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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday July 21, 2019 ( 31 items )  

AgCarolina Farm Credit Photo Contest Deadline Approaching
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 15 -- AgCarolina Farm Credit issued the following news release: * * * - AgCarolina's annual photo calendar contest is in progress at www.agcarolina.com. * * * AgCarolina Farm Credit's annual photo calendar contest is in progress at AgCarolina.com. Members, employees, and friends of AgCarolina can submit photo entries via the website until July 31, 2019. "Each year, we receive more and more beautiful images from throughout eastern North Carolina," says Skipper J  more

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists Textile Coloration 2.1
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 19 -- The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists issued the following news release: * * * - Optimal Apparel Performance Through Innovation Conference * * * Textile performance innovators will come together to address what's emerging in textile dyes, finishes, fibers, garments, products, and processes that provide optimal apparel performance while being eco-friendly, all at AATCC's Textile Coloration 2.1--Optimal Apparel Performance  more

American Road and Transportation Builders Association Advocacy Center Director Carolyn Kramer Outlines Transportation Funding Options at N.C. Hearing
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The American Road and Transportation Builders Association issued the following news release: Variable-rate taxes on motor fuels, registration fees for electric vehicles and road usage charges are among several options North Carolina officials should consider in raising new revenue to fund the state's growing transportation infrastructure needs, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC). T  more

American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association Fall Regional Meetings Focus on Preparedness
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association issued the following news release: * * * - Three meetings provide best-practice education, networking and add-on training opportunities * * * The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has opened registration for its regional meetings today. "Being prepared" is the theme of ASLRRA's series of regional meetings to be held in San Antonio, Texas (Central/Pacific Region, September 11-13), Col  more

American Society of Echocardiography's New Strategic Plan Needs Your Input
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 18 -- The American Society of Echocardiography issued the following news release: In an effort to understand the needs of our members, ASE is requesting some quick feedback from you regarding the Society's current Strategic Goals and member resources. Your input will help shape the next Strategic Plan, which will debut in 2020. This survey will gather your thoughts and opinions to help ASE build a future of value to you and other members of our medical community. Y  more

Arab American Institute Issues Statement Condemning Egregious Bigotry
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The Arab American Institute issued the following statement: "Behind the seal of the President of the United States, Donald Trump incited a gathering of his followers into chants of "send her back" about a sitting member of Congress. The scene targeting Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at last night's event in North Carolina should send chills down the spines of every American of conscience. "This is not about the President of the United States anymore. His racism predates even h  more

Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association Announces Industry First: Customer Technology Town Hall
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 18 -- The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, a division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, issued the following news release: The AASA Technology Council (ATC) announced that it will host the industry's first Customer Technology Town Hall during its annual AASA Technology Conference, Sunday, Sept. 29, through Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Boca Raton, Fla. AutoZone and Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) will meet with suppliers at different t  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Basketball Bounces $43.7 Million Back to Host City of Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 19 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA(R)), the nation's first African American athletic conference, and its wildly successful Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament generated $43.7 million in economic impact for the city of Charlotte in 2019, according to a recently released survey. Magnifying the impressive amount is the fact that the event significantly outprodu  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: Former Shaw Bear Wright-Starks Joins Carolina Cobras
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 15 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: Zedrious Wright-Starks (Atlanta, GA), former offensive lineman of the Shaw University football team has signed a professional contract with the National Arena League's (NAL) Carolina Cobras out of Greensboro, N.C. Wright-Starks was a four-year letterman for Shaw, coming off a 2018 season where the Bears finished 5-5 overall and 4-3 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association   more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: Garris of SAU Among AFCA Good Works Football Team Nominees
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 16 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: Defensive back Roy Garris, Jr. (Sr./Raleigh, NC) of Saint Augustine's University was named a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Football Team on Tuesday. Garris is one of 137 student-athletes nominated by their respective sports information directors. The Allstate Good Works Team will be announced in September, with 22 student-athletes and an honorary coach being selected by a   more

Duke Mathematical Journal Issues 4 Research Articles in July 15, 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 19 -- Duke Mathematical Journal published four research articles on the following topics in its July 15, 2019 edition: * A tropical motivic Fubini theorem with applications to Donaldson-Thomas theory * Jumps in the Archimedean height * Minimal 2-spheres in 3-spheres * Optimal strong approximation for quadratic forms The July 2019 edition of the Duke Mathematical Journal can be viewed at https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.dmj/1563523294. [Category: Education]  more

Duke Mathematical Journal Issues 4 Research Articles in June 15, 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 17 -- Duke Mathematical Journal published four research articles, including the following topics, in its June 15, 2019 edition: * Birational characterization of Abelian varieties and ordinary Abelian varieties in characteristic p>0 * Subconvex equidistribution of cusp forms: Reduction to Eisenstein observables * Tate cycles on some quaternionic Shimura varieties mod p The June 2019 edition of the Duke Mathematical Journal can be viewed at https://projecteuclid.or  more

Duke University Health System: Washington Reappointed Chancellor for Health Affairs
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 16 -- Duke University Health System issued the following news release: A. Eugene Washington, M.D., chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System (DUHS), has been reappointed to a second five-year term beginning July 1, 2020, President Vincent E. Price announced today. Washington's reappointment was ratified by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees following a review chaired by Duke trustee and DUHS board member   more

Guilford County Commissioner Kay Cashion Receives 2019 Public Leadership in the Arts Award for County Arts Leadership
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Americans for the Arts issued the following news release: Americans for the Arts and the National Association of Counties (NACo) have awarded Guilford County Commissioner Katie "Kay" S. Cashion of Greensboro, North Carolina, the Public Leadership in the Arts Award for County Arts Leadership at NACo's annual conference in Las Vegas. The award was given last night and honors an elected county official who has significantly advanced the arts in the community they serve. Dur  more

Instructional Coaches Professional Development From North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, July 15 -- The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching issued the following news: Instructional Coaches join NCCAT on September 20th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cullowhee to learn about supporting teachers with instructional practices in your schools. This one-day professional development "14975: Focus Friday - Coaching Instructional Initiatives" will focus on best practices for implementing instructional initiatives, and strategies for leading professional  more

International Casual Furnishings Association Announces 2019 Apollo Award Finalists
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, July 15 -- The International Casual Furnishings Association issued the following news release: The International Casual Furnishings Association announces the finalists for the 2019 Apollo Awards. The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings. Finalists must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments plus a commitment to customer service and dedication to professional development for their staff. The finalist is recognized as  more

International Casual Furnishings Association Revamps Pre-Market Education Program for Retailers
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, July 15 -- The International Casual Furnishings Association issued the following news release: How can bricks and mortar stores compete with the massive selection and ordering ease of online stores? The marketing experts at ACE Hardware say, throw a party! ACE is a 95-year-old premium hardware retailer with 5,000 independently owned and operated locations. The International Casual Furnishings Association has invited the company's marketing team to share its in-store  more

Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law Issues 8 Research Articles in June 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 16 -- The Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law, a journal that says it focuses on the initiation, formulation and implementation of health policy and analyzes the relations between government and health - past, present and future, published eight research articles on the following topics in its June 2019 edition: * Can Health Insurance Regulations Generate Citizen Constituencies? * Disenrolled: Retrenchment and Voting in Health Policy * Intersectionality, Dep  more

Kentucky Horse Council: Registration Open for Kentucky Horse Council's Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, July 17 -- The Kentucky Horse Council issued the following news: The Kentucky Horse Council announces Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park from September 20-22, 2019. The LAER training will be taught by 4Hooves Large Animal Services, LLC and instructors Justin and Tori McLeod. Both instructors have extensive experience with equine and livestock as well as working as emergency responders. They also operate the North Carolina Specializ  more

Matching Challenge for American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists Foundation 100 for 100 Campaign
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 18 -- The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists issued the following news release: In November 2021, AATCC will celebrate its 100th anniversary! To mark this auspicious occasion, AATCC Foundation launched the 100 for 100 Endowment Campaign with the goal of raising $500,000 to fully endow AATCC Foundation scholarships and fellowships. A long-time member of AATCC has put forth a challenge to endow two AATCC Foundation Graduate Fellows  more

MomsRising Calls President Trump's Chants in North Carolina Cruel
BELLEVUE, Washington, July 18 -- MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground organization of more than 1 million mothers and their families, issued the following statement by Beth Messersmith, senior North Carolina campaign director, calling President Trump's chants in Greenville, North Carolina, cruel: "MomsRising members from across the country are telling us that they are scared. Members who are women of color and immigrants, and those based in North Carolina, in particular, found the chants of   more

Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association: Aftermarket Suppliers to Educate Lawmakers About Data Access Issues
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 16 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Seven member companies from AASA and MERA - The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing are in Washington, D.C., this week as part of an organized effort to inform members of Congress on issues related to data access and consumers' right to choose who repairs their vehicles. The companies will be meeting individually and in groups with more than 20 lawmakers  more

Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association: Data Access and Consumer Choice Highlight Congressional Visits This Week
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 19 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: An organized effort to inform members of Congress on issues related to data access and consumers' right to choose who repairs their vehicles and with what parts brought representatives from AASA and MERA - The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing to in Washington, D.C., this week. "A government milestone of our generation will be protecting the freedoms t  more

Novant Health Invests Over $425,000 in Nonprofit Organizations in Winston-Salem Area
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, July 19 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health recently granted over $425,000 to local nonprofit organizations in the Winston-Salem area. In 2018, Novant Health announced a new alignment to their charitable giving, seeking to partner with nonprofit organizations that address identified health needs in the community and work to improve outcomes. These key areas of investment include: - Health and human services agencies, for promoting we  more

NTEA: Congratulations to the Latest Companies Earning MVP Status
FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan, July 18 -- NTEA, The Association for the Work Truck Industry issued the following news release: Because standards don't raise themselves, NTEA's Member Verification Program (MVP) acknowledges the companies leading the industry to excellence. Fleet managers, truck dealers and OEMs know truck equipment manufacturers and distributors with MVP status have implemented specific business and quality standards and comply with federal regulations. New MVP members (as of June  more

Preview: 2019 Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Games
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, July 17 -- The Amateur Athletic Union issued the following news: More than 15,000 participants will travel to Greensboro beginning next week for the 53rd annual AAU Junior Olympic Games, the largest national multi-sport event for youth in the United States. The 11-day event, July 24 - Aug. 3, will feature 17 sports competitions, including the AAU's marquee track and field event at the North Carolina A&T Aggie Stadium, July 26 - Aug. 3. Nearly 250 AAU Track and Field  more

Public Servant and Attorney 'Skip' Stam to Join Civitas Institute Board
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 19 -- Civitas Institute, which is self-described as a "501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity," issued the following news release: Civitas Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul "Skip" Stam to its board of directors. Stam has practiced law for the past 43 years, focusing on state constitutional law, as well as real estate transactions and litigation. He completed 1  more

RTI International's Social Policy, Health and Economics Research Unit Recognizes New Project Leaders
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 17 -- RTI International issued the following news release: RTI International's Social Policy, Health and Economics Research (SPHERE) Unit recognizes the following staff members who have taken on new project leadership roles between January and June 2019. "Learning and growing are essential to who we are as an organization," said Amy Roussel, SPHERE Senior Vice President. "I'm proud of these individuals' growth and development, and excited to learn w  more

RTI International: Study Finds Climate Change, Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Could Reduce Global Availability of Key Nutrients
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 18 -- RTI International issued the following news release: A new study by RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, and several other research partners has found that over the next 30 years, climate change and increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) could significantly reduce the availability of critical nutrients like protein, iron and zinc. The total impacts of climate change and elevated levels of CO2 in the air are estimated to reduce growth in   more

Sierra Club: Virginia Legislators Ask Federal Agency to Stop Work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
RICHMOND, Virginia, July 16 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Deeds, Hurst, Rasoul, Roem, and Others Call on FERC to Halt Fracked Gas Project * * * Today, 18 Virginia legislators announced they sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) asking the Commissioners to issue a stop work order for the fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The letter cited the project's cost, environmental impact, and lack of need as reasons to halt constructio  more

Southern Environmental Law Center Issues Statement on Complaint Against Duke Energy for Harming Dan River
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 18 -- The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following statement by Senior Attorney Frank Holleman regarding a complaint filed in federal court by the Justice Department of North Carolina and Virginia against Duke Energy for harm from its coal ash spill into the Dan River: CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 18 -- The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following statement by Senior Attorney Frank Holleman regarding a complaint filed in federal  more