Archive for June, 2015

World Bank Approves $50 Million to Support National Plan for Early Childhood Care and Development in Sri Lanka

Comments Off | 06-25-2015

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2015 – The World Bank Board approved a $50 million credit to improve the quality and increase equitable access to Early Childhood Development (ECD) services in Sri Lanka. Early investment in human capital development is particularly effective at increasing the ability of disadvantaged children to access learning opportunities. It will also contribute [...]

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Eagle Pass CBP Officers Seize Cocaine, Heroin Worth $1.1 Mil

Comments Off | 06-25-2015

Unrelated Seizures at Bridge I, Bridge II Yield Narcotics Caches
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry intercepted narcotics shipments worth more than $1 million recently, in two unrelated incidents.
“These seizures are two fine examples of CBP officers’ training and experience keeping drug loads from entering [...]

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What to Do About U.S. Infrastructure

Comments Off | 06-25-2015

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Experts discuss challenges to U.S. infrastructure.
Each meeting in the What to Do About… series highlights a specific issue and features experts who put forward [...]

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Purdue breaks ground on $50 million project to advance energy-saving technologies

Comments Off | 06-24-2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – More than 200 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Indiana Manufacturing Institute, which is part of a $50 million project where Purdue University researchers will advance research of composite materials manufacturing to develop more energy-efficient technologies.
The 62,000-square-foot institute, which is slated to open in mid-2016, is part of a $259 [...]

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CBP Officers Seize $121K in Methamphetamine

Comments Off | 06-24-2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man on June 19 for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly $121,000 in methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales.
Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested Felizardo Olivares-Larios, 48, of Cajeme, Sonora, Mexico, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the Nissan SUV he was driving. [...]

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Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agents seize more than $1.3 million worth of methamphetamines at checkpoint

Comments Off | 06-24-2015

SARITA, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized 41 pounds of methamphetamines. The narcotics were hidden in the door panels of a Mazda Tribute.
The seizure occurred June 21st, when agents from Kingsville Border Patrol Station assigned to the Sarita checkpoint encountered a female subject, U.S. citizen, driving a 2006 silver Mazda [...]

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AerCap Holdings N.V. Announces Proposed Public Offering of $800 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of Senior Notes

Comments Off | 06-23-2015

Amsterdam, Netherlands; June 22, 2015 – AerCap Holdings N.V. (“AerCap” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AER) announced today that AerCap Ireland Capital Limited and AerCap Global Aviation Trust (together, the “Issuers”), each a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, propose to offer $800 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes, consisting of two tranches of varying tenor [...]

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American Pharmacists Association Shares Most Recommended Over-the-Counter Products to Treat Common Summer Stings & Burns

Comments Off | 06-23-2015

Annual OTC Survey Findings Help Americans Find Relief from Sunburns, Insect Bites and Poison Ivy & Oak
WASHINGTON, DC – Every week, approximately 275 million Americans visit pharmacies to benefit from the advice of their local medication experts, and to find fast relief for minor health concerns. When it comes to treating summer ailments, consumers are [...]

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Washington Trust Provides $5.135 Million in Financing for Multi-Tenant Retail Property in Newington, CT

Comments Off | 06-23-2015

WESTERLY, R.I….Washington Trust’s Commercial Real Estate Group recently provided $5.135 million to Newington LIR, LLC for the refinancing of a multi-tenant retail property in Newington, Connecticut. The 2.59-acre property includes a single-story, 25,093 square-foot retail building with parking for 120 vehicles. The building is currently separated into two units: a 6,723 square-foot section occupied by [...]

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Aluminum Industry Reacts to New Heavy-Duty Truck Fuel Economy Standards Proposed by EPA

Comments Off | 06-22-2015

ARLINGTON, VA — On June 19, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty trucks, requiring that fleet fuel economy increase up to 24 percent by 2027.
While these proposed rules will first enter public comment period before the final version is likely released sometime in 2016, the aluminum [...]

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