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Global hypertension treatment will save millions of lives
2/27/2015 2:53:15 PM
In just 10 years, 10 million heart attacks and strokes could be averted worldwide by treating just half the people with uncontrolled hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, suggests CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues in a Lancet commentary published today. Most people with uncontrolled hypertension live in low- and middle-income countries …
PSC Calls on White House to Rescind Flawed Exec Order at Congressional Hearing
2/27/2015 9:24:57 AM
PSC President and CEO Stan Soloway testified during a House Committee on Education and the Workforce hearing that the White House should rescind its Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order due to its unworkable nature and detrimental effects on law-abiding companies. A copy of his written statement submitted to the committee’s Workforce Protections Subcommittee and …
USA Security Academy Announces New Training Module
2/25/2015 8:34:22 AM
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces the addition of the Measles: Awareness, Prevention, and Response training module to its lineup of award-winning security officer training resources. Recent outbreaks in the U.S. of this once rare and commonly thought to be eradicated disease point to its strongest comeback since the introduction of the measles vaccine in 1963. In …
Million Hearts Recognizes 2014 Hypertension Control Champions
Million Hearts Recognizes 2014 Hypertension Control Champions
2/25/2015 8:17:33 AM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts initiative recognized 30 public and private health care practices and systems across the country as Hypertension Control Champions for their success in helping patients control high blood pressure. The 2014 Hypertension Control Champions include private and tribal clinical practices and health services, ranging …
Media Advisory: Environmental and Landowner Groups React to Pending Keystone XL Veto
2/24/2015 3:24:10 PM
PRESS CALL TODAY AT 4:00PM EST*** Dial:  877-876-9171 , Pass Code: KXL This afternoon, Congress sent to President Obama’s desk a piece of legislation that would force approval of the controversial proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The Obama Administration has indicated that a veto of this misguided bill will come sometime today. Today at 4pm EST, environmental …
H&R Block: Taxpayers Following ACA Rules, Refunds Take a Hit
2/24/2015 10:41:27 AM
So far in the 2015 tax season, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, is seeing a majority (52 percent) who enrolled in insurance via the state or federal Marketplaces paying back a portion of the Advance Premium Tax Credit (APTC). The average amount paid back is $530, decreasing the tax refund on average by 17 percent, according to …
Cellpoint Corporation CEO featured in CalWatchdog.com article citing poor business climate for CA small business owners
Cellpoint Corporation CEO featured in CalWatchdog.com article citing poor business climate for CA small business owners
2/23/2015 12:40:09 PM
Costa Mesa, CA, February 23, 2015 – Ehsan Gharatappeh, CEO of Cellpoint Corporation was featured in CalWatchdog.com’s article “Entrepreneurs fret over CA business climate”. The article featured Mr. Gharatappeh’s comments during his February 11 testimony to the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy on how California government regulations and poor …
Literary Critic Richard Zenith to Give Lecture on Fernando Pessoa
2/23/2015 8:13:07 AM
Noted literary critic and translator of Portuguese literature Richard Zenith presents a lecture titled "Fernando Pessoa: An Englishly Portuguese, Endlessly Multiple Poet" at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 , in the Library’s Whittall Pavilion. The pavilion is located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free …
QC Report on Salmon Declines Reinforces Need for Government Consultation and Action
QC Report on Salmon Declines Reinforces Need for Government Consultation and Action
2/20/2015 10:04:52 AM
The final numbers from the 2014 season for returns of wild Atlantic salmon in Quebec rivers released last week heighten the Atlantic Salmon Federation’s concern over both declining runs and increased angler harvest.  The decline in salmon populations reflects the experience on many North American rivers in 2014, which led to public outcry and a decision by Fisheries and …
Texas Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban Trade of Shark Fins
2/20/2015 9:09:04 AM
A Texas lawmaker introduced a bill that would prohibit the sale, trade, purchase and transportation of shark fins in the state. H.B 1579 introduced by Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-District 38), would ensure that Texas no longer participates in the trade in shark fins and would halt the state’s contribution to the global decline of shark species. The Humane Society of the United …
Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Hosts 2nd Annual Company Awards Conference
2/19/2015 10:01:43 AM
Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty , New Jersey’s leading luxury real estate services firm, hosted its 2nd Annual Company Awards Conference at Marriott Glenpointe Teaneck on Friday, February 13th. The celebration of top producers and award winners drew close to 300 attendees including Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Agents, staff and …
Five Manhattan Libraries Receive $130K in Improvements
2/18/2015 9:17:11 AM
Five Manhattan branches of The New York Public Library are receiving upgrades to improve accessibility and comfort for neighborhood users.  The library branches span from the Financial District to northern Harlem. Macomb’s Bridge Library and George Bruce Library on the east and west boundaries of Harlem are in the process of receiving new resilient flooring to better …
CFPB Takes Action Against Mortgage Companies For Misrepresenting U.S. Government Affiliation
2/13/2015 6:44:12 PM
Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking action against three mortgage companies for misleading consumers with advertisements implying U.S. government approval of their products. The CFPB is suing reverse mortgage lender All Financial Services, seeking to halt its illegal activities. The CFPB is also ordering Flagship Financial Group and American …
UN warns of ‘urgent’ humanitarian situation as Boko Haram attacks spill over Nigeria border
UN warns of ‘urgent’ humanitarian situation as Boko Haram attacks spill over Nigeria border
2/13/2015 6:40:29 PM
As the continuing violence in north-east Nigeria spills across the country’s borders and into neighbouring Chad, Cameroon and Niger, the United Nations refugee agency ( UNHCR ) today sounded the alarm for the tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) currently in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. “We are extremely concerned about the …
Timesaving Self Service Terminals Installed at additional DMV Offices
Timesaving Self Service Terminals Installed at additional DMV Offices
2/12/2015 6:31:37 PM
California DMV customers can now enjoy the convenience offered by timesaving Self Service Terminals (SST) at fifteen new Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) locations, bringing the total number of the popular blue and gold kiosks to 50 statewide. Millions of Californians have renewed over 3 million vehicle registrations in a matter of minutes at the Self Service Terminals. …
Chad, Nigeria Join counter-operation against Islamist sect Boko Haram
2/12/2015 9:06:07 AM
Chad deploys troops to northeastern Nigeria to join counter-operation against Islamist sect Boko Haram with About Nigeria reporting on the latest developments Nigerian news website About Nigeria has reported that Chad has moved troops into nearby Nigeria to join the fight against the Boko Haram-led insurgency in the restive northeast. The news outlet says that Chadian …
Coalition Tells U.S. Export-Import Bank: Don’t Use U.S. Dollars To Finance Coal Project That Threatens The Great Barrier Reef
2/11/2015 10:32:27 AM
Today, a coalition of scientists, business owners, Australian elected officials, and civil society groups from the U.S. and Australia -- including the Sierra Club and  Friends of the Earth U.S. -- sent a letter to U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) Chairman Fred Hochberg calling on the Bank to reject any proposal to finance Adani’s massive Carmichael coal mine and …
Cyber Threats Boost Demand for Next Generation System
Cyber Threats Boost Demand for Next Generation System
2/11/2015 2:18:06 AM
President Obama’s announcement of a new initiative to combat the deepening threat from cyber attacks adds an important resource to counter cyber threats. The decision reflects the need for additional counter terrorism resources in the wake of the Sony and Anthem security breaches. The new initiative serves both Federal and commercial sectors’ concerns with escalating cyber …
Duke Energy proposes innovative solar programs for South Carolina
2/10/2015 11:09:56 AM
Duke Energy today proposed several solar power programs to the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) that will greatly expand options for customers to use renewable energy. The programs must be approved by the commission before they can be offered to the company’s 720,000 Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress customers in the Palmetto State. The …
Nollywood stars issue Goodluck Jonathan support
2/10/2015 4:55:41 AM
Nollywood stars issue their support for the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan as battle for presidency heats up - follow it all with Nigeria Connection Nigerian entertainment website Nigeria Connection has written that many of the country’s leading movie stars are throwing their weight behind President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election campaign. With the general elections the …