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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 26 items )  

2019 Sports Award Finalists Honored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Aug. 1 -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued the following news release: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has announced 12 finalists for the 2019 Sports Award, an honor recognizing professional teams, individuals and organizations that strengthen and serve communities through sport. The winners will be honored on November 7, 2019, during an awards presentation at the Foundation's headquarters in Princeton, N.J. The Sports Award recognizes innovative and   more

American Association for Justice Announces Bruce Stern as New President of Plaintiff Trial Bar
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The American Association for Justice issued the following news release: The American Association for Justice (AAJ(R)) is pleased to announce that New Jersey trial lawyer Bruce Stern was sworn in as the new President of AAJ at the 2019 Annual Convention in San Diego. Stern is a shareholder and member of the Personal Injury Group of Stark & Stark in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Stern specializes in trucking and construction litigation, brain and spinal cord injuries and wron  more

American Atheists Call Out Betsy DeVos for Trying to Divert Government Funding to Religious Organizations
CRANFORD, New Jersey, Aug. 2 -- American Atheists issued the following news: Today, American Atheists condemned the Department of Education's most recent attack on the separation of church and state. The department rushed through a final rule, ignoring the required process, to permit school districts to contract with religious organizations. More specifically, school districts could use normally restricted government funding to pay religious institutions for special education services that pri  more

American Journal of Hematology Issues 10 Research Articles in July 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, July 30 -- The American Journal of Hematology, a journal that says it provides coverage of experimental and clinical features of blood diseases in humans and in animal models of human disease, published 10 research articles on the following topics in its July 2019 edition: * Bleeding incidence and risk factors among cancer patients treated with anticoagulation * DDX41 mutations in myeloid neoplasms are associated with male gender, TP53 mutations and high-risk disease * De  more

American Library Association: Kelli J. Hayes Selected as 2019 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The American Library Association and SAGE announced Kelli J. Hayes of Fair Lawn, New Jersey as the recipient of the 2019 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. Hayes hopes to become "an active participant in the curation and organization of both traditional informational formats as well as more contemporary digital formats." She says she wants to "be a contributor to initiatives desig  more

Andrew Goodman Foundation: Report Shows That Expanding Early Voting Sites to College Campuses in Florida Substantially Increased Youth Voter Turnout
MAHWAH, New Jersey, July 30 -- The Andrew Goodman Foundation issued the following news release: Today, The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) released a report on the impact of expanding early voting sites to college and university campuses in Florida during the 2018 General Election. The report, On-Campus Early In-Person Voting in Florida in the 2018 General Election, demonstrates that providing polling places on college and university campuses substantially increases youth voter turnout, which h  more

Environment New Jersey: Camden County Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Touts Needs to Expand
PENNSAUKEN, New Jersey, Aug. 1 -- Environment New Jersey issued the following news release: * * * - Supporters rally for omnibus electrification bill including electrifying NJ Transit * * * On the banks of the Cooper River at the Camden County Boathouse, Environment New Jersey and Jersey Renews joined with community and legislative leaders to advocate for greater electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the state and Camden County to make it easier to make the transition to electric v  more

FEI: Foundation Releases Annual Benchmarking Accounting & Finance Functions Report
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey, July 30 -- Financial Executives International issued the following news: MORRISTOWN, N.J. and MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Financial Education & Research Foundation (FERF), the independent non-profit research affiliate of Financial Executives International (FEI), and global staffing firm Robert Half today released the Benchmarking Accounting & Finance Functions: 2019 report. The research found that the greatest staffing challenge for financial executives in the United States a  more

IEEE Transactions on Computers Journal Issues 11 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, July 29 -- IEEE Transactions on Computers, a journal from the IEEE Computer Society, published 11 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * An Analytical Model for Performance and Lifetime Estimation of Hybrid DRAM-NVM Main Memories * Efficient and Consistent NVMM Cache for SSD-Based File System * Evaluating High Performance Pattern Matching on the Automata Processor * GPU Instruction Hotspots Detection Based on Binary Instrumentation App  more

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Journal Issues 17 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, July 29 -- IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, a journal from the IEEE Computer Society, published 17 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * A Region-Based Gauss-Newton Approach to Real-Time Monocular Multiple Object Tracking * Advances in Variational Inference * Anticipating Where People will Look Using Adversarial Networks * Calibrating Classification Probabilities with Shape-Restricted Polynomial Regressi  more

Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research Issues 6 Research Articles in July 2019 Edition
ORADELL, New Jersey, Aug. 2 -- The Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features therapeutic role of cytokines and Interferons from the International Cytokine and Interferon Society, published six research articles on the following topics in its July 2019 edition: * Association Between miR-155, Its Polymorphism and Ischemia-Modified Albumin in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis * Changes of Serum IL-6, IL-17, and Complements in Systemic Lupus Erythe  more

Maryland County Punishes Library for Hosting Drag Queen Story Hour, But American Atheists and LGBTQ Organizations Are Fighting Back
CRANFORD, New Jersey, July 30 -- American Atheists issued the following news: Organizers of a Drag Queen Story Hour came to the defense of a local library, the venue for the event, after the St. Mary's County Commission removed $2,500 from its budget, allegedly to pay security costs. Yesterday, American Atheists, Southern Maryland Area Secular Humanists (SMASH), PFLAG National, and PFLAG's Leonardtown chapter sent a letter to the commission warning that the organizations "are prepared to seek   more

Muslim Advocates Issue Statement on New Jersey School Board Member Leonard
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Muslim Advocates issued the following statement: The following is a statement issued today from Muslim Advocates Special Counsel for Anti-Muslim Bigotry Madihha Ahussain lauding the news that Daniel Leonard, a New Jersey school board member who posted a death wish on Rep. Rashida Tlaib, has resigned from the New Jersey School Boards Association Board of Directors. Muslim Advocates asked New Jersey families to call for Leonard's removal from the board after the discovery o  more

National Basketball Retired Players Association: Jayson Williams Gets the Rebound
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 30 -- The National Basketball Retired Players Association issued the following news: Jayson Williams first found fame as a cheerful basketball player from St. John's University and then eventually in the NBA. He was selected in the first round of the 1990 NBA Draft to the Phoenix Suns, and soon after, signed with the New Jersey Nets in 1993. Williams played in an All-Star Game alongside Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal in 1998, his eighth season, when he   more

National Conference of Insurance Legislators Amends and Re-Adopts Insurance Fraud Model Act
MANASQUAN, New Jersey, Aug. 1 -- The National Conference of Insurance Legislators issued the following news release, dated July 29: * * * - Modernizes NCOIL Model Law First Adopted in 1995 * * * The NCOIL Financial Services and Multi-Lines Committee amended and re-adopted the Insurance Fraud Model Act at the recently concluded 2019 NCOIL Summer Meeting in Newport Beach, CA. The amendments were sponsored by Arkansas Senator Jason Rapert, NCOIL Immediate Past President. "Insurance Fraud is a   more

National Council on Electricity Policy Welcomes North Carolina Utilities Commissioner Brown-Bland as New Vice President
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners issued the following news release: * * * - National Council on Electricity Policy Welcomes North Carolina Utilities Commissioner Brown-Bland as New Vice President * * * The National Council on Electricity Policy--the nation's only stakeholder organization that supports all state-level decision-makers involved in electricity policy--elected Commissioner ToNola Brown-Bland, of the North Carolina Utilities Commis  more

New Jersey Association for Mental Health and Addiction Agencies: July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
MERCERVILLE, New Jersey, July 29 -- The New Jersey Association for Mental Health and Addiction Agencies issued the following news release: On July 23, 2019 at the Fifth Annual Reach Higher 2019 Beating the Odds Summit, held at Howard University, a historically black university, former First Lady Michelle Obama offered words of wisdom to a large crowd of students of color. She stated, "You have to be mindful of mental health. We're not a society that talks about mental health... going away to sc  more

New Jersey School Boards Association Mourns Lloyd Newbaker, Former Executive Director
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 30 -- The New Jersey School Boards Association issued the following news release: Dr. Lloyd Newbaker Jr. of Delaware Township, died July 18 at his home, surrounded by family, at the age of 87. He was executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association from 1978-1985. During his tenure as the Association's executive director, NJSBA expanded its services to boards of education in policy, labor relations, amicus intervention in legal cases of statewide impact,  more

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Ranked Among NJ's Best Hospitals by U.S. News
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 30 -- The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a hospital operated by RWJBarnabas Health, issued the following news: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has once again been rated among the top hospitals in New Jersey in the annual hospital rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital ranked 9th in the state overall and 22nd in the New York Metro region. It was also recognized as "high performing" in orthopedics. The U.S. New  more

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital: PROUD Family Health To Be Renamed in Memory of Transgender Activist Babs Siperstein
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 31 -- The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a hospital operated by RWJBarnabas Health, issued the following news: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset will rename its PROUD Family Health in memory of transgender activist Barbra "Babs" Casbar Siperstein. The hospital will hold a special celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Palace at Somerset Park to honor Siperstein's memory and unveil new signage for PROUD Family Health. "As a trailblazer   more

Society of Professional Journalists: T. Thomas Fortune House and Territorial Enterprise Building Named Historic Sites in Journalism
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, July 31 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: The Society of Professional Journalists has named the T. Thomas Fortune House in Red Bank, New Jersey, and the Territorial Enterprise Building in Virginia City, Nevada, as Historic Sites in Journalism. The Historic Sites program honors the people and places that have played important roles in American journalistic history. The T. Thomas Fortune House was home to one of the most prominent Africa  more

Transactions on Circuits and Systems Journal Issues 35 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, July 29 -- Transactions on Circuits and Systems, a journal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, published 35 research articles, including the following topics, in its August 2019 edition: * 24-GHz Injection-Locked Frequency Tripler With Third-Harmonic Quadrature Phase Generator * A 10-b 600-MS/s 2-Way Time-Interleaved SAR ADC With Mean Absolute Deviation-Based Background Timing-Skew Calibration * A 124-Gb/s Decoder for Generalized Integrated Inte  more

U.S. News & World Report Names Belleville Hospital, Clara Maass Medical Center a High Performing Hospital for Congestive Heart Failure
BELLEVILLE, New Jersey, Aug. 1 -- Clara Maass Medical Center, a hospital operated by RWJBarnabas Health, issued the following news: Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health has been nationally recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 5th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and ele  more

U.S. News & World Report Names Saint Barnabas Medical Center Among Best Hospitals
LIVINGSTON, New Jersey, July 30 -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a hospital operated by RWJBarnabas Health, issued the following news: Saint Barnabas Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report for Diabetes and Gynecology. The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 30th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for comm  more

U.S. News & World Report Names Virtua Voorhees and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitals Among Best in NJ
MARLTON, New Jersey, July 31 -- Virtua, a provider of health care services, issued the following news release: Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital have been recognized among the "Best Hospitals" for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report. The publication also lauded Virtua Memorial Hospital and Virtua Willingboro Hospital for their high performance in specific areas. Virtua Voorhees is ranked as the 7th-best hospital in New Jersey and the 9th-best in the Philadelphi  more

Urban Review Journal Issues 8 Research Articles in June 2019 Edition
LONDON, England, Aug. 1 -- Urban Review, a journal that says it provides a forum for the presentation of original investigations, reviews and essays that examine the issues basic to the improvement of urban schooling and education, published eight research articles on the following topics in its June 2019 edition: * "Orange is the New Black" Comes to New Jersey's Public Schools: Black Girls and Disproportionate Rates of Out-of-School Suspensions and Expulsions * Educational Resilience at Risk?  more