Tuesday - February 19, 2019
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Quality Expenditure and Digitalization, Priorities for Central America, Dominican Republic
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- The Inter-American Development Bank issued the following news release:

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- The IDB brings regional Governors to its Washington, D.C. headquarters to consider policy options to speed up growth and reduce poverty

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The Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB), Central American Isthmus and the Dominican Republic held their 33rd Annual Meeting to discuss options to achieve higher growth rates and foster productive activities in the years to come. The region grew 3.8 percent in 2018, way above the 1.1 percent average for Latin America and the Caribbean ... Show Full Article

One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans in New Mexico, Texas
SACRAMENTO, California, Feb. 15 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release:

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded small nonfarm businesses in four New Mexico counties and neighboring counties in Texas of the March 18, 2019, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary county that began May 15, 2018.

Primary ... Show Full Article

One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans in Colorado
SACRAMENTO, California, Feb. 15 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release:

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded small nonfarm businesses of the deadline dates to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by adverse weather conditions in the following primary counties.

Click here to view the table: (https://www.sba.gov/offices/disaster/dfocw/resources/1636025)

According ... Show Full Article

One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans in California
SACRAMENTO, California, Feb. 15 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release:

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded California small nonfarm businesses of the deadline dates to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the freeze in in the following primary counties.

Click here to view the table: (https://www.sba.gov/offices/disaster/dfocw/resources/1636026)

According ... Show Full Article

New Report: Improving EPA's Permit Program for Industrial Stormwater
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine issued the following news release:

As part of its work under the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) oversees a permit program--the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP)--that requires industries to manage onsite stormwater to minimize discharges of pollutants to the environment. Improving the EPA Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Stormwater Discharges, new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, recommends ways to improve the permit program, ... Show Full Article

Florida Students to Speak With NASA Astronaut Aboard International Space Station
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- NASA issued the following news release:

University and high school students from Florida will have an opportunity to talk with a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station (University and high school students from Florida will have an opportunity to talk with a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station next week. The Earth-to-space call will air on NASA Television and the agency's website.

Anne McClain will answer questions from students at Florida Atlantic University and the Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami Dade school districts. The event will ... Show Full Article

Antarctic Research Vessel to Deliver Ailing Individual to British Research Station
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- The National Science Foundation issued the following news release:

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- Participant in the Thwaites Glacier research cruise to be flown from Rothera Station to South America

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Acting on the advice of medical experts, National Science Foundation (NSF) officials have directed the NSF-chartered research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer to put ashore a person in need of a level of care not available aboard the ship. The Palmer, which is at sea in Antarctic waters, will divert to the British Antarctic Survey's Rothera Station.

After arriving at Rothera, the patient will ... Show Full Article