Government News - Page 16

Page 16 of Government News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



City of Angels a Heavenly Place to Live Promises Pastor When Elected Mayor of Los Angeles

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Media Advisory: Press Conference — Controversial religious leader, and now Los Angeles Mayoral candidate, Pastor Craig X Rubin of the Family Church (formerly of Temple 420), is taking questions from the press and public in an open interview press conference as he announces his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Los Angeles. (VIDEO – VNR)

Keep Raising Money Online and Spend It All By November 4 Says ElectionMall CEO

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ElectionMall’s CEO and Founder, Ravi Singh, will reveal industry secrets on winning this election through the strategic use of the Internet in tomorrow’s Campaigns and Elections one day seminar. Singh will discuss what campaigns must do in the last 45 days before Election Day in order to win. ElectionMall’s topic is ‘Effectively Using the Internet in the Final Days’ from 2:45 to 3:45.

Savannah Economic Development Authority brings Savannah to Atlanta Sept. 2

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Savannah Economic Development Authority is bringing Savannah to Atlanta to launch its newly restructured Web site, seda.org, on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The event will showcase the best of Savannah including its resources, talent and quality of life.

Ultimate Republican Trivia Book Released by Marshall Rand Publishing

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than fifty-five million Americans proudly call themselves Republicans. However, many individuals support political parties without fully understanding the history behind them. Author and historian Scott Paul Frush wants to shed light on one of the parties that has made a difference in this country by examining its rich history in the book, ‘Ultimate Republican Trivia: 1001 Fun and Fascinating Facts’ (ISBN: 978-0974437415, Marshall Rand Publishing).

Telecom Training For Government Will Stretch Tax Dollars

ORLANDO, Fla., July 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Auditel Inc. today announced that it has been awarded by General Services Administration (GSA) schedule of Telecommunication Audit & Financial Training Services (SIN 520 14). Auditel Inc. can now offer GSA rates to military, federal, state, and local Government agencies to reduce telecom expenses and control telecom budgets through Telecom Expense Management Training (TEM).

Foothills Community Partnership Fund Established in Collaboration with the Community Foundation of Calhoun County

ANNISTON, Ala., July 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Foothills Community Partnership (FCP) officially presented a charitable contribution of $500,000 to the Community Foundation of Calhoun County at a celebration this afternoon. The gift establishes the Foothills Community Partnership Fund, which will be administered and guided by the Community Foundation of Calhoun County to address critical human-care needs in the greater community.

Firebombers Incorporated: The Future of Wildland Firefighting?

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As global warming causes mega-fires to become the norm, as firefighting budgets are slashed, firefighting aircraft are grounded due to thick smoke, and firefighters are overwhelmed by the sheer number and size of wildfires, people are asking: Can technology be harnessed to produce a firefighting force capable of taking on such destructive phenomena before our forests are reduced to ash? A book from Firebomber Publications may provide the answer.

Greg Conlon Believes U.S. Fiscal Policies Need to Change and Federal Government Expenses Need to be Cut 10-Percent

SAN CARLOS, Calif., June 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greg Conlon, recently elected in the June Primary Election as the Republican Candidate for U.S. Congress in California’s 12th District, believes Congress and the country’s fiscal policies need to change to strengthen the value of the dollar and significantly decrease oil and gasoline prices in the U. S. The 12th District includes most of San Mateo County and the Southwestern portion of the City of San Francisco.

Ga. Secretary of State Karen C. Handel to Address Georgia Association of Business Brokers

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.

NewsChannel 5’s Troubleshooter Stories Prompt New Bill to Protect Ohio Homeowners

CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NewsChannel 5 Troubleshooter Joe Pagonakis is making a difference! His stories about problems between northeast Ohioans and their home improvement contractors have led to new legislation designed to protect home owners throughout the state. Pagonakis’ stories caught the attention of State Senator Bob Spada (R-North Royalton), who today passed Senate Bill 275, legislation which would provide stronger consumer protections against home improvement contractors who defraud Ohio homeowners.

Environmentally Minded Developer Appointed to Oversight Board of Controversial Landfill

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.

DaveCo Awarded the Lockheed Martin Gold Supplier Trophy

GARLAND, Texas, May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DaveCo Industries recently received their second supplier award from Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. After initially being inducted into Preferred Supplier Program in 2003 at Silver status, Lockheed now recognizes DaveCo as a Gold status Preferred Supplier. Representatives from Lockheed visited DaveCo’s facilities in Garland, TX and presented the award to the entire company.

U.S. Senate Candidate Unveils New ‘Weapon’ for Bringing Issues to Voters

SPEARFISH, S.D. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Although political campaigns for national office are hideously expensive these days, you don’t necessarily have to spend big to spend smart. South Dakota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sam Kephart’s campaign is employing a unique web-based technology to reach new donors and potential voters.

Educational Wildfire Resource Empowers Homeowners and Aids Firefighters

GRANITE BAY, Calif., April 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prepare Stay Defend (PSD), a California non-profit organization, has launched a web site that empowers homeowners against wildfires; they are the first organization of its kind to support homeowners, nationwide, through their educational web site and on-line fire training.

Career Insurance: New 24/7 Drunk Driving (DUI) Prevention Service for California’s Major Cities

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Finally, there’s a new way to enjoy a night on the town in your own car and never worry about getting a DUI. Those with a lot to lose from a DUI arrest call it their ‘career insurance.’ Safe Ride Solutions (SRS) is a national network of off-duty and retired, veteran police officers. It’s a new, unique, collaborative DUI prevention program developed by peace officers, professional athletes and business professionals to address the real world problem of DUI.

International Group Launches Plan For Global Commons

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., March 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An unprecedented move to gather worldwide commentary on a new ‘global commons’ was announced today in Berlin by an international coalition including the Philadelphia nonprofit organization, Centre for Global Negotiations.

Former American Idol Contestant Antonella Barba Becomes Spokesperson for ElectionMall’s Voter Space

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — American Idol’s season six brought Antonella Barba into public view. Despite leading in Internet polling and search engines, Antonella was eliminated (sounds like a fate known by certain politicians). Now Antonella is back in the spotlight but not for glamour or show biz. The senior at Catholic University is reaching out to the new generation of voters by singing the National Anthem, promoting talking avatars, and addressing first time voters on their essential participation for a better democracy.

Martha Rose Construction, Inc. Joins U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Bodman to Launch Builders’ Challenge in Orlando, Fla.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Martha Rose Construction, Inc., joined today with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman to announce a new national energy-saving initiative – the U.S. Department of Energy’s Builders Challenge. Martha Rose was at the Builders Challenge kick-off event held at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida.

Backbone Announces Partnership with ADF Solutions, Inc.

FAIRMONT, W.V. – Feb. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Backbone Security, the industry leader in advanced digital steganalysis tools, is pleased to announce their partnership with ADF Solutions to provide a steganography SearchPak(R) for use with ADF’s revolutionary digital forensic triage tools. These tools are currently deployed at law enforcement agencies, government organizations, and commercial corporations worldwide.

ElectionMall, Google, and Iowa GOP Provide Real-Time Results of 2008 Iowa Caucus

DES MOINES, Iowa – Jan. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The highly anticipated Iowa Caucus will finally take place this evening and instead of waiting for local and cable news outlets to report the results, Americans can view the Caucus results in real-time. In an historic collaboration between ElectionMall Technologies, the Iowa Republican Party, and Google; voters, bloggers and politicos will be able to view actual county breakdowns once the results are phoned in.

Romney Agitates Confederate Descendants

ELM SPRINGS, Tenn. – Dec. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sons of Confederate Veterans leader Christopher M. Sullivan issued the following statement in response to the CNN Republican debate Wednesday 28 November: Mitt Romney proposes himself to be president of the United States but last night he clearly demonstrated not only his ignorance (more).

Non-Profit Group Discovers Kentucky Commission, Historical Society, Transportation Cabinet Weren’t Legal in Issuing Lincoln Specialty Plate

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Nov. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s not legal, not appropriate use of public funds, and a deep insult to non-profit organizations across the Commonwealth who have worked to legally get, or even have just thought about getting, specialty plates, said Don Shelton, spokesman for the Kentucky Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

A Balanced Approach to Fire Protection Offers the Greatest Benefits

IRVING, Texas – Nov. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A balanced approach to fire protection that includes the installation of both fire detection and suppression systems will save lives according to the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA), and for that reason, NBFAA urges that consumers support two legislative initiatives now pending in Congress.

GSP Consulting Economic Architecture Experts to Present at National Economic Development Conference

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Oct. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Executives from Pittsburgh-based GSP Consulting will present to a gathering of economic development leaders from around the country at a national conference this week in Baltimore. Dr. Jerry Paytas, Director of Research in GSP’s Economic Architecture practice, will lead a discussion titled ‘Best TBED (Technology Based Economic Development) Practices…to Avoid,’ on October 18 at the State Science and Technology Institute’s (SSTI) 11th Annual Conference.

Campaign Security Goes On High Alert as 2008 Presidential Race Heats Up

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oct. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — No one wants to talk about it. There is something that politicians don’t want you to know. It’s understandable considering politicians are not in the habit of displaying weakness. The reality is that many campaign websites are insufficiently protected from hackers and fraudulent sites. ElectionMall CEO, Ravi Singh has pioneered this issue since 2000.

GSP Economic Architecture Expert to Speak at the 12th Annual Minnesota Development Conference

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Sept. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading economic development expert Dr. Jerry Paytas will discuss Regional Competitiveness: Best Practices and Lessons Learned at the 12th Annual Minnesota Development Conference ‘Harnessing Minnesota’s Ingenuity’ on September 26, 2007. Paytas, Director of Research at GSP Consulting, is a nationally-recognized economic development expert.

ElectionMall and CompleteCampaigns Combine to Give Internet Boost for Campaigns

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Aug. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Benjamin Katz of CompleteCampaigns.com and Ravi Singh of ElectionMall.com announced today that they are forming a strategic partnership to offer campaigns a ‘one-stop-shop’ online. Alliance dramatically changes how candidates run in 2008.

Momentum Chippewa Valley Taps GSP Consulting for Economic Development Assessment and Strategy

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Aug. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Economic and development opportunities in West Central Wisconsin will be the focus of a formal study of the region being commissioned by Momentum Chippewa Valley (MCV). The study kicked off August 9 with a visioning session in which local leaders developed a framework for the future economic development of the region.

NBFAA Awards $20,000 in Scholarships to Children of Police, Fire Officials

IRVING, Texas – July 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — There is nothing quite like seeing dreams come true, but that’s just what happened recently thanks to the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA). Through the association’s Youth Scholarship Program, NBFAA members awarded $20,000 in college scholarships to three children of police and fire officials.

Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young Joins the Advisory Board of Penny PAC Which Addresses Americans’ Top Concerns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Andrew Young, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and civil rights leader, has joined the advisory board of Penny PAC. Penny PAC is a non-partisan political action committee that focuses on education, energy, economic development, health care and homeland security, issues that consistently rank among the top concerns for Americans on public opinion polls.

Black Group Launches Two New TV Ads Blasting Cardin and Ford as Bad for Black Voters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blacks for Economic Security Today (BEST) on Saturday released two television advertisements that attack two Democratic candidates for turning their backs on the African-American population. To view: www.besttrustfund.org.

Department of Homeland Security Violates Whistleblower Protection Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Government Accountability Project (GAP) and the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) are challenging a decision by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to fire a Federal Air Marshal for revealing an unclassified plan that would have removed air marshals from nonstop long-distance flights, similar to those hijacked for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Department of Labor Approves NBFAA National Apprenticeship Program

IRVING, Texas – Oct. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship (OA) has approved NBFAA’s National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards for the occupation of Protective Signal Installer (Fire/Life Safety & Electronic Security Installer).

Illinois’ Black Legislators to Host Two-Day Community Engagement Summit and Scholarship Gala

MATTESON, Ill. – Oct. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the first time in five years and just five days before the upcoming mid-term election, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) will host a state-wide conference in hopes of engaging community activists, religious and business leaders and concerned citizens on a wide variety of issues. The two-day summit will take place Thursday and Friday, November 2 – 3, 2006 at the Matteson Holiday Inn located in south suburban Matteson Illinois.

Leading Political e-Greeting Card Website Offers New Print Tool for Campaign and Voters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. (electionmall.com), a non-partisan provider of technology to campaigns and elections, has re-launched one of its popular online political products, Eyardsigns.com, with a new on-demand print feature that allows campaigns and voters to produce professional quality postcards, invitations, and greeting cards all at their computer keyboard.

YES on 1 Campaign Urges Fair Coverage of the Wine at Food Stores Initiative

BOSTON, MA – Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To Editors and Reporters: As you may know, Question 1 on the November ballot will update Massachusetts law to allow grocery stores to apply for a locally approved license to sell wine to their customers. Naturally, Question 1 is opposed by liquor stores, who would prefer not to have competition from grocery stores in wine sales.

Police Therapist Continues to Provide Support Five Years After the September 11th Attacks

NEW YORK, NY – Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — September 11, 2006 marks the five-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon; Police psychotherapist, Peter Killeen, Director of The Police Connection, continues to provide support through counseling and working with the Port Authority police unions.

Proposed Public Agency Accountability Ballot Measure

LOS ANGELES, CA – Aug. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to CATRIPATI.com a ballot measure setting forth requirements for holding public agencies, public employees, and elected officials (including judges) accountable will be filed on August 31, 2006 with Bruce McPherson, California Secretary of State.

Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association: Independently Owned Pharmacies Face an Uncertain Future in Louisiana Due to Federal Budget Cuts

BATON ROUGE, LA – May 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With drastic federal cuts impending, most independent community pharmacies face a very uncertain future. ‘I’ve been in business for 10 years and this is the first time I’ve truly feared for the future of my business,’ said Ricky Guidry of Guidry’s Pharmacy in Iowa, Louisiana.

State Government Alert: Kentucky Defies Big Tobacco Lobbyists’ Pressure by Seeking A Flat Tax on Cigarette Sales

DALLAS, TX – Apr. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — StatesOnTheTake.com announced today that Kentucky State Government officials could withdraw from the Master Settlement Agreement (‘MSA’), despite fierce opposition from out-of-state, Big Tobacco lobbyists. The MSA was the original ‘Stealth Cartel,’ created under the guise of a “settlement” between Big Tobacco and the 46 state signatories.