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The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, on 1 October. He conveys his sincere condolences to the families of the many victims and wishes a swift recovery to those wounded.
The Secretary-General welcomes the Government of Somalia’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, an important measure which binds the Government to ensure specific protections for all children in the country.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement applauding House passage of the Conference Report to H.R. 1735, the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act:
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding last night’s Obama Administration announcement confirming that his efforts against taxpayer-funded bailouts of health insurance companies under ObamaCare succeeded in saving taxpayers over $2.5 billion this past year:
Washington, D.C. – The office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today released a list of upcoming Mobile Office Hours throughout Florida. Each week, Rubio’s staff offers a variety of constituent services, assisting people with a wide range of issues
The following information summarises the work being carried out this coming week. It is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
(Geneva, October 2, 2015) – The United Nations Human Rights Council missed a key opportunity to address alleged violations of the laws of war by all sides to the conflict in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama Administration has formally proposed tobacco carve-out language in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a provision that would single out a specific agricultural product and strip it of rights afforded to all other agricultural products in the trade agreement.
WASHINGTON – Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today made the following statement on the hack of T-Mobile and Experian:
Jason Beaubien, global health and development correspondent for National Public Radio and an alumnus of the Knight-Wallace Fellows at Michigan, will deliver the 30th Graham Hovey lecture at 5 p.m. Sept. 10.
New York, September 1, 2015—Hundreds of thousands of people fleeing civil war or poverty in the Middle East and Africa have endured dangerous sea crossings in desperate attempts to reach the shores of Europe this year, hoping to create a new life on a safer continent.
KINGSTON, R.I. – September 3, 2015 – An engineering professor at the University of Rhode Island has been awarded a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to lead an interdisciplinary consortium of scientists
KINGSTON, R.I. – September 3, 2015 -- The University of Rhode Island Division of Research and Economic Development has appointed a new leadership team for the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center.
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is activated in different locations in the cell by different proteins called ligands. Transporting ligands to the wrong places, called mistrafficking, is associated with abnormal signaling and cancer.
Princeton faculty member and author Jhumpa Lahiri, whose novels and short stories explore the immigrant experience, family, love, language and cultural identity, has been named a recipient of the 2014 National Humanities Medal.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on the retirement announcement of Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House House’s Education & the Workforce Committee:
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (September 2, 2015) – Not one, but two must-see bouts have been added to the preliminary portion of “Bellator 143: Warren vs. Davis” on September 25 at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas
KINGSTON, RI. – September 2, 2015 – The University of Rhode Island today announced that it has introduced a new fully online Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (R.N. to B.S.) degree program to begin in the fall.
Aug. 31, 2015 —The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s trash cans will be transformed into compost bins this football season, as the 90,000-seat facility attempts to achieve “zero waste” status in collaboration with USC’s Office of Sustainability.
The International Day of Charity coincides with the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her work to overcome poverty. Upon receiving the prize, she famously gave the money that came with it to some of the poorest people in India.
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on 1 September 2015 perpetrated by Al-Shabaab against an AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) base in Janaale District, Somalia, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.
Washington, D.C. – As high school seniors settle into a new school year, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is reminding Florida students who wish to be nominated for fall 2016 admission to a service academy to apply using the process outlined on his website by September 9, 2015.
Jeremy Taylor, a plant hirer, has been given a 10-year Bankruptcy Restrictions Order by for failing to disclose to one insurer that he continued with a duplicate claim for damages with another insurer for £61,209 which he received in addition to his original claim for £84,409.38.
Phillip Atsu Tsegah, the sole registered director of Oval Vehicle Valeting Company Limited, has been disqualified from acting as a company director for six years for causing the company to employ two workers who did not have the right to work in the UK.
(Beirut) – Southern armed groups and Houthi forces battling for control of Yemen’s port city of Aden have committed serious abuses against civilians and fighters in their custody. Southern militants have summarily executed at least seven Houthi prisoners since March 2015
MARSING, ID – FIDO Friendly magazine presents the seventh annual month long pet adoption tour: Get Your Licks on Route 66®!. 7th Annual Month Long Pet Adoption Tour: Get Your Licks on Route 66! September 11-October 18, 2015
In Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Making Landfall on the City of New Orleans and Environs, we are republishing our Original Story That Details the Tragedy's Impact on the English Language.
Clinical psychologist from our Department of Psychology, Professor Paul Salkovskis, has reached the South West on his epic nationwide cycle from John o'Groats to Lands End raising awareness of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and money for the charity OCD-UK.
This week the University welcomes researchers from around the world for the Annual Conference of the International Sociological Association’s research committee on poverty, social welfare and social policy (RC19).
Seelye Fellow, Professor Chris Budd OBE (University of Bath) provided a thoughtful and well-balanced public lecture earlier this week looking at whether climate change is occurring, and how mathematics can be used to understand some of the changes in climate we see today.
For the second time in four years, an undercover investigator with The Humane Society of the United States has documented trainers and grooms cruelly “soring” Tennessee walking horses to create an exaggerated and unnatural gait known as the “big lick.”
Popular technology portal AllTechTrix.com has released a new technote helping users print from their Android based phone. While most people print without issue from a computer, many are lost when trying to print something found on their Android based cell phone.
For the fourth year in a row, Sierra magazine has named Lewis & Clark one of its top “Cool Schools,” a list that honors America’s greenest colleges and universities. At number 9, Lewis & Clark is the only school in Oregon to be included in the top ten.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The soda tax passed last fall by voters in Berkeley, California – the first such city ordinance in the country – has fizzled at raising retail prices for high-calorie sugary drinks by less than half the amount expected, according to a Cornell University and University of Iowa study.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Statler Hotel – which operates in concert with the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA) on the Cornell campus – has completed a major renovation of its public spaces and 153 guest room bathrooms.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Microscopically, “nanomembrane” sheets made from nylon resemble a tangled web. The tiny iron oxide particles on the fiber surfaces can help clean toxic chemicals from water, but if the particles get separated from the web, they can become hazards themselves.
ITHACA, N.Y. – David M. Lodge, the Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the first Francis J. DiSalvo Director of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. His appointment will begin in May 2016 as the center celebrates its fifth anniversary as an endowed center.
Fulfilling a dream of gay civil rights activist and alumnus Bill Jones, University of the Pacific this weekend will dedicate a new Rainbow Resource and Study Room in the William Knox Holt Memorial Library on the university’s Stockton campus. The dedication is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.
Marie Anna Lee, associate professor of graphic design at University of the Pacific, founded Singing Hands in the summer of 2014 with the support of the Dimen Dong Cultural Eco Museum in the remote village of Dimen in Guizhou province.
The following University of the Pacific faculty are available to comment on topics related to energy and the environment, including the EPA's proposed rules to curb methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.
The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region, according to new research led by a UCL scientist.
Working 55 hours or more per week is linked to a 33% greater risk of stroke and a more modest (13%) increased risk of developing coronary heart disease compared with working a standard 35 to 40 hour week, according to the largest study in this field so far, led by UCL and published in The Lancet.
A Concordia study finds that exercise may be a promising route to prevention and cessation. There are fewer smokers in the current generation of adolescents. Current figures show about 25 per cent of teens smoke, down dramatically from 40 per cent in 1987.
As Miami plans to welcome its largest, most academically accomplished incoming first-year class in history next week, the university readies for some interesting "improv" moments during its annual convocation—kicking off the 2015-2016 academic year.
Five University of Portland alumni and one staff member from the Shiley School of Engineering recently traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti for a week to help repair medical equipment at a local hospital. The alumni were all members of the University’s Engineering World Health (EWH) Club.
Sharon Jones, dean of the Shiley School of Engineering at University of Portland, is among a 22-member group that has issued a call to action to address issues, challenges and trends unique to engineering educatio
The proposal being considered by Camden Council would provide state-of-the-art laboratories to bring together world-leading scientists to work on solutions to the most important global challenges in infectious disease.
A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found. The discovery could lead to a non-invasive, inexpensive test to screen people at high risk of developing the disease.
Scientists have proved that listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people’s pain, anxiety and need for painkillers – according to the most comprehensive review of available evidence so far, published today in The Lancet.
What is the perfect recipe for 'emotional health', and who decides which emotions we should feel in order to be healthy? These are among the questions that will be explored by a team of researchers at QMUL’s Centre for the History of the Emotions
The Bangkok bomb killed 20 people, injured more than 100, and shook already turbulent Thai politics to its core. In this article, Dr Lee Jones, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, argues: until concrete evidence is produced, we should avoid any rush to judgement, and take both speculation and assignations of blame
Queen Mary University of London has announced details of a free business advice scheme for start-ups and entrepreneurs in London. Based at QMUL’s School of Economics and Finance, qNomics will provide expert consultancy to fledgling businesses in the financial and technological sectors.
Feedback from students studying at Royal Holloway, University of London, means that Royal Holloway is once again top among the University of London institutions and the larger London based universities for overall student satisfaction.
The review, commissioned by Public Health England, shows nearly half the population (44.8%) don’t realise e-cigarettes or vapes are much less harmful than smoking compared with the best expert estimate that they are likely to be at least 5% less harmful to smokers than conventional tobacco.
From 11-13 September, Goldsmiths, University of London will host the 16th annual European Skeptics Congress – a mass gathering of people from all walks of life who promote rational thinking and enquiry, and engage in debate on pseudoscience, religion, and the paranormal.
Research by psychologists at Goldsmiths, University of London has found that while schools’ ‘behaviour charters’ work well in encouraging pupils to act without prejudice, a child’s peers can often have a more powerful influence over whether children will act kindly towards others.
A wildfire crew led by the Delaware Forest Service is near completion of a two-week assignment on the Fork Complex Fire, a 28,736-acre blaze near Hayfork, California in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Almost 2,400 personnel are battling the fire that is currently 26 percent contained.
Attorney General Matt Denn announced that Delaware settled kickback claims against Accredo Health Group, Inc. (“Accredo”). The settlement resolves allegations that Accredo recommended the drug Exjade to Medicaid patients in exchange for kickbacks from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Wilmington, DE – Building on ongoing efforts in the state to address the addiction epidemic, Governor Markell was joined by White House officials today to announce federal funding to support a new initiative that will partner law enforcement officers and public health officials to address heroin and prescription drug abuse.
Wilmington, DE – Governor Markell announced today he has vetoed House Bill 130, expressing concern the bill does not differentiate between the penalties for consensual and non-consensual sexual contact and that current Delaware laws address the behavior targeted by the bill.
As of July 2014, there were an estimated 55 million Hispanics in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Latino population is the fastest growing minority group in America, so it is imperative that there be specially trained social workers who understand and are sensitive to Hispanic cultures.
SALISBURY, MD---In unveiling Salisbury University’s updated Facilities Master Plan last April, SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach predicted the University would eventually have a larger presence in downtown Salisbury.
New York, August 4, 2015—Carrying on a longstanding tradition of public service at Columbia Law School, five new graduates who combined academic excellence with a passion for serving others have been awarded prestigious Lowenstein and Bernstein fellowships.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – August 14, 2015 – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo today announced her choice of Peter V. August of the University of Rhode Island as chair of the newly-created Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board. August, along with the other board members were confirmed by the Senate in June.
Belly laughs, for sure, as well as a unique and compelling URI Honors Colloquium that features writers, cartoonists, humorists, clowns, neuroscientists and all-around funny folks talking about the joy, benefits and importance of humor in life.