Archive for April, 2013

Miles Franklin Literary Award nominates only women for potential winners

April 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013  To write, edit, start or view other articles on Australia, see the Announced yesterday in Sydney, the shortlist for Australia‘s most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, includes only women for the first time in the award’s history. The award had been criticized in the past for its exclusion of women on the short list, with no women appearing on it in 2009 and …click to read more…

ColumbiaSoft Introduces Document Locator Version 6.4 with Enhancements… 

April 30, 2013

Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 ColumbiaSoft released a major update today to its document management software used by businesses worldwide – Document Locator version 6.4 includes updates leveraging the latest Microsoft technologies, and a new feature called My DL. “Engineering easy-to-use document management software that takes full advantage of all the current applications and systems from Microsoft is our primary objective,” said ColumbiaSoft engineering manager, Tim Emerson. “With Microsoft …click to read more…

Website Lets People Rank Stuff by How Bad It Is 

April 30, 2013

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 There are plenty of websites on the Internet that rank things by how good they are. These sites also let people complain and say if something is bad. Now there is a website devoted exclusively to telling the world how bad things are. StuffSux.com is the brainchild of Dekker Fraser. He said he created the site because he periodically buys something that spectacularly fails …click to read more…

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Highlights Improvements to the National School Lunch Program

April 30, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, May 1, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today highlighted improvements to school meals, a cornerstone of USDA’s efforts to create a generational change to improve childhood nutrition. The Secretary also discussed efforts to create new partnerships with chefs around the country to positively impact the eating habits of children. In remarks at MMi Culinary Services, Vilsack noted that USDA has made significant progress in improving the foods …click to read more…

DOD Backs Military Spouse Training, Careers

April 30, 2013

By Terri Moon CronkAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 – The Defense Department is committed to helping military spouses find jobs and offers resources for education, training and networking, the department’s spouse employment and career opportunities program manager said. With Military Spouse Appreciation Day coming up May 10, Meg O’Grady told American Forces Press Service, she wants spouses to know what the program offers. It includes avenues such …click to read more…

DOD Continues to Refine Options for President on Syria

April 30, 2013

By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 – Defense Department leaders continue to work on options and refine plans to respond to the situation in Syria if called upon, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said here today. Since opposition to the Bashar Assad regime burst into war, DOD officials have been developing options for a wide range of contingencies, Little said. “We continue to refine those plans …click to read more…

Hagel Discusses Partnership With Colombian Defense Minister

April 30, 2013

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón this morning at the Pentagon to discuss the close security partnership between the United States and Colombia, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomes Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon at the Pentagon, May 1, 2013. The two defense leaders met to discuss issues of …click to read more…

Hagel to Make Furlough Decision Soon, Press Secretary Says

April 30, 2013

By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will make a decision soon on the scope of civilian furloughs in response to sequestration spending cuts, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today. Hagel is reviewing analysis on the budget “and he’ll reach a decision in the near future,” Little told reporters. Little acknowledged news reports that some services contend they do not need …click to read more…

Navy to Commission Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Anchorage

April 30, 2013

             The Navy will commission amphibious transport dock ship, Anchorage, in her namesake city of Anchorage, Alaska, May 4, at 10 a.m. (AKDT), during a ceremony at the Port of Anchorage.              Anchorage is named in honor of the largest city in Alaska.               Adm. Cecil Haney, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, will deliver the ceremony’s keynote address. Annette Conway, wife of retired Gen. James T. Conway, the 34th commandant of …click to read more…

Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón

April 30, 2013

            Pentagon Press Secretary George Little provided the following readout:              Secretary Hagel met with Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón this morning at the Pentagon to discuss the close security partnership between the U. S. and Colombia.               Secretary Hagel commended Colombia for continuing to make significant process in their campaign against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.  Secretary Hagel noted that while the fight continues the U. …click to read more…