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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday September 08, 2019 ( 16 items )  

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health: Study Examines Reported Injury, Hospitalization Rates Among New Jersey Adolescent Workers
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health issued the following member research: A recent Rutgers School of Public Health study, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), suggests that among adolescent workers ages 14-21, hospitalization and fatality rates are highest among those in the oldest age group (ages 19 and 21). About 80 percent of adolescents have worked in at least one job prior to their high school graduation. Injuries a  more

Congress Eyes Short-Term Job Training Programs: Legislation Could Help Fleets Address Technician Sho
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- The NAFA Fleet Management Association issued the following news release: Fleet continues to face a significant challenge: building a pipeline of qualified vehicle technicians to service the wide range of equipment in modern fleets. Retirements, increasing use of advanced technology in vehicles, and a competitive job market have taken their tolls on fleet shops. Thankfully, Congress is contemplating action that may ease this need. A rising priority for both th  more

Educational Testing Service: The TOEFL Test Experience Keeps Getting Better: Afternoon Testing Sessions Now Open Worldwide
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- Educational Testing Service issued the following news release: As part of a continuous effort to enhance the TOEFL iBT(R) test experience for students and its value to institutions worldwide, students can now take advantage of more flexible testing options, including an increase in the number of test session offerings and a shorter turnaround time for retesting, if necessary. Beginning immediately, students can register for afternoon testing sessions on select  more

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Orthopedic Associates Joins Englewood Health Physician Network
ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- Englewood Hospital and Medical Center issued the following news release: Englewood Orthopedic Associates, a multispecialty orthopedics practice founded more than 40 years ago, has joined Englewood Health Physician Network. As the largest orthopedics practice in Bergen County, its nine orthopedic surgeons and physicians specialize in a range of clinical areas, including conditions of the hip, knee, shoulder, hand, elbow, wrist, foot, ankle, and spine; osteoporos  more

Faith in Action: Cardinal Tobin Joins Hundreds of Catholics in Nonviolent Action for Immigrant Children
NEWARK, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- Faith in Action issued the following news release: * * * - Many leaders risk arrest for nonviolent civil disobedience * * * Today, over 400 participants joined over 50 Catholic leaders who risked arrest for nonviolent civil disobedience as Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark gave a blessing to those participating. Cardinal Tobin said, "We stand together in prayer and solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers. When they suffer, we s  more

Franciscan Action Network: Cardinal Tobin Joins Hundreds of Catholics in Nonviolent Action for Immigrant Children
NEWARK, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- Franciscan Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - Many leaders risk arrest for nonviolent civil disobedience * * * Today, over 200 participants joined 50 Catholic leaders who risked arrest for nonviolent civil disobedience as Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark gave a blessing to those participating. Cardinal Tobin said, "We stand together in prayer and solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers. When they suffer,  more

Gastroenterologist Youran Gao, MD, Joins the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital
ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey, Sept. 6 -- Englewood Hospital and Medical Center issued the following news release: Gastroenterology and hepatology specialist Youran Gao, MD, has joined the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital. His clinical interests include general gastroenterology, prevention and detection of gastrointestinal cancers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and liver disease. He joins Englewood Health Physician  more

Greenpeace Issues Statement on Climate Plan Released by Sen. Booker
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 -- Greenpeace issued the following statement by Senior Climate Campaigner Jack Shapiro on the climate plan released by Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey: This morning, Senator Cory Booker released his plan to combat climate change ahead of Wednesday's CNN climate crisis town hall. "As fires rage in the Amazon and Hurricane Dorian pummels the Bahamas and threatens the southeast, the gravity of the climate crisis is impossible to ignore. At this stage in the race, no candidate   more

Institute for Advanced Study: Celebrating the Convergence of Discovery, Imagination, and Leadership to Define the Landscape of Systems Biology
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 6 -- The Institute for Advanced Study issued the following news release: Arnold J. Levine, Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, was among the first researchers to independently isolate the p53 protein in 1979. A recognized leader in cancer research and mentor to countless young scholars, Levine's distinguished career has spanned various branches of the biological sciences from virology and immunology to molecular biology and genetics. To commemorate  more

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials: New Jersey Adopts 2018 National Standard Plumbing Code
ONTARIO, California, Sept. 6 -- The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials issued the following news release: New Jersey residents will continue to be protected by the National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC), as the Garden State has adopted the 2018 edition of the NSPC, the first to be published by IAPMO. The Division of Codes and Standards, which is part of the state's Department of Community Affairs, adopted the NSPC with state-specific amendments on Tuesday. The NSPC  more

Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research Issues 6 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
ORADELL, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- The Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features therapeutic role of cytokines and Interferons from the International Cytokine and Interferon Society, published six research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Endogenous Nucleic Acid Recognition by RIG-I-Like Receptors and cGAS * Inflammation and Immunity: From an Adipocyte's Perspective * Innate Immune Responses to Acinetobacter baumannii  more

New Jersey Association for Mental Health and Addiction Agencies: Suicide Prevention Conference Focuses on Youth and the Healing Power of Story Telling
MERCERVILLE, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- The New Jersey Association for Mental Health and Addiction Agencies issued the following news release: It is critical for people of all ages to know that mental health disorders are real illnesses, especially as the rate of suicide is increasing, most notably among youth. These health conditions should not be a cause for shame or embarrassment. To help eliminate the misunderstanding about mental health disorders and the resulting stigma and discrimination, so  more

New York Red Bulls and United Soccer Coaches Renew Partnership
HARRISON, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: The New York Red Bulls and United Soccer Coaches have renewed their partnership for the next three years, the organizations announced today. The deal keeps Red Bulls Youth Programs as the exclusive provider of United Soccer Coaches Diplomas continues a partnership to provide education to coaches at various levels throughout the New York Metro Area. "We're very pleased to continue this important partnership with R  more

PETA: Serial Kitten Abandoner Offered Deal
METUCHEN, New Jersey, Sept. 3 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Contact PETA and the Group Will Spay All Your Cats, Confidentially and for Free * * * PETA hopes an unidentified woman who's wanted for having illegally abandoned kittens outside local grocery stores at least four times this year will work with the group to "fix" the problem: PETA will pay to spay any cats the woman has--for free and without revealing her identity. "PETA i  more

Rick Atkinson to Speak at U.S. Army Heritage Center Foundation
CARLISLE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Army Heritage Center Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Perspectives in Military History General of the Army Omar N. Bradley Memorial Lecture - The British Are Coming: The Revolution Trilogy, Part I * * * In mid-January 1777, Lord Cornwallis of the invincible British Army retreated from the New Jersey countryside after two years of epic struggle against up-start American rebels. From the bloodshed on Lexington Common to the defe  more

Transactions on Circuits and Systems Journal Issues 22 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, Sept. 2 -- Transactions on Circuits and Systems, a journal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, published 22 research articles, including the following topics, in its September 2019 edition: * A 0.7-V 28-nW CMOS Subthreshold Voltage and Current Reference in One Simple Circuit * A 13-Bit 260MS/s Power-Efficient Pipeline ADC Using a Current-Reuse Technique and Interstage Gain and Nonlinearity Errors Calibration * A 27.7 fJ/conv-step 500 MS/s 12-Bit  more