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News by subject: AVO

16 july 2019

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...

07:58
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...

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...

07:00
A consortium of industry, academia and government entities from across the Protein Highway region of the Canadian Prairies and U.S. Upper Midwest have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen regional collaboration in research,...

06:00
Arctic Sea Ice Day, created by Polar Bears International (PBI), is a day to call attention to the meltdown taking place in the Arctic, why it matters, and how we can help. On July 15th, Polar Bears International encourages people around the world to...


14 july 2019

12:16
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a series of racist tweets by President Trump targeting female congresswomen. Trump's Sunday morning tweets suggested...


12 july 2019

20:00
Wilton Manors Mayor Justin Flippen signed onto a friend-of-the-court brief in three key LGBT+ cases that will be heard at the Supreme Court next term. The brief includes nearly 100 mayors and municipalities around the U.S. encouraging the Supreme...

18:39
Mike Donovan, the CEO of Nexus Services, a defender of immigrants' rights, today condemned President Trump's unlawful directive to initiate ICE raids on as many as 2,000 undocumented families in 10 U.S. cities starting Sunday and announced the...

18:29
The African American Mayors Association celebrates that the Supreme Court's decision requiring the Department of Commerce to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census will not be challenged by the Trump Administration....

15:40
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding the dismissal of LCBO board chair Carmine Nigro over the widespread alcohol shortages at LCBO outlets across the province. Nigro is a Toronto property developer and Conservative Party fundraiser...

13:47
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...

12:02
Scotiabank Economics today published its Q3 Global Economic Outlookreport. This comprehensive report shows the ongoing and increasing negative impact of the protracted trade war on economic activity in the US and across the globe. "Following two...

08:50
The Australian Tamil Congress (ATC), the British Tamils Forum (BTF), the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) and the US Tamil Action Group (USTAG) are dismayed at the reports that the thirteen Sri Lankan Special Task Force and Police personnel charged with...

07:00
Every 12 hours the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) detects 10,824 new images of child sexual abuse online through Project Arachnid, an automated web crawler and platform designed to detect child sexual abuse images on the...

06:30
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is making the following statement on the distribution problems at the LCBO: Thanks to yet another privatization boondoggle, Ontarians are facing a long dry summer as alcohol shortages hit LCBOs across the...

03:42
In the news release, China Organ Harvest Research Center: New Report Details Extrajudicial Killings of Prisoners of Conscience for Organs and the Eradication of Faith Groups in China, issued 11-Jul-2019 by China Organ Harvest Research Center over PR...


11 july 2019

21:05
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) ruled today on the outstanding issue of whether cybersecurity companies can offer cybersecurity technology to 2020 U.S. presidential campaigns based on business-as-usual, low-cost pricing offered to all qualified...

21:00
The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America, today welcomed an official revenue estimate for the Charitable Conservation Easement...

18:46
Unlike black market organ trafficking operations elsewhere, the on-demand killing of prisoners of conscience for organs in China is driven by the state, run on an industrial scale, and carried out by both military and civilian institutions.  A new...

17:56
PORT ALBERNI, BC, July 11, 2019 CUPE Local 118 and the ACRD have signed a memorandum of settlement to conclude contract negotiations that began in 2018. The agreement would end the month-long overtime ban by ACRD workers. ...

17:41
Dallas-based attorney Stephen Kennedy announced that he has issued a demand letter to the City of Fort Worth, Texas today demanding that the City follow its City Charter and hold a public hearing regarding the termination of Joel F. Fitzgerald, Sr.,...

17:22
Alcohol Justice and California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) are expressing extreme disappointment today with the members of the California State Assembly Governmental Organization Committee (GO) who voted in favor of SB 58 ? the 4 a.m. bar bill....

16:40
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) remains opposed to HR 3630, the No Surprises Act, due to the reimbursement benchmark requirement that relies on insurance industry-controlled median contracted rates for out-of-network services....

15:00
Immigration Voice, a national non-profit organization with over 100,000 members that advocates for the alleviation of restrictions on employment, travel, and working conditions faced by legal high-skilled immigrants in the United States working as...

14:05
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is committed to disposing of government surplus goods in a responsible manner, while obtaining best value for Canadians. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement...

14:00
The Grain Chain, a farm to fork coalition of stakeholders in the grain industry sector and chaired by the American Bakers Association (ABA), testified today on the nutritional benefits of bread and grain-based products at the Dietary Guidelines...

13:50
A review of state conflict of interest forms shows that eight regulators managing the state's oil and gas well approval and inspection process have hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in the oil companies they regulate. One of the regulators is...