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The Ohio State University joins Ohio Business Competes Coalition

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The Ohio State University has joined the statewide Ohio Business Competes Coalition.

A.G. Schneiderman Issues Consumer Alert For Black Friday And Cyber Monday

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As New Yorkers prepare for the holiday shopping season, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued tips for consumers to protect themselves on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Consumers more certain about positive prospects

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ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment was slightly below last month's decade high, but has remained in the narrow positive range it has traveled since the start of the year, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

Battle named assistant vice provost for faculty affairs-human resources

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Tineke Battle, director of human resources at Georgia State University, will become Penn State’s first assistant vice provost for faculty affairs-human resources.

Northeast Idaho Sheep Grazing Stopped to Protect Wild Bighorns

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BOISE, Ida. – A federal court in Idaho blocked domestic sheep grazing in bighorn habitat on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest yesterday, ruling that the risk to the South Beaverhead Mountains bighorn sheep population from deadly disease outweighs any possible benefit to the government-run grazing operation. The court’s order applies to the Snakey Canyon and Kelly Canyon livestock grazing allotments, which overlap with the known home range of the South Beaverhead wild bighorn herd.

Cyber Monday Shopping? The Postal Service is Ready to Deliver!

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WASHINGTON — Holiday mailing deadlines are fast approaching, and the United States Postal Service expects to deliver nearly 850 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day and more than 15 billion total pieces of mail this holiday season. Whether customers shop on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or both, they can relax knowing packages will arrive at their destination on time for the holidays.

By Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez, 11th Wing Public Affairs

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Capt. Travis Trueblood, 11th Wing assistant staff judge advocate, poses for a photo at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov.

ICTY/Bosnia: Life Sentence for Ratko Mladic

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Mejra Dzogaz cries near the graves of her family members at the Memorial Center in Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 km north-west of Srebrenica, on April 7, 2014. Dzogaz lost her three sons, husband and father in the Srebrenica massacre.

DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation to offer free admission to Delaware State Parks and the Brandywine Zoo on Black Friday

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DOVER – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation, and Recreational Equipment, Inc.

NAMI Delaware to Host Clothing Drive Dec. 1-5 to Benefit Clients of DPC and ACE Peer Resource Center

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NEW CASTLE (Nov. 21, 2017) – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Delaware will host a statewide clothing drive Dec.

Gingerbread and JRF respond to Budget 2017

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Gingerbread, the national charity for single parent families, said the Chancellor has made welcome and long-needed changes to Universal Credit, but has failed to reverse harsh cuts that are falling on the very families it has promised to support. Rosie Ferguson, Chief Executive of Gingerbread said,  “Once again the government has failed to address support for families who are ‘just about managing’.

NEW BIPARTISAN POLL: Tax Bill, Arctic Refuge Drilling Deeply Unpopular in Key GOP Districts

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Washington, D.C. — A new bipartisan poll by Global Strategy Group and Bellwether Research shows that both the Republican tax plan and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are deeply unpopular in eight key congressional districts. Voting to allow drilling in the Arctic Refuge will generate significant backlash among constituents, who said that they would have a less favorable view of their representative if they voted for drilling — from 49 percent less approving of Rep. Brian Mast (R, FL-18) to 68 percent less favorable toward Rep.

DPH Confirms First Flu Cases in Children for 2017 2018 Season

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DOVER – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is reporting the state’s first laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza in children, for the 2017-2018 flu season. Both children are under the age of 4. One is a young male from Sussex County, and the other a female from New Castle County. The pediatric cases bring the total number of flu cases this season to 14 for the week ending Nov.

Antitrust: Commission fines five car safety equipment suppliers 34 million in cartel settlement

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The European Commission has fined Tokai Rika, Takata, Autoliv, Toyoda Gosei and Marutaka a total of € 34 million for breaching EU antitrust rules.

Registration now open for DNREC-organized 2018 Delaware Wetlands Conference

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DOVER – Registration is open now for the 2018 Delaware Wetlands Conference, organized by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship, to be held Wednesday, Jan.

Trading Buses for Burgers in Evansville, Indiana

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Evansville, Indiana's Bru Burger Bar proudly preserves its history as a Greyhound bus terminal.

Governor Cuomo Urges New Yorkers to Protect Personal Information During the Holiday Shopping Season

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to take steps to protect their personal and financial information during the upcoming holiday shopping season. While popular shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday are known for their bargains, criminals often use these days to scam unwary consumers. New Yorkers should stay vigilant when shopping this year and make sure they are aware of the steps they need to take to avoid becoming a victim of these crimes.

European Semester Autumn Package: Striving for sustainable and inclusive growth

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Commission sets out EU's economic and social priorities for the year ahead, gives policy recommendation for the euro area and completes the assessment of euro area Member States' Draft Budgetary Plans.

Climate Adaptation: WCS Announces $2.5 Million in Awards to 12 Conservation Organizations Across the US

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Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Climate Adaptation Fund supports new projects from Iowa to Guam that help species, ecosystems and human communities adapt to climate change .

Countries commit to tackling child labour across borders

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Measures to eradicate child labour, modern slavery and human trafficking across the Commonwealth took a step forward at a major global conference in Argentina.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Conviction of Mladic for genocide a step towards justice for victims of conflict

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Today’s conviction of the former Bosnian Serb war leader, general Ratko Mladić, for crimes under international law, including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes has finally – after more than 20 years -  delivered justice to tens of thousands of the victims of 1992-95 armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, said Amnesty International.

Women in management: Commission moves closer to its target of at least 40%

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The European Commission is steadily moving towards meeting the target set by President Jean-Claude Juncker of ensuring that, by the end of the current mandate, at least 40% of its middle and senior managers are women.

Stolen babies: MEPs urge Spain to solve all alleged cases

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Spain should take immediate measures to solve all alleged cases of babies’ thefts and illegal adoptions and help families reunite, said the Petitions Committee.

Central African Republic: MSF suspends humanitarian relief activities following attack in Bangassou

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Bangui – Following a violent armed robbery on Monday 20 November that threatened the lives of its workers, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has evacuated all 58 national and international staff, and suspended medical operations from Bangassou, a town in southeastern Central African Republic. The town is largely under the control of various armed groups affiliated to the anti-Balaka factions.

Decade long climate change experiment site wins a sustainability award

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The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) was named winner in the sustainability category at the Insider Property Awards earlier this month.

European Semester 2018: The Autumn Package Explained

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Member States' 2018 Draft Budgetary Plans: a Chapeau Communication and individual Opinions for 18 euro area Member States (except Greece).

What Will Be the Most Coveted Devices for this Holiday Season?

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Thanksgiving is soon approaching and that means Black Friday deals are rolling in from all the major manufacturers. Deals that used to be exclusively available in the U.S. are now widely available in many countries in Europe, where retailers are offering competitive offers.

1,500 New Jobs Announced for Humboldt

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HUMBOLDT-- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Tyson Food, Inc.

The secrets of the "ideal" open plan office revealed

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What makes the ideal open-plan office? Researchers at UCL have used data analysis, video observation and surveys to study how we interact at work and come up with an answer.

Zeid hails momentous conviction of Ratko Mladic, the epitome of evil

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Mladic presided over some of the darkest crimes to occur in Europe since World War II, bringing terror, death and destruction to thousands of victims, and sorrow, tragedy and trauma to countless more. His conviction is a testament to the courage and determination of those victims and witnesses who never gave up hope that they would see him brought to justice,” said Zeid, who served in the UN Protection Force in the former Yugoslavia from 1994 to 1996.

People of African descent: Geneva meeting to address challenges in combating racial discrimination

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GENEVA (22 November 2017) – Participants from Europe, Central Asia and North America will meet in Geneva from 23 to 24 November to address key issues, challenges, trends and priorities for the effective promotion and protection of the human rights of people of African descent.

Enhancing the quantum sensing capabilities of diamond: Shooting electrons at diamonds can introduce quantum sensors into them

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Researchers have discovered that dense ensembles of quantum spins can be created in diamond with high resolution using an electron microscopes, paving the way for enhanced sensors and resources for quantum technologies.

Report medicine side effects, campaign urges

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DOCTORS are being urged to report side effects from over-the-counter medicines in a new social media campaign from the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Syria: In Talks, Focus on Protecting Civilians

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Beirut) – Russia, Turkey, and Iran should make protecting civilians a priority when they meet in Sochi, Russia on November 22, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Recent airstrikes by the Russian-Syrian joint military operation that hit a market and police station in an area of Northern Syria included in a recent safe zone agreement shows the risks facing civilians living in so called “safe zones.” The attacks killed at least 75 civilians, including five children.

Gastric acid suppressant lansoprazole may target tuberculosis

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A cheap and widely used drug, used to treat conditions such as heartburn, gastritis and ulcers, could work against the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB), according to new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Universities must work more flexibly for arts and humanities research to have greater value, report finds

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A new report recommends that universities respect the expertise of partners in creative and cultural sectors, if they want collaborative arts and humanities research to have greater value.

Suppression of miR-29 protects against cardiac fibrosis

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Professor Stefan Engelhardt (right) and Petros Avramopoulos: researchers at TUM's Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology have investigated the effects of miR-29.

New methodology for protein crystallisation

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Scientists from Diamond Light Source have published a novel video-based article of their work here at the synchrotron. The study presented the characterisation of a bacterial protein from Streptococcus pneumoniae that is involved in uptake of carbohydrates by the bacteria to use as a nutrient source. These proteins are potential targets for vaccine and/or new antibacterials due to their location on the surface of the bacteria and their critical role in infection, thus understanding the molecular structure can contribute to new strategies for combatting pneumococcal disease.

Organic food: green light for fresh EU rules

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MEPs want to strengthen the EU's organic logo to increase consumer trust in products bearing the label.

Ghana is the new golden opportunity for Danish eco-tech and food businesses

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Today, the Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Esben Lunde Larsen, will participate in a state visit with trade mission to Ghana alongside Her Majesty Queen Margrethe and 39 Danish businesses. The visit is to pave the way for Danish eco-technology and Danish food products on the growing West African market.