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U.S. Transfers High Endurance Cutter to Vietnam Coast Guard
HONOLULU, May 26 -- The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam issued following news release:

The U.S. Coast Guard transferred a High Endurance Cutter to the Vietnam Coast Guard during a ceremony in Honolulu on Thursday morning.

The ship, which will be renamed CSB 8020, is expected to improve the Vietnam Coast Guard's maritime domain awareness, increase its capacity to perform maritime law enforcement operations, and conduct search and rescue and other humanitarian response operations.

"This cutter provides a concrete and significant symbol of the U.S-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership," said U.S. Coast ... Show Full Article

Tuite Assumes Command of SUPSHIP Bath
BATH, Maine, May 26 -- The Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following news:

Capt. Joseph Tuite relieved Capt. Michael Taylor as commanding officer, Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP), Bath, during a ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, May 26.

As the 31st commanding officer, Tuite reports to SUPSHIP Bath after serving most recently as the commanding officer of SUPSHIP Gulf Coast. Over the course of his 25-year career, his other assignments include Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Amphibious Warfare Program Office, and U.S. Special Operations ... Show Full Article

SEC Issues Administrative Proceeding Involving Oracle Investment Research
WASHINGTON, May 26 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following administrative proceeding (File No. 3-17614) involving Oracle Investment Research on an order pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act of 1933, section 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Sections 203(f) and 203(k) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and Sections 9(b) and 9(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940:

In the Matter of LAURENCE I. BALTER d/b/a ORACLE INVESTMENT RESEARCH, Respondent.

ORDER MAKING FINDINGS, AND IMPOSING REMEDIAL SANCTIONS AND A CEASE-AND-DESIST ORDER PURSUANT TO SECTION ... Show Full Article

SBA Amends Disaster Declaration; Disaster Assistance Now Available to Private Nonprofit Organizations in Two Additional Counties
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 26 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release:

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in Ferry and King counties following the amendment to President Trump's April 21, 2017, major disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of severe winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred Jan. 30 - Feb. 22, 2017, announced Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Private nonprofits that provide essential ... Show Full Article

North Central West Virginia Airport Gets New State-of-the-Art Advanced Image Technology Checkpoint Screening Equipment
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va., May 26 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration issued the following news release:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) introduced the latest checkpoint screening technology equipment at North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) this week.

With the addition of the new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machine at CKB, the airport is able to further strengthen security for passengers flying out of Bridgeport and the surrounding community. The scanner uses automated target recognition software that eliminates passenger-specific ... Show Full Article

First Group of Two-Year Peace Corps Volunteers to Begin Service in Myanmar
WASHINGTON, May 26 -- The Peace Corps issued the following news release:

Today, Acting Peace Corps Director Sheila Crowley joined U.S. Charge d'affaires Kristen Bauer and the Rector of East Yangon University, Dr. Kyaw Kyaw Khaung, in Yangon, Myanmar to swear in Myanmar's first-ever two-year Peace Corps volunteers. After ten weeks of pre-service training, the 15 new volunteers were sworn in at a ceremony at the Karaweik Palace before leaving for their communities where they will teach English at local middle and high schools. Myanmar is the 141st country to invite Peace Corps volunteers to work ... Show Full Article

FERC Issues Letter Involving PJM Interconnection of Audubon
WASHINGTON, May 26 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following letter involving PJM Interconnection, Audubon, Pa.:

Jeanine S. Watson

Senior Counsel

PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.

2750 Monroe Blvd.

Audubon, PA 19403

Reference: Wholesale Market Participation Agreement

Dear Ms. Watson:

On April 27, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM) submitted an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement (WMPA) (1) entered into among PJM,

Marina Energy, LLC and Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L). PJM states that it is submitting ... Show Full Article