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BIO issues statement on removal of patent legislation.

May 30, 2014

BIO issued statement in response to Senator Patrick Leahy's announcement that he will remove current patent legislation from the Senate Judiciary Committee's agenda for now. According to BIO, effective patent litigation reform legislation can and must address the scourge of patent trolls while protecting America's innovators, including small businesses, inventors, universities, and life sciences companies. BIO stands ready to support Chairman Leahy in reaching a more targeted agreement. Read More

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NADCA praises bipartisan workforce development bill.

May 30, 2014

NADCA applauded members of Congress for coming together and releasing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Manufacturers have long called for an increased role in developing training and K-12 curricula. Bill will eliminate a number of outdated programs, improve accountability of job centers, and focus additional efforts towards on-the-job training activities. NADCA is calling on Senate to quickly move on WIOA bill to help manufacturers fill thousands of skilled jobs. Read More

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MIT/NASA Team presents report on earth-to-moon uplink.

May 30, 2014

Team of researchers from MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, working with NASA last fall, demonstrated that a data communication technology exists that can provide space dwellers with connectivity people enjoy on Earth, enabling large data transfers and HD video streaming. At CLEO: 2014, team will present new details and first comprehensive overview of on-orbit performance of laser-based communication uplink between moon and Earth, which beat previous record transmission speed last fall by factor of 4,800. Read More

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EPA recognizes over 400 federal facilities.

May 30, 2014

As part of the Federal Green Challenge, more than 400 federal facilities representing nearly 1.6 million federal employees are leading by example by taking steps to reduce the federal government’s environmental impact in 2013, resulting in estimated cost savings of more than $42 million to U.S. taxpayers. For example, by increasing recycling and composting alone in 2013, participating facilities had the equivalent impact of taking 196,000 cars off the road for one year. Read More

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PACK EXPO to feature baking and snack technologies.

May 30, 2014

To help baking and snack brands satisfy their growing market, PACK EXPO International 2014 will provide access to thousands of technologies. Owned and produced by PMMI, show will connect baking and snack professionals with solutions from more than 1,800 exhibitors. Innovative materials and containers to improve product freshness and meet sustainability goals will be on display, as will equipment and robotics to increase efficiency and productivity, and solve other operational challenges. Read More

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Sika and Franklin Intl. Execs join ASC Board of Directors.

May 30, 2014

Steve Rosenberg, Senior VP at Sika Corporation and Forest Driggs, VP at Franklin International have joined ASC Board of Directors, effective immediately. Replacing Steve Harms, Steve Rosenberg has worked with Sika Corporation since 1991, and is currently Senior Vice President, Risk, Quality and Sustainability Management. Forest Driggs, replacing Larry Owen, joined Franklin International in 1995 and has work experience in both the Adhesives and Polymers Group and Construction Products Group. Read More

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Airlines for America urge DOT to put customers first.

May 29, 2014

A4A issued statement regarding DOT's Proposed Rulemaking. According A4A, airlines strongly support full transparency and already ensure that all pricing information is available as defined by DOT's previous consumer rule. By proposing that airlines provide information on some ancillary options to duopoly of GDS providers, DOT's rule would further increase airline expense, and force airlines to pass on additional costs to customers in form of higher fares or reduced levels of air service. Read More

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Task Force partners with 12 land grant universities.

May 29, 2014

Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force announced partnership with 12 land grant universities to support state-level strategies to curb water pollution. Agreement is the first for the task force with non-governmental entities. Hypoxia Task Force is a partnership of 5 federal agencies, tribes, and environmental quality, agricultural, and conservation agencies from 12 basin states working to address nutrient pollution and the hypoxic zone, or dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More