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Business, entertainment, technology, financial and regional event news from District of Columbia (D.C.), USA.

Blue Ribbon Events Launches in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With over 15 years of experience coordinating events and providing protocol guidance to senior U.S. government officials and Members of Congress, today, Gretchen Learman Burrier, announced the formal launch of her special events and international protocol company Blue Ribbon Events. The name Blue Ribbon Events is based on her passion for all things equestrian.

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President Obama will be asked to consider the early release of famous con man Steve Comisar currently in Federal Prison

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prominent defense attorney Jeremy Gordon will ask President Obama to commute the sentence of famous con man and actor Steve Comisar, who is currently in federal prison serving an ‘excessive sentence’ for fraud.

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Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want To Be

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Coming on the heels of Lupita Nyong’o’s rise to fame, ‘Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want To Be’ (ISBN: 9780996097802; Kkula Media; Paperback; May 13, 2014) written by East African sisters, Christine K. St. Vil and Julian B. Kiganda, pulls no punches, offering readers a unique and practical guide to self discovery and authentic living.

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Magnet schools to celebrate educational excellence and equality during National Magnet Schools Month this February

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Magnet Schools of America announced this February magnet schools across the nation will join together to celebrate National Magnet Schools Month. In honor of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education, this year’s theme is ‘Creating Opportunities for All.’

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Black Men’s Xchange Celebrates 25 Years with New State-of-the-Art Community Space in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Black Men’s Xchange (BMX), the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to the empowerment of diverse Black males, recently celebrated its 25th year anniversary with a festive gathering at their new, state-of-the-art community space in Northeast D.C. The event was co-sponsored in partnership with celebrated D.C. staple Al Sura, Inc., a non-profit public charity foundation.

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Ecologic Leasing Services Renames Company to LeaseAccelerator Services

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ecologic Leasing Services, the LeaseAccelerator SaaS company, today announced it is changing its name to LeaseAccelerator Services. The new name more closely unifies the asset-centric lease accounting software for lessees with the company behind it. The change is effective immediately.

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Best Selling Author Sister Souljah Joins Mocha Ochoa and Students in US and Africa to Promote Global Summer Reading (updated)

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On June 14, 2013 New York Times Best Selling Author and Activist Sister Souljah will headline a Global Summer Reading Initiative discussing a highly anticipated follow up to her book ‘Coldest Winter Ever.’ This new novel, ‘A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story’ (Emily Bestler Books/Atria; ISBN: 978-1439165317) will be the central topic of discussion for young people across the globe, as they come together to discuss and encourage the importance of Summer Reading.

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LeaseAccelerator Publishes New Whitepaper on Lease Accounting Standard Changes for Lessees to Explain May 2013 FASB Exposure Draft

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeaseAccelerator announced today that it has published a new lease accounting whitepaper for lessees that explains the new 2013 FASB Exposure Draft, which the FASB is expected to release later this week. Lessees can download it for free from LeaseAccelerator’s publishing arm. The official title is ‘How to Prepare Now for the Coming Lease Accounting Changes.’

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It’s Official: Blacks Voted at Higher Rate than Whites in 2012 Election and Black Women Surpassed Everyone

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable issued the following statement in response to a U.S. Census Bureau report released yesterday finding that about two in three eligible blacks (66.2 percent) voted in the 2012 presidential election, higher than the 64.1 percent of non-Hispanic whites who did so.

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DCIA Announces CLOUD COMPUTING CONFERENCE Speakers – Third Annual Conference within the NAB Show Expands to Two Days

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Distributed Computing Industry Association (www.DCIA.info) today announced the first wave of speakers to participate in its CLOUD COMPUTING CONFERENCE at the 2013 NAB Show, the third annual DCIA event within the NAB Show, taking place on Monday and Tuesday, April 8-9, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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ElectionMall CEO Ravi Singh to speak at CPAC 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ElectionMall C.E.O. Ravi Singh is excited to speak at CPAC 2013. A first-time speaker at CPAC, Mr. Singh will serve on two panels. One of which is ‘Back to the Future: High Tech-High Touch – Cool Tools.’ This will focus on the abilities of campaigns and organizations to reach out to constituents, supporters and voters in a technology focused age.

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Ecologic Releases New Version of LeaseAccelerator That Enables Equipment Lessees to Transition to the New Lease Accounting Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ecologic Leasing Services announced today that the company has released a new version of LeaseAccelerator that is designed to enable equipment lessees, the users of leased equipment, to transition in the most efficient and effective manner to the expected new lease accounting standard. Ecologic made the announcement at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) 2012 Lease and Finance Accountants Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Young Marines Youth Organization Gearing Up for a Strong Presence at the National Navajo Code Talker 30th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Over 175 youth members of the Young Marines from throughout the country will be attending the 30th anniversary of the National Navajo Code Talker Day in Window Rock, Arizona on August 14.

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Young Marines youth organization announces the Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena Division Awards program with DEA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Young Marines youth organization and the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Demand Reduction Program have announced the Young Marines Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena Division Awards program. The awards program highlights the exceptional efforts the youth membership of the Young Marines are doing throughout the nation to educate other youths to live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle in their communities through drug demand reduction efforts.

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Ecologic Expands Latin America Leadership Team

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ecologic Leasing Services announced today that Nella Schwarz has joined the Company as Director, Business Development, Vendor Programs, Latin America. Ecologic Leasing Services runs global leasing programs on an outsourced basis for manufacturers that sell into emerging and mature market.

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Young Marines Youth Organization Announces 17-year-old McCall Behringer of Baltimore is National Young Marine of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Young Marines National Executive Director Mike Kessler, announced seventeen year old McCall Behringer of Baltimore, Maryland, is the organization’s National Young Marine of the Year for 2012-2013. The Young Marines (youngmarines.com) is a national non-profit youth organization for boys and girls ages 8 through the completion of high school.

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National Youth Organization’s Call-to-Action Campaign Raises Awareness to the American Flag during June 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Executive Director, Mike Kessler, of the national non-profit youth education and service program for boys and girls, the Young Marines, announces a call-to-action campaign to over 300 Young Marine units across the country to participate in the organization’s 2nd annual ‘Raising Awareness to the Flag’ initiative during National Flag Week in June.

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Remembering Flopsy Parker, the $7.50 Rabbit That Tried to Change the World for Real Easter Bunnies

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘The Easter Bunny That Grew Up’ (ISBN: 978-1-4685-5496-0) is a children’s book that pays tribute to a little rabbit that captured the hearts of people around the world on Facebook and the contributions he made to rabbits in rescues and shelters. On September 26th, 2010 Gretta Parker started a journey she was not planning on when she adopted a little white rabbit for $7.50 from a local shelter.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Awards iFOS Multi-Year Contract to Provide Professional Support Services for Financial Computer Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS), LLC, announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Agency has awarded a multi-year contract to provide application development, maintenance and support for the agency national financial systems.

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Entrepreneur on a Mission to Launch 100 New Start-Ups

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When entrepreneur Cavanaugh L. Gray set out to pursue his own small business dreams he didn’t realize the impact it would have on helping others achieve their own dreams. In the spring of 2004, The Entrepreneur Cafe, LLC founder did the unthinkable. He scheduled a meeting with his supervisor, picked out his best suite, walked into his corporate job and fired himself. Given current unemployment rates and a tight lending market this might be considered absurd by today’s standards.

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Gingrich Foundation Recognizes The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gingrich Foundation has recognized the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association as its February Charity of the Month. The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association cares for one of our country’s most important historic sites – the home and estate of our first president, George Washington.

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Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gingrich Foundation has recognized the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. as its January Charity of the Month. The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation cares for two of America’s most iconic historical sites – Lady Liberty and Ellis Island.

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Whistleblower Scientist Accuses British Medical Journal of Institutional Research Misconduct

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. David Lewis, internationally known whistleblower and respected expert on institutional fraud, released a report today calling for a formal investigation into the practices of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), and specifically into the actions of its editor, Dr. Fiona Godlee, and Brian Deer, a reporter she hired to write a series of articles which appeared in the journal beginning on January 4, 2011.

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Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Toys for Tots

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 9, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gingrich Foundation is proud to honor the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation as its December Charity of the Month. Toys for Tots distributes millions of gifts each Christmas to brighten the holidays of our nation’s less fortunate children.

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World Women Trade Fair Nigeria Trade Mission to the USA – ‘Building Cultural Economy and Trade’

ABUJA, Nigeria, and WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 17, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mallam Mukhtar Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Senior Special Adviser to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan to Travel to USA in December With World Women Trade Fair Nigeria Women Entrepreneurs, the National Poverty Eradication Program (NAPEP) and the Federal Capital Territories Social Development Officials led by Honorable Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, Minister of State Federal Capital Territories.

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Ecologic Launches The Global Lessor Network in China

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 8, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ecologic Leasing Services announced today that it has launched The Global Lessor Network 2.0 in China. ‘Our corporate lessee clients and our vendor captive clients have been asking us to help them find, engage, and transact with new lessors in China for several years,’ stated Michael Keeler, CEO, Ecologic Leasing Services.

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