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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 29 items )  

2019 CIAA Volleyball: Divisional Races Coming Down the Home Stretch
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: As October turns to November the end of the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Volleyball regular season inches closer, which means divisional races within the conference are heating up. Each game grows in importance as teams fight for divisional crowns and, more importantly, make a push for a spot in the postseason. For those that may not be familiar, the top   more

American Home Furnishings Alliance Launches 20 Plus 20 Project
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- The American Home Furnishings Alliance issued the following news release: The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) announces an industry-wide education initiative with the goal of communicating key furniture safety information to American consumers. The 20+20 Project was announced at AHFA's 2019 Regulatory Summit in October. Twenty leading manufacturers and 20 leading retail companies are being sought to launch the initiative. Participating companies  more

American Planning Association: Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Recognized as 'People's Choice' Great Place
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 2 -- The American Planning Association issued the following news release, dated Oct. 30: The voters have spoken! Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson, North Carolina, has been selected as the 2019 "People's Choice" designation through the American Planning Association's (APA) national flagship program, Great Places in America. For the sixth year, APA asked the public for nominations for the annual "People's Choice" designee. Throughout October, individuals offered su  more

American Society of Echocardiography Foundation Announces Three E21 Research Grants for Clinician-Scientist and Engineering Partnerships
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- The American Society of Echocardiography issued the following news release: The ASE Foundation, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine's (AIUM) Endowment for Education and Research are pleased to announce the funding of three, highly innovative research proposals, totaling almost $600,000 in supported research. Additional funding support for these grants was provided by the National Board of Echocar  more

Appalachian Voices: Public Opposition in N.C. Wins on Rate-Hike Bill Despite Duke Energy's Money Influence
BOONE, North Carolina, Oct. 30 -- Appalachian Voices issued the following news release: Today, the North Carolina Senate voted 48-0 to pass a revised version of Senate Bill 559 that the House of Representatives had passed yesterday 112-0. Public opposition to previous versions of Duke Energy's controversial ratemaking bill had been strong and steady for the past several months, resulting in the bill stalling without a vote for the past four weeks in the House of Representatives. Senator Phil R  more

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry: Hygienix Ready to Welcome 500 Plus Registrants & 53 Tabletop Displays
CARY, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry issued the following news release: With the largest hygienics conference just 10 days away, INDA is ready to welcome over 500 industry professionals and 53 tabletop displays to the fifth edition of Hygienix(TM), the premier event for the absorbent hygiene and personal care markets, November 11-14, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Houston Hotel, Houston, TX. Featuring three days of program content, scheduled networkin  more

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Spiny Dogfish Board Approves Addendum VI
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Oct. 31 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission issued the following news release: The Commission's Spiny Dogfish Management Board approved Addendum VI to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Spiny Dogfish. The Addendum allows commercial quota to be transferred between all regions and states to enable the full utilization of the coastwide commercial quota and avoid quota payback for unintended quota overages. The Commission's FMP allocates the coastw  more

Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association MAP Virtual Summit Educates the Aftermarket on Minimum Advertised Price
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- 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) will host its MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) Virtual Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. The summit will feature important information to inform a choice about implementation of a MAP pricing strategy. Summit participants will receive a gene  more

Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association: The OAC's Annual Global Reception Welcomes Growing Number of Visiting International Delegations to AAPEX
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, a division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, issued the following news release: The Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), a council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), will host its annual Global Reception on Nov. 5 at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas, Nev. The evening provides a fun environment at AAPEX for international and domestic executives in the afterm  more

BWF Provides Support to Address Equity in Education
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 27 -- The Burroughs Wellcome Fund issued the following news: The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is pleased to announce a $150,000 grant to the Public School Forum of North Carolina for the planning, development, and establishment of a Center for Educational Equity and Opportunity. "The Fund has had a long partnership with the Public School Forum of North Carolina," said Fund President Dr. John Burris. "This opportunity provides a means to elevate our work   more

Center for Biological Diversity: Report - 20,000 Square Miles of Red Wolf Habitat Is Open for Urgently Needed Reintroductions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: * * * - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia Have Suitable Sites * * * A new report (https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/species/mammals/red_wolf/pdfs/red-wolves-report-2019.pdf) reveals that approximately 20,000 square miles of public land across five sites in the southeastern United States would be well-suited to reintroducing red wolves. This critically endangered n  more

Center for Sportfishing Policy: Recreational Fishing and Boating Community Lauds Decision to Address Atlantic Striped Bass Decline
NEW CASTLE, New Hampshire, Oct. 31 -- The Center for Sportfishing Policy (formerly the Center for Coastal Conservation) issued the following news release: * * * - Commissioners approve 18% reduction in total removals by the commercial and recreational sectors from North Carolina to Maine * * * On October 30, members of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Striped Bass Management Board voted 11 - 4 for Addendum VI Option 2 to require an 18% reduction in striped bass removal  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Announces 2019-20 Bowling Preseason Predictions and All-Conference Team
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces the 2019 All-CIAA Preseason Women's Bowling Team and the predicted order of finish as selected by the women's head coaches. The 2019 women's preseason team each feature five returning players from last year's All-CIAA team led by Virginia Union's Amaree Durfee and last season's Rookie of the Year Cayla Snowden. With  more

CIAA Football in the Polls - Week 8: Bowie State Holds Steady in Top 25, Three Teams Ranked in Super Region Two
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and D2Football.com top 25 polls were recently released with Bowie State being the only team from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) represented. In addition, the Bulldogs along with Virginia State and Virginia Union made appearances in the first NCAA Division II Regional Rankings that were released earlier this we  more

EMILY's List Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- MILY's List issued the following statement by President Stephanie Schriock on the death of ex-Sen. Kay Hagan, D-North Carolina: "We are heartbroken at the loss of Kay Hagan. "Kay was a trailblazer for women in North Carolina her entire career, from the private sector to her leadership in the state Senate to her service in the United States Senate. "She was a tireless worker for the causes she championed, including affordable health care, protecting women's right to choo  more

Environmental Defense Fund Issues Statement on North Carolina Legislators Take Controversial Multiyear Rate Increases
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following statement by Senior Manager David Kelly: North Carolina legislators today took a controversial rate reform proposal off the table that, if approved, would have paved the way for multiyear rate increases, allowed utilities to over-earn on profits, and curtailed public input on electricity ratemaking. The proposal was part of Senate Bill 559, which also included some positive elements, like securitization of s  more

MHI Industry Groups Announces New Chairs and Vice Chairs
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- MHI, a material handling, logistics and supply chain business, issued the following news release: At this year's 2019 MHI Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CA MHI Industry Groups appointed new chairs and vice chairs. The new Chairs and Vice Chairs were elected by members of each Industry Group by way of vote during their groups' Annual Membership Meetings. The new Chair and Vice Chair terms will kick off with Chair Training in January 2020, followed by a S  more

Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association and Suppliers Meet With Vice President Mike Pence at the White House
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: MEMA and leadership from several member companies met with Vice President Mike Pence in the White House on Oct. 28 to discuss support for the ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the negative impact Section 232 tariffs on autos and motor vehicle parts will have on our industry, if imposed. The meeting was part of MEMA's on-goin  more

National Board of Certified Counselors: Proposed Rules Threaten Counselor Scope of Practice in Michigan
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- The National Board of Certified Counselors issued the following news: The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has proposed rules that would drastically affect the counseling profession in the state. The proposed rule changes, referred to as 2019-063 LR, repeal nearly the entire scope of practice for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) in the state as well as all of the rules regarding the training of counselor supervisors in t  more

Natural Resources Defense Council: Gov. Cooper Must Veto N.C. Farm Act
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following news release: The North Carolina General Assembly today voted to approve the Farm Act, which creates a loophole in a decades-old law that prevents industrial hog facilities in the state from making big changes to their facilities if those changes fail to include basic protections for the environment and public heath from dangerous wastes. The vote comes on the heels of the House majority's recent ove  more

New Provider Joins Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine
BOLIVIA, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health is pleased to welcome Dr. David Schmitz to Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine in Bolivia. Schmitz joined the clinic in November and is accepting new patients. Schmitz will also be taking over Dr. Kenneth Hamby's patients following his departure. Schmitz received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Science degrees from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. He completed  more

North Carolina League of Conservation Voters: Fayetteville Launches Community Solar
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters issued the following news release: As people wake up to the urgency of our climate crisis, it's becoming clearer every day that the solution will require action at every level, from global intergovernmental agreements and corporate responsibility all the way down to local governments and individual people. Fayetteville is doing its part, launching its first-in-the-state community solar program last week. The c  more

North Carolina League of Conservation Voters: Sen. Kay Hagan Passes Away
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters issued the following news release: North Carolina's former U.S. Senator Kay Hagan unexpectedly passed away Monday morning (October 28) after battling encephalitis for almost three years. Hagan served one term in the U.S. Senate after defeating Elizabeth Dole in 2008. Before that, she was a state senator from Greensboro for ten years, rising to chair the budget committee which set some of the last robust fundin  more

Novant Health's Yvonne Dixon Named Champion of Health
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Yvonne Dixon, director of health equity for Novant Health, was named a Champion of Health by the National Medical Fellowships (NMF). Dixon received the NMF Diversity in Leadership Award at the Champions of Health Awards in Atlanta. "We are thrilled to see Yvonne recognized for her commitment to health equity," said Tanya Blackmon, executive vice president and chief diversity, inclusion and equity officer  more

RTI International: Jail-Based Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Reaches Previously Unengaged, High-Risk Populations
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- RTI International issued the following news: Incarcerated people have a 129 times higher risk of dying from an overdose during the first two weeks after their release than the general public. A recent study on Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) programs implemented in a San Francisco jail found that its OEND program was able to effectively reach this largely inaccessible, high-risk population with life-saving training. The stud  more

Southern Coalition for Social Justice Confirms Three New Board Members
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- The Southern Coalition for Social Justice issued the following news release: The Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) is delighted to announce that Dr. Andra Gillespie, Lisa Jones and Susan Price will join its board of directors, effective immediately. All three of these dynamic women are exceedingly accomplished in their areas of expertise and have a great passion for social justice work and will help reinforce the SCSJ's regional focus and further de  more

Study Underscores Ability of Mother Tongue Reading Programs to Achieve Improvements in Student Reading
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- RTI International issued the following news: A study led by RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, of a large-scale literacy program in Uganda found that investing in mother tongue reading instruction can achieve significant gains in student literacy outcomes. The study explored results of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Uganda School Health and Reading Program (SHRP), an intervention that improved the   more

Vreeman Joins RTI's EHealth Quality & Analytics Division to Lead Health Data Standards and Interoperability
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- RTI International issued the following news: Daniel J. Vreeman, PT, DPT, MS, FACMI, has joined RTI International's eHealth, Quality & Analytics Division to lead work in health data standards and interoperability. In this role, he represents the team in key national and international standards development activities and leads business development and project implementation related to data and interoperability standards. RTI currently engages in  more

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: Gut Bacteria Is Key Factor in Childhood Obesity
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Oct. 30 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: New information published by scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Health suggests that gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play a key role in childhood obesity. "The medical community used to think that obesity was a result of consuming too many calories. However, a series of studies over the past decade has confirmed that  more