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Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate approved a three year extension of the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014, which was sponsored by U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and imposes sanctions against government officials and others
(Frankfurt) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and its shareholder countries should ensure that the views of people living in poverty are central to its work, the Cotton Campaign, Human Rights Watch, and Urgewald said today. This is particularly important in repressive environments like in Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.
(Manila) – Two of the five presidential candidates in the Philippines, Mar Roxas and Miriam Defensor Santiago, responded to a questionnaire on key human rights issues facing the country, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing the responses.
(Beirut) – The closure of Al Jazeera’s Baghdad bureau by the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission is nothing but an effort to clamp down on freedom of expression. The commission should promptly reverse its decision and allow the bureau to operate freely
WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced S. 2888, The Janey Ensminger Act of 2016, which requires the VA to provide medical care for all diseases that can be scientifically linked to exposure to toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune.
For those looking to join the fire department, information portal FireServiceEmployment.com has added a new informative article about how best to interview for a position in the fire department along with tips, thoughts and advice for those candidates.
The press release talks about the growth in online shopping during wedding season at GiftstoIndia24x7.com. It also describes the various gifts that are available here which have contributed greatly towards this increase.
(Nairobi) – The Burundian authorities are targeting perceived opponents with increased brutality. Government forces are killing, abducting, torturing, and arbitrarily arresting scores of people at an alarming rate.
WASHINGTON – Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) late yesterday introduced a bill to prevent President Obama from giving the United States Naval base at Guantanamo Bay back to Cuba without proper Congressional approval.
WASHINGTON – Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) today introduced a bill to force the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to present a taxpayer clear reasons why an individual or business is chosen for an audit. The legislation, the Biased IRS Audit Systems (BIAS) Prevention Act
Mobile phone juggernaut MobileKin.com has added its latest article for the new Samsung Galaxy S7 phone to its library of informative articles. With users waiting patiently for the phone to be released, many will be please to read the newest features along with specs and pricing for this hot new smartphone.
David McComas, an executive leader in managing various complex technical projects and programs, has been named vice president for the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
The announcement Feb. 11 of the detection of gravitational waves, predicted by Albert Einstein some 100 years ago, created a surge of excitement among physicists worldwide, including many with ties to Princeton University.
A USC-led analysis of vital statistics and the U.S. Health and Retirement Survey reveals a drop in the dementia rate among men and women 65 and older, and the discovery that more people are living longer with their memories intact.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) welcomed Senate passage of S.Res.99, a resolution calling on Iran to follow through on its repeated promises to assist in the case of Coral Springs, Florida resident Robert Levinson, the longest held American civilian in history, who went missing in Iran in 2007.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement marking the second anniversary of peaceful human rights protests in Venezuela that were met with murder, political arrests and violence by the Maduro regime:
Asimali Alihusen, the director of AJ Design (Leic) Ltd, a Leicester clothing company, has signed a disqualification undertaking, banning him from acting as a director for seven years, from 18 February, for allowing the company to employ illegal workers.
(Beirut) – Moroccan police, prosecutors, judges, and other authorities often fail to prevent domestic abuse, punish the abusers, or assist survivors, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the Moroccan government. In part, that is because Moroccan laws don’t provide officials with guidance on responding effectively.
The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) met this morning to introduce 17 draft resolutions, including one on “World Tsunami Day”, which aimed to raise public awareness, promptly disseminate information through early warning systems and implement the concept of “build back better”.
Caroline Fredrickson '92, President of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Visits the Law School to Discuss the History of Labor Laws, and How Their Legacy Impacts People of Color and Women Today
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. –November 2, 2015 -- Jason McNamee works at the intersection of science, policy and management as the new chief of marine resources at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
KINGSTON, R.I. – November 3, 2015 – The University of Rhode Island has selected Paula Grammas, former executive director of the Garrison Institute on Aging at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and an international leader in the study of Alzheimer’s disease, to be the inaugural director of The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neurosci
KINGSTON, R.I. – November 4, 2015 – Graduate and undergraduate students from throughout the region – and as far away as Puerto Rico – will converge on the University of Rhode Island Nov. 13 for the start of a three-day hack-a-thon
People with high fitness levels in midlife have significantly lower annual health care costs after age 65 than people with low fitness in midlife, after adjusting for cardiovascular risk factors, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology(JACC).
After serving more than 30 years as the leader of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Facilities and Plant Services, Ken Browning, assistant vice chancellor for Facilities and Construction, is handing over these responsibilities to Gary Streaty, who will serve as the department’s new executive director.
Charlene Dewey, M.D., assistant dean for Educator Development and associate professor of Medical Education and Administration, has been selected as an honoree by the YWCA and its Academy for Women of Achievement (AWA).
UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the football game against University of South Carolina. Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m. EST for the Volunteers’ game against the Gamecocks. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.
Amanda J. Rothschild's paper, "Tipping Theory: Origins of Great Britain's Suppression of the Slave Trade and Implications for Today's Collective Action Problems," is one of two co-winners of the 2016 Patricia Weitsman Award for Outstanding International Security Studies Section Graduate Paper.
Volkswagen’s use of software to evade emissions standards in more than 482,000 diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. will directly contribute to 60 premature deaths across the country, a new MIT-led study finds.
BOSTON—Harvard Business School has named Patrick Mullane (MBA 1999) the new Executive Director of HBX, Harvard Business School’s digital learning initiative. Mullane brings a career-long talent of building and shaping businesses to the work underway at HBX. He will officially assume his duties in early November.
Despite advances in health care and quality of life, white middle-aged Americans have seen overall mortality rates increase over the past 15 years, representing an overlooked "epidemic" with deaths comparable to the number of Americans who have died of AIDS, according to new Princeton University research.
The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer will release a report Monday that could have major repercussions for the meat industry. Mariana Stern of USC, who served on the panel of 22 experts, is available to comment.
A team from USC found the Eotiaris guadalupensis in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution from the Glass Mountains of west Texas, where it had been buried in a rock formation that dates back to 268.8 million years at its youngest.
Washington, DC – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today announced new appointments to the communications staff in the Office of the Speaker. The team will be headed up by previously-announced Chief Communications Advisor Brendan Buck.
WASHINGTON, DC — At a press conference with Republican leaders today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) discussed the House plan to strengthen the nation's transportation infrastructure and get the House working as our Founders intended. Following are Ryan's remarks:
Washington, D.C.– Today, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and John Cornyn (R-TX), to introduce a bipartisan Senate resolution condemning Palestinian terrorist atta
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement after today's Senate votes on two regulatory measures. The first was to move forward on the “Federal Water Quality Protection Act,”
U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Richard Shelby (R-AL), today urged the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development to address the Army Corps of Engineers’ ongoing mismanagement of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin.
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) joined Senator Richard Burr, Congressman Walter Jones (NC-03) and Senator Thom Tillis in writing a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate
The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, on 1 October. He conveys his sincere condolences to the families of the many victims and wishes a swift recovery to those wounded.
The Secretary-General welcomes the Government of Somalia’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, an important measure which binds the Government to ensure specific protections for all children in the country.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement applauding House passage of the Conference Report to H.R. 1735, the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act:
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding last night’s Obama Administration announcement confirming that his efforts against taxpayer-funded bailouts of health insurance companies under ObamaCare succeeded in saving taxpayers over $2.5 billion this past year:
Washington, D.C. – The office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today released a list of upcoming Mobile Office Hours throughout Florida. Each week, Rubio’s staff offers a variety of constituent services, assisting people with a wide range of issues
The following information summarises the work being carried out this coming week. It is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
(Geneva, October 2, 2015) – The United Nations Human Rights Council missed a key opportunity to address alleged violations of the laws of war by all sides to the conflict in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama Administration has formally proposed tobacco carve-out language in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a provision that would single out a specific agricultural product and strip it of rights afforded to all other agricultural products in the trade agreement.
WASHINGTON – Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today made the following statement on the hack of T-Mobile and Experian: