Important Press Releases

Rice MBA ranked among top 10 in US

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HOUSTON – (Nov. 21, 2017) – The Master of Business Administration program at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked No.

Montgenevre brings smart cities to the ski slopes through joint Smart Resort initiative with Orange Business Services

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Orange Business Services has announced its first “Smart Resort” in Montgenèvre, in the Alps, as part of a concept that will be developed across of France. Montgenèvre’s digital transformation is being coordinated through a “smart city” strategy, combining free Wi-Fi, a mobile app available from early December on iOS and Android, and big data analytics. The objectives are threefold: enhancing the mountain experience, making life easier for residents and visitors, and supporting the economic and tourism development of one of the oldest ski resorts in France.

Legal Notice Pushes U.S. to Embargo Mexican Seafood Caught With Vaquita Porpoise-killing Nets

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WASHINGTON— Conservation groups filed a legal notice today pressing the U.S. government to ban seafood caught from Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California in an effort to save the last remaining vaquita porpoises. The main threat to the vaquita’s survival is drowning after getting caught in gillnets used for fishing.

American Geophysical Union Announces Open API Challenge Winners

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A $15,000 first prize was awarded to the AGU Explorer app.

Media memo: Key background about the legislative attack on the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule

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For the past 16 years, national forest roadless areas – lands with no roads, mining, industry or other development – have been protected by the US Forest Service’s Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

Cattle Waste Puts California's Point Reyes on 'Crappiest Places in America' List

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POINT REYES, Calif.— The livestock-polluted waters of Point Reyes National Seashore rank in the top 10 percent of U.S. locations most contaminated by feces indicated by E. coli bacteria, according to a new report published on the investigative journalism website The Revelator.

WASHINGTON, D.C. Deborah Alaimo Lawlor, FAICP, PP, was named President-Elect of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) , the professional institute of the American Planning Association. AICP represents 16,500 certified planners and focuses o

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In this elected, volunteer position, Lawlor will serve one year as president-elect before assuming the presidency for a two-year term, followed by a final year as past-president. She will be responsible for leading the eight-member AICP Commission in governing the institute and is currently completing her second four-year term as a Commissioner.

Registered sex offender from North Texas sentenced to 45 years in federal prison for producing child pornography, related offenses

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DALLAS — A registered sex offender from North Texas was sentenced Monday to 45 years in federal prison following his January 2017 guilty plea to producing child pornography and other related offenses.

Rosalie Wyonch - The Federal Government Got Marijuana Taxes (almost) Right

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Ottawa has announced its plan to tax recreational cannabis once it becomes legal in July of next year. The proposed approach is to tax dried cannabis flowers at a rate of $0.50 per gram or 5 percent of the sale price, whichever is higher. Additionally, provinces that agree to the proposed framework could set their own excise tax rates, and would receive a proportional share of the tax revenue.

AWI Urges Trump, Zinke to Permanently Restore Ban on African Elephant Trophy Imports

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Washington, DC—In a letter issued today to President Donald Trump and Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) president Cathy Liss applauded the President’s November 17 decision to halt the import of sport-hunted elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.

TSA shares Thanksgiving travel tips as Pittsburgh area flyers prepare for the busy holiday travel season

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PITTSBURGH – The number of passengers expected to be screened at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints across the country this Thanksgiving season is expected to be extremely high. From last Friday, November 17th through Monday, November 27th, more than 24 million travelers—one of TSA’s busiest Thanksgivings on record--will be screened at airport checkpoints during the holiday travel period.

Brent Colburn named Princeton vice president for communications and public affairs

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Brent Colburn, a former senior communications and public affairs official at several cabinet-level federal agencies and currently the vice president for communications at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, has been named Princeton University’s vice president for communications and public affairs, effective Feb.

CAIR-Columbus Resolves Citizenship Delay Lawsuit Against USCIS

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COLUMBUS, OHIO, 11/21/2017) -- The Columbus, Ohio, chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Columbus) today announced the resolution of a citizenship delay lawsuit against United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Unexpected atmospheric vortex behaviour on Saturns moon Titan

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Titan’s winter polar vortex imaged by the Cassini Spacecraft’s ISS camera. The vortex is now in deep winter and can only be seen because the polar clouds within the vortex extend high above Titan’s surface into the sunlight. The vortex was extremely cold from 2012-2015 giving rise to unusual nitrile ice clouds.

State Fire Marshal Urges Safety in the Kitchen this Thanksgiving

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NASHVILLE - As families prepare to gather for Thanksgiving Day feasts this Thursday, November 23, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to incorporate good cooking safety habits into their plans in order to avoid a holiday home fire.

Net neutrality repeal: U-M experts available

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The Federal Communications Commission has released its plan to repeal Obama administration net neutrality rules. Net neutrality guarantees a free and open internet that treats all content equally. Repeal of the rules would give internet service providers more control over what websites their customers have access to, and how much that access costs.

Show your Penn State pride this #GivingTuesday

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Beginning at 6:55 p.m. (18:55 in military time, representing the year of Penn State's founding) on Nov.

USDA Provides More Than $10 Million to Help Caribbean Area Farmers Recover Following Hurricanes

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SAN JUAN, P.R., November 21, 2017 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing $10.9 million in technical and financial assistance to help farmers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands repair damage and rebuild following hurricanes Irma and María.

NY ANG member is first woman, Airman to serve as states top enlisted leader

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Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto, the senior enlisted advisor to the adjutant general of New York, speaks to members of the 107th Attack Wing in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Oct.

UAE/Egypt: Reveal Missing Prisoners Whereabouts

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Beirut) – and the (UAE) should immediately reveal the whereabouts of , an Egyptian citizen who disappeared after finishing a three-year sentence in the UAE, Human Rights Watch said today.

Breakthrough could launch organic electronics beyond cellphone screens

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An international team of Princeton and other researchers used ultraviolet light to split molecules (colored white and magenta) that had been added to a semiconductor. The reaction involves transferring an electron (shown with a green arrow) from the added molecule to the semiconductor. This process, called doping, results in a surprisingly stable structure and improves the conductivity of the semiconductor dramatically. The discovery points the way to more widespread use of an advanced technology generally known as organic electronics.

UMass Amherst Engineer Yubing Sun Receives $400,000 NSF Grant to Study the Mechanics that Cause Neural Tube Birth Defects

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AMHERST, Mass. – Yubing Sun, a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is using a three-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the biomechanical forces and chemical factors that cause birth defects of brain and spinal cord in the first few weeks of fetal development. Known as neural tube defects, these conditions occur when critical parts of the central nervous system don’t develop properly.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Solicit Public Input on Conservation Agreements Policy under the Endangered Species Act

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the NOAA Fisheries are actively working to engage conservation partners and the public in the search for improved and innovative ways to conserve and protect imperiled species, even before they are listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

US 301 Mainline Project Will Require the Nighttime Closure of SR 1 NB Beginning Tuesday

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As part of the ongoing US 301 Mainline Project, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has announced upcoming nighttime closures of SR 1 northbound for the installation of structural components for the new US 301 bridge over SR 1.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Expert Dr. Angela Alistar Wants Public to Be Aware of Pancreatic Cancers Warning Signs

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November 21, 2017, Morristown, NJ – November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and nationally renowned gastrointestinal (GI) cancer physician-scientist Angela Alistar, MD thinks it is critical that everyone learn how to recognize the warning signs of this aggressive cancer. Dr. Alistar is medical director of GI medical oncology at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center of Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health System.

Application window open for 2018 nurse, direct enlisted commissioning programs

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The Air Force has two commissioning programs for enlisted Airmen who have, or are close to having their nursing degree. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program helps Airmen finish their degree while the Direct Enlisted Commissioning Program is open to enlisted Airmen with a nursing degree and license. Initial applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by March 16, 2018.

The Wall Street Journal: "North Korea, Terror Sponsor"

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President Trump has pledged to avoid the mistakes of his predecessors and stop North Korea from amassing a nuclear arsenal, and on Monday he took another symbolic step by restoring Pyongyang to the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism. The designation has as much moral as practical impact but is still welcome as diplomatic truth in advertising.

Future engineers awarded Arkwright Scholarships

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The Department of Civil Engineering has awarded three sixth-form students with Arkwright Engineering Scholarships.

Simple test predicts diabetes remission following weight loss surgery

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A new simple test that helps predicts which people with type 2 diabetes will benefit most from weight loss surgery has been developed by a UCL-led team.

Segunda gala Retrato Americano rinde homenaje a la Dra. Madeleine K. Albright, Dr. David D. Ho, Bill T. Jones, Spike Lee y Rita Moreno con el prestigioso Premio Retrato de una Nacion

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La Galería Nacional de Retratos del Smithsonian celebró su segunda gala “Retrato Americano” este domingo 19 de noviembre, recaudando $1 millón, que beneficiará la programación de exposiciones del museo. El evento honró a la ex Secretaria de Estado Dra. Madeleine K. Albright; Médico e investigador del VIH/SIDA David D. Ho, M.D.; Director artístico, coreógrafo y bailarín Bill T. Jones; Director de cine, productor, escritor y actor Spike Lee; y la actriz ganadora de múltiples premios Rita Moreno cuyos retratos residen en la colección del museo y han tenido un impacto en la historia de la nación, el desarrollo y la cultura. Los cinco galardonados de este año recibieron el “Premio Retrato de una Nación” por sus ejemplares logros en campos tan diversos como la política y diplomacia, artes, ciencia y entretenimiento, y la promoción y defensa pública.

Multifamily Developer Confidence Weakens in 3rd Quarter

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The Catherine, a 19-story high rise in Austin, Texas, was honored with an NAHB Pillars of the Industry award this year.

Ending unjustified geo-blocking: online shoppers must be treated equally

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Online buyers of goods or services from another EU country must be treated like local customers.

Families of fallen recognized at Thanks for Giving event

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Family photos are set on display during the seventh annual “Thanks for Giving” holiday social for Gold Star families at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Nov.

Multifamily Developer Confidence Weakens in Third Quarter

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The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), dropped 10 points to 46 in the third quarter of 2017. This is the lowest reading since the second quarter of 2011.

Newport Border Patrol Agents Arrest 2 Mexican Citizens during Smuggling Attempt

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DERBY, Vt. – Saturday night, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Newport station arrested a man and woman, both citizens of Mexico, during a failed smuggling attempt.

More online TV and radio across borders

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Demand for online TV and radio is growing among EU internet users, especially among younger audiences. The new rules aim to make it easier for broadcasters to make their news and current affairs content available online in other EU countries, thus offering consumers a wider choice of programmes than at present.

New rules on funding European political parties

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Constitutional Affairs MEPs improve transparency and proper use of public funds in a revamp of the rules for funding European political parties.

EU supports recovery and resilience in the Caribbean region with 300 million

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The European Union reaffirms its commitment to support the Caribbean region in the aftermath of recent hurricanes Irma and Maria, as it pledges substantial support during the High-level Donor Conference on the Caribbean in New York.

PISA Study: Good results in teamwork

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Secondary school students regularly work in groups in German schools.

Target revela las ofertas de Cyber Week

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Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) reveló hoy sus planes para Cyber Week, incluyendo un 15 por ciento de descuento en todo el sitio de durante Cyber Monday, el 27 de noviembre, además de algunos de los precios más bajos del año y ahorros en cientos de miles de productos durante toda la semana.