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News by subject: AVO

23 july 2019

10:00
In anticipation of next year's Summer Games, Canadian Athletes Now Fund (CAN Fund) is charging forward on its mission to provide financial support to athletes representing Canada. One year and one day out from the Games, the renowned non-profit...

07:50
Today, FreedomWorks announced the launch of a new TV ad and district-targeted digital advocacy ads as part of their campaign calling on Republicans in Congress not to settle for surprise billing proposals that include government-set rates and would...

07:23
Reacting to the decision of the British Conservative Party to appoint Boris Johnson as party leader, BDI Director General Joachim Lang says that, "Threats from London are harmful and will come back like a boomerang." "The economy urgently needs a UK...

00:01
A broad spectrum of criminal justice and public policy leaders?including lawmakers, program providers, advocates, researchers, formerly incarcerated people, and victims of crime?today launched a national organization dedicated to improving criminal...


22 july 2019

17:33
Dear Fellow Shareholders, Re: the proposed issue of $400m of twenty-year Bonds by Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. Metage Funds Limited has been an investor in Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. ("PSH" or the "Company") since 2016. This is a significant...

16:40
SaskTel workers have given Unifor's bargaining team a strong mandate to take strike action if necessary, to get a fair contract. "Our members have made their intentions very clear with this vote," said Chris MacDonald, Unifor's assistant to the...

15:33
Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear thanked the Department of Labor for issuing an opinion clarifying that time spent in the sleeper berth does not count as compensable time. "ATA welcomes...

14:00
Today, the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) for Canada, Dr. Jaspinder Komal, issued the following statement about the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's continuing efforts in support of African swine fever (ASF) preparedness: "On behalf of the...

11:27
The deterioration of SNC-Lavalin's performance, as indicated in the Company's statement issued today, is a cause of growing concern for la Caisse. The situation of the Company requires decisive and timely action on the part of the Board.  We note the...

08:09
In these times of partisan politics, it's rare to see something both sides agree on. But that's the goal of The Financial Freedom Act as proposed by Scott Smith (bio and LinkedIn), the director of the Foundation for a Better Economy in Boulder,...

07:30
WHAT: The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) will announce the 2019-2020 Faces of Mental Illness. WHO: Special Guests: The Faces of Mental Illness for 2019-2020 Mary Deacon, Chair, Bell Let's Talk Florence Budden,...

07:10
Many frontline workers have experiences on the job that can cause significant emotional trauma. Getting peer-to-peer support from people who have had similar problems is critical to the healing process. But peer-to-peer support is an undervalued part...

06:00
Billions of chickens around the world are raised in cruel, crowded and intensive farm systems every year. Genetically selected to grow fast and develop large, heavy breast muscles ? too big for their legs to support ? they can experience great pain...


20 july 2019

18:56
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on all Americans to donate to support its anti-hate and voter mobilization initiatives after Donald Trump retweeted a...


19 july 2019

17:01
Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear praised President Trump's choice of Eugene Scalia as the nominee for Secretary of Labor. "I have had the privilege of knowing Gene Scalia for nearly two...

16:11
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Doug Ford's inaction on the anti-racism file speaks louder than words, proving the premier "doesn't actually care about breaking down barriers."  "Ford's strategy to combat systemic racism is to plug his...

13:07
Many frontline workers have experiences on the job that can cause significant emotional trauma. Getting peer-to-peer support from people who have had similar problems is critical to the healing process. But peer-to-peer support is an undervalued part...

06:00
For 20 years, the Athabasca Denesu??ine? have been negotiating an out-of-court settlement with Canada for recognition of their Rights within their traditional territories in what is now known as Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.  Suddenly,...


18 july 2019

18:00
American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes Argentine President Mauricio Macri's decision to establish a public registry that will list terrorist organizations, track their activities, and inform future government actions against them. The new registry...

15:10
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is encouraged by several outcomes of the Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts, though the panel's final report does fall short on some of our priorities. ...

15:07
The Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts unveiled today its final report submitted to the Government of Canada to assist with the equitable and effective implementation of tax measures in support of Canadian journalism, as...

14:37
The Massachusetts Nurses Association Board of Directors ? 29 front-line nurses and health care professionals elected by their colleagues ? has issued the following statement about the current Administration's immigration policies and their effect on...

14:28
United Steelworkers (USW) Ontario Director Marty Warren says long-term-care facilities are better when workers are treated with respect. Warren said the recent collective agreement ratified by 119 unionized workers at Maxville Manor means...

14:25
Unifor is proud to sponsor the 2019 "No Stone Unturned" free concert honouring Manitoba's missing and murdered. "No Stone Unturned in an important community-driven effort to raise awareness and commit to ending systemic violence and work for...

12:47
The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) praised the overwhelming passage in the U.S. House of a bipartisan bill to repeal the provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) known to many as the "Cadillac Tax." The...

12:28
4Front Holdings, LLC ("4Front") this morning delivered a letter to Congress signed by more than 100 of its cannabis-industry peers in support of significant federal cannabis policy reform. The letter, which can be read at www.DescheduleMarijuana.com,...

12:20
Heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides across three countries in South Asia ? Nepal, India and Bangladesh ? have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk. UNICEF estimates that more than 12 million people, including...

11:00
Testifying before the Helsinki Commission today, Dr. Gail C. Christopher detailed a new approach toward eliminating racism and facilitating healing in the United States that could also assist nations plagued with extreme nationalism, anti-Semitism...

10:31
Yesterday, the full House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved HR 2088, an important first step in the legislative process to renew and refund the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, a top legislative priority of The...

10:18
Older Canadians experience different challenges with the financial services they use than younger Canadians, according to a new report issued by the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI). They are also more likely to file complaints...

09:30
The Illinois State Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit challenging the state licensure measure Governor JB Pritzker signed into law shortly after taking office. Senate Bill 337 was passed in the 100th General Assembly but was never sent to then...

08:46
California may be nervous with earthquakes, but the 'Big One" isn't due till 2023, says Dr. Richard Ruhling, author on current events and Bible prophecy, and the recently published book, Not Left Behind. He offers the following explanations of a...

07:13
International animal protection organization Animal Equality today released shocking scenes  filmed last winter by an undercover investigator, revealing a pattern of neglect at Summit Calf Ranch (Nebraska), a facility housing 11,000 calves and owned...

07:00
Seven weeks after being locked out of their jobs by for-profit service provider CarePartners, home-care workers will hold a picket line rally Thursday in downtown Sudbury, where they will call for greater accountability from the Ontario government....

06:00
The Radiology Business Management Association is urging its members to contact their elected officials in Congress about new bills to protect patients from unexpected out-of-network medical bills incurred while receiving care at in-network hospitals....


17 july 2019

20:06
The Alliance to Fight the 40|Don't Tax My Health Care, a broad-based coalition committed to repealing the 40 percent tax on employer-provided health benefits, today applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for approving H.R. 748, the "Middle Class...

16:40
Susan Neely, president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), made the following statement about today's Wall Street Journal editorial IRAs in Political Sights:   "Low and middle-income Americans struggling to save for retirement...

14:10
CUPE 716, K-12 support workers at School District 38, reached a tentative agreement on July 15 following 10 sessions of bargaining that began in early April.  CUPE 716 President Ian Hillman thanked everyone on the...

14:02
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today applauded the passage of an amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) requiring a report on the dissemination of...

13:46
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS) calls for a Coordinated National Space Strategy. Since the launch of Sputnik in 1957, the impact of space-based infrastructure has increased year after year. Today, more than ever before, the benefits...

13:32
Seven weeks after being locked out of their jobs by for-profit service provider CarePartners, home-care workers will hold a picket line rally Thursday in downtown Sudbury, where they will call for greater accountability from the Ontario government....

12:57
Employees of Willowdale Community Legal Services unanimously voted to join the Society of United Professionals, IFPTE Local 160. "We are proud that these brave Willowdale Community Legal Services employees have chosen to be our members," said Scott...

11:51
Striking municipal workers in Placentia, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1761, were buoyed by a visit from CUPE Newfoundland Labrador President Sherry Hillier this morning. "I am proud to stand...

11:28
Taking cover from the sun at the entrance of a tent, 14-year-old Afraa, originally from Iraq, waits for her two younger siblings to be examined. "It took us nine days to arrive here in Al-Hol from Baghouz... I don't know...

10:00
With study costs skyrocketing and timelines exceeding two years, it's time to reform the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process, says a report released today. The report entitled "Case Studies That Support Reforming Ontario's...

08:55
AB 572, The California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act; a critical bill designed to combat threats, such as climate change and the palm oil industry, co-sponsored by Peace 4 Animals, has advanced to the State Senate Appropriations Committee. The...

07:44
Advocates, supporters, community leaders and healthcare providers join PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association to launch PCOS awareness effort in Philadelphia as part of an 11-city national campaign on Sunday, July 21st....

07:40
According to the International Association of Professions Career College, non-traditional careers will top the most wanted list in 2019 and Harvard economist Larry Katz agrees. Katz reports that 94 percent of the net employment growth in the U.S....

06:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is raising the alarm about a decision to privatize the inspection of the commercial fishery on Lake Erie, saying it puts the fishery at risk. "Can we really trust the commercial fishing industry to police...


16 july 2019

23:51
Woodstock 50 is disappointed that the Town of Vernon has passed up the opportunity to hold the historic 50th Anniversary Festival by denying our robust and thoughtful proposal. We regret that those in Vernon who supported Woodstock have been deprived...