American Employer Offering $125 Gift Cards For Employees To Be Vaccinated
COVID-19 U.S.A

American Employer Offering $125 Gift Cards For Employees To Be Vaccinated

Reading Time: < 1 minute Publix Offers a $125 Gift Card to Associates After Completing Full COVID-19 Vaccination To receive the gift card, associates must be currently employed, submit an internal form and proof of vaccination. Although not required, the company is encouraging its associates to get the vaccine. Associates are not required to be vaccinated at a Publix Pharmacy Read More…

Ford Government Commits Another $2M to Combat Racism and Hate Crimes
Eastern Canada

Ford Government Commits Another $2M to Combat Racism and Hate Crimes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Funding to help community partners lead local public safety initiatives TDS News – The Ontario government is investing up to $2.6 million over two years through the Safer and Vital Communities (SVC) grant to help communities combat hate-motivated crime. The funding will help 26 community-based, not-for-profit organizations and First Nations Chiefs and Band Councils, in collaboration with Read More…

UK Launches (ARIA) New £800M Research Agency To Support High Risk, High Reward Science
United Kingdom

UK Launches (ARIA) New £800M Research Agency To Support High Risk, High Reward Science

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Advanced Research & Invention Agency (ARIA) will be led by scientists who will have the freedom to identify and fund transformational science and technology at speed. The UK’s next generation of pioneering inventors will be backed by a new independent scientific research agency, the Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has announced today (Friday 19 February), Read More…

Africa

African Countries Struggling To Contain Another Ebola Outbreak

Reading Time: 3 minutes More than 100 WHO staff, deployed from other countries and from within Guinea, are expected to be part of the Ebola response by the end of February TDS News – With efforts gathering pace to promptly tackle the new Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization Read More…

Major Changes Proposed To Canada's Criminal Code Regarding Drug Possession
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Major Changes Proposed To Canada’s Criminal Code Regarding Drug Possession

Reading Time: 2 minutes 14 proposed changes will affect mandatory minimum sentencing within the criminal code Social, economic, cultural, institutional and historical inequities contribute to the overrepresentation of Indigenous people, Black Canadians and marginalized populations, including those living with substance abuse and mental health challenges, in the criminal justice system. “The Government recognizes that there is systemic racism in Read More…