Wednesday - April 24, 2019
Trade Associations

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

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Television Academy Unveils Key Art for the 71st Emmy Awards
NOHO ARTS DISTRICT, California, April 23 -- The Television Academy issued the following news release:

The Television Academy today unveiled a dynamic new design to be used for this year's Emmy(R) Awards key art.

"This year's concept entitled 'Light Fountain' uses rays of color and a sense of upward motion to present the Emmy statuette in a manner that reflects the brilliance and energy of today's television industry," said Maury McIntyre, President and COO of the Television Academy.

The new key art will be utilized across multiple platforms including the website, advertisements, collateral materials ... Show Full Article

Patricia Helm Smith Receives Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship
CHICAGO, Illinois, April 23 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release:

Patricia Helm Smith, retired executive director of the Texas Library Association (TLA), is the American Library Association (ALA) 2019 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship recipient.

The award, which seeks to acknowledge exceptional contributions to promoting the field of Library Science, reflects her accomplishments and service to the profession.

During her 30-year tenure as executive director of TLA, TLA launched a series of leadership programs, including the Executive Leadership Institute ... Show Full Article

PSC Urges Congressional Leaders to Address Budget Caps
ARLINGTON, Virginia, April 23 -- The Professional Services Council issued the following news release:

The Professional Services Council (PSC) is calling on Congress to prioritize action on a bipartisan spending deal that will raise the Budget Control Act caps for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 and produce full-year, on time appropriations for all federal agencies.

"Budget cap levels set eight years ago do not reflect current federal agency mission needs or national priorities," said PSC's President & CEO David Berteau. "With dramatic changes in areas ranging from the opioid epidemic to cybersecurity, ... Show Full Article

Minnesota House Passes $900M Increase to Education Budget
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, April 23 -- Education Minnesota issued the following news release:

Education Minnesota congratulated the Minnesota House on Tuesday for passing its education omnibus bill, which includes $900 million in new spending on public education.

"Students shouldn't be denied the support they need to succeed because their schools are suffering from chronic underfunding," said Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota. "The bill passed by the Minnesota House will go a long way toward giving every student, no matter where they were born or what they look like, the freedom to go ... Show Full Article

Dot Foods Takes on Labor Shortage by Thinking Outside the Box
MCCLEAN, Virginia, April 23 -- The International Foodservice Distributors Association issued the following news:

For the past two years the U.S. Unemployment rate has been hovering at the lowest it's been in nearly half a century. Couple this with being a big employer in a small town and hiring can be tough. Especially in a facility as big as the 1.5 million sq. ft. Dot Foods distribution warehouse in Mount Sterling, Illinois. According to Suzy Parn, Director of Personnel for Dot's Illinois warehouse, filling more than 2,600 front office, warehouse and transportation jobs in a city of less than ... Show Full Article

AFF Success Story Spotlight: Kentucky Distillers' Association
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture issued the following news release:

The NASDA Trade Shows team is pleased to launch a series showcasing exhibitor successes at NASDA trade show pavilions in Chicago and Miami. Our first spotlight features the success of the Kentucky Distillers' Association at the 2018 American Food Fair!

The Kentucky Distillers' Association, a non-profit trade group, represents 40 companies that produce all varieties of authentic bourbon and related products. As a first-time exhibitor, Kentucky Distillers' Association exhibited ... Show Full Article

ABS, Google Cloud and SoftServe Partner to Demonstrate Feasibility of AI-enabled Corrosion Detection
HOUSTON, Texas, April 23 -- The American Bureau of Shipping issued the following news release:

- Project combines automatic structural anomaly detection and remote inspection for improved monitoring

ABS, Google Cloud and SoftServe completed a pilot project applying artificial intelligence (AI) models to detect levels of corrosion and coating breakdown on ships and offshore structures.

The project successfully demonstrated the accuracy of AI in detecting and assessing structural anomalies commonly found during visual inspection. AI techniques could be further used to analyze images over time ... Show Full Article