Presidential Weekly Address: Doubling Our Clean Energy Funding to Address the Challenge of Climate Change

Presidential Weekly Address: Doubling Our Clean Energy Funding to Address the Challenge of Climate Change

Washington, DC…Hi everybody. One of the things that makes America great is our passion for innovation – that spirit of discovery and entrepreneurship that helps us meet any challenge. One of the greatest challenges of our time is climate change. Over the last seven years, we’ve made historic investments in clean energy that helped private […]

WHO Declares Zika Virus A Global Health Emergency

WHO Declares Zika Virus A Global Health Emergency

Geneva…WHO Director-General, Margaret Chan, convened an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations. The Committee ascertained the outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Outbreak in the Americas In May 2015, Brazil reported its first case of Zika virus disease. Since then, the […]

Remembering Holocaust, UN Urges All To Denounce Ideologies That Pit People Against Each Other

Remembering Holocaust, UN Urges All To Denounce Ideologies That Pit People Against Each Other

27 January 2016 – Marking the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged everyone to denounce political and religious ideologies that set people against people. “The Holocaust was a colossal crime,” said Mr. Ban in a message. “No-one can deny the evidence that […]

Dr. Ben Carson Releases Policy Plan for Defeating the Islamic State and Eliminating the Threat from Radical Islamic Terrorism

Dr. Ben Carson Releases Policy Plan for Defeating the Islamic State and Eliminating the Threat from Radical Islamic Terrorism

Alexandria, Va. – January 27, 2016 – Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, today released his plan to defeat the Islamic State and the larger threat of radical Islamic terror. This is Dr. Carson’s third plan addressing national security issues announced this month. Combined with plans to overhaul government bureaucracy, the […]

Under Armour Announces Global Partnership with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Under Armour Announces Global Partnership with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Baltimore, MD…Under Armour (NYSE: UA) today announced a global partnership with the dynamic actor, producer and global superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. As part of the long-term partnership, Johnson will work hand-in-hand with the innovative performance brand to create a range of products across footwear, apparel and accessories as well as support Under Armour’s Connected […]

Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results

Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results

Cupertino, CA…Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter ended December 26, 2015. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and record quarterly net income of $18.4 billion, or $3.28 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $74.6 billion and net income of $18 billion, or $3.06 per […]

Google Launches Project Reconnect To Help Refugees

Google Launches Project Reconnect To Help Refugees

Mountain View, CA…Google Today announced plans to donate 25,000 Chromebooks to refugees. “Ahmed is an economics student from Aleppo in Syria. Last year he was forced to leave his hometown because of the war that has forced millions of his compatriots out of their country. He left his family and his studies—everything—behind to find a […]

Department of Justice Review of Solitary Confinement

Department of Justice Review of Solitary Confinement

Washington, DC…In July 2015, the President announced that he had asked the Attorney General to review “the overuse of solitary confinement across American prisons.” Since that time, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has undertaken a thorough review to determine how, when, and why correctional facilities isolate certain prisoners from the general inmate population, and has […]

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