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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday September 08, 2019 ( 25 items )  

Alliance Defending Freedom: Health Care Professionals - States Have Valid Interest in Commonsense Limits to Abortion
RICHMOND, Virginia, Sept. 3 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: * * * - ADF files brief on behalf of physician groups that support NC law protecting women, unborn children * * * Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a friend-of-the-court brief Tuesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit on behalf of four non-profit medical organizations that support North Carolina's law limiting abortion after 20 weeks. The brief in Bryant v. Woodall repr  more

American Society of Echocardiography: WASE Normal Values Study Presented as Late-Breaking Science at European Society of Cardiology Congress in Paris
DURHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 3 -- The American Society of Echocardiography issued the following news release: Final data from the World Alliance Societies of Echocardiography (WASE) Normal Values Study was presented this morning as a part of the late-breaking science at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Paris, France. The data presented focuses specifically on 2D left ventricular dimensions, volumes, and function. The WASE Normal Values Study, which was launched in 2016, is   more

Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association: Industry-First Event Highlights Intellectual Property Rights Solutions
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, a division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, issued the following news release: Six leading organizations recently partnered to produce the Aftermarket IP Forum, which was held on Aug. 15 in Dearborn, Mich. The event emphasized resources and solutions that automotive aftermarket brand owners can utilize to protect intellectual property, work with major online marketplaces and  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: SAU Tabs Woodard as Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: Ron Woodard was officially named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Saint Augustine's University (SAU) on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Woodard is a well-respected coach in the CIAA and the country. He brings a wealth of collegiate coaching experience to SAU. "I've known Coach Woodard since his days as a college student," SAU Director of Athletics George Williams said. "He has always displ  more

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Imposes Interim Suspension on James Hal Heafner
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards issued the following news release: Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced that it has imposed an automatic interim suspension of the CFP(R) certification on James Hal Heafner, currently of Jumacao, Puerto Rico (and formerly of Charlotte, North Carolina), which was effective September 3, 2019. CFP Board imposed an automatic interim suspension after receiving evidence that Mr. Heafner e  more

CIAA Relaunches Mobile App With Expanded Conference Content
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: * * * - Moves from Basketball Championship only to coverage of all sports all the time * * * The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA(R)), the nation's first African American athletic conference, rolled out a total refresh of its mobile app in late August with new content, more conference games, as well as video and stories to celebrate the upcoming 75th anniversar  more

Common Cause: Landmark Victory - Court Rules NC Partisan Gerrymandering Is Unconstitutional, Orders New Legislative Maps Drawn for the 2020 Election
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 3 -- Common Cause issued the following news release: A panel of three judges in the Wake County Superior Court ruled unanimously today in Common Cause v. Lewis that the NC General Assembly violated the North Carolina Constitution when it gerrymandered the state's legislative districts for partisan gain. The court gave the legislature two weeks to draw new NC House and NC Senate districts, applying strict nonpartisan criteria and in full public view. Statement fro  more

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law Issues 7 Research Articles in Spring 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, a journal from the Duke University School of Law, published seven research articles on the following topics in its Spring 2019 edition: * A Symmetry of Asymmetries? A Private-International-Law Reconstruction of Lindahl's Work on Boundaries * Another Hague Judgments Convention? Bucking the Past to Provide for the Future * Authority and the Globalisation of Inclusion and Exclusion: Conceptual and Normative  more

Duke Mathematical Journal Issues 4 Research Articles in Sept. 1, 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- Duke Mathematical Journal published four research articles, including the following topics, in its Sept. 1, 2019 edition: * Arithmetic of double torus quotients and the distribution of periodic torus orbits * Exceptional isomorphisms between complements of affine plane curves * Stability and invariant random subgroups The September 2019 edition of the Duke Mathematical Journal can be viewed at https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.dmj/1567584022. [Category: Edu  more

Environmental Working Group: Hurricane Dorian Threatens to Spread Millions of Tons of Manure Again Throughout North Carolina's Coastal Plain
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The Environmental Working Group issued the following news release: * * * - Thousands of Factory Farms Remain Vulnerable to Heavy Rain, as Climate Crisis Triggers More Severe Storms * * * As Hurricane Dorian bears down on North Carolina, the storm's flood waters threaten once again to spread millions of tons of animal waste from factory farms throughout the state's eastern coastal plain. "The most important thing right now is that people stay safe," said Soren Rundquis  more

EVENT Oct. 16-17, 2019: American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists Schedules Antibacterial & Odor Control: Marketing & Technology Advancements Conference
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists will host an Antibacterial and Odor Control: Marketing and Technology Advancements Conference at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Oct. 16-17: The Association said: "Our 2019 conference will focus on regulations and consumer marketing claims, novel technologies geared towards reducing pathogenic bacteria on medical/healthcare textiles, as well as sustainability of odor control ch  more

EVENT Oct. 2-3, 2019: Association for Career and Technical Education Schedules Credential Summit 2019
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Aug. 27 -- The Association for Career and Technical Education will host the Credential Summit 2019 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Raleigh, North Carolina, Oct. 2-3: Keynote speakers: Cory Mason, Racine Mayor Shawn McComb, Director of Business Development & Commercial Management from Foxconn Bryan Albrecht, President of Gateway Technical College * * * Agenda: Education and Industry, Making the Connection Connections between education and industry are critical to the su  more

Heavy Duty Content Grows at AASA Technology Conference
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Sept. 6 -- The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, a division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, issued the following news release: The AASA Technology Council (ATC) board of governors has planned for an increased focus on heavy duty content during the 2019 AASA Technology Conference, which will take place Sep. 29 - Oct. 1 in Boca Raton, Fla. Elements with a commercial vehicle aftermarket technology focus include: Keynote pr  more

Hurricane Dorian Expected to Impact Georgia and the Carolinas
NEW YORK, Sept. 1 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: Hurricane Dorian may now impact Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, states which dealt last year with severe storms, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). "With more Americans than ever living in harm's way of hurricanes, it's absolutely critical to pay attention and take precautions," said Sean Kevelighan, CEO, I.I.I. "We have already seen Hurricane Barry make landfall in   more

INDA: RISE Innovation Award Finalists Announced
CARY, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry issued the following news release: INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announces the three finalists that will present unique and innovative material science solutions as they compete for the prestigious RISE(R) Innovation Award during the ninth edition of the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference, (RISE(R)) Sept. 24-25, 2019 at North Carolina State University, Rale  more

International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis Releases Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treatment and Prophylaxis of VTE in Cancer Patients
CARRBORO, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis issued the following news release: * * * - First guidelines to provide evidence-based guidance on the use of direct oral anticoagulants in cancer patients * * * The International Initiative on Thrombosis and Cancer (ITAC) announced publication of the 2019 update of their guidelines for the treatment and prophylaxis of cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT) in The Lancet Oncology. The International Soc  more

League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund Expands Ad, Mail Campaign in Final Days Before NC-09 Special Election
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 6 -- The League of Conservation Voters issued the following news release: In the final days before the special election in North Carolina's Ninth District, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Victory Fund has ramped up its digital ad and direct mail program in support of Marine combat veteran and solar energy entrepreneur Dan McCready. As of September 5, LCV Victory Fund's NC-09 digital ads received almost 4 million impressions, and direct mail pieces were   more

Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association: AASA and Member Companies Take Repair Restriction Issue to Federal Trade Commission
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Members of Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, met with officials from the Federal Trade Commission in Washington on August 29 to discuss the rising problems of repair restrictions, motor vehicle data ownership, and the consumer's right to choose his or her own repair   more

NCSBN Elects New Members to Its Board of Directors and Leadership Succession Committee
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 6 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing issued the following news release: NCSBN Board of Directors President Julia George, MSN, RN, FRE, executive director, North Carolina Board of Nursing, announces new members of the NCSBN Board of Directors who were elected during the 2019 Delegate Assembly, held in Chicago, Aug. 21-23, 2019. Those elected include: Treasurer Adrian Guerrero, CPM, director of operations, Kansas State Board of Nursing, was elected Trea  more

New Physician Joins Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Kernersville, High Point
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer Harvey to Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Kernersville and North High Point. Harvey joined the clinic in August and is accepting new patients. Harvey specializes in sports medicine and has experience at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. Before joining Novant Health, she provided sports medicine coverage for the Winston-Sal  more

Sierra Club Issues Statement on Plans to Burn Coal by Duke Energy
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The Sierra Club issued the following statement by Dave Rogers, southeast deputy regional campaign director for Beyond Coal campaign, on the plans to burn coal by Duke Energy: Duke Energy wants to burn dirty, uneconomic coal for several more decades and add massive amounts of dangerous fracked gas in North and South Carolina, according to its latest filings with state regulators. The country's largest utility on Tuesday filed updated long term energy plans w  more

Sigma Xi: Science Communication Coaching Begins in October
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: Sigma Xi will offer science communication coaching for researchers and students in October and November. The program consists of two free webinars as well as a workshop and just-in-time advice for oral and poster presenters at the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference. Communication Coaching: Level Up Your Science Communication Skills Pre-Conference Coachi  more

Tennessee Co-Ops Respond to Hurricane Dorian
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Sept. 3 -- The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association issued the following news: While most Tennesseans enjoyed a long Labor Day weekend, several lineworkers from Tennessee's electric co-ops were heading to Georgia and North Carolina to assist with Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts. Twenty-two lineworkers - ten from Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation in Brownsville and 12 from Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative in South Pittsburg - are traveling to   more

United Soccer Coaches: Latest NCAA DI Rankings Feature New No. 1 Teams in Both Polls
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 3 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: New teams sit atop both the men's and women's polls as United Soccer Coaches released the latest rankings for NCAA Division I soccer on Tuesday. Wake Forest moved up three spots to grab the top spot in the first men's regular season ranking of the year, while North Carolina moved up one spot to No. 1 in the second set of women's rankings. NCAA DI Rankings: Men | Women Wake Forest takes over the top spot in the   more

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: Diets Effect on Gut Bacteria
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Sept. 3 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: Could following a certain type of diet affect the gut microbiome - the good and bad bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract - in ways that decrease the risk of Alzheimer's disease? According to researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, that is a fair possibility. In a small pilot study, the researchers identified several distinct gut microbiome signatures - the che  more