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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. – FDA is carefully evaluating prescription opioid medications approved to treat cough in children
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. – FDA is carefully evaluating prescription opioid medications approved to treat cough in children
8/21/2017 10:45:53 AM
There’s perhaps no more important mandate that we have at the FDA than safeguarding the health and safety of children. For that reason, I believe it’s important that parents and health care providers have the best information available to inform the decisions they make about a child’s health.
Colombia: People Continue to Suffer from Violence Despite Peace Deal
Colombia: People Continue to Suffer from Violence Despite Peace Deal
8/21/2017 10:39:53 AM
Violence remains a major problem for many people in  Colombia  despite the peace deal the government and FARC-EP signed last year, according to a report released today by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Banca IMI Securities to Pay $35 Million for Improper Handling of ADRs in Continuing SEC Crackdown
Banca IMI Securities to Pay $35 Million for Improper Handling of ADRs in Continuing SEC Crackdown
8/21/2017 8:04:37 AM
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that broker Banca IMI Securities Corp. (BISC), an indirect, wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, has agreed to pay more than $35 million to settle charges that it violated federal securities laws when it requested the issuance of and received American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) without possessing …
Belize moratorium on offshore oil activity landmark step forward for marine conservation
Belize moratorium on offshore oil activity landmark step forward for marine conservation
8/21/2017 7:46:15 AM
The Belize government’s decision to introduce critical legislation to establish a permanent moratorium on offshore oil activity in and around the Belize Barrier Reef has been welcomed by WWF, Oceana and other members of the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage as a landmark step forward for the World Heritage site and marine conservation globally.
Silencer Shop Provides Enhancements To ATF NFA Processing
Silencer Shop Provides Enhancements To ATF NFA Processing
8/21/2017 7:30:00 AM
Silencer Shop, through collaboration with Gemtech, and Dead Air Silencers, has partnered with the ATF in the development and implementation of a brand-new process that makes Form 4 submissions more streamlined and convenient.
Boeing-Built Satellite Completes NASA’s Space Communications Network
Boeing-Built Satellite Completes NASA’s Space Communications Network
8/21/2017 7:19:27 AM
The sixth and final Boeing [NYSE: BA] Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS), launched past Friday, will enhance NASA’s space communications network when the satellite becomes fully operational early next year.
Congressman Charlie Crist Visits Harris Corporation for Space, Environment and Technology Discussions
Congressman Charlie Crist Visits Harris Corporation for Space, Environment and Technology Discussions
8/21/2017 6:27:06 AM
Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) met with Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) officials Thursday at the company’s headquarters to discuss topics related to technology development and its impact on Florida.
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tidwell Closes Distinguished Forest Service Career, Announces Retirement
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tidwell Closes Distinguished Forest Service Career, Announces Retirement
8/21/2017 6:19:26 AM
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced his retirement after a 40-year career, characterized by his climb from a firefighter to a District Ranger, Forest Supervisor to the head of the U.S.
Logan River watershed receives portion of $1m grant for water quality improvement projects
Logan River watershed receives portion of $1m grant for water quality improvement projects
8/20/2017 4:04:42 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,004,260 to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) to help protect human health and the environment through a Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act Section 319 cooperative agreement.
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and USTR Robert Lighthizer Announce Expanded Access for U.S. Rice Exports to Colombia
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and USTR Robert Lighthizer Announce Expanded Access for U.S. Rice Exports to Colombia
8/18/2017 12:22:08 PM
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced an agreement reached with the government of Colombia to allow for expanded market access for U.S.
Peaceful protest against Arctic drilling unlawfully ended by Norwegian authorities
Peaceful protest against Arctic drilling unlawfully ended by Norwegian authorities
8/18/2017 12:09:42 PM
Early Thursday, activists on inflatable boats and kayaks entered the exclusion zone of Statoil’s Korpfjell well, Norway’s most northern oil drilling site to date, and attached a giant globe to the rig Songa Enabler.
FDA provides new tools for the development and proper evaluation of tests for detecting Zika virus infection
FDA provides new tools for the development and proper evaluation of tests for detecting Zika virus infection
8/18/2017 11:31:05 AM
As an additional measure in the fight against Zika virus, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has made available a panel of human plasma samples to aid in the regulatory evaluation of serological tests to detect recent Zika virus infection.
EPA Provides New Jersey $70 Million for Wastewater and Drinking Water Improvements
EPA Provides New Jersey $70 Million for Wastewater and Drinking Water Improvements
8/18/2017 8:27:41 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has awarded nearly $70 million to New Jersey to help finance water infrastructure projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment.
SEC Uncovers Wide-Reaching Insider Trading Scheme
SEC Uncovers Wide-Reaching Insider Trading Scheme
8/18/2017 8:21:24 AM
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced insider trading charges against seven individuals who generated millions in profits by trading on confidential information about dozens of impending mergers and acquisitions.  Data analysis allowed the SEC’s enforcement staff to uncover the illicit trading despite the traders’ alleged use of shell companies, code words, and an …
Business trusts Hammond far more than May to take the economy through Brexit, a new Thomson Reuters survey shows
Business trusts Hammond far more than May to take the economy through Brexit, a new Thomson Reuters survey shows
8/18/2017 8:19:50 AM
 A survey of 200 Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) across the UK and Europe will make difficult reading for those charged with delivering Britain’s exit from the EU.
Royal Canadian Navy Taps Thales for In-Service Support for Up To 35 Years
Royal Canadian Navy Taps Thales for In-Service Support for Up To 35 Years
8/18/2017 6:54:17 AM
Key Points • Thales is prime contractor for ISS for both the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships and the Joint Support Ships. • Estimated value of the 35-year contract is $5.2 billion CAD (approx.  €3.5 billion).
Greenpeace activists confront Norwegian government’s Arctic oil drilling site
Greenpeace activists confront Norwegian government’s Arctic oil drilling site
8/17/2017 10:03:34 AM
Peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have entered the exclusion zone of Statoil’s oil rig, Songa Enabler in the Barents Sea with kayaks and inflatable boats, while swimmers are in the waters protesting with hand banners.
Director-General condemns killing of journalists Leo Diaz and Rudy Alicaway in the Phillippines
Director-General condemns killing of journalists Leo Diaz and Rudy Alicaway in the Phillippines
8/17/2017 8:43:50 AM
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today urged the authorities to investigate the killings of journalists Rudy Alicaway and Leo Diaz in the Philippines’ island of Mindanao on 6 and 7 August respectively.
Make Food Safety a Priority This Fall
Make Food Safety a Priority This Fall
8/17/2017 5:31:24 AM
During the busy fall season, whether you’re preparing a packed lunch for your child, a weeknight dinner for the family, or a tailgate feast for the whole crew, make sure you prevent foodborne illness by following USDA’s four steps to food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill.
Info-session on the Rural Broadcasting Project in the eastern states of Sudan
Info-session on the Rural Broadcasting Project in the eastern states of Sudan
8/17/2017 5:03:31 AM
On 7 August 2017, the UNESCO Khartoum office organized an information session for national stakeholders about the project of “Promoting human development and civic virtues among the Sudanese rural communities: Supporting the rural radio broadcasting in the Eastern States” in Assaha Hotel in Khartoum.