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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 43 items )  

Alabama A.G. Marshall Praises U.S. Supreme Court Decision Declaring Cross on State Property Constitutional
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, June 20 -- Alabama Attorney General Steve T. Marshall issued the following news release: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall praised a U.S. Supreme Court decision today upholding the constitutionality of a World War I memorial in the shape of a cross. On Wednesday, the high court voted 7-2 that a 40-foot cross erected in 1925 to honor fallen World War I soldiers from a Maryland community does not violate the U.S. Constitution's Establishment Clause. "I applaud the Sup  more

Auburn University: U.S. Beekeepers Report Record Rate of Colony Loss Over 2018-19 Winter
AUBURN, Alabama, June 19 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: Beekeepers across the U.S. lost 40.7 percent of their managed honey bee colonies from April 1, 2018, to April 1, 2019, and experienced the highest rate of winter loss in 13 years, preliminary results of the annual nationwide colony loss survey show. Conducted by the nonprofit Bee Informed Partnership with Auburn University and University of Maryland entomologists collecting and analyzing the data, the survey pegs   more

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. Customers Receive $25 for Old, Working Window Air Conditioners and Dehumidifiers During Recycling Event in Columbia, Maryland
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 21 -- Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., a subsidiary of Exelon, issued the following news release: * * * - Event helps the environment and supports EmPOWER Maryland * * * Today, BGE's Smart Energy Savers Program(R) hosts a recycling event during which customers are able to drop off up to three room air conditioners or dehumidifiers to be recycled in exchange for $25 for each appliance. The event is being held at the Columbia SportsPark, located at 5453 Harpers Farm Ro  more

Bowie State University: Culturally Responsive Program Offers Solutions in Opioid Crisis
BOWIE, Maryland, June 20 -- Bowie State University issued the following news release: * * * - Bowie State Program Trains 100+ Nationally Certified Addiction Counselors * * * In response to the nation's skyrocketing opioid-related deaths, Bowie State University has prepared more than 100 people to become nationally certified substance abuse counselors through a program that teaches a highly effective model for addiction recovery using a cultural responsive approach. In two years, 105 behavio  more

Buena Vista University Launches Track Within Online Master's Degree Program Powered by Discovery Education
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, June 19 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: * * * - The New Technology Integrationist Track is Designed to Bolster K-12 Educator Professional Learning and Student Academic Success * * * Iowa's Buena Vista University (BVU) is launching a new track within their online Master's Degree program designed from the ground up for the full-time K-12 educator powered by Discovery Education, the leader in standards-a  more

Ciena Helps Banco Votorantim Move to the Cloud
HANOVER, Maryland, June 20 -- Ciena issued the following news release: * * * - Private bank in Brazil establishes new transport network for cloud migration * * * Banco Votorantim, Brazil's fifth largest private bank in assets, will implement Ciena's (NYSE: CIEN) industry-leading packet-optical platform to modernize its database and migrate to the cloud in an effort to provide innovative banking services to more than four million customers. Key Facts: * Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Banco V  more

DLA Piper Advises Tubi on IPO and ASX Listing
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 21 -- DLA Piper issued the following news: Global law firm DLA Piper has advised Tubi Limited (ASX: 2BE) on its AUD48.5 million initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Founded in 2009 by Marcello Russo and headquartered in Sydney, the company has developed a unique proprietary technology for modular mobile manufacturing plants for the production of High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) pipes (Mobile Plant) and uses the transp  more

DLA Piper Named Among the Top 10 Firms Globally for Restructuring
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 18 -- DLA Piper issued the following news: Global Restructuring Review (GRR) has unveiled its annual ranking of the world's leading restructuring law firms, with DLA Piper ranked #7 in the GRR 30, up three places from the previous year. The GRR 30 table is the ranking of the standout firms in the GRR 100, an annual guide to the world's leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters. A number of factors are considered when making the 100 list   more

Dr. Monica Goldson Appointed Prince George's County Public Schools Chief Executive Officer
UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland, June 18 -- Prince George's County Public Schools issued the following news release: * * * - First woman from Prince George's County to lead school system, second woman in PGCPS history * * * Prince George's County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks announced the appointment Tuesday of Dr. Monica Goldson as Chief Executive Officer of Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Goldson has served in the interim role since July 2018. She has  more

During National Safety Month, Baltimore Gas and Electric Reminds Customers About Natural Gas and Electric Safety
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 18 -- Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., a subsidiary of Exelon, issued the following news release: June is National Safety Month, the perfect time to remind customers about the importance of natural gas and electric safety. While BGE's top priority is always the safety of its employees and customers, it's important that customers understand their role in energy safety as well. Natural gas is colorless, tasteless, and odorless in its natural state. An additive, known as   more

DynCorp International Awarded First Task Order on Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew and Related Services Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity Supporting UC-35 Aircraft
MCLEAN, Virginia, June 20 -- DynCorp International, a subsidiary of Delta Tucker Holdings, issued the following news release: On May 24, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River, Maryland awarded DynCorp International our first task order under the recently acquired seat on the Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew and Related Services (CMMARS) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. This task order is for performance-based Contractor Logistics Support (CL  more

Hughes Earns No. 2 Ranking Among Carrier Managed Software-Defined Wide-Area Network Providers Based on U.S. Market Share
GERMANTOWN, Maryland, June 17 -- Hughes Network Systems issued the following news release: * * * - Award-winning HughesON Managed SD-WAN positions Hughes at the forefront of top competitors on the Vertical Systems Group LEADERBOARD * * * Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a leading provider of managed network services under its HughesON(TM) brand, announced today that it earned a top spot on the 2018 U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN LEADERBOARD by Vertical Systems Group, an industry-leading in  more

Indiana University: Public Opinion Data Offers Insights Into Transgender Issues
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, June 18 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Indiana University issued the following news release: In the first national public opinion survey of its kind, sociologists from Indiana University, the University of Maryland and Ohio State University found evidence that undermines some of the primary arguments used to restrict the rights of transgender Americans. The article, "Americans' Perceptions of Transgender People's Sex: Evidence from a National Survey Experiment," which appears   more

Interim Superintendent to Serve as Consultant to Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent
TOWSON, Maryland, June 19 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: Interim Superintendent Verletta White will continue her employment with Baltimore County Public Schools in the capacity of a consultant to the superintendent for the 2019-2020 school year. On June 18, the Board of Education of Baltimore County accepted White's proposal to spend the next year studying the recruitment and retention of teachers, particularly in high-need areas, such as special educatio  more

Kansas A.G. Schmidt Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision Upholding Constitutionality of Bladensburg Peace Cross
TOPEKA, Kansas, June 20 -- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement on the Supreme Court decision in American Legion vs. American Humanist Association upholding the constitutionality of a large Latin cross that stands on public property in Bladensburg, Maryland, as a memorial to military personnel killed in action during World War I: "Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision elevates common sense and respect for our nation's religious diversity and traditions above strid  more

Marriott International Signs Contract With BPM Real Estate Group to Bring The Ritz-Carlton Brand to Portland, Pacific Northwest for First Time
BETHESDA, Maryland, June 20 -- Marriott International issued the following news: Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has signed an agreement with developer BPM Real Estate Group to bring its Ritz-Carlton brand for the first time to Portland and the Pacific Northwest. Under the contract, the brand would manage 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units - including eight spacious penthouses - within a nearly $600 million, 35-story tower that would have sweeping views of the city's majestic   more

Maryland A.G. Announce $2.5 Million Settlement of Lawsuit Against Sham Cancer Charities
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 20 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith today announced a $2.5 million recovery resulting from multistate litigation against the former operator of several false cancer charities. The settlement is the result of a landmark lawsuit against against four affiliated sham charities - the Cancer Fund of America, Inc., The Breast Cancer Society, Inc., C  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Asks Congress to Take Action to Protect Integrity of America's Elections
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 18 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: * * * - Coalition of AGs asks for grants, security standards, and bipartisan election-security legislation to address "persistent threats to our election systems" * * * Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general in expressing a "significant concern regarding the persistent threats to our election systems." The attorneys general are asking Co  more

Maryland Department of Agriculture: Sign-Up Begins for USDA's Dairy Margin Coverage Program
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 18 -- The Maryland Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: * * * - State Will Cover Premium Costs for Maryland Farmers Participating in Federal Program * * * Today, farmers can begin signing up for the federal Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program at their local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) field office. Governor Larry Hogan included $1.5 million in his supplemental budget to pay 2019 premium costs for Maryland dairy farmers participating in the  more

Maryland Gov. Hogan Announces 3% Pay Increase for State Employees in Fiscal Year 2020 Budget
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 21 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan today announced that his Fiscal Year 2020 budget includes a 3% pay increase for most state employees. "Due to our administration's prudent fiscal management and a robust economy, we are able to provide another well-deserved cost-of-living increase for state employees," said Governor Hogan. "Our state employees, many of whom are on the front lines in protecting and serving our c  more

Maryland Gov. Hogan Announces Expansion of Handle With Care Initiative, Release of Interactive Data Dashboard, First-Ever Summit
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 19 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Law Enforcement, Schools Collaborate to Address Childhood Trauma * * * Governor Larry Hogan, along with the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP), today announced the expansion of the Handle With Care initiative into 11 counties statewide, the release of a public, interactive data dashboard detailing outcomes across Maryland, and information regarding the first ever Ha  more

Maryland Lt. Gov. Rutherford and Maryland DOT Motor Vehicle Administration Open Columbia Annex Office to Serve Federal REAL ID Customers
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 18 -- Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Temporary Annex Space to be Available to Customers with Scheduled REAL ID Appointments through May 2020 * * * Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford and the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) today officially opened the newest customer service space, an office in the Columbia Business Center adjacent to the MVA Columbia Branch. Howard County res  more

Maryland Lt. Governor Rutherford Leads National Governors Association Opportunity Zones Panel
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 20 -- Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today led a panel discussion on Opportunity Zones at the National Governors Association State Summit in Annapolis. The panel, entitled, "Non-Financial Incentives that Help to Attract Investment," included Aron Betru, Managing Director of the Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute, and Michael Myers, Managing Director of Policy, Global Policy and   more

Maryland PSC Issues Administrative Meeting Final Agenda for June 19, 2019
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 19 -- The Maryland Public Service Commission issued the following administrative meeting agenda for June 19, 2019: Matters for Commission Consideration Consent Agenda:* 1. PEG Bandwidth MD, LLC filed, on May 16, 2019, Notification Regarding the Proposed Pro Forma Change in Intermediate Ownership.(ML# 225315) Staff Comments 2. Hagerstown Light Department filed, on May 29, 2019, a revised tariff page to reflect the revised Maryland Environmental Surcharge rate and re  more

Maryland PSC: Filings for the Period June 17-21, 2019
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 18 -- The Maryland Public Service Commission issued the following filing: I. TARIFFS RECEIVED 1. Choptank Electric Cooperative, Inc. - filed, on June 17, 2019 revised tariff pages. The Compamy proposes changes to its Cogeneration and Small Power Production Rate Schedule X tariff. Effective: July 7, 2019. (ML# 225685) 2. Baltimore Gas and Electric Company - filed, on June 17, 2019 its calculation of the Monthly Rate Adjustment under Rider 25 of the Electric Service Ta  more

Maryland PSC: Hearing Schedule for June 19
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 19 -- The Maryland Public Service Commission issued the following hearing schedule: Wednesday 06/19/2019 09:30 AM - Case No. - Various Transportation Matters - - 19th Floor Hearing Room, 6 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD. Before: Hearing Examiner Holmes 01:00 PM - Case No. RM67 - Revisions to COMAR 20.50.01, COMAR 20.50.02, COMAR 20.50.03, and COMAR 20.50.12 - Rulemaking Session - Frank O. Heintz Hearing Room, 6 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD. Before: En Banc. Thursd  more

Maryland PSC: Hearing Schedule for June 21
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 21 -- The Maryland Public Service Commission issued the following hearing schedule: Thursday * 06/27/2019 * 10:00 AM - Case No. 9609 - Columbia Gas Rate Case - Pre-Hearing Conference - 19th Floor Hearing Room, 6 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD. Before: Public Utility Law Judge Lawrence. * 01:00 PM - Case No. 9610 - Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Rate Case - Pre-Hearing Conference - Frank O. Heintz Hearing Room, 6 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD. Before: En Banc.   more

Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, June 25
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 20 -- The Maryland State Department of Education issued the following news release: The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 25, at the Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore. The meeting will be held in the State Board room on the 7th floor, beginning at 9 a.m. Items on this month's regular agenda include (times approximate): 9:40 a.m. High School Graduation Taskforce The State Board   more

Missouri Secretary of State: Ashcroft Announces Hiring of Wolfner Library Director, Elections Director
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 20 -- Missouri Secretary of State Jay R. Ashcroft issued the following news release: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the hiring of Director of Wolfner Library Leslie Bowman and Co-Director of Elections Kendra Lane. "We're always excited to add skilled and intelligent leaders to our office," Ashcroft said. "Both Leslie and Kendra bring strong backgrounds to their respective positions. Leslie's experience in Maryland uniquely qualifies her to assist Wolf  more

Moxy Hotels and Tattoo Artist Megan Massacre Will Leave Their Mark on Guests Through Art-Inspired Traveling Studio
BETHESDA, Maryland, June 20 -- Moxy Hotels, a subsidiary of Marriott International, issued the following news: Moxy Hotels has joined forces with tattoo goddess Megan Massacre, to offer complimentary tattoos inspired by the brand's Blank Canvas art program. Moxy's pop-up tattoo studios kicked off this past spring at the official opening party for Moxy Washington, D.C, giving guests the opportunity to celebrate emerging artists from the program in a permanent way. Those still hoping to get inked  more

New Chair and Vice Chair Elected to Harford Community College Board of Trustees
BEL AIR, Maryland, June 18 -- Harford Community College issued the following news release: Rev. Cordell E. Hunter, Sr. has been elected Chair of the Harford Community College Board of Trustees and Laura L. Henninger, Esq., CPA has been elected Vice Chair. Rev. Hunter, who has served on the Board since 2012, served three consecutive terms as vice chair before being elected chair. Rev. Hunter is a retired Anne Arundel Public Schools educator and administrator. In addition, he has served as pasto  more

New Harford Community College and Harford Technical High School Apprenticeship Partnership Promotes Trade Careers
BEL AIR, Maryland, June 19 -- Harford Community College issued the following news release: A new apprenticeship partnership between Harford Community College and Harford Technical High School (HTHS) was recently formed to promote trades as a career choice and for high school students to begin training in their senior year of high school. Students who have taken either electrical courses or HVAC courses at HTHS and plan to enroll in the apprenticeship programs at Harford are eligible. For the 20  more

New, Global Marriott Bonvoy Point Promotion Gives Members Endless Earning Opportunities From July 2 - September 16
BETHESDA, Maryland, June 18 -- Marriott International issued the following news: Today, Marriott International's travel program, Marriott Bonvoy(TM), launches its second global promotion of 2019, "Endless Earning." By registering for the promotion, members will be rewarded with 1,500 bonus points on stays of two nights or more across all 7,000 participating Marriott Bonvoy properties from leading hotel brands located in 131 countries and territories. Registered members will earn on eligible sta  more

Pennsylvania Senate Democrats: Joint, Bipartisan Senate Committees Discuss Possible School District Consolidation
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following news release: The Senate Majority Policy Committee and Senate Democratic Policy Committee yesterday jointly held a public workshop to discuss possible school district consolidation. "With 500 school districts in Pennsylvania this issue must be reviewed carefully," said Senate Majority Policy chair David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks). "Senator Boscola and I hosted this bipartisan workshop to consider th  more

Perdue Farms Releases Company Stewardship Report
SALISBURY, Maryland, June 19 -- Perdue Farms issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights Leadership In Organic Chicken And Animal Care, And Progress On 2022 Environmental Goals, Diversity And Inclusion, Associate Well-Being And Hunger Relief * * * Perdue Farms released its Fiscal Year 2019 Company Stewardship Report, highlighting a year of advancements in making organic chicken more accessible, building momentum in its industry-leading animal care commitments, and progress toward 2  more

Sodexo Recognizes Winners of 2019 Vendor Partner Awards
GAITHERSBURG, Maryland, June 21 -- Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company, issued the following news release: Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced the winners of the 2019 Vendor Partners Awards during its annual vendor partner meeting. The annual awards recognize and celebrate top vendors partners demonstrating exemplary dedication and accomplishments through their partnership. This year, Sodexo acknowled  more

Texas' Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Expands Partnership with Discovery Education
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, June 18 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: * * * -Discovery Education's Digital STEM Curriculum Resources and Professional Learning Set to Help Educators at Four More District Schools Create Dynamic STEM Learning Experiences * * * Texas' Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District (HCISD) today announced the expansion of its multi-year partnership with Discovery Education, the global leader in sta  more

U.S. Beekeepers Suffered Higher Than Average Colony Loss Last Year, With Winter Losses Highest Recorded, According to University of Maryland-Led Annual Survey
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, June 20 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Maryland issued the following news: Beekeepers across the United States lost 40.7% of their honey bee colonies from April 2018 to April 2019, according to preliminary results of the latest annual nationwide survey conducted by the University of Maryland-led nonprofit Bee Informed Partnership. Honey bees pollinate $15 billion worth of food crops in the United States each year. The survey results show, the annual loss of 4  more

University of Illinois System's Urbana-Champaign: Biochar May Boost Carbon Storage, But Benefits to Germination and Growth Appear Scant
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, June 20 [TNSresearch] -- The University of Illinois System's Urbana-Champaign Campus issued the following news release: U.S. Beekeepers Suffered Higher than Average Colony Loss Last Year, with Winter Losses Highest Recorded, According to University of Maryland-Led Annual SurveyBiochar may not be the miracle soil additive that many farmers and researchers hoped it to be, according to a new University of Illinois study. Biochar may boost the agricultural yield of some soils -  more

University System of Maryland Board of Regents Approve Increases in FY 2019 and FY 2020 Executive Pay of Two Campus Presidents as Part of New Compensation Framework
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 21 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following news release: The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents this afternoon at its annual regularly scheduled June meeting approved salary increases for presidents of two USM institutions as part of a continuing strategy to implement a new, long-term compensation framework. The salary adjustments are designed to position the USM to offer compensation for campus leaders that is consistent with peer i  more

University System of Maryland Board of Regents Approves Scope of Independent Review of Response to Adenovirus Outbreak at University of Maryland, College Park
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 21 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following news release: The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents today approved the scope of an independent review of the University of Maryland, College Park's (UMCP) response to the presence of adenovirus on campus during the Fall 2018 semester. On November 18, 2018, UMCP undergraduate student Olivia Paregol died of an illness related to adenovirus. Today's board action follows a May 30 request from   more

University System of Maryland Board of Regents to Hold Regular Meeting June 21
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 19 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following news release: The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will hear an educational forum from the Greater Washington Partnership, vote on new academic program proposals, and hear updates on ongoing USM initiatives. The public meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 21 at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Horn Point Laboratory, AREL Bu  more

Wiley Rein Helps Secure First Amendment Win in 'Peace Cross' Case, as Supreme Court Rules Memorial Does Not Violate Establishment Clause
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Wiley Rein, a law firm, issued the following news release: Wiley Rein LLP helped secure an important First Amendment victory today in a high-profile U.S. Supreme Court case concerning the "Peace Cross" memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland. The Supreme Court ruling, in American Legion, et al. v. American Humanist Association, et al., overturned a Fourth Circuit decision that the monument, built in memory of 49 Prince George's County veterans who died in World War I, violated  more