Important Press Releases

USTDA and U.S. Industry Launch U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative

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ARLINGTON, VA –  Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, in coordination with LNG Allies, the 27th World Gas Conference, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute, as well as other industry members, launched the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative.  The Initiative is designed to connect American companies to new export opportunities across the gas value chain in emerging economies. As U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals are coming online, USTDA is expanding its partnership with the American gas industry to generate new LNG exports through the development of gas-related infrastructure in key LNG receiving countries.

Wilson to logistics Airmen: Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty

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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson delivers the keynote address during the 2017 Logistics Officer Association Symposium in Washington D.C., Nov.

Doctoral Oral Exams for Nov. 27

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Eli Bromberg, Ph.D., English, Monday, Nov. 27, 2 p.m., E501 South College. Dissertation: “Sex and Differences in the Jewish American Family: Incest Narratives in 1990s Literary and Pop Culture.” Randall Knoper, chr.

US 301 Mainline Project Will Require Nighttime Closure of SR 1 Beginning Saturday

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As part of the ongoing US 301 Mainline Project, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has announced nighttime closures of SR 1 southbound between US 13 southbound and Pole Bridge Road for the installation of structural components of the new US 301 bridge over SR 1.

TSA shares Thanksgiving travel tips at DC-area flyers for the busy holiday travel season

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ARLINGTON, Va. – The number of passengers expected to be screened at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints across the country this Thanksgiving season is expected to be extremely high. From Friday, November 17 through Monday, November 28, more than 24 million travelers—one of TSA’s busiest Thanksgivings on record--will be screened at airport checkpoints during the holiday travel period, a 6 percent increase compared to last year.

The Publix Hotel Has A New Lobby and New Life

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The Publix Hotel stands at the corner of King Street and 5th Avenue, on the border of Seattle's International District.

Workday to help simplify Penn State's supplemental retirement plans

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Employees will find access to and management of Penn State's two supplemental retirement plans easier and more convenient when Workday, the University’s new human resources and payroll system, launches on Dec.

Ohio State selects two scholars for 2018 Presidents Prize

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State University has selected two graduating seniors as recipients of the 2018 President’s Prize, the highest university recognition bestowed on exceptional students committed to making our world a better place through ambitious, transformational ideas and actions.

US House, Senate Committee Tax Bills Threatens the Health and Well Being of Americans and Undercuts Investments in Science

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WASHINGTON (Nov 17, 2017)—The U.S. Senate Finance Committee voted yesterday to pass a tax bill, which is set for a full floor vote after Thanksgiving. The Senate Committee tax plan would disproportionately harm the middle class, take away health care coverage from millions of Americans, and add as much as $1.5 trillion to the deficit.

Washington Examiner: "You should want to cut business taxes; after all, it's you who has to pay them"

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The wailing and gnashing of teeth over the tax reform bill passed by the House on Thursday was too much. Even the average congressional debate, with its party-line grandstanding, is bad enough. But it’s so much more tedious when Democrats line up to echo each other ad nauseam, making the same tired talking points against a permanent cut in the corporate tax rate, which they supported when their guy was in the White House.

Home Invasion and Robbery Leads to Over 50 Years in Prison

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A 51-year-old Dover man faces a minimum of 58 years in prison after his conviction for breaking into a home and assaulting and robbing the woman who lived there. Ronald Keis was convicted in a bench trial of Robbery First Degree, Home Invasion, and Assault Second Degree. In February 2017, Keis broke through the front door of a home on Hickory Dale Drive in Dover, then punched and kicked his 69-year-old victim while demanding money from her.

UN Climate Talks Put Strong Focus On Ambition

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In response to the close COP23 and commenting on the unprecedented coalition of American leaders who attended the talks, Lou Leonard, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s senior vice president of climate change and energy, issued the following statement:  "The biggest question hanging over these talks was whether the United States could still be counted on to deliver on the Paris Agreement. A new generation of American climate leaders came to Bonn with a resounding yes, reassuring the world's governments and accelerating global momentum.

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on Senate Tax Reform Plan

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Though NAHB believes the Senate tax legislation is better for the housing sector, like the House, it fails to provide a meaningful incentive for homeownership for the middle class. We will continue to work with Congress on tax policy and other areas to ensure that housing and homeownership remain a national priority. Enacting meaningful tax reform that will help the middle class and small businesses is vital to keep the housing market moving forward and to create job and economic growth.

Cablefax Lists 57 Comcast NBCUniversal Employees Among 2017 Most Powerful Women

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Dozens of women from Comcast and NBCUniversal were named to Cablefax: The Magazine’s 2017 list of the Most Powerful Women in Cable.

Bonn Climate Talks Attest Trump Doesnt Speak for the United States

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BONN, Germany – Nov. 17, 2017) At the first UN climate talks since President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, countries made incremental but meaningful progress. Outside the negotiating rooms, in the U.S. Climate Action Center, a broad coalition of U.S. governors, mayors, business executives, and citizens made clear their commitments to climate action despite the position of the Trump Administration.

Tax Reform Advances on Capitol Hill

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The House on Nov. 16 passed The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, tax reform legislation opposed by NAHB because of its detrimental effects on the housing market and middle-class families. Late that evening, the Senate Finance Committee advanced its version of tax reform legislation that NAHB believes is better for the housing sector.

Helping Mexico design an effective climate policy

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MIT researchers are working with the Mexican government on carbon pricing options to meet the country’s climate goals under the Paris Agreement.

New Group of JFK Assassination Records Available to the Public

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In the fifth public release this year, the National Archives today posted 10,744  records subject to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act).

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Letter to Healthcare Providers

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Two students at UMass Amherst have been diagnosed with invasive meningococcal disease serogroup B within the past few weeks.

PROVINCE ANNOUNCES INDEPENDENCE FOR MANITOBA COMMERCIAL FISHERS COMING SOON

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The Manitoba government has passed legislation required to lift the monopoly of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation (FFMC), clearing the way for commercial fishers to market their own catch starting Dec.

Fourteen With Ties to Violent YNB Stretch Gang Indicted for Durg and Firearm Offenses

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DALLAS — Fourteen defendants have been charged in a federal indictment, unsealed yesterday, with felony offenses stemming from their role in a Dallas–based criminal street gang known as “YNB Stretch Gang” and a drug distribution group known as “2600 Money Block,” announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

PROVINCE ENCOURAGES MANITOBANS TO PARTICIPATE IN 24-HOUR GIVING CHALLENGE

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Manitoba Municipal Relations reminds Manitobans that tomorrow is the Endow Manitoba 24-Hour Giving Challenge.

Exploring Brazilian Modernism and Its Discontents

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In mid-May, an experiential art history course took a group of 12 Rice students on a two-week exploration of Latin American metropolis Rio de Janeiro and a one-week tour of three other cities: supermodern Brasilia, Brazil’s capital; Belo Horizonte, a 19th-century planned city; and cosmopolitan Sao Paulo, the most populous city in the Americas. The students’ experiences in images and words are now on display in “HART in the WORLD: RIO” in Herring Hall’s first-floor gallery walkway. The exhibit will be on display through the spring semester.

Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey on the Dissolution of the Principal Opposition Party in the Kingdom of Cambodia

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The U.S. Agency for International Development expresses its gravest concern at the decision of the Supreme Court of Cambodia to dissolve the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).

Illegal alien indicted for hampering with ankle monitor

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ORLANDO, Fla. – An illegally present Mexican national was indicted in federal court Wednesday on a charge that he connived or conspired or took any other action designed to prevent or hamper, and with the purpose of preventing and hampering, his departure pursuant to the final order of removal. He was also indicted for illegal reentry after removal.

Atlanta CBP Delivers Counterfeit Awareness to Airport Travelers

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ATLANTA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers and import specialists enjoyed presenting a counterfeit product outreach with travelers at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) on Thursday. A large table display of seized merchandise at ATL’s International concourse afforded travelers an opportunity to speak with CBP officers, look over the items and ask questions about counterfeit products.

When to fish: Timing matters for fish that migrate to reproduce

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It’s no secret that human activities affect fish, particularly those that must migrate to reproduce. Years of building dams and polluting rivers in some regions have left fish such as salmon struggling to return to their home streams and give birth to the next generation.

Women in Technology Initiative Honors Haas for Executive Leadership

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Laura Haas, dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), has been awarded a 2017 WITI @ UC Athena Award for Executive Leadership from the Women in Technology Initiative at the University of California.

Alstom presents APS for road, its innovative electric road solution

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On the occasion of the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Sweden, Alstom presents its electric road project at the Volvo Group headquarter in Gothenburg. This innovation contributes to cleaner mobility, and broadens Alstom’s green solutions portfolio.

CBP's Air and Marine Operations Plan Flyover During NASCAR's Championship Weekend in Homestead

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MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrews based at the Miami Air and Marine Branch will perform a flyover during NASCAR's championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway in front of tens of thousands of racing fans.

State Health Officer Announces Certificate of Need Decision for Project in Gulfport

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Danish Parliament agrees to invest DKK 285 mill. to combat harmful chemicals

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All the parties in the Danish Parliament have agreed on a new set of chemicals initiatives for 2018-2021, with special focus on protecting vulnerable groups such as unborn babies, children and young people against harmful chemicals in products and food. A total of DKK 285 million has been allocated to the initiatives.

NAACP Travel Advisory for American Airlines Update

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Baltimore, MD – Since issuing a travel advisory for American Airlines on October 24, 2017, the NAACP has received testimony from hundreds of concerned passengers and employees, regarding alleged racially discriminatory and racially-biased treatment.

Kenya: Police must not use lethal force against opposition supporters

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Kenyan police must stop firing live ammunition during opposition protests and instead protect all people gathering in public, said Amnesty International today amid running battles in which three opposition supporters are feared to have been shot dead.

Agreements at UN climate talks fall behind vulnerable countries call to action

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Bonn, Germany. 17 November. The international humanitarian and development agency CARE International comments on the closure of the 23nd UN climate change conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.

Hey Congress! Heres Why You Cant Scrap The Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

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The fate of the federal tax credit for electric vehicles hangs in the balance. The House version of the GOP-led tax plan removes it entirely while the Senate version (as of Friday, November 17th) keeps it on the books. As lawmakers work to combine the House-passed bill with the Senate version, let’s examine why the EV tax credit shouldn’t be eliminated.

La conferencia de la ONU sobre el cambio climatico pone enfasis sobre la ambicion

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La gran pregunta de esta cumbre sobre el clima era si Estados Unidos podía cumplir sus compromisos bajo el Acuerdo de París.  Una nueva generación de líderes climáticos estadounidenses vino a Bonn diciendo clara y enfáticamente  “sí”, tranquilizando a los gobiernos del mundo y acelerando el momentum global. Para cumplir su promesa al mundo, estos líderes estadounidenses necesitan ir a casa a catalizar una nueva ola de acción en el ámbito de la energía renovable, el sector de los automóviles eléctricos, y la agricultura libre de deforestación. Nunca una coalición de empresas, líderes estatales y locales de Estados Unidos se había unido bajo un mismo estandarte para impulsar la acción contra el cambio climático.

Housing Starts Up Sharply, Near Post-Recession High in October

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Nationwide housing starts rose 13.7 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units after a slight upward revision to the September reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. This is the highest housing production reading since October 2016, when total starts hit a post-recession high of 1.33 million.

Joint EU-U.S. statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting

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On 17 November 2017, the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs took place in Washington, D.C. The meeting reaffirmed the importance of the long standing partnership between the United States of America and the European Union in addressing common threats to security, and of practical outcomes of this cooperation.

Chip Ganassi Racing Pit Crew Department Named 2017 Comcast Community Champion of the Year

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Annual award recognizes NASCAR industry members for charitable efforts.