Government Press Releases

Escondido Resident Named Toastmaster's Area Governor of the Year

Toastmasters International, the educational non-profit organization that teaches public speaking skills in 126 countries across the world has just announced the District 5 Area Governor of the Year Award. With a mission to “empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders,” districts within the organization help build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence. When a member goes above and beyond the call of duty as District Governor, they are awarded Governor of the Year. This year's District 5 honoree is local speaker and Escondido businesswoman, Barbara Khozam.

Emiratisation Summit to Focus on the Future of the UAE

The United Arab Emirates is one of the most exciting emerging economic powers of the 21st century and is known throughout the world for its use of traditional resources to invest in future industries and generate a legacy of prosperity. How to go about doing that is a challenge facing all businesses that operate in the UAE and even more so for those that were founded there. IIR Middle East are now inviting delegates to join the Emiratisation Summit 2014 to discuss the ways in which Emiratis can define the future of their region through the power of business.

Sochi Bombings Cause Concern to US Transit Systems

LogoEntering its second decade in the Homeland Security industry, Security Solutions International (SSI) has now expanded its wide-range of training programs to cover the potential threats against our nation’s transit hubs. SSI is taking part in the TSA’s I-STEP Motor coach Exercise in Tallahassee Florida with members of the DHS and private companies at the invitation of Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC Teams Up with the Top Immigration Lawyer in San Diego

Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC teams up with the top immigration lawyer in San Diego, allowing clients to enjoy the maximum success rate in immigration cases. Their experienced immigration attorney along with the most advanced legal expertise plays a major role in client’s victory.

We Telle You LLC Looks to Raise $10,000 via Indiegogo to Save Lives from Drunk Driving Fatalities

LogoWe Telle You LLC is people’s golden ticket home founded by Shauntelle A Nelson, a successful basketball player who has a bachelors in business management and a realist who cares about others more than anything.

North American Fire Fighter Veteran Network Addresses Mental Health Issues

Post traumatic stress disorder continues to be a condition associated with soldiers returning from war and is rarely used to describe the problems experienced by many firefighters and first responders at home. "Firefighters and others who work to serve the public encounter difficult situations on a daily basis and the stress resulting from these situations often has a detrimental effect on firefighter mental health. The North American Fire Fighter Veteran Network works to help those experiencing stress handle these situations and the accompanying thoughts and feelings," S.H. Pennington of The North American Fire Fighter Veteran Network declares.

Governor Brown Pardons Man for 1968 Marijuana Offense

In 1968, Robert Akers was 20 years old, and living away from home for the very first time. His roommate occasionally sold marijuana from their apartment. One evening, while his roommate was gone, an undercover policeman came to the apartment and asked to buy some marijuana. Mr. Akers took the man’s money and gave him an envelope that his roommate had left. Mr. Akers was arrested, and convicted of selling marijuana. His only crime, ever.

Lifeline Program Now Provides Free Cell Phones for Low Income Families

Lifeline free government cell phone program is now open to low income families. It encompasses several service providers offering free phones with 250 voice minutes and text messages, plus 911, voice mail, caller ID, and call waiting service. Customers can log online to see whether they qualify.

If You Need to Make a Legal Claim Then Use the Best Family Law Advisors in London by Pinder Reaux Solicitors

LogoTheir attorneys, solicitors and legal team counsel and mediate in all kinds of cases and help both parties arrive at the best possible solution. With years of experience in dealing with complex family matters, they have all the skills necessary to deal with family situations in a professional manner, empathizing with the delicate and sensitive matters of family life.

Families Call for Unity Between Community and Police; More Accountability from Law Enforcement

LogoNearly a year after two unarmed occupants in a car were fatally shot by 13 members of the City of Cleveland Division of Police following a pursuit, the family of the victims have filed a lawsuit against the city seeking damages and police reform to protect the public.

iGrad Survey to Identify How College Leaders Are Improving Student Financial Literacy

LogoWith federal student loan defaults reaching levels not seen in two decades, iGrad, a leading online financial literacy resource, is asking college and university financial aid leaders what their students know about personal finance.

Underage Drinking in Georgia Is Costing the Citizens of Georgia $1,450 Billion Per Year

LogoUnderage drinking in Georgia leads to substantial harm due to traffic crashes, violent crime, property crime, unintentional injury, and risky sexual behavior; costing the citizens of Georgia $1,450 billion per year. The State recognizes the pressing need to address the issue of underage drinking by limiting the availability of alcohol to minors.

Gravis Marketing Florida Poll Shows Charlie Crist Leading Rick Scott

LogoHuman Events and Gravis Marketing conduced a survey of 932 registered Florida voters and found surprising results in respect to those of other polls. The subjects of the survey included the gubernatorial race, Obama Care, medical marijuana in Florida, gun rights, gay marriage, Hilary Clinton and a variety of other political pundits.

Gravis Marketing Florida Poll Shows Charlie Crist Leading Rick Scott

LogoHuman Events and Gravis Marketing conduced a survey of 932 registered Florida voters and found surprising results in respect to those of other polls. The subjects of the survey included the gubernatorial race, Obama Care, medical marijuana in Florida, gun rights, gay marriage, Hilary Clinton and a variety of other political pundits.

Metamagnetics Wins Multiple Federal Contracts This Year

LogoMetamagnetics, Inc. was recently awarded three new Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I grants from the NASA, NAVSEA and the Office of Naval Research. The company has won 10 SBIR contracts since 2010. Based on the results achieved in Phase I, which include establishing the scientific and technical merit, feasibility and commercial potential of the proposed R&D efforts by the small business awardees’, federal agencies provide further support in the form of Phase II awards. Metamagnetics has a 100% success rate transitioning from Phase I to Phase II for its five Navy SBIR awards. Below are the three recently funded SBIR projects with Metamagnetics as the primary contractor:

Gravis Marketing : When Asked Whether They Preferred a Generic Tea Party Candidate over the Incumbent Senator John Cornyn III (R-Texas), Texas Republicans Favored the Tea Party Candidate, According to a Recent Poll of GOP Voters

LogoWhen asked whether they preferred a generic Tea Party candidate over the incumbent Senator John Cornyn III (R-Texas), Texas Republicans favored the Tea Party candidate, according to a recent poll of conservative voters. The poll which was conducted by Gravis Marketing polled 563 registered Republican voters in the state of Texas. Only 33 percent of those polled chose to support Cornyn in a hypothetical primary race against a generic Tea Party candidate while 46 percent chose the generic Tea Party candidate.

Website Helps Sandy Victims and Non-Profits Find Grants: Funding Sources Are Invited to Publicize Grants at No Cost

One year ago Hurricane Sandy whipped across the eastern coast of the United States and inland, taking with her beaches, boardwalks, businesses, and homes, and deposited rain, sea, and sand on roads and buildings. At the time, many government agencies, foundations, and corporations mobilized to provide grants and loans for those stricken. "The restoration is not completed," Libby Hikind, CEO and founder of notes. "There are many organizations, businesses, and individuals who are still desperately trying now, a year later, to recover from Sandy. In searching, we have found little grant money available at the present time."

Charleston LASIK and Cataract Expert Surgeon Dr. George Waring IV, MD FACS Joins the Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory

LogoTrusted LASIK Surgeons ( is pleased to welcome George Waring, IV, M.D. has joined the Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory, a premier LASIK, refractive and cataract surgeon directory service. Trusted LASIK Surgeons’ primary mission is to help consumers find the best LASIK and cataract surgeons—ones with proven expertise that patients can trust with confidence.

UK 2013 Robbery & Burglary Hot Spots Revealed as Both Crimes See a Fall in Reported Incidents

Reported incidents of burglary and robbery have decreased at an astonishing rate since 2010. Burglary has fallen over 10% since 2010 from 339,079 incidents, down to 298,536 incidents. Similarly robbery has fallen at a faster rate of almost 20% down from 53,393 incidents in 2010 to 40,003 in 2013.

Azerbaijani Americans for Democracy Urges US Officials Not to Legitimize Fraudulent Elections in Azerbaijan

LogoPresidential elections in Azerbaijan, held on October 9, 2013, were marred by the pre-election crackdown on dissent, lack of fundamental freedoms, absence of fair conditions and extensive vote fraud. The US State Department, as well as the official observer mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and other credible monitoring organizations, concluded that these elections fell well short of international standards for free and fair polls. Once again, the Azerbaijani people were deprived of the right to choose their own government.

Linda J. O'Brien, Russell Township Candidate for Trustee Launches Her Official Website

Russell Township, Ohio based Linda J. O'Brien, one of the six candidates running for one of the two Trustee seats in the election scheduled for November 5, 2013, has announced the launch of her official website to enable the residents of Russell Township to easily connect with her and support her campaign.

Viper Network Systems Releasing PacketViper v2.0 Geo IP Network Filter

LogoFrank Trama Frank Trama, (Read His Blog) President & Co-founder said “ Our development team, and beta volunteers have worked very long, and hard hours while showing incredible patience shaking out bugs. We could not have done it without them. Working closely together we not only produced a rock solid upgrade but discovered new additional methods to improve upon PacketViper’s Geo IP filtering capabilities.”

Oregon State Elks to Donate Thousands to Oregon WWII Foundation

On Saturday, October 12, at 11:30 a.m., the Oregon State Elks Association will present a check to the Oregon WWII Memorial Foundation (the Foundation) at the Red Lion Inn at 3301 Market Street NE in Salem. The future Memorial’s centerpiece, a 33-ft tall granite obelisk, will be on display, making for a dramatic backdrop.

Electronic Cigarette D.C. Fly-in Rescheduled for Nov. 4th and 5th Due to Government Shutdown

LogoThe Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), the largest electronic cigarette industry trade organization, was forced to reschedule its Washington, DC Fly-In for November 3rd and 4th due to the government shutdown that began on the first of October. Originally scheduled for early October, the events schedule was rendered ineffective.

iLobby Unveils Beta Version of First Social Debate and Lobbying Platform for Small Business

LogoiLobby released an early version of its grassroots-lobbying platform. Dubbed a “Political Persuasion Platform", the web site caters to small businesses and trade associations. It offers an open community debate platform and constituent mapping to make it easy for users to advance their cause. Using the power of technology and social networks, iLobby intends to give constituents in any Congressional District the same voice as any special interest group.

The DVLA in the United Kingdom Refuses to Recognise an Irish Driving Licence

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in the United Kingdom recently refused to recognise an Irish driving licence (European driving licence).