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Kaiser Permanente Washington Lends Its Voice and Resources to Support Total Health for All
SEATTLE, Aug. 19, 2017 : Kaiser Permanente Washington joins today with families throughout our region as it launches a statewide, long-term commitment in creating healthier communities. Read Full Story

RACE for Children Act Becomes Law!
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2017 : Yesterday, the RACE for Children Act became law, ensuring that novel and exciting new cancer drugs will now be developed not only for adults, but also for children with cancer. Read Full Story

Trump hints at 'decision' on Afghanistan strategy
Washington D.C. [United States], Aug. 19 : United States President Donald Trump on Saturday indicated that he has made a decision on the U.S. strategy for Afghanistan following high level meeting with his national security team at Camp David. Read Full Story

Egyptian Government's Claims of Improved Situation for Copts Refuted by Ongoing Discrimination, Reports Coptic Solidarity
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2017 : Both the Egyptian government and some church leaders are claiming that the Copts' situation has improved under President El-Sisi's leadership, despite the growing body of evidence to the contrary. Read Full Story

Trump thanks ousted White House chief strategist Bannon for his services
Washington D.C. [United States], Aug 19 : United States President Donald Trump has thanked his former chief strategist Stephen Bannon for his service and described the latter's work during his election campaign against democrat Hillary Clinton as 'great'. Read Full Story

IDT's Newest Clock Generator is up to 60pc More Energy Efficient than other Comparable Solutions
San Jose, California, August 19, 2017: Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today introduced two new versions of its low-power VersaClock 3S programmable clock generators. Read Full Story

Racism is unethical to American values: U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson
New York [U.S.A.], August 19: In contrast with United States President Donald Trump's comments on Charlottesville, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson strongly condemned racism, announcing that hatred is not an American value and further promised to make his department "more racially diverse." Read Full Story

The 96th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market Announces Best of Show Winners
SANTA FE, N.M., Aug. 18, 2017 : Santa Fe Indian Market, presented by The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA, http://swaia.org/) is pleased to announce this year's Best of Show, Best of Class, and special award winners. Read Full Story

SpongeBob SquarePants - The New Musical Original Cast Recording Available September 22 From Masterworks Broadway
NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2017 : The Original Cast Recording of SpongeBob SquarePants - The New Musical will be released September 22 by Masterworks Broadway. Available for preorder now, the album features a score of original songs unlike anything Broadway has ever heard and is produced by Scott Riesett and Tom Kitt, with executive producers Scott Farthing, Doug Cohn and Susan Vargo. Read Full Story

Join DJ Khaled on Xbox Live Sessions, a New Interactive Show Premiering August 25 on Mixer
SEATTLE, Aug. 18, 2017 : Next week, Xbox will unveil Xbox Live Sessions, a brand new, livestream hosted on the Mixer Xbox Channel that will feature some of the world's most celebrated pop-culture icons as they play highly anticipated new titles on Xbox One. Read Full Story

Flor de Cana Volcano impacts millions of people in Miami's Airport
MIAMI, Aug. 18, 2017 : From July through September 8th, Flor de Cana has activated a disruptive and elegant 10-feet high display inspired by the San Cristobal Volcano in Nicaragua, which incorporates large screens that create an incredible visual mosaic showing lava, volcano explosions in ultra-slow motion footage, the full story of Flor de Cana's 125-year family tradition and the brand's portfolio. Read Full Story

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Urges U.S. Authorities to Investigate British American Tobacco for Allegations of Widespread Bribery and Corruption in Africa
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2017 : Following new allegations about the conduct of British American Tobacco (BAT) in Africa -published today by The Guardian - the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is urging the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate BAT and its subsidiaries for possible violations of the anti-bribery and accounting provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Tobacco-Free Kids requested the investigation in a letter today to the two government agencies. Read Full Story

Chicago Man Runs to Bring Hope and Awareness to Others Facing Dementia
CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2017 : A diagnosis of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), an incurable degenerative brain disease, can be overwhelming. This Saturday, as runners converge for the Super Run 5K in Elk Grove, Illinois, one couple will be there to bring hope, awareness and determination to others, despite such challenges. Read Full Story

Best Chore Chart and Reward App for Back-To-School from Wishfinity
LEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 18, 2017 : Back to school is one of the best times of year to implement a comprehensive motivational device for better-behaved kids in the home and the classroom. Incentivizing kids to study and practice healthy living at any age seems like a never ending challenge. Read Full Story

Vamousse Provides Tips on Choosing a Lice Treatment for Back-to-School
MORRISVILLE, N.C., Aug. 18, 2017 : Lice cases spike at back-to-school which means many parents will be shopping for lice treatment along with No. 2 pencils as kids return to the classroom. Parents have a variety of over-the-counter (OTC) options for treating lice - many more than their parents had - so selecting a product may feel overwhelming. Read Full Story

Government of Canada gives job opportunities to Penticton-area youth - Skills Link funding to help 108 youth develop skills and develop hands-on work experience
PENTICTON, BC, Aug. 18, 2017 : When Canadian youth get the skills and experience they need to find and keep good jobs, the middle class grows and our economy thrives. Read Full Story

Introducing BLEU: A New Collection Of Exotic Blends
CONCORD, Mass., Aug. 18, 2017 : Tea Forte, maker of handcrafted, artisan tea blends, is launching an exciting new concept in tea: BLEU. Read Full Story

Astronauts Showcase Space Art Created with Childhood Cancer Patients
HOUSTON, Aug. 18, 2017 : Patients from around the world will have the opportunity to see a spacesuit art project they helped create. Astronauts currently living and working on the International Space Station will unveil the project at 10:25 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 23. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Read Full Story

Life and Health Insurance Industry Welcomes News of Dental Fee Guide in Alberta but More Work Needed
TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2017 : The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) sees the announcement of a fee guide for dental services in Alberta as a step in the right direction. Read Full Story

Multi-Racial Business Groups Denounce Violence in Charlottesville
NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2017 : Today, a coalition of multiracial business and community organizations that include African Americans, Hispanic, and Asian Americans raised their collective voice condemning the violence perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. Read Full Story

Citing Charlottesville Unrest and its Harmful Effect on Children, First Book Provides Resources for Educators Serving Kids in Need
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2017 : Our nation is reeling from the unrest in Charlottesville and the hateful rhetoric that is reverberating across the country. These groups and their acts of bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, sexism, Islamophobia, transphobia, and homophobia are repulsive and counter to our belief in the fundamental rights that First Book has championed as leaders in the fight for educational equity. Read Full Story

Acura Reveals Striking ARX-05 Prototype Race Car in Monterey; Debut Set for Daytona
MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 18, 2017 : Acura today unveiled the new Acura ARX-05 prototype race car at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Acura Motorsports will join forces with the legendary Team Penske organization to field a pair of the new Daytona Prototype International (DPi) entries in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Read Full Story

Invictus High School Offering New Career Training Programs
CLEVELAND, Aug. 18, 2017 : Invictus High School recently celebrated a grand reopening with upgraded buildings, technology, and new student programs. Invictus was developed by a group of educators who were determined to make a difference in the lives of students across Cleveland, Ohio. Read Full Story

Charlottesville violence: Donald Trump's arts council quits
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 19 : Several members of United States President Donald Trump's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) have announced their resignation due to President's remarks on Charlottesville violence. Read Full Story

San Joaquin Regional Transit District Opens First 100 Percent Electric, Zero-Emissions Bus Rapid Transit Route in the U.S
STOCKTON, Calif., Aug. 18, 2017 : San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will convert its existing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express Route 44 to 100 percent battery-electric, zero-emissions buses in August. Read Full Story

NewSchool of Architecture and Design to Host Women In Architecture Summer Film Festival Focused on Women Visionaries and Healthy Urbanism
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18, 2017 : NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NewSchool) is excited to team up with the Women In Architecture Palomar Chapter (WIA|P) and the Women In Architecture San Diego Chapter (WIA|SD) to host the two-part WIA|P 2017 Summer Film Fest. Part 1 of the free festival is open to the public and will be held this Saturday, August 19 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the NewSchool campus, located at 1249 F Street in downtown San Diego. Read Full Story

National Geographic Celebrates Historic Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage of the Event Online, Web Portal Featuring Exclusive Visuals and Educational Materials, and More
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2017 : As millions of people across the country are gearing up for the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in nearly a century, National Geographic is offering a full day of coverage, including live commentary from science experts on the ground and stunning visuals, to help people witness this remarkable event. Read Full Story

Steve Bannon returns to Breitbart News after White House exit
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 19 : Ousted White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon has returned at the helm of conservative Breitbart News website and chaired the outlet's evening editorial meeting on Friday. Read Full Story

Proposed Sony Xperia Class Action Settlement Preliminarily Approved
NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2017 : The following statement is being issued by Levi and Korsinsky, LLP regarding the Sony Xperia class action settlement. Read Full Story

California Alcohol Policy Alliance Announces Community rallies against 4:00 am bar closing
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18, 2017 : Put public safety over bar profits! DO NOT extend bar hours! Read Full Story

'Trump wants to cut off all military aid to Pakistan'
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 19 : United States President Donald Trump wants to cut off all military aid to Pakistan as he thinks that the Washington is being ripped off by Islamabad. Read Full Story

Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon out of White House
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 18 : Stephen Bannon, chief strategist who helped Donald Trump win the 2016 election is out of the White House, said two administration officials Friday who are familiar with the decision. Read Full Story

Inc. Names OutboundEngine the Fastest-Growing Software Company in Austin
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18, 2017 : Inc. magazine ranked OutboundEngine No. 582 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Read Full Story

Trump reiterates strong stance against 'radical Islam terrorism'
Washington D.C. [USA] Aug 18 : In the wake of ISIS striking terror in Barcelona where at least 14 people have been killed, U.S. President Donald Trump has reiterated that 'Radical Islamic Terrorism' must be stopped by whatever means necessary. Read Full Story

US amps up Cyber Command to combat cyberspace threats
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 18 : United States President Donald Trump amped up country's Cyber Command by directing to elevate it to the status of a Unified Combatant Command, which will strengthen country's cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve nation's defense. Read Full Story

The Ivey's Hotel Delivers An Enhanced Guest Experience With 5Church Restaurant Partnership
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 18, 2017 : The MRK Hotel Collection is proud to advertise the partnership between 5Church Restaurant and the newest luxury hotel in their collection, The Ivey's Hotel. Read Full Story

Los Angeles Police Protective League Urges Hate Groups to Stay Home
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2017 : In anticipation of potential rallies and demonstrations being organized by hate groups, the Los Angeles Police Protective League issued the following statement today: Read Full Story

FICO Unveils New Solution to Instantly Optimize Deal Structures for Auto Finance
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2017 : New FICO solution instantly discovers and evaluates millions of alternative offers to deliver the best offers to auto lenders, empowering them to aggressively compete for business without compromising risk standards, growth targets, or compliance requirements Read Full Story

O.C. Tanner Joins Forces with Refugee Education Initiative to Create New Organization One Refugee
SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 18, 2017 : O.C. Tanner today announced it will support an initiative to help young adult refugees in Utah make a successful transition from the university environment to full-time employment. Read Full Story

TITLE Boxing Club Named One of America's Fastest Growing Companies by Inc. Magazine
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 18, 2017 : Inc. Magazine recognized TITLE Boxing Club, the nation's leading boutique boxing fitness franchise, on its 36th annual Inc. 5000 list. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment- its independent small and midsized businesses. Read Full Story

BELAY Included in Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Third Consecutive Year
ATLANTA, Aug. 18, 2017 : BELAY, Inc. a virtual staffing company that offers remote bookkeeping, copywriting, web support and executive assistant services, today announced that the company made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies for the third year in a row. Inclusion on the prestigious list is a testament to BELAY's strong growth, which averaged 314pc over the past three years. Read Full Story

Bite Into America's Favorite Apple
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2017 : Envy, voted America's favorite apple in the Apple Madness Chompionship sponsored by the US Apple Association earlier this year, is traveling the country with its Bite and Believe Roadshow which arrives in the Bay Area today. Read Full Story

CSM Bakery Solutions and 3D Systems Announce Agreement to Bring 3D Print Designs to the Food Industry
ATLANTA and ROCK HILL, S.C., Aug. 18, 2017 : CSM Bakery Solutions, a global leader in bakery ingredients, products and services, and 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD), the originator of 3D printing and solutions, today announced they reached an agreement to collaborate in the development, sale, and distribution of 3D printers, products and materials for the food industry. Read Full Story

Mozzie Boards Bring Cutting Edge Advancements To Hoverboard Industry
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 18, 2017 : Cutting Edge Products, LLC, today announced the launch of the Mozzie board, the most technologically advanced and safest hoverboard on the market. Among the compelling advancements found in the Mozzie board include lithium phosphate battery technology, patented uni-body construction, a stability sensor system and built-in Bluetooth speakers. Read Full Story

10 Orsinger, Nelson, Downing and Anderson Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers in America for 2018
DALLAS, Aug. 18, 2017 : Ten attorneys from the family law firm Orsinger, Nelson, Downing and Anderson, LLP, have been selected to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the nation's top lawyers. Read Full Story

Rosalind Franklin University Researcher Awarded USD2 Million From NIH to Study Role Of Hormone Oxytocin In Stress, Fear and Anxiety
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 18, 2017 : Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science researcher Joanna Dabrowska has been awarded a five-year, USD2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to investigate the role of the hormone oxytocin in stress-induced psychiatric disorders. Read Full Story

Prolacta Bioscience Launches New Resources for Nurses, Clinicians Working with Premature Infants
DUARTE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2017 : Prolacta Bioscience, the nation's leading provider of human milk-based neonatal nutritional products to hospitals, has released several new resources for nurses and clinicians working with premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Read Full Story

VELUX America Transforms Bonus Room from Man Cave to Family Room
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 18, 2017 : Creating a functional bonus room is the bane of many homeowner's dream homes. These spaces can often have unconventional floor plans and inadequate natural light, making it a hard space to decorate. Read Full Story

Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Breaks New Record High
NEW YORK, August 18, 2017 : Bitcoin hit a record high above USD 4,500 yesterday and now putting the market capitalization over USD 73 billion according to CoinDesk. William Mougayar, the Founder of Startup Management, explained to Fortune that increased interest from Korean and Japanese exchanges are increasing the value of the cryptocurrency. Read Full Story

Canadian American Business Council Announces Digital Task Force as NAFTA Negotiations Begin
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2017 : The process of modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began in earnest this Wednesday with the launch of official negotiations in Washington, D.C. Read Full Story

Two Soundtrack Releases To Accompany New Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Film The Vietnam War
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2017 : THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will begin airing on PBS on September 17, 2017, will be accompanied by two companion soundtracks to be released on September 15, 2017, Universal Music Enterprises announced today. Read Full Story

HESCO Sponsor Zombie Invitational Shooting Competition
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Aug. 18, 2017 : Hesco announces their newest sponsorship; The 2017 HESCO Zombie Invitational, a two day Recon-style precision rifle, pistol and shotgun competition open only to qualified, respected, and experienced military, law enforcement, and security professionals. Read Full Story

Nortis Awarded USD 688K NIH Phase II SBIR Fast Track Grant to Develop Living Model of Human Blood-Brain Barrier
SEATTLE, Aug. 18, 2017 : Nortis today announced the awarding of a USD 688K National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. The award will provide funding for the third year of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Fast-track grant under award number R44NS095585 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).  Read Full Story

Cascade Lacrosse Sponsors National Prospect Elite 80
LIVERPOOL, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2017 : Cascade, the leading head protection manufacturer in lacrosse, announced today the sponsorship of the National Prospect Elite 80. The Cascade National Prospect Elite 80 is geared to maximize athletic recruiting opportunities for the girls and boys graduating in 2018 and 2019. Read Full Story

Fly Fishing Pro Endorses the Flycraft Inflatable Fishing Boat
SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 18, 2017 : Doug McKnight, Fly Fishing Pro, is the next in a long line of existing endorsers for the all-in-one inflatable fishing boat, drift boat, and motor boat: the Flycraft Stealth. Read Full Story

Multi Machine Expands Purchase and Rental Options with Addition of New Prinoth Tracked Dumper
ASBURY, N.J., Aug. 18, 2017 : Multi Machine, Inc. of Asbury NJ continues to expand its Sales and Rental options with the addition of the new Prinoth Panther T14R Rotating Tracked Dumper. Read Full Story

Inc. Magazine Names Platinum Drive Realty One of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies--the Inc. 5000
NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2017 : Inc. Magazine named Platinum Drive Realty on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies for the fourth consecutive year. Read Full Story

Artificial Grass is Becoming the Norm
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18, 2017 : After more than five years of drought, California has finally ended their state of emergency. Residents all over the state are celebrating, however water useage is still an ongoing issue for Southern California and homeowners continue to look for solutions. While most would expect demand for artificial grass to decrease with the passing of the drought, it has been exactly the opposite. Read Full Story

Yisrayl Hawkins Exposes What the Bible Really Says About Worshipping Mother Mary in New Online Publication
ABILENE, Texas, Aug. 18, 2017 : Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has released a new publication this week that he says will lift the veil on false teachings pertaining to the mother of the Savior whom the world calls "Mother Mary." Yisrayl says when compared to what the Holy Scriptures teach, you see a far different picture of the role of this historical woman. Read Full Story

Bachelor in Paradise Couple Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert Announce Arrival of First Ava Baby to Bachelor Nation
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2017 : Ava, a medical technology company focused on innovations in women's reproductive health, today announced the arrival of its first "celebrity baby" conceived with the help of its Ava fertility tracking sensor bracelet launched last summer - "Bachelor in Paradise" couple Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert's new baby girl born Thursday, August 17 at 10:03 am. Read Full Story

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