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News by subject: AVO

17 july 2019

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...

18:00
The Heiltsuk Nation believes today's criminal sentence for Kirby Corporation in BC Provincial Court for a 110,000 liter diesel oil spill that occurred in Heiltsuk territory almost three years ago, is a long way from justice, and the community has...

17:47
Yesterday the Trump administration announced new 'Buy America' provisions that will restrict access by Canadian producers to the U.S. procurement market. Donald Trump signed the executive order requiring that 75% of the value of components must be...

16:20
Today, the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) launched the Abortion Rights Project to respond to the unprecedented assault on abortion rights in this country. A major focus of the initiative will be supporting state and local groups working on the...

13:53
A new poll, conducted July 12, 2019 by pollster Frank Luntz, highlights 86% of voters oppose taxes on employer-provided health care coverage.   Health care continues to be the No. 1 concern for voters, beating out...

13:47
Famela Ramos announced today her candidacy for the 2020 Congressional Election.  Famela is a nurse, a pro-life advocate, and founder of the Right to Try Foundation, a non-profit organization which accelerates access to experimental medication for...

13:24
94% of people affected by glioblastoma see providing the "best treatment regardless of personal financial situation" and 55% see "the elimination of co-pays" as essential. These are the headline results from 400+ people surveyed by OurBrainBank. The...

12:07
Today, Teamsters and NFI workers called on the NJEDA Board at its monthly meeting to rescind tax breaks to NFI, a lawbreaking company that stands to benefit from nearly $80 million in tax breaks at the expense of New Jersey taxpayers through the Grow...

11:26
More than two-thirds of health workers are victims of assault so we must protect them against violence. RNAO today is releasing Preventing Violence, Harassment and Bullying Against Health Workers (second edition) best practice guideline (BPG) to...

10:56
In celebration of National Hot Dog Day, Maple Leaf Foods, maker of the Maple Leaf Natural Top Dogtm brand, today released new Canadian Hot Dog Etiquette aimed at helping Canadians enjoy this sacred food on National Hot Dog Day, and throughout July's...

10:45
WestJet Airlines Ltd. ("WestJet" or the "Corporation") would like to remind holders ( "Shareholders") of common voting shares and variable voting shares (collectively, the "Shares") and holders ("Optionholders", and together with the Shareholders,...

10:08
The 2019 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) (S595) (HR1530) has surpassed 100 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives with a total of 112 legislators supporting the Act. This critical legislation will provide Medicare beneficiaries with...

10:00
Now that the Magistrate Judge overseeing the discovery phase of the racial discrimination case challenging New York City's outsider-restriction policy in its affordable housing lotteries has ruled that the reports of plaintiffs' expert can no longer...

07:48
Jason Isaacson, American Jewish Committee (AJC) Chief Policy and Political Affairs Officer, addressed the U.S. Department of Justice Summit on Combating Antisemitism. "The stakes for what we do now as a nation are enormous," said Isaacson, welcoming...

06:00
A demand for new minimum beer prices by the Ontario Convenience Stores Association is nothing more than an attempt to pick the pockets of Ontarians, said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. "These efforts to change a system that is tried tested...


15 july 2019

17:00
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,  We greet you in the name of our Lord. Together, we have watched with anguish the unfolding immigration crisis taking place along our southern border. Across our state, United Methodist churches are reaching out...

14:45
Teamsters across North America stand in solidarity with the Amazon fulfillment workers striking in Minnesota. Similar to workers moving Amazon goods, many of our 1.4 million members pick and stow product in warehouses, drive trucks, and deliver...

14:25
On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 1:30pm ET, experts from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger will host a telephonic press conference to announce the introduction of the Military Hunger Prevention Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation being introduced by...

14:03
In response to the release of the Final Report of the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) CEO Lynne Groulx met with United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights...

13:49
An interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will air this evening on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which broadcasts on more than 240 stations across the country.  Secretary Pompeo gave a preview of the second annual...

13:47
The Trump administration announcement today of an Interim Final Rule on asylum claims makes important, positive changes--earning the praise of the Washington-based Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). ...

12:05
Violence against children has serious impacts on the child, their family and their community. It influences future relationships and future generations. According to data from Statistics Canada, one in three Canadians aged 15 and older suffered some...

11:53
First Cobalt Corp. ("First Cobalt") notes that former key executive and directors of eCobalt Solutions Inc. ("eCobalt") have disseminated the following press release opposing the proposed merger with Jervois Mining Limited ("Jervois")....

11:42
LS Power is a development, investment and operating company founded in 1990 focused on power generation, energy infrastructure and related investments.  With offices in New York, New Jersey, Missouri, California and Texas, LS Power has developed,...

11:00
A national alliance of mineral exploration and mining associations are urging Mines Ministers, having convened for their 76th annual conference in Cranbrook, to take action to ensure Canada remains a globally competitive jurisdiction and can continue...

11:00
British Columbians are very knowledgeable when it comes to car insurance, but they still have concerns that keep them up at night. According to a national survey commissioned by belairdirect, 34% of British Columbians are concerned with the price of...

10:43
The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on the Calgary Stampede to cancel next year's chuckwagon race after three more horses died in the event on the last day of the Stampede. A total of six horses have died in this year's event.   A horse...

10:12
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, issued this statement today to mark the coming into effect of Phase 1 of the new Air Passenger Protection Regulations: "As Canada's Minister of Transport, I am pleased to see the first phase of the...

10:00
While Premier Doug Ford announced last week that, within a year, no more patients would receive care in hospital hallways, the spring 2019 provincial budget and an economic review by Ontario's Financial Accountability Office (FAO) point to hallway...

09:11
Doctors for Disaster Preparedness has selected President Donald J. Trump to receive its highest honor at its 37th annual meeting to be held in Tucson, Ariz., July 19-21. The Edward Teller Award for the Defense of Freedom recognizes "extensive,...

09:02
The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe. Lawyers should be able to exercise their legitimate duties without fear for...

09:00
Netcoins Holdings Inc. ("Netcoins" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS"), an independent proxy advisory firm, has recommended that the Company's shareholders (the "Shareholders") vote FOR the...

08:30
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is launching a new public awareness campaign today, urging Ontarians and the government to 'care now' about long-term care. "As registered nurses, we are committed to providing the...

08:24
Following many letters of support earlier this year by various organizations, cities, port districts, chambers of commerce, economic development councils, businesses, etc., and a massive effort in Olympia by the 13th and 9th District Legislators to...

08:10
As modern-day communication evolves, emojis continue to grow in popularity, with 230 new characters being added to major platforms in 20191. As such, it's important that they be representative of today's world, which increasingly includes electric...

08:00
Recent comments by the Ontario ministry of health reveal that despite a promise (reiterated this week) by the Premier to end hallway medicine, hospital cuts will intensify. The Ontario Health Coalition and the Ontario Council of Hospital (OCHU) will...

07:57
Nearly a quarter of Canadians have not read their home (23%) or car (25%) insurance policies, yet the main worries that keep us up at night about insurance are what policies cover and how much they cost. Despite these worries, a new survey...