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10 june 2020

07:00
Small business owners are eager to get back to work, but face significant barriers hiring or recalling staff, says the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). To get Canada's economy back up and running, the federal government will need...

06:00
As the province begins to slowly emerge from the worst of the pandemic, a new poll shows that Ontarians overwhelmingly agree on what the government's priority should be next: strengthening our health care and long-term care. "I've been watching...

05:30
After what seemed to be a complete stall towards moving forward on any social equity programs affecting the Colorado Cannabis industry, Larisa Bolivar, Executive Director of the Cannabis Consumers Coalition founded in 2014 and known for work on...

03:00
Karriem Allah opens his Message by answering the question that some have raised regarding the whereabouts of the Nation of Islam amidst the civil protests that have saturated the United States. He reinforces the definition of the "Nation of Islam,"...

02:00
The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) ? the largest alliance of wildlife centers in Africa ? has released a statement calling for the end of commercial trade in wildlife. This statement is part of a sustained focus on wildlife trafficking which...


9 june 2020

21:00
Berlin Packaging, the world's largest rigid packaging supplier, supports today's negative determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding the subsidization of Chinese manufactured glass. As a result of the Commission's...

13:16
The American Coalition for Taxpayer Rights (ACTR) praised the IRS in a letter today as newly released data shows that the public-private partnership among federal and state tax agencies and private-sector partners has scored major successes in...

13:15
Today the Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers and Businesses of Canada released a report - "Making it Canada's Moment" - aimed at reviving the economy and the manufacturing sector coast-to-coast. The report contains a series of recommendations to...

12:00
A new survey of 1,006 Americans reveals that up to 22% of those identifying as Republicans may not vote actually for President Trump come November 3rd. The random survey was commissioned by Lucky Star Communications, an Ohio based consulting firm,...

11:48
The United Steelworkers (USW) today joined the Minnesota AFL-CIO and issued the following statement on behalf of USW District 11 Director Emil Ramirez calling for Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis President Bob Kroll to resign or otherwise be...

09:20
With signers from 192 countries, anti-trafficking expert Laila Mickelwait's "Traffickinghub" petition to shut down Pornhub for allegedly enabling and profiting from the sex trafficking and rape of women and children on the site has surpassed one...

09:00
The Ontario Nurses' Association's (ONA) is deeply disappointed that the province's hospital-sector registered nurses (RNs) and health-care professionals will see just a one-per-cent wage increase retroactive to April 1, 2020 and one per cent at the...

09:00
Trauma. Grief. Anger. The appalling deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, among many others, have conjured up all of these emotions, once again. Their deaths, along with police brutality and unequal access to opportunity suffered...

08:38
Government-performance management professional Amber Ivey (https://ivey2020.com/) recently announced the launch of her Independent campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives, MD-7. In an expanding economy that becomes more high-tech and...

08:36
Indo-American Kashmir Forum (IAKF) strongly condemns the ruthless killing of young Kashmiri Hindu peace advocate, Ajay Pandita (Bharti), by terrorists in Kashmir belonging to the Islamic terrorist group, The Resistance Front (TRF).  IAKF prays for...

08:30
Companies in the tech industry have an unprecedented opportunity to advance diversity throughout their organizations and finally deliver on the promise of a culture of equality with a diverse workforce. Diversity continues to elude the Tech Industry...

08:00
The leadership of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA) and the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS), on behalf of its respective constituencies, would like to express our deep sadness as we stand...

06:00
A new poll conducted for OPSEU shows that nearly three-quarters of Ontarians don't want government to reduce a post-pandemic deficit by cutting public services. The Nanos Research survey found that the majority of Ontarians favour increasing taxes on...

06:00
The economic catastrophe due in large part to physical distancing measures has led the various levels of government to implement relief measures. A new publication launched by the Montreal Economic Institute provides a critical look at the relief...

03:00
According to a new Textile Exchange Pan-Africa Sourcing Working Group white paper, "Cotton in Africa: Sustainability at a Crossroads," an increasing number of countries in Africa are choosing to adopt genetically modified (GM) cotton, defined as...


8 june 2020

19:03
Celebrated International Speaker and Dental Consultant Cindy Ishimoto is excited to announce that she has been invited to contribute multiple articles to the American Dental Association (ADA) Center for Professional Success Dental Practice Success...

18:40
In a letter sent today to U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) calls for the agency to emphasize the need for clear face masks and the use of other...

17:00
The following is a statement from Entertainment Studios/Allen Media Group  Founder/Chairman/CEO, Byron Allen: Last night I was...

15:30
The United Steelworkers (USW) union said today that it supported the Michigan Legislative Labor Caucus plan for safely reopening the state's economy, called the "Workers First Reopening Plan," as the state continues to confront the COVID-19 pandemic....

14:34
Community water supplies nationwide must do more to slow the spread of bacteria that cause the deadly waterborne Legionnaires' disease, engineering and technical experts warn in a new article published in ASHRAE Journal, a prominent national...

13:24
As the disturbing trend continues of Black people dying due to the colour of their skin in a system rife with inequity and discrimination, it's all too easy to focus on the horrific ways that Black people die. What's too often forgotten, though, are...

12:05
With in-person networking and travel limited, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) today launched its Manufacturer Capabilities Directory, providing a universal platform to promote business growth opportunities for the specialty...

11:34
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reversed its position on the use of N95 masks that have been decontaminated on Sunday, June 7, aligning with the Massachusetts Nurses Association's longstanding opposition to these unproven and potentially...

10:30
Diverse senior and rising leaders from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) will connect virtually to shape a multi-sector, collective response to COVID-19 through CivicAction's Re:Action Forum on June 11 and 12, 2020....

09:39
Worldwide viewership of AJC Advocacy Anywhere online sessions has passed 2.7 million since the program was launched in March. "Advocacy Anywhere is AJC distance advocacy and learning at its best," said AJC CEO David Harris. "I would especially like...

09:33
A disconnect between cybersecurity efforts and business functions is putting more Canadian organizations at risk as...

09:15
Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr., CEO of Black Enterprise magazine, is speaking out due to civil unrest in the wake of the George Floyd killing, which is part of a trend of deaths of black men at the hands of police. Due to ongoing racial  inequities, Graves...

09:00
Today, Aledade sent a letter on behalf of 20 major national organizations and primary care practices across the country calling on congressional leadership to fully fund dedicated, streamlined financial support for primary care. The co-signers ask...

09:00
The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and its resulting disease state, COVID-19, pose a direct threat to overburdened US healthcare systems, as well as to healthcare providers, including advanced practitioners (APs) in oncology. The threat is not only...

08:09
The National Police Association is announcing a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individuals responsible for opening fire on an off-duty Buena Vista, Michigan police officer about 5:55 a.m. on...

08:03
While the most vulnerable marginalized communities are suffering disproportionately from the Covid-19 pandemic, social change activists, The Two Hundred, are intensifying their efforts to mitigate the state's growing racial wealth gap through...

07:58
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), a non-profit whose sole mission is to make sure wild seafood is around forever, is celebrating UN World Oceans Day (June 8) by kicking off its 'Little Blue Label, Big Blue Future' campaign. Through aspirational...


7 june 2020

12:00
Standing at the "crossroads of the world" in New York City's iconic Times Square, in front of more than 15,000 protestors still grieving the death of George Floyd, the co-founders of Black Lives Matter Greater New York (BLMNY) offered a Blueprint for...


6 june 2020

14:03
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) and its Provincial Territorial Organization (PTO) the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council responded to the tragic death of Chantel Moore in Edmundston, New Brunswick by calling for a public investigation...

12:38
In lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: "As of end of day Friday, June 5, there are now 94,335 confirmed cases including 7,703 deaths and 52,568 or...

11:00
The American Mideast Coalition for Democracy strongly defended its senior advisor, Dr. Walid Phares, against an article in the New York Times by reporters, Adam Goldman and Michael S. Schmidt. AMCD Secretary, Rebecca Bynum, who had served as Dr....


5 june 2020

22:00
Following the success of his latest release "COZY PANTS," founder HollywoodHunna has made a herculean effort to address police brutality, racial injustice, and systemic racism. He stands in solidarity with those who demand their voices to be heard...

17:08
Earlier this week, the Department of Labor clarified that under existing law U.S. retirees with 401(k) plans can allocate a portion of their savings to investments in private equity funds. According to Hal Scott, the President of the Committee on...

15:47
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) applauds the governments of Alberta and Saskatchewan for listening and responding to the needs of small and medium sized retail businesses with today's announcements of moratoriums on commercial tenant evictions....

15:13
Last night, the employees of Global Montreal rejected a final offer from the employer, Corus Entertainment, for the renewal of their collective agreement. 91% voted against the offer, with almost 90% of members participating in the electronic vote....

14:54
National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) today demanded a full investigation into Thursday's police-involved shooting of a young First Nations mother in Edmundston, N.B. News reports said Chantel Moore was in distress...

14:32
The surge of government announcements grouped together in the form of an omnibus bill (An Act to stimulate the economy of Quebec and mitigate the consequences of the state of health emergency declared on March 13, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic)...

13:48
On June 4, 2020, Judge Gary S. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of International Trade overturned a determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from five countries did not injure the...

11:51
If the Ontario government is serious about fixing the long-term care (LTC) system, it must adopt evidenced-based solutions documented in numerous reports that have examined the sector's failings. RNAO today released a list detailing dozens and...

10:24
In response to calls from President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to reopen schools in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Protect Our Public Schools (POPS) has launched a petition on Change.org. The petition demands that Education...

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