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2014-06-19 12:29:38

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is proud that its work is being recognized through the Public Service Awards of Excellence. CRTC employees will be honoured at a ceremony this fall for their creative and innovative work in the areas of Official Languages, Employment Equity and Diversity, and Policy. CRTC employees will receive an award in the Official Languages category for the high degree to which the use of...

2013-05-24 23:27:30

Exfederal.com, the database for federal contractors, brings the government contracting community together to discuss how to combat the competency gap at the top of federal agencies with the Partnership for Public Service Fairfax, Virginia (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 On Thursday, May 16, Exfederal.com hosted a breakfast at their offices in Fairfax, Virginia to bring together members of the government contracting community. Exfederal.com´s goal was to open up discussion about the value of...

2012-08-21 22:45:22

Treating very young infants with antibiotics may predispose them to being overweight in childhood, according to a study of more than 10,000 children by researchers at the NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Wagner School of Public Service and published in the online August 21, 2012, issue of the International Journal of Obesity. The study found that on average, children exposed to antibiotics from birth to 5 months of age weighed more for their height than children who weren't exposed....

2012-06-22 07:32:26

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was presented the Excellence in Public Service Award Thursday by former Senator and astronaut John Glenn on behalf of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. "As NASA Administrator, Charlie has charted America's future in space, leading NASA's strategic efforts to fully utilize the International Space Station and launch our astronauts beyond low Earth orbit," Glenn said. "Throughout his career of public service, he has...

2011-09-08 04:56:53

Deadline for honorary award nominations is Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. The National Science Board (NSB) is seeking nominations for its 2012 Vannevar Bush Award and its 2012 Public Service Award. Nominations are due by Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Details about each award and the nomination process are below. 2012 Vannevar Bush Award Honoring Lifelong Leadership in Science and Technology and Contributions to the Nation through Public Service The Vannevar Bush Award...

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'