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FAA proposes civil penalty against All American.

April 4, 2014

FAA is proposing $51,651 civil penalty against All American Aviation Services, LLC for allegedly violating FAA drug and alcohol testing regulations. FAA alleges that All American allowed 8 employees to continue working in safety sensitive positions for more than 30 days after they were hired, even though company had not obtained drug and alcohol testing records from previous employers. FAA also alleges that company failed to comply with procedures for follow-up tests on 2 of these employees. Read More

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BIO International Convention will feature new Innovation Zone.

April 4, 2014

BIO, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health agreed to feature Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR)-funded, early-stage biotech companies in Innovation Zone. Focused on drug discovery, diagnostics, and other platform technologies, Innovation Zone companies will have dedicated exhibit space and participate in BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ system. Select companies will also make presentations in BIO Business Forum. Read More

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Rotodynamic Pumps Webinar addresses vibration measurement, values.

April 4, 2014

Taking place May 8, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm EDT, webinar series developed by Hydraulic Institute (HI) in collaboration with Jack Claxton (Patterson Pump Company) and associated HI committee members will focus on rotodynamic pumps for vibration measurements and allowable values. Technical online program, designed for pump distributors, manufacturers, and end-users, explores measurement made on non-rotating (bearing housings) of rotodynamic pumps. Sign up deadline is noon on May 8, 2014. Read More

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Energy Systems Integration Facility named Lab of the Year.

April 4, 2014

Located on the campus of NREL in Golden, CO, Energy Systems Integration Facility has been named 2014 Laboratory of the Year. ESIF received international award for being a first-of-its-kind research user facility that merges 3 specialized components: an ultra-energy efficient workplace that consumes 74% less energy than the national average for office buildings, one of world's most energy efficient high performance computing data centers, and high-bay laboratory spaces with outdoor test areas. Read More

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NEMA Comments on WTO rare earth dispute decision.

April 4, 2014

Acknowledging dispute settlement panel decision of WTO released March 26, 2014, Evan R. Gaddis said "NEMA supports non-discriminatory national policies toward trade in raw materials and minerals" while decrying export quotas and export tariffs as supporting "economic protectionism" rather than environmental protection. NEMA President and CEO Gaddis lauded WTO panel's decision as well as collaborative efforts of all parties involved in dispute resolution. Read More

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BIO Says 2014 RFS Proposal will increase greenhouse gas emissions.

April 4, 2014

According to white paper from BIO, proposal to slash use of biofuels in 2014, if left unchanged, would increase emissions of greenhouse gases next year. BIO's Brent Erickson, lead author, noted that "Increased biofuel use is necessary to continue to achieve year-over-year reductions in carbon emissions in the transportation sector." Erikson also added that actions would limit availability of cellulosic and advanced biofuels as substitute for foreign oil from "unstable nations." Read More

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IPC Honors Volunteers for electronics industry contributions.

April 3, 2014

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® presented Committee Leadership, Distinguished Committee Service, and Special Recognition Awards at IPC APEX EXPO® 2014, which was held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. More than 150 awards recognized individuals who made significant contributions to IPC and electronics industry by lending their time and expertise through IPC committee service. Read More

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BIO Releases clinical trial data sharing principles.

April 3, 2014

By releasing Principles on Clinical Trial Data Sharing, adopted by its Health Section Governing Board, BIO reaffirmed and broadened its commitment to improving human health through development of innovative therapies. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood cited how "responsible clinical trial data sharing advances public health and scientific discourse, honors research participants’ expectations of privacy through informed consent, and promotes biomedical innovation." Read More