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SBA Announces Registration for National Small Business Week Virtual Conference September 22-24

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 11:33pm

Washington, Sept. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As part of National Small Business Week , the U.S. Small Business Administration and cosponsors will host all virtual events September 22-24, 2020.

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  • Washington, Sept. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As part of National Small Business Week , the U.S. Small Business Administration and cosponsors will host all virtual events September 22-24, 2020.
  • This years National Small Business Week activities will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nations small businesses look to pivot and recover, contributing to a stronger economy.
  • The event will recognize the national award winners, including the naming of the National Small Business Person of the Year.
  • The National Small Business Week event schedule includes three days recognizing Americas outstanding entrepreneurs, shining a spotlight on the nations 30 million small businesses across the country.

Basic Knowledge Could Save 90 Percent in a Nuclear Attack, according to Physicians for Civil Defense

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 9:31pm

Most of those casualties could be prevented with the basic knowledge of what to do, Connor said.

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  • Most of those casualties could be prevented with the basic knowledge of what to do, Connor said.
  • Many survived in Nagasaki because of this advice, brought to them by "double survivors" from Hiroshima.
  • It also saved schoolchildren in Chelyabinsk, Russia, from injury from flying shards of glass when a meteor hit nearby.
  • The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons is published by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) , a national organization representing physicians in all specialties since 1943.

Orbital Energy Group Subsidiary, Gibson Technical Services, Awarded Additional Telecom Project By Charter Communications In Virginia

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 9:05pm

HOUSTON, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Orbital Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OEG) ("OEG") today announced that its subsidiary, Gibson Technical Services ("GTS"), has been awarded a new project (the "Project") from Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) ("Charter") to construct 1,910 miles of rural broadband network in Virginia.

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  • HOUSTON, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Orbital Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OEG) ("OEG") today announced that its subsidiary, Gibson Technical Services ("GTS"), has been awarded a new project (the "Project") from Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) ("Charter") to construct 1,910 miles of rural broadband network in Virginia.
  • The new Virginia project follows the Company's earlier award from Charter for approximately 8,600-miles of "full-service construction" across Louisiana, Alabama, and North Carolina.
  • Orbital Energy Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: OEG) is creating a diversified energy services platform through the acquisition and development of innovative companies.
  • Orbital Energy's group of businesses includes Orbital Power Services, Orbital Solar Services, Orbital Telecom Services and Orbital Gas Systems.

Citizens Against Government Waste Names House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Bernie Sanders September 2021 Porkers of the Month

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 8:15pm

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) September 2021 Porkers of the Month for endangering Americas financial stability with their massive spending plan.

Key Points: 
  • Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) September 2021 Porkers of the Month for endangering Americas financial stability with their massive spending plan.
  • Speaker Pelosi and Sen. Sanders are leading the charge to pass a $3.5 trillion spending bill that would devastate the economy and dramatically increase the size, scope, and power of the federal government.
  • For pushing the U.S. toward bankruptcy and socialism, Speaker Pelosi and Sen. Sanders are CAGWs September Porkers of the Month.
  • Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.

FAIR: Senate Parliamentarian Confirms What We Already Knew

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 7:46pm

"As the parliamentarian correctly noted in her ruling, amnesty for millions of illegal aliens is a significant policy change that dwarfs its budgetary impact.

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  • "As the parliamentarian correctly noted in her ruling, amnesty for millions of illegal aliens is a significant policy change that dwarfs its budgetary impact.
  • This makes it ineligible for inclusion in a budget reconciliation bill something congressional Democrats and pro-amnesty activists must accept.
  • Now is the time to treat longstanding Senate rules and procedures with respect, instead of calling for the parliamentarian to be removed or filibuster to be abolished.
  • With over 3 million members and supporters nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests.

New bipartisan legislation would prevent political influence on federal building design and require transparent processes

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 4:37pm

"I'm pleased to introduce this important bipartisan legislation that is essential to guaranteeing the future integrity of the Design Excellence Program," said Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV).

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  • "I'm pleased to introduce this important bipartisan legislation that is essential to guaranteeing the future integrity of the Design Excellence Program," said Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV).
  • By doing so, the legislation would effectively increase transparency and prevent political influence in the federal design process while also allowing the program to evolve for modern needs.
  • "Recent attempts to establish a federal design mandate demonstrated the crucial need to institute well defined, transparent, and democratic processes around federal design decisions," said 2021 AIA President Peter Exley, FAIA.
  • Under the Executive Order, government agencies could mandate an architectural style preference for federal courthouses and other federal buildings.

Nuclear Weapons Casualties Could Be Reduced by 90 Percent, according to the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:47pm

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In todays increasingly tense world, the eventual use of widely proliferated nuclear weapons is likely if not inevitable, some believe.

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  • TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In todays increasingly tense world, the eventual use of widely proliferated nuclear weapons is likely if not inevitable, some believe.
  • In the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Shane Connor writes : While there is little that individuals can do to thwart international nuclear weapons use, we can do a surprising amount locally to minimize nuclear explosions horrendous effects in our communities.
  • His advice to duck and cover saved many of his colleagues at company headquarters in Nagasaki when the second bomb hit.
  • The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons is published by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) , a national organization representing physicians in all specialties since 1943.

Comcast's Internet Essentials Program Donates 3,000 Laptops and Free Internet Service to Baltimore City as Part of Company's Largest Laptop Donation of Its Kind

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:40pm

BALTIMORE, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Comcast announced today the donation of 3,000 new laptops and free Internet service from its Internet Essentials program across Baltimore City to be distributed among several organizations focused on education, digital equity, and workforce development.

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  • BALTIMORE, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Comcast announced today the donation of 3,000 new laptops and free Internet service from its Internet Essentials program across Baltimore City to be distributed among several organizations focused on education, digital equity, and workforce development.
  • "This is an incredible moment for Baltimore," said Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott.
  • Thanks to their donation, Baltimore students will be able to learn remotely with reliable, high-speed Internet access."
  • We are also grateful for this wonderful donation from Comcast to our students," added Sonja Brookins Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools.

JFrog Wins U.S. Defense Department Security Certification

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 4:26pm

JFrog Ltd. (JFrog) (NASDAQ: FROG), the Liquid Software company, creators of the DevOps Platform, today announced its JFrog Artifactory and JFrog Xray solutions are now accredited in Iron Bank and available via Platform One .

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  • JFrog Ltd. (JFrog) (NASDAQ: FROG), the Liquid Software company, creators of the DevOps Platform, today announced its JFrog Artifactory and JFrog Xray solutions are now accredited in Iron Bank and available via Platform One .
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210920005563/en/
    JFrog Platform now accredited in Iron Bank for delivering multilayer security and management for public sector entities.
  • JFrog Xray works with JFrog Artifactory to enable multi-layer analysis of each binary or container image and flags any security vulnerabilities or compliance compromises to ensure software quality.
  • The JFrog name, logo mark and all JFrog product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of JFrog Ltd.
    Other company names and product / service names mentioned in this press release are registered trademarks or trademarks of each company.

Dr. Mark Garcia: CMS Must Eliminate Cuts and Reform the Physician Fee Schedule

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule change that, if adopted, would result in a 20% across-the-board cut.

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  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule change that, if adopted, would result in a 20% across-the-board cut.
  • The new clinical labor data results in massive cuts of more than 15 to 20 percent to critical services in the PFS.
  • And with these cuts, it is the patients who are feeling the painmake no mistake about it.
  • CMS must eliminate the cuts and work on fundamental reform of the Physician Fee Schedule.