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News by subject: AVO

27 february 2020

15:29
Today, National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) President and CEO Eric R. Byer issued the following statement on the importance of reauthorizing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program before it expires on April 18,...

14:37
"The National Kidney Foundation applauds Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) for introducing legislation today in the U.S. Senate to extend Medicare coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant patients. This...

14:07
The Nisg?a'a Nation feels it is important to join with other Indigenous nations speaking out in favour of LNG development in British Columbia. In 2014, the Nisg?a'a Nation showed leadership by entering into an agreement...

12:50
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the 11th leading cause of death in California.  On Wednesday, March 4, advocates from the California Chapters of the...

10:23
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins will be attending the Supreme Court oral arguments for June Medical Services v. Russo, a case about whether abortionists in Louisiana must have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. During his time...

09:54
This morning, Milwaukee is reeling from a mass shooting tragedy, as yet another city is hit by the crisis of gun violence in America. It was one year ago today that the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act,...

09:30
Twenty-six wounded warriors served by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) met with members of Congress and their staffs to advocate for themselves and other veterans as part of WWP's Project Advocacy, which connects warriors with their elected officials...


26 february 2020

22:07
Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI), on today's shooting in Milwaukee: "Today we add Milwaukee to the long and rapidly growing list of America's...

19:41
Gathered in assembly, the Chiefs of the AFNQL reiterate that First Nations are sovereign and that other governments should not impose on them laws that are not their own. They also stress that First Nations police forces have full jurisdiction over...

19:41
(AANA) -- Marking a huge victory for patients across South Dakota, Governor Kristi Noem signed SB 50 today, which grants nurse anesthetists the ability to collaborate with healthcare providers in chronic pain practice, expands collaboration in...

16:35
The Help Minnesota Smile Coalition ? a partnership between the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) and Dental Access Partners (Apple Tree Dental, Community Dental Care, and Hennepin Healthcare) ? is advocating for a full restoration of essential adult...

15:41
Remember your childhood dreams? They may have been silly or unrealistic, but they were inspirational and helped you believe anything is possible. Around the world today, many children have big dreams; however, for the more than 260 million children...

14:20
Data released by Power to Decide today estimates more than 2.6 million California women of reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties losing federal funding for the Title X Family Planning Program as a result...

14:15
Research from Power to Decide shows that 407,310 women in Virginia who are already struggling to make ends meet live in contraceptive deserts, counties in which there is not reasonable access to a health center offering the full range of...

14:15
Recent data from Power to Decide, show 310,100 women with low income in South Carolina live in contraceptive deserts, counties in which there is not reasonable access to a health center offering the full range of contraceptive methods. Currently,...

13:16
The following is an open letter from Jonathan Thompson, founder of Good Seed Community Development Corporation ("Good Seed"), an organization that grew out of the Good Seed Church, whose mission is to help youth not only live but thrive by providing...

10:48
To celebrate International Women's Day, the Canadian Journalism Foundation's March 5 J-Talk in Toronto will explore strategies to boost gender representation in news stories. "Women make up half the population, and yet...

10:02
This Lent, the Knights of Columbus, known for its legacy of charitable giving and service, is launching a new resource to help men on their spiritual journeys. In a 12-episode online video series titled Into the Breach,...

09:59
Metis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Locals from throughout Northeastern Alberta are rallying against efforts being made by some individuals to create self-styled 'Métis Community Associations.' Within Region 1 (Northeastern...

08:07
References at www.bsne1.com The CEO of CWF Flooring, Inc., James Maksimuk of Palmdale, CA has filed a Writ of Certiorari, Case No. 19-493 with the U.S. Supreme Court questioning the Constitutionality of laws requiring corporations to hire legal...

08:05
Karyn Turk claimed today she is facing a prison sentence primarily because she is conservative commentator, a friend of Roger Stone and a business advisor to Republicans. Her attorneys, Peter Ticktin of The Ticktin Law Group and J. Ron Denman of...


25 february 2020

22:00
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance shared updated Internal Revenue Service data showing the continuing cost of abusive conservation easement tax shelters. The following statement can be attributed to Andrew Bowman, president and CEO of...

20:15
The following is an open letter from Jonathan Thompson, founder of Good Seed Community Development Corporation ("Good Seed"), an organization that grew out of the Good Seed Church, whose mission is to help youth not only live but thrive by providing...

17:29
Today, the U.S. Senate rejected the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, despite the best efforts of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other pro-life leaders.  On the same day the Senate...

16:56
The Global Emergency Response Coalition announced today the launch of an emergency appeal to help Syrians currently experiencing life or death conditions. The lives of nearly 1 million people have been uprooted in Northwest Syria over the last three...

16:12
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the international community to condemn India's anti-Muslim citizenship law, which makes it easier for migrants of...

14:54
The Ontario Labour Relations Board ruled today that couriers working for Foodora are, as Foodsters United and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers argued, dependent contractors ? which means they have the legal right to organize and certify a union....

13:07
On Monday, February 24th, civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton and Reverend Christopher Bullock co-hosted a free dinner for Delaware residents in honor of Black History Month, emceed by local Pastor Dale Dennis II of Hoyt Memorial CME at the...

12:43
The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) is taking action to raise awareness around the value pharmacy services provide to patients in long-term care, releasing their report today entitled, "A Primer on the Value of...

12:13
New research exploring the links between animal nutrition and health is offering promise and generating much excitement in helping solve some of today's greatest livestock production challenges. Participants from across the feed industry will have...

11:01
OTTAWA ? Further to my previous statement, today, I can confirm that the remaining 195 individuals at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton have been released from quarantine. These individuals arrived aboard the second Government of Canada-chartered...

10:36
Workers at Bombardier's manufacturing facility in Thunder Bay are urging both the Ontario and federal governments to immediately fulfil the City of Toronto's funding needs for streetcar and subway trains. "If Toronto's transit needs are going to be...

10:35
Music Publishers Canada (MPC) is urging Parliamentarians to implement the extension of copyright term an extra 20 years to all works under Bill C-4, the CUSMA ratification bill, to ensure innovation, export potential and growth for small businesses....

09:31
It may seem like un-Canadian behaviour, but new research from Finder Canada shows that a surprising number of Canucks not only hope for an 'insurance-paid upgrade,' but would actually crash a car, break a bone or burn down a house to get it ... if...

09:30
Stroleny Law, P.A, an award-winning Miami criminal law firm, today called on lawmakers to rewrite the outdated marijuana laws that are unfairly impacting minority populations in Florida. The firm emphasized the need for recreational marijuana use...

08:00
Effective this week, liver transplant patients in many areas will spend more time on a wait list and the overall cost of liver transplants will increase.   A new policy adopted by the United Network for Organ Sharing...

07:50
Nearly a quarter of businesses say they have already been negatively affected by the ongoing rail blockades, while another 48 per cent expect they will feel the impacts soon, according to preliminary data from a new survey by the Canadian Federation...

03:03
Wigdor LLP represents actress and model Dominique Huett in her civil claims of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein. In response to news of Weinstein's guilty verdict and current reports that he will be jailed on Rikers Island, Ms. Huett has...


24 february 2020

19:53
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) finds the proposed amendments to the legislation on medical assistance in dying a prudent step forward in response to the Truchon-Gladu decision. We support efforts to continue to provide greater clarity for...

16:06
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) shares the sense of outrage expressed by the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and is equally concerned with the state of health care in the province. At a time when the health care system is confronted with an...

15:30
Today, the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance (AKCA) is commending the antidumping and countervailing duty final determinations issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce as an important conclusion by the agency to address unfairly traded Chinese...

14:21
In the 26 years since the end of the genocide that claimed the lives of about 800,000 people, Rwanda has made a remarkable social and economic recovery that has attracted many investors to an extent that there has been even a proposal for the country...

13:42
For two decades, foreign countries, including China, have manipulated their currencies to boost their exports while making American products more expensive abroad. Foreign purchases of U.S. stocks, bonds and other assets have also led to an...

12:29
On Monday, February 24th at 6pm, civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton and Reverend Christopher Bullock will be hosting a free dinner for Delaware residents in honor of Black History Month, emceed by local Pastor Dale Dennis II of Hoyt Memorial...

10:25
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) urges the Administration to propose and Congress to pass a Fiscal Year 2020 supplemental appropriations bill to expand and strengthen state, territorial, tribal, and local public health...

09:15
In a landmark legal decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ordered the Ford government to take concrete actions to end the gender pay gap midwives experience as a result of the Ministry of Health's discriminatory actions....

09:00
Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) is urging Ontario's MPPs to reject Bill 168, the...

08:00
A class action lawsuit has been filed against a second Toronto-based reality TV production company, seeking damages stemming from alleged employment standards violations. The $35-million suit against Insight Productions...

06:45
Midwives Elizabeth Brandeis and Liz Fraser, alongside human rights lawyer Mary Cornish, will present and respond to new orders from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to the Ford government. In Ontario, the Human Rights Code protects against...

00:01
For a sixth year, Heart & Stroke is urging Quebecers to learn the signs of stroke and what to do when they see them, with the help of the FAST campaign, featuring Josée Boudreault and Louis-Philippe Rivard. Knowing the signs can make the difference...