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2013-12-03 12:22:59

Fernando Sarmiento Promoted to Managing Director of Engineering Firm's Expanding Latin America Operating Group CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Greeley and Hansen has named Fernando Sarmiento as managing director of the firm's new Latin America Operating Group. Sarmiento most recently served as office director for the Phoenix location of the firm. He has more than 16 years of professional engineering experience with Greeley and Hansen, managing a diverse range of water and...

2013-09-11 12:26:37

Senators recognized for leadership on comprehensive immigration reform legislation; Chairman Hastings honored for advancing legislation to secure supply of helium WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that the recipients of the 2013 SIA Congressional Leadership Awards are Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and...

2013-05-28 23:14:33

Both Softbank and DISH Network want Sprint Nextel. Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Senator Charles Schumer urged regulators to use extreme caution when reviewing the proposed acquisition of the number three wireless provider in the US, Sprint Nextel by Softbank from Japan. He says Softbank's use of Chinese networking gear could open US networks to snooping and hacking...

2013-03-22 16:20:57

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, is marshaling support for an amendment to the budget resolution submitted by U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) that would prohibit the Transportation Security Administration from allowing airline passengers to carry small knives onto airplanes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110302/DC58223LOGO) Flight Attendants...

Google To Launch Free Wi-Fi In NYC’s Chelsea Neighborhood
2013-01-09 05:01:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google announced on Tuesday that it would begin offering free public Wi-Fi service to people in the western portion of New York City´s Chelsea neighborhood, where the company has its local headquarters. The 13-block coverage zone includes areas between Gansevoort Street and West 19th Street, from 8th Avenue to 10th Avenue. Google CIO Ben Fried made the announcement in Manhattan, alongside New York City Mayor Michael...

2012-11-28 12:22:45

CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greeley and Hansen, a leading civil and environmental engineering and consulting firm, announced today that it has hired Fasil Yitbarek as a civil engineer in its Chicago office, the firm's second hire through a unique program called Global Engineers in Residence (GEIR). Yitbarek, a native of Eritrea in eastern Africa, joined the firm after a six-month apprenticeship through the GEIR program, which was developed by Greeley and Hansen and a nonprofit...

Schumer, Senate Colleagues Accuse OnStar of Privacy Violations
2011-09-26 04:22:07

  On Sunday, Democratic Senator Charles Schumer became the third lawmaker to protest a recent change to OnStar's terms of service that allows the automotive communication service to continue tracking a driver's speed and location, even if they have cancelled their subscription to the service. According to Michael Gormley of the Associated Press (AP), Schumer has called the practice "one of the most brazen invasions of privacy in recent memory." He joins Senate colleagues Chris...

2009-12-15 10:41:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- eVoter (www.evoter.com), the first online destination where candidates, voters and endorsing organizations connect, has launched its endorsement functionality. This feature allows organizations to register on eVoter and enter their endorsements. Voters are then able to filter by their preferred organizations to view endorsed candidates on their ballot. "Our mission is to help voters educate themselves in a non-partisan and unbiased way," said Adam Kravitz,...

2008-07-11 15:00:32

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK The Bush administration's plan to let the free market play a role in easing gridlock at New York's congested airports has suffered a blow in Washington. A Senate subcommittee says it will block the U.S. Department of Transportation from implementing a plan to auction prime takeoff and landing slots at New York City's three main airports. Transportation officials say the auctions are one of the fairest ways to handle the ravenous demand for flight times...

2008-07-02 09:00:55

By Elmer Ploetz, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 2--Sen. Charles Schumer ventured into the hills of Wyoming County Tuesday to celebrate one victory in his support for wind energy and push for another one. Schumer went to Noble Environmental Power's project in progress, where 84 wind turbines are going up amid the hay fields and pastures. He was able to announce the state Public Service Commission had dropped its objections to the Spanish company Iberdrola's acquisition of Energy East, the...