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State Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday August 02, 2020 ( 22 items )  

Conn. A.G. Tong Announces Court Victory for Connecticut Air Quality
HARTFORD, Connecticut, July 30 -- Connecticut Attorney General William Tong issued the following news release: Attorney General William Tong announced the U.S. District Court in New York has granted the request of Connecticut and other nearby states in ordering the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to hold upwind states accountable for cross-state air pollution in compliance with the Clean Air Act. Connecticut joined New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Massachusetts and the City of New York in   more

Covanta Holding Issues Financials for Q2 of 2020
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey, July 31 -- Covanta Holding, a provider of sustainable waste management and renewable energy solutions, issued the following news release: Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) ("Covanta" or the "Company"), a world leader in sustainable waste and energy solutions, reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 Key Highlights * Strong Q2 results reflect decisive response to business conditions * Waste markets recovering from initial pandem  more

Coyne PR Named Finalist in 2020 MM&M Awards
PARSIPPANY, New Jersey, July 29 -- Coyne Public Relations issued the following news: Coyne PR is pleased to announce that it has been named a finalist in the 2020 Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M) Awards for its work with client Pacira BioSciences, Inc. Now in its 17th year, the MM&M Awards were designed to recognize and champion creative, effective healthcare marketing and communications. This year's judging panel was comprised of more than 70 judges from across healthcare marketing, publishing  more

Democratic Governors Association Chair Gov. Phil Murphy Blasts Senate Republicans for Leaving States Behind in COVID-19 Aid Package
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: Senate Republicans announced they've reached an agreement on an aid package that seeks to slash benefits for unemployed Americans and doesn't include substantial aid to states and localities. During an appearance on CNN, DGA Chair New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy stood up for Americans and called out Republicans for leaving states to deal with the pandemic on their own. Gov. Murphy explained injecting cash into s  more

Florida A.G. Moody Urges Passage of Cut Profits to the Cuban Regime Act to Fight Human Trafficking
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 30 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody, Chair of Florida's Statewide Council on Human Trafficking, is urging congressional leaders to take action to slow human trafficking of health care workers from Cuba--many of these victims now live in Florida. Attorney General Moody today sent a letter to Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, Sen. James E. Risch of Idaho, Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey,  more

N.C. A.G. Stein Reaches Settlement Over Pharma Company Kickback Allegations
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 1 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein announced that he has reached a settlement over kickback violation allegations against Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Pacira"), a developer and manufacturer of pharmaceutical products based in Parsippany, New Jersey. Pursuant to the settlement terms, Pacira will pay $3,500,000.00, plus interest, to the United States and 15 states. As part of the settlement  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Announces Additional $15 Million in CARES Act Funding to Recovery of Small Businesses
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 29 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release on July 28: Governor Phil Murphy announced that an additional $15 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding has been made available to New Jersey small businesses struggling with the pandemic. This funding is in addition to the $100 million the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is currently administering through programs to COVID-19-impacted busin  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation to Restore Key Provision of Affordable Care Act, Lower Cost of Health Care in New Jersey
TRENTON, New Jersey, Aug. 1 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Acting on a commitment to restore the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that will increase affordability and expand access to health care by creating state-level subsidies to lower the cost of health insurance for residents purchasing coverage on the Marketplace this fall. The measure was originally included in the Governor's initial FY2021 state budget. "A  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy: Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey From D.C., Ill., Ky., Minn., and P.R., Bringing New Total to 36 States and Territories
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 29 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Murphy advised individuals traveling to New Jersey from additional states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. In addition to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, the updated advisory includes 3 additional states - Illinois, Kentucky, and Minnesota, bringing the total to 36 states an  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf: Manufacturer to Move Headquarters From New Jersey to Lehigh Valley, Creating 105 New Jobs
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, July 31 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf announced that A.P. Deauville LLC, a manufacturer of health and beauty products, will relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations in New Jersey to Forks Township, Northampton County, investing $16.7 million and creating 105 new jobs in the Lehigh Valley region. "The Lehigh Valley is a region historically known for its manufacturing strength and we are pleased that  more

Politics & Polls #195: What Happened to the Modern GOP?
PRINCETON, New Jersey, July 31 -- Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs issued the following news release: On Politics & Polls this week, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the roots of the modern Republican Party. Zelizer talks about his newly published book, "Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, The Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of a New Republican Party," which explores how Newt Gingrich's political tactics and partisan maneuverings led to the modern GOP. J  more

Rutgers University-Camden: NIH Awards Prestigious Grant to Support Research on Preventing Medical Toxicity in New Medications
CAMDEN, New Jersey, July 30 -- Rutgers University Camden campus issued the following news: A five-year, $2.2 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to Rutgers University Camden is supporting research to help drug manufacturers produce medications that won't cause liver damage to patients. "Liver toxicity is a leading safety concern in the development of new chemicals, such as new drugs," says Hao Zhu, a Rutgers Camden chemistry professor who is the principal investigato  more

Rutgers: Abnormal Puberty Onset Related to Long-Term Health Problems, Including Infertility
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 29 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: The abnormal onset of puberty could have long term health effects including infertility in adulthood, according to Sally Radovich, Henry Rutgers Term Chair of pediatrics and senior associate dean for clinical and research at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, who has been studying what triggers puberty for more than 30 years. Radovich, who is investigating the role the brain's hypothalamus plays in con  more

Rutgers: Antibiotics Use Early in Life Increases Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Later in Life
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 29 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Even short, single antibiotic courses given to young animals can predispose them to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) when they are older, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, published in Genome Medicine, provides further evidence supporting the idea that the use of antibiotics in children under 1 year old disrupts the intestinal microbiota - the trillions of beneficial microorganisms that live in and o  more

Rutgers: Decline of Bees, Other Pollinators Threatens U.S. Crop Yields
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 29 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Crop yields for apples, cherries and blueberries across the United States are being reduced by a lack of pollinators, according to Rutgers-led research, the most comprehensive study of its kind to date. Most of the world's crops depend on honeybees and wild bees for pollination, so declines in both managed and wild bee populations raise concerns about food security, notes the study in the journal Proceedings of  more

Rutgers: Greg and Anna Brown Commit $1 Million to Student Financial Aid
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 31 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: The gift from the Browns is the third million-dollar commitment to the Rutgers Scarlet Promise Grants program since President Jonathan Holloway's call for support on July 1. Greg and Anna Brown have committed $1 million in support of Rutgers' Scarlet Promise Grants, a universitywide program that provides financial aid and emergency support to Rutgers students for whom a Rutgers education otherwise would be impo  more

Rutgers: Group-Based Smoking Cessation Help U.S. Inmates Quit Tobacco
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 31 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Smoking cessation treatment can reduce cancer health disparities, say Rutgers researchers. Behavioral and nicotine replacement therapies offered together can help people who are incarcerated quit smoking, according to Rutgers researchers. The study published in the American Journal of Men's Health, found that the combination of group-based tobacco dependence treatment and nicotine replacement therapy was an e  more

Rutgers: Indigenous People Vital for Understanding Environmental Change
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 29 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Grassroots knowledge from Indigenous people can help to map and monitor ecological changes and improve scientific studies, according to Rutgers-led research. The study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, shows the importance of Indigenous and local knowledge for monitoring ecosystem changes and managing ecosystems. The team collected more than 300 indicators developed by Indigenous people to monitor e  more

Rutgers: Seafood Products Made From Cells Should Be Labeled Cell-Based
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 29 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Companies seeking to commercialize seafood products made from the cells of fish or shellfish should use the term "cell-based" on product labels, according to a Rutgers study - the first of its kind - in the Journal of Food Science. Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture require food products to have a "common or usual name" on their labels so consumers can make informed ch  more

VNR: UH-Based Research Develops COVID-19 Vaccine in Early Trials
HONOLULU, Hawaii, July 29 -- The University of Hawaii issued the following news release: A University of Hawaii at Manoa researcher, in collaboration with a pharmaceutical company, has developed a vaccine candidate that shows promise in rapidly inducing immunity to the novel coronavirus in pre-clinical trials. Axel Lehrer, an assistant professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, is leading a team of scientists in the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology  more

Wiley Takes Spectral Identification to the Next Level With Launch of KnowItAll 2020
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, July 29 -- John Wiley and Sons issued the following news release: John Wiley & Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced the debut of KnowItAll 2020, following the company's acquisition of the informatics KnowItAll spectroscopy software and spectral databases in April. KnowItAll 2020 features a new streamlined interface and tools to accelerate the spectral analysis of unknown compounds-plus new tools specifically designed for drug classification using   more

William Paterson University is One of Six Schools Chosen Nationwide for TD Ameritrade Institutional Grant Program to Increase Diversity Among Future Financial Planners
WAYNE, New Jersey, July 28 -- William Paterson University issued the following news: William Paterson University is among six schools chosen nationwide by TD Ameritrade Institutional for a $15,000 grant that will help to enhance the diversity of future financial planning professionals. William Paterson, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, is cited for its "demonstrated commitment to educate and train future financial planners" and for its support in bringing awareness to minority commun  more