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News by subject: AVO

30 april 2020

11:29
Following weeks of refusal by the Delaware State Department of Correction (DOC) to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) ? including facemasks ? to inmates today, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) denounced the state for rejecting...

11:22
Businesses that refuse to accept cash as a way to lower coronavirus transmission risks are acting contrary to the best available scientific evidence, according to a statement released today by the Consumer Choice in Payment Coalition (CCPC). The CCPC...

10:48
Compassion & Choices has sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Alex Azar urging him to rescind a new, but little-known waiver of a federal law requiring hospitals and other healthcare facilities to inform patients of their legal...

10:06
The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Stephanie Quinn, AAFP's director of government relations, will become senior vice president, advocacy, practice advancement and policy, effective June 1, 2020. Quinn succeeds Shawn...

09:57
"Our administrators have no understanding of what these COVID patients need, and have no idea what it is like to be responsible for these patients, knowing they are not receiving the care and attention they need at the worst time in their lives,"...

09:57
A bipartisan coalition mostly made up of former government officials is promoting a $46 billion plan to "reopen the economy." In a letter sent to congressional leaders, the coalition wrote that the key is to "test, trace, and self-isolate." The plan...

09:51
In a shocking display of disregard for First Amendment protections afforded all Americans, the leadership of popular social media platforms used by millions each day for news and opinions have announced a ban on certain users?and the removal of their...

09:12
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that a federal court has granted Region Six of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) an injunction ordering Jersey Shore Steel to recognize and bargain in good faith with USW Local 4907-04, reinstate three...

09:10
Today, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), the world's leading food allergy advocacy organization and the largest private funder of food allergy research, announced the launch of a new resource geared at raising awareness of the benefits of...

08:51
Progressive Insurance Company is stepping up to help members of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) keep their sales pipelines filled during, and after, the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a substantial donation, Progressive...

08:30
One organ and tissue donor can impact as many as 75 people, including burn victims, breast cancer survivors and those waiting for life-saving organ transplants. In recognition of National Donate Life Month in April, Superior is proud to partner with...

07:45
With mounting evidence demonstrating the connection between COVID-19 and stroke, it's more critical than to call 9-1-1 right for signs of stroke, according to leading stroke surgeons who are kicking off National Stroke Awareness Month with a plea for...

01:49
American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global advocacy organization, praised Germany's decision today to ban Hezbollah's activities on the country's soil, determining that the organization in its entirety is engaged in terrorist activity. The...


29 april 2020

21:01
The more than 6,000 members of OPSEU's Boards of Education Division and affiliate union ERFP have completed voting on whether to ratify a new collective agreement and the results will be released next week. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the...

18:00
Nationally-renowned economists Dr. Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore, both members of President Donald J. Trump's Economic Recovery Task Force, today released a study predicting a swift economic recovery if states reopen quickly.  "We are advising...

17:02
While the coronavirus pandemic and the hits to the economy are frightening, much of the United States is coming together and finding ways to support each other and frontline, essential workers. Many employers, including Keurig Dr Pepper and Pepsi ,...

16:20
The Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association (GNJMA) has issued an urgent call for help to the federal government to provide the motorcoach, tour and travel industry with COVID-19 stimulus funding, including $10 billion in grants-in-aid, $5 billion...

16:01
Whether working long hours treating COVID-19 patients, worrying about staying healthy, keeping their loved ones safe or simply trying to make ends meet, emergency nurses have faced ? and stepped up to meet ? many challenges during this ongoing public...

15:16
Conservation groups today challenged in federal court the administration's effort to gut clean water protections from wetlands and streams that feed drinking-water sources for 200 million Americans and 32 million people in the South, or seven out of...

15:00
Unifor welcomes the Ontario government's announcement today that it will expand access to emergency child care for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. "In this pandemic, we've seen how crucial access to child care truly is to make it...

14:42
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers alleges that Foodora Canada and its parent company Delivery Hero are breaking several sections of Ontario labour law, by closing down in order to defeat a union organizing drive. The unfair labour practices...

14:37
The Dairy Farmers of Canada and the Dairy Processors Association of Canada confirm today, that not only were parliamentarians misled by the Trudeau Government, but they too were misled on the date of implementation of Canada-United States-Mexico...

13:58
Our Money published The Lesson of the Trillion-Dollar Coins in support of the "Mint the Coin" proposal released by the office of Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The proposal may seem bizarre, or even comic, at first glance. However, it performs an extremely...

13:30
During a remote public hearing on Thursday, April 30, a coalition of registered nurses with the Massachusetts Nurses Association, along with patients, families, advocates and other healthcare unions will urge the Department of Public Health to deem...

13:00
RESAAS Services Inc. President and CEO, Tom Rossiter, is pleased to provide a corporate update: COVID-19 has forced every industry...

10:36
A recent CNN article, 2 million chickens will be killed in Delaware and Maryland because of lack of employees at processing plants, states that the "depopulation" of 2 million chickens in Delaware and Maryland means they are being "humanely killed."...

10:00
In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week on May 10-16, 2020, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) is raising awareness of life-threatening food allergies. As the leading voice of the food allergy community, and due to these uncertain times amid...

10:00
Today, the Ontario Energy Association (OEA) released a policy paper outlining ways the Ontario government can reduce its nearly $6 billion of annual spending on electricity subsidies, while still offering targeted financial relief to those who need...


28 april 2020

15:29
Now that diagnostic companies can sell COVID-19 antibody tests without FDA authorization, healthcare teams should work closely with clinical laboratory experts to ensure that these tests are thoroughly validated and used appropriately. A new opinion...

15:24
The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based organic food and farm policy research group, is focused on our collective health, access to clean, nutrient-dense food, and the livelihoods of farmers who produce organic food and contribute to the health...

15:23
World Animal Protection is calling on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to remove two inhumane killing methods currently approved in its guidelines for the depopulation of animals. In its letter, the international animal welfare...

14:49
Stanford Health Care abruptly announced late last week that it is cutting employees' pay 20 percent over the next 10 weeks, despite the fact that frontline healthcare workers have tirelessly treated COVID-19 patients, putting their own health at...

14:01
Following data released by the Delaware Division of Health on Friday showing the staggering discrepancy between the infection rates for black, Hispanic and white Delawareans, today Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) is calling on Governor...

14:00
NCSBN joined with six other leading nursing organizations* to endorse a statement to thank the nation's governors who have removed regulatory barriers that restrict access to high-quality evidence-based care by advanced practice registered nurses...

14:00
With some waiting rooms nearly empty, emergency physicians are seeing a worrisome trend play out across the country. Nearly a third of American adults (29 percent) say that they have delayed or avoided medical care because they are concerned about...

13:39
The Market Institute today released Destined to Fail: How Deception and Desperation Scuttled the Energy Transfer/Williams Merger, a deep-dive report chronicling the events of an ongoing legal battle between two American energy pipeline giants - the...

13:07
Doctors' offices across Oakville and Halton are in pressing need for personal protective equipment. Grasshopper Energy has provided a generous donation of 2000 surgical masks, 464 KN95 masks and 58 big boxes with sanitizers to PPE for Halton - an...

12:46
Locked out members of Unifor Local 594 will hold a car rally at the legislature grounds on Wednesday to pressure the provincial government for a legislated solution to the 145-day lockout at the Co-op Refinery. "By snubbing the report from the...

12:35
Family Research Council religious freedom experts reacted to today's release of the 2020 Annual Report from the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom, which documents the worst religious freedom violators worldwide and makes...

12:15
CTIA, the wireless association, today announced a new program to help children participate in distance learning during COVID-19. The Connecting Kids Initiative simplifies the process for school districts to find remote learning hotspot solutions by...

11:10
Today, on the National Day of Mourning, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) encourages everyone to take a moment to remember the people who died, were injured or suffered illness in the workplace.   "In 2019,...

10:24
A new consumer advocacy and education group helps protect North Carolinians' rights and options when planning for or purchasing funeral goods and services. Funeral Consumers Alliance North Carolina (FCANC) http://www.funeralsnc.org is a...

10:10
CUPW and the Foodsters are shocked to hear about Foodora's decision to leave the Canadian market. The two-weeks' notice that has been provided is grossly unfair and unreasonable. We call on Foodora and the Federal Government to ensure that workers...

08:15
The best-selling film, The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America, is now available to watch on YouTube for free for a limited time. Director and producer Joel Gilbert describes this free offer as a "stay at home bonus" for...

08:00
This is an open letter from Phil Orenstein, President of the Queens Village Republican Club, to NYC elected officials. Governor Cuomo announced that New York will be on lockdown until May 15 in order to diminish the spread of the deadly virus and to...

07:41
From the outset, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) wishes to express its support for the Innu Nation's position and asks, like the Innu Nation, that any decision aimed at easing containment measures be made in concert with the...

07:00
Negative Population Growth, Inc. has released the newest addition to their NPG Forum paper series. U.S. fertility rates are currently below replacement level but climate change continues to be a challenge. This paper, written by Edwin S. Rubenstein,...


27 april 2020

20:32
Unifor is cautioning the Ontario government that it must consult with workers before proceeding with plans unveiled today in its framework for reopening the province's economy. "The Ford government must listen to the concerns of our members on...

20:13
The author, Thomas Fagan is a retired executive of the Medical Technology Industry and founder of Global Pandemic Consortium which he organized to bring individuals, industry, academia and government together to work towards an effective COVID-19...

19:00
One advised Stephen Harper. The other advised Justin Trudeau. The third is a market maker on Bay Street. Together, Sean Speer, Robert Asselin and Royce Mendes are rethinking how Canada can build its competitiveness amidst the rise of an intangibles...