Society for Science & the Public President & CEO and Publisher, Science News, Receives 2020 National Science Board Public Service Award

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Society for Science & the Public today announced that the National Science Board (NSB), the governing body of the National Science Foundation, has awarded Maya Ajmera with the 2020 Public Service Award. Ajmera is President and CEO of the Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News.

NSB is recognizing Ajmera for “inspiring generations of young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators through the Society for Science & the Public, a non-profit organization best known for its world class science research competitions, award winning science journalism, and expansive outreach and equity programs.”

The Public Service Award is presented to individuals and groups each year that have contributed substantially to increasing public understanding of science and engineering.

Ajmera has helped to transform the nearly 100-year-old Society, strengthening the Society’s science research competitions. She spearheaded

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Airbus CEO Warns on Jobs After Air Travel Market Worsens

The Airbus SE assembly plant in Toulouse, France.

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Airbus SE Chief Executive Officer Guillaume Faury stepped up his warning on forced job cuts at the European planemaker as a sharper-than-expected decline in travel leads carriers to push back deliveries of new jets.

“The situation has worsened” coming out of the summer high season, he said Tuesday in an interview on France’s RTL radio. “Airlines are in a more difficult situation after the holidays than what we were hoping.”

Airbus SE Lifts Delivery Target With Boeing Co. Gripped by Max Crisis

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The industrial giant, whose cost-cutting plans call for the elimination of 15,000 jobs, will have to “adapt to the new environment,” he added, in particular on the employment front. The shares dropped as much as 2.7%.

“It will be very difficult to stick with voluntary departures,” Faury said, reiterating that the company “is potentially at risk” if it doesn’t take the right steps.

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Hundreds of thousands will lose their jobs without additional emergency aid, says American Airlines CEO

“Hundreds of thousands of people will be out of work, and service to small communities will be discontinued,” if a new round of emergency airline funding is not approved, American Airlines Chief Executive Doug Parker said on NBC’s “TODAY” show Friday morning.



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Moreover, the critical national infrastructure that the airline industry provides, and that will be key to the nation’s economic recovery, could be severely impacted by the sweeping industry cuts, he said.

“We want to make sure that when the economy recovers we are here,” Parker said.

Parker’s comments come after emergency talks at the White House on Thursday, when executives from the major U.S. airlines met with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in a last-minute plea for additional funding in order to avoid tens of thousands of layoffs across the entire airline sector.

“We airline CEOs are here on behalf

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Lufthansa CEO Prepares Staff for Deeper Job and Fleet Cuts

(Bloomberg) — Deutsche Lufthansa AG is preparing for more drastic cutbacks in its global workforce and airline fleet than it previously planned, after a hoped-for recovery of air traffic fizzled out.

Recent rules that forced travelers into quarantine have had a catastrophic effect on bookings, Chief Executive Officer Carsten Spohr told staff at a meeting on Tuesday, according to people in attendance. For October, seat reservations stand at less than 10% of year-ago levels, said the people, who asked not to be named discussing comments that weren’t publicly made.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Deutsche Lufthansa AG CEO Carsten Spohr Unveils Airline's New Logo


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A surge in European virus cases has forced Europe’s biggest airline to tear up its recovery plan and pare back its ambitions to cope with the deteriorating outlook. Lufthansa, which accepted a 9 billion-euro ($10.7 billion) German bailout in early June, now expects a recovery

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Skydweller Aero CEO to Join Space Roundtable with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar

TULSA, Okla., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Skydweller Aero Inc. CEO Dr. Robert Miller will participate in an “Innovation in Space” roundtable alongside NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Under Secretary for Science Paul Dubbar, Oklahoma EPSCOR State Program Director Dr. Jerry R. Malayer, Oklahoma State University’s Dr. Jerry R. Malayer and representatives from University of Tulsa.

“We are honored to be representing the private sector alongside top industry and academic leaders in a fascinating discussion about the future of space science and technology,” said Skydweller Aero Inc. CEO Dr. Robert Miller. “It’s an incredibly exciting time for the United States, as private companies collaborate with NASA and DOE to further the development of life-changing technology that has reignited our country’s commitment to aerospace science.”

This event will explore new opportunities to collaborate between agencies and across the private sector and academia to accelerate and maintain the United States’ leadership in

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Heathrow CEO warns of jobs ‘cliff edge’, UK GDP rebounds, and stocks cautious



a man and a woman holding a sign: Passengers Charlotte and Frank, arrive at Heathrow Airport as they return from Mykonos in Greece, after the British Government added the island to the coronavirus quarantine list, at Heathrow, London, Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020. From early Wednesday, people arriving from several Greek islands will need to self-isolate for 14-days, but mainland Greece will maintain its quarantine-exemption, according to Britain's Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, who said that England is to start applying a regional approach to its coronavirus quarantine policy. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)


Passengers Charlotte and Frank, arrive at Heathrow Airport as they return from Mykonos in Greece, after the British Government added the island to the coronavirus quarantine list, at Heathrow, London, Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020. From early Wednesday, people arriving from several Greek islands will need to self-isolate for 14-days, but mainland Greece will maintain its quarantine-exemption, according to Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, who said that England is to start applying a regional approach to its coronavirus quarantine policy. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

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Heathrow CEO warns of jobs ‘cliff edge’

The chief executive of Heathrow has warned that thousands of jobs could be lost when the government’s furlough scheme comes to an end next month.

“Furlough is going to be a cliff edge when that comes to an end at

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Logitech CEO on the surge in computer product sales as people continue remote education and working from home

Bracken Darrell, Logitech CEO, joined The Final Round to discuss the surge in demand for computer tech as more people work from home indefinitely and his outlook for the tech sector heading into the end of the year.

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SEANA SMITH: Welcome back to “The Final Round.” Well, work from home equipment is still hard to find as companies struggle to address supply shortages. Well, Logitech, it’s one firm that’s been working nonstop to try and keep up with demand. So for more on this, we want to bring in Logitech’s CEO. We have Bracken Darrell joining us now to discuss all this. And Bracken, I know your stock has been on a tear. Shares up more than 60% this year. Now, we’re in this back to school season. I took a look at your website earlier today. You’re still out of stock on a number of your products,

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