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2014-09-16 20:27:32

Bruce Johnson Believes Multifaceted Approach is Key to Effectively Addressing Disease Outbreak CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SIM USA President Bruce Johnson is encouraged by President Obama's announcement today to send additional medical professionals, provide more hospital beds and train more West Africans to treat the recent outbreak of Ebola. President Obama announced his plan to help fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa while on a trip to the Centers for...

2014-09-12 23:04:01

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is paying a state visit to the White House this month; Tamils for Obama urges the president to include Tamil matters in their discussions and to consult the wise and well informed Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa. New Delhi, India (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 "Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to the US to call on you this month," began the letter that Tamils for Obama wrote to the president this week. "Modi will...

2014-09-09 08:20:51

Board to include Alan Heeger (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry), Arno Penzias (Nobel Laureate in Physics) and Warren Stern (former Director of DNDO) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhombus Power Inc., a Silicon Valley startup located in the NASA Research Park, today announced that Dr. Alan Heeger, Dr. Arno Penzias and Warren Stern have joined its Advisory Board. President Obama and his national security team continue to rate nuclear terrorism as a high priority threat...

2014-08-29 23:03:08

CADCA applauds President Obama's decision to nominate Michael Botticelli as Director of National Drug Control Policy. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Today, Gen. Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s intent to nominate Michael Botticelli as the Director of National Drug Control Policy: “CADCA...

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On Protecting Mobile Privacy
2014-08-17 04:37:58

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Net neutrality laws and the protection of an open and equal Internet are subjects that arouse passions, and some heavyweights have entered the debate recently with President Obama and the New York Times joining large numbers of Internet users speaking out in support of equality on the Web. The job of overseeing regulation falls to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), who Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy has...

2014-08-07 16:27:45

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today lauded President Obama's signing of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. The bill will provide billions of dollars in resources to improve the staffing levels and facilities at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO With the leadership of Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie...

2014-07-11 12:25:41

Textura joins leading companies to discuss private-sector initiative to expedite payment to small suppliers CHICAGO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced today that Textura Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Allin joined executives from several other companies at the White House today to discuss SupplierPay, an initiative the Obama Administration is launching...

2014-07-01 16:22:36

Congress must act to prevent a partial government shutdown in August WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to President Obama's speech on Tuesday urging Congress to get to work on financing the Highway Trust Fund and preventing a stoppage in construction projects next month, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers issued the following statement: "We agree with President Obama: ensuring the Highway Trust Fund remains solvent through the summer...

2014-06-25 12:28:04

Generations have different attitudes on how the economy and their household's financial condition will be NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dow Jones is flirting with a new magical number, 17,000 and there has been job growth for over 50 months in a row according to the White House. But Americans are still not all that confident about the state of the American economy. Just one-third (32%) of U.S. adults give President Obama positive ratings for his handling of the economy...

2014-06-23 12:26:56

Economy and Jobs top two issues for government to address NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The summer is upon us, and with it the air in Washington, D.C. becomes heavy and oppressive. And, this is just the perfect climate for another month of low approval ratings for government officials. After making some gains last month, President Obama holds steady with the same numbers this month with almost two in five (38%) giving the overall job he is doing positive ratings and 62%...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'