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Bonfire and CoProcure Announce Partnership to Offer the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Collection of Active Cooperative Contracts and Solicitations

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Monday, August 15, 2022 - 2:00pm

CoProcure has assembled an enormous database of public sector cooperative contracts to help government procurement teams take advantage of pre-negotiated arrangements and rates, said Omar Salaymeh, CEO of Bonfire.

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  • CoProcure has assembled an enormous database of public sector cooperative contracts to help government procurement teams take advantage of pre-negotiated arrangements and rates, said Omar Salaymeh, CEO of Bonfire.
  • Through this new integration, Bonfire users will have access to one of the industrys most comprehensive collections of active cooperative contracts right alongside Bonfires own database of active and historical solicitations.
  • Together, were able to provide one of the industrys most comprehensive repositories of pre-negotiated contracts and trending solicitations to help agencies source more efficiently and cost effectively.
  • Suitable cooperative contract opportunities in the CoProcure database will now also be accessible there for all users on the Bonfire platform.

BerlinRosen Expands Public Affairs and Issue Advocacy Expertise with Investment in Glen Echo Group

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Monday, August 15, 2022 - 11:00am

O2 Investment Partners ( www.o2investment.com ) is pleased to announce that through BerlinRosen, it has made an investment in and partnered with Glen Echo Group ( www.glenechogroup.com ) and its founder and CEO, Maura Corbett, to grow its technology public affairs and issue advocacy practice areas that complement BerlinRosens current service offerings.

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  • O2 Investment Partners ( www.o2investment.com ) is pleased to announce that through BerlinRosen, it has made an investment in and partnered with Glen Echo Group ( www.glenechogroup.com ) and its founder and CEO, Maura Corbett, to grow its technology public affairs and issue advocacy practice areas that complement BerlinRosens current service offerings.
  • Glen Echo Group is the leading technology public affairs and creative communications firm at the forefront of the rapidly changing policy landscape surrounding the internet and digital economy globally.
  • Sean Darin at O2 commented, Glen Echo is miles ahead of the ever-changing policy landscape impacting the technology industry and their deep technology expertise is a great asset to the BerlinRosen platform.
  • Glen Echo Group is the go-to for clients looking for strategic, cutting-edge, creative communications.

TÜV Rheinland celebrates 150 years with a series of social actions

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 11:00pm

LAS VEGAS , Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --  TÜV Rheinland, a world leader in independent testing, inspection, and certification services, celebrates our anniversary by engaging in a series of social activities in the United States to give back to the community that helped it grow over the 150 years.

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  • LAS VEGAS, Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --TV Rheinland, a world leader in independent testing, inspection, and certification services, celebrates our anniversary by engaging in a series of social activities in the United States to give back to the community that helped it grow over the 150 years.
  • On August 9, the TV Rheinland Cybersecurity and Functional Safety team visited the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) in N. Las Vegas, Nevada, to provide direct support for three programs that serve their veteran patients.
  • TV Rheinland will be providing a monetary donation to purchase items for female veterans in need of maternity care including diapers, wipes, bottles, bibs, and blankets.
  • Since 2006, TV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.

City of Manteca, CA - the Latest Target for anti-Hindu Propaganda

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 3:13pm

ROCKAWAY, N.J., Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In a report released in July 2022, researchers at Rutgers University concluded that Hinduphobia has a strong and growing online presence and has been increasing in recent yearsi. Ironically, around the same time, the City of Manteca, in a last-minute special meeting, voted to rescind the proclamation awarded to Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh on the occasion of "Health for Humanity - Yogathon 2022". 

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  • This Hinduphobic action by the City has caused angst and fear amongthe Hindu Americans who live in and around the City.
  • Regardless of HSS volunteers' selflesswork within the society, the City of Manteca, California, chose to revisitthe proclamation given to HSS in January 2022.
  • Neither the Mayor's office nor the City Council formally notifiedHSS despite keeping the HSS on their public discussion agenda.
  • Ignoring the local volunteers' request and without due diligence, the City of Manteca rescinded the proclamation.

It's Bigger Than Us Partners With Baldwin Hills Crenshaw To Host Its 3RD Annual Back 2 School Event

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 4:00am

LOS ANGELES,  Aug. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Non-profit Organization, It's Bigger Than Us 501c(3) (IBTU), will host its 3rd Annual Back 2 School event on Saturday, Aug. 6th, 2022, at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw shopping center (3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008) with a volunteer start at 9 a.m.; event celebrations begin at 1 p.m. This event will provide students from South Los Angeles with 5,000 backpacks, school supplies, family-friendly activities, and resources to improve the health and well-being of families.

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  • I'm excited that we will partner with the legendary Baldwin Hills Crenshaw shopping center this year.
  • All of my childhood was spent hanging out at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw shopping, eating, and going to the movie theater with friends and family to now be able to host IBTU's 3rd Annual Back 2 School event here is a dream."
  • Volunteers will assemble 1,750 elementary school backpacks, 1,500 middle school backpacks, and 1,750 high school backpacks.
  • About Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Baldwin Hills Crenshaw (BHC) is an 870,000-square-foot retail destination located at the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd.

Eldridge and MRC Announce Separation of Media Assets

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Friday, August 5, 2022 - 9:45pm

Eldridge and MRC today jointly announced that they have completed the separation of combined media assets.

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  • Eldridge and MRC today jointly announced that they have completed the separation of combined media assets.
  • Eldridge will also remain as a significant minority shareholder in MRC.
  • The announcement today marks a significant milestone for Eldridge and MRC, representing our commitment to building successful brands in the industry, said Eldridge Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, Todd Boehly.
  • Eldridge invests in businesses across the Insurance, Asset Management, Technology, Mobility, Sports & Gaming, Media, Real Estate, and Consumer landscapes.

PacWest Bancorp Announces Quarterly Dividends

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Monday, August 1, 2022 - 9:30pm

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PacWest Bancorp (Nasdaq: PACW) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per common share.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Aug. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PacWest Bancorp (Nasdaq: PACW) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per common share.
  • The Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.4575 per depositary share on its 7.75% Fixed Rate Reset Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A.
  • PacWest Bancorp (PacWest) is a bank holding company with approximately $41 billion in assets headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with an executive office in Denver, Colorado, with one wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Pacific Western Bank (the Bank).
  • For more information about PacWest Bancorp or Pacific Western Bank, visit www.pacwest.com .

Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering Joins City of Oceanside in Celebrating Groundbreaking of New Fire Station 1

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Friday, July 29, 2022 - 11:55pm

SAN DIEGO, July 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, July 28, 2022, Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering joined the City of Oceanside, Cox Construction Company, and STK Architecture, Inc. in celebrating the groundbreaking of Oceanside's new Fire Station 1.  Located at 602 Civic Center Drive, the facility will be across the street from the Oceanside Civic Center.  The project was funded by Measure X, the ½ percent sales tax increase, passed by voters in November 2018.  The new, modern Fire Station 1 will better serve Oceanside's residents, businesses, and visitors.

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  • Voter-Approved Measure X Funds Modern, New Fire Station
    SAN DIEGO, July 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, July 28, 2022, Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering joined the City of Oceanside, Cox Construction Company, and STK Architecture, Inc. in celebrating the groundbreaking of Oceanside's new Fire Station 1.
  • Located at 602 Civic Center Drive, the facility will be across the street from the Oceanside Civic Center.
  • The project was funded by Measure X, the percent sales tax increase, passed by voters in November 2018.
  • Latitude 33 has enjoyed a long-term and stellar relationship with the City of Oceanside, first engaged in 1996 for the Oceanside Harbor Master Plan.

LIBERTY Dental Plan of New York Awards 12 Scholarships in Partnership with PENCIL

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 11:00am

LIBERTY Dental Plan of New York (LIBERTY), an affiliate of LIBERTY Dental Plan Corporation, proudly announced the award of 12 post-secondary scholarships.

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  • LIBERTY Dental Plan of New York (LIBERTY), an affiliate of LIBERTY Dental Plan Corporation, proudly announced the award of 12 post-secondary scholarships.
  • The scholarships are part of a collaborative partnership with the Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning (PENCIL) as a Sponsoring Business Partner for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Anne Weeks, President of LIBERTY Dental Plan of New York, released a statement: As a dental benefits administrator, LIBERTY believes in empowering our community.
  • LIBERTY Dental Plan Corporation administers dental benefits to over 6 million people in all 50 states and has served New York families for over 13 years.

The Dugger Law Firm, PLLC: Former MOA Special Counsel & Deputy Director of Vetting Martha Perez-Pedemonti Files Discrimination & Retaliation Class Action Against NYC

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 3:30am

NEW YORK, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Former Mayor's Office of Appointments ("MOA") Special Counsel and Deputy Director of Vetting Martha Perez-Pedemonti has filed an individual and class action complaint against the City of New York ("NYC"), former Director and Principal EEO Officer for MOA Joni Kletter ("Kletter"), NYC Law Department EEO Officer Sosimo Fabian ("Fabian"), and NYC Agency Counsel Michael Levario ("Levario").

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  • The complaint further alleges FMLA retaliation and interference claims against Defendants NYC and Kletter.
  • In addition to individual claims, Ms. Perez-Pedemonti alleges class claims, for injunctive and declaratory relief, on behalf of all NYC employees who filed EEO complaints against a Commissioner, Head of Agency, and/or EEO Officer.
  • The complaint alleges that these, and other EEO policies, resulted in a disparate impact on the class through disproportionate rates of discipline, resignation, and/or termination.
  • It further alleges that NYC had a policy or practice of retaliation against employees who made sex discrimination, race discrimination, and/or related retaliation EEO complaints against Commissioners, Agency Heads, and/or EEO Officers.