Grants to help once-incarcerated veterans return to work, avoid homelessness

Supporting the president’s goal to eliminate homelessness among U.S. military veterans, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service today announced the award of $ 1.5 million in grants to help once-incarcerated veterans considered “at risk” of becoming homeless. In all, seven grants will serve more than 650 formerly incarcerated veterans in six states.|||||||http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/vets/VETS20151886.htm

Avoid a sad story: Focus on safety – Iowa Farmer Today

Avoid a sad story: Focus on safety
Iowa Farmer Today
HE MADE the risky decision to cross a muddy dam to hay cattle. He had other options, but chose to cross this narrow dam in April of 1993 … My sister and I had lost our father. My mother was left without her soul mate. My child, who we are expecting

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Pension funds should avoid child labour, arms and tobacco – DutchNews.nl


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Pension funds should avoid child labour, arms and tobacco
DutchNews.nl
Almost nine in 10 Dutch workers say their pension fund should not invest in companies which use child labour, according to research for newspaper Trouw. In total, 84% opposed investments in the arms industry and 79% in tobacco firms, the survey found.

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Pension funds should avoid child labour, arms and tobacco – DutchNews.nl


DutchNews.nl
Pension funds should avoid child labour, arms and tobacco
DutchNews.nl
Almost nine in 10 Dutch workers say their pension fund should not invest in companies which use child labour, according to research for newspaper Trouw. In total, 84% opposed investments in the arms industry and 79% in tobacco firms, the survey found.

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Pension funds should avoid child labour, arms and tobacco – DutchNews.nl


DutchNews.nl
Pension funds should avoid child labour, arms and tobacco
DutchNews.nl
Almost nine in 10 Dutch workers say their pension fund should not invest in companies which use child labour, according to research for newspaper Trouw. In total, 84% opposed investments in the arms industry and 79% in tobacco firms, the survey found.

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Pension funds should avoid child labour, arms and tobacco – DutchNews.nl


DutchNews.nl
Pension funds should avoid child labour, arms and tobacco
DutchNews.nl
Almost nine in 10 Dutch workers say their pension fund should not invest in companies which use child labour, according to research for newspaper Trouw. In total, 84% opposed investments in the arms industry and 79% in tobacco firms, the survey found.

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Pension funds should avoid child labour, arms and tobacco – DutchNews.nl


DutchNews.nl
Pension funds should avoid child labour, arms and tobacco
DutchNews.nl
Almost nine in 10 Dutch workers say their pension fund should not invest in companies which use child labour, according to research for newspaper Trouw. In total, 84% opposed investments in the arms industry and 79% in tobacco firms, the survey found.

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Wonkbook: Congress just may avoid a government shutdown – Washington Post (blog)

Wonkbook: Congress just may avoid a government shutdown
Washington Post (blog)
Wonkbook's Chart of the Day: Obamacare has reduced the uninsured rate for pretty much everyone — except kids. Wonkbook's Top 5 Stories: (1) Government ….. Tuesday's report, known as the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, offers the latest sign

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If we are to avoid a famine in South Sudan, the time to act is now

On 15 June, six months since conflict broke out in South Sudan, Oxfam’s South Sudan Country Director a.i. Emma Jane Drew said:

“Today marks six months since the onset of the crisis that stopped South Sudan’s projected exponential economic development in its tracks, and forced more than 1.3 million people from their homes. In this short time the conflict has taken thousands of lives and destroyed the livelihoods of millions. The people of South Sudan have been exposed to a triple crisis – conflict, hunger and disease – and with the rains now in full swing, the situation only stands to deteriorate.

“If we are to avoid a famine in South Sudan, the time to act is now. Humanitarian actors have managed to reach over a million people with food, water, shelter and other essential support since December, but millions more remain in need. If we don’t significantly scale up the response, 4 million people will go hungry in the coming months. This six-month mark is a harrowing reminder of the devastation caused in this short time and scale of need in this young nation. The international community must rapidly deliver on the promises made in Oslo, so we can respond in the areas that need it the most.

“The agreement reached in Addis on Tuesday between President Kiir and Dr Machar is also welcome, but it should not have taken six months to reach this point. Both parties to the conflict must genuinely commit to building a path to peace that is robust and enduring, and they must call on their troops to lay down their arms and stop putting the lives of their own citizens at risk.”

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Italy’s Letta urges ministers to avoid clashing in public – Reuters


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Italy's Letta urges ministers to avoid clashing in public
Reuters
SARTEANO, Italy (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Monday urged ministers to avoid public disagreements on divisive issues, as he sought to safeguard the stability of a fragile government grouping former adversaries from the left and right.
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