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News by subject: AVO

4 august 2020

08:00
Ten years ago I started Gobel Group with the premise that people give, not because of their wealth, but because of their gratitude to the institution and people at that institution. Nowhere is that gratitude more present and powerful than in...

07:11
Guy Ouellette, MNA for Chomedey has accepted to sponsor the petition of Mrs. Elizabeth Dufresne-Gagnon concerning Bill 61. She had initially written her petition on the change.org website. With it, she got close to 200,000 signatures. However, to...

07:00
Neighborhood Forward convened a distinguished panel of respected faith-based and professional African-Americans, on Thursday, July 30th, to discuss the unintended consequences of a proposed menthol cigarette ban making its way through the California...

05:00
FAST (Fighting Antisemitism Together) and the Canadian Institute for the Study of Antisemitism (CISA) today announced that they are joining forces to help eradicate antisemitism and all forms of intolerance through education....

04:00
Florida-based nonprofit, Reflecting Freedom Network, (RFN) announced on Monday that it will provide free web-based job skills and career training to the state's formerly incarcerated citizens and their families. The move comes at a time when over a...


3 august 2020

20:20
The United Steelworkers (USW) today urged Congress and the Trump administration to act immediately in the interest of saving TIMET's titanium sponge plant in Henderson, Nev., from permanent closure....

18:40
Today the National Safety Council announced the finalists for the 2020 Green Cross for Safety awards, given annually to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership in keeping people safe from the workplace to anyplace. ...

18:19
For nearly 20 years I have led the Southern Baptist Church and our Mary Harvin Transformation Center Community Development Corporation in East Baltimore with a divinely inspired vision to transform our church and community into the Kingdom of God,...

17:00
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to today's executive order barring federal contractors from displacing American workers with foreign guest workers:...

14:53
The Law Firm of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC supports New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's announcement regarding "forever chemicals" and 1,4-Dioxane. This is a first-in-the-nation drinking water standard for emerging contaminant 1,4-Dioxane....

14:28
A national insurance expert and actuary warned California lawmakers that AB 2167, scheduled for a vote in the Senate Insurance Committee on Tuesday, would raise homeowners' insurance rates by 40% in the first year it takes effect and make it harder...

14:08
Despite the efforts of policymakers and business leaders to keep as many people employed as possible in the wake of COVID-19's devastation, tens of millions of Americans are out of work or uncertain about the future of their current jobs, and...

13:31
The National Press Club will mark the anniversary of the abduction and detention of Award-winning journalist and Marine veteran Austin Tice on Friday, August 14 by unveiling a Freedom Clock that will display a dynamic record of the time Austin has...

13:30
Black women all across this nation should be outraged by the commentary that a qualified African-American woman is "too ambitious" to be selected as the running mate for presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden.  Biden allies, Chris...

11:14
American Police Officers Alliance sponsored a pro-police "Back the Blue" rally in upstate New York on August 1st. American Police Officers Alliance is a national grassroots political organization that fights to ensure that police officers are...

11:00
To mark the start of Black Business Month, Hello Alice has released "The Impact of COVID-19 on Black Business Owners" data report, uncovering the unique set of challenges that America's Black small business owners are facing as a result of the...

09:35
The Ticktin Law Group has officially urged Gov. Ron DeSantis to show clemency to a non-violent offender who has only seven months left to serve on a 15-year sentence while living in mortal fear of contracting COVID-19 from other prisoners.  Florida...


31 july 2020

18:27
The Midwest Hemp Coalition is continuing the mission of the Illinois Chapter of the National Hemp Industries Association (HIA) after the sudden, unexpected, and deeply disappointing decision by the HIA to close their State Chapters Program. As the...

17:15
The Canadian Association of Journalists is alarmed to learn the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has threatened CBC reporter Colin Butler with harassment charges while performing his reporting duties....

15:58
The following is a statement from Teamsters Airline Division Director Capt. David Bourne regarding the CARES Act's Payroll Support Program (PSP):...

14:16
The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), the U.S. affiliate of several global business organizations, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), announced today the appointment of Peter Sherwin as Chair of its...

12:39
A Change.org petition has been created to demand transparency and the protection of free speech on the popular social-media website Reddit.com. Reddit has made efforts to clean up its online communities by banning subreddits that were considered...

11:16
The Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA) today offered its support of S. 4317, the Safeguarding America's Frontline Employees To Offer Work Opportunities Required to Kickstart the Economy Act (SAFE TO WORK Act), introduced in the U.S....

08:36
As a parent, access to quality education is a paramount concern. Let's face it - a patchwork of online education tools are not ideal - but very little this year has gone to plan. We must not ignore the public health experts and place our children,...


30 july 2020

20:00
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) says the long-term care (LTC) staffing study released by the government today highlights deficiencies known for decades, and underlines an LTC sector that has been neglected by government after...

19:12
Election Integrity Project, Nevada (EIPNv) sent notice on July 24 to Nevada's Secretary of State (SOS) regarding possible failures by the state to comply with federal and state voter list maintenance laws. EIPNv's report, based on its analysis of...

18:58
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) says the new report on long-term care staffing levels makes many effective recommendations; however, if the government fails to take swift action and back up the implementation with appropriate funding, long-term...

17:09
The Philadelphia Region of American Jewish Committee today published an open letter to the leadership of the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference regarding the antisemitic post of Rodney Muhammad, head of the group's Philadelphia chapter. The full...

16:54
On a day when the President of the United States suggested "delaying" the 2020 general election due to continued baseless claims of voter fraud, the charitable non-profit organization Protect Our Election called on the National Association of...

16:43
As lawmakers struggle to come to a stimulus package agreement, the salon industry is coming to a collapse under the weight of the current economic crisis.  The 45B FICA Tax Tip Credit would give this burdened industry a lifeline -- if only it was...

16:43
American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised Spain for adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism. Announcement of the Spanish government decision came in a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister...

16:39
Unions that represent front-line healthcare workers across the long-term care sector issued the below joint statement following the release of Ontario's long-term care staffing study, attributed to Sharleen Stewart, President, SEIU Healthcare,...

16:08
Negotiations to renew the collective agreement between Unifor and Loblaw Companies Limited are coming down to the wire as a strike deadline that will affect all 11 Dominion stores in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador looms. "This is not the...

14:25
The United Steelworkers (USW) union released the following statement today from USW International President Tom Conway in response to the U.S. Senate's continued inaction on Covid-19 relief, coupled with the news that the U.S. economy contracted at a...

14:25
A proposed overall 3.8% rate hike on drivers insured under California's Low Cost Auto Insurance Program has been withdrawn after Consumer Watchdog submitted comments urging the proposal be rejected or deferred. Instead, premium refunds will be issued...

13:42
While welcoming the recent announcement of a commission into long-term care, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario is urging swift progress on concerns long highlighted by residents, staff, care partners, and families. "We don't need to wait for another...

12:03
"I'm angry!  President Trump is being played by Putin. Trump is removing troops from our allies in Europe and refuses to address bounties placed on lives of American troops by Russia. This is the time Republicans in Congress should be calling...

11:23
The following article was published today by China Daily. Enhanced global cooperation is urgently needed to effectively tackle the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world and deal with the daunting global economic slowdown, speakers said at...

11:00
Baseball fan safety advocate Jordan Skopp is offering free advanced copies of his forthcoming book on fan foul ball injuries, which uncovers the shocking history of denial throughout professional baseball, and offers solutions to fix this ongoing...

10:55
Beyond messages of Solidarity with the Black community, and donations to Black community organizations, there needs to be more! We know there are Anti-Black Racism sentiments in corporate Canada and we must go beyond one-time statements. One of the...

10:27
Today, an esteemed group of music and entertainment industry leaders, led by Michael Mauldin, Demmette Guidry and Judy Klein, announced the Black American Music Association (BAM). BAM is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional trade association...

09:00
Neighborhood FORWARD is a movement built by concerned citizens, faith leaders, civil rights activists, elected officials, business partners, and non-profit organizations throughout the country. WHAT: Neighborhood FORWARD is hosting faith leaders and...

08:46
Today marks the final day of the 2020 Virtual National Charter Schools Conference (NCSCvirtual). This year's conference theme, "Remote Learning, Reopening and Reimagining Schools" captures the spirit of innovation within the charter school movement,...

08:32
From the minor 1965 hit, "Voice Your Choice," by The Radiants, to James Brown's brilliant mix of social conscious and liquid funk titled, "Funky President" in 1974, to Jeezy's "My President" in 2008, election-themed songs have long been a staple of...

08:17
On Tuesday, July 28th a warrant was filed for the arrest of Chairman Lee Man-Hee, leader of Shincheonji Church of Jesus. It was alleged that he had submitted a falsified list of church members and facilities to the government and embezzled 5 million...


29 july 2020

22:03
A group of Veterans, organized by the Coalition for American Veterans, gathered near the Tomah VA Medical Center yesterday to shine a light on the scandal that erupted in 2014, during the Obama-Biden administration, when veterans began overdosing on...

20:28
Each day 4.000 people still die from Hepatitis B...

20:08
The Council on American Security (CAMSEC) is a first of its kind, non-partisan organization that seeks a return to principled, informed, and steady leadership. In an effort to defend the Constitution while restoring the reputation of America's...

19:57
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement regarding the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) announcement to end the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule that will roll back...

19:16
AJC welcomes the State Department report to Congress on Holocaust restitution and compensation efforts. The report is required by the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017. The comprehensive report presents a...