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Technical briefing – Science Advisory Report: Transfer of IHN virus from farmed fish to Fraser River sockeye salmon

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Blended Military Retirement System to take effect Jan. 1

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018, with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS. The new system blends aspects of the traditional defined benefit retirement…

UNICEF says 2017 has been a ‘very difficult year’ for children in Central African Republic

19 December 2017 – For children and women in the Central African Republic, 2017 has been a very difficult year and sadly, the situation is not expected to improve in the coming months, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday. “2017 has seen a dramatic increase in violence. The previously…

Dr. Ed Ehlinger Resigns as Commissioner of Health

Health Department’s Deputy Commissioner Dan Pollock will serve as acting Commissioner of Health until a permanent replacement is appointed by Governor Mark Dayton   Governor Dayton and his Administration are focused on working immediately to improve the Health Department’s efforts to protect seniors, investigate allegations of elder neglect and abuse ST.…

Improvements at Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant

2018 State of the State Proposals Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the 7th proposal of the 2018 State of the State: invest over $20 million to launch Phase One of the wastewater system overhaul to complete comprehensive infrastructure and operational improvements at the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Facility. The Governor’s…

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Kansas

TOPEKA – (December 19, 2017) − Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today proclaimed January to be Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Gov. Brownback was joined by Attorney General Derek Schmidt; Secretary Lana Gordon, Kansas Department of Labor; Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel, Kansas Department for Children and Families; Secretary Susan Mosier, M.D., MBA, FACS, Kansas…

FAA Releases UAS Remote Tracking & ID ARC Report

News Search The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) chartered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June has submitted its report and recommendations to the agency on technologies available to identify and track drones in flight and other associated issues. The ARC’s 74 members represented…

Coalition Removes ISIS Leaders From Battlefield

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Dec. 19, 2017 — In Iraq and Syria, coalition airstrikes killed three senior Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders in the past three weeks, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today. The removal of these key terrorists disrupts ISIS’ leadership and information dissemination activities, reducing…

Governor Cooper Announces Largest Ever Manufacturing Investment in Rural North Carolina

Chinese tire manufacturing company Triangle Tyre (Triangle) has selected Edgecombe County, North Carolina as the location for its first manufacturing facility in the United States, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Triangle will create 800 jobs and invest nearly $580 million in Kingsboro, NC. The project is estimated to contribute more than $2.4…