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2014-08-13 23:02:38

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is set to expire at the end of 2014 and is currently under debate in Congress Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce release of the report, “TRIA after 2014” by the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is set to expire at the end of 2014 and is currently under debate in Congress. The full Senate passed S. 2244...

2014-08-12 23:05:15

Dr. Andrew Brown, chair of the National Research Council and member of its Committee on Approaches and Technologies for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, will be delivering a special presentation on October 8 at the SAE 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress. Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Dr. Andrew Brown, chair of the National Research Council and member of its Committee on Approaches and Technologies for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of...

2014-08-06 23:05:13

SAE International is proudly recognizing Dr. Mehdi Ahmadian with the honor of delivering the L. Ray Buckendale Lecture at the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress in Rosemont, Illinois, October 7-9. Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 SAE International is proudly recognizing Dr. Mehdi Ahmadian with the honor of delivering the L. Ray Buckendale Lecture at the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress in Rosemont, Illinois, October 7-9. The lecture will be held at 8:30 a.m....

2014-08-05 23:09:40

Congress members offered inspiring words to 75 Americans before they departed for Germany on the year-long Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship program, administered by Cultural Vistas Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Cultural Vistas sent off the 31st class of American participants in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) to Germany last week with a whirlwind two days of orientation, meetings with U.S. Department...

2014-08-01 04:21:56

Roy S. Herbst M.D., Ph.D. honored at the 15th International Lung Cancer Congress SAN CARLOS, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) will honor Roy S. Herbst, Ensign Professor of Medicine and Chief of Medical Oncology at Yale Cancer Center, with the 2014 Addario Lectureship Award for his continued leadership and expertise in lung cancer treatment and research. Dr. Herbst of Yale Cancer Center will receive the award at the 15(th)...

2014-07-31 23:19:04

The Ninth Annual Capitol Hill Modeling and Simulation Expo, held on July 10, 2014, was the most successful event of its kind to-date, bringing together industry, government and academic thought leaders from around the nation and attracting staffers, Members of Congress and corporate and academic representatives. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The National Training and Simulation Association, in conjunction with the Congressional Modeling Simulation Caucus, is pleased to announce that...

smartphone unlocking legal
2014-07-30 06:32:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Smartphone customers living in the US will soon be able to legally unlock their devices for use on other mobile carriers, as the House of Representatives has approved a bill to allow decriminalization of the practice. Following in the footsteps of the Senate, which approved the bill earlier this summer, the House unanimously passed the “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act” Friday afternoon, according to...

2014-07-29 16:29:41

Concerns rising about dangerous chemicals being used to ward off disease WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As concerns rise over the heavy spraying of unhealthy chemicals in many of the most productive citrus regions of the country to fight off a deadly citrus disease, staff members from more than a dozen congressional offices gathered for a briefing on Tuesday to hear from the organic industry on its efforts to find safe approved organic ways to ward off the...

2014-07-29 04:21:45

More than half of Republicans and Democrats give Congress a rating of poor NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past few months the air in Washington, D.C. has continued to grow heavy and oppressive, and this has had nothing to do with the weather. The partisan fighting is contentious and the intra-party fighting is not far behind in intensity. Americans are definitely taking notice of this, and the force of their displeasure is evident in how they feel about Congress,...

2014-07-28 23:00:15

A leading proposal to temporarily fix the looming insolvency of the Social Security disability trust fund by reallocating payroll taxes has virtually no support among seniors, according to a new poll by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 A leading proposal to temporarily fix the looming insolvency of the Social Security disability trust fund by reallocating payroll taxes has virtually no support among seniors, according to a new poll by The Senior...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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