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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 50 items )  

6 Florida Charter School Alliance Earn the Distinguished 2019 National Blue Ribbon Award
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 29 -- The Florida Charter School Alliance issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Education just released the list of 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The list includes six Florida public charter schools. * Archimedean Middle - Dade School * Choices In Learning Elementary Charter - Seminole * Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School - Charlotte * Mater Academy East Charter Middle School - Dade * Mater Academy East Elementary Charter School - Dad  more

60 Plus Association Issues Statement on Conclusion of President Trump's Medicare Announcement
THE VILLAGES, Florida, Oct. 3 -- The 60 Plus Association issued the following statement by founder and Chairman James Martin at the conclusion of President Trump's Medicare announcement in Florida: "The atmosphere in the audience in The Villages was electric" "Seniors are absolutely thrilled about President Trump's improvements to Medicare. His announcement Thursday brought thousands of Florida seniors to their feet in appreciation of his efforts. "People who are enrolled in Medicare know ho  more

60 Plus Association Issues Statement on President Trump's Planned Changes to Medicare
THE VILLAGES, Florida, Oct. 3 -- The 60 Plus Association issued the following statement by Chairman James Martin on President Trump's planned changes to Medicare: "President Trump's executive order will save money and help preserve Medicare by cutting red tape, and giving older Americans access to better health services like telehealth, wellness programs, nutrition counseling and other programs that improve the lives of seniors. "These improvements to Medicare combined with programs to reduce  more

Academy of Country Music Announces Florida Georgia Line as Recipients of the First-Ever ACM Breakout Artist of the Decade Award, ACM Single of the Decade Award and ACM Music Event of the Decade Award
ENCINO, California, Sept. 29 -- The Academy of Country Music issued the following news release: The Academy of Country Music(R) announced today Florida Georgia Line as the first-ever recipients of the ACM Breakout Artist of the Decade Award, ACM Single of the Decade Award and ACM Music Event of the Decade Award. The duo was awarded all three ACM Decade Awards in a surprise backstage presentation last night (9/28) during their final stop on their CAN'T SAY I AIN'T COUNTRY TOUR at FivePoint Amphi  more

Accounting Horizons Journal Issues 9 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
SARASOTA, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Accounting Horizons, a journal that says it provides insights to the accounting profession from the American Accounting Association, published nine research articles, including the following topics, in its September 2019 edition: *Auditor Response to Negative Media Coverage of Client Environmental, Social, and Governance Practices *Changes in Internal Control Disclosure and Analyst Forecasts Around Mandatory Disclosure Required by the China SOX *Colleagues for Lif  more

Accounting Review Journal Issues 14 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida, Oct. 5 -- The Accounting Review, a journal from the American Accounting Association that says it features results of accounting research, published 14 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Determinants and Consequences of Quantitative Critical Accounting Estimate Disclosures * Dollar for a Tree or a Tree for a Dollar? The Behavioral Effects of Measurement Basis on Managers' CSR Investment Decision * Foreign Institutional Investors   more

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Announces Class of 2020 Associate Fellows
RESTON, Virginia, Oct. 1 -- The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics issued the following news release: The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce its Class of 2020 Associate Fellows. AIAA will formally honor and induct the class at its AIAA Associate Fellows Induction Ceremony on Monday, 6 January 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, Florida, during its 2020 AIAA SciTech Forum, 6-10 January. "Aerospace is constantly evolving to  more

American Institute of Chemical Engineers to Celebrate Outstanding Achievements With 2019 Institute and Board of Directors' Awards
NEW YORK, Oct. 3 -- The American Institute of Chemical Engineers issued the following news release: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will present awards to 16 leaders and innovators in chemical engineering, at a ceremony to be held during the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting, November 10-15, in Orlando, Florida. AIChE's highest honor, the Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering, will be presented to Dr. Ignacio E. Grossmann, the R. R. Dean  more

Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian: Food For The Poor Takes Next Steps in Recovery
COCONUT CREEK, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Food for the Poor issued the following news release: Food For The Poor is talking to key leaders in the Bahamas to piece together next steps for longer term aid as families continue to recover from what has been described as one of the largest scale disasters the islands have ever experienced. A team from the charity recently traveled to the Bahamas to lay the groundwork to help the Bahamians rebuild beyond the initial relief effort and to see firsthand how ai  more

Boat Owners Association of the United States: 13 Little Secrets to Winterizing a Boat
SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, Sept. 30 -- The Boat Owners Association of the U.S. issued the following news release: Boaters across the country are getting ready to put their boats to bed for a long winter's nap, but not every boat owner knows all the secrets of winterizing a recreational boat. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) shares some quick tips to ensure safe storage until next season. 1. California, Florida and Texas have the most engine winterizing claims. Boaters in north  more

BoatUS Foundation: Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, Oct. 25-27 at Tampa Boat Show
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 2 -- The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water issued the following news release: Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Tampa Boat Show and Freedom Boat Club offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, from Friday, October 25, through Sunday, October 27, at  more

CareerSource Florida: Governor Announces Boards to Receive Veterans Performance Incentive Awards
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 4 -- CareerSource Florida (formerly the Workforce Florida) issued the following news: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced three Local Workforce Development Boards are being awarded Veterans' Performance Incentive Awards for their diligent work of providing employment and training opportunities to thousands of veterans. The three Local Workforce Development Boards being recognized for this achievement are CareerSource Central Florida, CareerSource Flagler Volusia an  more

Center for American Progress: Unable To Defend Health Care Record, President Lies About Plans To Expand Medicare
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The Center for American Progress issued the following statement by Maura Calsyn, managing director of health policy: President Donald Trump is visiting a Florida retirement community to sign an executive order on Medicare Advantage. Early next week, the Center for American Progress will be releasing additional analysis of this proposal and other false arguments about Medicare expansion proposals. Maura Calsyn, managing director of Health Policy at CAP, released the foll  more

Center for Biological Diversity: Trump Administration Denies Protection to 12 Highly Imperiled Species From Alaska to Florida
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: * * * - Berry Cave Salamander, Clamshell Orchid, Alaska Yellow Cedar Among Species Denied Protection * * * The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today denied Endangered Species Act protection to a dozen species of plants and animals facing extinction. The denied species include the Florida clam shell orchid, Alaska yellow cedar, Berry Cave salamander in eastern Tennessee, and Panamint alligator lizard i  more

Civil Rights Groups Respond to Court Ruling Opening Door to White Nationalist-Inspired Law
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 4 -- The National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following news release: In response to a federal court ruling not to block a controversial anti-immigrant law (SB168) from going into effect on October 1, various immigrant and civil rights groups made the following statements. "These are clearly attempts to further criminalize hard working families, the objective is to instill fear. This legislation not only seeks to impose federal enforcement on localities, whic  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: In Honduras, Attacker Holds Gun to Head of Radio Progreso Anchor Sanchez
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 3 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Honduran authorities must immediately investigate an attack on journalist Sandra Maribel Sanchez and guarantee the safety of the press in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 26, at around 5:30 p.m., an unidentified man approached Sanchez, a reporter and anchor for local broadcaster Radio Progreso, while she was exiting her car in Tegucigalpa and pointed a gun at her   more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Journalist Edmond Agenor Joseph Shot by Police in Haiti While Covering Protests
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 1 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Haitian authorities should conduct a prompt and thorough investigation into the shooting of journalist Edmond Agenor Joseph, hold those responsible to account, and ensure the protection of journalists covering protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, during clashes between protesters and police in Port-au-Prince, a police officer shot Joseph, a cameraman for the privately owne  more

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties Establishes Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Sept. 30 -- The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties issued the following news: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has established the Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund to provide assistance to those affected by Hurricane Dorian. To date, more $250,000 has been raised by over 100 donors with a generous matching gift of $100,000 from Mr. and Mrs. J. Ira Harris. The fund will be used to provide assistance for emergency food, shelte  more

Community Foundation's Women's Legacy Fund to Hold Fall Breakfast
FORT MYERS, Florida, Oct. 2 -- Southwest Florida Community Foundation issued the following news release: The Women's Legacy Fund (WLF) of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will hold its 2019 Fall Breakfast for Contributors, Friends and those interested in being part of the WLF on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The event will be held at Fort Myers Technical College, 3800 Michigan Avenue in Fort Myers. The cost is $20 per person. Prima Donors are complimentary. In addition to b  more

Florida Association of Health Plans Schedules Conference Nov. 18-20
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 29 -- The Florida Association of Health Plans has announced the following event: CONNECT 2019: Connecting Florida's Health Care Community Nov. 18-20, Hilton Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida https://www.fahp.net/2019-annual-conference * * * Keynote Address: Medicine & Media by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN * * * Introduction to Tiatros: A Digital Therapeutics for Behavioral Health company Speaker: Lisa Rawlins, President, VTC Enterprise,   more

Florida Farm Bureau: Inaugural LINC Conference Was Successful at 'LINC'ing Agriculture Educators With Industry
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Oct. 4 -- The Florida Farm Bureau issued the following news: Leaders Florida Farm Bureau's Agriculture Education Services and Technology, AEST, collaborated with Florida Nursery, Growers, Landscape Association (FNGLA), and Florida Aquaculture Association (FAA) to host LINC 2019 in Daytona Beach Shores, September 27-29. The event was designed to 'Link the Industry Network through Certifications' and was successful at doing so. Over 140 industry representatives and agricult  more

Foundation for Government Accountability Issues Statement on Health Care System
NAPLES, Florida, Oct. 3 -- The Foundation for Government Accountability issued the following statement by Policy Director Sam Adolphsen in support of the Trump administration's efforts to improve the nation's health care system: "Americans want health care reforms that expand choice and lower costs. "By protecting Medicare from a reckless expansion--Medicare for All--and putting seniors back in the driver's seat of their care, this Administration is delivering just what the doctor ordered. "O  more

Internal Auditor Magazine Spotlights 15 Emerging Leaders
LAKE MARY, Florida, Oct. 1 -- The Institute of Internal Auditors issued the following news release: * * * - Young internal auditors earn international acclaim for professional excellence and innovation * * * Fifteen internal auditors from around the world have been honored as 2019 Emerging Leaders by Internal Auditor, the award-winning magazine published by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Selected for their extraordinary demonstration of innovation, integrity, business acumen and   more

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology Issues 8 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Oct. 1 -- The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology published eight research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * Glomerular Function and Structural Integrity Depend on Hyaluronan Synthesis by Glomerular Endothelium * Mitochondria Permeability Transition versus Necroptosis in Oxalate-Induced AKI * Tissue-Resident Macrophages Promote Renal Cystic Disease * TRPC6 Binds to and Activates Calpain, Independent of Its Channel Activit  more

Kendu Opens 50,000-sq.-ft. Miami Production Facility
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, Oct. 3 -- Shop! Environments Association issued the following news: Kendu In-Store Visual Solutions continues to expand across the US, opening an all-new 50,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Doral in response to growing customer demand. In just four years, Kendu's American operations have grown from a hot desk in a shared office to the opening of the brand-new factory servicing all four offices in Miami, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The new US/LATAM headquarters off  more

Miami HEAT, Miami Cancer Institute and Entercom Team Up in the Fight Against Cancer
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 3 -- Baptist Health's Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, issued the following news release: Three leading South Florida organizations - the Miami HEAT, Baptist Health's Miami Cancer Institute and Entercom - are kicking off year two of a distinct philanthropic partnership in the fight against cancer: "HEAT.HELP.CURE.," representing, "Join the HEAT. You can HELP. Find a CURE." The multi-faceted initiative brings together the power of the Miami HE  more

NAHB Second Vice Chairman Chuck Fowke Inducted Into Florida Housing Hall of Fame
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The National Association of Home Builders issued the following news release: John "Chuck" Fowke, second vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a Tampa, Fla.-based custom home builder, was inducted today into the Florida Housing Hall of Fame by the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA). Founder and President of John C. Fowke, Inc., Fowke has been active in all three levels of the NAHB federation throughout his 40-year career. Inductees are  more

National Center for Construction Education and Research: Careers in Construction -- A Month-Long Celebration
ALACHUA, Florida, Oct. 1 -- The National Center for Construction Education and Research issued the following news release: Spearheaded by NCCER and Build Your Future (BYF), the seventh annual Careers in Construction Month is in full swing this October. Forty states, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington D.C. have filed proclamation requests, making 2019 the highest participation ever for this nationwide observance. The celebration was launched to increase public awareness, inspire the ne  more

National Committee to Preserve Social Security Issues Statement Regarding President Trump 2016 Promise on Medicare Drug Prices
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare issued the following statement by President and CEO Max Richtman: "Seniors recall the 2016 promise from then-candidate Donald Trump to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices as a strategy for lowering prescription drug costs. And they still are waiting for that to happen. Older Americans won't be fooled by a parade of empty words and promises. "Seniors need a real-world solution to the high cost of prescrip  more

National Creditors Bar Association Appoints Liz Terry as Executive Director
UNIVERSITY PARK, Florida, Oct. 1 -- The National Creditors Bar Association issued the following news release: National Creditors Bar Association's (NCBA) Board of Directors has appointed Liz Terry as the association's Executive Director, following a nationwide search. Ms. Terry takes over the leadership role from Robin Cole, who has served as Acting Executive Director since March 1, 2019. Mrs. Cole will resume her role as Associate Executive Director. NCBA President Yale Levy stated, "We are  more

New Sigma Xi Chapter Installed at Nova Southeastern University
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 2 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: * * * - The new Sigma Xi chapter at Nova Southeastern University will connect faculty and students with research opportunities. * * * A new Sigma Xi chapter was installed on September 19 at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ceremony recognized the new chapter's five officers, sixteen additional members, and support from leaders at the univ  more

New Study Reveals Scripps Research, Florida Has Produced $3 Billion Worth of Economic Impact Since 2004
JUPITER, Florida, Sept. 30 -- The Scripps Research Institute issued the following news release: The launch of the Florida campus of Scripps Research has produced an economic impact of $3 billion since the nonprofit biomedical institute opened an East Coast branch 15 years ago, Scripps Research Executive Vice President Douglas A. Bingham announced Monday. Bingham said total impacts from the Scripps Research expansion to Florida have been substantial. Florida scientists have contributed to promi  more

Northwest Connecticut Community: James A. Garfield, a Gift to the Northwest Corner--Past, Present and Future
TORRINGTON, Connecticut, Oct. 1 -- The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation issued the following news: In the summer of 2019, the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation and our Northwest Corner lost someone near and dear to us. James A. Garfield or "Jim" as most everyone called him, passed away at his home in Fort Myers, Florida with his wife, Nancy, by his side. Jim and Nancy were the impetus for immeasurable positive growth in Northwest Connecticut. Long-time Torrington residents,   more

Portland Cement Association Names 2019 John P. Gleason, Jr., Leadership Award Winners
SKOKIE, Illinois, Oct. 4 -- The Portland Cement Association issued the following news: The Portland Cement Association (PCA) today announced the winners of the 2019 John P. Gleason, Jr., Leadership Awards, honoring PCA members who have exhibited leadership in advancing industry programs and initiatives. "The Gleason Awards are an excellent way to show appreciation for individuals who have had a positive impact on our industry, resulting in greater cooperation and association growth," said PCA   more

Public Citizen Issues Statements on President Trump's Claim of Lower Drug Prices
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Public Citizen issued the following statements by Peter Maybarduk, director of Access to Medicines Program and Lori Wallach, director of Global Trade Watch, on President Trump's claim of lower drug prices: Note: President Donald Trump is scheduled to make a major health policy speech in Florida this afternoon and sign an executive order titled "Protecting Medicare from Socialist Destruction." A White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) report released Wednesday criti  more

Scripps Research Institute: New Symposium Highlights Research on Targeting Incurable Diseases via RNA
JUPITER, Florida, Oct. 1 -- The Scripps Research Institute issued the following news release: * * * - 'RNA - From Biology to Drug Discovery,' day-long conference to focus on translational promise of a novel targeting strategy * * * On December 5, Chemistry Professor Matthew D. Disney, PhD, will host a new symposium aimed at bringing together leading scholars in RNA biology at the Florida campus of Scripps Research. The conference, titled "RNA: From Biology to Drug Discovery" will feature tal  more

Seven FSF Granted Events in October Bring Nearly 26,293 Visitors and $18.6 Million Economic Impact to Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 2 -- The Florida Sports Foundation issued the following news release: During the month of October 2019, the Florida Sports Foundation, a Division of Enterprise Florida, Inc., proudly supports the following seven events, projected to bring approximately 26,293 visitors and $18.6 million in economic impact to the state, through its quarterly grant program. Firefighter Combat Challenge United States National Dates: October 4-6, 2019 | Organization: Treasure Coast Sport  more

Shop! Environments Association: Europe Leads the Way in Organic F&B Launches
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, Oct. 4 -- Shop! Environments Association issued the following news: In the last 10 years, the total share of new global food and drink product launches with organic claims has risen from 6% to 10%, according to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD). The research examined the period from August 2009 to July 2019. Europe is leading the way in terms of organic food and drink innovation, Mintel finds, with almost a fifth of all food and drink products launched in Europe ca  more

Shop! Environments Association: OMNOVA Solutions Wins Top Gravure Association Awards
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, Oct. 4 -- Shop! Environments Association issued the following news: OMNOVA Solutions has been honored with the Gravure Association of the Americas' 2019 Golden Cylinder Award in the Product-Decorative Laminates category. This marks the second year in a row OMNOVA's Laminates and Films business has won the award. The company also brought home the award for Best of the Best in the Product category for gravure-quality execution of graphics on various substrates. The annual com  more

Shop! Environments Association: Sport Leisure to Drive US Footwear Sales Growth
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, Oct. 4 -- Shop! Environments Association issued the following news: Footwear sales in the US are forecast to increase through 2021 on account of strong growth in the sport leisure category, according to The Future of Footwear, a new report from The NPD Group forecasting growth and declines across key categories. Sport leisure--which is dominated by athletic-inspired casual sneakers, and also includes sport slides and skate shoes--is expected to surpass fashion as the largest  more

Shop! Environments Association: Wilsonart Escalates Education Commitment
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, Oct. 4 -- Shop! Environments Association issued the following news: When it's all gone, what will you build with? This question, along with others, will be posed during the third annual National Day of Learning, an event created by Wilsonart to help educate architects and designers about best practices in material specification. Wilsonart is committed to providing thought leadership to the A&D community to help them put materials to their best use. One aspect of that lies i  more

Shop! Environments Association: Yunker Industries Hires VP of Sales and Marketing
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Shop! Environments Association issued the following news: Yunker Industries is pleased to has named Randy Hoffmann VP of sales and marketing overseeing sales strategy and execution. He will be responsible for leading the Yunker sales team, developing new business opportunities, as well as strategic marketing objectives. Hoffmann brings with him strong leadership and business management skills with over 20 years of industry experience. In addition, Randy has a prov  more

Shriners Hospitals for Children to Participate in 131st Rose Parade Presented by Honda
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 1 -- The Shriners Hospitals for Children issued the following news: For the tenth consecutive year, Shriners Hospitals for Children will participate in the iconic Rose Parade on New Year's Day. Eight representatives will ride on the float entitled Hope Knows No Limits. The float expresses the hope that can be seen in every aspect of the work and the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children. Our float depicts one result of the presence of hope: joy and acceptance - seen t  more

Sierra Club: New Finding - Clean Energy Costs Less Than Florida's Gas Addiction
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 1 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Florida has no shortage of clean energy potential yet utilities are placing bad bets on fracked gas * * * This morning, the Sierra Club released a report that shows a Florida electric utility portfolio of additional renewable energy, storage, and demand-side management (DSM) could consistently meet, and beat, the performance characteristics of new proposed big methane gas fired power plants - and at a lower   more

Southwest Research Institute Scientist Part of Team Characterizing Near Earth Objects
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 1 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: A Southwest Research Institute scientist is helping NASA observe and characterize near-Earth objects (NEOs) that could pose a threat to Earth or have potential for further exploration. SwRI's Dr. Tracy Becker is part of an international team of scientists who will use the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico to study nearby asteroids and comets through a $19 million grant managed by the University of Cen  more

The Community Foundation: The Community Impact of Co-Investing
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Oct. 1 -- The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties issued the following news: "The Community Foundation is essentially an organization most engaged with nonprofits on a day to day basis and most understanding of the needs of the Palm Beach and Martin County community,' says Daryl. "Whether areas of need be housing, seniors, hunger or youth, the Community Foundation has a knowledge base with information on how donors can best funnel their charitable d  more

Two Senior Executives & Patient as Keynote Presenters for 2019 International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering Annual Meeting & Expo
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 3 -- The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering issued the following news release: ISPE announced the addition of three new keynote presenters for the 2019 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo. Taking place 27-30 October 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, this signature event brings together top pharmaceutical industry and regulatory leaders offering compelling and enlightening presentations and interactive discussions on industry-critical technical developments. The 2019 ISPE  more

U.S. Term Limits Praises Eileen Vargas for Signing Pledge
FAIRFAX, Virginia, Oct. 1 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from elected officials across Florida. Its mission is to advocate for term limits on all elected officials. House candidate Eileen Vargas (district 84), has committed to defend term limits in Florida by signing the term limits pledge. USTL President, Philip Blumel, commented on Var  more

Williams Institute: 36,000 Adults in Southwest Florida Identify as LGBT
LOS ANGELES, California, Oct. 4 -- The Williams Institute issued the following news release: * * * - The first study to look at the demographic, socioeconomic, and health characteristics of the region's LGBT population. * * * An estimated 36,000 adults in Southwest Florida, 3.4% of the population, identify as LGBT, according to a new regional analysis by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. Almost a third (31%) are Latino/a and 17% of LGBT adults age 25 and older are raising childre  more

Xplor International: Ricoh USA Joins Crawford Technologies in Sponsoring Xploration Tour in Omaha
LUTZ, Florida, Oct. 2 -- Xplor International issued the following news: Xplor International today announced that Ricoh USA has joined Crawford Technologies in sponsoring the Xploration Tour stop in Omaha on October 15, 2019. The event will be hosted by Fiserv. Attendees can register at www.xplor.org/tour. Courtesy of our sponsors, the one-day event located at the University of Nebraska Omaha Scott Campus, boasts a continental breakfast, educational sessions, a lunch, and networking. The 2019   more