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DENVER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 08/31/08 -- 91 percent of people with disabilities believe they receive less attention than other minority groups from the presidential candidates, according to a recent poll conducted by Disaboom (OTCBB: DSBO) (www.disaboom.com), the premier online community for people with disabilities. In a follow-up poll, conducted by Disaboom to gain an understanding of the key political issues of importance to people with disabilities, respondents identified healthcare, unemployment and community support as the key issues they'd like to see addressed by the candidates in the 2008 election. "People with disabilities represent the largest minority group in the U.S. Yet most members of this community feel that the issues of importance to them receive little attention from the presidential candidates and from the political system as a whole," said Dr... (more)

NCD Bulletin: A Monthly Publication of the National Council on Disability

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bulletin, which is free of charge and available at NCD's Web site (www.ncd.gov), brings you the latest issues and news affecting people with disabilities. To subscribe to the NCD listserv, go to http://listserv.access.gpo.gov, click on Online mailing list archives, select NCD-NEWS-L, click on Join or leave the list, then complete the short subscription form. Editorial comments can be sent to Bulletin editor Mark S. Quigley ([email protected]). NCD Conducts Quarterly Meeting NCD conducted its summer quarterly meeting July 14-16 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Over 120 people attended the meeting, hearing presentations on emergency preparedness and other issues of interest to people with disabilities, and 55 of them attended the NCD-sponsored reception. NCD also received 50 public comments o... (more)

German Convention Bureau Issues 2013 Predictions for the Meetings Industry

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/13 -- The German Convention Bureau has issued 2013 predictions for the global meetings industry. These include: 1. Know-How Will Be King ... and Queen: As many of the world's economies continue to transition to service and knowledge-based markets, expertise and know-how will become more of a commodity and "product." In 2013, look for meeting and event destinations to more strongly leverage their local expertise, people power and information excellence to attract and retain clients -- be they from the medical/scientific, pharmaceutical, automotive, transportation or other fields. Meeting planners are increasingly looking to link meetings and events with their organization or client's sphere of interest through access to highly respected companies, research institutes, initiatives and globally known opinion-leaders. As well as offe... (more)

Media Release: Special Needs Transportation has been taken to a new Level! Dignity Transportation's Star Service!

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/01/06 -- Editors Note: A photo for this release will be available on the CP picture wire via CCNMatthews. Dignity Transportation Inc. Southern Ontario's largest service provider for those with special needs, today took delivery of their most unique vehicle yet... an 8 passenger wheel chair accessible limousine. The Only such vehicle in North America. Dignity Transportation, a 15 year veteran service provider and the first company to offer wheelchair accessible taxis in Toronto was founded in 1990 by Lloyd Pollock a long time advocate for the disabled community, Today Dignity is a major contributor to the services provided by The Toronto Transit Commission, supplying approximately 25% of their needs for wheelchair accessible vehicles to the Wheel-Trans service Division. Dignity also provides vehicles under contract to York Regi... (more)

AdaptaVan, LLC Expands National Availability of Wheelchair-Accessible Vans

CLARENCE, N.Y., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- AdaptaVan, LLC has announced partnerships with seven new dealers that expand the nationwide offering of its customized wheelchair-accessible vans throughout 18 states. The company has signed dealer agreements with Emmett Koelsch Coaches, Inc. of Oregon City, Ore.; Advanced Wheels of Technology, Inc. of East Granby, Conn.; Superior Chevrolet, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio; Autotronics of Bangor, Maine; Main Mobility, Inc. of Clarence, N.Y.; J. Bussani, Inc. of Bethpage, N.Y.; and Wright-Way Inc. of Garland, Texas. These new partnerships expand the company's national footprint in 18 states including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Texas, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. "Our unwavering commitment to the needs of physically chal... (more)

SCO Logistics, Inc. 5-Year Growth Record Draws Capital Infusion for Business Expansion

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- SCO Logistics, Inc. ("SCO"), today announced the closing of an equity investment to help expand SCO's service offerings to its growing list of blue chip customers. Red Barn Investments, a private equity fund based in Northbrook, Illinois, provided the entire funding. Coming up on their 5-year anniversary, SCO Logistics has experienced tremendous growth in their web-enabled supply chain and logistics management services. With ten national and international chemical shippers under contract, SCO has played a key role in enabling these companies to effectively manage their inbound and outbound shipments while better serving their customer base. Michael Kinnard, CEO of SCO Logistics comments, "While we always thought we had a terrific model for this industry, we never imagined just how quickly and readily the market would embrace... (more)

Mobility Ventures Signs MENA Mobility Solutions As Exclusive Middle East & North African Distributor For The MV-1

-- MV-1, the world's first and only purpose-built, universally accessible vehicle now available in Middle East and North Africa  SOUTH BEND, Indiana and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobility Ventures LLC, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, has announced the appointment of MENA Mobility Solutions LLC, Dubai, U.A.E., as the exclusive Middle East and North African distributor for the MV-1, the world's first and only purpose-built, universally accessible vehicle, designed from the ground up in support of wheelchair users. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140804/133039 Headquartered in South Bend, Ind., Mobility Ventures LLC, is an AM General company. Built at AM General's world-class, 675,000 square-foot Commercial Assembly Plant in Mishawaka, Ind., the MV-1 is universally designed, allowing people of all abilities e... (more)

Smart Ideas at the Intersection of Transportation, Health, and Equity

How bold transportation policies can make all communities healthier and stronger OAKLAND, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The $450 billion federal transportation bill being debated in Congress right now will clearly have a tremendous impact on how Americans get around for decades to come. But a new report by PolicyLink and Prevention Institute shows how the same level of investment -- done right --- could make millions of Americans healthier and cut down on rampant health disparities in low-income communities and communities of color. The new report, The Transportation Prescription: Bold New Ideas for Healthy, Equitable Transportation Reform in America, lays out key policies and programs that would help improve health outcomes in vulnerable communities, create economic opportunity, and enhance environmental quality. From obesity and asthma to fresh... (more)

Canada and Nova Scotia Deliver Accessible Transportation Services for Residents of East Hants

ENFIELD, NOVA SCOTIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/25/10 -- Residents of East Hants will benefit from two new accessible minivans, thanks to investments from the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. The announcement was made today by Scott Armstrong, Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, and Gary Burrill, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, on behalf of Ramona Jennex, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. "Today's announcement is an example of the Government of Canada working in partnership with the province to support and strengthen Canadian communities," said MP Armstrong. "This public transit investment will provide reliable and safe transportation for the residents of Nova Scotia." The East Hants Adult Learning Association, which provides accessible transportation to the community thro... (more)

National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for September, 2008

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the National Council on Disability's monthly bulletin for September 2008: A Monthly Newsletter from the National Council on Disability (NCD) John R. Vaughn, Chairperson September 2008 NCD--30 Years of Disability Policy Leadership--1978-2008 The Bulletin, which is also available at NCD's Web site (www.ncd.gov), brings you the latest issues and news affecting people with disabilities. To subscribe to the NCD listserv, go to http://listserv.access.gpo.gov, click on Online mailing list archives, select NCD-NEWS-L, click on Join or leave the list, then complete the short subscription form. Editorial comments can be sent to Bulletin editor Mark S. Quigley ([email protected]). Historic ADA Amendments Act Enacted: NCD and AAPD Sponsor Celebration On September 25, President George W. Bush signed into law the histori... (more)

Nilam Resources Inc. Announces Update on Its El Varon Mine Which is in Close Proximity to The Great Morococho and Toromocho Mines Near Lima, Peru

LIMA, Peru, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nilam Resources Inc. ("Nilam" or the "Company") (NILA-OTCQB) announces today that it is sending an independent geological team to its El Varon property to study and produce independent updated laboratory results.  The company is looking forward to receiving their report(s) and results in the next few months. The EL Varon project consists of "Tati" and "San Marino No.2" mining concessions which are located in close proximity to the great Morococho and Toromocho mines near Lima. Previous laboratory analysis shows rich poly-metallic mineral deposits rich in Gold, Silver, Copper, and Zinc metals with production estimates that are expected to grow up to 6,000 tonnes/month of production.  El Varon already has the necessary infrastructure for mining operations, including electricity, proximity to water and accessible transportation... (more)