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Johann-Dietrich Woerner to be Director General of ESA
12/19/2014 12:20:46 PM
Today, the Council of the European Space Agency announced the appointment of Johann-Dietrich Woerner as the next Director General of ESA, for a period of four years starting on 1 July 2015. He will succeed Jean-Jacques Dordain, whose term of office ends on 30 June 2015. Mr Woerner is currently Chairman of the Executive Board of DLR, the German Aerospace Center. A full …
U.S. And Chinese Delegations Conclude 25TH Session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade
12/19/2014 12:19:32 PM
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today hosted a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Wang Yang for the 25th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), which took place in Chicago. At the conclusion of the discussions, the United States announced key outcomes in the areas of agricultural …
APEC Tech Startups Win Global Innovator Awards
APEC Tech Startups Win Global Innovator Awards
12/19/2014 12:16:52 PM
High-tech startup companies, sponsored by the APEC Accelerator Network , scored wins at the prestigious Intel Global Challenge this past November in California, USA. The event, which challenges scientists and engineers to turn original technology ideas into businesses, awarded first place to Chinese Taipei-based startup ServTech. Using a cloud-based app store concept, …
Armed Forces of the Philippines Awards Harris Corporation a $18 Million Order for Falcon III Radios and Vehicular Communications Systems
12/19/2014 10:22:23 AM
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), has been awarded a $18 million initial order to provide the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with Harris Falcon III® tactical vehicular radios and intercom systems. The Philippine Army will acquire the radios for its tactical communications modernization program. The order was received during the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Harris will …
Oil Price Drop Flat Lines Defence Spend, According to New Global Defence Budget Report from IHS
Oil Price Drop Flat Lines Defence Spend, According to New Global Defence Budget Report from IHS
12/19/2014 9:58:32 AM
Defence spending is forecast to flat-line globally over the next two years as fiscal constraints among oil producing states in the Middle East and North Africa remove a key source of growth. The new analysis, released today by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, features global, regional and country-specific forecasts for …
Giving the Gift that God Will Like, or What’s This Time of Year About? Asks Expert
Giving the Gift that God Will Like, or What’s This Time of Year About? Asks Expert
12/18/2014 10:04:53 PM
As Jews celebrate Hannukah and Christians do Christmas, most people look for a day off or a commercial benefit from this time that’s meaningless to millions. What’s the point? asks author/speaker, Dr. Richard Ruhling. “Religion is gratitude if we are doing it right. If we don’t see that we came into the world naked and that 99% of everything we have was given to us, we are …
Satellite Analysis Shows Widespread Looting and Damage to Historical Sites in Syria
12/18/2014 11:23:45 AM
A new report published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that four major archaeological sites in Syria have been heavily looted and damaged. “Ancient History, Modern Destruction: Assessing the Status of Syria’s Tentative World Heritage Sites Using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery” analyzes six of the 12 sites that Syria has nominated as …
Mike Dieterich’s Best Selling Book, Renew and Sustain is Free for one more day on Amazon
12/18/2014 6:00:00 AM
Mike Dieterich’s Renew and Sustain is an innovative, profitable, socially and environmentally conscious approach towards a sustainable future. The book discusses several methods for businesses to cut down on expenses through environmentally friendly, easy-to-implement solutions. Renew and Sustain explains the purpose of sustainability is and what the long-term effects …
Unisys Receives "Customer Obsession" Recognition from Amazon Web Services for Leadership in Government Cloud Services
12/17/2014 1:03:29 PM
Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced it was recognized by Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a "Customer Obsession" honoree for excellence in providing AWS services and solutions to customers. Unisys was cited for its work with AWS offering cloud solutions to government clients including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of the Interior . …
Telecom Italia: with “Italia Connessa” alongside regions and local authorities to promote the digitalization of the country
12/17/2014 12:48:00 PM
The third edition of "Italia Connessa - Agende Digitali  Regionali" (Connected Italy - Regional Digital Agendas), the Telecom Italia report that provides a snapshot of the level of digitalisation of the Italian Regions, aimed at providing local authorities  a contribution towards analysis and development for the Regional Digital Agendas and Plans, was presented today in …
EFF in Court to Argue NSA Data Collection from Internet Backbone Is Unconstitutional
12/17/2014 10:36:29 AM
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will argue on Friday before a federal court that the National Security Agency (NSA) is violating the Fourth Amendment by copying and searching data that it collects by tapping into the Internet backbone. The hearing on a motion for partial summary judgment in Jewel v. NSA will be at 9 am on Dec. 19 before Judge Jeffrey White at the …
Somerset County Business Partnership Applauds New Jersey American Water
12/17/2014 10:08:30 AM
Though best known for delivering safe, reliable water to more than 2.5 million people, New Jersey American Water also contributes to the economic sustainability of New Jersey and was honored Monday with the “Special Recognition Award” from the Somerset County Business Partnership. “New Jersey American Water is being recognized for improving water service and delivery though …
Presidential Task Force Takes Strong Stance Against Seafood Fraud and Illegal Fishing
12/16/2014 11:57:23 AM
Today, a task force created by President Obama delivered a strong set of recommendations , including domestic and international measures, to stop seafood fraud and end global illegal fishing. Oceana says the recommendations are a real step forward in fighting illegal fishing and seafood fraud in the U.S. and around the world. The task force reaffirms the president’s …
Library of Congress to Offer Junior Fellows Summer Internships
12/16/2014 11:45:05 AM
For a stipend of $3,000, the 2015 class of Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators from June 1 through Aug. 7, 2015 , to inventory, describe and explore collection holdings and to assist with digital-preservation outreach activities throughout the Library. The program aims to increase access to collections and awareness of the Library’s …
Baltimore County Public Schools Receives 2015 Leadership Through Communication Award
12/16/2014 11:42:45 AM
Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS), a K-12 suburban school system in Towson, Maryland, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Leadership Through Communication Award, jointly sponsored by Blackboard, the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association. The award recognizes Dr. S. Dallas Dance, superintendent, and …
US federal government lacks analytics talent to exploit big data
12/16/2014 10:13:26 AM
Despite collecting, storing and managing masses of data as they perform mission-critical activities, federal agencies fall short in turning the information into insight due to a critical workforce skills gap. That is a key finding from Government Workforce in Focus: Closing the Data and Analytics Skills Gap , a new report aimed at assessing the nature of the skills gap and …
FDA allows marketing of the first newborn screening test to help detect Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
12/16/2014 9:52:43 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit, the first screening test permitted to be marketed by FDA for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in newborns. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 40 to100 new cases of SCID are identified in newborns in the United States each year. SCID …
EPA to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act, Highlight Past Successes and Small System Challenges
12/15/2014 2:48:29 PM
On Tuesday, December 16th, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld will be joined by State, local and community representatives at the San Jose Community and Bea Main Learning Center in Coachella Valley to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Over the past four decades, the SDWA has enabled EPA and partners to supply safe drinking …
Webtech Wireless Announces $2.1 Million Contract with City of Mississauga
12/15/2014 11:07:43 AM
Webtech Wireless Inc.  (TSX:WEW), a leading provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, today announced a $2.1 million contract extension with the City of Mississauga to deploy the Webtech Wireless Fleet Center™ GPS/AVL fleet management solution. The City of Mississauga has signed a 5-year contract with two optional one year contract …
IFC invests $255 million in Rede D’Or to expand access to healthcare services in Brazil
12/15/2014 10:46:38 AM
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced today that it will invest $255 million to support the expansion of Rede D’Or, the largest network of private hospitals in Brazil. IFC’s investment will help expand access to quality healthcare services in Brazil. IFC will lend $50 million from its own account and arrange another $205 million in syndicated loans. The …