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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday April 28, 2024 ( 70 items )  

2024 ICA Awardees and New Fellows Announced
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, April 27 (TNSres) -- The International Chiropractors Association issued the following news release: The International Chiropractors Association's (ICA) Awards Banquet was held on Friday, April 12, 2024 as part of the ICA 98th Annual Convention in Dallas, Texas. The ICA recognized the following chiropractors and community members who have gone above and beyond in the service of chiropractic: John K. Maltby, I, DC, FICA: Herbert Ross Reaver Award -named to honor former IC  more

AANA Statement on BCBS Reimbursement Policy Changes
ROSEMONT, Illinois, April 23 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology issued the following statement on April 22, 2024: * * * The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) issued the following statement, attributable to AANA President Dru Riddle, PhD, DNP, CRNA, FAAN, in response to the announcement that Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plans will no longer reimburse anesthesia providers based on patient care complexity: This week, AANA was informed of a change in anesthesia  more

AARC Members in the News - Developing Programs, Saving Lives, Leading and More
IRVING, Texas, April 27 -- The American Association for Respiratory Care issued the following news wrapup entitled "AARC Members In The News": AARC member Jerry King, MAEd, RRT, was featured in an article on the University of West Alabama website about a new respiratory care program in the works at the university. Read it Here AARC member Nickie Brayton, RRT, was featured in an article and video on keyt.com about the personalized watercolor paintings she creates for parents and families of new  more

ABS Releases Industry First Advisory on Methanol Bunkering
HOUSTON, Texas, April 23 (TNSres) -- The American Bureau of Shipping issued the following news release: With the publication of ABS Methanol Bunkering: Technical and Operational Advisory, ABS is expanding its industry-leading suite of guidance on methanol as a marine fuel. A key component of the methanol value chain and the overall scalability of the fuel will be the ability to bunker methanol, either by truck-to-ship, ship-to-ship or land storage tank/terminal-to-ship. The new advisory provi  more

ABS Wavesight Appoints Software Innovator and Technology Leader to Serve as COO
HOUSTON, Texas, April 25 -- The American Bureau of Shipping issued the following news release: Most recently serving as the COO of Khoros, a Vista private equity portfolio company, Satterwhite has extensive and diverse global experience helping develop and transform software and digital solutions. "We welcome Staci to ABS Wavesight. Her depth and range of experience as a software innovator and technology leader will be key qualities to further solidify and shape our customer-facing approach to  more

ABYC Announces Outstanding Technician Winners
CHICAGO, Illinois, April 25 [Category: Business] -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced the recipients of the 2024 Outstanding Technician Awards during the International Marine Service Technician Week, running from April 24-29. Sponsored by Yamaha, the awards were given to 10 technicians selected from over 130 nominees. This year's winners are BJ Benson from Viking Marine (WA), Ryan Coffin fro  more

ACLU of Texas Statement on Arrests of Pro-Palestinian Protesters at UT Austin
HOUSTON, Texas, April 26 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas issued the following statement on April 25, 2024: * * * State and university officials deployed law enforcement agencies Wednesday to dismantle pro-Palestinian demonstrations at the University of Texas at Austin, the flagship public university in the state. Media shared reports of armed law enforcement disrupting an on-campus protest while making dozens of arrests, including the detention of a local video journalist. The   more

ACLU of Texas Statement on Tarrant County DA Appeal of Crystal Mason Case
FORT WORTH, Texas, April 26 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas issued the following statement on April 25, 2024: * * * The Tarrant County District Attorney's Office announced today that it would ask the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to reverse the recent decision to overturn Crystal Mason's illegal voting conviction. The Texas Second Court of Appeals reversed Crystal Mason's conviction in March 2024, resulting in an acquittal. She had faced five years in prison for submitting a   more

ACM LIFTING LIVES REVEALS ALL-STAR LINEUP FOR TEXAS FUNDRAISING CONCERT DURING ACM AWARDS WEEK
FRISCO, Texas, April 24 -- The Academy of Country Music issued the following news release on April 23, 2024: ACM Lifting Lives(R), the philanthropic partner of the Academy of Country Music(R), announces today (4.23) the full lineup for the upcoming ACM Lifting Lives LIVE, presented by Choctaw Casinos & Resorts, which includes 6x ACM reigning Group of the Year Old Dominion, this year's 4x ACM nominee Jordan Davis, this year's first-time ACM nominees Ashley Cooke and Kameron Marlowe, along with a  more

AIA, Elbit America Highlight Small and Medium Companies at Supply Chain Policy Roundtable in Fort Worth, Texas
ARLINGTON, Virginia, April 24 [Category: Aerospace] -- The Aerospace Industries Association issued the following news release: Fort Worth, Texas (April 24, 2024) - Yesterday, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) brought together Fort Worth-area businesses for a supply chain policy roundtable, in partnership with member company Elbit Systems of America. The roundtable convened 21 of AIA's small and medium-sized supply chain member companies to explore avenues through which the United State  more

ATIS' Next G Alliance Presents Expert Insight Into the 6G Future at the 6G Summit
WASHINGTON, April 24 -- The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions issued the following news release: ATIS and Informa Tech are partnering once again to present the 4th Annual 6G Summit taking place on May 21-23, at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, in Irving, Texas. The Summit is collocated with the Light Reading's Network X Americas Event (May 21-23, 2024): Investment, Innovation & Disruption: Telco Reinvented. The 6G Summit showcases the key topics relevant to the 6G   more

Black and Hispanic people in the United States growing more confident learning and performing CPR
DALLAS, Texas, April 22 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: DALLAS, April 22, 2024 -- More Black and Hispanic people in the U.S. feel confident performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). A 2023 American Heart Association survey found that 44% of Black Americans now feel confident in performing conventional CPR, up from 30% polled just three years ago. Hispanic survey participants also reported gains with a 7% increase from 37% in 202  more

CAIR Condemns Mississippi's 'Racist and White Supremacist' Confederate Memorial Day
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release on April 24, 2024: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the scheduled celebration as an official state holiday in Mississippi of Confederate Memorial Day, honoring the racist and white supremacist legacy of the Confederacy. Confederacy Confederate Memorial Day is celebrated in Mississippi on the last  more

CAIR-Austin Condemns Texas Law Enforcement 'Unnecessary and Excessive' Arrests of Students Advocating for Gaza Ceasefire
AUSTIN, Texas, April 25 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release on April 24, 2024: The Council on American-Islamic Relations chapter in Austin (CAIR-Austin) today condemned Texas law enforcement for "unnecessary and excessive force" used to arrest student advocates calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and urged police to de-escalate the situation. The recent arrests of peaceful demonstrators exercising their right to protest against violence in the   more

CV societies propel plans forward for a new Board of Cardiovascular Medicine
DALLAS, Texas, April 25 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Efforts by the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Heart Failure Society of America, the Heart Rhythm Society and The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions to create a new, independent Board of Cardiovascular Medicine under the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) are closer to becoming a reality with the creation of a form  more

Doctors Offer 5 Nutritious Alternatives to Cow's Milk for Consumers Avoiding Dairy Over Concern About Bird Flu
WASHINGTON, April 24 [Category: Health Care] -- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine issued the following news release: On April 23, the FDA found remnants of bird flu virus in pasteurized milk. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a public health nonprofit of more than 17,000 doctors, is offering 5 Nutritious Alternatives to Cow's Milk for consumers concerned about bird flu in cow's milk. A virulent strain of bird flu was identified for the first time in U.S. cow's milk   more

Dr. Sahil Shah From Stanford University Awarded $90,000 Knights Templar Eye Foundation Grant to Research the Role of Kinesin Cargo and Adapter Specificity in Retinal Dystrophies
FLOWER MOUND, Texas, April 23 -- Knights Templar Eye Foundation issued the following news: Dr. Sahil Shah from the Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California was awarded a $90,000 grant for the research entitled: Role of kinesin cargo and adapter specificity in retinal dystrophies. Visual information from the world is first detected by cells in the retina, a photosensitive layer in the back of the eye. It is then converted into electrical signals and transmitted through the   more

Duke University student-athletes join the Nation of Lifesavers
DALLAS, Texas, April 25 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: DURHAM, N.C., April 25, 2024 -- Throughout the week of April 15, members of the Duke University men's and women's cross country teams participated in an American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training to learn the correct rate and depth of CPR compressions to be confident and capable when faced with a cardiac emergency. Learning Hands-Only CPR i  more

Emprendedores sociales y locales de Toledo: soliciten financiamiento ahora
DALLAS, Texas, April 22 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: TOLEDO, OHIO, 22 de abril de 2024 -- Las enfermedades cardiacas se identificaron como la principal causa de muerte en la ciudad de Toledo del condado de Lucas durante los ultimos cinco anos[1].Si bien la genetica puede influir en el desarrollo de la salud de un individuo, los factores de riesgo sociales, o las condiciones en las que las personas viven, estudian, trabajan y juega  more

Engaging pharmacists to improve atrial fibrillation care
DALLAS, Texas, April 23 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common type of irregular heartbeat, estimated to affect about 12.1 million U.S. adults by 2030.[1] The abnormal firing of electrical impulses causes part of the heart to quiver, or fibrillate, often leading to complications and up to a fivefold increased risk of stroke. To help ensure all patients with AFib receive the most appropriate ca  more

FFRF: Florida's New Public School Chaplain Law Undermines Religious Liberty
MADISON, Wisconsin, April 27 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed HB 931 into law, authorizing school districts to permit "volunteer school chaplains," he openly confirmed that the bill will discriminate against disfavored minority religions. The Freedom From Religion Foundation condemns this harmful new measure and encourages Florida residents to speak out against it. The public school chaplain law differs fr  more

Former NFF President Bob Casciola Passes Away
IRVING, Texas, April 27 -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame issued the following news release: Bob Casciola, who served as the president of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame from 1995 to January 2005 and executive director of the organization from 1991 to 1995, passed away April 25 after a brief illness. He was 89. "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Casciola, who so ably led our organization during an amazing period of growth  more

Foundation for Individual Rights & Expression: Journalist Jailed for Asking Police a Question Seeks Supreme Court Review
LAREDO, Texas, April 24 -- The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression issued the following news release: A journalist was thrown in a Texas jail for doing her job. Years later and still seeking justice, she is taking her case to the Supreme Court with the help of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression. "If they can throw me in jail for asking a question, none of our free speech rights are safe," said Priscilla Villarreal. "Our First Amendment rights don't depend on our po  more

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Leading Organizations With Prestigious 2024 Best Practices Awards
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 27 -- Frost and Sullivan, a provider of market research and analysis, growth strategy consulting and corporate training services across multiple industries, issued the following news release on April 26, 2024: The best in business gathered in Nashville, TN at the 2024 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards Gala held at the Loews Nashville Hotel at Vanderbilt Plaza. The gathering honored top business achievements of some of the most innovative and successful companies i  more

Frost & Sullivan: Are You Leveraging Circular Economy Strategies for Growth Within Your Manufacturing Operations?
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 26 -- Frost and Sullivan, a provider of market research and analysis, growth strategy consulting and corporate training services across multiple industries, issued the following news release: Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing webinar series delved into the topic, 'Transforming Waste to Wealth and promoting Circular Economy.' Led by industry experts, the session highlighted the critical role of transforming waste into wealth and circular economy principles for sustainabl  more

Good heart health in middle age may preserve brain function among Black women as they age
DALLAS, Texas, April 24 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: Middle-aged Black women with better heart health were less likely to show a decline in mental function compared with middle-aged Black women with worse heart health. In this study, heart health was unrelated to cognitive decline among middle-aged white women. A clinical trial is required to confirm if improving heart health among middle-aged Black women ma  more

GTI Energy: Groundbreaking H2@Scale Project Unveils Hydrogen Proto-Hub
AUSTIN, Texas, April 24 -- GTI Energy issued the following news release on April 23, 2024: Frontier Energy, Inc., GTI Energy, and the Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin, today hosted the grand opening of a hydrogen research and demonstration facility. It was developed as part of the "Demonstration and Framework for H2@Scale in Texas and Beyond" project, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office. This first-of-its-  more

HACU announces students selected for HNIP Ambassador Program
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 22 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has announced the 11 students to be HACU National Internship Program Ambassadors. The students selected served in federal internships during the spring semester through HNIP. The student from the following institutions will serve as HNIP Ambassadors : California State University, Fullerton -   more

HACU visits Madrid to host HACU on the Road
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 26 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities President and CEO Antonio R. Flores and staff were in Madrid, Spain on April 26, 2024, as part of its HACU on the Road tour. The event was held at Hotel Melia Serrano for invited participants. The event brought together members of the Madrid community and state leaders from the surrounding area  more

HACU, MGM Resorts International accepting scholarship applications
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 24 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is partnering with MGM Resorts International to award scholarships to eligible undergraduate freshman at HACU-member institutions. A total of 17 ($1,000) MGM Resorts International Scholarships will be awarded. The MGM Resorts International Scholarships are available to undergraduate freshman s  more

HACU, UnidosUS hold Roundtable Discussion with U.S. Department of Commerce at GateWay Community College
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 23 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * April 23, 2024SAN ANTONIO -The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and UnidosUS, held a roundtable discussion with U.S. Department of Commerce at GateWay Community College, Central City Campus in Phoenix, Arizona on April 23, 2024. Deputy Secretary Don Graves met with Hispanic-Serving Institution presidents, state officials, leaders   more

HARC and The Texas Solar for All Coalition Awarded Historic $250 Million EPA Funding to Close Solar Equity Gap in Texas
HOUSTON, Texas, April 23 -- Houston Advanced Research Center issued the following news release: On Earth Day, HARC is pleased to announce that the Texas Solar for All Coalition (Coalition) was awarded a $249.7 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. By receiving this historic grant, the Coalition will help accelerate investments in low-income solar and storage, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, close the solar equity gap for energy-burde  more

HFTP Announces 2024 CHTP of the Year Award Recipient: Troy Morton
AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 -- Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals issued the following news release: HFTP is thrilled to announce that Troy Morton, CHTP has earned the 2024 Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) of the Year award for attaining the highest score of the year. Morton will be recognized for his achievements during HITEC Charlotte 2024, taking place June 24-27 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Troy Morton's Background As part of the Aimbridge Hospitalit  more

Houston social entrepreneurs receive funds to provide health care access, resources
DALLAS, Texas, April 25 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: HOUSTON, April 25, 2024 -- The American Heart Association, celebrating 100 years of lifesaving service, distributed $420,000 from its Social Impact Funds to three local social enterprises across the Houston metropolitan area as part of its continuing efforts to sustainably address and positively impact social drivers of health. A $1.5 million contribution from the BNSF Railway Fo  more

IADA MARKET REPORT - RESALE UPTICK LEADS TO CONTINUED OPTIMISM FOR NEXT SIX MONTHS
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, April 23 (TNSres) -- The International Aircraft Dealers Association the following news release: The first quarter of 2024 ended on a buoyant note with an uptick in preowned business aircraft sales, according to the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA). IADA's First Quarter 2024 Market Report also indicated an optimistic outlook for the next six months. IADA-Accredited Dealers reported 253 resale transactions in the just ended first quarter, up from 239 in the fir  more

ISH Tecnologia Applauded by Frost & Sullivan for Its Market-Leading Position and Helping Secure and Grow Latin American Organizations
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 26 -- Frost and Sullivan, a provider of market research and analysis, growth strategy consulting and corporate training services across multiple industries, issued the following news release: Recently, Frost & Sullivan assessed the managed and professional security services industry and, based on its findings, recognizes ISH Tecnologia with the 2023 Brazilian Company of the Year Award. The company has over 27 years of experience delivering managed security services. It  more

Issues Commentary: Georgia Should Seize the Opportunity for Deeper Tax Cuts
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 23 -- The Georgia Public Policy Foundation issued the following commentary on April 22, 2024: * * * Georgia Should Seize the Opportunity for Deeper Tax Cuts By Kyle Wingfield, President and CEO How low can you go? Many states are asking that question of their tax codes, flush with inflated revenues and more than a little envious of how no-income-tax states such as Florida, Tennessee, and Texas are attracting employers and, just as important nowadays, workers. Georgia  more

Join the Nation of Lifesavers at NFL Draft in Detroit
DALLAS, Texas, April 25 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: DALLAS, April 25, 2024 -- The National Football League (NFL) and the American Heart Association want more people to be confident and capable when faced with a cardiac emergency as 9 out of every 10 people who experience cardiac arrest outside of a hospital die[1]. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), performed immediately, can double or triple a person's chance of survival. The N  more

Los empresarios sociales de Houston reciben fondos para brindar recursos y acceso a los cuidados de salud
DALLAS, Texas, April 25 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: HOUSTON, 25 de abril de 2024 -- La American Heart Association (la Asociacion Americana del Corazon), que celebra 100 anos de servicio salvando vidas, distribuyo $420,000 de Social Impact Funds a tres empresas sociales locales en el area metropolitana de Houston como parte de sus esfuerzos continuos para abordar de manera sostenible y generar un impacto positivo en los determinant  more

Methodist Health System: New President Announced at Methodist Charlton Medical Center
DALLAS, Texas, April 23 -- Methodist Health System issued the following news release: Methodist Health System has named Michael Stewart as the new president of Methodist Charlton Medical Center. A Florida native and veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Stewart will begin the latest chapter of his 20-year career in healthcare on May 21, following six years as chief executive officer of Saline Health System in Arkansas. "Michael brings a depth of experience to Methodist," said Pam Stoyanoff, presiden  more

Nationwide, 32 local schools win NFL PLAY 60 grants for physical activity
DALLAS, Texas, April 25 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: One school in each of the 32 National Football League (NFL) team hometowns has won a $1,000 grant for physical activity equipment as a part of the American Heart Association and the NFL's NFL PLAY 60 Fitness Tracking Competition. The competition encouraged classrooms to get moving for at least 60 minutes every day and log their movement minutes through the NFL PLAY 60 app. Physic  more

New CFG Action Ad - Former Orange County TX GOP Chair Slams Phelan
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- Club for Growth Action, an arm of the Club for Growth, issued the following news release: Club for Growth Action released a new ad targeting Speaker Dade Phelan in the Texas State House District 21 runoff election. The ad features Lydia Damrel, the former Chair of the Orange County Texas Republican Party, as she offers her insights into Phelan's background and why Texas voters should not trust him. This is the latest spot in Club for Growth Action's existing $4 million b  more

New scientific resources map food components to improve human and environmental health
DALLAS, Texas, April 24 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: DALLAS, April 24, 2024 -- The Periodic Table of Food Initiative ('the Initiative'), a pioneering collaboration led by the American Heart Association, the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, has unveiled an initial suite of scientific tools, data, and training aimed at revolutionizing global agriculture and nutrition. This first phase int  more

NFL PLAY 60 Fitness Break delivers movement to classrooms in advance of the NFL Draft
DALLAS, Texas, April 22 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: DALLAS, April 22, 2024 -- The American Heart Association, celebrating 100 years of lifesaving service, and the National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with its 32 NFL clubs, are challenging kids to get moving to support mental and physical health with the latest installment of NFL PLAY 60 Fitness Break broadcast series leading up to the live Draft coverage from Detroit.   more

NFL's Chiefs add lifesavers to the chain of survival in Kansas City
DALLAS, Texas, April 22 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: KANSAS CITY, April 22, 2024 -- The American Heart Association and the Kansas City Chiefs brought cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, April 21. More than 200 youth athletes, coaches, league administrators, school athletic directors, and high school coaches attended to learn the lifesa  more

PETA: Whole Foods' Ties to Forced Monkey Labor Prompt Guerilla Graffiti Barrage Outside HQ and Flagship Store
AUSTIN, Texas, April 24 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: Whole Foods execs have a dirty secret--and PETA is using clean graffitito expose it. The group has pressure-washed an unmissable message on the sidewalks outside the company's flagship store in Austin warning potential customers that the chain continues to sell coconut milk from Thailand even though it knows that the country's coconut industry is driven by the forced labor of endangered pig  more

Promover la participacion de los farmaceuticos para mejorar la atencion de la fibrilacion auricular
DALLAS, Texas, April 23 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: DALLAS, 23 de abril de 2024 -- La fibrilacion auricular, o AFib, es el tipo mas comun de latido de corazon irregular y se estima que afectara aproximadamente a 12.1 millones de adultos estadounidenses para 2030.[1] La activacion anormal de impulsos electricos provoca el temblor o la fibrilacion de una parte del corazon. Muchas veces, esto genera complicaciones y aumenta hasta cin  more

Recognizing Excellence: NAFA Celebrates the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager Graduates at I&E
EDISON, New Jersey, April 23 -- The NAFA Fleet Management Association issued the following news release: NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry's largest membership association, proudly celebrates the accomplishments of the graduates of its Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) program. These future fleet leaders were just honored at NAFA's 2024 Institute & Expo (I&E) in San Antonio, Texas. "We are excited to recognize the outstanding achievements of our CAFM   more

Samsara Named Winner of NAFA's 2024 Innovations Showcase
EDISON, New Jersey, April 25 -- The NAFA Fleet Management Association issued the following news release: NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry's largest membership association, just announced Samsara as the winner of its 2024 Innovations Showcase at its annual Institute & Expo (I&E) in San Antonio, Texas. Samsara was among thirteen companies to present their product launches and innovations in front of I&E attendees. Through the People's Choice Award, I&E attend  more

Scientists in Missouri, Virginia receive pediatric heart transplantation research grants
DALLAS, Texas, April 22 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Scientific researchers in Missouri and Virginia have been awarded nearly $1.4 million each in grants to study ways to extend the life expectancy and improve the quality of life for children with a transplanted heart. These two research awards mark the latest round of funding for a joint $3 million scientific research initiative between the American Heart Association, celebrating   more

Security Industry Association and International Biometrics + Identity Association Oppose Adding Extraneous Prohibitions on TSA Use of Facial Biometrics in Potential FAA Measure
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, April 27 -- The Security Industry Association issued the following news release: The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) have urged Congress to oppose inclusion in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization measure of an extraneous provision seeking to prohibit the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from using facial recognition technology. In an April 15, 2024, letter (https://www.  more

Sierra Club, Southern Border Communities Coalition, and ACLU Act to Protect Border Wall Remediation Settlement Amid Texas Court Decision
SAN DIEGO, California, April 25 (TNSres) -- The Southern Border Communities Coalition, a program of Alliance San Diego, issued the following news release: In response to a recent Texas court order (https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txsd.1836123/gov.uscourts.txsd.1836123.128.0.pdf) implicating Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition's (SBCC) settlement with the U.S. government concerning the illegal use of military construction funds for border wall projects,  more

Sierra Club: Texas Communities Welcome Strong Mercury Rule to Rein In Lignite Pollution
CHRISTINE, Texas, April 26 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release on April 25, 2024: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a package of four federal rules that will cut air and water pollution from power plants across the country. One of these rules, the updated Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), will have a particularly big impact on Texas communities near lignite-burning power plants because it will - for the first time - require these plants to follow   more

SPJ Condemns Arrest of Fox 7 News Photojournalists, Calls for Law Enforcement to Allow Journalists to Report Without Interference
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, April 26 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: As more protests take place at college campuses across the country, the Society of Professional Journalists reminds law enforcement that journalists should be allowed to cover the story without interference and condemns the arrest of a Fox 7 News photojournalist at Wednesday's University of Texas protest. SPJ demands that the Texas Department of Public Safety drop all charges against the photog  more

SwRI TO DISCUSS CONNECTED VEHICLE DATA EXCHANGES, AI TOOLS AT 2024 ITS AMERICA CONFERENCE & EXPO
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 24 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: During this week's ITS America Conference & Expo, Southwest Research Institute will share its latest intelligent transportation systems (ITS) research designed to integrate connected vehicle data exchanges and artificial intelligence into public transportation infrastructure. "SwRI's ITS solutions are designed to improve safety for the traveling public using software that helps transportation agenci  more

SwRI'S MARC JANSSENS RECOGNIZED FOR ROLE IN ESTABLISHING CONE CALORIMETER FIRE TESTING
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 25 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Southwest Research Institute's Dr. Marc Janssens was named a "DiNenno Prize Laureate" for his role in the widespread adoption of the cone calorimeter, a fire-testing tool that accurately measures heat release and material flammability. The National Fire Protection Association recognized the cone calorimeter with the 2024 Philip J. DiNenno Prize for its lasting impact on fire safety. Dr. Vytenis Babra  more

SwRI-LED ECLIPSE PROJECTS SHED NEW LIGHT ON SOLAR CORONA
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 23 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Teams led by Southwest Research Institute successfully executed two groundbreaking experiments -- by land and air -- collecting unique solar data from the total eclipse that cast a shadow from Texas to Maine on April 8, 2024. The Citizen Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse (CATE) 2024 experiment engaged more than 200 community participants in a broad, approachable and inclusive attempt to make a c  more

TAB Statement on Texas Being Named 'Best State For Business' For Record-Breaking 20th Year
AUSTIN, Texas, April 25 -- The Texas Association of Business issued the following statement on April 24, 2024: * * * Today, Texas Association of Business (TAB) President and CEO Glenn Hamer issued the following statement after Chief Executive Magazine named Texas the 'Best State for Business' for a record-breaking 20th year: "With Texas' continued commitment to low taxes and reasonable regulations, combined with recent investments in workforce and the largest property tax cut in state histor  more

Texas Association of Business, Longview Chamber of Commerce Challenge Federal Trade Commission's Noncompete Rule
AUSTIN, Texas, April 27 -- The Texas Association of Business issued the following joint statement on April 26, 2024, with Longview Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kelly Hall: * * * Today, Texas Association of Business (TAB) President and CEO Glenn Hamer and Longview Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kelly Hall issued the following joint statement on joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week to challenge the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rulemaking that would ban employer n  more

Texas Association of Realtors: Texas Home Sales Remain Steady in the First Quarter of 2024
AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 (TNSres) -- The Texas Association of Realtors issued the following news release on April 22, 2024: The number of Texas homes sold in the first quarter of 2024 was nearly identical to the total in the first quarter a year ago, according to the Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by Texas REALTORS(R). The supply of homes on the market increased, while the statewide median price of $330,950 was 1.6% higher than in 2023. "Market conditions vary by location, and ab  more

Texas Freedom Network Rebukes Use of Excessive Force, Violation of Constitutional Rights at the University of Texas
AUSTIN, Texas, April 27 -- The Texas Freedom Network issued the following news release: Law enforcement Wednesday arrested over 50 people during peaceful protests at the University of Texas in Austin. Travis County Attorney Delia Garza's office Friday confirmed that charges have been dropped in all 57 arrests made during the protest. Texas Freedom Network Deputy Director Carisa Lopez (she/her/ella) had the following reaction: "The right to peaceful protest and free speech is the bedrock of o  more

Texas Freedom Network: Texas Rising Hosts HBCU Empowerment Summit, Uplifts Black Organizing
HOUSTON, Texas, April 23 -- The Texas Freedom Network issued the following news release: Texas Rising, a leading statewide grassroots organization focused on mobilizing young Texans and Texans of color, Saturday brought together student activists for the first HBCU Empowerment Summit. The event provided an inclusive platform for college-age students to build connections, enhance organizing skills, and generate positive change within the Black community in Texas and beyond. The summit was held   more

Toledo local social impact entrepreneurs: Apply now for funding
DALLAS, Texas, April 22 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: TOLEDO, OHIO, April 22, 2024 -- Heart disease is recognized as the leading cause of death in Toledo-Lucas County for the past five years[1]. While genetics can influence an individual's health outcomes, social risk factors - or the conditions where people live, learn, work and play - adversely affect a wide range of outcomes[2]. Aiming to address these social drivers of health,   more

Travel Advisor Conference 2024 Officially Sold Out
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, April 23 -- The American Society of Travel Advisors issued the following news release: The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is pleased to announce that its annual flagship event, the Travel Advisor Conference, has sold out for 2024. The highly anticipated event, scheduled for May 29-31 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, has generated an unprecedented level of interest from travel professionals worldwide. "We are thrilled to announce that the Travel Advisor   more

University leaders join HACU in Spain visit promoting collaboration
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 22 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities' staff and educational leaders from universities in the United States are in Spain for an educational tour from April 22-26, 2024. This initiative, organized in collaboration between HACU, the Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education (SEPIE), ICEX Spain Export and Investment, a  more

US Universities Should Respect Right to Protest
NEW YORK, April 26 [Category: International] -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news: Pro-Palestine university campus protests have spread across the United States, with harsh crackdowns at some institutions, including Columbia University, the University of Texas, and Emory University. These include mass suspensions, evictions from university housing, and arrests of students, faculty, legal observers, and journalists covering these events. Columbia University students set up tents on c  more

USDA nutrition standards will put healthier meals on school menus
DALLAS, Texas, April 24 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Nancy Brown, chief executive of the American Heart Association, the world's leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health that is celebrating 100 years of saving lives, issued the following statement in response to today's announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of a final rule that will more closely align school meal standards with the 2020  more

VFS Announces the Winners of the 4th Annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight Competition
FAIRFAX, Virginia, April 23 -- The Vertical Flight Society issued the following news release on April 22, 2024: The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) today announces the winners of its fourth annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Competition. Texas A&M University took first place, University of Maryland took second and the Georgia Institute of Technology took third. VFS awarded a total of more than $5,000 in the competition. This year's DBVF student competition was a great success. Of the ori  more

VFS Announces the Winners of the 4th Annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight Competition
FAIRFAX, Virginia, April 24 -- The Vertical Flight Society issued the following news release: The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) today announces the winners of its fourth annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Competition. Texas A&M University took first place, University of Maryland took second and the Georgia Institute of Technology took third. VFS awarded a total of more than $5,000 in the competition. This year's DBVF student competition was a great success. Of the original 16 teams tha  more

Vodafone Earns Frost & Sullivan's 2024 European Company of the Year Award for Redefining Water Management Technology Across Europe
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 23 -- Frost and Sullivan, a provider of market research and analysis, growth strategy consulting and corporate training services across multiple industries, issued the following news release: Frost & Sullivan recently researched the smart water metering industry and, based on its findings, recognizes Vodafone Group Plc with the 2024 European Company of the Year Award. Vodafone is a leader in telecommunications and has expanded its offerings to include smart metering so  more