Wednesday - August 5, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 29 items )  

Announcing Mandolin Orange With the Colorado Symphony
DENVER, Colorado, Aug. 26 -- The Colorado Symphony issued the following news release: * * * - North Carolina duo makes their orchestral debut on January 17, 2020 * * * The Colorado Symphony announces Mandolin Orange with the Colorado Symphony taking place January 17, 2020 at Boettcher Concert Hall. In their symphony orchestra debut, Mandolin Orange joins the Colorado Symphony for an evening of music that will revive the soul. Mandolin Orange's music radiates a mysterious warmth --with song  more

Appalachian Voices: Federal Agency Must Re-Do Review of Endangered Species Impacts of Mountain Valley Pipeline
BOONE, North Carolina, Aug. 28 -- Appalachian Voices issued the following news release: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today requested that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service re-initiate consultation on its Endangered Species Act permit for the fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline. Because the project does not have a valid Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement from the wildlife agency, all work on the pipeline should halt until a new one is issued. Today's announcement com  more

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission: States Schedule Public Hearings on Atlantic Striped Bass Draft Addendum VI
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Aug. 28 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission issued the following news release: The Commission's Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board releases Draft Addendum VI to Amendment 6 of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass for public comment. Atlantic coastal states from Maine through North Carolina, including Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and the Potomac River Fisheries Commission, have scheduled their hearings to gather publi  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: Benton Named SAU Assistant AD For Compliance
HAMPTON, Virginia, Aug. 26 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: * * * - Courtesy of SAU Office of Sports Information * * * Saint Augustine's University Athletics (SAU) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Sheila I. Benton as Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance on Monday, Aug. 26. Benton is a very accomplished professional who brings 28 years of experience to the SAU Athletics Department. Her career include stints at numerous universities  more

Duke Health: Gene Linked to Autism Undergoes Changes in Men's Sperm After Pot Use
DURHAM, North Carolina, Aug. 27 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: * * * - Further study is needed to determine if the altered gene contributes to autism in children * * * A specific gene associated with autism appears to undergo changes in the sperm of men who use marijuana, according to new research from Duke Health. The gene change occurs through a process called DNA methylation, and it could potentially be passed along to offspring. Publishing online Aug. 27 in the jour  more

Environment North Carolina: New Study Shows a Decade of Progress Positions North Carolina to Take Clean Energy to the Next Level
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 27 -- Environment North Carolina issued the following news release: Since 2009, North Carolina has seen explosive growth in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun and a promising amount of growth in the wind energy sector, according to a new report released today by Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center. The report also highlights advances in the use of energy storage and electric vehicles. According to the data, North Carolina ranked 9th amon  more

EVENT Sept. 11-12, 2019: American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists Schedules Textile Coloration 2.1 - Optimal Apparel Performance Through Innovation Conference
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists will host a Textile Coloration 2.1 - Optimal Apparel Performance through Innovation Conference at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Durham, North Carolina, Sept. 11-12: Agenda and speakers: Fostering Innovation The pace of innovation in the textile industry is happening at a rapid pace. This is occurring due to disruptive business models, novel technologies and demanding consumers. Every organization in the value ch  more

EVENT Sept. 11-14, 2019: American Academy of Family Physicians Schedules AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express Live Course
LEAWOOD, Kansas, Aug. 26 -- The American Academy of Family Physicians will host an event entitled AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express Live Course at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana, Sept. 11-14: Speakers: David Weismiller, Professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada Janalynn Beste, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Associate Professor of Family Medicine - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Shawn Conner, Private Practice Physician, Assist  more

EVENT Sept. 14, 2019: American Bar Association Schedules a Triage Cancer Conference
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The American Bar Association will host a Triage Cancer Conference at the Friday Center for Continuing Education, Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Agenda and Speakers: Cancer Survivorship: Advocacy & Being Empowered Outline how health care professionals can engage in various types of advocacy and encourage their patients to be advocates; Articulate ways in which patients can be empowered and engaged in their treatment, including access to clinical trials, second opini  more

FHI 360 Commends Updated Guidance on Contraception for Women at High Risk of HIV
DURHAM, North Carolina, Aug. 29 -- FHI 360 issued the following news release: FHI 360 welcomes the World Health Organization's updated guidance on contraceptive use by women at high risk of acquiring HIV infection and applauds the thoughtful, thorough review process that led to these new recommendations. Released today, the guidance recommends no restrictions on the use of any reversible contraceptive method -- including progestogen-only injectables and implants and all types of intrauterine d  more

FHI Ventures to Invest in Four New Social Enterprises
DURHAM, North Carolina, Aug. 26 -- FHI 360 issued the following news release: FHI Ventures, an impact investing company supporting early-stage enterprises that provide products and services designed for social good, has selected four new companies to participate in its 2019 accelerator program. By offering a unique mix of capital support, customized training and access to expertise and new markets, the FHI Ventures accelerator program positions participating companies to generate financial retu  more

Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Dan McCready for U.S. House
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- The Humane Society Legislative Fund issued the following news release: Today the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation's leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announced its endorsement of Dan McCready for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. Marine Corps veteran Dan McCready has a strong track record of serving his country and his community. After returning from Iraq, McCready started a solar energy business in Charlotte and helped bui  more

INDA Remembers Nonwovens Industry Veteran K. Wayne Hays
CARY, North Carolina, Aug. 26 -- INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry issued the following news release: INDA is warmly remembering K. Wayne Hays, a veteran of the nonwovens industry for more than five decades and one of the founders of INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. Hays passed away surrounded by his family on August 21st at the age of 95. Hays became involved in the fledgling nonwovens business in the early 1950s while at Calloway Mills. He was also the fir  more

Larry Pavey of The Group to Present at Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association Technology Conference
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Aug. 29 -- The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, a division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, issued the following news release: AASA announced that Larry Pavey, President & CEO, Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group), will deliver the Channel Partner Spotlight at the AASA Technology Conference, which will be held Sep. 29 - Oct. 1 in Boca Raton, Fla. The annual Channel Partner Spotlight is one of the highlights of the   more

MomsRising Issues Statement on Paid Parental Leave for North Carolina Workers
BELLEVUE, Washington, Aug. 29 -- 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, on paid parental leave becoming available to tens of thousands of North Carolina workers on Sept. 1: "Sunday marks a milestone in the quest to make North Carolina families more successful and economically secure, to improve our state's economy, and to reduce gender-ba  more

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund to Argue Death Penalty Cases Before North Carolina Supreme Court
NEW YORK, Aug. 26 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)'s Senior Deputy Director of Litigation Jin Hee Lee, and several other prominent capital defense attorneys, will be presenting arguments to the Supreme Court of North Carolina on behalf of six individuals facing death sentences who are appealing their convictions under the Racial Justice Act that was repealed by the North Carolina le  more

NCSBN Considers Pertinent Association Business With Its Members at Its 2019 Annual Meeting
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing issued the following news release: NCSBN met in Chicago, Aug. 21-23, 2019, to consider pertinent association business with its members. There were 60 member nursing regulatory bodies (MNRBs) represented by delegates. NCSBN Board of Directors President Julia George, MSN, RN, FRE, executive director, North Carolina Board of Nursing, noted, "We had a very productive meeting this year with an open exchange of ideas with  more

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Successful Teacher Leadership Institute
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Aug. 27 -- The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching issued the following news: Educators from Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools completed a successful Teacher Leadership Institute at NCCAT's Cullowhee campus. The essential components of this NCCAT program cover the concept of leadership before drilling into the specifics of teacher leadership. Educators explore the elements of leadership, teacher leadership potential, personality traits, group dyn  more

North Carolina Medical Journal Issues 12 Research Articles in July-August 2019 Edition
MORRISVILLE, North Carolina, Aug. 29 -- The North Carolina Medical Journal, a peer-reviewed journal of health policy analysis from the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and Duke Endowment, published 12 research articles on the following topics in its July-August 2019 edition: * Adopting Social Media for Improving Health: Opportunities and Challenges * Applying Data Analytics to Address Social Determinants of Health in Practice * Benefits, Pitfalls, and Potential Bias in Health Care AI * F  more

North Carolina WARN Issues Statement on Rule Prohibiting Duke Energy Public Utilities from Charging Ratepayers for Political Contributions
DURHAM, North Carolina, Aug. 29 -- The North Carolina Waste Awareness and Reduction Network issued the following statement: In response to a petition filed last November by NC WARN and Friends of the Earth, the NC Utilities Commission today proposed rules that would prohibit Duke Energy's public utilities from charging ratepayers for political contributions, charitable contributions and lobbying expenses. "The Commission proposed rules that would apply to electric, natural gas, water and sewer  more

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Will Offer Diagnostic Heart Catheterizations
BOLIVIA, North Carolina, Aug. 27 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center has partnered with New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Cape Fear Heart Associates to provide much-needed diagnostic cardiac catheterizations to the Brunswick County community. The mobile diagnostic cardiac catheterizations will be performed by Cape Fear Heart Associates' Dr. Joshua Winslow twice a month at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center starting mid-April. "Befo  more

Novant Health Now Offers Pediatrics in Brunswick County
BOLIVIA, North Carolina, Aug. 26 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: On Aug. 21, Novant Health opened its first pediatric clinic in Brunswick County. Novant Health Pediatrics Brunswick is located at 20 Medical Campus Drive NW, Suite 205, in Supply and will be staffed by Dr. Kaylan Edwards and Dr. Lori Tackman. Edwards received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and biology from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and completed medical school at East Carolina University  more

Sexually Transmitted Diseases JournalIssues 11 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Aug. 27 -- 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 September 2019 edition: * Are Boys Ready for Human Papillomavirus Vaccine? A National Study of Boys in Malaysia * Assessi  more

Sigma Xi Establishes a Committee on Scientific Conduct and Professional Ethics
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Aug. 28 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: The Sigma Xi Board of Directors has approved the establishment of the Society's Committee on Scientific Conduct and Professional Ethics. The committee will help determine the most effective ways to promote ethical scientific practices among Sigma Xi members and within the broader research enterprise. The committee is also charged with establishing policies and procedures fo  more

Soil Science Society of America Journal Issues 26 Research Articles in March-April 2019 Edition
MADISON, Wisconsin, Aug. 24 -- The Soil Science Society of America Journal published 26 research articles, including the following topics, in its March-April 2019 edition: * A Simple Automated Laser Profile Meter * Accumulation and Precipitation of Cu and Zn in a Centenarian Vineyard * Chemical, Thermal, and Spectroscopic Analysis of Organomineral Fertilizer Residue Recovered from an Oxisol * Comparing Biological and Conventional Chemical Soil Tests in Long-Term Tillage, Rotation, N Rate Fie  more

U.S.-Japan Deal 'In Principle' Holds Promise for Motor Vehicle Parts Suppliers
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Aug. 27 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: A trade deal was announced August 25 by President Trump and his Japanese counterpart, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at the G-7 Summit, and MEMA is encouraged by the news. The agreement, which at this point is only "in principle," does not eliminate existing tariffs on motor vehicle parts entering the U.S. from Japan, although it could indicate that President Trum  more

Wake Forest Baptist CEO Recognized by National Health Care Publication
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Aug. 26 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: Julie FreischlagJulie Ann Freischlag, M.D., FACS, FRCS, Ed(hon), DFSVS, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Health and dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been named one of the Physician Leaders to Know by Becker's Hospital Review, a national health care media organization based in Chicago. One-hundred five health care executives were recognized this year. Freischlag is one of 17   more

Wake Forest Baptist Fiscal Year 2019 Fourth Quarter Performance
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Aug. 29 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: Wake Forest Baptist Health released its fourth quarter report on operating performance and operating statistics for fiscal year 2019 (FY19) today highlighting volume growth in the clinical enterprise and the addition of High Point Medical Center. For FY19 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019), total net revenues of $3.4 billion were 18.3% higher than the prior year. Unrestricted net as  more

Woods Hole Research Center: Brazilian Amazon Fires Have Released 104-141 Million Metric Tons of CO2
FALMOUTH, Massachusetts, Aug. 30 -- Woods Hole Research Center issued the following news release: A new analysis estimates this year's Brazilian Amazon fires have produced between 104 and 141 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to scientists at Woods Hole Research Center and IPAM-Amazonia. That is equivalent to annual tailpipe carbon pollution from 22.6 to 30.6 million cars, or the annual CO2 emissions from the entire state of North Carolina. The number of fires in the Brazi  more