U.N. calls for $301 million in aid for the Philippines

U.N. calls for $301 million in aid for the Philippines

MANILA, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The United Nations has issued an appeal for $301 million to provide humanitarian assistance to the Philippines, where survival supplies are desperately needed.
Death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rises to 1,744 in Philippines

Death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rises to 1,744 in Philippines

MANILA, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rose to 1,744 Monday as Philippine President Benigno Aquino III declared "a state of national calamity."

Steelers' Brown, Johnson placed on injured reserve

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Levi Brown, who suffered a torn triceps muscle during pre-game warm-ups Sunday, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, the team said.

Storm toll mounts as bodies wash ashore

MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The death toll from Tropical Storm Washi in the Philippines topped 1,200 and the number of people injured has more than doubled, an official said Monday.

Hundreds killed, missing in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people were missing Monday in the southern Philippines, where the official death toll from flash flooding caused by tropical storm Washi topped 650.

4 presidential candidates yield to Aquino

MANILA, Philippines, May 11 (UPI) -- Four candidates have conceded to Philippine Sen. Benigno Aquino III, the front-runner in the country's presidential elections, officials said Tuesday.

Precise tectonic plate model created

MADISON, Wis., March 23 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've created a model precisely describing the movements of the 25 tectonic plates that account for about 97 percent of Earth's surface.

Red Cross workers plead for help

MANILA, Philippines, April 14 (UPI) -- Two International Committee of the Red Cross workers held hostage for three months have pleaded with Philippine authorities to help secure their release.

Red Cross denies meddling in hostage talks

MANILA, Philippines, April 5 (UPI) -- Philippine officials say meddling by the Red Cross is hampering efforts to secure the release of two aid workers held hostage by Muslim extremists.

Red Cross hostage deadline extended

MANILA, Philippines, March 31 (UPI) -- Islamic militants holding three Red Cross workers hostage in the Philippines have extended a deadline they set to behead one of them, sources say.

Aquino apologizes to Estrada -- or not

MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Corazon Aquino has upset some allies by apologizing to another former president of the Philippines, Joseph Estrada, officials said.

Analysis: Energy report, fact or fantasy?

THE DALLES, Ore., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A few months after the release of a prominent energy report, some experts say its recommendations possess minimal potential for solving the world's energy woes, while others wish Congress would adopt its comprehensive approach.

World semiconductor sales to soar in 2004

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Connecticut analyst firm Gartner predicts 2004 global semiconductor sales will be 27.4 percent above 2003, vnunet.com reports.

Feature:Tourism seen key for Asia growth

SINGAPORE, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The tourism industry could be the key driver of economic growth in Asia over the coming years, especially if countries in the region are ready to cooperate more

Feature: Caution remains about IT recovery

SINGAPORE, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- In the last few weeks the clouds that shrouded the semiconductor industry's outlook may have lifted, but there are still plenty of uncertainties remaining, maki
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Richard Gordon

Richard S. Gordon is the current president of the American Jewish Congress (AJC). He has recently been critical of Ms. magazine for refusing to accept an advertisement about three prominent Israeli women.

Gordon is also a partner in McKenna Long & Aldridge's Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs practice, where he concentrates on International and Government Affairs. During his career, Gordon has been heavily involved in public policy and strategic planning in both the public and private sectors. His significant experience has positioned him as a key national government affairs strategist, directing and managing complex strategic and policy related issues that have multi-state implications. His practice focuses on state and local government procurement, business development, and corporate and not-for-profit strategic planning. He works closely with clients to strategically position them on business, political and other policy-related matters.

Gordon was the Executive Director of the Friends of Mario M. Cuomo, served on Vice President Mondale’s presidential campaign staff where he focused on issues of concern to senior citizens and was an aide to Senator Claude Pepper, and worked on a number of Congressional campaigns. He also served on the staff of Congressmen from New Jersey and Michigan, again focusing on senior, social security and energy issues. In 1992, Gordon was appointed a Clinton/Gore member of the Democratic Platform Committee. Gordon is a member of the chairman’s board of Democratic Governors, a position he has held since the board’s inception.

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