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News by subject: AVO

29 april 2020

17:02
While the coronavirus pandemic and the hits to the economy are frightening, much of the United States is coming together and finding ways to support each other and frontline, essential workers. Many employers, including Keurig Dr Pepper and Pepsi ,...

16:20
The Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association (GNJMA) has issued an urgent call for help to the federal government to provide the motorcoach, tour and travel industry with COVID-19 stimulus funding, including $10 billion in grants-in-aid, $5 billion...

16:01
Whether working long hours treating COVID-19 patients, worrying about staying healthy, keeping their loved ones safe or simply trying to make ends meet, emergency nurses have faced ? and stepped up to meet ? many challenges during this ongoing public...

15:16
Conservation groups today challenged in federal court the administration's effort to gut clean water protections from wetlands and streams that feed drinking-water sources for 200 million Americans and 32 million people in the South, or seven out of...

15:00
Unifor welcomes the Ontario government's announcement today that it will expand access to emergency child care for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. "In this pandemic, we've seen how crucial access to child care truly is to make it...

14:42
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers alleges that Foodora Canada and its parent company Delivery Hero are breaking several sections of Ontario labour law, by closing down in order to defeat a union organizing drive. The unfair labour practices...

14:37
The Dairy Farmers of Canada and the Dairy Processors Association of Canada confirm today, that not only were parliamentarians misled by the Trudeau Government, but they too were misled on the date of implementation of Canada-United States-Mexico...

13:58
Our Money published The Lesson of the Trillion-Dollar Coins in support of the "Mint the Coin" proposal released by the office of Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The proposal may seem bizarre, or even comic, at first glance. However, it performs an extremely...

13:30
During a remote public hearing on Thursday, April 30, a coalition of registered nurses with the Massachusetts Nurses Association, along with patients, families, advocates and other healthcare unions will urge the Department of Public Health to deem...

13:00
RESAAS Services Inc. President and CEO, Tom Rossiter, is pleased to provide a corporate update: COVID-19 has forced every industry...

10:36
A recent CNN article, 2 million chickens will be killed in Delaware and Maryland because of lack of employees at processing plants, states that the "depopulation" of 2 million chickens in Delaware and Maryland means they are being "humanely killed."...

10:00
In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week on May 10-16, 2020, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) is raising awareness of life-threatening food allergies. As the leading voice of the food allergy community, and due to these uncertain times amid...

10:00
Today, the Ontario Energy Association (OEA) released a policy paper outlining ways the Ontario government can reduce its nearly $6 billion of annual spending on electricity subsidies, while still offering targeted financial relief to those who need...


28 april 2020

15:29
Now that diagnostic companies can sell COVID-19 antibody tests without FDA authorization, healthcare teams should work closely with clinical laboratory experts to ensure that these tests are thoroughly validated and used appropriately. A new opinion...

15:24
The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based organic food and farm policy research group, is focused on our collective health, access to clean, nutrient-dense food, and the livelihoods of farmers who produce organic food and contribute to the health...

15:23
World Animal Protection is calling on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to remove two inhumane killing methods currently approved in its guidelines for the depopulation of animals. In its letter, the international animal welfare...

14:49
Stanford Health Care abruptly announced late last week that it is cutting employees' pay 20 percent over the next 10 weeks, despite the fact that frontline healthcare workers have tirelessly treated COVID-19 patients, putting their own health at...

14:01
Following data released by the Delaware Division of Health on Friday showing the staggering discrepancy between the infection rates for black, Hispanic and white Delawareans, today Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) is calling on Governor...

14:00
NCSBN joined with six other leading nursing organizations* to endorse a statement to thank the nation's governors who have removed regulatory barriers that restrict access to high-quality evidence-based care by advanced practice registered nurses...

14:00
With some waiting rooms nearly empty, emergency physicians are seeing a worrisome trend play out across the country. Nearly a third of American adults (29 percent) say that they have delayed or avoided medical care because they are concerned about...

13:39
The Market Institute today released Destined to Fail: How Deception and Desperation Scuttled the Energy Transfer/Williams Merger, a deep-dive report chronicling the events of an ongoing legal battle between two American energy pipeline giants - the...

13:07
Doctors' offices across Oakville and Halton are in pressing need for personal protective equipment. Grasshopper Energy has provided a generous donation of 2000 surgical masks, 464 KN95 masks and 58 big boxes with sanitizers to PPE for Halton - an...

12:46
Locked out members of Unifor Local 594 will hold a car rally at the legislature grounds on Wednesday to pressure the provincial government for a legislated solution to the 145-day lockout at the Co-op Refinery. "By snubbing the report from the...

12:35
Family Research Council religious freedom experts reacted to today's release of the 2020 Annual Report from the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom, which documents the worst religious freedom violators worldwide and makes...

12:15
CTIA, the wireless association, today announced a new program to help children participate in distance learning during COVID-19. The Connecting Kids Initiative simplifies the process for school districts to find remote learning hotspot solutions by...

11:10
Today, on the National Day of Mourning, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) encourages everyone to take a moment to remember the people who died, were injured or suffered illness in the workplace.   "In 2019,...

10:24
A new consumer advocacy and education group helps protect North Carolinians' rights and options when planning for or purchasing funeral goods and services. Funeral Consumers Alliance North Carolina (FCANC) http://www.funeralsnc.org is a...

10:10
CUPW and the Foodsters are shocked to hear about Foodora's decision to leave the Canadian market. The two-weeks' notice that has been provided is grossly unfair and unreasonable. We call on Foodora and the Federal Government to ensure that workers...

08:15
The best-selling film, The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America, is now available to watch on YouTube for free for a limited time. Director and producer Joel Gilbert describes this free offer as a "stay at home bonus" for...

08:00
This is an open letter from Phil Orenstein, President of the Queens Village Republican Club, to NYC elected officials. Governor Cuomo announced that New York will be on lockdown until May 15 in order to diminish the spread of the deadly virus and to...

07:41
From the outset, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) wishes to express its support for the Innu Nation's position and asks, like the Innu Nation, that any decision aimed at easing containment measures be made in concert with the...

07:00
Negative Population Growth, Inc. has released the newest addition to their NPG Forum paper series. U.S. fertility rates are currently below replacement level but climate change continues to be a challenge. This paper, written by Edwin S. Rubenstein,...


27 april 2020

20:32
Unifor is cautioning the Ontario government that it must consult with workers before proceeding with plans unveiled today in its framework for reopening the province's economy. "The Ford government must listen to the concerns of our members on...

20:13
The author, Thomas Fagan is a retired executive of the Medical Technology Industry and founder of Global Pandemic Consortium which he organized to bring individuals, industry, academia and government together to work towards an effective COVID-19...

19:00
One advised Stephen Harper. The other advised Justin Trudeau. The third is a market maker on Bay Street. Together, Sean Speer, Robert Asselin and Royce Mendes are rethinking how Canada can build its competitiveness amidst the rise of an intangibles...

16:30
Working with the New York City-based Rapid Defense Network (RDN) and the Reading, PA-based ALDEA ? The People's Justice Center (ALDEA), global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP helped secure the release of a 5-year-old boy with a traumatic brain injury...

16:12
A global pandemic is not stopping America's emergency physicians from advocating directly with lawmakers about what Congress can do to protect the nation's patients and health care workers. Instead of their traditional trek to Capitol Hill, tomorrow...

15:48
Today the Supreme Court of New Jersey hears oral arguments in the case A-15-19Fraternal Order of Police, Newark Lodge No. 12 v. City of Newark (083197).  In 2019, New Jersey's Appellate Court ruled that the City of Newark, NJ, had the authority to...

15:37
During this awful pandemic, State authorities ought to remember that the people of the State of Michigan are citizens of a Republic, not subjects of a Monarchy. In 1887 Lord Acton observed that "power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts...

13:23
Planetary Emissions Management Inc. (PEM) today announces the publication of a study describing established universal scientific methods for forest carbon accounting, endorsing direct measurement of CO2 over estimation protocols for forest carbon...

13:20
More than one million people have watched Advocacy Anywhere programs since American Jewish Committee (AJC) launched the online series on March 20. "Advocacy Anywhere offers insightful, probing conversations with leading diplomats, political figures,...

13:16
Ontario grown BookJane is the technology solution meeting the high-demand for healthcare workers in long-term care facilities fighting COVID-19. With Ontario's long-term care facilities experiencing an urgent care worker shortage, BookJane provides...

12:56
Until a vaccine is developed and approved for COVID-19, millions are vulnerable to sickness and death. In the meantime, the California Immunization Coalition urges parents and caregivers to stay current on their children's immunization schedule in...

12:46
Richard Marcolus isn't your average workers' compensation attorney; and that isn't because he's a Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist by the New Jersey Supreme Court. He's a former Union Carpenter, and current Union Member, who knows what it's...

10:28
Today CIBC announced that it has launched an online hub that provides timely financial advice and information to help Canadians through the COVID-19 situation....

09:43
A proposed New York City Council bill will put a $2 million annual burden on many of the small businesses that New Yorkers depend upon for the home deliveries of their groceries, medications, and other essentials during New York's stay-at-home...

09:39
Today, conservative businessman and former WWE professional wrestler Dan Rodimer released his first television ad in his Republican primary campaign against former one-term Nevada State Treasurer and liberal career politician, Dan Schwartz.  The ad...

08:15
The best-selling film, The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America, is now available to watch on YouTube for free for a limited time. Director and producer Joel Gilbert describes this free offer as a "stay at home bonus." The...

08:07
Health Center Partners of Southern California President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Tuttle, has called upon Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to direct emergency relief funding to Community Health Centers (CHCs) and other...

06:00
COVID Loan Tracker, a digital community of small business owners across America who are passionate about supporting the capital and credit needs of small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, today applauded the addition of $310 billion into...