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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 65 items )  

ABCUSA Announces New Minister for Creation Justice
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 4 -- American Baptist Churches USA issued the following news release: On October 1, 2019, the ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary welcomed Rev. Rebecca Driscoll into the newly created position of Minister for Creation Justice. As the Minister for Creation Justice, Driscoll will work in close collaboration with the ABCUSA Creation Justice Network, the staff of the Office of the General Secretary, and other national and regional staff members to create and cul  more

ABCUSA General Secretary Asks Presidential Candidates to Focus on Poverty
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2 -- American Baptist Churches USA issued the following news release: Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), has joined with more than 50 Christian leaders to send a letter to the presidential candidates asking them to produce a short video telling the American people what they "would do as president to offer help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world." The letter signers co  more

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Invites Participation in Golden Rule 2020
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 3 -- American Baptist Churches USA issued the following news release: The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary invites participation in Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect in Politics. On Sunday, November 3, 2019 exactly one year before the 2020 election American Baptist Churches USA is joining with more than a dozen other denominations and faith-based groups from a broad theological spectrum to be a part of Golden Rule 2020. Jesus commands us in  more

ABHMS Launches Fundraising Campaign to Repair, Replace Roofs in Puerto Rico
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 3 -- American Baptist Churches USA's American Baptist Home Mission Societies issued the following news: American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) hosted a livestream broadcast from its Leadership and Mission Building here Monday to launch "A Roof Over Their Heads: My people will live in ... secure dwellings," its Passionary Fund campaign to raise $300,000 by Thanksgiving to repair and replace roofs that were destroyed when Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto  more

ACA Connects Issues Statement on D.C. Circuit Ruling on FCC's Internet Access Service
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1 -- ACA Connects issued the following statement by President and CEO Matthew M. Polka on the ruling by a panel of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to uphold the Federal Communications Commission's determination that broadband Internet access service is an information service: "ACA Connects is pleased with the D.C. Circuit's decision to uphold the Federal Communications Commission's determination that broadband Internet access service is a  more

ACA Connects Salutes New Cable TV Pioneers and DOCSIS Pioneers
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Oct. 4 -- ACA Connects issued the following news release: ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka saluted the ACA Connects-affiliated leaders who were inducted into the 53rd Cable TV Pioneers at the prestigious group's annual dinner held this year at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Oct. 2 in New Orleans, La. Polka praised the following ACA Connects Members on joining the Cable TV Pioneers: John R. (Dick) Beard, Director of Business Development, Ervin Cable Construct  more

Advertising Specialty Institute Names Winners of Top Decorator Contest
TREVOSE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1 -- The Advertising Specialty Institute issued the following news release: The Advertising Specialty Institute(R) today announced T Productions of Mishawaka, IN, was named the winner of the Grand Prize in Wearables magazine's Top Decorator contest, which recognized creativity and technical skill in apparel decoration. Winners competed to design an apparel solution for a fictional restaurant, taking a client-provided logo and transforming it into a cohesive apparel   more

American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research: Coalition Letter to White House - Allow Adult Vapers Access to Flavored Products
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research issued the following news: Today, ACI joined a group of think tanks, consumer and tax groups urging the President to protect adult vapers by keeping flavored products legally available. The letter is available online (https://www.theamericanconsumer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/White-House-Letter-on-Vaping_FINAL.pdf). * * * October 3, 2019 The Honorable President Donald J. Trump President of the United States  more

American National Standards Institute Welcomes New Members
NEW YORK, Sept. 30 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) proudly welcomes 18 new members in September 2019: Alteryx (https://www.alteryx.com/). CertiProf (https://certiprof.com/). F Basso Jr. Rubbish Removal Inc. Johns Manville Corporation (https://linuxfoundation.org/). The Linux Foundation (https://www.jointdevelopment.org/). Joint Development Foundation (https://www.jointdevelopment.org/). Kans  more

Annals of Internal Medicine Journal Issues 29 Research Articles in Oct. 1, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1 -- Annals of Internal Medicine, a journal from the American College of Physicians, published 29 research articles, including the following topics, in its Oct. 1, 2019 edition: * Antipsychotics for Preventing Delirium in Hospitalized Adults: A Systematic Review * Antipsychotics for Treating Delirium in Hospitalized Adults: A Systematic Review * Detection of Various Microplastics in Human Stool: A Prospective Case Series * Hypertension * Inadequate Health Ca  more

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education: Improve Sustainable Tracking With Newly Released STARS Version 2.2
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 3 -- The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education issued the following news release: The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AAASHE) is pleased to announce the release of STARS 2.2, the latest version of the rating system. The newest version of STARS features greater international relevance and integration with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Within the Technical Manual, institutions  more

Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties Coaches Negotiations Update
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties issued the following news release: Negotiations between the union representing coaches at Pennsylvania's state-owned universities and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education continued Sept. 30 at the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties office in Harrisburg. At Monday's meeting, the fifth bargaining session for the next coaches' contract, negotiators discussed prev  more

ASTM International Cannabis Committee Creates New Group for Devices and Appliances Standards
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Oct. 4 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: ASTM International's cannabis committee (D37) has launched a new subcommittee focused on creating voluntary standards that support cannabis devices and appliances. Members say the goal of the new subcommittee is to develop standards relating to cannabis d  more

Cancer Discovery Journal Issues 6 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2 -- Cancer Discovery, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that says it describes major advances in research and clinical trials, published six research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Altered Nuclear Export Signal Recognition as a Driver of Oncogenesis * Combination Olaparib and Temozolomide in Relapsed Small-Cell Lung Cancer * Epigenomics and Single-Cell Sequencing Define a Developmental H  more

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Journal Issues 17 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2 -- Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that says it publishes population-based research on cancer etiology, prevention, surveillance and survivorship, published 17 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Alterations to the Esophageal Microbiome Associated with Progression from Barrett's Esophagus to Esophageal Adenocarcinoma * Association of   more

Cancer Immunology Research Journal Issues 11 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2 -- Cancer Immunology Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that says it disseminates knowledge of immunology to the cancer research community, catalyzing cross-disciplinary work that yields a deeper understanding of the host-tumor relationship, more potent cancer treatments and improved clinical outcomes, published 11 research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * Blockade of TIGIT/CD155 Signal  more

Cancer Prevention Research Journal Issues 7 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2 -- Cancer Prevention Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that covers the biology of premalignancy, risk factors and risk assessment, early detection research, immunoprevention and chemopreventive, published seven research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Bufalin, a Traditional Chinese Medicine Compound, Prevents Tumor Formation in Two Murine Models of Colorectal Cancer * Effect of Bazedoxifene a  more

Cancer Research Journal Issues 24 Research Articles in Oct. 1, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2 -- Cancer Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that offers pathobiological and translational impact to inform the personal, clinical and societal problems posed by cancer, published 24 research articles on the following topics in its Oct. 1, 2019 edition: * AMPK Alpha-1 Intrinsically Regulates the Function and Differentiation of Tumor Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells * Arming Tumor-Associated Macrophages to Reverse Epithelial   more

Ceres: Joining Cap-and-Trade Program Is a Smart Move for Pennsylvania's Economic Vitality
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Oct. 3 -- Ceres, a non-profit organization that is mobilizing many of the world's largest companies and investors to take stronger action on climate change, water scarcity and other global sustainability challenges, issued the following news release: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's announcement that the Commonwealth will begin the process of joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to curb carbon pollution from the state's power plants is the "right move for Pen  more

Clinical Cancer Research Journal Issues 27 Research Articles in Oct. 1, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2 -- Clinical Cancer Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that publishes clinical and translational cancer research studies that bridge the laboratory and the clinic, published 27 research articles, including the following topics, in its Oct. 1, 2019 edition: * DNA Methylation as a Robust Classifier of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer * Developments in the Space of New MAPK Pathway Inhibitors for BRAF-Mutant Melanoma * The Promise of   more

Dr. Mehdi Ahmadian of Virginia Tech Honored With SAE International/Magnus Hendrickson Innovation Award
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1 -- SAE International issued the following news: * * * - Award recognizes researcher(s) creating positive change and innovation in vehicle dynamics * * * SAE International today announced that Dr. Mehdi Ahmadian, the Dan Pletta Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, is the recipient of the 2019 SAE/Magnus Hendrickson Innovation Award. "Dr. Ahmadian is an internationally recognized leader in his field and represents the true spirit of the SAE/Ma  more

Drug Policy Alliance Issues Statement on Federal Judge Finding Supervised Consumption Site Does Not Violate Federal Law
NEW YORK, Oct. 2 -- The Drug Policy Alliance issued the following news release by Lindsay LaSalle, managing director of the department of law and policy-health, in response to a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruling in U.S. v. Safehouse that the proposed supervised consumption site would not violate the federal "crack house" statute: * * * - Victory Makes Way for Safehouse to Open Site in Philadelphia, Sets Legal Precedent for Others * * * "As we are in the midst of one of the nation's worst   more

Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal Issues 37 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 1 -- Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, a peer-reviewed journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published 37 research articles, including the following topics, in its September 2019 edition: * Association of Enterovirus D68 with Acute Flaccid Myelitis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2009-2018 * Blastomycosis Misdiagnosed as Tuberculosis, India * Bombali Virus in Mops condylurus Bats, Guinea * Bourbon Virus in Wild and Domestic Animals, Missour  more

Environment America Research and Policy Center: Pennsylvania's Decision to Join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Big Step for State on Climate Change
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Environment America Research and Policy Center issued the following news release: * * * - Time-tested climate action program provides valuable market-based solutions * * * Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to announce a proposal tomorrow to commit the commonwealth to joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Through the governor's administrative action, the commonwealth is poised to become a member of one of the largest and most successful programs for  more

Environmental Defense Fund: Pennsylvania Governor Takes Decisive Action on Climate Change
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Oct. 3 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following news release: * * * - New Executive Order Will Lead to Limits on Carbon Pollution * * * Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order today that will help the Keystone state take a big step toward cutting the pollution that causes climate change. The order directs the Department of Environmental Protection to quickly develop a rule that will put a firm limit on carbon pollution from the state'  more

FINRA Foundation Awards 2019 Ketchum Prize to Dr. Olivia S. Mitchell
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor Education Foundation issued the following news release: University of Pennsylvania Professor Recognized for Outstanding Service and Research to Advance Investor Protection and Financial Capability in the U.S. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) today awarded Dr. Olivia S. Mitchell the 2019 Ketchum Prize--its highest honor--for her extraordinary research on pensions and retirement income and her ef  more

Geisinger at Home Awarded First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania Grant
DANVILLE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: * * * - Home care program receives $39,000 from the Ralph and Josephine Smith Fund * * * Geisinger at Home has been awarded a $39,000 grant from the Ralph and Josephine Smith Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania to continue providing personalized healthcare to eligible Geisinger Gold Medicare Advantage members right in their homes. Geisinger Health Plan's at-home care program   more

Geisinger Elevates Matthew Walsh to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
DANVILLE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 30 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: Today, Geisinger announced the appointment of Matthew Walsh to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective Oct. 1. Walsh, who joined Geisinger in 2017 as Chief Operating Officer for the clinical enterprise, joins Geisinger's executive leadership team following more than two years of progressive leadership for Geisinger's 1,300-plus physicians, 13 hospital campuses and mor  more

Global Standards Developer ASTM International to Hold Board Meeting and Events in Boston
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: Today, ASTM International, one of the world's leading standards developers, announced that it will hold its board meeting and related events in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on Oct. 13-16. "Leaders in academia, testing, healthcare, the environment, and many  more

Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC Announces Visionary Winners of 2019 Catalyst Awards
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1 -- The Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC issued the following news: The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC today announced the eight visionary leaders and businesses to be honored for creating positive change in the Harrisburg region at its annual Catalyst Awards celebration. Catalyst Awards are presented to those who demonstrate a commitment to making a difference in their communities, creating more opportunities for business and building a brighter futur  more

John Waugh Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- 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 state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Pennsylvania house candidate (district 21), John Waugh, has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limit  more

Journal of Community Psychology Issues 10 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 4 -- The Journal of Community Psychology, a peer-reviewed journal that says it emphasizes on empirical work or studies to understand community factors that influence human development, interaction and functioning, published 10 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * "What would the neighbors do?" Measuring sexual and domestic violence prevention social norms among youth and adults * Content validation of a quantitative stakehol  more

Law School Admission Council Issues Statement on Harvard University Admissions Case Ruling
NEWTOWN, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2 -- The Law School Admission Council issued the following statement by President and CEO Kellye Testy on the Harvard University Admissions case ruling: "As one of more than 35 organizations dedicated to advancing diversity in higher education who filed an amicus brief in this case, the Law School Admission Council applauds today's decision. "This ruling upholds the careful and appropriate balance that the Courts have forged over four decades, allowing colleges and   more

LVHN Hospitals Designated 'Top Performer' on Human Rights Campaign's LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania, Oct. 3 -- Lehigh Valley Health Network issued the following news release: * * * - Recognition is evidence of LVHN's commitment to advancing health equity for individuals in the LGBTQ community, and creating an inclusive work environment for all colleagues * * * Four Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) hospital campuses received national recognition for demonstrating a commitment to advancing health equity for individuals in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and  more

Molecular Cancer Research Journal Issues 13 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2 -- Molecular Cancer Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that prioritizes analyses performed at the molecular and cellular level that reveal novel mechanistic insight into pathways and processes linked to cancer risk, development and progression, published 13 research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * Abemaciclib Is Effective Against Pancreatic Cancer Cells and Synergizes with HuR and YAP1  more

Molecular Cancer Therapeutics Journal Issues 20 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2 -- Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that publishes focuses on discovery and preclinical developments of novel therapeutic agents for oncology, preclinical studies of approved therapeutics, mechanisms of drug action, mechanisms of drug resistance, biomarkers of drug response, novel models and technologies and drug toxicity mechanisms, published 20 research articles, including the following topics, in its   more

Moms Demand Action: Pennsylvania Ed Boards Urge Lawmakers to Advance Gun Violence Prevention Legislation
MANHATTAN, New York, Sept. 30 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Since Sunday, both The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Patriot-News have editorialized in favor of gun safety legislation following hearings on gun violence prevention last week in Harrisburg. Lawmakers heard testimony on Extreme Risk Protection Order legislation, which has been shown to reduce the risk of firearm suicide. Both Senate Bill 90 and House   more

National Center For Defense Manufacturing and Machining Announces Executive Leadership Promotions
BLAIRSVILLE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1 -- The National Center For Defense Manufacturing and Machining issued the following news release: The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly announces changes to its executive leadership staff effective today: * Gary Fleegle, VP and COO, has been promoted to Executive VP and COO. * Randy Gilmore, VP and CTO, has been promoted to VP and Chief Development Officer. * Joe Veranese, Business Systems manager, has been promoted to D  more

National Center For Defense Manufacturing and Machining Welcomes George B. Barnych as Its Next VP and Chief Technology Officer
BLAIRSVILLE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1 -- The National Center For Defense Manufacturing and Machining issued the following news release: * * * - Randy Gilmore to Transition to Newly Created Role of VP and Chief Development Officer * * * The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly announces that George Barnych has joined its executive team as the next VP and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As VP and CTO, Mr. Barnych will be responsible for providing technical leader  more

National Constitution Center Quarterly Events Calendar, October - December 2019
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 30 -- The National Constitution Center issued the following news release: This fall, the National Constitution Center will host a variety of events for audiences of all ages. Fall programming highlights include the 31st annual Liberty Medal Ceremony recognizing the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the return of FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Performance, special Veterans Day programming, a school supplies drive   more

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Activists Head to Harrisburg for Pennsylvania State Action Day
NEW YORK, Sept. 30 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: Pennsylvania MS Activists can be seen here with Representative Matzie (Pennsylvania's 16th House District) as they get ready to kick-off State Action Day at the Pennsylvania Capitol. Activists met with legislators throughout the day to urge their support for prior authorization and step therapy reform legislation and to create a paid leave system by passing the Family Care Act. Activists met with 35 legisla  more

National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws: Expedited Pardon Process Now Available for Those With Low-Level Cannabis Convictions
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Oct. 3 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: Those with low-level marijuana convictions are being encouraged to seek pardons from state officials. The Pennsylvania Board of Pardons has created an expedited process to review and grant pardon applications for those with marijuana-related records. There is no fee associated with filing an application. Those who receive pardons are then encouraged to apply with c  more

National Pork Board: Pennsylvania Farmer Named America's Pig Farmer of the Year
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 1 -- The National Pork Board issued the following news release: * * * - Chris Hoffman received annual recognition from Pork Checkoff * * * Chris Hoffman, a pig farmer from McAlisterville, Pennsylvania, is America's Pig Farmer of the YearSM for 2019-2020 after netting the highest combined score in third-party judging and online voting. The award recognizes the pig farmers in the U.S. that exemplify industry leadership, a demonstrated focus in raising pigs following the   more

Natural Resources Defense Council Issues Statement on Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf's Direction to Join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Oct. 3 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following statement by senior attorney Mark Szybist on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's direction to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Governor Tom Wolf today directed the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to develop a pathway for Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) - a multi-state effort designed to cut carbon pollution from power plants across the Northea  more

NIH New Innovator Award Given to Wistar Researcher to Unravel the Metabolic Link Between Diet, Alcohol Consumption and Cancer
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1 -- The Wistar Institute issued the following news release: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced that Zachary T. Schug, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program at The Wistar Institute, was awarded the prestigious NIH Director's New Innovator Award in support of his research on the link between a high sugar/fat diet, alcohol use and cancer. Obesity and heavy drinking are on the rise in the U.S. and represent  more

PA Chamber Issues Statement on Governor's Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Executive Order
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Oct. 3 -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry issued the following statement by President and CEO Gene Barr following Gov. Tom Wolf's signing of an Executive Order to begin the process of entering the state into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: "As part of our member-driven agenda, the PA Chamber supports environmental policies that are based on sound science and allow market-based approaches to seek attainment of environmental goals while also pur  more

PA Chamber Recognizes October as Local Chamber of Commerce Month
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2 -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is proud to join Gov. Tom Wolf in recognizing October 2019 as "Local Chamber of Commerce Month" in the Commonwealth. "Local chambers are the lifeblood of Pennsylvania's cities and towns," said PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr. "The PA Chamber is proud to recognize Pennsylvania's more than 200 local chambers, as they wo  more

Penn State Health: The Medical Minute - Making ADHD Less Stressful on the Family
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: Parenting is hard work. Parenting a child who struggles with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is even more difficult. Dara Babinski, a clinical psychologist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, is using data from the Pittsburgh ADHD Longitudinal Study to learn how parents of children with an ADHD diagnosis often experience more lifetime stress than parents of children who don't have t  more

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Announces Latest Additions to Permanent Collection
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1 -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts issued the following news release: * * * - Works by Catherine Murphy, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Arcmanoro Niles, Maria Berrio, and Kenyon Cox, among others, are included * * * The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce the addition of 13 historic, modern, and contemporary works to its permanent collection of American art. These new acquisitions include works of painting, collage, reclaim  more

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau's Vice President Named America's Pig Farmer of the Year
CAMP HILL, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1 -- The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau issued the following news release: The National Pork Board has selected Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Vice President Chris Hoffman as America's Pig Farmer of the YearSM for 2019-2020. Hoffman, who raises pigs on his farm in McAlisterville, Juniata County, netted the highest combined score in third-party judging and online voting. The award recognizes U.S. pig farmers, who exemplify industry leadership, a demonstrated commitment to rais  more

Pennsylvania Health Care Association Announces 2019 Hero Award Winners
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1 -- The Pennsylvania Health Care Association issued the following news release: Seven of the commonwealth's best health care professionals were honored as 2019 Hero Award winners for their extraordinary contributions toward the care of the state's seniors by the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) during the association's annual convention last week.. The winners work in long-term and post-acute care centers throughout the state -- including skilled nurs  more

Pennsylvania's Decision to Join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Big Step for State on Climate Change
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 3 -- PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center issued the following news release: * * * - Time-tested climate action program provides valuable market-based solutions * * * Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to announce a proposal tomorrow to commit the commonwealth to joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Through the governor's administrative action, the commonwealth is poised to become a member of one of the largest and most successfu  more

PETA: Radio Ad Urges Bear's Release From Sportsmen's Club
WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania, Sept. 30 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: For the next month, listeners of WRKK and WRAK will hear a plea from PETA for a suffering bear named Dillan, who's currently on display in a cramped, concrete-floored cage at the Union County Sportsmen's Club. The ad--which is available here and will air hundreds of times before the end of October--shares how the morbidly obese bear rocks back and forth, probably because of ps  more

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Issues Statement on Ben Franklin/Science Leadership Academy Building Saga
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 4 -- The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers issued the following statement on the ongoing Ben Franklin/Science Leadership Academy Building saga: * * * - Asbestos levels in the building that houses Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy are still too high to safely allow students and staff to enter. * * * "The students and school staff at Ben Franklin/SLA have had their school year unacceptably disrupted by ongoing construction issues and dan  more

Project Management Institute to Host PMI Global Conference 2019
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 3 -- The Project Management Institute issued the following news release: Project Management Institute (PMI) will bring together thousands of project and program managers, chapter leaders and business professionals from around the world to share knowledge, strengthen community and lead the evolution of the project management profession at its annual Global Conference held from October 5-7 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Among the conferenc  more

PSECU Donates Satellite Phones to World Council of Credit Unions
MADISON, Wisconsin, Oct. 2 -- World Council of Credit Unions issued the following news release: * * * - Phones will help Bahamian credit unions recovering from Hurricane Dorian * * * MADISON, Wis./HARRISBURG, Pa.--Recognizing that one phone call could save a life, PSECU, Pennsylvania's anytime, anywhere digital credit union, donated a collection of satellite phones to World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). The 25 Iridium 9505A devices, valued at approximately $12,000, are being repurposed b  more

Sierra Club Issues Statement on Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf's Plan to Join Regional Initiative to Cap Carbon Pollution
HARRISBURGH, Pennsylvania, Oct. 3 -- The Sierra Club issued the following statement by senior campaign representative Tom Schuster on the Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to join regional initiative to cap carbon pollution: Today Governor Wolf signed an executive order beginning the process that would add Pennsylvania to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). States participating in RGGI place limits on climate change-causing carbon pollution emissions from power plants, that decline o  more

Sierra Club Issues Statement on Transportation, Climate Initiative
OAKLAND, California, Oct. 1 -- The Sierra Club issued the following statement by Eastern Region Deputy Director Mark Kresowik on Transportation and Climate Initiative: Today, the 12 states and D.C. participating in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) released a draft regional policy proposal to reduce greenhouse gas pollution from transportation. States include Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Ve  more

Sierra Club: Philadelphia Commits to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Pennsylvania's largest city follows the lead of 20 suburbs, sets goal for fossil fuel transition * * * Today, leaders from Ready for 100, The Climate Mobilization -- Philadelphia, Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania, and Clean Air Council spoke to the city's environmental committee in the context of new bills related to energy efficiency, a ban on heavy oils, and environmental justi  more

Software Engineering Institute Supports National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2 -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute issued the following news release: This week, the SEI CERT Division kicked off its support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), an annual event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This month, the CERT Division will release a number of cybersecurity blog posts and host a webinar on organizational cybersecurity practices. Every October, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity  more

SSPC Releases Standards Updates for TU 8, SP 17, Guide 25, Guide 26, Guide 27
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1 -- The Society for Protective Coatings issued the following news release: The Society for Protective Coatings announced today the release of updates to five (5) technical documents relating to standards. At its February 2019 meeting, the SSPC Standards Review Committee suggested releasing new and revised standards on a quarterly basis. The grouping addressed here are part of the September 2019 release. Any standards approved by the SSPC Board of Governors follow  more

United Steelworkers Calls on Mexican Government to Locate Disappeared Union Activist
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: The United Steelworkers (USW) union today called on the government of Mexico to take immediate action to locate Oscar Hernandez Romero, a union leader and community activist from Cocula, Guerrero who has been missing since September 23. Hernandez is a leader of opposition to Canadian mining company Torex Gold Resources, which fought an organizing campaign by the independent union Los Mineros in 2018  more

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy: Communities, Not Just Canoeists, Benefit From Canoe Access Sites
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 30 -- The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy issued the following news: When outdoor enthusiasts Roy Weil and Mary Shaw established the Canoe Access Development Fund through the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 2008, they assumed canoeists and kayakers would be the main beneficiaries of improved access sites on local waterways. More than 10 years and 67 access sites later, they've seen an unanticipated and even more positive outcome. "The affected audience for  more

White House Mouse Incident Prompts PETA Gift: Humane Mousetrap!
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Nonlethal Device Offers a Compassionate Solution for Unwanted Guests * * * After a mouse reportedly fell from the White House ceiling and landed on a reporter's lap, PETA is rushing over a humane mousetrap--which catches mice to be released alive and unharmed outdoors--as well as a copy of its "Living in Harmony With House Mice and Rats" tip sheet to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The group i  more

Wistar Institute: Targeting a Novel Regulator of Mitochondrial Cell Death Delivers Anticancer Activity in Preclinical Studies
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 3 -- The Wistar Institute issued the following news release: A novel anticancer molecule created by researchers at The Wistar Institute showed therapeutic activity in preclinical models of various cancer types. This cell-permeable peptidomimetic was designed to disrupt a newly identified protein complex involving mitochondrial fission factor (MFF) and the voltage-dependent anion channel-1 (VDAC1), which regulates mitochondrial cell death. These results appeared  more