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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 55 items )  

ABCUSA Announces 2019 Awards for Matthew 25 Grant
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20 -- American Baptist Churches USA issued the following news release: Nine Matthew 25 Grants ranging from $1,300 to $3,500 were awarded in October to applicants who offer a variety of services to people in need across the United States. The Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Office of the General Secretary and the Board of General Ministries, is funded by a generous anonymous donor whose goal is to help meet the needs of   more

ABHMS Board Celebrates More Than Two Decades of Officers' Faithful Service
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Nov. 18 -- American Baptist Churches USA's American Baptist Home Mission Societies issued the following news: At American Baptist Home Mission Societies' (ABHMS) board of directors meeting Nov. 12-13, members celebrated the steadfast, faithful service of retiring officers, President Dr. Clifford I. Johnson and Vice President Wendy Hagn, who served 15 and eight years, respectively. Johnson--the longest serving president--joined the board in 2004 and was elected presi  more

ACP Releases Spanish-Language Edition Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 21 -- The American College of Physicians issued the following news release: Latin American and Spanish general internists, internal medicine subspecialists, and primary care physicians can now update their knowledge or prepare for board certification with the Spanish-language version of the American College of Physicians' (ACP) 18th edition of the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 18) (http://www.oceanomksap18.com/?_ga=2.33542590.1098432308.157441  more

Advanced Medical Technology Association Schedules Events
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- The Advanced Medical Technology Association has announced the following events: * * * Securing Regulatory Approval in China, Washington, DC, December 3-4, 2019. In this workshop, industry experts will provide an in-depth guide on how to secure regulatory approval in China. 2019 NMPA (CFDA) Key Updates & Trends: Look Ahead to 2020 Webinar, Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Hundreds of new regulations in the forms of policies, guidelines, standards and announcements are relea  more

Alliance for Patient Access Schedules Events
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Alliance for Patient Access has announced the following events: * * * Sixth Annual Summit on Balanced Pain Management-December 4, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. Neurological Disease Working Group Meeting-January 17-18, 2020, Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Dr, Naples, FL. * * * For more information about these events, click here: https://allianceforpatientaccess.org/events/ [Category: Health C  more

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Schedules Events
DARIEN, Illinois, Nov. 23 -- The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has announced the following events: * * * February 21-23, 2020, Tampa Marriot Water Street, Tampa, FL, Sleep Medicine Trends 2020. This course provides you with the tools needed to implement what you learn at the course immediately into your practice. June 13-17, 2020, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, See Yourself at SLEEP! The SLEEP meeting provides evidence-based education to advance the science and clinic  more

American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association Schedules Events
INDIANA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 23 -- The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association has announced the following events: * * * December 2019 6 Dec., South Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association Conference, Blythewood, SC February 2020 21-22 Feb., Southeast Region ADTSEA Conference (SERA), Charlotte, NC 26 Feb., Missouri Driver Safety Education Association (MODSEA) Conference, Town and Country, MO March 2020 6-7 March, PacNW Regional Driver & Traffic Safety Edu  more

American Journal of Education Issues 5 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, Nov. 21 -- The American Journal of Education, a journal that says it seeks to bridge and integrate the intellectual, methodological and substantive diversity of educational scholarship from the Penn State College of Education, published five research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Early Tracking and Social Inequality in Educational Attainment: Educational Reforms in 21 European Countries * How Principal Leadership Seems to Affect  more

Annals of Internal Medicine Journal Issues 8 Research Articles in Nov. 19, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 19 -- Annals of Internal Medicine, a journal from the American College of Physicians, published eight research articles on the following topics in its Nov. 19, 2019 edition: * Effect of Lower Versus Higher Red Meat Intake on Cardiometabolic and Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials * Health-Related Values and Preferences Regarding Meat Consumption: A Mixed-Methods Systematic Review * Incidence of Bloodstream Infections, Length of Hospital   more

Annenberg Public Policy Center: 'Cyberwar' Wins NCA's 2019 Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20 -- The Annenberg Public Policy Center issued the following news release: Annenberg Public Policy Center Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson's book book "Cyberwar" has won the Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award from the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association (NCA). The NCA presented its awards last weekend in Baltimore at the group's annual conference. The Political Communication Division announced that the Rod Hart Award   more

Annenberg Public Policy Center: FactCheck.org and Hearst TV Partner on 2020 Campaign Season
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 18 -- The Annenberg Public Policy Center issued the following news release: FactCheck.org has launched a partnership with Hearst Television Inc., which will feature fact-checks, interviews with fact-checkers, and other ways of incorporating FactCheck.org's work on Hearst's television and radio stations and websites through the 2020 campaign cycle. "We welcome the opportunity to work this campaign season with Hearst Television," said Eugene Kiely, the director o  more

ASI's Counselor Magazine Selects Reusable Straws Its 2019 'Product of the Year'
TREVOSE, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20 -- The Advertising Specialty Institute issued the following news release: Counselor(R) magazine, the voice of the $24.7 billion promotional products industry, today named reusable straws its 2019 Product of the Year. The award-winning Counselor, edited by C.J. Mittica, is published by the Advertising Specialty Institute(R) (ASI). According to Counselor, year-over-year searches in ESP for the term "reusable straws" were up 402%; "stainless steel straws," up 294%;   more

Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties Coaches Negotiations Update
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties issued the following news release: Negotiations between the union representing coaches at Pennsylvania's state-owned universities and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education continued Monday, Nov. 18, at Dixon University Center in Harrisburg. "Despite making significant progress on a number of issues, there remain some key areas of disagreement," said John Gump, coach executive leader of the A  more

ASTM International and America Makes to Hold Dec. 9 Workshop on Additive-Manufacturing Data
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Nov. 19 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: The ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence and America Makes will jointly launch ASTM's first Specialty Workshop Series on Additive Manufacturing Data Management and Schema on Dec. 9 in the Washington, D.C., area. "It's important   more

ASTM International Releases New Edition of Best-Selling Fuels Manual
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: Today,global standards organization ASTM International announced the release of the Fuels and Lubricants Handbook: Technology, Properties, Performance, and Testing. The handbook is the second edition of the best-selling fuels manual. Originally published  more

ASTM International Schedules Events
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Nov. 19 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, has scheduled the following events: * * * Roofing and Waterproofing, Title: Ninth Symposium on Roofing Research and Standards Development, Dates: Sunday December 08 2019, Location: Marriott Marquis Houston; Houston, TX, Event Name: December 2019 Committee Week Additive Manufacturing Tech  more

ASTM International: Proposed Colloidal Silica Standard Could Improve Durability of Concrete
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: A proposed ASTM International specification will fill the need for a standard covering the use of colloidal silica, a versatile nanoparticle used in concrete that aids in durability. ASTM's concrete and concrete aggregates committee (C09) is developing th  more

Author and Artist Chanel Miller Will Close the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: She stunned the world with a letter. Her victim impact statement, posted on BuzzFeed instantly went viral, viewed by eleven million people within four days. It's been translated globally, read on the floor of Congress, inspired changes in California law, and led to the recall of the judge in her case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assau  more

Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute Schedules Events
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20 -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute has announced the following events: * * * Artificial Intelligence for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Workshop, Dec 13, 2019 We seek to establish a pipeline of transitioning the research created by the NeurIPS community to real-world humanitarian issues. FloCon 2020, Jan 7-10, 2020, Using Data to Defend SATURN 2020, May 11-14, 2020, Annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network Conference  more

Ceres: Major Businesses and Higher Education Institutions in Pennsylvania Urge State Leaders to Accelerate a Low-Carbon Future
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Nov. 21 -- Ceres, a non-profit organization that is mobilizing many of the world's largest companies and investors to take stronger action on climate change, water scarcity and other global sustainability challenges, issued the following news release: Major businesses and higher education institutions across Pennsylvania called on state lawmakers today to prioritize policies that will accelerate the Commonwealth's transition to a low-carbon economy. More than a dozen  more

Chesapeake Bay Foundation & NGOs Sue EPA Over Attempt to Restrict States' Clean Air Efforts
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- The Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued the following news release: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today joined a coalition of NGOs filing suit in Federal Circuit Court in Washington, D.C. to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency's attempt to withdraw the Clean Air Act waiver previously granted to California's Clean Cars program. Four states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed--Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania, as well as the District of Columbia--have  more

Construction of Larger Emergency Department, New Observation Unit at LVH-Cedar Crest Reaches Milestone
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania, Nov. 22 -- Lehigh Valley Health Network issued the following news release: * * * - Last steel beam is placed on what will be Pennsylvania's largest emergency department * * * A topping-off ceremony was held today at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest as the last steel beam was placed on a state-of-the-art acute care facility. The project includes an expanded adult emergency department (ER) and a new observation unit that is estimated to be completed late in 2020, and  more

Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital Now Open
ORWIGSBURG, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: * * * - Next chapter of patient care begins in Schuylkill County * * * Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital officially opened its doors Wednesday morning, signaling the next chapter of compassionate, patient-centered health care in Schuylkill County. As the first hospital to open in the county in more than 90 years, Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital will make health care easier for area residents by bringing new se  more

Government Technology Schedules Events
FOLSOM, California, Nov. 19 -- Government Technology has announced the following event: Techwire: State of Technology - California Industry Forum 2019, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA Dec 2, 2019 Pennsylvania Digital Government Summit 2019, Hilton Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA Dec 12-13, 2019 Nevada Digital Government Summit 2019, Green Valley Ranch, Henderson, NV Dec 12, 2019 California Public Sector CIO Academy 2020, Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, Sacramento, CA Feb 5-6, 2020 Beyond the  more

Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC: 2019 Catalyst Awards | Volunteer of the Year Award Winner - Sylvia Hepler
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20 -- The Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC issued the following news: Sylvia Hepler has been the President of Launching Lives LLC since 2008, working as a career development specialist for managers and executives. For ten years she has supported clients as they upgrade their current job performance, seek a promotion, and plan/navigate a career transition. Trained and certified by The Rescue Institute in Colorado and Quantum Endeavors in Chicago, she has enga  more

Institute for Justice: Forfeiture Victims Need to Act Now to Get Compensation for Taken Property
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: * * * - Deadline to apply for cash settlement with city December 6, 2019 * * * Philadelphians who lost their property to the city's abusive civil forfeiture machine must apply by December 6, 2019 to receive a cash settlement. Last fall, the Institute for Justice (IJ) announced an agreement with the city to end a class action lawsuit on behalf of people who had homes, cash and cars wrongfully s  more

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering Schedules Events
TAMPA, Florida, Nov. 21 -- The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering has announced the following event: * * * 3 Dec 2019, Q&A on Managing Energy and Effectiveness, United Kingdom Affiliate, United Kingdom 4 Dec 2019, Learning to Lean-In in Today's Business Environment, Delaware Valley Chapter, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 5-6 Dec 2019, 2019 ISPE Global Pharmaceutical Regulatory Summit, Rockville, Maryland 5 Dec 2019, Data Integrity, Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter, Los Angeles  more

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Issues 18 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
AMBLER, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20 -- The Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, a journal that says it deals with pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, including normal and abnormal functions of the alimentary tract and its associated organs, including the salivary glands, pancreas, gallbladder and live from the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, published 18   more

Justice Action Network: Occupational Licensing Overhaul Passes Unanimously in Senate
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Nov. 22 -- The Justice Action Network issued the following news: * * * - Legislation Poised For House Action - Bipartisan Vote to Get Pennsylvanians Back to Work; Reduce Recidivism * * * Today, the Pennsylvania State Senate voted unanimously in favor of Senate Bill 637, a major occupational licensing overhaul championed by Senator John DiSanto (R-15) that will get Pennsylvanians back to work while reducing recidivism. This historic legislation was introduced by a c  more

LeSean McCoy Visits Penn State Children's Hospital, Manages to Find a Chiefs Fan
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Nov. 21 -- Penn State Children's Hospital issued the following news: When LeSean McCoy visited Penn State Children's Hospital, it was hard to tell who enjoyed the visit more - the patients and families or McCoy himself. The NFL running back seemed to relish every moment of his opportunity to brighten the day of those he met. McCoy, a Harrisburg native and Bishop McDevitt High School graduate, struck up conversations with dozens of people, even though few of those interac  more

National Constitution Center and African American Museum in Philadelphia Offer Discounted Joint Ticket
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 22 -- The National Constitution Center issued the following news release: * * * - Historic District organizations partner to engage visitors in history of the American experience * * * Today, the National Constitution Center and the African American Museum in Philadelphia announced a partnership to offer visitors a joint ticket that includes admission to both institutions for a discounted price, as well as an exclusive group package. Located just a block fro  more

National Constitution Center Hosts Special Thanksgiving Weekend Programming
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 19 -- The National Constitution Center issued the following news release: Over Thanksgiving weekend, the National Constitution Center invites visitors to enjoy a variety of special programs and activities that highlight the history of Thanksgiving. The interactive "History of Thanksgiving" program explores the origins and importance of this national holiday. At special talk-back discussions led by the Center's education staff, visitors will learn about the Wamp  more

National Shooting Sports Foundation: Firearms Industry Celebrates Pennsylvania Sunday Hunting
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation issued the following news release: The National Shooting Sports Foundation(R) (NSSF(R)), the firearms industry trade association, applauds the Pennsylvania legislature for passing legislation that will allow for Sunday hunting in the Keystone State for the first time in more than 100 years. The Pennsylvania state Senate approved S. 147 in a vote of 38-11, sending the bill to Gov. Tom Wolf, who has committed to signing the measure in  more

National Wild Turkey Federation Schnepp-Giger Joins PGC Board of Commissioners
EDGEFIELD, South Carolina, Nov. 22 -- The National Wild Turkey Federation issued the following news release: The National Wild Turkey Federation's Kristen Schnepp-Giger was recently confirmed to the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Board of Commissioners after being nominated by Gov. Tom Wolf. Schnepp-Giger, from Warren, Pennsylvania, fills a vacant spot on the PGC board for Region 1, representing Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties. She has been a wil  more

New ASTM International Standard Will Help Build Utility, Water, and Wastewater Structures
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Nov. 19 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: A new ASTM International standard aims to help design precast concrete structures used by drainage and utility infrastructure owners. "The new standard will allow owners and engineers to specify a unified standard in place of referencing numerous other c  more

Oncology Nursing Society Member Ferrell Elected to National Academy of Medicine
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 18 -- The Oncology Nursing Society issued the following news: As a trailblazer and pioneer in palliative care and end-of-life research, ONS member Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, director of the division of nursing research and education at City of Hope in Duarte, CA, has improved the quality of life for countless patients with cancer throughout the world. In recognition of her vast contributions to oncology nursing science and patient-centered care, Ferrell w  more

Penn State College of Medicine: Researchers Identify New Gene Mutation in Familial Thyroid Cancers
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20 -- Penn State College of Medicine issued the following news: Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine identified a new gene mutation that may cause a type of familial thyroid cancer. Dr. Darrin Bann, an otolaryngology resident at the College of Medicine and lead author of the study, said that this mutation is the first and only mutation associated with familial thyroid cancer to be identified in a gene that is primarily expressed in the thyroid gland. Acco  more

Penn State Health: The Medical Minute - Cramps in the Legs Could Indicate Peripheral Artery Disease
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: Peripheral artery disease develops silently, narrowing blood vessels for decades until the supply of nutrients and oxygen falls low enough to cause cramps and leg pain. Initially, the body may form smaller blood vessels around the blocked ones to reroute some blood. Once the condition advances, those who experience it can develop severe leg cramps when they walk a lot, but that the pain disappears when they sit and  more

Pennsylvania Bar Association Schedules Events
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Nov. 21 -- The Pennsylvania Bar Association has announced the following events: * * * Family Law Winter Meeting, Jan. 17-19, 2020, Hershey PBA Midyear Meeting, Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2020, Nassau, The Bahamas * * * For more information about these events, click here: https://www.pabar.org/site/Events-and-Education/Upcoming-Events [Category: Law/LegalEvents]  more

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business Schedules Event
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Nov. 21 -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry has issued the following event: * * * 2019 Annual Human Resources Conference, Hershey Lodge, Dec 3, 2019 - Considered the premier event in Pennsylvania for human resources education and training, the PA Chamber's Annual HR Conference is the one place where HR professionals can get the most up-to-date information on the timeliest topics from top national and Pennsylvania experts: not only advice and strategie  more

Pennsylvania State Education Association: Tuition Vouchers Program Will Set Back Harrisburg School District
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Nov. 18 -- The Pennsylvania State Education Association issued the following news release: Rich Askey, president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, spoke out against legislation that would force the Harrisburg School District's receiver to establish a taxpayer-funded voucher program to pay private school tuition. The legislation, House Bill 1800, is sponsored by Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny. The Pennsylvania House Education Committ  more

PETA: U.S. Gov. Says Bear at Sportsmen's Club Is in Significant Pain
MILLMONT, Pennsylvania, Nov. 18 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Inspection Report Shows That Club Is Failing to Meet Absolute Minimum Care Requirements in Violation of Federal Law * * * The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has inspected the Union County Sportsmen's Club and reports that Dillan--the obese Asiatic black bear at the center of a PETA campaign seeking his retirement to a reputable sanctuary--is being denied adequate v  more

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Issues Statement on Media Coverage of Asbestos in Philly's Schools
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 22 -- The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers issued the following statement by President Jerry Jordan regarding the media coverage of asbestos in Philadelphia schools: "The heart-breaking story of veteran teacher Lea DiRusso featured in today's Inquirer and this morning's powerful Good Morning America feature on asbestos in our schools shine the brightest light yet on the danger and injustice that greet Philly's schoolchildren every day. "Cancer should NEVER b  more

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Issues Statement on School District's Plan to Address Building Conditions
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 19 -- The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers issued the following statement by President Jerry Jordan regarding the school district's plan to address building conditions: "Today's announcement of a $500 million capital improvements bond and a new action plan for school facilities is a sign of the PFT's success in raising public awareness and spurring the District to act on school building conditions. But it's only the beginning of the work that still needs to b  more

Printing Industries of America Announces 2020 Slate of Officers and Board of Directors
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 21 -- The Printing Industries of America issued the following news: Printing Industries of America (PIA) proudly announces the election of its 2020 slate of officers and Board of Directors. The installation ceremony took place on November 17, 2019 at the PIA Fall Administrative meetings held in Houston, Texas. New board members inducted during the ceremony were: Teresa Campbell, Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica and Skip Novakovich, Esprit Graphic Commu  more

Proterra Workers to Join United Steelworkers
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 19 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that it is proud to welcome into the union more than 60 Proterra employees in City of Industry, Calif., where they manufacture battery electric buses. After an overwhelming majority of workers requested representation, Proterra management voluntarily recognized the union on Nov. 12. USW International President Thomas M. Conway congratulated the union's   more

SAE International Honors Airlines for America's Robert Ireland With Inaugural Contributor of the Year Award
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Nov. 18 -- SAE International issued the following news: * * * - Mr. Ireland Recognized for his Incomparable Commitment to Advancing the Mobility Industry Through SAE Activities * * * SAE International announced that aerospace industry veteran Robert Ireland has been awarded with the inaugural SAE International Contributor of the Year Award. Mr. Ireland, who serves as the managing director of engineering and maintenance for Airlines for America, was honored for his o  more

SAE International Publishes Industry's First Standard for Classification and Definition of Powered Micromobility Vehicles
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Nov. 21 -- SAE International issued the following news: * * * - J3194 Standard Further Supports Organization's Expanding View of Mobility * * * SAE International today announced it is publishing its latest standard, J3194(TM) Taxonomy & Classification of Powered Micromobility Vehicles. Aligned with SAE's commitment to advance mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity, this first-of-its-kind standard provides much needed clarity and organization ar  more

Settlement Reached to End Permanent Solitary Confinement for People Sentenced to Death in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Nov. 18 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the Abolitionist Law Center, and counsel Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg & Lin LLP announced a settlement today in a class action lawsuit against the   more

TUV SUD and ASTM International Launch Partnership in Additive Manufacturing
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: Today, global standards organization ASTM International and TUV SUD, a German testing and certification organization, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop programs aimed at speeding adoption of and trust in Additive Manufacturing (AM) tec  more

U. Penn's Wharton School of Business Wins 5th Consecutive Title at ABI Corporate Restructuring Competition
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Nov. 18 -- The American Bankruptcy Institute issued the following news release: A team of students from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania took top honors for the fifth consecutive year at ABI's 16th Annual Corporate Restructuring Competition. The Wharton School bested six other business schools at the competition, which was held on Nov. 15 at the Gleacher Center at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. This is the school's ninth time overal  more

United for Libraries December Monthly Member Forum to Educate Trustees, Friends and Foundations on Intellectual Freedom
EXTON, Pennsylvania, Nov. 19 -- United for Libraries, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: United for Libraries is hosting a live webinar for members, "Intellectual Freedom: What Trustees, Friends, and Foundations Need to Know," on Wednesday, Dec. 11th at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Kristin Pekoll, assistant director at ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, will lead the webinar. The live session and its recording are free for United for Libraries members   more

United Steelworkers Drops Lawsuit Opposing Sale of Keystone Cement Plant
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: The United Steelworkers (USW) union has dropped its opposition to the proposed $151 million sale of Keystone Cement's Bath Plant in Northampton County, Pa., to Lehigh Hanson Inc. and issued the following statement: "Last week, the USW filed a lawsuit regarding the sale of Keystone's facility, and the union has now filed to dismiss it. The Steelworkers and Lehigh Hanson have been involved in a good-f  more

United Steelworkers-Backed Workplace Violence Bill Passes U.S. House
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 21 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: After a months-long campaign bolstered by United Steelworkers (USW) activists, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309) reached the floor of the U.S. House today and passed 251-158. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), would direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires health  more

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund: Pennsylvania Finds Every Photo for Their Vietnam Fallen
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund issued the following news release: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is pleased to announce that Pennsylvania has found every photo for their Vietnam fallen. There are 3,150 service members from Pennsylvania listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and now every one of them has a photo displayed on the Wall of Faces. VVMF's Wall of Faces effort aims to connect a face and a story to each of the more than 58,000 names inscribed on   more