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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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, the U.S. House of Representative unanimously passed legislation introduced by U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Mike Johanns (R-NE) clarifying a provision in the 2010 Dodd-Frank law to streamline regulations for insurers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the Holidays approaching, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), chair of the Congressional Executive Commission on China (CECC), held a hearing today to examine working conditions at toy factories in China. The vast majority of toys bought and sold in the United States are made in China.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and David Vitter (R-LA) sent a letter to leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate urging the removal of a provision in the year-end spending bill that would repeal a law prohibiting future bailouts.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will serve as the lead Democrat – or Ranking Member – of the Senate Banking Committee when the 114th Congress convenes in January. The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs has jurisdiction over a wide range of policy matters
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing on “The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975: Are We Positioning America for Success in an Era of Energy Abundance?”
WASHINGTON, DC - As part of H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, the House Thursday evening again approved the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014.
(Jackson)- This Christmas, when hanging the stockings by the chimney with care, Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney recommends that everyone decorate for the holidays with fire safety in mind.
ITHACA, NY — Hoping to replace guesswork with science, researchers from Ithaca College and Brigham Young University have developed a small, lightweight device to be used by figure skaters and their trainers to avoid injuries, inform the design of new skating boots and perhaps save Olympic dreams.
This week, the D.C. City Council trampled on the religious liberty of Christians in Washington, D.C. The council repealed an exemption in the Human Rights Act that allowed private religious schools to practice their faith pertaining to human sexuality.
Pittsburgh, PA - December 3, 2014 - Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Pittsburgh Public Schools are working together as part of a national program to create a healthier school environment for students.
Laura Plumb, a public relations major at Drake University, has been named PR Student of the Year by PR News, a publication and online community focused on the public relations industry. Plumb, a senior from Eagan, Minnesota, received the award Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the PR People Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
AUGUSTA – With ice and freezing rain in the forecast, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following food safety recommendations in the event of lost power: Keep an appliance thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer at all times to see if food is being stored at safe temperatures
Hong Kong. It’s a place that is on the mind of many business executives around the world. It’s a city that ranks as the fifth most important city in the world in the 2014 Global Cities Index behind New York City, London, Tokyo and Paris. It is a place with a major capitalist service economy characterized by low taxation and free trade.
For the second time in less than a week, Lipscomb University president L. Randolph Lowry has been invited by the President Barack Obama administration to participate in conversations about college access and educational opportunities for underserved populations.
December 2. 2014 A report released by the Department of Health and Human Services today shows an estimated 50,000 fewer patients died in hospitals and approximately $12 billion in health care costs were saved as a result of a reduction in hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2013.
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, along with the attorneys general of 44 states and the District of Columbia, announced today that Sirius XM Radio Inc. of New York has agreed to pay $3.8 million to the states and to provide restitution to eligible consumers.
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed bipartisan legislation – H.R. 5059, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act – that addresses the epidemic of suicide among our nation’s veterans:
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding the declassified report by the Senate Intelligence Committee on the interrogation practices of the Central Intelligence Agency during the Bush Administration:
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following the filing in the Rules Committee of the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill which includes only short-term funding for Homeland Security:
ALBANY, N.Y. (December 5, 2014) - The New York State Department of Health today announced the selection of regional contractors for the Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP). The PHIP resulted from a proposal in Governor Cuomo's 2014 State of the State address, and reflected the recommendations of the Public Health and Health Planning Counci
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan junior wide receiver Devin Funchess announced on Tuesday (Dec. 9) that he will forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for early entry into the 2015 National Football League (NFL) Draft.
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Chief Executive Andrew Kibblewhite today (9 December 2014) announced the appointment of Sarah Stuart-Black as the new Director of Civil Defence and Emergency Management.
The Government is to consider capping Building Consent Authority liability in negligence cases for building failure following the Law Commission’s review into how liability is distributed among multiple defendants who are found to have caused the same damage.
PHILADELPHIA — In the first year after the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) reduced the number of continuous hours that residents can work, there was no change in the rate of death or readmission among hospitalized Medicare patients, according to a new study published in JAMA.
PHILADELPHIA — Two-thirds of women treated for early-stage breast cancer in the U.S. receive longer radiation therapy than necessary, according to a new study published in JAMA this week from Penn Medicine researchers Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, and Justin E. Bekelman, MD.
The Governor’s Task Force on Safer Schools provides guidance to the N.C. Center for Safer Schools and considers future policy and legislative action that is needed to improve school safety in North Carolina.
During the 2012-2013 academic year, more than 26,000 UA students completed approximately 770,000 hours of community service with more than 183 community partners. An estimated 8,500 students participated in 136 service-learning courses led by faculty members from every College on campus.
Calgary, Alberta - December 2, 2014 - Print Audit® is pleased to announce that Print Audit Embedded has been certified as compatible with Lexmark eSF-enabled multi-function peripherals (MFPs). Print Audit Embedded is now the most comprehensive print management solution available for Lexmark MFPs.
Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, today announced the release of its 2014-2015 Global Application and Network Security Report.
Further studies on these oceanic conditions and their effect on California's climate may lead to advances in drought early warning that can help water managers and major industries better prepare for lengthy dry spells in the future.
ARM, Cambridge, U.K., Dec. 8, 2014 - This year's festive season gift list will feature more products invented by startups than ever. The likes of the Pebble watch, the Kano computer and the 360cam were all created by tiny companies using widely-available development kits with crowd sourced funding.
Montréal, Quebec, December 8, 2014 -
Lorne Gorber, Senior Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations of CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB), will present to investors at the BMO Technology and Digital Media Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.
CHICAGO - December 9, 2014 - A new report from Trustwave reveals many businesses still struggle with information security deficiencies and common security weaknesses that can elevate their risk of data breaches.
Evonik Industries, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals will showcase itself at ChinaCoat 2014 as a creative development partner for the coatings industry. “Fostering strong relationships and collaborations with our customers is the key to success in business.
iXsystems announced today the general availability of FreeNAS version 9.3. Highlights of the release include a simplified and revamped Web UI, automated updates, a new set-up wizard, and ZFS boot environments. FreeNAS 9.3 underwent extensive testing by thousands of BETA testers from the FreeNAS Community.
London - November 28th, 2014 - IT security company Sophos this week highlighted the worrying state of wireless security in Ireland’s capital city, when it sent security expert James Lyne and his computer-equipped bicycle onto the streets of Dublin to test how safe homes, businesses, and even people on mobiles phones are from cyber criminals.
Under the three-year Holistic Waveform Development Kit (HAWK) contract, Alion will design, develop, test and integrate services for the HAWK Advanced Waveform Development Environment Ecosystem (AWDEE), enabling rapid development of software-defined radio (SDR) waveforms.
ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive internet security protection, today announced that Facebook is offering ESET Online Scanner for Facebook to all users as part of the social networking site’s complimentary anti-malware initiative.
ScanSource Catalyst®, a sales unit of ScanSource, Inc. [NASDAQ: SCSC], and value-added distributor of voice, video and data convergence solutions, today announced a Unified Communications cloud offering powered by the Avaya IP Office™ Platform.
ScanSource, Inc., (NASDAQ: SCSC), the leading international value-added distributor of specialty technology products, announced plans to participate in the Raymond James Systems, Semiconductors, Software & Supply Chain Conference in New York City.
Paris, December 03, 2014 - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Cinia Group, previously Corenet - the Finnish Government-owned venture, will deploy an undersea cable system that will provide the first direct cable link between the Nordic region and continental Europe.
Paramus, New Jersey, December 3, 2014 – NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) today announced that it is the winner of multiple Homeland Security Awards from Government Security News (GSN) for Best Intelligent Video Surveillance, Best Forensic Software and Best PSIM Solution.
Paramus, New Jersey – December 8, 2014 – NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) today announced that it participated in the National Emergency Number Association’s (NENA’s) ICE 6 Industry Collaboration Event, a forum that promotes progress towards Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1).
Xiamen, PR China, 02 December 2014 – Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply ten eco-friendly Terex® rubber-tyred gantry cranes in the E-RTG variant to Ningbo Port Co. Ltd. (Ningbo), PR China. The cranes will be delivered in two batches to Ningbo’s Yuandong Terminal in the Port of Ningbo
Zatar is a cloud-based, multi-sensor integration IoT platform for connecting legacy and smart devices to the Internet and enabling third-party applications to easily work with the devices over an open source API. Zebra has licensed ARM® mbed™ technologies to use in Zatar and is a launch partner for the ARM® mbed™ IoT Device Platform.
MELBOURNE – 5 December 2014 – AirWatch® by VMware®, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, announced today Frost & Sullivan honored AirWatch as the Australia Mobile Device Management Vendor of the Year for the second consecutive year.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has acquired privately-held Nexala, a provider of enterprise solutions for the rail transport industry, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Financial terms were not disclosed.
With its new design, the LL300S sets a new standard in ruggedness. Featuring a glass lighthouse, the LL300S offers an IP66 environmental protection rating, which allows operation in adverse environmental conditions, even heavy rain.
Gainesville, Fla. – Nov. 25, 2014 – Last month, SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft company and a leading provider of next-generation HR solutions, honored six customers as 2014 SumTotal Innovation Award winners, for demonstrating success in addressing a range of business and HR challenges through their use of SumTotal’s Talent Expansion® suite.
San Francisco, CA,December 3, 2014 - Birst, the global leader in cloud BI, today announced that MDSi, Inc., a leading supplier of telecom, cable, voice, and data hardware, services and programs, is deploying Birst’s BI platform to quickly analyze and report on performance metrics to better serve its customers and gain a competitive advantage.
ST. LOUIS - Dec. 4, 2014 - Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX), the leading provider of customer experience solutions, today announced that the world's largest international cable company, Liberty Global, has deployed Amdocs Compact Convergence, Amdocs' solution for Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), to support the operator's launch of mobile services
ST. LOUIS, MO — December 8, 2014 — Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ: DOX) has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014 (including its financial statements for such year) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The annual report is available through the Company’s website
November 25, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), today released the following statement in conjunction with the Nov. 25 implementation date for Japan’s new Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law (PMDL):
ETSI has just published two European Standards for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS): the specification of Cooperative Awareness Basic Service - EN 302 637-2, and the specification of Decentralized Environmental Notification Basic Service - EN 302 637-3.
Amsterdam, December 8, 2014 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has provided its Allynis Trusted Services Hub (TSH) to secure NFC payment services launched by Taiwan Mobile Payment Co. (TWMP). TWMP is a mobile-payments joint venture formed by three prominent Taiwanese banking groups
Amsterdam, December 9, 2014 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653), the world leader in digital security, launches Sealys Secure Surface, a new family of cost-effective security features for polycarbonate identity documents that strengthens protection against fraud by combining three different effects: light reflection, movement and tactile elements.
ERTICO-ITS Europe, in partnership with ETSI, will organize the third eCall Interoperability TESTFEST event which will take place from 27 to 31 October 2014, in the CTAG test lab in cooperation with CETECOM in Vigo, Spain.
Welspun Corp Ltd. – one of world’s largest Line Pipe manufacturers and part of the
US$ 3 billion Welspun Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James F. Herald as the CEO of the Americas. James (Skip) will be responsible of Welspun Corp’s business in North and South America, America
POUGHKEEPSIE (September 12, 2014) – As one of a small group of historical advisers for the latest project from acclaimed film maker Ken Burns film, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” Associate Professor of History and Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Dr. David Woolner spent a week at Burns’ studio in Walpole, N.H.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – SIM USA (www.simusa.org) President Bruce Johnson is encouraged by President Obama’s announcement today to send additional medical professionals, provide more hospital beds and train more West Africans to treat the recent outbreak of Ebola.
Pittsburgh, PA - September 10, 2014 - Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and The Allstate Foundation are partnering again for the sixth year to help curb distracted driving by teenagers, including talking on cell phones or texting while driving.
Gereon Kopf, associate professor of religion at Luther College, will deliver a lecture titled “When Expression is Expressed, Non-Expression is Not-Expressed: A Zen Buddhist Approach to Talking About the Ineffable” as part of The Comparison Project’s fall 2014 programming.
Herndon, VA – September 12, 2014 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading learning and performance technology provider, today announced it has won a coveted Brandon Hall Group bronze award for excellence in learning.
Finmeccanica - AgustaWestland and Kanematsu Corporation are pleased to announce that the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has ordered one AW109 Power light twin helicopter which will be operated by Kyoto Police. The AW109 Power helicopter will replace an ageing B206 model and will be delivered to the customer in December 2015.
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The prevalence of oral cancer is more common than many people realize. The Oral Cancer Foundation’s inaugural Southern Illinois awareness walk at SIU Carbondale on Oct. 5 will highlight the issue and provide free screenings.
Oakland Community College invites members of the public to its Self Defense for Women workshop, designed to increase knowledge, self-confidence, common sense, protection strategies for preventing attack and effective fight and escape techniques to use in case of assault.
The Garden Party Foundation celebrated its sixth annual The Garden Party event June 8 at Meadowbrook Hall in Rochester Hills, featuring food from Michigan’s best restaurants and 100 of the finest wines. More than 700 people attended this year’s event.
HARRISBURG - A Grand Jury investigation has led to charges against a former Fayette County Magisterial District Judge (MDJ) for allegedly dismissing a case against a now-convicted drunk driver for improper reasons.
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced that a convicted child predator in York County has been sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison, and five suspected child predators were arrested on unrelated charges across the Commonwealth.
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2014 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received an order from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for its Falcon III® RF-340M multi-channel manpack — the smallest, lightest and most capable next-generation tactical radio available today.
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2014 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a $19 million IDIQ contract to provide the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) with up to 1,500 Falcon III® AN/PRC-152A wideband radios and accessories.
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked consideration of the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work:
Sophia Antipolis, 9 September 2014 - A new ETSI Standard – the ‘Green Abstraction Layer (GAL)’ – enables operators for the first time to manage the energy consumption of telecom networks easily, offsetting network performance and capacity against energy costs.
ZigBee Remote Control is the industry-leading standard for smart home remote control technology and ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 continues to use the faster, more reliable radio frequency technology that allows operation from greater distances than infrared.
Albany, NY (September 15, 2014)- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Governor Chris Christie today announced that they have directed their state’s respective Homeland Security Advisors and State Police Superintendents to immediately lead a bi-state review of current safety and security procedures.
PHILADELPHIA — Amid recent discussion about the Ebola crisis in West Africa, Penn Medicine physicians say that high-income countries like the United States have an obligation to help those affected by the outbreak and to advance research to fight the deadly disease
Penn Medicine radiation oncologists will present over 20 abstracts at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) 56th Annual Meeting at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, September 14 to September 17.
The Governor’s Task Force on Safer Schools provides guidance to the N.C. Center for Safer Schools and considers future policy and legislative action that is needed to improve school safety in North Carolina.
The gift will support the development of therapies based on natural products, encouraging researchers to combat disease through powerful compounds already present in some of the foods and herbs we now eat as part of a healthy diet.
Ratingen, Germany, 10.09.2014: 7Layers is now approved by the Car Connectivity Consortium as Test Lab for the MirrorLink App Certification Program – for both Base and Drive Level apps – destined for use in the European market. Base Level apps are to be used whilst the car is in parking mode, Drive Level apps can also be used in motion.
The federal government must help train emergency personnel and provide updated safety guidelines so the workers are better protected against hazards such as they faced at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, according to a public health workshop report released today by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a component of the
San Mateo, Calif. – September 11, 2014 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ and the leader in personalized analytics and insights, today announced its participation in the September 18th Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) Roundtable webcast entitled, "Accelerating Your Analytics for Faster Insights."
AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO – September 3, 2014 – AVG® Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security company™ for 182 million active users, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Location Labs, a global leader that uses mobile technology to protect people.
RALEIGH, N.C. and WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 9, 2014)—Imangi Studios and National Geographic Kids today announced their partnership to bring the mobile game series Temple Run to life through an educational action-adventure book.
The number of women being trained to enter engineering, science and social science academic careers is not the cause of female underrepresentation in those fields, attendees at a University of Virginia seminar on faculty hiring learned Monday.
SAN MATEO, Calif.—September 10, 2014—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced its participation at the Shop.org Summit 2014, which is expected to attract more than 5,000 retail professionals to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle
Dr. Nancy Dunlap will step down as dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine at the end of her term in November. She came to U.Va. in May 2013 to guide the school through a critical transition during the search and appointment of an executive vice president for health affairs.