Important Press Releases

Howard University to Co-Host Science Café 360°: Sickle Cell Disease – Painful and Prevalent in DC

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WASHINGTON (July 14, 2014) - The Community Advisory Boards within Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University, Howard University, and Georgetown University will host a community event “Science Café 360°: Sickle Cell Disease – Painful and Prevalent in DC” on Tuesday, July 22 at 6 p.

Professional Group Names Fleming ‘Engineer of the Year’

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WASHINGTON (July 14, 2014) – Lorraine Fleming, Ph.D., interim dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences (CEACS), has been named 2014 Engineer of the Year by the District of Columbia Society of Professional Engineers (DCSPE).

Spriggs Honored by NAACP with ‘Keeper of the Flame’ Award

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WASHINGTON (July 14, 2014) – William Spriggs, professor and past chairman of the Department of Economics at Howard University, was recently selected by the NAACP National Board of Directors' Labor Committee to receive the 2014 NAACP Benjamin L. Hooks “Keeper of the Flame” Award.

Gallery: Alarming malnutrition rates in Leer, South Sudan

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Alarming malnutrition rates are being recorded in parts of South Sudan. In Leer, a town nestled in the swampy marshlands that surround the White Nile river, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is seeing this problem first hand.

Child malnutrition rates skyrocket in South Sudan

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MSF’s ambulatory therapeutic feeding centre (ATFC) in Leer hospital, Unity state, South Sudan.

MasterCard Launches MasterPass in Poland

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Warsaw, 14th July 2014 – MasterCard today announced the launch of MasterPass™, its global digital service in Poland. MasterPass provides consumers a seamless, secure and speedy checkout – regardless of where they may be and what device they may be using – at online merchant sites around the globe.

Statement on the Death of NEA National Heritage Fellow Judith McCulloh

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Judith McCulloh signs the Librarian of Congress's guest book at the 2010 NEA National Heritage Fellowships banquet.

Plan congratulates sponsor Mario Götze and German national team

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Plan Ambassador, Mario Götze, scored the winning 2014 FIFA World Cup final goal.

Lexmark increases tender offer price for all outstanding shares of ReadSoft

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Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) today announced that it has increased its cash tender offer price for all of the outstanding shares of Sweden-based ReadSoft (NASDAQ OMX: RSOF-B).

Whirlpool Corporation Transforms Manufacturing and Moves Enterprise Apps to IBM Cloud

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Today IBM (NYSE: IBM)  announced that Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, is taking advantage of IBM Cloud to transition from an on-premise hosting environment to a globally integrated cloud model.

SICOSS Group Launches Payroll and HR Management Suite on IBM Cloud to Streamline Delivery of Payments

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IBM today announced that it is helping SICOSS Group change the way it processes and delivers payroll and human resource claims by deploying Nomilinea, a new SaaS-based claims-management system, on IBM Cloud infrastructure.

Mexican citizen charged with attempting to transport a minor for illegal sexual activity

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Mexican citizen has been charged by a federal criminal complaint with transporting and attempting to transport a minor child from Las Vegas to Jacksonville with intent that the child engage in illegal sexual activity. This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Police Department (JAAPD), the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the FBI, the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department, and the Jacksonville State Attorney's Office.

Will the Rise of a Malaysian Megabank Mean Megabucks for Regional IT Players?: IDC Financial Insights

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If the merger pushes through, Maybank will be dislodged from the top spot as Malaysia’s largest bank, and the fourth largest in ASEAN. The merger may portend a race for size for banks not only within Malaysia (as IDC Financial Insights does not expect Maybank to sit idle), but also within the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) especially in the context of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which begins in earnest in 2015.

Honeywell Completes Sale Of Its Friction Materials Business To Federal-Mogul

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The Company will also realign its Transportation Systems business segment with its Aerospace business segment to better take advantage of the engineering and technology similarities and the shared business models between these two business segments.  Under the realigned segment reporting structure, the Company will have three business segments:  Aerospace, Automation and Control Solutions and Performance Materials and Technologies.

Motorola Solutions Receives International Design Award for TLKR Consumer Two-Way Radios

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – July 14, 2014 – Motorola Solutions, Inc.

IPPF Pushes for More Momentum on HIV at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne

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Policy makers, scientists, public health experts, researchers and people living with HIV are expected to attend this year’s International AIDS conference being hosted in Melbourne from 20th-25th July.


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SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 14, 2014 — NETGEAR®, Inc.

World Bank Sanctions Three Companies for Fraudulent and Corrupt Misconduct Related To Some of Its Projects

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During the month of June 2014, the World Bank Group debarred Farhat Group Trading and Contracting Co.

Deloitte University Press Launches MOOC on Additive Manufacturing

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New York, July 14, 2014 — Deloitte University Press today announced the launch of a massive open online course (MOOC) on the business implications of additive manufacturing.

ITF registers concern with US SEC over Chevron’s apparent misrepresentations regarding Gorgon

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The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called on the US Securities and Exchange Commission to scrutinise recent apparent misrepresentations made by multinational energy corporation Chevron regarding the company’s largest upstream development, the Gorgon gas project in northwest Australia.

75 years is too long to wait for equal pay: Oxfam urges G20 to act on gender gap

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Women won’t be paid as much as men for another 75 years. That’s according to a report released by Oxfam today, which urges G20 leaders to tackle gender inequality when they meet in Australia later this year.

Flickr page and other tools make EIA data more accessible

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EIA's recently launched Flickr page provides users with another avenue to view graphs, charts, maps, and other images produced using EIA's data and analysis.

RUSSIAN FEDERATION: Five years later, human rights defender Natalia Estemirova’s murderers still at large

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Geneva-Paris, July 14, 2014. On the fifth anniversary of the murder of prominent human rights defender Ms. Natalia Estemirova, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, condemn the intolerable impunity that persists and reiterate their call for a thorough, impartial and independent investigation into her assassination.

Bombardier Speeds Global Talent Acquisition with Oracle Talent Management Cloud

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News SummaryBombardier, the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains with more than 71,700 employees around the world, is always searching for the best talent to engineer, design, manufacture, and market its innovative aerospace and rail solutions. To help align talent with demand, Bombardier is leveraging Oracle Talent Management Cloud, part of Oracle HCM Cloud, to provide a single, global applicant tracking system (ATS).

Government of India and World Bank Sign $153 Million Agreement for Odisha Disaster Recovery Project

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NEW DELHI, July 11, 2014 – The Government of India, the Government of Odisha and the World Bank today signed a $153 million credit agreement to help the state build disaster resilient houses, improve the slums and city level infrastructure as well as strengthen its capacity for disaster risk management, following a severe cyclone that hit the state last year.

World Bank announces its new Country Representative for Timor-Leste

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Dili, July 14th, 2014—The World Bank has appointed Bolormaa Amgaabazar as its new Country Representative for Timor-Leste. Ms.Amgaabazar has formally joined the World Bank office  in Dili today. She will replace the outgoing Country Manager, Luis Constatino who will take up a  new post in Nicaragua office.

Kim Announces New Planned Funding for Filipinos Hit by Typhoon Haiyan

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TANAUAN (LEYTE), JULY 14, 2014 – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today reaffirmed the institution’s support for the Philippines’ reconstruction efforts during his visit to communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in Leyte, announcing that the organization was preparing more funding soon.

World Bank and Government of Timor-Leste Introduce Dili-Ainaro Road Project to the community

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Dili, July 14th, 2014 – Today the Government of Timor-Leste presented the Dili – Ainaro road rehabilitation project to the community. Through this project, the World Bank is supporting the Government to rehabilitate a 110 km road corridor that will link the District of Dili to the District of Ainaro.

Gaza: a population under siege

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The intensity of bombings in the Israeli military operation “Protective Edge” makes it extremely dangerous for the population and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Gaza to move around. As of today, hospitals in Gaza are managing to cope with the influx of wounded arriving.

Libya: ‘Rule of the gun’ amid mounting war crimes by rival militias

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In today’s Libya the rule of the gun has taken hold.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on impact of violence on children in Gaza and Israel

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NEW YORK, 13 July 2014 - Children are bearing the brunt of the worsening violence in Gaza and Israel with at least 33 children killed in Gaza in recent days, and hundreds more injured.

Destructive flooding across southern China

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Southern China has been affected by continuous and heavy rain since late June. The heavy rainfall has caused flooding, mudslides and landslides. Of the 9 affected provinces/regions, Hunan and Guizhou are the worst; with unceasing heavy rainstorms since July 12.

Calls for Urgent Early Response to a Deteriorating Food and Nutrition Situation in Parts of Kenya

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Early warning information indicates that the food and nutrition situation in parts of Kenya is worsening. Children are showing signs of malnutrition as food becomes scarce.

Vatican Seminar on the Global Common Good: Leaders Debate How to Build a More Inclusive Economy

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Poverty and extreme economic inequality are historic challenges.

Reclamation to Hold Public Meeting on the Central Valley Project Cost Allocation Study on Friday

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a meeting to update the public on the current status of the Cost Allocation Study for the Central Valley Project. The focus of the meeting is to discuss the methodology on calculating the economic benefits for irrigation and municipal and industrial water supply.

Two California Men Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Engage in Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud and Coercion

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Two Long Beach, California, men pleaded guilty today to conspiracy charges arising from a sex trafficking scheme that exploited adult women for prostitution.  Roshaun Nakia Porter, 39, and Marquis Monte Horn, 35, both pleaded guilty before Judge Josephine L. Staton in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to conspiring to engage in sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion.

Two Former Chesapeake, Virginia, Subcontractors Sentenced for Bribery, Conspiracy

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Dwayne A. Hardman, 44, co-founder of two government contracting companies that sought business from the United States Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC), and Adam C. White, 40, former vice president and co-owner of one of Hardman’s government contracting companies, were sentenced for bribery and conspiracy.

Caribbean-Based Investment Advisors and Attorney Plead Guilty to Using Offshore Accounts to Launder and Conceal Funds

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Joshua Vandyk, a U.S. citizen, and Eric St-Cyr and Patrick Poulin, Canadian citizens, have each pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder monetary instruments, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today.

Attorney General Eric Holder to Deliver Keynote Address at Justice Department and Howard University Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver the keynote address at the Department of Justice’s 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Deputy Attorney General James Cole, Associate Attorney General Tony West, Ambassador Andrew Young and Howard University Interim President Dr.

UNICEF teams up with musician BANKS to empower girls through football

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NEW YORK, 11 July 2014 - As the 2014 World Cup winds down in Brazil, UNICEF today released a unique new music video which highlights how football has the power to transform and improve the lives of children. The video is part of the global #TeamUNICEF campaign and features the song ‘Goddess’ by the musician BANKS, focusing on the experiences of adolescent girls on and off the football field.