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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.
Dramatic increase in violence in the Central African Republic - UNICEF
Dramatic increase in violence in the Central African Republic - UNICEF
8/16/2017 2:18:46 PM
This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF spokesperson Donaig Le Du – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
SEC Charges KPMG with Audit Failures
SEC Charges KPMG with Audit Failures
8/16/2017 12:38:31 PM
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that KPMG has agreed to pay more than $6.2 million to settle charges that it failed to properly audit the financial statements of an oil and gas company, resulting in investors being misinformed about the energy company’s value.  KPMG’s engagement partner in charge of the audit also agreed to settle charges against him.
Man who illegally disposed of radioactive waste added to EPA’s list of Criminal Fugitives
Man who illegally disposed of radioactive waste added to EPA’s list of Criminal Fugitives
8/16/2017 7:13:08 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added James Kenneth Ward to its list of criminal fugitives. Ward, 55, was indicted on April 5, 2017, in federal district court in Montana and escaped custody of local officials during a prison transport in Wyoming in March 2013.
NASA Awards Contract to Extend Operations of Research, Development Center
NASA Awards Contract to Extend Operations of Research, Development Center
8/16/2017 6:58:48 AM
NASA has awarded a contract to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California, to extend operations of the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), also in Pasadena, through Sept.
Lufthansa and German Government to support restructuring of airberlin
Lufthansa and German Government to support restructuring of airberlin
8/15/2017 8:08:37 AM
In order to continue with its restructuring, airberlin has filed a provisional insolvency proceeding in self-administration at the local court of Berlin-Charlottenburg today.
NASA Signs Combined Data Services Agreement for Polar Satellite Program
NASA Signs Combined Data Services Agreement for Polar Satellite Program
8/15/2017 7:07:50 AM
NASA has procured combined data support services under an agreement with the Norwegian Space Centre in Oslo, Norway, for the Joint Polar Satellite System ( JPSS ) program and various cooperative international missions.
Mica provides clue to how water transports minerals
Mica provides clue to how water transports minerals
8/14/2017 3:53:03 PM
In a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with the University of Illinois and Chicago and the University of Delaware, chemists have been able to look at the interface between water and muscovite mica, a flat mineral commonly found in granite, soils and many sediments.
IDSA Statement on the House of Representatives State and Foreign Operations and Labor, Health and Human Services FY 2018 funding bills
IDSA Statement on the House of Representatives State and Foreign Operations and Labor, Health and Human Services FY 2018 funding bills
8/14/2017 3:45:36 PM
The Infectious Diseases Society of America appreciates that House appropriators recognized several central and urgent public health and research priorities in their funding bills for the coming fiscal year.
NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission
NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission
8/14/2017 3:02:06 PM
Experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease and the origin of cosmic rays are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following today’s 12:31 p.m.