Cleveland’s medical mart gets new tenants and a new name
In an effort to better represent the facility’s intended function, a convention center being built in downtown Cleveland that was formerly known as the Medical Mart will now be called the Global Center for Health Innovation. Several large companies have already reserved space in the building, such as the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, as well as several national corporations. Scheduled to open this fall, each floor of the complex will have its own department. The center will host events relating to the medical field such as continuing education classes and emerging technology conventions. It is predicted that the complex will bring over 1,000 executives, investors and entrepreneurs to Cleveland.
Top U.S. General John Allen to retire instead of taking NATO job
U.S. General John Allen, who had been nominated as the next head of NATO in Europe, has received President Obama’s permission to retire rather than take the job. He made the decision based on a desire to attend to family health problems. His successor will oversee the majority of the removal of troops from Afghanistan. Earlier this year, General Allen was accused of having inappropriate email contact with a woman in Florida, but the allegations were dismissed. General David Petraeus, former director of the CIA, was accused of similar misconduct and asked to resign around the same time. President Obama characterized General Allen as “one of America’s finest military leaders” and thanked him for his dedicated service.
U.S. identifies prolific cyber espionage group in China
The U.S. cyber security firm Mandiant has identified a hacker group in China as “one of the most prolific cyber espionage groups” in the world. The group is said to have stolen hundreds of terabytes of data from a number of companies. The offices of the hackers are believed to be located in a nondescript building in Shanghai. Mandiant has published a report stating that they believe the Chinese government is aware of at least some of the hacking operations that have taken place since 2004, when the company began tracking them. The Chinese government has denied knowledge of these attacks and claimed to be another victim of cyber hacking.