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BIO and Biominas Brasil to host BIO Latin America Conference.

BIO and Biominas Brasil announced that they will co-host the inaugural BIO Latin America Conference to be held September 9-11, 2014 at the Sheraton Rio Hotel- & Resort in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.- Conference- will bring together executives, researchers, investors, and government officials from Latin America and globally to discuss trends, navigate industry challenges, conduct partnering...

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Six Industry Volunteers receive IPC President's Award.

In recognition of their significant contributions of time, talent, and ongoing leadership in IPC and the electronics industry, 6 long-time IPC volunteers were presented with IPC President’s Awards at IPC APEX EXPO-®. Award recipients were: Daniel Gamota, Jabil Circuit, Inc.; E. Eddie Hofer, Rockwell Collins; Gerard O’Brien, Solderability Testing & Solutions, Inc.; Richard Rumas, Honeywell...

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NTSB Webinar addresses rail transit investigation procedures.

Scheduled for April 30, 3-hour Rail Transit Party Process Training webinar will help current and potential participants in NTSB accident investigations better understand procedures and processes involved so they can work more effectively with the NTSB. It will include a discussion of party members’ roles and responsibilities, interactions with NTSB, and media relations. Participants will have...

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A4A Congratulates Recipients of 2014 EMMC Nuts and Bolts Award.

At annual MRO Americas conference, 2 aviation industry experts received A4A Engineering, Maintenance, and Materiel Council (EMMC) 2014 Nuts and Bolts Award. Recipients were Dave Ramage, VP of Technical Operations at JetBlue Airways, and Joe White, who served as A4A Managing Director of Engineering- and Maintenance before retiring in 2013. Award recognizes those who demonstrate outstanding...

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against Unilever BestFoods, Inc.

FAA proposes $77,000 civil penalty against Unilever BestFoods, Inc. for alleged Hazardous Materials Regulations violations regarding November 8, 2012 shipment- (via FedEx) to Bolingbrook, IL of leaking- fiberboard box containing one pump bottle of flammable liquid styling spray and- 3 aerosol cans of flammable gas hair spray. Purportedly, package was not declared to contain hazardous...

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NASA and Partners to test alternative fuels.

NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada to conduct series of joint flight tests to study atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels. NASA's DC-8 and HU-25C Guardian, DLR's Falcon 20-E5, and NRC's CT-133 research aircraft will conduct flight tests in which DC-8's engines will burn mix of...

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NEMA publishes revised NEMA MG 1 Condensed Information Guide.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association- published NEMA MG 1-2011 Condensed Information Guide for General Purpose Industrial AC Small and Medium Squirrel-Cage Induction Motor Standards.- Condensing standard NEMA MG 1-2011 Motors and Generators, document has parts of original reprinted in entirety while others have been combined or abbreviated. Changes include Feb 2011 revision of Premium...

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Synthetic Biology breaks new ground on renewable chemicals.

During BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology,- May 12–15, 2014, executives from consumer product and renewable chemical companies will present recent achievements in synthetic biology and genomics research. Some Breakout Program Sessions will include: New Enzymes and New Chemical Pathways; Beyond Transgenics: Biotechnology Tools to Enhance Value; Public Perception for an Emerging...

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EPA to work with ports to improve environmental performance.

EPA hosted Advancing Sustainable Ports summit to- kickoff initiative to recognize ports that take action to improve environmental performance, including- improving local air quality, reducing carbon emissions, and addressing environmental justice issues.- Program will also work with port authorities to develop emission measurement tools to better understand energy use and environmental impact....

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HI enters into Training Partner Agreement with ABB and Baldor.

Through Training Partner Agreement, Hydraulic Institute, ABB, and Baldor Electric Company will broaden educational opportunities for pump end-users, distributors, and consulting firms by developing- co-branded educational and training programs and sponsoring technical webinars and e-learning courses focused on variety of pump topics. ABB and Baldor will also- host Pump Systems Optimization...

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