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State Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 64 items )  

2Checkout to Sponsor, Mentor and Speak at How to Web 2019
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 22 -- 2Checkout, an all-in-one monetization platform for businesses, issued the following news: 2Checkout, the leading all-in-one monetization platform for global businesses, is a proud Silver Partner of How to Web 2019, and its executives will speak at this year's conference and also provide mentorship opportunities. The event will take place on Oct 30-31, at the Face Convention Center in Bucharest. How to Web has been recommended twice by TechCrunch on its annual list   more

Agilysys Issues Financials for 2nd Quarter of 2019
ALPHARETTA, Georgia, Oct. 24 -- Agilysys issued the following news release: Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today reported operating results for its fiscal 2020 second quarter ended September 30, 2019. Summary of Fiscal 2020 Second Quarter Financial Results * Total net revenue increased 19.1% to a record $40.7 million, compared to total net revenue of $34.2 million in the comparable prior-year period. * Recurrin  more

Albany State University President Marion Ross Fedrick to Co-Chair USG Mental Health Task Force
ALBANY, Georgia, Oct. 16 -- Albany State University issued the following news: University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor Steve Wrigley today appointed a Mental Health Task Force to address the growing concern of mental health challenges on campuses. It will be co-chaired by Albany State University President Marion Fedrick and Valdosta State University President Richard Carvajal and is composed of representatives from the university system, state agencies, mental health organizations and th  more

Alston & Bird Forms London Interbank Offered Rate Transition Task Force
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 25 -- Alston and Bird, a law firm, issued the following news release: Alston & Bird has formed a working group to assist companies in the U.S. and globally in managing the transition from LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) and addressing the risks presented by the expected discontinuation of this major benchmark interest rate after 2021. Spanning several Alston & Bird practices - including structured and corporate debt finance, financial services, litigation, real est  more

Atlanta Mayor Bottoms Issues Statement on Death of Georgia State Sen. Johnson
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 24 -- The city of Atlanta issued the following statement by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on the death of Georgia State Sen. Leroy Johnson: "Senator Leroy Johnson and his beautiful family have long represented the very best aspects of Atlanta. As the first African-American elected to the state legislature in more than 50 years, Senator Johnson was a groundbreaking statesman whose formidable presence in the Georgia Senate, two years before the signing of the Voting Rights Act  more

Atlanta Public Schools Raises Overall District CCRPI Score to 74.1, Narrows Gap With State
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 25 -- Atlanta Public Schools issued the following news release: Atlanta Public Schools (APS) achieved an overall score of 74.1 on the 2019 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), an increase of 0.7 from 2018. The overall 2019 CCRPI score for the state is 75.9, down 0.7 from 2018, according to data released today by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). APS' 2019 overall score narrowed the gap with the state by 1.4 points to 1.8. At the high school leve  more

Augusta University: Glucose Wears Down Circadian Clocks in Obesity, May Drive Cardiovascular Risk
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Oct. 22 [TNSgrants] -- Augusta University issued the following news release: High glucose in obesity appears to gum up the works of the circadian clocks inside our cells that help regulate the timing of many body functions across the 24-hour day and drive the risk of cardiovascular disease, scientists say. "We have demonstrated that glucose and cardiovascular problems are intrinsically linked in obesity," says Dr. David Stepp, vascular biologist in the Vascular Biology Center  more

Berry College Hires Center for Student Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Director
MOUNT BERRY, Georgia, Oct. 15 -- Berry College issued the following news release: Berry College students will have the opportunity to elevate their entrepreneurial skills with the hiring of a director for the Center for Student Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development. Kevin Renshler, who will begin Oct. 15, has an impressive background in working with students to advance skills in business, creativity and engagement. Most recently, Renshler was the associate director of MiddCORE and profes  more

Biomedical Sciences Researchers Demonstrate That New Antiviral Drug Effectively Treats Influenza Georgia State University: Biomedical Sciences Researchers Demonstrate That New Antiviral Drug Effectively Treats Influenza
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 24 [TNSmedicalresearch - Science Translational Medicine] -- Georgia State University issued the following news release: A new antiviral drug that induces mutations in the genetic material of influenza virus is highly effective in treating influenza infection in animals and human airway tissue and could be a groundbreaking advance in influenza therapy, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. The antiviral drug blocks RNA   more

CNN: When Bad Dreams Come True... HLN Original Series 'Real Life Nightmare' Premieres Saturday, November 2
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 23 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: Reality is more frightening than fiction in the HLN Original Series Real Life Nightmare, premiering Saturday, November 2 at 8pm ET. Real Life Nightmare presents heart-wrenching, personal mysteries and unexplained deaths that continue to baffle investigators and horrify those left behind. This series presents new, never-before-seen evidence and gives  more

Commissioner Steve Bradshaw Keynote Speaker at DeKalb NAACP Chapter's Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Breakfast
DECATUR, Georgia, Oct. 24 -- DeKalb County issued the following news release: DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw will deliver the keynote address at the DeKalb NAACP Chapter's Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Breakfast 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at the VFW lodge, 5362 Covington Highway, Decatur. "I am thrilled to have been considered and asked to provide this year's keynote address at the DeKalb Chapter's NAACP Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Breakfast," Commission  more

Cumulus Media Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 21 -- Cumulus Media, an audio-first media and entertainment company, issued the following news release: Cumulus Media Inc. (NASDAQ: CMLS) will host a conference call on Monday, November 11th at 4:30 PM ET to discuss its third quarter 2019 operating results. A press release containing a summary of these results will be issued before the call at approximately 4:00 PM ET. The dial-in number for domestic callers is 877-830-7699. If prompted, the conference ID number is 2870  more

De Blasio Administration Files Lawsuit Against Postal Service to End Illegal Shipment of Cigarettes
NEW YORK, Oct. 23 -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio issued the following news release: * * * - Postal Service delivers hundreds of thousands of cartons of cigarettes annually, costing New York City and States nationwide tens of millions of dollars in tax revenues * * * Mayor Bill de Blasio, Acting Corporation Counsel Georgia M. Pestana, and New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito today announced the filing of a joint lawsuit with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra against the United Stat  more

Dean Baldwin Painting to Build Hangar at Middle Georgia Regional Airport
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 16 -- The Georgia Department of Economic Development issued the following news release: * * * - Create 115 Jobs in Macon-Bibb County * * * Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Dean Baldwin Painting, a private company providing full strip and paint services for military and commercial aircraft, will invest $21,450,000 to build a new, four bay service hangar at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport, creating 115 new jobs in Macon-Bibb County. "As the No. 1 state fo  more

DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Hires New Noise and Environmental Analyst
DECATUR, Georgia, Oct. 17 -- DeKalb County issued the following news release: DeKalb-Peachtree Airport has hired Korey A.L. Barnes as its noise and environmental analyst. Barnes has more than eight years of experience at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport working with Delta Airlines and City of Atlanta Department of Aviation. Barnes manages noise abatement and environmental programs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws. He also conducts noise monitoring analysis and e  more

Delta Adding 2 More Efficient A330-900neos to Fleet
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 21 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta has reached an agreement with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) to lease two new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft set for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2020 and first quarter of 2021. These aircraft will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. "These two incremental aircraft represent an opportunistic play to fulfill our near-term widebody aircraft needs for our customers and employees as older generation aircraft are   more

Delta Airlines: 8 BCRF Research Grants Supported by Employee and Customer Donations
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 22 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Research is the driving force behind Delta's efforts to raise funds and generate awareness for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Because of this research, there has been a 40 percent decline in breast cancer deaths and there are currently 3.5 million survivors in the U.S. today. But there's still more to do, which is why Delta is proud to partner with BCRF, the highest-rated breast cancer organization in the country, to  more

Delta Airlines: Dressed for Success - 'Pink Man' Raises $20K for Breast Cancer Research
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 25 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Omaha business owner whose mother survived breast cancer helps fight the disease each October while sporting pink from head to toe. Throughout October, Delta customers and employees worldwide join forces to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through local fundraisers, onboard products and a dash of creativity. Last week, one of our frequent fliers took part in his third-annual Pink Man Flight, where he e  more

Delta Celebrates Business Travelers During Busiest Business Travel Week of the Year
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 25 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Customers flying this week traveled more than 600 million miles during our busiest business travel week of the year. To celebrate this milestone and our travelers' accomplishments, on Thursday Delta teams set up giveaway stations with localized hats at select departing gates for business traveler-heavy flights in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, New York-LaGuardia and Seattle. "We are committed to creating meaningful connectio  more

Delta Team Serves Global Refugees Close to Home Through Great Delta Give-Back
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 25 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta's Alliances Team joined forces with colleagues from Aeromexico and Virgin Atlantic to spend a day serving refugees from across the world at Friends of Refugees in Clarkston, Ga., as part of The Great Delta Give-Back. Just east of Delta's Atlanta headquarters, Clarkston is noted for its diversity among residents after being identified as an ideal refugee resettlement center in the 1980s. Friends of Refugees provides mu  more

District 2019 CCRPI Results and School Climate Star Ratings Mark Improvements
COLUMBUS, Georgia, Oct. 25 -- The Muscogee County School District issued the following news release: The 2019 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) and School Climate Star Ratings were recently released in an announcement by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). The 2019 results represent the second year of the recently revised CCRPI framework. College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) The CCRPI is Georgia's statewide accountability measurement, as required by the  more

Emory University Researchers Find College Football Players' Weight Gain Leads to Heart Problems
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 23 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Weight gain and high blood pressure in college football players leads to adverse changes in cardiac structure and function, indicating monitoring and early intervention is needed for this young and otherwise healthy athletic population, according to a new study by Emory University researchers. The study, published in JAMA Cardiology on Oct. 16, found weight ga  more

Emory University Researchers Receive $2.2 Million to Study Health Effects of Heat Exposure
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 23 [TNSgrants - NIOSH] -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Researchers at Emory University have received a $2.2 million grant to study the health impact of heat exposure among farm workers, a sector that is particularly vulnerable to illnesses after long hours of laboring in hot and humid conditions. Emory's School of Nursing and School of Medicine received the four-year award from the National Institute for Occupation  more

Emory University's Johns Creek Hospital Opens New Nuclear Medicine Unit to Better Serve Patients
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 25 -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: A new nuclear medicine department is now open to patients at Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH). Dozens gathered to celebrate the addition on Oct. 23. "We're delighted to add another nuclear medicine unit to our facility to offer patients the highest quality diagnostic imaging and provide the best possible care and convenience," says Marilyn Margolis, EJCH CEO. Nuclear medicine us  more

Emory University-Woodruff Health Sciences Center: With Expedited Partner Therapy, Researchers Forecast Lower Rates of Sexually Transmitted Infections
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 26 [TNSmedicalresearch - Sexually Transmitted Diseases] -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Sexually-transmitted infections have risen dramatically in the past decade, according to the US Centers for Disease Control. New results from researchers from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health have shown that using an existing intervention that targets therapy to partners of men who have sex with men (MSM) has th  more

FlightSafety Expands Its Gulfstream G280 Training Program to Wilmington, Delaware
NEW YORK, Oct. 21 -- FlightSafety International issued the following news release: FlightSafety International is expanding the training it provides for the Gulfstream G280 aircraft. Training will be offered at the company's Learning Center located in Wilmington, Delaware next summer. This will be FlightSafety's fourth simulator for the Gulfstream G280. The first three are located at FlightSafety's Learning Center in Savannah, Georgia and Dallas, Texas. "We are pleased to increase our support   more

Ga. Economic Development: Ball to Build Manufacturing Facility in Floyd County
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 16 -- The Georgia Department of Economic Development issued the following news release: * * * - Create More Than 180 New Jobs * * * Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Ball Corporation, a provider of aluminum packaging for beverages, personal care, and household products, will expand its operations in Rome. The company will build a new aluminum cups manufacturing plant, creating more than 180 new jobs and investing more than $200 million in the project. "As th  more

Ga. Secretary of State: Peanut Poll Results Are Peachy
PERRY, Georgia, Oct. 21 -- The Georgia Secretary of State issued the following news release: Voters in a straw poll conducted at the Georgia National State Fair are feeling peachy about the new voting machines they used in the mock contest. Peaches came out the winner in voting on the favorite Georgia Grown food, followed by pecans, peanuts and blueberries. If nuts and berry supporters were dejected by the results, they could have found comfort in knowing the election was secure, according to   more

Ga. Secretary of State: Raffensperger, Paris Host Voting Machine Demonstration
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 22 -- The Georgia Secretary of State issued the following news release: Macon-area residents can try out Georgia's new, paper-ballot voting machines Thursday during an open-house hosted by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Rep. Miriam Paris at City Hall. "Come by anytime from 4:30 to 8 p.m. to test drive this cool new system and see how easy it is to vote with a paper ballot that is both secure and auditable - while also being just as user-friendly as our current  more

Gal Gadot, Director Jenkins Set to Give CCXP Brazil Attendees Special Showcase for 'Wonder Woman 1984'
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 21 -- Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, a division of Time Warner, issued the following news release: In honor of Wonder Woman Day, Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that "Wonder Woman 1984" will close the show at this year's Comic Con Experience, better known as CCXP, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sunday, December 8. The Thunder Hall presentation will feature several firsts, including the film's star, Gal Gadot, and director, Patty Jenkins, on hand to introduce the first-  more

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Commends EPA's Proposed Updates to AEZ Requirements
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 24 -- The Georgia Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed updates to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) regulation targeted to enhance the Application Exclusion Zone (AEZ) provisions. The proposal aims to improve enforceability for Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) regulators, maintain public health protections of farm workers and agricultural communities and reduce regula  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Warner Robins Sets Record in September
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 24 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Warner Robins set another record for its unemployment rate in September. Preliminary numbers also showed Warner Robins post positive monthly and annual numbers in labor force and employed residents for the three-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA). "September was a really remarkable month in our local communities," Butler said. "Four   more

Georgia Southern University: Parker Talks Series to Feature Former CEO of LexisNexis
STATESBORO, Georgia, Oct. 23 -- Georgia Southern University issued the following news release: Andrew Prozes, former CEO of risk solutions company LexisNexis, will discuss how ones' identity is increasingly important in the world of finance and technology during the second Parker Talks series hosted by the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University. Prozes will present "Identity in the Fintech World" on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. at the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees' Gard  more

Georgia State University: Human Trafficking Ensnares More Than Half of Metro Atlanta's Homeless Youth, Georgia State Study Shows
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 21 -- Georgia State University issued the following news release: More than half of the homeless youth in metro Atlanta have experienced human trafficking, with minority and LGBTQ youth being more likely to be forced into working against their will, according to a study by Georgia State University sociology professor Eric Wright. "Our data suggest that, at least among the homeless, they're more likely to be trafficked for their labor and less frequently for commercial se  more

Georgia State University: New Partnership With Georgia Tech Looks for Computing Solutions to Social Challenges New Partnership With Georgia Tech Looks For Computing Solutions To Social Challenges
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 21 -- Georgia State University issued the following news release: A new research partnership is connecting Georgia State University social scientists with Georgia Tech computer scientists in a unique collaboration to address historic social inequities. The partnership will be in the form of a two-semester fellowship program for 16 faculty members, eight from each university, split into pairs. Each pair will match a Georgia Tech computer scientist with a Georgia State soc  more

Greenberg Traurig: Co-President Ernest Greer Named 'Man of the Year' at Law and Justice Awards
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 25 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Ernest LaMont Greer, co-president of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was selected as the "Man of the Year" and one of "Georgia's Most Powerful and Influential Attorneys" at the 2019-2020 Law and Justice Awards. The awards are presented annually by the Women Works Media Group to attorneys and judges that have devoted their careers to serving the public interest in their respective pursuits of   more

Gulfstream Announces First North American G700 Fleet Customer
SAVANNAH, Georgia, Oct. 21 -- Gulfstream Aerospace, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, issued the following news release: * * * - Flexjet to Add New Industry Flagship * * * Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced Flexjet as its first North American fleet customer for the new industry flagship, the all-new Gulfstream G700TM. The announcement was made during the unveiling of the G700, the most spacious aircraft in the industry with the longest range at the fastest speed. "Flexjet's customer  more

Gulfstream Delivers First G600 For Charter Service
SAVANNAH, Georgia, Oct. 21 -- Gulfstream Aerospace, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, issued the following news release: * * * - California-Based Solairus Aviation Adds All-New Aircraft To Part 135 Certificate * * * Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that Solairus Aviation, a private aviation services company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, recently took delivery of the first Gulfstream G600(TM) aircraft for use in Part 135 or charter operations. The aircraft will be based at Sa  more

Gulfstream Establishes Dedicated Midcabin Maintenance Resources at St. Louis-Area MRO
SAVANNAH, Georgia., Oct. 21 -- Gulfstream Aerospace, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, issued the following news release: * * * - Changes At Cahokia, Illinois, Facility Reinforce Commitment to Midcabin Operators * * * Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has dedicated a hangar, operations center and team of technicians specifically for midcabin aircraft at its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois. While other Gulfstream  more

Gulfstream Introduces The All-New Gulfstream G700
SAVANNAH, Georgia, Oct. 21 -- Gulfstream Aerospace, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, issued the following news release: * * * - The Industry's Largest And Best-Performing Business Jet * * * Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today introduced its new flagship, the most spacious, best-performing aircraft in the business-jet industry, the Gulfstream G700TM. The G700 blends proven ultralong-range, speed and performance with flight-deck innovati  more

Gulfstream Surpasses 25 G500 Deliveries
SAVANNAH, Georgia, Oct. 23 -- Gulfstream Aerospace, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, issued the following news release: * * * - Award-Winning, Record-Breaking Fleet Achieves More Than 5,000 Flight Hours * * * Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has delivered more than 25 Gulfstream G500TM aircraft to customers just over a year after the aircraft entered service. The aircraft's first delivery to a Brazilian customer has also taken place. "When the first all-new G500 was delivered   more

Jim Barber, UPS Chief Operating Officer Announces Retirement
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 22 -- UPS, a package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions, issued the following news release: UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced Jim Barber, 59, UPS Chief Operating Officer will retire at the end of December 2019. As UPS COO, Barber is responsible for the company's global small package, freight, supply chain and freight forwarding units and global engineering. Serving UPS for nearly 35 years, he joined the company as a delivery driver in 1985 a  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Advises JP Morgan on the Sale of Its Interest in Atlanta Offices Project
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 24 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - The 2 Class A office buildings are in Atlanta's Buckhead market * * * JLL announced today that, on behalf of institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, it has advised on the sale of an interest in Terminus 100 and 200, which had a total transaction value of $503 million. The two Class A office buildings total more than 1.2 million square feet of LEED Silver-certified office space  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Closes Sale of Two Retail Centers in the Atlanta MSA
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 25 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - The Publix-anchored centers are in Acworth and Lithonia, Georgia * * * JLL announced today that it closed the sale of both Publix at Acworth and Centre at Panola, two grocery-anchored shopping centers in the Atlanta MSA. JLL marketed the assets on behalf of the seller, a publicly traded REIT. The purchaser was Rothenberg-Rosenfield Inc., which acquired both retail centers as a portfolio. Publix at Ac  more

Kaiser Permanente Medicare Health Plan Rated Georgia's Best
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 22 -- Kaiser Permanente issued the following news release: * * * - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services gives Kaiser Permanente Georgia's Medicare Advantage plan 5 out of 5 stars. * * * Kaiser Permanente Georgia is the state's highest rated health plan for providing care and service to its Medicare members -- and the only Georgia plan with a 5-star rating. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2020 Star Quality Ratings, Kaiser Permanente Georgi  more

Lending and Banking Automation Ware's CompenSafe Enhances the Loan Originator Experience at Guaranteed Rate
MACON, Georgia, Oct. 23 -- Lending and Banking Automation Software, a provider of automated compensation software and system integration solutions, issued the following news release: LBA Ware(TM), a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced that Guaranteed Rate Companies has improved internal processes and enhanced the loan originator (LO) experience with the implementation of CompenSa  more

LexisNexis: Annual Home Insurance Trends Study Reveals Record-Setting Weather-Related Losses
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 24 -- LexisNexis issued the following news release: * * * - 2019 LexisNexis Home Trends Report Shows Hurricanes, Wildfires and Hail Resulted in 17% Uptick in Severity of Catastrophic Claims * * * LexisNexis(R) Risk Solutions released its fourth annual LexisNexis Home Trends Report today. The study highlights the impact that 2018 extreme weather events had on catastrophic losses and weather-related peril losses, especially in states impacted by Hurricanes Florence and M  more

Lockheed Martin: 2,600 C-130 Hercules Airlifters Delivered ... and Counting!
MARIETTA, Georgia, Oct. 24 -- Lockheed Martin issued the following news release: Lockheed Martin delivered the 2,600th C-130 Hercules tactical airlifter to U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command on Oct. 21. This milestone Hercules is an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations airlifter assigned to 9th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. A U.S. Air Force crew ferried its new MC-130J to its home on Oct. 22, flying this Herc from Lockheed Martin's Marietta, Georgi  more

Mercer University, Central Georgia Technical College Sign New Transfer Articulation Agreement
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 25 -- Mercer University issued the following news: Mercer University and Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) recently signed a new transfer articulation agreement through 2024. "We are pleased to partner with our good neighbor Central Georgia Technical College to offer more opportunities for students in the Central Georgia area to successfully achieve their educational and professional goals through a transfer pathway that leads to a Mercer bachelor's degree," said   more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving DD Davis Park
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2808): In the Matter of Notification by DD Davis Park, LLC, 403Corporate Center Drive, Suite 201, Stockbridge, Georgia 30281, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in DD Davis Park Apartments in Durham County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 9, 2019, DD Davis Park, LLC (Applicant),filed w  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Oxford City Park Apartments II
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2383): In the Matter of Notification by Oxford City Park Apartments II, LLC, 3284 Northside Parkway NW, Suite 150, Atlanta, Georgia 30327, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in City Park View South Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 11, 2019, Oxford City Pa  more

National Academy of Medicine Elects Sanjay Gupta, Emory University Neurosurgeon, CNN Correspondent
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 22 -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has elected Emory University neurosurgeon and CNN correspondent Sanjay Gupta, MD, to join its esteemed 2019 class, which consists of 100 members. One of the highest honors in health and medicine, NAM membership recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service. Gupta is an associate p  more

New Agreement to Ease Student Transfers Between Central Georgia Technical College, Middle Georgia State University
MACON, Georgia, Oct. 25 -- Middle Georgia State University issued the following news: Thanks to a new formal agreement, Central Georgia Technical College students who complete that institution's Associate of Science in General Studies can now more easily transfer into a bachelor's degree program at Middle Georgia State University. Leaders at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) and Middle Georgia State (MGA) signed an articulation agreement on Thursday, Oct. 24, which provides graduates of  more

New Poultry Learning Center Showcases Commitment to Transparency and Animal Care
ROBERTA, Georgia, Oct. 24 -- Perdue Farms issued the following news release: Cooley Farms, founded in 1985 by Larry and Terri Cooley, debuted a new Poultry Learning Center at their Roberta, Georgia farm this week. At this new educational facility, the family will host guests of all ages for a transparent, interactive experience to learn about various aspects of poultry farming and proper animal care. Built seamlessly into the side of a working chicken house, the learning center includes a larg  more

Northrop Grumman Utilizes Dozens of Unmanned Vehicles to Deliver Unique Performance in DARPA Swarm Test
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Oct. 25 -- Northrop Grumman issued the following news release: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) demonstrated progress toward successful heterogeneous unmanned vehicle (UxV) swarming with the test of Rapid Integration Swarm Ecosystem (RISE) at the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) second field experiment. The experiment leveraged the command, control and collaboration capabilities of RISE in a mock city environment at Fort Benning, Georgia, with doz  more

Ogletree Deakins Attorneys Recommended in the Legal 500 United States 2019
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 21 -- Ogletree Deakins, a law firm, issued the following news release: Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that Ogletree Deakins and 28 of the firm's attorneys are recommended in four labor and employment categories in The Legal 500 United States 2019: Immigration, Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense, Labor-management relations, and Workplace and employment co  more

Press on Fund to Give $1 Million to Support Pediatric Cancer Programs at Augusta University
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Oct. 22 [TNSgrants] -- Augusta University issued the following news release: They are the littlest patients facing one of life's biggest battles from a disease that can be deadly. However, children undergoing treatment for brain cancer and other forms of cancer have an ally in their fight. It is a team of families coming together to provide a $1 million gift to fund research and new treatment options. "As parents who have experienced this fight first-hand, we know how importa  more

Thirty-Nine Kilpatrick Townsend Attorneys Named to 2018-2019 International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 23 -- Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, a law firm, issued the following news release: Thirty-nine Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton attorneys earned recognition in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for 2018-2019, an indication of the firm's leadership in the legal arena. Two Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys were listed as Thought Leaders for their respective practice areas; Barry Benjamin (Data-Telecoms and Media) and Randal Hafer (Construction). This peer-no  more

Troutman Sanders' Canadian Practice Highly Ranked in Q3 Global Capital Markets Review
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 23 -- Troutman Sanders, a law firm, issued the following news release: Troutman Sanders LLP is pleased to announce the firm's rankings in the Global Capital Markets Review - Legal Advisors (Q3 2019) by Refinitiv, a data analytics provider. The firm continues to rank highly in the number of Canadian equity and equity-related deals in which the team served as issuer legal advisor and also makes the list of top firms in the U.S. Straight Debt Excluding ABS & MBS category. C  more

Two of Kind: Emory University Study of Twins Shows What's Good for Heart Is Good for Brain
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 23 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Emory University researchers are giving us double the reasons to pay attention to our cardiovascular health - showing in a recently published study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease that good heart health can equal good brain health. The American Heart Association defines ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) across seven modifiable risk factors (blood sugar,   more

United Egg Producers Recognizes Industry Leaders at Annual Conference
JOHNS CREEK, Georgia, Oct. 22 -- United Egg Producers, an agriculture cooperative, issued the following news release: At United Egg Producers' (UEP) annual executive conference, held in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, the organization recognized and celebrated three individuals who have made a lasting impact on the U.S. egg farming community. Egg industry leaders Brian Barrett of Bryan, Texas; Des Yawn of Atlanta, Georgia; and Jeffrey Goward of Peoria, Arizona were recognized at UEP's awa  more

United Nations Association Gives Delta 'Humanitarian of the Year Award' for Work to Fight Trafficking
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 24 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta Air Lines was recently honored by the United Nations Association of New York (UNA-NY) with the 2019 Humanitarian of the Year Award for its efforts to fight human trafficking at the annual United Nations Day gala at the JW Marriott in New York City. The UNA-NY's annual gala aims to acknowledge corporations and individuals for their contribution to, and in support of, the principles and efforts of the United Nations - w  more

University of Alabama Names Matthew McLendon to Lead Enrollment Initiatives
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama, Oct. 23 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news: The University of Alabama has selected Dr. Matthew McLendon as associate vice president and executive director of enrollment management. Effective Nov. 18, McLendon will lead the University's enrollment efforts, providing strategic leadership for enrollment planning, implementation and assessment. As the chief enrollment officer for UA, he will also have fiscal responsibility for all facets of enrollment manag  more

University of Texas: Artificial Intelligence System Gives Fashion Advice
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 23 -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: People turn to many different sources for clothing style advice, from magazines to best friends to Instagram. Soon, though, you may be able to ask your smartphone. A University of Texas at Austin computer science team, in partnership with researchers from Cornell Tech, Georgia Tech and Facebook AI Research, has developed an artificial intelligence system that can look at a photo of an outfit and suggest helpfu  more