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13 march 2020

14:01
Jean-Marie Mognetti, CEO of CoinShares Group, a leading digital asset management firm, today commented on recent market volatility and CoinShares Group's operational continuity. Mognetti states, "In light of recent developments in both traditional...

12:49
A cross-sector group of 55 public health, health, labor, business and social policy organizations are jointly calling on the Trump Administration and Congress to pass and quickly implement a federal paid sick leave law that provides 14 days of such...

11:53
Now is the time for Ontario's business leaders to step up and do what's right in the face of the biggest health threat this province has ever seen, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. "We are calling on the province's business leaders to...

10:00
Ontarians know that they can count on the commitment of the province's health- care workers to provide the best and safest care possible under challenging conditions, including under the current Pandemic COVID-19 outbreak. This is why nurses and...

09:30
The National Institutes of Hope® announces the launch of an educational campaign regarding a bold public health intervention which could hasten the development of herd immunity to the coronavirus.  Herd immunity occurs when a large percentage of the...

09:02
The Our Money campaign calls on the media to note that thus far the Democratic primary debates and town halls have featured numerous examples of the false "pay for" debate. These displays show the extent to which our political discourse is captive to...

09:00
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grows in the US, and in the wake of two additional deaths, Yo Gotti and Team ROC ? the philanthropic arm of Roc Nation ? today are demanding the Mississippi Department of Corrections to develop a plan to prevent...


12 march 2020

19:42
The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) is pleased to support the Black Maternal Health Momnibus - composed of nine individual bills and introduced by Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, Congresswoman Alma Adams, Senator Kamala Harris, and members...

19:00
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, members of the city council, and a coalition of consumer, community, and environmental advocates on Thursday called on state legislators to demand transparency and accountability over reckless spending passed on to...

18:12
Yesterday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health voted on a bill to update our cosmetic safety laws, which have largely stood unchanged since 1938. The vote reflects consumer demand for more government oversight of...

16:56
Last night, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) announced on Instagram that she recently wed her chief fundraiser, Tim Mynett, during President Trump's historic prime time news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic....

16:14
Today, the American Trucking Associations announced it is accepting applications for the eighth LEAD ATA class. Rising, young trucking executives are encouraged to apply to the industry's top leadership development program....

16:05
In response to the economic effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Trump administration has called for a temporary payroll tax holiday that would eliminate all Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes. Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) has...

15:37
Recently, the House passed an $8.3 billion spending package to combat the spread of coronavirus. Notably, the bill was passed without any tax offsets. Rep. Greg Walden said, "I don't think this is the time to hesitate and wrangle over how to pay for...

15:34
Truth Initiative®, the nonprofit organization behind the proven-effective and nationally-recognized truth® youth tobacco prevention campaign, has been named to Fast Company's prestigious annual list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies for...

15:00
The U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB) and Business Partners for Sustainable Development (BPSD) today called for a cooperative, unified, business and government response to the global threat that is the COVID-19 Virus, on par with the...

13:54
No OPSEU leaders or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19, but the union is closing all of its offices and postponing almost all meetings and events for at least two weeks.  Staff have been directed to work from home in order to support efforts to...

13:11
Stericycle is closely monitoring the advancement of the COVID-19 pandemic and has developed additional resources and guidelines for healthcare providers on the proper management of regulated medical waste generated during treatment of patients...

12:48
The Alliance for Aging Research (Alliance) and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) are urging businesses, schools, and federal and state governments to work together to mitigate community spread of COVID-19 and help protect older...

12:26
Laguna Residents First (LRF), a residents' advocacy organization, officially submitted a ballot initiative to the city on Friday which, when voted into law, would give Laguna Beach voters the right to approve or deny the development of major...

10:42
The leaders of the grassroots movement known as VEXIT today announced the next steps for Virginia counties to abandon the radical policies of Democrat Party leaders in Richmond by joining the free state of West Virginia. The steps, announced by Rick...

09:40
Noemi Zeigler, college film professor, is making society take a step back and look at how the healthcare system is set up to let Americans down. Zeigler's latest short movie "Mrs. Sanders," a collaboration with her film students, combines horror and...

08:00
United Chinese Americans (UCA), a national coalition of Chinese Americans in more than 30 states, calls on the American news media, public figures and the American public to refrain from using terms such as "China virus," "Chinese virus," "Wuhan...

07:50
Food is a human right. No one should go hungry or face barriers in accessing the food they need, yet 1 in 5 adults in Toronto are food insecure, many of them living with intersecting challenges that prevent them from accessing food banks and often...

06:00
With tax season in full swing, Canadians once again have to devote time and money to filling out their income tax returns. Unfortunately, a lot of them?including many of modest means?will not claim the considerable sums to which they are entitled....


11 march 2020

23:58
A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio issued the following statement this evening: We commend President Trump for continuing to...

16:05
On January 14th, Dionisio Gutiérrez, president of Fundación Libertad y Desarrollo, met with Colombian president Iván Duque, during his official visit to Guatemala for the inauguration of the new government....

16:01
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), regarding an upcoming vote on legislation to dismantle the president's travel ban authority at the height of the coronavirus...

14:55
IAPMO, DigDeep, the US Water Alliance and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) today marked the 11th annual World Plumbing Day by co-hosting a congressional briefing on the recently released report, "Closing the Water Access Gap in the...

14:16
Comments by Richard Torrenzano on what business leaders can do to strengthen U.S. Financial Markets. It is necessary for everyone to take a deep breath, step back and focus on investing ? not day to day speculation. In Barron's anniversary coverage...

13:22
Citizens from across the Métis Nation homeland joined together in an unprecedented two-day session to share their views, concerns and give direction on where the Métis Nation needs to go. Over 400 grassroots Métis Nation citizens and leadership from...

12:55
As a direct result of COVID-19, Canadians are switching their travel habits from public transit to either staying at home or relying more on their cars. Based on a Northstar public opinion poll among n=1000 Canadians, which found that 40% feel that...

12:37
On February 10, The Institut National d'Excellence en Santé et Services Sociaux (INESSS) published its assessment regarding the relevance of public coverage of the Dexcom G6 system, a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology for T1D. The...

12:17
On March 9, 2020, the Trump administration explained how the federal government would be responding to protect airlines, the cruise industry and corporations with potential payroll tax cuts.  They also "raised the standards for every nursing home in...

10:59
Representatives from labour, social justice, Indigenous, faith and environmental organizations today called on the Government of Canada to greatly increase the funds and programs needed to build a sustainable economy and drastically cut...

10:21
Énergir applauds the budgetary measures tabled by Finance Minister Éric Girard, encouraging the development of Québec's renewable natural gas (RNG) sector. The 2020?2021 budget devotes $70 million to support RNG production and distribution up to...

09:00
Today, several leading companies including Gap Inc., Snap Inc., Twitter, Lyft and Univision announced a series of initiatives, ranging from digital in-app prompts to dedicated AMAs ("Ask Me Anything") to help answer people's questions about the...

08:34
U.S. Consumer Healthcare Advocacy Group, a company that uses deep learning algorithms to advocate on behalf of consumers within the health and wellness space has started to study the contagion pattern of COVID-19.  They have discovered, by collecting...


10 march 2020

21:47
Connected Nation (CN) praised the final passage of the Broadband DATA Act (S.1822) in the U.S. Senate today, after the bill cleared the House of Representatives by unanimous consent on March 3. ...

20:34
Aéro Montréal welcomes the government's commitment to support the productivity and competitiveness of Québec companies and applauds measures that will help, starting immediately, to create an environment conducive to investment, innovation and a...

19:05
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contacts: JohnWalt Boatright 352.384.2658 johnwalt.boatright@ffbf.org G.B. Crawford 352.374.1517 gb.crawford@ffbf.org ________________________________________ Florida Farm Bureau President Praises Rep. Ted Yoho for...

18:59
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) welcomes the 2020?2021 budget presented today by the Quebec Minister of Finance. This budget reaffirms the government's commitment to improving health care access by modernizing the delivery of health care...

18:42
On Monday morning, out of concern for the health and safety of campaign volunteers and the residents of Florida's 21st Congressional District, Republican Congressional Candidate Laura Loomer cancelled her petition drive to appear on the primary...

16:46
The Minister responsible for Government Administration and Chair of the Conseil du trésor, Christian Dubé, tabled the 2020?2021 Expenditure Budget today, outlining the increased government program spending for the coming year. The additional...

16:21
TransPerfect, the world's largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced a new advocacy campaign on behalf of the countless professional translators and interpreters in California who wish to continue to...

16:00
On the three-year anniversary of the suspension of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) request for information (RFI) on "Exploring Industry Practices on Distribution and Display of Airline Fare, Schedule and Availability Information"...

15:25
The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) has launched a deceptive website, at www.protectourdiscounts.org, and advertising campaign to protect insurers' ability to continue overcharging lower income and minority drivers for their...

14:43
Lobbyists 4 Good, the nation's first nonprofit that hires lobbyists on behalf of the American people, announced today that it has hired former Representative Steve Driehaus as a lobbyist. Mr. Driehaus, who served as a Member of Congress from Ohio's...

14:12
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has announced it is cancelling the 2020 Policy and Issues Forum (March 16-19th) after mounting public health concerns about the spread of novel coronavirus or COVID-19.  The annual...

13:49
Following a surge in beheadings, abductions and other violent assaults by Islamic extremists targeting Catholic priests, Protestant ministers, and ordinary Christians in sub-Saharan Africa, 20 leading experts in international religious freedom...