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Stafford Junction, a faith-based non-profit organization hosts their Ten Year Anniversary with the Potomac Nationals and Reality Realty Virginia Heroes


Ten years of exceptional community service and education will be honored at the Guns and Hoses Law Enforcement and Firefighters fund-raising softball game on Aug. 16, 2015 at 5pm with the Potomac Nationals at Pfitzner Stadium. Stafford County Sheriff, Charles Jett, the Stafford Junction Board and Reality Realty Virginia Heroes will raise money, awareness and the spirits of our communities' children. "Reality Realty Virginia Heroes is all about putting back into the community," said Samuel Cachola, Reality Realty owner (http://www.VirginiaHer... Read More »

Military Benefit Association sponsors Enlisted National Guard Soldiers at the 44th Annual EANGUS Exposition – Race to Indy


The Military Benefit Association ( will sponsor the 44th Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States exposition from Aug. 8, 2015 to Aug. 13, 2015 in Indianapolis, Ind., at the Indianapolis Convention Center. MBA encourages you to visit booth 100 to pick up your free "All Hospitality Night" ribbon and enter a free raffle for two great autographed sports memorabilia prizes. "We had a super time last year in Phoenix and this year, MBA is excited to be back sponsoring the Race to Indy conference. MBA ... Read More »

Donald Trump Rockets into Nashville for NFRA Conference


The Tennessee Republican Assembly - TRA ( organization announced today that Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, will be speaking at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference will be held at the Rocketown Conference Center in downtown Nashville from August 28 to August 30, 2015. President of the TRA and conference organizer, Sharon Ford, stated, "The NFRA seeks to bring the Republican Party back to its core values through grass roots activism. Our national con... Read More »

Allianz: El-Erian: Ten Consequences of Greece’s ‘No’


At this stage, however, only a handful of European leaders seem willing to listen; and even fewer appear willing to deliver the sort of relief that Greece desperately needs. The implications will be felt primarily in Greece, but also in Europe and beyond. Here are 10 consequences of the vote that could unfold in the next few days: The victory of the "No" camp -- with more than 60 percent of the vote, according to preliminary returns -- will initially lead to a general selloff in global equities, along with price pressures on the bonds is... Read More »

Energy: Central Eastern and South Eastern European countries join forces to create an integrated gas market


The Memorandum of Understanding that formally launches this initiative was signed today in Dubrovnik. It will pave the way for the closer integration of the EU and Energy Community energy markets. By creating a stable regulatory and market framework, it will help improve the investment climate in the involved EU and Energy Community countries and territories. EU Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič said: "This region is very important for Europe, in particular when we look at security of energy supply. The improvement of... Read More »

EU pledges €450 million to Ebola affected countries


Sierra Leone will receive €171.4 million, Liberia €121 million and Guinea €148.9 million. Another €8 million will be given to all countries affected by Ebola for multi-country projects. The support will help the countries' long term recovery, and will be spent on programmes in the area of healthcare, agriculture, infrastructure, education, sanitation, macro-economic stability and transport. This new funding brings the European Commission's total support towards fighting the Ebola epidemic to €869 million, of which €660 million are development f... Read More »

Health literacy: how technology can help to empower patients


STOA chair Paul Rübig, an Austrian member of the EPP group, opened the workshop. “It’s critical to guarantee that citizens can make decisions about their own health,” he said, adding: "We have to work also on legislation to protect privacy.” Roberto Bertollini, the World Health Organization's representative to the EU, said healthcare systems should be simplified to help improve health literacy: "Even people with substantial knowledge might have difficulties in dealing with the healthcare system.” Participants discussed healthcare practice... Read More »

CBS: Number of residents from Central and Eastern Europe up by 11 percent


Six in ten CEE citizens are from Poland On 1 January this year, 177 thousand individuals from Central and Eastern Europe belonging to the first generation were registered as residents of a Dutch municipality, i.e. an increase by 11 percent relative to one year previously. Six in ten CEE citizens in the Netherlands have a Polish background. With 108 thousand, they constitute by far the largest group, followed by Bulgarians (20 thousand) and Romanians (16 thousand). Apart from this group of CEE citizens, registered as residents of the Nethe... Read More »

New rules on Travel packages adopted to protect the rights of travellers when booking online


The new directive will update current EU rules on package holidays by aiming to adapt to travel market developments in order to meet the needs of consumers and businesses in the digital era. It will extend the protection for traditional packages to combinations of separate travel services, in particular if sold online. Latvian Minister for Economics, Dana Reizniece-Ozola, made the following comments: "This piece of legislation will provide travellers and industry with the long-awaited framework which is fit for purpose and future-proof for t... Read More »

Bertelsmann Stiftung: BREXIT could be expensive – especially for the United Kingdom…


If the United Kingdom exits the EU in 2018, as a consequence of the House of Commons elections on May 7, 2015 and a subsequent referendum on leaving the EU, this would have long-term negative consequences for the country's growth dynamic and economic vitality. By contrast, the economic losses for Germany and the remaining EU member states would be significantly smaller. But the bottom line is that everyone involved would lose economically and politically from the UK leaving the EU (BREXIT). This is the conclusion reached by a current Bertelsman... Read More »

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