Grand pianos

China - Piano solos can be inspiring. Piano duets can be whimsical. But, you might think that more than 600 pianists banging out a tune by Schubert [his Marche Militaire in D Major] could be a bit overwhelming. 

American Cancer Society Unveils New Celebrity-Designed Holiday Greeting Cards

Atlanta, Georgia - Make this holiday season extra special with the American Cancer Society Greetings collection of cards. This year's greeting cards assortment include special designs created by Tony Bennett, Bethenny Frankel, Sharon Osbourne, and Simone I. Smith. Net proceeds benefit the ACS to fund its mission to support cancer patients everywhere.

San Diego County Earns Recognition for Digital Innovation

San Diego, California - The County of San Diego’s website and three additional information technology projects have won awards from a national research and advisory institute that promotes digital innovation by state and local government agencies.

Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks at the 36th Annual Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) Awards Dinner

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver remarks and receive the 2018 Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson Distinguished Service Award at the 36th Annual Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) Awards Dinner at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

NSF announces $24.2 million to support research fueling smart cities and communities

Alexandria, Virginia - The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced approximately $22.6 million in Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) awards, supporting 13 projects involving researchers at 35 institutions nationwide.

U.S. Signs Agreement To Prevent Unregulated Commercial Fishing on the High Seas of the Central Arctic Ocean

Washington, DC - The United States is pleased to be a signatory of the agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing on the high seas of the central Arctic Ocean. This is the first multilateral agreement of its kind to take a legally binding, precautionary approach to protect an area from commercial fishing before that fishing has begun. The signing ceremony will take place October 3 in Ilulissat, Greenland. Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries William Gibbons-Fly will head the U.S. delegation from the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.