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Many adolescents still not getting HPV vaccine
Many adolescents still not getting HPV vaccine
7/31/2015 8:56:16 AM
The number of 13- to 17-year-old boys and girls getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased slightly for the second year in a row, according to data from CDC’s 2014 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen), published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Despite these increases, 4 out of 10 adolescent girls and 6 out of 10 adolescent …
Senators Set to Speak at First Congressional Celebration for Whistleblowers
7/28/2015 3:03:38 PM
Washington, D.C. July 28, 2015. On July 30th, seven senators will come together for the first time to publicly celebrate our nation’s whistleblowers. The celebration, hosted by the National Whistleblower Center, is being held on “ National Whistleblower Day ” in commemoration of the Founding Fathers’ passing the first ever whistleblower law in 1778, as well as the crucial role …
Industrial Hygienists Share Stories of How the CIH® Credential Changed their Lives
Industrial Hygienists Share Stories of How the CIH® Credential Changed their Lives
7/28/2015 1:08:11 PM
The CIH® credential has been recognized as the premier standard in the industrial hygiene profession for over a half a century.  Many industry professionals have plans for becoming a CIH® in the future, but others are unsure of how the credential could impact their careers.    To help answer this important question, ABIH® began asking CIHs to share their personal stories …
PSC Asks SCOTUS to Protect Contractor Rights
7/23/2015 10:20:22 AM
The Professional Services Council  filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court to reaffirm the important, long-standing, and broad doctrine of derivative sovereign immunity—that a company cannot be sued by a private party in connection with the performance of a federal government contract if sovereign immunity would bar a similar suit filed directly against the United …
Lake Placid Man Speaks at Vietnam Memorial Event in Mineral Wells, Texas
Lake Placid Man Speaks at Vietnam Memorial Event in Mineral Wells, Texas
7/22/2015 5:54:19 PM
Mack Payne of Lake Placid, Florida spoke at the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration celebration at the National Vietnam War Museum in Mineral Wells, Texas. The event held last Saturday is a part of the Department of Defense program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war in Vietnam where U.S. involvement took place from 1959 to 1973. More than 2.5 million …
Section 83(b) election simplified
Section 83(b) election simplified
7/21/2015 1:02:06 PM
The IRS issued proposed regulations that can be relied on for tax returns for 2015 eliminating the requirement to attach a copy of a Section 83(b) election to the taxpayer’s income tax return for the year of the election. The Section 83(b) election allows a taxpayer to disregard restrictions such as vesting for determining when a transfer of property is taxable.  It is an …
MFICE Medical Foods Industry Conference and Expo Rescheduled to January 2016
MFICE Medical Foods Industry Conference and Expo Rescheduled to January 2016
7/21/2015 8:00:00 AM
New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces the Medical Foods Industry Conference & Expo ( www.mfice.com ) has been rescheduled for January 2016 in Miami.   The original date for the event was set to August 6, 2015 at in Miami.   The event is currently rescheduled to January 27, 2016.    The emerging medical foods market is USD $1.3 billion annually with strong …
Mars Wants Industry, Government and Charity Sector “to work together to address global threat of unsafe food”
Mars Wants Industry, Government and Charity Sector “to work together to address global threat of unsafe food”
7/20/2015 10:13:32 AM
Mars, Incorporated has said that the critical challenge of food safety will only be solved through greater collaboration between business, government and NGOs. Mars Global Business Advisor John Cordaro was speaking at a Mars co-sponsored panel event on food safety – a fringe event to the Third International Conference - Financing for Development Meeting (FFD3) where global …
NASA’s New Horizons Discovers Frozen Plains in the Heart of Pluto’s ‘Heart’
NASA’s New Horizons Discovers Frozen Plains in the Heart of Pluto’s ‘Heart’
7/18/2015 2:15:03 PM
In the latest data from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, a new close-up image of Pluto reveals a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes. This frozen region is north of Pluto’s icy mountains, in the center-left of the heart feature, informally named “Tombaugh Regio” (Tombaugh Region) …
FDA authorizes use of prosthesis for rehabilitation of above-the-knee amputations
7/18/2015 2:02:40 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today authorized use of the first prosthesis marketed in the U.S. for adults who have amputations above the knee and who have rehabilitation problems with, or cannot use, a conventional socket prosthesis. The Osseoanchored Prostheses for the Rehabilitation of Amputees (OPRA) device instead uses fixtures and screws implanted into the …
Heat Alert declared for Toronto
Heat Alert declared for Toronto
7/18/2015 1:52:12 PM
Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, has issued a Heat Alert for Toronto today. The Heat Alert will be in effect until further notice. During a Heat Alert, the public is encouraged to call or visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors who are at greater risk of suffering from …
Building child-friendly cities and commitment to children’s rights is top priority for Indian urban development agenda
Building child-friendly cities and commitment to children’s rights is top priority for Indian urban development agenda
7/17/2015 12:35:11 PM
Urban children, especially those from disadvantaged sections, are susceptible to ill-health, poor access to water and sanitation, insufficient education, urban disasters and lack of protection. Indian cities need to have a system of local governance that is committed to fulfil children’s rights. The focus of the major urban development schemes need to be on smaller urban …
BMO New Canadians Study: More Than Half of Immigrant Parents Believe Their Children Will Be Better Off in Canada
BMO New Canadians Study: More Than Half of Immigrant Parents Believe Their Children Will Be Better Off in Canada
7/17/2015 12:19:08 PM
BMO Wealth Management today released the results of a study on how New Canadians feel about their children’s future in Canada, as well as their approaches to estate planning. The study is the second in a series, Making the Financial Transition, which examines a variety of financial issues related to New Canadians (those who have moved to Canada fewer than 10 years …
TestAmerica to Present the National Environmental Monitoring Conference
7/15/2015 2:03:34 PM
The National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) will be held July 13-17, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  NEMC provides the principal forum for addressing policy and technical issues affecting monitoring in all environmental media (i.e., water, air, soil, and waste) and across all environmental programs.  The technical program is organized by a committee of environmental …
TomTom Launches its Traffic Service in Kuwait
TomTom Launches its Traffic Service in Kuwait
7/15/2015 11:00:30 AM
TomTom (TOM2) today announced the launch of its world-class traffic service in Kuwait, extending its reach in the region, and adding to existing coverage in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. TomTom provides the latest accurate traffic information for highways, major roads and secondary roads in 47 countries. TomTom Traffic includes congestion forecasting, which indicates whether a …
GPSTrackIt.com Introduces New Crew Management Feature for Cost Accounting
7/13/2015 4:50:58 PM
GPSTrackIt.com has added a new feature to its Fleet Manager vehicle tracking and workforce management system. Crew Management was suggested by a customer. The company developed the new functionality to meet their needs.GPSTrackit released the new feature last Monday. It has already garnered attention from customers who had similar needs. “Crew Management is a great feature …
Nixoncare vs. Obamacare: U-M team compares the rhetoric and reality of two health plans
Nixoncare vs. Obamacare: U-M team compares the rhetoric and reality of two health plans
7/13/2015 9:33:29 AM
Few people today would dare call President Richard Nixon a radical liberal. But 44 years ago, he proposed a health plan that went far beyond what today’s Affordable Care Act includes. After the first plan failed, he did it again three years later. And just like today’s heated rhetoric from opponents of the ACA, also called “Obamacare” after the president who introduced it, …
California American Water Ventura County Customers Achieve 27 Percent Conservation in June
7/12/2015 1:48:50 PM
California American Water announced that customers in its Ventura County service territory reduced water use by 27percent in June, the first official month of the State Water Resource Control Boards’ drought mandate. The company’s goal is a 32-percent reduction compared to 2013 usage. “Our customers made significant, note worthy strides toward this challenging goal,” said …
EPA Removes Tons of Contaminated Soil from Grants, NM, Area Residences
EPA Removes Tons of Contaminated Soil from Grants, NM, Area Residences
7/10/2015 5:31:06 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently completed the removal of thousands of tons of contaminated soil from eight residential properties near San Mateo, NM, known as the Crossroads area. The properties are part of the Grants Mining District Superfund site, an area of legacy contamination associated with uranium mining operations. “It is important that we …
Cisco commits US $1 Billion to accelerate UK digital economic growth
Cisco commits US $1 Billion to accelerate UK digital economic growth
7/9/2015 11:15:04 AM
Following a meeting today at No.10 Downing Street between UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Business Secretary Sajid Javid, Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers, incoming Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins and Cisco UK and Ireland Chief Executive Phil Smith, Cisco has announced a series of strategic commitments in the UK that will total over US $1Billion over the next three to five years. …