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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was officially named today as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women’s Issues.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today led a group of 75 senators in urging the Obama Administration to counter efforts by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to seek membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today joined Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and John McCain (R-AZ) to introduce the S. 290, Increasing VA Accountability to Veterans Act of 2015, legislation to give the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) more authority to hold corrupt executives accountable
The youth justice annual statistics for 2013 to 2014 for England and Wales are published today.Today’s release of the annual youth justice statistics shows the continuing downward trend of children and young people in the youth justice system. In particular they evidence:
This must-attend annual MHRA event will provide a unique platform for cross-collaboration and discussion between regulators and members of the commercial and non-commercial research community on the latest hot topics and regulatory updates related to the good clinical practice (GCP).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released a report on the challenges to getting safe treatments, devices and cures to patients more quickly and effectively, examining what is working, and what isn’t, at the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, an amendment introduced by U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) received 59 votes in the United States Senate, sending a clear signal that the Senate supports a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp today announced the Senate has passed a resolution they authored to honor the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team for winning its fourth consecutive NCAA Division I National Championship, an unprecedented achievement in the Football Championship Subdivision.
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation authored by the senator to approve the cross-border Keystone XL pipeline project. The measure passed 62 to 36.
Today, the House passed the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act (H.R. 351). The bill would expedite the approval process for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the bill’s passage:
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) today introduced S. 269, the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015, legislation that would impose economic pressure on Iran if international negotiations do not yield a final nuclear deal by June 30th, and impose a Congressional review period of 30 continuous session day
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Bob Menendez (D-Nj) and Congressman Albio Sires (D, NJ-12) reintroduced the Collaborative Academic Research Efforts (CARE) for Tourette Syndrome Act to expand and further coordinate efforts towards research for Tourette syndrome.
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent the following letter to Secretary Kerry, urging the administration to exercise the authorities granted by the Ukraine Freedom Support Act in the wake of the deadliest period of conflict since the ceasefire agreement was signed on Septembe
The effects of the Nation’s energy renaissance on the U.S. transportation system will be the focus of a hearing next week by the Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA).
The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, chaired by U.S. Rep, Bill Shuster (R-PA), and the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, chaired by U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), will hold a joint hearing next week to examine the impacts on state and local governments of a proposed rule to expand federal regulation
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Joined today by a bipartisan group of colleagues, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over a wide range of federal health issues, re-introduced the ACE (Advancing Care for Exceptional) Kids Act of 2015.
For chimpanzees, just like humans, teasing, taunting and bullying are familiar parts of playground politics. An analysis of 12 years of observations of playground fights between young chimpanzees in East Africa finds that chimps with higher-ranked moms are more likely to win.
The support of a romantic partner is often advised for painful medical procedures, but new research from UCL, King’s College London and the University of Hertfordshire finds that this can actually make the pain feel worse.
Most young children are essentialists: They believe that human and animal characteristics are innate. That kind of reasoning can lead them to think that traits like native language and clothing preference are intrinsic rather than acquired.
Students living in University of Portland’s Schoenfeldt Hall are raising money for charity by hosting a video game tournament on Saturday, Jan. 24, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Chiles Center. The students will compete in the game Super Smash Bros. and are hoping to raise at least $500 for Holy Cross Charities in Bangladesh.
Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has welcomed the appointment by the World Health Organization (WHO) of alumna Dr Matshidiso Moeti to the key post of Regional Director for Africa
The latest GDP figures out today show that last year the economy grew at its fastest pace since 2007. But it ran out of puff in the final quarter and according to a London Business School economist, we have ended up with a deficit which Labour had predicted and that the then Opposition had called ‘a recipe for financial market disaster’.
A 3D printed model of a patient’s heart has been used by surgeons to help plan how to fix the heart. Researchers at King’s College London have pioneered a ground-breaking technique whereby a 3D printer working from scans on the patient, creates a physical replica of a patient’s organ.
On the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust, a new app developed in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London aims to provide new insights into the Holocaust and preserve the voices of survivors for future generations.
New battery technology from U-M should be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2013.The innovation is an advanced barrier between the electrodes in a lithium-ion battery.
Sufferers of intense lower back pain can find that the web portal IntenseLowerBackPain.com has released a new video detailing some options when discussing Lower Back Pain Relief Products. With so many possible remedies available in the marketplace, choosing the proper item takes time and research.
Foster City, CA - "At today's annual meeting of Visa Inc. shareholders in Foster City, California, in response to a question from the National Center for Public Policy Research, Visa CEO Charles Scharf refused to take sides in the net neutrality debate.
SALISBURY, MD---Dr. Sangeeta Ray, a leading scholar of postcolonial studies, inaugurates Salisbury University’s 2015 African-American History Month Celebration, “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture,” Thursday, February 5.
As a Holocaust scholar, Dr. Diana Wagner of Salisbury University’s Education Specialties Department began her own collection of movies depicting the event several years ago after taking a class with Dr. Stuart Liebman, media studies professor emeritus of Queens College CUNY.
KINGSTON, R.I., Jan. 23, 2015 – The old Chevys were charming, Hemingway’s house was “cool’’ and the Museum of the Revolution was moving, but it was the pickup baseball game with a bunch of 10-year-olds that Tyler Figgis ’15 remembers most about his trip to Cuba over winter break.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. -- January 23, 2015 – A team of faculty and students from the University of Rhode Island returned on New Year’s Day from a month-long research expedition to the waters off the West Antarctica peninsula to study the behavior of krill, a small crustacean that plays a key role in the food chain in the Southern Ocean.
KINGSTON, R.I. – January 23, 2015 – University of Rhode Island alumna Kristin Von Flatern hasn’t been on the job as a pharmacist at the Centerville, Mass. CVS/pharmacy a full year yet, but she’s already played a key role in saving a patient’s life.
Whether you are brand-new to running or getting ready for race season, join VRWC fitness associates Wade Evans and Tony Lewis for an eight-week training program that includes weekly training schedules and instruction.
Recognition of rare “foreign” peptides by the alpha-beta T-cell receptor (TCR) on T lymphocytes is critical for the adaptive immune response that protects our bodies. T cell motions during immune surveillance generate forces that are detected by the mechanosensing action of the TCR.
Brain scans confirm significant differences in play behavior, brain activation patterns and stress levels in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as compared with typically developing children.
Hillsboro High School senior Alex Jolly advanced to the semi-finals in the Intel Science Talent Search with his research project, “Activation of Silent Biosynthetic Pathways in Cave Microorganisms for Drug Discovery.”
UMass Dartmouth's College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) will present the Emerging Young Artists 2015 Invitational Exhibition at the Campus Gallery, located on the main campus of UMass Dartmouth, from January 26 to February 7, 2015.
According to NASA, an asteroid, designated 2004 BL86, will safely pass about three times the distance of Earth to the moon today, Monday, January 26, 2015. The flyby will be the closest by any known space rock this large until 2027.
LOS ANGELES — In the largest collaborative study of the brain to date, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) led a global consortium of 190 institutions to identify eight common genetic mutations that appear to age the brain an average of three years.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced today that they will dedicate a statue of the late Barry M. Goldwater
More than a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in Medicaid, and more than a quarter of those with private insurance, filled a prescription for an opioid pain medication each year during 2008-2012, according to a report in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
Governor Paul R. LePage joined Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa on Friday in announcing that Maine ranks among the top ten states in the nation for most affordable homeowners and personal auto insurance rates.
(AUGUSTA) Tax season may just be getting started, but tax scammers have been hard at work already. The Maine Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have gotten thousands of complaints about one kind of scammer in particular — IRS imposters. Here’s how they work: Scammers posing as IRS officials call and say you owe taxes.
State Labor Commissioner Jeanne Paquette released December workforce estimates for Maine. Seasonally Adjusted Statewide Data Household Survey Estimates – The preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 5.5 percent in December was down slightly from 5.7 percent in November and down from 6.4 percent one year ago.
Augusta - Maine State Librarian, James Ritter, announced that users of the Maine State Library Talking Books Plus program are now eligible to apply for free currency readers provided by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
With a major winter storm bearing down on Maine, Maine Emergency Management Agency is reminding Mainers to put safety first and help their neighbors weather the storm. “We haven’t had a winter storm like this in a while.” MEMA Director Bruce Fitzgerald said.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today continued its multiyear efforts to find a permanent and workable solution for coal ash management and disposal, building off of the subcommittee’s negotiations and legislative work in previous Congresses.
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation yesterday urged Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to release the text of the commission’s draft Open Internet Order ahead of the scheduled vote late next month.
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today released revisions to a proposed permit for the management and oversight of municipal storm water systems that offer municipalities and institutions less costly and more flexible requirements for compliance.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded $2,188,000 in assessment and planning grants to eight municipalities throughout the state to support the redevelopment of historically significant brownfield sites.
New Delhi, January 23, 2015: Community right over forests is critical to sustenance of rural and forest communities and also for conservation of forests. While Nepal has among the best track records in Asia, Mexico is among global leaders with more than 70 per cent of its forests under community management.
New Delhi, January 23, 2015: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has welcomed the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) recent draft order which proposes to put curbs on the rampant use of antibiotics as a growth promoter in food-producing animals in India, such as chicken.
EUGENE, Ore. - International restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday, Inc. discriminated against male employees for temporary assignments to a Utah resort, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.
WASHINGTON - Jenny Yang, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), has appointed Robbie Dix III as the EEOC's Associate Director of Appellate Review Programs, the EEOC announced today.
DETROIT -- Hot Wheel City, a Detroit-based automotive wheel and accessory store chain, has agreed to pay $20,000 and to provide equitable relief to settle a federal sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.
WASHINGTON (January 25, 2015) -- President Obama today recommended to Congress that it designate the coastal plain of the iconic Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska as a wilderness. The following is a statement by Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
WASHINGTON (January 26, 2015)--The Environmental Protection Agency's first-ever proposal to protect groundwater from the hazards of uranium mining is a good start, but more needs to be done, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
SEATTLE – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $390,000 civil penalty against Horizon Air Industries of SeaTac, Wash., for allegedly operating Bombardier DHC-8 aircraft that were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.
Washington, D.C. – The third edition of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) report on long-term airport capacity needs concluded that the FAA and airport operators must rely on NextGen technologies and procedures as well as runway improvements to address future airport capacity constraints.
Today I held meetings in Washington with senior Administration and Congress leaders, including insightful and productive discussions with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Bob Corker.
Brothers who sold ‘fake films’, headphones and other phoney goods to customers at Donington Sunday Market have been sentenced.
The pair pleaded guilty following a Trading Standards sting that saw a haul of counterfeit goods with a genuine retail value of £25,000
Fourteen-year-old Jordan is so determined to succeed at school that he hasn’t had a day off for five years – his impeccable attendance record is one of many inspiring stories being celebrated at this week’s children in care celebration events.
The neighbouring authorities of Lancashire County Council, Blackpool Council and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council have produced new guidance about how planning policies apply to planning applications relating to the development of reserves of onshore oil and gas.
Lancashire County Council has published its recommendations on the applications by oil and gas company Cuadrilla to explore for shale gas at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood, by drilling, hydraulically fracking and testing the flow of gas.
Following an investigation by the Employment Benefits Security Administration, the Department of Labor filed a complaint in 2011 alleging violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by the defendants.
Usage of Montgomery County’s award-winning Web portal and mobile website both soared in calendar year 2014 as residents continue to take advantage of numerous online programs and services provided by the County.
The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Bethesda Transportation Management District (TMD) Advisory Committee. The nominee must reside in a neighborhood inside the Bethesda TMD.
Montgomery County residents, ages 13 and above, who are artistic and want to help educate the public about water quality issues in the County are invited to submit entries into the inaugural Storm Drain Art Contest.
Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) was featured today in a consumer report on the NBC “Today Show” alerting consumers to the nationwide problem created by certain towing practices.
Chairman of the Group, Dr Maurice Manning, has again stressed that any new submissions should be within the Working Group’s terms of reference which stipulates that all changes must be within the existing constitutional framework.
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD will today travel to Davos to attend the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Annual Meeting is attended by political and business leaders and heads of international organisations from across the globe.
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) said today it has received 67 applications for Enterprise Zones from communities throughout the state. The department will now review the applications.
Did charging for the New Year’s Eve fireworks go down well with visitors to the capital? And talking of tourists – what is London & Partners up to in 2015-16? Is the capital’s promotional body doing enough to promote London, both in the UK and internationally – and does the body need to be more transparent?
Eleven individuals and organizations have been named as winners of the 2014 Walter B. Jones Memorial Awards for Excellence in Coastal Ocean Resource Management, an award given by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management for exemplary leadership and a commitment to balancing the human use of coastal and ocean resources with the needs of the environment.
January 21, 2015 Today, NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D, announced that Craig McLean, deputy assistant administrator for NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), has been selected to head the office, which is responsible for NOAA’s research enterprise, including laboratories and programs across the country.
Professor Carmen Lawrence, Chair of the Australian Heritage Council, said the Council was delighted to have Broken Hill’s dramatic desert landscape, its unique character and remarkable industrial and geological heritage recognised in the National Heritage List.