Government Press Releases

USINPAC Celebrates US-India Ties with Event at Capitol Hill

As Prime Minister Modi met with President Obama at the White House and addressed the Joint Session of the US Congress, a flurry of diplomatic and community events were held to celebrate the historic visit and the new vibrancy in the US-India partnership. USINPAC hosted an Indian American community reception on June 8th at Capitol Hill to recognize and honor the efforts of Indian Americans who contributed towards the deepening of the US-India bilateral relationship. The last decade witnessed a boom in trade, investment and cooperation between the US and India, now hailed as the 'enduring Global partners of the 21st century.'

Support the Blue Now Launches Funding Campaign with a Mission to Restore the Respect to Police Officers

During the National Law Enforcement week and the weeks following, Support the Blue Now plans to offer a tangible opportunity for all Americans to show their support for the police officers in their communities and across the country. By donating to this campaign, the backers will provide the support required to fight the strong negative perception police officers are experiencing so heavily today.

Pennsylvania Delegate Candidate Calls for Voters to Counteract State's Unusual Election Rules

LogoCharlie Kirkwood, candidate for Pennsylvania Delegate to the Republican National Convention, calls for voters' input regarding the selection of a Presidential nominee at the Republican National Convention. Previously elected twice as a convention delegate, Kirkwood suggests a way for Pennsylvania voters to have their voices heard despite Pennsylvania's unusual election rules. He suggests voters in his district input their preference directly via www.facebook.com/CharlieforDelegate to him and that all the delegates make the same arrangement.

The Family Brand of A.A. Rayner & Sons Funeral Services Revolutionizes the Way Funerals Are Handled in the Future

As A.A. Rayner & Sons approaches its 70th Anniversary in 2017, it is committed to continuing its offerings of stellar services to the Chicago area, revolutionizing its brand with a state of the art online presence which can be found by visiting: www.aaraynerandsonsfuneralhome.com

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling Still Recycling Televisions

LogoWith all of the news lately about the difficulty of properly recycling your television according to the Covered Device Recycling Act passed in 2010, be assured that the Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center is still accepting them at no cost, in keeping with the spirit of the law.

Rosemary Williams, Founder of Women's Perspective Speaks at a Parallel Event at 60th UNCSW

LogoWomensperspective.org ~ Women's Perspective co-sponsors a Parallel Event with AWE Anglican Women's Empowerment on March 16th at 4:30pm at the Salvation Army Auditorium during the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW). The UNCSW is meeting in New York City from March 14 to March 24. It is attended by women from almost every country in the world. As the principal global policy-making body addressing the advancement and equality of women, the UNCSW assesses global progress towards the achievement of the Millennial Development Goals.

New York State Bans Payday Loans

New York State has not only banned five payday loan companies but imposed heavy penalties on them as well. As a result they will not be able to carry out any operations in the state.

Justice for Vets: Playing with Heroes for Fun or Profit

LogoAt some point, you stand there shaking your head: When reality collides with fiction and there arises no seeming distinction between the two, the perversion multiplies exponentially. In the final summation, can we tell the difference any longer?

Ukraine's Member of Parliament Sergiy Berezenko at International Lunch, Washington

Sergiy Berezenko, 32, Ukraine Member of Parliament from the president's fraction ('Block Petro Poroshenko') in February along with other Ukrainian politicians attended the International Lunch, one of the events related to the National Prayer Breakfast with US President Barack Obama in Washington.

Jag Dior - Sustainable Energy Infrastructure, Finance and Institutional Investors

Policy makers should do much more to encourage pension funds and other institutional investors to put their ample assets into sustainable energy infrastructure. The wins would be significant. The question is how?

Company Expands Secure Product Destruction Services

LogoNortheast Data Destruction, a NAID "AAA" Certified company, has expanded services beyond traditional paper shredding.

A Medici Firma Sponsored Major Infrastructure Bill Clears Republic of Brazil Federal Senate

LogoMedici Firma Infrastructure (MFI) is considering providing approximately US $1.2 billion of Tier 1 facility as approved by the Board of Directors and Federal Senate of Brazil. MFI will provide the facility against Sovereign Bond and Guarantees. Facility would be utilized for new projects development with strong emphasis on supporting high impact development projects, rehabilitation project with measures promoting climate change resilience of existing infrastructure. Projects arising from regional economic and energy initiatives, recommended by the Brazilian Government Delegations or bilateral agencies are also targeted. The Facility will fund development in multi-municipalities that has backed federal resolution n. 43/2001 in advance, financing and implementation of infrastructure projects that would not otherwise reach financial or legal closure. MFI involvement at an earlier stage of the process will enable more efficient use of other forms of technical assistance where appropriate Facility will be placed.

Veterans in Justice: The Failure to Define a Problem

LogoOn December 7, 2015--Pearl Harbor Day--the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics released its somewhat overdue national survey on veterans in prison and jail. The last national survey was conducted in 2004 and was released in 2007.

The Medical Malpractice Fund of the Virgin Islands Is Bankrupt

LogoThe U.S. Virgin Islands government has told V.I. attorney Julie Evert that it is no longer able to pay damages to victims of medical malpractice. This is due to the government's failure to maintain the Medical Malpractice Risk Management Fund, which is stipulated in the government's V.I. Code. Victims of malpractice are now left completely unprotected.

Veterans Advocacy: Mind if We Actually Help Some Soldiers? (USJAG)

LogoAmerica once loved the little guy who fought the long odds and won. For those familiar with advocacy and funding on behalf of soldiers and veterans some very salient facets emerge: One of which is that those who benefit most are seldom the regular fighting men and women, the veterans themselves. This is an untold story--or series of stories--that the media has largely failed to tell. The Uniformed Services and Justice Advocacy Group (USJAG) invites the press to remedy this shortfall.

Samuel Claiborne Seeks Funding via Indiegogo for Disreputable, a Unique Form of Protest

LogoPast leaders like Stalin and Hitler were extremely frightened of caricaturists and their ridicule because there is no other form of protest like satire. Disreputable is on a mission to create funny, edgy, and controversial products representing the merciless parody of America's bigoted and corrupt politicians.

Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Has Its Own Fusion Center

The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office has a branch of the Southeast Florida Fusion Center (SEFFC) located inside it, and it is saving lives behind the scenes. Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, who is chairman of regional homeland security as far as the Florida Keys, recently gave Channel 5 News a tour of the Palm Beach Regional Fusion Center (PBRFC), which is the Northern Operational Office of the SEFFC.

Internal Revenue Service Cracks Down on Holiday Travelers

LogoThe Internal Revenue Service is using its authority to rescind passports of citizens who have unpaid taxes, in effect stopping them from traveling outside the country. The IRS intends to enact the new policy during the Holidays.

Probable Hurdles Within the Cameroon's 2035 Emerging Nation Dream as a Fragile State

LogoWith deep empathetic concern for the peaceful wellbeing of its home based country, Modern Advocacy Humanitarian Social and Rehabilitation Association (MAHSRA), an NGO based in Bamenda – Cameroon and in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council ECOSOC [2013], highlights the short comings and the lapses within the country's protective institutionalism towards its great investment ventures as an aspiring 2035 emerging nation.

MAHSRA Makes Two Publications on Mutuality Versus Reciprocity and the Human Development Index for Peace Building

LogoIn the attempt to propose a working practice for effective peace building measures through some major human solidarity values, Modern Advocacy Humanitarian Social and Rehabilitation Association (MAHSRA), an NGO based in Bamenda – Cameroon and in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council ECOSOC [2013], has released a view on the scope of mutuality and reciprocity towards enhancing objective peace building processes and has also examined the probable entries within which the human development measurement units may be used to address societal conflicts and peace.

MAHSRA Releases Two Publications on Emerging Nations in Peace Growth and African Worries for Its Rapid Development

LogoAspiring to promote the comparative peaceful growth and development examples seen within emerging nations and Considering that the African Continent needs much aspirational hope and courage to enhance its own peaceful development perspectives, Modern Advocacy Humanitarian Social and Rehabilitation Association (MAHSRA), an NGO based in Bamenda – Cameroon and in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council ECOSOC [2013], releases two publications that address the scope of regional development objectives of emerging nations and the impact of colonial administration that have retarded African progress but now demonstrates new opportunities for regaining hope towards Africa's rapid development.

Borderless News Online Focusing on Political Situation in Myanmar, Interviews Author Wendy Law-Yone

Followers of Southeast Asian news will already know that this month, the political situation in Myanmar has been of particular interest due to its recent elections and the influence the results could have on regional politics. With a victory by Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD Party forcing the military-backed USDP to share power, foreign investors and Burmese citizens alike are wondering if the country's long-beleaguered plans to increase foreign investment opportunities will pan out, and in what form – as well as at what cost to social and environmental conditions. Borderless News Online, ASEAN news source, has recently released interviews with Wendy Law-Yone, prominent Burmese-American author, and author and reporter at The Economist Richard Cockett to provide relevant, new perspectives on the topic.

SicommNet, Inc. Wins Award with Hawaii State Department of Education and Partner Agencies for Its Hawaii eProcurement System (HePS)

LogoThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) has selected SicommNet as its eProcurement service provider for procurement and construction projects. HI DOE signed a 39-month agreement with SicommNet for continued use of the Hawaii eProcurement System (HePS) for their electronic procurement solicitation announcement and management services. Additionally, this contract allows for the University of Hawaii, the State of Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services, and the Honolulu Board of Water Supply to participate in HePS usage.

BRIM 2016 Registration Opens for Individuals and Families

eKasih is the National Poverty Data Financial institution working on the issues of poverty and its management in partnership with Chairman of Material Property (KIR) as well as Expert Material Home (AIR). The program is working for individual accounts, program/ support for development of better means for poverty management.

Hire a Lobbyist Launches Affordable Service for Small Businesses and Associations

Lobbying services are now affordable for small businesses and associations with the launch of hirealobbyist.com. This government relations website has been launched by 11:59 Media and Public Affairs to provide services to businesses and associations at an affordable cost.

Maryland Makes a Key Addition to Divorce & Separation Laws, Affecting Time Periods Before Divorce for Certain Couples

LogoThe state of Maryland has passed an important change to its divorce and separation laws, with the update going into effect as of October 1st. The Maryland General Assembly voted to add a new grounds for absolute divorce in Maryland, that of Mutual Consent, and it's important to understand its impact.

Supreme Court Ruling Allows Appeal of Divorce Settlements

A new Supreme Court ruling will allow couples who have previously had divorces case resolved to have them reopened in instances where they have not been allowed a fair and just settlement due to their ex partners non-disclosure of their financial affairs.