Important Press Releases

The Director-General urges investigation into death of TV journalist Abdirizak Kasim Iman in Somalia

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The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, called for a transparent investigation into the violent death of TV journalist Abdirizak Kasim Iman on 26 July in the Somalian capital, Mogadishu.

HRC Announces Historic Slate of Pro-Equality Endorsements in Nevada State Legislature

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LAS VEGAS -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of a record 13 pro-equality candidates in the Nevada State Legislature.

Jefferson County Man Admits to Heroin and Firearms Charges

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Tyler Logan Kranenberg, of Ranson, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Kuwait provides significant support to WFP's fight against famine in Yemen

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Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from Hodiedah in front of damaged building.

More sensitive blood test diagnoses heart attacks faster

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A new high-sensitivity blood test for heart attacks successfully diagnosed heart attacks faster and more accurately in the emergency room than the existing test.

WCS Offers Tribute to Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

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Dr. Alan Rabinowitz (holding map) in the field. CREDIT: George Schaller.

Students, staff from three campuses raise grant-funded high tunnel at Beaver

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MONACA, Pa. — Angela Fishman plucked a cherry bomb tomato, fresh from the Student Farm at University Park, from a carton and popped it in her mouth.

President Donald J. Trump is Reimposing Sanctions Lifted Under the Horrible Iran Deal

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Our policy is based on a clear-eyed assessment of the Iranian dictatorship, its sponsorship of terrorism, and its continuing aggression in the Middle East and all around the world.

The Wall Street Journal: Stores, Factories Lead This Years Unexpected Hiring Boom

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Economists expected hiring to slow in 2018 because a tight labor market—consistent with a sub-4% unemployment rate—would make it difficult for businesses to find workers.

Public information officer named for Penn State Police and Public Safety

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jennifer Cruden, senior writer/editor for the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State, has been named public information officer for Penn State Police and Public Safety.

Wyndham Destinations Updates Dynamic Resort Pipeline

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ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 6, 2018) – Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND) today announced it is building a vacation ownership resort in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon, as part of the company’s efforts to provide exciting urban experiences to its owners.

Sanders homers in fourth straight game as Bandits top Comets

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AVON, Ohio — Guided by a pair of two-run homers from NPF Player of the Year candidate Brenna Moss and rookie DJ Sanders, the Chicago Bandits secured their sixth consecutive victory with an 9-4 win over the Cleveland Comets on Saturday night at Sprenger Stadium in Avon, Ohio.

Statement from the President on the Reimposition of United States Sanctions with Respect to Iran

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Today, the United States is taking action to reimpose nuclear-related sanctions with respect to Iran that were lifted in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action of July 14, 2015 (the “JCPOA”). These actions include reimposing sanctions on Iran’s automotive sector and on its trade in gold and precious metals, as well as sanctions related to the Iranian rial.

SEC Updates List of Firms Using Inaccurate Information to Solicit Investors

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The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has updated its list of unregistered firms that use misleading information to primarily solicit non-U.S. investors, adding 16 soliciting entities, four impersonators of genuine firms, and nine bogus regulators.

Even quick meditation aids cognitive skills

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College students who listen to a 10-minute meditation tape complete simple cognitive tasks more quickly and accurately than peers who listen to a “control” recording on a generic subject, researchers at Yale University and Swarthmore College report.

Grenada Lake Medical Center to Pay More Than $1.1 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Involving Medically Unnecessary Psychotherapy Services

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The settlement resolves allegations that, beginning in January 2005 and continuing until April 2013, the hospital submitted claims for Intensive Outpatient Psychotherapy (IOP) services that did not qualify for Medicare reimbursement.  The IOP services in question were performed on GLMC’s behalf by Allegiance Health Management (Allegiance), a post-acute healthcare management company based in Shreveport, Louisiana, but billed to Medicare by GLMC directly.

Invasive crayfish lead to more mosquitoes and risk of disease in Southern California

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The study is part of a long-term effort to understand the invasive crayfish and eliminate or reduce their numbers.

Solving the mystery of weak El Ninos

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A new study says El Niño events may have recently diminished due to a chain of climate trends starting with the accelerated warming of subtropical waters in the North Atlantic and continuing with stronger southerly winds in the tropical Pacific. A likely reversal of these trends in the future will mean much stronger El Niño activity, the researchers said.

Bangladesh: Release photographer and end violent crackdown on student protests

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The Bangladeshi authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Shahidul Alam, a well-known photographer and activist, who was detained by plainclothes policemen on 5 August 2018 after giving an interview to Al-Jazeera English on the current wave of student protests in Dhaka, Amnesty International said today.

Forecasting model could predict which bills get passed

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Purdue University's professor of political science Eric Waltenburg and assistant professor of computer science Dan Goldwasser have teamed up to design a forecasting model that uses data science to determine the votes of state legislators.

FTC and State of Minnesota Halt Sellers Playbooks Get Rich Scheme

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The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Minnesota have charged Minnesota-based Sellers Playbook with running a large business opportunity scheme. A federal court temporarily halted the operation pending resolution of the case.

FDA takes new steps to encourage the development of novel medicines for the treatment of opioid use disorder

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued new scientific recommendations aimed at encouraging more widespread innovation and development of novel medication-assisted treatment (MAT) drugs for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). New draft guidance issued today outlines new ways for drug developers to consider measuring and demonstrating the effectiveness and benefits of new or existing MAT products.

Federal Appeals Court in Pasadena to Hear Border Wall Challenge

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PASADENA, Calif.— A federal appeals court will hear an appeal Tuesday brought by the Center for Biological Diversity and the state of California challenging a federal court decision allowing Trump’s border wall replacement project near San Diego to proceed.

Purdue Galleries presents Guerilla Girls exhibition

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University Galleries, in partnership with Purdue Convocations, will exhibit a selection of work by the Guerrilla Girls.  The exhibition, titled “Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly,” will be in the Robert L. Ringel Gallery in the Stewart Center from Aug.

Former Member of Barbados Parliament and Minister of Industry Charged with Laundering Bribes from Barbadian Insurance Company

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The former Minister of Industry of Barbados was arrested Friday and had his initial court appearance today in connection with an indictment charging him with laundering bribes that he allegedly received from a Barbadian insurance company in exchange for official actions he took to secure government contracts for the insurance company.

Questions and Answers: entry into force of the updated Blocking Statute

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e? The EU introduced the Blocking Statute in 1996 (Regulation 96/2271) in response to US extra-territorial sanctions legislation. It aims at countering the effects of US sanctions on EU economic operators engaging in lawful activity with third countries. The Blocking Statute constitutes an important achievement of unified EU action against extra-territorial legislation of third countries.

Sandberg, Moss reach milestones in series finale against Comets

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AVON, Ohio — The Chicago Bandits completed a season sweep of the Cleveland Comets and claimed a 10-1 win in the series finale Sunday at Sprenger Stadium in Avon, Ohio.

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Nations Second Largest Egg Producer

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The Justice Department today announced that it has reached a settlement with Rose Acre Farms Inc.

EIA electricity sales data for Puerto Rico show rate of recovery since hurricanes

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New EIA data series indicate that total electricity sales in Puerto Rico have returned to pre-Hurricane Maria levels as of April and May 2018 after the longest blackout in U.S. history.

Avis Budget Group Partners With Lyft to Provide Drivers With On-Demand Access to Avis Vehicles

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PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 06, 2018 ( ) -- Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Delta opens bookings and schedule for new Minneapolis/St. Paul Seoul-Incheon service

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In April 2019, Delta will commence service from Seoul-Incheon to Minneapolis/St. Paul, using the airline’s newly refurbished 777 fleet. Available for sale now, this new flight — in cooperation with Delta’s joint venture partner Korean Air — offers among the best connections between the Midwest and Asia and complements the airline’s existing nonstop service to Seoul from Atlanta, Seattle and Detroit.

Purdue startup that plans to use rockoons to launch small satellites into space wins $1,500 in Midwest business pitch competition

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Leo Aerospace recently won $1,500 at the Final Four Business Pitch. The company plans to use “rockoons” (high altitude balloons) that lift rockets about 11 miles (18 kilometers) above Earth, where there is 95 percent less atmosphere to cause drag. That makes the rockoon less expensive to launch than a traditional rocket.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Issues Statement on DACA Court Order

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We strongly disagree with the district court’s decision on Friday in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case.  The executive branch’s authority to simply rescind a policy, established only by a letter from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, is clearly established.

Johns Hopkins University Leads New Research Partnership

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Johns Hopkins University has been awarded up to $30 million to lead a consortium of three Mid-Atlantic universities that will work together on research projects with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

California Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

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Everitt Aaron Jameson, 27, of Modesto, California, was sentenced today to 15 years in prison, and a life term of supervised release, for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

C.A.S.T. for Kids Event at Strawberry Reservoir, Soldier Creek Recreation Area

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HEBER CITY, Utah – The Bureau of Reclamation’s Upper Colorado Region will host its 22nd annual Catch a Special Thrill for Kids event at Strawberry Reservoir, Soldier Creek Recreation Area, on Saturday, August 11, from 6:30 am to 1:30 pm.

New UN human rights expert on Iran seeks cooperation and dialogue with Government

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I look forward to constructive engagement with the Iranian authorities and hope to create a space for informed and open dialogue with the authorities,” Rehman said.

Sears.com Strengthens Assortment By Offering New Floor Care And Shoes Brands, And Precious Metals Products

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Aug. 6, 2018 / / -- Sears is bolstering its online marketplace as it strategically adds top brands and popular products to sears.com sold by third-party sellers. Today, the company announced that it is adding floor care brands Hoover®, Dirt Devil® and Oreck®; men's and women's national shoe brands Dockers®, G.

Marriage of imaging and genetics opens new view of brain function

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Neuroimaging has revolutionized the study of the brain, but can provide no information about is actually happening at molecular level in humans. Scientists at Yale have developed new approaches to link gene expression patterns to brain signals captured by imaging.

EEOC Sues The University of Wisconsin System for Age Discrimination

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MADISON, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin System violated  federal law when it refused to hire a former longtime employee because of her age,  the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit  filed today.