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24 june 2019

15:00
At an event today at The White House, physicians from the Docs4PatientCare Foundation (D4PCF), the only health care organization composed of practicing physicians with hands-on, practical knowledge of the American health care system joined President...

14:00
Every week there's a new report from the frontlines of tourism's latest crisis: the mayor of Venice urges UNESCO to blacklist the fabled city on the Heritage List; too many visitors shutter Thailand's beautiful Maya Bay; climbers perish in line-ups...

11:31
The Honourable Eileen E. Gillese, Commissioner of the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System has announced that she will release her final Report, complete with Recommendations, at noon on...

11:30
Travel Fairness Now, a consumer advocacy organization representing 70,000 travelers, today urged taxpayers to sign a petition seeking a refund of the tax dollars Americans contribute to the operation of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for...

10:00
Lights for Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps is proud to announce that United Farm Workers Foundation, The Dolores Huerta Foundation, Al Otro Lado, New Sanctuary Coalition, Black Movement Law Project, V-Day, the ACLU of...

09:52
A staggering amount of Delaware citizens have expressed dissatisfaction with the Chancery Court's proposed reforms and the state government's transparency, according to a recent survey.   The survey, released in April by Slingshot Strategies, LLC.,...

08:15
The hotly contested logging on Rainbow Ridge in Humboldt County, California?scene of protests and multiple arrests in the past week?just got hotter when the closely guarded tree sitter on a tall Douglas-fir tree on Rainbow Ridge was visited this...

08:00
The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, will make an important announcement about the fight against racism on Tuesday at the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre. Please note that all details are subject to...

07:15
OPSEU members from the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa will be rallying in support of the children and families they serve as the Ford government makes devastating cuts to children's aid societies across the province. As part of the nearly $100...

07:05
Across Canada underage youth are legally restricted from purchasing alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes and vaping products. But according to recently released data in a study published yesterday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), they are using them...


23 june 2019

12:59
A federal judge is to opine that the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness and other watchdog groups have no right to correct misinformation disseminated by a federal agency notwithstanding the enactment of the Information Quality Act. Of note is an...

07:00
We wanted to share our latest efforts to push back against the Catholic bishops' attempts to use the Sacraments as a cudgel against Catholic legislators who disagree with the hierarchy over abortion. Today, Sunday June 23, 2019, Catholics for Choice...


22 june 2019

19:00
Today, the representatives of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly acted on several compelling and critical issues focused on patient care and public health. Vaccinations Exemptions: Given the recent surge of measles cases and...

14:46
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas sent the following letter to Hon. Ted Arnott, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in response to legislative staff targeting a group of young people for so-called "sidewalk chalk vandalism" at Queen's...

04:00
"Three years after the referendum, no one talks about the opportunities associated with Brexit anymore. Only damage control is at stake now, unfortunately. A hard Brexit is more likely than ever before," Joachim Lang, Director General of the...


21 june 2019

21:13
Across Canada underage youth are legally restricted from purchasing alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes and vaping products. But according to recently released data in a study published yesterday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), they are using them...

18:15
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on Doug Ford's chief of staff to do the honourable thing and resign after yet another scandalous revelation about his behaviour and judgment. "The Premier has had a rough go, and a lot of his problems...

16:05
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and supporters of a more humane, transparent food system applaud the Vermont Legislature for passing bill S.160, making Vermont the first state to enact legislation that enables...

15:41
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to legislation being pushed by Michigan House Democrats to increase infrastructure funding on the backs of job providers. Earlier this...

15:23
Take Back the Court Director Aaron Belkin issued the following statement in response to a New York Times story in which nine presidential candidates, including Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and...

14:48
OPSEU members from the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa will be rallying in support of the children and families they serve as the Ford government makes devastating cuts to children's aid societies across the province. As part of the nearly $100...

14:00
In collaboration with America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and the American Hospital Association (AHA), Mediaplanet today announces the launch of its premiere, cross-platform campaign "Access to Affordable Healthcare." This campaign compiles...

11:46
Retail Council of Canada today called on the B.C. Government to restore an exemption from the B.C. Provincial Sales Tax for the "adult incontinence products." Although Government communications in 2013 clearly state that...

10:54
It is with great enthusiasm that the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) welcome today's adoption of An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit...

10:25
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day: "Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, we celebrate the unique heritage and cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. "On...

10:15
ACT (formerly Aids Committee of Toronto) uses an unconventional approach to create awareness around anonymous HIV testing. 51% of people living with HIV in Canada are gay or bisexual men. But, over 20% of gay and bisexual men don't get tested as...

08:30
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is launching a province-wide "Priorities and Promises" ad campaign to call out the Conservative government's shot-in-the-dark approach to health-care reform and urge the public to voice their opposition....

08:25
To read the full article, published June 20, click here: https://www.elora.gr/portal/arxeio/3556-i-elliniki-orthodoksia-ypo-tin-piesi-tis-ouasigkton The US Department of State and Fanar have conducted an active campaign...

07:00
Today, a new social fundraising movement to protect abortion and reproductive rights was launched to support the National Network of Abortion Funds, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the American Civil...

06:00
On behalf of Canada's physicians, we're honoured to be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Indigenous physicians for their leadership on medical and health matters not only for their...


20 june 2019

19:01
The Ford Conservatives' unprecedented Cabinet shuffle, after only one year in office, will not improve their plummeting polling numbers or fix the problem of cuts to public services faced by Ontarians says the President of Canadian Union of Public...

18:13
CUPE 116 members working at the University of British Columbia (UBC), ratified a tentative agreement (TA) they reached with the employer on June 9. The ratification vote was completed late Tuesday night with members voting in favour of accepting the...

18:05
AJC is disappointed by the United States Supreme Court decision allowing a nearly 100 year-old cross to remain standing on government property in Maryland. "Today's decision, while regrettable, is notable mostly because the Court did not do what some...

18:01
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit just ruled that the Trump administration's regulations governing the Title X family planning program can go into effect while court proceedings play out. The Protect Life Rule at issue in this case...

16:55
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today welcomes the passing of two new pieces of federal legislation passed in the House of Commons today. The Indigenous Languages Act, Bill C-91 and An Act respecting First Nations,...

16:17
Ancora Advisors, LLC ("Ancora"), which beneficially owns approximately 8.76% of the outstanding shares of J. Alexander's Holdings, Inc. ("J. Alexander's" or the "Company"), making it one of the Company's largest shareholders, today announced that J....

16:11
Today, a federal appeals court granted the Trump administration's damaging "gag rule" to take effect nationwide, despite multiple lawsuits from states challenging the Title X restrictions. This attack on Title X, the nation's only federal family...

16:02
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) opposes the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019, introduced by Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA). This legislation...

16:00
The Government of Canada believes that diversity is one of Canada's greatest strengths. Today, the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 Issues, M.P. Randy Boissonnault participated in a Pride Flag and Transgender Flag raising ceremony on...

13:35
The Latino Coalition (TLC), the nation's leading non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, launched the MatchPoint Procurement Portal during the 9th Annual Southern California Small Business and Contracting...

13:02
The Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) has accepted an invitation to partner the launch and support the ongoing execution of http://www.diversityvotes.ca, a joint pre-election venture hosted by Andres Machalski, of Multilingual International...

13:01
Fireworks are among the most widely anticipated traditions of celebrating our nation's independence. As the Fourth of July holiday rapidly approaches, the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) testified[1] this afternoon before the U.S. Trade...

12:50
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says it's clear that Doug Ford hasn't learned a thing during his first unpopular year as premier, making the terrible rookie mistake of demoting almost every one of his female Cabinet ministers. "Ford was happy...

11:53
Provincial tobacco control coalitions and physicians' group are reacting to the devastating results of a new study published today in the British Medical Journal's July edition that shows a dramatic spike in vaping among Canadian teens [increases...

11:44
Today the Supreme Court handed down a victory for the Bladensburg, Maryland World War I Veterans Memorial in the case of American Legion v. American Humanist Association. While the ruling protected the Peace Cross memorial and similar historic,...

11:38
Citing America's constitutional commitment to freedom of religion and expression, the leader of the nation's largest veterans organization hailed today's Supreme Court ruling which protects a popular veterans memorial, "as an overall victory for...

11:17
The Egyptian producer and actor Mohamed Aly presents in Barcelona The Other Land, a social content film, which narrates the odyssey of three young Egyptians trying to illegally emigrate to Italy, fleeing from their disadvantages...

10:26
Safe Space 1776 LLC has launched the beta version of its social media site, the "Safe Space," for conservatives frustrated over the censorship taking place on mainstream platforms. The platform combines features one would find on traditional...

08:00
The National Corn Growers Association today will begin airing an advertisement calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow President Trump's commitment to farmers and stop giving Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waivers to big oil...

07:30
Velan Capital, L.P. (together with the other participants in its solicitation, "Velan" or "we"), one of the largest stockholders of Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Progenics" or the "Company"), comprised of successful specialty pharmaceutical...