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Zee Alwan & Zee Aflam Targeting the Arab Audiences in the USA

Image On January 19th, 2017 ZEE TV Americas held a press conference/community event in New Jersey for the launch of 2 New Networks - ZEE ALWAN & ZEE AFLAM targeting the Arab audiences in the USA. ZEE ALWAN is An Indian Drama & Entertainment Channel and ZEE AFLAM is A Bollywood Channel packaged in Arabic for the Arab community.  Currently there are over 500,000 Arab households in the United States representing a 91% increase since 1990 and the top cities with highest Arab-American population are New Jersey/New York, Detroit and Los Angeles. Also, Dish & Sling have the biggest base of Arabic subscribers and the biggest library of Arabic programming in the United States.

Adana & Houston Partnercity Agreement

Image Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce (TTACC) facilitated a Partner City Agreement between the Metropolitan City of Adana and the City of Houston. Adana and Houston continued discussing this issue for some time which resulted in the partnership agreement. Adana Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Zihni Aldirmaz and Mayor Edward Gonzalez signed the agreement.

U.S. Chamber Announces Robust Effort to Advance U.S.-Turkey Economic Relationship

Image WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Turkey Business Initiative (USTBI) tonight welcomed Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan and President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu. Myron Brilliant, the Chamber’s executive vice president and head of International Affairs, joined Babacan and Hisarcıklıoğlu to celebrate the culmination of a three-day trip by a Turkish delegation to the U.S. spotlighting a renewed focus on the economic relationship between the two countries.
 

Social Security Announces New Online Services Available with A My Social Security Account

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Michael J. Astrue in 2010. AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File
Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced the agency is expanding the services available with a my Social Security account, a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits.  More than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients can now access their benefit verification letter, payment history, and earnings record instantly using their online account.  Social Security beneficiaries also can change their address and start or change direct deposit information online.

Turkey: Open for Business in Indian Country

Image By Gale Courey Toensing - Think of Turkey, the country, and what images come to mind? Turkish delight – that exquisite powdery sugar-covered, pistachio-stuffed confection. Golden Zildjian cymbals with the crisp, clear sound favored by jazz drummers and percussionists in orchestras. The Blue Mosque in Istanbul with its six delicate minarets. Sweet succulent dried apricots. Now there’s a cluster of other images for Turkey: World’s 16th largest economy and 16th largest manufacturer of cars and spare parts. A major world producer and exporter of steel, pasta, dried fruits and candy. A nation with a burgeoning tourism industry. A major donor of development aid to emerging economies. A potential investor and trading partner in Indian country.
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