Statement by the Prime Minister on World Humanitarian Day

Statement by the Prime Minister on World Humanitarian Day

Canada NewsWire

OTTAWA, Aug. 19, 2017 /CNW/ – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Humanitarian Day:

“Today, we join the United Nations in recognizing the humanitarian workers who risk their lives to protect the millions of civilians affected by crises around the world, and who uphold the humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality, and independence.  

“Rising insecurity, poverty, and the impacts of persecution and climate change have led to incredibly complex and protracted crises globally. More people are displaced today, fleeing conflict and violence, than at any time since the Second World War.

“Escalating unrest and violence have made humanitarians’ lifesaving work even more difficult and dangerous. Aid workers brave kidnapping, roadside bombs, and countless other threats. They can lack reliable access to basic amenities like electricity and running water, and suffer greater risk of exposure to infectious disease.

“In the face of these challenges, humanitarians deliver vital assistance, relief, and hope to millions of people. They do so without discrimination based on race, ethnic origin, religion, sex, or any other factor – setting an example for all of us.

“The people workers help are often among the world’s most vulnerable, including women and girls, who bear different and disproportionate effects of violent conflict and natural disaster. Recognizing these unequal burdens, Canada has refocused its international assistance – through the new Feminist International Assistance Policy – to promote gender equality and better assist the unique needs of women and girls in crisis situations.

“Many humanitarian crises are rooted in enduring divisions and inequality. As an international community, we have a responsibility to show that diversity and inclusion are strengths – and a force that can vanquish intolerance, radicalism, and hate.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I thank Canadian aid workers and all those engaged in humanitarian efforts around the world. In extremely difficult circumstances, you support those in need, and stand up for the dignity and potential of all human beings.”

This document is also available at http://pm.gc.ca

 

SOURCE Prime Minister’s Office

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Modalist Shakes Up the Designer Fashion Industry with Unique Cash Back Program

Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) August 18, 2017

In a unique twist for designer fashion shoppers, online aggregator Modalist (http://www.modalist.com) has introduced a new type of e-marketplace that brings together thousands of brands and provides automatic cash back even for luxury purchases. Modalist shoppers can choose from over half a million products across thousands of designers, brands and stores. These include top names such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Farfetch, Shopbop, Neiman Marcus, Kendra Scott, Michael Kors, Under Armour, Nordstrom and Yoox.

“Today’s online fashion shoppers want diverse selection and useful product comparison without visiting numerous sites,” says Tina Fisher, Modalist co-founder and CEO. “Modalist provides the extraordinary selection they seek ranging from casual to high-end luxury. In addition, our unique fashion cash back program creates irresistible value. Shopping can be both practical and aspirational.”

The Modalist platform provides a versatile shopping experience that can be navigated in many ways including by store, product type, designer and price. Features include alerts to shoppers when their favorite items go on sale. The new cash back program pays a percentage of each purchased item directly back to the shopper as actual cash (not store credit) via Paypal or check. Purchasing on Modalist pays the shopper automatically without any coupons or extra steps required. Even loyalists to particular designer brands or retailers benefit by initiating their purchases through Modalist to get cash back on their fashion purchases.

Co-founded by Tina and Bob Fisher along with CTO Suresh Pillai, the company is rapidly adding retail partners and products to its catalog. Modalist sales are global, with concentrations coming from Europe, U.K., Japan, China, and the U.S.

“This business model is designed to readily scale,” said Ms. Fisher. “Our customers love the huge selection and also enjoy getting a deal. With this combination, Modalist is set to become the premier shopping destination for online fashion.”

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3Wishes.com Announces New Discounts on Halloween Costumes

Creedmoor, NC (PRWEB) August 18, 2017

With the Halloween season fast approaching, 3Wishes.com, the costume and lingerie online distributor and reseller, announce they are hosting a Pre-Halloween costume sale with dozens of costumes available for $19.98 with free shipping. These discount adult costumes will be available at the bargain rate for an undisclosed length of time.

3Wishes.com’s Director of Marketing, Samantha Strazanac, shares, “We are very excited for this sale because it will give people the opportunity to purchase their favorite costumes at discount prices. Some of the costumes normally retail for over $100 and for a short time they will be only $19.98. We hope customers will take advantage of this sale, as it is our biggest of the year and perfectly timed right before the Halloween season.”

Everyone loves an eye-catching Halloween costume, and 3Wishes.com’s selection does not disappoint. Our costumes include many brands like Roma Costume, Dreamgirl, Leg Avenue, Coquette and the 3Wishes brand. Various costume themes include police, inmates, vampires, angels, fantasy, princesses, witches, animals, pirates and movie characters, with adult costumes for a variety of genre preferences. Those wishing to express their sweet side can choose the “Strawberry Sweetheart” costume. For those wishing to show off something a bit darker, the “Naughty Dark Angel” outfit will be quite tempting. Whatever you choose, this year’s selection of outfits is fun, affordable and sure to add that “wow” factor that every fashionable (and fun) party needs. Costumes for both men and women are available.

About 3Wishes.com

3 Wishes is widely known for its production and design of excellent quality costumes for all holidays and events. When an adult costume is needed, be it for Halloween, a theme party, special occasion or personal enjoyment, look no further than 3Wishes.com.

3 Wishes uphold its promise to provide viable, yet affordable, costume ideas for all events and occasions. Known for their preference of quality, they are the leading producers of all kinds of costumes. They intend to maintain their innovative costume ideas for years to come.

Media Contact: Steven Spatola, 3WISHES.COM, 919-529-1800, press(at)3wishes(dot)com

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