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Posts Tagged ‘communities’

6.1 billion EUR for sustainable fisheries and safeguarding fishing communities

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 8 dicembre 2020

EU legislators reached a provisional agreement on how EU countries will be able to spend funds allocated to fisheries and aquaculture for 2021-2027.The European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) for the period 2021-2027 amounts to 6.1 billion EUR (6.108 billion EUR in current prices). 5.3 billion EUR will be allocated for the management of fisheries, aquaculture and fishing fleets, while the remaining sum will cover measures such as scientific advice, controls and checks, market intelligence, maritime surveillance and security.Member states will have to spend at least 15% of the money on efficient fisheries control and enforcement, including fighting against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. In line with the Green Deal, actions under the fund will contribute to the overall budget objective to dedicate 30% of funds to climate action.If fishermen’s activities cease permanently, they can be supported to scrap or decommission a vessel. In order to receive compensation, the equivalent fishing capacity is permanently removed from the EU fishing fleet register and the beneficiary must not register any fishing vessel within five years of receiving support.If fishing activities cease temporarily, fishermen may be granted compensation for a maximum duration of 12 months per vessel or per fisherman during the programming period.Member states will need to take into account the specific needs of small-scale coastal fishing, including simplifying administrative requirements. Also, first acquisition of a fishing vessel or partial ownership (of at least 33%) can be funded if the fisherman is no more than 40 years of age and has worked for at least five years as a fisherman or has acquired the equivalent qualification.Fishermen can purchase small-scale coastal vessels (total length less than 12 meters) that have been registered for three years or vessels up to 24 meters that have been registered for five years.Small-scale vessels may also receive support to replace or modernise engines if the new or modernised engine does not have more power in kW than that of their current engine.A fishing vessel that is not longer than 24 meters and older than 10 years can have its gross tonnage increased if this results in significant improvements, such as renovating accommodation and other facilities for the well-being of the crew, better on-board fire prevention and safety systems, increased energy efficiency or lower CO2 emissions.

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Expand Access to Mental Health Care in Underserved Communities

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 23 settembre 2019

Regroup Telehealth, a telepsychiatry company, and the Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) today announced a joint partnership aimed at expanding access to behavioral healthcare across Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.“Telepsychiatry is an ideal solution to deliver services to patients of community health centers in remote and underserved areas,” said Jordan Powell, president and chief executive officer of IPHCA. “Regroup’s ability to integrate scarce clinicians into IPHCA’s network of community health centers is extremely valuable, and we look forward to seeing an increase in patients utilizing accessible treatment.”IPHCA represents 48 community health center members that operate nearly 380 sites in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri — serving 1.4 million patients annually. Under the partnership, Regroup will connect with IPHCA’s community health centers through marketing and communication channels to educate members on the effectiveness of integrated telepsychiatry solutions. IPHCA positions its members to be the providers of choice within the communities they serve through advocacy, education and technical assistance, emphasizing a high-quality, accessible and integrated health center model of care.“Regroup is excited to enter into this partnership with IPHCA to increase access to behavioral health services across communities in these states,” said David Cohn, CEO and founder of Regroup. “Through Regroup’s innovative telepsychiatry technology, high-quality behavioral health professionals can connect with patients who may otherwise not receive care.”

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Unum recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S.

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 19 giugno 2019

Employee benefits leader Unum (NYSE: UNM), has been named an honoree of the “Civic 50” by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The annual ranking provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and resources to impact their communities. Honorees in the Civic 50 are public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of $1 billion or more, and are selected based on four dimensions of their U.S. community engagement program including investment, integration, institutionalization and impact.
Unum Group is a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom and the leading provider of disability income protection in the world. Its businesses are Unum US, Colonial Life, Unum UK, and Unum Poland. Unum’s portfolio includes disability, life, accident and critical illness, dental and vision coverage, which help protect millions of working people and their families in the event of an illness or injury. Unum also provides stop-loss coverage to help self-insured employers protect against unanticipated medical costs. The company reported revenues of $11.6 billion in 2018, and provided $7.2 billion in benefits.

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PPG’s Colorful Communities program

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 2 giugno 2019

It was recognized at the 17th annual Engage for Good Conference in Chicago on May 30. “The Halo Awards were created nearly two decades ago to publicly recognize best-in-class corporate social impact programs,” said David Hessekiel, president, Engage for Good. “This year’s winners are a wonderful representation of the effective and innovative ways companies and causes can work together to build a better world and the bottom line.”
The Colorful Communities program, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program, PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms, to bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed more than 200 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 5.2 million people in 30 countries.PPG’s global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $9 million in 2018, supporting hundreds of organizations across 28 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at http://www.ppgcommunities.com.

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Public consultation on European Institute of Technology and Knowledge Innovation Communities

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 30 novembre 2018

The European Institute for Technology (EIT) has made significant contributions to innovation in the EU by integrating research, industry and education through Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs). These Communities support measures such as educational courses in entrepreneurship, acceleration of promising ideas and joint projects between industry and academia. Some of them, such as the InnoEnergy KIC, have been instrumental in bringing new technologies in the blue economy onto the market. More information is available here. EIT has developed a strategy for 2021-2027 including a vision, key objectives, the potential impact and the global challenges it proposes to address. It suggests that a new Community on “Water, Marine and Maritime” could contribute to meeting these objectives. In order to plan its future activities the European Institute of Technology has launched an open public consultation closing on 5 December 2018. Respondents will need to identify themselves with an EU login Your contribution to this reflection process will be much appreciated and can serve to strengthen the attention given to your area of speciality by Horizon Europe.

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Religious Communities and Civil Society in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 novembre 2018

Rome 22 13:00-14.00h, and 23 November 2018, 9 a.m Pontifical Gregorian University Piazza della Pilotta 4 A Brief Outline Religious Communities and Civil Society in Europe is a large-scale exploratory research project aimed at assessing the position of religious communities as potential or active civil society actors in Europe, and at looking into differences in their positioning on legal, historical, cultural, and behavioural grounds. The project is being undertaken by the Maecenata Institute, Berlin. The core research team consists of Dr. Rupert Graf Strachwitz, Director of the Institute, and Sarah Albrecht M.A.The seemingly vitalizing impact of religion and religiosity on civil society is a research topic that has been extensively looked into, not only in the USA, but increasingly also in a European context. Faith based charities have also been objects of scholarly work in the context of civil society theory and empirical studies. What still seems to be missing is an evaluation of the role of institutionalized religious communities, and of circumstances that facilitate or impede their status as civil society organisations. One assumption is that in a European context, legal relations between the state and various religious communities (minorities and majorities alike) play a crucial role in shaping the religious communities’ scope for action within the arena of civil society.
Five associates have kindly agreed to collaborate with us on determining details of content, reviewing papers, identifying experts, conducting interviews, and contributing to the final outcome. They are:
– Prof. Dr. Rocco d’Ambrosio (Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome),
– Prof. Dr. Paul Dekker (University of Tilburg, Netherlands),
– Dr. Anna Domaradzka (University of Warsaw, Poland),
– Prof. Dr. Johan von Essen (Ersta Sköndal University College, Sweden),
– Prof. Dr. Vassilios Makrides (University of Erfurt, Germany).
In addition, a number of other colleagues have agreed to act as advisors. With the associates, we have held workshops in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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Cardinal Tagle urges communities to combat hate by walking with migrants and refugees

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 ottobre 2018

Cardinal Luis Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis, is calling on communities to oppose hate and fear by walking 1 million kilometres with migrants and refugees.
Cardinal Tagle will officially launch the Share the Journey global pilgrimage on Sunday 21st October in Rome by walking together with migrants and refugees.The Share the Journey campaign, which was launched by Pope Francis, aims to bring communities closer together with migrants and refugees by organising spaces and opportunities for the “culture of encounter”.“The big challenge in this time of harsh divisions is to oppose a rhetoric of fear and hate with actions of love, kindness and mercy, such as the ones proposed in our Share the Journey campaign,” said Cardinal Tagle.“If the wars and poverty in the world today make you feel powerless, take back your power by connecting to migrants and refugees who flee other lands, and listen to their stories. By walking together and talking with each other we recognise a sister, a brother, a neighbour and ourselves.“We realise that even though our world seems to be united in fear at the moment, we are also united in the hope of a better life and a peaceful future. A change in our hearts and in our communities starts with the decision to take one simple step with migrants and refugees,” said the Cardinal.The Rome walk is one of many being organised around the world. Caritas organisations in Chile, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and the USA have already started to walk with migrants and refugees. Many others are planning pilgrimages over the next six months. There are national Caritas organisations in over 160 countries worldwide.Pope Francis launched the Share the Journey campaign in September 2017. On launching he campaign the Holy Father said, “Hope is the force that drives us to share the journey, because the journey is made jointly: by those who come to our land, and by us who go towards their heart, to understand them, to understand their culture, their language.”The global walk is the latest united initiative promoted as part of the two-year campaign. In June 2018 Caritas organisations around the world organised shared meals with migrants and refugees in communities. Learn more here.

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The Colorful Communities program

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 21 agosto 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The project brought together nearly 110 employee volunteers from the global PPG research and development (R&D) community who spent the day revitalizing 21 classrooms and eight bathrooms throughout the school. PPG provided approximately 110 gallons of PPG PAINTS™ products for the project.Propel Homestead opened in 2003 with 180 students in the basement of the previous Homestead hospital. It was the first school for Propel Schools, which is a not-for-profit federation of public charter schools in educationally underserved communities. Today, Propel Homestead has approximately 400 students in kindergarten through eighth grade and operates in a renovated school facility. The PPG volunteers painted classrooms in the school’s colors of blue and yellow to create a brighter learning environment for the students and faculty upon their return from summer vacation and for years to come. PPG Paints colors used included Spun Cotton, Honey Bee and Windjammer.

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American Campus Communities

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 14 gennaio 2018

PhotographAmerican Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC), the nation’s largest developer, owner and manager of high-quality student housing, today announced that the company’s highly acclaimed The Summit at University City received the National Association of Home Builders’ 2017 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Award for Best Student Housing Rental Apartment Community. ACC projects were also recognized as finalists for Best Example of Green Building Concepts, Best Student Housing Rental Apartment Community and Best Mixed-Use Community.American Campus Communities has been recognized at NAHB’s Pillars of the Industry Awards on 28 occasions since 2005, 14 of which are first place awards, including the Multifamily Development Firm of the Year in 2013.“This honor kicks off a special year for American Campus Communities, as we are celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2018,” said Bill Bayless, ACC CEO. “We’re proud to have been recognized by the National Association of Home Builders, and look forward to continuing to drive innovation in the student housing industry.”ACC’s individual awards are: Best Student Housing Rental Apartment Community: The Summit at University City, Philadelphia, PA – The Summit at University City is an on-campus community serving Drexel University students, and the third phase in the Drexel-ACC public-private partnership delivered in the fall of 2015. The community houses 1,315 residents and provides an Urban Eatery for residents and the surrounding neighborhood. The Summit has also received accolades from Philadelphia’s Business Journal as 2015 Best Real Estate Deals and 2016 Student Housing Business Innovator Award for Best Implementation of Mixed-Used.
Best Student Housing Rental Apartment Community – Finalist: U Club on 28th, Boulder, CO – U Club on 28th is a modern, 398-bed, off-campus student community, developed in 2016.
Best Example of Green Building Concepts – Finalist: Fairview House, Butler University – A LEED® Silver community, Fairview House is an on-campus, modern student housing community serving more than 630 residents.
The NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards program is held annually, highlighting creativity and innovation in the apartment and condo marketplace. This year’s awards program was held on January 9 at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL. (photo: Best Student Housing)

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Faith Communities Rising Again on Climate Change

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 9 giugno 2016

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Rome Italy, 29th November 2015 To coincide with the Paris United Nations Climate summit this weekend an similar marches being held across the world, ten of thousands have taken to the streets of Rome to demand action on Climate change

On June 12, six months after the Paris Climate Talks, faith communities globally will come together for a day of celebration of the earth and action on climate change called – Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust (http://sacredearth2016.org). More than 120 actions and events in 35 countries are currently planned including Green Iftars, Solidarity fasts, mobilisations, meditation sit-ins, climate services and many others. The past 12 months have been the hottest consecutive 12 month period in recorded history, and the 1.5°C goal agreed upon in the Paris Agreement is looking ever more difficult to achieve.Faith communities taking part in Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust are calling for the acceleration of climate action from countries, businesses and communities globally, in order to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C and protect the lives of millions of people.Sacred Earth is part of an escalating wave of climate action from faith communities and follows the Interfaith Climate Change Statement which was handed over to the President of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in April 2016, and was signed by 270 religious leaders from around the world.Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director of GreenFaith, one of the organisations involved said; ‘The earth is an incredible gift, and people of diverse faiths realize that it’s our shared moral responsibility to protect it. On June 12 around the world, representatives of the faiths will show that we want our leaders to restore balance to our precious planet, and to protect our children’s future.’Diverse actions and events include:Green Ifars – As Sacred Earth falls within the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the muslim community will be joining in by hosting ‘Green Iftars’, which is the breaking of the fast. The Iftars will focus around the ‘Prophetic Diet’ focusing on local and sustainable foods.Encyclical Anniversary – Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the environment ‘Laudato Si’ was released almost a year ago, and starting on June 12, the Catholic community worldwide will be celebrating its anniversary in order to remind communities and governments of its vital message (http://laudatosiweek.org/).Global Solidarity Fast – Organised by Fast for the Climate (http://fastfortheclimate.org/en/fast-for-our-sacred-earth-12-june-2016/) day long fast with those vulnerable to climate change, special climate focused services and prayers in faith communities globally.Meditation Actions – Taking place at key locations and online. They are being held on the Mall in Washington DC and outside Shell’s London HQ, as well as an online meditation being organised by the Buddhist group One Earth Sangha Mobilisations across Latin America – Being organised in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Honduras, Colombia, Chile and others. These include a major multifaith action in Santiago’s main square, and a mobilisation bringing together religious leaders, scientists and school children on Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro.

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Across oceans, spirit of sacrifice binds two communities

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 settembre 2015

PORT MORESBY, Papua New GuineaPORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — The Pacific Ocean is home to one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse countries in the world. In this nation—Papua New Guinea (PNG)—over 800 languages are spoken, and some 700 tribal groups inhabit the mountainous terrain.Recently, one of Papua New Guinea’s two major national television channels, EMTV, aired a special episode prepared in partnership with the Baha’is of PNG, juxtaposing their experience in the country—in which the Baha’i community has witnessed an efflorescence of community life in recent decades—against the harsh conditions experienced by the Baha’is in Iran, who are enduring an ongoing, state-sponsored persecution of their community. Though far from one another in distance and in the realities of their cultural and social settings, the documentary reflects the profound connection that the Baha’is in PNG feel with their co-religionists in Iran.The documentary features aspects of the teachings and history of the Baha’i religion, which originated in Iran in the mid-ninteenth century but has had strong roots in PNG since the 1950s. The first segment of the program tells the story of the arrival of the Baha’i Faith to PNG and the contributions of several individual Baha’is whose dedication to the people of the islands impacted the development of the Baha’i community and the society at large.Mr. Apelis Mazakmat, the first indigenous Baha’i of the country, is among the figures from the early history of the Baha’i Faith in PNG who are introduced in the film.Quoted in the documentary, former Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Sir Julius Chan, described Mr. Mazakmat as a “living legend in promoting and maintaining an integral approach to the development of a just and prosperous society”.The documentary also tells the story of Ms. Violet Hoehnke, an Australian Baha’i who moved to PNG in 1954, taking to its shores for the first time the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Ms. Hoehnke was a champion of the principle of the oneness of humankind, and the video highlights her dedication to this fundamental Baha’i principle.”A trained nurse who was widely known as ‘Sister Vi,’ Ms. Hoehnke was the matron of the first integrated hospital in the country,” describes the narrator.Apelis Mazakmat, the first indigenous Baha’i of the country. He was one of several early Baha’is in Papua New Guinea who were highlighted in a documentary program… »Enlarge (4 images)
“Ms. Hoehnke invited local people to her home in the Admiralty Islands and held first aid classes for them, which prompted criticism from members of the European community, who practiced racial segregation. As a result, the hospital authorities quickly transferred her to a hospital in Rabaul on a nearby island.”In the second segment, the focus is on the persecution of the Baha’i community in Iran, drawing attention to the persistent waves of oppression and attack since the earliest days of the religion, including executions and imprisonments after the revolution in Iran in 1979.The program’s final segments describe the endeavors of the Baha’i community for the betterment of society in PNG and worldwide. Highlighting the efforts of the Baha’is to bring about unity and harmony, the film surveys a range of efforts to contribute to constructive social transformation. (photo Bahà’i)

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At WJC forum in Jerusalem, Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri speaks out against kidnappings

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 giugno 2014

kidnappingsJERUSALEM – At a meeting hosted by the World Jewish Congress-Israel and the Israel Council on Foreign Relations (ICFR) in Jerusalem today, Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri spoke of his cordial feelings toward Jews and the Jewish state. Macri, who is a candidate in the forthcoming Argentine presidential elections, stressed the important contribution of Jews in Argentina. He emphasized his belief that Argentina had much to learn from Israel as a “start-up nation” and that “there are many opportunities for cooperation between our two countries.” Macri expressed his commitment to trying to find the perpetrators of the attacks against the Israeli embassy in 1992 and the Jewish community in 1994, but noted that “it will not be an easy task, as twenty years have passed.” Responding to a question from the press regarding the recent abduction of three Israeli teenagers, Macri, who himself had been the victim of a kidnapping in 1991 and had been held in captivity for 14 days, declared: “It is the most perverse situation you can find yourself in.” Recalling that his sister, too, had once been kidnapped, he went on to say: “I do not know if it is worse for the victim or the family. Unfortunately, I have experienced it from both sides. Israeli suffering has to be understood. From afar, it is easy to give advice but you have to be in Israel to really understand the situation.” Both Macri and his sister had been released after their father paid out millions of dollars in ransom.
Macri said he was committed to continue fighting terrorism and that his party had voted against signing the memorandum of understanding with Iran signed last year to probe the 1994 AMIA bombing. If elected, he said, he would do everything possible to have it rescinded. The World Jewish Congress (WJC) is the international organization representing Jewish communities in 100 countries to governments, parliaments and international organizations. The Jerusalem-based Israel Council on Foreign Relations (ICFR) is devoted to the study and debate of foreign policy, with special emphasis on Israeli and Jewish concerns. The ICFR functions under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress. (kidnappings)

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Earthquake in Cile

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 marzo 2010

Thousands of people are suffering in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Chile. Overstock encourages everyone to help in any way they can with the relief effort to those in need. There are many organizations around the world that are sending relief to the people of Chile, and we applaud them for their efforts. Overstock has arranged to accept donations to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), based in Baltimore, Maryland.  CRS guarantees that 94 cents of every dollar will go directly to those suffering from the effects of the Chilean earthquake. Another way to help in the relief effort is by purchasing Chilean products through Worldstock.com, our socially responsible store for products handcrafted by artisans in developing nations. When you buy these products, 60-70% of what you spend goes back to the artisans in Chile to help them rebuild their communities.

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Climate change in Scotland

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 28 giugno 2009

The Scottish Parliament unanimously agreed to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 42% by 2020, and at least 80% by 2050, following a huge push by Scottish campaigners including Caritas Internationalis member SCIAF.  The new legislation, which also includes counting emissions from aviation and shipping, sets an example to world governments ahead of December’s UN’s climate talks in Copenhagen that strong action on climate change can and must be taken.  Chris Hegarty, SCIAF’s Advocacy Manager said, “The Scottish Parliament has voted for legislation that will be held up as an example to European and world governments ahead of the UN’s climate change talks in Copenhagen in December to replace the Kyoto Protocol.  “Caritas and SCIAF are already seeing the devastating impact that climate change is having on poor communities in developing countries with increased droughts, floods, and changing seasonal weather patterns. “As Scotland has shown, it is possible for wealthy governments to take the strong action if they are sincere in addressing the problem. All governments have a moral responsibility to address this problem before it gets much worse.” Leading elements of the bill include:  •  At least a 42% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 (based on 1990 levels);  • At least an 80% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (based on 1990 levels);  • Emissions from international aviation & shipping to be included from the start;  • Strong duty across the public sector to play a full part in tackling Scotland’s greenhouse gas emission;  • Commitment to report annually on consumption-based emissions;  • Strong energy efficiency measures to tackle fuel poverty and save energy.

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Obama to Sign Landmark Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 20 aprile 2009

Washington  President Barack Obama will sign the landmark Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act on Tuesday, April 21st. The event will take place at 4 PM EDT at The SEED School of Washington, D.C., an innovative public school that caters to underserved students who may face challenges in school and at home. The President will give remarks on the bipartisan service legislation which will open up new opportunities for millions of Americans. He will call on people across the country to serve their communities and work together to tackle the nation’s tough challenges.

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Director of Recovery for Auto Communities to Visit Ohio

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 9 aprile 2009

White House April 9, 2009, Dr. Ed Montgomery, the White House Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, will visit Cleveland, Ohio to discuss the President’s support of a strong American auto industry and the President’s Auto Task Force initiative to support and revitalize auto industry workers and communities. Dr. Montgomery will meet with Governor Ted Strickland and local officials.

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National donate life month, 2009

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 2 aprile 2009

Through organ, tissue, and marrow donation Americans can give the extraordinary gift of life. National Donate Life Month provides an opportunity to honor those who have given of themselves to save lives and to call upon others to participate in this generous effort. Every day in our Nation and across the world, Americans dedicate themselves to helping those in need. During times of crisis and calm, Americans have looked beyond themselves to aid friends and strangers alike. This spirit of giving represents a hallmark of our national character. Many Americans have followed this tradition of generosity through organ, tissue, and marrow donation. These selfless individuals have saved lives and strengthened families and communities, and they deserve respect and admiration for their contributions. I urge all Americans to follow these examples by considering becoming an organ, tissue, or marrow donor. The call for help from those in need of transplants is clear. More donors are needed to meet the needs of those on the national waiting list for life-saving transplants. When considering organ donation, Americans should consult family members to ensure that loved ones are fully aware of the donor’s decisions. (Barack Obama)

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Winners of its Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 marzo 2009

The Social Enterprise Networks of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) announced the winners of its Corporate Social Responsibility Awards, extended in recognition of companies headed by YPO members and graduates that have made a significant, measurable impact in their communities, on the environment, or among their employees.  The ten winners are: Diageo (www.diageo.com) in Asia-Pacific; GDF Suez Energy (www.gdfsuez.com) in Brazil; Canadian Mountain Holidays, Inc. (www.CanadianMountainHolidays.com) in Canada; Aramex (www.aramex.com) in Jordan; Saudi German Hospitals Group (www.sghgroup.com) in Saudi Arabia; Brandix Landa Limited (www.brandix.com) in Sri Lanka; Benchmark Assisted Living (www.benchmarkquality.com), Goodwill Industries International (www.goodwill.org) and TechTurn (www.techturn.com) in the United States; and Ron Santa Teresa (www.ronsantateresa.com) in Venezuela. The winners were selected from 160 applications based on the positive impact the organizations have made in underserved or disadvantaged communities; in environmental sustainability or innovation; and/or in addressing workplace issues such as diversity, living wages, wealth sharing, ownership programs and transparency. YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) is a not-for-profit, global network of young chief executives connected around the shared mission of becoming Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange.TM Founded in 1950, YPO today provides 17,000 peers and their families in 100 countries with access to unique experiences, world-class resources, alliances with top learning institutions, and specialized Networks that help them enhance their business, community and personal leadership. For more information, visit http://www.ypo.org

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