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Auroras unlock the physics of energetic processes in space

A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in space, according to new UCL-led research.

15-Nov 10:07
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HISTORIC: 27 Taiwanese and Multinational Companies Speak Out for LGBTQ Equality in Taiwan

Major businesses speak out on importance of equality before Taiwanese referendums on marriage equality and LGBTQ-inclusive curricula in schools.

15-Nov 10:04
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New Report Outlines Whats at Stake in Patient Decision-Making About Post-Acute Care

Under stress of illness and hospitalization, patients and family caregivers are not well-positioned to make informed decisions about post-acute care.

15-Nov 09:22
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EEOC Issues FY 2018 Performance Report

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported significant increases in its outreach efforts and enforcement actions to prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination during fiscal year 2018, which ended Sept.

15-Nov 09:19
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World Food Programme Chief appeals for peace in Yemen as agency plans major scale-up of food aid

WFP is preparing to scale up to provide food and cash-based assistance for as many as 12 million people whose lives have been torn apart by the conflict. WFP is already reaching 7-8 million people with food assistance every month. Copyright: WFP/Abeer Etefa.

15-Nov 08:18
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Major gift to transform nuclear engineering, support areas across University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa—Nuclear engineering alumnus Kenneth Lindquist and his wife and fellow Penn State graduate, Mary Alice Lindquist, have made a transformative estate commitment to support Penn State’s nuclear engineering program. The far-reaching commitment will also support scholarships for student-athletes and programming related to alcohol prevention and awareness.

15-Nov 07:03
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Human rights breaches in Bangladesh, Cuba and Vietnam

MEPs deplore government crackdowns on the media, political opposition and human rights defenders in Bangladesh, Cuba and Vietnam.

15-Nov 06:36
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Denmark to host new international research center for global solutions on antimicrobial resistance

Today in Seattle the Danish Minister of Health Ellen Trane Nørby signs an agreement for Denmark to be the future host of a new international centre for interdisciplinary solutions on antimicrobial resistance.

15-Nov 04:37
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Department of Energy Announces $98 Million for 40 Transformative Energy Technology Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $98 million in funding for 40 new projects as part of OPEN 2018, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPAE) latest open funding opportunity. These funds will support some of America’s top energy innovators’ R&D projects as they seek to develop technologies to transform the nation’s energy system.

14-Nov 22:53
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USAID Administrator Mark Green To Deliver Remarks on International Education at the Council on Foreign Relations

The Administrator will highlight the new U.S. Government Strategy on International Basic Education, the new USAID Education Policy, and the linkage between investments in international education and U.S. foreign-policy priorities.

14-Nov 22:21
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ASTRO Gaming Announces Highly Customizable, Modular C40 TR Controller

ASTRO’s First Pro-Caliber Controller for PlayStation® 4 and PC Controller is Designed to Withstand the Rigors of High-Stress Competitive Play.

14-Nov 22:05
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Activities of the Secretary-General in Washington, D.C., 13

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Washington, D.C., from New York early on Tuesday afternoon, 13 November.

14-Nov 21:52
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Readout of First Lady Melania Trumps Visit to Family Online Safety Institutes 2018 Annual Conference

First Lady Melania Trump attended the Family Online Safety Institute’s (FOSI) 2018 annual conference on Thursday afternoon.   The Chair of Family Online Safety Institute, Patricia Vance, and President and CEO of the United States Institute of Peace, Nancy Lindborg greeted the First Lady upon her arrival.

14-Nov 21:51
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New BPC Video Provides Roadmap to Reinventing Rural Health Care in America

Washington, D.C.– To mark National Rural Health Day, the Bipartisan Policy Center is releasing a new video that serves as a critical snapshot of the challenges and opportunities for reforming America’s rural health care system. Today, BPC joins with the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health to shine a light on the unique needs of this population.

14-Nov 21:34
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USAID Releases New Education Policy

This new policy will focus resources on programs that produce measurable learning outcomes for students.

14-Nov 21:13
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Federal Indictment Targets South Bay Street Gang Involved in Drug Trafficking, including Smuggling Meth into a California State Prison

LOS ANGELES – Authorities have arrested eight members and associates of the East Side Torrance street gang on federal narcotics trafficking and firearms charges stemming from an investigation that led to a number of seizures, including 20 pounds of methamphetamine that was discovered in a Torrance apartment complex.

14-Nov 20:55
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New Survey Finds Nearly One in Four People Have Had Packages Stolen; Xfinity Customers Can Now Filter Camera Motion Alerts By People or Vehicles.

Comcast today announced a new set of security camera features designed to help consumers better spot package theft “Grinches” this holiday season, including the ability to filter motion-triggered activity by people or vehicles. The company also released results from a new nationwide survey around Americans’ growing concerns about package theft.

14-Nov 20:43
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Comcast NBCUniversal Contributes $1.1 Million In Cash And In-Kind Support For California Fire Relief Efforts

Comcast NBCUniversal Contributes $1.1 Million In Cash And In-Kind Support For California Fire Relief Efforts.

14-Nov 20:31
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U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green's Remarks on the new USAID Education Policy

QUESTION: Can we start with you, Mark, and just tell us a little bit about how the U.S. government strategy, and more specifically how the USAID policy -- what's new?

14-Nov 20:10
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Promising Approach to Curing Spina Bifida Gets $5.6 Million from Stem Cell Agency

Oakland, CA – Every day in the U.S. four children are born with spina bifida. It is the most common cause of lifelong paralysis and also frequently leads to other serious health problems affecting the bowel and bladder. The impact on families is enormous. A new approach to repairing the defect that causes spina bifida was today awarded $5.66 million by the Board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

14-Nov 20:07
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Countries Assess at the OAS the Implementation of the Inter-American Program for Universal Civil Registry

A central part of the meeting, held in the framework of the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs, was the presentation of the progress report 2010-2018 of the Universal Civil Registry Program in the Americas (PUICA) of the OAS, which highlights important advances, including: · The preparation of a Model legislation for civil registries in Latin America · The installation of 44 subsidiary civil registry offices in public hospitals in El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras and Paraguay.

14-Nov 19:34
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How one Maine town reinvented itself after its biggest employer left

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Visitors in Brunswick this holiday season will find the town bustling like it hasn’t in years, hearkening back more than a decade ago to when Brunswick Naval Air Station was at its peak.

14-Nov 19:14
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Nevada Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison

A Las Vegas, Nevada, tax return preparer was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for aiding and assisting in the filing of false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada.

14-Nov 18:15
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California Dungeness Crab Season Opens, Endangering Whales, Sea Turtles

SAN FRANCISCO— Thursday’s opening of California’s commercial Dungeness crab season is clouded by the outbreak of a powerful neurotoxin and continuing concerns about the fishery entangling endangered whales and sea turtles. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that the Nov.

14-Nov 17:11
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Purdue launches brain gain initiative, seeks statewide partners

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Helping Indiana become the country’s biggest “brain gain” state is the goal of an initiative being launched by President Mitch Daniels and Purdue University.

14-Nov 16:28
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UCLA Department of Theater announces 2018-2019 season

It includes two plays by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and Maria Bello’s virtual reality presentation, “The Sun Ladies Project”

14-Nov 16:26
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U.S. crude oil and natural gas production increased in 2017, with fewer wells

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Wells by Production Rate Note: Annual production estimates shown here are based on data from DrillingInfo and may differ from official estimates published in EIA’s Petroleum Supply Annual 2017 and Natural Gas Annual 2017.

14-Nov 16:09
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Charities call for regulation of bailiffs

Rule-breaking bailiffs are causing people increased stress, anxiety and financial hardship, according to new research published on 13 November 2018 by Citizens Advice and StepChange. 

14-Nov 15:12
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Barrasso, Senate Republicans Renew Attack on Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON— The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, led by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), will hold a hearing Thursday continuing its relentless attacks on the Endangered Species Act, this time under the guise of examining wildlife conservation funding.

14-Nov 15:11
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Journalism Institute supports challenge to White House over revocation of Acosta credentials

CNN sued President Trump and other White House aides on Tuesday, alleging that the White House action to bar Acosta violates the reporter's First and Fifth Amendment rights. The Justice Department responded Wednesday in a court filing that it can select which journalists are given a permanent pass to cover it.

14-Nov 15:10
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FDA alerts doctors, patients about risk of complications when certain implanted pumps are used to deliver pain medications not approved for use with the devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today alerted health care providers and patients about the serious complications that can occur when using medications not approved for use with implanted pumps that deliver medication into the spinal fluid to treat or manage pain. Complications may include dosing errors, pump failure, opioid withdrawal, infection and other complications like pain, fever, vomiting, muscle spasms, cognitive changes, weakness and cardiac or respiratory distress.

14-Nov 14:56
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Fujitsu Immersion Cooling System Receives Environment Minister's Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity

Tokyo, November 14, 2018 Fujitsu today announced that it has received a 2018 Environment Minister's Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity (Technology Development and Commercialization) for its Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY Liquid Immersion Cooling System, which provides revolutionary energy savings. This award recognizes the contribution of the Liquid Immersion Cooling System to overall reduction of server system power consumption and CO2 emissions. This marks the second year in a row Fujitsu has received this award, and the sixth time overall.

14-Nov 14:33
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Nomad on-the-go customer assist tool expands, gets more power, goes international

A year after the highly successful launch of Delta's proprietary handheld Nomad device to help gate agents and red coats deliver faster, more personalized solutions for customers from the palm of their hands, the airline is deploying 1,000 more devices to nearly 40 domestic and international locations. The 2019 expansion will feature enhanced functionality and expand the reach of employees using the tool to more than 2,500, benefiting countless more customers along the way.

14-Nov 14:20
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Media in the face of terrorism, UNESCO conference

Terrorism has become one of the most complex and constant subjects of media reports in recent years, raising difficult ethical questions about professional standards of reporting, freedom of information and security.

14-Nov 13:46
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FTC Commissioners Find that 1-800 Contacts Unlawfully Harmed Competition in Online Search Advertising Auctions, Restricting the Availability of Truthful Advertising to Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission has held that 1-800 Contacts, the nation’s largest online retailer of contact lenses, unlawfully entered into a web of anticompetitive agreements with rival online contact lens sellers.

14-Nov 13:36
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WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market Opens in New Delhi, India Exploring the Impact of Digital Transformation in Asia-Pacific Region, Balancing Interests of Creators and Consumers

Ramesh Abhishek today opened the 2018 WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market, which is focused on promoting balance between creators and consumers of digital media in an increasingly worldwide economy for cultural products.

14-Nov 13:19
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Delta again named Most Honored Company by Institutional Investor

CEO Ed Bastian, CFO Paul Jacobson and Jill Greer, Vice President - Investor Relations were all listed at the top of the rankings in the airline category, topping competitors.

14-Nov 13:00
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Puerto Rico Public Employees: U.S. Supreme Court Janus Decision Protects Your Right to Resign From Union & End Dues Payments

National Right to Work Foundation Legal Notice: Requirements claiming to block resignation of union membership violate First Amendment.

14-Nov 12:58
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Delta in Seattle colocates with Air France, Korean Air at check-in

Delta now shares colocated check-in space with all of its joint venture partners operating at Sea-Tac, including Aeromexico, Air France, Korean Air and Virgin Atlantic. 

14-Nov 12:13
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Austrian presidency halts as cities, unions and civil society oppose EU crackdown on municipalities

Reacting to a protest letter they received this morning, the Austrian EU Presidency has just cancelled tomorrow’s talks about a controversial proposed EU directive that would create major new obstacles for progressive municipal policies and initiatives.

14-Nov 11:05
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