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Honouring Our Partnerships with Indigenous Communities

June is National Indigenous History Month – a time to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. This year, following the tragic news about the children found buried at former residential schools - and that there...
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India: GST Council Recommends A Reduction In GST Rates On Essential Goods Being Used For COVID-19 Relief And Management - Nexdigm Private Limited

In the 43rd GST Council meeting held on 28 May 2021, the Council had decided to constitute a Group of Ministers (GoM) to delve into the need to provide further tax relief by reducing GST rates...
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F-22 fighters respond to Russian Navy activity near Hawaii, Honolulu police officers charged in killing 16-year-old, travel surges with loosened COVID requirements, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

F-22 Raptors U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt Ben Bloker Russian Navy west of Hawaii prompted F-22 fighter launch from Hickam, report says. The Russian Navy is edging closer to Hawaii with a big exercise 300 to 500 miles west of the Aloha State — prompting the Air Force to scramble three missile-armed F-22 fighters on Sunday. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat.  Hawaii News Now. French Warplanes To Train With US Military In Hawaii As Allies Solidify Ties. France’s new commander in the Pacific toure...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hbo, China, US, Hawaii, Commission, Air Force, Council, Pacific, Maui, Dpp, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kailua Kona


Opposition To ‘Pride Month’ Proclamation Could Lead Lawmakers To Limit Mayor’s Power In Texas City

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Tags: Council, Bell, Brown, Texas City, Rowlett, Cornerstone Church, KTVT, Funderburk, Sherrill, Rowlett Texas, Brian Hiatt, Around the Nation, Tammy Dana Bashian, Cole Hedgecock, First Baptist Rowlett, Kason Huddleston


Control of Uptown streets contested as protesters demand answers in Winston Smith shooting

Mayor Jacob Frey and Council President Lisa Bender stand together to decry blockade.
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Recognizing Dads as Family Caregivers

Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 20th. I was thinking about my dad recently. Several years (decades!) ago, when I was six, I had my tonsils taken out. My dad was at a bit of a loss as...
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Tangy Tuesday Picks – June 15, 2021

Hello Bloggers! 2022 is just 6 months away. We know it has been a tough year for everyone. For a moment though, if you have to think about yourself, what have you been able to learn and achieve in the past 6 months and how did you structure your life so that you could achieve … Continue reading "Tangy Tuesday Picks – June 15, 2021"
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Europe needs to back browser-level controls to fix cookie consent nightmares, says privacy group

European privacy group noyb, which recently kicked off a major campaign targeting rampant abuse of the region’s cookie consent rules, has followed up by publishing a technical proposal for an automated browser-level signal it believes could go even further to tackle the friction generated by endless ‘your data choices’ pop-ups. Its proposal is for an automated signal layer that would enable users to configure advanced consent choices — such as only being asked to allow cookies if they frequently...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, UK, California, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Council, European Parliament, Max Schrems, European Council, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Europe Google, ADPC


New app helps make grain and ethanol conversions

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council’s new and improved, free grains and ethanol conversion calculator app helps customers and members quickly and conveniently convert grain data between English and metric units. The app – called the “USGC Conversion Calculator” – provides conversions for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. The app also provides conversions for other related measures, including distance, ar...
Tags: Microsoft, Washington, Corn, Council, Ethanol, DDGs, USGC, U S Grains Council, Fuels, Corn Conversion, Ethanol Conversions, U.S. Grain Council, Bryan Jernigan


G7: Boris Johnson to face pressure from EU on Northern Ireland

EU leaders expected to stress potential consequences of failing to find resolution, putting onus on UK to compromiseG7 summit: latest news and reactionBoris Johnson will come under fresh pressure from EU leaders in Cornwall on Saturday in the increasingly bitter standoff over the implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol.The prime minister had hoped to skirt the subject of Brexit as he hosts G7 leaders. But his official spokesperson conceded on Friday that Downing Street expect it to be ra...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Council, Brexit, G7, EU Commission


WOW: Write A Story About Your Adventure As A Raindrop

Hello bloggers! Let’s welcome June with open arms of renewed energy and appreciating the earthy aroma as we begin this rainy season. A particularly favourite treat for this season would be blogging and reading with a drizzling view from our window. Who doesn’t find satisfaction in writing while listening to rumbles of thunder? We have … Continue reading "WOW: Write A Story About Your Adventure As A Raindrop"
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More traffic cameras, more money: A big day for safer streets in Portland

A man tries to cross 82nd Avenue at Alberta, the intersection where two people were killed by drivers in April.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Wednesday was a very consequential day for traffic safety in Portland. “I have moved from hating cameras, to really understanding how, in relationship with other safety improvements, they could help keep people in our communities safe.”— Jo Ann Hardesty, city commissioner At their morning session Portland City Council finally authorized the Port...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, City Council, Council, Alberta, Rivera, Portland Police Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland City Council, Oregon Senate, Dickman, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland


NI Fire Service plans for £42.2m facility approved in County Tyrone

Council grants planning approval for the final phase of the centre at Desertcreat, County Tyrone.
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Tangy Tuesday Picks – June 8, 2021

There’s no such thing as too many blogposts to read, hai na? Blogs are the best way to learn things quickly and efficiently from the person who shares his/her experience with you. If you want your blogpost to feature in our Tangy Tuesday Picks & Spicy Saturday Picks, do tip us on social media. We … Continue reading "Tangy Tuesday Picks – June 8, 2021"
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New Minneapolis report highlights COVID-19 furlough plan's disparate impact on women, POCs

The report is expected to be presented later this month at a Council committee meeting.
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Kent threatens Home Office with legal action over unaccompanied child migrants

Council warns its services for unaccompanied child migrants are at breaking point for the second time in less than a yearKent county council has issued legal proceedings against the home secretary as it warns its services for unaccompanied child migrants are at breaking point for the second time in less than a year.The authority said it may no longer be able to accept new unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) within days, and has served a formal letter before action to the Home Office. Co...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Refugees, Child protection, Kent, Council, UASC, Priti Patel


New Zealand: Building defects and limitation update – good news for building owners and councils, bad news for designers - Wynn Williams Lawyers

The Court held that the 10-year limitation did not apply to claims for contribution, so the Council continued its claim.
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Teachers to vote on contract, police commission nominee says no racism in Hawaii, two counties pass annual budgets, studying the sea, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Whale frolics off Hawaii Coast ©2021 All Hawaii NewsNOAA Awards UH $210 Million To Host Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Research. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration selected the University of Hawai‘i to host a new Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, with the federal agency providing up to $210 million in funding over five years. Maui Now.Hawaii Teacher Salaries Won’t Change If New Contract Is Approved. The Hawaii State Teachers Association has r...
Tags: Travel, US, Hawaii, City Council, Council, Los Angeles Times, Hawaii Island, Maui, Department Of Health, Alexander, Caltech, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kamehameha Schools


Minnesota soy industry launches “super hero” biodiesel campaign

In Minnesota, over the course of two decades, biodiesel has proven to be nothing short of heroic in helping to clean Minnesota’s air. Starting this week, the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotional Council (MSR&PC) is debuting a super-powered campaign that highlights the wonder of biodiesel. For the next several months, biodiesel’s carbon-reduction message will be splashed across dozens of Metro Transit buses in a comic book-themed campaign sponsored by MSR&PC. The Council has also launched a n...
Tags: Minnesota, Council, Biodiesel, Metro Transit, Metropolitan Council, Fuels, Minnesota Soybean Research Promotional Council


Mark Ashton: Council approves Portrush memorial for gay activist

The family and friends of campaigner Mark Ashton will be asked how best to remember him in Portrush.
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Tangy Tuesday Picks – June 1st, 2021

Monday morning blues have finally said goodbye and we look forward to a fresh and drizzling June. The cloudy sky, rain pouring on green plants, and damp roads make for a good view from a window. A good blog post to read on a rainy day is equal to having hot chocolate during winter. All … Continue reading "Tangy Tuesday Picks – June 1st, 2021"
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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, May 31-June 7

  A view from North Hollywood: Rose Hernandez dances and spins a sign while promoting a business on the corner of Victory Boulevard and Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood, Friday, April 16, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoo...
Tags: Health, Gardening, California, La, Cancer, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Council, Emily, Esther, Woodland Hills


USGC promotes biofuels contribution to decarbonizing transportation

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council’s Latin America office recently showcased ethanol’s role in long-term fuel decarbonization policies to 70 government officials from 19 different countries in the region and held webinars in partnership with the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) to promote the use of biofuels as the most reliable source for achieving government goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. Speakers showed how policies in the United States and Br...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, United States, Brazil, Council, Biofuel, Ethanol, Latin America, USGC, U.S. grains council, Fuels, Brazil Europe, Latin American Energy Organization OLADE


An all-girls middle school found a home in Van Nuys, but neighbors say it’s an ‘invasion’

In a span of about five years, the charter Girls Athletic Leadership School has moved three times, taking a toll on its students and teachers. Then in mid-March, the program finally secured approval from the city’s Planning Department to build a site in Van Nuys. If it wins wider approval – including a nod from the L.A. City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee and the Council itself – the new campus at 14203 West Valerio St. would feature amenities, including multi-purpose and conference r...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Development, Soccer, Local News, Council, Land Use Committee, Robinette, San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, Planning Commission, Planning Department, Valerio, Kerkorian, Panorama City


WOW: What’s On Your Desk?

We, as bloggers, do a lot of our writing at our desks. Now that many of us are working from home and it looks some will continue to do so, even after the pandemic, one of the most important places in the house is our workspace right now in other words, our desk. Everyone’s desk … Continue reading "WOW: What’s On Your Desk?"
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PlayStation Days of Play 2021- Save Up to 75% Off Games

The Days of Play promotion has arrived at PlayStation Store. For two weeks there are discounts on a huge range of PlayStation titles, including The Last of Us Part II Standard Edition, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition and NBA 2K21 Standard Edition. You can scroll through the entire list of games below. Then head to the dedicated promotion page on PlayStation Store here to find out your regional discount pricing. And don’t forget to check out the PlayStation Gear Store where you ...
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Innovative Solutions for Reducing CO2 Emissions – The Carbon XPRIZE Finalists

We all have a role to play in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including CO2 (aka carbon dioxide) emissions. Petro-Canada is helping our customers contribute to a net-zero world by providing them with cleaner energy choices such as renewable fuels...
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Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani Tariff Council Changes Retail Prices For Some Goods, Services - GRATA International

The Tariff Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan held its regular meeting on January 4, 2021.The State Oil Company (SOCAR) has approached the Council with a proposal to raise retail prices...
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What happens if Garcetti leaves? Political experts offer their takes on growing ambassador buzz

National media outlets are reporting that the Biden administration could announce as soon as next week that Mayor Eric Garcetti had been selected for an ambassadorship to India. If that comes to pass, what would that mean for Angelenos? It might mean that the city would need to find a caretaker to fill the remainder of Garcetti’s unfinished term, said Jessica Levinson, a law professor at Loyola Marymount University and an expert in the political process. “People might be looking for a caretaker ...
Tags: Politics, News, La, Government, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Community, Mother, Ohio, City Council, West Coast, Biden


Tangy Tuesday Picks – May 25, 2021

Hello Bloggers! The Blogosphere is full of exciting information, including resources offering tips and step-by-step guidelines on doing almost anything. If you are having a hard time discovering new blogposts to read every week, Tangy Tuesday Picks & Spicy Saturday Picks is the right place for you. We are back with our best blogposts to … Continue reading "Tangy Tuesday Picks – May 25, 2021"
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