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2013-01-28 08:27:22

Canadian and Dutch data privacy guardians release findings from investigation of popular mobile app OTTAWA and THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and the Dutch Data Protection Authority (College bescherming persoonsgegevens, (CBP)) today released their findings from a collaborative investigation into the handling of personal information by WhatsApp Inc., a California-based mobile app developer. The...

2013-01-25 16:26:41

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statements are based on the January 24 announcement by California's Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su ordering Ace Cooling & Heating Corporation to pay nearly $1 million in fines for failing to pay employees proper wages on a public works project in Torrance. Brad Diede, Executive Director, California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC) issued the following statements: "The announcement of Commissioner...

2013-01-24 12:28:59

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su has ordered Ace Cooling & Heating Corporation, a heating and air contractor, to pay $824,570.63 in wages, $23,685.12 in training fund contributions and $114,300.00 in fines for failure to pay 10 employees the proper wage for their work on the El Camino Community College Bookstore Modernization project in Torrance. The Labor Commissioner issued a civil wage and penalty assessment in an effort...

2013-01-22 08:25:41

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Basketball Champion Cup (USBCC) provides a way to "turn deferred, professional basketball aspirations into reality" according to Peter Anthony Andrews, USBCC Commissioner. "There are countless basketball warriors in every corner of the globe with talent and commitment to the game, but circumstances forced them to take a life path other than basketball. Here is their SECOND CHANCE. We are the 'American Idol' of Basketball. We will be...

2013-01-04 12:22:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today said that when the Board of Game Commissioners holds its first quarterly meeting of 2013, on Jan. 27-29, the Board will have a full complement of eight Game Commissioners. Charles E. Fox, of Troy, Bradford County, fills the vacancy created when the term of former Game Commissioner Thomas Boop expired. Fox was nominated by Governor Tom Corbett as a resident of represent...

2012-12-19 20:20:15

SEATTLE, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Earlier this week, the Seattle Port Commission approved a ten year lease extension with Total Terminals International, LLC (TTI), a joint venture subsidiary of Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd and Terminal Investment Limited (TIL). The extension will secure continued volume and revenue at Terminal 46 for the next 13 years, through 2025. "We worked very hard to keep TTI in the Port of Seattle." said Seattle Port Commission John Creighton. "The cargo...

2012-12-17 20:21:21

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In two separate investigations in the Southern California area, California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su has issued wage and penalty assessments totaling over $1 million. "The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement plays a critical role in enforcing the prevailing wage laws and it is DLSE's mission to ensure all contractors compete on a fair playing field in the public works arena," said Department of Industrial Relations Director...

2012-12-17 16:26:10

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In two separate investigations in the Southern California area, California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su has issued wage and penalty assessments totaling over $1 million. In the first case, Commissioner Su ordered FTR International, Inc. (FTR) to pay $401,041 in wages and $185,725 in fines for labor law violations committed on the Los Angeles Union Station Platform 7 project. Southern California Regional Rail Authority hired FTR, a...

2012-12-10 08:21:09

SEATTLE PORT, Wash., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "We established bold but achievable goals for the port and regional stakeholders in our Century Agenda," said John Creighton, Seattle Port Commissioner. "It builds on the 100 plus year role the port has played in creating economic growth for the Puget Sound region and the state of Washington. The Commission thanks the hundreds of citizens who worked with us to a set a path forward for the next 25 years." To achieve its objectives, the...

2012-12-06 12:28:28

Compassionate Allowances Program Provides Expedited Disability Review for Patients with Severely Disabling Diseases WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter L. Saltonstall, president and CEO of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), today praised Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue and his staff for proactively establishing and expanding a program that "demonstrates true compassion for Americans with seriously disabling rare diseases." (Logo:...