first_imgHHS Secretary Alex AzarU.S. SENATE News: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), all members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, wrote to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar requesting that the Department provide the Committee with an unredacted copy of the internal audit report on the Indian Health Service (IHS) management response to former IHS pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber’s patient abuse compiled by HHS contractor Integritas Creative Solutions, LLC, within seven business days.The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has jurisdiction and oversight responsibility regarding IHS.“The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and IHS leadership have committed repeatedly to full transparency, openness and accountability regarding all issues related to IHS patients abuse generally and Weber’s abuse of minor IHS patients specifically,” the senators wrote. “However, recent decisions made by HHS regarding the disclosure of the referenced Integritas report appear to contradict those commitments.”Following revelations of longstanding abuse of child patients by former IHS Pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber, as well as IHS’ failed management response to Weber’s abuse HHS commissioned an internal audit report from Integritas Creative Solutions, LLC.Thus far, HHS has not released the report publicly and has limited congressional access to a limited viewing of a redacted report in contradiction of federal law and long-established Congressional oversight process.“There is no legal basis for the IHS to withhold or limit access to its unredacted findings from review by the congressional committee of jurisdiction,” the senators continued. “As a coequal branch of government, we expect full transparency from your Department and the agency regarding this report and on all instances of employee mismanagement and criminal sexual misconduct. HHS and IHS must uphold their commitment to transparency on the Weber incident and issues of patient abuse.”The full text of the letter is available HERE.last_img read more

first_imgAcross a number of key trade routes between Asia, Europe and the Americas, the two carriers will deploy and jointly represent a fleet of 26 multipurpose heavy lift vessels and provide tailor-made tramp and project solutions to industry sectors.The combined fleet of owned and chartered-in tonnage features seven modern classes of multipurpose heavy lift vessels, ranging from 12,000 dwt to 31,000 dwt.The fleet of 26 vessels will consist of a combination of A-Class, S-Class, T-Class and G-Class ships from AAL’s fleet, with lifting capacities ranging from 120 to 700 tonnes; as well as F-Class, M-Class and C-Class vessels from Peter Döhle’s fleet, with lifting capacities ranging from 120 to 480 tonnes.Peter Döhle told HLPFI that the vessels being deployed are ex-Beluga ships.”Both fleets of multipurpose heavy lift vessels perfectly complement each other and our proposed fleet mix of seven classes of large and small tonnage will deliver highly flexible, sustainable and efficient benefits for our customers and their projects,” said Peter Döhle ceo Chistoph Döhle.The companies will share operational responsibilities, with AAL handling operations east of the Suez Canal and in the Americas, while Peter Döhle oversees activity in Europe and Africa.”With offices and staff located in strategic positions along key global trades, we will not only provide a seamless overall network…but also a local and time zone friendly service,” added Peter Döhle’s general manager John Jensen.AAL and Peter Döhle stressed that they will remain independent of each other, with separate ownership, operations and identities.Namir Khanbabi, managing director of AAL’s tramp and projects division, concluded: “In a market where competition has been consolidated into larger operating entities, we and our customers stand to benefit immensely from economies of scale, a far greater reach within the market place and no risk of losing individual customer focus.”  www.aalshipping.comwww.doehle.delast_img read more

first_imgFITCE opens in Broward County today, runs until Oct 20The  2016 Florida International Trade & Cultural Expo (FITCE) opens today, Oct 19. The annual event will be conducted over a two day period, and hundreds of participants and guests are expected to attend.According to Broward Commissioner Dale Holness, one of the primary organizers of the event, this year’s Expo is expected “to be better than ever.” Holness said “ If you missed last year’s event, which included attendance of over 1,000 people, this is your opportunity to experience two days of panels, workshops, networking, culture, and economic opportunities in Broward County.  Mingle with international delegations, consulates, bi-national chambers, local chambers, cities, countries andmuch more.”The objective of the Expo is to position Broward County as the hub of international trade not only in South Florida, but all of Florida, and a key hub in the USA.The County has the advantage of a major international airport and a major seaport that enhances its position as an international trade hub. The Expo offers a unique opportunity for local business people, and business from the Caribbean and Latin America to establish negotiations for international trade.The Expo features:International Trade Expo & Demo Lounges offering an opportunity for businesses to market their products; a Technology/Social Media Lounge; international business matchmaking; keynote luncheons and  VIP receptions; legal, immigration, and customs brokerage advice, and investment visas; educational panel discussions  and multiple workshops; educational and initiatives for long-Term Prosperity, and international food and cultural interactive experiences networking with delegates, consul generals, former Country Presidents; and cultural expositionsThe confirmed guest of honors for this year’s Expo include:The Honorable Erwin Contreras, Minister of International Trade and Petroleum for BelizeThe Honorable Oliver Joseph, Minister of Economic Development for GrenadaMr. Noel Tshiani, Country Chair for Africa, World Bank (Washington) and 2016 Presidential Candidate for the  Democratic  Republic of CongoThe Honorable Derrick Simmons, Commissioner of Tourism for the Island of St. EustatiusSome 30 countries represented by Consul Generals, Trade Commissions and/or Bi-National Chambers.Admission to the Expo is free to the public.last_img read more

first_imgAs a result of the certification, designers can now perform accurate EM simulation with GF’s cutting-edge 22FDX technology, facilitating analysis of electromagnetic effect and behavior in today’s ever shrinking and complex designs. Momentum stack-up files are integrated with the latest 22FDX PDK available from GF.Keysight’s Momentum has also been certified for RF/mmWave-optimized metal options with different inductors, attaining highly precise correlation with silicon measurements and circuit models up to 100 GHz per GF’s certification standards. Click here to learn more about Keysight Momentum. Combines full-wave and quasi-static EM solvers for RF passives, high-frequency interconnects and parasitic modeling Efficient meshing, adaptive frequency sampling and threaded NlogN solver which reduces simulation time Able to simulate complex EM effects including skin effect, substrate effect, thick metals and multiple dielectrics Keysight has announced that the company’s 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) simulator, Momentum, has been certified for GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) 22FDX, 22nm Fully-Depleted Silicon-On-Insulator (FD-SOI) technology.Keysight’s Momentum software is a leading 3D planar EM simulator used for passive circuit modeling and analysis. It accepts arbitrary design geometries (including multi-layer structures) and uses frequency-domain Method of Moments (MoM) technology to accurately simulate complex EM effects including coupling and parasitics.Key Benefits of Momentumlast_img read more