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.'

Groups Demand Senator Ron Wyden Block Fast Track of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN) is calling on US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) to exercise his authority as chair of the Senate Finance Committee to immediately block Fast Track of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Among other concerns, the TPP would allow even more radioactive foods and beverages from Japan to enter the U.S. contaminated by the ongoing Fukushima Daiichi's triple nuclear meltdowns in Japan. Without Wyden's Fast Track authorization, the TPP is unlikely to gain the required two-thirds senate approval for this anti-democratic, pro-corporate treaty.

Lieutenant Governor to Recognize TORONTO 2015 Volunteers

LogoThe Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will host a reception in recognition of TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games volunteers on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 4 p.m.

Bacon Offensive to Muslims – Vermont Restaurant Removes Ad Under Pressure

Every so often someone will make the point that Americans shouldn't really care what the NSA is doing; after all, they give everyone full access to their "private" lives through social media. To the same degree, I wonder sometimes if we would really care if the federal government started cracking down on our 1st amendment rights, removing any speech that could be construed as offensive to any group larger than, say, fifteen people. Would people reserve the right to complain, given how readily they forsake it in the absence of force?

SAARC Academia's Anthropologist Dr. Bareera N.B. Censures Pakistani Government's Counter-Terror Measures in Perspectives of the Recent Lahore Church's Tragedy

The SAARC region's Conjoint Academic Commission has declared the deadliest terror-incident of Lahore Church, an austerely grim "ethno-indigenous tragedy" on the face of Pakistan's perpetuating ethnic, ancestral and autochthonous predicament, that is now progressively transfiguring towards a racial crisis.

KatzAbosch Debuts New Niche Website for Government Contractors

LogoKatzAbosch is excited to announce a new website dedicated solely to our government contracting niche. The need for an additional site arose when the firm hired Linda Lang as Government Contracting Advisor and our capabilities increased. Now, the firm has value-added expertise in holistic government contract consulting in addition to accounting proficiency. KatzAbosch GovCon can now handle all aspects of higher-level support in contracting with the government. The new website showcases our team, comprehensive list of services, timely alerts, current news and events, industry affiliations and client testimonials.

ITC Appoints Emelia Hanson as Chairperson in Ghana

LogoThe International Trade Council announces the appointment of Ms Emelia Hanson as the new Chairperson in Ghana.

Dr. Sandeep Gupta Appointed Chairperson of International Trade Council in India

LogoThe International Trade Council (ITC) announced today the appointment of Dr. Sandeep Gupta as the organisation's Chairperson in India.

Longtime Berliner Cohen Partner Roberta Hayashi - Named to Superior Court Bench

LogoBerliner Cohen is pleased to announce the appointment of Roberta S. Hayashi to the Santa Clara County Superior Court bench. Before her appointment to the bench, Hayashi, 56, had been head of the employment law practice and a litigation partner at Berliner Cohen since 2006, and prior to that, from 1990 to 2000, and an associate from 1982 to 1989.

Unanimity to Curb Blasphemies, A Cross-Ethnic and Inter-Faith Peace Perspective Highlighted by SAARC Commission at Anti-Blasphemy APC in Pakistan

An all parties anti-blasphemy conference has been held in Lahore, to convey the global communities, the unanimity on anti-blasphemy sentimentalities. Leaders of all major political parties, seminaries, and notables from non-Muslim minorities joined the occasion and made strong affirmations and assertions regarding the issue.

Constitutional Renaissance Author Launches IndieGoGo Project for Institute

LogoConstitutional Renaissance, a work by Richard R. Monts, examines the role of central government and how it impacts American lives.  Now, Monts has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds to found the Constitutional Renaissance Institute, LLC that will promote discussion on alternatives to a large and expanding central government model.

PIC Claim Grant Launched to Help Business Owners Get Government Payout Under PIC Scheme

In Singapore the government offers business owners a way to enjoy 400% tax deductions and allowances or a 60% cash payout for investment in innovation and productivity improvements under their Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme. The scheme is administered by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). The PIC scheme rewards Singapore companies who innovate and become more productive. PIC Claim Grant is a new website that helps business owners through the application process to successfully claim their PIC grant payout.

UK Government Announced That Transfer of NHS Pension to QROPS Will Be Banned from April 2015

After the March 2014 Budget Session, the UK government officially announced that transfer of NHS pension to QROPS in India will be banned starting from April 2015. This decision was taken after serious discussions and debates. According to reports, the ban was decided because public sector finances faced huge burden with more people choosing to transfer their NHS pension into a defined contribution scheme. QROPS came into inception in 2006 and since then it has helped a lot of Indians to unlock their frozen UK pensions.

"Mobile Phones in Japan" Published

LogoThe mobile phone market overall slightly grew in 2014 to reach 40.5 million units, which is a similar trend to that seen in 2013. The continuous migration of consumers to smartphones is the key factor in mobile phones in Japan. The switch is largely driven by the strong demand for advanced technology embedded in smartphones, which serves multiple platforms such as communication, e-readers, imaging devices, navigation, online shopping and portable games. However, towards end of the review period, it is also seen that some smartphone users switched back to feature phones, deciding to possess a feature phone apart from smartphones. Some consumers sign a most affordable monthly subscription with a feature phone and purchase a tablet, giving up their smartphones. This reverse trend is triggered by costly subscription contracts with smartphones, and longer battery life that feature phones offer. Although the major driver of mobile phones in Japan still is smartphones, the demand for feature phones is not to be underestimated.

MAHSRA Engages Both Traditional and Local Government Responsibilities in Fighting Barbaric Widowhood Rites Practices

LogoThe 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 once more proven its modern advocating potency in addressing very chronic global worries with regard to the status of women.

David Simmons Released His Book: The Lie of the Land

LogoSince the coalition led by David Cameron and George Osborne took office in 2010, its progress has been marked by an absence of achievements. There was the promise of "no more pointless top-down re-organisations" of the NHS. There was the emphatic need to cut the government's debt. And there was a drive to overhaul welfare benefits.

Soba Mesa Elucidates How the Government Helps in Lowering Cases of Drug and Substance Through Social Media Sensitisation Programs

LogoThe use of pharmaceutical drugs as substance for abuse has been rampant these days. The social media has been a very good source of information and serves as a warning for those who are not yet able to abuse any kind of drugs. There are campaigns which show the before and after photos of people who have been into different kinds of drugs. These campaigns also provide the story behind these people and how the addiction started.

MAHSRA Analyses the Causal Dynamics of Ethnic Conflicts in Relation to the International Community's Biases

LogoIn continuum efforts to promote global peacemaking and conflict mitigation opportunities, 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 another intriguing conflict causes' eye-opener: Ethnic Conflict Causes and the International Community Biases.

MAHSRA Releases Insights on the Virtual Conception of Tyranny and Peace

LogoModern 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 published some insights on the virtual conception of tyranny and peace.

MAHSRA Condemns Corruption as a Strongly Derogatory and Degenerative Force in the Society

LogoUsing a broader scope and an inclusive framework in addressing the elements that are necessary to promote global peace, 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], presents an analysis into the phenomenon of corruption and its derogatory and degenerative force on the society.

Conservative News and Humor Switches to Daily Content Updates as Traffic Soars

The liberal media has no problem poking fun at conservatives, and left-leaning shows like The Daily Show make their money out of mocking conservatives. However, there is a dearth of humor in the right which makes them easier to poke fun at, and makes conservatives themselves feel unable to have their own voice heard due to mockery. To combat this, Conservative News and Humor has been launched to offset this injustice, and to help conservatives digest their current affairs with a sense of humor that suits their sensibility. The site has become so popular they are now moving to daily updates.

Orrin Hudson, African-American Youth Mentor, Former Law Enforcement Officer Offers Advice on Police, Citizen Interaction

LogoA former law enforcement officer and now founder of an organization focused on teaching young people the principles of success and personal responsibility, has weighed in on the latest controversy sweeping the nation, police and citizen overreaction. Orrin Hudson, who credits a teacher for turning his life around when he was an inner city at risk youngster headed down a dead-end street, founded Be Someone, Inc. in 2001 using the game of chess to teach life lessons, says there are 10 key points to make.

Hillary Clinton Is Kidnapped in 'Snatching Hilary' – The First Satirical Novel About the Nation's Most Formidable Woman (And Next President?)

Let's put party politics aside for a minute; love her or hate her – Hillary Clinton is one of the United States' most fascinating women. To some she is a breakthrough maverick who is unafraid to pursue any cause close to her heart while, to others (*cough*, those in red), she is a far-out try-hard who doesn't deserve yet another residency in the White House. Most existing books about Clinton take the hard-hitting and critical approach – so what are the chances that Dick Carlson (a former U.S. Ambassador) and Bill Cowan (a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel) would release a satirical and side-splitting novel with her as the protagonist?

National Health Service Continuing to Repeat Data Breaches

The National Health Service (NHS) has encountered close to 2,500 breaches of confidentiality each year.

HMRC Talk Publishes a Workplace Pension Guide, Updates It List of HMRC Telephone Numbers

LogoHMRC Talk, a website dedicated in sharing latest news from HMRC and discussing its policies, has recently published a comprehensive workplace pension guide to further elaborate on how pension plans work and what are the options involved with it. The website has also updated its list of HMRC helpline numbers such that individuals can immediately contact HMRC for any queries.

David Resnick & Associates, P.C. Releases Info on Government Involved Injury Lawsuits

Individuals injured through the fault of another need to concern themselves with statute of limitation laws within their state, as they vary greatly based on numerous factors. Those in New York find they have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit, yet this only applies in certain situations. When a government agency or employee becomes a defendant in the suit, the requirements change.