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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 28 items )  

ASMFC, MAFMC Initiate Joint Action on Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocations
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 11 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission issued the following news release: The Commission's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board (Board) and Bluefish Board met jointly with the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) to adopt 2020-2021 specifications for scup, black sea bass, and bluefish and review previously-implemented 2020 specifications for summer flounder. During the meeting, the Boards and Council reviewed the results of ope  more

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry: New Technologies to Transform Hygiene Products Announced as Finalists for Hygienix Innovation Award
CARY, North Carolina, Oct. 8 -- INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry issued the following news release: Game-changing products using nonwovens and engineered materials in a creative, novel and technically sophisticated approach will be presented by three finalists vying for INDA's 2019 prestigious Hygienix Innovation Award at the fifth edition of Hygienix -- the premier event devoted to the latest in sustainable technologies, emerging markets, converting challenges, product and te  more

Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association: Know Your Parts Offers Technicians at AAPEX the Chance to Win a $5,000 Prize
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 10 -- The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, a division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, issued the following news release: The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Know Your Parts(R) (KYP) Booth (#34001) will feature a scavenger hunt that will be both fun and educational for industry technicians attending AAPEX. Technicians who visit the booth and participating supplier booths will have a chance to win   more

Center for Biological Diversity: Activists to Deliver Endangered Species Act Petitions With 500,000 Signatures to 70 Local Congressional Offices
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: Activists in endangered species masks will deliver more than 500,000 petition signatures supporting the Endangered Species Act on Thursday, October 10, to more than 70 in-district congressional offices in 25 different states. The petition deliveries, organized by the Center for Biological Diversity, will take place from California and Washington to North Carolina and Florida. Activists will call on th  more

Duke Alumnus, Trustee William Kaelin Receives Nobel Prize for Medicine
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 7 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: * * * - Researcher shares award for studies of how cells adapt to changing oxygen environments * * * Dr. William G. Kaelin Jr., a Duke trustee and alumnus, was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Kaelin received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke and is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School and a Howard Hughe  more

Duke Health: Humans Have Salamander-Like Ability to Regrow Cartilage in Joints
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 9 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: * * * - The process could be harnessed as a treatment for osteoarthritis * * * Contrary to popular belief, cartilage in human joints can repair itself through a process similar to that used by creatures such as salamanders and zebrafish to regenerate limbs, researchers at Duke Health found. Publishing online Oct. 9 in the journal Science Advances, the researchers identified a mechanism for cartilage repair that  more

Duke Mathematical Journal Issues 3 Research Articles in Oct. 15, 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 11 -- Duke Mathematical Journal published three research articles, including the following topics, in its Oct. 15, 2019 edition: * 3-Isogeny Selmer groups and ranks of Abelian varieties in quadratic twist families over a number field * Cluster varieties from Legendrian knots The October 2019 edition of the Duke Mathematical Journal can be viewed at [Category: Education]  more

Election Law Journal Issues 7 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, Oct. 11 -- The Election Law Journal, a journal that says it covers election reform, contested elections, redistricting and reappointment, election monitoring, campaign finance regulation, voting technology, regulation of political parties, ballot access, initiatives and other ballot propositions, voting rights, term limits, internet and political campaigns, Lobbying and ethics reform, published seven research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition:  more

Environmental Defense Fund: Governor Cooper Proclaims Resiliency Week in North Carolina
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 8 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following news release: * * * - EDF statement from Will McDow, Director, Sustainable Landscapes * * * On Monday Gov. Roy Cooper proclaimed October 6-12, 2019, North Carolina Resiliency Week. This announcement highlights the state's ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricanes Matthew, Florence, Michael and Dorian. It recognizes important policies and programs implemented since those disasters, including the creation of   more

EVENT Nov. 5-6, 2019: IEEE-USA Schedules 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 -- IEEE-USA, a unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, will host the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security at Crowne Plaza Boston, Woburn, Massachusetts, Nov. 5-6: Agenda and Speakers include: Critical Infrastructure Protection * Detecting Safety and Security Faults in PLC Systems with Data Provenance Speaker: Abdullah Al. Farooq (University of North Carolina, Charlotte) * Protecting Personally Identifiable Informat  more

HHS Awards Major Funding Award to WFIRM
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Oct. 9 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - Lung-on-a-chip Technology Used to Study Toxic Agents, Develop Treatments * * * The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is the recipient of a major research funding award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support its lung-on-a-chip technology as a model to develop chemical injury treatments. WFIRM's lung-on-a-chip technolo  more

ISSA Helps Train the Trainers at Wake Forest University
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Oct. 11 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: ISSA's Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) hosted a well-received Train the Trainer workshop earlier this week at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Marion Ivey, CMI's Trainer of the Decade, and Brant Insero, ISSA's director of education, presented the session, which included walkthroughs of specialized cleaning procedures and hands-on cleaning  more

MHI: Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems Group Announces New Logo
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 11 -- MHI, a material handling, logistics and supply chain business, issued the following news release: The Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems (ASRS) Industry Group of MHI has updated their logo to better represent the offerings of the group and the ASRS community overall. ASRS serves to educate the market to the Changes going on within the world of ASRS and to the paradigm shift being realized in many markets because of the evolution of the ASRS technology and  more

MHI: MODEX-The Biggest Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expo of 2020 is Coming to Atlanta March 9-12
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 7 -- MHI, a material handling, logistics and supply chain business, issued the following news release: When the largest manufacturing and supply chain expo of 2020, MODEX 2020, opens on March 9 it will include over 950 exhibits from leading solution providers and a comprehensive Educational Conference of over 150 sessions focusing on best-in-class solutions for manufacturing and supply chain operations. MODEX 2020 exhibits will represent all segments of the mater  more

Mobilization Journal Issues 4 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Oct. 9 -- Mobilization, a journal that says it specializes in social and political movements and other forms of contentious politics, published four research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * "It Happened Behind Closed Doors": Legislative Buffering As an Informal Mechanism of Political Mediation * Beyond the Dreamers: Collective Identity and Subjectivity in the Undocumented Youth Movement * Contentious Episode Analysis * Resist, Pe  more

North Carolina League of Conservation Voters Conservation PAC Endorses Gov. Cooper for Re-Election
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 10 -- The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters issued the following news release: Today, the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) Conservation PAC renewed the seal of approval it gave Roy Cooper in 2016. NCLCV was instrumental in electing Cooper governor, and in 2018, helped multiply the environmental champions who have successfully sustained his vetoes of Jones Street's pro-polluter policies. "Gov. Cooper's environmental leadership has be  more

North Carolina Waste Awareness and Reduction Network: Top Climate Expert Says Stop Utility Gas Expansions
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 10 -- The North Carolina Waste Awareness and Reduction Network issued the following news release: * * * - NC governor, other U.S. leaders urged to issue moratorium on new pipelines, power plants by Duke Energy and other major utilities * * * An internationally prominent expert on methane's impacts on the climate crisis is urging NC Governor Roy Cooper and other U.S. leaders to declare a permanent moratorium on the rapid expansion of natural gas used for electrici  more

Novant Health Engages Patients, Families To Improve Patient Experience
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Oct. 11 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health is encouraging patients and their families to have their voices heard by becoming a Community Voice advisor. Community Voice is Novant Health's patient and family advisory council (PFAC) and electronic patient and family advisory council (ePFAC) made up of patients, their loved ones and Novant Health team members, all working together to improve the patient experience. "At Novant Health, we  more

Ocracoke School Students Return to Class at North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching
OCRACOKE, North Carolina, Oct. 9 -- The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching issued the following news: NCCAT welcomed Ocracoke School middle and high school students back to school Monday. We are happy to assist both students and teachers, now coping with the after-effects of Hurricane Dorian. It has been a pleasure to work with our friends in the Hyde County Public School System as they use our facility while Ocracoke School is being repaired. During this time, we will con  more

PeaceHealth Brings Skilled Providers of Diverse Backgrounds to Whatcom County
BELLINGHAM, Washington, Oct. 9 -- PeaceHealth issued the following news: PeaceHealth has welcomed twelve new providers to both hospital-based and PeaceHealth Medical Group (PHMG) clinic-based practices in Whatcom County. Brittany LeGarde, CPNP-PC, joined PHMG's Pediatrics team of providers. Brittany earned a Master of Science in Nursing in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care Program at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina with a specialty in pediatric mental health. She is boar  more

Pet Sitters International Employees Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries With an Eye to the Future
KING, North Carolina, Oct. 9 -- Pet Sitters International issued the following news release: Three long-time Pet Sitters International (PSI) employees are celebrating milestone work anniversaries this year, as the association celebrates 25 years of leading the way in professional pet-sitter education. PSI, the world's largest educational association for professional pet sitters and dog walkers, was founded in 1994 by Patti J. Moran and celebrated its 25th anniversary in March. For over half th  more

Radical History Review Journal Issues 9 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 8 -- Radical History Review, a journal that says it addresses issues of gender, race, sexuality, imperialism and class, published nine research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * "Returning Forest Darlings": Gay Liberationist Sanctuary in the Southeastern Network, 1973-80 * Freedom to Move, Freedom to Stay, Freedom to Return: A Transnational Roundtable on Sanctuary Activism * From Sanctuary to Civil Disobedience: History and Praxis *   more

RespectAbility: Employment for People With Disabilities Matters to North Carolina's Gov. Cooper
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- RespectAbility issued the following news release: At North Carolina State University, 321 Coffee is a nonprofit coffee shop fully staffed by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities getting payed above minimum wage. CEO Lindsay Wrege is working to open a store front to create more opportunities for people with disabilities. 321 Coffee is an exception, however, as the vast majority of North Carolinians with disabilities are out of work. This month is the pe  more

RTI International: Mental Health Services in K-12 Rural Schools to Scale Up With Dept. of Ed. Grant
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 11 -- RTI International issued the following news: The U.S. Department of Education has announced its decision to fully fund the Rural School Mental Health Training and Service Provision in North Carolina grant proposal in the amount of 2.5 million dollars over the next five years. The successful proposal is based on a three-way partnership between the Ashe County School District, Appalachian State University (ASU) and RTI International, a nonprofit   more

Sigma Xi Member John B. Goodenough Receives Nobel Prize in Chemistry
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 9 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: Sigma Xi member John B. Goodenough was selected today by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to receive the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries. The Nobel Prize website ( notes that lithium-ion batteries have benefited  more

South Dakota Biotech Association: Aquaculture Expert to Share Insight at Biotech Summit
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Oct. 5 -- The South Dakota Biotech Association issued the following news release: His decades-long biotech career in crop science has brought Phil Kerr to the forefront of one of his industry's fastest-growing fields: aquaculture. Kerr, a Missouri native, comes from a family of cotton, soybean and corn farmers and was exposed early in life to farming. That set the stage for his own career, which includes work in academia and industry, from North Carolina State Unive  more

World Council of Credit Unions: State Employees' Credit Union Gifts $125,000 to Project Storm Break
MADISON, Wisconsin, Oct. 10 -- World Council of Credit Unions issued the following news release: * * * - Generous donation pushes fund past $348,000, with work underway to repair and rebuild Bahamian credit unions * * * State Employees' Credit Union (SECU), based in Raleigh, North Carolina, made an overwhelming donation of $125,000 to Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions to support Project Storm Break--exceeding expectations for the disaster relief fund helping credit unions in The Bahamas  more

Zoetis Presents Winners of American Humane Hero Veterinarian, Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards
LOS ANGELES, California, Oct. 8 -- The American Humane Association issued the following news release: Heroic canines were not the only honorees Saturday night at the ninth annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards(R). America's first national humane organization also honored a couple of human beings - with the American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards(TM), presented by Zoetis. After a nationwide search and tens of thousands of public votes, Dr. Terry Morris from Durham, No  more