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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from national and international trade associations influencing the debate on federal policies.

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The NAMA Show Announces Badge Share Opportunity With the International Pizza Expo
CHICAGO, Illinois, March 15 -- The National Automatic Merchandising Association issued the following news release:

NAMA announced today a badge share opportunity with the International Pizza Expo, allowing registered attendees of The NAMA Show an opportunity to visit The International Pizza Expo from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March, 21.

Registered attendees at The NAMA Show, for the first time, can purchase access into The International Pizza Expo for a fee of $25. Access to the International Pizza Expo is only available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the designated badge share day. In return, ... Show Full Article

Students Who Are Old for Their Grade More Likely to Enroll in College
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- The American Psychological Association issued the following news release:

Teens who are old for their grade appear to feel more confident about their academic abilities and are more likely to enroll in college than their younger peers, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

The study analyzed data from more than 10,000 Australian students who were tracked over a decade and found that the relative age of students in their grade had significant effects. The issue should be considered by government agencies, schools, teachers and parents, ... Show Full Article

Student Team From Georgia Institute of Technology Wins Global Competition to Address Challenges Faced by Corporate Real Estate Professionals
ATLANTA, Georgia, March 15 -- CoreNet Global, an association for corporate real estate, issued the following news release:

A team of students from Georgia Institute of Technology won the CoreNet Global Academic Challenge, a global competition in which student teams design scenarios that address challenges faced by corporate real estate professionals. Finalists from three universities competed this week at the CoreNet Global Summit in Singapore.

The Academic Challenge, sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield and KI Furniture, presented the competing "consulting" teams with a realistic scenario: they ... Show Full Article

SWANA Surpasses 10,000 Members, Paving the Way for the Future of the Solid Waste Industry
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, March 15 -- The Solid Waste Association of North America issued the following news release:

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced today that membership has exceeded more than 10,000 members across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Since its inception in 1961, SWANA has quickly grown and broadened its membership of public sector and private sector municipal solid waste management professionals. This milestone marks a more than 22 percent membership growth since 2015.

"We are excited to welcome our 10,000th member of SWANA, and would ... Show Full Article

Police Widow and PBA Call for the Firing of the Parole Board Members Who Granted Release to Multi-Cop Killer Herman Bell
NEW YORK, March 15 -- The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association issued the following news release:

The widow of Police Officer Joseph Piagentini and the President of the nation's largest police union, the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association of the City of New York (NYC PBA), today called for the dismissal of the Parole Board members who voted to release domestic terrorist Herman Bell. Mrs. Diane Piagentini, who has been a forceful advocate of keeping cop-killers in jail for life, joined PBA President Patrick Lynch and board members of the PBA to call for the firing of the panel. Congressman Peter ... Show Full Article

EREF and NWRA Unveil Resource for Elevated Temperature Landfill Information and Research
ARLINGTON, Virginia, March 15 -- The National Waste and Recycling Association issued the following news release:

In an effort to inform discussions regarding elevated temperature landfills, the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) and the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) have partnered to create a microsite presenting some of the most recent research on the topic.

Elevated temperature landfills (ETLFs), often incorrectly labeled as landfill fires, have sparked in-depth discussions across the nation due to the management challenges and regulatory issues faced by landfill ... Show Full Article

ACS National Meeting Online Press Conferences Begin Monday, March 19
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- The American Chemical Society issued the following news release:

All press conferences from the American Chemical Society's (ACS') 255th National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans will be accessible live on YouTube starting on Monday, March 19, at 9:30 a.m. CDT. The link is ("ACSLive_NOLA" is case sensitive).

Anyone can view the press conferences, but to chat online, you must first sign in using a Google account.

The press conferences will take place all day on Monday, March 19, and Tuesday, March 20. They will end at about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, ... Show Full Article