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10 june 2015

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The Health Policy Commission voted today to approve final regulations underpinning the ICU Safe Patient Limits Law, which was enacted last year to ensure patients in Mass hospital ICUs receive one-on-one care from their registered nurse, while...

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From June 11-June 13, Montreal will be the site of the largest international gathering of civil society in adult education. The Montreal-based Institut de coopération pour l'éducation des adultes (ICÉA) has been mandated by the International Council...

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The New York Daily News provided an update on the status of famous actor Tracy Morgan, who suffered serious injuries and the loss of a close friend in a car accident last year. ("Tracy Morgan Says He's Healing, Still Grieving for Lost Pal, Jimmy...

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) led a delegation of its board of directors and advisory council, including Hispanic members of Congress, for a Tech Community Summit in Silicon Valley, hosted by Google, on Friday, June 5, 2015.  In...

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At a Capitol Hill press conference today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) joined congressional trade leaders and fellow advocacy groups to call for swift passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).  SBE Council's president...

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The Organic Trade Association has called on the White House to officially recognize organic farming practices as beneficial to the health of honey bees and other pollinators, and to emphasize agricultural production methods as a key solution to...

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The Iraqi Christian Relief Council, Catholic Witnesses, and Movie to Movement are hosting two screenings of "Sing a Little Louder," a film about genocide, people of faith, and the mute acceptance of evil. Juliana Taimoorazy, founder and president of...

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The Ontario Long Term Care Association welcomed the release of detailed information on long-term care homes in Canada and Ontario by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), calling it an opportunity to showcase the innovative approaches...

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With romance scammers using the Internet to rob Americans of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, AARP's Fraud Watch Network launched an online petition urging the online dating industry to institute new safeguards to better protect their users....

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The following release is being issued by Floridians for Better Community Care: The House Health & Human Services Committee today adopted legislation (HB 23A) to allow Florida's Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) to provide extended recuperation times...

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Each legislative session, certain bills are proposed under the guise of "animal welfare" when they are agenda driven.  However if the extremists told the truth, they would never get their legislation passed.  These bills are deceptively labeled and...

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Today, the American Trucking Associations applauded the House of Representatives for passing a Transportation and House and Urban Development Appropriations bill with two provisions that are critical for improving the safety and efficiency of the...

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United Airlines [NYSE: UAL] aviation maintenance technicians and related support personnel rallied outside the company's annual shareholders' meeting in Chicago today to warn investors and customers of problems at the airline. More than 9,000...

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Beginning this week, former Republican Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr. and his conservative group Tell Utilities Solar won't be Killed (TUSK) will launch a major TV advertising campaign that praises Governor LePage for taking a stand against taxes...

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London Entrepreneur Shows Startup Owners How To Feel Better Sooner  With the recent election now behind us, does the word "recovery" relate to your current business fortunes? For many, the answer is, "No!" So what can small business owners do get...

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On behalf of mayors across the country, the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter today to House leaders Boehner and Pelosi urging the House to adopt Trade Promotion Authority legislation (TPA 2015).  In 2014, USCM adopted policy in support...

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Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov of Bulgaria, who flew specially from Sofia to address the AJC Global Forum, told the more than 2,000 people in the audience of his country's journey from communism to democracy and its vibrant relations with Israel and...

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The Canadian Institute is proud to announce the launch of its Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure Conference which will be taking place on September 29 & 30, 2015 in Toronto. This one-of-a-kind event was developed in tandem with a host of...

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On June 11, Export Development Canada (EDC) and MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) will be hosting a panel discussion with some of Canada's premier experts in the life sciences and healthcare industry. Facilitated by Dr. Jason Field, Executive Director...


9 june 2015

19:09
On June 4, Congressman Tim Murphy introduced legislation (HR 2646) designed to dismantle the federal mental health authority ? the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) ? which has successfully promoted recovery and...

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Commenting on the proposals by the anti-tobacco group Action on Smoking and Health for future tobacco control measures Giles Roca, Director General of the Tobacco Manufacturers' Association commented: "This report shows just how draconian and...

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The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is stepping up to help the terminally ill Ottawa woman who is fighting a forced mailbox conversion in front of her little bungalow. The mailbox will block her view of the river, which is one of the only...

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Consumer Watchdog today said it opposes a proposed San Francisco Board of Supervisors' ordinance that requires home sharing platforms like Airbnb to turn over massive amounts of personal information to the city, because it would violate consumers'...

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AJC presented its Moral Courage Award today posthumously to Dan Uzan, a volunteer Danish community Jewish security guard who was murdered while protecting a Bat Mitzvah party at a Copenhagen synagogue. His family traveled from Copenhagen especially...

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In a letter sent to House representatives today, the Teamsters joined eight other labor unions in expressing their opposition to a bill that would renew Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) without protecting millions of public sector workers while...

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Unifor welcomed today's announcement of a new committee to promote investment in the auto sector but stressed that while it is a step in the right direction, there is much more to do. Today the provincial and federal governments announced the...

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged Republican presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz to remove Kevin Kookogey as his state chairman for...

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On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, Catholic Witnesses, and Movie to Movement will host the premiere of "Sing a Little Louder," a film about genocide, Christians, and the mute...

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Elders, Hereditary Chiefs, and community members of Lax Kw'alaams were surprised to learn of Mayor Gary Reece's comments that there was no support for the proposal of Eagle Spirit Energy to build a pipeline that would ship upgraded/refined crude oil...

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Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney today launched the National Strategy for Financial Literacy?Count me in, Canada at an event held at the YMCA of Greater Toronto. The strategy is a call to action for...

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Los Angeles Councilmember José Huizar (District 14) today announced plans to introduce an ordinance to eliminate the use of smokeless tobacco products at all baseball venues in Los Angeles, both to set the right example for America's youth and for...

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Today, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced the creation of the Governor General's Innovation Awards. These new awards, overseen by the Office of the Governor General, will recognize and celebrate...

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A source of considerable pride, the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest (QEC) fosters the spirit of entrepreneurship in order to help build a proud, innovative, committed and prosperous Québec. For 17 years it has mobilized the resources of the...

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Today at the Willbros Group annual meeting, an investor-led proposal filed by the Northern Nevada Laborers' Trust Funds, one of LIUNA's affiliated benefit funds, passed with a large majority.  The shareholder proposal calls for an annual election...

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk delivered an impassioned address at the AJC Global Forum last night. "Shalom. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your open hearts and minds," said Yatsenyuk. "We will never surrender. We will fight...

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Today, Republic Airways [NASDAQ: RJET] pilots and their families rallied outside the company's annual shareholders meeting in Indianapolis. The pilots, members of Teamsters Local 357, are calling on shareholders to pressure Republic CEO Bryan...

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WHAT:             The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) will announce the launch of the 20,000 Homes Campaign in Toronto on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The 20,000 Homes campaign is a national movement of communities working together to...

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Green America today launched "Amazon: Build a Cleaner Cloud" (www.BuildACleanerCloud.org), a campaign to push the nation's largest cloud-based computing service to shift to clean energy sources for its servers by 2020.  In its focus on climate change...

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Two nationwide surveys commissioned by the Marketing Executives Networking Group reveal consumers' and senior marketing executives' views on the digital marketing industry. The results indicate that companies' use of social media is perceived by both...

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Today, more than 250 people will take part in Bread for the World's 2015 Lobby Day. Bread activists will advocate for hungry children in the United States and around the world by urging Congress to support the Summer Meals Act of 2015 and the Global...

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The 2015 Texas Conference for Women announced today that Patricia Arquette will appear as a keynote speaker at the 16th annual Conference on October 15, 2015 at the Austin Convention Center. Arquette, an Academy Award winner for her portrayal of...

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The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) today opened nominations for the 2015 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award. This annual $5,000 award recognizes and celebrates First Nations...

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On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will host a Special Edition Webinar from 2:00-3:00pm ET. Featuring Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, and Chris Sturgis, Principal of MetisNet, the...

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The Kennedy Forum, the behavioral health policy organization founded by former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), convened in Boston today for its 2015 Conference. The gathering brought together national leaders from government, public policy,...

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, addressing the AJC Global Forum, reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship, the U.S. commitment to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, and a determination to fight against global...

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The outbreak of measles that began in California and spread to several other states earlier this year demonstrated that vaccine-preventable diseases are not a thing of the past, as many Americans seem to believe.  Some potentially disabling and fatal...

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Bread for the World applauds the commitment of the world's richest countries to lift 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, and urged Congress to demonstrate the United States' pledge to this goal by passing the Global Food...

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Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney will launch a national strategy for financial literacy on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the YMCA of Greater Toronto, 20 Grosvenor Street,...

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With the continually swelling roster of U.S. presidential hopefuls, it can sometimes seem as though there's seldom a time when the United States isn't in in the midst of a political campaign cycle. As such, perhaps it's not surprising to find that...


8 june 2015

22:59
Today, several media reports presented inaccurate information about McKesson Canada. We wish to re-establish the facts. An ongoing commitment to exemplary business practicesMcKesson Canada has a strong reputation in the marketplace. Our decisions...

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