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ANSI to implement U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Standards Program.

November 10, 2015

ANSI was recently selected by U.S. Trade and Development Agency to carry out the U.S. Africa Clean Energy Standards Program, in partnership with Power Africa. Under initiative, ANSI will coordinate an initial 4 workshops in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016. Workshop topics will cover wide range of technologies and challenges in the clean energy area, and ANSI will work with Power Africa, relevant industry associations, and USTDA to select the topics. Read More

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Online Welding Training Classes are available via Tooling U-SME.

November 10, 2015

Tooling U-SME online welding training classes prepare and equip workers to meet demand for skilled welders. Specifically, these classes will provide welding professionals with knowledge and skills required to operate advanced tools and technologies. Multimedia enhancements and engagement deliver rich learning experience to users, and partnership with Lincoln Electric on class programming ensures students are learning from curriculum based on current industry criteria. Read More

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FAA Issues Statement on Austin air traffic control tower facility.

November 10, 2015

FAA successfully transferred responsibility for low-altitude airspace in Austin area to San Antonio radar approach control. Austin air traffic control tower's radar room was flooded during a record rainstorm, and completion of repairs is estimated at several weeks. During interim, air traffic controllers from Austin approach control will continue to work from San Antonio. FAA technicians re-routed Austin’s low-altitude radar data and radio frequencies to control positions in San Antonio. Read More

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Guy Norris recognized with 2015 Lyman Award. .

November 10, 2015

Guy Norris, a well-respected and award-winning aerospace and defense journalist and author, has been selected to receive the 2015 Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding achievement in aerospace communications. Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine, based in Los Angeles. Before joining Aviation Week in 2007, Guy was first a technical editor based in the U.K. and most recently was U.S. West Coast editor for Flight International. Read More

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NTSB releases docket for Humans and Hardware forum.

November 10, 2015

NTSB released public docket containing 38 documents associated with its October 14 forum, Humans and Hardware: Preventing General Aviation Inflight Loss of Control. In addition, NTSB made available new links to the video archive of the forum at www.ntsb.gov/locforum and through the NTSB Youtube channel so that pilots and flight instructors can easily access them as an added resource. Read More

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SME installs 2016 Officers of its Board of Directors.

November 10, 2015

SME has recognized several professionals who will assume new board leadership roles in 2016. Installed officers include: Dean L. Bartles as President-Elect, Sandra L. Bouckley as Vice President, Thomas R. Kurfess as Treasurer, and Mark L. Michalski as Secretary. SME also recognized its 2015 Class of Fellows, who are selected once a year from among the highest achievers of industry, academia, and government, and nominated only by honorary, fellow, life, or professional member of SME. Read More

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SPE Initiatives nurtures upcoming plastics professionals.

November 10, 2015

On October 22, SPE announced its strategy to draw more young people into industry and SPE itself. SPE Managing Director Russell C. Broome said initiatives undertaken by SPE "have made young people more aware of career opportunities in plastics, increased support for students seeking technical and professional training, and made first-time participation in industry activities easier and more attractive." Broome also cited student membership in SPE as "at least 17%" of total membership. Read More

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Winter Conference Course addresses Legionella standard.

November 9, 2015

Scheduled for Jan 23–27, ASHRAE's 2016 Winter Conference will include 5 full-day Professional Development Seminars and 15 half-day Short Courses. New half-day Short Course, ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 – Successfully Managing the Risk of Legionellosis, will teach attendees how to use and comply with standard; where Legionella propagates and who is at high risk for Legionellosis; how to create a workable Legionella water management plan; and responsibilities of project engineers and designers. Read More

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NTSB Issues Update on Dynamic International Airways Flight 405.

November 9, 2015

NTSB released investigative update regarding October 29, 2015 airplane fire during taxi of Dynamic International Airways flight 405 at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport. Main fuel supply line coupling assembly, which disconnected in wing-to-engine strut above and behind left engine, has been retained for further examination. Dynamic International Airways issued Fleet Campaign Directive to inspect remaining aircraft to ensure proper installation of fuel line coupling assemblies. Read More

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Conference focuses on composite technology for bicycles.

November 9, 2015

SPE has partnered with JEC Group to organize Cyclitech 2015, the first international conference devoted to plastic composite technology for bicycles. Conference will examine use of composites in bicycle design, including safety and performance aspects, and implications for mass-market bicycles of recent composite innovations for high-end bikes. In addition to technical presentations, there will be roundtable and panel discussions with professional riders and the press. Read More

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Roima Intelligence, Inc. becomes MESA-recognized business.

November 9, 2015

MESA International announced that Roima Intelligence, Inc. has completed the requirements to become a MESA-Recognized Business. This recognition program is intended to build greater market awareness for individuals and businesses dedicated to MESA's goal of educating the global marketplace on how and why to leverage modern Information Technologies in production operations. Company credits MESA's Global Education Program and Recognition Program as a way to bring value to its customers. Read More

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Symposium discusses good, bad, and ugly sides of growth.

November 9, 2015

On November 14, 2015, Inland Empire Chapter of APICS will host Fall Executive Panel & Networking Symposium titled Growth: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Expert panelists will share tips, watch-outs, and challenges with attendees and provide ideas and relate experiences on the topic. Manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain professionals will walk away with specific ideas to help their companies grow and build a network of resources to help them build their business. Read More

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EPA awards $4 million in grants for drought research.

November 9, 2015

EPA is awarding $4 million to four institutions to conduct research to combat effects of drought and extreme events on water quality in watersheds and at drinking water utilities. These grants will provide innovative strategies for protecting water quality and public health during periods of drought. Grant recipients include Clemson University; Water Research Foundation, University of Colorado at Boulder; Public Policy Institute of California; and University of Utah. Read More

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Manufacturers welcome long-term highway bill passage.

November 9, 2015

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement after the House passed a well-funded, long-term highway bill, which includes critical language to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank. According to Timmons, the vote paves the way for modernizing America’s aging infrastructure, reauthorizing a critical trade resource and catching up to compete with the rest of the world. Manufacturers’ success depends on the ability to transport goods and products to consumers and reach new markets. Read More

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Tractor Standard focuses on falling object protection devices.

November 9, 2015

Project by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) will initiate national adoption of ISO 27850:2013, Tractors for agriculture and forestry — Falling object protective structures — Test procedures and performance requirements. In addition to advancing applications where overhead protection of agricultural tractors is necessary, adoption of ISO 27850 will further harmonize national and international standardization. Read More

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ANSI Standard addresses electrical rigid steel conduit.

November 9, 2015

NEMA announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C80 published ANSI C80.1-2015 American National Standard for Electrical Rigid Steel Conduit. Standard establishes requirements for electrical rigid steel conduit for use as a raceway for wires or cables of an electrical system. Raceway systems (conduit, fittings, and enclosures) are relied upon to provide mechanical protection for circuit conductors and to carry potentially dangerous fault currents. Read More

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Healthcare Publication relays Baldrige Award recipients' stories.

November 9, 2015

Fall 2015 issue of Frontiers of Health Services Management, published by American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), features accounts and commentary by leaders of U.S. health care organizations that have used Baldrige Excellence Framework to transform their organizations into national role models for performance as recipients of the Baldrige Award in recent years. Publication highlights stories of 2014 Baldrige Award recipients in healthcare sector as well as commentary. Read More

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AASHTO Encourages Congress to pass multi-year transportation bill.

November 9, 2015

AASHTO congratulated U.S. House of Representatives members for passing bipartisan, multi-year Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015. STRR Act now heads to House and Senate Conference Committee to reconcile it with Senate's Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, which was approved in July. "Congress has an opportunity to build muscle for the American economy," said AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright. Read More

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White Paper addresses cybersecurity for medical imaging.

November 9, 2015

Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, a division of NEMA, published NEMA/MITA CSP 1-2015 Cybersecurity for Medical Imaging. White paper addresses how cyber threats pose a significant risk to patient safety, clinical and business continuity in the practice of medical imaging, and why a combination of people, processes, and technologies is required to mitigate these risks. Paper was developed for the medical imaging industry by MITA Cybersecurity Taskforce, Medical Imaging Informatics Section. Read More

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NIST seeks comments on project to protect privacy online.

November 9, 2015

National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, in partnership with National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace National Program Office, is seeking comments on new project focused on protecting privacy and security when reusing credentials at multiple online service providers. The document, Privacy-Enhanced Identity Brokers, describes technical challenges of adding privacy-enhancing technologies to existing products/services, and technical controls needed to address inherent privacy risks. Read More