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1st Edge Wins $9.7M Space and Missile Defense Command SBIR Contract to Research and Develop AI Solutions

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 1st Edge, a leader in designing solutions using Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, was awarded a $9.7M Small Business Innovative Research Phase III contract to Artificial Intelligence solutions for the U.S. Army. This contract, issued by the Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), is a continuation of 1st Edge’s proprietary Pragmatic Artificial Intelligence and New Technology (PAINT) program, currently impacting multiple army programs.

Good and SMART America First Republican Patriot announces primary campaign run for West Virginia’s 1st District against a ‘sellout loser RINO’

WHEELING, W.Va., Nov. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pro-Cannabis Republican Candidate for Congress, Craig “X” Roberts, The General Pharmer, was sitting on his hotel balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea when an FBI agent from Wheeling West Virginia called his cell phone. The agent wanted to know about January 6 insurrection and the events that took place at the U.S. Capitol.

David McNeil Receives Broker of the Year Award

SAN FRANCISCO and ONTARIO, Calif., Nov. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal and Risk Management Consultant David McNeil has been selected as 2021 Broker of the Year by The California Association of Mutual Water Companies – Joint Powers Risk & Insurance Management Authority (CalMutuals-JPRIMA).

NotaryCam resumes ‘Help a Hero’ initiative, offering complimentary Online Virtual Notary services for current, retired military members for Veterans Day

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 10, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam, a Stewart-owned company and a pioneering provider of remote online notarization and identity verification / authentication technology for real estate and legal transactions, today announced its semi-annual “Help a Hero” initiative will once again offer free remote online notarization (RON) sessions to United States veterans and current service members.

ASLET enters into distribution agreement with Lamperd Less Lethal of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Advanced Security and Law Enforcement Training LLC (ASLET), a security and law enforcement training school, has entered into a distribution agreement with Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc. (OTC PINK:LLLI) and its Master Parts Distributor, EJC Security Services, Inc. of Pittsburgh, PA. Lamperd Less Lethal has been creating and manufacturing Less Lethal Technology and Ammunition, Public Order Suppression Systems and Innovators for over 50 years.

NYC Mayoral Candidate Cleopatra Fitzgerald Says ‘No One Is Above The Law’

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NYC Mayoral Candidate Cleopatra Fitzgerald says: “No One Is Above The Law.” Lady Cleopatra asks: Courts, Judges, Attorneys or others in higher office to please put attention to the issues that need justifiable laws or alterations as history and the present shows there are tyrannical laws bringing about disruption and decline whereas prosperous laws deliver harmony and order.

As City Runoffs Loom, Georgia Non-Profit Proclaims November ‘No More Runoffs Month’

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Georgia voters head to the polls, and some cities may need runoff elections this month. To educate citizens about alternatives to this system, Better Ballot Georgia, Inc (BBGa), an all-volunteer, Georgia non-profit proclaims November to be “No More Runoffs Month.”

Sam Stiele recently announced formulation of Raspberry Fund Scholarship

HOPKINS, Minn., Oct. 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Citizens 4 Stiele, Sam Stiele recently announced formulation of Raspberry Fund Scholarship. Mentoring is one of the most important actions we can take to support a strong city for years to come. Throughout my campaign, I have shared that a focus during my mayoral term will be mentoring others to lead in the future.

Darley Family Foundation Sends 5,000 Gallons of Water to Dixmoor, Ill.

ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Village of Dixmoor has been facing a water crisis for nearly ten days, forcing residents to search for safe water alternatives. In effort to help the citizens in their most vulnerable time, the Darley Family Foundation sent a truckload of Safe Water Boxes™ to Dixmoor. One truckload holds twenty-three pallets of Safe Water Boxes, with eighty boxes per pallet, adding up to 5,000 gallons of water in total. Each box is 2.64 gallons of premium drinking water.

Candidate Cleopatra Fitzgerald on the Trending Topic of National and International Security

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to New York City’s Mayoral candidate, Cleopatra Fitzgerald, “National and international security are indispensable for the safety of citizens, tourists, immigrants and residents,” and she’s bringing some injustices to light. She knows that creating agencies, departments, sectors, industries and infrastructures are global governments’ approach to developing coordination, but they don’t always work.

Nate Morris Endows Fellowship at George Washington University

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) is proud to announce The Nate Morris Fellowship at George Washington University, the third endowed Presidential Fellowship launched in collaboration with Morris, an alumnus of the Presidential Fellows program.

1st Annual ‘Step Up In Surprise’ Event To Offer Outreach, Social Services, Food and Music To Veterans October 9

SURPRISE, Ariz., Oct. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to VetLink Foundation, military veterans who have honorably served our nation often return from deployments in need of various social services like job placement, health care, and mental health services. The 1st Annual VetLink Foundation Step Up in Surprise event will be held at the TechCelerator complex.

Nate Morris Endows Fellowship at Princeton University

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress is pleased to announce the creation of the Nate Morris Fellowship at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, through a gift of the Morris Foundation. This gift is the second Presidential Fellowship endowed by Mr. Morris, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.

Lt Col Steven Fowler, Decorated Combat Veteran, Announces Republican Candidacy in TX-28

UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas, Oct. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — I am excited to announce my candidacy as a Republican in the 28th U.S. Congressional District of Texas. I’m running for Congress because I’m sick of illegal immigrants pouring into our country. I’m tired of the caravans swarming our border. I don’t like illegal alien criminals putting my family or yours, at risk.

1st Edge Wins Advanced Technology International (ATI) OTA Contract to Develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions for US Army

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 1st Edge, a leader in designing pragmatic solutions using Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, announced the win of a $46M Other Transaction Authority (OTA) contract to develop Artificial Intelligence solutions for the US Army. The contract continues an effort named Pragmatic Artificial Intelligence and New Technology (PAINT).

Sam Stiele announces ‘We Lean Local’ Platform

HOPKINS, Minn., Sept. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sam Stiele announces “We Lean Local” Platform. A lot of people talk about politics and reflect on what is happening nationally. Local government impacts our lives perhaps more than any other vote we cast. When you think about who is at the helm in local government those are the people planning future city needs.

AAPI Toastmaster to Host The 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Asian American Toastmaster Judy Thang has been selected to host the opening session of the 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods. This year, the theme of the event will be “Leading Change Together,” Toastmasters District 52 announced today.

Compassion Prison Project and CA Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris Raise ACE Awareness in CA Prison

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Compassion Prison Project (CPP) piloted its innovative new series “Trauma Talks,” an educational video program with accompanying workbook this week. CPP’s mission is to create trauma-informed prisons and communities by bringing trauma awareness education and proven healing modalities to the men and women living and working in prison.

ACNM Reaffirms Opposition to Legislative Threats to Abortion Care

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is committed to people having unfettered access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services, including abortion care, that are readily available, affordable, and guided by objective evidence-based information. Given this position, ACNM is dismayed by the failure of the United States Supreme Court to block the implementation of Texas Senate Bill 8.

United Diversity Business Summit Connects Top Valley Leaders with Minority Entrepreneurs

PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thinkzilla Consulting today announced that As Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega proclaimed Sept. 15 “United Diversity Business Summit Day,” diverse business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Arizona came together to share ideas and innovations at the first United Diversity Business Summit, which was livestreamed by the City of Scottsdale.

Nick Hess Announces Run for Oregon Governor

TIGARD, Ore., Sept. 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nick Hess, local business owner and entrepreneur, announced today his candidacy for the Republican nomination as Oregon Governor for the 2022 election. Mr. Hess is running as a moderate, fiscal conservative in hopes of bringing Oregonians together.

Chelsea Groton Bank, in Partnership with NCDC and GNACC, Offers Free Business Seminars for Local Entrepreneurs

GROTON, Conn., Sept. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chelsea Groton Bank kicks off their 5-week “Cultivating Great Business: Small Business Bootcamp” on October 5, 2021. The FREE small business series, designed for aspiring and established entrepreneurs, is offered through the Bank’s financial education program, Chelsea University, in partnership with the Norwich Community Development Corporation (NCDC) and the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce (GNACC).

Southwest Airlines Adds Daily Austin Flight: Expanded Service at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport to Begin in March

AMARILLO, Texas, Sept. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Amarillo travelers will soon have extra options that feature the state capital as Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, has announced new daily non-stop service to Austin. The new expanded service to Austin begins March 10, 2022 to Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing releases business book by navy captain-turned-entrepreneur Gene Moran

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the second book by entrepreneur Gene Moran, founder and president of the consulting firm Capitol Integration. “Make Your Move: Charting Your Post-Military Career” (ISBN 978-1-951407797) synthesizes Moran’s experiences.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner Joins Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival as Celebrity Judge

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce that television icon Malcolm-Jamal Warner is joining the fourth annual “Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival” as a celebrity judge. The famed star of “The Cosby Show” and current hit “The Resident” will also be performing his poetry at the festival and sharing thoughts about his career during an Artist Talk.

2021 VOSH Voluntary Protection Programs

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRES NEWSWIRE) — Emerson Machine Automation Solution in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

RMA Real Estate Services Brokers Sale of Pelican Harbor Marina for City of Palm Bay

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA Real Estate Services, a division of the economic development firm RMA, is proud to announce the successful sale of a prime commercial property on behalf of the City of Palm Bay.

New Yiftee White Paper ‘Coming Back Stronger’ Illustrates Communities Banding Together to Support Local Business

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Yiftee published a new white paper based on its experience with more than 300 Community eGift Card programs across the country, 90% of which were started during the pandemic. The paper uses 16 short case studies to describe different chamber of commerce, main street, downtown and city programs all centered around simple digital gift cards.

Sam Stiele recently announced his candidacy for the mayor of Hopkins, MN

HOPKINS, Minn., Aug. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Citizens 4 Stiele announced today candidacy of Sam Stiele for mayor of Hopkins. “I didn’t see a mayoral candidate that represented me,” Stiele said in a statement. “We need someone who knows this town inside and out. Hopkins needs a leader who believes that progress is a balancing act, one who offers open communication.”

Teamsters Local 396 Builds Momentum in Contract Campaign to Raise Wages and Working Conditions for Over 2,700 Sanitation Workers in Orange County

SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 20, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the City of Santa Ana stood up for working people by rejecting the city staff recommendation to replace its unionized waste hauler with a non-union hauler with a track record of union busting, air pollution and paying near poverty wages, Teamsters Local 396 said today.

Pompano Beach to Test SEAHIVE Shoreline Protection System at Wahoo Bay

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientists, government officials and citizens concerned about climate change and sea level rise will soon have a new source of data when Wahoo Bay in Pompano Beach launches. This underwater marine park will become a global incubator for the ocean’s ecosystem and will test the SEAHIVE™ marine and estuarine shoreline protection system, a research project funded by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) in collaboration with FDOT.

Churches of Scientology Promote Community Partnership on National Night Out

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientologists across America took a stand against drug abuse and crime August 3 by joining local law enforcement and nonprofit organizations to make National Night Out 2021 special for their communities. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and raises awareness about crime and drug prevention.

Individual with Down Syndrome Testifies for Phasing Out Subminimum Wages for Individuals with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) applaud the testimony of John Anton at Wednesday’s Education & Labor Committee joint subcommittee hearing, “Phasing Out Subminimum Wages: Supporting the Transition to Competitive Integrated Employment for Workers with Disabilities.”

Melissa Martz’s Congressional Campaign Finishes First Quarter with Strong Grassroots Support

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A tenacious fighter, attorney, mother and anti-child trafficking advocate, Melissa Martz hit the streets three months ago to garner community support for Florida’s 18th Congressional District. Her first quarter FEC filings show she did just that by raising $202,000.

Opposition to Los Angeles’ Burbank Blvd Street Widening Project – Burbank Widening Citizens Group

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Burbank Widening Citizens Group. (“BWC Group”) announced today that it is organizing in opposition to the Burbank Blvd. Street Widening Project. The Group consists of businesses and residences situated along the affected Burbank Blvd., between Lankershim Blvd. and Cleon St.

Cole Engineering awarded $179M OTA by U.S. Army

ORLANDO, Fla., June 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), a By Light Company, has been awarded a $179M Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreement to serve as the core software enabler for the Synthetic Training Environment (STE) Training Simulation Software / Training Management Tool (TSS/TMT).

Pompano Beach Arts Music Series Welcomes Live Audiences – Allan Harris and Leesa Richards Take the Stage at Pompano Beach Cultural Center

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is excited to welcome back live audiences to the Pompano Beach Cultural Center for the remaining concerts in the Pompano Beach Arts Music Series. July’s concert features jazz great Allan Harris and August showcases soulful songstress Leesa Richards.

NSC Awards Cole Engineering Team $31M OTA

MCLEAN, Va., June 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI) a By Light Company, has been awarded a $31.3M contract by the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) for the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) 5G Network Enhancements Prototype Other Transaction Agreement (OTA).

Mag Instrument, the USA manufacturer of the MAGLITE Flashlight, Forms Partnership with First Responders Children’s Foundation

ONTARIO, Calif., June 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mag Instrument, the U.S.A. manufacturer of the MAGLITE® Flashlight, has formed a partnership with First Responders Children’s Foundation. The initial kick-off of the partnership will be Maglite’s sponsorship of the Foundation’s annual Fun City Bowl.

Indiana 5G Zone to Host Panel Discussion and Demonstrations on Revolutionary ‘Smart Transportation’ Technologies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Indiana 5G Zone will host a virtual afternoon dedicated to innovative “smart transportation” technologies on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET. The event, which features speakers and demonstrations from leaders in the field, will highlight the potential advantages of adopting these technologies and their impact on the U.S. economy.