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14 may 2019

14:39
The Toy Association ? the not-for-profit trade association representing the toy, game, and youth entertainment product businesses that drive the annual $28 billion American toy market and are leaders around the world ? announced today that the Trump...

14:09
Anaïd Productions and AMI-tv are looking for individuals of all ages and abilities to share their life-changing journey of health and wellness in the third season of Mind Set Go. This compelling documentary series offers participants the unique...

14:07
Nicholas E. Calio, President and CEO of Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today sent a letter to Senators Roger Wicker and Maria Cantwell, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate...

13:15
The explosive new book, "Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom," by award-winning journalist Katherine Eban was released today and, in response, top public health and policy experts are calling on the U.S. Congress and the Food...

12:00
Representatives from Yamaha and Taylor Guitars spearheaded this year's Stand Up 4 Music Advocacy Day, an event organized by the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) in partnership with The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). A...

11:52
Today, Gary Grant, the National Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT), condemned the Federal Government for moving ahead with plain and standardized packaging, despite clear examples internationally of increases...

11:07
The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: "The Government of Canada wants survivors to be able to move through the McLean Indian Day School settlement process as easily as possible, and without...

10:21
Last night, twenty-one prominent Christian leaders delivered a letter to Republican and Democratic leadership in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, opposing the poorly-named Equality Act (H.R. 5). H.R. 5 is scheduled for a vote in the U.S. House of...

09:41
The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today announced its support for the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act, introduced as S. 1350 by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), in order to better facilitate access to care when it is needed most. The...

08:18
"Shop Legal Shops" is the message for Californians on Wednesday, May 15. It's a call for people to only shop at licensed cannabis collectives on that day, and beyond. Influencers and other supporters will also be posting the same green tile on social...

08:02
MegaFood®, a premium supplement and vitamin brand, announced today it will formally deliver its petition to ban the use of glyphosate as a desiccant, or drying agent, on consumer grade oats before harvest to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),...

06:33
Small is a relative term. In order to accurately categorize a business entity using size as the only standard, it must either be compared to another entity or measured according to a set of well-defined criteria; simple enough. Comparing companies...

06:00
Zachor Legal Institute announced today that Judicial Watch filed a petition to intervene on our behalf under the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA), seeking information about potential influence by the Qatar government's funding of certain Texas A&M...


13 may 2019

18:10
The associations representing the Mexican tomato growers continue to negotiate in good faith on a new agreement to suspend the antidumping investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico.  The proposals from the Florida Tomato Exchange for more than a...

18:00
The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) issued formal recommendations to EPA Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, urging the agency to address two issues vital to environmental justice...

16:29
Unifor will continue to stand up for frontline WestJet workers as the airline is sold to Onex Corporation, a takeover specialist with a long history of cost cutting and restructuring at the companies it buys. "WestJet frontline workers across Canada...

16:00
Dionisio Gutiérrez met with Andrés Pastrana, former president of Colombia, in his recent visit to Guatemala. During the meeting they discussed issues such as drug trafficking and the criminal seizure of public institutions in countries of Latin...

15:09
In a letter to President Trump, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) writes that reports on "surprise billing" make an effective emotional appeal, but legislation is actually being pushed by insurers to protect themselves...

15:01
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Victoria Mine Project, located 35 kilometres southwest of Sudbury, Ontario. To help inform this decision,...

14:45
Today, ACT | The App Association released a statement from president Morgan Reed regarding today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the 9th Circuit's decision in the matter of Apple v. Pepper: "We are...

14:39
The union representing almost 4,000 cabin crew members at WestJet and Encore expressed guarded optimism about the company's sale to Onex.  However, CUPE 4070 President Chris Rauenbusch expressed some concern about the future of the employee share...

13:21
Bryan MacCormack is a 30-year-old U.S. citizen who successfully stopped ICE agents from arresting and detaining two undocumented immigrants. A video capturing the entire confrontation went viral. "You know I was a little...

12:41
Today marks the official launch of the Our Money Campaign, an issue-based advocacy campaign that seeks to mainstream the academic insights of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) to solve some of our nation's greatest social and economic challenges. ...

12:00
The RCMP Lower Mainland District Integrated Road Safety Unit is partnering with the Work Zone Safety Alliance and WorkSafeBC to raise awareness about the risks workers face while working on or alongside the road. In 2018,...

11:28
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the eleventh leading cause of death in Ohio. On Thursday, May 16, advocates from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the largest suicide prevention organization...

10:47
The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) today made public the CMA Guide to Transparency for Consumers, noting that measures outlined in the Guide enable organizations to effectively address findings in the survey released last week by the Office of...

07:11
Safe Jewelry can only be ensured with accurate testing. SB647(Mitchell), which could become a federal standard, includes EPA test methods that were designed to test for Soil and NOT Jewelry. This could result in unsafe products in major retail...

07:00
The invisible impact of powerlines should never be underestimated. In the past decade alone, 19 people in Ontario have lost their lives from overhead powerline contact. May 13 to 19 is Powerline Safety Week, which is meant to inform people across the...

07:00
We are a group of twenty youth protection directors in the province of Québec. Each of us chose to dedicate our professional lives to our society's children, and especially the most vulnerable among them, out of conviction and love. We believe they...


12 may 2019

09:01
U.S. government and civil society friends of Sri Lanka gathered at the U.S. Capitol to express sorrow and solidarity with the people of the island nation after the Easter Sunday terrorist bombings of churches and hotels that claimed more than 250...


10 may 2019

19:55
Better World Campaign President Peter Yeo praised passage of the fiscal year 2020 House State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs funding bill and the work of Chairwoman Nita Lowey and Ranking Member Hal Rogers. "This legislation embraces the...

14:00
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are collaborating with Habitat for Humanity in Prince Albert to help support another Saskatchewan family in need of a safe and affordable place to call home. Today, the...

10:37
Today, Heart & Stroke began expanding its successful Activate program to include the Ottawa area, with a goal to enroll participants across Ontario by the end of June. In partnership with local YMCAs and Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaws and Shoppers...

10:01
GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. is launching the #BetterDeltaport information and awareness campaign to advocate for a fair review of expansion alternatives at Roberts Bank in Delta, British Columbia.  Trade through...

09:30
Unifor calls for a complete end to the blood ban and a shift to a behaviour-based blood donation survey in Canada. This week Health Canada announced the one-year deferral period for men who have sex with men and trans women from donating blood will...

08:44
Alpha Connector (Trendmore, LLC), Karen Vaughan, Brandvertize, LLC, Serge Jean, Master Tax & Lien Solutions and Dr E. Lance McCarthy (Global 1000 Miami) is producing a three-day event series for investment, networking with an anti-gun violence...

08:39
Gulf Coast Media, Inc. a radio station operator of three FM signals covering Bay County, Florida has implemented new programming effective immediately to ensure that all three of their stations, BOB FM, 105.1, WASJ, HANK FM, 103.5 WKNK and Classic...

04:00
During the Honorary Gala celebrating the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, the Fondation du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (Fondation du CHUM) raised over $3.6 million, one of the largest amounts ever raised in Canada for this type of...


9 may 2019

17:44
The Foundation Fighting Blindness today announced its support for bipartisan legislation to fund treatments and cures for blindness and other forms of severe vision impairment. H.R. 2620, the Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases...

17:27
The Trump Administration's decision to raise tariff rates from 10 to 25 percent on $200 billion in Chinese imports will disproportionately burden specialty chemical manufacturers, according to a statement released today by the Society of Chemical...

17:23
Six leading public health and medical organizations today called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate and take enforcement action against Juul for making unauthorized claims that the company's e-cigarettes help users stop...

16:41
The union representing local TV news staff across the CTV chain has made it clear to Bell Media that its restructuring plans cannot leave media workers out in the cold. "Today's announcement from CTV of its shift to 'digital-first' airing of local...

16:02
Appearing before a parliamentary committee today to present its comments on Bill 16, the Organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) reiterates its support for the government's desire to better regulate divided...

15:56
Consumer Watchdog today called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and take action against Amazon for deceptively recording consumers and their children with its Echo digital assistant. Consumer Watchdog requested the investigation for the...

14:17
Following two articles by reporter Isabelle Hachey of La Presse Plus published this week, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) is concerned about an increasing number of people who claim to be "indigenous", fraudulently pretending to...

13:13
Representatives from the National Association of Realtors® and various local Realtor® Associations met with White House officials Wednesday afternoon to discuss industry support for the administration's Association Health Plan rule. This week's...

11:00
HomoCulture, North America's leading source of LGBTQ+ culture, today announced the availability of exclusive LA Pride-themed fans, a new offering from the HomoCulture Gear collection, a line of gear and accessories for the LGBTQ+ community to show...

10:45
The Quebec Community Groups Network welcomes the Commissioner of Official Languages' recommendations for a modernized Official Languages Act that further the vitality of linguistic minorities and direct federal institutions to comply with their...

09:30
Evidence clearly shows that increasing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research environments enhances excellence, innovation and creativity. EDI policies and practices strengthen the research community, as well as the quality, social...

09:00
A new national Leger poll reveals that large majorities of Canadians support urgent action by the federal government to significantly restrict vaping product advertising to help curb increasing youth consumption of nicotine vaping products. Recent...