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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Magnet schools to celebrate educational excellence and equality during National Magnet Schools Month this February
Wed, 29 Jan 2014, 16:51:44 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Magnet Schools of America announced this February magnet schools across the nation will join together to celebrate National Magnet Schools Month. In honor of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education, this year's theme is 'Creating Opportunities for All.'
Cooperative purchasing speeds up public sector projects, North American Roofing Expands National Presence
Thu, 11 Apr 2013, 18:46:15 EDT Edited by Christopher L Simmons
ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Meeting strict compliance standards and competitive bidding requirements, North American Roofing strengthens its national position as one of the largest commercial roofing companies in the U.S. with the award to participate in the National Joint Powers Alliance(R) (NJPA), through their premier construction program with ezIQC(R), which helps municipalities find sources for construction and repair facilitating the competitive bid process on behalf of their members.
Virginia Public Schools Now Have Access to the Synergy Education Platform
Tue, 08 Jan 2013, 06:58:03 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
MESA, Ariz., Jan. 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Edupoint(TM) Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions provider to the national K-12 market, has been awarded a contract to implement its Synergy(R) Education Platform for the Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) after an extensive evaluation and RFP process.
iFOS Awarded U.S. Department of Treasury IDIQ Contract
Tue, 09 Oct 2012, 03:56:02 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
CLARKSVILLE, Md., Oct. 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- iFOS, as an emerging leader in Federal financial solutions and technology, announced that the firm was awarded an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) base plus 4 option years contract award to support CDFI grant programs. This effort will require iFOS to recruit up to 100 field reviewers that can evaluate CDFI grant applications submitted from start-up organizations as well as large, national scale enterprises.
Grants Available to Help Feed Kids in Afterschool Settings
Thu, 05 Jul 2012, 14:24:52 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
PORTLAND, Ore., July 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is excited to announce a new partnership with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to distribute grants to afterschool programs to help feed more kids in Oregon.
Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Appoints Four New Members
Tue, 19 Jun 2012, 05:58:26 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., June 19, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County, a public-private volunteer board that oversees the use of federal dollars to train the local workforce to support local employers, announced five At-Large members appointed by Chair Josie Gonzales, County of San Bernardino Fifth District Supervisor.
100 Fresno Businesses Opposed to High Speed Rail, PRESS CONFERENCE on May 2, 2012
Fri, 27 Apr 2012, 17:06:02 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
FRESNO, Calif., April 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Central Valley Tea Party has been commissioned to hold a press conference with 100 Fresno business leaders and owners who will be affected by the imposition of the High-Speed Rail project. The 100 business owners who are on the current High-Speed Rail track line will be present in solidarity to oppose the High-Speed Rail through Fresno.
Jefferson County Judge's Fire Safety Day and Sulphur Springs 'FUN Park' Ribbon Cutting
Mon, 23 Apr 2012, 15:46:23 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
PINE BLUFF, Ark., April 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The community of Sulphur Springs, County Judge Mike Holcomb, the Jefferson County Mutual Aid Association (JCMAA), and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will hold a fire safety day and a ribbon cutting on May 5, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
San Bernardino County Youth Training Program to Be Used as Best Practice for Industry
Thu, 16 Feb 2012, 17:35:44 EDT Edited by Jessica Sand
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Department of Labor Employment Training Administration selected the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Summer Youth Employment Program to participate in a study of youth training innovators. Findings of this study will be used to inform workforce investment boards nationwide of best practices.
Nassau County Sheriff's Department - Friend or Foe?
Tue, 31 Jan 2012, 18:14:49 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
MANORVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Officer James Greco, a 17-year veteran of the Nassau County Department of Corrections, has been denied his retirement status by the Sheriff of Nassau County. Officer Greco was charged with Workers Compensation fraud which resulted in his wrongful termination, as per a ruling by the arbitrator hearing his case. Despite winning two judicial decrees in his favor against the Nassau County Sheriff's Department, Officer Greco continues to be denied his full retirement status.
U.S. Releases Around 800,000 Prisoners Each Year, Most Return
Mon, 30 Jan 2012, 14:03:28 EDT Edited by Jessica Sand
PETERSBURG, Va., Jan. 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Most Americans don't consider prisons when lamenting scholarship reductions at their local college or higher taxes on gas when filling up at the pump. Maybe they should. According to Christopher Zoukis, author of the forthcoming 'Education Behind Bars' (ISBN: 978-1934597774; Sunbury Press, December 2011), upwards of $60 billion a year can be saved simply by educating prisoners.
Millennium Administrators, Inc. Has Been Selected by The City of Scranton, Pennsylvania to Provide Benefit Administration for Active Fire and Police
Tue, 12 Jul 2011, 18:45:03 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Millennium Administrators, Inc., a benefits administrator, has signed a contract with the City of Scranton to provide benefit administration services for over 500 city employees. Millennium is providing administrative oversight for the city benefit program, including cost containment initiatives, claim audits and administrative services to enhance cost saving initiatives at the City of Scranton.
Millennium Administrators, Inc. Has Been Selected by the County of Middlesex, New Jersey to Provide Stand-alone RX Benefit Administration
Fri, 15 Apr 2011, 09:59:37 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Millennium Administrators, Inc., a pharmacy benefits administrator, has signed a contract with the County of Middlesex, NJ to provide stand-alone pharmacy benefit services for County employees and their dependents. Millennium is providing administrative oversight for the stand-alone pharmacy benefit program, including cost containment initiatives, claim audits and administrative services to enhance cost saving initiatives at the County.
Oil Boom Town is Now Bustling with Travelers Seeking Outdoor Adventure
Wed, 06 Apr 2011, 20:43:29 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
FARMINGTON, N.M. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In view of the snow-capped San Juans to the north, with the iconic Shiprock floating on the skyline to the west, Farmington is a rugged oil boom town rapidly emerging as a destination for outdoor adventurers. 'Our climate, rivers and wilderness areas make outdoor activities a major attraction for visitors,' says Debbie Dusenbery, director of the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau.
San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board's On-The-Job Training Program Relieves Welfare Rolls
Fri, 25 Feb 2011, 19:05:31 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Through government and business partnerships in San Bernardino County, training programs are helping reduce the number of people on welfare, develop their skills and stimulate businesses growth in spite of a tough economy. The County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors knows that assisting businesses during these tough times is the key to our local economic recovery and uses funding received through the Workforce Investment Act to provide this assistance.
Edward Professional Advisors is Helping Compton Regain Control of its Police Services
Tue, 08 Feb 2011, 10:59:31 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Edward Professional Advisors announces that the City of Compton has selected it to help create its own police department. The Mayor of the City of Compton says, 'We are excited about the opportunity to regain local control of our police services. We are in the midst of a campaign to rebirth a new Compton.'
The Georgia Humanities Council and Digital Library of Georgia Win Prestigious Schwartz Prize
Fri, 19 Nov 2010, 06:59:57 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Georgia Humanities Council and the Digital Library of Georgia won the Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize for their partnership on the Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL). This marks the second time the Georgia Humanities Council has won the Schwartz Prize. Their first prize recognized their success with the online New Georgia Encyclopedia.
Zombie Diaries Actress Joins Group That is Helping to 'Get Drugs Out and Arts in,' in Southeastern Oklahoma
Tue, 09 Nov 2010, 20:30:38 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
MCALESTER, Okla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Victoria Summer is the newest celebrity name signed on to help a local group running a grassroots campaign called Take McAlester Back in southeastern Oklahoma. The campaign is geared toward getting drugs out of the area and implementing programs for children and adults alike that feed creativity.
ShipCom Appoints TCS as HF Radio Consultant
Wed, 21 Jul 2010, 14:50:28 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
COVINGTON, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ShipCom, a provider of High Frequency (HF) maritime single sideband voice and electronic mail services has appointed Tusa Consulting Services (TCS) as its authorized radio consultant supportive of emergency operations throughout the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and coastal Texas.
Center Releases Report on New Jersey Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs
Thu, 15 Jul 2010, 09:59:50 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- During the past two years, twenty-six New Jersey agencies that address domestic violence and sexual assault have participated in the Cultural Competency Technical Assistance Project. The Beyond Diversity Resource Center issued a report today which shows that the participating agencies have made substantial Progress in their efforts to provide culturally competent services to their clients.
Beyond Diversity Holds Press Conference on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs
Fri, 02 Jul 2010, 08:58:35 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Media Advisory: The need for domestic violence and sexual assault programs to provide more culturally competent services has been recognized as a national concern. During the past two years, more than 25 New Jersey organizations that address domestic violence and sexual assault have participated in the Cultural Competency Technical Assistance Project to improve services to clients from marginalized and underserved populations.
Compton Votes for Community Control of Its Police Resources
Wed, 02 Jun 2010, 19:02:02 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
CLAREMONT, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Edward Professional Advisors announces that in a close, but historic vote late last night, the Compton City Council voted 3-2 to establish a new Compton Community Police Department. After 10 years of receiving police services from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Compton City Council voted last night to establish a new Compton Community Police Department and end its contractual relationship with the sheriff's department.
The Savannah Economic Development Authority Board of Directors Announces Search for Next President and CEO
Thu, 20 May 2010, 16:04:27 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
SAVANNAH, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Succession Planning Committee of the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) Board of Directors announced on Monday the selection of Heidrick and Struggles to lead the search for SEDA's next president and CEO. The process will begin immediately and is expected to take 90 to 120 days to name the selected candidate.
Minnesota Town's 20 Years of Entrepreneurship Inspires the World - Anniversary of the First Enterprise Facilitation Project in Lincoln County
Fri, 20 Nov 2009, 16:35:51 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
LAKE BENTON, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Sirolli Institute is proud to announce Lake Benton was the first American community to adopt the Sirolli Institute's internationally acclaimed Enterprise Facilitation(R) concept which has captured the imagination of more than 40,000 small businesses worldwide. Through Enterprise Facilitation, civic leaders learn how to capture local intelligence.
Safe Drug Drop Off - Sheriff Baca, L.A. County communities, and Narconon Join Together to Get Drugs Out of the Medicine Cabinet
Thu, 01 Oct 2009, 11:40:23 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Drugs are toxic, both to the environment and people, especially children, some of whom hold 'pharming' parties to pop leftover scrips. Thus, a new pilot to provide mailbox-like safe drop-off sites, announced on 29 Sept, 2009 by Los Angeles County Sheriff Baca and mayors and councilmen and women from half a dozen L.A. County townships, joined by Narconon International.
Libera Project Honored with 2009 Best of New York Award
Fri, 25 Sep 2009, 13:13:46 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
ALBANY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) has earned a 2009 'Best of New York' award for its Consumer Information System (CIS) application, developed with Libera, Inc. of Jamestown, NY, a government contractor and software development company. The award was made by the New York State Center for Digital Government and Government Technology in the category of 'Project Best Advancing Service to the Public.'
Obama is 'Chocolate Jesus' According to Los Angeles City Official
Tue, 22 Sep 2009, 14:23:36 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Glenn Beck is promoting citizen journalism, busting ACORN for advising a prostitute with housing. Patrick Duff and Craig Rubin are hoping for the same type of government action by exposing what they feel is government corruption. Rubin and Duff are both religious leaders that provide medical marijuana in the City of Los Angeles.
Farrell Appointed to Alabama Iron and Steel Council
Tue, 07 Oct 2008, 18:51:53 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
ANNISTON, Ala., Oct. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alabama Governor Bob Riley has appointed Jim Farrell, President of Blastcrete Equipment Co. in Anniston, Alabama, to the Alabama Iron & Steel Council. With the completion of the ThyssenKrupp plant in Mobile, the state of Alabama is expected to become the second largest steel producer in the U.S. by 2010.
Ga. Secretary of State Karen C. Handel to Address Georgia Association of Business Brokers
Thu, 19 Jun 2008, 13:00:18 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
ATLANTA, Ga., June 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Georgia Secretary of State Karen C. Handel, the state's first Republican to hold the office, will speak at the Tuesday, June 24, regular monthly meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, Inc. (GABB), a statewide group with almost 200 members.
Environmentally Minded Developer Appointed to Oversight Board of Controversial Landfill
Mon, 02 Jun 2008, 19:58:49 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Los Angeles business leader and environmental sustainability advocate David S. Honda has been appointed to the Sunshine Canyon Landfill Local Enforcement Agency (SCL-LEA). SCL-LEA is a recently created joint powers authority (JPA) formed in part to adjudicate operating issues surrounding the controversial urban landfill at Sunshine Canyon as they arise.
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