Author: Raegan Bricks

Haiti: UN Launches $164 Million Appeal to Fight Deadly Cholera Outbreak

NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–12 November 2010 – United Nations agencies and their partners today appealed for $164 million to support Haiti’s efforts to fight the deadly cholera outbreak that has already claimed several hundred lives in the small Caribbean nation. The funds sought for the Cholera Inter-Sector Response Strategy for Haiti launched[Read More…]

State Celebrates Dedication of Two Affordable Apartment Developments in Chicago

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—November 1, 2010.  The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) today celebrated the dedication of 77 affordable apartments for seniors and families in Chicago. IHDA Executive Director Gloria L. Materre joined developer Hispanic Housing Development Corp. during a ceremony for the North & Talman Apartments, 1600 N. Talman Ave., Chicago. IHDA[Read More…]

Victory Land Group Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at Kmart

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–October 22, 2010.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.[Read More…]

Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–October 18, 2010.  The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit today against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) alleging that provisions of its agreements with hospitals raise hospital prices, prevent other insurers from entering the marketplace and discourage discounts. The department said that these agreements likely resulted[Read More…]

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commision Ends Relocation of Sea Turtle Eggs in Franklin and Gulf Counties

FLORIDA–(ENEWSPF)–August 16, 2010.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), working with partners from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), announced Thursday that sea turtle nests on the eastern portion of Florida Panhandle beaches would no longer be excavated and transported[Read More…]

State Department Briefing by Phillip J. Crowley, August 2, 2010

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–August 2, 2010. INDEX: PAKISTAN U.S. Responding to Devastating Floods in Pakistan/Initial Pledge of $10million ISRAEL/TURKEY U.S. Welcomes U.N. Panel of Inquiry to Receive Reports on Flotilla Incident DEPARTMENT EAP A/S Campbell to Travel to New Zealand and Vanuatu PM Bureau to Release To Walk The Earth In Safety/Annual[Read More…]

Readout of President Obama’s Briefing on the Preparations for Tropical Storm Bonnie and its Impacts on the BP Oil Spill Response

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–July 23, 2010. President Obama was briefed today by Deputy National Incident Commander Rear Admiral Pete Neffenger on the ongoing administration-wide response to the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, and by FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and Deputy FEMA Administrator Rich Serino on the preparations for potential impacts of Tropical[Read More…]