Public policy

COVID-19 in the Americas Conference sets out to “Re-think Everything”

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 12:40am

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) Global Public Health Institute, in collaboration with the University of Miami, the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas , and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care ( IAPAC ) are preparing to launch a virtual COVID-19 in the Americas conference on Oct. 27 an educational event organized to promote dialogue across 12 multidisciplinary tracks .

Key Points: 
  • The AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) Global Public Health Institute, in collaboration with the University of Miami, the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas , and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care ( IAPAC ) are preparing to launch a virtual COVID-19 in the Americas conference on Oct. 27 an educational event organized to promote dialogue across 12 multidisciplinary tracks .
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    COVID-19 in the Americas Conference (Graphic: Business Wire)
    The conference will continue with sessions throughout 2020 and 2021, and will put the focus squarely on the region most impacted by COVID-19 North, Central and South America an area that currently accounts for approximately half of all novel coronavirus cases and 60% of all deaths globally.
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Press release - Fostering gender equality in the EU’s foreign and security policy

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 12:08am

Womens equitable participation in EU foreign policy negotiations, and peace and security processes is linked to greater economic prosperity and advancement of global security, democracy and sustainable peace, MEPs say.

Key Points: 
  • Womens equitable participation in EU foreign policy negotiations, and peace and security processes is linked to greater economic prosperity and advancement of global security, democracy and sustainable peace, MEPs say.
  • In order to facilitate gender mainstreaming in foreign and security policy, but also in all other EU policy areas, MEPs ask for a new Council configuration to be set up, bringing together EU Ministers and Secretaries of State responsible for gender equality.
  • Rapporteur Ernest Urtasun (Greens/EFA, ES) said: Parliament adopted the first ever report calling for gender equality in the EUs foreign and security policy.
  • While several countries around the world have already adopted a foreign policy with a strong focus on gender equality, the EU still does not have one.

Taxpayer Tricks and Treats for Halloween 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 6:33pm

An estimated 220 million Americans would frightfully lose their private insurance plans under Medicare for All.

Key Points: 
  • An estimated 220 million Americans would frightfully lose their private insurance plans under Medicare for All.
  • The Green New Deal, which aims to overhaul nearly every sector of the economy, could cost a petrifying $93 trillion and destroy the economy.
  • Forever
    The current national debt of $27 trillion is set to grow at an alarming record pace over the next decade.
  • This trend continued in FY 2020, when legislators added $2.1 billion to fund the acquisition of 22 JSFs beyond the amount requested by the Pentagon.

Panasonic Expands Cloud Capabilities for Public Safety Professionals with Microsoft Azure Government Cloud

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 3:43pm

Microsoft Azure Government cloud provides platform services for IDguard Panasonics web-based identity redaction solution.

Key Points: 
  • Microsoft Azure Government cloud provides platform services for IDguard Panasonics web-based identity redaction solution.
  • Panasonic IDguards AI and machine learning capabilities build on the Azure Government cloud solution functions, such as Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) compliant capabilities, world class security and a consistent hybrid environment designed for flexibility and scale.
  • Panasonic is fully committed to providing public safety professionals the technology they need to get their job done.
  • Azure Government cloud supports powerful infrastructure, storage and security capabilities delivered through cloud, on-premises and hybrid solutions.

Seward & Kissel to Host Private Funds Forum on Eve of Historic Election

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 2:19pm

The three-day forum will be hosted virtually from Tuesday, Oct. 27 to Thursday, Oct. 29, with speakers from Seward & Kissel and leading financial services firms.

Key Points: 
  • The three-day forum will be hosted virtually from Tuesday, Oct. 27 to Thursday, Oct. 29, with speakers from Seward & Kissel and leading financial services firms.
  • Seward & Kissel LLP , founded in 1890, is a leading U.S. law firm with an international reputation for excellence.
  • The firm is particularly well known for its representation of private investment funds, including U.S. and offshore open and closed-end funds.
  • The firm has earned numerous best in class awards over the years for its work with private funds.

NALCAB Hosts Virtual Latino Policy Summit to Explore Priority Issues, Solutions for Nation’s Economic Recovery

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 2:00pm

During this unprecedented election season, as the nations focus turns to social and economic justice and a path to recovery, NALCAB - the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders presents the inaugural event Shaping Americas Future Latino Economic Policy Summit on Tuesday, October 27.

Key Points: 
  • During this unprecedented election season, as the nations focus turns to social and economic justice and a path to recovery, NALCAB - the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders presents the inaugural event Shaping Americas Future Latino Economic Policy Summit on Tuesday, October 27.
  • US Representative Joaquin Castro (TX-20) kicks off the event with a live discussion on Latino policy priorities and economic recovery, moderated by NALCAB Executive Director Noel Poyo that includes a Q&A session from participants.
  • This years Policy Summit and the release of NALCABs LEA are happening at a critical moment in our nations history.
  • Tune in to the Policy Summit live on Oct 27: https://www.facebook.com/NALCAB/live_videos
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CA Legislators to Urge Voters ‘Yes on 21!’ on GOTV Zoom Call on Rent Control Measure

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 5:09am

It would allow local communities to:

Key Points: 
  • It would allow local communities to:
    Expand rent control to more buildings while exempting newly constructed buildings.
  • Allow limits on rent increases when a new renter moves in.
  • Housing Is A Human Right (HHR) is the housing advocacy division of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), and the leading sponsor of Proposition 21.
  • Proposition 21 is sponsored by Homeowners & Tenants United, with significant funding by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

Walmart Sues DOJ and DEA Seeking Clarity for Pharmacists in Dispensing Prescription Opioids

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:27pm

Walmart and our pharmacists are committed to helping address the opioid crisis that has affected so many.

Key Points: 
  • Walmart and our pharmacists are committed to helping address the opioid crisis that has affected so many.
  • DOJ is forcing Walmart and our pharmacists between a rock and a hard place.
  • Walmart and our pharmacists are torn between demands from DEA on one side and health agencies and regulators on the other, and patients are caught in the middle.
  • We need a court to clarify the roles and legal responsibilities of pharmacists and pharmacies in filling opioid prescriptions.

Equity and Inclusion Take Center Stage at 50th Anniversary LABC Architectural Awards

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:14pm

The win distinguished itself as the first time in the awards long history that a landscape or park design has received top honors.

Key Points: 
  • The win distinguished itself as the first time in the awards long history that a landscape or park design has received top honors.
  • The Los Angeles LGBT Center, which opened last year, received the illustrious LABC Chairmans Award.
  • The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, an architectural tour de force under construction in Exposition Park, won the Community Impact Award.
  • The museum is designed by former LABC Architectural Award keynote speaker and winner Ma Yansong of Mad Architects.

Military Voters Highly Focused on Money Issues in Presidential Election

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:05pm

Personal finance issues are top of mind for career military voters in the upcoming presidential election, according to the latest findings of the First Command Financial Behaviors Index.

Key Points: 
  • Personal finance issues are top of mind for career military voters in the upcoming presidential election, according to the latest findings of the First Command Financial Behaviors Index.
  • The strong interest in financial issues were seeing among military voters underscores the outsized impact these issues have on their lives, said Mark Steffe, president/CEO of First Command Financial Services, Inc. Military retirement and benefits and defense spending are important to military families because they are uniquely personal issues for those who have made the military their career.
  • Military families are also more likely than the general population to focus on financial issues that are not directly tied to military service.
  • Candidates should keep money concerns top of mind in their outreach to military families for the November election.