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USAID Global Water Coordinator Jennifer Mack to Travel to Senegal
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following news release:

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Water Coordinator and Deputy Assistant Administrator for Food Security Jennifer Mack will travel to the Republic of Senegal from December 9-13, 2019.

During her visit, Ms. Mack will meet with the Senegalese Ministry of Water and Sanitation and spotlight Senegal as a high-priority country for USAID's investments under the Water for the World Act of 2014.

Her visit will highlight the country's growing commitment to meeting its goals for ... Show Full Article

TVA Seeks Public Comment on New Site for Fill Material at Kingston
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, Dec. 6 -- The Tennessee Valley Authority issued the following news release:

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for input from the public on plans for a new site for soil and other fill material at Kingston Fossil Plant.

Details on the proposal to construct another "borrow" site on roughly 65-acres of TVA property at Kingston can be found in a draft Environmental Assessment posted at http://www.tva.com/nepa. The draft EA considers the potential environmental impacts of creating the site.

Demand for soil and other material to support current and future projects is expected ... Show Full Article

National Gallery of Art: Exhibition of Early European Open-Air Painting Reveals New Scholarship and Recently Discovered Works
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- The National Gallery of Art issued the following news release:

An integral part of art education in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, painting en plein air (in the open air) was a core practice for artists in Europe. Intrepid painters--developing their abilities to quickly capturing effects of light and atmosphere--made sometimes arduous journeys to study landscapes at breathtaking sites, ranging from the Baltic coast and Swiss Alps to the streets of Paris and ruins of Rome. True to Nature: Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780-1870 presents some 100 oil sketches made outdoors ... Show Full Article

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Announces New Banking Leader
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Dec. 6 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis issued the following news release:

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has named Carl White to succeed Julie Stackhouse as the Bank's top managing officer for Banking Supervision, Credit, Community Development and Learning Innovation, upon Stackhouse's planned retirement in early March. She will retire from a career with the Federal Reserve that spanned three Reserve banks, multiple leadership responsibilities at the regional and national level, and more than 34 years of service, 17 of which have been at the St. Louis Fed.

In ... Show Full Article

Farmer Mac Names Aparna Ramesh as EVP - Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Farmer Mac issued the following news release:

The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM and AGM.A), the nation's secondary market provider that increases the availability and affordability of credit for the benefit of rural America, announced today the selection of Aparna Ramesh as its Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, starting January 6, 2020.

Ms. Ramesh joins Farmer Mac with over two decades of financial experience, most recently with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, where she served in increasingly complex ... Show Full Article

Dr. Erin Flynn-Evans Interviewed on the BBC CrowdScience Podcast
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- NASA's Human Systems Integration Division issued the following news:

In November, 2019, Dr. Erin Flynn-Evans was interviewed on a BBC CrowdScience podcast episode called "Why do I get sleepy?" to talk about sleepiness and the physiology behind the feelings and sensations we experience when we are tired. What is going on in our bodys and brains when tiredness begins to take over?

The podcast episode covers a number of topics relating to fatigue and it's effects on performance, mood and behavior.

Though Dr. Flynn-Evans' research focuses on the aerospace domain, particularly ... Show Full Article

Court of International Trade Issues Opinion in Autoliv ASP Case
NEW YORK, Dec. 6 -- The U.S. Court of International Trade issued the following slip opinion (Slip. Op. 19-154):

AUTOLIV ASP, INC., Plaintiff,

v.

UNITED STATES, Defendant,

and

ARCELORMITTAL TUBULAR PRODUCTS, MICHIGAN SEAMLESS TUBE, LLC, PTC ALLIANCE CORP., WEBCO INDUSTRIES, INC., ZEKELMAN INDUSTRIES, INC., and PLYMOUTH TUBE CO., USA, Defendant-Intervenors.

Before: Leo M. Gordon, Judge

Consol. Court No. 18-00037

OPINION

[Sustaining final affirmative material injury determinations.]

Kenneth G. Weigel and Chunlian Yang, Alston & Bird LLP, of Washington, DC, for Plaintiff Autoliv Asp, Inc.

Brian ... Show Full Article