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2014-07-24 23:02:18

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) will join representatives from Autism Speaks, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and NYPD to address efforts to educate first-responders, caregivers and the general public about the dangers of autism wandering and its frequency. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Senator Schumer, Autism Speaks, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children & NPYD to address autism wandering and safety. What: Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)...

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...

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...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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