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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 32 items )  

Amazon and EBay Motors at the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association Aftermarket Intellectual Property Forum: Protecting Brands in Mega Online Marketplaces
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, June 20 -- The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, a division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, issued the following news release: The landmark report released this year by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and Roland Berger, one of the leading global consultancy firms, notes a "new retail" aftermarket is emerging - and protecting brands and intellectual property (IP) in this evolving environment is more  more

American Heart Association Names New National Volunteer Leaders
DALLAS, Texas, June 19 -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: * * * - North Carolina health care executive, Stanford cardiologist assume top positions * * * Bertram L. Scott, a nationally recognized health care executive from Charlotte, North Carolina, and Robert A. Harrington, M.D., FAHA, an acclaimed interventional cardiologist from Stanford, California, will lead the American Heart Association, as it enters its 2019-2020 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019. Al  more

American Water Works Association Announces Winners of ACE19 Fresh Ideas Poster Competition
DENVER, Colorado, June 18 -- The American Water Works Association issued the following news release: The American Water Works Association has announced the winners of its annual Fresh Ideas Poster Competition for students that took place during AWWA's Annual Conference & Exposition in Denver last week. The first-place winner is Amir Alansari representing AWWA's North Carolina and South Carolina Sections for his poster entitled "Next-Generation Coagulation Optimization for Drinking Water Treatm  more

Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association Names Paul McCarthy as New Head as Aftermarket Industry Faces Important Challenges
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, June 20 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association (AASA) has tapped Paul McCarthy to lead the association as president and chief operating officer, effective July 1, 2019. McCarthy comes up through AASA's top leadership, where he had served nearly three years as second in command and executive vice president to AASA's previous president and COO Bill Long. Long w  more

Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association Names Paul McCarthy as New Head as Aftermarket Industry Faces Important Challenges
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, June 20 -- The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, a division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, issued the following news release: The Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association (AASA) has tapped Paul McCarthy to lead the association as president and chief operating officer, effective July 1, 2019. McCarthy comes up through AASA's top leadership, where he had served nearly three years as second in command and executive vice  more

Brandon Neal Named Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Legal Officer for Novant Health
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 18 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health is pleased to announce Brandon Neal as senior vice president and deputy chief legal officer. In this role, Neal will support Frank Emory Jr., executive vice president and chief legal officer for Novant Health, in all legal functions of the organization, including oversight for compliance and risk mitigation, as well as internal audit strategies and alignment throughout the organization. "We are  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: Ashley Gustafson Named Head Softball Coach
MURFREESBORO, North Carolina, June 17 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The Chowan Athletic Department announced the hiring of Ashley Gustafson as the head coach of the Chowan Softball program. Ashley Gustafson is no stranger to Chowan athletics after spending three seasons as an assistant coach under former coach Brian DeWitt from 2014-2017. Gustafson returns to Chowan after spending the past two years as a middle school teach at Conway Middle Sch  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: Chavis Basketball League Starts Regular Season on Wednesday at Saint Augustine's University Emery Gymnasium
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 18 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The Chavis Men's Summer Basketball League begins the regular season on Wednesday, June 19, at Emery Gymnasium on the Saint Augustine's University campus. Admission is free. Games are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. The regular season lasts six weeks followed by the postseason tournament, which starts July 29. The championship game is  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: Former Golden Bull Brittney Dorsett Plays for Canada
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 20 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: Former Johnson C. Smith University women's basketball player Brittney Dorsett is a member of the FIBA 3x3 Basketball Canadian National Team. This is the first-ever FIBA 3x3 competition dedicated to women. The Italian city of Turin played home to the second stop of the inaugural 3x3 Women's Series, also served as Canada's debut on the circuit. There are more than eight teams partic  more

Common Cause: GOP Gerrymandering Guru and High-Level Census Bureau Official Discussed Census Citizenship Question
WASHINGTON, June 14 -- Common Cause issued the following news release: Evidence collected during an anti-gerrymandering lawsuit in North Carolina could play a critical role in a separate lawsuit seeking to block a citizenship question from being added to the census. MALDEF and Asian Americans Advancing Justice submitted new evidence from the Thomas Hofeller files to a federal court in Maryland on Friday and will ask U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel to reconsider his earlier ruling on whether  more

Duke Health: Duke Children's Hospital Ranked by U.S. News & World Report
DURHAM, North Carolina, June 21 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: * * * - Hospital earns top 50 rankings in nine of 10 specialties included in ratings * * * U.S. News & World Report has ranked Duke Children's Hospital among the top 50 children's medical centers nationally in nine of 10 specialties that comprise the magazine's analysis. "Duke Children's team was the highest ranked children's hospital in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia," said Thomas Owens, M.D., pr  more

Duke Health: Scaffold Helps Cells Repair Torn Meniscus in Lab Tests
DURHAM, North Carolina, June 19 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: * * * - Scaffold-aided repair led to stronger meniscus, laying groundwork for potential human tests * * * "A partial meniscus removal is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic surgeries in the U.S.," said Amy McNulty, Ph.D., an assistant professor in orthopedic surgery at Duke and senior author of the paper. "The damaged tissue must be cut out because it's causing pain or catching, but when the tissue c  more

Global Campaign Highlights Worldwide Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees Ahead of Int'l Tree Biotech Conf. in North Carolina
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 20 -- The Global Justice Ecology Project issued the following news release: * * * - The social and ecological dangers of genetically engineered trees spark global outrage * * * The global Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees is in Raleigh, NC during the 2019 Tree Biotechnology Conference of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), to highlight worldwide opposition to the development of genetically engineered trees (GE) trees. Th  more

Julie Marchesan Received the American Association for Dental Research Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, June 19 -- The American Association for Dental Research issued the following news release: The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) announced Julie Marchesan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA is the 2019 recipient of the AADR Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship. Marchesan was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 97th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Mee  more

Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association Applauds Passage of United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in Mexico and Calls for US to Follow Lead
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, June 20 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) applauds Mexico, which took the lead this week and passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) - making it the first county to ratify the new North American trade deal. As the association that represents the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the United States, MEMA calls on the U.S. Cong  more

Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association Testifies Before Congressional Committee on Energy and Environment Regarding Safe Affordable Fuel Efficient Program
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, June 21 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: On June 20, 2019, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) member Ramzi Hermiz, President and CEO of Shiloh Industries, Inc., and Chairman of the Board of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, testified jointly on behalf of Shiloh and MEMA before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protec  more

Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association Testifies Before United States Trade Representative on Impact of China Tariffs
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, June 21 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) testified June 21 before the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington D.C. regarding the Trump Administration's proposal to implement Section 301 tariffs on China. The hearing began on June 17 and will end on June 25. MEMA is one of more than 300 representatives speaking on beh  more

Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association to Testify Before the United States Trade Representative Friday on Tariffs to Chinese Imports
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, June 18 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) will testify before the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on June 21 regarding the Trump Administration's proposal to implement Section 301 tariffs on China. More than 300 companies and organizations will speak to the USTR, including representatives from Best Buy, New Balance, TCL and  more

National Pork Producers Council Thanks USDA for Implementing Farm Bill Program to Reduce Feral Swine Populations
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- The National Pork Producers Council issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it was offering $75 million in funding--as part of the 2018 Farm Bill- for the eradication and control of feral swine through the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program. The pilot program is a joint effort between USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). David Herrin  more

New Lab Open at North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Cullowhee Campus
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, June 21 -- The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching issued the following news: Teachers can collaborate and work on hands-on, creative projects in the new Lab at NCCAT's Cullowhee campus. Transforming the computer lab into a Makerspace lab involved a group effort with NCCAT staff Pete Kesselring, Operations and System Analyst, Chief Academic Officer Dr. Karen Sumner, and NCCAT Senior STEM Innovator Darcy Grimes. The group spent a year researching in  more

North Carolina Waste Awareness and Reduction Network: Orange County Takes Bold Step to Address Climate Emergency
DURHAM, North Carolina, June 19 -- The North Carolina Waste Awareness and Reduction Network issued the following news release: Yesterday the Orange County Board of Commissioners passed a budget that includes nearly a half-million dollars over the next year dedicated to climate action through clean energy projects. It's an unprecedented show of leadership at an extraordinary point in time, and it really needs to be followed by many other local governments across North Carolina and beyond. In pr  more

Novant Health Helps People With Cancer Thrive During and After Treatment
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, June 19 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Through the generosity of the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation and SherryStrong.org, Novant Health has partnered with the Healing Kitchens Institute to offer patients with a cancer diagnosis free online access to the Cancer Fighting Kitchen Course, a self-guided class that includes a library of short videos about healthy eating through cancer, as well as simple recipes that nourish body and spirit. The program  more

RTI International: U.S. News & World Report Releases 2019-20 Best Children's Hospitals Rankings
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, June 18 -- RTI International issued the following news release: U.S. News & World Report today released the 2019-20 Best Children's Hospitals rankings of America's top pediatric facilities. RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, collected and analyzed data from children's hospitals and surveyed thousands of pediatric specialists to help produce the rankings. The new edition highlights the top 50 centers in each of these 10 pediatric specialti  more

RTI International: Yiying Xiong Invited to Join the Committee for Integrated Operations of Hydropower Stations and Reservoirs
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, June 21 -- RTI International issued the following news release: * * * - RTI Center for Water Resources expert receives honor at the International Commission of Large Dams (ICOLD) from Committee chairman * * * Yiying Xiong, a Senior Water Resources Engineer with the RTI Center for Water Resources (CWR), was recently invited to become a member of the Committee for Integrated Operations of Hydropower Stations and Reservoirs at the International Commission  more

Sigma Xi: Find Your Next Adventure
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, June 17 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: Sigma Xi member Mary Ellen Close of Salem, Wisconsin, has watched eclipses with astronomers, slept on a Trans-Siberian Railway train, and seen a wild hippo along the Nile, all through Sigma Xi Expeditions. Managed by Betchart Expeditions, this program offers members unique vacations led by naturalists, archaeologists, anthropologists, social scientists, or local residents. O  more

Sigma Xi: Grants Help Chapters With Educational Projects
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, June 17 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: A group of high school science teachers spent two days recently in Adirondack State Park in upstate New York. They were taking a crash course in the latest DNA sequencing technology. They collected insects and learned how to isolate the samples' DNA to carry out DNA sequencing and bioinformatics analyses to identify species. Undergraduate students from State University of New  more

Sigma Xi: STEM Art and Film Festival Coming to Wisconsin
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, June 17 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: Join us at the first Sigma Xi STEM Art and Film Festival on November 17, 2019, at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Celebrating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), the festival will feature artwork and films that portray the beauty of STEM, communicate STEM principles, and depict scientific discoveries and phenomena. A special exhibi  more

Stay in Touch With Sigma Xi
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, June 17 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: For you to get the most from your membership, affiliate status, or explorer status, Sigma Xi needs your current contact information. Updating your profile information is easy when you follow these steps. * Go to www.sigmaxi.org, click "Login" in the top-right corner, and then enter your email address and password. (If you haven't created a password, click "Forgot Your Passw  more

Telecommunications Industry Association Hosts Smart Buildings Programming at the IoT Community's Slam Live Conference
ARLINGTON, Virginia, June 18 -- The Telecommunications Industry Association issued the following news release: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced a slate of smart building-specific programming for the Internet of Things Community's (IoT Community) Slam Live Conference from June 20 - 21, 2019 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. On June 20, TIA Senior   more

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Issues Statement on White House Workforce Advisory Board Meeting
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 18 -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement by CEO Thomas J. Donohue on White House Workforce Advisory Board meeting: "We applaud the administration's continued leadership on the important issue of the future workforce in America, and we appreciate the opportunity to bring the business community's perspective to the table with industry and policy leaders. "Looking to the future of our economy and our citizens, the U.S. Chamber remains fully  more

USA Rice Federation: Southern States Share Ag Strategies
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 21 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news: USA Rice was a sponsor of the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture (SASDA) conference hosted by the Texas Department of Agriculture here last week. SASDA is comprised of the Commissioners, Secretaries, and Directors of Agriculture from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virgini  more

Waterkeeper Alliance: Community, Environmental Groups File Constitutional Challenge to Laws Limiting Individual Property Rights
NEW YORK, June 19 -- The Waterkeeper Alliance issued the following news release: North Carolina environmental and community groups today filed a constitutional challenge to state laws limiting nuisance suits against industrial hog operations, contending these laws violate due process and property rights under the state Constitution. The suit, filed in Wake County, challenges House Bill 467 and Senate Bill 711, which passed over the governor's vetoes in 2017 and 2018, respectively. The suit, wh  more