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Georgia Tipoffs: Public Policy Newsletter for Thursday January 11, 2018 ( 6 items )  

Actress, Director Bonnie Wright Joins Greenpeace to Deliver Message to Coca-Cola Headquarters: 'Don't Choke Our Oceans. No More Plastic'
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 10 -- Greenpeace issued the following news release: Actress and director Bonnie Wright joined Greenpeace USA activists at Coca-Cola headquarters today to deliver the message that more than 585,000 people want the company to abandon single-use plastics. Activists dressed as marine creatures entangled in Coke's plastic trash delivered the petition to the company's leadership, highlighting the impacts of its single-use plastics to the ocean. "At a time when companies should  more

CAIR-Georgia Thanks Atlanta's City Jail for Allowing Inmates to Cover Their Hair for Religious Reasons
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 10 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today thanked the City of Atlanta Detention Center for agreeing to permit inmates who cover their hair for religious reasons -- including Muslim women -- to do so while detained. "We thank the City of Atlanta for agreeing to a policy that protects religious freedom, as well as the jail's security," said Edward   more

Gene/Cell Connection Provides New Insight Into How Our Gut Microbiome Stays Healthy
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Jan. 10 -- Augusta University issued the following news release: Paneth cells are like an internal antibiotic that eliminates unwanted microbes that make their way into our small intestine and helps us maintain a healthy gut microbiome. When the Paneth cells in our small intestine become dysfunctional or in short supply, it appears to set us up for potentially painful and debilitating inflammatory bowel disease and maybe even cancer. Now a Medical College of Georgia research  more

Georgia on Track to Become the Next State to Pass Congressional Term Limits Resolution
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 11 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, is currently gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specifically to enact term limits on Congress. Florida became the first state to pass the resolution in 2016 and Georgia's Senate advanced the measure to it's halfway mar  more

Georgia Southern's Online Programs Recognized for Excellence in Latest Rankings By U.S. News & World Report
STATESBORO, Georgia, Jan. 10 -- Georgia Southern University issued the following news release: Georgia Southern University's online programs have again been recognized for excellence in rankings released by U.S. News & World Report for the best online programs among colleges and universities across the country for 2018. Georgia Southern ranked just above the top 100 for 2018 Best Online Bachelor's Programs, tying with 10 other universities for the 115th spot out of nearly 350 ranked institutio  more

LOMA Life Industry Forecast: Modest Gains in 2018
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 11 -- LOMA (formerly Life Office Management Association) issued the following news release: Life insurance industry executives predict modest growth in 2018, according to a recent survey by LOMA's Resource magazine. The prolonged low-interest-rate environment, coupled with the high costs of replacing aging technology platforms and complying with new regulations, will continue to challenge profits. Survey participants also suggested new technology will continue to impact   more