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Volusia County Council’s District 5 race attracts three candidates

DAYTONA BEACH – Two current Deltona City Commissioners and a former Deltona City Commissioner are all vying to be next Volusia County Councilor, District 5. Victor Ramos, David Santiago and Julio David Sosa face each other in the August 23 primary election which will determine whether one of the men wins with more than 50% […]

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MLB international draft would affect the Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Like so many kids on this baseball-mad island, Fraidel Liriano wanted to sign with a Major League Baseball team and eventually play at the top level. It could earn him and his family life-changing money. So, at age 12, he said he left school and his home in Sabana Grande […]

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Puerto Rico’s inalienable right to self-determination

After holding the Treaty of Paris with Spain, and without any Puerto Rican representation… the United States invaded Puerto Rico and imposed a military government… It was an arbitrary decision! In 1917, US citizenship was imposed on Puerto Ricans…but…even though we were forced to serve in their armed forces, we were NOT allowed to participate […]

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AHF denounces Washington Post’s cynical 340B ad of PhRMA | New

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 21, 2022– AIDS Health Foundation ( AHF ) today slammed the most greedy and profitable industry trade association on the planet for hypocritically calling for so-called ‘drug pricing fairness’ in a full page ad on the 340B drug pricing program that was published earlier this week in the Washington Post. This press release […]

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Prime Therapeutics’ Intervention Pilot for Opioid Users Improves Outcomes

Opioid registry and predictive modeling help identify at-risk Medicare members in Florida EAGAN, Minn., July 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — During the COVID-19 pandemic, drug overdoses killed more than 107,000 Americans in 2021.1 Prior to the pandemic, Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), a leading Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) serving nearly 33 million members nationwide, launched an intervention […]

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Monkeypox is hitting LGBTQ communities hard. Leaders want more help

Monkeypox is hitting LGBTQ communities hard. Leaders want more help New Sports Entertainment Life Silver Technology Travel Opinion LGBTQ leaders are demanding more test kits, vaccines and additional health workers to limit the outbreak. Some LGBTQ critics have accused government officials of being slow to tackle the outbreak because it primarily affects LGBTQ men, a […]

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Government creates Puerto Rico Broadband Program; Joins the “Internet for All” initiative – News is My Business

The government is committed to building the necessary infrastructure with the necessary funds to bridge the existing digital divide. (Credit: Siarhei Dzenisevich | Dreamstime.com) Governor Pedro Pierluisi announced the signing of an executive order creating the Puerto Rico Broadband Program, which aims to bridge the local digital divide. The strategy coincides with Puerto Rico’s participation […]

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Americans would be ‘shocked’ if they saw where COVID-19 relief funds went

A Republican senator has said only about 10% of a $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package has actually gone to deal with the pandemic, saying US taxpayers would be alarmed about where the funds were going. “Our office dug around and found a lot of interesting stuff, a lot of it just surfaced. … There is […]

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In Santorini, Greece, 13 cloistered nuns pray for the world

THIRA, Greece (AP) — Cruise ship tourists crowd souvenir shops and couples looking for the perfect sunset on Instagram crowd the alleyway outside St. Catherine’s Monastery, a short walk famous volcanic cliffs of Santorini. Inside this convent on one of the trendiest islands in Greece, a predominantly Orthodox Christian country, 13 cloistered Catholic nuns dedicate […]

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Hacktivists behind recent cyberattacks on anti-abortion states say they’re not over yet

On Saturday, June 25, the day after the Supreme Court ruled Roe v. Wade lapsed, a group of hackers dubbed “SiegedSec” posted a bold claim on their Telegram page that they had seized and leaked “internal documents and files recovered from the Kentucky and Arkansas government server. The leak contained personally identifiable information about state […]

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The market for energy-saving technologies in 2026 would total $415 billion, according to a new report

Vectors of energy efficient technology market segmentation IPCC 2022 roadmap on climate risks and climate resilience (Source: IPCC report of February 28, 2022) The 1st report that features a bottom-up analysis of 311 energy efficiency technology submarkets WASHINGTON, DC, USA, July 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The new market report (317 pages, 232 tables and figures) […]

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A little less fire, a little more work? The cost of 4th of July barbecues is 17% higher than last year

As you celebrate the “Land of the Free”, be prepared to pay. According to a new AAmerican Farm Bureau Federation Cart Survey. So how much can you expect to pay to party in the United States? The survey found that American consumers pay $69.68 for their favorite Independence Day baked goods, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, […]

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Governor Hochul announces nearly 11 million Excelsior Passes issued to date and reminds New Yorkers to collect their Excelsior Plus Pass

Governor Kathy Hochul announced today that more than 10.9 million Excelsior Passes have been issued to date. As the nation’s premier platform continues to evolve to meet the needs of New Yorkers, and as original Excelsior Pass types expire, the state is reminding New Yorkers to grab the latest Pass option and the most robust […]

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Firehouse Subs donates $27,000 to the Tallulah Fire Department – The Vicksburg Post

Firehouse Subs recently donated $27,000 to the Tallulah Fire Department through the Firehouse Public Safety Foundation. The money was used to purchase 10 new sets of personal protective equipment. Each set is a complete combination of protective gear designed for firefighter safety, known as Bunker Gear. About half of the suits the TFD used were […]

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Indiana Coronavirus Updates Sunday, June 26, 2022

The latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic for Sunday, June 26, 2022. INDIANAPOLIS – Here are Sunday’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including the latest on COVID-19 vaccinations and testing in Indiana. Vaccine registrations are now open to all Hoosiers across the Indiana State Department of Health. This story will be updated throughout the […]

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Abortion Ruling Sparks Global Debate, Polarizes Activists | New

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The end of constitutional abortion protections in the United States on Friday emboldened abortion opponents around the world, while abortion rights advocates feared it could threaten recent moves towards legalization in their countries. The U.S. Supreme Court overturns landmark Roe v. wade “shows that these kinds of rights are still at […]

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MARINE Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, CA is awarded a $248,225,000 amendment (P00027) to a previously awarded Fixed Price Incentive Contract (Target Company) (N0001919C0008). This modification adds the ability to acquire two additional low-rate initial production MQ-4C Triton UAV systems for the Navy. Work will be performed in San Diego, California (24.8%); Palmdale, CA […]

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Puerto Rico’s Law to Increase Benefits for Private Sector Workers

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The governor of Puerto Rico on Monday signed legislation that will give more rights to private sector workers in the U.S. territory as he challenged a federal board of control that said the move would be considered a violation of federal law. “This new law makes entering the labor […]

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Biz Roundup: Duke Energy programs offer relief from high cooling costs this summer – Reuters

Duke Energy offers a wide range of programs and plans to help customers reduce their energy consumption and manage their bills. Since mid-2021, the costs of fuels used to generate energy have more than tripled. Duke Energy is not profiting from these cost increases and the company is proactively taking steps to insulate customers from […]

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US government to support 12 isolated island communities in transition to clean energy – pv magazine International

Communities will receive help to strengthen energy infrastructure, reduce the risk of outages and improve their future energy and economic prospects. June 17, 2022 Anne Fisher The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to work with 12 remote and island communities across the United States to help them transition to clean energy, reduce […]

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Biden’s seven new judicial nominees include first Latino for DC Circuit

U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Garcia would be the first Latino on DC Circuit if confirmed Biden also names nominees for the 5th and 9th circuits (Reuters) – President Joe Biden unveiled seven new judicial […]

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Imbert happy that 2,000 people have found jobs on a cruise ship

New Clint Chan Tack 3 hours ago WAITING AND HOPE: In this file, people outside NAPA, Port of Spain, on Tuesday, wait to be interviewed for jobs on Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Photo by Sureash Cholai Acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert is pleased that 2,000 citizens have been able to secure employment with Royal Caribbean […]

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Puerto Rican National Day Parade Returns to Fifth Avenue | Watch live on Channel 7 and abc7NY

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) – The 65th annual Puerto Rican National Day Parade is making a comeback in New York City after the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the festivities for the past two years. The nation’s largest display of cultural pride marches down New York’s Fifth Avenue from 43rd Street to 79th Street on Sunday, June […]

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Form Anonymous LLC in American Samoa

American Samoa map American Samoa United States American Samoa’s location in the United States makes it an easy to form anonymous LLC. American Samoa’s location in the United States makes it an easy-to-form anonymous LLC” —Don Wellington TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA, USA, June 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Traditionally, the preferred states for registering an LLC in […]

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State Price-fixing Case Against Generic Pharma Companies Reduced

Pfizer/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US judge rules out disgorgement of profits as remedy The Court will allow states to seek an injunction (Reuters) – A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Tuesday limited the scope of an antitrust case brought by dozens of states against generic drug makers, […]

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Cabinet minister in the Dominican Republic killed in his office

Placeholder while loading article actions SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican Republic’s minister of environment and natural resources — the son of a former president — was gunned down Monday in his office by a close friend, the president’s office said in a statement. . Authorities say Orlando Jorge Mera was shot dead by […]

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Puerto Ricans speak out on political status of US territory

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of Puerto Ricans crammed into a convention center on Saturday where federal lawmakers held a public hearing to decide the future of the island’s political status as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from hurricanes, earthquakes and a deep economic crisis. crisis. One by one, dozens of people […]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and his surgeon gene

Placeholder while loading article actions In the past 24 hours, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made it harder for transgender people to get Medicaid support, canceled funding for a Tampa Bay Rays practice stadium due to the the team tweeted against gun violence and threatened the Special Olympics with a $27.5 million fine. on coronavirus […]

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Puerto Rico’s mayor and chief financial officer face corruption charges

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge on Wednesday found sufficient evidence to order the arrest of the mayor and chief financial officer of one of Puerto Rico‘s largest cities charged in a multimillion-dollar corruption case. José Guillermo Rodríguez, mayor of the western coastal town of Mayaguez, and its chief financial officer are accused […]

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Success for the international CADTM network

Here are some figures on public participation for each place and date: 150 people in Oaxaca (capital of the State of Oaxaca, 500 km south of the capital) on April 26; 30 people in Toluca (capital of the State of Mexico) on April 27; 170 people in Cuernavaca (capital of the state of Morelos, 100 […]

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Boat carrying 842 Haitian migrants reaches Cuba

VILLA CLARA, Cuba (AP) – A ship carrying more than 800 Haitians trying to reach the United States ended up on the coast of central Cuba, in what appeared to be the largest group ever seen in a growing exodus of Haiti in crisis. Red Cross officials in Villa Clara province said Wednesday that the […]

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La Borinqueña joins the fight for clean energy in Puerto Rico

The NRDC recently partnered with Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, the writer and creator of La Borinquena, to highlight Puerto Rico’s struggles to break its addiction to imported fossil fuels in a special edition of the comic. Hurricane Maria devastated the island’s electrical system when it hit in September 2017, causing the world’s second longest blackout. After the […]

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The Lieutenant Governor of Hochul Pick says he is Afro-Latino. Some Latin objects.

When asked if he had ever corrected the record of being Puerto Rican before the press conference where he was introduced as lieutenant governor, Delgado said in a statement that he was “raised as a mix of heritages”, including “Latino roots”. “It’s the environment I grew up with and how I identify with it,” he […]

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Puerto Rican firefighter charged in illegal migration case | app

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A firefighter lieutenant has been charged with transporting and harboring migrants who entered Puerto Rico illegally, federal authorities said Thursday. Pedro Rafael Rodríguez Garnier, 54, reportedly met and transported several migrants to the southwest of the island in August 2019 and offered them food and shelter in exchange for […]

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Virginia develops comprehensive strategy for inclusion in state government employment practices – Royal Examiner

RICHMOND, Va. – “It’s free cooking gas”, said Monica Alinea. Monica Alinea and her husband, Tim, are proud owners of a HomeBiogas system. Located in the sunny backyard of their Pensacola, Florida home, the system looks like a 7-foot rectangular black ball. But it’s not inflated with air, it’s methane. The Alineas use HomeBiogas, a […]

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SBA Launches THRIVE Training for Small Business Leaders

United States Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and spokesperson for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s cabinet, announced the launch of THRIVE (Train, Hope, Rise , Innovate, Venture, Elevate), a redesigned training program for small business leaders, formerly known as emerging leaders. “The […]

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Fahie calls for release as Fed bond call delayed

Andrew Fahie is seeking release from federal custody in Florida because the US Justice Department took too long to file its bail appeal, according to a motion filed Tuesday in Miami District Court. In response, the Justice Department said in a motion filed late Tuesday night that the delay was not its fault and that […]

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McKinsey faces conflict disclosure deadline in Puerto Rico

McKinsey & Co. is in the spotlight as the consulting giant faces a deadline to disclose potential conflicts of interest in Puerto Rico’s $120 billion restructuring. A new law President Biden signed on Jan. 20 — Puerto Rico‘s Recovery Accuracy in Disclosures Act (PRRADA) — requires certain key professionals who worked on the island’s bankruptcy […]

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US might as global drug police on the high seas threatened by court ruling

MIAMI — A low-profile federal appeals court ruling this year threatens a key weapon in America’s war on drugs: a decades-old law that gives the United States sweeping powers to make arrests. on the high seas anywhere in the world, even if the drugs are not destined for US shores. It is a law that […]

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1 boat is on the run

Russian oligarch Eugene Shvidler’s two private jets were recently seized. It was then that he had to draw a line. His superyacht Le Grand Bleu is now missing. The last location of the boat was around Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov was not so lucky. After a lengthy search, his $300 million superyacht […]

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American Samoa is the best state to open a small business LLC

American Samoa LLC “American Samoa’s simple one-step process has made it the best state in the United States to open an LLC” PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, May 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Voted best state for LLC form Traditionally, the preferred states to register your business entity in America have been Delaware […]

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A Word About Foreign Tax Credits- POLITICO

By BERNIE BECKER 2/5/2022 10:00 a.m. EDT Update 05/02/2022 12:20 PM EDT 2022-05-02T12:20-0400 FIRST LOOK: A bipartisan group of 10 House tax writers is urging the Treasury Department to be more open to business concerns about the final foreign tax credit regulations released late last year. The 10 lawmakers told Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen they […]

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Queen Conch’s Gambit | WIRED

Archaeologists don’t know exactly how many Taíno survived the slavery, massacres, and disease that plagued the following centuries, though genetic sampling reveals significant indigenous ancestry in contemporary Puerto Rico. But Taíno stories and artifacts highlight the importance of conches: in their fishing and diving traditions; in the endless piles of conch shells they harvested, ate, […]

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U.S. federal personnel will be deployed to rural communities to boost economic opportunity

By Mia Hunt on 04/28/2022 | Updated on 04/28/2022 The network will initially benefit 25 communities in five states, including several in New Mexico. Photo by Alex Proimos via Flickr US President Joe Biden has launched a program to deploy federal government employees to rural areas to help local leaders access the resources they need […]

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Puerto Rico is a federal territory that deserves federal help – Chicago Tribune

Recently, the United States Supreme Court decisively rejected the principle of equality before the law as it relates to Puerto Rico. While its scope seems limited, we must not minimize the far-reaching implications of the court’s 8-1 decision in United States v. Vaello Madero. The case challenged Congress’s exclusion of Puerto Rican residents from the […]

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A highly contagious marine epidemic tears through Caribbean coral reefs | Environment

KRista Sherman understands that ocean conservation work takes a lot of patience. But the Bahamas-born marine scientist had never encountered an enemy like stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD), and after efforts to monitor and treat the highly contagious outbreak in the corals of the Bahamas stalled, his patience was running out. “The disease is […]

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Court upholds exclusion of Puerto Ricans from benefits program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld the differential treatment of Puerto Rican residents, ruling that Congress was within its power to exclude them from a benefits package available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The court ruled Thursday by an 8-1 vote that disqualifying Puerto Ricans from the Supplemental Security […]

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Fernando González Díaz at the new headquarters of the Design Brand Institute in Puerto Rico

The renowned architect will work closely with James L. DettorePresident of the Brand Institute & CEO, on designing a sleek and modern workspace MIAMI, April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As brand institute extends its activities to San Juan, Puerto Ricoshe is proud to announce that she has recruited Fernando González Díaz, founder and director of […]

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It’s time for Texas households to go off the grid

This op-ed is part of a series published by the Opinion section of The Dallas Morning News to explore ideas and policies to boost electrical reliability. Find the full series here: Keep the lights on. It’s time to forget about the power grid. Literally. The endless studies and accusations about the failings and risks of […]

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Iowa State student named Truman Scholar • News Service • Iowa State University

Natalia Rios Martinez AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University student is one of 58 undergraduates nationwide to be named the 2022 Truman Scholars. Natalia Ríos Martínez, senior in political science, international studies and public relations of San Juan, Puerto Rico, was selected from 705 applicants nominated by 275 universities across the United States. The […]

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Recurring earthquake swarms continue in Puerto Rico; No tsunami warning yet

Dozens of earthquake swarms have arisen beneath the island territory of Puerto Rico over the past seven days. Although there were no immediate reports of a tsunami threat, the event can still manifest potential disaster. Puerto Rico earthquake swarms (Photo: Photo by RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images) Latest reports suggest that 94 earthquake swarms have […]

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Puerto Rico struggles to emerge from blackout as anger mounts | Nation & World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Businesses closed. Sleepless nights. Classes cancelled. Hundreds of thousands of people across Puerto Rico were left without power on Friday, nearly two days after a fire at a main power plant triggered an island-wide outage. Crews have restored power to some 650,000 out of nearly 1.5 million customers, but […]

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Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Puerto Rico still without power 2 days after outage

By Melissa Alonso and Jason Hanna, CNN Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Puerto Rico were still without power Friday, two days after the start of a island-wide blackout which started with a fire in a power station. About 600,000 to 650,000 of the island’s 1.5 million utility customers have been restored, the […]

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Administrator Guzman Pays Tribute to Small State Enterprises in

Washington, April 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzmanhead of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and spokesperson for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s cabinet, announced the winners of the 2022 Small Business Persons of the Year from each of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto […]

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Four state candidates to address county Republicans

Three statewide candidates and a Supreme Court nominee from Arkansas are scheduled to speak at Thursday’s Garland County Republican Party meeting. The meeting will be held at RPGC headquarters at 615 W. Grand Ave. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session will follow each […]

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The National Liberty Museum examines the Puerto Rican “struggle”

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new exhibition at National Museum of Liberty highlighting the Puerto Rican experience brings together the multimedia work of artist Johnny Irizarry. It is called “La Brega”, which translates to “the struggle”. Museum CEO Alaine Arnott said the exhibit was part of the museum’s mission to shine a light on the […]

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Mandates, Cases and Covid-19 Variants: Live Updates

A coronavirus testing site in Hagerstown, Maryland administered between 250 and 300 tests a day in February.Credit…Kenny Holston for The New York Times Senate Democrats and Republicans have moved closer to a deal to cut an emergency coronavirus response program from $15.6 billion to $10 billion as they work to break a standoff over a […]

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Governor of Puerto Rico calls for 20% increase in salary expenses

Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi called for a 20% increase in payroll spending in his annual state of the territory address to the local legislature on Tuesday. Pierluisi also said his proposed budget would cut spending on outside professional services by 13%. Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi highlighted the role of federal government aid on […]

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Puerto Rico replaces China in Birmingham 2022 World Games softball competition

You viewed more than 50 articles in the last 12 months. Keep Olympic News Free Support insidethegames.biz for just £10 For nearly 15 years now, insidethegames.biz has been at the forefront of fearless reporting on what’s happening in the Olympic Movement. As the first website not to be placed behind a paywall, we have made […]

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Castro represents Illinois during his visit to the White House

WASHINGTON DC —As Midwest chair of the executive committee of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, State Sen. Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) met with Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House during the annual National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Summit. organization in Washington DC on Friday. “It is an honor for me to […]

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Human rights group denounces deportation to ‘chaos’ in Haiti

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Human Rights Watch released a report Thursday demanding that the United States and other countries stop deporting Haitians to their homeland, calling it “unacceptable” and warning that they put people’s lives at risk. More than 25,700 people were deported to Haiti from January 2021 to February 2022, 79% of […]

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These were the best and worst places for air quality in 2021, according to a new report – Boston News, Weather, Sports

(CNN) — Air pollution reached unhealthy levels around the world in 2021, according to a new report. the report by IQAira company that monitors air quality around the world, found that the average annual air pollution in every country – and 97% of cities – exceeds the World Health Organization Air Quality Guidelineswhich have been […]

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Ron Howard documents José Andrés’ mission to nurture bodies and souls

Although he is only one man, José Andrés has the energy and drive of dozens. After arriving in New York from Spain in 1991, his outsized talents and personality propelled him to fame as one of the first modern celebrity chefs. Her DC hotspot Jaleo launched an expansion that eventually encompassed around 30 restaurants, cookbooks, […]

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The United States became richer and better educated in the second half of the 2010s

The United States has become wealthier, better educated, less impoverished and less transitory over the second half of the past decade, according to data released Thursday by the US Census Bureau. The median household income for the nation, which had been nearly $54,000 from 2011 to 2015, rose to nearly $65,000 during the 2016 to […]

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Zelenskyy addresses Ottawa, NATO should be combat ready: In the news, March 15 | national news

In The News is a roundup of articles from The Canadian Press designed to start your day. Here’s what’s on our editors’ radar for the morning of March 15… What we’re watching in Canada… Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is due to address parliament this morning, the latest in a series of virtual visits as he […]

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New bill could have California voters weighing in on DST – again

Proposition 7, approved by 59% of voters, gave state lawmakers the power to move the state to daylight saving time year-round, but only after congressional approval. But in the years since, state lawmakers have failed to pass legislation to join the list of states that are officially waiting for Congress to legalize DST year-round. The […]

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Congress passes the omnibus fiscal year 2022 spending bill

THIS WEEK’S DOSE After months of negotiations in both houses, Congress passed the omnibus fiscal year 2022 spending bill; however, COVID aid was removed from the bill, leaving future action open by lawmakers. CONGRESS Government funding for fiscal year 2022 passed. With a House vote of (260-171) followed by the Senate vote of (68-31), Congress […]

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Puerto Rico cancels power company restructuring deal

Puerto Rico’s governor announced on Tuesday that his administration was canceling a proposed debt restructuring deal for the island’s state-owned power company, calling it unworkable. The deal had been in the works for several years and was delayed by the pandemic, with many expecting it to be approved soon as Puerto Rico’s government begins to […]

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Wood Mackenzie Brings Light to Puerto Rican Homes

LONDON/HOUSTON/SINGAPORE, March 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A team of three analysts from global energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) company, is in Puerto Rico this week to help install solar panels on homes as part of a new initiative with the charity Let’s Share the Sun Foundation. Analysts, from Wood Mackenzie energy […]

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Brehm closes eagle-birdie to take lead at Puerto Rico Open

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ryan Brehm closed the birdie-eagle for a 5-under 67 and the second-round lead Friday at the Puerto Rico Open. Brehm is making his final start on a minor medical extension and must win or finish second alone to retain his status. He is the only player in the field […]

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“They extended my life”: ten years after the first liver transplant in Puerto Rico

Over the past ten years, 369 liver transplants have been performed in Puerto Rico, which represents approximately 35 to 40 per year. All of these patients were operated on at the Liver Transplant Center of Auxilio Mutuo Hospital, an institution that celebrated its tenth anniversary on February 24. At 67, Nelson Guzman He is forever […]

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Oil prices soar; fighting could become more destructive as Russians bombard cities

Oil prices jump nearly 7% on supply fears amid Russian-Ukrainian conflict Oil prices surged during afternoon trading in Asia as markets were rocked by supply concerns amid the Russia-Ukraine war. At one point, Brent and U.S. crude futures climbed almost 8%. Brent pared some losses for the last time, jumping 6.88% to $112.19 a barrel. […]

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The Latam Cup brings hockey fever to non-traditional hockey nations

Vodagraph When you think of hockey in the Western Hemisphere, Canada and the United States come to mind first and foremost. But let your thoughts drift to several sunny destinations and hotspots in South America, and you’ll find the game taking root in many non-traditional hockey nations with budding programs. In fact, the situation for […]

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Gang leader wanted in 2009 BC murder arrested in Puerto Rico: police

The BC Police Anti-Gang Unit says the hunt for a high profile murder suspect is complete. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit says in a statement that Conor D’Monte, an alleged leader of a British Columbia gang called United Nations, has been arrested in Puerto Rico after more than a decade of searching. . The […]

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A national vaccine pass has been quietly rolled out – and red states are getting on board

A national vaccine verification standard has been quietly rolled out across the country. (Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images EEven as the omicron variant loosens its grip on the world, destinations continue to require travelers to show proof of vaccination. And, increasingly, a CDC paper vaccination card just isn’t enough. Although […]

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PGA Tour Schedule | Federal News Network

September 16-19 _ Fortinet Championship (Max Homa) September 24-26 _ Ryder Cup (USA) Sept. 30-Oct. 3 _ Sanderson Farms Championship (Sam Burns) Oct. 7-10 _ Shriners Children’s Open (Sungjae Im) October 14-17 _ The CJ Cup @ Summit (Rory McIlroy) October 21-24 _ ZOZO Championship (Hideki Matsuyama) Oct. 28-31 _ World Golf Championships – HSBC […]

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Nine out of ten Mexicans use face masks, among the most in the world

Face masks have become a common item during the pandemic. You see them in supermarkets, restaurants and on public transport. Although using them before the outbreak of the coronavirus meant receiving strange looks, they are now the norm, especially in urban centres. This change in habits was reflected in a global survey conducted by the […]

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White House spending targets social justice; vague criteria

WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — This once bustling northern Arizona town has a troubled relationship with rain. Winslow needs it, but just a little can overwhelm a levee system that officials have been begging the federal government for years to fix. Local officials believe a push by the Biden administration to fund projects that help disadvantaged […]

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Pierluisi slams board member Andrew Biggs’ ‘contempt’ of Puerto Rico’s government

washington d.c. – The governor Pierre Pierluisi say today that Andre Biggsmember of the Budget Oversight Council (JSF), shows “disdain and contempt” for Puerto Rico when it denounces the island government’s lack of administrative capacity and political will to push through reforms that give a boost to the Puerto Rican economy. “Their criticism shows disdain […]

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UN and Haiti ask for $2 billion to help after earthquake

Amina Mohammed, the UN’s deputy secretary-general, called the $2 billion figure “discouraging” but said Haiti needed international support. The story continues under the ad “We are aware that aid budgets are under pressure around the world. We also know donors are tired. And we heard, loud and clear, concerns about the results of aid in […]

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One Year Later, Many Question ‘Official’ Number of Texas Blackout Deaths – Houston Public Media

Ice covers trees and power lines in South Austin. It’s been a year since millions of Texans woke up to find their power cut off during the freezing cold. Days without heating, electricity or water followed. Hundreds did not survive. But, on the anniversary of what became the worst blackout in Texas history, some say […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Equality Florida to Call Press Conference to Condemn Censorship and Surveillance State Legislative Agenda | News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 14, 2022– Equality Florida, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and the Human Rights Campaign will hold a press conference at the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, February 15 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss a list of bills pending in the Florida Legislature, including including the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The event comes as national outrage […]

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Biden should disavow racist decisions against Puerto Rico and the territories

WASHINGTON — Civil rights groups on Thursday called on President Joe Biden’s administration to disavow century-old Supreme Court rulings steeped in racist language that have allowed the government to treat people living in Puerto Rico and other other US territories differently from other Americans. The 13 groups, led by the American Civil Liberties Union, said […]

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Puerto Rico’s Ambitious Clean Energy Plan

Almost five years ago, Puerto Rico declared bankruptcy. Or rather, he declared the closest thing to bankruptcy that a state or territory could declare when it announced in 2017 that he would not be able to repay his debts following a devastating hurricane that left the island in hopeless state. Last week, a U.S. federal […]

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How to Claim the Child Tax Credit on Your Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans who have never filed taxes will need to do so this year in order to claim what is rightfully theirs under the enhanced child tax credit. Previously, only people who made enough money to owe income taxes could get the full credit. But as part of the $1.9 trillion […]

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Will the government step in to save the Mahogany Run golf course – for tourism? | Opinion

The economic and social impact of the loss of the Mahogany Run golf course in St. Thomas, since the two 2017 hurricanes and now during the COVID-19 crisis, continues. The inability to play golf impacts our ability to attract cruise ship passengers and land tourists who choose a golf-based Caribbean destination as part of their […]

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The Bitcoin family moves to Portugal, a tax haven for cryptos

‘Bitcoin Family’ in Lisbon, Portugal Didi Taihuttu Didi Taihuttu, patriarch of the so-called “Bitcoin family,” has his roots in Portugal, the ultimate crypto tax haven in Europe. Settling down is a big deal for the Dutch family of five, who have traveled the world for the past five years. But after spending time in 40 […]

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Thousands of teachers in Puerto Rico protest for higher salaries

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of teachers across Puerto Rico walked out of their classrooms and took to the streets Friday to demand higher salaries, better working conditions and better pensions amid a of economic crisis. Several schools were completely without teachers as protesters gathered in the capital city of San Juan and […]

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Puerto Rico’s financial advisory chief resigns

Natalie Jaresko, executive director of Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board, announced her resignation, effective April 1. Jaresko’s exit comes after a federal judge approved a restructuring plan that cuts most of the US territory’s $70 billion public debt. The plan reduces a portion of the debt, about $33 billion, to about $7 billion, dramatically reducing […]

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These local governments are paving the way for cryptocurrency adoption

In November 2021, Mayor of Miami, Francis X. Suarez, tweeted that he would take his next salary in bitcoin. Shortly after, Eric Adams, now mayor of New York, tweeted that he would take his next three paychecks in bitcoin. Maybe not to be outdone, Suarez then said he would take all his salary in bitcoin. […]

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SBA unveils $3 million cybersecurity pilot program as scammers increasingly target small stores

The Small Business Administration is launching a new pilot program that could help you thwart a future cyberattack, but only if you are in one of three select yet unknown states. The agency announced Jan. 21 that it plans to distribute $3 million in grants to state governments to help small businesses meet their cybersecurity […]

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Protest by truckers in Canada; Free tests on demand: virus updates

Weekly deaths in the United States have reached their highest level in nearly a year, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg. Russia reported more than 100,000 new infections for the first time over the previous day. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is self-isolating after being considered a close contact of […]

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AARP Accepting 2022 Community Challenge Grant Applications

From AARP AARP invites local organizations and governments throughout Florida to apply for the 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant program, open until March 22, 2022. Grants fund rapid action projects that help communities become more liveable over the long term by improving public spaces, transportation, housing, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery, diversity and inclusion, and Moreover. […]

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Spanish king praises colonialism and the conquistadors who invaded Puerto Rico

Credit: Royal House King Felipe has called Puerto Rico a ‘model’ of colonialism as he lashed out at protesters who tore down a conquistador statue just before he arrived on the island. The King of Spain made the remarks in a speech commemorating the 500th anniversary of the founding of Puerto Rico’s capital. He praised […]

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How politics destroyed an economic miracle

AW Maldonado, Boom and Bust in Puerto Rico: How Politics Destroyed an Economic Miracle. University of Notre Dame Press, August 2021. Price: US$35.00 | Length: 255 pages In 2016, Puerto Rico announced that it was bankrupt in this The New York Times described as “the greatest government financial collapse in United States history”. The amount […]

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Judge approves deal to resolve Puerto Rico bankruptcy

MIAMI — Puerto Rico on Tuesday received approval from a federal judge to emerge from bankruptcy in the largest public sector debt restructuring deal in U.S. history, nearly five years after the financially troubled territory said it could not repay its creditors. Since Puerto Rico went bankrupt, its economic crisis has only been worsened by […]

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FRIEDA OMASTA Obituary (1945 – 2022) – Vienna, DC

OMASTA Frieda Patricia (Hayes) Omasta Frieda Patricia (Hayes) Omasta, born April 8, 1945 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Lillian E. Hayes (Morton) and the late Frederick J. Hayes; and sister of the late Gail Morton Hayes, passed away peacefully on Saturday January 15, 2022 from pancreatic cancer. Frieda grew up in So. Deerfield, […]

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10 things to know this morning in Australia

Darrian Traynor/Getty Images Good morning! Novak Djokovic has been sent off. The world’s number one male tennis player left the country overnight, hours after the full Federal Court bench ruled unanimously that Immigration Minister Alex Hawke was within his rights to leave the country. personally veto the star’s visa. Djokovic is “extremely disappointed” but respects […]

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Starting Wednesday, January 19, you can order rapid Covit-19 tests in Puerto Rico for delivery

Starting Wednesday, January 19, you can order rapid Covit-19 tests in Puerto Rico for delivery washington d.c. – The federal government has created a website from which you can request four rapid diagnostic tests free of charge. COVID-19[female[feminine To a house. The administration of President Joe Biden has said that COVIDtests.gov Will be processed on […]

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Covid News: NYC Mayor Evaluates Remote Learning Option

Novak Djokovic training at the Margaret Court Arena on Thursday.Credit…Mark Baker/Associated Press Novak Djokovic, the Serbian tennis star, had his visa revoked for a second time by Australian authorities on Friday, the dizzying latest volley in a never-ending drama over his refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said in a […]

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Five potentially overlooked elements of the infrastructure bill

the Law on investment in infrastructure and employment (IIJA) – the $ 1.2 trillion package adopted late last year with bipartisan support – contained many big-ticket items that have made the headlines and raised hopes for major improvements in the country’s infrastructure. But behind these big programs, there were many, many, many small initiatives that […]

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State pushes home testing for sexually transmitted infections

It took a year for Vlad Carrillo to figure out how to get tested after moving to Bishop, Calif. In rural Inyo County. Sending a kit home by mail ensured confidentiality and helped Carrillo avoid the stigma of testing. (Vlad Carrillo / KHN / TNS) Rachel Bluth / Kaiser Health News SACRAMENTO – California has […]

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Puerto Rico: The Holiday Island with the Longest Christmas Season in the World, Part II, by Luis Martínez-Fernández

After nearly four centuries of colonial rule under Catholic Spain, in 1899 Puerto Rico became an American colony, a transition that opened the floodgates for efforts to “Americanize” the population, the most ambitious of which – and the United States. more disastrous – has been the temporary imposition of English as the language of school […]

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Puerto Rico bankruptcy judge dismisses allegations of credit union fraud

The Puerto Rican bankruptcy judge dismissed claims of nearly $ 1 billion that Puerto Rican credit unions had against the central government and institutions in Puerto Rico. Judge Laura Taylor Swain rendered her ruling in the last week of 2021 in a notice granting the defendants’ motion to dismiss in adversarial proceedings. The court ended […]

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Illinois, another uplifting tale of great government | EDITORIAL

California isn’t the only progressive paradise experiencing a population exodus. The case of the blue budget basket known as Illinois is in an even worse state. Baby boomers love Illinois. Long courted by the promise of generous public retirement benefits, baby boomers have largely stayed behind in Illinois, helping to raise the state’s median age […]

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International tax affairs to watch in 2022

By Natalie Olivo (Jan 3, 2022, 12:02 p.m. EST) – Courts will continue to wrestle this year with high-stakes cases brought by large U.S. multinationals that have accused federal tax authorities of overriding, with disputes, including including FedEx’s challenge to repatriation regulations and Facebook’s fight against multibillion-dollar adjustments to its tax bill. As the new […]

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Omicron Cases Rise ‘Through the Roof’ Towards Expected Peak of 1 Million Per Day | Public Service News

In Boston, the levels of coronavirus measured in sewage have more than quadrupled from the outbreak last winter. In Miami, more than a quarter of people test positive for COVID-19. And the San Francisco medical official estimates that, based on tests at his hospital, one in 12 people in the city with no symptoms of […]

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Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer sector

Bacardi files legal action against USPTO in Battle of Havana Club December 30, 2021 Bacardi Ltd has fired another salvo in the long battle over the Havana Club brand in the US market. The spirits giant filed a lawsuit in federal court this week against the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) alleging that […]

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Ron Desantis plans to revive Florida state militia – OpEd – Eurasia Review

By José Niño * Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by talking heads, there is no turning back to the days of the politics of “decency” and “respectability”. The Tweedledee and Tweedledum of political parties discussing mundane issues becomes an afterthought in the age of populism. Certainly, we are not going to see a drastic […]

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Polman: Rand Paul is now in favor of big government | Chroniclers

Rand Paul has long been a laughable lightweight – in Senate hearings Dr. Fauci regularly beats him – but now he’s even outperformed himself. Republicans like him still equate “big government” with “socialism” and consistently condemn it on principle – until disaster strikes their own backyards, then suddenly, without even an ounce of embarrassment, they […]

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Puerto Rico plans to fight corruption with blockchain

The government of Puerto Rico recently showed interest in using blockchain technology to fight corruption. House Speaker Rafael “Tatito” Hernandez has confirmed that lawmakers plan to meet with local blockchain experts this month to create smart contracts aimed at bringing more transparency and accountability to the industry. In these meetings, they will discuss how to […]

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Eric Adams wants to sell you Bitcoin

Incoming Mayor Eric Adams is a real believer in crypto. Others in the city are not so sure. Ron Adar / Shutterstock When Eric Adams, New York’s next mayor, triumphantly attended a political conference in Puerto Rico last month, he told reporters he paid for his trip there. “I paid myself. I’ve learned that the […]

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DreamWeaver Homes responds, “Yes, Virginia… There is a Santa Claus! “

To: Virginia and those in need of affordable housing. From: Father Christmas And, the gift it brings is a cost-effective solution that will solve the affordable housing shortage. LANSDALE, PENNSYLVANIE, United States, December 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Maybe Santa is not really focused on the housing situation at the moment, but rest assured as the […]

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Documents on JFK’s assassination recently released by the National Archives

The publication of the documents, ordered by President Biden, was eagerly awaited by historians and by those who doubt that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. WASHINGTON – The National Archives on Wednesday released nearly 1,500 documents related to the US government’s investigation into the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. the disclosure cables, internal […]

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Omicron variant begins to appear nationwide, CDC says

The US system has been relatively slow to accommodate cases of the variant, possibly due in part to travel habits or restrictive entry rules to the United States. But the system is also constrained by blind spots and delays. Last week, the CDC reported that of the 43 known infections detected in the United States […]

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Former Kansas health secretary caught off guard by layoff, plans to continue fighting pandemic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As former Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman managed the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, he found himself at the center of a cultural battle between individual rights and the collective good. Blind individualism does not work well during a pandemic, he says. “The United States is […]

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Federal government makes new investment in women-owned small businesses

Administrator of the SBA Isabella Casillas Guzman The Small Business Administration, the federal agency that supports entrepreneurs, is putting more emphasis on women business owners in the agency’s history than ever before, after two years that decimated small businesses and highlighted the obstacles still facing the fastest growing countries. group of owners. Small women-owned businesses, […]