Bay Atlantic University Announces Accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

 Bay Atlantic University (BAU) has announced its accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). BAU is the first university in the capital region to receive the honor. NECHE is one of the premier accreditors in higher education, counting Harvard, Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology among its ranks. BAU’s accreditation certifies that the academic standards at Bay Atlantic University meet the same rigorous benchmarks of some of the biggest names in higher education.

“It is my great honor and pride to announce that Bay Atlantic University has received accreditation from NECHE after more than two years of diligent preparation and eager anticipation,” said BAU President Dr. Sinem Vatanartiran. “This esteemed recognition will give our students a competitive edge by adding the stamp of approval from a highly respected commission to their degrees, opening many doors of opportunity. We remain committed to providing our students with the best educational experience possible and creating value in Washington, D.C.”

About Bay Atlantic University

Located on H street NW, just steps from the White House, BAU is a private, not-for-profit university, offering bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration & Management, Economics & Finance, Political Science & International Relations, and Information Technology, as well as master’s degrees in Business Administration, Cyber Security, and Big Data Analytics.

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New Atlantic Announces New Director of Business Development

 New Atlantic is pleased to announce that Mark Caudill has joined their team as Director of Business Development. He has more than 30 years of experience in developing and managing client relationships.

Mark is a graduate of North Carolina State University and holds a degree in Industrial Engineering. Throughout his career, he has worked on a wide variety of commercial, industrial, and manufacturing projects. His insight into the impact of clients’ real estate and construction objectives has been instrumental in helping corporate and commercial owners, tenants and investors to maximize investments to enhance their business to bring their visions to life.

About New Atlantic
They began in 2002 as a close-knit group of experienced managers on a mission to complete construction projects the right way. They have steadily built a reputation among clients, designers, and subcontractors for integrity and efficiency, for following through on every job, and for creating a culture where family and community are highly valued.

New Atlantic has grown into a collaborative team of dedicated experts across all phases of construction. As an employee-owned company, its people are invested in seeing their partners succeed on every project. Together, they continually refine the construction process, finding greater efficiency and enhancing quality from start to finish.

More importantly, they do it all while staying true to who they are and their commitment to exceeding client expectations regardless of the size and complexity of the project.

Mark Caudill, Director of Business Development
(0) 336.759.7440

New Atlantic Contracting, Inc.
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Canada – Atlantic Seal Science Task Team to hold a briefing on its newly released Report

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador – Fisheries and Oceans Canada will facilitate an availability with Glenn Blackwood, Co-Chair of the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team, for media interested in the release of the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team Report.

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador – Fisheries and Oceans Canada will facilitate an availability with Glenn Blackwood, Co-Chair of the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team, for media interested in the release of the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team Report.

Date:                Thursday, May 12, 2022

Time:               9:30 a.m. (local time)

Location:         Via Teleconference

Note: Fisheries and Oceans Canada is facilitating this media availability in its secretarial role for the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team. Media planning to participate are required to register with Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Media Relations at by Wednesday, May 11, at 8 p.m. NDT. A confirmation email with teleconference instructions will be provided to media who have registered. 

Claire Teichman

Press Secretary 

Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard


Virgin Atlantic supports World Health Organisations ‘Go give one’ campaign through onboard donations

Virgin Atlantic is supporting the World Health Organisation (WHO) Foundation’s Go Give One campaign through onboard donations this December. The campaign funds Covid-19 vaccines for middle and lower-income countries to help close the global vaccine equity gap. 

As the impact of Covid-19 continues globally, the campaign calls on everyone, everywhere to play their part in helping to offer much needed vaccines to the world. Created by the WHO Foundation, the money raised goes to an international financing mechanism called Gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC), which buys COVID-19 vaccines, prioritising those who need them the most in countries that cannot afford them. The campaign is asking individuals to donate £4, which is the cost of a single vaccine, with the aim to get 50 million people across the world to take part.

Corneel Koster, Chief Customer and Operating Officer, Virgin Atlantic, commented: “It’s evident that Covid-19 is something we must learn to live with. We know that en masse vaccine programmes work, thanks to the success we’ve seen in developed nations around the world, but unless we support lower-income countries in accessing these vaccines, we will not beat this global threat. By supporting the World Health Organisation in raising funds for the Go Give One campaign through our onboard donations this month, our teams and customers can play a part in helping to close the gap. The WHO foundation and Virgin Atlantic are grateful for every contribution.

“It costs just £4 to buy a vaccine, meaning even the smallest donations can go a long way. Successful vaccination programmes are the route out of the pandemic and we must all play our part in combatting this virus; together we can do our bit to offer vaccines to the world and beat Covid”

Anil Soni, Chief Executive Officer, WHO Foundation said: “Getting vaccines to people who need them most is vital to help end the pandemic. We are delighted to have Virgin Atlantic support vaccine equity through the Go Give One campaign with onboard donations and the additional donation through the Foundation. The travel industry has been stepping up through our coalition efforts. Only by working together can we close the gap and ensure vaccines for everyone, everywhere”.

For further information on the campaign and to donate, visit

Canada – Annette Clarke announces retirement from the NFB after a distinguished career of championing women’s and Atlantic filmmaking. Will remain with the NFB’s Quebec and Atlantic Studio to complete ongoing projects as producer.  

Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has announced that Annette Clarke is stepping down as Executive Producer of the NFB’s Quebec and Atlantic Studiov.

A veteran Newfoundland producer, Annette will remain with the studio to complete her ongoing projects before retiring from the NFB at the end of March, 2022.

John Christou, Director of Production & Operations for the NFB English Program, has been named Interim Executive Producer, effective September 24, 2021.

“It was with great emotion that we learned of Annette Clarke’s plans to retire. For 27 years, Annette has devoted herself with passion, generosity and great humanity to her various roles at the NFB. Throughout her career, whether as a Marketing Manager, Producer or Executive Producer, she has admirably embodied the values of the NFB and has been much appreciated by her team and collaborators. I’m delighted that Annette will continue to work as a producer until March 31, so we’ll have the pleasure of having her with us for a few more months!” said Julie Roy, Director General of Creation and Innovation at the NFB.

Annette first joined the NFB in 1987 in St. John’s, and in 1989 moved to Montreal to work with Studio D, where she also began her producing career. She was later named National Manager for women’s marketing in English Canada before leaving the NFB in 1997 to return to Newfoundland, where she created Ruby Line Productions. Annette returned to the NFB in 2003.

As a producer and executive producer with the NFB, she has been a tireless champion of films by women and great storytelling from across Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

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