Important Press Releases

Dolby Cinema at AMC Opens Its 100th Location

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SAN FRANCISCO and LEAWOOD, Kan., May 24, 2018 ( ) -- Dolby Cinema at AMC, the total cinema experience, is now available to more movie-going fans than ever, as AMC Theatres (NYSE:AMC) and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) celebrate the 100th Dolby Cinema at AMC location opening at AMC Loews 34th Street 14 in New York City. As a testament to the rapid growth of Dolby Cinema across the United States, the 100th site is being opened just three years after the first. The original agreement, reached in 2015, was for 100 auditoriums over a 10-year deployment.

TSA announces new members of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee

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WASHINGTON – Transportation Security Administration Administrator David P. Pekoske announced 31 members to serve on the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), which provides recommendations for improving aviation security methods, equipment and procedures.

Hours at Utica Disaster Recovery Center to Change over Memorial Day Weekend

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Indianapolis, IN – Hours of operation at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Utica will change over the Memorial Day weekend.

Bath geriatrician leads 2.1m trial into Parkinsons disease at the University of Bristol

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A UK-wide trial into Parkinson’s disease led by Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol is set to go ahead, thanks to a £2.1 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Los estadounidenses de origen sudasiatico presentan alto riesgo de padecer cardiopatias y accidentes cerebrovasculares

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Los estadounidenses de origen sudasiático tienen más probabilidades de morir de aterosclerosis que otros asiáticos y personas de ascendencia europea.

Beskyd railway tunnel completed and put into operation

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The Beskyd Tunnel, a crucial part of a railway connection between the Ukraine and the EU, was inaugurated today. It is of the utmost importance fostering deeper integration between Ukraine and the European Union.

Central African Republic: Adopt Special Court Rules

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Bangui) – The Central African Republic’s Parliament should swiftly adopt the rules of procedure and evidence for the country’s Special Criminal Court, 40 Central African organizations, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and Human Rights Watch said in a letter to members of parliament released today. The court cannot proceed with investigations and trials until the rules of procedure and evidence are in place to govern the court’s operations.

Frequently asked questions: Enabling framework for sovereign bond-backed securities

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What are SBBS and why would they be a helpful addition to the financial landscape?

Capital Markets Union: Making it easier for smaller businesses to get financing through capital markets

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The Commission has today proposed new rules to give small and medium enterprises (SMEs) better access to financing through public markets.

South Asian Americans are at high risk for heart disease and stroke

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South Asian Americans are more likely to die of atherosclerosis than other Asians and people of European ancestry.

Financial Union: Commission launches risk reduction proposal to enable sovereign bond-backed securities

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The Commission is today proposing new rules that will allow market-led solutions to support further integration and diversification within Europe's financial sector, leading to a stronger and more resilient Economic and Monetary Union.

In Oxford visit, UN Habitat chief emphasizes people-first approach and interdisciplinary collaboration

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Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), has come a long way from Kuala Pilah, the rural Malaysian village in which she grew up.

Biodiversity increased after sandscape restoration

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Since 2012, the EU project Sandlife has worked to restore sandscapes in southern Sweden. Overgrown environmentally-protected areas, known as Natura 2000 areas, on sandy land in Skåne, Halland and Öland, have been opened up to become more accessible to both the public and rare plants and animals. The first results are now being presented and they are positive.

Nigeria: Starving women raped by soldiers and militia who claim to be rescuing them

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Thousands of women and girls who survived the brutal rule of the Boko Haram armed group have since been further abused by the Nigerian security forces who claim to be rescuing them, said Amnesty International in a new report released today.

Consumer Financial Services: stronger insurance rules to protect victims of motor vehicle accidents

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The European Commission is today proposing to strengthen EU rules on motor insurance to better protect victims of motor vehicle accidents and improve the rights of insurance policyholders.

Frequently asked questions: Easier access to financing for smaller businesses through capital markets

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A core aim of the Capital Markets Union is to give better access to market-based sources of financing for EU companies at each stage of their development. Newly-listed SMEs are a key motor of new investment and job creation. Recently-listed companies often outstrip privately-owned companies in terms of annual growth and job creation.

Biodiversity increased after open sandy habitat restoration

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Since 2012, the EU project Sandlife has worked to restore open sandy habitats in southern Sweden. Overgrown environmentally-protected areas, known as Natura 2000 areas, on sandy land in Skåne, Halland and Öland, have been opened up to become more accessible to both the public and rare plants and animals. The first results are now being presented and they are positive.

Molecular switch will facilitate the development of pioneering electro-optical devices

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A research team led by physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed molecular nanoswitches that can be toggled between two structurally different states using an applied voltage. They can serve as the basis for a pioneering class of devices that could replace silicon-based components with organic molecules.

Frequently asked questions: Commission proposal to amend the Motor Insurance Directive

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What is the Motor Insurance Directive and why is it important?

Frequently asked questions: Commission proposals on financing sustainable growth

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Why is there a need for an EU-wide strategy on sustainable finance?

President Donald J. Trump Amends Puerto Rico Disaster Declaration

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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA announced today that additional disaster assistance is available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

The power supplies giving Diamond a boost

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The electrons that produce Diamond’s ultra-bright light whizz round the storage ring fast enough to travel around the entire world 7.5 times in a single second. But they don’t start out life super speedy, and they need a huge energy boost to get them ready for work!

Japan: Benefit cuts threaten social protection of the poor, UN rights experts warn

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The warning follows a decision by the Japanese Government in December last year to cut the level of benefits for low-income households by up to five percent over the next three years. The austerity measures will hit two-thirds of households currently receiving State assistance.

Time for dairy processors to bridge the gap in milk prices

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Ulster Farmers’ Union deputy president, Victor Chesnutt, says it is both puzzling and frustrating that there is a gap emerging in what dairy processors are paying farmers for their milk. This is at a time when key indicators are showing that farmers should be seeing significant milk price increases on the back of strong commodity price gains.

UN experts call on India to protect journalist Rana Ayyub from online hate campaign

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GENEVA (24 May 2018) – UN human rights experts* are calling on the authorities in India to act urgently to protect journalist Rana Ayyub, who has received death threats following an online hate campaign.

Human Settlements Officer (HSO), (Nairobi

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-Habitat helps the urban poor by transforming cities into safer, healthier, greener places with better opportunities where everyone can live in with dignity.

Cohesion policy beyond 2020: new Commission initiative helps Member States and regions improve the management of EU funds

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The Commission has selected five national and regional authorities in Greece, Poland, Spain, Croatia and Bulgaria to participate in a new pilot action on good governance and administrative capacity-building.

Economic diplomacy brief: China relations, debt time bomb, and new rivalries

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Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe has put the increasingly fractious bilateral relationship with China into the kind of big picture framework that might help everybody see more clearly what is at stake.

ArQule Strengthens Executive Team with Two Key Appointments

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BURLINGTON, Mass.--( )--May 24, 2018-- ArQule, Inc.

Taiwanese seafood giant linked to human rights violations Greenpeace

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Taipei – New evidence released today links human rights abuses to Taiwan’s international fishing fleet, including major seafood trader Fong Chun Formosa Fishery Company (FCF). This has serious implications for its global supply chains, and exposes the ongoing failure of the Taiwan government’s approach to address human trafficking and labor abuse.

AstraZeneca heads to 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting with its diversified oncology portfolio and next-generation pipeline

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AstraZeneca and MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, head to the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, US, 1-5 June 2018, with an expanded portfolio in Oncology.

Does evolution make us or are we just drifting that way?

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Evolution may be responsible for a range of complex traits, including height and waist-to-hip ratio, and diseases such as schizophrenia, research from The University of Queensland shows.

Antitrust: Commission imposes binding obligations on Gazprom to enable free flow of gas at competitive prices in Central and Eastern European gas markets

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The European Commission has adopted a decision imposing on Gazprom a set of obligations that address the Commission's competition concerns and enable the free flow of gas at competitive prices in Central and Eastern European gas markets, to the benefit of European consumers and businesses.

Alstom and partners launch Transport Decarbonisation Alliance at ITF 2018 in Leipzig, Germany

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Alstom and partner companies, cities and countries, today assembled in Leipzig, Germany, for the official launch of the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA), a coalition aiming to catalyse the accelerated decarbonisation of the transport sector.

Leading refugee charities call for new commitment on refugee resettlement post-2020

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Refugee Action and the Refugee Council are calling on the Government to make a new commitment on the future of resettlement in Britain and expand its successful Syrian programme.

Student-invented app offers digital detox with a heart

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University of Bristol students have created a procrastination-busting app with a conscience, which sends a ‘penalty’ charity donation when the user succumbs to their phone during digital down-time.

Scrapping selective admissions would only postpone the inevitable

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In Australia, university admissions have been in the news recently. The system used to admit most school-leavers, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), is attracting a long line of critics.

The Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter Call on Venezuelan Government to Restore Constitutional Order

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The Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter express alarm at the breakdown of the constitutional order in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which has had devastating effects on the Venezuelan people and their human rights.

NHS reforms have failed to take the politics out of the NHS

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The creation of NHS England has failed to take the politics out of healthcare provision in England, argues a new report from the Institute for Government and The King’s Fund.

Initiative to reduce health inequalities for people with mental health problems

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A major new initiative to tackle one of the biggest health inequalities has been launched by Centre for Mental Health, Kaleidoscope Health and Care and Rethink Mental Illness, in collaboration with more than 20 professional organisations, charities and health service bodies across the country.