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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 23 items )  

ACA Connects Reports on Its Members' Robust Broadband Deployment Progress
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 25 -- ACA Connects issued the following news release: * * * - Urges FCC To Find That 'Reasonable And Timely' Deployment Continues * * * ACA Connects members continue to invest in bringing high-quality broadband services to small markets and rural communities across America, ACA Connects reported to the FCC. The trade association noted that FCC policies are helping fuel this growth by eliminating barriers to deployment and targeting subsidies to areas that lack   more

Advertising Specialty Institute Show Fort Worth Named 'Best Of Show'
TREVOSE, Pennsylvania, Nov. 25 -- The Advertising Specialty Institute issued the following news release: The Trade Show News Network (TSNN), the world's leading online resource for the trade show, exhibition and event industry, named ASI Show Fort Worth "Best of Show" among top trade shows across the U.S. The win was based on judges' evaluations and votes earned during a social media campaign. In selecting ASI Fort Worth, judges said, "ASI knocked our 'swaggy' socks off with their keen ability  more

AIGA Schedules Event
NEW YORK, Nov. 25 -- The AIGA (formerly the American Institute of Graphic Arts) has announced the following event: * * * AIGA Design Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 30-April 1, 2020 * * * For more information about these events, click here: https://designconference.aiga.org/ [Category: Arts/Culture]  more

American College of Financial Services: 2019 Nextgen Financial Services Professional Award Winners Announced
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 26 -- The American College of Financial Services issued the following news release: * * * - The American College of Financial Services honors five rising financial services professionals for making a significant impact in their professions * * * The American College of Financial Services has announced the winners of its fourth annual NextGen Financial Services Professional Award, given to a select group of next generation individuals who have made a signif  more

American Philosophical Association Schedules Events
NEWARK, Delaware, Nov. 25 -- The American Philosophical Association has announced the following events: * * * January 8, 2020, 2020 Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania February 26, 2020, 2020 Central Division Meeting, Chicago, Illinois April 8, 2020, 2020 Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, California January 4, 2021, 2021 Eastern Division Meeting, New York, New York February 24, 2021, 2021 Central Division Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana March 31, 20  more

ASTM International Seeks Participants in Development of Adult Scooter Standard
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Nov. 25 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: ASTM International's consumer products committee (F15) invites all interested parties to join its subcommittee on powered scooters and skateboards as it further develops a proposed standard on electric-powered scooters for adults. According to ASTM Inter  more

Brady Campaign Endorses Eugene DePasquale for Congress: A Reformer Washington Needs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued the following news release: Today, Brady endorsed Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to represent Pennsylvania's 10th District in the United States House of Representatives. Brady President Kris Brown stated: Eugene DePasquale is a trusted leader, already having served Pennsylvanians for over 15 years. His work on common-sense solutions, like the Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force, show that he understands  more

Center for Biological Diversity: Court Orders Trump's EPA to Curb Asthma-Causing Pollutant in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Six Other States
OAKLAND, California, Nov. 26 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: A federal district court in California today ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to stop illegally delaying plans for cleaning up asthma-causing sulfur dioxide pollution in portions of eight states where millions of people live. Today's court order covers Detroit, Pittsburgh and another part of Pennsylvania, and areas in Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin. It se  more

Environmental Working Group: Navy Asks to Delay Landmark PFAS Case in Federal Court
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -- The Environmental Working Group issued the following news release: Last week, the Navy asked a federal court to delay a lawsuit seeking to require the military to pay for medical monitoring of people who live near naval installations to determine whether they have developed health problems from exposure to fluorinated chemicals, commonly called PFAS. In its motion before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Navy cited the possibility that  more

Fred H. Jonske Named 2019 Solomon S. Huebner Gold Medal Recipient From the American College of Financial Services
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 26 -- The American College of Financial Services issued the following news release: * * * - Jonske receives this high honor for his leadership in the financial services industry and dedication to furthering the mission of The American College * * * Fred H. Jonske, FSA, will receive the 2019 Solomon S. Huebner Gold Medal from The American College of Financial Services in recognition of his leadership and innovation in the financial services industry and ded  more

Geisinger Opens New Urology Clinic in Scranton
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Nov. 26 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: Geisinger recently opened a clinic specializing in urology in Lackawanna County. The clinic, named Geisinger Urology - Scranton, is located at 475 Morgan Highway, on the Allied Services Rehab Hospital campus. Board-certified urologists Jerald B. Gilbert, M.D.; Brian Kapp, M.D.; Ira J. Kohn, M.D.; J. Robert Ramey, M.D.; and James Stefanelli, M.D.; will provide care for adult patients for the following conditi  more

Geisinger Researchers Receive $2.8 Million to Study Familial Hypercholesterolemia Screening Approaches
DANVILLE, Pennsylvania, Nov. 25 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: * * * - FH is the most common genetic cause of early, life-threatening cardiovascular disease * * * Researchers at Geisinger have received $2.8 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to improve detection of and family screening for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). The project will be executed in collaboration with the FH Foundation, a patient-cent  more

GUTMA and ASTM International Sign MOU on Drone Standards
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Nov. 26 -- 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 the Global Unmanned Traffic Management Association (GUTMA) signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at helping air traffic managers leverage standards to integrate drones into airspace systems   more

Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC: 2019 Catalyst Awards | Government Leader of the Year Award Winner - Representative Sheryl Delozier
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Nov. 25 -- The Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC issued the following news: We can agree, as a region, that workforce development is a common issue area for every type and sector of business. We hear the conversations of "worker shortage" and hear the term "workforce development" thrown around in industry conversation, but often walk away from those conversations without a clear path forward or solution. We, as a Commonwealth, look to the General Assembly for fixes  more

International Ministries Invites Support for Bahamas Recovery
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Nov. 27 -- International Ministries issued the following news: International Ministries (IM) is partnering with the Lott Carey Global Missional Community and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) to assist in recovery efforts in the Bahamas following the devastating blow inflicted by Hurricane Dorian in early September. The Category 5 storm thrashed Grand Bahama and Abaco islands, destroying 13,000 homes, leaving over 61,000 people in need of food and shelter assi  more

Journal of Materials Research Issues 11 Research Articles in Nov. 28, 2019 Edition
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Nov. 29 -- The Journal of Materials Research, a journal that says it features creation of materials and materials with novel functionalities, fundamental understanding of processes that control the response of materials and development of materials from the Materials Research Society, published 11 research articles, including the following topics, in its Nov. 28, 2019 edition: * Effect of Mo, Zr, and Y on the high-temperature properties of Al-Cu-Mn alloy * Fabrication  more

Journal of National Comprehensive Cancer Network Examines Implications of Breast Cancer After Treatment
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pennsylvania, Nov. 25 -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network issued the following news release: * * * - Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute find less than three percent of women treated for early-stage breast cancer go on to develop invasive breast cancer; but raise survival concerns for some treated with radiation therapy. * * * New research in the November 2019 issue of JNCCN--Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network examines the implications o  more

Nancy Houlihan Selected as Oncology Nursing Society President-Elect
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 25 -- The Oncology Nursing Society issued the following news: To continue to guide the future path of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and its commitment to innovation, advocacy, and excellence in the nursing profession, the ONS Board of Directors has elected Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) Director of Nursing, Evidence-Based Practice, Nancy Houlihan, MA, RN, AOCN(R), as the Society's next president. Houlihan will succeed Laura Fennimore, DNP, RN, N  more

National Center For Defense Manufacturing & Machining, Catalyst Connection Announce Next Phase of AMNOW Program
BLAIRSVILLE, Pennsylvania, Nov. 26 -- The National Center For Defense Manufacturing and Machining issued the following news release: * * * - Phase 1 Seeks to Develop and Prove Out a Prototype Digital Thread AM Supply Chain * * * The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) with its National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, America Makes, and partner Catalyst Connection proudly announce the next phase of the AMNOW program to support additive manufacturing (A  more

Printing Industries: Ben Franklin Honor Society Launches First BFHS Book of Wisdom--Class of 2019 Inducted
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 26 -- The Printing Industries of America issued the following news: At its 2019 annual meeting held in Houston, Texas, the first BFHS Book of Wisdom was launched and distributed. Published by the Ben Franklin Honor Society (BFHS), the BFHS Book of Wisdom documents, through a series of essays, the journey to success of 47 Society members: successful and accomplished men and women who have a story to tell to young, aspiring members of the graphic communications ind  more

SAE International Schedules Events
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Nov. 25 -- SAE International has announced the following events: * * * Dec. 9-11, 2019: Defense Maintenance and Logistics Exhibition, Spokane, Washington Dec. 9-12, 2019: DOD Maintenance Symposium, Spokane, Washington Jan. 7, 2020: Connect2Car: CES, Las Vegas, Nevada Jan. 22-24, 2020: Government/Industry Meeting, Washington Jan. 28-30, 2020: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium, Pasadena, California Feb. 19, 2020: SAE Connected and Automated Vehicle  more

United Steelworkers Stands With Workers Against Discrimination at Tesla
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 26 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: The United Steelworkers (USW) today expressed support for workers who have spoken out against racial discrimination and harassment at Tesla's Buffalo, N.Y., production facility. USW District 4 Director Del Vitale said that the union shares workers' frustration with Tesla management's failure to address widespread complaints from employees in Buffalo and elsewhere. "Companies that spend considerable  more

USW: Chinese Transit Poses National Security Risk
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 25 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: The United Steelworkers (USW) stands behind the well-researched and documented work of independent investigators as well as its partner organizations regarding the state-influenced and state-supported transit companies from China. The USW is the largest manufacturing union in North America and represents workers throughout the supply chain of every major manufactured product in the country. Whether   more