Important Press Releases

Reclamation Awards $27.5 Million Contract to Rebuild Four Glen Canyon Generators

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The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $27.5 million contract to Alstom of Littleton, Colo., to rebuild four of the eight hydroelectric power generation units at Glen Canyon Dam that have reached the end of their service life.

NIH researchers identify candidate drug to treat Batten disease

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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have identified a potential new drug that could help in the treatment of a form of Batten disease, a fatal childhood disorder.

ADP® “Innovation Day” Showcases Technology Solutions Designed to Unlock Clients’ Business Potential

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ROSELAND, N.J. – September 30, 2013 – ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, today hosted its first-ever Innovation Day, a live virtual event to unveil new and enhanced technologies that provide clients with the tools they need to effectively manage a global workforce in today’s challenging business world.

SRBC TO HOLD FIRST-OF-ITS KIND WATER SCIENCE FORUM

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The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold the 2013 Susquehanna Water Science Forum – From Science to Sustainable Water Resources Management on October 7 and 8, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in Camp Hill, Pa.

MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANY PAYS $30,000 TO SETTLE MATERNITY LEAVEDISCRIMINATION CLAIMS

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached agreements to settle two Fair Housing Act complaints against Madison, WI-based CMG Mortgage Insurance Company (CMG MI), the nation’s largest provider of private mortgage insurance to credit unions.  CMG MI will pay $30,000, resolving allegations that it refused to insure the home mortgage loan of a married couple because the wife was on maternity leave, and that it maintained a written policy of refusing to consider the regular pay of women on maternity leave as income.

The United States Government's Power Africa Initiative Celebrates the Government of Nigeria’s hand-over of power companies to the private sector

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Abuja, Nigeria - U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Maria Brewer said today that "the United States Government is proud to have contributed to this historic handover of power companies to the private sector and congratulates the Government of Nigeria (GON) on achieving a very important milestone in the liberalization of the power sector."  The comments were made in response to the Presidential handover of the Licenses and Share Certificates to the new owners of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) successor generation and distribution companies.

Sudan escalates mass arrests of activists amid protest crackdown

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Reports that Sudan’s security forces have arrested at least 800 activists, members of opposition parties, journalists, and others amid ongoing anti-government protests mark a shocking escalation of the crackdown on dissent, Amnesty International said.

ContactLab Extends Commitment to MySQL

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News SummaryIn Building business-critical applications exhibiting high levels of availability, reliability and security requires a solid, high-performance database. Since 2009, digital direct marketing provider ContactLab has relied on MySQL Enterprise Edition to strengthen the data management of email and SMS campaigns. To help ensure the company continues to benefit from the high performance, secure and reliable database infrastructure it needs for on-going innovation, ContactLab has standardized on MySQL Enterprise Edition.

IBM invests $8 million in first cloud center in Spain to provide cloud services to clients worldwide

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BARCELONA, - 30 Sep 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced today an $8 million investment in a new cloud center in Cerdanyola del Vallés, Barcelona. It is the first cloud center in Spain and the 26th from IBM in the world. IBM's new center is located in the same facility as the “la Caixa” data processing center.

ICE deports MS-13 member wanted for murder

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BOSTON – A Salvadoran man wanted for murder in his home country was deported Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). This removal demonstrates the collaborative efforts between the United States and El Salvador to locate Salvadoran criminal fugitives in the United States and return them to El Salvador to face justice.

Moroccan authorities ban access to information documentary public screening

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On 10 September 2013, Transparency Maroc applied for permission from the Mayor’s Office of Rabat to screen a documentary on corruption which was filmed in Morocco, Palestine, Egypt & Yemen. A copy of the documentary was provided along with the application as well as a shooting permit which the Moroccan Cinematography Centre (CCM) issued in April 2013.

ANALOG DEVICES AND INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE COLLABORATE TO SPUR INNOVATION IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF MEMS AND NANO SCIENCE IN INDIA

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Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), the global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing and signal-conditioning applications, has joined the Industry Affiliate Program of the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), to infuse innovation, provide industry insights, and accelerate commercialization of active research in MEMS (Micromachines) and Nano-Sciences in India.

Notice Concerning the Difference Between Forecasts and Actual Financial Results for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2013

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TOKYO, Japan, October 30, 2013 — Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced its difference between consolidated financial forecasts, which it disclosed on August 2, 2013, and actual results, which it disclosed today, for the six months ended September 30, 2013 (the period from April 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013).

National Cooperative Bank Reports Net Income of $21.2 Million through September 30, 2013

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Washington, DC (November 18, 2013) —National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading financial services company dedicated to providing banking products and services to cooperatives nationwide, reported  consolidated earnings of $21.2 million through September 30, 2013.

USTDA NAMES NEW CHIEF OF STAFF

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ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency welcomes Clark Jennings as the Agency's new Chief of Staff.

USTDA SUPPORTS AVIATION DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA

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NEW DELHI, INDIA – USTDA undesrcored the breadth of its engagement in India's aviation market by concluding three grant activities with India's civil aviation agencies that will introduce U.S. technologies and best practices to key aviation stakeholders in India, helping to modernize the country's aviation infrastructure.

Kaspersky Lab Prevails in Legal Fight Against Technology Patent Troll

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Kaspersky Lab is pleased to announce that it has emerged victorious from a lawsuit initiated by Lodsys, a company located in Texas that operates as a Patent Assertion Entity, more commonly known as a Non practicing entity or “Patent Troll,” known for initiating patent infringement lawsuits against a variety of companies.

GlaxoSmithKline reaches agreement with Aspen to divest thrombosis brands and related manufacturing site for £0.7 billion

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The net cash proceeds from the transaction after tax and transaction costs are expected to be approximately £0.6 billion. The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

Remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on the United States, the European Union, and the Transatlantic Trade and In

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It is nice to be back in Brussels, and I am particularly pleased to make this city my first stop in Europe as U.S. Trade Representative.

NETGEAR 4G LTE MOBILE HOTSPOT NOW AVAILABLE IN THE UK THROUGH O2’S NEW 4G NETWORK

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LONDON and SAN JOSE, California — September 30, 2013 — O2, the commercial brand for Telefónica UK (NYSE: TEF; LSE: TDE) (http://o2.com/), and NETGEAR®, Inc.

Improvement in Mortgage Performance Continues, OCC Reports

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WASHINGTON -- The performance of first-lien mortgages serviced by large national and federal savings banks continued to improve in the third quarter of 2013, according to a report released today by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Lenovo Aims to Extend Leadership in All-in-Ones with Four New Models

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.– September 30, 2013: (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced several new additions to its growing family of all-in-one (AIO) desktop computers. Led by the super-widescreen Lenovo B750, which delivers the world’s first29” 21:9 display, the new devices aim to extend Lenovo’s leadership in the competitive AIO segment. According to the latest rankings from IDC, Lenovo is #1 in the worldwide consumer AIO market and the worldwide AIO market overall.

FDA approves Perjeta for neoadjuvant breast cancer treatment

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Perjeta (pertuzumab) as part of a complete treatment regimen for patients with early stage breast cancer before surgery (neoadjuvant setting). Perjeta is the first FDA-approved drug for the neoadjuvant treatment of breast cancer.

CFTC Charges TOTE Fund LLC, MJS Capital Management LLC and their Principal, Michael J. Siegel with Commodity Pool Fraud

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Washington, DC - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that it filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, charging two California firms, TOTE Fund LLC (TOTE) and MJS Capital Management LLC (MJS), and their principal, Michael J. Siegel of Northfield, New Jersey, with misappropriating funds in connection with two commodity pools.

CA Technologies Provides Same-Day Support for IBM z/OS 2.1

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ISLANDIA, N.Y., September 30, 2013— CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced “Day One” support for IBM z/OS 2.1. This support enables customers to take advantage of the latest zEnterprise hardware features and the many additional performance and scalability enhancements.

CA Technologies Holds Eighth Annual Worldwide Volunteer Month

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CA Together in Action brings employees around the globe together to enrich the lives and well-being of others in communities where CA Technologies has a presence. By supporting a wide range of local nonprofit organizations, employees give back through volunteer efforts that include education and technology programs for underserved youth, environmental clean-ups, building affordable housing and assisting food banks with feeding the hungry.

USAID and Western Union Announce Winners of Libya Diaspora Marketplace Entrepreneurship Competition

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Three winners were selected from more than 20 business plan submissions; industry sectors represented among the winners include agribusiness, information and communications technology and transportation. Each awardee will receive a matching grant between US$25,000 and US$50,000, with accompanying technical assistance.

FTC Settlement and Default Judgment ImposePermanent Ban on Marketers of Scam 'Recovery' Kits

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An operation that allegedly bilked consumers by falsely claiming it could help them recover money they lost in previous scams will be banned from selling recovery services under a default judgment against Business Recovery Services LLC and a consent judgment against its owner, Brian Hessler.

National Cooperative Bank Originates $53 Million in New Loan Activity During August

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New York, NY (September 30, 2013) — National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading lender to cooperative housing throughout the Tri-State area, arranged $53 million in new financing activity during August for 20 New York area properties. Edward Howe III, Managing Director of the NCB New York office, made the announcement.

Study evaluates population-wide testing, early treatment for HIV prevention

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A study in South Africa and Zambia will assess whether house-to-house voluntary HIV testing and prompt treatment of HIV infection, along with other proven HIV prevention measures, can substantially reduce the number of new HIV infections across communities.

NIH announces 2013 High Risk-High Reward Research Awards

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Seventy-eight grants are being awarded to scientists proposing highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research, under the High Risk-High Reward program supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund.

ADP Announces Enhancements to Human Capital Management Solutions for Midsized and Large Employers

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ROSELAND, N.J. – September 30, 2013 – ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, today unveiled new enhancements to its portfolio of integrated HCM solutions for both midsized and large employers.

ADP® Delivers Next-Generation Recruiting Platform to Help Employers Dramatically Improve their Hiring of the Best Talent

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ROSELAND, N.J. – September 30,  2013 – ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, today announced the launch of ADP Recruiting Management, a unified next-generation platform that helps clients better manage the end-to-end talent acquisition process by engaging social and mobile users, enabling intelligent sourcing of candidates, and increasing collaboration.

HUD PROPOSES ‘QUALIFIED MORTGAGE’ DEFINITION

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today proposed a rule to define a ‘Qualified Mortgage (QM)’ that would be insured, guaranteed or administered by HUD, including single-family forward mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).  HUD is seeking the public’s comment on its proposed rule by October 30th.  Read HUD’s proposed rule.

UPS Kicks Off Global Volunteer Month, Commits to Planting Additional 1 Million Trees

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The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced it will mark the start of the company's 10th annual Global Volunteer Month (GVM) on October 1 by pledging to plant another one million trees around the world. The UPS Foundation also announced it has awarded $2.3 million in grants to support environmental programs and forestry-focused initiatives globally.

The Voice of the Vulnerable Can Bring a real Change

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During last summer, the Disabled Union has approached South Salfit ADP for the help in activating the centre. After having the needs assessment carried out by WV internal CDO, the ADP has decided to include the needed support for the Disabled Union to activate the centre in its FY13 plans.

US Labor Department’s MSHA awards $582,804 in Brookwood-Sago mine safety grants

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ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today awarded $582,804 in grants through its Brookwood-Sago program to five organizations that provide education and training within the mining industry. The funding will be used to develop and implement training and related materials for mine emergency preparedness, as well as for the prevention of accidents in underground mines.

NFWF Honors New Jersey Gov. Christie and Conservationist Louis Bacon

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and leading conservationist Louis Bacon were honored by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) at its 10th annual "Celebrating the Great Outdoors" benefit September 28 in Connecticut.

Fourth Annual Xerox Survey Shows Slow Progress in Patient Knowledge of Electronic Health Records

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Xerox’s fourth annual EHR survey of 2,009 U.S. adults revealed that only 29 percent of those who have a doctor have been informed their medical records will be converted to digital format. While this shows a 13-point improvement from four years ago, the survey results continued to show that the majority of Americans (83 percent) have concerns, such as security, about EHRs and less than one-third (32 percent) want their medical records to be digital (compared to 82 percent and 26 percent in 2010, respectively).

AVG CloudCare™ Lands Best New Product Award at ASCII Indianapolis Success Summit 2013

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AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO – 11 November, 2013 - AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy and optimization solutions to 172 million active users, today announced that the ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent MSPs, VARs, and Solution Providers, selected AVG CloudCare in the Best New Product category at the Indianapolis Success Summit 2013 at the end of last month.