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American Indian College Fund President Cheryl Crazy Bull Details How to Ensure College Access for Native Students in New Brief

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Denver, Colo., June 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Campaign for College Opportunity published “ Ensuring College Access and Success for American Indian/Alaska Native Students ,” authored by Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, as part of its national initiative, "Affirming Equity, Ensuring Inclusion, and Empowering Action," to elevate best practices supporting the college preparation, admission, affordability, and success of minoritized students.

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  • Denver, Colo., June 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Campaign for College Opportunity published “ Ensuring College Access and Success for American Indian/Alaska Native Students ,” authored by Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, as part of its national initiative, "Affirming Equity, Ensuring Inclusion, and Empowering Action," to elevate best practices supporting the college preparation, admission, affordability, and success of minoritized students.
  • Despite centuries of trauma connected with education as an assimilation tool, American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) peoples have remained resilient and advocated tirelessly to achieve equal opportunity in higher education.
  • The result was a movement to restore Native culture and community life through the creation of tribally controlled colleges and universities (TCUs).
  • The brief also presents the current state of higher education access and completion for American Indian/Alaska Native Students (AIAN) and details a series of best practices and recommendations that ensure AIAN students can succeed in higher education without abandoning their cultures.

Restaurants Canada urges reduction in EI Premiums to immediately Lift the Strain on Small Businesses

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

This report delves into the profound impacts of Employment Insurance Premiums on small businesses.

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  • This report delves into the profound impacts of Employment Insurance Premiums on small businesses.
  • As restaurants and small business owners navigate an affordability crisis, this report shines a spotlight on the challenges posed by higher EI Premiums amidst unprecedented cost pressures.
  • This reinvestment would immediately take the form of improved wages, investments in training and development, or expanded hiring efforts,” said Kelly Higginson, President and CEO of Restaurants Canada.
  • Payroll taxes, like EI, have an impact on small business’ hiring decisions and their ability to grow their business.

TAWANI Foundation Gifts $10M to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association

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Friday, June 7, 2024

Chicago, June 07, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TAWANI Foundation, through its founder, Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), announces its commitment of $10 million to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSO).

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  • Chicago, June 07, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TAWANI Foundation, through its founder, Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), announces its commitment of $10 million to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSO).
  • “As a long-time enthusiast and current CSOA Board Member, I am proud to support an esteemed cultural organization like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through TAWANI Foundation,” Col. Pritzker said.
  • The Chicago Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1891 by a coalition of visionary business leaders who enlisted renowned conductor Theodore Thomas as its first music director.
  • “The impact of this leadership gift from the TAWANI Foundation is extremely meaningful and wide-reaching,” said Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association President Jeff Alexander.

Henry Moore in Miniature shows the brutal influence of wartime on the sculptor’s work

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

This exhibition displays more than 60 of Moore’s maquettes – small models created to plan a larger piece of sculpture.

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  • This exhibition displays more than 60 of Moore’s maquettes – small models created to plan a larger piece of sculpture.
  • Later in his career, as Europe descended into yet another war, Moore completed Three Points (1939-1940), made from cast iron.
  • The sculpture has surrealist characteristics and although Moore never saw himself as part of the surrealist movement, he was excited by its impact on contemporary art.
  • The start of the second world war left Moore questioning his role in the impending conflict.
  • Sir Kenneth Clarke, then-director of the National Gallery (1934-1945) and a lifelong supporter of Moore, appointed him as a war artist.
  • It’s thought Moore made a series of maquettes as a way of recalling these intimate scenes of survival.

Canadians do not rank menstruation within the top five barriers to education, despite period poverty causing millions to miss up to two years of school

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

With it comes not only missed school time, but a damaging stigma, human rights violations and even vulnerability to sexual exploitation.

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  • With it comes not only missed school time, but a damaging stigma, human rights violations and even vulnerability to sexual exploitation.
  • Due to period poverty, a sad reality is that many girls are reporting being asked to exchange sex for hygiene products.
  • Unfortunately, equal access to education isn’t within reach for millions as period poverty remains one of several barriers to education in developing countries.
  • Canadians can help break barriers so that people who menstruate don’t have to continue sacrificing education for a natural, biological function.

Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Impact to End ALS Continues with Fourth Annual Lou Gehrig Day at Major League Baseball Games

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease ALS took the life of the famed Yankee slugger at the age of 37.

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  • Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease ALS took the life of the famed Yankee slugger at the age of 37.
  • The ALS community and teams from MLB honor Lou Gehrig Day on June 2, marking the date when Gehrig became the Yankees' starting first baseman, and the same date he passed away from ALS in 1941.
  • MDA’s recognition of Lou Gehrig Day at 17 ballparks across the country raises awareness and funds for its mission in support of families living with ALS.
  • We commend Major League Baseball for their steadfast support of Lou Gehrig Day, empowering baseball enthusiasts to contribute to ALS breakthroughs," said Donald S. Wood, PhD, President and CEO, MDA.

Stay Safe and Sober on Roads, Waterways and Trails This Victoria Day Weekend

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Friday, May 17, 2024

OAKVILLE, Ontario, May 17, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As many Canadians look forward to the Victoria Day holiday weekend, MADD Canada is asking everyone to do their part to keep roads, trails and waterways safe by never operating a vehicle impaired.

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  • OAKVILLE, Ontario, May 17, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As many Canadians look forward to the Victoria Day holiday weekend, MADD Canada is asking everyone to do their part to keep roads, trails and waterways safe by never operating a vehicle impaired.
  • “The Victoria Day long weekend is the unofficial start to summer for many of us and we want everyone to have a happy and fun holiday,” said MADD Canada National President Tanya Hansen Pratt.
  • “I lost my Mom to an impaired driver and my family feels her absence every holiday.
  • “Stay over, take public transportation, appoint a sober driver or check out Uber, MADD Canada’s Official Designated Driving App.”
    As the unofficial start of summer, the Victoria Day long weekend marks the annual start of MADD Canada’s Campaign 911 program.

Bird Joins Canadians for CANDU® Campaign

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, May 16, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bird Construction Inc. (TSX: BDT) is pleased to announce that it has joined the Canadians for CANDU Campaign.

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  • MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, May 16, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bird Construction Inc. (TSX: BDT) is pleased to announce that it has joined the Canadians for CANDU Campaign.
  • "We are pleased to join the Canadians for CANDU Campaign and champion a technology that is a cornerstone of Canadian innovation and a key to global sustainability efforts," said Teri McKibbon, President and CEO of Bird Construction.
  • It is a national strategic asset critical to the energy transition, supporting significant economic opportunities for Canadians.
  • The Canadians for CANDU campaign calls on the federal and provincial governments to support the only made-in-Canada nuclear technology on the market to help the country reach net-zero and support a thriving domestic nuclear ecosystem.

NATERA ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. is Investigating Natera, Inc. on Behalf of Long-Term Stockholders and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Our investigation concerns whether the board of directors of Natera have breached their fiduciary duties to the company.

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  • Our investigation concerns whether the board of directors of Natera have breached their fiduciary duties to the company.
  • Natera, a Delaware corporation with principal executive offices in Austin, Texas, offers genetic testing in the areas of women’s health, oncology, and organ health.
  • Among other things, The New York Times reported that Natera’s positive results for several genetic disorders were incorrect more than 80 percent of the time.
  • In addition, the FDA advised health care providers that they should not rely on NIPT results alone to diagnose chromosomal abnormalities or disorders.

Moose Hide Welcomes Support from BMO through Donation and Awareness Campaign in Branches Across Canada in May

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Monday, May 13, 2024

The Moose Hide Campaign is an Indigenous-led initiative to end domestic and gender-based violence against women and children, particularly Indigenous women and children

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  • The Moose Hide Campaign is an Indigenous-led initiative to end domestic and gender-based violence against women and children, particularly Indigenous women and children
    BMO is supporting the Moose Hide Campaign with a donation and multiple online and in-branch activations, including awareness through Moose Hide pins across Canada
    TORONTO, May 13, 2024 /CNW/ - The Moose Hide Campaign is pleased to welcome the support of BMO through both a donation and multiple awareness activities to promote the Campaign Day, which takes place on May 16th.
  • The Moose Hide Campaign began as a BC-born Indigenous-led movement to end domestic and gender-based violence against women and children.
  • A cornerstone of the Moose Hide Campaign is the wearing of the moose hide pin – a small square of moose hide, ethically sourced or donated, and hand-made by Indigenous women.
  • BMO branch employees across Canada will be wearing their Moose Hide pins all month long to help bring awareness to the movement.