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Georgetown University Law Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Peter Edelman as the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy. Edelman will be formally installed at a ceremony during the 2015 spring semester.
The International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR) initiative, based at Georgetown Law, has launched the IMBR network, a global network of individuals and organizations committed to protecting the human rights of migrants. The launch coincides with International Migrants Day, December 18.
During the weeks before Christmas officers from the Tulsa, Jenks Campus, Broken Arrow, Sapulpa, Sand Springs Police Departments, along with the Cherokee and Osage Nation Tribal Police will begin work on the 12th Annual North Pole Computer Project.
The fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American 18-year old youth, killed by a white police officer on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, was an event of tragic significance and a catalyst for both local civil protest and national debate.
U-M maintained its ranking at No. 6 on Kiplinger's list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2015. The ranking highlights colleges and universities that combine outstanding education with economic value.
SALISBURY, MD---A Salisbury University delegation, led by Dr. Dane Foust, vice president of student affairs, recently visited eight partner institutions in China and Japan to expand global partnerships.
he University of Colorado Boulder Police Department has arrested the suspect responsible for a series of attempted fondling and harassment incidents recently near the Euclid Avenue AutoPark at 18th Street and Euclid Avenue. Officers arrested Zack Halle, of Boulder, at 5:30 a.m. today at the Rodeway Inn & Suites Boulder Broker, where he was staying.
New York, December 17, 2014—More than 100 members of the Columbia Law School community joined together to participate in the “Millions March NYC” on Saturday, Dec. 13. According to event organizers, the march was held to demand justice for victims of police violence and institutionalized racism, and drew tens of thousands of protesters.
The decision by a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the August shooting death of Michael Brown, a black teenager, reveals a vast divide between the ideal of the U.S. justice system and the reality, according to students, faculty, administrators, and staff who gathered Dec. 1
KINGSTON, R.I. – December 22, 2014 – The co-director of a federal center of excellence in explosives at the University of Rhode Island and the director of the Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory at URI have been named to a national subcommittee by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
KINGSTON, R.I. – December 22, 2014 – The Outreach Center at the University of Rhode Island will host its first winter retreat on January 10 for families to connect with nature in the warm, tropical environment of the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center.
A definitive geological timeline shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago spewed enormous amounts of climate-altering gases into the atmosphere immediately before and during the extinction event that claimed Earth's non-avian dinosaurs, according to new research from Princeton University.
UMass Dartmouth Professor Sheila Macrine received the 1st Prize Award for "Best Research in Social Science, Arts and Humanities" at the 2014 Qatar Foundation International Annual Research Conference (ARC'14).
This past week, President Obama announced historic steps to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba. UMass Dartmouth Associate Professor Dr. Cristina Mehrtens, who was in transit in South America when the President made his remarks, noted this as a political landmark for the United States.
From ancient Greece to modern-day neurobiology, this video breaks down the art, science, history and psychology of the ubiquitous holiday flavor. It includes David McKemy, an associate professor of neurobiology at USC Dornsife, who used peppermint to identify receptors in the body that feel cold.
The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) this afternoon decided to suspend its final meeting — during which it would be expected to take action on all outstanding matters and conclude the main part of its sixty-ninth session — until further notice.
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) welcomes the thawing of relations between the United States and Cuba and the move towards the re-establishment of diplomatic ties. CARICOM has long been an advocate for the normalisation of these relations and has raised the issue repeatedly in its interaction with both parties.
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) As we come to the end of 2014, it must be marked as a milestone year for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). In July, Heads of Government approved the Community’s first Five-Year Strategic Plan which covers the years 2015-2019.
Washington, D.C. – Dec 17 2014 - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued the following statement regarding reports that President Obama is set to dramatically change U.S. policy toward Cuba following the release of Alan Gross, an American who was held hostage by the Castro regime in Cuba for five years:
Dec 19 - Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, today issued the following statement regarding North Korea’s cyber-attack against Sony Pictures:
Dec 17 - Today’s prisoner exchange between the USA and Cuba presents the best opportunity in more than half a century to forge an agenda for human rights change amid efforts to normalize relations between the two countries, Amnesty International said.
The government’s archive of 41 million wills dates back to 1858 and will enable people to find out more about their family histories, as well as researching the last wishes of some of the most influential people of the 19th and 20th century.
Commenting on the Government of Sudan’s decision to expel the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, and the Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme, Minister for Africa James Duddridge said:
(Moscow) – Russian authorities have failed to investigate strong evidence that at least 12 of the defendants convicted on December 23, 2014, on mass terrorism charges had been tortured and their coerced confessions used as evidence, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Jakarta) – President Joko Widodo of Indonesia should create a joint fact-finding team to ensure a credible, impartial investigation into the December 8, 2014 deadly shootings in the remote town of Enarotali in Papua
U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the Senate has passed their Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. The bill will allow families who have a child with a disability to save for their long-term care through 529-style savings accounts.
In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our interests, and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, December 18, 2014 Following a warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the dangers of powdered caffeine, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is calling for swift action to immediately ban the retail sale of the lethal product.
In a letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Brown and 19 of his Congressional colleagues urged the agency to require MA plans to fix their provider networks before each annual open enrollment period to provide adequate notice to seniors about changes in networks and plans
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, and U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) released the following statements regarding legislation they sponsored being signed into law on Thursday.
Twenty-two – That’s the number of countries represented by the hundreds of calls and emails a team of engineering students at the University of Central Florida has received since they designed and delivered a bionic arm to a 6-year-old boy this past July.
MADISON— The Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced that Wisconsin has received a $2.5 million State Innovation Models (SIM) award from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center to develop a comprehensive State Health Care Innovation Plan.
The letter follows up on the request the group sent last month to FERC Chairman Cheryl LaFleur. That earlier letter asked that FERC convene a technical conference with federal agencies and stakeholders on the challenges posed by new federal environmental regulations to grid reliability.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has recognized Rockford University as a leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement.
ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca College chapter of Hillel — the largest Jewish student organization in the world — was recently recognized with an international honor. The chapter received the Best Student Engagement Award at the Hillel Global Assembly, held Dec. 8–11 in Orlando, Florida.
Over the last 12 months, Liberty Counsel has worked with many parents and students to advance religious liberty in public schools. Through your generous support, we successfully scored many victories for Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) in numerous states.
Pittsburgh, PA - December 19, 2014 - Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation announced during the 61st Annual Free Care Fund Benefit Show that it raised more than $2.1 million in donations and pledges in 2014.
Drake University has been selected for a $1.1 million federal grant that will allow eight of Des Moines’ urban childcare centers to increase the quality of year-round, full-day service for infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds.
Drake University has been named to the Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of 100 best values in private universities for 2015, coming in at No. 34. Drake is the only private university in Iowa on the list for the second year in a row, and the University's value ranking improved from No. 37 last year.
New Windsor NY, December 19, 2014 – DocuWare Corporation, a global leader in the integrated document management industry, announced today that the Kodak Alaris SCANMATE i1150 and i1180 have been tested and certified with DocuWare’s latest version of their software, Version 6.6.
Andrea Wilson, an Oakland Police Academy recruit and OCC Foundation scholarship recipient, was selected to hit the lever that started the implosion of the North Park Plaza building Sunday morning. The Oakland Community College Foundation auctioned the opportunity to raise funds for student scholarships.
Augusta - Not quite sure how to use that new e-reader or tablet device Santa brought you for Christmas? The Maine State Library is hosting a series of events after the holidays to help you get started.
Use of cigarettes, alcohol, and abuse of prescription pain relievers among teens has declined since 2013 while marijuana use rates were stable, according to the 2014 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey, released today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). However, use of e-cigarettes, measured in the report for the first time, is high.
Prescription use of benzodiazepines — a widely used class of sedative and anti-anxiety medications — increases steadily with age, despite the known risks for older people, according to a comprehensive analysis of benzodiazepine prescribing in the United States.
Paris, France - December 17, 2014 - Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, has announced the release of Dalet AmberFin, version 10.5, which enables customers to make the best possible pictures with unprecedented flexibility for their businesses.
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers to be skeptical of individuals offering tickets to the 2015 Sugar Bowl, after two Ohioans reported losing $800 each to Sugar Bowl ticket scams on Craigslist.
Tempe, AZ – December 15, 2014 – enChoice®, Inc. announced today that Richard Daley, Director of Records & Information Management for Tejon Ranch Co., is the recipient of its first annual Innovation Award.
San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement on a new report from Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats revealing that 13 million could lose tax credits to help pay for insurance coverage should the Supreme Court rule against the Obama Administration in the politically-motivated lawsuit of King v Burwell.
San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Obama announced his administration will take steps to normalize diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba:
San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement on the Senate’s failure to reauthorize The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), bipartisan legislation to protect American businesses from financial ruin following a terrorist attack.
ALBANY, N.Y. (December 17, 2014) - The state Department of Health has completed its public health review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) and Acting DOH Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker recommended that high-volume hydraulic fracturing should not move forward in New York State.
Associate Conservation Minister Hon Peter Dunne today congratulates the Game Animal Council and Te Urewera Board for their hard work to ensure access to the land previously known as Te Urewera National Park.
Information on the water quality of 350 beaches around New Zealand is now accessible on-line as part of an initiative between regional councils, Cawthron Institute, Ministry for the Environment and the Tindall Foundation, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.
The NZ Defence Force has had a busy year participating in exercises, operations, national and international commemorations, and personnel can be proud of all they’ve achieved, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
The release of the Annual Report on implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy highlights several significant achievements and gains for the disability community in 2014, says Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner.
The second largest methamphetamine border seizure in New Zealand’s history means a very large quantity of harmful drugs will not make it to New Zealand streets these holidays, says Customs Minister Nicky Wagner.
SAN FRANCISCO—December 15, 2014— Riverbed Technology (RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by leading private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC and Teachers’ Private Capital
PHILADELPHIA — Type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients who have developed low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) as a complication of insulin treatments over time are able to regain normal internal recognition of the condition after receiving pancreatic islet cell transplantation
PHILADELPHIA — Penn Medicine’s department of Ophthalmology has been awarded a $115,000 grant from Research to Prevent Blindness to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.
RALEIGH – With the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Holiday, the Highway Patrol is asking motorists to help bring a safe end to 2014 by not driving impaired, buckling-up and keeping their focus on the road.
TINTON FALLS, NJ—December 16, 2014—CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) today announced its continued industry leadership in technical support and services with a 97 percent customer satisfaction rating based on the results of the company’s 2014 support services survey.
Munich, Germany (December 18, 2014) ABBYY Europe, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, will in the future work with Fujitsu, Europe's largest provider of corporate solutions and services within the IT solutions area.
Taipei, Taiwan December 22, 2014 - Areca Technology Corporation (ARECA), a leading RAID manufacturer of internal, external and Thunderbolt RAID controllers, today announced the official release of ARC-4607T2 with ready-to-ship availability.
In February 2013, Mellanox, its President and CEO, former CFO and CFO were sued in putative class action complaints alleging purported violations of the securities laws (Consolidated Case: In re Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. Securities Litigation, Case No. 3:13-cv-04909-JD).
Jersey City, New Jersey — December 17, 2014 — AvePoint, the established leader in enterprise-class management, governance, and compliance software solutions for next-generation social collaboration platforms, announced today that it won the 2014 Disability-smart award in the category of Products and Services, B2B for its compliance solutions.
RESTON, Va., December 18, 2014 – Learning Tree International (NASDAQ: LTRE) announced today its revenues and results of operations for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2014, which ended October 3, 2014.
YANGON, Myanmar (RNS) Sometimes a smiley-face emoticon just won’t do the trick.
In Myanmar, the newest set of Facebook stickers features a flower in an animated character’s mouth. The 24 stickers carry a deeper message than the usual “Like” thumbs-up Facebook icon: “End hate speech with flower speech.”
Scottsdale, Ariz. – December 18, 2014 – JDA Software Group, Inc. today announced that it has signed authorized reseller agreements with eight leading consulting firms with specialized expertise in promoting, pricing, selling and implementing JDA solutions.
WASHINGTON—Alstom S.A. (Alstom), a French power and transportation company, pleaded guilty today and agreed to pay a $772,290,000 fine to resolve charges related to a widespread scheme involving tens of millions of dollars in bribes in countries around the world, including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Bahamas.
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest report, NIBRS 2013, provides a diverse scope of information about victims, known offenders, and relationships for 23 offense categories (including sex offenses). It also presents arrest data for those offense categories plus 11 more
Director James B. Comey has named David Bowdich the assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles Field Office. Since September 2012, Mr. Bowdich has served as special agent in charge (SAC) of the Los Angeles Field Office’s Counterterrorism Division.
Centrica plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Meakins as Senior Independent Director with effect from 1 January 2015. Ian succeeds Mary Francis who steps down from the Board as Senior Independent Director with effect from 31 December 2014.
Centrica plc is pleased to announce that Carlos Pascual is to be appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective from 1 January 2015. Carlos will become a member of Centrica's Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold three public hearings on the proposed updates to the national air quality standards for ground-level ozone, also known as smog. EPA has proposed to strengthen the standards to a level within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion to better protect Americans’ health
SAN MATEO, Calif.—December 18, 2014—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that it has appointed Fred Studer, a global marketing executive as its chief marketing officer (CMO).
PETACH TIKVAH, ISRAEL – DECEMBER 18, 2014ECI Telecom ,a global provider of next-generation network solutions, has been named by HEAVY READING as one of the Top 5 P-OTS solutions for Edge/Aggregation Networks. ECI placed in the Top 5 over dozens of other industry leading competitors
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Coast Guard authorized formal exemptions by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines that allow for the enlargement of the cruise line’s research program to develop and install exhaust gas scrubber systems on its cruise ships.
(Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 23, 2014) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of $2,730,000 of funding for Environmental Education Local Grants. The maximum allowed grant under the program is $91,000.
Department of Health and Human Services’ Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that HHS is collaborating with the nation’s largest pharmacies to encourage enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace at thousands of locations across the country.
Development of both vaccines is being accelerated because of the public health emergency of international concern in West Africa. The funding was designated in the fiscal year 2015 continuing resolution for development of Ebola products.
The states, along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communication Commission (FCC), alleged that T-Mobile was billing consumers for premium text message subscription services (PSMS) that they had not signed up for or otherwise agreed to receive– a practice known as "data cramming."
OXFORD, UK – December 12, 2014 – Sophos today released the Security Threat Trends 2015 report that exposes the biggest security risks on the horizon and explains the real-world impact of evolving cyber threats on businesses and consumers in the New Year.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson is calling on Londoners to boost recycling levels over the festive season, helping to protect the environment and save the capital around £4million in rubbish disposal costs.
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today granted 179 and denied 425 clemency petitions. After inheriting more than 2,500 cases that built up during the previous administration, the Governor continues to make significant progress acting on clemencies.
CHICAGO–-With 2015 quickly approaching, Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) Director Rocco Claps is reminding employers that a measure providing job protection for pregnant women goes into effect on January 1st and employers are required to post information about it in the workplace.
JOLIET – Governor Pat Quinn congratulated Illinois education leaders at Joliet Junior College on establishing the first “bridge program” in the state to help veterans turn their military training into a high-demand career.
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced the appointment of state Budget Director Jerry Stermer as Illinois Comptroller following the unexpected passing of Judy Baar Topinka. Stermer will serve as Comptroller on an interim basis to ensure that state operations continue uninterrupted and will resign from the post on Jan. 12, 2015.
Washington D.C., Dec. 22, 2014 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that investment management firm F-Squared Investments has agreed to pay $35 million and admit wrongdoing to settle charges that it defrauded investors through false performance advertising about its flagship product.
Washington D.C., Dec. 22, 2014 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two business associates in Chile with insider trading on nonpublic information that one of them learned while serving on the board of directors of a pharmaceutical company.
Washington D.C., Dec. 23, 2014 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a stock promoter based in Santa Barbara, Calif., with fraudulently raising nearly $3.5 million from investors purportedly to purchase Facebook and Twitter shares prior to their initial public offerings (IPOs).
Washington D.C., Dec. 23, 2014 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today issued its annual staff report on the findings of examinations of credit rating agencies registered as nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs) and submitted a separate report on NRSROs to Congress.
The areas of vegetation growing alongside the transport network, known as “green corridors”, are to be enhanced as part of a £3 million pilot project drawing together Natural England, the Highways Agency, Network Rail and Nature Improvement Area (NIA) partnerships.
Boxing Day staple Scottish smoked salmon will be making a name for itself on menus across the world today with global sales of salmon from the UK rocketing up-stream 27% in the first half of this year.
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted today by acclamation a declaration in support of the announcements made by the governments of Cuba and the United States last December 17, which includes the intention to resume diplomatic relations.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., Dec. 25, 2014 – First Lady Michelle Obama personally answered phone calls to discuss Santa's journey as part of the annual NORAD Tracks Santa program run by the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
AMES, Iowa – A group of Iowa State University students is using technology to connect with students at United Community School and share lessons on everything from proper hand washing to fire prevention to physical fitness.