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2014-02-11 23:21:30

Thousands of students worldwide will connect with colleges and learn about U.S. higher education opportunities at complimentary virtual event at http://www.CollegeWeekLive.com. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 CollegeWeekLive, the leading website where students and colleges meet live online, today announced that the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), will be the presenting sponsor of the International Students Day virtual event at CollegeWeekLive on Wednesday,...

2014-02-04 12:21:46

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a lot Americans deserve to know about the work and the conduct of the State Department staff who pushed the Keystone XL Environmental Impact Statement into its final form last week. The foremost concern is the omission of the strikingly clear, recent statements by tar sand executives (here, here and here) that the pipeline is essential to their ability to drive the extraction of tar sands oil. Together, these statements directly contradict the...

2014-02-02 12:20:10

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today, NextGen Climate Action President Tom Steyer sent the following letter to Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the State Department's Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL pipeline. February 2, 2014 Secretary John Kerry U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW ?Washington, DC 20520 Secretary Kerry: I am sure you know that I have the utmost respect for the leadership you bring to the State Department when it comes...

2013-10-17 08:20:16

Major Milestone Will Allow Federal Government to Process Munitions Controlled Items in One Single IT System Throughout Adjudication Process FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of information technology, training, engineering, and intelligence analytic services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets, today announced it has successfully implemented...

2013-10-09 08:20:23

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) deplores the failure by the White House to hold the Iraqi government of Nouri al-Maliki accountable for the September 1 massacre of 52 defenseless residents of Camp Ashraf, members of principal opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The State Department has maintained that it "has no credible information indicating that the Government of Iraq was or is...

2013-08-02 20:20:13

Environmental Resources Management lied to State Department about conflict of interest WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tom Steyer's NextGen Climate Action announced today that it will soon engage with the more than 200,000 members of the "We Love Our Land" Facebook community about the conduct of Environmental Resources Management (ERM), key State Department contractor. As reported by Bloomberg Businessweek, new research by Friends of the Earth and the Checks...

2013-07-29 16:26:39

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions, issued the following statement today regarding President Barack Obama's recent interview with the New York Times: "America's Building Trades Unions were disappointed to see that the President chose to minimize the importance of jobs for construction workers and to use employment figures promulgated by special interests and activist billionaires rather than his own...

2013-07-03 12:23:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of State took disciplinary actions against 68 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations during the month of June, Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele announced today. A comprehensive list of sanctions imposed by the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs is available online at www.dos.state.pa.us ; click on "Licensing" and then "Disciplinary Actions" from the left-hand side of the...

2013-05-27 12:20:31

PARIS, May 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Targeting the victim instead of the henchman "U.S. plans to move Iranian exile group out of Iraq hit snag" (The Los Angeles Times, May 25, 2013), we wish to make the following observations in response: 1) The article refers to the "State Department's decade-long effort to find a new home" for the main Iranian opposition group, Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK). Nothing could be further...

2013-05-16 16:25:50

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 2008 law will soon require staff serving children with autism spectrum disorders to hold a Behavior Specialist license in order to continue billing the Medical Assistance program for services. To help service providers meet this requirement, the Pennsylvania Departments of Public Welfare (DPW) and State (DOS) have announced a plan to help ease the transition. Act 62 of 2008 and subsequent regulations in 2012 established the need...