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Project on Fair Representation Releases White Paper Urging States and Jurisdictions to Use Citizen Voting Age Population For Redistricting

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 5:54pm

b'ARLINGTON, Va., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Project on Fair Representation (POFR) released a White Paper urging states and sub-jurisdictions to use citizen voting age population rather than total population as the metric for redistricting U.S. election districts.

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  • b'ARLINGTON, Va., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Project on Fair Representation (POFR) released a White Paper urging states and sub-jurisdictions to use citizen voting age population rather than total population as the metric for redistricting U.S. election districts.
  • The White Paper can be found at ProjectonFairRepresentation.org.\nEvery ten years States must redistrict to account for population shifts and ensure that districts contain equal population.
  • Traditionally, States have used a "total population" measure as the basis for redistricting.
  • A total population measure is what it sounds likedistricts are drawn on the basis of raw population, without regard to citizenship or voting eligibility.

Scotiabank targets $10 Billion commitment in support of affordable housing in Canada

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 3:00pm

b'TORONTO, April 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today announced that it is the first large financial institution in Canada to align with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to transform housing affordability across the country.

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  • b'TORONTO, April 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today announced that it is the first large financial institution in Canada to align with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to transform housing affordability across the country.
  • "Scotiabank is committed to developing innovative lending, investing and underwriting solutions for retail, commercial and corporate clients who support the achievement of this important housing objective in Canada.
  • "\nAs Canada\'s authority on housing, CMHC is delivering the National Housing Strategy a $70+ billion, 10-year federal investment in housing with additional funding committed by the provinces and territories.\n"Governments alone can\'t solve Canada\'s housing challenges.
  • We\'re pleased to have Scotiabank join us in our efforts to create a new generation of housing in Canada.

CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships Announced

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 2:30pm

b'TORONTO, April 12, 2021 /CNW/ -Riley Yesnoand Shayla Sayer-Brabant are the recipients of this year\'s CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships , established to encourage Indigenous voices and a better understanding of Indigenous issues.\nThe award allows two early-career Indigenous journalists to explore issues of interest while being hosted for one month at the CBC News Indigenous Unit in Winnipeg ( http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous ).

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  • b'TORONTO, April 12, 2021 /CNW/ -Riley Yesnoand Shayla Sayer-Brabant are the recipients of this year\'s CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships , established to encourage Indigenous voices and a better understanding of Indigenous issues.\nThe award allows two early-career Indigenous journalists to explore issues of interest while being hosted for one month at the CBC News Indigenous Unit in Winnipeg ( http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous ).
  • This year, the fellowships will be offered remotely.\nYesno, an Anishinaabe woman from Eabametoong First Nation who grew up in Thunder Bay, Ont., graduates this year from the University of Toronto with a double major in Indigenous Studies and Political Science.
  • They will explore the subject of self-harm and suicide, important but taboo topics that affect Indigenous youth.\n"Riley is one of the brightest young minds in Canada today," says jury member Lenard Monkman, an associate producer with CBC Indigenous and a 2017 CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowship recipient.
  • The foundation runs a prestigious awards and fellowships program featuring an industry gala where news leaders, journalists and corporate Canada gather to celebrate outstanding journalistic achievement and the value of professional journalism.

Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Opens Nominations for the Second Annual Voices Youth Award 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:56pm

b'SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Second Annual Voices Youth Award will be given to a youth who, or organization which has pioneered or been part of exemplary programs and actions to engage youth in the local, regional or global movement to abolish nuclear weapons.

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  • b'SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Second Annual Voices Youth Award will be given to a youth who, or organization which has pioneered or been part of exemplary programs and actions to engage youth in the local, regional or global movement to abolish nuclear weapons.
  • The award honors the legacy of former U.S.S.R. President Mikhail Gorbachev and former U.S.A. Secretary of State George Shultz in their efforts for nuclear disarmament.\nThe first Voices Youth Award 2020 was given to youth activist Kehkashan Basu an advocate for the rights of children and young people since the age of 12.
  • Additional materials such as online posts, photos, website articles, and a video no longer than three minutes.
  • Enter"Voices Youth Award Submission" in the subject line.\nAll supporting materials should include activities that have taken place between January 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021.\nSubmissions for nominations must be received by June 15, 2021, 5:00 PM, PDT.

ERA Supporters Adopt a Strategic Pivot; It's Their Final Push to Make the Amendment a Reality

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 1:38pm

"We\'re focusing first on the six Republican women senators who have not announced support."

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  • "We\'re focusing first on the six Republican women senators who have not announced support."
  • Assuming that all 50 Democratic senators are ready to vote in support of the resolution, ERA backers still need at least 10 Republican votes to shut down any possible filibusters.
  • "\nThe seven-year time limit was set in an accompanying joint resolution Congress adopted in 1972 when it sent the amendment to the states for ratification.
  • Congressional adoption of the 2021 joint resolution will complete the task of adding the ERA to the U.S. Constitution, ERA supporters believe.

AHF Welcomes Biden’s Proposed 15% HUD Budget Increase

Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 5:14pm

President Bidens budget proposal for HUD is great news and could not have come a moment too soon, said Michael Weinstein, president of AHF.

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  • President Bidens budget proposal for HUD is great news and could not have come a moment too soon, said Michael Weinstein, president of AHF.
  • Even before the pandemic, many millions of Americans were struggling with housing affordability while homelessness was continuing to spiral out of control.
  • The times require real action and President Bidens HUD budget delivers it.
  • Politico also reported the Biden budget blueprint would boost funding by nearly 10 percent, to $3.8 billion, for the Community Development Block Grant program.

Gebo Group LLC and Crypto.com Announce Expanded Relationship

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 10:50pm

JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gebo Group LLC and Crypto.com are pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement to expand their existing relationship.

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  • JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gebo Group LLC and Crypto.com are pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement to expand their existing relationship.
  • "We have been extremely happy with our relationship with Crypto.com to date," said Gebo co-founder James Wines.
  • Gebo Group, LLC is a US FinCEN registered Money Service Business providing deep institutional liquidity on a principal-to-principal basis.
  • Gebo Group offers sophisticated financial products and payment solutions using state of the art compliance and enterprise grade technology.

Luther Burbank Corporation Announces First Quarter 2021 Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 6:00pm

Luther Burbank Corporation is a publicly owned company traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol LBC.

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  • Luther Burbank Corporation is a publicly owned company traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol LBC.
  • The Company is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California with total assets of $6.9 billion, total loans of $6.0 billion and total deposits of $5.3 billion as of December31, 2020.
  • It operates primarily through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Luther Burbank Savings, an FDIC insured, California-chartered bank.
  • Luther Burbank Savings executes on its mission to improve the financial future of customers, employees and shareholders by providing personal banking and business banking services.

California Hydrogen Coalition: Major Push for Hydrogen as Part of State’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Strategy Slated for California State Senate Hearing on Friday

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 4:48pm

Hydrogen backers note the industry will receive approximately $190 million through 2023 thru the states Clean Transportation program.

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  • Hydrogen backers note the industry will receive approximately $190 million through 2023 thru the states Clean Transportation program.
  • That compares to the more than $2.4 billion that has been spend on charging infrastructure for battery electric vehicles.
  • Studies from the California Air Resources Board note that 1,000 strategically located hydrogen fueling stations could serve about 97 percent of the state.
  • To listen only, but not testify, for this hearing in the Senate Chamber, please dial 1-888-251-2909 and use Access Code 7362831.

Global Biorisk Advisory Council Responds to Updated CDC Guidelines for Cleaning and Disinfecting Against COVID-19

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 2:14pm

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, today released clarification around revised guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to cleaning and disinfecting for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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  • The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, today released clarification around revised guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to cleaning and disinfecting for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • ISSA and GBAC wish to emphasize the critical importance that cleaning and disinfecting surfaces must not only reduce exposure to COVID-19, but to other pathogens as well.
  • When used correctly by trained professionals, proven products and equipment are very effective against SARS-CoV-2 as well as other viruses and bacteria.
  • For more information on proper facilities cleaning and disinfecting now and post pandemic, visit www.issa.com/coronavirus .