Federation

Statement from SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman on the U.S. Department of Defense’s New Office of Strategic Capital

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

DoDs creation of the Office of Strategic Capital marks a significant milestone in the Biden-Harris Administrations investment in critical technologies that drive innovation, power our nations technological leadership, and strengthen our national security.

Key Points: 
  • DoDs creation of the Office of Strategic Capital marks a significant milestone in the Biden-Harris Administrations investment in critical technologies that drive innovation, power our nations technological leadership, and strengthen our national security.
  • SBA and DoD are aligned in our mission of growing private capital investment in emerging and critical technologies.
  • We look forward to working with DoDs Office of Strategic Capital through a new SBA-DoD partnership, which we will be announcing at the Reagan National Defense Forum.
  • It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations.

Minister Alghabra Announces Canada's Green Freight Program and ZEV Awareness Initiative

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Friday, December 2, 2022

From 2018 to 2022, Natural Resources Canada administered the Green Freight Assessment Program (GFAP), investing $3.4 million to support freight companies in decarbonizing their operations.Building on this momentum, the GFAP was recapitalized through Budget 2022 and renamed as the Green Freight Program.

Key Points: 
  • From 2018 to 2022, Natural Resources Canada administered the Green Freight Assessment Program (GFAP), investing $3.4 million to support freight companies in decarbonizing their operations.Building on this momentum, the GFAP was recapitalized through Budget 2022 and renamed as the Green Freight Program.
  • The first call will seek project proposals under the nearly $200-million Green Freight Program to help fleets reduce their fuel consumption and GHG emissions.
  • I also announced that the ZEV Awareness Initiative is being expanded to include medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
  • This month, we are launching calls for proposals for the Green Freight Program and the expanded ZEV Awareness Initiative.

Community Health Systems, Inc. Announces Wayne T. Smith to Retire as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) announced today that Wayne T. Smith will retire from his role as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2023.

Key Points: 
  • Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) announced today that Wayne T. Smith will retire from his role as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2023.
  • Smith joined Community Health Systems as President in 1997, became Chief Executive Officer three months later, and he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2001.
  • We are fortunate that the Company will continue to benefit from Waynes expertise and guidance as the Chairman of our Board.
  • Wayne T. Smith joined Community Health Systems in January 1997 as President, a position he held until January 2014.

California Must Enact Solutions to Address Water Crisis

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Friday, December 2, 2022

In August, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled strategies to address the water crisis as well as California's inability to construct much needed water infrastructure improvements.

Key Points: 
  • In August, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled strategies to address the water crisis as well as California's inability to construct much needed water infrastructure improvements.
  • It has been decades since the federal government and California formed a partnership to build the CVP and SWP, two of the nation's largest water storage and conveyance systems, which cross 444 miles from Northern California, through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, to Southern California.
  • Increased water storage is a critical tool to a more resilient water future for all Californians.
  • Now is the time for the state to eliminate environmental logjams and bureaucratic red tape to start building these projects and solve its water supply crisis.

EDPMA Supports The Texas Medical Association's Lawsuit And The Implementation of the No Surprises Act As Intended

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Friday, December 2, 2022

McLEAN, Va., Dec. 1, 2022  /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA) fully supports the Texas Medical Association's efforts to hold accountable the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor and the Department of Treasury (the Departments) to ensure fair and equitable implementation of the No Surprises Act as intended.

Key Points: 
  • The suit calls into question the Departments' methodology that ultimately drives down the QPAs resulting in under-reimbursement of healthcare providers.
  • "TMA's claims align with EDPMA members' experiences," says Don H. Powell, DO FACEP, EDPMA Chair of the Board.
  • EDPMA fully supports the Texas Medical Association and their lawsuit to protect physicians and the healthcare system.
  • The Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA) is the nation's largest professional physician trade association focused on the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care in the emergency department.

FAIR Leads Border Security Coalition Effort Urging Congress to Reject Amnesty in the Lame-Duck Session

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

The letter also reiterates a prior ask, calling for the immediate introduction of flagship legislation next Congress to secure the border and reduce illegal immigration.

Key Points: 
  • The letter also reiterates a prior ask, calling for the immediate introduction of flagship legislation next Congress to secure the border and reduce illegal immigration.
  • "In May, we sent you a letter that called for immediate passage of a strong and effective border security legislation in the new Congress.
  • In particular, we are deeply concerned about the immediate danger posed by the lame-duck session of Congress that is now underway.
  • With over 3 million members and supporters nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests.

Affordable Internet Improves Lives According to Recent Survey

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

ATLANTA and WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent report from Cox, conducted by a third-party research firm, customers enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and/or who use Cox's Connect2Compete (C2C) service, are experiencing significant positive impacts to their careers, their children's education and to the continuing education of the adults in their household.

Key Points: 
  • C2C and ConnectAssist customers can receive free internet when the ACP benefit is applied.
  • "This research shows how our customers' lives are bettered by having an affordable internet connection at home.We're fully committed to our digital equity efforts and empowering more people to get connected and thrive in today's world."
  • Cox offers several affordable internet programs to qualifying households to keep our communities connected, in addition to digital literacy training and discounted PCs.
  • To learn more about Cox's dedication to digital equity and explore affordable internet tiers, please visit cox.com/digitalequity .

Rescheduled: Chalk River Laboratories Officially Breaks Ground on One of the Largest Nuclear Research Facilities Ever Constructed in Canada

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

On December 7, both AECL and CNL leadership will mark the start of construction of the exciting new complex one of the largest nuclear research facilities ever constructed in Canada.

Key Points: 
  • On December 7, both AECL and CNL leadership will mark the start of construction of the exciting new complex one of the largest nuclear research facilities ever constructed in Canada.
  • It will also support the national nuclear laboratorys other research priorities public health, environmental stewardship and global security.
  • It owns the Chalk River Laboratories, Canadas largest science and technology complex, and other nuclear sites.
  • As Canadas premier nuclear science and technology organization, CNL is a world leader in the development of innovative nuclear science and technology products and services.

Patient Demand for Medicinal Cannabis in Australia Continues to Grow

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

In 2018, the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) changed the system medical practitioners had to follow to apply for medicinal cannabis products.

Key Points: 
  • In 2018, the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) changed the system medical practitioners had to follow to apply for medicinal cannabis products.
  • Levin Health says this highlights a major uplift in clinicians that want to make medicinal cannabis a regular treatment option.
  • With more than 200 different medicinal cannabis products available, patients can choose between oils, capsules, nasal sprays and oral sprays.
  • The average individual spend now sits at $278 a month for cannabis Melbourne and Australia wide, with the average price per mg of cannabinoid continuing to drop.

10 days of paid sick leave now in force for nearly 1 million federally regulated workers across Canada

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Today, Minister of Labour, Seamus O'Regan Jr., announced that 10 days of paid sick leave (medical leave with pay) is now a reality in all federally regulated private sector workplaces .

Key Points: 
  • Today, Minister of Labour, Seamus O'Regan Jr., announced that 10 days of paid sick leave (medical leave with pay) is now a reality in all federally regulated private sector workplaces .
  • Ten days of paid sick leave means that more workers won't have to choose between getting well and getting paid.
  • Paid sick leave (medical leave with pay) is a paid job-protected leave under Part III of the Canada Labour Code that provides federally regulated private sector employees with up to 10 days of leave per year.
  • In a given year, some employees will require no paid sick leave, while others will require 10 days or more.