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VA Pact Act event offers information on expansion of services for veterans

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www..com – Amelia Strahan – 2023-07-19 17:17:05

SUMMARY: The Affairs (VA) Center in held a Pact to encourage veterans to utilize their . The Pact Act expands services for veterans who have been exposed to toxic chemicals and burn pits. Advocates such as the Girl Scouts, Humana Insurance, and the Mississippi Sea Wolves were present at the event, urging veterans to use their entitlements. Shawn Shenk, VA Chief of Public Affairs, said the VA operates on a “use it or lose it” system. To qualify, veterans must apply under the Pact Act by August 9th.

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NASA Employs Innovative Approach for Key Test Infrastructure Upgrade

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-05-25 14:00:17

SUMMARY: NASA's Center in Mississippi is upgrading a critical system essential for large propulsion testing. Crews are installing new steel liners within existing 1960s-era pipelines to ensure the flow of approximately 3 million of water during RS-25 engine tests. The innovative method involves cutting the top half of the old pipe, inserting new sections, and welding them to form a continuous pipeline. This last phase targets the Fred Haise Test Stand, with completion by summer's end. The effort involves NASA, Syncom Space Services, Healtheon, Inc., and National Welding Corp., emphasizing teamwork for .

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Louisiana governor signs bill making two abortion drugs controlled dangerous substances

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www.wxxv25.com – Associated Press – 2024-05-24 18:49:06

SUMMARY: Gov. Jeff Landry signed legislation classifying -inducing mifepristone and misoprostol as controlled substances, effective October 1. The bill, designed to prevent coerced abortions, requires to have specific licenses and for the drugs to be stored in certain facilities. While supporters argue it protects expectant mothers, opponents, over 200 physicians, warn it could limit critical reproductive uses, like treating miscarriages, inducing labor, and stopping hemorrhaging. Critics also fear delays in obtaining the drugs could worsen health outcomes. The move aligns with ongoing national efforts to restrict access to mifepristone.

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NCAA, leagues back $2.8 billion settlement, setting stage for current, former athletes to be paid

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www.wxxv25.com – Associated Press – 2024-05-24 09:12:45

SUMMARY: The NCAA and the five largest conferences will pay nearly $2.8 to settle antitrust claims, heralding a revenue-sharing model that directs millions to athletes starting in 2025. This marks the end of the NCAA's amateurism model, with schools potentially offering six-figure payments alongside NIL deals. The settlement requires court approval and the agreement spans over ten years, benefiting over 14,000 athletes. It's seen as a pivotal move in aligning college with professional standards. Future issues include Title IX compliance, institutional NIL management, and the potential for more lawsuits. Federal legislation may be needed to stabilize these changes.

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