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News by subject: AVO

4 may 2020

19:01
The North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation (NCFB) and the NC Chamber are disappointed by the decision of the Department of Environmental Quality and the Attorney General to file suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Navigable Waters...

17:57
The Committee to Unleash Prosperity along with FreedomWorks today released a response scorecard on how the nation's governors are handling the reopening of their state's economies to business and recreational activities. The report grades the...

17:05
In response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement of "temporary flexibility" in appraisal and mortgage verifications, Rhode Island Mortgage Bankers Association (RIMBA) believes more needs to be done. RIMBA is asking FHFA to...

15:45
A new AJC Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights (JBI) report concludes that antisemitism is both a persistent threat to Jewish security and a human rights challenge, requiring urgent responses from governments, social media...

13:10
Today, March for Moms and its partners called on Congress to ensure the dignity and well-being of moms and growing families during the COVID-19 crisis. Prior to COVID-19, the United States was already one of the most dangerous high-resource places in...

12:00
Today, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), the world's leading food allergy research, advocacy and education organization, announced Bruce Roberts, Ph.D. will be joining the organization as Chief Research, Science and Innovation Officer (RSIO)....

11:41
Today, the Task Force on American Innovation?a coalition of companies, business and university associations, and professional societies that support sustained and robust federal investment in basic science research ? joined 17 other business,...

10:55
The Ontario government recently announced the Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) for frontline healthcare workers, with this plan providing a temporary pay increase to some healthcare professionals but failing to recognize the COVID-19 pandemic's effects...

10:46
Governments are hoarding more than 100 million doses of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) while victims of COVID-19 are dying from lack of early treatment, which an increasing number of physicians and scientists believe is crucial for saving lives. In many...

10:25
Nathan VanderKlippe, the Beijing-based Globe and Mail Asia correspondent, shares his perspective on COVID-19 measures in China and the issues arising from its post-lockdown life on the next J-Talks Live video webcast hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti....

09:52
Today, the American Primary Aluminum Association (APAA) cheered the recent Commerce Department proposed regulations to establish an "Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis" (AIM) system. ...

09:46
AJC Advocacy Anywhere programs are attracting hundreds of thousands of viewers from more than 45 countries worldwide every week. Since the programming began on March 20, more than 1.2 million viewers in total have logged on to watch. "Our virtual...

09:39
After hearings in 2019, the Iowa Utilities Board has now ruled on the options available if an Alliant Energy customer does not want a smart meter, and Alliant began notifying customers of their choices on April 30. In Iowa, architectural firm,...

09:18
CFIB welcomes the careful, phased approach to the reopening of the economy which began today in several provinces. For background, 80 per cent of small firms are closed (fully or partially). Only 20 per cent are fully open. Alarmingly, over 40 per...

09:00
A group of American mattress manufacturers and their workers applaud the U.S. Department of Justice's decisive action to withdraw a statement of interest made in the U.S. International Trade Commission's investigation concerning the impact of dumped...

08:00
The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Arthritis Foundation (AF), have updated the National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis (OA Agenda) for 2020. Why now?...


3 may 2020

23:24
Used by many people on the streets of Brazil and the world today, a mask also covered the nose and mouth of the largest Brazilian icon: Christ the Redeemer. Part of the Todos pela Saúde (All for Health) initiative, an alliance of health experts...

21:28
SÃO PAULO, May 3, 2020 Projection on one of the world's most iconic monuments took place this Sunday and is part of a campaign to encourage the use of masks as a way of preventing the new coronavirus...

09:00
The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today to mark the 75th anniversary of the end...

06:00
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is demanding Kinark Child & Family Services management obey the Ontario government's direction to redeploy mental health workers to the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis, instead of using the...


2 may 2020

20:04
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is demanding Kinark Child & Family Services management obey the Ontario government's direction to redeploy mental health workers to the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis, instead of using the...

14:06
SEIU Healthcare, the union that represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario, mourns the loss of our third member in less than three weeks as a result of COVID-19 and extend our deepest sympathies to her family, as well as her union...

13:02
In lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: "As of Saturday, May 2, there are 55,572 COVID-19 cases and, sadly, 3,446 deaths. We have completed tests...

12:05
In lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: "As of Saturday, May 2, there are 59,408 COVID-19 cases and, sadly, 3,446 deaths. We have completed tests...


1 may 2020

19:30
?The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®?were?shocked?that Gov. Tom Wolf today announced?the?majority of?the?state is still closed for in-person real estate transactions.? ...

17:38
The U.S. Lumber Coalition today expressed concern over recent announced and implied aid programs across Canada to benefit the Canadian Lumber industry.  The announcements of additional aid to Canadian producers are of particular concern in the...

17:21
In an effort to better protect the electric grid from attacks from foreign adversaries, President Trump today signed an Executive Order, "Securing the United States Bulk Power System," banning the purchase and installation of some equipment for power...

16:09
Foodora couriers are currently staging a safe, physically distanced protest at the headquarters of Foodora Canada.   WHERE: 579...

16:05
Amazon continues to lead in the global online retail market with soaring revenues in the first quarter reporting Thursday afternoon. The Seattle-based tech giant reported $5.01 earnings-per-share on revenues of nearly $75.5 billion, surpassing...

15:28
Open Letter to Governor Murphy from Dr. David R. Barile: Dear Governor Murphy: I am a Geriatrician in active practice in Princeton.  I am the founder and Chief Medical Officer of Goals of Care Coalition of NJ, a sixteen-member organization that...

14:34
Unifor locals from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia have marked International Workers' Day by making donations to local food banks across Western Canada. "Layoffs resulting from the pandemic means workers everywhere are hurting....

14:33
Members of Unifor Local 1999 working at Mr. Furnace have been served notice that they could be locked out of their jobs on Monday, in the midst of a public health and economic crisis. "It's a new low for labour relations to see an employer issue this...

13:30
MACHIPONGO, Va., May 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ ? On May 4, animal advocates celebrate International Respect for Chickens Day. Launched by United Poultry Concerns in 2005, International Respect for Chickens Day celebrates chickens throughout the world and...

11:57
The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) submitted this morning the collective position of our nine member boards on the reopening of schools to the Minister of Education. Our nine English school boards maintain that their priority is and...

11:38
Amid a worldwide fight against the novel coronavirus, the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute are joining people around the globe in commemorating World Press Freedom Day on May 3. ...

10:34
While Canadians are doing things differently this spring and summer, the threat of wildfire is constant. FireSmart Canada and its partners will recognize Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 2, through social media and other platforms. But...

08:39
Former Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan, a long-time Morningside homeowner and civic leader, has been endorsed by the Asian American Advocacy Fund. In making the endorsement, the AAAF notes, "(we are) excited to highlight our endorsement for Alex...

07:30
The Bank of Canada (BoC) must "keep innovating" to help governments support jobs, protect public services, and address critical spending challenges through the COVID-19 era and beyond, says a new policy paper from the Canadian Centre for Policy...

07:30
Laramide notes that on April 23, 2020, the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) released a report entitled "Restoring America's Competitive Nuclear Energy Advantage ? A strategy to assure U.S. National Security." This Report was prepared in response to an...

05:00
The Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT) is denouncing the Ministry of Education's (MEES) lack of a plan to re-open schools that properly takes the safety of everyone into account and is repeating its view that school buildings should...


30 april 2020

19:33
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) issued an open letter today to Premiers across the country to draw attention to the urgent need for an immediate moratorium on commercial evictions and distress actions such as changing locks and seizing inventory. The...

18:01
Statement attributable to:Carmen L. Wiley, PhDPresident, American Association for Clinical Chemistry "We share the FDA's goal of expanding access to critical COVID-19 testing and encourage the agency to continue using its full authority to ensure...

17:49
WHAT: A National VIRTUAL Town Hall Addressing Our Response to COVID-19 and the African American Community Health Access Economic Effects of the Pandemic Protecting of Vulnerable Populations International and Global Concerns of the Pandemic The CARES...

17:24
In a blistering Op-Ed released today, the President of the organization representing tens of thousands of workers in Washington State slammed the Trump Administration's decision to sign an executive order forcing meatpacking plants to reopen despite...

15:48
State and federal officials have worked in tandem with scientists and public health officials for an unprecedented shut down of much of the country to prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 disease this spring. One advocacy group is warning the...

14:43
The survivors of medical negligence behind a California ballot measure to adjust California's 45-year-old cap on quality of life and survivor damages announced today that they will be pushing the vote to 2022, says Consumer Watchdog Campaign....

14:38
Environment and Climate Change Canada is the 2019 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the federal category....

13:07
Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC) released data today that shows the dire impact of COVID-19 on substance abuse services and the people struggling with addiction. More than 49,000 people receive treatment in NC each day. Another...

12:02
With schools closed across the country, the Collaborative for Student Success surveyed more than 5,500 teachers, administrators, policymakers, and education advocates from every state on how to address the loss of classroom instruction caused by...

11:36
When the COVID-19 pandemic ruthlessly takes away American lives and damages our economy, Chinese Americans have joined the fight like many other patriotic citizens.  Driven by our love to America, Chinese Americans nationwide have united to...