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Australia Post gives green thumb to Aussie succulents with new stamps

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Australia Post celebrates Australian succulent plants with a new stamp issue out in post offices across the country from Tuesday 20 June.

Australia Post Philatelic Manager, Michael Zsolt said, “Many Australians have a passion for the great outdoors and for gardening. We believe these stamps will pique the interest of nature-lovers and gardeners alike, providing a window onto some of our amazing native succulent species”.

Succulents occur through most regions in Australia and the term “succulence” or “succulent” refers to a plant’s capacity for holding water. Besides water-storing capacity, two criteria for determining this group are a plant’s ability to withstand long periods of dry without severe leaf loss and the ability to not only survive but continue to grow with minimal food, water and care, making them a popular choice of plant for gardens and courtyards.

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Australia Post commits to new small business initiative

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Australia Post has announced its commitment to a new Business Council of Australia initiative that seeks to ensure payments to small businesses within 30 days through a voluntary payment code.

As well as improving small business cash flow, the code asks signatories to help suppliers improve their own invoicing and payment practices, provide clear information and guidance on their procedures, and offer effective dispute resolution.

“We welcome and support this initiative by the Business Council of Australia,” said Rebecca Burrows, General Manager Small Business.

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Australia Post celebrates Henry Lawson with new stamps

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Australia Post marks 150 years since the birth of one of Australia’s early literary greats, Henry Lawson (1867–1922), with the release of a new stamp issue.

Australia Post Philatelic Manager, Michael Zsolt said, “The stamps recognise the genius of Henry Lawson through two of his much-loved stories: The Drover’s Wife, and Mitchell: A Character Sketch“.

A poet and short fiction writer, Lawson is remembered more for his stories than his verse, though he had many poems published during his lifetime.

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PayPal and Canada Post Announce Integrated Payment and Shipping Solution

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TORONTO, June 5th, 2017 — As champions of small businesses, PayPal Canada and Canada Post today announced a new integrated payment and shipping solution for solopreneurs, small businesses and casual sellers. This integration aims to make e-commerce more easily accessible for entrepreneurs and small businesses including 83 per cent of Canadian small and mid-sizes businesses that currently do not sell online*.

Before the launch of this solution, sellers would receive orders, often write the labels manually and then visit a Canada Post retail outlet to ship the parcels. With this new integrated payment and shipping solution, online sellers can track their orders, print shipping labels and pay for shipping seamlessly using their PayPal account. This new functionality automatically sends tracking information and delivery confirmation alerts to both the seller and the customer once a shipping label is created. For small businesses, the days of tracking orders in their PayPal account and subsequently visiting a physical Canada Post location to fulfill customer orders are over. With this new solution, users can schedule a parcel pick-up from Canada Post thereby saving time to drop off parcels to customers locally or internationally.

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Spirit of the Games: Canada’s Paralympic and Olympic achievements honoured in final two Canada 150 stamps

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RICHMOND, B.C. – Canadian Paralympic and Olympic greats unveiled the final two Canada 150 stamps today at a special ceremony honouring Canada’s athletes and the country’s success in hosting the Paralympic and Olympic Games.

All 10 Canada 150 stamps and associated stamp products are now on sale online at canadapost.ca and in postal outlets across the country. The Canada 150 stamps being issued by Canada Post mark unforgettable moments and achievements in Canada since our country’s centennial in 1967.

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Players from legendary 1972 Canada-USSR Summit Series unveil stamp of unforgettable goal, visit with RCAF’s 17 Wing

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CFB WINNIPEG – Canada Post today unveiled its latest Canada 150 stamp by uniting legendary players who wore this country’s flag as members of Team Canada 1972 with proud Canadians who take the Maple Leaf to the skies as members of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

The players included Pat Stapleton, who chairs the board of Team Canada 1972, and Bobby Clarke, Yvan Cournoyer, Pete Mahovlich, Frank Mahovlich, Eddie Johnston, Brad Park, Wayne Cashman and Jean Ratelle. Sean Goldsworthy (representing his father Bill Goldsworthy) and John Ferguson Jr. (representing his father John Ferguson) also participated.

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“Our land”: Nunavut becoming a territory celebrated in seventh stamp marking Canada 150

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IQALUIT, NUNAVUT – Nunavut’s Premier, its Commissioner and the Speaker of the legislative assembly unveiled a stamp today that commemorates the creation of the territory of Nunavut in 1999 and celebrates the people who call it home.

Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna, Commissioner of Nunavut Nellie Kusugak, and George Qulaut, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut unveiled the stamp at the legislature in Iqaluit, the capital of Canada’s newest and largest territory. The Nunavut stamp is the seventh of 10 stamps being issued by Canada Post to celebrate Canada 150. The stamps mark unforgettable moments in Canada since our country’s centennial in 1967.

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Hongkong Post to issue “100 Years of Numbered Typhoon Signals” commemorative stamps

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Hongkong Post announced today (May 29) the issue of a set of commemorative stamps on the theme of “100 Years of Numbered Typhoon Signals”, together with associated philatelic products, on June 13 (Tuesday).

Typhoon signals, originally devised for the marine community, have been widely adopted for general use. In 1917, numbered typhoon signals indicating the wind direction and wind strength associated with tropical cyclones first came into use in Hong Kong for the purpose of warning the public. At first, there were only Signal Nos. 1 to 7. After several enhancements, the signals were replaced with Signal Nos. 1 to 10 in 1931. Signal Nos. 2, 3 and 4 were used intermittently afterwards before becoming obsolete in the late 1930s. In 1956, Strong Wind Signal No. 3 was introduced. The whole numbered signal system was modified again in 1973 and this system has been used since then. The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of numbered typhoon signals in Hong Kong. Hongkong Post is issuing a set of five stamps and a stamp sheetlet to commemorate the occasion.

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Canada Post segment reports $44-million profit before tax in first quarter on the strength of continued growth in parcels

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OTTAWA – Canada Post’s focus on innovative, convenient delivery and returns experiences is helping Canadian businesses grow through e-commerce – and maintaining Canada Post’s position as the country’s No. 1 parcel company.

The growth in Parcels volumes – which were 12.5 per cent higher in the first quarter of 2017 than in the first quarter a year earlier – continues the positive momentum Canada Post achieved by competing to win business and deliver record-breaking parcel volumes in 2016, particularly during the peak holiday season. The Canada Post segment’s $44-million profit before tax for the first quarter, ended April 1, 2017, is consistent with the $44-million profit before tax in the first quarter of 2016.

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Hope, courage, hero: Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope celebrated in sixth stamp marking Canada 150

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Terry Fox’s sister Judith Fox unveiled a stamp today honouring her brother’s remarkable Marathon of Hope in 1980, which inspired Canadians, captivated a country, and launched a lasting legacy across Canada and around the world.

Judith Fox unveiled the stamp at a ceremony at City Hall in St. John’s, N.L., not far from Mile 0 – the spot where the Marathon of Hope began on April 12, 1980 when Terry Fox dipped his artificial right leg into the Atlantic Ocean. Children from Roncalli Elementary in St. John’s also participated in today’s ceremony and proudly displayed posters explaining how Fox has inspired them to believe they can achieve whatever goals they have in life.

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