research.

App helps hearing-impaired parents know when and why their baby is crying

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Delbert Whetter, who is a deaf father of two, helped test a new app called ChatterBaby, which alerts deaf parents when their baby is crying.

UT Austins Ransom Center Awards 45 Fellowships

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Scholars conducting research at the Harry Ransom Center.

UMass Amherst Geoscientist Receives $525,000 Grant to Study Earthquake Zones Around the World

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Earthquake wave propagationAMHERST, Mass. – Geoscientist Haiying Gao, a seismologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recently received a five-year, $525,800 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to model and compare five subduction zones across the globe where large earthquakes have occurred, for the first time characterizing their fundamental differences and similarities.

Celebrity Designer Chip Wade And Sears Home Services Offer Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Summer - Inside And Out

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No one can afford surprises during the sweltering summer months," Wade said.

Michigan State University names 2018 homecoming court

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Michigan State University has announced the 10 Spartan seniors who will serve on the 2018 Homecoming Court.