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2010-09-03 13:02:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Nation prepares for the unofficial wind up of summer 2010, 10,000 children of active duty military service members are in jeopardy of losing one of the largest private programs helping them cope with the lengthy and repeated deployments of their parents. Without funding from the private sector in the coming months, Operation Purple® Camps will not be around in the summer of 2011, according to the National Military Family...

2010-08-30 12:45:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Claiming a clear victory in a long battle, Andre' DiMino, who is leading a coalition of groups and individuals from the Italian American community, declared, "I have no doubt our efforts resulted in the Mafia II Launch Party, at the 92nd Street Y's Tribeca Center, being a dismal failure." DiMino continued, "When we first heard about this marketing event only recently, we went into action, using our resolve to challenge an event whose purpose was to mock the...

2010-08-03 12:21:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- MajescoMastek, the U.S. subsidiary of global technology solutions provider Mastek Limited (NSE: MASTEK), announced today that Foresters(TM), a life insurance provider that champions family well being, has selected MajescoMastek as a technology partner in their larger transformational initiative: Foresters Invests in Transformation (FIT). The FIT program was designed to modernize Foresters infrastructure, dramatically reduce unit costs for both policy...

2010-07-28 18:53:00

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 5822, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations for FY 2011, which will provide funding for quality medical care for veterans and the construction of facilities for training and housing our military. "Today, with passage of the Military Construction/VA Appropriations bill, the House has made an investment in benefits for our nation's...

2010-07-20 07:10:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A mural of the Italian flag, which covered part of the front of MTV's "Jersey Shore" beach house at Seaside Heights and was used to unfortunately symbolize the show which stereotyped Italian Americans, has been removed, UNICO National President Andre' DiMino announced. The mural of the Italian flag was painted over the garage door of the shore house, with a centered overlay of an outline of the State of New Jersey. The removal occurs after talks...

2010-06-24 17:30:00

LAS VEGAS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to save the lives of babies and their mothers by eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus (MNT), a disease that kills an estimated 60,000 newborns and 30,000 mothers each year. UNICEF Ambassador and actor Tea Leoni delivered the announcement at the 95th Annual Kiwanis International Convention. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-06-24 07:15:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- UNICO National President Andre' DiMino today reported he is "cautiously optimistic" about the potential lack of derogatory Italian American references and imagery in the upcoming second season of MTV's "Jersey Shore." However, DiMino warned that UNICO's Anti-Bias Committee would focus its efforts on several copycat "reality" TV shows which disparage Italian Americans. "While encouraged by recent discussions with MTV executives and after viewing the...

2010-06-14 10:45:00

Mojave Desert Memorial, Nation's Only WWI Memorial, Missing Since May 9 PLANO, Texas, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), The American Legion, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and Liberty Institute just sent a letter to President Obama asking him to help put the Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial back in its rightful place following its vandalism and theft on May 9. Additionally, Americans nationwide are signing on to the letter in support of the...

2010-05-15 10:00:00

29th Annual Memorial Service Honors Officers' Sacrifice WASHINGTON, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Fraternal Order of Police and its Auxiliary will gather on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol to honor the one hundred and twenty-three (123) law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. The National Peace Officers' Memorial Service is the capstone event of National Police Week, which began this year on 10 May. Chuck Canterbury, National President of the...

2010-05-14 11:13:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), joined by Wounded Warrior veterans including a member of his own staff, today keynoted the national launch of the innovative AMVETS Warrior Transition Workshops. The workshops were developed by combat veterans for combat veterans to assist in their transition from military to civilian life. The program is being introduced as the nation celebrates its veterans during National Military Appreciation Month. The...


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