Important Press Releases

Astronomers witness birth of new star from stellar explosion

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Unlike most stellar explosions that fade away, supernova SN 2012au continues to shine today thanks to a powerful new pulsar.

1st AAR Conference in Europe points at ways to fill capability gap

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Some 200 experts, stakeholders, industry representatives and political/military decision-makers from the European, transatlantic and international Air-to-Air Refueling (AAR) community gathered today in Brussels for the 1st AAR Conference in Europe organized by the European Defence Agency (EDA).

Rule of law in Hungary: Parliament calls on the EU to act

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Judicial independence, freedom of expression, corruption, rights of minorities, and the situation of migrants and refugees are key concerns.

Fort Myers Pimp Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Firearms Charges

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Fort Myers, Florida – Oliver Rocher (33, Alva, FL) has pleaded guilty to five counts of a federal indictment alleging drug and firearms offenses. Rocher entered his plea on the morning that his jury trial was set to begin. He faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. A sentencing hearing has been set for December 10, 2018.

Cold Spring Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Carjacking and Firearms Offenses

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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Christopher D. Pinguely, 35, of Cold Spring, Kentucky, was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison, by United States District Judge Gregory F. VanTatenhove, for carjacking and possessing a firearm in furtherance of the carjacking.

HomeAway Hurricane Florence Advisory

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AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 11, 2018 – HomeAway® reminds travelers who have yet to embark on their planned trip to locations in the areas that may have been affected by Hurricane Florence to contact the vacation rental owner or property manager to determine if traveling to the destination is safe or accessible, or to discuss rescheduling or refunding the stay.

Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

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Limited progress is also being made in addressing the multiple forms of malnutrition, ranging from child stunting to adult obesity, putting the health of hundreds of millions of people at risk.

Green Bond Pledge Foundation Signatories Announced on Eve of Global Climate Action Summit

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The Luxemburg Green Exchange (LGX) joins the U.S. State Treasurers of California, New Mexico and Rhode Island, the Cities of Asheville and San Francisco – California, King County – Washington, Australian pension fund Local Government Super (LGS) and financial firms Global New Energy Finance and R3 Returns, as founding signatories to the Green Bond Pledge.

MarketWatch: U.S. Job Openings Climb to Record 6.9 Million

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The numbers: The number of job openings in the U.S. climbed to a record 6.94 million in July in a clear sign that a booming economy is entering the second half of the year with a big dollop of momentum.

Fighting the cold virus and other threats, body makes trade-off, says study

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A Yale research team has revealed how cells in different parts of the human airway vary in their response to the common cold virus. Their finding, published in Cell Reports, could help solve the mystery of why some people exposed to the cold virus get ill while others don’t, said the researchers.

ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Hurricane Experts Available

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ISSUE: Climate and hurricane intensity Anand Gnanadesikan, Ph.D. Professor, Earth and planetary sciences, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences See video of Gnanadesikan A climate modeler, Gnanadesikan looks at the atmospheric and oceanic circulation of the tropics, including how changes in circulation can affect hurricane formation.

Renewables and Carbon Dioxide Emissions

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Global liquid fuels Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $73 per barrel (b) in August, down almost $2 from July. EIA expects Brent spot prices will average $73/b in 2018 and $74/b in 2019. EIA expects West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices will average about $6/b lower than Brent prices in 2018 and in 2019.

Nigeria: Release presidential panel report to ensure transparency and accountability

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The Nigerian government’s delay in making public a report on the military’s human rights record is an appalling affront to victims who are still waiting for justice, Amnesty International said today - one year after a presidential investigative panel started its work.

SEC Charges Digital Asset Hedge Fund Manager With Misrepresentations and Registration Failures

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The SEC entered an order finding that Crypto Asset Management LP (CAM) offered a fund that operated as an unregistered investment company while falsely marketing it as the “first regulated crypto asset fund in the United States.”  According to the SEC’s order, CAM, a California-based hedge fund manager, and its sole principal Timothy Enneking raised more than $3.

Elad Roisman Sworn In As SEC Commissioner

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Mr. Roisman was nominated to the SEC by President Donald J. Trump and his nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 5.

2019 EU Elections will be a battle of values, says Greek PM Tsipras

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In a heated discussion, Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras debated the future of Europe with MEPs and Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis on Tuesday.

Global gathering of artisanal and small-scale miners charts new vision for sustainable development

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Livingstone – Over 500 people from more than 70 countries have assembled in Livingstone, Zambia for the International Conference on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and Quarrying (ASM18) to chart a vision for sustainable development in the sector. 

FINRA Charges Broker with Fraud and Unlawful Distribution of Unregistered Cryptocurrency Securities

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WASHINGTON – FINRA announced today that it filed a complaint against Timothy Tilton Ayre of Agawam, Massachusetts, charging him with securities fraud and the unlawful distribution of an unregistered cryptocurrency security called HempCoin. This case represents FINRA’s first disciplinary action involving cryptocurrencies.

Tepid pay recovery emerges as jobs growth cools

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Britain has seen a tepid pay recovery emerge in recent months, with strengthening but still very weak wage growth, the Resolution Foundation said today (Tuesday) in response to the latest ONS labour market statistics.

New Analysis Says Indigenous Peoples Living in Intact Forests Are Key to Climate Fight

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Newly released maps show at least 35 percent of intact forest landscapes are managed by Indigenous Peoples.

Global Climate Action Summit To Catalyze New Wave of Commitments

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SAN FRANCISCO (10 September 2018)  – Global leaders from across the private sector, local government and civil society make their way to San Francisco this week to showcase progress, unveil new climate commitments and to launch new platforms to work in partnership across sectors to accelerate implementation.

High blood sugar during pregnancy ups risk of mothers type 2 diabetes, childs obesity

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A participant sits ready for body composition testing at Lurie Children's Hospital during a visit for HAPO-FUS.Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago/Northwestern University.

High-speed quantum cryptographic communications with key distribution speeds exceeding 10 Mbps in a real-world environment

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Toshiba Corporation (hereinafter “Toshiba”) and the Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization at Tohoku University (hereinafter “ToMMo”) have successfully applied high-speed quantum cryptographic communications technologies developed at Toshiba and Toshiba Research Europe’s Cambridge Research Laboratory to achieve world-first quantum cryptography communication at one-month-average key distribution speeds exceeding 10 Mbps over installed optical fiber lines.

Cisco Accelerates Growth for Service Providers with New Silicon and Software for the 5G and Multicloud Era

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Multicloud services are accelerating, driven by shifts in content, compute and cloud requirements. Nearly 850 zettabytes of data will be generated by all people, machines and things by 2021, up from 220 ZB in 2016[2].

Defendant Who Took Part in Business Coaching Scheme Agrees to Settle FTC Charges

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One of the defendants involved in a multimillion-dollar business-coaching scheme has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that he helped deceive consumers with false claims that they could earn “six figures” within 90 days.

What to expect at the 2018 International Whaling Commission meeting in Brazil

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Almost half our planet is a vast blue wilderness, outside of the boundaries of flags, languages and national divisions. The Antarctic is one such place,…

Alfredo Rodriguez Trio to perform in Loeb Playhouse on Sept. 28

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The Alfredo Rodriguez Trio will perform at Purdue University in Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse on Sept.

Media Alert: Intel Provides 5G Progress Report on Eve of Mobile World Congress Americas (Replay)

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Hear how Nokia is transforming operator networks to become more agile and scalable with Intel. Listen as Ericsson outlines its efforts in modernizing operators’ networks and communications infrastructure to prepare for 5G.

Myanmar: UN report details silencing by law of independent journalism

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GENEVA (11 September 2018) – A host of ill-defined laws has been used in Myanmar to exert control over independent journalism across the country, including in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states, a UN human rights report on freedom of expression in the country has found. The report states that it has become “impossible for journalists to do their job without fear or favour.

Reclamation Awards $1.375 Million Contract for Cultural Resources Program Management Support of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project

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DURANGO, COLO. - The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $1.375 million contract to Logan Simpson of Tempe, Arizona, for five years of management support of the cultural resources program associated with the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project.

Purdue ABE program ranked No. 1 for eighth consecutive year

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –  Purdue’s Agricultural Biological Engineering Program (ABE) is ranked first in its category by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year. ABE’s graduate program was ranked first earlier this year for the 10th time in the past 11 years.

NGO Oceana opens office in London to protect UK seas and marine life

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Now we need to move beyond conserving the oceans to actually restoring marine life and rebuilding fish populations,” said Lasse Gustavsson, executive director of Oceana in Europe.

India Server Market posts Y/Y revenue growth of 15.9% to $353.1 million in Q2 2018: IDC India Report

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NEW DELHI, September 11th, 2018 - The overall server market in India witnessed a year-over-year (YoY) increase of 15.9 percent in terms of revenue to reach $353.1 million in Q2 2018 versus $304.6 million in Q2 2017, according to the latest IDC Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) Quarterly Server Tracker, Q2 2018.

Robots and drones making their own decisions? Thats the goal for Purdue-based AI research

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Kaushik Roy, a Purdue University engineering professor, is helping to lead a center focused on artificial intelligence.

Press briefing notes on Myanmar freedom of expression, Iraq Basra protests and Yemen attack

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Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva  Date: 11 September 2018.

Strong Worldwide Security Appliance Growth Continues in Q2 2018 with UTM Leading the Way, According to IDC

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass., September 11, 2018 – According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, the total security appliance market experienced positive unit shipment and revenue growth for the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18). Worldwide revenue for the second quarter increased 11.

California Court Worker Sues State of California and AFSCME Union for Blocking Him from Exercising Janus Rights

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Court employee resigned and attempted to end all union payments, only to have union officials reject his union resignation and court officials continue seizing dues.

Medicare Fertilized the Turf for the Corporate Takeover of Medicine

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Promoted as simply a way to help the elderly pay their medical bills, Medicare has led to the federal government controlling the practice of medicine, writes Marilyn Singleton, M.D., J.D., in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

Direct Primary Care Popular with Patients and Physicians

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More than 200 physicians attended a Direct Primary Care Summit sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the energy in the room was palpable, writes Albert Fisher, M.D., in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Fisher, a family physician in Oshkosh, Wis.

Different Names, Same Bad Ideas: iterations of Medicare for All proposed repeatedly since 1942

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More Democrats are lining up behind “Medicare for All” as the midterm elections approach, but the idea under different names has been proposed repeatedly since 1942, as shown in the timeline outlined in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons by Jeremy Snavely.