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2013-12-09 16:22:14

FIPAs will help protect and promote Canadian mining investment in Tanzania and Guinea OTTAWA, Dec. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) commends the federal government on the signing of two new Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (FIPAs) with Tanzania and Guinea. The FIPA with Tanzania came into force earlier today, while the negotiations with Guinea concluded on December 5, 2013. "Given the global nature of our sector, the Canadian mining...

2013-12-05 23:01:46

Reacting to today’s presidential memorandum requiring the federal government to get 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch released the following statement. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Reacting to today’s presidential memorandum requiring the federal government to get 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch released the following statement: “This is a...

2013-12-02 12:28:39

Any Proposal Which Contemplates Leasing of Government-Managed Spectrum May Be Presumed to Include "too little" Auctioning of Exclusive Licenses WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Federal Government has assignments for about half of what is considered to be "beachfront" spectrum. However, most agree Government agencies, and the Government as a whole, use and manage spectrum resources inefficiently. In a new study released today entitled Market Mechanisms...

2013-11-27 23:29:14

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is pointing to a ongoing problem of overbilling the federal government for background checks, and or any other type of contractor billing the federal government for services that were never rendered as a good reason for a potential whistleblower to call them about reward programs. For more information the group is encouraging employees of federal contractors who might be interested in federal whistleblower reward programs to call them anytime at...

2013-11-27 16:24:58

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - November 26 marked another important milestone for Special Olympics Canada, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through active participation in sport. More than 70 Special Olympics athletes, family members, volunteers and staff gathered from across the country for "Hill Day," an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Senators and Members of Parliament and participate in a friendly sport competition on...

2013-11-25 12:28:03

OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - As part of the 8th National Conference on Tobacco or Health Youth Stream co-presented by the Ontario Lung Association's Youth Advocacy Training Institute and the Tobacco Control Area Network of Eastern Ontario, youth from across Canada will be holding an event at Parliament Hill to encourage the Federal Government to ban all flavours in all tobacco products. Many flavoured tobacco products are enticing to youth and are packaged to look like lip-gloss,...

2013-11-25 08:22:44

Twitter post: @EWScrippsCo DC bureau investigation: The rate of arson is grossly under-reported in America, masking major threats to public safety. CINCINNATI, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- America has a severe arson problem, but most Americans don't know it because the reporting system for deliberately set building fires is so chaotic and patchwork that most arsons are not reported to the federal government. The National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), the world's largest annual...

2013-11-21 23:30:31

The federal government has issued the long-awaited final rule regarding insurance coverage of mental health and substance abuse disorder health benefits. San Clemente, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 The federal government has issued the long-awaited final rule regarding insurance coverage of mental health and substance abuse disorder health benefits. The rule, issued jointly by the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury, provides a framework for implementation of the...

2013-11-20 16:28:23

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The General Services Administration (GSA) took another step forward today in increasing government efficiency and saving taxpayer dollars with its release of a request for quotation (RFQ) as part of the agency's Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI). This FSSI program, called SmartBUY Large Publisher, will reduce prices for federal government purchases of Microsoft software. RFQ responses are due on December 18, 2013. In the past,...

2013-11-19 12:35:30

RESTON, Va., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeraThink Corporation, a provider of management and technology consulting services to the federal government, announced today that it was recently named as one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Virginia. The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131009/PH94723LOGO ) This recognition comes on the heels of being recognized by...