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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 18 items )  

American Atheists Issues Statement on 'Disgusting, Un-American'
CRANFORD, New Jersey, Aug. 15 -- American Atheists issued the following statement by President Nick Fish: Today, the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would allow government contractors to ignore civil rights and anti-discrimination laws under the guise of religion. It is estimated that nearly a quarter of Americans work at employers with federal contracts. "Since day one of this administration, religion has been weaponized against anyone who is not a member of the Trump/Pence  more

American Atheists: Christian Nationalist David Barton 'One of the Greatest Threats to Religious Freedom'
CRANFORD, New Jersey, Aug. 16 -- American Atheists issued the following news: Today, American Atheists responded to comments by Christian nationalist and serial falsifier David Barton. "I got challenged to a debate by the American Atheists Association [sic]," David Barton claimed in a video on Monday. "I said, 'Here's the ground rules. I get to speak 97% of the time. They get to speak 3% of the time.' They said, 'That's not a debate!' I said, 'Look at polling. Right now, 3% of the nation does   more

Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology Journal Issues 22 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
MOUNT LAUREL, New Jersey, Aug. 12 -- The Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology Journal, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features neurology from the American Neurological Association, published 22 research articles, including the following topics, in its August 2019 edition: * A single-center SCN8A-related epilepsy cohort: clinical, genetic, and physiologic characterization * Abnormal fatty acid metabolism is a core component of spinal muscular atrophy * Analysis of the functiona  more

Annals of Neurology Journal Issues 15 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
MT. LAUREL, New Jersey, Aug. 15 -- Annals of Neurology, a journal from the American Neurological Association and the Child Neurology Society that says it publishes the mechanisms and treatment of diseases of the human nervous system, published 15 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Efficacy of clopidogrel for stroke depends on CYP2C19 genotype and risk profile * Epstein-barr virus and multiple sclerosis risk in the finnish maternity cohort * Gait analysi  more

BAYADA Regatta Celebrates Adaptive Athletes With Annual Competition
MOORESTOWN, New Jersey, Aug. 12 -- BAYADA Home Health Care issued the following news: Will Chernet, 14, of Cherry Hill, NJ, was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at age three, but that hasn't stopped him from being an active rower, and a participant in the BAYADA Regatta, where he competes as part of a local adaptive rowing club. Now in its 38th year, the BAYADA Regatta is the oldest and largest all-adaptive regatta in the U.S. It will take place on the banks of the Schuylkill River on Sa  more

Clean Water Action: Recycling Is Not Enough - Time to Make Less Waste, Not Manage It
TOMS RIVER, New Jersey, Aug. 15 -- Clean Water Action issued the following news release: Clean Water Action State Director, Amy Goldsmith, testified at the joint annual meeting of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. This year's hearing focused on the state of recycling in New Jersey. "Plastic pollution and our reliance on disposables are a growing environmental crisis and the fact that recycling cannot keep up with our production and  more

Environmental Defense Fund: Colorado Becomes First State in the Central U.S. to Adopt Zero Emission Vehicle Standards
DENVER, Colorado, Aug. 16 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following news release: Today, Colorado became the first state in the central U.S. to adopt Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) standards for cars and trucks - a move that will provide crucial climate, public health and economic benefits for its citizens. After days of debate that included, for the first time ever, the express support of automakers, Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission voted 8-to-1 today to adopt ZEV standards  more

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Journal Issues 18 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, Aug. 13 -- IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, a journal from the IEEE Computer Society, published 18 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * A Kronecker Product Model for Repeated Pattern Detection on 2D Urban Images * ASTER: An Attentional Scene Text Recognizer with Flexible Rectification * Bearing-Based Network Localizability: A Unifying View * Deep Collaborative Embedding for Social Image Understanding  more

Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management Issues 2 Research Articles in July 2019 Edition
PARSIPPANY, New Jersey, Aug. 13 -- The Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, a peer-reviewed journal that says it offers evidence-based, practical information for improving the quality, safety and value of health care, published two research articles on the following topics in its July 2019 edition: * Association of Nausea and Length of Stay with Carbohydrate Loading Prior to Total Joint Arthroplasty * Rheumatoid Arthritis: Therapeutic Strategies After Inadequate Response to Initial TNF Inh  more

Marcus King Appointed to Lead Teamsters Human Rights and Diversity Commission
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following news release: Marcus W. King, President of New Jersey's Teamsters Local 331, has been appointed as the Director of the Teamsters Human Rights and Diversity Commission. "I am pleased to appoint Marcus King to serve as the Director of the Teamsters Human Rights and Diversity Commission," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. "King has long been an advocate for all Teamsters and will be a strong voice for  more

NAFA Launches DOT Compliance Forum
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Aug. 14 -- The NAFA Fleet Management Association issued the following news release: * * * - Event is Crash Course in Aligning Fleets with today's DOT Compliance, Safety, Accountability Measurement System * * * NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry's largest membership association, is launching the NAFA DOT Compliance Forum, a fleet and mobility industry seminar helping professionals comply with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) guid  more

NRDC Issues Statement on Newark Drinking Water Hearing in Federal Court
NEWARK, New Jersey, Aug. 16 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following statement by Senior Director of Health Erik Olson at the conclusion of the Newark drinking water hearing in Federal Court: Arguments in a federal lawsuit seeking bottled water for some Newark residents, due to health concerns about high levels of lead in the city's drinking water, concluded today without a decision from the judge. The case was brought by the Newark Education Workers (NEW) Caucus--a group o  more

PUR Faucet-Mounted Filter Products Are NSF Tested, Certified to Reduce Lead
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Aug. 14 -- NSF International issued the following news release: * * * - So why did recent field tests in Newark, N.J. reveal high lead levels in filtered water? * * * NSF International has been in contact with officials in Newark, N.J. to offer assistance and better understand the recent field tests of PUR faucet-mounted filter products. "We've talked to PUR, the City of Newark, the New Jersey DEP, the U.S. EPA and CDM Smith, the engineering consulting firm retained by   more

RWJUH Somerset and Far Hills Race Meeting Award $20,000 to LifeCamp
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Aug. 12 -- The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, a hospital operated by RWJBarnabas Health, issued the following news: The Far Hills Race Meeting Association and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset's Community Health Partnership recently awarded $20,000 to LifeCamp in Pottersville. The funds will be used to improve the camp's infirmary and aquatics program. About 550 Newark area youth attend the six-week summer day camp. In addition, the   more

Society of Professional Journalists: William Paterson University Professor, Nicholas Hirshon, Named Outstanding Campus Adviser
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 15 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: The Society of Professional Journalists has named Nicholas Hirshon as the recipient of this year's David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award. Hirshon is a journalism professor at William Paterson University in New Jersey, where he also advises the SPJ student chapter. The Outstanding Campus Chapter Adviser Award, initiated in 1978, is presented annually to an individual who has made an  more

U.S. Golf Association: Andrea Lee Wins Mark H. McCormack Medal as Leading Female Amateur
LIBERTY CORNER, New Jersey, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Golf Association issued the following news release: LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - Andrea Lee, 20, of Hermosa Beach, Calif., has won the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the leading women's player in the 2019 World Amateur Golf Ranking(TM) (WAGR). With the honor, Lee will be awarded exemptions into the 2020 U.S. Women's Open and AIG Women's British Open if she remains an amateur, as well as an invitation to join the 2020 USA Curtis Cup  more

U.S. PIRG Commends FDA on Its Proposed Graphic Warnings for Cigarettes, Urges Increased Action on E-cigarettes as Major Health Threat
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group issued the following news release: The Food and Drug Administration proposed a rule today that would require new warnings for cigarette packages that depict the health risks of smoking. Tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, claiming roughly 480,000 lives annually. The new graphic warnings would help educate the public about the toll of cigarette smoking on their he  more

Vascular Surgeon Adam Sagarwala, DO, Joins the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital
ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey, Aug. 14 -- Englewood Hospital and Medical Center issued the following news release: Vascular surgeon Adam R. Sagarwala, DO, has joined Thomas Bernik, MD, in practice at Englewood Health Physician Network - Vascular Surgery and Englewood Hospital. Dr. Sagarwala's clinical interests encompass complex aortic disease, including abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms; carotid artery disease; renal artery disease; and peripheral artery disease. He is skilled in open, endovascu  more