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2014-04-03 08:27:57

NEW YORK, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org, in conjunction with Major League Baseball Charities (MLB), today announce the fifth annual Commissioner's Play Healthy Awards to celebrate extraordinary individuals on and off the playing field. The awards are an extension of both organizations' comprehensive efforts, including the new Play Healthy website, to educate families on the risks of steroids and performance-enhancing substances, and to...

2014-03-17 16:29:27

BORDENTOWN, N.J., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA) announced today that it will award the Chapin, Fuller, Pearson Medal to New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Commissioner Jeanne M. Fox. The Medal will be awarded Thursday, March 20 at the Intersolar Summit New Jersey conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Edison, New Jersey. MSEIA represents solar energy companies in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The organization...

2014-03-06 08:29:17

New benefits for college athletes among the issues to be discussed MIAMI, Mar. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, co-chaired by William E. "Brit" Kirwan, chancellor, University System of Maryland and R. Gerald Turner, president, Southern Methodist University, will be joined by Nathan Hatch, chair, NCAA Board of Directors and president, Wake Forest University; Bob Bowlsby,...

2014-03-03 08:28:33

Celebration Focused on Promoting Literacy Around the World NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 5th, LitWorld, a global 501(c)3 literacy organization, in partnership with Scholastic, The New York Public Library, NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton, Skype in the classroom, Broadway's Matilda the Musical and Gray Line New York, will celebrate World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) in New York City. LitWorld's World Read Aloud Day is an annual day of celebration focused on closing...

2014-02-27 16:34:04

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) Labor Commissioner's Office is pleased to announce that Farm Labor Contractor (FLC) applications can now be processed online. The new system is a convenient alternative to applying in person or by mail, and also allows for efficient renewal of FLC licenses. "DIR continuously seeks ways to bring the department into the 21(st) century, and allowing potential farm labor contractors...

2014-02-06 12:23:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a ruling released publicly on February 6, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission dismissed its accusations that McWane, Inc. colluded or conspired with its competitors to fix prices in the water works fittings markets. This dismissal leaves in place Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell's complete rejection of the Commission's conspiracy claims, which he found to be nothing more than "unpersuasive" and "unsupported speculation" that...

2014-02-04 08:34:03

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of today's Federal Trade Commission (FTC) meeting, "Follow-On Biologics Workshop: Impact of Recent Legislative and Regulatory Naming Proposals on Competition," health advocacy organizations from across the country jointly submitted a letter to FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez, urging the Commission to give patient safety and consumer protection the important weight and priority they deserve. The Alliance for Patient...

2014-01-30 12:26:43

RIGA, Latvia, January 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Referring to the statement by Commissioner Viviane Reding on 29th January 2014 about the disenfranchisement in voting rights of EU citizens living abroad, the Latvian Non-Citizens' Congress welcomes the Commissioner's concerns on political rights of Europeans. Mrs. Reding draws attention to the 'legal limbo' that some citizens find themselves in after leaving their home country for another EU Member State. After leaving, they lose...

2014-01-29 16:20:15

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fourteen non-profit citizen, consumer and low income advocacy organizations today formally petitioned Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to bar auto insurance companies from discriminating against California drivers based on their occupation or education level. "The use of these unauthorized rating factors increases the cost of insurance for California motorists and is a direct violation of Proposition 103," the Petition...

2014-01-28 16:21:28

BYD Attorney Lanny J. Davis welcomes reversal of charges, wishes it had come sooner - asks media to correct the record LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 11:30 am PT: The California Department of Labor Standards and Enforcement just now confirmed that the sub-minimum wage charges made against BYD in October and widely publicized has been withdrawn. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140128/PH54500LOGO ) "We welcome the Labor Commissioner's office dropping...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.