Cultivate an 'Ambidextrous' Mindset for Entrepreneurial Success
SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 12 -- [TNSscience] -- The University of Technology Sydney issued the following news:
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- In summary:
- New research shows entrepreneurs who have the greatest success in raising money have an 'ambidextrous' mindset
- Startup founders need to embrace a balanced use of efficiency and innovation related concepts to influence stakeholders
- Entrepreneurs who clearly communicate their human, social and intellectual resources also have more funding success
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Caring for a Congenital Heart Defect, Beat By Beat
PORTLAND, Oregon, Feb. 11 -- [TNSscience] -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release:
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- Prenatal diagnosis and a collaborative approach to care empowers families to cope with the challenges of CHD
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Five months before he was born, Jacob Anderson V was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a condition present at birth that causes the left side the heart to form incorrectly.
"It was incredibly overwhelming," said Bianca Anderson of the diagno more
How Smartphones Are Affecting Our Relationships
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- [TNSscience] -- The Association for Psychological Science issued the following news:
Whether at the supermarket, in the doctor's office, or in bed at night, it can be tempting to pick up the device and start scrolling through social media or text messages at any moment. But anyone who has done so in the presence of a close friend, family member, or romantic partner may have left that person feeling ignored, annoyed, or even pushed away. That's according to a growing body more
Machine Learning Algorithm Helps in the Search for New Drugs
LONDON, England, Feb. 11 -- [TNSscience] -- The University of Cambridge issued the following news release:
Researchers have designed a machine learning algorithm for drug discovery which has been shown to be twice as efficient as the industry standard, which could accelerate the process of developing new treatments for disease.
The researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, used their algorithm to identify four new molecules that activate a protein which is thought to be relevant for sym more
New Study Shows HPV Not Likely Transmittable Through the Hand
MONTREAL, Quebec, Feb. 11 -- [TNSscience] -- McGill University issued the following news release:
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- Researchers seek to answer longstanding debate
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Commonly known as HPV, Human papillomavirus is a virus that infects the skin and genital area, in many cases leading to a variety of genital, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers in men and women. Strong evidence exists showing that penetrative genital sex and oral sex can transmit HPV. However, while HPV is also often detected in the hands more
New Target Could Help Protect Vision Following Optic Nerve Trauma
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Feb. 11 -- [TNSscience] -- Augusta University issued the following news release:
When a car crash or explosion results in an optic nerve injury, eliminating an enzyme known to promote inflammation appears to aid recovery, scientists report.
They have shown for the first time in a mouse model of tough-to-treat optic nerve trauma, that removing the enzyme arginase 2, which increases with injury, decreases neuron death in the retina as well as the degeneration of nerve fibers th more
Researchers Develop Flags That Generate Energy From Wind and Sun
MANCHESTER, England, Feb. 11 -- [TNSscience] -- The University of Manchester issued the following news release:
Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar power.
The novel wind and solar energy-harvesting flags have been developed using flexible piezoelectric strips and flexible photovoltaic cells.
Piezoelectric strips allow the flag to generate power through movement, whilst the photovoltaics is the best known method of harnessing electric power by more
Study of Arctic Fishes Reveals the Birth of a Gene - From 'Junk'
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, Feb. 11 -- [TNSscience] -- The University of Illinois System-Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release:
Though separated by a world of ocean, and unrelated to each other, two fish groups - one in the Arctic, the other in the Antarctic - share a surprising survival strategy: They both have evolved the ability to produce the same special brand of antifreeze protein in their tissues. A new study describes in molecular detail how the Arctic fishes built the gene for th more
Politics: President Donald Trump
American Hotel & Lodging Association Praises Bipartisan Agreement Funding Government
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- The American Hotel and Lodging Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Chip Rogers in response to President Trump for signing a deal to fund the government:
"With a presence in every single congressional district in America, hoteliers are proud to support more than 8 million jobs and help drive the American economy. We are also proud to be a bipartisan organization committed to opportunity, for our industry, our people, and our communities.
Congressman Matt Gaetz Issues Statement on President Trump's Decision to Declare a National Emergency on the Southern Border
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Florida, issued the following news release:
Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's decision today to invoke Executive Action and declare a national emergency on the United States' southern border:
"I'm proud of our President for boldly declaring he will not allow politics to stand in the way of the United States' national security interests. We are not a nation without borders, and the ex more
Demos Strongly Opposes the President's Power Grab
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- Demos issued the following statement by President K. Sabeel Rahman:
"Declaring a "national emergency" for a manufactured border crisis represents an egregious power grab. It is a flagrant abuse of the office of the president.
"In proclaiming a "national emergency," President Donald Trump has invoked special authority to follow through on his plans to spend billions of dollars to build a border wall. The wall is unnecessary, unpopular, and morally objectionable.
"All perso more
House Passes Funding for Border Security
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Michigan, issued the following news release:
Tonight, the House of Representatives passed legislation to avoid a government shutdown and to secure our nation's borders. President Donald Trump supports the legislation and is expected to sign it tomorrow.
The legislation has:
$1.37 billion for 55 miles of additional wall or physical barriers on the southern border.
$14.9 billion for Customs and Border Patrol, an increase of $950 million over last y more
HPU Poll: Trump at 40 Percent and Cooper at 45 Percent Approval Among North Carolinians
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, Feb. 15 -- High Point University issued the following news release:
A High Point University Poll finds North Carolinians give President Donald Trump a job approval rating of 40 percent and Gov. Roy Cooper an approval rating of 45 percent, while a majority continue to say the country is headed in the wrong direction.
Approximately half (53 percent) of North Carolina residents say they disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president, and eight percent did not offer more
In Call With Burgum, Acting Interior Secretary Conveys Support for Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
BISMARCK, North Dakota, Feb. 15 -- Gov. Doug Burgum, R-North Dakota, issued the following news release:
During a phone call today with Gov. Doug Burgum, Acting U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt expressed his support for the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Medora. Bernhardt was nominated last week by President Donald Trump to become permanent Secretary of the Interior. The National Park Service is among the agencies and bureaus overseen by the Departme more
JBU Welcomes Evangelist Alveda C. King Feb. 21 as Barnett Civic Leadership Speaker
SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas, Feb. 15 -- John Brown University issued the following news release:
John Brown University will host evangelist Alveda C. King as the 2019 speaker for the Barnett Civic Leadership Series. King, who is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, the African American Outreach for Priests for Life and the African American Outreach for Gospel of Life Ministries, will address the JBU community on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m. a more
New Federal Funding Law Provides Resources to Combat Drug Abuse
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release:
Today, President Donald Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019, which was approved by Congress on Thursday to boost border security and fund government operations through the remainder of the fiscal year. The bipartisan funding package includes seven appropriations bills which support critical programs across Southern and Eastern Kentucky, including rural infrastructure, the coal more
Nigerian Election Campaign 'Polluted' by Disinformation
PARIS, France, Feb. 15 -- Reporters Without Borders issued the following news:
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is disturbed by the level of disinformation and propaganda seen during the campaign for tomorrow's general elections in Nigeria, in which 84 million citizens are due to vote, and calls on the nation's authorities to undertake to defend journalists and quality journalism.
The crazy rumours and conspiracy theories circulating during the campaign included a claim that North Korean leader more
Quijano Urges Trump to Recognize Gun Violence as Our Real National Emergency
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 15 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following statement:
Responding to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration so that he can redirect taxpayer dollars to fund a wall along the southern border, that he promised his far-right base Mexico would pay for, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano released the following statement today:
"Today, President Donald Trump declared of a state of emergency on the southern border that includes directing $8 bill more
Reminder: Law Already Prevents Soo Locks Funding from Being Diverted
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Michigan, issued the following news release:
Today, the White House announced that President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency on the southern border tomorrow.
A new media report tonight in Michigan is circulating the already debunked story that funding for the Soo Locks would be at-risk because of the emergency declaration.
As this office explained in its press release on January 15, 2019, the funding for the Soo Locks is not at ris more
Rep. Carter Issues Statement on Border Security Deal
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Georgia, issued the following statement:
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted against the federal funding agreement tonight which fails to adequately support critical border security measures at the Southwest border.
"This border security 'deal' is no deal at all.
"This bill simply does not include enough funding to secure our border. Congress is again punting border security down the road while putting American safety at risk. I have b more
Sen. Durbin Issues Statement on President Trump's Emergency Declaration
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, issued the following statement:
Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee, today released the following statement after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to circumvent Congress and access funds to build a wall on the southern border:
"President Trump's national emergency declaration serves one purpose and one purpose only: to fulfill his camp more
Trump's Natioal Emergency Declaration an Abuse of Executive Power, Says Rice U. Political Scientist
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 15 -- Rice University issued the following news release:
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fund the building of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump's decision, said Rice University political scientist Mark Jones, is "more akin to the abuses of executive power we are accustomed to seeing by presidents in flawed presidential democracies than in the United States." The declaration "adds some weight to the side of the scales of justice in su more
Trump's Only 'National Emergency' Is Keeping His Base Happy
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- The Libertarian Party issued the following news release:
On the afternoon of Feb. 14, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on the floor of the Senate that President Donald Trump plans to sign the bipartisan bill that will keep the federal government open and simultaneously declare a "national emergency" giving him the power to begin border wall construction using funds that had already been allocated for other purposes. McConnell indicated that he w more
Whitehouse Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Avoid Shutdown, Slams Trump's Artificial 'Emergency'
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- The office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, issued the following news release:
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- Spending bill includes significant funding for Whitehouse's signature coastal fund
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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today applauded Senate passage of a spending bill to avoid another funding lapse for the federal agencies affected by President Donald Trump's recent government shutdown and to secure important investments in bolstering coastal communities for climate more
"If the President Wants to Declare a National Emergency, He Should Start by Declaring One on His Own White House," Says Congresswoman Robin Kelly
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Illinois, issued the following statement on President Trump's plan to issue an unconstitutional "Emergency Declaration":
"The experts are clear, there is NO crisis at the Southern Border. The only emergencies are the manufactured crises of President Donald Trump.
"He shut down the government for weeks; he made 800,000 federal workers and their families go without paychecks; and he has repeatedly used border rhetoric to demonize people of color.
On One Year Anniversary, Senate Passes Rubio, Scott Resolution Honoring Victims of Parkland Shooting
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The office of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, issued the following news release:
Today, on the one year anniversary of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the United States Senate passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL). The resolution honors the victims and survivors, expresses gratitude to the emergency medical and health care professionals who responded and cared for the victims, as wel more
Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Warsaw Ministerial Working Luncheon/ Warsaw, Poland
WARSAW, POLAND, Feb. 14 -- The White House issued the following remarks by Vice President Pence:
"Prime Minister Morawiecki, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Secretary Pompeo, Your Excellencies: It's an honor to join you for this first-ever "Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East," and I'm honored to be here with you all.
"As I begin, allow me to bring greetings -- bring greetings from a friend to every nation gathered here and a champion of peace and security in the more
Rep. Collins Urges Nadler to Hold McCabe/Rosenstein Hearing
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- Rep. Doug Collins, R-Georgia, ranking Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following news release:
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- "In light of these new claims by McCabe, I again urge you to schedule a hearing immediately and demand the testimony of McCabe and the Deputy Attorney General. If they refuse, we hope you take the necessary steps to compel their testimony."
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Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, today sent the fo more
Rep. Hagedorn Issues Statement on House Appropriations Bill
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Minnesota, issued the following statement after voting in favor of the House Appropriations bill to keep the government running and provide $1.375 billion for physical border security:
President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill and also declare a national emergency in order to fund his full physical barrier proposal.
"We have a responsibility to secure our borders, defend national security and advance a foreign policy of peace through streng more
Saunders Salutes Budget Compromise, Calls State of Emergency an Abuse of Power
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees - AFL-CIO) issued the following statement:
AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's decision to sign a budget bill and declare a national emergency for border wall funding:
"I'm pleased that we have a bipartisan spending package that will keep the government open and give federal employees a 1.9 percent raise.
"Going forward, we need an e more
Sen. Graham Joins President Trump for Swearing-In of Recently Confirmed Attorney General William Barr
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The office of Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, issued the following statement:
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today joined President Donald Trump for the swearing-in of Attorney General William Barr.
"I was honored to be invited to attend the swearing in of William Barr as our new Attorney General by President Trump and his team.
"A great day for the Barr family, Trump Administration, Department of Justice, Rule of Law and our nation more
Sen. Schatz Votes to Pass Deal With Major Funding for Programs That Benefit Hawaii
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The office of Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, issued the following news release:
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Deal Averts Shutdown, Boosts Pay For Federal Workers, And Funds Programs for Infrastructure, Native Hawaiian Housing, And Public Transit
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Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted to pass a bipartisan funding deal that will increase pay for federal workers by nearly 2 percent and boost funding for programs that benefit Hawa more
Sen. Young Statement on Compliance With Yemen and Global Magnitsky Act Requirements
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following statement:
U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued a statement regarding the administration's non-compliance with the Global Magnitsky Act relating to the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as well as a federal law requiring the Secretary of State to certify efforts by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to mitigate the humanitarian disaster in Yemen:
"While I appreciate that 17 Saudi o more
Trump's Planned Emergency Declaration Is an Illegal Abuse of Power
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- Public Citizen issued the following statement:
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- Public Citizen Will Sue
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Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
"If President Donald Trump proceeds to declare a national emergency to secure funding for a racist and needless wall, against the backdrop of Congress' express refusal to fund such a barrier, it will constitute an outrageous abuse of power - perhaps the most dangerous yet by the unstable and increasingly autocratic President Trum more
Artificial Intelligence Sparks New Arms Race
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Feb. 13 -- Purdue University issued the following news release:
WHAT: The United States is in a new arms race with Russia and China; the Pentagon just released (Feb. 12) its report "Harnessing AI to Advance our Security and Prosperity." Earlier this week (Feb. 11), President Donald Trump signed an executive order, "Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence," which calls for a variety of actions in the federal government to make AI research and education more
Cuomo Can't Defend His Abortion Law
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights issued the following news release:
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's abortion law:
Exactly three weeks after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed his abortion law, which allows non-physicians to perform abortions up until the baby is born--and provides no criminal penalties for infanticide--he met with President Donald Trump. According to the White House, Trump "raised his concern more
Hudson Encourages Judiciary to Consider Concealed Carry Reciprocity at Markup
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release:
Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statement in advance of today's House Judiciary Committee markup of H.R. 8, a bill to drastically expand background checks:
"Democrats aren't interested in talking about common sense solutions that can actually help prevent gun violence--like supporting local law enforcement, ensuring laws and protocols are followed to spot wa more
Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Duda of Poland in Joint Press Statement
WARSAW, Poland, Feb. 13 -- The White House issued the following remarks by Vice President Pence and President Duda of Poland in joint press statement:
PRESIDENT DUDA: Your Excellency, most distinguished Mr. Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence; distinguished Minister of National Defense; esteemed Mrs. Pence, the Second Lady of the United States; all distinguished guests led by the Ambassador of the United States to Poland; ladies and gentlemen: I am delighted and we are delighted, to more
Rep. Estes Congratulates WSU Tech President on Appointment
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- Rep. Ron Estes, R-Kansas, issued the following news release:
Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) congratulated WSU Tech President Sheree Utash today on her appointment to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The board will work with the National Council for the American Worker, established by President Donald Trump to support and develop job training programs. Today's appointment was announced by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Ivanka Trump.
"Thanks to our boomi more
Rice Expert Available to Discuss Possible Compromise on Border Security
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 13 -- Rice University issued the following news release:
As the clock counts down toward another government shutdown, President Donald Trump reportedly may compromise on a border security deal. Rice University political scientist Paul Brace is available to comment on the situation.
An agreement must be reached by the end of Friday between the House of Representatives and the Senate -- and signed by the president -- to avoid a partial shutdown beginning on Saturday.
"As th more
Sen. Cruz to Congress: Make El Chapo Pay for the Wall
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, issued the following news release:
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- Urges Colleagues to Pass the El Chapo Act to Provide Funding for the Border Wall
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Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called upon his Senate colleagues to pass his EL CHAPO Act to secure funding to build a wall following the conviction of Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka 'El Chapo,' on all 10 federal criminal counts against him. In January, Sen. Cruz reintroduced the Ensuring Lawful more
Support Continues to Grow for Green New Deal Congressional Resolution
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- The office of Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts, issued the following news release:
Last week, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) introduced a Green New Deal resolution and support continues to grow for the effort that would create millions of good, high-wage jobs in the United States, provide unprecedented levels of prosperity and economic security for Americans, and counteract systemic injustices - all while addressing the more
U.S. Patent Office Director Is Keynote Speaker at Intellectual Property Law Symposium
AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 13 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release:
One of the biggest annual events on the national intellectual property calendar returns to The University of Akron campus for its 21st year on Monday, March 4.
The University of Akron School of Law Annual Symposium on Intellectual Property (IP) Law and Policy is a full-day Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event that brings together hundreds of IP law practitioners, professors, patent holders, policymakers, juris more
FAU Poll Finds Florida Gov. DeSantis Off to a Good Start
BOCA RATON, Florida, Feb. 12 -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release:
Newly elected Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is enjoying widespread popularity from Florida voters who support his proposals to reduce the impacts of harmful algae blooms and eliminate Common Core standards, according to the statewide survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI).
The newly sworn-in g more
Public Citizen Calls on Interior Department to Investigate Whether Acting Secretary Bernhardt Violated Trump's Executive Order on Ethics
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Public Citizen issued the following news release:
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- Bernhardt Lobbied to Undermine Endangered Species Act; Now He Is Sabotaging It From the Inside
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The U.S. Department of the Interior must investigate whether David Bernhardt, acting secretary of the department, violated two different provisions of an ethics executive order issued by the president who appointed him, Public Citizen said today in a complaint to the agency.
A recent New York Times article detai more
Sen. Warner Opposes William Barr's Nomination
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The office of Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, issued the following news release:
On the Senate floor today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) urged his Senate colleagues to oppose President Trump's nomination of William Barr to serve as Attorney General.
In his floor remarks, Sen. Warner questioned Barr's independence, citing the unsolicited memo that Barr authored and provided to the President's legal team last June attacking Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. more
American Civil Liberties Union of Texas Issues Statement on President Trump Visit to El Paso
EL PASO, Texas, Feb. 11 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas issued the following statement by Cynthia Pompa, advocacy manager for the Border Rights Center:
The ACLU Border Rights Center will join with other immigrant rights groups and civil rights organizations as they protest President Donald Trump's visit to El Paso.
"The President continues to spout racist lies to support his ill-conceived border wall.
"We are eager to stand with our community to ensure he -- and those watching more
Hudson Continues Defense of MilCon Funds
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release:
Today U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), Fort Bragg's Congressman, released the following statement after sending a letter to President Donald Trump last week encouraging the Administration to not use funds already allocated for military construction to secure the border:
"I fully support President Trump's goal to secure our border, and I strongly agree with the president that this should more
Rep. Cole: An Uplifting Message
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, issued the following column:
Last week during his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump delivered an inspiring and uplifting message that seemed quite Reaganesque. I was extraordinarily proud of what he had to say and how he chose to say it.
In stark contrast to the highly polarized and partisan political environment, the president sought to unify rather than divide the country. While he rightly pointed to several achievements real more
Rep. Kennedy Intros Resolution Rejecting Trump Military Trans Ban
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Massachusetts, issued the following news release:
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- Continues House Democratic response to misguided policy
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Congressman Joe Kennedy III today introduced a resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's ban on openly transgender servicemembers and urging the Department of Defense to not reinstate a blatantly discriminatory policy. As Chair of the Equality Caucus's Transgender Equality Task Force, Kennedy was joined by over 100 of more
Trump's Simple, Confident Language Has Strong Historical Roots
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 11 -- The University of Texas issued the following news release:
To many, President Donald Trump's use of nontraditional, off-the-cuff language seems unlike that of any other politician, but new research on the language of past and present world leaders reveals simple, straightforward messaging that exudes confidence may be the new norm -- making Trump a man of his time, rhetorically speaking.
The study, conducted by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Aust more
Rep. Al Lawson to Attend 2019 State of the Union
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 -- Rep. Al Lawson, D-Florida, issued the following news release:
Tomorrow, U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) will attend the State of the Union in Washington DC. President Donald Trump will deliver the 2019 State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Rep Lawson said he hopes President Trump addresses financial security for the nation's most vulnerable, disaster relief and a path to a stronger, more united nation.
"The President's State of the Union Address should pro more
Rep. Trahan Urges Pentagon Not to Implement Ban on Transgender Military Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 -- Rep. Lori Trahan, D-Massachusetts, issued the following news release:
Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) urged Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to refrain from implementing President Trump's destructive ban on transgender troops. In a letter to Acting Secretary Shanahan, Rep. Trahan and 160 of her colleagues outlined the harm proceeding with this ban would cause.
"For almost three years, as many as 14,700 transgender servicemembers have been able to se more
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ACLU-VA Calls on Norfolk Sheriff to Stop Helping ICE Enforce Federal Immigration Law
RICHMOND, Virginia, Feb. 15 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia issued the following news release:
In light of a recent news report regarding Norfolk Sheriff Joe Baron having held more than 1,200 people arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and volunteering his force to help ICE enforce federal immigration law, the ACLU of Virginia issued the following statement calling on Sheriff Baron to end his cooperation with ICE immediately. This statement may be attributed t more
Affordable Housing Commission Calls for Evidence
SWINDON, England, Feb. 15 -- The Nationwide Foundation issued the following news release:
The Affordable Housing Commission (AHC), the new, independent commission chaired by Lord Richard Best, is issuing a call for evidence for 2019.
The call for evidence follows the AHC's recent focus group work in Birmingham which showed that:
* First time buyers and struggling renters think that the private rental sector is 'broken' and in need of radical change
* Many of those privately renting report ar more
Church World Service Stands in Solidarity With the People of Haiti
ELKHART, Indiana, Feb. 15 -- The Church World Service issued the following news release:
Please keep our neighbors in Haiti in your thoughts and prayers.
We are grateful to report that CWS staff in Haiti are safe, but our programs and the communities that we work with have been greatly impacted by the ongoing protests and increased insecurity.
Due to the road blockades and lack of transportation around the country, our staff are unable to travel for work, our programs are being delayed and th more
HRC and UCONN Survey Reveals Black LGBTQ Youth at Heightened Risk for Discrimination
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- The Human Rights Campaign Foundation issued the following news release:
Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with the University of Connecticut, released the Black & African American LGBTQ Youth Report, a groundbreaking resource detailing the experiences of Black and African American LGBTQ youth. The report analyzes responses from nearly 1,700 young people, ranging in age from 13 to 17, who participated in HRC's online 2017 LGBTQ Teen Survey.
New PFAW Report: 'Holding Attorney General Barr to His Promises'
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- People for the American Way issued the following news release:
People For the American Way today released an online report, "Holding Attorney General Barr to His Promises," detailing the commitments made by William Barr during his appearances before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Barr's nomination to be the next Attorney General of the United States was approved by the Senate on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
The report details the commitments made by Barr to the committee in more
OSA Patients With Excessive Daytime Sleepiness at Greatest Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
BEVERLY, Massachusetts, Feb. 15 -- The American Thoracic Society issued the following news release:
Adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake appear to be at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases than those without excessive daytime sleepiness, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
In "Symptom Subtypes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Predict Inci more
State Capitol Report: REALTORS Plan Critical Call for Action on Rent Control
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Feb. 15 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news:
With the number of Rent Control bills increasing in the Illinois General Assembly this week, Illinois REALTORS(R) is planning a Call for Action Monday in opposition to the legislation, according to today's State Capitol Report.
REALTORS(R) across the state should watch their email inboxes for more information on the issue and make sure they respond early next week.
To get more information on Rent Con more
Sustainability Takes Center Stage at Recent Cotton & Rice Conference
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, Feb. 15 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news:
The spotlight was on sustainability at this year's Cotton & Rice Conference where more than 100 speakers gave presentations on agricultural techniques, trade, and economic issues. USA Rice hosted breakout sessions on the organization's new online conservation program search platform and the recent U.S. Rice Sustainability Report, continuing to roll out the mission of sustainability across the mid-South which began more
The Buckeye Institute: Policymakers Must Maintain User-Fee Funding for Infrastructure and Look for Long-Term Solutions
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 15 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release:
Greg R. Lawson, research fellow at The Buckeye Institute, issued the following statement reacting to the Governor's Advisory Committee on Transportation Infrastructure report.
"Maintaining and improving Ohio's transportation infrastructure is a critical function of state government. And while user fees--such as the gas tax--are more transparent and fair, any increase in the gas tax can only be seen as a short-t more
Trump EPA OKs 'Emergency' to Dump Bee-Killing Pesticide on 16 Million Acres
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release:
The Environmental Protection Agency reported this week that in 2018 it issued so-called "emergency" approvals to spray sulfoxaflor -- an insecticide the agency considers "very highly toxic" to bees -- on more than 16 million acres of crops known to attract bees.
Of the 18 states where the approvals were granted for sorghum and cotton crops, 12 have been given the approvals for at least four consecutiv more
U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 12.5 Percent in 2018
MCLEAN, Virginia, Feb. 15 -- The Association for Manufacturing Technology issued the following news release:
December 2018 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $189.1 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was down 9.7 percent from November's $209.42 million and up 8.1 percent when compared with the $175 million report more
WordPress Removes Neo-Nazi Website After CEP Publishes Findings
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following statement:
Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Executive Director David Ibsen released the following statement today after a website from the white supremacist group Feuerkrieg Division (FKD) was taken offline by website management and blogging platform WordPress. The removal comes on the heels of a CEP report and letter addressed to WordPress that found FKD had been using a WordPress-hosted website for recruitment and propagan more
ACE Unveils New Resource on the Status of Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The American Council on Education issued the following news release:
A seminal ACE report explores the evolving state of race and ethnicity in the higher education landscape and shows that while the number of students of color on our nation's college and university campuses continues to rise, gaps in access, attainment, and debt levels remain.
The report, Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report, examines more than 200 indicators drawn from 11 data sources more
AFT's Weingarten on Watchdog Report Exposing Department of Education's Mismanagement of Federal Student Aid Program
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following statement:
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement after the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education issued a damning report (link is external) exposing an alarming lack of oversight of nine student loan giants responsible for handling the loans of tens of millions of American student loan borrowers:
"Talk about a scandal that has real-life, more
AJC Paris Urges Increased Government Actions on Anti-Semitism
PARIS, France, Feb. 14 -- The American Jewish Committee issued the following news release:
AJC is urging France's political leadership to re-examine the efficacy of current strategies to combat rising anti-Semitism in France. The call comes following the release of a government report showing a 74% spike in anti-Semitic incidents during 2018, compared to the previous year.
"For more than 18 years, French governments have vowed to take concerted actions to combat anti-Semitism, recognizing that more
Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Nearly Eliminated in Some Age Groups
ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb. 14 -- The American Cancer Society issued the following news release:
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- More rapid declines among black Americans narrow historical disparities
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Although African Americans still bear a disproportionate share of the cancer burden, a new report finds the black-white gap has closed considerably over the past several decades. Cancer Statistics for African Americans and its companion publication Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans, published every three y more
Closure for Covington Catholic
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights issued the following statement:
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the end to the Covington Catholic controversy:
"The innocent students at Covington Catholic High School have finally achieved closure. An investigative report, conducted by a private detective agency commissioned by the Diocese of Covington, has exonerated the students. Four investigators interviewed dozens of students and chaperones, and wa more
CR: State Lawmakers Must Protect Student Loan Borrowers in Light of Scathing Inspector General's Report
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- Consumer Reports issued the following news release:
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- Report blasts Education Department for failing to hold student loan servicers accountable for treating borrowers fairly
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Consumer Reports called on state lawmakers and attorneys general to protect borrowers in light of a damning new Inspector General's report finding that the Education Department has failed to stop Navient and other top student loan servicers from treating borrowers unfairly.
The audit more
Effective Self-Control Strategies Involve Much More Than Willpower, Research Shows
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The Association for Psychological Science issued the following news:
It's mid-February, around the time that most people waver in their commitment to the resolutions they've made for the new year. Many of these resolutions - whether it's to spend less time looking at screens, eat more vegetables, or save money for retirement - require us to forego a behavior we want to engage in for the one we think we should engage in. In a new report, leading researchers in behavioral s more
FCC Vote to Eliminate EEO Mid-Term Report Denies Responsibility to Encourage Diversity in Broadcast Industry
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- Common Cause issued the following news release:
Today, the FCC voted on a Report and Order to eliminate the Broadcast Mid-Term Report, which requires broadcast stations to provide information related to their equal employment opportunity (EEO) practices. Despite requesting comment on the agency's track record on EEO enforcement, the Report and Order fails to consider recommendations provided by Common Cause and its allies on how the agency can make improvements to EEO com more
Fidelity Charitable Donors Recommend a Record $5.2 Billion in Grants in 2018, a 17 Percent Increase Over 2017
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 14 -- Fidelity Charitable issued the following news release:
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- Number of Giving Accounts at Fidelity Charitable has grown 150 percent in the last decade, with 15,000 new Giving Accounts established in 2018
- Nearly 1.3 million grants benefited over 140,000 charitable organizations last year
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Fidelity Charitable saw another all-time high in grantmaking in 2018 as its donors recommended a record $5.2 billion from their donor-advised funds (DAFs), accordi more
High School Students and Parents Struggle to Estimate the Cost of College
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Feb. 14 -- RTI International issued the following news release:
While many high school students would like to one day earn a college degree, many students are misinformed about the cost of college and these misconceptions may affect student decisions about whether and where to attend. In a new report commissioned by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), education researcher Erin Dunlop Velez from the nonprofit research institute RTI Interna more
NASFAA Voices Concern Over OIG Report, Renews Calls for Structural Changes At FSA
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators issued the following news release:
NASFAA President Justin Draeger issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General's Federal Student Aid: Additional Actions Needed to Mitigate the Risk of Servicer Noncompliance with Requirements for Servicing Federally Held Student Loans report:
"With more than 44 million Americans in student loan repayment, the U.S more
Nearly 1 in 5 Children Living in Areas Affected by Armed Conflict
FAIRFIELD, Connecticut, Feb. 14 -- Save the Children issued the following news release:
More children are living in areas affected by armed conflict and war than at any time in more than 20 years, according to a new report published by Save the Children. Stop the War on Children: Protecting Children in 21st Century Conflict reveals that 420 million children--nearly one in five--were living in conflict-affected areas in 2017, up 30 million from the previous year.
The research, carried out by th more
NICB Supports Amendment That Will Close a Loophole for Car Thieves in Oregon
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Feb. 14 -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau issued the following news release:
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- Oregon thefts up more than 53 percent in six years
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The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has joined a number of law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and public officials in support of a bill to close a loophole that has limited police in Oregon from arresting and prosecuting suspected car thieves.
According to NICB's Annual Hot Spots Report, between 2012 and 2017, veh more
Ohio Cut Funding, Eliminated More Than Half Its Civil Rights Enforcement Staff Since 2000
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 14 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release:
Although hate crimes are on the rise and more Ohioans are filing civil rights complaints, two decades of funding cuts have reduced enforcement capacity at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) to meet rising demands, according to a new report from Policy Matters Ohio.
Since 2000, state policymakers cut funding for the OCRC by $1.4 million in more
Private Equity Threatens Manufactured Home Residents
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The Americans for Financial Reform issued the following news release:
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- New report details industry's threat to communities needing low-cost housing
- New report from MHAction, Private Equity Stakeholder Project, and Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund details private equity convergence on manufactured housing
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Many of the largest private equity and real estate investors in the world, managing more than $1.77 trillion in assets, have bought up man more
PTC Calls on FCC to Conduct Review of Media Content Ratings Systems on DOE Recommendation for Preventing Future Violence
LOS ANGELES, California, Feb. 14 -- The Parents Television Council issued the following news release:
In light of the Parkland anniversary on February 14, the Parents Television Council is calling on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to conduct a review of the 1998 Report and Order establishing the V-chip, TV content ratings system, and the Parental Guidelines Oversight Monitoring Board.
In a letter to Chairman Pai, PTC President Tim Winter urges the FCC to move forward on this in light of the Department more
Terrorism Prevention Programs Need Strengthening If They Are to Be Effective
SANTA MONICA, California, Feb. 14 -- RAND issued the following news release:
National capabilities for terrorism prevention -- which refers to options other than traditional law-enforcement action to respond to the risk of individual radicalization to violence -- are relatively limited, with most relying on local or non-government efforts and only a subset receiving federal support, according to a new report from the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC), a federally funded rese more
What Will the Automotive Ecosystem Look Like Five Years From Now? Find Out During SAE International's New Webcast
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Feb. 14 -- SAE International issued the following news:
The continued rise of electric infrastructure, artificial intelligence, HMI and enabled digital services offers a mix of promise, opportunity and challenges over the next five years for mobility.
SAE International offers a new, free webcast that will showcase the thoughts and opinions of four strategy leaders from leading organizations.
"The Automotive Ecosystem: What's Driving the Next Five Years" will be moder more
WIA's Innovation & Technology Council Releases Report on Paradox of New 5G Spectrum: More Offloading Needed to Support Massive Connectivity
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Feb. 14 -- The Wireless Infrastructure Association issued the following news release:
The Wireless Infrastructure Association's (WIA) Innovation & Technology Council (ITC) released a report titled "The 5G Paradox: The Need for More Offloading Options in the Next-Generation Wireless Era," which explores the need for additional bandwidth and offloading techniques as next-generation 5G wireless services begin to roll out. The white paper explains that wireless networks need to more
700,000 U.S. Minors are Alone and Without a Home: New Report Addresses Their Rights In Every State
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty issued the following news release:
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- Legal Barriers Prevent Youth from Accessing Essentials like Shelter, Health Care, School
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A new report by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and National Network for Youth discusses the state laws impacting an estimated 700,000 minors in the U.S. experiencing homelessness alone each year. These youth face high risks of assault, dropping out of school, food more
AASA Releases 2018-19 Superintendent Salary Study
LOS ANGELES, California, Feb. 13 -- The American Association of School Administrators issued the following news release:
At the outset of the National Conference on Education, where hundreds of school district leaders are convening in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 14-16, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, released its seventh annual salary study to benchmark superintendent compensation and benefits.
The report, 2018-19 AASA Superintendent Salary & Benefits Study, was released in two ver more
Catalyzing Clean Energy in Northern New England
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Feb. 13 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news:
A study released today by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI) identifies strategies to transition New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine to a clean energy economy. Innovative public-private partnerships and new investments can spark a clean energy future that has the potential to catalyze the creation of new jobs, expand access to renewable energy and energy efficiency, and lower greenhou more
CCA Applauds Release of the American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- The Competitive Carriers Association issued the following news release:
Today, the Administration announced the American Broadband Initiative and released its "American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report," ("Report") outlining ways that the Federal Government can increase broadband access and spur private sector investment in broadband. Competitive Carriers Association ("CCA") commends the Administration for releasing the Report, especially its focus on deploying broa more
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Ends Use of Cats in Medical Course After PETA Appeal
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. 13 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release:
After PETA urged the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) to stop using live animals for training exercises in its annual Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy Postgraduate Course--which has used hundreds of cats over approximately 20 years--the hospital wrote to PETA earlier this week, stating that instructors teaching this course "will no longer use animals."
The landmark mo more
CPJ Condemns 15-Day Ban on Thai TV News Station
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news:
The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the decision by a Thai media regulator to suspend the broadcasting license of Voice TV for 15 days and called on the country's military government to allow all media to report freely on the nation's politics.
The Thai National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission announced yesterday that the suspension, which began today, came in response to Voice more
Fall in Love - Go to Jail: BBB Report on How Some Romance Fraud Victims Become Money Mules
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Feb. 13 -- The Council of Better Business Bureaus issued the following news release:
Online dating sites report a surge in activity in the days before Valentine's Day, as many singles use technology to find a match. Behind many dating profiles lurk scammers who are ready to dupe users into believing they have found love. In reality, romance fraudsters want to steal their money or make them unwitting accomplices in fraud.
In the past 36 months, Better Business more
FPA Releases 2018 Annual Report to Chronicle 12-Months of Organizational Success
DENVER, Colorado, Feb. 13 -- The Financial Planning Association issued the following news release:
As the principal membership organization for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) professionals and those who support the financial planning process, the Financial Planning Association(R) (FPA(R)) is pleased to highlight its 12-months of efforts to support members and advance the practice and profession of financial planning in its 2018 FPA Annual Report.
"2018 was a transformational year in supportin more
Greenpeace Finds Amazon Breaking Commitment to Power Cloud With 100% Renewable Energy
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- Greenpeace issued the following news release:
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- "Clicking Clean Virginia" analyzes dirty energy sources fueling "data center alley"
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A new Greenpeace USA report, "Clicking Clean Virginia - The Dirty Energy Powering Data Center Alley," has found that despite high profile commitments to power its data centers with 100 percent renewable energy, the expansion of Amazon and other cloud computing giants in Virginia's "Data Center Alley" is further fueling climate more
Houston's Housing Market Cools in January
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 13 -- The Houston Association of Realtors issued the following news release:
Fresh on the heels of a record-breaking 2018, home sales across greater Houston began the new year at a dramatically slower pace. Sales volume fell in all pricing segments in January, including the luxury home market, which saw its first decline in 12 months. However, rental activity was strong, and inventory levels continued expanding, providing consumers with more choices in the lead-up to the tr more
IA Releases Q3 2018 Quarterly Indicators for the Internet Industry Showing Positive Growth in Consumer Sentiment
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- The Internet Association issued the following news release:
Internet Association today released the Q3 2018 IA Industry Indicators Report (3I Report) which provides quarterly indicators for the internet sector. This quarter's report features a deep-dive on American consumer sentiment around the internet, micro- and macroeconomic indicators, and a Digital Price Index that tracks inflation for digital goods and services.
"American consumer preferences are trending toward i more
New Report Quantifies the Economic Impact of Commercial Real Estate Investment in Canada
HERNDON, Virginia, Feb. 13 -- NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, issued the following news release:
A newly released study - "Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate in Canada" - quantifies the economic impact of commercial real estate investment in Canada, with a specific focus on estimating the impact tied to investment in the country's largest Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs), including:
New Report: False Gang Allegations Deny NY Teens' Access to Immigration Status and Bond Services
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following news release:
The New York Civil Liberties Union and the New York Immigration Coalition released a new report today documenting how allegations of gang membership, no matter how vague or flimsy, can lead to the denial of immigration relief to immigrant youth. The report finds that gang allegations are used to deny petitions for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, release on bond, and other forms of relief such as asylum, DA more
New Research Reveals 90 Percent of Casino Visitors Practice Responsible Gaming
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- The American Gaming Association issued the following news release:
With American acceptance of gaming at an all-time high, casino gamblers are actively practicing responsible gaming, according to new research released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA). Bettors report setting budgets, sticking to them and being aware of available responsible gaming resources at significantly high rates.
According to the research:
* 9 in 10 casual bettors set a budget before more
PTSD Alone Didn't Increase Heart Disease Risk in Veterans With PTSD
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 13 -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release:
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- Journal of the American Heart Association Report
- Coexisting medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, heavy smoking and illicit drug use may explain the increased risk for heart disease among veterans with PTSD.
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by itself does not explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in veterans with this condition. A combination of physical disor more
Questionable Lending Drives Americans to Record Auto Debt
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 13 -- The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group issued the following news release:
The amount of money Americans owe on their cars is now at an all-time high -- up 75 percent since the end of 2009. Americans' rising indebtedness for cars raises concerns about the financial future of millions of households as lenders extend credit to more and more Americans without the ability to repay, according to a new MASSPIRG report.
"Americans deserve both protection fro more
Questionable Lending Drives Americans to Record Auto Debt
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- The U.S. Public Interest Research Group issued the following news release:
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- 75 percent auto debt increase in past decade; lack of transportation options a factor
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The amount of money Americans owe on their cars is now at an all-time high -- up 75 percent since the end of 2009. Americans' rising indebtedness for cars raises concerns about the financial future of millions of households as lenders extend credit to more and more Americans without the ability to more
Quotes From Additional Authors of 'Fighting Climate Change: The Urgent Case for a Moratorium on All Fossil Fuel Projects in NJ'
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- Clean Water Action issued the following news release:
"A 2017 US Energy Department report found clean electricity jobs outnumber paychecks provided by the fossil fuel industry by at least five to one. New Jersey's long term economic stability is dependent on creating more family supporting union jobs across the green energy spectrum and in environmental justice communities. In our call for no more fossil fuel projects, Empower NJ seeks a just transition (wages, skill tran more
Rural Broadband Association Issues Statement on American Broadband Initiative Report
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Feb. 13 -- NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association issued the following statement by CEO Shirley Bloomfield in response to the American broadband initiative report released by the National Telecommunications Information Administration:
"We have accomplished a lot as a country to deliver better and faster broadband to more rural communities. But much work remains.
"That work will require effective partnerships between operators on the ground and initiatives that enable investm more
Telecommunications Industry Association Applauds Administration's American Broadband Initiative Report
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Feb. 13 -- The Telecommunications Industry Association issued the following statement by Cinnamon Rogers, senior vice president of government affairs:
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today issued the following statement upon the release of the Administration's American Broadband Initiative (ABI) report; which reflects the work of a multi-agency effor more
Texas Ranks Second in the U.S. for Relocation Activity in 2017
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 13 -- The Texas Association of Realtors issued the following news release:
Texas ranked second in the nation for relocation activity in 2017, according to the Texas Relocation Report released today by Texas REALTORS(R), which analyzes the latest migration data from the U.S. Census Bureau and U-Haul.
"Texas remained a hotbed of relocation activity in 2017 due in part to our diverse job opportunities, record-breaking housing market and booming economy," said Tray Bates, 2019 more
The Connectional Table Highlights Opportunities in Allocations to World Service Contingency Fund
CHICAGO, Illinois, Feb. 13 -- The United Methodist Church issued the following news release:
The Connectional Table of The United Methodist Church, in its recent allocations report, recommended increasing the World Service Contingency Fund to more than $8.9 million. This recommendation ensures opportunities for new and innovative ministry despite the reality of decreased apportioned dollars.
When budgets are tight, priorities rightly shift from new programming to General Conference mandates an more
Trump Policies Push Immigrants Into Poverty, U.S. Banks and Corporate Policies Create Barriers TO Economic Security
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Feb. 13 -- The California Reinvestment Coalition issued the following news release:
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- Discrimination, lack of access to bank products and safety net programs; calls for Gov. Newsom to expand CalEITC to immigrant families-'We pay taxes!'
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Despite a strong belief in the American Dream, immigrants regularly face discrimination by banks and confront other barriers to accessing financial resources, according to a study released today by the California Reinves more
United Fresh Launches 2019 Produce Industry Compensation Survey
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- The United Fresh Produce Association issued the following news release:
The United Fresh Produce Association has launched its 2019Compensation Survey for the fresh produce industry. The data collected will be published in an expansive research report that will assist produce industry employers in understanding critical compensation benchmarks.
The survey collects compensation and benefits data from produce companies for more than 30 full-time positions in the areas of:Sa more
WIA Praises Administration's American Broadband Initiative Report
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Feb. 13 -- The Wireless Infrastructure Association issued the following news release:
The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) commends the Administration on the release of its American Broadband Initiative (ABI) Milestones Report, which includes important recommendations on how the federal government and the private sector can partner to increase broadband access to all areas of the United States, specifically rural areas.
"WIA strongly supports the ABI report and th more
$15 Minimum Wage Would Help 2 Million Ohioans
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 12 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release:
A bill being introduced in the Ohio legislature to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2023 would raise wages for about 2 million Ohio workers, according to a report released today by Policy Matters Ohio. They include 1.6 million workers now earning less than the current value of the wage, and 450,000 workers who already earn a li more
AAP StatShot: Trade Book Publisher Revenue Increased by 4.6% in 2018
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The Association of American Publishers issued the following news release:
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- While trade book revenue increased, education and scholarly revenue declined
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Revenue for trade (consumer) book publishers was $7.49 billion in 2018, an increase of $341.5 million (+4.6%) compared to 2017, according to the StatShot Monthly report from the Association of American Publishers. Each of the trade book categories - Adult Books, Children's/Young Adult and Religious Presses more
CEI Report Calls for Elimination of EPA's Flawed Integrated Risk Information System
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The Competitive Enterprise Institute, which is self-described as a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise and individual liberty, issued the following news release:
A new report released today by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) shows EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) has significant problems with methodology, relies on sloppy research and has been criticized for a lack of more
Children Forced 'to Choose' to Become Soldiers, New Research Suggests
MONROVIA, California, Feb. 12 -- World Vision International issued the following news release:
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- New report finds many children are driven by desperation to join armed groups
- Aid agency calls on governments to start with the right laws, refuse to tolerate the practice, and fund proven interventions such as education and peacebuilding to end the use of child soldiers
- 13 of the world's 20 wealthiest countries still recruit children into their armed forces
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New research from Wo more
Metro Home Prices Jump 4 Percent in 2018's Fourth Quarter
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The National Association of Realtors issued the following news release:
Inventory increased and metro market prices rose at a slower pace in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors(R). The national median existing single-family home price in the quarter was $257,600, up 4.0 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017 ($247,800).
Single-family home prices increased in 92 percent of measured markets last quar more
National Audubon Society Announces Comprehensive Gulf Restoration Plan
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The National Audubon Society issued the following news:
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- Audubon recommends an investment of more than $1.7 billion in restoration and conservation from south Texas to Florida Keys.
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"The challenges are huge, but we have an enormous opportunity to save much of the Gulf Coast for both birds and people. We can't afford to blow this," said David Yarnold, president and CEO of National Audubon Society (@david_yarnold) after the release of an extensive report, Audu more
New Diagnostic Technique Reveals a Protein Biomarker That Accurately Differentiates Bladder Cancer From Benign Inflammation
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Feb. 12 -- The American Journal of Pathology, the journal of the American Society for Investigative Pathology, issued the following news release:
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- Measurement of AHNAK2 helps physicians make challenging diagnostic decisions, according to a new study in The American Journal of Pathology
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Label-free digital pathology using infrared (IR) imaging with subsequent proteomic analysis for bladder cancer (BC) has revealed the first protein biomarker (AHNAK2) fo more
News Media Alliance Issues Statement on Release of Cairncross Report
VIENNA, Virginia, Feb. 12 -- The News Media Alliance (formerly the Newspaper Association of America) issued the following statement by President and CEO David Chavern on the release of the Cairncross report:
"We applaud Dame Frances Cairncross and her team for the release of their final report on the sustainability of high-quality journalism in the United Kingdom.
"News organizations around the world today are confronted with a multitude of challenges that, just a few decades ago, were unimagi more
Novel Financing Approaches are Needed to Capitalize on Life-Saving Gene Therapies
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research issued the following news release:
Today, the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) announced the release of its latest ConsumerGram, highlighting the promise of new gene replacement therapies and urging health care stakeholders to develop innovative ways of financing these important treatments.
The report, authored by Dr. Joseph Fuhr, Liam Sigaud and Steve Pociask, describes the economic more
NSBA Applauds Chair Rubio's Support of Small Business Innovation
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The National Small Business Association issued the following news release:
The National Small Business Association (NSBA) and Small Business Technology Council (SBTC) applaud a new report from Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee Chair Marco Rubio (R- Fla.) underscoring the importance of protecting U.S. innovation. Focusing on Chinese efforts to dominate global innovation and manufacturing, Chair Rubio's report, "Made in China 2025 and the Future of Americ more
Nunez Community College's Dismissal of Professor Was Likely Retaliatory
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The American Association of University Professors issued the following news:
According to an AAUP investigative report released today, the most plausible explanation for the dismissal of Professor Richard Schmitt from Nunez Community College was that it occured as a retaliatory measure, violating his academic freedom. Schmitt, a nontenured associate professor of English with twenty-two years of service at the institution, had disagreed with the administration over the acc more
Organizations See the Internet of Things as Both a Cost-Saver and a Revenue-Generator, New CompTIA Report Finds
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, Feb. 12 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release:
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- Financial returns will be impacted by the complexity of deployments, need for new skills and security considerations
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The Internet of Things has the potential to deliver cost savings and generate new revenues for organizations that can handle IoT's complexity, build new workforce skills and address heightened security demands, according to a new report released to more
Putting Arizona's Empty Schools to Use Can Improve Education and Save Money
PHOENIX, Arizona, Feb. 12 -- The Goldwater Institute issued the following news:
Enrollment in Arizona's public schools--including both charter and traditional district schools--has grown by more than 25 percent since 2000. Yet more than 1.4 million square feet of school district building space currently sits vacant or is underutilized. The good news is, those empty schools can be put to valuable use, which would benefit students and Arizona taxpayers, as a new report from the Goldwater Institut more
Report Calls on US to Join Global Movement to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer Worldwide
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release:
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released a report today titled, "Saving Women's Lives: Accelerating Action to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Globally." The report examines the growing burden of cervical cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) around the world and calls on Congress to dedicate a portion of U.S. global health funding to improve access to pr more
Report Offers Guidelines to Correct Course of U.S.-China Relationship
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The Asia Society issued the following news release:
A new report published today by Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and UC San Diego's 21st Century China Center offers recommendations for American policymakers in finding the balance between seeking common interest and, at the same time, pushing back against China's increasingly assertive policies in the areas of trade, economics, security, global governance, human rights, and overseas influence activities.
Report: Migrant Children Detention Center to Be Built on Chemical-Riddled Landfill
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Feb. 12 -- Earthjustice issued the following news release:
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- Area within military base contaminated with lead, arsenic, and more
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Today, Earthjustice released a report that highlights how a migrant detention center for unaccompanied children is slated to be placed on top of a former landfill and could have damaging effects on children's health. The Trump administration has proposed that Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas, host approximately 7 more
RFA's Cooper: Ethanol Industry 'Delivering Huge Wins' Despite 'Tough Year' in 2018
ORLANDO, Florida, Feb. 12 -- The Renewable Fuels Association issued the following news release:
Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper told nearly 1,000 National Ethanol Conference attendees today that while the U.S. ethanol industry had a "tough year" in 2018, it "continued to deliver huge wins for consumers," including lower gas prices, cleaner air, a more secure energy supply, and increased job creation. As part of his State of the Ethanol Industry report, Cooper al more
Securing Water and Ensuring Quality of Life in Arizona
PHOENIX, Arizona, Feb. 12 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news:
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- The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has donated $125,000 to The Nature Conservancy in Arizona.
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The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has donated $125,000 to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Arizona. The money supports two Verde River projects designed to keep more water in the river to benefit people and nature. One is focused on a watershed health report card and the other engages municipalitie more
Sleep Journal Issues 21 Research Articles in February 2019 Edition
DARIEN, Illinois, Feb. 12 -- Sleep, a peer-reviewed journal from the Sleep Research Society that says it features studies on genes, molecules, cells, physiology, neural systems and circuits, behavior and cognition and self-report, published 21 research articles on the following topics in its February 2019 edition:
* Abnormal activation of motor cortical network during phasic REM sleep in idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder
* Are U.S. adults reporting less sleep?: Findings from sleep duratio more
48,747: Number of People in ICE Detention Show a Reckless and Unaccountable Agency - Defund It Now
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- United We Dream issued the following news release:
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- News Matches Findings of New Expose on Deportation Force by United We Dream
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Today, news broke that Trump's deportation force is locking up more immigrants than Congress has authorized. The news tracks with the findings of a recently released report by United We Dream, which exposes deportation force activity through analysis of hundreds of interactions with the agencies as they terrorize immigrant familie more
ADA Health Policy Institute Releases Inaugural Dental Industry Report
CHICAGO, Illinois, Feb. 11 -- American Dental Association issued the following news release:
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- Annual report introduced as part of new HPI Consulting Services
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The American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) released today its inaugural Annual Dental Industry Report. The report distills findings from HPI data collections to provide insight into the state of the dental industry and market trends, as well as future forecasts.
"The dental industry has entered a ' more
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: New Survey Results Show E-Cigarette Epidemic Threatens Progress in Reducing Youth Smoking, Other Tobacco Use
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids issued the following statement by President Matthew L. Myers:
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- FDA Must Step Up Efforts to Protect Kids
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"Results of the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) released today are deeply concerning for several reasons. After years of progress in reducing youth cigarette smoking, today's report shows that the rise in youth electronic cigarette use to epidemic levels in 2018 was accompanied by a stall in progress in reduci more
Cleveland Clinic Adds IndusHealth to Bundled Payment Program for Employers
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 11 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release:
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- Program delivers access to nation's top heart care to eligible employers
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Cleveland Clinic's Center of Excellence Program is now offering access to complex cardiac surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute for select employers of IndusHealth, a medical travel program administrator, at little to no cost.
For 24 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Cleveland Clin more
E-Cigarettes Lead to 36 Percent Spike in Overall Tobacco Use Among Youth
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release:
Overall tobacco use among middle and high school students is on the rise driven largely by the overwhelming increase in youth e-cigarette use, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today. According to the report, 4.9 million middle and high school students say they are current tobacco product users, up from 3.6 million in 2017. In addition, pro more
Everytown for Gun Safety, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association Call on Lawmakers to Adopt Proven Strategies to Make American Schools Safer
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following news release:
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association are calling on lawmakers to stand up to the gun lobby and take immediate action to finally start protecting our schools from gun violence by implementing strategies that are proven to help improve school safety. The organizations today released a report that includes new data detailing gun more
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release:
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- CEP Report Writes of Feuerkrieg Division Creation & Their Online Tactics
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The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Today's edition details the creation of the new neo-Nazi group Feuerkrieg Division, a post calling for violence on a white supremacist online for more
FSF Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report Now Available
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 11 -- The Free Software Foundation issued the following news:
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today published its Fiscal Year 2017 (FY2017) Annual Report.
The report is viewable as a Web site or high resolution PDF (https://www.fsf.org/annual-reports/fy2017/print-fsf-fy2017.pdf).
The Annual Report reviews the FSF's activities, accomplishments, and financial picture from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. It is the result of a full external financial audit, a more
Health Foundation: Preparing Health Care Workforce for Digital Future Will Require Herculean Effort at All Levels
LONDON, England, Feb. 11 -- The Health Foundation issued the following statement by Director of Data Analytics Adam Steventon in response to the publication of the Topol Review by Health Education England:
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- Health Foundation response to The Topol Review
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"This report tackles some of the thorniest and most urgent issues facing the NHS - the need to make the NHS fit for the future by adopting new technology, to make the most of the NHS's valuable data and to harness the digital re more
New Girl Scout Study Shows What Girls Are Doing to Gain Traction as Digital Leaders
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- Girl Scouts of the USA issued the following news release:
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- "Decoding the Digital Girl" finds that although many girls excel in key digital leadership skills, there's more that parents and educators can do to help girls become tomorrow's tech leaders.
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Today, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the premier leadership development organization for girls, released Decoding the Digital Girl: Defining and Supporting Girls' Digital Leadership. 1 For the report, the Girl more
New Report Demonstrates High Costs and Low Benefits of Sarbanes-Oxley 404b Compliance for Emerging Biotechs
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- The Biotechnology Innovation Organization issued the following news release:
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- Resources for emerging growth biotech companies would be better used for science than compliance with Section 404(b), economists find.
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Today, to recognize National Inventors' Day, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released a new report, "Science or Compliance: Will Section 404(b) Compliance Impede Innovation by Emerging Growth Companies in the Biotech Industry?" The more
PET Imaging Agent May Allow Early Measurement of Efficacy of Breast Cancer Therapy
RESTON, Virginia, Feb. 11 -- The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging issued the following news release:
Physicians may soon have a new way to measure the efficacy or failure of hormone therapy for breast cancer patients, according to new research published in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Researchers report that positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with 18F-fluorofuranylnorprogesterone (18F-FFNP) has been found to successfully measure changes in prog more
Retail Imports Still Srong as Possible March Tariff Hike Approaches
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- The National Retail Federation issued the following news release:
Imports at the nation's major retail container ports have dipped since peaks seen last fall but remain at higher-than-usual levels as a possible increase in tariffs on goods from China approaches in March, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
"With trade talks with China still unresolved, retailers appear to be bringing more
TIPRO Releases 'State of Energy Report'
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 11 -- Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association issued the following news release:
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- Texas Leads the Nation in Oil & Natural Gas Production, Employment Growth
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The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) today released the fourth edition of its "State of Energy Report," offering a detailed analysis of national and state trends in oil and natural gas employment, wages and other key economic factors for 2018. TIPRO's "Sta more
WED: Empower NJ Issues Important Report on the Impacts of Fossil Fuel Projects on Climate Change in NJ's Environment
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- Clean Water Action issued the following news release:
Empower NJ-Stop Fossil Fuel Projects Campaign issues a critical report on greenhouse gases from the proposed 13 fossil fuel projects. After months of research the campaign will reveal a comprehensive new report called FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE IN NJ: The Urgent Case for a Moratorium on all Fossil Fuel Projects in New Jersey. The report shows what New Jersey needs to do to protect us from increased greenhouse gas (GHG) em more
Panel: Projecting the Impact of Immigration on the U.S. Population
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 -- The Center on Immigration Studies issued the following news release:
The Center for Immigration Studies will host a panel discussion on Thursday, February 14, focusing on the impact of immigration on both population growth and the working-age share of America's population. The starting point for conversation will be the recent report by the Center's Director of Research, Dr. Steven Camarota.
Immigration's impact on the future size of a nation's population is obvious. Mor more
Students in Nevada Opportunity Tax Credit Scholarship Program See Learning Gains
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 -- The American Federation for Children issued the following news release:
According to an updated report (https://federationforchildren.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b5c24d86e67d42608e48cc4a8&id=bd6e13654d&e=93655ba263) from the Nevada Department of Education, students in the state's tax credit scholarship program are experiencing learning gains. Additionally, for the 2018-19 school year, a larger percentage of scholarship program participants are children of color whe more
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Jerome Faist of ETH Zurich Is Awarded the 2019 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics
HEIDELBERG, Germany, Feb. 13 -- Springer International Publishing issued the following news release:
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- Swiss physicist honored for his work on quantum cascade lasers
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The 2019 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics has been awarded to Professor Jerome Faist of ETH Zurich in Switzerland. The award, which comes with a prize of US$5,000, will be presented at the Magnus-Haus in Berlin, Germany on 13 May 2019, and will be accompanied by a public lecture given by the winner.
Faist i more
Communication Research Journal Issues 6 Research Articles in March 2019 Edition
LONDON, England, Feb. 11 -- Communication Research, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features communication and related fields, published six research articles on the following topics in its March 2019 edition:
* A Big Data Approach to Assessing the Impact of Social Norms: Reporting One's Exercise to a Social Media Audience
* A Network Model of Negative Campaigning: The Structure and Determinants of Negative Campaigning in Multiparty Systems
* Let's Start From the Beginning: Examining the more