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Georgia Tipoffs: Public Policy Newsletter for Saturday January 20, 2018 ( 5 items )  

Announcement for 2017 Guinea Worm Disease Case Totals
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 19 -- The Carter Center issued the following news release: The Carter Center, together with its partners, recognizes continued progress in the global Guinea worm eradication campaign. In 2017, there were only 20 villages with cases of Guinea worm disease in two countries, both in Africa, compared to 23,735 villages in 21 countries on two continents in 1991. From January through December 2017, there were 30 indigenous Guinea worm cases reported provisionally in isolated ar  more

Fado Irish Pub is Drinking Irish Coffee to Support the St. Baldrick's Foundation
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 19 -- The St. Baldrick's Foundation issued the following news release: On Jan. 20, Fado Irish Pubs will kick off the fundraising season with a five-day campaign of drinking Irish coffee and raising awareness about the St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. From Jan. 20-25, for every Irish coffee sold, $1 will be donated to St. Baldrick's to fund the most promising childhood cancer research. In addition, during the same d  more

Georgia Sets New Employment Records Under GOP Governor Nathan Deal
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release: Thanks to GOP Governor Nathan Deal's pro-jobs policies, Georgia's economy is experiencing unprecedented growth, setting new employment records in 2017. Over the last year, the state created over 83,000 new jobs, driving unemployment down by 1.1 percent, and just last month, Georgia added another 5,600 jobs to end the year with "an all-time record high of 4,518,900." As Governor Deal remains committed   more

SCAD Announces Line-up for 2018 ATVfest in Atlanta
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 19 -- The Savannah College of Art and Design issued the following news release: The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced today its lineup for the sixth annual SCAD aTVfest, Atlanta's only TV festival attracting industry-leading producers, directors, writers and actors to SCAD's award-winning buildings in Midtown Atlanta. Known as the premiere destination for TV shows, the festival will be held Thursday, Feb. 1 through Saturday, Feb. 3 at several SCAD Atlan  more

Winship Names ACS-IRG Award Recipients
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 19 -- Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute issued the following news release: Five cancer researchers are the newest recipients of pilot funding through Winship's American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, designed to support new projects by promising early-career investigators. Investigators who received funding in the current American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant cycle are: Curtis Henry, PhD Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Delineatin  more