Category Archives: PR

Man charged for videoing film in cinema on his mobile phone

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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for December 18

WASHINGTON , Dec. 18, 2014 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: SPACED OUT Profile America — Thursday, December 18th . Continue reading

Ready or Not: Baby Boomers Are Revolutionizing Retirement

LOS ANGELES , Dec. 18, 2014 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ — Today, nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies ® (“TCRS”) released a new report,  Baby Boomer Workers are Revolutionizing Retirement: Are They and Their Employers Ready Continue reading

Executions Hit 20-Year Low in U.S.

Thirty-five people were executed in the U.S. in 2014 – the lowest number in 20 years – and a new report suggests the downward trend is likely to continue as the number of new death sentences plummets Continue reading

Grizzlies outlast Spurs 117-116 in 3 overtimes

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, right, shoots against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, of Spain, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate) Associated Press Dec Continue reading

These 35 People Were Executed in 2014

20 of 35 Oklahoma executed Clayton Lockett, 38, on April 29 for a brutal 1999 murder. Lockett writhed and groaned as lethal drugs were administered and died 43 minutes after the execution began. At right, Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., discusses the botched execution Continue reading

The Deadlines to Apply for, Redeem, and use Personal Credits have been Extended

Common Experience Payment Recipients now have more time to apply for, redeem, and use Personal Credits OTTAWA , Dec 17, 2014 /CNW/ – Bernard Valcourt , Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to grant Canada’s request for an extension to the deadlines to apply for, redeem, and use Personal Credits. Parties to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement requested the deadline extension in order to give Common Experience Payment recipients and their family members the best opportunity to access Personal Credits to support education opportunities.   The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement provides that Common Experience Payment (CEP) recipients may apply for Personal Credits.  Personal Credits have no cash value and can be shared with up to two family members. Continue reading

Amid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety

By JUSTIN PRITCHARD LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions. In a blog post Wednesday, Uber’s head of global safety defended the company’s safety record but also wrote that “as we look to 2015, we will build new safety programs and intensify others.” The taxi alternative, valued at $40 billion, lets passengers summon cars through an app in more than 250 cities around the world. It faces multiples legal and regulatory challenges as it expands in the United States and abroad. Continue reading

U.S. probe links North Korea to Sony hacking

By ERIC TUCKER and TED BRIDIS WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S Continue reading

N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

By BERNARD CONDON, ERIC TUCKER and MAE ANDERSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. official says North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for the film at the heart of the hack, “The Interview.” The attack is possibly the costliest for a U.S. company ever, said Avivah Litan, a cybersecurity analyst at research firm Gartner. Continue reading