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17 october 2019

23:03
The President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, categorically rejected the accusations of U.S. prosecutors that Honduras is a narco-state, highlighting the achievements in the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime and reiterating his...

22:15
Six board members of Professional Photographers of America, all of them women, have circulated a letter to Chairman Nadler and Ranking Member Collins of the House Judiciary Committee on behalf of the CASE Act. Artists and small business owners such...

21:15
This week, after a lengthy delay, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released an analysis of the impact of its latest Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule change, estimating that nearly one million children could lose their automatic...

18:29
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Trump Organization to cancel an upcoming event to be hosted at Mar-a-Lago by another anti-Muslim hate group. On...

17:27
Stand with Parkland issued the following statement of support for the Threat Information Protocol for Sharing, or TIPS Act, which was introduced in the U.S. Senate this morning by Senator Rick Scott.  This bill would...

17:09
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, or "PET" as he was known in his day, is the dominant Canadian cultural and political icon of the 20th century. At a breakfast meeting held in downtown Toronto on October 3, on the 19th anniversary of his state funeral in...

17:00
LCBO workers will be holding a "Shop LCBO" information picket outside the LCBO store in Bridgenorth on Friday to remind government and the public of the dangers of privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when the government allows grocery stores,...

17:00
LCBO workers will be holding a "Shop LCBO" information picket outside the LCBO store on Worthington Street in North Bay on Friday to remind government and the public of the dangers of privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when the government allows...

17:00
LCBO workers will be holding "Shop LCBO" information pickets outside LCBO stores across in Durham, Markdale, and Mount Forest on Friday to remind government and the public of the dangers of privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when the government...

17:00
LCBO workers will be holding "Shop LCBO" information pickets outside LCBO stores across the city on Friday and Saturday to remind government and the public of the dangers of privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when the government allows grocery...

15:00
User1st, the provider of the most innovative web accessibility solutions on the market for testing, remediation, monitoring and compliance, today released the following statement from Vice President of Communications Raegan Bartlo regarding passage...

14:12
Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 133 will host a barbecue fundraiser to raise awareness of the effects of Ford government cuts to mental health services on Woodstock-area residents with mental health and addictions issues. Date:...

13:35
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor of the Northern District of Texas overturned the Affordable Care Act's explicit prohibition of gender identity discrimination. Significantly, Judge O'Connor ruled that the gender identity...

11:55
In invited testimony by the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Roy E. Wright, President and CEO of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), called for cost-effective changes to strengthen buildings, for educating...

11:35
Candidates from the Liberal, Conservative, NDP, and Green parties showed their support for the Canadian chicken sector and supply management this federal election by visiting farms across the country and meeting with farmers. From the Annapolis...

09:48
Today, Fiera Foods issued the below statement: "Fiera Foods continues to cooperate fully with the Ministry of Labour and will do so throughout this legal process. Any workplace fatality is tragic, and we are committed to doing everything we can to...

08:17
Ministry of Woke, a brand-new band, based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada is debuting their single, Orwellian World, to tackle the issue of military industrial complex. It addresses the young generation's frustration with politicians engaging in...

08:00
Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), a nonprofit group, says the Trump Administration should consider utilizing the National Environmental Protection Agency and two key pieces of legislation, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and...

08:00
Home-care workers and patients, as well as community leaders and members of the public are expected to attend a town hall Thursday to discuss the impact of a 4½-month lockout of Sudbury home-care workers by a profit-driven private corporation ?...

07:00
Today, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis holds a hearing titled "Solving the Climate Crisis: Cleaner, Stronger Buildings" focused on reducing carbon pollution and improving resilience in residential and commercial buildings across the...

06:00
With so-called "Medicare for All" being a key issue in the 2020 US election, voters might take a hard look at the Canadian health system often cited as a model. Contrary to widespread misconception, Canadians actually suffer the same out-of-pocket...


16 october 2019

20:00
Active shooter incidents seem to have become terrifyingly too common in the US, and anti-Semitic hate crime incidents are at an all-time high; in NJ alone, according to the Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents: Year in Review 2018, published by the...

17:16
A trio of industry groups hailed state legislatures across the nation for continued progress in passing new protections for consumers who purchase service contracts or GAP waivers for their vehicles. The Service Contract Industry Council (SCIC),...

16:18
Fifteen months after the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and began reimposing sanctions on Iran, 59 percent of Iranians think their country should also withdraw. Three in four (74%) support the government's...

16:17
The Teamsters Union stands in solidarity with AT&T workers and their union, Communications Workers of America (CWA), as they fight back against plans by a vulture capitalist hedge fund that would harm the company's workers....

16:15
Today labour activists from across Ontario occupied Doug Ford's office to demand action from the provincial government to prevent workplace death and injuries at Fiera Foods. "Desperate times call for extreme measures and the situation at Fiera Foods...

16:02
Seventeen aldermen on Wednesday showed their support for a resolution urging Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to pass reforms to stop out-of-control spending in Peoples Gas' controversial pipeline-replacement program. The...

16:00
In an effort to remove cancer causing nitrites from deli-type and other processed meats labeled organic, the industry watchdog OrganicEye has petitioned the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). At its public meeting next week, the NOSB...

15:03
The Vapor Technology Association (VTA) today formally called on voters to voice their opposition to the proposed national ban on flavored vapor products and commenced an aggressive multimedia campaign to raise awareness of the significant adverse...

14:10
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) is delighted with today's announcement from City of Toronto and the governments of Ontario and Canada of a plan to finance to completion the Scarborough Subway, the Downtown Relief Line ("Ontario Line") and the Eglinton...

13:39
Since opening in 1925, vendors at the Royal Oak Farmers Market have experienced the most challenging 15-months in its history as a result of the shortsighted planning by city leaders that eliminated most of the market's conveniently located surface...

13:12
Are you ready to break up with your bad habits? The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) and the Clean Water Foundation (CWF) ? in partnership with the Regional Municipality of York, Region of Peel, Town of LaSalle, Niagara Region, City of Barrie and...

12:51
Home-care workers and patients, as well as community leaders and members of the public are expected to attend a town hall Thursday to discuss the impact of a 4½-month lockout of Sudbury home-care workers by a profit-driven private corporation ?...

11:00
Today, YouthfulCities welcomes 60 young leaders to Edmonton for a first of its kind summit on the future of urban work. The summit delegates hail from 16 cities across Canada, including 20 young leaders from the host city ? Edmonton. Facilitated with...

10:00
The first edition of the Eco-Citizens' Rendez-Vous will be held on Saturday, October 26 at the Saint-Laurent Sports Complex, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. This major innovative event will provide residents with many concrete tools to adopt eco-responsible habits...

09:39
In an effort to better serve their loyal client base, today, Patriot Gold Group (PCC), a nationwide investment group, announces the launch of the "2020 Election Protection IRA," an investment awareness initiative to insure PGG clients are prepared...

09:37
Registered nurses from across the Commonwealth who are gathering for the annual convention of the Massachusetts Nurses Association will march from MGM Springfield to Monarch Place on Thursday, Oct. 17 to protest the widespread and devastating...

09:07
Canada's workers head into final push after an extensive federal election campaign, having knocked on more than 80,000 Unifor member's doors. "This campaign matters deeply to working people. Whether they're volunteering with their union or for a...

09:01
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is sharing its concern around the increase in youth uptake of vaping in Quebec, that is a result of the entrance of the vape product branches of big tobacco companies into non-age restricted retail locations,...

08:58
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is urging the Quebec government to differentiate between vaping e-liquids and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabis oils, so that consumers who are misinformed about the facts around vaping don't turn to...

08:37
Adding its voice to statements from PEN America and PEN International, PEN Canada today called the Swedish Academy's choice to award Peter Handke a Nobel prize for literature "baffling and deeply regrettable." During a moment of resurgent...

08:00
According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), more than 11 million Canadians suffer from an injury or disorder that affects their movement, with one in eight reporting a chronic back problem and almost one-third indicating activity...

07:59
Two recent votes by the Louisiana Public Service Commission double down on anti-solar policy while boosting profits for the monopoly utility companies. In September, three Public Service Commissioners - Eric Skrmetta, Mike Francis and Craig Green ?...


15 october 2019

15:41
NATSO, representing America's travel plazas and truckstops, today issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to implement the RFS deal that President Trump negotiated less than two weeks ago. The following statement...

15:22
On the same day that 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg made an impassioned speech to the UN, 500 highly qualified scientists sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa...

12:37
Ahead of the one-year anniversary of cannabis legalization, and the impending legal sale of cannabis edibles, topicals, and extracts, Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) announces new National Cannabis Sector Lead and experts available to comment. Widely...

12:34
In this book Mike McLeod, who is America's most experienced lawyer in Agriculture and Derivatives Law, takes us through the numerous financial scandals that have happened since the attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001. As referenced in his website...

12:00
Be part of Canada's largest earthquake drill during the 2019 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Media is invited to join representatives from the Government of British Columbia, the BC Earthquake Alliance and Insurance...

11:30
Today, the Global Centre for Pluralism announced the three winners of the 2019 Global Pluralism Award: Deborah Ahenkorah ? a young Ghanaian social entrepreneur and book publisher bringing African children's stories to life; the...

11:00
In response to inaction by successive federal governments, including the Trudeau government, a group of First Nations will be launching a coordinated campaign to confirm First Nations' human right to safe drinking water. "Unsafe drinking water is a...