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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 23 items )  

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Launches Chapter in North Carolina
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Aug. 7 -- The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International issued the following news release: * * * - New chapter to host North Carolina Drone Summit and Flight Expo * * * North Carolina is the location of the newest chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics. The North Carolina chapter will hold its kickoff meeting on   more

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry: New Report Forecasts Excellent Worldwide Outlook for Nonwovens Through 2023
CARY, North Carolina, Aug. 6 -- INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry issued the following news release: Cary, NC & Brussels, Belgium - A new report published by the two leading nonwoven trade associations forecasts strong market demand for nonwovens materials through the next five years, according to the Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry, 2018-2023. The sixth edition of the report is now available for purchase from both INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Ind  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Places Eight on 2019 Preseason All-NCCFB Football Team
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Aug. 7 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: CarolinaGridiron.com recently announced its preseason All-North Carolina College Football (NCCFB) team for the 2019 football season and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) placed eight players on this year's teamm, including six on the first team and two on the second team. The All-NCCFB first team featured three pairs of teammates from the CIAA in Shaw offensive  more

Consumer Choice Center Issues Statement on Spirituous Liquor Sales
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Aug. 8 -- The Consumer Choice Center issued the following statement by Deputy Director Yael Ossowski on spirituous liquor sales: Last night, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners voted 7-2 to continue supporting North Carolina's monopoly on spirituous liquor sales. The resolution was passed as a response to the effort by state legislators to upend the state's Prohibition-era laws that tightly control the sale, distribution, and control of liquor. Yael Ossow  more

Duke University Health System: Update on State Employee Health Plan
DURHAM, North Carolina, Aug. 6 -- Duke University Health System issued the following news release: As one of the largest providers of health care to members of the State Employee Health Plan, Duke University Health System (DUHS) is committed to caring for those who serve our state. We are dedicated to delivering to those members - and all patients - high-quality care that is affordable and accessible. At DUHS, we are always striving to find the best ways to achieve those goals and have been a   more

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators President Recognizes Service, Excellence
WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut, Aug. 8 -- The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators issued the following news: During the 2019 Presidential Award ceremony, now-Immediate Past-President Paul Ominsky acknowledged the 2019 Presidents Award recipients: Chief Jack Moorman of North Carolina State University Police Department and Chief John Ojeisekhoba of Biola University Campus Safety Department. Ominsky honored two current Board Members for their exemplary service. Chief Mo  more

Internet Association and Congressman G. K. Butterfield Visit Murfreesboro to Discuss the Local Impact of Internet on Community Groups
MURFREESBORO, North Carolina, Aug. 6 -- The Internet Association issued the following news release: Internet Association (IA) and Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) will meet with small businesses and community organizations today in Murfreesboro, North Carolina as part of an "Internet Community Crawl" to highlight the important role of the internet in allowing small businesses to flourish in rural communities and nationwide. "The Murfreesboro community and main street businesses are more co  more

MHI Overhead Alliance Launches New Overhead Lifting Blog
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Aug. 5 -- MHI, a material handling, logistics and supply chain business, issued the following news release: MHI recently launched a blog that concentrates on overhead lifting solutions. The MHI Overhead Alliance, comprised of members of CMAA, MMH and HMI affiliated trade associations of MHI collaborated created this new informational and news resource for manufacturing and supply chain professionals. Overhead lifting solutions improve efficiency, productivity and saf  more

MHI: Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems - Serving to Educate Companies About AGV Systems
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Aug. 6 -- MHI, a material handling, logistics and supply chain business, issued the following news release: The Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) Industry Group of MHI provides educational material for end users of AGV systems. AGVS members are committed to safety, innovation and providing the right solution to ensure peak performance. With access to the combined experience of thousands of installed systems from 25 different automatic guided vehicle system comp  more

MHI: Conveyors and Sortation Systems Group Releases Latest Publication in Industry Educational Program
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Aug. 6 -- MHI, a material handling, logistics and supply chain business, issued the following news release: The Conveyors and Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group of MHI has released a follow up document to their popular "Introduction to Conveyors and Sortation Systems." The second publication in their educational series is titled, "Handling Applications with Conveyor and Sortation Systems", and provides an overview of the different possible functional applications  more

MHI: Lift Benefits Illustrated in New Video
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Aug. 8 -- MHI, a material handling, logistics and supply chain business, issued the following news release: The Lift Manufacturers Product Group (LIFT) Industry Group of MHI has released an informational video about the variety of applications of LIFT systems and equipment. The video discusses how industrial lifts can benefit warehouses and distribution centers by creating productivity gains, optimizing workforce motions, and increasing safety. You can view the vide  more

Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association Supports Suppliers and Urges No Tariffs on Copper Alloy Products From the EU
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Aug. 7 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) weighed in on behalf of motor vehicle suppliers urging that tariffs not be placed on copper alloy products as retaliation against the EU's failure to revoke subsidies deemed illegal by the World Trade Organization. The U.S. brought a WTO case against the EU in 2004 against Airbus Industry subsidies in a now   more

N.C. Justice Center: Highs and Lows in Job Market Leave the State Vulnerable for the Next Downturn
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 5 -- The North Carolina Justice Center issued the following news: As the U.S. economy slows, indicators in North Carolina continue to reflect an extremely uneven recovery, signaling danger for communities poorly positioned for a downturn. June local labor market shows that urban centers such as Raleigh, Charlotte, Asheville, and Winston-Salem continue to lead the state in job growth year-over-year, but many communities are being left behind. Micropolitan areas like  more

N.C. Waste Awareness and Reduction Network: Diverse Alliance Turns Up Heat on North Carolina Governor Cooper, Demanding Real Climate Action
DURHAM, North Carolina, Aug. 1 -- The North Carolina Waste Awareness and Reduction Network issued the following news release: * * * - Environmental justice, climate and community organizations say State's expansion of dirty energy projects contradicts his Executive Order * * * Today, with the imminent release of the Governor's Clean Energy Plan, 28 national to local organizations representing tens of thousands of North Carolinians sent an open letter (https://www.ncwarn.org/wp-content/upload  more

New Provider Joins Novant Health Family Medicine Pine Forest
BOLIVIA, North Carolina, Aug. 5 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health is pleased to welcome Lana Simmons, family nurse practitioner, to Novant Health Family Medicine Pine Forest in Oak Island. Simmons joined the clinic in August and is accepting new patients. Simmons received her Master of Science in Nursing from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, No  more

Novant Health Awards 20 Scholarships to Aspiring Nurses With Financial Need
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Aug. 7 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health awarded 20 remarkable men and women the Novant Health Upward Mobility RN Scholarship, which supports team members who aspire to be registered nurses (RNs) and are experiencing financial hardship. Recipients of the scholarship are located in both Winston-Salem and Charlotte. "At Novant Health, we understand the health of our communities can be compromised as a result of inequity in opportunities,  more

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Expands 3D Mammography Services
BOLIVIA, North Carolina, Aug. 6 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center has added its second 3D mammography machine which will be available for mammography appointments Monday through Saturday. In addition, the new machine allows radiologists and general surgeons the chance to perform stereotactic breast biopsies. The American College of Radiology recommends breast screening for women begin at age 40, possibly earlier for those at high risk. 3  more

Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care's Newly Renovated Facility Revolutionizes Way the Waverly Community Experiences Healthcare
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Aug. 5 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: GoHealth Urgent Care, one of the country's largest and fastest growing urgent care companies, together with its partner Novant Health, a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals, welcomes the community into the refurbished Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care center in the Waverly neighborhood of Charlotte, NC. The newly renovated center is located at 11840 Sout  more

Recap: 2019 Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Games
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, Aug. 7 -- The Amateur Athletic Union issued the following news: The 53rd AAU Junior Olympic Games is officially wrapped after 11 days of competition. This year, the games was the largest and most exciting yet. More than 15,000 participants traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina bringing friends, family, and tourists into the area. 17 different sports were featured, including Swimming, Sports Stacking, Karate and Trampoline and Tumbling. Additionally, the AAU's marque  more

RTI International and Collaborators Receive DARPA Award to Develop System for Early Warning of Biological Threats
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Aug. 6 -- RTI International issued the following news release: RTI International, an independent, nonprofit research institute, in collaboration with Duke University and Profusa, an empowered health company, announced a DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) award to develop an early warning detection system for biological attacks and pandemics in the United States. The new system will use personal sensor data to shorten the time to detect resp  more

Sigma Xi Issues Statement on Call to Action on Climate Change
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Aug. 5 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following statement by President Geraldine Richmond: "Each day brings news of how our climate and our environment are historically changing, and research shows that human activities and population growth are the leading factors. With these changes comes an urgency to find solutions to ameliorate the impact of the rising temperatures that are causing extreme weather events, rising sea levels,  more

Six From Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Named to BOXTOROW Preseason Football All-American Team
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 6 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The 2019 BOXTOROW HBCU Preseason All-America Football Team was announced on Tuesday with six players from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) being selected. Virginia Union & Fayetteville State each had two selections with Panthers running back Tabyus Taylor and defensive back Sterling Hammond being honored while the special teams duo of Tyeous Sharpe and Brandon   more

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: Internet Can Be Valuable Tool for People With Undiagnosed Rare Disorders
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Aug. 6 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: The internet can serve as a pathway to diagnosis and care for people who suspect they have a rare condition that has not been identified by their physicians, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health. "Rare diseases, especially inherited ones, are often not correctly diagnosed by primary care physicians and even speci  more