Plumbing Manufacturers International Applauds Science R&D Investments and STEM Education Provisions in New CHIPS and Science Act

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) applauds congressional approval of the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act of 2022. The legislation, expected to be signed by President Joe Biden, was developed to strengthen our nation’s competitiveness with China through increased investments in scientific research and development, federal STEM education programs, cybersecurity, innovation programs, and semiconductor manufacturing. The bill provides a comprehensive reauthorization of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which plays a pivotal role in America’s science and technology advancement by determining industry standards critical to fair competition and supporting U.S. manufacturing. The bill makes crucial investments in research, including...

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Two New Actions to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

Our nation’s young people are facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. Even before the pandemic, rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among youth were on the rise. The pandemic exacerbated those issues, disrupting learning, relationships, and routines and increasing isolation – especially among our nation’s young people. More than 40 percent of teenagers state that they struggle with persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, and more than half of parents and caregivers express concern over their children’s mental well-being. To address this crisis, President Biden put forward in his first State of the Union a comprehensive national strategy to...

Toronto Blue Jays take on the Detroit Tigers Saturday

Detroit Tigers (41-60, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (55-45, second in the AL East) Toronto; Saturday, 3:07 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Drew Hutchison (1-4, 4.84 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 29 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (5-3, 3.10 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 62 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -278, Tigers +226; over/under is 8 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays square off against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.Toronto is 32-21 in home games and 55-45 overall. The Blue Jays have gone 27-13 in games when they hit two or more home runs. Related Videos 4:18 Jays Care Foundation...

Daughter despairs as COVID-19 threatens mother in Kitchener nursing home

Daughter despairs as COVID-19 threatens mother in Kitchener nursing home | TheRecord.com \n","heading":"","fullWindow":false,"fullBleed":false,"showFullBleedOnMobile":false,"headColor":"","type":"html5mobile","textColor":"","mobileImageUrl":"","bgColor":"","imageUrl":"","registeredOnly":false,"linkUrl":"","aodaTitle":"Hospitalizations still on the rise","internalScroll":false,"displayStyle":"small-up"},{"type":"textBreakPoint","insertAt":"contentMiddleBreakPoint"},{"type":"articleRelatedInlinePrimary"},{"text":"Since late June this region has suffered between eight and 14 COVID-related deaths in nursing homes, the biggest spike since January according to provincial data sets. Regional data shows eight nursing homes and 10 retirement residences currently coping with active outbreaks that have sickened 359 people. ","type":"text","isParagraph":true,"isHeading":false},{"text":"“The ministry is taking all necessary measures to protect the health, safety, and well-being of long-term care residents, staff, and all others who attend homes,” Mark Nesbitt, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Long-Term Care, said by email.","type":"text","isParagraph":true,"isHeading":false},{"text":"He...

Preventing obesity starts in the grocery aisle with food packaging

In 2018, Statistics Canada reported that nearly one in three Canadians were obese. Similar figures have been reported in Australia, but more concerning is the US, where over forty percent of the population is obese. ​​Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price Obesity is not the only diet-related illness to be concerned about — diabetes is just as prevalent. When it comes to such diseases, diet and physical activity help reduce the chance of being diagnosed. In fact, when it comes to Type 2 diabetes, diet and physical activity can prevent 50 per cent of...