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Identify Ergonomic Hazards to Prevent Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
Identify Ergonomic Hazards to Prevent Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
6/30/2015 1:04:48 PM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has stated that 387,820 musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) were reported in 2011, which accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases that year.  This staggering number brings to light the importance of preventing MSDs in the workplace through the science of ergonomics.   According to the Occupational Safety & Health …
Announcing…A Nickel Brush Plating Repair Service That Delivers: Quality Solutions, Superior Results, Localized Applications, Close Tolerances, Quick Turn-Arounds & Competitive Prices
Announcing…A Nickel Brush Plating Repair Service That Delivers: Quality Solutions, Superior Results, Localized Applications, Close Tolerances, Quick Turn-Arounds & Competitive Prices
6/30/2015 5:00:00 AM
NICKEL BRUSH PLATING can produce superior quality plating with a depth as thin as .0001 inch without post machining.  A majority of SELECTIVE PLATING applications are requested between the depths of .0005 and .002.  However, much greater depths of plating can be achieved with SELECTIVE PLATING w/o any loss of quality.  The only real limitation to thickness is economic …
With Sweeping New Ruling, Marriage Equality Must Begin in All 50 States
With Sweeping New Ruling, Marriage Equality Must Begin in All 50 States
6/26/2015 4:27:34 PM
In a historic 5-4 ruling, today the Supreme Court of the United States found bans on marriage equality to be unconstitutional—and that the fundamental right to marriage is a fundamental right for all. The majority’s opinion, authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, represents a clear mandate for governors, state attorneys general and officials everywhere to cease their attempts to …
U.S. requires Arizona and New Mexico plant owners to reduce emissions at Four Corners Power Plant on Navajo Nation
U.S. requires Arizona and New Mexico plant owners to reduce emissions at Four Corners Power Plant on Navajo Nation
6/25/2015 11:19:10 AM
The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a federal Clean Air Act settlement with several Arizona and New Mexico-based utility companies to install pollution control technology to reduce harmful air pollution from the Four Corners Power Plant located on the Navajo Nation near Shiprock, New Mexico. The settlement requires an …
Public and private partners shape Nairobi’s water future
Public and private partners shape Nairobi’s water future
6/25/2015 10:12:39 AM
Access to water is among the greatest challenges in Nairobi. At the moment the city is home to 4 million people and the population is projected to grow to 6 million in 2025. To support the escalated need, an expansion and modernization of the water network is required. Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Company (NCWSC) and Grundfos are joining forces to support this. The …
Haitian Presidential Candidate Michelet Nestor Pens Impassioned Letter To Dominican Republic President Medina On Mass Deportations to Haiti
Haitian Presidential Candidate Michelet Nestor Pens Impassioned Letter To Dominican Republic President Medina On Mass Deportations to Haiti
6/24/2015 10:07:31 AM
The following is from the Office of Monsieur Michelet Nestor, Presidential Candidate in the Upcoming 2015 Elections in the Republic of Haiti: Dear President Medina and Immigration Director Sem,  On behalf of the people of Haiti, I am taking this opportunity to address this letter to you in order to express my deep concern regarding the impending mass deportations that …
A Pathway to America’s Healing May Have Begun When Family Members of Victims Tell Shooter: “I Forgive You”
6/19/2015 6:11:50 PM
Dylann Roof, the self-confessed killer of nine innocent people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, had his first court appearance after being captured. Among those in attendence were relatives of the people who died. Family members gave highly emotional statements during the proceeding and many spoke words of forgiveness. “You took something really precious from me,” …
City of Toronto officially opens William Meany Hedge Maze
6/19/2015 3:33:26 PM
City officials and staff joined businessman William Meany, along with members of the community, to officially open the William Meany Hedge Maze on Toronto Island Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today. "Toronto residents and visitors may now explore the William Meany Maze as it was originally designed by the late Peter Vanderwerf, landscape designer, in 1967," said …
Cubic to Exhibit Specialized Cyber Security Products and Solutions at GEOINT 2015 Symposium
Cubic to Exhibit Specialized Cyber Security Products and Solutions at GEOINT 2015 Symposium
6/19/2015 12:32:04 PM
Cubic Cyber Solutions, Inc. , a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business of  Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), will showcase a range of Cross Domain (XD) solutions that are utilized for defense, intelligence and homeland security customers at the GEOINT 2015 Symposium held in Washington D.C., from June 23 to June 25. Hosted by the United States …
FDA allows marketing of new device to help the blind process visual signals via their tongues
6/19/2015 10:54:34 AM
The Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of a new device that when used along with other assistive devices, like a cane or guide dog, can help orient people who are blind by helping them process visual images with their tongues. The BrainPort V100 is a battery-powered device that includes a video camera mounted on a pair of glasses and a small, flat …
Smart Water Services Showcases Market Disrupting Technology at ACE 2015
Smart Water Services Showcases Market Disrupting Technology at ACE 2015
6/19/2015 9:10:45 AM
At the AWWA ACE 2015 event in Anaheim, CA last week, Smart Water Services, LLC presented its new SWIMM-Monitor product to conference attendees.  The SWIMM-Monitor is the first and only combination pressure transient, water quality, flow, and/or leak noise monitoring technology that can provide 24/7 continuous cellular communication to a remote server/web application from a …
Russia Forced to Reduce 2015 Defence Budget, Further Cuts Possible, IHS Says
Russia Forced to Reduce 2015 Defence Budget, Further Cuts Possible, IHS Says
6/18/2015 11:00:00 AM
Faced with mounting fiscal pressures, the Russian government has formalized cuts to planned defence expenditure and further cuts are possible, according to new analysis from IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. [*] Download an executive summary from our quarterly defence budget report Russia has reduced its defence budget …
IATA Pauses Rollout of Cabin OK to Reassess Initiative
IATA Pauses Rollout of Cabin OK to Reassess Initiative
6/18/2015 9:21:39 AM
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it was pausing the rollout of its Cabin OK initiative and beginning a comprehensive reassessment in light of concerns expressed, primarily in North America. This will include further engagement with program participants, the IATA membership, and key stakeholders. The Cabin OK initiative was launched on 9 June …
Wayfinding pilot launched in Toronto’s downtown core
6/16/2015 10:55:54 AM
The City of Toronto has completed a comprehensive wayfinding strategy for those using all modes of travel, including pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and transit users. As part of this strategy, a pilot project has been launched in the downtown core that will help both residents and visitors find their way around the city. Wayfinding is more than just street signs. It’s an …
Black & Veatch win helps lead the way in pesticide removal
6/15/2015 10:38:20 PM
Affinity Water has awarded Black & Veatch a contract to help manage water quality at one of Affinity Water’s water treatment works (WTW) in Hertfordshire, England. The project will investigate different technologies to manage levels of pesticides, particularly metaldehyde from agricultural practices in raw water. This will be achieved by creating a new treatment stream at …
NetSuite Partners With GovReports To Streamline Taxation Reporting For Businesses Operating In Australia
NetSuite Partners With GovReports To Streamline Taxation Reporting For Businesses Operating In Australia
6/15/2015 10:34:05 PM
NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud -based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that it has partnered with GovReports, a leading provider of government reporting lodgement solutions in Australia, to enable businesses registered with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to report important tax …
Meet the New Bush—Same as the Old Bush?
6/15/2015 10:28:04 PM
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) officially entered the race for president, an office formerly held by both his brother and his father.   Bush, looking tense and ill at ease, fumbled through much of his speech.   “He seemed to be reciting his speech rather than making a connection with the emotions and passions in the words he spoke,” said Laurie Burton, founder of Laurie …
Gothenburg’s 100 % renewable electricity bus route with Siemens technology
Gothenburg’s 100 % renewable electricity bus route with Siemens technology
6/15/2015 4:03:34 PM
The new electric bus route 55 between Lindholmen and Johanneberg in Gothenburg, Sweden, is now inaugurated. This nine-kilometer-route will be served by three all-electric buses and seven electric-hybrids, all from Volvo Buses. The vehicles are equipped with battery packs that will be charged with renewable electricity. Siemens, together with the communal energy supplier …
NWC Defends SEC Whistleblower Program Amid Growing Attack On Commission Chair
6/15/2015 2:59:57 PM
Washington, D.C. June 15, 2015.  In a letter sent today to President Obama, the National Whistleblower Center responded to a growing attack on the Chair of the Securities Exchange Commission.  The National Whistleblower Center strongly praised the SEC’s new whistleblower program, and warned that efforts to ensure corporate transparency and accountability would be stifled if …
One in Three U.S. Employees Would Quit If Current Employer Failed to Sponsor Health Benefits, Accenture Finds
One in Three U.S. Employees Would Quit If Current Employer Failed to Sponsor Health Benefits, Accenture Finds
6/15/2015 11:10:39 AM
Employers who fail to fully sponsor their employees’ health benefits would face widespread employee dissatisfaction, lower employee productivity and the loss of nearly a third of their employees within one year, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The Accenture research , which included a survey of more than 2,700 U.S. workers, found that three-fourths …