Important Press Releases

EFF, Human Rights Watch, and Over 70 Civil Society Groups Ask Mark Zuckerberg to Provide All Users with Mechanism to Appeal Content Censorship on Facebook

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and more than 70 human and digital rights groups called on Mark Zuckerberg today to add real transparency and accountability to Facebook’s content removal process. Specifically, the groups demand that Facebook clearly explain how much content it removes, both rightly and wrongly, and provide all users with a fair and timely method to appeal removals and get their content back up.

13-Nov 17:01
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Lawsuit Launched Over Federal Failure to Protect Turtles in Louisiana, Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to protect two species of map turtles under the Endangered Species Act.

13-Nov 16:26
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Health costs of ageism calculated at $63 billion annually, study finds

Ageism — a widespread form of prejudice that is directed at older persons — led to excess costs of $63 billion for a broad range of health conditions during one year in the United States, a new study by the Yale School of Public Health has found.

13-Nov 15:18
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Cisco Unites SD-WAN and Security to Address the New Cloud Edge

LAS VEGAS, NV, Cisco Partner Summit—November 13, 2018 — Cisco is unifying its security and software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technologies to help organizations embrace the cloud faster with choice and confidence. 

13-Nov 15:01
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FTC Submits Comments to NTIA on Consumer Privacy

Staff of the Federal Trade Commission calls for a balanced approach that protects both consumer privacy and innovation in a comment submitted to the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of that agency’s consumer privacy proceeding.

13-Nov 14:37
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FDA warns StemGenex Biologic Laboratories LLC of illegally marketing an unapproved cellular product manufactured in a facility with significant manufacturing violations, putting patients at risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned StemGenex Biologic Laboratories LLC (StemGenex) of San Diego, Calif; its owner/manager Rita F. Alexander and laboratory and medical director Jenny R. Galloway, M.D. about marketing a purported stem cell product without FDA approval and for significant deviations from current good manufacturing practice requirements, including some that could lead to microbial contamination, putting patients at risk.

13-Nov 14:37
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NPF Launches Official Developmental Partnership Program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 13, 2018)– National Pro Fastpitch launched the NPF Developmental Partnership Program (DPP) today, as announced by the Nashville based league office.

13-Nov 14:28
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Washington Trust Provides $1.1 Million in Financing for Construction of a Dollar General Store in Morris, CT

Morris, CT– Washington Trust’s Commercial Real Estate Group recently provided $1.1 million in financing to MCG Morris, LLC, for the construction of a Dollar General Store in Morris, Connecticut.

13-Nov 14:24
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Trust Me, Weve Been Thinking About Market Power and Competition All Wrong

Economists, politicians, and commentators on both sides of the Atlantic are growing more concerned with the supposed “monopolisation” of the economy.

13-Nov 14:07
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GE Global Research Receives 2018 HPCwire Editors Choice Award for Best Use of HPC in Manufacturing

Dallas, Texas — November 13, 2018 — GE Global Research, GE’s innovation engine that turns research into reality, has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2018 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC18), in Dallas, Texas. The list of winners was revealed at the HPCwire booth at the event, and on the HPCwire website, located at   Global Research was recognized with the following honor:  

13-Nov 14:00
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Merkel: Nationalism and egoism must never have a chance again in Europe

Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed her vision for the future or Europe with MEPs© European Union 2018 - EP

13-Nov 13:55
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FDA grants priority review to Roches Tecentriq in combination with Abraxane for the initial treatment of people with PD-L1-positive, metastatic triple-negative breast cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive disease, with high unmet medical need If approved, this Tecentriq (atezolizumab) combination would be the first cancer immunotherapy regimen for the treatment of PD-L1-positive, metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.

13-Nov 13:43
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U.S.-Japan Joint Statement on Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Through Energy, Infrastructure and Digital Connectivity Cooperation

The United States and Japan reaffirmed their shared goal of bolstering a free and open Indo-Pacific and welcomed concrete progress in their joint effort to develop energy, infrastructure, and digital connectivity in the region.  The two countries resolved to deepen and expand their partnership, whose major components include:

13-Nov 13:43
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NIH scientists illuminate causes of hepatitis b virus-associated acute liver failure

This transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image revealed the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) particles (orange). The round virions, which measure 42nm in diameter, are known as Dane particles.CDC/ Dr.

13-Nov 13:35
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Cisco Brings Wired and Wireless Intent-based Networking to the Masses

LAS VEGAS, NV, Cisco Partner Summit—November 13, 2018— For over two decades, the Catalyst family of switches have been known for pushing the limits of what the network could do. Last year, Cisco’s Catalyst 9000 switches pushed those limits even further by introducing the world to intent-based networking, helping big networks learn, adapt and evolve.

13-Nov 13:34
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SEC Settles Insider Trading Claims Against Former Chairman and CEO of Advanced Medical Optics

The SEC's complaint alleged that in October 2008 Mazzo executed a nondisclosure agreement with Abbott Laboratories, Inc., as Abbott explored a potential acquisition of AMO. As talks between AMO and Abbott progressed over the ensuing months, Mazzo provided DeCinces with material, nonpublic information about the acquisition on multiple occasions.

13-Nov 13:33
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Two DOE Supercomputers Top List of Worlds Fastest

Oak Ridge National Laboratory's IBM Summit system is currently ranked number one in the TOP500 List, a semiannual ranking of the world’s fastest computing systems. 

13-Nov 13:30
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GE Hitachi and PRISM Selected for U.S. Department of Energys Versatile Test Reactor Program

WILMINGTON, North Carolina—November 13, 2018—GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and its PRISM technology have been selected by Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) program which seeks to utilize fast neutron spectrum technology to support accelerated development of fuels and materials for U.S. advanced reactors.

13-Nov 13:09
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Delta partners with American Red Cross to support disaster relief for California wildfires

Employees and customers are encouraged to give through Delta’s microsite to provide immediate assistance.

13-Nov 13:08
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USTDA Announces Call for Gas Project Proposals After Inaugural Year of U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative

ARLINGTON, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced a call for initial proposals for gas sector-related projects from project sponsors or U.S. companies working with project sponsors in emerging markets. These entities are invited to submit an initial concept paper (not to exceed five pages) on projects related to gas infrastructure development to USTDA no later than Monday, January 28, 2019 at 12:00pm Eastern Time to be considered for funding.

13-Nov 12:36
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Poole Family Honors Scholarship to support Schreyer Scholars

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As longtime friends of William A. Schreyer, Bob and Sandy Poole understood well the love the late Merrill Lynch CEO had for Penn State and the belief he held that its students would go on to influence the world.

13-Nov 12:04
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New Intel RealSense D435i Stereo Depth Camera Adds 6 Degrees of Freedom Tracking

The Intel RealSense Depth Camera D435i includes an inertial measurement unit that enables developers to create solutions with more advanced depth-sensing and tracking capabilities for applications including drones, robotics and gaming. Intel Corporation introduced the camera on Nov.

13-Nov 11:57
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New Ballistic Forensic Resource Established in Frederick County

FREDERICK, Md. — The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO), in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division, has been selected by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and ATF as a new site for the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN), and became fully operational last week. NIBIN is the only national crime gun ballistic network that allows for the capture and comparison of ballistic evidence to aid in solving and preventing violent crimes involving firearms.

13-Nov 11:45
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UN experts urge US to halt Texas execution of Mexican Roberto Ramos Moreno

GENEVA (13 November 2018) – UN human rights experts* have called on the US Government to halt the imminent execution of a Mexican national amid concerns that he did not receive a fair trial.

13-Nov 11:32
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Warmer winter temperatures linked to increased crime, study finds

A new study finds U.S. crime rates are linked to warmer temperatures, and this relationship follows a seasonal pattern.

13-Nov 11:29
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Mexico Signs the Inter-American Convention Against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance of the OAS

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, stressed that the Convention seeks to create the best conditions for all members of society to preserve and develop their identity, and congratulated Mexico for joining the initiative.

13-Nov 11:27
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ID Specialist Input Improves Outcomes for Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy: New IDSA Guidelines

An infectious diseases specialist should review all orders for outpatient IV antimicrobial therapy and adjust as needed, suggest new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). The outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) guidelines also note that patients should be monitored regularly, whether they are receiving the treatment at home, a doctor’s office or a skilled nursing facility. Studies show OPAT is safe. Compared to hospital-based therapy, OPAT is less costly and preferred by patients.

13-Nov 11:13
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Bachelet: Returning Rohingya refugees to Myanmar would place them at serious risk of human rights violations

GENEVA (13 November 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday urged the Government of Bangladesh to halt plans for the repatriation of more than 2,200 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, warning that the returns would be in violation of international law and put their lives and freedom at serious risk.

13-Nov 11:09
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American Diabetes Association Issues Position Statement on Comprehensive Care of Pediatric Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Guidelines focus on lifestyle and behavioral management, pharmacologic approaches, and strategies for avoiding and treating diabetes-related complicationsharmful effects of diabetes such as damage to the eyes, heart, blood vessels, nervous system, teeth and gums, feet and skin, or kidneys. Studies show that keeping blood glucose, blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels close to normal can help prevent or delay these problems.X

13-Nov 10:24
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Londoners may have to wait for over a decade for pay to return to pre-crisis levels

Real average pay in Britain is on course to return to pre-crisis levels by the end of 2024, but could take far longer in parts of the country, according to the Resolution Foundation’s Earnings Outlook published today (Tuesday).

13-Nov 09:37
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Brexit preparedness: European Commission proposes to make technical amendment to EU energy efficiency legislation to take account of UK's withdrawal

As part of its ongoing Brexit preparedness work, the European Commission has today adopted a Decision to amend the EU's energy efficiency legislation to take account of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.

13-Nov 09:27
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UW communication professor Ralina Josephs news book navigates minefield of postracial racialism

In her new book, Ralina Joseph, University of Washington associate professor of communication, explores how African-American women celebrities, producers and even audiences use “postracial discourse” — the thinking that American society has evolved beyond racial discrimination and strife — to refute the idea of postracialism itself.

13-Nov 08:58
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Alejandro Santo Domingo Is New Board Chair of the Wildlife Conservation Society

Alejandro Santo Domingo, a Colombian-American financier and philanthropist, is the new Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

13-Nov 08:49
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Making a difference for the future: Purdue professor focuses on improving sustainability with jet fuel research

Gozdem Kilaz, an assistant professor of engineering technology in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, examines fuel samples from a two-dimensional gas chromatography in the Fuel Laboratory of Renewable Energy.

13-Nov 08:05
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MEPs cap prices of calls within EU and approve emergency alert system

MEPs have approved the telecoms package that caps intra-EU calls, makes super-fast 5G networks possible by 2020 and creates alert system for emergencies.

13-Nov 05:44
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Pancreatic cancers addiction could be its end

The researchers looked for various indicators of tumor activity in normal pancreas cells (top row) comparing results to those from when the production of the P63 protein has been inappropriately switched on through mutation of the delta Np63 gene (bottom row).

13-Nov 04:51
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Gen. Charles C. Krulaks remarks at the Commandants Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Retired Gen. Charles C. Krulak addressed personnel assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps and their guests during the Commandant’s Marine Corps Birthday Ball Nov.

13-Nov 04:22
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NEW: Nearly 180 Companies Oppose Alarming Effort to Erase Transgender People From Legal Protections

Statement comes following New York Times report that federal agencies are discussing attempts to redefine “sex” in an effort to erase transgender non-discrimination protections Since the statement from 56 major companies was first published on November 1, an additional 49enterprise businesses and 73 small and mid-size companies have joined In total, 178 companies – with more than $3.

13-Nov 04:08
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Legal victory ends sharing of NHS patient data with the Home Office

A secret deal allowing the Home Office to request patient data from the NHS to target people for deportation has been scrapped following a legal challenge.

13-Nov 01:58
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AstraZeneca to divest US Synagis rights to Sobi

AstraZeneca has agreed to sell US rights to Synagis (palivizumab) used for the prevention of serious lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi). Sobi will commercialise Synagis in the US and around 130 AstraZeneca employees will transfer to Sobi as part of the transaction.

13-Nov 01:14
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