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Bangladesh’s Critic Killings Has Counterterrorism Expert Wondering If This Can Happen In U.S.
4/28/2016 6:00:00 PM
Troubling, violent murders of critics of radical Islam are happening in Bangladesh due to the lack of the government’s response regarding freedom of speech and expression.  Terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda and ISIS understand that if they violently target the slightest opposition to their interpretation of Islam, there will be less of it because of fear.  For …
Eye and Face Protection Standards Updated in Final Rule from OSHA
Eye and Face Protection Standards Updated in Final Rule from OSHA
4/27/2016 11:10:51 AM
In March, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule to revise eye and face protection standards. It updates requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers in general industry, shipyards, longshoring, marine terminals and construction.   According to OSHA, thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye …
Lyme Action Network to Host Science and Policy Forum on Capitol Hill
Lyme Action Network to Host Science and Policy Forum on Capitol Hill
4/26/2016 10:00:00 AM
Lyme disease is the second-highest reported infectious disease and the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. Yet government resources currently allocated to research and patient support do not meet the needs of the growing population affected by this disease, with more than 300,000 new cases annually. To bring attention to the challenges posed by …
Arkansas State Legislators to Introduce Whistleblower Day Law
4/21/2016 3:14:03 PM
In a press conference scheduled for Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Clinton Presidential Library, Arkansas State Representatives Vivian Flowers and Ken Ferguson will announce their support for a state law recognizing  National Whistleblower Day .  Arkansas would be the first state to recognize America’s first whistleblower law (passed in 1778 during the Revolution).  For the …
Deported Veterans Gain Unlikely Ally
Deported Veterans Gain Unlikely Ally
4/21/2016 10:13:47 AM
Carl Holgate is outraged over the deportation of United States Veterans. According to Holgate, “The United States Government has been deporting US Veterans since 1996 that served in wars such as Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.”   Holgate is a self-proclaimed Constitutional Conservative whose political views are a 180 degree opposite of many he …
Puerto Rican Companies Turn to Zimmetry Environmental for Compliance with OSHA’s New Crystalline Silica Rule
Puerto Rican Companies Turn to Zimmetry Environmental for Compliance with OSHA’s New Crystalline Silica Rule
4/20/2016 8:37:44 AM
In March, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued their highly anticipated final rule to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica. OSHA estimates that the rule will save over 600 lives and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis each year, once its effects are fully realized. The Final Rule is projected to provide net …
USDA Sued for Corporate Hijack of Organic Industry Governing Board Watchdog: Business Executives Appointed to Seats Congress Reserved for Farmers
4/19/2016 4:19:08 PM
The Cornucopia Institute has filed a lawsuit challenging the USDA’s appointment of non-farmers to positions reserved by Congress for organic farmers on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).  The NOSB is a 15-member citizens’ board established by Congress to determine what synthetic materials are safe and appropriate for use in organic food and agriculture, and to …
United States Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Landmark Whistleblower False Claims Act Case
4/19/2016 3:06:54 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court heard Oral Argument today in a landmark whistleblower case,  Universal Health Services v. U.S. ex rel. Escobar , arising under the False Claims Act.  The  Escobar  case will determine how specific government contracts must be to hold fraudsters accountable.   At issue is whether a contractor violates the False Claims Act when it submits a claim for …
Report Exposes Food Industry Cover-up Toxic, Carcinogenic, Degraded Carrageenan
4/19/2016 8:52:13 AM
A just-issued report by The Cornucopia Institute summarizes research on the common food additive carrageenan, exposing the industry’s hidden data demonstrating that all food-grade carrageenan contains a carcinogenic contaminant—low molecular weight poligeenan.   Carrageenan, harvested from specific species of red seaweed, is a highly effective thickener/stabilizer found in …
Intellectual Technology Inc. installs self-service kiosks for Georgia motor vehicle registration renewals in Kroger stores
4/18/2016 11:19:14 AM
Intellectual Technology, Inc. (ITI ) recently completed installing Georgia Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) self-service kiosks in select Kroger stores located in Georgia. Available nights and weekends, the kiosks provide Georgia residents with registered vehicles in participating counties with a new option for renewing their tags.    “The ‘Georgia MVD Self-Service’ kiosks …
New York Businesses Prepare to Comply with OSHA’s New Final Rule on Respirable Crystalline Silica
New York Businesses Prepare to Comply with OSHA’s New Final Rule on Respirable Crystalline Silica
4/18/2016 10:20:49 AM
As far back as the 1930s, the U.S. Department of Labor first highlighted the hazards associated with exposure to respirable crystalline silica after a wave of worker deaths. The agency set standards to limit worker exposure in 1971 when the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was created.   According to OSHA, approximately 2.3 million workers in the …
Senate Judiciary Committee Unanimously Approves S.2390 FBI Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act
4/14/2016 12:26:48 PM
Washington, D.C. April 7, 2016.  Today the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the FBI Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , a bi-partisan bill designed to protect FBI whistleblowers.  The bill, introduced by Committee Chair Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy, will reform current FBI whistleblower protections by providing compensatory damages …
Deported United States Veterans
Deported United States Veterans
4/14/2016 12:26:12 PM
Carl Holgate’s displeasure with his local VA, the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL, prompted him to found the Facebook Group Veterans And The VA . He states, “It’s the best thing I could have done, it got me out of my ongoing difficulties with the VA and into helping others with similar problems or worse.” One of those problems Holgate knew nothing about …
Weather Industry Luminary Joins Spire, a Satellite Data Provider
4/12/2016 1:46:41 PM
April 12, 2016 – Satellite-powered data company, Spire , announces today that Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald has joined Spire to lead a group to test the use of Spire Radio Occultation soundings in weather assimilation and prediction models.    Spire has deployed the world’s first commercial weather satellite network and continues to strengthen it with month-on-month …
OSHA Issues Final Crystalline Silica Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure Risks
OSHA Issues Final Crystalline Silica Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure Risks
4/7/2016 3:16:14 PM
In March, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule to further protect workers from respirable crystalline silica dust. The agency states it will reduce lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in workers by limiting their exposure.   According to OSHA, approximately 2.3 million workers are exposed …
Fujifilm Announces New Data Migration Services
Fujifilm Announces New Data Migration Services
4/7/2016 8:09:30 AM
Valhalla, N.Y., April 7, 2016 – FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. , a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, the leading global manufacturer of data storage media, today announced its new Data Migration Service as part of Dternity to help IT professionals move their critical data from old tape products to the most current tape media. Users can be assured that their …

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