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Community Voices: Columbia County Celebrates Pride | New

A local advocacy group’s first Pride celebration held special significance over the weekend as the first step toward increasing LGBTQ+ representation in Columbia County. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, a small crowd gathered in the courthouse square in downtown St. Helens, displaying rainbow flags and colorful signs. Protesters hold signs in the Columbia […]

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Indonesian islanders win legal triumph over Canadian-backed mining company | News | Eco-Enterprise

Residents of a remote island in eastern Indonesia have won a lawsuit against a company planning to mine gold on their island, after facing an earlier court challenge dismissed for a technical detail. In the latest decision, issued on May 22 and made public only recently, a court in Manado, North Sulawesi province, ruled that […]

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Neighboring countries are main source of Iranian tourism: deputy minister

TEHRAN — Citizens of neighboring countries have been the main source of tourism for Iran since coronavirus restrictions were eased several months ago, Deputy Tourism Minister Ali-Asghar Shalbafian said. He made the remarks at the World Tourism Industry Conference, held in Seoul, South Korea, on June 23, ISNA reported on Tuesday. “A turning point in […]

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7 Illinois Republicans seek to replace Duckworth in the Senate

This undated image provided by the Kathy Salvi Campaign shows former Lake County Deputy Public Defender Kathy Salvi. Seven candidates are vying for the Republican nomination in the Tuesday, June 28, 2022 primary for the United States Senate in Illinois. The winner will face incumbent Senator Tammy Duckworth. (Kathy Salvi campaign via AP) PA SPRINGFIELD, […]

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Dems takes steps to codify Roe v Wade protections in PA | Community News

Seven members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus circulated a memo Friday afternoon taking steps to codify into state law the personal right to make health and reproductive decisions, including the access to safe and legal abortions. The co-sponsorship memo was released by State Senators Katie Muth (D-Montgomery/Chester/Berks), Amanda Cappelletti (D-Montgomery/Delaware), Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny), Maria […]

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How can business leaders develop new ones? Advice they can give to recent graduates

bencleric/Pixabay Business leaders who welcome recent college graduates into their organization see themselves in the young faces that walk through the door. Like these new graduates, senior executives and department heads have already made the difficult transition to the corporate world, taking on their first professional job with a combination of optimism, excitement and nervousness. […]

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The story behind Ireland’s abortion ban and its reversal | Top countries

Now that the United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion in the United States, the nation could find itself on a path similar to that taken by the Irish people from 1983 to 2018. Abortion was first prohibited in Ireland by what was known as the Offenses […]

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Sproul Plaza abortion rights rally unites community

Protesters gathered at Sproul Plaza on Saturday evening to support the right to accessible abortions. About 150 people gathered on the steps of Sproul Hall at 6 p.m. with signs reading “Drop the Supreme Court”, “Reproductive rights are human rights!” and “My body my choice.” Green-shirted organizers handed out pamphlets explaining the impact of the […]

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Paul McCartney impresses Glastonbury with Dave Grohl and The Boss

Festival goers watch Paul McCartney perform at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset, England on Saturday June 25, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP) Joel C Ryan Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP LONDON Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury Festival show was two years late. Fans thought it was worth the wait. The former Beatle pulled out all the […]

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Hartford Community Prayer Service seeks safety for city’s youth over summer – Hartford Courant

Hartford – A longtime violence prevention activist, Brother Carl Hardrick recalled a young man he was called to see at Saint Francis Hospital. He went upstairs and saw the poor state the young man was in. After seeing him, Hardwick sensed how serious his condition was and even told the doctor that he didn’t think […]

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In New York, liberal rabbis demonstrate for workers’ rights and a Hasidic company listens

New York Jewish Week – Six local rabbis had planned to deliver a letter to a Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based construction and demolition company on the morning of Wednesday, June 15. The letter, which was based on Jewish values ​​and teachings, was intended to urge the Jewish owners to reconsider their company’s working conditions and policies. Instead […]

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SC Republicans set to further restrict abortion after Roe

Abortion rights supporters wave signs during a rally outside the Statehouse in South Carolina following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24, 2022 in Columbia, South Carolina (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard) Meg Kinnard PA Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, lawmakers are set to further restrict […]

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Former Indian community leader Dr Abraham Kollaman dies aged 74

Dr. Abraham Kollamana, a longtime resident of Qatar, died on Saturday. The 74-year-old died in his hometown of Thiruvalla in southern Kerala. Sources close to his family said he was undergoing treatment for kidney failure. Dr Abraham, who had been an active presence in community activities in Qatar, left Doha in 2019 after retiring from […]

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Judges rule that EU countries are no longer allowed to collect passengers’ personal data

Airlines are no longer required to share passenger data with European Union countries, at least for flights within member states, the EU Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The Court of Justice of the EU has ruled that the obligation for airlines to provide passenger data to national authorities does not respect the right to privacy, […]

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Firm that handles Hajj requests from Western countries received investment from BJP-linked firm, Middle East Eye investigation finds

In a revelation that could ruffle feathers, an investigation by the Middle Eastern Eye discovered that the company commissioned by the Saudi authorities to process applications from potential Hajj pilgrims living in Western countries has received investment from a company whose vice president is close to the Indian government and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP […]

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At Pride, celebrations in a darker national environment

Ellen Ensig-Brodsky, 89, an LGBTQ rights activist, poses at her home, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in New York City. Even with ailing knees, Ensig-Brodsky said she plans to be on the Pride Parade route on Sunday. “The parade is the display, publicly, of my identity.” (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) Bebeto Matthews PA NEW YORK LGBTQ pride […]

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Monkeypox and the gay community

Monkeypox and the gay community This weekend marks the end of Pride Month, as cities across the country hold events to celebrate the LGBTQ community. It’s also a difficult time for public health: a global outbreak of monkeypox is concerning, with many cases clustered around men who have sex with men. The experts are now […]

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Africa: Commonwealth countries urged to help arrest genocide fugitives

Activists and survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda are urging Kigali leaders for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to help arrest all alleged genocide perpetrators hiding in their country. Their call came on Wednesday, June 22, a day after the Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of […]

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A new leader in the Philippines and the old wounds of a family | State News

BOSTON (AP) — He was the uncle I never met. But in the story of my family’s origins, Emmanuel “Manny” Yap has always held an important place. The life of a great potential cut short. The cautionary tale. But also the reminder to do what was right, no matter the cost. A rising leader of […]

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Rural Community Assistance Corporation and EDF Open Applications for 2022 Water Leadership Institute in Tulare and Kern counties

(WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – June 23, 2022) The Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have launched the 2022 Water Leadership Institute for communities in the Tule Sub-Basin in Tulare and Kern Counties to acquire skills and knowledge to make informed, innovative and equitable water decisions. The Institute seeks to empower […]

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Martin Shkreli’s former pharmaceutical company faces shareholder battle

“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli has just been released from prison, but the battle over his scandal-torn company still rages on. Last June, a group of activist investors seeking to take control of pharmaceutical company Turing failed Shkreli – the 39-year-old fraudster voting his shares from prison. Since then, Turing has continued to bleed money and […]

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Rivian opponents ask Morgan court to overturn company’s tax exemption

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Some Rivian opponents are asking a judge to overturn a board’s designation of the company’s future site as tax-exempt because they say it violates the state’s constitution and will compel residents to bear a “greater share of the tax burden”. They also claim that the length of a lease agreement between […]

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3 summits offer a test of Western unity, dominated by Ukraine

FILE – U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III arrives for a meeting of NATO Defense Ministers at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, June 16, 2022. Three consecutive summits over the next week will test Western resolve to support Ukraine and the extent of international unity as growing geopolitical tensions and economic hardship cast […]

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App State Community Celebrates Juneteenth – The Appalachian

App State students, faculty, and staff gathered on June 15 to attend a college event honoring Juneteenth. The event included a unity vigil; a discussion with App State Police on relations with students, professors and the police; and a “Lunch-Learning” presentation by Rodney Dawson, an education curator at the Greensboro Museum of History. The events […]

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Ministry to speed up MoU with ASEAN countries to expand markets

KUALA LUMPUR (June 22): The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (K-KOMM) will accelerate the initiative to establish cooperation with ASEAN countries to expand telecommunications and creative industry markets, said his minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa. He said he mentioned during the post-Cabinet meeting on Wednesday morning that K-KOMM should launch the initiative immediately by creating […]

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Realscreen » Archive » Naomi Osaka launches prodco with SpringHill Company, prepares “Mink!”

Tennis star, entrepreneur and activist Naomi Osaka, along with her agent and longtime business partner Stuart Duguid, is launching a media company called Hana Kuma in partnership with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s The SpringHill Company (TSHC). The company will produce stories “that are culturally specific yet universal for all audiences” and that will address […]

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NSO Pegasus spyware used by at least five EU countries

NSO Pegasus spyware has been used by at least five EU countries, the company admits. The admission was made as part of a European investigation into the impact of Pegasus, with an interim report now published. It’s likely the true figure is higher, with the company promising to provide a “more concrete figure”… What You […]

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A community activist writes an educational children’s book

For 14 months, Terrill Haigler was a sanitation worker in Philadelphia, living mostly as an anonymous figure in the city, picking up trash daily until his Instagram posts brought him national attention for his activism. Now, he’s an internet and local sensation known as “Ya Fav Trashman”, CEO of YaFavTrashman, LLC, and founder of the […]

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Stick with any company that profits from inflation

fricyk01 / Pixabay In his podcast discussing the markets today, Louis Navellier offered the following comment. If you would like to listen to this commentary, please click here. Positive forces We have a nice market bounce as we should today as the S&P is down 5% last week. Bespoke Investment Group has gone back and […]

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Judges clip EU countries’ wings over travel data collection – POLITICO

European Union countries can no longer force airlines to hand over reams of passenger data – at least for flights within the 27-member bloc, according to an EU Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday. The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled that requiring airlines to transfer passenger data to national authorities interferes with […]

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I’m not old enough to vote, but my state thinks I’m old enough to be a mother

I’ve said “my rights, my body, my choice” for as long as I can remember. Looking back, I had no idea what that meant. Austen Risolvato/Rewire Press Group I am not old enough to vote. I can’t drive. But depending on my country of origin, I may be forced to be a mother. My parents […]

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Framingham public art installation reflects the diversity of the community

A girl standing defiantly in front of a bulla parade of colorful cows dotting the streets of the city and the often photographed i amsterdam sign are all public art installations that reflect the communities around them – art is defined by the city, and the city may one day be defined by art. Now […]

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Palestine Action permanently closes the company’s London headquarters – Freedom News

The same week that two Palestinian activists were released from prison after a month of pre-trial detention at Eastwood Park Prison and HMP Bristol respectively, Palestine Action successfully and permanently closed Elbit’s headquarters in central London. May this year saw an increased effort by the direct action group, to step up its efforts in the […]

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Reviews | GOP crafts national policy one state at a time

June 20, 2022 at 8:59 a.m. EDT (Illustration from the Washington Post) Political divisions in the United States are increasingly coming from Washington. America has become sharply divided into Republican-dominated states with a common agenda and Democratic-dominated states with an alternate agenda. Much of America’s uncivil war, as President Biden has described it, stems from […]

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Missionaries help the Community activist in Thurso

The two missionaries place new trees on a plot near the Thurso pond. A community activist from Thurso spoke of his joy at being helped in his green thumb activities by two young missionaries from the United States. Alexander Glasgow is well known for bringing color to Thurso with his roses and flower baskets, but […]

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Advancing our clients’ ambitions – Representative transactions from the first quarter of 2022 – Company law and corporate law

June 20, 2022 Miller Thomson LLP To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Miller Thomson’s M&A and Capital Markets teams have advised on a variety of transactions that highlight our cross-industry depth and multi-jurisdictional capabilities. Represented Zanchin Automotive Group […]

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Why climate litigators might come for your business

Send the lawyers! That seems to be the marching order for climate activists these days. And not just major NGOs: individuals, cities, indigenous tribes and even children are asking to rush where regulators fear to tread. And businesses are a growing target. Lawsuits aimed at accelerating progress in reducing or eliminating greenhouse gas emissions, or […]

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George Lamming, giant of modern West Indian writing, has died

NEW YORK George Lamming, a giant of postcolonial literature whose novels, essays and speeches influenced readers and peers in his native Barbados and around the world, has died aged 94. His death this month was confirmed by Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who said: “Wherever George Lamming went he embodied that voice and that spirit […]

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William Way LGBT Community Center to Host Art Exhibit and Memorial Ceremony to Honor Philadelphians Lost to the AIDS Crisis

A public display and memorial ceremony will commemorate the lives of those who died early in Philadelphia’s AIDS crisis, as the William Way LGBT Community Center wraps up its “Remembrance” project later this month. “Gone and For Ever” is a public memorial which will be exhibited at the Center from Tuesday June 21 to Saturday […]

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Bolsonarism already places Petro’s Colombia among the “communist” countries

Q REPORTS – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has yet to comment on the victory of progressive Gustavo Petro in Sunday’s elections, but his far-right base has already put Colombia on the list of “communist” countries. Lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, one of the sovereign’s sons, was one of the most explicit and posted on his social media […]

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Georgia Democrats seek to hold statewide races in runoffs

FILE – Former State Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, left, and Georgia State Rep. Bee Nguyen, right, participate in the Georgia Secretary of State’s Democratic Primary Runoff Debates , on June 6, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File) Brynn Anderson PA ATLANTE On Tuesday, Democrats are holding several statewide races and congressional primaries, including three races […]

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Boston Pride returns to the community

The Boston Pop-Up Pride was Sunday. (Photo: Edie Bresler) Boston Pop-Up Pride took place on Sunday, to the surprise and delight of crowds of revelers who gathered on Boston Common. When Boston Pride was disbanded last July, a coalition of activists and groups from the LGBTQ+ community stepped up and got busy. They’ve reimagined a […]

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Canoga Pop, an art walk for downtown Canoga Park businesses, brings the community together – Daily News

Artist Anthony Cruz marks his art at Canoga Pop, an art walk on the sidewalks of Sherman Way between Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Canoga Avenue on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Visitors could see approximately 130 artists, listen to music support local businesses and restaurants. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Artist Rebecca Kovach […]

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Sarasota state senator Joe Gruters may need support from Democrats to keep his seat

Florida GOP Chairman Joe Gruters may be in the unusual position of campaigning for Democratic support after attracting a primary challenger in his race for the state Senate and a written candidate may not qualify. Republican Michael Johnson qualified Friday to run against Gruters in Senate District 22, which includes all of Sarasota County and […]

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20 countries expected at the African Track Cycling Cup in Abuja

NNN: The President of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), Giandomenico Massari, said in Abuja on Friday that the federation was to host 20 countries for the Africa Cup track cycling championship. Massari told News Agency of Nigeria that the championship would be held from July 14-17 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja. […]

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Progressive rabbis demonstrated for workers’ rights – and a Hasidic-owned company listened

(New York Jewish Week) – Six local rabbis had planned to deliver a letter to a Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based construction and demolition company on the morning of Wednesday, June 15. The letter, which was based on Jewish values ​​and teachings, was intended to urge Jewish owners to reconsider their company’s working conditions and policies. Instead of […]

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Rich countries continue discussion over who pays for the COP27 agenda

NOTNegotiators representing dozens of developing countries left Germany empty-handed as wealthy countries blocked their attempts to win compensation for damage caused by climate change. The talks that wrapped up in Bonn on Thursday are a key part of the annual climate agenda, setting the stage for the United Nations-sponsored Conference of the Parties, or COP, […]

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Elon Musk speaks to Twitter staff ahead of company acquisition – The Whistler Newspaper

Elon Musk spoke to Twitter employees for the first time on Thursday, ahead of his $44 billion acquisition deal. Musk spoke with staff via a company-wide video call where he held a Q&A with them, moderated by a Twitter executive, during which he talked about everything, from layoffs to the existence of extraterrestrials. However, he […]

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How our community stopped an immigration raid

On a Saturday morning in early June, our community in South East London showed up and demonstrated what solidarity looks like. Together we withstood an immigration raid in Peckham, and our neighbor was released. At 11 a.m. on the 11 In June I saw two immigration vans parked outside my building on Queens Road Peckham, […]

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How to celebrate June 16, 2022 in Philadelphia, from events to corporate recognition

This Sunday, June 19, is Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The date marks the day in 1865 when slaves in Galveston, Texas were finally told of their freedom, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. The holiday has been celebrated by black Americans since […]

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The Legacy of Vincent Chin

Forty years ago, on the eve of his wedding, a young Chinese-American named Vincent Chin was fatally beaten with a baseball bat in the streets of Detroit by two white men shouting anti-Asian slurs. The subsequent miscarriage of justice – neither of the attackers served a day in jail for the crime – marked the […]

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Indian LGBTQIA Movies Everyone Should Watch

Admittedly, Indian cinema has not offered audiences a plethora of progressive films about the LGBTQIA+ community. But some Indian films have indeed broken down barriers and started a conversation on the subject, creating greater awareness and hopefully leading to greater acceptance of people from the LGBTQIA+ community. So here we list a few, which are […]

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Is Norwegian Energy Company ASA (OB:NOR) popular among institutions?

A look at the shareholders of Norwegian Energy Company ASA (OB:NOR) can tell us which group is the most powerful. Insiders often own a large portion of younger, smaller companies, while larger companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. We also tend to see a decline in insider participation in companies that were previously public. […]

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The Bristol Press – Bristol will only allow American and national flags to be flown on municipal property

@brianjohnsonBP BRISTOL — City Council voted on Tuesday to allow only US and state flags to fly on municipal property and to move forward with several building projects. The change to the city’s flag policy was unanimously approved on Tuesday and will go into effect in 14 days. Several cities, including Southington, have recently voted […]

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Disney and gay rights: why is “Lightyear” banned in some countries?

Disney and Pixar’s latest film, “Lightyear,” hits theaters this week, but some countries have chosen not to show – or outright ban – the film. The film’s portrayal of an LGBTQ character is fueling controversy. On Tuesday, 14 countries said they would not allow the film to be shown, likely because of the character’s on-screen […]

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Confronting Jew Hatred and Supporting Israel focuses on JNF event

Leonard Wizmur, Co-Chair of JNF’s Spirit of Israel Community Brunch, delivered the keynote address. Virag Gulyas spent the first years of his life in Soviet-occupied Hungary. It was fed a constant diet of propaganda portraying Israel and the Jews as evil. She believed it. Today, non-Jewish Gulyas is a pro-Israel activist and NYC coordinator for […]

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Countries haggle all night to save WTO deals

Ministers haggled frantically through Thursday night at the World Trade Organization in a bid to salvage deals on food security, fisheries and the fight against Covid-19. The 164 members of the world trade body have added an additional fifth day of talks to try to break the deadlock at the WTO headquarters in Geneva. But […]

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Global abortion rights advocates fear their country could be next if Roe falls

The concerns highlight not only the long reach of US health systems policy far beyond the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction, but also the precarious state of abortion policies in governments around the world. “We know the impact of this decision will have a ripple effect,” said Bethany Van Kampen Saravia, senior legal and policy adviser at […]

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Dozens of countries condemn China over Xinjiang abuse allegations

HONG KONG — Nearly 50 nations are calling on China to respond to allegations of widespread rights abuses in its western region of Xinjiang and on the UN rights chief to issue a long-delayed report on the allegations. The joint statement delivered to the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday comes after UN High Commissioner […]

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Iran Int’l Quran Contest A model for other countries: official

TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Islamic Republic of Iran’s International Quran Competition is the most credible international Quranic competition in the world, an official has said. Hamid Majidimehr, head of the Center for Quranic Affairs at the Awqaf and Charitable Affairs Organization, added that over the past two years many countries have suspended and postponed their […]

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Zendesk said in discussions with an activist investor; The CEO could leave the company

Michael Vi/iStock Editorial via Getty Images Zen office (NYSE: ZEN) is reportedly in talks to settle disputes between the customer support software company and activist investor Jana Partners, which could include the departure of chief executive Mikke Svane. According to Wall street newspaper, the talks aim to end the discord between Zendesk (ZEN) and Jana, […]

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Synagogue challenges Florida abortion law over religion

FILE – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is upholding a 15-week abortion ban law after signing it April 14, 2022 in Kissimmee, Florida. A synagogue claims in a lawsuit filed Friday, June 10, 2022 that a new Florida law banning abortion after 15 weeks violates Jewish religious freedom rights in addition to the privacy protections of […]

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eBay shareholders vote on company principles at annual meeting

eBay shareholders voted in accordance with the board’s recommendations at its June 8, 2022 annual meeting of shareholders. There were five issues before them, including the re-election of all nine members of eBay’s board; approval of compensation for named executive officers of eBay; and approval of an amendment to the employee share ownership plan. The […]

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Why do national dialogues in Arab countries exclude the participation of major parties? – Middle East Monitor

Tunisian President Kais Saied announced in early May the launch of a “national dialogue” to help resolve the political impasse in the North African country that followed his controversial takeover, when he sacked the government and dissolved the elected parliament. Saied, a former law professor, carried out what his opponents, legal experts and political analysts […]

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Status of Gaming Issues for Enthusiasts – GuruFocus.com

Enthusiast Gaming is well positioned to continue delivering rapid revenue growth, while growing gross profit at a significantly faster pace after strong first quarter results that beat consensus estimates Greywood is an investment vehicle that lacks transparency and seeks to take full control of Enthusiast Gaming’s board of directors without paying shareholders a control premium […]

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Community activist Ja’Mal Green joins Chicago mayoral race

In April 2021, Mayor Lori Lightfoot took to Twitter to shoot down what she called “homophobic, racist and misogynistic rumors” about her personal life that community activist Ja’Mal Green helped spread. In a tweet for which he has long apologized, Green said, “Lori Lightfoot is stepping down tomorrow in a stunning end to her position […]

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Waste recycling company requests deferral of sludge permit – Daily Press

KING WILLIAM — The company behind an application to dump sludge at multiple sites in King William County has asked for a delay in processing its permit as citizens and environmentalists demand a public hearing. Synagro Central, LLC., seeks to amend an existing permit to allow waste processing on more than 5,400 acres of agricultural […]

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CSO calls for involvement of traditional leaders in state police

By Stephen Adeye Amb. Hamzat Lawal, Executive Director, Connected Development, a Civil Society Organization (CSO), Amb. Hamzat Lawal, pleaded on Sunday for the full involvement of traditional chiefs in the creation of the state police. Lawal, an international election monitor, made the appeal on the sidelines of the 25th anniversary of the coronation of the […]

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Neighborhood Guardian Facebook groups aim to increase safety and community

New neighborhood digital watch groups are underway in Milan. Chuck Henson, who has created several Facebook pages, along with group director Linda Hocker, is looking for neighbors to join the new Neighborhood Guardians Facebook groups. They invite entire neighborhoods or involved additions “to start making Milan a friendlier and safer place to live, one neighborhood […]

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Prominent figures oppose Mamata Banerjee becoming chancellor of public universities, decry blow to freedom

Actor, directors, painter, comedian and activists among the 40 signatories who are “surprised and amazed” by the appointment of the Prime Minister. Actor, directors, painter, comedian and activists among the 40 signatories who are “surprised and amazed” by the appointment of the Prime Minister. Renowned personalities in West Bengal have expressed their displeasure over the […]

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Community leaders hold event to help heal town from gun violence

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Baton Rouge residents are frustrated with the city’s deadly gun violence; however, some people in the community feel optimistic. “You can never lose hope. You always have to be vigilant. You always have to have a positive attitude towards things,” said Redell Norman, executive director of The Resistance. Norman, along […]

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A March For Our Lives demonstration planned for the Arizona State Capitol

Phoenix joins at least 400 other places across the country on Saturday where March for Our Lives protests are planned. Local activists will rally at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on Saturday to oppose gun violence in the United States. The last March for Our Lives was in 2018, following a mass shooting by […]

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National policy finds its way into SD education legislation | Community

The extent to which national political movements influence South Dakota’s legislative priorities was rarely more apparent than during a House Education Committee hearing in Pierre in early February 2022. On the agenda was House Bill 1337, one of several educational measures introduced by Governor Kristi Noem to keep critical race theory and “intrinsically divisive concepts” […]

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Ginni Thomas asked 29 Arizona state lawmakers to overturn Biden’s victory in the state, report says

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pushed 29 Arizona state lawmakers to discard Joe Biden’s victory in the state and “choose” their own voters in place, The Washington Post reported. The alleged Ms. Thomas emailed 27 more state lawmakers than the Job originally reported last month. Ms Thomas, herself […]

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Delaware lawmakers refuse to override cannabis legalization veto

A motion to override Democratic Gov. John Carney’s veto of a key cannabis legalization bill, House Bill 371, was defeated by members of the Delaware House late last night. The vote was 20 yes, 20 no and 1 not voting. “We salute Rep. Osienski’s dedication to this crucial criminal justice reform and the pursuit of […]

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CITES bans rosewood exports from West African countries, including Ghana

Share this with more people! On June 8, 2022, a historic decision was taken by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). That day, CITES announced the immediate suspension of international trade in West African rosewood. The ban affects all West African countries as well as Cameroon and […]

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Salesforce investors reject call for investigation into claims the company is toxic to non-white workers

Salesforce investors have rejected a shareholder proposal that called for an independent racial equity audit analyzing the effect of the company’s internal policies on civil rights, equity, diversity and inclusion. Activist retail investment platform Tulipshare submitted the proposal after two black women in senior roles quit the company in 2021, citing a toxic work environment […]

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Aurora Theater Company presents WIVES by Jaclyn Backhaus

Aurora Theater Company concludes its 30th season with the West Coast premiere of Jaclyn Backhaus’ Wives. Chicago-based director, adapter and activist Lavina Jadhwani directs Anisha Jagannathan, Kunal Prasad, Jasmine Sharma and Rebecca Schweitzer (Bull in a China Shop; Rapture, Blister, Burn; The First Grade) in this powerful and playful feminist play. The brides will be […]

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Local activist reacts to murder charge against Grand Rapids officer | State

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) – Kent County District Attorney Chris Becker has cleared a second degree murder charge against Grand Rapids Police Officer Christopher Schurr who shot and killed black motorist Patrick Lyoya during a fight in April. ABC12 News was able to watch the announcement live with local activist and Flint pastor Chris Martin, who […]

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The EU will soon require 40% gender representation on corporate boards, but where does the US stand on gender equality on corporate boards?

Currently, women make up only 23.9% of positions on US corporate boards. Getty The European Union has reached a historic agreement requiring companies to ensure that at least 40% of their seats on corporate boards go to the “underrepresented sex”, which is usually women. This decision comes after 10 years of deadlock over the proposals. […]

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SpartanNash Investors Block Company’s Board Reorganization Bid: What You Need to Know

Spartan Nash Co PSTN shareholders on Thursday morning rejected board nominations from activist investors, according to a report from Crain’s Detroit Business. Activist investors Macellum Advisors and Ancora Holdings Group wanted to replace three SpartanNash board members. SpartanNash is a food distribution company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Amazon.com Inc. AMZN is a major investor […]

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Community pilots: Sandals team clean up with school support

Team members from the Sandals Resorts Montego Bay area cleaned more than 400 pounds of trash from a section of the beach and sidewalks in the nearby White House community on Tuesday as part of the initiative to ongoing community support from the company and in particular to mark World Oceans Day 2022 in June. […]

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Deal with it, Commission tells countries as inflation threatens EU plans – EURACTIV.com

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, thanks to on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. European news you deserve to read. welcome to Capitals by EURACTIV. Today’s edition is powered by NESTEWaste can help fuel sustainable mobilityWe need to reduce transport emissions and we need […]

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Youngkin Addresses State’s LGBTQ+ Board of Directors; the president steps down

Governor Glenn Youngkin addressed the Virginia LGBTQ+ Advisory Council at a Wednesday meeting in Richmond and condemned the harassment its members have recently faced. During a virtual committee meeting on May 16, the council was interrupted by a group of people flooding the chat with racist and homophobic messages and images. And while the 21-person […]

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For Pride, Governor Hochul has a chance to protect the LGBTQ+ community

I wouldn’t be alive and thriving in my career as a designer if it weren’t for the help provided by a healthcare facility with a safety net. When I walked through the doors of Callen Lorde Community Health Center in 2000, I was struggling. I had attempted suicide twice. I needed help – and fast. […]

Activist company

IBM CEO explains why the company dumped Watson Health • The Register

IBM Chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna said he fired Watson Health this year because he lacked the required vertical expertise in the health sector. Speaking at stock market analyst Bernstein’s 38th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference, the big boss was asked to describe the background to the sale of the company’s health data and analytics assets […]

Activist countries

West Asian countries should unequivocally speak out against threats from Islamist terrorist groups: Priyanka Chaturvedi

On Wednesday, Shiv Sena MK Priyanka Chaturvedi said West Asian countries that have spoken out strongly against remarks about the Prophet Muhammad should “unequivocally denounce” threats from Islamist terror groups made in the wake of the controversial. Chaturvedi argued that there is a difference between respecting religious feelings and the threats that come with it, […]

Activist state

Maestas has a solid lead in the race for state auditors | Elections

Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]