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The Health and Safety at Work Act Turns Forty!
The Health and Safety at Work Act Turns Forty!
9/30/2014 4:54:14 AM
The Health and Safety at Work Act recently reached its 40th anniversary. The Act was introduced in 1974 in a bid to reduce workplace accidents and to make employers better protect their workers from harm. The Act sets out guidelines and rules for employees to follow to protect not only their employees, but also members of the public, as well as guidelines for employees …
USDA Announces up to $31 Million to Empower People to Make Healthy Eating Choices
9/29/2014 12:58:53 PM
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is making up to $31.5 million in funding available to help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) more easily afford healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. Secretary Vilsack made the announcement with Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe …
National Law Journal Names Whistleblower Rights Firm as one of America’s Top Plaintiff’s Law Firms
National Law Journal Names Whistleblower Rights Firm as one of America’s Top Plaintiff’s Law Firms
9/29/2014 12:12:58 PM
Washington, D.C., September 29, 2014.  In recognition of the growing importance of whistleblower litigation, The National Law Journal named the whistleblower advocacy law firm of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto as one of top fifty plaintiff’s law firms in the United States.  The firm’s partners were officially named as among “ America’s Elite Trial Lawyers. ”  In its September …
Global money transfer summit
Global money transfer summit
9/29/2014 2:11:49 AM
Remittances remain a key source of external resource flows for developing countries, far exceeding official development assistance and more stable than private debt and portfolio equity flows. For many developing countries, remittances are an important source of foreign exchange, surpassing earnings from major exports, and covering a substantial portion of imports.  The …
EPA Honors LG Electronics Usa With Gold Award In 2014 Responsible Electronics Recycling Challenge
9/26/2014 4:51:10 PM
Sustaining its leadership in responsible electronics recycling, LG Electronics USA was recognized today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the 2014 Gold Tier Award in the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Program.  The Gold Tier Award recognizes LG’s significant contributions to the EPA’s SMM Electronics Challenge goals by increasing the amount of used …
NIH and FDA win top award for intellectual property licensing of meningitis vaccine
9/26/2014 4:47:44 PM
The National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will receive a top national award for the year’s most outstanding intellectual property licensing deal, for technology transfer of a pioneering, low-cost meningitis vaccine launched in sub-Saharan Africa. The 2014 Deals of Distinction Award will be presented to the two federal agencies and their …
ACLU Comment on Federal Appeals Court Ruling on Wisconsin Voter ID
9/26/2014 1:26:55 PM
The full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals today declined to rehear a three-judge panel’s order reinstating Wisconsin’s voter ID law prior to the midterm election. The vote was split evenly, 5-5, meaning the panel’s order stands. Neither the panel nor the full court has yet ruled on the actual merits of the law, which was found unconstitutional by a federal judge in April. The …
Let Them Fly: CEA Applauds FAA’s Ruling on Drones
9/26/2014 11:31:44 AM
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® issued the following statement on behalf of CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro regarding today’s announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) permitting the use of camera-equipped drones on movie sets: “Today’s decision by the FAA is an important milestone as the agency develops rules to allow unmanned aircraft to …
New Crew Launches to Space Station to Continue Scientific Research
New Crew Launches to Space Station to Continue Scientific Research
9/25/2014 5:49:57 PM
Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:25 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 25 (2:25 a.m. on Sept. 26 in Baikonur). The Soyuz capsule carrying Barry “Butch” Wilmore of NASA and Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of the Russian …
Mission Manager Teams Up with the American Humane Association to Enhance Animal Rescue Efforts
9/25/2014 3:26:31 PM
As part of its commitment to help first responders save lives and property, Mission Manager, Inc. is pleased to announce a collaboration with the American Humane Association aimed at enhancing the association’s Red Star® team’s nationwide animal rescue efforts.  Mission Manager, one of the most widely used cloud-based emergency management tools, has supported approximately …
Vero Beach Personal Injury Attorney, Keith Bregoff ESQ. discusses the sweeping changes to Florida’s no fault (PIP) insurance laws
9/25/2014 3:14:06 PM
Florida Legislature made broad, sweeping changes to Florida’s Injury Protection (PIP) law, limiting payouts and coverage. PIP is a type of automobile protection that covers an insured’s medical expenses and lost wages, or can supply a survivor benefit in fatal events. PIP is referred to as “no-fault” protection, due to the fact that PIP advantages are paid regardless who is …
Dirty Coal shown red card by India’s Supreme Court
9/25/2014 12:17:31 PM
Greenpeace International and Greenpeace India today welcomed the Indian Supreme Court’s landmark decision on the country’s coal scam following the Court’s cancellation of the licenses of 214 coal blocks. Significantly, this included Essar and Hindalco’s Mahan coal block, where the Mahan Sangharsh Samiti and Greenpeace India have been engaged in a long campaign with the company …
Whistleblowers Blog Series: "Monetary Incentives Work" without "Negative Side Effects"
9/25/2014 11:01:24 AM
A new installment of the Whistleblowers Blog’s  25 part series on the False Claims Act was published today. “Monetary Incentives Work” without “Negative Side Effects,” is the second blog in this series, the purpose of which is to combat the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, …
NIH and VA address pain and related conditions in U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families
NIH and VA address pain and related conditions in U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families
9/25/2014 9:12:01 AM
Thirteen research projects totaling approximately $21.7 million over 5 years will explore nondrug approaches to managing pain and related health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug abuse, and sleep issues. The effort seeks to enhance options for the management of pain and associated problems in U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families. …
Victory In The 2014 Senate Elections Is A Few Simple Modifications Away For The Dems or The Republicans
9/24/2014 3:01:02 PM
Everyone in the political arena knows that the 2014 Senate Race is imperative for democrats to hold onto their majority and for republicans to steal the majority away from the dems. When researching the chances of which party will most likely carry the majority come November 5th, 2014, this writer decided to dig deep, gather varying strategists’ opinions and then confer …
The Countdown Is On for ASIS 2014!
9/23/2014 5:06:52 PM
With less than one week left until the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, security professionals around the world are finalizing travel details and planning their schedules for the week. With over 600 exhibitors, dozens of networking events and 250 educational sessions on security industry hot topics, there is much to see and do at ASIS 2014. U.S. Security …
Michael Gill is Releasing a New Video Recapping his Fight Against Alleged Corruption
9/23/2014 1:33:58 PM
Over the last few months, Mike Gill has been documenting his allegations of corruption and organized crime in the State of New Hampshire in a series of videos.  Today he is releasing another video in this series titled “Reflection”. In this video, Mike Gill recaps all of the information that he has released to-date addressing his allegations of corruption and the connection …
New supplemental awards apply sex and gender lens to NIH-funded research
9/23/2014 11:48:48 AM
The National Institutes of Health has invested $10.1 million in supplemental funding to bolster the research of 82 grantees to explore the effects of sex in preclinical and clinical studies. This investment encourages researchers to study females and males, and is a catalyst for considering sex as a fundamental variable in research. The current overreliance on male subjects …
Cargill pledges to protect forests in all agricultural supply chains
9/23/2014 11:41:28 AM
At the United Nations’ Climate Summit in Manhattan today, Cargill will join dozens of other companies, governments and civil society groups from around the world in supporting the New York Declaration on Forests. The declaration is unprecedented in its scope. The endorsers pledge to do their part in slowing, halting, and reversing global forest loss, while enhancing food …
FDA food safety challenge to spur new technologies for fighting foodborne illness
9/23/2014 11:36:29 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking for potential breakthrough ideas on how to find disease-causing organisms in food – especially Salmonella in fresh produce. The 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge was developed under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, which grants all federal agencies broad authority to conduct prize competitions to spur innovation, …