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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 22 items )  

ACLU of North Carolina Transfers Kanautica Zayre-Brown to a Women's Facility
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 15 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina issued the following news release: The N.C. Department of Public Safety today transferred Kanautica Zayre-Brown to a women's facility following months of negotiation with the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina and pressure from community members. Ms. Zayre-Brown, a woman who is transgender, had been incarcerated in North Carolina men's facilities for almost two years, in violation of federal l  more

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists Announces Speakers for Antibacterial & Odor Control Conference
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Aug. 13 -- The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists issued the following news release: Please join AATCC for the upcoming conference--Antibacterial & Odor Control: Marketing & Technology Advancements--a deep exploration of the key aspects of the antibacterial and odor control textile industry. Conference sessions will focus on regulations and consumer marketing claims, novel technologies geared towards reducing pathogenic bacteria on med  more

Appalachian Voices: Community Discussion to Focus on Ecotourism in Southwest Virginia
BOONE, North Carolina, Aug. 12 -- Appalachian Voices issued the following news release: The New Economy Network of Southwest Virginia and Appalachian Voices are hosting a community discussion on ecotourism in Pennington Gap on Tuesday, August 27. The meeting is free and refreshments will be served. The community discussion will feature a panel of local residents who have been directly involved with ecotourism in Southwest Virginia. They will cover a variety of topics including the economic and  more

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Announces Party for the Planet Contest Winners
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Aug. 16 -- The Association of Zoos and Aquariums issued the following news release: The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is proud to announce the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores has been named the first place winner of AZA's Party for the Planet(R) video contest. The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden placed second in the online public voting contest highlighting inclusive, family-friendly volunteer activities at AZA-accredited facilities. The fi  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Football Officials Take Part in Annual Clinic and Awards Banquet
DURHAM, North Carolina, Aug. 12 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and its Football Officials Association (FOA) recently conducted their annual officials clinic in preparation for the upcoming 2019 season. The FOA also celebrated the achievements and milestones of several officials at its annual banquet in the Research Triangle Park area of Durham, NC. Under the direction of CIAA Coordinator of   more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: McManus Named WSSU Golf Head Coach
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Aug. 13 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics made a huge next step in the reinstatement of its men's golf program as Ryan McManus was named head coach of the Rams golf program. When the Rams return to the greens for the first time since 2012, it will be under McManus' guidance as the team looks to build upon its strong history in the sport. McManus is no stranger   more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: WSSU Named Chanel Davis Volleyball Head Coach
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Aug. 13 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics will make a welcome addition to its staff as Chanel Davis has been named the volleyball head coach for the Rams. With a wealth of youth and enthusiasm, Davis will look to lead the Rams in their continued quest for success. Davis comes to Winston-Salem State after serving as the head coach at Wesleyan College in Macon, G  more

College Football Hall of Famer Mike McGee Passes Away
IRVING, Texas, Aug. 16 -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame issued the following news release: * * * - The 1990 inductee from Duke was 80. * * * Mike McGee, a 1990 College Football Hall of Fame inductee from Duke University, passed away Friday (Aug. 16) at his home in Montrose, Colorado. The 1959 Outland Trophy recipient who later served as a college football head coach was 80 years old. Born December 1, 1938 in Washington, D.C., and raised in Elizabeth City, North C  more

Duke Mathematical Journal Issues 4 Research Articles in Aug. 15, 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Aug. 13 -- Duke Mathematical Journal published four research articles on the following topics in its Aug. 15, 2019 edition: * Hori-mological projective dualityJorgen Vold Rennemo and Ed Segal; 2127 - 2205 * K-stability of cubic threefoldsYuchen Liu and Chenyang Xu; 2029 - 2073 * On the Oberlin affine curvature conditionPhilip T. Gressman; 2075 - 2126 * The structure of logarithmically averaged correlations of multiplicative functions, with applications to the Chowla a  more

Family Connects Novant Health Program Receives $220,000 Grant, Fourth Year of Support From Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Aug. 15 -- Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - Funding provides continued support for universal postnatal nurse home visiting program launched in 2016 * * * The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust recently awarded a $220,000 grant to the Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation to support the Family Connects Novant Health (FCNH) program. The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has supported the program since its in  more

North Carolina Justice Center: Medicaid Expansion Is a Matter of Life or Death
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 14 -- The North Carolina Justice Center issued the following news: New research released by the National Bureau of Economic Research provides estimates of the life and death impact of Medicaid expansion. While many researchers have pointed to the improvements to health outcomes, management of health conditions, and quality of life that comes with access to affordable health care for those in need, this data provides new and compelling evidence that the decision to   more

PETA: Anti-Animal Circus Ads to Go Up as Opening-Night Protest Draws Near
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Aug. 13 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Triumphs Against Transit Authority's Attempted Censorship, Will Run Ads Starring TLC's Chilli * * * Armed with signs proclaiming, "Circuses: No Fun for Animals" and "End Cruel Animal Acts Now," a group of PETA supporters will descend on UniverSoul Circus' opening-night performance at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on Tuesday. When: Tuesday, August 13, 6:30 p.m.  more

RTI International: FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug to Treat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Aug. 14 -- RTI International issued the following news release: Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of pretomanid, a new drug developed to treat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and treatment intolerant/non-responsive Multidrug-Resistant (MDR) TB. RTI International (RTI) scientist Dr. Doris Rouse and her team have collaborated closely with TB Alliance on the development of pretomanid for almost 20 years. TB  more

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Journal Issues 11 Research Articles in July 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Aug. 13 -- Sexually Transmitted Diseases, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features clinical, laboratory, immunologic, epidemiologic, behavioral, public health and historical topics pertaining to sexually transmitted diseases from the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association, published 11 research articles on the following topics in its July 2019 edition: * Addressing Gaps in the Management of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Primary Care:  more

Sigma Xi: Seven Tracks to Explore at the Annual Meeting
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Aug. 12 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: Featuring a wide variety of session topics, the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference on November 14-17, 2019, in Madison, Wisconsin, is the place to be for professional and student researchers. The following is a partial list of sessions; see the full schedule at www.sigmaxi.org/amsrc19-schedule. * Our Changing Global Environment Symposia: Life and Health  more

Southern Environmental Law Center Issues Statement on Clean Energy Plan
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Aug. 16 -- The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following statement by senior attorney Gudrun Thompson after the release of a draft clean energy plan by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality: "We applaud Governor Cooper for taking action to reduce carbon pollution in the face of the harm suffered by North Carolina residents and businesses from increasingly intense storms and flooding events. "Moving the state away from dirty fossil fuel  more

Southern Regional Education Board: In North Carolina, Rural Schools Come Together to Keep More Students on Track for Graduation
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- The Southern Regional Education Board issued the following news release: Teachers and leaders from Bladen, Beaufort and Stanly county school districts in North Carolina convened in Raleigh this week to delve into systemic challenges that students, teachers and leaders face in rural communities. The goal: increase the number of middle grade and high school students who are on track for graduation, as measured by indicators such as state assessments, grade point avera  more

U.S. Golf Association Boosts Its Support of First Tee With $100,000 in Grant Funding
PINEHURST, North Carolina, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Golf Association issued the following news release: Thanks to a $100,000 donation from the United States Golf Association (USGA), First Tee chapters across the nation are receiving grants to further their efforts to introduce life skills and the game of golf to more young people. The grants are a continuation of the support the USGA has provided to First Tee for more than 20 years, and one of a series of initiatives on which the organizations have   more

Urban Land Institute to Advise on Land-Use Implications of Collateral Development Near Proposed Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The Urban Land Institute issued the following news release: A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be visiting Raleigh, North Carolina next week to make recommendations to the Kane Realty Corporation and the North Carolina Football Club on the land-use implications of the collateral development of the neighborhood surrounding the sports and entertainment stadium proposed for the city. ULI is a gl  more

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment Can Learn - and Benefit From - Mindfulness Meditation
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Aug. 15 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: There's currently no known way to prevent older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from developing Alzheimer's disease. But there may be a safe and feasible non-pharmacological treatment that may help patients living with MCI, according to a small pilot study in the current issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease led by a neurologist and researcher with Wake Forest B  more

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: Atrium Health Boards Visit School of Medicine and Innovation Quarter
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Aug. 14 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: A special meeting of the Atrium Health board of commissioners and the board of advisors of The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority was held earlier today at the Innovation Quarter. The board members were in town to learn more about medical education programs at Wake Forest School of Medicine as well as its extensive basic science and translational research portfolio. They to  more

Zoe Empowers Becomes an Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability Accredited Organization
GARNER, North Carolina, Aug. 13 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: * * * - Zoe Empowers Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization * * * The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Zoe Empowers of Garner, NC. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship(TM), including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governanc  more