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Van Hollen Meets with Student Leaders from Montgomery County

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This week Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen met with student leaders from Maryland’s Eighth Congressional District in his office on Capitol Hill to speak with them about the importance of public service and to congratulate them on being awarded recognition in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program and the Congressional Awards program.

PETA Alerts Police Nationwide to Dangers of Leaving K9 Officers in Hot Cars

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Group Pushes Installation of State-of-the-Art Monitors to Save Lives

For Immediate Release:
June 20, 2013

Contact:
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. — PETA has sent an urgent letter to 500 police agencies across the country alerting them to the perils of leaving K9 officers in unattended patrol cars during warm weather. Included with the letter—which points out that in 2012 alone there were numerous news reports of heat-related deaths of K9 officers—is a poster that shows a police officer and his K9 partner standing next to a squad car and reads, “Please Remember: Hot Cars Kill.” The poster goes on to explain how the temperature inside a parked vehicle can shoot sky-high within minutes and that a dog trapped inside can endure an agonizing and terrifying death. PETA recommends that all K9 unit cars be equipped with the latest heat-monitoring systems, which can page the police officer—and even open a door—if the vehicle shuts off or the air-conditioning system malfunctions.

“We depend on our partners to keep us safe and they depend on us to keep them safe,” says Kevin Johnson, national president of the United States Police Canine Association. “Please, take a few minutes to remember your partner and do not leave them behind.”

In one 2012 incident cited by PETA, a police lieutenant in Georgia discovered his K9 partner, Sasha, dead in his patrol car. Before dying from heat exhaustion, Sasha clawed through the seats, bit through the seatbelts, and tore off the rearview mirror in a desperate attempt to escape. Just this week—and also in Georgia—a K9 officer named Spartacus was found dead from heatstroke in his handler’s car.

Every year, PETA receives reports of dogs who have died after being left alone in a car on a warm day—even when the windows are left slightly open or the car is parked in the shade. Dogs can succumb to heatstroke in just 15 minutes and sustain brain damage as a result. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a shaded car is 90 degrees, and the inside of a car parked in the sun can reach 160 degrees in minutes. Symptoms of heatstroke include restlessness, excessive thirst, heavy panting, lethargy, lack of appetite, a dark tongue, vomiting, and lack of coordination.

PETA’s letter to the police departments is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

Oregon Couple to be Married in Ocean Garbage Patch

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BANDON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Two local art workshop volunteers are planning to be married in a detailed replica of the so-called Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch made from marine debris on June 29 in Bandon, Oregon.

“Washed Ashore has changed how I live and how I shop. I am hoping to share this message with my guests”

“Government has no business monitoring the AP’s newsgathering activities”

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Government has no business monitoring the AP’s newsgathering activities

CB&I Announces Contract in Australia

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CB&I (NYSE: CBI) announced today it has been awarded a contract valued in excess of US$80 million by JKC Australia LNG Pty Ltd. The scope of work includes the engineering, procurement, construction and pre-commissioning for non-cryogenic storage tanks for the Ichthys Project LNG facilities in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with JKC on this project”

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with JKC on this project,” said Luke Scorsone, Executive Vice President and Group President, Fabrication Services. “This award builds on CB&I’s involvement in many of the major LNG and other oil and gas projects in this region, and we are well positioned to support the infrastructure development needs of these important projects.”

Project completion is scheduled for 2015.

FBI Seeks Loan Ranger Bandit

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The FBI and local police in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas are seeking a serial armed bank robber dubbed the “Loan Ranger Bandit.” He is believed to be responsible for the October 26, 2012 robbery of the BankcorpSouth in Madison, Mississippi.

During the robberies, the armed man, who did not attempt to disguise his face, displayed a note demanding 20s, 50s, and 100s and received an undisclosed amount of money. To date, no one has been physically harmed.

Astronaut Gregory Chamitoff Keynote to Kick-off MSC’s 50th Anniversary User Conference Series

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SANTA ANA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that NASA astronaut and engineer Dr. Gregory Chamitoff will deliver the keynote speech at the company’s 2013 Americas user conference and 50th anniversary celebration

Spartanburg Methodist College Receives National Recognition For Community Service

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SPARTANBURG, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spartanburg Methodist College has been named to The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll initiative is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the strategic commitment to engage millions of college students in service and celebrate the critical role of higher education in strengthening communities.

Eddie White: I’m with Mark

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Eddie White: I’m with Mark

Pre-salt production breaks new record and reaches 300,000 barrels of oil per day

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Petrobras announces that oil production on February 20th in Petrobras-operated fields in the pre-salt areas of Campos and Santos Basins reached the 300,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) mark. Of this total, 83% (249,000 bpd) of the total relates to Petrobras’ share while the remainder corresponds to the share held by Petrobras’ partner companies in the various areas of production in the pre-salt layer.

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