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U.S. Embassy Supports Entrepreneurship in Georgia
TBILISI, Georgia, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Embassy in Georgia issued the following news release:

Tuesday, August 22, at 13:30, the Tech Park will host Caucasus Young Leadership Program participants. Chairman of Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA), Mr. George Zviadadze will welcome the 11th and 12th graders. The students will be taken on an informative tour of Tech Park, presentation on GITA's activities, and future projects of "Enterprise Georgia".

The Caucasus Youth Leadership Program (CYLP) is an four-week exchange program coordinated by the Embassy that will send 10 Georgian and 10 ... Show Full Article

SEC Issues Administrative Proceeding on Prudential Equity Group
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following administrative proceeding (FILE No. 3-12400) involving Prudential Equity Group on an order authorizing the transfer to the U.S. Treasury of the remaining funds and any funds returned to the distribution fund in the future, discharging the fund administrator and terminating the distribution fund:

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SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Vermont Private NonProfit Organizations Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding
ATLANTA, Aug. 21 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release:

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that certain Private NonProfit organizations (PNP) in Vermont that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available following a Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance resulting from damages caused by the severe storms and flooding on June 29 through July 1, 2017.

PNPs located in Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, ... Show Full Article

Power Africa Releases Annual Report
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following news release:

Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led initiative to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, has released its annual report ( The initiative consists of more than 150 public and private sector partners, which have collectively committed more than $54 billion towards achieving Power Africa's goals. It is among the world's largest public-private partnerships in development history.

The 2017 report highlights how Power Africa continues to ... Show Full Article

National Institute on Deafness Issues Statement on Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Law
BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 21 -- The National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders issued the following statement:

On August 18, President Trump signed H.R. 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act, into law. This law directs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to create a category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids for adults with perceived mild-to-moderate hearing loss. This is a significant step toward improving hearing health care for millions of Americans who have hearing loss by making hearing aids more accessible and affordable.

Approximately ... Show Full Article

Charleston Dentist Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud
CHARLESTON, W.Va., Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Carol A. Casto, issued the following news release:

A Charleston dentist who falsely billed West Virginia Medicaid and West Virginia Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) for more than $700,000 pleaded guilty today, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Antoine Skaff, 58, entered his guilty plea to health care fraud. Skaff also entered into a civil settlement today with the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the West ... Show Full Article

America Pulls Into Changi Naval Base to Support USS John S. McCain
CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following story:

Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived Aug. 21 at Changi Naval Base and is moored across the pier from the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56).

While in Singapore, America will provide messing and berthing services to McCain crew members and to support damage control efforts on board. America will also support ongoing searches for 10 missing Sailors. Ship Repair Facility divers are on scene as well to assess the damage to the hull.

McCain was involved in a collision with the merchant ... Show Full Article