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Fraser Institute News Release: Canada lags behind Australia on productivity—more business investment key to increased living standards

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- If Canada followed Australias lead in several key policy areas, it could increase productivity growth and raise living standards, finds a new essay released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- If Canada followed Australias lead in several key policy areas, it could increase productivity growth and raise living standards, finds a new essay released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
  • The similarities between Australia and Canada, economically and culturally, make it an important comparator country for Canadian policymakers, said Stephen Kirchner, senior economist at the Business Council of Australia, senior fellow of the Fraser Institute and author of The Canadian-Australian Productivity Gap: Comparative Institutions and Policy Settings .
  • This is the third study in a three-part series of studies comparing the Canadian and Australian economies.
  • To protect the Institutes independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research.

Kidney Disease Survivors' Strategies for Resilience and Hope

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- For two decades, the Renal Support Network's (RSN) essay contest has provided a unique platform for individuals who have kidney disease to share their stories and connect through writing. The theme of this year's essay contest — "Surviving Tough Times, sharing a strategy that helps cope with kidney disease." — inspired people who have kidney disease to share their experiences and how they learned to cope with the illness. The contest is open to anyone in the United States who has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.

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  • The theme of this year's essay contest "Surviving Tough Times, sharing a strategy that helps cope with kidney disease."
  • inspired people who have kidney disease to share their experiences and how they learned to cope with the illness.
  • The contest is open to anyone in the United States who has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.
  • These stories are the fuel that drives hope for people who have kidney disease.

The First 1,000 Days: A Window of Opportunity for a Brighter Future for Children

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Friday, September 23, 2022

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The infant and maternal mortality rates in the US are among the highest of any wealthy country, with glaring racial and ethnic disparities. There is significant room to develop a unifying plan for the right policies and systems to improve nutritional security and well-being for vulnerable families. As part of a special series, sponsored by 1,000 Days of FHI Solutions, that will appear in American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) on October 26, 2022. The full series will present the state of science, research needs, and a policy agenda for optimal maternal and child nutrition in the US.

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  • There is significant room to develop a unifying plan for the right policies and systems to improve nutritional security and well-being for vulnerable families.
  • As part of a special series, sponsored by 1,000 Days of FHI Solutions, that will appear in American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) on October 26, 2022.
  • The full series will present the state of science, research needs, and a policy agenda for optimal maternal and child nutrition in the US.
  • Thus, this journal series brings together papers on these topics during pregnancy, birth, the postpartum period, and early childhood for the US population.

Cecelia Health Celebrates 2022 Donnelly Scholarship Recipients

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cecelia Health today shared their participation in the 2022 Novo Nordisk Donnelly Scholarship. The two national recipients, Anne Marie Hiser (Acworth, Ga.) and Bogdan Vizoli (Woodbury, Minn.), were awarded scholarships of $10,000 each last month and celebrated at a reception during the first week of the US Open where they visited with sports icon Billie Jean King as well as leaders from Cecelia Health and other scholarship sponsors.

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  • Cecelia Health continues to support Novo Nordisk Donnelly Scholarship program, providing virtual, human-led disease education & support to young tennis athletes living with diabetes.
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cecelia Health today shared their participation in the 2022 Novo Nordisk Donnelly Scholarship.
  • "Cecelia Health is honored to support the Novo Nordisk Donnelly Scholarship program," said Mark Clermont, chief executive officer at Cecelia Health.
  • Cecelia Health delivers virtual care designed with a human element to improve health outcomes of people living with chronic conditions.

The Fenway Institute Offers Ways To Support Transgender and Gender Diverse Medical Students

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

BOSTON, Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- An "Art of Medicine" perspective published in The Lancet outlines the need for physician-educators, faculty, and medical education systems to support transgender and gender diverse (TGD) medical students and offers actionable and meaningful ways to do so. The essay adds to the growing body of literature on how to improve the quality of care for TGD people and their families.

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  • "A key factor for improving and expanding the field of transgender health is the presence of transgender and gender diverse physicians in the medical workforce.
  • Everyone who plays a role in medical education has a responsibility to support transgender and gender diverse medical students."
  • The "Art of Medicine" perspective titled, "Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Medical Students," suggests that cisgender physician-educators and teaching faculty can support TGD students by:
    Learning the basics of gender identity and expression, which begins with understanding that the two are different.
  • "Although medical education systems were not designed with transgender and gender diverse medical students in mind, these students have shown great resilience," said lead author Nicolas Freeman (they/them), a fourth-year medical student at Harvard Medical School.

Prof. Gary Yohe Announces Intention to Launch a Collection of Impactful Essays on How to Think About Climate Change

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Middletown, Connecticut--(Newsfile Corp. - September 16, 2022) - Professor Gary Yohe announces his intentions to launch a collection of publications that consists of 33 articles designed to express expert opinions on climate change.

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  • Middletown, Connecticut--(Newsfile Corp. - September 16, 2022) - Professor Gary Yohe announces his intentions to launch a collection of publications that consists of 33 articles designed to express expert opinions on climate change.
  • This body of work is descriptive with each point raised; it is backed up with relatable scenarios to help the readers learn more about climate change.
  • Eventually, the COVID-19 outbreak occurred, and we realized there were parallels regarding emerging research on the climate, the pandemic and existing policies surrounding climate change.
  • These occurrences inspired the decision to update and re-write the articles to form a collection of impactful essays."

Boom & Bucket Announces New Heavy Equipment Scholarship Program

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Boom & Bucket has announced an annual scholarship for students pursuing an education in a heavy equipment related field.

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  • Boom & Bucket has announced an annual scholarship for students pursuing an education in a heavy equipment related field.
  • Students in both the United States and Canada qualify and both trade school and college programs qualify for this scholarship.
  • Boom & Bucket is proud to sponsor this scholarship initiative, said Adam Lawrence, CEO of Boom & Bucket.
  • To apply for the Fall 2023 semester, applications must be submitted by June 15, 2023 at: https://www.boomandbucket.com/blog/scholarship
    Boom & Bucket is the trusted marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment.

Avalon Admission Warns Parents: Stop Trying to "Game" College Admissions

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

"Admission experts sometimes find themselves at odds with parents who feel they have uncovered a secret admission strategy on their favorite social media site.

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  • "Admission experts sometimes find themselves at odds with parents who feel they have uncovered a secret admission strategy on their favorite social media site.
  • "I started Avalon to help students create a unique set of factors that will dramatically improve their admission success.
  • Neil Chyten is founder of College Study Seminars, Chyten Educational Services, NC Global Education, and Avalon Admission.
  • He is author of several books and hundreds of articles on college admission, test preparation, study skills, and other subjects, and is widely considered one of America's best college admission experts.

Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Report Says Progress Still Possible Despite Setbacks to Global Goals

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

SEATTLE, Sept. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today released its sixth annual Goalkeepers Report, noting that nearly every indicator of the UN Sustainable Development Goals is off track at the halfway point for achieving them by 2030. Despite significant setbacks caused by overlapping global crises, the report is optimistic, underscoring opportunities to accelerate progress toward ending poverty, fighting inequality, and reducing the impacts of climate change.

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  • Despite significant setbacks caused by overlapping global crises, the report is optimistic, underscoring opportunities to accelerate progress toward ending poverty, fighting inequality, and reducing the impacts of climate change.
  • In their respective essays, French Gates and Gates call for new approaches to achieving gender equality and food security.
  • Goalkeepers is the foundation's campaign to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals).
  • By sharing stories and data behind the Global Goals through an annual report, the Gates Foundation hopes to inspire a new generation of leadersGoalkeepers who raise awareness of progress, hold their leaders accountable, and drive action to achieve the Global Goals.

Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Report Says Progress Still Possible Despite Setbacks to Global Goals

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

SEATTLE, Sept. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today released its sixth annual Goalkeepers Report, noting that nearly every indicator of the UN Sustainable Development Goals is off track at the halfway point for achieving them by 2030. Despite significant setbacks caused by overlapping global crises, the report is optimistic, underscoring opportunities to accelerate progress toward ending poverty, fighting inequality, and reducing the impacts of climate change.

Key Points: 
  • Despite significant setbacks caused by overlapping global crises, the report is optimistic, underscoring opportunities to accelerate progress toward ending poverty, fighting inequality, and reducing the impacts of climate change.
  • In their respective essays, French Gates and Gates call for new approaches to achieving gender equality and food security.
  • Goalkeepers is the foundation's campaign to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals).
  • By sharing stories and data behind the Global Goals through an annual report, the Gates Foundation hopes to inspire a new generation of leadersGoalkeepers who raise awareness of progress, hold their leaders accountable, and drive action to achieve the Global Goals.