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Governor McAuliffe announces new Virginia apple exports to India

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday new export sales of Virginia apples by Crown Orchard Company to a major Indian importer during his trade and marketing mission to the Middle East and India.

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Governor McAuliffe touts success in the United Arab Emirates during trade and marketing mission

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a successful two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during his trade and marketing mission to the Middle East and India November 13-24.

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UVA tennis alum Somdev Devvarman leads India to second-round Davis Cup win

A pair of UVA men’s tennis alumni competed this last weekend (July 17-19) in the Davis Cup, Somdev Devvarman (2008) helped India to a 3-2 victory over New Zealand, while Treat Huey (2008) competed for the Philippines, in a 3-1 loss to Chinese Taipei.

Senate India Caucus co-chairs Warner, Cornyn call for Diwali commemorative stamp

Senate India Caucus Co-Chairs Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) submitted a resolution today calling for the U.S. Postal Service to issue a commemorative stamp in honor of the holiday of Diwali.

McAuliffe announces opening of Indian market for Virginia apple exports

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced new export sales of Virginia apples to India, a significant market opening in one of the world’s largest economies and population bases.

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William Antholis named new executive director of UVA Miller Center

William Antholis, the managing director of the Brookings Institution who has held key positions at the White House and State Department, has been named the new executive director of the UVA Miller Center.

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UVA study identifies why re-educating torturers may not work

A recent study of torture by Rachel Wahl, an assistant professor of social foundations of education at the UVA Curry School of Education, was published this month in the journal Law & Society Review.

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Tim Kaine, Angus King talk security with officials in Pakistan

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was in Pakistan October 12-14 to meet with U.S. Embassy officials as well as high-level Pakistani officials.

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Tim Kaine meets with Afghanistan president

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Angus King were in Afghanistan the past two days visit with U.S. troops and U.S. Embassy personnel, as well as meet the leaders of the new Afghan government.

Earth Talk: Should plastic bags be banned?

California made big news recently when it announced the first statewide ban on plastic shopping bags set to kick in during the middle of 2015. Beginning in July, large grocery stores, pharmacies and other food retailers in the Golden State will no longer be able to send shoppers home with plastic bags, while convenience markets, liquor stores and other small food retailers will join the ranks a year later.

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Kaine, King return from four-day trip to India

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Angus King wrapped a four-day visit to India that included stops in New Delhi and Mumbai. In New Delhi, the senators met with senior Indian defense and foreign affairs officials, including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

Mary Baldwin College Events: Oct.8-18

Events at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va.

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Kaine makes case for reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine called for reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).

Virginia Tech’s India research laboratory opens in Chennai

Four years in the making, Virginia Tech’s research laboratory in India opens today with Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger presiding over the ribbon cutting.

Gov. McAuliffe announces Virginia’s acceptance in Business Incentives Initiative

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Virginia’s acceptance in the Business Incentives Initiative, a joint project of The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC).

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Nibbled to death: UVa. discovers new way human cells are killed

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers studying a potentially deadly parasitic infection have discovered an unknown ways that human cells are killed, with the parasitic amoeba essentially nibbling cells to death as a piranha might attack its prey.

Staunton Augusta Art Center Summer Studio

The Staunton Augusta Art Center announces details for the annual Summer Studio art day camp for ages 4-5, 6-8, 9-12. Students’ hands-on projects are created in the context of the creative process, art history, art theory, the development of art skills, and fun.

Waynesboro company selected to take part in state export program

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership announced on Tuesday the acceptance of American Hardwood Industries, based in Waynesboro, into its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program.

Skills gap is focus of talk by SHRM exec at Bridgewater College

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 11 million Americans are unemployed. And yet, 4 million jobs languish with no one to fill them.

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South African student explores innovative HIV ideas at UVa.

Lufuno Mavhandu, who grew up in the small village of Muduluni, is conducting research at UVa. as part of an important collaboration between the Myles H. Thaler Center for AIDS and Human Retrovirus Research in the School of Medicine and the Department of Microbiology at South Africa’s University of Venda.

Dinner with the First Family

Story by Chris Graham newdominion@ntelos.net   Mike Lund found himself a few feet away from the First Couple at the November state dinner held at the White House in honor of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur. President Barack Obama broke away from small talk with First Lady Michelle Obama to […]

Staunton chef helps prepare Obama state dinner

Staff Report Local executive chef Mike Lund was asked last week to help prepare the first state dinner for President Barack Obama, held last night in honor of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur. “The meal has been in the works for some time, but I found out that I was […]

Haresh Daswani | Personal India experience

How wonderful is India? You can smell it in the air. It might sound strange when I will tell you that this is literal. But here goes. Our nose has sensors that can detect up to 5,000 unique scent qualities. The diverse myriad combinations that this brings forth is what is thus constructed as a […]

Haresh Daswani: Hindu Extremists

Column by Haresh Daswani I have watched several news reports about Hindus that have attacked Christian temples in South India. These acts were barbaric and despotic. This does, indeed, cause an international uproar that I do find unimaginable. But they never did talk about the entire proper story. Here is a more complete situation in […]