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2014-02-10 12:20:49

About 85 percent of Amtrak passengers now have free Internet access CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AmtrakConnect® cellular-based Wi-Fi service is now available on Amtrak trains in the Midwest, with eight corridors offering this free amenity to Amtrak passengers, effective today. Collectively, these routes carried nearly 3.3 million passengers in the last year (Amtrak FY2013, Oct. 2012-Sept. 2013) and account for about 10 percent of Amtrak ridership. "We continually look...

2013-10-23 12:23:43

Event Highlights University's Efficiency Achievements and Launch of Landmark Energy Research Project KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Western Michigan University today celebrated Campus Sustainability Day to showcase the school's efforts in reducing its energy use and carbon footprint. The organizations also announced the launch of a pioneering, two-year research project led by WMU's Office of Sustainability to determine best practices for...

2013-05-21 23:22:53

The NRMP announces new leadership for its Board of Directors. Western Michigan University School of Medicine´s founding dean, Hal B. Jenson, MD, MBA will lead the organization´s mission and continued growth. Washington, D.C (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 The National Resident Matching Program NRMP® (NRMP®) is pleased to announce four transitions for its Board of Directors. Hal B. Jenson, M.D., M.B.A, Founding Dean of the Western Michigan University School of Medicine, has been...

2013-03-28 12:31:37

In-Depth Look at Aftermath of Idled Sacramento Reactor Finds Cancer Declines for Women, Hispanics and Children; Implications Seen for Shutdown Reactors in CA, CT, IL, NY, OR, PA, and RI. WASHINGTON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first long-term study of the full-population health impacts of the closure of a U.S. nuclear reactor found 4,319 fewer cancers over 20 years, with declines in cancer incidence in 28 of 31 categories (14 of them statistically significant),...

2013-01-10 12:20:38

Infrastructure upgrades, new equipment milestones and high-speed rail advancements lead full agenda WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak enters 2013 with a full and robust agenda of infrastructure upgrade projects, significant milestones for new equipment orders and key actions to advance its Northeast Corridor (NEC) high-speed rail program. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130110/DC40506-a)(Photo:...

2012-05-03 10:24:30

HUDSONVILLE, Mich., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to being named an Elite winner in West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For annual awards competition, only a select few fit the bill. The 2012 Elite winners were announced today by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA), which presents the awards, at a luncheon honoring all of the West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for. This is the 10th year that the MBPA has...

2012-03-29 06:23:21

WARREN, Mich., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being green has become a standard of good business strategy in Michigan and the companies that have demonstrated the sharpest focus on inspiring sustainability and showing leadership in Green initiatives will be among the first to be named a 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies(TM). The 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies awards program honors companies from all industries that are focused on being more sustainable,...

2010-04-16 13:30:00

CINCINNATI, April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eduardo Fernandez, accomplished television executive and experienced community leader, has been named vice president and general manager of WXYZ, the Scripps-owned (NYSE: SSP) ABC affiliate and top-rated news station in Detroit. "Ed is known throughout the industry for his commitment to a high-quality on-air product, his strong record of sales success and his passion for community enrichment," said Brian Lawlor, senior vice president of the...

2008-10-02 12:03:53

Nature Valley(R) and American Hiking Society are pleased to announce 20 nonprofit organizations around the country have been named finalists for Save the Trails(TM) funding. Save the Trails, in cooperation with the American Hiking Society National Trails Fund, will award $5,000 to each of the top 10 finalists, based on online votes, to restore and revitalize hiking trails in their communities. Voting is open to the public now through Oct. 31, 2008, at www.wheresyours.com. "Hiking trails are...

2008-08-18 12:00:25

The East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority (EDDDA) is inviting local residents and visitors to explore the district's international and eclectic offering of retail stores, ethnic food shops, restaurants and entertainment. The district is also home to the world class Arab American National Museum. A new web site www.EastDowntownDearborn.com, developed by the EDDDA, highlights local businesses and upcoming events, including a free City-sponsored "Music Under the Stars" concert on...