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NWC Fights Back Chamber of Commerce/KBR Attack on Whistleblowers at Supreme Court
10/22/2014 6:06:38 PM
Yesterday, the National Whistleblower Center filed a  “friend of court” brief  in  Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter  before the U.S. Supreme Court.  The extensive brief delivers a full rebuttal of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) and Kellogg Brown & Root’s (KBR) attack on the integrity of whistleblowers. The Chamber and its …
Chris Christie and Republicans Should Read this Minimum Wage Book
Chris Christie and Republicans Should Read this Minimum Wage Book
10/22/2014 6:05:51 PM
“I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage,” Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) said during an event at the Chamber of Commerce.   “I really am. I don’t think there’s a mother or a father sitting around the kitchen table tonight in America saying, ’You know, honey, if our son or daughter could just make a higher minimum wage, my God, all of our dreams would be realized.’ Is that …
TWI Attends 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
TWI Attends 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
10/22/2014 2:29:49 PM
As part of our communications and marketing efforts, TWI attended the 2014 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Held 13-15 October at the Washington Convention Center, the event gathered over 30,000 attendees consisting of USG agencies, commercial contractors, and other international companies servicing the DoD. Throughout the event, TWI …
Neste Oil to strengthen its commitment to respecting human and labor rights
10/22/2014 1:52:37 PM
Neste Oil has joined the United Nations Global Compact. Companies that participate in the UN initiative commit themselves to respecting a set of 10 principles covering human rights, labor rights, the environment, and combating corruption in their operations and strategy. Over 12,000 companies from more than 145 countries are currently part of the Global Compact, which is the …
NIH begins early human clinical trial of VSV Ebola vaccine
10/22/2014 12:32:29 PM
Human testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate is under way at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) are conducting the early phase trial to evaluate the vaccine, called VSV-ZEBOV, for safety and its ability to generate an immune system …
Boston area executives in transition finding new jobs fastest in four years
10/22/2014 11:46:32 AM
Boston area managers and executives are finding new jobs in the shortest amount of time in four years, according to ClearRock Inc . , a leadership development, executive coaching and outplacement firm headquartered in Boston.   Through the first 9 months of 2014, January through September, Greater Boston area managers and executives in a career transition found new jobs …
TWI Awarded GSA Logistics Worldwide Contract
TWI Awarded GSA Logistics Worldwide Contract
10/17/2014 3:26:41 PM
Earlier this week, the General Services Administration (GSA) awarded TWI a contract on the Logistics Worldwide (LOGWORLD) Schedule 874 V program. With this flexible contract vehicle, TWI is able to offer tailored procurement and logistics solutions to USG agencies and other authorized customers around the world. The LOGWORLD Multiple Award Schedule 874 V assists federal …
Firm’s 50-Employee Milestone Underlines North West’s Vast Business Potential
Firm’s 50-Employee Milestone Underlines North West’s Vast Business Potential
10/17/2014 12:10:10 PM
Direct365, a local business based in Skelmersdale, recently hit the 50 employee mark, and shows no sign of slowing down throughout the rest of 2014 and into the future. Employing the 50th team member represented a significant milestone for Direct365, considering less than 5 years ago they were operating from a small office in Tarleton with fewer than 10 staff. Moving to …
Yodlee Announces Support of FS-ISAC, OAuth as Standard for 
“Credential-less” Authentication
Yodlee Announces Support of FS-ISAC, OAuth as Standard for “Credential-less” Authentication
10/16/2014 2:49:45 PM
Today, Yodlee (NASDAQ: YDLE ) is announcing its support of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center’s (FS-ISAC) Aggregation Working Group and its effort to de-risk financial data aggregation, specifically by using OAuth token-based authentication technology. This technology is finally making it possible to reap all the advantages of account …
CDC Develops a New, Faster Lab Test for Enterovirus D68
10/14/2014 5:30:21 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and started using a new, faster lab test for detecting enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in specimens from people in the United States with respiratory illness. This test will allow CDC to more rapidly test remaining specimens received from states since mid-September. Every year, enteroviruses and rhinoviruses cause …
Life Church Purchases Former Nyanda School Site for Brisbane Christian College Expansion
10/14/2014 11:30:30 AM
Life Church Brisbane has been named the successful purchaser of the recently-closed Nyanda State High School site, this will enable the church to expand one of their key ministries, Brisbane Christian College, as well as increase their services to our community.      “Life Church Brisbane and Brisbane Christian College have been a part of the fabric of the local community …
TransDigm Announces the Hiring of Kevin Stein as Chief Operating Officer of Power Group
10/14/2014 9:30:35 AM
TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG) today announced that it has hired Kevin Stein as Chief Operating Officer of its Power Group. TransDigm’s Power business group makes up roughly half of the Company’s revenues and a modestly higher portion of its EBITDA As Defined. Mr. Stein was most recently the Executive Vice President of Precision Castparts Corporation (NYSE: PCP) …
Officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment to Fly Sustainable
10/13/2014 5:12:44 PM
The KLM Corporate BioFuel programme , which was launched in 2012, is the tangible outcome of the Green Deal made between KLM and the Dutch Government in 2012. Partners in this biofuel programme commit to flying some of their journeys on aircraft powered by biofuels, thereby contributing to reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. All the bio-kerosene KLM uses on its …
Reporting System Enhancements Take Fleet Manager to the Next Level
10/13/2014 2:13:21 PM
GPSTrackIt.com has released a new version of their reporting system. When version 3.5 of the Fleet Manager vehicle tracking and fleet management application was released in 2012, it could generate complex reports with a few mouse clicks. In the roughly two years since its release, user feedback and the introduction of an ever-growing list of out-of-the-box reports prompted …
BHP Billiton Opens Caval Ridge Metallurgical Coal Mine in Central Queensland
10/13/2014 11:12:33 AM
Today BHP Billiton Coal President, Dean Dalla Valle, was joined by the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia, and joint venture partner Mitsubishi in a ceremony to open the US$3.4 billion Caval Ridge Mine, which has created around 500 jobs in Queensland. Caval Ridge Mine is the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA)1 eighth operation in the region and will …
IMF Mission Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on Completion of the Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement with Jordan
10/13/2014 11:10:54 AM
The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF’s Executive Board for discussion and decision. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission …
Weber Shandwick Japan Chairman Takeo Nishitani Awarded Officer in the Order of the Orange-Nassau Royal Decoration by the Netherlands
Weber Shandwick Japan Chairman Takeo Nishitani Awarded Officer in the Order of the Orange-Nassau Royal Decoration by the Netherlands
10/13/2014 11:05:31 AM
Takeo Nishitani, chairman of Weber Shandwick in Japan has been bestowed the honour of Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands for his exceptional contribution to maintaining ties between the two countries. The award ceremony and reception was held on 25 September, at the official residence of H.E. Mr. Radinck Jan Van …
News Brief: US Director National Intelligence to Address AVSEC World
10/13/2014 10:51:13 AM
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that James R. Clapper, Director National Intelligence, United States Office of the Director National Intelligence, will deliver remarks at AVSEC World, taking place 27-29 October in Washington, D.C. Director Clapper will address the role of intelligence and working with aviation stakeholders to ensure the security of …
Lyme Patients Infiltrate IDWeek Medical Conference, Call on IDSA Members for Help
Lyme Patients Infiltrate IDWeek Medical Conference, Call on IDSA Members for Help
10/10/2014 4:26:42 PM
Lyme disease activists launched a back-to-back vigil and protest at the IDWeek medical conference to draw attention to their plight and call on the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) to update its controversial guidelines for Lyme. While dozens of activists and supporters converged on the convention center for the Friday evening vigil and Saturday protest, …
US Environmental Protection Agency Report Finds Mazda Has Highest Manufacturer Adjusted Fuel Economy in US for Second Year Running
US Environmental Protection Agency Report Finds Mazda Has Highest Manufacturer Adjusted Fuel Economy in US for Second Year Running
10/10/2014 10:59:46 AM
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends Report,*1 released by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on October 8, 2014, lists the company as having the highest overall Manufacturer Adjusted Fuel Economy for the 2013 model year.*2 Mazda receives the first place ranking for the second year in a row. The EPA’s Fuel Economy Trends …