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Statement attributable to:Octavia Peck Palmer, PhDPresident, Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) "We at the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine were disappointed to see the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's...


29 september 2023

18:37
Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Feinstein was a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors during her tenure as Mayor of San Francisco (1978 ?...

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In recent years, the Canadian public has become increasingly aware of the problem of Indigenous identity theft. At the individual level, this occurs when individuals falsely claim Indigenous identity to advance their careers and benefits. Indigenous...

14:12
Amazon drivers from the company's DAX8 delivery station in Palmdale, Calif., picketed two Amazon warehouses in Los Angeles County today. The pickets at DLX5 in Glendale and DCX7 in Torrance are just the latest in a three-month strike over the...

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Today, two of the leading opposition members in Tunisia, Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi and Mr. Jaouhar Ben Mbarek, announced that they have started a:...

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In the bustling world of filmmaking, where creativity meets commerce, it's easy to get lost in the shine of the silver screen. However, beneath theáglitz and glamor lies a less illuminated reality?a reality where long working hours, hazardous...

10:55
Falling on Friday, the Mid-Autumn Festival has been observed by people of Chinese origin for thousands of years and is usually marked by family reunions, a full-moon viewing and the consumption ofámooncakes. This traditional festival has entrusted...

10:02
A report from People's Daily: Chinese PresidentáXi Jinping recently replied to a letter from Chairman of the Sino-American Aviation Heritage Foundation Jeffrey Greene and Flying Tigers veterans Harry Moyer and Mel McMullen. In his reply dated Sept....

09:00
Saturday, September 30, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) will host a border press conference in McAllen, TX, with 100 state legislators and sheriffs from 28 states to address the havoc illegal immigration is wreaking on...

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A report from People's Daily: In today's era, every second is what Karl Marx referred to as "world time". The futures and interests of countries are intertwined and deeply interconnected. On Sept. 28, 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the...


28 september 2023

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Gathered in Montreal as part of the Assembly of the Great Circle of First Nations, the Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) today unanimously adopted the Declaration on the Rights of First Nations to Self-Determination and...

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Aligned around the goal of facing unprecedented threats to public lands and waters, three well-established outdoor industry non-profits - representing a quarter million people and 800 businesses - are coming together with an aligned agenda and shared...

18:02
As part of a coalition of nonprofit organizations advocating for safe and accessible air travel,áParalyzed Veterans of America, Hand In Hand, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, and the United Spinal Association issued a joint statement in...

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In an effort organized by Adam Mossoff of the Hudson Institute's Forum for Intellectual Property, 25 of the nation's leading scholars, former judges, and former senior government officials sent a letter to U.S. senators correcting false claims that...

15:56
The American Forgings Fair Trade Coalition ? whose members include Finkl Steel (Chicago, IL) and Ellwood Group (Ellwood City, PA) ? has commissioned an expert study to examine whether imports of forged steel fluid end blocks (FEBs) from France, South...

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The BC Supreme Court released its decision Tuesday holding that the Province needs to change its free entry mineral claim system within the next 18 months to align with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The...

10:53
During a lockout inflicted on Merrimack Valley nurses and patients by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) following a one-day strike, nurses will meet outside the DFCI hospital in Boston on Friday, September 29 to leaflet the public and share their...

09:00
The Prime Minister, JustináTrudeau, today issued the following statement on International Safe Abortion Day: "Today, on International Safe Abortion Day, the Government of Canada reaffirms its unwavering commitment to ensuring that women and girls...

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As Congress works to avoid government shutdowns, and appropriate funding to the Rural Development budget which includes SNAP,áWIC, EBT and Agricultural related agencies that serve an integral role in the U.S. food chain, the USDA is discussing a...

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An overwhelming majority (80%) of small businesses did not find the federal government's changes to the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) repayment deadline helpful, reveals new data from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)....

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As reported by Politico, Sept. 26, 2023, mounting discontent among...


27 september 2023

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The American Institute of CPAsá(AICPA) has voiced its strong support for bipartisan, bicameral legislation establishing the accounting profession as a STEM career pathway and supporting long-standing efforts to diversify the future accounting...

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Eighty-four participants representing news publishers in 25 states across the...

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On Thursday, September 28, members of OPSEU/SEFPO Local 454 who work at the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa will hold a rally outside the offices of The Children's Aid Society to demand increased worker safety, better wages, and improved working...

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Reacting to the U.S. government's invitation to the State of Israel to join the Visa Waiver Program, World Jewish Congress President RonaldáS.áLauder said: "I applaud and commend President Biden, Secretary Blinken, Secretary Mayorkas and the entire...

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The Teamsters haveáfiled comments with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that call on the agency to deny a request by General Motors in conjunction with its autonomous vehicle subsidiary Cruise. The company is seeking an...

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The Teamsters Union commends the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs for passing S. 2860, the Secure and Fair Enforcement Regulation (SAFER) Banking Act, earlier today....

13:56
Neptune Flood, the largest provider of flood insurance in the United States, will be open for business and continuing to write policies in 48 states plus Washington DC if the US Federal Government shuts down on September 30, 2023, halting the issuing...

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With the sudden resignations of Kate McNaughton and John Hirsch ? two Hastings and Prince Edward (HPE) counties Board of Health members ? the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is calling for the immediate resignations of Board Chair Jan O'Neill and...

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More than 30 Canadian associations representing presenters, mainly show programmers and festival organizers, are joining forces to speak out against the situation at Canadian Heritage, whereby the two major programs that benefit their members are no...

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The National Small Business Association (NSBA) is urging lawmakers to avoid the political theatrics behind a government shutdown which could spell disaster for America's smallest businesses. Millions of small businesses do business directly with the...

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The National Federation of the Blind, the transformative membership and advocacy organization of blind Americans, has published its official comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (RIN 1190-AA79) that was issued last month by the United States...

10:00
Culturelle«áProbiotics, a global leader in the probiotics industry, will use National Women's Health Day (Sept. 27) to launch Close the Gap, an initiative aimed at addressing gender inequities in healthcare. The multi-year campaign will focus on...

08:00
Honor the Gift, a coalition representing organ transplant patients across the nation, along with other allied leaders across the transplant field, respond to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) press releaseástating that "neither CMS...

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The Toronto Hospitality Employees Union (THEU-CSN) denounces the growing number of unfair labour practices and anti-union maneuvers being perpetrated against it and its members by the Fairmont Royal York. In one of several complaints filed with the...

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On September 26, China's State Council Information Office released a white paper titled "A Global Community of Shared Future: China's Proposals and Actions." Against the backdrop of the 10th anniversary of PresidentáXi Jinping's proposal of building...


26 september 2023

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Eric Hoplin, President and CEO of theáNational Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW),áthe voice of the $8.2 trillion wholesale distribution industry, that employs over 6 million U.S. workers, released the following statement on the UAW Strike:...

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The Teamsters applaud the Federal Trade Commission and 17 state attorneys general today for suing Amazon.com, Inc. The lawsuit details how Amazon engages in abusive business practices to illegally maintain its powerful position in the market at the...

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Insurance CommissioneráLara's behind-closed-doors deal will allow the insurance industry to raise home insurance premiums for the 8.7 million Californians who insure their homes. But it does not guarantee that people who need coverage will be able to...

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Updated research from the National Apartment Association (NAA) reveals that nationally, on average 93 cents of every rent dollar cover essential operational expenses and support local communities. In addition to national data, NAA's research now...

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Over the past decade, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), following the guiding principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, has grown into a global platform where countries participating in it work together to promote...

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In the territory of the Serbian capital of Belgrade, the Danube River represents the heart of summer happenings. Making its mark on cultures and civilizations, the Danube River is fundamental for Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) and its...

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Ahead of International Music Day on October 1, Lou Ragagnin, President & CEO of Re:Sound, alongside its members, Canadian artists and industry leaders, are calling on lawmakers in Ottawa to take urgent action to update the Copyright Act to meet the...

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The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) is actively working to better protect consumers and build public confidence in the mortgage brokering sector....

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A one-day strike byáDana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) ? Merrimack Valley registered nurses and nurse practitioners appears likely to begin at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27 becauseáDFCI executives have refused to make reasonable compromises...

09:12
From Fiji to Lesotho and to Rwanda, Chinese technology of Juncao, which uses grass instead of wood to cultivate edible fungi, has been helping solve a significant challenge ? the production of edible fungi had to rely on felling trees. Just as...

09:04
With the September 30 federal funding deadline approaching, Meals on Wheels America ? the leadership organization supporting the network of more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger...

08:00
4Front Ventures Corp. ("4Front" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operator and retailer, announced that it has partnered with The Weldon Project, a...

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The Public Policy Forum today released a new report on bolstering Canada's health security that makes the case that Canada needs to take advantage of the interregnum between health security emergencies to urgently improve our preparedness....


25 september 2023

18:33
Members of Teamsters Local 731 at Waste Management, Inc. (WMI) in Chicago have voted by an overwhelming 2-1 margin for a strong new contract. The five-year agreement is being hailed as the richest ever negotiated by the 450-worker group and contains...

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