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News by subject: AVO

16 october 2019

17:16
A trio of industry groups hailed state legislatures across the nation for continued progress in passing new protections for consumers who purchase service contracts or GAP waivers for their vehicles. The Service Contract Industry Council (SCIC),...

16:18
Fifteen months after the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and began reimposing sanctions on Iran, 59 percent of Iranians think their country should also withdraw. Three in four (74%) support the government's...

16:17
The Teamsters Union stands in solidarity with AT&T workers and their union, Communications Workers of America (CWA), as they fight back against plans by a vulture capitalist hedge fund that would harm the company's workers....

16:15
Today labour activists from across Ontario occupied Doug Ford's office to demand action from the provincial government to prevent workplace death and injuries at Fiera Foods. "Desperate times call for extreme measures and the situation at Fiera Foods...

16:02
Seventeen aldermen on Wednesday showed their support for a resolution urging Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to pass reforms to stop out-of-control spending in Peoples Gas' controversial pipeline-replacement program. The...

16:00
In an effort to remove cancer causing nitrites from deli-type and other processed meats labeled organic, the industry watchdog OrganicEye has petitioned the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). At its public meeting next week, the NOSB...

15:03
The Vapor Technology Association (VTA) today formally called on voters to voice their opposition to the proposed national ban on flavored vapor products and commenced an aggressive multimedia campaign to raise awareness of the significant adverse...

14:10
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) is delighted with today's announcement from City of Toronto and the governments of Ontario and Canada of a plan to finance to completion the Scarborough Subway, the Downtown Relief Line ("Ontario Line") and the Eglinton...

13:39
Since opening in 1925, vendors at the Royal Oak Farmers Market have experienced the most challenging 15-months in its history as a result of the shortsighted planning by city leaders that eliminated most of the market's conveniently located surface...

13:12
Are you ready to break up with your bad habits? The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) and the Clean Water Foundation (CWF) ? in partnership with the Regional Municipality of York, Region of Peel, Town of LaSalle, Niagara Region, City of Barrie and...

12:51
Home-care workers and patients, as well as community leaders and members of the public are expected to attend a town hall Thursday to discuss the impact of a 4½-month lockout of Sudbury home-care workers by a profit-driven private corporation ?...

11:00
Today, YouthfulCities welcomes 60 young leaders to Edmonton for a first of its kind summit on the future of urban work. The summit delegates hail from 16 cities across Canada, including 20 young leaders from the host city ? Edmonton. Facilitated with...

10:00
The first edition of the Eco-Citizens' Rendez-Vous will be held on Saturday, October 26 at the Saint-Laurent Sports Complex, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. This major innovative event will provide residents with many concrete tools to adopt eco-responsible habits...

09:39
In an effort to better serve their loyal client base, today, Patriot Gold Group (PCC), a nationwide investment group, announces the launch of the "2020 Election Protection IRA," an investment awareness initiative to insure PGG clients are prepared...

09:37
Registered nurses from across the Commonwealth who are gathering for the annual convention of the Massachusetts Nurses Association will march from MGM Springfield to Monarch Place on Thursday, Oct. 17 to protest the widespread and devastating...

09:07
Canada's workers head into final push after an extensive federal election campaign, having knocked on more than 80,000 Unifor member's doors. "This campaign matters deeply to working people. Whether they're volunteering with their union or for a...

09:01
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is sharing its concern around the increase in youth uptake of vaping in Quebec, that is a result of the entrance of the vape product branches of big tobacco companies into non-age restricted retail locations,...

08:58
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is urging the Quebec government to differentiate between vaping e-liquids and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabis oils, so that consumers who are misinformed about the facts around vaping don't turn to...

08:37
Adding its voice to statements from PEN America and PEN International, PEN Canada today called the Swedish Academy's choice to award Peter Handke a Nobel prize for literature "baffling and deeply regrettable." During a moment of resurgent...

08:00
According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), more than 11 million Canadians suffer from an injury or disorder that affects their movement, with one in eight reporting a chronic back problem and almost one-third indicating activity...

07:59
Two recent votes by the Louisiana Public Service Commission double down on anti-solar policy while boosting profits for the monopoly utility companies. In September, three Public Service Commissioners - Eric Skrmetta, Mike Francis and Craig Green ?...


15 october 2019

15:41
NATSO, representing America's travel plazas and truckstops, today issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to implement the RFS deal that President Trump negotiated less than two weeks ago. The following statement...

15:22
On the same day that 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg made an impassioned speech to the UN, 500 highly qualified scientists sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa...

12:37
Ahead of the one-year anniversary of cannabis legalization, and the impending legal sale of cannabis edibles, topicals, and extracts, Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) announces new National Cannabis Sector Lead and experts available to comment. Widely...

12:34
In this book Mike McLeod, who is America's most experienced lawyer in Agriculture and Derivatives Law, takes us through the numerous financial scandals that have happened since the attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001. As referenced in his website...

12:00
Be part of Canada's largest earthquake drill during the 2019 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Media is invited to join representatives from the Government of British Columbia, the BC Earthquake Alliance and Insurance...

11:30
Today, the Global Centre for Pluralism announced the three winners of the 2019 Global Pluralism Award: Deborah Ahenkorah ? a young Ghanaian social entrepreneur and book publisher bringing African children's stories to life; the...

11:00
In response to inaction by successive federal governments, including the Trudeau government, a group of First Nations will be launching a coordinated campaign to confirm First Nations' human right to safe drinking water. "Unsafe drinking water is a...

10:46
In response to a letter written and signed by the Multicultural Judges & Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association of Delaware, the Delaware Hispanic Bar Association, and the Delaware Barristers...

09:50
More than 3.6 million middle- and high-school students reported using e-cigarettes over the past 30 days (CDC), and 12 percent of teenagers had tried vaping at least once. "Recent vaping-related illnesses and deaths...

08:43
Seeking to protect some of our most vulnerable children from predators, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1165 into law. Sponsored by children's advocacy nonprofit, Change for Justice, the new law requires professional visitation...

08:33
The Homeowners Consumer Center says, "In early 2009 tens of thousands of homeowners/families in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, Louisiana and Texas woke up to fact that their home had toxic Chinese drywall. Typically, the air conditioning...

08:30
Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) leaders and front-line members will discuss the serious issue of workplace violence against nurses at a roundtable discussion. All local federal election candidates have been invited to participate as nurses call on...

08:00
TRUMP: Man, Phenomenon, President is an outstanding, well-researched book about President Trump authored by an outsider--Dr. Wendell V. Fountain of Surprise, Arizona, who is a business-owner-consultant, entrepreneur, business graduate professor, and...

07:30
Village Farms International, Inc. ("Village Farms" or the "Company") today announced that its 50%-owned joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms Corp. ("Pure Sunfarms" or the "Joint Venture"), was...

06:00
DHVANI, an activewear company, today unveiled a Times Square billboard taking on President Donald Trump and his administration's attacks on Planned Parenthood's Title X funding for women's healthcare. The image "Lady Liberty" shows an impersonator of...


14 october 2019

13:24
The National Press Club and its non-profit affiliate, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, issued the following statement condemning a video shown last week at a meeting of American Priority, a group of Trump supporters, at the Trump...

10:54
"We are pleased with the Governor's signing statement for AB1519. While the authorizing nature of AB1519 made it difficult to veto the bill, the Governor clearly indicated that he expects all stakeholders to come to together to find a better way to...

09:47
Speaking with groups of delegates during the 2019 Florida Democratic State Convention, candidate Michael E. Arth deplored the degradation of the American democracy and related economic issues. According to the Democracy Index, the United States has...

08:00
Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation's leading provider of kidney care products and services, released the following statement in response to the signing of AB 290 in California: "Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) is...


13 october 2019

07:48
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart call for all governments to immediately ensure First Nations and First Nations families are supported during the snowfall induced emergency in...


11 october 2019

20:13
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger lauded the decision made by several Federal District Courts on Friday to temporarily block the Trump administration's public charge rule, which seeks to deny legal status to immigrants because of their use of public...

13:09
The California IATSE Council applauds Governor Newsom for signing AB 51 into law today and thanks its author Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez for her tireless work to pass this legislation over the past two years. The legislation will both prevent...

13:00
However, it may not surprise anyone that this constant demonizing of Trump's brand of conservatism did not start with his election. As argued in the book it has being gaining ground throughout the history of the socialist movement which is based on...

12:56
While Premier Doug Ford sits in exile during the federal election, his ministers seem to be using his absence to circle back on previous unpopular decisions in an attempt to halt a wave of unpopularity, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas....

12:00
Be part of Canada's largest earthquake drill during the 2019 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Media is invited to join representatives from the Government of British Columbia, the BC Earthquake Alliance and Insurance...

11:45
BMO Financial Group joined celebrations today to mark International Day of the Girl. For the second year, BMO has supported Plan International Canada's initiatives for the day in the role of Executive Sponsor, reinforcing the bank's ongoing...

11:18
As is now tradition, the participation of the Alouettes' players in the Thanksgiving dinner at Welcome Hall Mission is a highly anticipated event for the clients. This year, the occasion will be even greater with more than 25 players and cheerleaders...

11:06
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and its Minnesota chapter (CAIR-MN) today condemned President Trump's racist rant at a campaign rally last night in that state...

11:00
The recent influx of vaping-related lung illnesses suggests that the problem stems from harmful additives in vape oils and counterfeit products of tested brands. Cannabis legalization and regulation are needed to ensure products are clean and safe...