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US Department of Justice awards nearly $8 million to Mississippi agencies

Image courtesy of the Department of Justice The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $7,627,404 to various Mississippi agencies to bolster public safety measures. Funds will be allocated to support the Enhanced Collaboration Model Working Group Grant to Combat Human Trafficking, the Safe Neighborhoods Project Grant, the Office of Human […]

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Climate Policy Update – September 26, 2022

Good evening! This is Akin Gump’s weekly policy bulletin on climate change policy and regulatory developments, providing information on the major climate policy headlines from the past week and upcoming climate-related events and hearings. : National Joe Biden on Senate Ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol (White House) President Biden praised the […]

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PathStone’s Enterprise Center Awards $10,000 to Three Women-Owned Small Businesses in Multi-State Pitch Contest

NEW YORK, NY/ACCESSWIRE/September 25, 2022/ Three women-owned small businesses placed 1st 2n/a and 3rd in this year’s She Means Business pitch competition and received a total of $10,000 in cash from PathStone’s Enterprise Center on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Victoria E. Thomas-Bodie of Indianapolis IN, owner of The pink bathtub Channel Sabado of Rochester NY, […]

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Launch of the Building Outdoor Communities program

North Carolina earns $28 billion from outdoor recreation. The WNC: MADE X MTNS ((Made By Mountains) Partnership has launched the Building Outdoor Communities program which focuses on capacity building, technical assistance, training, connectivity and education for communities looking to make advance their outdoor economy goals.Mitchell County was placed at the top of the list and […]

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Trafficking could mean last flight for African Grays – Analysis – Eurasia Review

By Mohamed Daghar* The population of African gray parrots in the wild is declining at a rate assess 21% each year. Found in West and Central Africa, the birds are being sold by illegal wildlife dealers as exotic pets, and their natural habitat is being destroyed. Licensing policies and practices governing parrot ownership are not […]

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Downtown Sault businesses can apply for $25,000 grant from MEDC

SAULT STE. MARIE — A new program from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation will support the expansion and renovation of small businesses in downtown Sault Ste. Married. The MEDC is in partnership with the Downtown Development Authority of Sault Ste. Marie to bring development grant funds to the Soo. The program, which is also being […]

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FEMA awards $7.6 million to Henry Ford Health for COVID-19 expenses – The News Herald

vThe Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing $7,625,122 to Henry Ford Health to cover expenses incurred in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-12th District), who recently made the announcement, said Henry Ford Health has been instrumental in providing care in Southeast Michigan throughout the pandemic. “From the emergency response to COVID-19 […]

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DHS Awards $20 Million in Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced 43 grants, totaling $20 million, under the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program for fiscal year 2022 ( FY22). TVTP works to help prevent incidents of domestic violent extremism, as well as strengthen efforts to counter online radicalization and mobilization to violence. This prevention program, administered […]

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Shortage of healthcare workers is a ‘ticking time bomb’ – even in Europe

WHO Europe Panel on Health Workforce Shortages 2022 TEL AVIV — Aging doctors and overworked staff are just two of the consequences of the severe shortage of health care workers, even in the relatively wealthy World Health Organization (WHO) region of Europe. “In one out of three countries in the region, more than 40% of […]

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Shaheen and Baldwin introduce legislation to give local communities tools to tackle the substance use disorder epidemic

September 13, 2022 (Washington, DC) – US Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act empowering local communities to better address the epidemic of opioid and substance use disorders. The legislation will enhance State Opioid Response (SOR) grants – an important tool for communities’ overall response to […]

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Pennsylvania Authorized Sales Representatives will travel to Scranton

Sept. 11—SCRANTON — Pennsylvania businesses are fortunate to have access to one of the nation’s largest export development programs. The state’s global export assistance network includes 13 licensed trade representatives providing advisory services in 44 international markets. These Pennsylvania Authorized Sales Representatives will be in Scranton to meet one-on-one with businesses on Friday, September 23 […]

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David Y.Ige | Press Release: DOH Receives Federal Grant to Establish AANHPI National Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health

Press Release: DOH Receives Federal Grant to Establish AANHPI National Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health Published on September 9, 2022 in Latest news from the department, Press room HONOLULU- The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has received nearly $3.5 million from the United States Department of Health and Human Services to establish the first […]

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EEOC Priorities: Employers Need to Take Note | Donelson Baker

On August 16, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hosted a webinar examining its current priorities and initiatives. It is important for employers to be aware of the priorities of the EEOC, as these are areas where the EEOC intends to focus its efforts in the near future. Hire to Reimagine Equity (HIRE) Initiative […]

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African Development Bank and Portugal sign a guarantee agreement of 400 million euros to support the Portuguese-speaking pact | African development bank

The African Development Bank and the Portuguese government have signed a guarantee agreement that will be extended to the African Development Bank under the Lusophone Compact. The Compact provides a big boost to business development initiatives for the Bank’s non-sovereign portfolio in its Portuguese-speaking African member countries. The signing took place in the presence of […]

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Flathead Business Water Cooler | Daily Inter Lake

Aid to business clinics focuses on resources Companies looking for advice on resources to improve their operations can attend an upcoming Assistance to Business Clinics (ABC) sponsored by Job Service Kalispell, Job Service Polson and the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. The clinic will be held on Tuesday, September 13 from 7:30 a.m. to […]

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White House seeks $22.4 billion in funding for COVID-19, $3.9 billion in funding for monkeypox

The White House is expected to seek $22.4 billion in funding for the ongoing COVID-19 response effort and $3.9 billion for the monkeypox response effort in the form of emergency funding from the Congress, senior administration officials said Friday. The updated COVID-19 funding request is intended to meet immediate short-term national needs, including testing, research […]

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Russia must be held responsible for the genocide in Ukraine

Many observers believe that the current war in Ukraine could have been avoided had Russia confronted its troubling past sooner. There is no way to know for sure if this is true, but it remains a fact that no one was ever held accountable for the countless atrocities of the Soviet regime. It is also […]

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Office on Violence Against Women awards $30.59 million to improve services for underserved populations and provide culturally specific services | Takeover bid

The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) today announced nearly $31 million in upcoming grants to improve outreach, services and support for survivors of sexual assault , domestic violence, dating violence and harassment in underserved communities and culturally specific populations. Specifically, OVW’s Grants to Enhance Culturally-Specific Services and Sexual Assault Services – […]

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BRNHA the Keeper of WNC’s Living Traditions: Opinion

Bluegrass and mountain music. Native American culture. Incomparable natural beauty. The most visited national park in the United States. The tallest mountain, deepest gorge, and tallest waterfall in the eastern United States, as well as the oldest river in North America. Unique art created by talented artists. History of Appalachia dating back to before the […]

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WHO pledges $4 million worth of medical supplies to Sri Lanka

The World Health Organization (WHO) has pledged to provide Sri Lanka with essential medical supplies worth $4 million. In a congratulatory message to Ranil Wickremesinghe on his appointment as President, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pledged to deliver critical medical supplies worth $4 million, according to Colombo Gazette. “To this end, I am […]

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City Partners with Roads Consulting Group to Provide Small Business Technical Assistance to Broadway Businesses

Journal Special The City of Revere, through its Department of Community Planning and Development, has partnered with Roads Consulting Group to provide small business technical assistance to eligible small business owners who operate a business on Broadway. Roads Consulting Group will provide one-on-one, personalized technical assistance to small businesses in financial management, marketing and merchandising, […]

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Hemp Pilot Part of $9.88 Million Grant in Lake Decatur

Washington, DC, Aug. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After receiving a federal grant of $9,883,117, the City of Decatur is moving forward with a major water quality improvement plan. The grant is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), which leverages partner resources to advance innovative projects that address climate change, […]

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New Bridge Trail Expands Recreational Opportunities Along Susquehanna | Life

A new trail connection has been unveiled in Clinton County: Falcon Bridge on the Bald Eagle Valley Trail. The DCNR made the announcement this week during an inauguration ceremony. During the ceremony, DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said, “Today’s announcement helps fill a critical trails gap and expand recreational opportunities for a region rich in […]

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Biden Officials Accelerate Monkeypox Vaccine Effort with 1.8 Million More Doses and Other Milestones

This includes increasing supply with an additional 1.8 million doses of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, accelerating the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services vaccine distribution schedule. HHS will also launch a new program to make vaccines available and engage with at-risk communities at major events that appeal to LGBTQ communities. And the administration pre-positions […]

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Climate Statement: Curbing Inflation Act

Climate Statement: Curbing Inflation Act Trenton, NJ (August 16, 2022) – Landmark climate legislation, known as the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (HR5376) was passed in both houses and signed into law by President Biden. “The impacts of climate change are already visible and felt in the Delaware River Basin, threatening more than 13.3 million […]

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Farms remain the county’s economic engine | News, Sports, Jobs

Most people don’t give much thought to where their food was grown. They’d probably be surprised to learn that over 90% of the fresh strawberries they enjoy year-round didn’t come from the local farmer, but were grown in Mexico. Recently, many of us have also been surprised to see empty shelves that once […]

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Zebra Technologies’ emissions reduction targets validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative

LINCOLNSHIRE, Illinois–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a frontline innovator with solutions and partners that deliver a performance advantage, today announced that its emissions reduction targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi ), reaching more than 1,500 companies worldwide. The SBTi is a partnership between the CDP, the United Nations Global […]

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History of children’s services recognized at conference | New

JONESBORO — The 50th annual statewide early childhood education conference, hosted by Arkansas State University Children’s Services, kicked off Monday at the convention center Embassy Suites Red Wolf in Jonesboro. Arkansas State University director of children’s services Jo Ann Nalley said Monday that the conference, which will continue through Wednesday, provided training and technical assistance […]

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After four hours of debate, the Senate begins to vote on amendments to the budget bill

A Sanders amendment would provide $30 billion to establish a national environmental cleanup program, modeled after New Deal-era works projects, called the Civilian Conservation Corps. Another would remove beneficial provisions for oil, gas and coal companies, including a requirement to open up at least 60 million acres of federal territory. “In my opinion, we need […]

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United States declares monkeypox a public health emergency

U.S. cases of monkeypox have risen to 6,600, and Thursday’s statement aims to provide improved testing, treatment and vaccination capabilities nationwide. The Biden administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, aiming to ramp up vaccination and treatment capacity, as well as outreach efforts in the face of rising cases nationwide. Announced at a press […]

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Gagné will make a WorldSBK Wild Card appearance at Portimao

Gagne, who has multiple titles under his belt, competed in the World Championship for a few rounds in 2017 and the 2018 season. The reigning MotoAmerica Superbike champion is eager to return to the WorldSBK paddock as a wild card with the team he knew with great success in the premier category of MotoAmerica. Since […]

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World Bank’s $1 billion grant for Vanuatu aims to reform squatter settlements

By Hilaire Bulé A VT2 billion grant from the World Bank Group is intended to reform unplanned urban settlements in Vanuatu and effectively improve the living standards of many families. Government of Vanuatu and World Bank officials at the launch of the Vanuatu Affordable and Resilient Settlement (VARS) project. Photo: Supplied / Hilaire Bule It […]

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Civil society and NGOs demand transparency in Sylhet flood assistance

Civil society organizations (CSOs) and NGOs demanded transparency and accountability of humanitarian aid in the post-flood response in Sylhet. In a virtual press conference on Saturday, the Sylhet Division Chapter of the Bangladesh NGO-CSO Coordination Process (BDCSO process) requested to give operational leadership to local NGOs. They also urged UN agencies and INGOs to limit […]

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The importance of registering technology transfer agreements with the BPTO (Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office)

On June 15, 2022, our partner Pablo Torquato spoke to the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil on the importance of registering technology transfer agreements with the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (” INPI”), in particular on the legal particularities and the internal directives which imply this registration. Pursuant to Article 211 of […]

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EU clarifies Russia sanctions on aircraft spare parts and technology

As part of a revised set of “maintenance and alignment” sanctions against Russia that the Council of the European Union adopted on July 21, the easing of restrictive measures on spare parts and aircraft technology for the Russian aviation sector. The value of Aeroflot (SU, Moscow Sheremetyevo) shares rose 5% on the news, outperforming the […]

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Project ECHO launches program to reduce alcohol-related harm in New Mexico

New Mexico has the unfortunate distinction of living the nation third highest rate of alcohol-related deaths per capita. The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Project ECHO has launched an initiative to reduce alcohol-related harms and associated conditions across the state. “Problematic alcohol use can cause significant harm to physical, mental and social well-being, […]

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The Recorder – The World Keeps Turning: An ode to our New England home

If you expect a real poem in the tradition of Keats, Wordsworth or Shelley, my apologies. I have none now, and may never be touched by the eternal muse who inspired them and our many modern poets who toil with the fewest words for the greatest meaning. But I’ll stick with a secondary definition – […]

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Could carbon markets be a new source of revenue?

Open any agriculture publication, print or digital, and you’ll likely see articles related to carbon markets. There are several companies active in the agricultural sector that recruit farmers and landowners to enroll in carbon credit programs. This proliferation of markets is due to several factors, but it is largely due to the growing attention by […]

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FDA proposes another time frame for pre-harvest agricultural water needs

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to extend compliance dates for preharvest agricultural water provisions, as reported in the recent 2021 proposed rule for agricultural water. The proposed 2021 agricultural water rule, if finalized, will require farms to conduct annual systems-based agricultural water assessments to […]

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Infracredit and AFD to support subnational projects in Nigeria

InfraCredit, a credit guarantee institution specializing in infrastructure in Nigeria and the French Development Agency (AFD) have signed a technical assistance financing agreement to support subnational public-private projects in Nigeria. According to a statement issued by Onyinye Madu, the press attaché of the French Embassy in Abuja, under the latter, AFD will provide technical assistance […]

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Blended Finance Systems Catalyze Real Impacts on Sustainable Development

To deliver the rapid decarbonization and conservation we need, and to enable communities to grow sustainably, we need to catalyze new finance for good – and we need to maximize that impact, so we know how much good is achieved and how we can improve. Blended finance is concessional (“first loss”) public or philanthropic capital […]

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Pacific Coast Coalition Announces August 30 Deadline for Dairy Innovation Grant Applications of up to $50,000 in Support of Product Innovation

The information below has been provided by dairy product distributors and other industry organizations. It has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hoard’s Dairyman. The California Dairy Innovation Center (CDIC), the dairy innovation partner of the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), today announced the availability of the first round of grants through the Dairy […]

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: KOMIDA obtains $3 million from the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation for microfinance for women in rural Indonesia

Koperasi Mitra Dhuafa (KOMIDA), a microfinance institution in Indonesia, recently borrowed the equivalent of €3 million ($3 million) in local currency from the Luxembourg-based Grameen Crédit Agricole (GCA) Foundation. The wholesale loan must be used for providing microloans to Komida’s clients, almost all of whom are women living in rural areas. Established in 2004, KOMIDA […]

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UN extends mandate of Libya fact-finding mission by 9 months – Libya Update News

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday extended the mandate of the fact-finding mission on Libya during its 50th session. The council adopted, without a vote, a resolution on technical assistance and capacity building to improve human rights in Libya. This resolution stipulates the extension of the fact-finding mission for “a final non-extendable period […]

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: IFC and Vista Bank launch $24 million partnership to increase access to trade finance in Burkina Faso and Guinea

The World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) recently agreed to enroll Guinea-based Vista Bank Group in its Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP), giving the bank’s subsidiaries in Burkina Faso and in Guinea access to USD 12 million each to facilitate imports of essential products. goods such as “foodstuffs, raw materials, refined petroleum products, equipment […]

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Job: Senior Technical Advisor (Vaccination) at Jhpiego – John Hopkins University

Job ID: 2022-4666Category: International positions Insight We are seeking a Senior Technical Advisor – Immunization to provide management and technical leadership of the COVID-19 vaccine response in Nigeria. As part of the USAID-funded RISE project, Jhpiego is helping the government prevent, detect, and respond to COVID-19. An important goal of our work is to accelerate […]

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Sunnyvale Community Briefings for the week of July 8 – The Mercury News

Garage sale of the museum The Sunnyvale Historical Society is hosting an outdoor sale at the Heritage Park Museum on Saturday, July 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale features a wide selection of vintage items from the museum’s collections, including fine china and crystal, silverware, table linens, embroidered and lace-trimmed napkins, and […]

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David Y.Ige | DOT Press Release: PUBLIC NOTICE ANNOUNCING PROPOSED THREE-YEAR GOAL FOR DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (DBEs)

DOT Press Release: PUBLIC NOTICE ANNOUNCING PROPOSED THREE-YEAR GOAL FOR DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (DBEs) Posted on June 30, 2022 in Latest news from the department, Press room HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is seeking comments on its proposed overall three-year goal for DBE participation in contracts using federal funds. Based on its […]

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Ghana: DBG will replicate KFW’s successful banking model for the benefit of SMEs – Country Director, KFW

KfW, the German development bank, has reaffirmed that its partnership with the Development Bank of Ghana (DBG) aims to provide much-needed support to the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector and thereby promote the sustainable development of the Ghanaian economy. based on a model similar to his. Specifically, this partnership was built to enable DBG […]

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Economic Development Efforts in Marion County Step Up

FARIMONT, W. Va. – The Marion Regional Development Corporation is now the county’s recognized business development organization. MRDC Executive Director Allen Staggers said the City of Fairmont and Marion County officially voted to work with and fund the organization last year. Allen Staggers The organization’s initial operating budget is $92,270, including $35,000 each from the […]

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Mexico Fails Latest Tech Review, FAA Keeps Country in Tier 2

Mexico has failed the latest technical review, which would pave the way for reinstatement of its Category 1 status provided by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The latest setback could mean Mexico could remain in Category 2 for the rest of the year, directly impacting the aviation industry, particularly Aeromexico, Viva Aerobus and Volaris. […]

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Aquinnah, Chilmark DOE land grant

The towns of Aquinnah and Chilmark received a grant from the US Department of Energy. The grant, which comes from the Department of Energy’s Energy Transition Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP), has no monetary aspect, but will instead provide technical expertise to the two cities to prepare municipal buildings for the 2040 energy goals. “The neighboring […]

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Radioactive source experts meet to discuss safety and security

“Radioactive sources are all around us, providing immense societal and economic benefits, but they can also pose a risk. Proper management of these sources protects us from accidental exposure to radiation and keeps it away from people with bad intentions,” IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said at the opening of the International Conference on […]

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Business Events for the week of June 19, 2022 and beyond | Business premises

Our presenter will be Charlie Whitescarver. Registration is mandatory! Where: Radford Chamber of Commerce, 200 Third Ave., Radford Contact: [email protected] Virginia Community Capital Learning Exchange Series: More Than a Moment In recent years, philanthropic institutions and other mission-driven investors have reinvented the way they invest and work with communities. These institutions are finding opportunities to […]

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Otto approved as Madison County Community Development Administrator

EDWARDSVILLE — Christopher Otto’s appointment as Madison County Community Development Director (MCCD) has been approved after being delayed for a month. The Madison County Board voted to approve Otto, along with two other nominations, at its regular meeting on Wednesday. Otto has been deputy administrator of the MCCD for about a year and has served […]

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Krystle Starvis | CLCTIVLY | Maryland Daily Record

Baltimore non-profit CLICKLYa place-based social change organization focused on racial equity, narrative change, social connectedness and resource mobilization, added Krystle Starvis as the organization’s first Chief Operating Officer. As Chief Operating Officer, Starvis will use his strong nonprofit background to support the organization’s ongoing operations and achievement of goals, contributing to leadership strategy, management and […]

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Improving carbon storage in pastures requires both training and support for livestock keepers, study finds

Training cattle ranchers in Brazil to reclaim degraded pastures could reduce carbon dioxide emissions, reduce deforestation for agriculture in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes and boost their incomes, says a recent study. Posted in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesthe study found that farmers in the Cerrado Savannah who received group training and […]

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World Bank provides technical assistance to boost small-scale agriculture in Namibia

world Bank The World Bank will provide technical support to the first-ever Agri-Index insurance envisaged for Namibia, coordinated by the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA), an official announced on Thursday. The World Bank will advise Namibian government stakeholders on the design and implementation of an index-based agricultural insurance program targeting smallholder farmers, particularly in […]

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A Case Study of Community Aligned Investing

In 2019 Alex Flachsbart of Opportunity Alabama meets community members at historic Masonic Temple … [+] Building in Birmingham. Sorenson Impact Center the Sorenson Impact Center has partnered with Forbes to host the Forbes OZ 20, a national campaign spotlighting impact-driven leaders in the Opportunity Zone space. Two and a half years later, as the […]

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Pakistan, Denmark to sign ‘green transition’ deal, Pakistani envoy says

Zubair Qureshi Copenhagen Danish energy officials have been collaborating with their Pakistani counterparts for some time in capacity building, technical assistance, renewable energy integration and low carbon emissions and the two countries are now on the verge of converting this into a formal framework agreement on green energy. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Denmark, Ahmad Farooq, expressed […]

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Prepare for Disease X with a special NETEC Health Security Highlights Supplement

More than two dozen health care experts and researchers from National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center (NETEC). including 10 Regional Special Pathogen Treatment Centers (RESPTC) demonstrate the inextricable link between infectious disease preparedness and health security in Special Pathogen Preparedness in the United States: From Ebola to COVID-19 and Beyond, a special supplement […]

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New initiative aims to help local recycling programs

Mack Trucks, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, announced that its Mack Academy has opened a facility in Tinley Park, Illinois to support battery electric vehicle (BEV) training and provide dealers and customers easier access to training in the central United States. Mack Academy signed a seven-year lease (with an option to renew) for a 14,865 […]

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Clogged culvert? Otter Tail County invented a solution – InForum

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Dislodging beaver dams from clogged culverts has always been dirty, laborious work for the Otter Tail County Highway Department. So far. With a grant from the University of Minnesota Local Operational Research Assistance, or OPERA, the Department of Highways team invented the “Otter Claw,” a long-armed device that attaches to a […]

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Mayor Mitchell announces new grant opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs

Mayor Jon Mitchell today announced $3.3 million in funding is being made available to support local businesses and entrepreneurs. Earlier this year, the city launched a small business relief program to distribute some of the federal funding New Bedford received under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). On May 13, Mayor Mitchell and local arts […]

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SBA Opens 5 New Women’s Business Centers Across America

The Small Business Administrator (SBA) has announced the opening of five new Women’s Business Centers (WBCs). On May 23, Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the SBA, announced the selection of the new Resource Centers for Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. The announcement was made during National Small Business Week. SBA Opens 5 New Women’s Business […]

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Fabrication work approved for $3.5 million in federal funding

A Wyoming program active in Fremont County that helps manufacturers succeed has been approved for an additional five years of federal funding. Manufacturing Works, a partnership between the University of Wyoming, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Wyoming Business Council, recently learned that it will receive $600,000 per year for the […]

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Apple AirTag helps police track down robbery suspect

According to a recent report, Portland police received technical assistance from Apple’s AirTag after an armed robber inadvertently took a tracking device during a second robbery. An armed robbery Thursday in the 100 block of Northwest Broadway in Portland, Oregon, involved the robbery of a store. The man, identified by police as Justin Johnston, pointed […]

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BRICS Bank will open an Indian regional office at GIFT City in Gujarat

The New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries has announced plans to open its India regional office at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) to address the country’s infrastructure and sustainable development needs . Working in close coordination with NDB Headquarters, the India regional office will focus on project origination, including initial project preparation […]

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Muneer calls for action against Public Works Minister Mohamed Riyas – The New Indian Express

By Express press service KOZHIKODE: IUML Chief MK Muneer, MLA, has sought to register a complaint against PA Public Works Minister Mohamed Riyas and officials in relation to the bridge collapse at Mavoor on Monday. “Three girders of the bridge connecting Kozhikode and Malappuram districts collapsed at Koolimadu in Mavoor. The fixing of the beams […]

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Food supply reduced by war in Ukraine and trade bans

The impact of the Russo-Ukrainian war on the world’s food supply is magnified by nations imposing bans on food and fertilizer exports to preserve stocks for their domestic needs. Since the invasion, 15 nations have imposed restrictions on food and fertilizer exports, including new bans imposed last week by India on wheat exports and Indonesia […]

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An emerging development partnership? – The Diplomat

Advertisement Uzbekistan has expanded its economic cooperation with China with the aim of connecting to global transport and trade routes. In a recent meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Beijing, Uzbekistan presented its “New Uzbekistan Development Strategy for 2022-2026”. The strategy, presented in the Chinese language, envisions Uzbekistan deepening its economic relations with […]

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Wood County Commissioners change internet auction service – BG Independent News

Wood County Office Building in Bowling Green Submitted by: Jan Larson McLaughlin May 12, 2022 Wood County Commissioners Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHote and Ted Bowlus have transferred the internet auction service to GovDeals, effective May 11. County-owned personal property not required for public use is offered for sale to the general public and other public […]

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FIRS seeks collaboration within African countries to effectively tax digital businesses

the Federal Internal Revenue Service (FIRS) called for better collaboration between countries to explore alternative rules that will enable market jurisdictions, especially African countries, to effectively tax digital businesses. This was stated during a presentation by FIRS Executive Chairman Muhammad Nami last Friday during a technical assistance program organized by the African Tax Administrators Forum […]

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GOP calls for SCOTUS probe to sound alarm bells | Radio WGN 720

(The hill) – Calls by senior Republicans for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch its own investigation into the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion alarm those who say the DOJ would blur the line of powers in pursuing something that might not even be a crime. The leak sparked a series of finger-pointing and […]

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Small Business Development Center recognizes Geise | News, Sports, Jobs

From left, Courtney Curatolo, director of the Jamestown Community College Small Business Development Center, Mark Geise, CEO of the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency and County Executive PJ Wendel at the Ashville General Store Monday. Geise received the US Small Business Administration‘s Phoenix Award from SBDC for outstanding contributions to disaster recovery. […]

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LEA Look Forward from April 29 to May 5, 2022

See the LEA Look Forward from April 29 to May 5, 2022. Recovery support Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Assessment Opportunity for Local Education Agencies and Schools LEA Individualized Special Education Materials Now Available (Reminder) Health and security Technical assistance on school health and safety guidelines (reminder) Bi-weekly distribution of test kits for kindergarten, kindergarten and […]

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A new campaign awaits Honda Racing’s WTCR race…

Each of the last three season-opening WTCR races has been won by drivers from Honda Racing’s current roster, with Esteben Guerrieri, Nestor Girolami and Tiago Monteiro triumphing in 2019, 2020 and 2021 respectively – all at different circuits . The three are joined by Attila Tassi to complete an unchanged driver line-up for a fourth […]

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Clover Park Technical College receives $15,000 scholarship gift – The Suburban Times

Submitted by Kara Snyder, CPTC Foundation. The Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) Foundation recently received some exciting news regarding the 16th Annual Scholarship Celebration, May 16-20. An anonymous donor has pledged to match every dollar raised for scholarships, up to a maximum of $15,000. “We are delighted with this generous gift from a donor who […]

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EmployIndy Initiative Recognizes Good Wages – Inside Indiana Business

EmployIndy has launched an effort to reverse the trend of people quitting their jobs because they aren’t making enough money or aren’t getting the benefits they need. The organization launched the Good Wages initiative, which certifies and highlights Marion County employers who offer full-time wages of at least $18 an hour and access to health […]

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Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority May Receive $1.2 Million in City Funding

The Pittsburgh City Council is set to allocate $1.2 million to the city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority to fund several programs. “These are investments in neighborhoods, which we’ve moved away from over the past two decades,” Councilwoman Deb Gross said. The investment would include $150,000 for the Pittsburgh Task Force on Employee Ownership. “The money will […]

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LMHRA and Stakeholders Conclude Five-Year Strategic Plan – FrontPageAfrica

Stakeholder Meeting Participants and Strategic Plan Master Plan (2021-2025)) Monrovia – The Liberian Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA), in collaboration with stakeholders, has concluded a five-year strategic plan (2021-2025) for the effective governance and implementation of drug regulation. drugs in Liberia; and to ensure that safe, effective and quality medicines are provided to […]

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The median of the Congregational Church gets a makeover

The strip of grass south of Grant Congregational Church has been given a makeover through the efforts of Ashley Colglazier and the family of Dr. Cliff Colglazier.The church was chosen as the site for the project because the basement has been a free meeting place for 4-H groups for almost a decade, starting with a […]

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State Superintendent Announces Creation of Task Force to Address Declining School Enrollment

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced a new effort to support and enhance a system-wide approach to address the challenges of declining student enrollment in the state of California with the creation of a new working group. National data shows declining enrollment is plaguing public schools across the country and recent […]

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Gonzales Supports Foster Youth Search and Protection Act

Bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Representative Tony Gonzales (R-TX) would require the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to identify barriers preventing appropriate support for missing foster children and other vulnerable youth in a host family. “The number of children missing from our foster care system is horrific and heartbreaking,” Rep. Gonzales said […]

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Delaware House committees approve companion bills on marijuana legalization and regulation

A pair of companion bills to legalize marijuana and establish regulations for the cannabis trade in Delaware were approved by separate House committees on Wednesday. Rep. Ed Osienski (D), sponsor of both measures, previously attempted to pass a comprehensive bill that would have achieved both goals at once, but failed to receive the required three-fifths […]

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NC Headliners: Check out our list of upcoming events and milestones across NC

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Here’s our exclusive roundup of upcoming events taking place across North Carolina through the end of April. Included are the latest meetups, conferences, workshops, application deadlines, and networking events happening in Asheville, Charlotte, the Triad, Wilmington, and other parts of the state. Many events will take place in person as some […]

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EIB to allocate EUR 4bn to EU countries hosting Ukrainian war refugees

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced a EUR 4 billion program to support EU Member States hosting Ukrainian war refugees and to develop vital social infrastructure, under the Solidarity Program of the EIB with Ukraine. It is according to a statement published on the EIB website, reports Ukrinform. “We are all devastated by the […]

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ADB, a French firm to support small farmers in Pakistan

MANILA: The Asian Development Bank (AfDB) and Louis Dreyfus Company BV (LDC) have signed a loan of up to $100 million to help smallholder farmers recover from the economic challenges caused by Covid-19 and improve their livelihoods resilience to the impacts of climate change, the multilateral lender said on Thursday. “The loan will support LDC’s […]

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Vienna government appoints new planning director

Vienna officials announced March 31 that they had hired a city planner from Rockville, Maryland, to serve as director of the city’s planning and zoning department. City officials chose David Levy after conducting a nationwide search and receiving nominations from candidates in 10 states. Levy will take up his new role on May 9 with […]

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Rural Women’s Health Project Selected for Gateways for Growth Challenge Implementation Cohort to Support GINI Immigrant Inclusion

Gateways for Growth press release National non-profit organizations American Immigration Council (recently merged with New American Economy) and Welcome America selected the Rural Women’s Health Project in Gainesville, Florida to receive the Technical Implementation Assistance and Grant Award in Round Four of the Gateways for the Growth Challenge (G4G). As part of the G4G Challenge, […]

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Law Students Create Nationwide Survey of Privileged Communications by State Law for Anti-Human Trafficking Service Providers

Photos submitted From left to right: Alex Millsap and Savannah Luna U of A Law School students Savannah Luna and Alex Millsap have created a national resource for survivors of human trafficking and professionals seeking to support them. The project was part of student work at the Anti-Human Trafficking Clinic, one of […]

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Russia announces it will ‘significantly reduce’ military attacks on Kyiv and Chernihiv

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he was not aware of any cases of disappearances of Ukrainian journalists and activists, or reports of officials being arrested in Ukrainian territories under Russian control. Peskov’s comments come after CNN reported that local Ukrainian officials had been arrested and that journalists and members of civil society had disappeared and […]

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Promotion of digital technology in agriculture

Information and Communication Technology Minister Timothy Masiu revealed this during a discussion with the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) QU Dongyu at Dakar, Bangladesh, during the 36th FAO Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of the United Nations this month. Minister Masiu said the planning and coordination of the agricultural […]

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United Way obtains $75,000 grant to fight food insecurity | News, Sports, Jobs

Courtesy photo Steve Wright and Joe Gentry pose with a check for $75,000 to help with food insecurity. ALPENA – United Way of Northeast Michigan received a $75,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, Michigan Health Endowment Fund and WK Kellogg Foundation for “Addressing Food and Nutrition Insecurity to […]

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DOJ Expands Police Reform Technical Assistance Services to LE Agencies

By police personnel1 WASHINGTON — On Friday, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced a new collaborative reform initiative through the Office of Community Oriented Policing (COPS Office). The initiative will be offered at three levels of assistance and services to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies who wish to bring about reforms within their […]

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La Cocina in San Francisco hosts the country’s first female-run food hall

SAN FRANCISCO – Nestled in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, La Cocina Municipal Market is a delicious haven for foodies and a golden gateway for female business owners. “We’re the first female-run food hall in the country, which you know is a huge, huge success in itself,” said Naomi Maisel, food justice advocacy manager at La […]

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IAEA Continues Efforts for a Safety Framework for Ukraine: Regulatory and Safety

March 18, 2022 The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that consultations on an agreement for the safety and security of Ukrainian nuclear facilities were underway. Zaporozhe nuclear power plant (Image: Energoatom) IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi met with the foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine in Turkey on March […]

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US donates 306,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine to Armenia

The U.S. Embassy in Armenia is pleased to announce the arrival of 306,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine YEREVAN – The United States Embassy in Armenia is pleased to announce the arrival of 306,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Armenia on March 14, 2022. This is a gift from the United States […]

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Exclusive: WHO says it has advised Ukraine to destroy pathogens in health labs to prevent spread of disease

A logo is pictured at the World Health Organization (WHO) building in Geneva, Switzerland February 2, 2020. Picture taken February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 10 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization has advised Ukraine to destroy high-risk pathogens harbored in the country’s public health laboratories […]

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Philly anti-violence grant funds are too hard to come by, nonprofits say

Support for small non-profits The city provided two liaisons to help recipients with repayments and purchases, which some nonprofit groups said they found helpful when filing their expenses. But how well an organization can navigate the process depends a lot on the size of the organization, how much money it has in reserve, and how […]