Canada – Minister Ng to visit Washington, D.C.

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development will visit Washington, D.C. on February 28, 2022, to reinforce the importance of Canada’s strong partnership with the United States.

February 27, 2022 – The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development will visit Washington, D.C. on February 28, 2022, to reinforce the importance of Canada’s strong partnership with the United States. This follow-up visit will focus on common goals geared toward the economic recovery.  Among other key meetings, Minister Ng will be participating in the following public events:

Event: Keynote and panel hosted by the Wilson Centre

Location: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States             

Time: 11:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. ET

Notes: Open to media

Media representatives interested in participating, either virtually or in person, can register with Alice Hansen no later than 10:00 a.m. (ET) on February 27.

Event: Remarks and discussion hosted virtually by the Brookings Institute on USMCA report

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

Notes: Webcast with open and free registration.

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Talitha Washington Elected President of the Association for Women in Mathematics

 On Feb. 1, 2022, Dr. Talitha Washington took office as the President-Elect for the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), continuing her legacy of supporting women and girls in mathematics. She will become president of the association in 2023 and will serve for two years. Currently, Washington is a Professor of the Mathematical Sciences at Clark Atlanta University and the Director of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Data Science Initiative.

The AWM is a professional society that encourages women and girls to study and have active careers in the mathematical sciences and promotes equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences. Washington says, “I am honored to follow in the footsteps of past AWM President Cora Sadowsky, who was a faculty member at my former institution, Howard University.” As the first Black to be AWM President-Elect, her path has been guided by the AWM community. One of her goals is to advocate for broad engagement and participation which strengthens the entire mathematical community and our nation.

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Washington Home Care LLC Marks Second Anniversary With Influx Of Durable Medical Equipment Donations

Washington Home Care LLC Founder Sara Guillemette

Washington Home Care LLC Founder Sara Guillemette

WASHINGTON, Conn.Dec. 3, 2021PRLog — Sara Guillemette, the founder of Washington Home Care LLC in Washington, Connecticut, marks the second anniversary of having opened December 21, 2019.

As the COVID-19 global crisis continues, Washington Home Care has multiplied its ambitions to serve the varying needs of 63 families throughout northwest Connecticut. Plus Guillemette has been recognized as a community resource for matching durable medical equipment donations to local people with care needs.

Established by Washington resident Guillemette, Washington Home Care is a registry model whereby caregivers are hired by individuals, families, or legal healthcare representatives for private in-home medical care. The agency’s caregivers take their direction for care needs directly from their clients.

Currently, the agency’s vetted caregivers range from non-certified homemaker-companions to certified nurse assistants, certified home health aides, and certified personal care attendants.  “Certified caregivers”, explained Guillemette, “are essential for individuals who have a long-term care insurance policy. This criteria also meets a growing nationwide trend of families preferring to have their loved ones recover and rehabilitate at home vs. entering a skilled nursing facility after surgery or illness.”

“During 2021,” commented Guillemette, “we have seen a noteworthy influx of durable medical equipment donations being offered to individuals and families in our community through our agency and our heightened social media postings. Significant anonymous donations we have posted on local area social media sites ranging from a prototype hospital bed valued at $18k+; unopened cases of disposable undergarments and underpads to 5-gallon industrial bins of hand sanitizers; collapsible transportable ramp systems; stand-up lifts; lift-assist recliners; chair lifts and transfer chairs; sit-to-stand lifts; and cross trainer bikes.”

Via an anonymous donation, a high-tech prototype hospital bed was delivered to the home of a Centenarian. The woman’s daughter wrote to Guillemette stating, “It’s a little miracle! My mom’s doctor reports Mom’s kidney functions have improved, her edema and congestive heart failure (CHF) situation have greatly improved. Plus she is sleeping so much better. I feel immense gratitude for the use of this bed. The results are amazing. Thank you for facilitating all of this including the transportation of the bed from the hospice facility to her home. Mom even attended a family funeral with her 97-year-old sister! Her nurse reported, “She’s just amazing, her results are all good.”

The Medical Equipment Loan Program of Cornwall, managed by Debbie Labbe, frequently contacts Guillemette to ask her to post anonymous gifts to Facebook’s Buy Nothing Washington site and the Washington, Connecticut community site. One such gift was a Telesensory B/W Aladdin Classic PRO Low Vision Video Magnifier 50X EAS. The Magnifier was lent by the Loan Program to an assisted living facility in Litchfield.

“The durable medical equipment needs throughout our community are significant,” observed Guillemette. “It is a true honor for Washington Home Care to become a conduit to matching donated items to local area people-in-need.”

Washington Home Care has serviced individuals in Bridgewater, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Middlebury, Milton, Morris, New Preston, New Milford, Prospect, Roxbury, Sandy Hook, Sharon, Southbury, South Kent, Warren, Waterbury, Watertown, Washington, Winsted, and Woodbury. Services to date have included very short-term transitional periods such as, after leaving a hospital to safely returning home, to clients needing longer-term care.

“As a registry business,” commented Guillemette, “there is no geographic restriction on where we can refer live-in caregivers, and we provide a necessary backup care plan for all service locations. If a client prefers a full-time live-in caregiver, and the client has more than one home or regularly travels, it is possible we can identify a caregiver for that client’s unique needs.”

Marking the second anniversary of her ‘vision’, Guillemette expressed her sincere gratitude to numerous non-profit and for-profit businesses that have supported her ambitions. These businesses have included the agency’s landlord, First Congregational Church of Washington CT, Ericson Insurance Advisors, National Iron Bank, Washington Supply Company & Outdoor Living Center, Titus Park Garage, Wright Electrical Co.,  Marc S. Johnson Furniture Restoration, On The Mend Medical Supplies & Equipment, Southbury Printing Centre, Inc., and Bantam Wesson.

To learn more, and to connect with Washington Home Care LLC, visit, call 203-577-8979 or write to PO Box 1244, Washington, CT 06793-9991.

Professor Ted Hopf Wins Washington Post Albie Award for “The Distribution of Identity and The Future of International Order: China’s Hegemonic Prospects”

 For the longest time, researchers and professors from around the world have debated about the likelihood of China going through the hegemonic transition. Even though there is plenty of literature available regarding the rise of China and its hegemonic stability, nothing surpasses the works of Professor Ted Hopf when it comes to credibility and authenticity.

Professor Ted Hopf’s representative stated, “Professor Ted Hopf’s works have been published by some of the leading credible publishers in the world. The Washington Post, American Political Science Review, and the European Journal of International Relations are a few to name. Whether it’s academia, research, or literature, Professor Ted Hopf continues to be one of the most prominent contributors to the field of IR theory.”

International order constitutes one of the subject areas in the field of IR theory. The international order refers to a set of rule-based and global relationships that follow the principles of liberalism. This could be political liberalism, liberal internationalism and economic liberalism. Authors like Professor Ted Hopf have been known for remarkable research work in the field of international order and its future.

Ted Hopf has also been a keen researcher of China’s Hegemonic Prospects. His article, “The Distribution of Identity and The Future of International Order: China’s Hegemonic Prospects” not only garnered a great deal of attention and praise from critics but also bagged several accolades. The article debates the future of international order, the role of western hegemonic orders, and the likelihood of China becoming the next hegemon shortly.

Ted’s spokesperson continued, “The Washington Post is one of the most credible and widely circulated newspapers in the country. We take a lot of pride in the fact that the Washington Post has listed Ted Hopf’s article as ‘Top Ten Best Works on Political Economy.’ This is indeed one of the many accolades that Professor Ted Hopf has successfully bagged throughout his illustrious career.”

Other than IR theory, Professor Ted Hopf is also known for his works in the field of international security, qualitative research methods, identity order and matters of the Soviet Union.

About Theodore Hopf

Born in 1959, Ted Hopf is a leading figure in academia. He is well-known for his credible work in constructivism in International relations theory. Hopf is also known for being the Provost Chair Professor in the Political Science Department and various prestigious universities. He is currently working as a Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki Collegium. He has written and edited multiple books, publications, journals and articles after graduating from Princeton and Columbia University.

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Washington Home Care LLC Announces Expansion Of Services To Recruitment Of Estate Managers

Washington Home Care Founder Sara Guillemette

Washington Home Care Founder Sara Guillemette

WASHINGTON, Conn.June 21, 2021PRLog — The non-medical home care registry Washington Home Care LLC located at 1 Kirby Road, Unit 7E on Washington, Connecticut’s historic green has announced an expansion of its recruitment services.

The newly-introduced Estate Management services will include recruitment for Estate Managers, Household Managers, Household Personal Assistants, Butlers, Housekeepers, and Private Chefs. These will be in addition to the registry’s primary focus of recruitment and registry of Home Health Aides, Certified Nurse Assistants, Homemakers, and Companions.

Washington Home Care LLC was founded by Sara Guillemette, a 20-year Litchfield County resident, in December 2019. The business is a registry model whereby caregivers are hired by individuals, or their legal healthcare representatives, for in-home non-medical care. The registered caregivers take their direction and payment from their clients.

“The ambition for this registry,” explained Guillemette, “is to consistently research, attract and register local area professionals who can potentially fill a myriad of requested responsibilities of complete estate care. This registry is diligently building a roster of Northwest Connecticut candidates related to Estate Management by conducting background checks, verifying the credibility of qualifications, interviewing candidates, requiring three Western Connecticut resident professional Letters of Recommendation, and then referring fully-vetted candidates to callers inquiring to fill positions for all related to the maintenance of an estate.

Washington Homes Care’s role is to arrange connections between the candidates and the estate principals to fill job requisitions. The hiring and directive communications with hired staff members are the complete responsibility of the estate proprietors. As a registry, Washington Home Care is only responsible for identifying and referring potential candidates to meet the needs of estate care.”

In its initial role as a non-medical health care registry, Washington Home Care is currently hired by 19 Litchfield County residents. The registry’s 22 caregivers are currently providing services to those 19 clients that extend from non-certified homemaker-companions to certified nurse assistants, certified home health aides, and certified personal care attendants.

In both its’ in-home non-medical health care and estate management-labor referral services, the registry’s service area encompasses all of Litchfield County.

“As populations choose to vaccinate, and Covid positives decline,” commented Guillemette, “finding laborers to fill any open position is notably challenging. As a registry, the focus is to attract and retain qualified individuals to provide non-medical home care where needed, as well as to identify qualified individuals to meet the complex needs of caring for a house or an estate. The expansion of this registry to include estate management referral service offerings is organic.

Being a home care registry, there is no geographic restriction on where to refer live-in caregivers, although, for hourly caregivers and or estate management, this is a hyper-local endeavor. Back-up support needs to be feasible when choosing all service locations.”

To learn more, and connect with Washington Home Care LLC, visit, call 203-577-8979, or write to PO Box 1244, Washington, CT 06793-9991.


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