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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 10 items )  

AAU Events Win Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Nov. 5 -- The Amateur Athletic Union issued the following news: Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, has announced the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. This year's winners are responsible for contributing more than $1 billion to the national economy over the past year. Among the winners were three premier (3) AAU events: The 46t  more

Alabama Community College Conference: Lady Cardinals of Gadsden State Claim Volleyball Title
GADSDEN, Alabama, Nov. 5 -- The Alabama Community College Conference issued the following news release: Gadsden State Community College Lady Cardinals won the National Junior College Athletic Association Gulf Atlantic District A/B Volleyball Championship when they defeated the Monroe College Mustangs Nov. 3 at the tournament at Snead State Community College. The win advances the team to the NJCAA Division I Volleyball Championship. The Cardinals entered Sunday's championship match with an unde  more

Alabama Community College Conference: NJCAA Gulf Atlantic District Tournament Championship Sunday
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Nov. 3 -- The Alabama Community College Conference issued the following news release: With the ACCC volleyball seeding complete, attention now turns to postseason play. The NJCAA Gulf Atlantic District Tournament will be held November 1-3 at Snead State Community College (Plunkett Wallace Gymnasium) in Boaz, AL. All times are CT. The Gulf Atlantic District A/B Tournament champion will represent District A in the NJCAA National Tournament with the runner-up representing Dis  more

Future Generation International Missions Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization
OWENS CROSS ROADS, Alabama, Nov. 4 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: * * * - Future Generation International Missions Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization * * * The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Future Generation International Missions of Owens Cross Roads, AL. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship(TM), i  more

Harte Research Institute: Watch Dr. Mike Wetz LIVE at CERF - 'Coastal Science Outreach - Citizen Science and Communication' Plenary Talk
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Nov. 4 -- Harte Research Institute issued the following news release: For the first time, the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation will be live streaming from their annual conference in Mobile, Alabama. You can see HRI's Chair for Coastal Ecosystem Processes Dr. Mike Wetz give a plenary talk LIVE from the meeting from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. The topic is "Coastal Science Outreach: Citizen Science and Communication." Watch the talk here (https://www.cerf.scien  more

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology: Public-Private Collaboration Aims to Find a New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, Nov. 5 -- The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology issued the following news: At the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, casual gatherings can lead to incredible research opportunities. Most recently at the Institute, a fortuitous encounter at a HudsonAlpha mixer led to a collaboration that will search for new ways to treat pancreatic cancer. HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigators Sara Cooper, PhD, and Rick Myers, PhD will work together with CFD Research Principal Invest  more

More Than 4,000 Alabama Citizens Learn Cancer Risk Through HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Genetic Testing Initiative
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, Nov. 7 -- The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology issued the following news: The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology hosted its 11th annual Tie the Ribbons event today where more than 1,300 members of the community convened at the Von Braun Center to hear about the Institute's breast and ovarian cancer programs. Tie the Ribbons is an annual luncheon that supports breast and ovarian cancer research and programs like Information is Power, a free and reduced cost gene  more

Southern Poverty Law Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Civil Rights Memorial
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Nov. 5 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: The first African American elected mayor of Montgomery, Alabama - a city known as both the "Cradle of the Confederacy" and the "Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement" - urged those who gathered today to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Civil Rights Memorial to ask themselves how they can make an impact on the lives of others. The Memorial, dedicated by the SPLC on Nov. 5, 1989, honors 40 people who wer  more

Southern Poverty Law Center Sues Louisiana for 'Nonexistent' Mental Health Services for Medicaid-Eligible Children and Families
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Nov. 7 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: * * * - At just 5 years old, C.C. was suspended from school for destroying property and disobeying her teachers. * * * Diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), she found it difficult to pay attention or control her impulses. Soon afterward, she was diagnosed with several other forms of mental illness, including bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, unspecified depressive disorder and an  more

Southern Poverty Law Center: Criminalizing Homelessness in the Heart of Dixie
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Nov. 8 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: Jonathan sleeps under a bridge at night or on a friend's porch. During the day, he holds up a "homeless" sign in the grassy area near a highway exit and asks for money. Some motorists are kind and give him money. Others are cruel. They accuse him of pretending to be homeless, tell him to get a job or threaten to call police. Jonathan - who suffers from pancreatitis, uncontrolled diabetes and kidney failure,   more