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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 35 items )  

American Association of Independent Professional Baseball: Quintana, Thielbar Bid for Olympics While Kickham Remains Sharp
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball issued the following news release: While everyone would like to be David Peralta, the 2012-13 American Association standout and current Arizona Diamondbacks star who this week added a Gold Glove to his sparkling major league resume, onetime Gary SouthShore RailCats relief ace Adam Quintana (pictured) and fellow pitcher Mike Kickham of the Kansas City T-Bones are keeping their professional careers ver  more

Bishop Cynthia Harvey Elected President of United Methodist Council of Bishops
LAKE JUNALUSKA, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- The United Methodist Church issued the following news release: Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, the area bishop of Louisiana Conference, was today elected president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church during the bishops' meeting at Lake Junaluska Assembly. Also elected were: * President-Designate: Bishop Thomas Bickerton * Secretary: Bishop Tracy Malone * Executive Secretary: Bishop Bruce Ough * Ecumenical Officer: Bishop Sally Dy  more

Center for Responsible Lending: Advocates Urge FDIC, OCC, Federal Reserve to Stop Banks From Helping Payday Lenders Evade State Interest Rate Limits
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- The Center for Responsible Lending issued the following news release: A coalition of 61 consumer, civil rights, and community groups today sent letters to three federal bank regulators urging them not to allow their banks to help payday lenders evade state interest rate limits. The groups sent separate letters to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), which regulates the only banks currently involved in rent-a-bank schemes; the Office of the Comptroller of  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Basketball Tournament Honored as 2019 Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 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 and for the se  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: Virginia Union Women's Basketball Ranked Top Five in Multiple Top 25 Preseason Polls
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The Virginia Union women's basketball team comes into the 2019-20 basketball season with lofty expectations as they were ranked fifth nationally in both the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll as well as the Divsion II Sports Information Directors Association (D2SIDA) Preseason Top 25 Media Poll, both of which were recently released. The Lady   more

Common Cause: Court Lifts Confidentiality on Hofeller Files in Several Key States
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- Common Cause issued the following news release: Today Wake County Superior Court Judge Vince Rozier lifted a confidentiality designation on more than one hundred thousand documents created by the late Thomas Hofeller, the Republican operative responsible for many of the most controversial GOP gerrymanders of the last decade. The order lifts a confidentiality designation on documents pertaining to Arizona, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virgin  more

Duke Law Journal Issues 2 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- Duke Law Journal, a journal from the Duke University School of Law, published two research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Beyond Bias in Diversity Jurisdiction * Insuring Nature The November 2019 edition of the Duke Law Journal can be viewed at https://dlj.law.duke.edu/archive/volume-69-number-2-november-2019/. The journal is published by Taylor & Francis Group. [Category: Law/Legal]  more

Duke Mathematical Journal Issues 4 Research Articles in Nov. 1, 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- Duke Mathematical Journal published four research articles on the following topics in its Nov. 1, 2019 edition: * Curvature estimates for constant mean curvature surfaces * Duality and nearby cycles over general bases * Kirillov's orbit method: The case of discrete series representations * On the growth of eigenfunction averages: Microlocalization and geometry The November 2019 edition of the Duke Mathematical Journal can be viewed at https://projecteuclid.  more

Environmental Research and Education Foundation Awards Six Master's and Doctoral Scholarships for 2019
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- The Environmental Research and Education Foundation issued the following news release: The Board of Directors of the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) are pleased to announce the award of six scholarships to Master's and Doctoral students across North America pursuing education in solid waste management. Congratulations to the 2019 EREF Scholars: Ashley Berninghaus Oregon State University, Ph.D. Evergreen Surety Bond Scholar 2019 Anaero  more

FHI 360 Expands to U.K. and Europe With New London Office
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- FHI 360 issued the following news release: FHI 360 has opened an office in London, underscoring its commitment to working with the United Kingdom and other European partners to promote vibrant, healthy communities. The announcement was made at The Future of Development Financing: Generating Opportunities that Deliver Impact, an event held November 5, 2019, at the Asia House in London. Distinguished development thinkers and practitioners explored new frontiers i  more

FHI 360 Joins ICPD25 Commitment Makers in Nairobi
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- FHI 360 issued the following news release: Twenty-five years ago, FHI 360 participated in the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) that took place in Cairo, Egypt. The ICPD Programme of Action, adopted in 1994, put the needs of individuals at the center of the global population and development agenda. This month, FHI 360 joins partners around the world at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 to support and affirm an expanded ICPD25 vis  more

Former Winston-Salem State and North Carolina A&T Head Coach Bill Hayes Selected as the 2019 AFCA Trailblazer Award Recipient
WACO, Texas, Nov. 7 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Bill Hayes, former head coach at Winston-Salem State and North Carolina A&T, has been named the American Football Coaches Association's recipient of the 2019 Trailblazer Award. The award will be presented to Hayes during the AFCA Honors Luncheon on Monday, January 13, at the 2020 AFCA Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. The AFCA Trailblazer Award was created to honor early leaders in the football coachi  more

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation Announces The Commonspark Campaign, Unveils New Library Design
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 8 -- The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Mecklenburg County, Knight Foundation kick off funding for $135 million initiative to improve lives and strengthen community through libraries - Image: Rendering of new Main Library design. Design Architect: Snohetta; Architect of Record: Clark Nexsen; Rendering: LMNB Copyright: Snohetta * * * The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation today unveiled the design of a n  more

Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law Issues 6 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 9 -- The Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law, a journal that says it focuses on the initiation, formulation and implementation of health policy and analyzes the relations between government and health - past, present and future, published six research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Adapting Coercion: How Three Industrialized Nations Manufacture Vaccination Compliance * Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Medicaid  more

Kevin O'Connor Receives American Home Furnishings Alliance Highest Honor
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, Nov. 5 -- The American Home Furnishings Alliance issued the following news release: Kevin O'Connor, former president and CEO of Samson Marketing/ Samson Holding, received the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) Distinguished Service Award during the organization's 2019 Annual Meeting and CEO Conference in Miami, Florida, last week. The honor is conferred annually to an industry executive selected for his or her contributions to the home furnishings industry, t  more

Material Handling Education Foundation Elects Two New Board Members
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- MHI, a material handling, logistics and supply chain business, issued the following news release: The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) announces the election of two industry leaders to its Board of Directors. Ryan Bartlett, President and CEO of United Material Handling and Matthew Dysard, President of Tiffin Metal Products will begin serving their terms January 1, 2020. Mr. Bartlett is responsible for running all facets of the business a  more

National Press Photographers Association: 74th College Photographer of the Year Competition Announces Winners
ATHENS, Georgia, Nov. 4 -- The National Press Photographers Association issued the following news: CPOY judging concluded at 8 pm on Saturday, November 2nd with the judging of the final Multimedia Division category. Winners in four multimedia division categories are: Multimedia: Documentary Short: Gold: Andie Rea and Ashton Eleazer of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for "The Cost of Dreams" Multimedia: Individual Story or Essay - Standalone: Gold: Liz Moughon of Ohio Univers  more

New Doctor Joins Novant Health Family & Internal Medicine South Brunswick
WBOLIVIA, North Carolina, Nov. 4 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Maria Rivell to Novant Health Family & Internal Medicine South Brunswick. Rivell joined the clinic in November and is accepting new patients. Rivell attended medical school at Far Eastern University School of Medicine in the Philippines. She completed her anatomic pathology residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai  more

North Carolina League of Conservation Voters: More Challenges to Redistricting Decisions
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 4 -- The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters issued the following news release: The state court overseeing challenges to both state legislative and congressional gerrymandering issued major rulings last week, and both were challenged. NCLCV and other citizen environmental advocates strongly support eliminating partisan gerrymandering, charging that it has been used to inflate the influence of polluters over people. In the ongoing Common Cause v. Lewis ca  more

North Carolina Medical Journal Issues 2 Research Articles in November-December 2019 Edition
MORRISVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 5 -- The North Carolina Medical Journal, a peer-reviewed journal of health policy analysis from the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and Duke Endowment, published two research articles on the following topics in its November-December 2019 edition: * Kinship Care and Foster Care: A Comparison of Out-of-Home Placement From the Perspective of Child Abuse Experts in North Carolina * Prevalence of Chronic Health Conditions Among Adults Released From the North C  more

North Carolina NWTF Reaches Nearly $400K in Support for NCWRC
EDGEFIELD, South Carolina, Nov. 6 -- The National Wild Turkey Federation issued the following news release: The National Wild Turkey Federation's North Carolina State Chapter recently celebrated its support of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the work happening to improve wildlife habitat, recruit hunters and open lands for hunter access. Over the past two years, the state chapter has committed more than $395,000 to the commission for work benefitting wildlife, hunters and   more

Novant Health Reaches 1 Million MyChart Users
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 5 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health reached a milestone 1 million patients accessing their online personal health record on MyChart. MyChart has been a key component of the Novant Health online patient experience and is a secure, online health management tool that connects patients to their personalized health record - from anywhere at any time. Novant Health continues to add innovative features that matter most to consumers li  more

Novant Health Recognized for Commitment to Safety, Quality by Leapfrog Group
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: On Nov. 7, the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that evaluates the safety, quality and patient experience provided by hospitals across the country, released its fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grades. Novant Health is proud to share a continued improvement in its safety and quality scores. The Leapfrog Group has recognized Novant Health's commitment to safety and quality by assigning its acute care faciliti  more

PETA: 'End Speciesism,' Proclaims Thanksgiving Turkey on Local Buses
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 4 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA's Holiday Campaign Challenges the Idea That Only Humans Deserve Understanding and Respect * * * "We Also Feel Pain, Love, Joy, and Fear. Go Vegan." That's the message from a turkey and two other animal friends on a new PETA ad that just went up on local buses in advance of Thanksgiving. And PETA's free vegan holiday recipes are on offer for anyone who goes "cold t  more

RTI International: Law Enforcement Drug Seizures Can Serve as Indicators for Overdose Deaths, Study Finds
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 8 -- RTI International issued the following news: * * * - New study, based in Ohio, found fentanyl seizures strongly associated with opioid overdose deaths * * * A new study has found that rising opioid overdose deaths in Ohio from 2014 to mid-2017 strongly coincided with increases in law enforcement seizures of fentanyl/carfentanil. This is the first study to offer evidence in favor of employing crime lab data as a viable indicator of nascent opi  more

RTI International: New Treatment for PTSD Shows Promise in Clinical Trial
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- RTI International issued the following news: * * * - First multi-site randomized trial shows stellate ganglion block is effective in treating PTSD symptoms in active-duty service members * * * A clinical trial of active-duty service members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) showed that symptoms improved after receiving stellate ganglion block (SGB) injections. Results from this landmark study were published today in JAMA Ps  more

RTI International: Optimizing Future Water Supplies With Land Conservation
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- RTI International issued the following news: For large portions of the world, land use from growing populations and climate change could generate an imbalance between water demand and available supply. Understanding and predicting these imbalances will help areas stay resilient against environment crisis. In an effort to optimize water supplies, RTI International recently assessed the impacts of climate and land use change on future water suppl  more

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Journal Issues 8 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- Sexually Transmitted Diseases, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features clinical, laboratory, immunologic, epidemiologic, behavioral, public health and historical topics pertaining to sexually transmitted diseases from the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association, published eight research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Epidemiological Impact of Expedited Partner Therapy for Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Modeling S  more

Sigma Xi Chapter Hosts Symposium to Honor 2019 Sigma Xi Monie A. Ferst Award Recipient
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 8 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: A symposium held today by the Georgia Institute of Technology Sigma Xi Chapter in Atlanta is honoring a Sigma Xi member and chemical and biomedical engineer who is a leading researcher and inventor in the fields of biomaterials, drug delivery, and therapeutic protein controlled release. He was being honored for his contributions to research through his efforts to mentor and su  more

Southern Environmental Law Center: Conservation Groups Act to Stop PFAS Pollution From Burlington Wastewater Treatment Plants
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following news release: * * * - PFAS Detected Downstream from Plants and Sludge Fields Receiving Industrial Waste * * * On behalf of the Haw River Assembly, the Southern Environmental Law Center today notified the City of Burlington of its intent to sue the city for its undisclosed and illegal per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) pollution of the Haw River, its tributaries, and Jordan Lake, the drinking water   more

Todd Ewing Named 2019 Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Fisheries Biologist of the Year
HILTON HEAD, South Carolina, Nov. 7 -- The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies issued the following news release: The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) named Todd Ewing the 2019 Fisheries Biologist of the Year at their annual meeting in Hilton Head, South Carolina this week. Ewing is Assistant Chief of the Inland Fisheries Division with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. "Todd's work as a fisheries biologist has made him a leader  more

United Methodist Church Bishops Meet to Discuss General Conference, Elect New Officers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- The United Methodist Church issued the following news release, dated Nov. 2: The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church will meet November 3-6 at Lake Junaluska Assembly in North Carolina to prepare for the 2020 General Conference, elect new officers and ratify a constitutional amendment among other things. Coming from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, the more than 100 bishops who will be in attendance will also tackle proposals on how to dismantle racis  more

United Methodist Church: Steering Committee Planning Pre-General Conference 2020 Orientation for Central Conference Delegates
LAKE JUNALUSKA, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- The United Methodist Church issued the following news release: * * * - Steering Committee, GC 2020 Orientation for Central Conference Delegates * * * The nine members of a newly formed steering committee responsible for planning a pre-General Conference 2020 Orientation for Central Conference Delegates held their initial meeting November 3 at Lake Junaluska, N.C. The orientation was added last September by the Commission on the General Conference as  more

Wake Forest Baptist Awarded $6 Million Grant to Study Non-opioid Pain Management in Cancer Survivors
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 5 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: For many people who've had cancer, severe pain can persist even after treatment ends. In an effort to find a non-pharmaceutical approach to pain management for cancer survivors, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health have been awarded $6 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to test the effectiveness of a web-based pain management program. The five-year grant is a   more

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: Unique and Transformative Academic Healthcare System One Step Closer to Reality
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 4 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - Proposed agreement includes plans for new ED/OR/ICU Tower and Eye Institute in Winston-Salem * * * Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University announced that as part of a series of ongoing milestones, all parties have come to agreement on how these visionary organizations will further invest in the health and well-being of people throughout the r  more