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New Report Exposes the “Dark Underworld” of Illegal Tobacco Trade in Canada, France, the Philippines and the United Kingdom

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Monday, June 24, 2024

The report highlights key indicators – found across the four countries – that are allowing illegal trade to flourish.

Key Points: 
  • The report highlights key indicators – found across the four countries – that are allowing illegal trade to flourish.
  • As illegal sales continue to bombard the legal tobacco market, governments are facing a decline in tax revenue.
  • According to 88% surveyed, governments’ inability to collect tax revenue because of illegal trade is a significant issue.
  • Seven out of ten (71%) Canadians believe that the proceeds of the illegal tobacco trade should fund law enforcement.

Kerry Max Cook Declared Innocent After 46 Years of Legal Battles

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

In a landmark decision, Kerry Max Cook has been officially declared innocent by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Key Points: 
  • In a landmark decision, Kerry Max Cook has been officially declared innocent by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
  • In 1978, Kerry Max Cook was convicted of the brutal murder of Linda Jo Edwards and sentenced to death.
  • Kerry Max Cook expressed relief and gratitude upon hearing the court's decision, stating, "This has been a long and painful journey.
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Panasonic Connect Announces its First AI-Enabled TOUGHBOOK PC

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Panasonic Connect North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, today announced enhancements to the fully rugged and modular TOUGHBOOK 40® laptop.

Key Points: 
  • Panasonic Connect North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, today announced enhancements to the fully rugged and modular TOUGHBOOK 40® laptop.
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    Panasonic Connect announces enhancements to the fully rugged and modular TOUGHBOOK 40® laptop.
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    “We are dedicated to developing solutions that not only address the current needs of our customers, but also anticipate their future requirements,” said Dominick Passanante, Vice President and GM of Panasonic Connect.
  • The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK family of laptops and 2-in-1 tablets can be followed on social media channels including LinkedIn , YouTube , Instagram , Facebook , and X , and on our blog, Rugged Mobility for Business .

CWCI Examines California’s Proposed Presumption for Agricultural Heat Injuries

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Monday, June 17, 2024

In addition, the analysis considers the impact of the legislation on the California workers’ compensation system.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, the analysis considers the impact of the legislation on the California workers’ compensation system.
  • Among the findings:
    Despite global warming and climate change, there are very few agricultural heat illness claims in California workers’ compensation.
  • The small percentage of claims involving heat illnesses likely reflects the success of Cal/OSHA’s outdoor heat illness prevention standard, enacted in 2005 and amended in 2015.
  • The standard requires, among other things, access to shade and water, active monitoring of employees who need to acclimatize to heat, supervisor and employee training, and a heat illness plan.

Police And Military Simulation Training Market size is set to grow by USD 5.38 billion from 2024-2028, cost-effective virtual training boost the market, Technavio

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

STE offers combined-arms training by replicating various platforms and complex operating environments, enhancing cognitive, physical, and social elements.

Key Points: 
  • STE offers combined-arms training by replicating various platforms and complex operating environments, enhancing cognitive, physical, and social elements.
  • Real-time database modifications based on trainee actions make these simulations more accurate and realistic, fueling market growth.
  • The simulation training market for police and military is experiencing significant growth.
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    The police and military simulation training market has experienced cost reduction due to COTS and SWaP requirements.

National Press Club Statement on 2020 Aubuchon Honoree Linda Tirado

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Following is a statement by Emily Wilkins, the 117th President of the National Press Club, on the news that photographer Linda Tirado, the Club's 2020 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Honoree, has entered hospice care as a result of injuries suffered covering the 2020 Minneapolis unrest in the wake of George Floyd case.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, June 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Following is a statement by Emily Wilkins, the 117th President of the National Press Club, on the news that photographer Linda Tirado, the Club's 2020 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Honoree, has entered hospice care as a result of injuries suffered covering the 2020 Minneapolis unrest in the wake of George Floyd case.
  • "Ms. Tirado covered the 2020 riots in Minneapolis following the murder of George Floyd.
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    Founded in 1908, the National Press Club is the world's leading professional organization for journalists.
  • With more than 3,000 members representing nearly every major news organization, the Club is a leading voice for press freedom in the U.S. and worldwide.

AMAZON LABOR UNION VOTES TO RATIFY TEAMSTERS AFFILIATION

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., June 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Amazon Labor Union members have voted to affiliate with the 1.3 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters by a near unanimous 98.3 percent in favor. The labor affiliation brings renewed representation and powerful resources to Amazon workers as they organize nationwide and demand a contract from the trillion-dollar global corporation.

Key Points: 
  • The labor affiliation brings renewed representation and powerful resources to Amazon workers as they organize nationwide and demand a contract from the trillion-dollar global corporation.
  • "Together, with hard work, courage, and conviction, the Teamsters and ALU will fight fearlessly to ensure Amazon workers secure the good jobs and safe working conditions they deserve in a union contract.
  • "On behalf of the Amazon Labor Union, I'm proud of our members choosing a path to victory.
  • Members of ALU-IBT Local 1 will have access to the financial and organizational resources of the Teamsters International Union, the Teamsters Amazon Division, and Teamsters Joint Council 16 in New York.

Hurricane Preparedness: Tips for People Who Use Hearing Aids, Assistive Communication Devices

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Monday, June 17, 2024

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 17, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- With experts predicting an unusually active Atlantic hurricane season this year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is sharing storm readiness tips for people who use assistive technologies such as hearing aids and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.

Key Points: 
  • If someone uses a device to help them hear or speak, it ideally should be charged and with them at all times.
  • ASHA shares the following advice for people who use assistive devices and their families:
    Keep devices fully charged and near you when you sleep.
  • A physical communication card that briefly explains your specific communication challenges or needs can be useful as you interact with first responders and others.
  • Consider including contact information of a trusted communication partner familiar with your communication differences who can provide additional support to first responders when communication breakdowns occur.

CITGO Lemont Refinery and FBI-Chicago Host Joint Public Safety Exercise

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Monday, June 17, 2024

"It's our culture to be safe, secure and reliable at the CITGO Lemont Refinery.

Key Points: 
  • "It's our culture to be safe, secure and reliable at the CITGO Lemont Refinery.
  • We're always identifying ways to improve our facility for a more secure environment for our employees and the community," stated Jim Cristman, CITGO Lemont Vice President and General Manager.
  • Local agencies that were in attendance included members from the CITGO Lemont Refinery Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER) Council.
  • It continues to share information and increase understanding and cooperation between CITGO, community leaders and communities regarding safety, the environment and emergency response.

Infant’s tragic death after neglect sparks urgent calls for system changes

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

As a community in Kingston, Ont., grapples with the shocking death of a seven-month-old infant who was allegedly abandoned for several days, questions arise as to how such a tragedy could unfold.

Key Points: 
  • As a community in Kingston, Ont., grapples with the shocking death of a seven-month-old infant who was allegedly abandoned for several days, questions arise as to how such a tragedy could unfold.
  • A surviving three-year-old sibling was also rescued from the home and brought to hospital in need of medical care.
  • Police say the boys’ 32-year-old mother now faces charges of criminal negligence causing death, failing to provide necessaries of life and two counts of abandoning a child under 10 years old.

Children’s right to safety and nurturance

  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international human rights treaty that was ratified by Canada in 1991 and stipulates that all children have the right to safety, protection, nurturance and care.
  • Regardless of a child’s background, race or ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic circumstance or ability level, all children have the right to flourish.

Child neglect

  • Child neglect is defined as the failure to meet the basic needs of a child to ensure their health and safety.
  • In its most severe form, child neglect can lead to major physical and cognitive delays or even death.
  • Child neglect is one of the most common forms of child maltreatment in Canada.

Collective responsibility for child safety

  • In addition to the responsibility of parents, the UNCRC underscores that governments and government-supported institutions — including child welfare authorities, police and health-care institutions — share responsibility for the health, safety and overall well-being of children and youth.
  • They also share the duty to support parents to fulfill their responsibility of protecting and caring for their children.
  • In Canada, child welfare ministries operated by provincial and territorial governments are responsible for ensuring the safety and protection of children.

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