Date: July 13, 2017Time: 11:00 amLocation: 717 West Broadway, LouisvilleEvent: Announcement of federal charges in WDKY as part of national health care fraud takedownParticipants: Dennis A. Wichern, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago Division, Drug Enforcement Administration ; John E. Kuhn, Jr., United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky joined by J. Michael Brown, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Kentucky, Andy Beshear; Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, Louisville Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Derrick L. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, Atlanta; Tracey Montano, Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigations, Nashville Field Office; Jeremy Brilliant, Director of Communications, Office of Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Announcement Of Federal Charges In Western District Of Kentucky As Part of National Health Care Fraud TakedownLOUISVILLE, Ky. – Dennis A. Wichern, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago Division, Drug Enforcement Administration; John E. Kuhn, Jr., United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky joined by J. Michael Brown, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Kentucky, Andy Beshear; Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, Louisville Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Anthony S. Gooden, Senior Supervisory Agent, Louisville Division, U.S. Postal Inspection Service; Derrick L. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, Atlanta; Tracey Montano, Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigations, Nashville Field Office; Jeremy Brilliant, Director of Communications, Office of Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill; Lt. Colonel Gregory C. Burns, Jr., Assistant Chief, Louisville Metro Police Department; will announce multiple charges and arrests in four separate cases involving physicians and alleged medical practitioners – illegally distributing opioids and other controlled substances, billing for medically unnecessary treatments including never provided treatments, identity theft and money laundering. “We trust the medical community to do no harm,” stated United States Attorney John Kuhn. “Today we announce the cooperative efforts of multiple agencies, working to stop the dangerous and illegal practices by a small segment of the medical community and hopefully restore safety for those who seek and need medical assistance.”_______________________________________________________________________ FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
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Colin Paynter, Managing Director, Airbus Defence and Space UK, said: The UK Space Agency is the largest funder of ESA’s programme of Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems, (ARTES) which transforms R&D investment into successful commercial products and services by offering varying degrees of support to projects with different levels of operational and commercial maturity.Magali Vaissiere, ESA Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, said: EUTELSAT QUANTUM Platform build at SSTLToday the satellite platform was on view to invited guests at a special event to mark the handover to Airbus who will complete the satellite assembly and testing in Toulouse.Sarah Parker, Managing Director of SSTL said: Eutelsat Quantum is an important programme for both the UK and ESA and a typical example of the success of the ARTES public-private partnership model. Above all, our priority is our industry’s health and readiness for the future market challenges, and partnerships like these that improve the competitiveness, competence and business prospects of the companies we support are what we dedicate our efforts to. The contract to build this EUTELSAT QUANTUM satellite was agreed in 2015. In November last year, Eutelsat and Airbus signed a new contract worth hundreds of millions of pounds that will see components and parts for two further communications satellites assembled in the UK. This means that 6 out of 7 of the company’s next satellites will be partially built in Britain.EUTELSAT QUANTUM – Revolutionising telecoms marketYohann Leroy, Deputy CEO and CTO at Eutelsat said: Up until now, telecommunications satellites were largely fixed, one off, custom machines designed for a specific use or market.Commissioned by Eutelsat and built in Britain by Airbus and Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) in Portsmouth and Guildford, EUTELSAT QUANTUM will be able to adapt to new demands in coverage, bandwidth, power and frequency, enabling it to operate from any orbital slot depending on changing market conditions.The development of the core technologies integrated into EUTELSAT QUANTUM is supported by the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency (ESA) within the framework of a Public-Private Partnership.Dr Graham Turnock, CEO UK Space Agency said: EUTELSAT QUANTUM is a world first and the culmination of many years of research by Eutelsat. Its premium capacity will enable us to offer game-changing optionality and flexibility to our customers in the government, mobility and data markets, who will be able to operate and optimize capacity to adjust coverages in real time, and to do so autonomously. We are delighted to co-operate with our long-standing partners, the ESA, the UK Space Agency and Airbus, and to be able to rely on the world-leading expertise within the UK space industry. Communications satellites like EUTELSAT QUANTUM that can be reprogrammed to adapt coverage and connectivity in orbit could until recently be considered the stuff of science fiction. Through our €480m development funding in the European Space Agency’s ARTES programme, the government’s Industrial Strategy and partnering with industry leaders such as Airbus, we are helping UK businesses transform ‘the stuff of science fiction’ into commercial advantage, resulting in jobs, growth and innovation. The completion of our work on the Eutelsat Quantum satellite platform is an important milestone for SSTL as it represents our first venture into the global commercial telecoms satellite market. The design and assembly of this innovative spacecraft has enabled us to advance the knowledge and skills required to develop highly capable satellite products for the evolving telecoms market, where we are now actively engaged in seeking new opportunities. Combining the payload expertise from Airbus in Portsmouth, and SSTL’s new geostationary platform provides a very sophisticated package for Eutelsat. The satellite is a world first, fully reprogrammable in orbit, and we’re looking forward to seeing it fly.
Source: Governor’s Office Governor Jim Douglas today announced that $300,000 in brownfield grants have been awarded to help revitalize former industrial and commercial properties in Barre, Brattleboro, Burlington, Johnson Village, Springfield and Wells River.Brownfields are properties where expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.“The brownfield program is a great example of our ability to balance environmental protection and economic development,” Governor Douglas said. “Redevelopment of brownfields properties stimulates local economy by getting unproductive properties back on the tax rolls, strengthening downtowns and creating jobs.”The brownfield reuse program at the Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded almost $1 million in grants in the last three years to 20 projects across Vermont.The following projects received grants:In Barre: $20,000 for assessment work at an old granite shed on Granite Street. ReCycle North of Burlington hopes to reclaim the building to expand its current reuse and job skill training operations.In Brattleboro: $15,000 for assessment work at the former TriState Auto building located on the New England Youth Theater campus for the future home of FulcrumArts. FulcrumArts, which won the 2007 Brattleboro Development Credit Corp.’s business plan contest, plans to create a downtown arts facility.In Burlington: $100,000 to remove contaminated debris and sediment at the former Moran plant, along the waterfront.In Johnson Village: Up to $11,000 for a corrective action plan at the former Vermont Electric Co-Op facility on School Street. Housing Vermont and Lamoille Housing Partnership are cooperating to create 24 units of affordable housing for seniors and families.Additionally, there are plans to build a distribution center for a local organic farming group.In Springfield: Up to $94,000 to remove the chip shed and boiler house building and other cleanup at the former Fellows Gear Shaper site on River Street.In Wells River: $60,000 for indoor air sampling, surface cleaning and removal of underground storage tanks at the former Adams paper mill on Main Street, which will eventually become warehouse space and general commercial space for lease.About the Brownfield Reuse Initiative Program: The Department encourages brownfields reuse as a means of achieving positive environmental and human health impacts while advancing sound land-use practices. Reutilization of historically productive properties supports sustainable development trends and promotes community and economic growth. An acre of brownfields redevelopment preserves 4.5 acres of open space.The Department of Environmental Conservation’s initiative comprises several programs and provides one-stop shopping where brownfields developers can obtain the tools needed to deliver projects in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner. Most projects can be completed within a 9- to 18-month time frame, and work can be expedited to meet developer needs.DEC takes a holistic approach to project management, providing technical assistance with the purchase and cleanup of properties; securing financial assistance to leverage developer investment; and coordinating the involvement of related programs offered by regional planning commissions, the state’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.Additional brownfields assistance programs available in Vermont include regional planning commission grants for environmental investigation, and grants and low-interest loans for brownfields cleanup through the Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s brownfields revitalization fund.