Geno’s double role?

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 9:12am
No doubt President Trump will invite the Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House to celebrate their second straight Stanley Cup victory sometime later this year. ...
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Pa., N.J. & Paris

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 9:09am
I am writing this in the wake of President Trump’s consequential decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. He attributed this decision to ...
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Responsibility & consequences

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 9:09am
Dear Duquesne University students and parents: I would be most appreciative if you would help me understand a few areas of confusion (“As diploma furor ...
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Uber, McDonald’s partner on home delivery service

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 8:21am
An Egg McMuffin meal is pictured at a McDonald's restaurant in Encinitas, California, in this file photo taken August 13, 2015." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtN146JUz_omEuaxiO6GT2IWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Pittsburgh-area residents can now receive home delivery from 44 area McDonald’s restaurants via the ride-sharing giant Uber. The partnership between the restaurant chain and Uber ...
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Fanfare: Crafts and Corks for Cancer

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 8:06am
Gina Pferdehirt, Rebecca Whitlinger and David Pferdhirt, Crafts & Corks for Cancer, Cancer Caring Center, Left Field Meeting Space, North Shore. June 22, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYs3vhN5WtToUNyM_oT$H4MLWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
“I’m a cork, baby,” laughed Cancer Caring Center director Rebecca Whitlinger. “And I’ve got the shoes to prove it. Chanel cork heels.” Happy Hour extended ...
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Fanfare: Bell Bottoms and Bright Lights at the Warhol

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 8:06am
Peter Tsudis, Bell Bottoms and Bright Lights at The Warhol, Lending Hearts, The Warhol Museum, North Shore. June 22, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYs2qrPn4GvInswlrTL6lyu6WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The buttery yellow, three-piece suit circa 1977 was one thing. The fact that it was still hanging in Michael Senko’s closet was another. But knowing ...
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2017 Westmoreland County Airshow

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 8:03am
A member of the U.S Army Golden Knights gives a hand signal before conducting a mass jump out of their plane 13,000 feet above the Shop 'n Save Westmoreland County Airshow at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport on Saturday, June 24, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYv8tYOTyRxy2EcNzeGzRPbUWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Images from across the region by Tribune-Review photographers. ...
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Air bag recalls, lawsuits lead Takata to file for bankruptcy

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 7:57am
Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. CEO Shigehisa Takada bows during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, June 26, 2017. Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators. " src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvH1UWLEjm2hudClqseeIiaWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed Monday for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it was ...
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Koch urgency: Conservative network fears closing window

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 7:54am
In this Aug. 30, 2013 file photo, David Koch speaks in Orlando, Fla. The Koch brothers and their chief lieutenants are warning of a rapidly shrinking window to push their agenda through Congress. No agenda items matter more to the conservative Koch network than the GOP’s promise to overhaul the nation’s tax code and repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care law. " src = "$81f0XtNSM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsDIN6brs$K3SxSIbWRWhj6WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The urgency was easy to find inside the private receptions and closed-door briefings at the Koch brothers’ donor retreat in Colorado ...
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Bishop Zubik resting comfortably after successful back surgery

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 7:06am
Bishop David A. Zubik was scheduled to have surgery at UPMC Mercy to repair damaged discs in his back on Monday, June 26, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvA3LUayrOxzEWlx$WVwyw8WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop David A. Zubik is recovering after a successful surgical procedure this morning to repair damaged discs in his back, according ...
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‘Pharma Bro’ defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 6:45am
In this Monday, June 19, 2017, file photo, former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli arrives at Brooklyn federal court with members of his legal team." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuRT$LF9ZuwH0BR8OwnBqnwWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
NEW YORK — “Pharma Bro” just won’t keep his mouth shut. Even with his federal securities fraud trial set to begin Monday, Martin Shkreli has ...
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North American Safe Boating Campaign Supports Operation Dry Water, Never Boat Under the Influence

Recreation - 26 June 2017 - 6:44am

MANASSAS, Va., June 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boating is a fun and social activity, but can end fatally if done while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Boating under the influence, or BUI, is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

“The July 4 holiday is around the corner, and unfortunately is known for drinking and boating, and deadly accidents,” said Rachel Johnson, CAE, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council, and lead organization for the North American Safe Boating Campaign, a yearlong effort focused on boating safety.

“Operating a boat – or even being a passenger – is incredibly risky while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” she said. “Drunken passengers can easily fall overboard, swim near the propeller, lean over the side, or stand up in small boats, causing them to capsize.”

The side effects of alcohol or drug use, such as impaired judgment, reduced balance and poor coordination, are magnified while boating, due to environmental conditions from the sun, wind and boat motion.

“Impairment can be even more dangerous for boaters, since most have less experience and confidence operating a boat than they do driving a car,” said John Johnson, CAE, executive director and CEO of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), a partner of the North American Safe Boating Campaign.

NASBLA, in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard and law enforcement agencies nationwide, is coordinating the 9th annual Operation Dry Water three-day weekend. This heightened BUI awareness and enforcement effort will be held from June 30 to July 2 in every U.S. state and territory.

During the 2016 Operation Dry Water heightened awareness and enforcement weekend, nearly 6,200 officers from 538 local, state and federal agencies made contact with 131,054 boaters and made 367 BUI arrests.

“We’re proud to support Operation Dry Water, and hope this effort continues to inspire responsible boating and save lives,” continued Ms. Johnson.

The North American Safe Boating Campaign unites the efforts of a wide variety of boating safety advocates and is produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.

For more information and to follow the campaign on social media, please visit

CONTACT: Media Contact: Yvonne Pentz, Paul Werth Associates,, 440-670-1294

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Trump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 6:21am
In this Jan. 27, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington." src = "$VL56ditE9AH1Baevxswfs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuqfK4UFI6TsOkO9ZiLIhbHWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany ...
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Signal Bay to Expand EVIO Labs Cannabis Testing Division into Massachusetts

Recreation - 26 June 2017 - 6:00am

Bend, OR, June 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Signal Bay, Inc. (OTCQB: SGBY) a leading provider of cannabis consulting, operations, and laboratory services announced today its intention to acquire Viridis Analytics MA, LLC., a cannabis testing laboratory located in Southborough, Massachusetts.     

CEO Mr. William Waldrop stated, "As we continue to expand our mission of promoting clean cannabis across the US, today we are solidifying our presence as a national service provider by entering a letter of intent to purchase an established cannabis testing laboratory in Massachusetts.  According to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), May 31, 2017 report, there are currently 11 Registered Marijuana Dispensaries and 100 with provisional certificates awaiting approval to open.  Last November during the general election, voters overwhelming approved recreational marijuana.  According to the ArcView group, the Massachusetts cannabis industry could reach $1.1 billion by 2020.”

Signal Bay operates state-of-the-art testing facilities and offers accredited testing methodologies that verify the safety and potency of the nation's cannabis supply. As the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana continues across the country, demand for reliable cannabis testing facilities is increasing.

Mr. Waldrop continued, "Viridis Analytics has a strong technical team, the equipment and facilities to serve Massachusetts’ stringent cannabis testing requirements.  Also, our objectives and values are in close alignment so we are very excited to have Viridis Analytics to become a part of the EVIO Labs organization.  As I previously have stated; our plans are to grow EVIO Labs both organically and inorganically.  Well, strike one up for the inorganic column.  Massachusetts is expected to see tremendous growth, with its lab testing revenues expected to reach over $30 million.  This move is a win-win for all parties involved, including our shareholders.  We will have more to come on this transaction very soon.”

About Signal Bay

Signal Bay, Inc. (the “Company”) is an Oregon-based life sciences company. Through its three subsidiaries: EVIO Labs, Signal Bay Research, and Signal Bay Services, the Company provides analytical testing services, management advisory services and scientific research to the legal cannabis industry. The Company's EVIO Labs division operates state-of-the-art facilities and offers accredited testing methodologies to ensure the safety and quality of the nation's cannabis supply. Learn more at or the Company can be reached directly @ 1-888-544-EVIO.

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Washington County man dies in ATV crash

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 5:36am
A Washington County man died Sunday in an all-terrain vehicle crash near Avella. Cody D. Wood, 26, of Hickory lost control of his ATV and ...
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Hurricane Dora strengthens off Mexico’s Pacific coast

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 5:36am
MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Dora strengthened off Mexico’s Pacific coast on Monday, but posed little threat to land as it spun out into the ocean. ...
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Scarcity Solutions for Cities & Industry Report 2017 - Focus on Desalination and Water Reuse

Recreation - 26 June 2017 - 2:56am

Dublin, June 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Desalination and Water Reuse: Scarcity Solutions for Cities & Industry" report to their offering.

This report is an essential guide for EPC contractors to understand the client's needs, developers to identify procurement models, financing requirements and which projects are more likely to gain traction, in each region, and for end users to find out what alternative solutions are available based on their unique circumstances.

The report will cover the most relevant applications of the market including; direct potable reuse, indirect potable reuse, non-potable use, industrial, groundwater recharge, surface water enhancement and recreational applications.

The dynamics between desalination, reuse and traditional water sources depend heavily on differing regulations, costs and political climates from local to regional contexts. Local water scarcity issues, along with water reuse and recycling policies that can be difficult to design and implement, meaning that navigating this fragmented market remains a challenge. However, with new technologies, shifting public opinion and developing water recycling programs to enhance existing utility systems, there are now major opportunities to provide cost-effective and sustainable innovative solutions. Understanding these solutions will become increasingly critical as more competitors enter the market.

Desalination & Water Reuse will provide an in-depth analysis of both the municipal and industry sectors showing the main drivers, trends, and restraints affecting the market for advanced treatment technologies for desalination and reuse in each country. It will tell you where the best prospects are, who is active in the market and what they are doing. In addition, it will compare desalination and reuse, their drivers and differences, and why utilities would choose one over the other.

This report compares emerging technologies in this trend towards alternative water sources, which are opening up new opportunities for both municipal and industry sectors. The type of reuse and availability of desalination varies from region to region, and this report will identify the most common treatment technologies in each area/country and how the location for desalination and reuse affects this, so you can tailor the right solution for the right market.

Data and interviews behind this report make use of DesalData - the author's industry renowned network and desalination tracking database - making it the most comprehensive and reliable report on the market.

Key Features

Report Includes:

Global Overview - The desalination and water reuse sector is incredibly fragmented; this report is the only tool that explains the different approaches in specific regions, and defines and compares which solution is most beneficial. It will tell you which reuse applications are viable in each country and how regional water quality standards are affecting the uptake of desalination and reuse projects. In addition, it will uncover the most recent trends such as indirect potable reuse reclaimed water for industrial use.

Technologies - in-depth analysis and comparisons of core and emerging technologies and their regional considerations in desalination and reuse for both municipal and industry sectors. Find out how they meet industry needs and what place they have in the market, the recent trends and where they are commonly adopted. We will show you the clear trends in the reuse market in terms of the treatment technologies used and the destination of reuse water.

Global market forecasts and market size data - We will show the growth in desalination and reuse capacity and how this capacity breaks down by technology, end user and procurement model. We will also give a breakdown of installed capacity by technology type, procurement model, and reuse destination.

Country-by-country profiles - covering municipal and industrial desalination and reuse, showing where the most interesting developments are taking place from the Middle East to China, so you can identify the main trends and opportunities and plan your strategy for involvement.

Plants and Project Opportunities - We will list the top plants and major upcoming projects for both utilities and industrial desalination and reuse, helping you to understand the need for desalination as a water supply solution in a certain country, the procurement models they use, and how you can access the market.

Industry - We show you how increased pressure on industry to find alternative clean water sources, reducing freshwater withdrawals and conforming to tightening regulations are driving the adoption of zero liquid discharge practices, municipal wastewater reclamation for industrial use and reuse of produced/flowback water in the North American Oil and Gas market. This report will show you the clear trends in the treatment technologies and the industry methods used.

Market Drivers and Challenges

Water scarcity & regional water resources - We explore how different climates and regions affect the adoption of desalination and reuse - such as how arid regions in the Middle East have come to rely on desalination and technology to provide municipal water, and how scarcity impacts uptake of alternative water sources in various regions.

Cost - We explore how local regulations, availability of water resources, procurement models, and political situation affect the costs of desalination and reuse projects. We pinpoint the regions where water reuse is considered a cheaper alternative, and where desalination projects are preferred despite the increased costs.

Regulations - There are numerous local regulations restricting where recycled water can be used. This report helps you to navigate the regulations surrounding recycled water in each country, including what applications are permitted, water quality requirements, and what regulations mean for treatment technologies.

Public Perceptions - Reclaimed water is considered safe when appropriately used, although there are still public concerns over using reclaimed water and government policies on treatment. In some regions, opinion remains a challenge but in other regions there is a drive towards changing public perceptions, promising indirect and direct reuse opportunities in the future. This report will tell you which reuse applications are viable in each country.

Market Forecasts

In each country chapter, the report will highlight the major trends in desalination and reuse activity, covering the main industrial and municipal users each region, paying attention to the biggest industries.

Depending on regional trends, industry coverage can include:
Oil & gas, Refining, Power, Mining, Food and Beverage

Forecast categories

Additional and cumulative capacity

Plant types

- Thermal

Wastewater reuse

- Triple barrier (UF/RO/Disinfection)
- Other secondary/tertiary reuse

Plant size

- Extra-large (>50,000 m3/d)
- Large (10-50,000 m3/d)
- Medium (1-10,000 m3/d)
- Small (<1,000 m3/d)

Capital expenditure

Plant types

- Thermal

Wastewater reuse (*)

- Triple barrier (UF/RO/Disinfection) (*)
- Other secondary/tertiary reuse (*)

By equipment category

- Civil engineering
- Design costs
- Intakes/outfalls
- Pretreatment
- Pipes/High grade alloys
- Pumps
- Membranes
- Pressure vessels
- Thermal fabrication
- Energy recovery devices
- Equipment/materials
- Installation/services
- Legal/professional costs

Operating expenditure

By plant type

- Thermal

Wastewater reuse (*)
Triple barrier (UF/RO/Disinfection) (*)
Other secondary/tertiary reuse (*)

By category

- Labour
- Thermal energy
- Electricity
- Membranes
- Chemicals
- Parts and materials

Spending on technologies (CAPEX+OPEX)

By plant type (*)

- Thermal desalination (*)
- SWRO (*)
- BWRO (*)
- Triple barrier reuse (*)

By sector

- Utility
- Industrial

For more information about this report visit

CONTACT: CONTACT: Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716 Related Topics: Water Treatment
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Letter: Don’t blame legit drugmakers for opioid crisis

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 1:15am
What a statement we get from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filing a lawsuit against drugmakers (“Ohio attorney general sues 5 drugmakers over opioid abuse ...
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Freeport seeks public input on future of James E. Swartz Sr. Memorial Field

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 1:15am
The fate of James E. Swartz Sr. Memorial Field up for debate. Freeport officials are holding a meeting to discuss it on Tuesday, June 27, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvGJ_$gUvhjDtkZqo0JikYzWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The Freeport Yellowjackets played their last football game at James E. Swartz Sr. Memorial Field in the borough in November 2015, winning their opening round ...
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Leechburg Area takes multidisciplinary approach with Inventionland class this fall

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 26 June 2017 - 1:15am
In this file photo from May 2015, Inventionland Institute President Nathan Field posed in front of the "Inventalot" castle at the institute's Pittsburgh headquarters." src = "$M$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvLdsLwoH$Gn_qFx3qr1gl9WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Leechburg Area School District students will get a taste of what it’s like to be inventors this fall when the district rolls out its new ...
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