Archive | April 19th, 2013

CARTER: FAA’s tower closing plan (ploy) having intended effect

April 19, 2013

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  Aviation business professionals say it was glaringly obvious what the Federal Aviation Administration was up to with its initiative to cut off funding to “contract” air traffic control towers. If you want to get a politician’s attention, promise to whack contract towers at around 150 regional airports and shut down another 30 or so […]

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Proposal to allow gay Boy Scouts heads for council vote

April 19, 2013

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NEW YORK (AP) — Searching for compromise on a divisive issue, the Boy Scouts of America is proposing to partially lift its long-standing exclusion of gays — allowing them as youth members but continuing to bar them as adult leaders. The proposal, unveiled Friday after weeks of private leadership deliberations, will be submitted to the […]

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PBS puts national spotlight tonight on HOPE’s financial literacy efforts

April 19, 2013

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HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union) and the Mississippi College Savings Account program will be featured on tonight’s (April 19)episode of Need to Know, a nationally broadcast Public Broadcasting System news magazine. MPTV airs the show at 7:30. In recognition of financial literacy month, the show highlights how the program helps families overcome the challenges […]

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Delta Regional Authority supplies $1M grant for community college/employer training partnerships

April 19, 2013

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WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris today announced the availability of $474.5 million to create and expand innovative partnerships between community colleges and businesses to educate and train workers with the skills employers need. This third round of funding since 2009 under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants […]

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MDA: Mississippi businesses invited to business missions to Costa Rica, Panama

April 19, 2013

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The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will lead a delegation of Mississippi businesses on a business development mission to San Jose, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama from July 14-20, 2013. The trip is designed to connect Mississippi companies looking to expand trade and create new business relationships with opportunities in the two markets. “In recent […]

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UMMC pediatrician, HIV pioneer Hannah Gay on ‘Time’s’ most influential list

April 19, 2013

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HIV specialist Dr. Hannah Gay, University of Mississippi Medical Center associate professor of pediatrics, has been named to the 2013 Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Gay gained notoriety for her atypical treatment regimen and functionally cured the baby who had been infected with HIV since […]

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