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ANSI/ASIS Standard addresses Management of Private Security Providers.

May 9, 2012

ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012, Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations - Requirements with Guidance, establishes mechanism for PSCs and their clients to provide demonstrable commitment, conformance, and accountability to principles outlined in International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers. Standard helps assure quality of PSC services while maintaining safety and security of operations with respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. Read More

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Daniel Zechmeister Receives Award of Merit from ASTM committee.

May 9, 2012

Daniel S. Zechmeister, executive director of Masonry Institute of Michigan, received ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow from Committee C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units. ASTM International member since 1987, Zechmeister was honored for his contributions to standards for manufactured masonry units of fired clay and shale, concrete, and sand-lime units. Outside of ASTM International, Zechmeister is member of numerous societies, councils, and associations. Read More

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ANSI calls for nominations for 2013 Board of Directors.

May 8, 2012

ANSI invites all members to recommend qualified candidates for 2013 ANSI Board of Directors, which is responsible for management and control of activities, property, and affairs of ANSI, including strategic direction of Institute, annual budget, and responsibilities of Board and Institute Committees and Councils. ANSI is seeking Board members who enhance member relationships and networks. Nominations must be received by June 1, 2012 and are for terms beginning Jan 1, 2013. Read More

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NYC Recognizes ANSI Accreditation in new licensing requirements.

May 8, 2012

City of New York recognized ANSI's Accreditation Program for Personnel Certification Bodies as part of licensing and testing requirements for all crane operators in NYC. New license applicants, as of May 1, 2012, must obtain certification from specified group of crane operator certification bodies, demonstrating they have passed written and practical exams that reliably test for adequate knowledge and experience using appropriate crane model. Read More

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EPA awards more than $1 million to college teams.

May 8, 2012

EPA awarded more than $1 million in grants to 15 university/college teams who participated in 8th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo. EPA's People, Prosperity and the Planet competition featured more than 300 college innovators showcasing sustainable projects designed to protect environment, encourage economic growth, and use natural resources more efficiently. Each winning team will receive up to $90,000 to further develop design, apply it to real world applications, or move it to market. Read More

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SME Foundation supports students' humanitarian efforts.

May 8, 2012

On June 19th, group of 15 pre-engineering students from Calera High School, Calera, AL, will be "Children Changing the World," traveling to Clinic of the Angels in the Honduran Cloud Forest. Accompanied by technology education instructor, Brian Copes and Adam D. Williams, Certified-Prosthetics, and owner of Next Step, Inc., team will teach locals how to build 2 basic utility vehicles, and help Williams fit 15 local amputees with prosthetic legs that he helped students learn to design and build. Read More

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NTSB announces General Aviation Safety Forum.

May 8, 2012

Scheduled for June 19-20, 2012, "General Aviation Safety: Climbing to the Next Level," will address pilot training and performance, pilot access to and use of weather-related information, and aircraft design and certification. Panelists will represent industry, government, academia, and professional associations. Two-day event will be chaired by NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman and all 5 Board Members will participate. Read More

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NIST Researchers develop way to generate superluminal pulses.

May 7, 2012

Researchers at NIST have developed technique called 4-wave mixing, which reshapes parts of light pulses and advances them ahead of where they would have been had they been left to travel unaltered through vacuum. In experiment, pulses' peaks arrived 50 nanoseconds faster than light traveling through vacuum. New method could be used to improve timing of communications signals and to investigate propagation of quantum correlations. Read More