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News by subject: AVO

31 july 2019

07:00
Elisa Deocampo, a Registered Practical Nurse who has worked for 50 years at Providence Healthcare, will receive special recognition on July 31 at 3:00 p.m. A presentation will take place at 3276 St. Clair Avenue, East Scarborough, Room cc 302....


30 july 2019

16:41
Today, in response to the unanimous, bipartisan vote by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to pass America's Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA) of 2019, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is calling on Congress to consider new and...

11:52
Today, Werner Enterprises President and CEO Derek Leathers urged Congress to quickly ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in order to advance the critical trading relationship between the U.S. and its North American neighbors....

11:00
Cross-border trafficking has emerged as a global threat plaguing many nations, including the South Asian countries. Open and porous borders have often boosted the rate of this crime. Among the South Asian countries, India, Nepal and Bangladesh have...

10:00
Elisa Deocampo, a Registered Practical Nurse who has worked for 50 years at Providence Healthcare, will receive special recognition on July 31 at 3:00 p.m. A presentation will take place at 3276 St. Clair Avenue, East Scarborough, Room cc 302....

09:40
The American College of Medical Toxicology recently published a Position Statement that strongly recommends removing the waiver ('X-waiver') requirement for prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD). ACMT's position has been endorsed by...

09:34
In 2017, Amin Dzhabrailov was being held in a torture facility somewhere in Chechnya, unsure if he would ever make it out alive. Now, after escaping with the help of Rainbow Railroad, Dzhabrailov has bravely gone public...

09:00
A sculpture which honours victims of sexual violence in conflict around the world, including the women who were terribly abused during the Vietnam War, was installed today in St James's Square, Westminster. "Mother and Child" was officially unveiled...

09:00
Five years after the Mount Polley tailings dam breach that spilled 24 million cubic metres of waste into critical salmon habitat in Fraser River Watershed, communities and taxpayers face the prospect of having to foot the bill to clean-up the next...

08:32
The Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs applauds Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and her cosponsors, Representatives Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Phil Roe (R-TN), for introducing the Modern Worker Empowerment Act, H.R. 4069. The Modern...

08:31
Media For You, a Tokyo-based video production company, creates a volunteer promotional video in order to garner support from international charity runners in the 2020 Tokyo Marathon towards the continued activities of the Japan Association for...

06:11
On July 10, 2019, SB 276- which would give a specially created State position the power to review and deny medical exemptions, went into Suspension in the Appropriations committee due to the high financial cost.  Senator Pan has changed these...

04:00
A sculpture which honours victims of sexual violence in conflict around the world, including the women who were terribly abused during the Vietnam War, was installed today in St James's Square, Westminster. "Mother and Child" was officially unveiled...


29 july 2019

16:13
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is glad to hear the Ford government promise to design and implement a "needs-based" autism services program, but he isn't holding his breath that it will actually follow through. "From the moment he started...

16:02
The Greater Baltimore Committee is extremely disappointed in President Donald Trump's recent demeaning characterization on social media of Baltimore and his unfair attack on Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings, chair of the House Oversight and...

14:54
NATSO, the national association representing the travel plaza and truckstop industry, today urged the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to advance its five-year $287 billion highway reauthorization bill, "America's Transportation...

14:49
Organizers from around the country will remember those lost to opioid overdoses. The Voices Project, Team Sharing, and Sackler P.A.I.N. call for more action to hold all opioid manufacturers and distributors accountable; and demand that settlement...

13:28
The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to adopt rules on August 1 that will limit the benefits that communities get in return for the corporate use of public property ? a move that will cost communities millions of dollars in hidden fees...

12:00
The Appraisal Foundation, the nation's authority on valuation services, applauds the recent 9th Circuit Court ruling that agreed with a U.S. Tax Court opinion that found an appraisal from an esteemed auction house is not adequate assurance of...

11:57
CUPE 5523, K-12 support workers at School District 22 reached a tentative agreement on July 24 following six sessions of bargaining that began in June. CUPE 5523 President Gray Boisvert said that this was a tough round of...

11:06
Attorneys Kim Mack Rosenberg of Bouer Law LLC, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel for Children's Health Defense, filed a lawsuit July 25, 2019, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (NY). The lawsuit...

11:00
Travel Fairness Now, a consumer advocacy organization representing 70,000 travelers, today urged the public and U.S. Congress to not be deceived by the hotel and airline industries' latest tactic in their ongoing war on easy, side-by-side online...

06:30
The Ford government's boasts of new job creation don't square with its sky is falling rhetoric about Ontario's finances, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. In a tweet on Friday Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy claimed 202,900 new...

02:00
Today, the Teamsters Union is warning South African institutional investors regarding the many risks facing investments in one of the world's largest transportation and warehousing companies, XPO Logistics [NYSE:  XPO] at the Institute of Retirement...


27 july 2019

12:12
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today joined the Maryland State Conference of the NAACP (NAACP MSC) in denouncing Donald Trump's latest racist tweets labeling Baltimore a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested, dangerous and filthy...


26 july 2019

12:46
AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh issued the following statement today following the U.S. Senate Finance Committee's 19-9 bipartisan vote in favor of the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019: "On behalf of our 1.8...

12:09
USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach recently made comments before the House Agriculture Subcommittee suggesting it is time to discuss the possible allowance of gene editing methods within organic production. Ibach's words...

10:24
Congressional hearings about JUUL's role in the youth e-cigarette epidemic proved, with the company's own testimony and documents, that JUUL has become Big Tobacco 2.0. Committee members shared multiple exhibits that exposed how JUUL's strategies and...

08:42
Over the past two decades of public service, Elgin, IL Police Lt. Christian Jensen, has received 22 commendations and more than 70 letters of appreciation. He has served the people of Elgin as a SWAT team leader, and adviser to the Police Explorer...

08:05
United Pole Artists, Pole Dance Nation and thousands of professional and amateur pole dance athletes, dancers and fitness enthusiasts have united in an effort to bring Instagram to task with claims of sexism and discrimination attributed to the...

02:00
HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 26, 2019 Zimbabwe's Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality, Prisca Mupfumira, was arrested Thursday by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on allegations of corruption. It is the first high-profile arrest...


25 july 2019

22:52
AARP Ohio Advocacy & Communications Manager Luke Russell issued the following statement today, applauding Senator Rob Portman and Senator Sherrod Brown for voting in favor of the Senate Finance Committee's Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of...

22:26
Today members of Stand With Parkland - The National Association of Families for Safe Schools presented the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs with recommendations on how to prevent another school shooting, calling for...

19:15
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended Dan Elwell on receiving a congressional waiver which will allow him to continue serving at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the...

16:18
Unifor is outraged that Gateway Casinos has announced layoffs of 65 full-time and 5 part-time Casino Rama workers. "Gateway has already profited from the privatization of Ontario casinos," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "Now Gateway is...

16:00
Supporters of Andrew Yang, the surprisingly durable outsider candidate for President currently polling at *6th among the Democratic hopefuls (ahead of Booker, Klobuchar, Gillibrand and many others) are starting a Super PAC, the Humanity Forward Fund,...

15:45
Travel Fairness Now, a consumer advocacy organization representing 70,000 travelers, today urged governments to take action to halt the growing practice in the hotel industry of charging what are known as a "resort fee," "facility fee" or "resort...

15:40
Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John?Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable David Lametti, P.C., Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will make a funding announcement regarding the creation of a new Child Advocacy...

15:34
The Cannabis Council of Canada response to draft regulation by the Quebec government to ban the sale of certain edible cannabis products and cannabis extracts: "Yesterday's decision by the Quebec government to issue draft regulation with respect to...

15:12
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding an immediate meeting with LCBO chairman Carmine Nigro and CEO George Soleas to discuss the distribution problems that have created shortages on store shelves this summer....

14:43
Consumer Watchdog and the Center for Auto Safety today renewed their call to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate what the groups call dangerously misleading and deceptive practices and representations of Tesla...

13:18
The Ford government's cuts to services for children with autism has hit the KidsAbility Centre for Child Development, a leader in the Waterloo and Guelph-Wellington areas in helping kids with complex special needs for more than 60 years. The shift to...

13:04
The new Facebook and Instagram policy on tobacco marketing, published by Facebook and reported by CNN, is inadequate and will be ineffective in prohibiting tobacco companies from using influencer marketing to promote their products to young people in...

13:00
As Autonomous Vehicles begin hitting the road, the push for innovation will continue to ensure new technologies are implemented safely and effectively. 407 ETR, in partnership with 3M Canada, has started this process by testing the use of 3M's...

12:24
AbbVie , a global, research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, supports a wide range of efforts to help elevate and prioritize hepatitis C (HCV) elimination because achieving the shared goal of elimination by 2030 will take more than...

11:00
Today, The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief outlining the harm to LGBT people likely to result from a new health care regulation proposed by the Trump Administration last month. The public has until August 13, 2019 to offer...

10:04
Nurses represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association will present a $3,000 check to the Martha's Vineyard Bus Drivers who have been on strike since June 28 to support struggling drivers and their families, and to demonstrate solidarity with...

07:00
The acquisition of the over-the-air network V and its digital assets by Bell Media (Bell) will further undermine an already precarious ecosystem by allowing a dominant player to become still more so. The transaction will significantly alter the...


24 july 2019

21:07
The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly referred to as The Butch Lewis Act. The legislation is an essential step to help secure the retirement security of more...

16:13
Toronto resident, Jeff Brodie, today announces that he has filed a wrongful eviction application with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as a result of the unlawful removal from his residence on 104 Harbord St. in Toronto. On Tuesday, July 9,...