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State Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 71 items )  

Acuity Brands: C5MI Joins Atrius Internet of Things Partner Network to Further Enhance Its Digital Manufacturing Software and Services Offering
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 8 -- Acuity Brands, a providers of lighting and building management solutions, issued the following news: Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today announced that C5MI, a YASH Technologies company and a leading business information technology consulting firm, has joined the Atrius(R) Internet of Things (IoT) Partner ecosystem. C5MI will be both a reseller and development partner, leveraging Atrius location-based services to optimize its "Industry 4.0" digital manufacturing so  more

AGCO Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
DULUTH, Georgia, Oct. 7 -- AGCO, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, issued the following news release: AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced today its 2019 Third Quarter Earnings Release Conference Call is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29th at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Company will refer to slides on its conference call. Interested persons can access the conference call and slide pr  more

Agilysys Issues Financials for 2nd Quarter of 2019
ALPHARETTA, Georgia, Oct. 10 -- Agilysys issued the following news release: Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, announced today that it will release its fiscal 2020 second quarter results after the market closes on Thursday, October 24, 2019 and host a conference call and webcast at 4:30 p.m. ET that day. Both the call and webcast are open to the general public. The conference call number is 224-357-2393 (dom  more

Alston & Bird Continues San Francisco Growth With Addition of Senior Litigator Jim McCabe as Counsel
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 8 -- Alston and Bird, a law firm, issued the following news release: * * * - Announces Relocation of Atlanta Antitrust Partner Valarie Williams * * * Alston & Bird continues its Bay Area growth with the addition of senior litigator Jim McCabe as counsel. McCabe joins from Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he practiced for more than 30 years, most recently as senior of counsel. "Jim is a top-notch litigator with an impeccable reputation for defending clients in high-stake  more

Alston & Bird's Duncan Douglass, Mary Gill, and Nola Vanhoy Honored as 'Georgia Trailblazers' by the Daily Report
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 11 -- Alston and Bird, a law firm, issued the following news release: Alston & Bird's Duncan Douglass, Mary Gill, and Nola Vanhoy have been honored as "Georgia Trailblazers" by the Daily Report in its inaugural list of individuals it describes as true agents of change "who made significant marks on the practice, policy, and technological advancement of their practice." Douglass, a partner in Alston & Bird's Financial Services & Products Group, was recognized for his lead  more

Atlanta Mayor Bottoms Joins 105 Cities, Counties, Municipalities in Support of DACA
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 8 -- The city of Atlanta issued the following news release: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that the City of Atlanta has joined more than 105 cities, counties and municipalities in filing an amicus brief in the case of DHS v. Regents of California, arguing that the Trump Administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is unlawful and unconstitutional. "When DACA was instituted by the Obama / Biden Administration, young people had t  more

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces First Bike Lane Pop-up on 10th Street
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 8 -- The city of Atlanta issued the following news release: * * * - Atlanta's first step towards safer streets begins with innovation and rapid implementation * * * Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Atlanta's first-ever bike lane pop-up. The City of Atlanta will partner with Midtown Alliance to install a temporary pop-up bike lane on 10th Street. This demonstration project is a first step in addressing safety as part of the Bottoms Administration's Action Plan for S  more

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Appoints New Executive Director of WorkSource Atlanta
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 7 -- The city of Atlanta issued the following news release: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that Katerina Taylor has been named Executive Director of WorkSource Atlanta - the City's workforce agency that provides job seekers with resources to attain sustainable employment. "As we build One Atlanta, we want to create and sustain a skilled workforce that reflects all Atlantans," said Mayor Bottoms. "Katerina's background and expertise will play an integral role in exp  more

Augusta University: National Cancer Institute-Sponsored Trial Explores Better Treatment For Brain Tumors in Children
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Oct. 9 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Augusta University issued the following news release: Children with recurrent brain tumors or newly diagnosed, particularly aggressive tumors called diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas are being enrolled in the first study to examine the efficacy of a drug that inhibits an enzyme these tumors use to protect themselves from the child's natural immune response. The study, sponsored by a $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, is explori  more

Candler School of Theology: McFarland's New Book Explores 'Theology of the Incarnation'
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 3 -- Emory University's Candler School of Theology issued the following news release: A new book by Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Theology Ian A. McFarland has been published by Westminster John Knox Press. It is his sixth monograph. In The Word Made Flesh: A Theology of the Incarnation, McFarland explores how the divine and human come together in the life of Jesus, arguing that rather than competing against one another, Christ's divinity and humanity should both be af  more

CNN Films Partner With Academy Award-Nominees Cohen, West to Produce Documentary About Julia Child
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: Imagine Documentaries and CNN Films have partnered with Academy Award(R)- nominated and Emmy(R) Award-winning filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen to produce a feature-length documentary on the remarkable life of chef Julia Child. Cohen and West are set to direct and produce the film alongside Imagine Documentaries' Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein.   more

CNN to Live Stream Fourth Democratic Presidential Debate
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 11 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: Beginning at 8 p.m. ET on October 15, CNN and The New York Times' Democratic Presidential debate will stream live in its entirety, without requiring log-in to a cable provider, to CNN.com's homepage, across mobile devices via CNN's apps for iOS and Android, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Android TV. The debate will  more

Delta Air Lines Announces September Quarter 2019 Profit
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 10 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today reported financial results for the September quarter 2019 and provided its outlook for the December quarter 2019. Highlights of the September quarter 2019 results, including both GAAP and adjusted metrics, start on page four and are incorporated here. September Quarter Financial Highlights * Adjusted pre-tax income increased $361 million, or 22 percent versus prior year. * Adjusted earning  more

Delta Airlines: Waiver Issued for Dakotas Ahead of Winter System
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Where: Aberdeen, S.D. (ABR), Bismarck, N.D. (BIS), Fargo, N.D. (FAR), Grand Forks, N.D. (GFK), Minot, N.D. (MOT), Rapid City, S.D. (RAP) and Williston, N.D. (XWA) When: Thursday, Oct. 10 - Friday, Oct. 11 Delta has proactively issued a weather waiver for cities in North and South Dakota ahead of a winter weather storm that's forecast to bring several inches of snow to the area Thursday morning through Friday. The waiver all  more

Delta Named 'Best North American Airline' for Second Consecutive Year
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Recent product innovations were cited as reasons for the win, including flying A330 aircraft on key routes and facial recognition technology. Delta has picked up "Best North American Airline" at the Business Traveller Awards 2019 for the second year in a row. The prestigious awards - held annually in London - are voted by business travelers themselves. Delta's recent product innovations were cited as reasons for the win, in  more

Delta Partners With Atlanta Hawks to Open Delta SKY360 Degree Club at State Farm Arena
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 8 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta has teamed with the Atlanta Hawks to open one of the most unique, premier Club experiences in all of sports. The airline's new multi-year agreement launched the Delta SKY360 Club, which is exclusively for use by Hawks courtside ticket members. The Delta SKY360 Club, which hosts about 800 courtside fans, has a unique inside-outside design that offers the choice of a relaxing respite from the courtside game intensity v  more

Delta Waives Change Fees for Japan Ahead of Typhoon Hagibis
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Where: Kansai (KIX), Nagoya (NGO), Tokyo-Haneda (HND) and Tokyo-Narita (NRT) When: Wed., Oct. 9 - Sun., Oct. 13 Ahead of possible impacts from Typhoon Hagibis Friday night through Saturday, Delta has proactively issued a weather waiver for four Japanese cities that allows customers with flexibility in their travel plans to make a one-time change to their itinerary without incurring a change fee. While the airline has not y  more

DNC Announces Details for Fifth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following news release: Today, the DNC announced that MSNBC and The Washington Post will co-host the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate, which will be held in Georgia on November 20. The debate will also be carried live on Urban One. The deadline for qualifying polls and donations for the November debate will be November 13 at 11:59pm. Venue, format and moderators will be announced at a future date. The debate will a  more

Dr. David Walsh Named Chief of New MCG Division of Hospital Medicine
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Oct. 7 -- Augusta University's Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Dr. David Walsh, an internist who specializes in inpatient care, has been named chief of the new Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Walsh, who came to MCG from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he was associate program director of the Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program, start  more

Fisher Phillips Announces New Leadership Appointments
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 7 -- Fisher Phillips, a law firm, issued the following news: Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, today announces various office and committee leadership changes along with the appointment of partners Kathleen McLeod Caminiti and J. Hagood Tighe as co-chairs of the firm's Wage and Hour practice group. "As the needs of our clients and lawyers evolve, we regularly review, change and add office, practice group and other leadershi  more

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Debuts Fifth Floor Terrace Mural
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, the city's only AAA Five-Diamond, Forbes Five-Star hotel, has debuted a painted mural at the entrance of its Fifth Floor Terrace commissioned by SCAD Art Sales artist Carl Linstrum. The recently-repurposed rooftop shows off the scenic ambiance of Atlanta's outdoor environment while acting as the perfect backdrop to social events, weddings and outdoor gatherings. Additional  more

Ga. Gov. Kemp: Georgia Dept. of Public Health Issues Vaping Health Advisory
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Following confirmation of Georgia's second vaping-associated death, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued a public health advisory on the risks of vaping and use of e-cigarettes. "The safety of Georgians is my top priority," said Governor Kemp. "I applaud the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Georgia Department of Public Health for their tireless work to conduct researc  more

Ga. Gov. Kemp: September Net Tax Revenue Up 0.7%
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: The State of Georgia's net tax collections in September totaled roughly $2.25 billion for an increase of $15.7 million, or 0.7 percent, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled $2.23 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $5.83 billion for an increase of $21.1 million, or 0.4 percent, compared to September Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. Changes in the following tax categories  more

Ga. Public Safety Department: Motor Carrier Compliance Division Graduates Its Fourth Motor Carrier Officer School
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 10 -- The Georgia Department of Public Safety issued the following news: The Motor Carrier Compliance Division graduated its 4th Motor Carrier Officer School on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. After 24 weeks of intense training, 7 new MCCD officers will report to inspection stations throughout the state. Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety gave the graduation address and the Oath of Office.  more

Ga. State Sen. Strickland Congratulates Judge Amero on Appointment to Georgia Behavioral Health Reform & Innovation Commission
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 10 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. Brian Strickland, R-McDonough: Sen. Brian Strickland (R - McDonough) congratulates Henry County Chief Superior Court Judge Brian J. Amero on his appointment by Gov. Brian P. Kemp to the Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission. "This Commission will play a key role with Georgia overhauling the way we address mental health in our state," said Sen. Strickland. "Ju  more

Ga. State Sen. Walker: Senate Study Committee on Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Meeting at Capitol
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 10 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. Larry Walker, R-Perry: Sen. Larry Walker (R - Perry) will hold the first meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Portable Benefits for Independent Workers on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in room 450 of the Georgia State Capitol. The meeting will be livestreamed here (https://livestream.com/accounts/26021522/events/8790076/videos/195864115). The Senate Study Committ  more

GDOL and CGP Applied Technology Host Job Fair in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 8 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with CGP Applied Technology to host a job fair in October. The event will be held on Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway, Rome, Georgia. CGP Applied Technology will be looking to hire tapeline operators. Job seekers interested in attending the event may visit employgeorgia.com to create an account so you ca  more

GDOL and Culver's Host Job Fair in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 8 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with Culver's to host a job fair in October. The event will be held on Oct. 17 from 2-5 p.m. at the Culver's of Commerce, 110 Grover Creek Point, Commerce, Georgia. Culver's will be looking to hire team members, entry level managers and a general manager. Job seekers interested in attending the event may visit employgeorgia.com to create an account so y  more

GDOL and Johnson State Prison Host Job Fair in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 8 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with Johnson State Prison to host a job fair in October. The event will be held on Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Dublin Career Center, 910 N. Jefferson St., Dublin, Georgia. Johnson State Prison will be looking to hire correctional officers. Job seekers interested in attending the event may visit employgeorgia.com to create an account so you c  more

Georgia Department of Agriculture Announces Hay Exchange Program
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- The Georgia Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has launched an online Hay Exchange program. The online service connects farmers searching for hay to those who have hay available. "This summer Georgia farmers have been impacted by sweltering and dry weather conditions, as a result, hay production has been challenging," said Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. "Our goal for the exchange is to en  more

Georgia Department of Economic Development: Coca-Cola UNITED to Build New Facility in Tift County, Create 200 Jobs
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 11 -- The Georgia Department of Economic Development issued the following news release: Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Coca-Cola Bottling Company United (UNITED), the second largest privately held Coca-Cola bottler in North America, will build a new sales center in Tifton, creating 200 jobs and investing $60 million in the project. "As one of our most beloved and deeply-rooted brands, any time the Coca-Cola system expands, it's good news for the State of Geo  more

Georgia Gov. Kemp Names Thirteen Appointments
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 8 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Yesterday afternoon, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced thirteen (13) appointees to serve on various state boards, authorities, commissions, and councils. Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services Board Suzanne Dooley is a benefits coordinator for Centegix. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia in 1985. Dooley and her husband, Daniel, have two sons, Michael and Matthew. They re  more

Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger Taps Veteran Media Pro to Educate Voters
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- The Georgia Secretary of State issued the following news release: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Tuesday he has hired a long-time media professional to head the effort to educate Georgians about the state's new voting technology and its added security features. For nearly two decades, Walter C. Jones wrote for newspapers across the state in reporting on state government for the Morris News Service where he was the director. In that role, he was ofte  more

Georgia State Sen. Martin Hosting Study Committee Meeting at Georgia State
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 10 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. P.K. Martin, R-Lawrenceville: Sen. P.K. Martin (R- Lawrenceville) will host the second meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Higher Education Outcomes on Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:10 p.m. at Georgia State University's Stadium. A detailed agenda of speakers and parking instructions can be found here. The Senate Study Committee on Education Outcomes wa  more

Georgia State Sen. Robertson: Senate Study Committee on Revising Voting Rights for Nonviolent Felony Offenders Meeting at LaGrange College
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. Randy Robertson, R-Cataula: Sen. Randy Robertson (R-Cataula) will host the second meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Revising Voting Rights for Nonviolent Felony Offenders on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. on the second floor of the Mabry Gipson Student Center, in the Dixon Assembly Room, of LaGrange College. The Senate Study Committee on Revising Voting Rights for  more

Georgia State University: Biomedical Sciences Researchers Isolate Gut Bacteria That Can Prevent, Cure Rotavirus Infection
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 11 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Georgia State University issued the following news release: The presence of specific microbiota, or microorganisms that live in the digestive tract, can prevent and cure rotavirus infection, which is the leading cause of severe, life-threatening diarrhea in children worldwide, according to a new study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. The findings, published in the journal Cell, may explain why rotavirus caus  more

Georgia State University: Research - Men, Women Registered Different Reactionsto 2016 Trump Vs. Clinton Debate
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 11 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Georgia State University issued the following news release: Emotional responses to the first presidential election debate of 2016 between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were significantly different across genders, according to research that used a novel technique to assess the facial expressions of viewers. The research team from Georgia State University and Arizona State University found that the impact of emotions was stronger for women v  more

Greenberg Traurig's Atlanta Office Expands IP Practice With Addition of Vivek Ganti
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is expanding its Intellectual Property & Technology Practice with the addition of Vivek Ganti as of counsel in the firm's Atlanta office. Ganti joins from Hill, Kertscher & Wharton and focuses his practice on patent litigation. "We are thrilled to welcome Vivek to our IP team," said Robert A. King, an IP shareholder in the firm's Atlanta office. "His extensive ex  more

Greenberg Traurig: Ian R. Macdonald and Courtney B. Noce Named 2019 Georgia Trailblazers
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Shareholders Ian R. Macdonald and Courtney B. Noce from Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Immigration & Compliance Practice were recognized by the Daily Report on the first annual "Georgia Trailblazers" list. The inaugural list spotlights thought leaders and agents of change within the legal industry who have made significant marks on the advancements of their practice. According to the Daily Report, their edi  more

Gresco Solar Projects Proving to Be 'Sunny'
FORSYTH, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- Gresco, a utility and electrical supplies distributor, issued the following news: 2019 has been, in "solar" language, a little cloudy for Gresco. However, after several recent solar projects, Mr. Sunshine is shining down on us (is it obvious that I have a 2-year-old granddaughter?). Recently, Gresco has been blessed to be awarded a 2.3 megawatt (MW) solar project with the Coweta-Fayette EMC subsidiary True Natural Gas and Radiance Solar, which will begin in the fourt  more

Gulfstream Appoints Peter Vasconcelos Regional Senior Vice President of Sales
SAVANNAH, Georgia, Oct. 7 -- Gulfstream Aerospace, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, issued the following news release: * * * - Industry veteran leads northeastern U.S. And eastern Canada regions * * * Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the appointment of Peter Vasconcelos, an industry veteran, to regional senior vice president of Sales for the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada. He is based at Gulfstream's Manhattan Sales and Design Center and reports to Scott Neal, Gulfstream's   more

How Delta's Operations and Analytics Team Builds a Better Airline
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 8 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: "I always ask people if their Delta flight arrived on time - more often than not the answer is yes and it makes me smile because that's a direct reflection of the work we do." How do we continue to grow Delta as the most on time, reliable airline? What opportunities exist to outpace the industry in customer experience? What changes or improvements should we make for our customers and employees? These are questions the Ope  more

Iman Paul Appointed Assistant Professor of Consumer, Organizational Studies at Clarkson University
POTSDAM, New York, Oct. 11 -- Clarkson University issued the following news: Iman Paul has been appointed assistant professor of consumer & organizational studies at Clarkson University. He received his Ph.D. in marketing from Georgia Institute of Technology and his master of business administration from George Washington University. Paul previously served as an instructor and teaching assistant at Georgia Institute of Technology. Before that, he worked in industry as a business manager (Indi  more

Jewish Museum: First Exhibition Exploring the Remarkable Career of Influential American Art Dealer Edith Halpert
NEW YORK, Oct. 10 -- The Jewish Museum issued the following news release: The Jewish Museum will present Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art, the first exhibition to explore the remarkable career of Edith Gregor Halpert (1900-1970), the influential American art dealer and founder of the Downtown Gallery in New York City. A pioneer in the field and one of New York's first female art dealers, Halpert propelled American art to the fore at a time when the European avant-garde still enthralle  more

Kilpatrick Townsend Adds Sean Shabbar to San Francisco Office
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, a law firm, issued the following news release: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Sean Shabbar as an associate in the firm's San Francisco office. He joins the Labor & Employment Team in the firm's Litigation Department. Mr. Shabbar joins the firm after serving as Deputy District Attorney for Contra Costa County. Previously, Mr. Shabbar was a Staff Attorney for the Hon. Cynthia Ming-mei Lee and was a ju  more

Leveling the Skies: Delta Flies 120 Girls to NASA to Promote Gender Equality in 5th WING Flight
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 6 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: * * * - From nose to tail, the flight was orchestrated exclusively by women. * * * Delta today celebrated International Girls in Aviation Day with its fifth-annual WING Flight - "Women Inspiring our Next Generation" - carrying 120 girls ages 12-18 from Salt Lake City to NASA in Houston as we work to close the gender gap in aviation. From nose to tail, the flight was planned and orchestrated exclusively by women - includin  more

Manheim Delivers More Advanced Vehicle Information to Clients, Industry
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 8 -- Manheim, a provider of vehicle remarketing services, issued the following news release: As digital buying continues to gain momentum, Manheim has invested over $30 million in its inspection and condition reporting technologies over the last five years. The investment is paying off for buyers and sellers, who now benefit from more consistent and accurate vehicle information. Developed in partnership with Alliance Inspection Management (AiM), an industry leader in vehi  more

Middle Georgia State University Receives Special Accreditation for Advanced Flight Degree
MACON, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- Middle Georgia State University issued the following news: Middle Georgia State University's Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science and Management - Advanced Flight degree is now accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International. Middle Georgia State (MGA) is the first public institution in the state of Georgia to receive an AABI accreditation. "This is the culmination of several years' hard work on the part of everyone at the School of Aviation," said Ado  more

Monster Primetime Matchups of No. 7 Florida at No. 5 LSU, No. 10 Penn State at No. 17 Iowa Headline ESPN's College Football Week 7 Schedule
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Oct. 7 -- ESPN, a sports media company, issued the following news release: ESPN will televise two marquee primetime matchups on Saturday when No. 7 Florida travels to No. 5 LSU which airs alongside ABC's Saturday Night Football between No.10 Penn State and No. 17 Iowa. The signature action highlights a full slate - including No. 3 Georgia at noon ET and No. 2 Clemson at 3:30 p.m., both in home conference matchups. Overall, ESPN networks feature half of the top 10 teams and  more

N.Y. Mayor De Blasio Administration Cracks Down on E-Cigarette Sales to Minors With New Lawsuit Against 22 Sellers
NEW YORK, Oct. 9 -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio issued the following news release: Mayor de Blasio and Acting Corporation Counsel Georgia M. Pestana today announced that New York City has filed a federal lawsuit against 22 national online e-cigarette vendors for selling their products to underage New Yorkers in an effort to combat the surging use of e-cigarettes by minors. The complaint alleges the online retailers don't have age verification systems in place and market their addictive goods   more

Nationally Recognized Author to Speak at Berry College
MOUNT BERRY, Georgia, Oct. 3 -- Berry College issued the following news release: An award-winning author will read an excerpt from her recent novel "All the Names They Used For God" and discuss her literary style at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the College Chapel at Berry College. Anjali Sachdeva is a successful author and academic professor whose dystopian novel, "All the Names They Used For God," won the 2019 Chautauqua Prize and was named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR. Sachdeva is recognized for break  more

New York City Cracks Down on E-Cigarette Sales to Minors With New Lawsuit Against 22 Sellers
NEW YORK, Oct. 9 -- The New York City Law Department issued the following news release: Mayor de Blasio and Acting Corporation Counsel Georgia M. Pestana today announced that New York City has filed a federal lawsuit against 22 national online e-cigarette vendors for selling their products to underage New Yorkers in an effort to combat the surging use of e-cigarettes by minors. The complaint alleges the online retailers don't have age verification systems in place and market their addictive goo  more

Noble Hires Renee Millett-Gosier as Development Project Director
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 8 -- Noble Investment Group issued the following news: Noble Investment Group ("Noble") is pleased to announce the appointment of Renee Millett-Gosier as Development Project Director. In her new role, Renee will be responsible for leading urban development projects from concept to completion. Renee joins Noble from Hersha Hospitality Trust where she was the Senior Director of Capital Planning. In her role, she managed multiple hotel renovations across New York, Washingto  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving AP TBR Morehead West Owner
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 7 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2342, Sub 1): In the Matter of Notification by AP TBR Morehead West Owner, LLC, 1575 Northside Drive, Building 100, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30318, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Morehead West Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 23, 2019, AP TBR More  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Bedrock Holdings II (Charlotte)
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 7 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1718, Sub 28): In the Matter of Notification by Bedrock Holdings II (Charlotte), LLC, 3340 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 2250, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Northlake Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 23, 2019, Bedrock Holdi  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Bedrock Holdings II (Charlotte)
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 7 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1718, Sub 29): In the Matter of Notification by Bedrock Holdings II (Charlotte), LLC, 3340 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 2250, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Providence Court Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 23, 2019, Bedroc  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Bedrock Holdings II (Wilmington)
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 7 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1716, Sub 14): In the Matter of Notification by Bedrock Holdings II (Wilmington), LLC, 3340 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 2250, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Cape Harbor Apartments in New Hanover County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 23, 2019, Bedrock Ho  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving BIG Ellis NC
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 8 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2877, Sub 0, WR-1470, Sub 4): In the Matter of Application by BIG Ellis NC, LLC, 1750 Founders Parkway, Suite 180, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009, for Authority to Transfer Certificate of Authority to Charge for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Phillips Research Park Apartments in Durham County, North Carolina Order Granting Transfer of Certificate of Authority and Approving Rat  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving BR-TBR Lake Boone NC Owner
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 9 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2435, Sub 3): In the Matter of BR-TBR Lake Boone NC Owner, LLC, 100 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 - Cancellation of Authority for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Leigh House Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Canceling Certificate of Authority BY THE COMMISSION: It has come to the attention of the Commission that BR-TBR Lake Boone N  more

Northeast Georgia Health System and Cigna Reach Agreement
GAINESVILLE, Georgia, Oct. 11 -- Cigna, a health service company, issued the following news release: Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) and Cigna have agreed to terms for a new contract that covers the care NGHS provides to Cigna commercial health plan members, ensuring continued access to high-quality health care in Northeast Georgia. NGHS and Cigna have had a network agreement since 2007 and have worked together over a two-year period to extend this relationship while avoiding any disrup  more

One Year Later: The Trump Administration Failed Hurricane Michael Victims
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following news release: One year after the devastating Hurricane Michael destroyed communities in Florida and Georgia, many are still struggling to recover, no thanks in part to the Trump administration playing political games for months with disaster relief aid: Tallahassee Democrat: 'Collectively we've forgotten them': Hurricane Michael survivors hanging on one year later A year after Hurricane Michael struck North Florida,  more

Radford University Appoints Teresa Ann Conner, Ph.D. as Associate Provost for Health Sciences
RADFORD, Virginia, Oct. 9 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University has appointed Teresa Ann Conner, PT, Ph.D., MBA to serve in the position of Associate Provost for Health Sciences effective December 2, 2019. Conner has approximately 20 years of experience in higher education as a professor and academic leader at large, multi-campus research institutions, including East Carolina University, Elon University, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Sa  more

Technical College System of Ga.: Columbus Technical College Names New President
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 7 -- Technical College System of Georgia issued the following news release: Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Matt Arthur has appointed a new President to lead Columbus Technical College. Martha Ann Todd, who has been serving as Interim President at Columbus Technical College since July 1st, has been named President of Columbus Technical College. "Martha Ann has 40 years of experience in education and has held a range of leadership roles at the scho  more

UGA Law School Named Best Return on Investment for Second Year in a Row
ATHENS, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- The University of Georgia College School of Law issued the following news: For the second year in a row, the University of Georgia School of Law has been named the best value in legal education in the country by National Jurist. These rankings are based on outcome-driven metrics such as bar passage and employment rates in addition to average indebtedness, tuition and cost of living. This recognition speaks volumes to the School of Law's relentless pursuit to be the n  more

University of Georgia College-School of Law: Provost Launches Task Force on Academic Excellence, Law School's Ringhand Included
ATHENS, Georgia, Oct. 7 -- The University of Georgia College School of Law issued the following news: Provost S. Jack Hu has launched a task force that will help develop recommendations to enhance academic excellence at the University of Georgia, with an initial focus this fall on the areas of research and graduate education. This effort will build on a recent multi-year focus to enhance the undergraduate experience that led to a number of critical improvements that benefited students. The 23-  more

University of Texas-Tyler Names David Barron New AVP for Enrollment
TYLER, Texas, Oct. 2 -- The University of Texas Tyler Campus issued the following news release: The University of Texas at Tyler announced today that David Barron will be the new associate vice president for enrollment management. Barron was most recently the associate vice president for enrollment services at Augusta University in Georgia. "We are pleased to add David Barron to our executive team. He has years of experience in leadership capacities at various universities across the country,   more

UPS Collaborates With Shippo To Simplify Shipping For Small And Medium-Sized Businesses
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 9 -- UPS, a package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions, issued the following news release: * * * - UPS extends availability of marketplace shipping rates to Shippo's customer base of more than 35,000 small and medium-sized businesses. * * * UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a collaboration with shipping technology company Shippo to offer UPS(R) marketplace shipping rates to the more than 35,000 small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) th  more

UPS Continues To Increase Electric Fleet In Germany By Converting Diesel Vehicles
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 10 -- UPS, a package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions, issued the following news release: UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced that it will be converting an additional 33 diesel delivery vehicles to electric or hybrid. The conversions are a part of ZUKUNFT. DE, an initiative sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure to explore ways to make package delivery more sustainable. "Fleet electrification is one of t  more

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Cargo Open New Technology-Inspired Export Facility at London Heathrow
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 10 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo have opened a state-of-the-art export facility at London Heathrow to future-proof the joint venture's growth plans in the U.K. market. This is supported by new technologies that will enhance business continuity, as well as deliver significant improvements and transparency in the customer delivery experience. Opened on schedule, the new facility is the first phase of Virgin Atlantic Carg  more

WBIE and IO Interactive Enter Worldwide Publishing and Distribution Agreement for New Console and PC Game
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 10 -- Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, a division of Time Warner, issued the following news release: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and independent videogame developer IO Interactive today announced a worldwide publishing and distribution agreement to bring a new console and PC game experience to players worldwide. IO Interactive has two development studios in the Scandinavian region - IOI Copenhagen in Denmark and the recently opened IOI Malmo in Sweden - both o  more

Winship Cancer Institute: CDC Grant Supports Cancer Prevention in Rural Georgia
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 30 -- Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute issued the following news release: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded the Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC) $8 million in a five-year grant, Emory University researchers at Winship Cancer Institute and the Rollins School of Public Health announced today. The new grant award will enable the Emory Prevention Research Center, housed at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, to cont  more