Rep. Biggs Issues Statement on Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Revelations
GILBERT, Arizona, Sept. 21 -- Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, issued the following statement:
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Media reports claim Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein secretly recorded President Trump during private conversations and that Rosenstein talked about invoking the 25th amendment to impeach our President. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's attorney released a statement soon after, implying that his client's leaked memos may have sparked the news. Congressman Biggs released the following more
LONDON, Sept. 21 - The British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs issued the following news release:
The National Bee Unit has located and destroyed a second Asian hornet nest in Fowey, Cornwall.
The Asian hornet is smaller than our native hornet and poses no greater risk to human health than a bee. However, they do pose a risk to honey bees.
Investigation work by the National Bee Unit has continued in the area since the discovery of a nest in the town earlier this month. That more
Cooking With Wood or Coal Is Linked to Increased Risk of Respiratory Illness and Death
BEVERLY, Massachusetts, Sept. 21 -- The American Thoracic Society issued the following news release:
Burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or dying from respiratory diseases, according to new research conducted in China and published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
About three billion people around the world live in households that regularly burn wood, coal or other solid fuel more
Duane Morris Named a Top Performing Firm for Inter Partes Review
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 21 -- Duane Morris, a law firm, issued the following news release:
Duane Morris has been ranked as one of the Best Performing Law Firms in Patexia's 2018 IPR Intelligence Report. Duane Morris has the highest inter partes review (IPR) institution percentage of any of the nation's Top 15 most active petitioner law firms.
The firm is also ranked in other categories, including:
* Top 10 Best Performing Law Firms Representing Petitioners
* Top 25 Best Performing more
Encouraging a Competitive Infrastructure Construction Market
CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 21 -- The Australian Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities' Minister for Infrastructure and Transport issued the following news release:
Examining how procurement policy and practices can deliver better value for taxpayers and foster the development of expertise and experience in the construction sector will be the focus of a report commissioned by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack today.
Speaking at a summit of infrastructure leaders in more
Environmental Crimes Are on the Rise, So Are Efforts to Prevent Them
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 21 -- The United Nations Environment Programme issued the following news release:
The world is being dredged of its natural resources, with much of what we rely on for our livelihoods at risk from a new threat: environmental crime (UNEP-INTERPOL report, 2016).
Environmental crimes are widely recognized as among some of the most profitable forms of transnational criminal activity. Their monetary value was estimated in 2016 at between US$91-259 billion annually, most likely more
Government of Canada to Explore Ways to Modernize the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation
OTTAWA, Ontario, Sept. 21 -- Fisheries and Oceans Canada issued the following news release:
A strong, freshwater fishing industry is important for the many fish harvesters that depend on it for their livelihoods.
To ensure the industry continues to thrive, the Government of Canada is taking action to transform the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation (FFMC) so it continues to provide economic benefits to fish harvesters and Indigenous communities who depend on this vital service to bring thei more
Harvard Medical School: Super Suppressor
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Sept. 21 -- Harvard Medical School issued the following news:
For the first time, researchers have shown in preclinical models that it's possible to treat cancer by delivering a gene that naturally suppresses tumors.
Although no two tumors are alike, most cancer cells do a combination of two things: overexpress genes that drive tumor growth and lose normal genes that suppress tumors.
Many therapies in development take aim at the proteins and pathways that are highly act more
Human Rights Council Begins General Debate on the Universal Periodic Review
GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 21 -- The United Nations Human Rights Council issued the following news release:
The Human Rights Council this afternoon began a general debate on the Universal Periodic Review.
In the general debate, speakers noted that the Universal Periodic Review was a bridge for sharing experiences and cooperation. It was a truly cooperative mechanism with potential to make long-term advancements in all 193 United Nations Member States. However, for it to have a real impact on t more
Human Rights Council Holds General Debate on Human Rights Bodies And Mechanisms
GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 21 -- The United Nations Human Rights Council issued the following news release:
The Human Rights Council in a midday meeting heard the presentation of a report by the Intergovernmental Working Group on a United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas and then held a general debate on human rights bodies and mechanisms.
Presenting the report, Ruddy Jose Flores Monterrey, Deputy Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the U more
Investigation Report: September 2017 Collision With Water Near Goderich, Ontario
RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Sept. 21 -- The Transportation Safety Board of Canada issued the following news release:
Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (A17O0209) on the September 2017 collision of a privately operated Cessna 150J aircraft that occurred with Lake Huron near Goderich, Ontario.
The TSB conducted a limited-scope, fact-gathering investigation into this occurrence to advance transportation safety through greater awareness of potenti more
Islander Professor Receives Prestigious Fellowship, Plans to Use Funding to Support Islander Student Research
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 21 -- Texas A&M University's Corpus Christi campus issued the following news release:
Contributing research to assist in environmental stewardship, providing innovative programs at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and supplying student support is what Dr. Christopher Patrick, assistant professor in the Department of Life Sciences, brings to Islander community. In recognition of this, Patrick was one of 20 individuals from around the country to receive a 2018 Ear more
KOLN, Germany, Sept. 21 -- German Aerospace Center, a national center for aerospace, energy and transportation research, issued the following news release:
A thin layer of silvery-white ice clouds exists on the edge of our atmosphere. Known as noctilucent clouds or polar mesospheric clouds (PMCs), they form at 83 kilometres above the poles of our Earth during summer. A recent NASA long-duration balloon mission carrying an instrument developed by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fu more
President Trump Issues Remarks at Signing of Minibus Bill
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Sept. 21 -- President Trump issued the following remarks at the signing of the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R. 5895) at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System:
THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. Please. It's great to be with you. And thank you to Secretary Wilkie, who is doing an incredible job, I have to say. And also to the great leadership of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Some of more
Rep. Newhouse Issues Statement on Signing of Appropriations Bill
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 -- Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, issued the following statement after President Trump signed the conference report to accompany the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R. 5895):
"I applaud President Trump for signing legislation into law to provide for the needs of our veterans and our national defense.
"This legislation supports critical priorities for Central Washington by authorizing funding to keep H more
Ripon Society: 'The New Offensive'
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 -- The Ripon Society issued the following news release:
With more than 80 percent of the nation pointing to cyberterrorism as one of the greatest threats facing the United States, the latest edition of The Ripon Forum looks at the effort underway to take the fight to the enemy and defend America against cyber threats.
The effort is being led by individuals like Senator Mike Rounds. Rounds serves as Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity. In this posit more
SEC Issues Administrative Proceeding Involving Infrax Systems
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following administrative proceeding (No. 3-18824) in the matter of Infrax Systems:
ORDER INSTITUTING CEASE-AND- DESIST PROCEEDINGS PURSUANT TO SECTION 21C OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, MAKING FINDINGS, AND IM POSING A CEASE- AND-DESIST ORDER
The Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") deems it appropriate that cease- and-desist proceedings be, and hereby are, instituted pursuant to Section 21C of more
Suja Chandy Named Managing Director for Nissan Digital Hub
NEW DELHI, India, Sept. 21 -- Nissan Motors, a manufacturer of automobiles, issued the following news release:
Nissan has appointed Suja Chandy as managing director for Nissan Digital India.
Chandy will be responsible for operations of Nissan's first Global Digital Hub in India. The hub will focus on building new-age digital capabilities to enhance customer experiences, product development, connectivity and security for autonomous, connected and electric vehicles.
"Having Suja lead our Global more
Verizon: The 'Hurricane Florence' Edition
NEW YORK, Sept. 21 -- Verizon, a communications and technology solutions company, issued the following news release:
Florence blew into the Carolinas and Virginia, then petered out - leaving a wake of rain and flooding - and human devastation in its wake. Through it all, Verizon has been there for first responders, affected communities and our customers. We've delivered best-in-class network performance (with more than 99percent of all network facilities up and running). At Verizon, we have a s more
NASS - Delta Regional Field Office: USDA to Gather Data on Bee Colony Loss
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Delta Regional Field Office issued the following news release:
In October 2018, U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will reach out to Bee and Honey producers across the United States to collect information for its Quarterly Colony Loss survey. The October Colony Loss survey queries Delta Region operations with five or more colonies. This s more
Rep. Curbelo Issues Statement on Canadian THC, CBD Imports for Research
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Florida, issued the following statement after the Drug Enforcement Agency announced it had approved plans to allow CBD and THC to be imported into the U.S. from a Canadian company for a research study about their effectiveness in treating chronic nerve pain:
"Allowing a Canadian company to do what American companies are still waiting on the Department of Justice to grant them permission to do is incomprehensible. The United States has countless more
Washington Schools Superintendent Issues Bulletin on School Buses
OLYMPIA, Washington, Sept. 19 -- The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following bulletin (No. 089-18) on school buses:
TO: Educational Service District Superintendents
Chief School District Superintendents
School District Assistant Superintendents for Business and/or Business Managers
School District Transportation Administrators
Regional Transportation Coordinators
FROM: Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction
RE: 2018-19 Reimbursement more
Nexstar Media Group to Report 2018 Third Quarter Financial Results, Host Conference Call and Webcast on November 8
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 18 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release:
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) announced today that it will report its 2018 third quarter financial results before the market opens on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The Company will host a conference call and webcast at 10:00 a.m. ET that morning to review the results.
To access the conference call, interested parties may dial 719/325-4770, conference ID 6328670 (domest more
Rep. Ryan Issues Statement on Defense Appropriations Bill
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, issued the following statement after the Senate adopted the conference report for the Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill by a 93-7 vote:
"The bill the Senate overwhelmingly passed today fully funds our national defense and the rebuilding of our military. It provides for the biggest pay raise for our troops in nine years, an increase in total troop end strength, and the procurement of new ships, aircraft, more
Improvements Are Needed to Ensure Adequate Consideration of the Pickup of Prior And/or Subsequent Returns During Field Examinations
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Inspector General for Tax Administration issued the following audit report highlights:
Highlights of Reference Number: 2018-30-073 to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
IMPACT ON TAXPAYERS
The IRS Field Examination policy is that examinations assigned to field examiners not only cover the single tax period that initiated the examination but also consider all open tax periods for examination potential. When field examiners do not more
Maryland Company Vice President Indicted for Attempting to Bribe WMATA Official
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General's Office of Investigations issued the following investigation report summary:
On September 4, 2018, Hardutt Singh, vice president of Potomac Construction Company (PCCI), Hyattsville, Maryland, was indicted in District Court, Prince George's County, Maryland, for attempting to bribe an official at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
In recent years, WMATA has awarded more than $26 more
Senate Passes Bill to Hold Drug Makers Accountable for Preventing Suspicious Orders
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following news release:
The Senate today passed the Using Data to Prevent Opioid Diversion Act, authored by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), that will prevent drug distributors and manufacturers from delivering millions of opioids to a single pharmacy.
The bill will assist drug manufacturers and distributors to better identify suspicious orders of opioids and will allow more
Survey Seeks Input From Family Members, Friends Caring for Wounded Warriors
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Army Medicine issued the following news:
By Marianne Campano
Are you a family member or friend caring for a wounded, ill or injured service member? If so, you are not alone. According to a RAND report on military caregivers, there are approximately 1.1 million post 9/11 military caregivers. For some, the role of caregiver is triggered by a major event such as a combat injury or a car wreck, and life as one knows it comes to a screeching more
Sen. Tillis Discusses Hurricane Florence on CBS' Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The office of Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release:
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) appeared on CBS' Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday to discuss Hurricane Florence response and recovery efforts.
Click HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqgx7_g7Mc8&feature=youtu.be) to watch the CBS Face the Nation Interview.
Click HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlXh9WLUh9U&feature=youtu.be) to watch the Fox News Sunday Interview.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 -- The Defense Logistics Agency has issued a pre-solicitation (SPE603-19-R-05XX) for fuel storage services at Port Everglades, Florida.
The notice states: "The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) - Energy - FESBA will be issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP/Solicitation) for Contractor-Owned Contractor Operated (COCO) fuel storage services within the area of Port Everglades, Florida. The required services are for receiving, storing, protecting, and shipping Aviation Turbine Fuel, . . .
VA Seeks Lake, Wetland Management Services in Florida
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a solicitation (36C78619Q0030) for lake and wetland management services at Sarasota National Cemetery, Florida.
The notice states: "Services include, but not limited to, monthly inspections, monthly reports, treatment of algae, shoreline monitoring of acreage and lakes, evaluation of water quality, fish and plant health for 7 wetlands and littoral zone totaling 14.4 acres."
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a solicitation (36C24818Q9897) for the replacement and installation of awnings at the Miami VA Medical Center, Florida.
The notice states: "The Government requires the repair / replace and install awnings at the Miami VA Medical Center, 1201 NW 16th ST, Miami, FL 33125. Contractor shall furnish sufficient technical, supervisory, and administrative personnel to insure the expeditious accomplishment of the work specified i . . .
USCG Seeks Lawn Services in Key West, Florida
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a solicitation (70Z028-18-Q-7S100200) for lawn services at the USCG Sector Key West, Florida.
Response Date: Sept. 26, 2018; Set Aside: Small Business; Classification Code: S - Utilities and housekeeping services; NAICS Code: 561 - Administrative and Support Services/561730 - Landscaping Services. For more information: https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=48e66036e2853e22994d5d73a5fd61fc&tab=core&_cview=0 . . .
VA Seeks American Sign Language Interpretation Services in Florida
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a solicitation (36C24818Q9859) for American sign language interpretation services at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Bay Pines, Florida.
Response Date: Sept. 26, 2018; Set Aside: Small Business; Classification Code: R - Professional, administrative, and management support services; NAICS Code: 541 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services/541930 - Translation and Interpretation Services. For more information . . .