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Eric T. Schneiderman Attorney General of NYS ,KeyNote Speech at NY Puerto Rican Day Parade Gala -2014

Eric T. Schneiderman was elected the 65th Attorney General of New York State on November 2, 2010. As Attorney General, Schneiderman is the highest ranking law enforcement officer for the State, responsible for representing New York and its residents in legal matters. Schneiderman has worked to restore the public’s faith in its public and private sector institutions by focusing on areas including public integrity, economic justice, social justice and environmental protection.

Most recently, on June 13, 2013, Attorney General Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced the formation of a nationwide Secure Our Smartphones (S.O.S) Initiative aimed at encouraging the cell phone industry to adopt technologies to deter the rising epidemic of violent incidents of smartphone theft by drying up the secondary market on which stolen devices are sold. As part of the launch of the S.O.S. Initiative, Schneiderman and Gascón commended New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli for urging the four leaders of the smartphone industry to protect consumers, and shareholder value, by working with law enforcement agencies and government officials to pursue a meaningful solution to the spike in smartphone thefts.

The Attorney General has taken a leading role in the national fight for a comprehensive investigation of misconduct in the mortgage market, and for a fair settlement for homeowners that holds banks accountable for their role in the foreclosure crisis, provides meaningful relief to homeowners and investors, and allows a full airing out of the facts to ensure that abuses of this scale never happen again. On June 4th, 2013, the Attorney General filed a lawsuit against HSBC Bank USA and HSBC Mortgage Corporation (USA) for failing to follow state law related to foreclosure actions, putting homeowners at greater risk of losing their homes. Attorney General Schneiderman is committed to bringing similar actions against other mortgage lenders who hold borrowers in the shadow docket in defiance of state law.

As part of a groundbreaking effort to bring transparency to the political process and protect donors to nonprofits, Attorney General Schneiderman adopted new regulations requiring nonprofit groups, including 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organizations that are registered with the state, to report the percentage of their expenditures that go to federal, state and local electioneering. Additionally, against a backdrop of an escalating drug abuse crisis, Attorney General Schneiderman proposed the “Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act,” or I-STOP. The I-STOP legislation creates a real-time, online database for doctors and pharmacists to report and track the prescribing and the dispensing of certain controlled substances.

In his first weeks in office, Attorney General Schneiderman launched a new “Taxpayer Protection Bureau” to root out fraud and return money illegally stolen from New York taxpayers at no additional cost to the state. He also bolstered the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, which has already recovered tens of millions of dollars for taxpayers on his watch. As part of his effort to crack down on corruption and restore the public’s trust in government, Schneiderman launched a groundbreaking initiative expanding his office’s authority to investigate public corruption involving taxpayer funds by partnering with the state Comptroller.

Also during his first year in office, Attorney General Schneiderman filed a legal challenge to the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to compel the federal government to treat all New York State marriages equally; sued federal regulators to force a health and environmental impact review of proposed gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin; and challenged the Indian Point nuclear power plant’s practices related to high-level radioactive waste storage, earthquake preparedness and fire safety.

As the state’s top law enforcement officer, Attorney General Schneiderman brings with him a wealth of experience, in both the public and private sectors. Attorney General Schneiderman previously spent 15 years in private practice as an attorney, and later as a partner, at the firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart, where he handled complex litigation. He was also a public interest lawyer for many years, representing taxpayers in historic lawsuits against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), tenants trying to evict drug dealers from their buildings, and women seeking access to health clinics.

Before becoming Attorney General, Schneiderman was praised as a leading reformer in the State Senate by numerous editorial pages and good government organizations across New York. Among his many legislative accomplishments, Schneiderman passed sweeping ethics reforms, chaired the committee to expel a corrupt senator for the first time in modern history, led the effort to reform the draconian Rockefeller drug laws, cracked down on health insurance companies seeking to deny coverage to vulnerable New Yorkers, and enacted the toughest law in the nation to root out fraud against taxpayers.

Attorney General Schneiderman graduated from Amherst College in 1977 and Harvard Law School in 1982. He is the proud father of a daughter, Catherine.

The 79th Annual Columbus Day Parade-2023

By Liliana Rocio Senior Editor,  44st  &  5th Ave NYC  Oct 9th 2023 The 79th Annual Columbus Day Parade returns to Fifth Avenue in New York City on Monday, October 9, 2023. On Friday President of the Columbus Heritage Coalition, Angelo Vivolo, was joined by representatives from New York City’s largest Italian-American organizations for a...
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30th Annual Queens Pride Parade-2022

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Greater New York Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s History Awards Cocktail Reception-2022

By: Gloria Smith, Associate Editor for World Liberty TV Women’s History Awards Cocktail Reception, “Celebrating Exceptional Women Leaders” Thursday, March 31st 2022, at General Society Library 20 West 44th Street, From 5-30pm-7-30pm . Special Remarks were by Kathryn Garcia – NYS Director of Operations, Co- Host was Jayne Tillman Irving – Legendary CBS News Reporter....
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New York State Democratic Convention-2022

BY: Liliana R Suarez, Senior Editor for World Liberty TV Photography by Al Caplan (c) “It’s going to be an exciting event to motivate Democratic voters,” Jay Jacobs, the New York State Democratic Party chairman, promised. “We’ve got to begin to energize our party.” But beyond Clinton’s appearance — which may signal a more significant...
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Steven D. Cohn’s Annual Breakfast at Juniors Restaurant Brooklyn NY-2021

BY: Liliana Rocio Senior Editor, World Liberty TV Friday morning, October 29, breakfast at Junior’s restaurant again brought the most powerful Democrats in New York State together. Founded and hosted for more than three decades by attorney and longtime District Leader Steve Cohn, famous for his talent “bringing people together,” the annual breakfast does exactly...
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Greater New York Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Annual Business Expo-2021

The 20th Annual Greater New York Chamber Business Expo, Metropolitan NY’s Longest Running

Regional Business Fair, took place on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 at The Edison Ballroom New York, from 9:30am – 3:30pm.

The Program started as follows: 9:30 am: Ribbon Cutting with NYC Veterans Commissioner James Hendon. 9:45 am: COVID Protocols for Getting Back to Work, Linda Bulone, NYCHHC COVID Research Nurse, moderated by our Chief Editor, Dr. Abbey.

This was a very important panel because a lot of small business people needed to be educated about running a business during COVID-19 and Miss Linda Bulone did a wonderful job educating many people in the audience. After the panel there was an Q&A session for Small Business attendees and general public who were in attendance to have their questions answered.

At 10:30 am Public Safety JOB #1 Safe & Clean Streets for Getting Back to Work, a panel which was headed by Terence Monahan, NYC Senior Advisor Public Safety and Covid  Recovery , former Chief of New York City Police Department (NYPD), Ruth Katz, Co-Founder Citizens for a Safe NY and Al Eskanazy, founder of Community Police Relations.

This was a very highly attended panel with close to one hundred people listening to the above experts.  Chief Monahan explained about the crime in the subways, that a lot of the homeless people with mental issues were committing, during COVID-19 and the media was exposing them on the front page of their publications and blowing it out of proportion. It was handled immediately by the NYPD. He also went on to say that, the shooting that took place in Times Square, was all caught on camera and each step of the way there is a camera installed and anyone committing a crime in Times Square will be caught immediately.

Al Eskanazy, founder of Community Police Relations went on to say we gave thousands of Turkey’s during the holidays for people to enjoy during the   holidays, and his organization was working with many police officers and civilians to getter a better understanding of the work police is doing for all communities in New York.

11:15 am Financing Suggestion Intro By NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli  Loan Forgiveness & Economic Injury Disaster Loans, SBA Assistant District Director Peter Fehnel Remarks NYS Comptroller Tom Di Napoli Video Remarks. He Went on to say that these small businesses are the backbone of our New  York community and he was a very big supporter of the work that Greater NY Chamber of Commerce was doing with over 7000 business and partners throughout New York.

11:30 am International Partners, Nepalese American Foundation Consul General of Panama, Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Caribbean American Chamber. Many Chamber heads spoke about their chambers and what kind of services they were offering to their members through their chambers. Each one of the heads of the chambers, thanked Mr. Jaffe and his Greater NY Chamber of Commerce for giving them a platform of showcasing their work and programs they offer.

NOON State of NY’s Small Business, Governor Kathy Hochul Video Remarks. Governor Hochul was not able to attend in person due to her very busy schedule, she in return had attended Greater NY Chamber of Commerce events on many occasions and had kind words to say during her video remarks she sent. Thanking the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce of continuing to educate many businesses who are doing business during the COVID-19 Pandemic and if you need anything please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office and agencies to help immediately.

The Most important part of the Expo was the award ceremony, that honored many essential workers. It started off with Former NYPD Chief Terrence Monahan, who introduced each of the NYPD Officers who were given awards for their work and bravery. The following were honored with the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce, Awards: Sergeant Noa, Detective Vogel , Police officer Sparta, Police Officer Titus and police officer McDonald.

The Other Honoree’s included: National Guard Joy Chowdhury, NYC Health + Hospitals COVID Research Nurse Linda Bulone, New York Nurses Association (NYSA), representative Crystal Jennings, New York Fire Department, Firefighter Manny Troche “Hispanic Heritage Hero”, Food service award, presented to John Philips-The Mansion Owner for Best Quality Bone Broth.

Dr.Adal Hussain our Executive Producer for World Liberty TV, and founder of Humanitarians of the World Inc, was honored with the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce’s highest award The Humanitarian Award. Mr. Jaffe Greater NY Chamber of Commerce went on to say, I have known Dr. Abbey for over 20 years and we have attended many events together and worked on many projects helping people from all walks of life.

Dr. Abbey is a great Humanitarian who has been doing humanitarian work for over 44 years without taking a penny for his services. Since Covid-19, Dr Abbey and his organization, Humanitarians of the World Inc. Has distributed food and PPE to over seven thousand people throughout the Tri- state area.

Also Dr. Abbey organized the COVID-19 Champions awards you can view by clicking here.

Dr.Abbey went on to thank the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce and Mr Jaffe the President for honoring him with the chambers highest award. World Liberty TV, was the official Online TV of the Expo 2021.

About Greater New York Chamber of Commerce: The mission of the Chamber is to improve the business climate and quality of living in the New York Metropolitan Area for businesses, workers, residents and visitors. It provides valuable services to over 30,000 business and civic leaders who represent the backbone of the Greater New York business community.

Every day, the chamber helps small businesses and corporations grow and save money! Its staff handles hundreds of phone calls, mail requests, e-mail messages and business meetings. The Chamber has formed alliances with business leaders, trade associations, sister chambers, government agencies, civic officials & foreign dignitaries to accomplish its goals of business and community service.

The Chamber also promotes networking, business expos, educational forums and international trade events. It produces an economic development guide and hosts its world famous Internet site (the official New York City domain). The chamber issues and stamps documentation for international trade exportation i.e.: (certificate of origins, free sales, bill of ladings and GMP’s).

Greater New York Chamber of Commerce is an approved New York State Not for Profit; recognized by the US Chamber of Commerce. It operates under Rule 501 C 6, as an Exempt Organization of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. It also maintains a charitable fund to help assist local chambers, trade organizations and civic groups under IRS Rule 501 C 3 and a political action committee.

Membership Benefits:  Business Listing and linking on the World famous, Award winning Internet site Monthly email blasts to our 30,000 plus database of influential business and civic leaders,  Member Referral Service,  E-News and Invitations, Membership Plaque, On-Line Classified, Listings in the Business Directory and  Economic Development Guide,  Networking and Educational Forums  NY Tourism Leads, Import/Export Documentation, Certificate of Origins, Free Sale, International Contacts,  Business Research Center, Advocacy and Representation, Free Prescription Discount Drug Cards and  Greater New York Chamber logo for your website.

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Greater NY Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Annual Business Expo-2021

     By: Steve Webner Staff Writer for World Liberty TV The 20th Annual Greater New York Chamber Business Expo, Metropolitan NY’s Longest Running Regional Business Fair, took place on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 at The Edison Ballroom New York, from 9:30am – 3:30pm. The Program started as follows: 9:30 am: Ribbon Cutting with NYC...
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St Patrick’s Day Parade NYC-2019

BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor For World Liberty TV The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of New York City’s greatest traditions. The first parade was on March 17, 1762 — fourteen years before the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. The first NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade was comprised of a...
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26th Annual Queens Pride Parade -2018

BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor For World Liberty TV The official kickoff to Pride Month will take place this coming weekend with Sunday’s 26th Annual Queens Pride Parade in Jackson Heights, which celebrates the borough’s LGBTQ community, but also emphasizes togetherness and advocacy. The parade was founded in 1992 by Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights)—who,...
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Keynote Speech by Dr. Adal M. Hussain PhD, (AKA Dr. Abbey) Founder of Humanitarians of The World Inc. – 2011

Dr. Adal M. Hussain, PhD. (AKA Dr. Abbey), founder of Humanitarians of the World Inc., has the following credentials as a humanitarian:

• Sorvino, Merkin Concert Hall, Lincoln Centre, New York, NY – 12/22/03.

• Slumberettes Humanitarian of the Year Award, presented by Slumberettes President Donna LaRosa and Actor VinnyVella (Sopranos) – 02/01/05.

• Humanitarian and Journalist Award presented by United Nations Delegates and Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, at United Nations, New York, NY – 02/17/04.

Proclamations from U.S. Politicians, including U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, Congressman Joseph Crowley, State Senator Kevin Parker, NYS Comptroller Alan Hevesi, NYS Assemblyman Ivan Lafayette, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NYC Comptroller William Thompson Jr., Former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Former NYC Mayor David Dinkins, Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Former Queens Borough President Claire Schulman, Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., District 40 Councilwoman Yvette Clarke, District 23 Councilman David Weprin, 25th District Councilwoman Helen Sears, Public Advocate Betsy Gothbaum.

Over an additional 250 awards internationally received for humanitarian work done throughout the world.

Dr. Abbey made a keynote speech at the United Nations, in regarding helping children around the world. Take a look at his aspiring speech.