Category Archives: Government

Legislation Currently Being Debated in the 2017 Virginia Assembly Seeks to Correct Federal Injustice and Save Virginia Jobs

Richmond, Virginia, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Network/ — Two Bills introduced into the Virginia General assembly last week raise the hopes of many. Hundreds of Virginians will lose their jobs over the coming months due to inaction on the federal level.

Virginia HB 1891 and SB 1392 seek to remedy the situation.

For years geothermal heat pumps, solar panels and wind turbines were treated as a triad and equally endorsed and supported by the government’s 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. When the Tax Credit was extended in late 2015 for solar and wind it left out Geothermal. Nancy Pelosi and other leaders immediately stated it was a drafting error that would be corrected ASAP. That never happened and we are left wondering, why?

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Five Years After Iraq War’s Official End, a New York Community Is Still Healing

NEW YORK, NY, 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Network/ — As the Iraq War’s official end in December 2011 marks its fifth anniversary, many questions remain on its fallouts. New York’s French-American community is one of them, as it remembers its blacklisting when France opted out of attacking Iraq.

Choosing diplomatic pressure rather than “shock and awe” ignited fury for many in New York. The call for anti-French boycotts resonated in tabloids as pictures of New Yorkers spilling wines in gutters vied with accusations of an ally’s betrayal and cowardice. Information can be found by searching for “New York’s anti-French boycotts and Iraq,” and “Freedom fries.”

How effective were the boycotts? “Very much so, even devastating,” says French consulate’s official physician and mental health coordinator at the time, Gérard Sunnen, MD, “the French-American community of New York was stunned by their virulence and persistence. Why, many wondered, did they materialize only in New York, in striking contrast to the rest of the country?”

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New York’s Health Agency (NYSDOH) Cited in Iraq War’s Blowback

New York, NY, 2016-Dec-31 — /EPR Network/ — As the Iraq War’s official end on December 18, 2011 marks its fifth anniversary, many questions remain on its fallouts. New York’s French-American community is one of them, as it remembers its blacklisting when France opted out of attacking Iraq.

Choosing diplomatic pressure rather than “shock and awe” ignited fury for many in New York. The call for anti-French boycotts resonated in tabloids as pictures of New Yorkers spilling wines in gutters vied with accusations of an ally’s betrayal and cowardice. Information can be found by googling “New York’s French boycotts and Iraq,” and “Freedom fries.”

How effective were the boycotts? “Very much so, even devastating,” says French consulate’s official physician and mental health coordinator at the time, Gérard Sunnen, MD, “the French-American community of New York was stunned by their virulence. Why, many wondered, did they materialize only in New York, in striking contrast to the rest of the country?”

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Bmark Energy Announces California Direct Access (DA) Program is Poised to Expand in PG&E, SCE and SDG&E

Released on: June 02, 2015, 8:56 am (EDT)
Author: Robert Kramb
Industry: Energy, Industrial, Government

  • California’s Direct Access (DA) Program is Poised to Expand in PG&E, SCE and SDG&E
  • Many Commercial & Industrial DA Companies Currently Save 10-25%

Pismo Beach, CA, June 02, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — On April 21, 2015, California Senate Bill SB286 passed a Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee (11-0) and indicates the legislature’s desire to support both individual choice (increase the DA CAP) and renewable energy.

This is Great News – and is Electricity Deregulation in Action

Many companies currently participating in the DA program appreciate substantial savings between 10-25% on their generation costs over fully-bundled utility rates, which is why the DA program is so popular and in high demand.

Going forward, we expect the bill to be amended to either phase in the CAP increases or impose some alternative type of participation CAP, and include a renewable energy purchase obligation for new participants.

The Committee Chairman supports the bill and would like to see the bill amended to increase the CAP by 8,000 GWh and would also like to see any new participants be taken from the utility wait list.

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Raw Milk Bill Scheduled for Vote in the Texas House

Released on: May 05, 2015, 12:43 pm (EDT)
Author: Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
Industry: Agriculture

Austin, TX, May 05, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Texas lawmakers will have the opportunity to make it easier for consumers to buy raw milk on Thursday, when House Bill 91 is scheduled to come up for a vote on the floor of the House.

The bill, which was approved by the Public Health Committee, will loosen the current regulations that only allow raw milk to be sold on the farm by allowing dairy farmers to sell raw milk at farmers’ markets and to make delivery arrangements with their customers.

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FlipHTML5 Highly Recommends Flip Book Maker to Governments Going Digital

Released on: March 30, 2015, 3:47 pm (EDT)
Author: FlipHTML5 Software Co., Ltd.
Industry: Software, Government, Internet & Online

Hong Kong, March 30, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — FlipHTML5 has recently taken the initiative to show governments how beneficial flip book maker software can be to streamline their public announcements, content creation efforts, documents, and delivery methods in their daily operations. Citizens want excellent services in all localities, and digitalization guarantees that citizen services will be greatly enhanced in the “information era” that the world is currently in. As more and more governments make the move to go digital, they will need strong solutions to make their content delivery approaches efficient and secure. FlipHTML5 not only helps digitalized governments to create great content, it helps them too effectively and securely deliver the content across many channels simultaneously as well. Security is a high priority to every government since so many regulations are in place, so FlipHTML5 is the perfect cost-effective solution for governments on local, state, and national levels.

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SEREbox.com, the original monthly subscription box with an emergency preparedness theme, celebrates its successful 1st year anniversary on February 20th, 2015

Released on: February 02, 2015, 4:30 am (EST)
Author: Scott Setter, Serebox.com President
Industry: Defense, Food & Beverage, Government, Internet & Online

Atlanta, GA, February 02, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — SEREbox.com was the first monthly subscription box service geared towards emergency preparedness and survival gear planning available on the internet or elsewhere. SEREbox.com combines a comprehensive and innovative line of emergency planning products with an educational aspect that cannot be found anywhere else. Each month has a theme (ie: Fire, Water, Food, Protection, and etc.). They strive to find unique items that are quality made in the USA, highly functional, and extremely durable. Food is always the most popular and important item to have in a cache of emergency supplies. Therefore, special attention was paid to make sure the entire long term shelf stable food line is the best in the business. They succeeded. Their food line is unmatched because it is great tasting, fast cooking, low in sodium, and highly nutritious. Even gluten free and other specialty diet options are available to all customers.

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Gravis Marketing Poll| Jolly Leads In Latest Congressional Poll

Released on: January 10, 2014, 4:38 pm
Author: Doug Kaplan | Gravis Marketing 
Industry: Media

January 10, 2014 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Former Capitol Hill staffer David Jolly leads a tight three-way race to succeed his former boss, the late GOP congressman Charles W. “Billy” Young, according to a Jan. 8 Human Events/Gravis poll conducted with 976 registered Republicans in Florida’s 13th Congressional District for their Jan. 14 primary and on current issues.

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The Colombia Country Brand is going all out on Twitter by Taking Territorial Marketing from the Streets of New York to a Twitter Account near You

Released on: May 02, 2013, 3:17 pm
Author: Colombia Country Brand Office 
Industry: Government

BOGOTA, May 02, 2013, 3:17 pm — /EPR NETWORK/ — As part of its international strategy to attract new business and tourism, the Colombia Country Brand, a competitive tool of the National Government, is taking country branding to the social mediascape to show the world the positive change Colombia is experiencing. The country is in a process of renovation, in a growing economy with ample possibilities of business, travel and investment.

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Compostory.org Launches IndieGoGo Crowdfunding Campaign to Develop Digital Learning Platform

Released on: March 29, 2013, 9:03 am
Author: Rachel Chibidakis 
Industry: Environment

San Francisco, CA, March 29, 2013, 9:03 am — /EPR NETWORK/ — Educating local government officials on the benefits of recycling their cities’ organic waste is about to become a whole lot easier, thanks to the digital age. Compostory.org, a brand-new media company with operations in Malmö, Sweden and San Francisco, California, just launched its maiden 35-day crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo.com.

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