Tuesday - September 29, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New York Newsletter for Sunday June 07, 2020 ( 163 items )  

'We Denounce Race-Related Violence & Will Speak Out Against Discriminatory Policies,' Say Leaders in Geriatrics at AGS
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The American Geriatrics Society issued the following news release on June 2: The American Geriatrics Society (AGS), which issued an updated position statement on discrimination, joins advocates across the country calling for justice and changes to policies that have allowed racism to persist in our society. "In the U.S., the coronavirus pandemic alone has only exacerbated devastating impacts on Black and African American communities and many other racial and ethnic groups,"  more

350.org in Solidarity With the Movement for Black Lives
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The 350.org issued the following news release: In dozens of cities across America the streets have been packed with people protesting the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. Floyd's murder is yet another reminder of the white supremacist structures that devalue Black life over and over again. As a global organization working to stop the climate crisis, we know that systemic racism is deeply connected to climate change and 350.org is in solidarity w  more

350.org: European Central Bank Warned Against Hypocrisy Over Fossil Fuel Finance
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The 350.org issued the following news release: The European Commission's climate pledges are being directly undermined by its own Central Bank as the two institutions scramble to rebuild economies after the COVID-19 crisis, campaigners have warned. ECB President Christine Lagarde and heads of EU Member States' central banks will meet for an ECB Board of Governors meeting on Thursday 4 June to decide the next steps for the Bank's response to COVID-19. Campaigners from 350.or  more

350.org: Pathway to Paris - World Environment Day A Virtual Festival for Our Planet
NEW YORK, June 6 -- The 350.org issued the following news release: A four-hour virtual concert for the planet was hosted by Pathway to Paris and 350.org. The concert set a global vision on how we can move forward together in confronting the COVID-19 and the climate crisis. The concert was also a call to stand together in the fight against racism and in support of Black Lives Matter. 350.org, alongside hundreds of other organizations, have laid out 5 Principles for a Just Recovery, to tackle th  more

5-Year Detention of Yemeni Journalists Tops June Ranking of One Free Press Coalition's '10 Most Urgent' Press Freedom Cases
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The One Free Press Coalition issued the following news: Yemini journalists, who've been held in prison for five years and sentenced to death, top the June ranking of the One Free Press Coalition's "10 Most Urgent" list of press freedom cases. The "10 Most Urgent" list, issued today by a united group of pre-eminent editors and publishers, spotlights journalists whose press freedoms are being suppressed or whose cases are seeking justice. Four Yemeni journalists -- Abdulkhale  more

A Statement From Leslie Gordon, President and CEO of Food Bank For New York City
NEW YORK, June 6 -- The Food Bank For New York City issued the following statement by President and CEO Leslie Gordon: As an organization, Food Bank For New York City acknowledges the senseless acts of racism and violence against people of color in our country. We stand in solidarity with our family members, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and partners who continue to face systemic and institutional discrimination. For 36 years, we have been dedicated to extinguishing hunger and its root cause  more

Access Now and Partners Defend Maine Broadband Privacy Law
NEW YORK, June 2 -- Access Now issued the following news release: Access Now and New America's Open Technology Institute, represented by Georgetown Law's Institute for Public Representation, filed an amicus brief in the internet service providers' (ISPs) challenge to the Maine broadband privacy statute. The brief is in support of the state of Maine and of upholding the statute. The amicus brief argues that ISPs continue to hold a privileged position on the network that gives them access to ext  more

Access Now: Court Rules the Internet Shutdowns in Papua and West Papua Are Illegal
NEW YORK, June 4 -- Access Now issued the following news release: A panel of judges of the Jakarta State Administrative Court ruled that the deliberate 2019 internet shutdowns in Papua and West Papua were illegal. A coalition of civil society groups working on freedom of expression issues in Southeast Asia, including the Alliance for Independent Journalists (AJI) and Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet), sued the government for purposely shutting down the internet during prote  more

Access the Webcast: Is China Gaining on America as the Leading Standards-Setter for New Technologies and Products?
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: A recent webcast hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) explores the role of China in international standards setting and implications for U.S. industry, as China steadily increases its engagement and leadership in global standardization. During the May 28, 2020, virtual event, available online, S. Joe Bhatia, president and CEO of the American National Standards Institu  more

ACLU Issues Statement on Insurrection Act
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following statement by National Security Project Director Hina Shamsi in response to President Trump's threat to invoke the Insurrection Act and deploy the military in response to protests against police brutality and structural racism: "Invoking the Insurrection Act is unnecessary, and   more

ACLU Issues Statement on Protests in Response to Death of Floyd, Taylor, Arbery, McDade
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following statement: "Great presidents -- like Abraham Lincoln -- have historically appealed to the 'better angels of our nature' in moments of crisis. Lamentably, Donald Trump is not a great president. As our country is ripped asunder and teeters on chaos and racial division, President   more

Action Against Hunger Statement on Racial Justice and Equality in US
NEW YORK, June 4 -- Action Against Hunger issued the following statement: Action Against Hunger condemns the ongoing acts of brutality and violence against the Black community. We stand in solidarity with protesters around the world advocating for racial justice and equality. As humanitarians, we are guided by the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence. Our fundamental purpose is to alleviate hunger and human suffering - to protect lives, ensure health and wellbeing  more

AIDS Patient Care and STDs Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, June 3 -- AIDS Patient Care and STDs, a peer-reviewed journal that says it covers diagnostics and therapeutics care for HIV/AIDS patients, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * Unlocking HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Delivery: Examining the Role of HIV Providers in Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Care * Integrating HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis into Family Planning Care: A RE-AIM Framework Evaluation Behavioral and Psychosocial Research  more

AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, June 3 -- AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, a journal that says it covers molecular basis of the virus to clinical studies on vaccines and potential cures, published research articles, including the following topics, in its June 2020 edition: * Predictors of Discontinuation of Efavirenz as Treatment for HIV, Due to Neuropsychiatric Side Effects, in a Multi-Ethnic Sample in the United Kingdom Epidemiology: * Recombination Analysis of Near Full-Length HIV-1 Sequence  more

Alabama Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Shooting in Valhermoso Springs
MANHATTAN, New York, June 6 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Alabama chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety's grassroots networks, today released the following statements in response to reports of a shooting in Valhermoso Springs that left seven people dead: "This is another sad reminder of the continued toll that gun violence is taking on Alabamian families  more

Alliance Defending Freedom: New York High School Won't Accept Pro-Freedom Student Club
HARRISON, New York, June 4 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Tuesday to officials with Harrison Central School District after they refused to officially recognize a conservative student club. The letter explains that the refusal to recognize Harrison Young Americans for Freedom, which would be an independent student group affiliated with the national Young America's Foundation organization, is unconstitutional and viola  more

Alliance for Quality Education: N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Erases Black & Brown New Yorkers Fighting for Educational Equity
ALBANY, New York, June 2 -- The Alliance for Quality Education issued the following statement on June 1 in response to comments made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo regarding education: "Yesterday Governor Cuomo told a boldfaced lie to rewrite a version of history in which he is a lone voice in New York speaking up for schools -- a lie that advocates, parents, members of the legislature and the press saw through immediately. At a moment when Black and Brown communities across the nation are being met with  more

Alliance for Quality Education: Police Have No Place in New York's Public Schools
ALBANY, New York, June 4 -- The Alliance for Quality Education issued the following statement: Yesterday the Minneapolis Board of Education voted to sever its relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), which until now had been the recipient of more than $1 million in education funds to put its officers in schools. In response, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement by Executive Director Jasmine Gripper: "The Mi  more

American Association of Advertising Agencies's and VMLY&R Launch CX Council
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The American Association of Advertising Agencies issued the following news release: The 4A's and VMLY&R have launched the 4A's Customer Experience (CX) Council, gathering the most accomplished and influential leaders in customer experience design to help brands and agencies transition into the experience era. "As human-centered design and CX join marketing and advertising in building great sustainable brands, it is the perfect time to create an industry body to further the   more

American Geriatrics Society Welcomes 18 New Fellows Recognized for Exceptional Commitment to Geriatrics
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The American Geriatrics Society issued the following news release: The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) honored 18 leading health professionals who joined the newest class of AGS Fellows--a select group of experts recognized for their deep commitment to the AGS and to advancing high-quality, person-centered care for us all as we age. This year's fellows hail from all four corners of the country and reflect the increasingly interprofessional nature of geriatrics as a field   more

American Jewish Congress Issues Statement on Justice for Floyd
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The American Jewish Congress issued the following statement: We stand in solidarity with the African-American community as it mourns and expresses its grief at the shocking death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, beneath the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. This is a painful moment for our country that is shaking us to the core. The anguish, suffering, and pain caused by injustice, racism, and hate reverberate through our country and affect us all. Justice has   more

American Medical Women's Association PPE Relief Efforts - Donations From Taiwan and Partnership With the Robonauts and Operation Pegasus
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, June 4 -- The American Medical Women's Association issued the following news: AMWA Global Health Lead helped secure a donation of over 3000 cloth and surgical masks and 100 shields. The donations were made possible due to the efforts of Ambassador HE Lily Hsu of TECO New York, Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of NY, Mr. Alan Wei alumnus of Columbia University and his family from Taiwan. These supplies helped meet a vital need in New York as well as other parts of the country  more

American National Standards Institute Extends the Invitation: Bring a Guest to the 2020 ANSI Company Member Forum
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is extending a special invitation for ANSI members so that they can invite their external business contacts to the Company Member Forum (CMF) virtual meeting, to be held on Tuesday, June 9, from 12:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. ET. While the annual CMF event is usually reserved for ANSI company members, ANSI is opening registration to member guests (no registrati  more

American National Standards Institute National Accreditation Board Accredits Perry Johnson Registrars Food Safety, Inc., Cannabis Certification Program
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has accredited Perry Johnson Registrars Food Safety, Inc., the first ANAB-accredited certification body (CB) to administer a cannabis certification program in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065, Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and serv  more

American National Standards Institute: EvoLLLution Article Features Workcred's Efforts on Embedding Certifications Into Undergraduate Programs
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: In a featured interview with Holly Zanville, strategy director for the future of learning and work at Lumina Foundation, Karen Elzey, associate executive director of Workcred, discussed the growing interest in embedding industry-recognized certifications into college and university degree programs. The interview was published on May 25, 2020, by the online newspaper publication, The EvoLLLution, whi  more

Andy Smarick Joins Manhattan Institute
NEW YORK, June 4 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: The Manhattan Institute is pleased to announce that Andy Smarick will join the Institute as a senior fellow, beginning on June 22, 2020. His research and writing will focus on education, civil society, and the principles of American conservatism. Smarick boasts a long career of research and service in education and public policy more broadly. Before joining the Manhattan Institute, he directed th  more

Annals of the American Thoracic Society Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, June 1 -- The Annals of the American Thoracic Society, a peer-reviewed international online journal of the American Thoracic Society, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * Care of Critically Ill Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Original Research: * Proinflammatory Effects in Ex Vivo Human Lung Tissue of Respirable Smoke Extracts from Indoor Cooking in Nepal * Associations between Patient-reported Outcomes and Death or Lung Transp  more

Anti-Defamation League Issues Statement on Death of George Floyd
NEW YORK, June 4 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following statement on June 3 by CEO and National Director Jonathan A. Greenblatt on the elevation of charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and the charges brought against the three other former officers involved in the death of George Floyd: Today's announcement by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is an important step forward in securing justice for George Floyd and his family - but it is only that: a s  more

Anti-Defamation League Leaders to Hear From Van Jones, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Jennifer Rubin, Andrew Yang at Virtual National Summit
NEW YORK, June 4 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following news release: As the nation reels from another shocking case of police brutality against an unarmed African American man and as people of all backgrounds have taken to the streets for nationwide protests demanding justice, ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) is hosting its annual National Leadership Summit virtually this Sunday, June 7, with a line-up of prominent speakers who will tackle issues surrounding racism and hatred in Am  more

Anti-Defamation League Statement on Killing of George Floyd
NEW YORK, June 1 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following statement by CEO and National Director Jonathan A. Greenblatt in regards to the developing situation in Minneapolis and across the country, regarding the death of George Floyd by police: We stand in solidarity with the Black community as they yet again are subject to pain and suffering at the hands of a racist and unjust system. While it is a necessary first step in the pathway towards justice that former Officer Derek Chauvin   more

Anti-Violence Project Demands Divestment From Policing and Investment in Services for LGBTQ and HIV-Affected Survivors
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The New York City Anti-Violence Project issued the following news release: As Pride month begins in New York City with protests against anti-Black police violence and an ongoing global pandemic, the New York City Anti-Violence Project demands divestment from policing and investment in social services and resources for low-income New Yorkers of color. The last fifty years of LGBTQ lives in NYC were marked by protest: the Stonewall Riots, civil disobedience around the AIDS cri  more

Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund Issues Statement on Justice for George Floyd
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund issued the following statement: The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) stands in solidarity with communities across the country protesting against police violence and the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. For too many decades, communities of color have been the targets of racist violence. Structural racism has laid the foundation for police brutality, corruption, and bias, and it  more

Association for Computing Machinery: Leading Authority on Cryptography and Data Privacy Receives Knuth Prize
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The Association for Computing Machinery issued the following news release: The 2020 Donald E. Knuth Prize is awarded to Cynthia Dwork of Harvard University and Microsoft Research for her sustained record of contributions to theoretical computer science over the past four decades. The Knuth Prize is jointly given by the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on the Mathematical Foundations of   more

Association for Computing Machinery: Pioneer of Modern Datacenter Design Receives Eckert-Mauchly Award
NEW YORK, June 4 -- The Association for Computing Machinery issued the following news release: ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the IEEE Computer Society have named Luiz Andre Barroso, Vice President of Engineering at Google, recipient of the 2020 Eckert-Mauchly Award for pioneering the design of warehouse-scale computing and driving it from concept to industry. Datacenters contain hundreds of thousands of servers and millions of disk drives, and make possible the most prevalen  more

Association of American Publishers: Publishers File Suit Against Internet Archive for Systematic Mass Scanning, Distribution of Literary Works
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The Association of American Publishers issued the following news release: Member companies of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Internet Archive ("IA") in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The suit asks the Court to enjoin IA's mass scanning, public display, and distribution of entire literary works, which it offers to the public at large through global-facing businesses coined   more

Association of University Presses Releases Equity and Anti-Racism Statement
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The Association of University Presses issued the following news on June 2: The Association of University Presses (AUPresses) holds among our core values diversity and inclusion. As an organization and as a community, we mourn the lost lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others, stolen by the systemic racism at work in the US. We condemn police brutality and other forms of socially sanctioned racist violence. And we stand in solidarity with all w  more

BritishAmerican Business CEO Issues Statement on Investigation by U.S. Into Digital Services Taxation
NEW YORK, June 4 -- BritishAmerican Business issued the following statement by CEO Duncan Edwards: "Since we published our position on the Digital Services Tax, the world has seen dramatic changes. We've had large government support packages for businesses and households, which of course affect public finances and we understand that governments are looking for sources of income. "However, now more than ever, as we look to position our economies for the post-COVID19 recovery, we need to avoid t  more

CAIR-NY Welcomes Firing of Rochester Radio Hosts Kimberly Ray, Barry Beck for Racist Comments Made Live on Air
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a chapter of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, welcomed the firing of Rochester-based radio hosts Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck for their deeply racist, anti-Black remarks made Tuesday on their daily show, "Kimberly and Beck." The two were fired Wednesday morning by the network owners iHeartM  more

CAIR-NY, Community Activists to Hold Press Conference in Buffalo for Peaceful Protester Arrested, Tackled During Media Interview
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: On Friday, June 5, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a chapter of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a press conference regarding the arrest of a peaceful protester during a media interview on Monday evening at Bailey Avenue. On Monday evening in Buffalo, N.Y., Miles Carter was speaking with a local television rep  more

Cancer Research Institute: 8th Annual Cancer Immunotherapy Month in June Celebrates Progress in Treatment, Advances in Research
NEW YORK, June 2 -- Cancer Research Institute issued the following news: The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), a nonprofit organization dedicated since 1953 to saving more lives by fueling the discovery and development of powerful immunotherapies for all types of cancer, announced a series of public education and awareness offerings during its eighth annual Cancer Immunotherapy Month(TM) in June. The multimedia campaign aims to reach more than 5 million people globally to increase awareness of c  more

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Statement on the Killing of George Floyd
BUFFALO, New York, June 3 -- Catholic Charities of Buffalo issued the following statement by Deacon Steve Schumer, president and chief executive office denouncing the killing of George Floyd and the pattern of violence and injustice that precedes this murder: "We detest the senseless, tragic and unmerciful death of a Black man, George Floyd. "We stand with our Black/African American brothers and sisters across Western New York, and with all members in our communities of color, in calling for d  more

Cell Research Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, June 1 -- Cell Research, a journal that says it features life sciences related to molecular and cell biology, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * Transcriptional and epigenetic basis of Treg cell development and function: its genetic anomalies or variations in autoimmune diseases * Innate lymphoid cells control signaling circuits to regulate tissue-specific immunity * Interaction between microbiota and immunity in health and disease * The  more

Cellular Reprogramming Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, June 5 -- Cellular Reprogramming, a journal that says it covers molecular basis of the virus to clinical studies on vaccines and potential cures, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * Roles of Exosomes from Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Treating Osteoarthritis Research Articles: * In Vitro and In Vivo Interspecies Chimera Assay Using Early Pig Embryos * Induction of Hepatic Regeneration in an Experimental Model Using Hepatocyte-D  more

Center for Constitutional Rights Calls on Mayor DeBlasio and Police Commissioner Shea to Resign, Denounces NYPD Violence Against Protesters
NEW YORK, June 1 -- The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: In response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's explicit defense of the NYPD's use of violent and unjustified force against protestors, as well as the history of impunity for brutality and racist policing in NYC, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: That Mayor Bill de Blasio responded to this weekend's shocking displays of racist police violence with anything less than horror and imme  more

Center for Disability Rights Statement on Institutional Racism & Police Violence
ROCHESTER, New York, June 3 -- The Center for Disability Rights issued the following statement on institutional racism and police violence: The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis is a tragedy, and the Center for Disability Rights (CDR) condemns it and the police violence experienced by the Black community. Acceptance of this violence and willingness to dismiss it as the act of a "few bad apples" is rooted in white privilege and perpetuates the injustice. Police violence is a systemic proble  more

Center for Public Representation Denounces the Murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis
NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts, June 2 -- The Center for Public Representation issued the following statement: The Center for Public Representation denounces the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis - the latest in a series of Black deaths, including Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and Breonna Taylor in Louisville. We condemn the structural racism that has allowed this to take place. We stand with protesters in the Twin Cities, Atlanta, Louisville, Columbus, New York City, Washington, Philadelphia, D.C.  more

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Who Are Antifa, and Are They a Threat?
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- The Center for Strategic and International Studies issued the following information: By Seth G. Jones, Harold Brown chair; director for the Transnational Threats Project; and senior adviser for the International Security Program In response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American who died after his neck was pinned under a police officer's knee for nearly nine minutes in May 2020, protests erupted in over 140 U.S. cities. While the vast majority of prote  more

Children's Book Council: Anti-Racist Books for All
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The Children's Book Council issued the following news release: The CBC Diversity Committee is committed to working for an equitable and just society. We denounce the systemic oppression and violence to the Black community. And we grieve. Discrimination is a learned behavior, but we believe it can be overcome and changed to empathy. For parents and educators inspired to change, we recommend these Anti-Racist books: AntiRacist Baby (https://bookshop.org/books/antiracist-bab  more

Children's Book Council: Together We Stand
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The Children's Book Council issued the following news: The Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader stand with the entire Black community against racism and violence. We stand with black authors, illustrators, readers, educators, librarians, booksellers, and our publishing colleagues. We have and will continue to support diversity in children's publishing through partner organizations, the sharing of resources, and the amplification of diverse voices. We are recommi  more

Children's Rights Statement on What Racism Has Done to Children
NEW YORK, June 3 -- Children's Rights issued the following statement by Executive Director Sandy Santana: Sandy Santana shares Children's Rights' statement in response to the atrocities of and the systemic racism that for decades has stained our nation, inflicting unacceptable harm on the children we serve: "Children's Rights sees the impact of racism on the faces of many of the children we serve. Black children enter the foster care system at a far higher rate, often repeatedly, after their p  more

Clearing House: Huntington Launches Real-Time Payments for Consumer and Business Customers
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The Clearing House issued the following news release on June 4: Huntington (Nasdaq: HBAN) recently launched a real-time payments capability for its customers leveraging the RTP(R) network, the first new payment rail in the United States in more than 40 years. Consumer and business customers can now receive payments directly into their accounts with real-time receipt confirmation and nearly instant availability. The real-time payments capability also provides improved commun  more

Clinicians, Scientists Apply Symptom Tracking to Outpatient Care Using Famotidine: Northwell Health
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, June 5 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: A patient-reported symptom tracking method used for patients with cancer has now been adapted for patients with the novel coronavirus. Investigating the effect of famotidine on non-hospitalized patients with COVID-19, clinicians at Northwell Health (https://www.northwell.edu/about/news) and cancer researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (https://www.cshl.edu/) (CSHL) developed the method to use in addition   more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory President Bruce Stillman Wins Heineken Prize
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, June 3 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) President and CEO Bruce Stillman has been awarded the Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics Stillman is being honored for his ground-breaking research on the way DNA is copied in eukaryotic cells, a crucial component to understanding genetics. The Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics is bestowed by the Royal Netherlands   more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Applying Symptom Tracking to COVID-19 Outpatient Care Using Famotidine
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, June 5 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: A patient-reported symptom tracking method used for patients with cancer has now been adapted for patients with COVID-19. Investigating the effect of famotidine, a potential treatment for COVID-19, on non-hospitalized patients with COVID-19, clinicians at Northwell Health and cancer researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) developed the method to use in addition to laboratory tests. T  more

Colorado Moms Demand Action Statement On the Measures to Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity
MANHATTAN, New York, June 6 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement: The Colorado chapter of Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after a hearing in the Senate State Affairs Committee on SB20-217, Measures To Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity: "It's long past time we address the systemic injustices that have subjected Black people in America and in Colorado to high  more

Colorado Moms Demand Action Volunteers Pledge to Continue Working for Secure Storage Legislation
MANHATTAN, New York, June 6 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement: The Colorado chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after HB20-1355 and HB20-1356 were indefinitely postponed. HB20-1355 would require firearms that a juvenile or prohibited person might be able to access to be securely stored when not under the control of the gun o  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Afghan Journalist and Media Worker Killed in Bomb Attack
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news on June 2: Afghan authorities should conduct a swift and transparent investigation into the killing of journalist Mir Wahed Shah and media worker Shafiq Amiri, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. On the evening of May 30, a bomb exploded in Kabul, killing Shah, an economics reporter with privately owned broadcaster Khurshid TV, and Amiri, a technician with the broadc  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: At Least 125 Press Freedom Violations Reported Over 3 Days of U.S. Protests
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Local and state authorities in the U.S. must stop targeting journalists and media workers covering protests and ensure that the press is exempt from any curfew restrictions, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. "We are horrified by the continued use of harsh and sometimes violent actions of police against journalists doing their jobs. These are direct violations of press freedom, a fundamental Constitut  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Bangladeshi Journalist Held in Jordan Without Lawyer Since April
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Jordanian authorities should immediately release Bangladeshi journalist Selim Akash and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. On April 14, three men in plainclothes arrested Akash, a reporter for the Bangladeshi satellite broadcaster BanglaTV and news website Jago News, in front of his house in Amman, according to a report by Jago News and a member of the journalist's family w  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Yemeni Journalist Nabil Al-Quaety Killed Outside His Home in Aden
NEW YORK, June 4 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Yemeni authorities should conduct a thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Nabil Hasan al-Quaety and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Yesterday morning, a group of men in military uniforms attempted to hit al-Quaety with their car as he exited his home in the Dar Saad neighborhood in the southern port city of Aden, according to Nabil Alosaidi, co-chair   more

Congress Responds to Hispanic Federation Letter Demanding Removal of Hurdles to CARES Relief Aid
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The Hispanic Federation issued the following news release: On May 26, 2020, Hispanic Federation presented a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to mandate the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to lift additional administrative and bureaucratic requirements imposed on Puerto Rico that would dramatically slow down the island's use of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund) and the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER Fund  more

Council on American-Islamic Relations-NY Applauds NY AG Probe Into NYPD Officer's Use of a 'White Power' Hand Gesture
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a chapter of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, applauded the New York attorney general's decision to investigate an NYPD officer who was filmed using a hand gesture associated with white supremacy. The unnamed officer flashed the hand gesture while on active duty on Saturday in Manhattan's  more

Council on American-Islamic Relations-NY Condemns Anti-Asian Poster in Brooklyn, Urges Investigation
NEW YORK, June 6 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a chapter of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the circulation of an aggressively racist, anti-Chinese flyer in Brooklyn's Bay Ridge neighborhood and urged an investigation to identify and hold accountable those responsible. A photograph of the offensive poster depicts mult  more

Council on American-Islamic Relations-NY Condemns Racist Post by Fulton Police Officer, Urges Disciplinary Action
NEW YORK, June 1 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a chapter of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, condemned the racist social media post of a Fulton, N.Y., police officer and urged County officials to enforce disciplinary action. The officer has been placed on leave after it was discovered he posted a message stating: "Black lives only ma  more

Council on American-Islamic Relations-NY Condemns Use of Force by Buffalo Police Officers Against 75-Year-Old Man Protesting Peacefully
NEW YORK, June 6 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a chapter of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, condemned the aggressive use of force by three Buffalo police officers against a 75-year-old man. The assault occurred Thursday evening during an anti-Police brutality demonstration, and two of the officers have since been suspended, and an in  more

Council on American-Islamic Relations-NY Welcomes NY AG Investigation Into NYPD Use of Force Against Protesters
NEW YORK, June 1 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a chapter of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, welcomed the New York Attorney General James' investigation into the NYPD for its use of force against demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd. The attorney general's investigation comes after videos were posted by bystanders whic  more

Counter Extremism Project: ISIS Redux - The Central Syria Insurgency - April & May 2020
NEW YORK, June 4 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: Following a lull in the second half of April, ISIS attacks increased in both quantity and geographic diversity during May. This boost in activity coincided with increasingly persistent and widespread anti-ISIS operations conducted by the Syrian regime and its allied militias. Both the ISIS attacks and counter-insurgency operations spread across four governorates: Hama and Raqqa in the north, and Homs and Deir E  more

Counter Extremism Project: Tech & Terrorism - Facebook Blocks Measures Aimed At Curbing Presence of Extremist Groups
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook executives deliberately "weakened or blocked" efforts to address and correct systematic software flaws after discovering its algorithms were facilitating the growth of extremist groups on the platform. The determination was made in an internal review in 2016, which the Journal reports included findings that "64 percent of all extremist group joins are du  more

Court Rules Tennessee Must Provide Absentee Ballots to Every Eligible Voter for All Elections in 2020 Due to COVID-19
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: In a victory for voting rights, a Tennessee court has ruled the state must make absentee voting available to every eligible voter for all elections in 2020, including the August 6 primary and November 3 general election. The American Civil Liberties Union, the AC  more

Democratic Republic of Congo: 200,000 People Flee Attacks on Villages and Health Care Centers in Ituri Province
NEW YORK, June 6 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: Nearly 200,000 people fled their homes in the last two months as violence escalated in Ituri province, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). MSF calls on national and international organizations to increase their assistance to the hundreds of thousands of displaced people i  more

Disability Rights Advocates: Agreement Made for June Accessible Absentee Voting Program
NEW YORK, June 4 -- Disability Rights Advocates issued the following news release: A federal court has approved an agreement between the NYS Board of Elections (NYS BOE) and disability groups that provides voters a more accessible absentee ballot for the upcoming June 23 Primary Election. Following a lawsuit filed on May 22 by a disability rights coalition, the NYSBOE has agreed to email accessible absentee ballots to qualified voters with disabilities. Voters can access an Accessible Absentee   more

Doctors Without Borders: Any Future COVID-19 Vaccines Must Be Affordable and Accessible for All
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) urged leaders to demand pharmaceutical corporations commit to selling any potential future COVID-19 vaccines at the cost of production. This comes as Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is preparing to launch a global funding mechanism on the sidelines of Thursday's third pledging conference for Gavi  more

Doctors Without Borders: Gavi to Release Funds From Pneumonia Vaccine Subsidy to Manufacturer of More Affordable Vaccine
NEW YORK, June 4 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news on June 3: Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, announced it will award $75 million of the remaining $262 million of the Advance Market Commitment (AMC)--a $1.5 billion fund that was launched in 2009 to pay for the introduction of the pneumonia vaccine in developing countries--to the Serum Institute of India, which in December 2019 received quality approval for the pneumonia vaccine. This will help get mor  more

Downstate Medical Center: SUNY Downstate Emergency Medicine Residents to Stage Die-In Against Police Brutality and Health Disparities
BROOKLYN, New York, June 3 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: Emergency Medicine Residents at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, along with their colleagues across 51 Downstate residency programs, will stage a Die-In on Thursday, June 4, 2020, to call attention to the long and unfortunate history of police brutality and distressing health disparities that continue to grip African Americans and other communities of color in the U.S. In solidarity against the   more

Dr. Arun Swaminath Appointed Chief of Gastroenterology at Lenox Hill Hospital
NEW YORK, June 5 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Arun Swaminath, MD, has been named chief of the division of gastroenterology (GI) at Lenox Hill Hospital (https://lenoxhill.northwell.edu/). He will also continue to serve as director of the inflammatory bowel disease program (IBD), a position he has held since 2013. In his new role, Dr. Swaminath will provide oversight and strategy for the full range of services of the hospital's gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition programs  more

Dr. David Rivadeneira Named Director of Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Huntington
HUNTINGTON, New York, June 5 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: David Rivadeneira, MD, MBA, has been appointed director of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Huntington, which has an ongoing commitment to expand access to top-quality, comprehensive cancer care in the region. For the last seven years, Dr. Rivadeneira has led surgical services and colorectal surgery at Huntington Hospital. Under Dr. Rivadeneira's leadership, the Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Huntington p  more

Education Trust-New York Issues Statement on Death of Floyd
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The Education Trust-New York issued the following statement on the death of George Floyd: We join the nation in grieving the death of George Floyd, yet another reminder that the lives of Black people in this country are undervalued. Peaceful protesters are responding by calling for justice in nearly every major city. Know that we are fighting alongside you. We are fighting for an early childhood and public education system that truly values Black children -- one that gives   more

Episcopal Relief & Development Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The Episcopal Relief and Development issued the following news release: Episcopal Relief & Development continues to support partners in the United States and around the world in response to needs created by the COVID-19 Pandemic. In the United States, Episcopal Relief & Development's US Disaster Program is partnering with the Episcopal dioceses of Louisiana, South Dakota and Tennessee to provide assistance to vulnerable groups that have been impacted by COVID-19 and is adap  more

Extremist Content Online: White Supremacist Accelerationists and Neo-Nazis Celebrate Violence in Minneapolis
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: 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. CEP researchers found that white supremacist accelerationists and neo-Nazis have been celebrating violence between Minneapolis police and protesters on several Telegram channels and chan imageboards. In addition, last week CEP researche  more

Family and Children's Association Receives $20,000 Grant From the Long Island Community Foundation to Support COVID-19 Response Efforts
MINEOLA, New York, June 6 -- Family and Children's Association issued the following news release: FCA, one of Long Island's largest not-for-profit organizations, has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund at the Long Island Community Foundation to support the purchase of telehealth technology and the procurement of PPE, supplies, and meals for its clients during the COVID-19 global health crisis. Recognized as an essential frontline direct service   more

Federal Court Warns Idaho Against Disobedience of Injunction Barring Anti-Transgender Discrimination
NEW YORK, June 3 -- Lambda Legal issued the following news release: The federal district court in Idaho today warned Idaho state officials that its permanent injunction issued in 2018 continues to apply and bars them from categorically preventing transgender people born in Idaho from correcting the gender markers on their birth certificates to match their gender identity. While the court did not address whether House Bill 509 requires the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) to reinsta  more

FMC Issues Statement on Death of George Floyd
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- FMC, the association of former members of the U.S. Congress, issued the following statement by CEO Peter M. Weichlein on the death of George Floyd: The statement was co-authored by President Charles Boustany, R-Louisiana, President-Elect L.F. Payne, D-Virginia, Vice President Ann Marie Buerkle, R-New York, Vice President Donna Edwards, D-Maryland, ex-President, Martin Frost, D-Texas. The murder of George Floyd has shocked our conscience. We join our fellow citizens in the  more

Fordham Law Review Journal Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, June 2 -- Fordham Law Review Journal, a journal from the Fordham University, published research articles on the following topics in its May 2020 edition: * Online Resources and Family Cases: Access to Justice in Implementation of a Plan * American Diversity in International Arbitration: A New Arbitration Story or Evidence of Things Not Seen * The Dark Side of Consensus and Creativity: What Mediators of Mass Disputes Need to Know About Agency Risks * Remedy Without Diagnosis: How to  more

George Floyd and America's Failure to Provide Safety, Security, and Justice: A Statement From the Roosevelt Institute
NEW YORK, June 3 -- Roosevelt Institute issued the following news release: "It looks as if the system cannot reform itself," said Dr. Cornel West this past Friday in discussing the public murder of George Floyd on May 25. In 5 minutes and 23 seconds, Dr. West delivers the powerful--and painful--truth: We are living in a moment of compounded systemic failures, at least those of us who are fortunate enough to still be alive. From a capitalistic economy that rewards the few and robs the many to an  more

Georgia Moms Demand Action, Others Applaud Lawmakers for Launching Push to Repeal Stand Your Ground, Citizens Arrest Laws
MANHATTAN, New York, June 6 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety's volunteer networks, applauded the announcement of efforts (https://t.e2ma.net/click/xppdnd/5zi5icc/96a3mk) to repeal Georgia's Stand Your Ground and citizens arrest laws: "Our country is facing a reckoning as we address decades of systemic racism in  more

Haiti: Doctors Without Borders Raises Alarm Over Rapid Spike in New Cases of COVID-19
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: The number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in Haiti has spiked dramatically from 100 cases to more than 2,600 cases and 50 deaths in less than a month, said the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Thursday. The real numbers are likely much higher, said MSF, which opened the Drouillard COVID-19 treatment center in Port-au-Prince o  more

Human Rights Watch: Nepal - Ensure Justice for Caste-Based Killings
NEW YORK, June 2 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Two recent incidents in which six people were killed show the Nepali government has systematically failed to confront entrenched caste - or descent - based discrimination against Dalits, Human Rights Watch said. The government should ensure prompt and rigorous investigations by the police, free from political interference. On May 23, 2020, the body of a 12-year-old Dalit girl, Angira Pasi, was found hanging from a tree,   more

Huntington's Disease Society of America Supports the Fight Against Racism
NEW YORK, June 4 -- The Huntington's Disease Society of America issued the following news: The Huntington's Disease Society of America is deeply committed to supporting the fight against racism. During these challenging times, we could sit back and say, 'this is not within our mission work', but thinking like that is part of the problem. It is our responsibility to use our platforms and our privileges to encourage change in the communities that we serve. As music icon and HD warrior Woody Guth  more

Huntington's Disease Society of America Supports the Fight Against Racism
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The Huntington's Disease Society of America issued the following news: The Huntington's Disease Society of America is deeply committed to supporting the fight against racism. During these challenging times, we could sit back and say, 'this is not within our mission work', but thinking like that is part of the problem. It is our responsibility to use our platforms and our privileges to encourage change in the communities that we serve. As music icon and HD warrior Woody Gut  more

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility: A Re-Commitment to Racial Justice
NEW YORK, June 4 -- The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility issued the following news release: As our country collectively shudders at this most recent in a series of racial flash points - the very public and cruel execution by Minneapolis police of yet another black person, George Floyd - it is easy to turn away and surrender to a feeling of hopelessness and the belief that the cycle of systemic oppression and discrimination followed by public protests and promises of reform, is dest  more

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees: Statement on Death of George Floyd and Subsequent Protests
NEW YORK, June 2 -- International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees issued the following statement: We share in the heartbreak, frustration and anger surrounding the tragic murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police. We stand in solidarity with the African-American community as together we grieve yet another lawless, racist killing in our country. The principle that all people are equal and all people are deserving of respect and fair treatment is a cornerstone of the labor movement. As  more

International Rescue Committee Issues Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following statement by President and CEO David Miliband: "Yemen's health care system has nearly collapsed under the strain of five years of brutal war and now the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, many of which are going untested and undetected. Yemen has the lowest testing ability of any country where we work, with a case fatality ratio of 24.7%, almost four times the global average. COVID-19 cases were likely spreading and m  more

International Rescue Committee Issues Statement on Death of Floyd
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following statement: The International Rescue Committee has long argued that America's promise to offer sanctuary for those fleeing persecution is a gift and a responsibility from its history. We also know, however, that America's history of slavery, and ongoing racial segregation and injustice, remain sources of great pain and anguish. We, therefore, stand with a nation grieving over the loss of George Floyd and so many others.  more

International Rescue Committee Issues Statement on Libya Ceasefire
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following statement by Country Director Tom Garofalo on welcoming the news that talks on a ceasefire in Libya will resume: "A ceasefire in Libya is long overdue and must start immediately. Since April 2019, more than 400 civilians have been killed as a result of the fighting, and they continue to be the ones paying the highest price for the conflict: just on Sunday, five more people lost their lives as shells fell on the capital,  more

International Rescue Committee Report: Almost 5 Million People At Risk of Hunger, Famine
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following news release: Almost five million people could be plunged into hunger and famine as a fourth round of desert locusts hatch and ravage crops across the Horn and East Africa, compounding an already dire food situation worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. The infestation, which first arrived in East Africa last June, is feeding on hundreds of thousands of hectares of crops across at least eight countries. Another round of ha  more

International Women's Health Coalition Condemns President Trump's Effort to Withdraw From WHO
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The International Women's Health Coalition issued the following news release: On May 29, President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO). The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) denounces this reckless decision, which will further weaken US global leadership and undermine efforts to improve health and combat pandemics worldwide. "President Trump is destroying the United States' standing as a global heal  more

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans CEO Butler Statement on New Bipartisan Military Toxic Exposure Legislation
NEW YORK, June 4 -- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America issued the following statement by CEO Jeremy Butler: Jeremy Butler, CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), released the following statement applauding U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) for introducing bipartisan legislation together with Sens. Mike Rounds (R-SD), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) to support at-risk veterans across the country who are disproportionately susceptible to potentially life-thr  more

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Urges Administration to Release Presidents' Roadmap Addressing Veteran Suicides
NEW YORK, June 6 -- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America issued the following news release: Fifteen months after the creation of the Administration's PREVENTS Task Force, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is eager to review President Trump's roadmap on preventing veteran suicide that was reportedly delayed due to the pandemic. On March 5, 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order 13861 (https://u7061146.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=4tNED-2FM8iDZJQyQ53jATUYlRQCUZdW19GSQ0xRk  more

Joint Letter Provides List of Qualified Candidates to Address Lack of Latino Representation in New York Redistricting Process
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- LatinoJustice PRLDEF issued the following news: The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, and Dominicanos USA have submitted a joint letter to New York State Assembly and Senate leadership, and Jonathan Harkavy, Executive Director of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, outlining concerns over the lack of Latino representation on the state's Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC). The letter also  more

Journal of Aerosol Medicine Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, June 6 -- The Journal of Aerosol Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal that says it covers health effects of inhaled aerosols and delivery of drugs through the pulmonary system, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * Nebulized Mesenchymal Stem Cell Derived Conditioned Medium Retains Antibacterial Properties Against Clinical Pathogen Isolates * Study to Evaluate Satisfaction with the Inhalation Device Used by Patients with Asthma or C  more

Journal of Caffeine & Adenosine Research Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, June 6 -- The Journal of Caffeine and Adenosine Research, a peer-reviewed journal that says it provides scientific research on caffeine and adenosine signaling, encompassing the areas of neurology, cardiology, physiology, epidemiology and addiction medicine, published research articles, including the following topics, in its June 2020 edition: * Role of Adenosine in Epilepsy and Seizures Original Research Articles: * Caffeine as a Tool to Explore Active Cognitive Proc  more

Journal of Medicinal Food Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, June 4 -- The Journal of Medicinal Food, a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the medicinal value and biomedical effects of food materials, published research articles, including the following topics, in its June 2020 edition: * Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Crude Momordica charantia L. Extract on 2,4,6-Trinitrobenzene Sulfonic Acid-Induced Colitis Model in Rat and the Bioaccessibility of its Carotenoid Content * Baccharis trimera (Less.) DC: An Innovative Cardioprotec  more

Journal of Palliative Medicine Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, June 5 -- Journal of Palliative Medicine, a journal that says it reports clinical, educational, legal and ethical aspects of palliative care for patients in end of life or with intractable pain, focusing on improving quality of life, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * Pallium Canada's Curriculum Development Model: A Framework to Support Large-Scale Courseware Development and Deployment Original Articles: * "There's Just No   more

Lambda Legal Affirms Right to Protest Police Violence After Trump Remarks
NEW YORK, June 3 -- Lambda Legal issued the following statement by CEO Kevin Jennings: "Peaceful protest is an American birthright. Lambda Legal both affirms the right of Americans to protest and deems doing so at this moment an appropriate response to the killing of Black people in police custody. "We firmly reject any efforts by any elected leader to restrict the free speech and free assembly rights of people in this country as unconstitutional and un-American. "As we begin Pride Month - a   more

Lambda Legal: Federal Court Hears Oral Argument in Case of Child of Gay Maryland Couple Denied Recognition as U.S. Citizen
NEW YORK, June 6 -- Lambda Legal issued the following news release on June 5: A federal court in Maryland heard arguments in a case brought by Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis on behalf of a married gay couple and their daughter Kessem Kiviti, whom the Trump Administration continues to refuse to recognize as a U.S. citizen since birth, even though both of her parents are U.S. citizens. Kessem was born abroad via gestational surrogacy, and while federal law  more

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: Civil Rights Leaders Call for National Day of Mourning
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights issued the following joint statement with six organizations: The leaders of the nation's leading civil rights and racial justice organizations have issued a joint statement in response to the unrest ravaging America's cities. These leaders and their organizations are: * Melanie L. Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation * Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director, Lawyers'  more

Learning & Memory Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, June 5 -- Learning and Memory, a journal that says it advances in neuropsychology, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * ChABC infusions into medial prefrontal cortex, but not posterior parietal cortex, improve the performance of rats tested on a novel, challenging delay in the touchscreen TUNL task * Computational model of the distributed representation of operant reward memory: combinatoric engagement of intrinsic and sy  more

Michigan Moms Demand Action Statement De-Escalation Bill to Strengthen Training for Law Enforcement
MANHATTAN, New York, June 6 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement: The Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in support of SB 945, a bill that would require all law enforcement officers be trained in de-escalation techniques, implicit bias, procedural justice, and mental health resources available to law enforcement officers: "We are long overd  more

NAACP, the Legal Aid Society Demand That Officers Stop Concealing Their Shield Numbers
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and The Legal Aid Society (LAS) sent a letter to the New York City Law Department, demanding that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) immediately instruct all officers to remove any covering that obstructs public view of their shield numbers and to provide identifying information when required on patrol. Failure to comply with these   more

NAACP: Civil Rights Leaders Call for National Day of Mourning
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following joint statement: The leaders of the nation's leading civil rights and racial justice organizations have issued a joint statement in response to the unrest ravaging America's cities. These leaders and their organizations are: * Melanie L. Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation * Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Und  more

NAACP: Diverse Coalition Sends Letter to Congressional Leaders Urging Swift Action in Response to Police Killings
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joined 385 other organizations, assembled by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, in sending a letter to congressional leadership requesting swift and decisive action in response to recent police killings and other violence against Black people across the country. The letter describes urgently needed reforms on a range of policing iss  more

NAPNAP and NAPNAP Partners Statement on US Withdrawal From WHO
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners issued the following joint statement with NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth: The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth are deeply concerned by President Donald Trump's recent announcement that he plans to terminate the United States' relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). Since WHO's inception in 1948, the United States has been a com  more

National Association of City Transportation Officials Stands in Solidarity and Commitment With the #BlackLivesMatter Movement
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The National Association of City Transportation Officials issued the following news release: Over the past few days, people have taken to the streets in over 140 cities across America to protest the police killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many others, and to demand that, as a country, we uproot the unjust, racist power structure of the United States. The harassment and injustice that people of color, particularly Black people, experience at the hands of law e  more

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Issue Statement on Discrimination, Child Health
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners issued the following statement: The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) expresses our deep concern for the health and wellbeing of children as our country responds to the recent and tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. NAPNAP remains committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity as core values of our association and stands by our diversity and inclusion statemen  more

National Association of Scholars Acquires Minding the Campus
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The National Association of Scholars issued the following news release: The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has acquired ownership of the webzine Minding the Campus (MTC), a popular forum for commentary on American higher education. Minding the Campus was founded by the distinguished journalist John Leo in 2007. Initially supported by the Manhattan Institute, the webzine became independent in 2015. For the last five years MTC has been a stand-alone non-profit 501(c)3   more

National Association of Scholars: The Tyranny of Pronouns
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The National Association of Scholars issued the following news release: Can university officials force their professors to call male students by feminine titles and pronouns? That's the issue in the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals case of Meriwether v. Francesca Hartop and other officials at Ohio's Shawnee State University. Professor Meriwether appealed after the federal district court ruled that his using masculine pronouns for a male student was not "speech" protected   more

National Employment Law Project Issues Statement on Death of George Floyd
NEW YORK, June 4 -- The National Employment Law Project issued the following statement by Executive Director Rebecca Dixon: "Since the National Employment Law Project (NELP) first expressed our deep sadness and rage at the police and vigilante murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery--Tony McDade, a trans man, was shot and killed by police in Tallahassee; James Scurlock, a young man who was out protesting, was killed by a bar owner in Omaha; and David McAtee was shot and kille  more

National Lawyers Guild Condemns Violent Police Response to Black Lives Matter Protests Nationwide
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The National Lawyers Guild issued the following news release: Spurred by the uprising in Minneapolis last week in response to the police killing of George Floyd, demonstrations took place in more than 75 cities over the weekend of May 29-31 as thousands of people protested to demand an end to racialized police violence and justice for Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and so many others. National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Chapters across the country have mobilized to provide leg  more

National Lawyers Guild Statement on the President's Unlawful Declaration of Antifa as a Domestic Terrorist Organization
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The National Lawyers Guild issued the following news release: In the long history of protest, governments have often sought to discredit political activists who challenge the status quo. President Donald Trump's recent declaration, that "Antifa"--shorthand for "anti-fascist"--is a domestic terrorist organization, is no departure from this tradition. As protests continue to erupt around the country in response to the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police officer on M  more

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Issues Statement on Death of George Floyd
NEW YORK, June 4 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following statement by President and CEO Cyndi Zagieboylo: We are outraged by the injustice and violence that led to the death of George Floyd and too many others in our country. This is not OK. Not today or any day. We realize that our heartbreak and anger are not enough. We must do better. We must do more. The National MS Society is committed to creating a world where everyone, of every race, can live a life free of MS a  more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: Orthopedic Surgeons Issue Fewer Opioid Prescriptions Following Medical Cannabis Legalization
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: The enactment of statewide medical cannabis access laws is associated with a reduction in opioid prescribing practices by orthopedic surgeons, according to observational data (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32404683/) published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. A team of researchers affiliated with Columbia University in New York evaluated the associat  more

Nature Genetics Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, June 6 -- Nature Genetics, a journal that encompasses genetic and functional genomic studies on human and plant traits and on other model organisms, published research articles, including the following topics, in its June 2020 edition: * Unraveling tumor-immune heterogeneity in advanced ovarian cancer uncovers immunogenic effect of chemotherapy * Lineage-dependent gene expression programs influence the immune landscape of colorectal cancer * Spatial competition shapes the dynamic mu  more

Nature Methods Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, June 5 -- Nature Methods, a journal that says it features novel methods and improvements to tried-and-tested basic research techniques in life sciences, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * Scanless two-photon excitation with temporal focusing Analysis: * A comparison of microfluidic methods for high-throughput cell deformability measurements Articles" * Souporcell: robust clustering of single-cell RNA-seq data by genotype without refer  more

Nebraska Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Shooting of Protester at Omaha Bar
MANHATTAN, New York, June 3 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Nebraska chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement following reports (https://t.e2ma.net/click/lsvemd/14r4iob/xxf7lk) that James Scurlock, a 22-year-old Black man, was shot and killed outside of an Omaha bar while protesting police violence following the k  more

New American National Standards Institute National Accreditation Board Video Explains Remote Assessments
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: For years, the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) has conducted remote assessments for challenging and hard to reach areas. ANAB is now bringing that experience to the wider market. A new video from ANAB explains how programs can still get accredited, even with many businesses physically closed. As ANSI previously reported, as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to changes in daily life and the wa  more

New York Immigration Coalition Issues Statement on Justice for Floyd
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following statement by Executive Director Steve Choi: The New York Immigration Coalition stood in solidarity with organizations across New York State and the country, calling for justice for George Floyd and police accountability for the violent clashes with protestors in New York City over the past three days. * * * "The over-policing of communities of color is not accidental. Whether it's the NYPD or ICE, it's all part of a s  more

New York State Bar Association Statement Regarding the Death of George Floyd and Its Aftermath
ALBANY, New York, June 1 -- The New York State Bar Association issued the following statement by President Henry M. Greenberg and President-Elect Scott M. Karson: "The death of George Floyd and its aftermath present a rule of law challenge and crisis. Government officials bear a grave and immense responsibility to comport themselves judiciously and with respect for all concerned in their every word and deed. Now is a time for our government to bring the nation together, not foment further divis  more

New York State United Teachers Statement on a Weekend of Unrest in the Wake of the George Floyd Killing
ALBANY, New York, June 2 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following statement: New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta released the following statement regarding the killing of George Floyd and protests that have followed in communities across New York and around the nation: "Our hearts are broken by the killing of George Floyd. Communities throughout New York and across the country are experiencing severe pain, anger and anguish. "Addressing racial and economic  more

New York-Presbyterian: Study Finds Differences Between Clinical Trials for Invasive Cardiovascular Treatments With Commercial Versus Noncommercial Sponsorship
NEW YORK, June 4 -- New York-Presbyterian Hospital issued the following news release: In randomized clinical trials, commercial sponsorship influences how studies are designed and the results reported in ways that often benefit the study's sponsor, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators report in a new study. The findings underscore the need to improve study design, reporting and guidelines to avoid bias in these trials, the authors say. The study, published June 1 in JA  more

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital Reports on Perioperative Services Response to COVID-19
NEW YORK, June 2 -- New York-Presbyterian Hospital issued the following news release: During the peak of the New York City coronavirus pandemic, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital supplied equipment, redeployed personnel, and rapidly transformed their operating rooms (OR) to assist NewYork-Presbyterian's system-wide response to the massive influx of critically-ill adult patients with COVID-19. At the same time, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital took a  more

Northwell Health Employees Take a Knee for Equality
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, June 6 -- Northwell Health issued the following news on June 5: Staff at hospitals across Northwell Health, including front-line medical workers still treating cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), joined together to take a knee in remembrance of George Floyd. Sending a powerful message of solidarity in support of equality, demonstrations took place at Northwell facilities throughout Long Island, New York City and Westchester County. The largest gathering of em  more

Northwell Opens Two COVID-19 Specialized Acute Ventilator Recovery Units
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, June 2 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: As more patients continue to recover from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Northwell Health announced the opening of two specialized, acute ventilator recovery units (AVRU) at Glen Cove Hospital and Northern Westchester Hospital to help those in need of focused rehabilitation and help wean them off ventilators. Across Northwell Health's 23-hospital system, many recovering intensive care patients are chronically   more

NYCLU Statement on Weekend Protests and Curfews in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse
NEW YORK, June 1 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement: Over the weekend, thousands across the state gathered to protest police violence against Black people and demand justice for the victims of racist murders in recent weeks. Law enforcement departments in various cities met protesters with extreme force, and various elected officials implemented curfews. In response, the New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement from Executive Director, Donna Li  more

NYU Langone Among First to Enroll Patients in Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment
NEW YORK, June 2 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: The first patients were treated as part of a clinical trial testing whether an antibody therapy can safely reduce 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) severity. The experimental treatment consists of identical copies of an antibody, a blood protein related to those that occur naturally as part of the human immune system, researchers say. Eli Lilly and Compan  more

Open Letter From Leaders of the Partnership for New York City
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The Partnership for New York City issued the following letter: The business community shares the outrage of our fellow New Yorkers over continued racial injustice in America, reflected in the needless death of George Floyd and, more broadly, the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color. As employers and business leaders, we commit to help address conditions that have led to these tragic outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic is a further reminder of  more

Open Space Institute Issues Statement on Racism in America
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The Open Space Institute issued the following statement by We must all strive to be better, to do better. Racism is not a problem for some of us. It is a problem for all of us. That's why it is incumbent for all of us to raise our heads and raise our voices in the fight to bring about real, meaningful change in our nation. We must all strive to be better, to do better, as we work to bring about the promise of safety, opportunity, and happiness for all Americans. [Catego  more

Open Space Institute: Campaign for Minnewaska Visitor Center Offers Personalized Father's Day Gift Options
NEW YORK, June 4 -- The Open Space Institute issued the following news release: In advance of Father's Day, the Campaign for the Minnewaska Visitor Center is offering a way commemorate family hiking excursions and fond memories at Minnewaska State Park Preserve. The fundraising campaign, led by the Open Space Institute (OSI), is offering gift options in the form of personalized window tiles. Each window tile will be on display inside the visitor center and features a personalized inscription pa  more

Pandemic Could Scar Generation of Working Mothers, Says Ford School Professor
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, June 5 -- The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy issued the following news: An article in The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/business/economy/coronavirus-working-women.html) June 3, noted that as the pandemic upends work and home life, women have carried an outsized share of the burden, are more likely to lose a job and more likely to shoulder the load of closed schools and day care. "For many working mothers, the gradual reopening won't solve their   more

Physicians for Reproductive Health Condemns Institutionalized Racism
NEW YORK, June 2 -- Physicians for Reproductive Health issued the following statement by Board Chair Kristyn Brandi: Physicians for Reproductive Health condemns the institutionalized racism that has led to the recent murders of Black people by police officers. * * * "I know that this was an incredibly hard week compounding an already challenging few months. The murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others has led to outrage and anguish among the Black  more

Police Benevolent Association of N.Y. Issues Statement on Gov. Cuomo Announcement Regarding NYC Police Officers
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The Police Benevolent Association of New York issued the following statement on June 2 by President Patrick J. Lynch: "Rank-and-file New York City police officers were out on the street last night doing our job. Tonight, we'll go out and do it again. "It's not our fault that our city and state governments can't plan and work together, but we are suffering the consequences. "Police officers are being run down, knocked down and almost shot on a nightly basis. "The political  more

Police Benevolent Association of N.Y. Issues Statement on Gov. Cuomo Call to Fire NYC Police Officers
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The Police Benevolent Association of New York issued the following statement by President Patrick J. Lynch: "Governor Cuomo has joined the mob in trampling police officers' rights. He is the Governor of New York State. "He cannot prejudge an incident on live TV and then claim that there will be due process for that police officer. He needs to stop pretending to be 'Andrew Cuomo from Queens' and start being a leader. "We have terrorists burning and looting our city for thre  more

Police Benevolent Association of N.Y.: Statewide Law Enforcement Unions Unite Against Anti-Cop Bills
NEW YORK, June 6 -- The Police Benevolent Association of New York issued the following news release: A coalition of unions representing law enforcement officers throughout New York State issued a joint memorandum opposing the State Legislature's rush to consider a raft of anti-police bills in the wake of nationwide protests. Signatories to the memo include: * Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York, Inc., representing 40,000 active and retired NYPD Police Officers * Detectives'  more

Population Health Management Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, June 6 -- Population Health Management, a journal that says it features strategies for improving the systems and policies that affect health care quality, access and outcomes ultimately improving the health of an entire population, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * Are Medicaid Coverage Gaps Associated with Higher Health Care Resource Utilization and Costs in Patients with Schizophrenia? * Health Inequalities Among Elderly T  more

Psychiatric Services Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
ARLINGTON, Virginia, June 2 -- Psychiatric Services, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Psychiatric Association that says it features mental health services, especially for people with serious mental illness in community-based treatment programs, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * National Study of Telepsychiatry Use in U.S. Emergency Departments * Clinical Outcomes of Specialized Treatment Units for Patients With Serious Mental Illness in th  more

Radio Television Digital News Association: Journalists Covering Civil Unrest, Know Your Rights, Report Responsibly and Stay Safe
WASHINGTON, June 1 -- The Radio Television Digital News Association issued the following statement by Executive Director Dan Shelley: I am sickened by the death of George Floyd while under arrest. As he pleaded with an officer "I can't breathe," I was reminded the 2014 deaths of Eric Garner in New York City and Michael Brown in a St. Louis suburb, and the 2016 death of Philando Castile near Minneapolis - among many others. All were killed by police. All of their deaths went viral on social med  more

Roosevelt Institute: 155 Years Overdue - A Strategic Plan for Reparations
NEW YORK, June 5 -- Roosevelt Institute issued the following news release: The protests that have erupted across the nation following the killing of George Floyd mark one of the most visible instances of sustained human rights violations and acts of police brutality toward black Americans. The COVID-19 crisis has disproportionately affected black Americans, bringing the role of systemic and institutional racism in health outcomes front and center. Simultaneously, economic disparities are in sha  more

Roswell Park Leukemia Chief Named Medical Director of Infusion Services
BUFFALO, New York, June 2 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: Infusions of chemotherapy or other medications: They're facets of oncology that often make up a big portion of a patient's cancer care. It's treatment that can take up many hours in a clinic or in an inpatient setting, delivered by dedicated oncology nurses and physicians. At Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, that dedication is seen day in and day out by veteran staff member Euni  more

Science Translational Medicine Journal Issues Research Articles in May 27, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, June 2 -- Science Translational Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Association for the Advancement of Science that focuses on research in the translational medicine community, published research articles, including the following topics, in its May 27, 2020 edition: * Brain delivery and activity of a lysosomal enzyme using a blood-brain barrier transport vehicle in mice * Brain delivery of therapeutic proteins using an Fc fragment blood-brain barrier transport vehicle  more

Scott M. Karson Becomes 123rd President of New York State Bar Association
ALBANY, New York, June 2 -- The New York State Bar Association issued the following news release: Scott M. Karson of Stony Brook has become the 123rd president of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). Karson will serve a one-year term as president. He succeeds Henry M. Greenberg of Albany. He was sworn in this evening by New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, during a virtual ceremony that was the first of its kind in NYSBA's 144-year history and was attended by more than 250 guests .  more

Sesame Workshop: Coming Together - Standing Up to Racism - A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The Sesame Workshop issued the following news release: CNN and Sesame Street join once again this Saturday for a new Town Hall to help kids and families discuss racism and the protests taking place nationwide, build empathy and embrace diversity. The hour-long special, Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism, will be hosted by CNN commentator Van Jones and CNN anchor Erica Hill, along with Sesame Street's Big Bird, on Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m. ET on CNN, CNN International a  more

Statement From National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller on Anti-Black Violence in the U.S.
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The National Institute for Reproductive Health issued the following statement by President Andrea Miller: Coming off of a horrifying week in which we witnessed the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, we want to honor the frustration, pain, and outrage of the communities that have been harmed by police violence, overpolicing, and state-sanctioned brutality grounded in systemic racism. Across the nation, we're seeing an eruption of resist  more

Stop-And-Frisk Attorneys Ask for Investigation Into NYPD's Social Distancing Enforcement Practices to Include Curfew Enforcement
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release on June 4: The attorneys behind two class action lawsuits that challenged the New York City Police Department (NYPD)'s stop-and-frisk and trespass enforcement practices as racially discriminatory and unconstitutional filed a supplemental submission (https://www.naacpldf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020-06-03-Supp-re-Curfew-Enforcement-1.pdf), asking for an investigation into the NYPD's enforcement of s  more

Stop-and-Frisk Attorneys Ask for Investigation Into NYPD's Social Distancing Enforcement Practices to Include Curfew Enforcement
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following news release: The attorneys behind two class action lawsuits that challenged the New York City Police Department (NYPD)'s stop-and-frisk and trespass enforcement practices as racially discriminatory and unconstitutional filed a supplemental submission, asking for an investigation into the NYPD's enforcement of social distancing directives to also include the NYPD's curfew enforcement. Last week, the NAACP Legal Defen  more

SUNY Downstate Appoints Sean P. Smith as Sr. Associate Vice President of Hospital Finance for University Hospital of Brooklyn
BROOKLYN, New York, June 2 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University announced the appointment of Sean P. Smith as Senior Associate Vice President of Hospital Finance for University Hospital of Brooklyn. He will be responsible for the business leadership, strategy development and financial stewardship, including Downstate's hospital-based clinical network. Mr. Smith joins SUNY Downstate from Catholic Health Services and Saint Franc  more

Surveillance Technology Oversight Project: Democracy Is Not a Drug
NEW YORK, June 4 -- The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project issued the following news release: The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.), a New York-based privacy group, condemned Attorney General William Barr for approving the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA's) covert surveillance of protesters. The authorization comes amid nationwide protests against police brutality that have been met with unprecedented force and surveillance by local, state, and federal law enfor  more

Telemedicine & E-Health Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, June 6 -- Telemedicine and e-Health, a peer-reviewed journal for telemedicine applications for achieving patient care and outcomes, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * Key Components of Traditional Consultation Letters and Their Relevance to Electronic Consultation Replies: A Systematic Review * A Review of Telemental Health as a Modality to Deliver Suicide-Specific Interventions for Rural Populations * Implementing Telerehab  more

Telemedicine Journal and E-Health Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, June 6 -- The Telemedicine Journal and E-Health, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features telemedicine applications for optimal patient care and outcomes, published research articles, including the following topics, in its June 2020 edition: * Key Components of Traditional Consultation Letters and Their Relevance to Electronic Consultation Replies: A Systematic Review * A Review of Telemental Health as a Modality to Deliver Suicide-Specific Interventions for Rural   more

Tennessee Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond After Tennessee House Passes Stand Your Ground Expansion Bill
MANHATTAN, New York, June 6 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety's grassroots networks, today released the following statement after the Tennessee House of Representatives passed HB 2660, an expansion of Tennessee's Stand Your Ground law that would delay and possibly discourage people from seeking justice in the ci  more

This Week's Gun Violence Across Michigan Continues to Show Larger Public Health Crisis
MANHATTAN, New York, June 6 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: In the last week, several shootings throughout Michigan have highlighted the pervasiveness of gun violence amid the coronavirus public health crisis. Last Friday, in Detroit, 21-year-old Javar Harrell was shot and killed while sitting in a car in Detroit. On Tuesday, a mother and her baby were shot and killed in West Detroit in an alleged domestic disput  more

USW: Honor Pride Month by Celebrating History, Fighting for Just Future
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, June 3 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following statement on June 2: United Steelworkers (USW) Vice President Fred Redmond and the USW LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee released the following statement in honor of Pride Month: "Fifty summers ago, the first-ever Pride March took place in New York City on June 28, 1970, on the one-year anniversary of the monumental Stonewall Riots. That moment in Greenwich Village in 1969 remains relevant and poignant today. "Right now,  more

Vital Strategies Issues Statement on President Trump Announcing U.S. Withdrawal From WHO
NEW YORK, May 30 -- Vital Strategies issued the following statement on May 29 by President and CEO Jose Luis Castro on President Trump announcing U.S. withdrawal from the World Health Organization: "This global emergency is far from over. The U.S. alone has lost 100,000 lives from this pandemic, a burden that is immeasurable to our health and our economy. Any decision to terminate the U.S. relationship with the WHO will only stall the global collaboration and cooperation needed to control the v  more

Vital Strategies' COVID-19 Risk Communication Hub Provides Governments Public Education Media Campaigns
NEW YORK, June 4 -- Vital Strategies issued the following news release: Timely and accurate communication is essential to saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. To enable governments to rapidly create and share public education media campaigns, Vital Strategies has developed a COVID-19 Risk Communication Hub (https://covid19riskcomms.org/), a digital platform offering governments and NGOs access to more than 200 media resources in a dozen languages. It includes original material vetted by e  more

World Trade Centers Association Names Robin Van Puyenbroeck as Executive Director-Business Development
NEW YORK, June 4 -- The World Trade Centers Association issued the following news: The World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), an international non-profit trade association with member "World Trade Centers" around the world, has named Robin van Puyenbroeck as its new Executive Director-Business Development. Mr. van Puyenbroeck has more than 20 years' experience in international business development, corporate strategy, and non-profit leadership. He most recently served as Vice President-Busine  more