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NIH Funds Community Engagement Research Efforts in Areas Hardest Hit by COVID-19

National Institutes of Health Funds Community Engagement Research Efforts in Areas Hardest Hit by COVID-19 | site |




(September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

The National Institutes of Health today announced a $12 million award for outreach and engagement efforts in ethnic and racial minority communities disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The award to RTI International, a non-profit research institution, will support teams in 11 states established as part of the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities. These teams have received initial funding to immediately create CEAL programs, and RTI will serve as the Technical and Administrative Support and Coordination (TASC) center.


The CEAL research teams will focus on COVID-19 awareness and education research, especially among African Americans,
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HUD and Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey | site |


2019 survey provides pre-pandemic insights on home accessibility, food security, and housing costs



(September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

WASHINGTON - According to the new 2019 American Housing Survey (AHS) released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of American renter households spending 30 percent or more of their income on housing costs held steady at 51 percent between 2017 and 2019.


The 2019 AHS offers the most comprehensive picture of the nation’s housing inventory pre-pandemic. As researchers try to understand more current data on the state of housing from multiple data sources, the new survey informs our understanding
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IRS releases State-by-State breakdown of nearly 9 Million Non-filers getting Economic Impact Payments Letters

IRS releases State-by-State breakdown of nearly 9 Million Non-filers who will be Mailed Letters about Economic Impact Payments | site |



(September 17, 2020) - - Today, September 17, 2020, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released a state-by-state breakdown of the roughly nine million people receiving a special mailing this month encouraging them to see if they're eligible to claim an Economic Impact Payment.

The IRS will mail the letters to people who typically aren't required to file federal income tax returns but may qualify for an Economic Impact Payment. The letter urges recipients to visit the special Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool on IRS.gov before the October 15 deadline to register for an Economic Impact Payment. "The IRS continues to work hard to reach people eligible for these payments," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Retti
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Issues 4 Safety Recommendations Based on Investigation of USS Fitzgerald Collision

    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 4 Safety Recommendations Based on Investigation of USS Fitzgerald Collision| site |



    (September 3, 2020) - - Today, September 3, 2020, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 3, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued Thursday four safety recommendations in its final report on the agency’s investigation of the fatal, June 17, 2017, collision between the USS Fitzgerald and the container ship ACX Crystal.

    The collision happened shortly after the 504.5 foot-long, US Navy destroyer Fitzgerald, with 315 people on board, departed its homeport of Yokosuka, Japan, bound for the Philippines. The Fitzgerald was traveling southbound at about 22 knots in the bay of Sagami Nada off Japan’s Honshu Island, while the 730 foot-long, Philippine-flag, container ship ACX Crystal with 21 people on board was traveling east-northeast
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  • National Transportation Safety Board calls for Renewed Road Safety Effort as Nation Reopens

    National Transportation Safety Board calls for Renewed Road Safety Effort as Nation Reopens | site |


    (May 18, 2020) - - Today (May 18, 2020), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: WASHINGTON (May 18, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board is calling on Americans to practice highway safety with the same sense of responsibility they applied to reducing the spread of the coronavirus when they take to the nation’s roads as the country continues to reopen. In a “normal” year, more than 36,000 Americans are killed on our roads. While it is too early to tell what will happen to highway crash and fatality trends in the year of the pandemic, the desire to return to normality will increase the number of drivers on the road and that increases risk for highway users. “The number of traffic fatalities was a crisis before the pandemic,” said Robert L. Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Boar...
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  • SchoolSafety.gov Launches to Help Educators, Administrators, Parents, and Law Enforcement Prepare for Threats

    SchoolSafety.gov Launches to Help Educators, Administrators, Parents, and Law Enforcement Prepare for Threats| site |




    DHS, ED, DOJ, HHS team up to provide government-wide resources for local schools and educators


    (February 10, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration today launched the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse website: SchoolSafety.gov . This website is a one-stop-shop of resources for Kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) administrators, educators, parents and law enforcement to use to prepare for and address various threats related to safety, security, and support in schools. President Trump established the Federal Commission on School Safety to review safety practices and make meaningful and actionable recommendations of best practices to keep students safe. “School safety is the number one priority of parents
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Issues Investigative Update on Sikorsky Helicopter Crash

    National Transportation Safety Board Issues Investigative Update on Sikorsky Helicopter Crash| site |



    (February 7, 2020) - - Today (February 7, 2020), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: The National Transportation Safety Board issued an investigative update Friday for its ongoing investigation of the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter collided with hilly terrain and was destroyed by impact forces and fire. The pilot and eight passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter operated by Island Express Helicopters Inc., was on an on-demand passenger visual flight rules flight from John Wayne-Orange County Airport, in Santa Ana, California, to Camarillo Airport, in Camarillo, California. "Our investigators have already developed a substantial amount of evidence about the circumstances of this tragic crash," said NTSB Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt. "And we...
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  • DHS Issues Supplemental Instructions For Inbound Flights With Individuals Who Have Been In China

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Supplemental Instructions For Inbound Flights With Individuals Who Have Been In China| site |




    DHS says 11 U.S. airports will receive flights carrying passengers from China



    (February 2, 2020) - - Today (February 2, 2020), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – To protect the American people from exposure to the coronavirus, on Sunday, February 2, 2020, the Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf issued instructions supplementing a decision issued on January 31, 2020, and directed all flights from China and all passengers who have traveled to China within the last 14 days to be routed through one of eight U.S. airports, effective Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, for flights departing after 5:00 PM Eastern. Three additional airports will be added to the list of airports authorized to receive such flights beginning at various times
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  • Addition of Graham, Chapman, brings National Transportation Safety Board back to 5 Members

    Addition of Graham, Chapman, brings National Transportation Safety Board back to 5 Members| site |



    (January 2, 2020) - - Today (January 2, 2020), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    ​The National Transportation Safety Board is set to welcome aboard Michael Graham and Thomas Chapman as its newest board members, bringing the board to its full complement of five members for the first time since Feb. 15, 2019.
     
    Graham is set to be sworn in Friday, by NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt, and Chapman on Monday. President Donald J. Trump nominated Graham and Chapman and the Senate voted to confirm them Dec. 19, 2019. Graham’s term as a board member is through 2025, and Chapman’s term runs through the end of 2023. Graham previously served as the director of Flight Operations Safety, Security and Standardization for Textron Aviation, Inc., overseeing their safety management system, global security an
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  • UPDATE 1 - - -  National Transportation Safety Board Statement on Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 Crash Investigation

    UPDATE 1: National Transportation Safety Board Statement on Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 Crash Investigation| site |


    (January 9, 2020) - - Today (January 9, 2020), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: The National Transportation Safety Board’s Response Operations Center received formal notification from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board of the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran of the crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752. Under ICAO Annex 13, the NTSB has designated an accredited representative to the investigation of the crash, involving a Boeing 737-800. The NTSB continues to monitor the situation surrounding the crash and evaluate its level of participation in the investigation. As with any investigation in which the NTSB is involved, the agency will not speculate about the cause of the crash. Iran’s AAIB is the lead investigative agency and questions regarding the progress ...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Releases Preliminary Report on South Dakota Crash Investigation

    National Transportation Safety Board Releases Preliminary Report on South Dakota Crash Investigation| site |



    (December 17, 2019) - - Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    ​WASHINGTON (Dec. 17, 2019) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued its preliminary report Tuesday for its investigation of the Nov. 30, 2019, crash of a Pilatus PC12 in Chamberlain, South Dakota, which killed the pilot and eight passengers and injured three others.

    The airplane was registered to Conrad & Bischoff, Inc., and operated by the pilot as a personal flight from Chamberlain Municipal Airport destined for Idaho Falls Regional Airport, Idaho.

    According to preliminary data recovered from the data recorder installed on the airplane, the accident takeoff began from runway 31 about 12:31 p.m. central standard time. The airplane immediately rolled about 10 degrees to the left after
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  • Two New York Commuter Rail Systems Implement National Transportation Safety Board Most Wanted List Recommendations

    Two New York Commuter Rail Systems Implement National Transportation Safety Board Most Wanted List Recommendations | site |




    (December 16, 2019) - - Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON (Dec. 16, 2019) — Two of the country’s largest commuter rail operators recently enhanced the safety of their systems by implementing safety recommendations on the National Transportation Safety Board’s 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements.

    The safety recommendations to Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Railroad were the result of the NTSB’s investigation into five accidents involving Metro-North trains in Connecticut and New York that killed six people, injured 126 more and resulted in more than $28 million in damages. All five accidents occurred in 2013 and 2014. “The most important outcomes from NTSB investigations are the implementation of safety r
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  • National Transportation Safety Board issues 6 Safety Recommendations Following Investigation of Hydrogen Release, Fire

    National Transportation Safety Board issues 6 Safety Recommendations Following Investigation of Hydrogen Release, Fire | site |



    (November 19, 2019) - - Today (November 19, 2019), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: The National Transportation Safety Board issued Hazardous Materials Incident Report 19/02, Tuesday, following its investigation of the Feb. 11, 2018, release of compressed hydrogen and subsequent fire in Diamond Bar, California. No injuries were reported in connection with the incident but approximately 1,500 people were evacuated and resulting damages were estimated at $175,000. An Air Products tube trailer with a mounted Structural Composite Industries model CT-250 tube trailer module with 25 cylinders, 24 of which were fully loaded with compressed hydrogen, caught fire while being transported on Golden Springs Drive, Diamond Bar. The incident happened when an incorrect pressure relief device in
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