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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New York Newsletter for Sunday February 16, 2020 ( 216 items )  

'Hold Fossil Fuels Accountable for the Climate Crisis', 350.org Slams BP's Plans for Net Zero as PR Spin and Weak
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The 350.org issued the following news release: BP announced its climate plan to become a net zero company by 2050 and cut by 50% the carbon intensity (amount of GHG emissions a fuel emits) of products BP sells by 2050 or sooner. The announcement does not include plans to phase out fossil fuels, what campaigners say is essential to staying below 2 degrees. Therefore, it only means that BP will keep selling its polluting products way longer than what is compatible with the Pa  more

Academy of Management Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, New York, Feb. 14 -- The Academy of Management Journal, from the Academy of Management, that says it publishes research that tests, extends or builds management theory and contributes to management practice, published research articles on the following topics in its February 2020 edition: * "God at Work": Engaging Central and Incompatible Institutional Logics through Elastic Hybridity * Examining the "I" in Team: A Longitudinal Investigation of the Influence of Team Narcissis  more

Accounting & Review Services Committee Priority: Converge With International Standards, Align With GAAS
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants issued the following news release: The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC) has issued Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services No. 25, Materiality in a Review of Financial Statements and Adverse Conclusions. It will amend AR-C sections 60, 70, 80 and 90 in AICPA Professional Standards. "By issuing SSARS 25 it shows our commitment to update these standards   more

ACLU Issues Statement on Challenge New Border Wall Funds Transfer
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- 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 statement by Dror Ladin, staff attorney national security project: The Trump administration reportedly notified lawmakers that it would transfer an additional $3.8 billion in military funds for the president's border wall. "Multiple courts have ruled that it is illegal for Tr  more

ACLU Issues Statement on Policy Requiring Consent to Board Buses
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- 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 statement by Andrea Flores, deputy director of immigration policy: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) confirmed that it has updated its policy regarding immigration checks on buses, requiring agents to "gain access to the bus with the consent of the company's owner or one of  more

ACLU Issues Statement on White House Justification for Soleimani Strike
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- 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 statement by Hina Shamsi, director of the national security project: The White House provided Congress its claimed legal justification for the U.S. military strike killing Qassem Soleimani, leader of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force. "The Trump administrati  more

AIDS Patient Care and STDs Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, Feb. 13 -- AIDS Patient Care and STDs, a peer-reviewed journal that says it covers diagnostics and therapeutics care for HIV/AIDS patients, published research articles on the following topics in its February 2020 edition: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research: * Virological Outcome After Choice of Antiretroviral Regimen Guided by Proviral HIV-1 DNA Genotyping in a Real-Life Cohort of HIV-Infected Patients * A Systematic Review of Mobile Phone Interventions (SMS/IVR/Call  more

American Action Forum: New Podcast Episode - The FY 2020 Regulatory Budget
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- The American Action Forum issued the following news release: It's The AAF Exchange -- your source for clear, data-driven insight into today's economic and domestic policy issues. Our latest episode features AAF's Director of Regulatory Policy Dan Bosch discussing the Trump Administration's latest regulatory budget. Bosch walks listeners through the rules that will have regulatory savings this year -- notably the Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles rule -- and  more

American Federation of Teachers: Unannounced Active Shooter Drills Have No Place in Our Schools
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 [TNSk12research] -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following news release: * * * - Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, American Federation of Teachers, and National Education Association Release Recommendations on Active Shooter Drills and Proactive School Safety Solutions - Companies like ALICE Training Institute Promote Extreme Drills That Are Not Supported by Research * * * Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund (Everytown), the American Federation of   more

American Guild of Musical Artists Dancers on 'Pointe'
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The American Guild of Musical Artists issued the following news: Two of AGMA's very own appear together on the stunning winter 2020 cover of Pointe Magazine. Catherine Hurlin, 24, and Aran Bell, 21, are both recently promoted soloists with American Ballet Theatre. New York City-born Hurlin began her training at Scarsdale Ballet Studio and Westchester Dance Academy. She received a full scholarship to the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. She attend  more

American Guild of Musical Artists: American Airlines Magazine Highlights Three AGMA Opera Signatories
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- The American Guild of Musical Artists issued the following news: Flyers of American Airlines who find themselves flipping through its first and business class in-flight magazine this month will be able to get to know some of the top opera houses in America, all of which are AGMA signatory companies. The magazine, Celebrated Living, features Opera Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis on page 40 of its January/February issue. Written in honor of Ope  more

American Guild of Musical Artists: Chandra Kuykendall to Retire After 22 Seasons With Colorado Ballet
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The American Guild of Musical Artists issued the following news: After 22 seasons with the Colorado Ballet, Chandra Kuykendall, a Principle Dancer with the AGMA signatory company, will retire in April of this year. When taking into account her schooling, she has been with Colorado Ballet for 31 years. "My proudest time at Colorado Ballet is right now," stated Kuykendall said in a video via Colorado Ballet's official YouTube account. "To a young dancer just starting their c  more

American Guild of Musical Artists: Posthumous Gift to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Among Largest in US Opera History
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The American Guild of Musical Artists issued the following news: Phyllis Brissenden, a founding supporter and Life Board Member of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL), left the Company a record-shattering gift in the wake of her death. Brissenden, who died on Dec. 17, 2019 at 86 years old, bestowed the company an endowment gift, estimated at $45 million. "This gift, the largest in Opera Theatre's history and one of the largest ever recorded for an American opera company, w  more

American Human Rights Council Women Delegation to Attend CSW 64th UN-Women Conference in New York City
DEARBORN, Michigan, Feb. 11 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) is pleased to announce that its women delegation will be joining other women from around the world in attending UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women 2019 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The session will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, from March 09 to March 20,  more

American Jewish Committee Deplores U.N. Blacklisting Firms Active in West Bank
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The American Jewish Committee issued the following news release: AJC blasted the discriminatory "blacklist" released by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights of Israeli and international companies that have business activities in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. "The world body's endless hypocrisy and double standards toward Israel are staggering," said AJC CEO David Harris. "Of all the situations in the world in which territory is disputed, the UN chooses only to   more

American Jewish Committee Supporting IsraAID Effort to Confront Coronavirus in China
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- The American Jewish Committee issued the following news release: American Jewish Committee (AJC), the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, is supporting IsraAID, the Israeli humanitarian relief organization, in confronting the coronavirus in China. The virus, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 800, and infected at least another 30,000, originated in Wuhan, China, and has set off a global health alert. "With IsraAID on the ground in Wuhan, we are able   more

American Jewish World Service Issues Statement on President Trump's FY 2021 Budget
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- American Jewish World Service issued the following statement by Director of Government Affairs Rori Kramer in response to the introduction of President Trump's fiscal 2021 budget: * * * - American Jewish World Service (AJWS) calls on legislators to protect international programs for women, girls and LGBTQI+ people * * * "We strongly denounce President Trump's unceasing attempts to obliterate America's foreign assistance budget. We are alarmed that this dramatic 22% propo  more

American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine Issues Research Articles in Feb. 15, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, a journal from the American Thoracic Society that says it focuses on human biology and disease, as well as animal and in vitro studies, published research articles on the following topics in its Feb. 15, 2020 edition: * Abnormal Activity of Neck Inspiratory Muscles during Sleep as a Prognostic Indicator in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease * Alterations in Oral Microbiota in HIV Are Related to Decreased Pu  more

American National Standards Institute National Accreditation Board Accredits BSI Group ANZ Pty Ltd
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: * * * - To Certify Foreign Food Supplies Under U.S. FDA FSMA Program * * * The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has accredited BSI Group ANZ Pty Ltd. in accordance with the international standard ISO/IEC 17065, Conformity assessment--Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes, and services,and per  more

American National Standards Institute National Accreditation Board Accredits DNV GL Business Assurance USA
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has accredited DNV GL Business Assurance USA, Inc., in accordance with the international standard SO/IEC 17065, Conformity assessment--Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes, and services,and pertinent certification scheme requirements and regulations under th  more

American National Standards Institute: Submit Feedback - NIST Guidance on Federal Agency Conformity Assessment Activities
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages its members to submit comments on proposed revisions to regulations updating policy guidance on Federal agency use of conformity assessment. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which published the new guidance, requests comments by April 7, 2020. NIST requests input on revisions to 15 CFR Part 287, which outlines Fe  more

American Studies Association Issues Joint Statement on DOEd Office for Civil Rights Investigations Into New York University
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- The American Studies Association issued the following joint statement with seven organizations, including the Dance Studies Association, Latin American Studies Association, Middle East Studies Association, Modern Language Association, Shakespeare Association of America, Society of Architectural Historians, and World History Association: We, the official representatives of the undersigned American academic associations, feel obliged to express our grave concern about the   more

American Wood Council Applauds Rep. Westerman's Trillion Trees Bill
LEESBURG, Virginia, Feb. 13 -- The American Wood Council issued the following news: American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Robert Glowinski released the following statement regarding Congressman Bruce Westerman's Trillion Trees bill, which recognizes the potential of sustainable building materials in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. "The building industry is poised to add 2.48 trillion square feet of new construction worldwide by 2060, doubling the amount of buildings we currently have   more

ANSI: Workcred Partners With Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and George Washington University to Launch National Certification Study
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release on Feb. 12: * * * - Lumina Funded Research Survey to Shed Light on Potential Roles for Industry and Professional Certifications * * * Workcred has partnered with Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) and George Washington University (GWU) to work on a two-year, comprehensive study of industry and occupational certifications, funded by Lumina Foundation. The study is intended to provide policy  more

Anti-Defamation League Calls on USA Table Tennis to Accommodate Orthodox Jewish Player at Upcoming Olympic Trials
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following news release: ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) called on USA Table Tennis (USATT) to accommodate the Jewish religious observance of an Orthodox teenager at the upcoming U.S. Olympic Table Tennis Team trials scheduled in Santa Monica, CA for later this month. According to reports, Estee Ackerman, an Orthodox-Jewish teenager, likely will not be able to compete at the Olympic trials because one day of the four-day tournament fal  more

Anti-Defamation League Condemns UNHRC Decision to Publish 'Blacklist' Database of Companies With Ties to Settlements in West Bank
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following news release on Feb. 12: ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) strongly condemned the United Nations Human Rights Council's (UNHRC) decision to publish their so-called "blacklist" database of 112 companies they maintain have ties to Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The list, which emanated from a 2016 resolution, consists of 94 Israeli-based companies and 18 companies based in six other countries, including the United States.   more

Anti-Defamation League: 24 Days, a Memoir of the Halimi Affair, Available in Translation for First Time in the United States
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following news release: * * * - Riveting true story of a French Jewish mother's worst nightmare * * * ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) and Behrman House have partnered to co-publish a new English translation of "24 Days: The Kidnapping and Murder of Ilan Halimi," bringing the true story of an anti-Semitic hate crime in France to American audiences for the first time. The book, a memoir by Ilan's mother, Ruth Halimi, was originally p  more

Ariadne Labs and Wolters Kluwer Celebrate Ten Year Partnership Providing UpToDate Access to Clinicians in Resource-Limited Settings
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- Wolters Kluwer Health issued the following news release: * * * - Partnership helps more than 1.8 million patients worldwide receive quality care. * * * Wolters Kluwer and Ariadne Labs today announced the celebration of their 10-year partnership to provide free UpToDate access to health providers in resource-limited settings through the Better Evidence Program. Since 2009, Wolters Kluwer has donated free UpToDate subscriptions to over 20,000 healthcare professionals in ov  more

Association of National Advertisers: B2B Companies Face 'Purpose Paradox'
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The Association of National Advertisers issued the following news release: * * * - New Report Finds 86 Percent of B2B Organizations Embracing Purpose, But Not Yet Realizing Significant Impacts for Growth via Culture, Operations, and Societal Engagement * * * B2B companies overwhelmingly believe it is essential to bring a sense of purpose to their organizations, but they lack the critical knowledge and capabilities necessary to activate successful purpose-oriented initiat  more

Association of University Presses Opposes Presidential Budget Request, Supports Humanities Scholarship
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The Association of University Presses issued the following news: The Association of University Presses (AUPresses) opposes President Trump's fiscal year 2021 budget request, which calls for the elimination of federal funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the National Historical Publications & Records Commission, among other worthy agencies and programs. Our global   more

Audubon and the Walton Family Foundation Invest in Next Generation of Conservation Leaders
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The National Audubon Society issued the following news: * * * - National organizations work with Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions to build career opportunities in conservation. * * * The National Audubon Society announced a $250,000 investment from the Walton Family Foundation to build on the success of the Audubon on Campus Chapter Program by expanding engagement with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and  more

Author, Journalist, and Human Rights Advocate Nicholas Kristof to Speak at NAFSA 2020 International Education Conference in St. Louis
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The NAFSA - Association of International Educators issued the following news release on Feb. 11: Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times, will speak at the NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo in St. Louis, Missouri. He will address the conference on May 26, 2020. Described as the "moral conscience" of international journalism, Kristof offers his readers a compassionate, first-hand view into how global poverty, gender inequality,  more

Blinded Veterans Association: Lighting Up the Darkness for 90-Year-Old Native of Bronx
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The Blinded Veterans Association issued the following news release: Enrique Sanchez of The Bronx, New York is still one more veteran with vision loss who is constantly seeking and discovering new ways to "Light Up the Darkness," the theme for the Blinded Veterans Association's 2nd annual Charity Concert at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Virginia, on March 28. The special event on the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College ma  more

Broadway League: NYC Students Take a Look Behind the Curtain on Broadway
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The Broadway League issued the following news release: Twenty-two lucky students, selected from public high schools across New York City, will have the ultimate theatre insider experience by participating in The Broadway League's eighth annual High School Broadway Shadowing Program. Over a portion of their mid-winter recess (February 19-27), the selected group of students will be offered hands-on training from Broadway professionals in careers beyond the stage. This is the  more

Center for Biological Diversity: After Legal Loss, Trump Administration Disbands Illegal Trophy Hunting Council
NEW YORK, Feb. 10 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: * * * - Court Ruling Still Required to Block Federal Use of Illicit Council's Recommendations * * * After a key legal defeat, the Department of the Interior has told a federal district court in New York that no future meetings of the International Wildlife Conservation Council will take place, bringing an end to the controversial council. Environmental and animal advocacy groups sued over the council  more

Center for Education Reform Welcomes Bloomberg's Pro-Charter School Record to Presidential Debate Stage
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The Center for Education Reform issued the following news release on Feb. 11: * * * - Tenure as NYC Mayor saw charter schools grow by over 10 times * * * As former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg prepares to join the debate stage next Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada, at least one important factor already sets him apart from the rest of the pack: his unabashed support for educational opportunity. "While nearly every other Democrat running for president has willingly   more

Center for Reproductive Rights Issues Statement on Women Health Protection Act
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following statement: Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, testified in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Women's Health Protection Act (H.R. 2975/S. 1645), federal legislation that answers the recent calls to 'codify Roe' by safeguarding the right to access abortion care for all people in the United States. In her testimony, Nancy Northup described the growing crisis in abortion care ac  more

Climate Group Issues Statement on N.Y. City Mayor De Blasio Executive Order
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- The Climate Group issued the following statement by Amy Davidsen, executive director of North America: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed an executive order to transition New York City to an all-electric fleet by 2040. "As the climate emergency escalates, it is exciting to see New York City, one of the biggest cities in the world, take the lead on driving forward electric transportation which will reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality, and help end our re  more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Tatiana Engel Named 2020 Sloan Fellow
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, Feb. 13 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: Assistant Professor Tatiana Engel was named a 2020 Sloan Fellow. Engel is being honored for her work in the field of neuroscience. Her lab focuses on developing computational models of how populations of neurons in the brain give rise to cognition and how this neural activity is coordinated across different regions of the brain. "I'm very honored by this award, especially because the name of t  more

Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, Feb. 10 -- Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies, a peer-reviewed journal in the field of precision medicine, including genomic and molecular analyses of individuals or cohorts alongside phenotypic information, published research articles, including the following topics, in its February 2020 edition: RESEARCH ARTICLE: * Undifferentiated small round cell sarcoma in a young male: a case report RESEARCH REPORTS: * Molecular and clonal evolution in recurrent met  more

Committee to Protect Journalists Amr Alfiky Arrested, Charged With Disorderly Conduct in New York
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: The New York City Police Department should drop all charges against photojournalist Amr Alfiky and provide a public explanation for his arrest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Police arrested Alfiky, a photo editor at ABC news and a contributor to Reuters and The New York Times, at about 7 p.m. yesterday in New York's Lower East Side neighborhood as he was filming the arrest on the street of anoth  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: NYPD Subpoenaed Journalist's Twitter Data, Citing Anti-Terrorism Law
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: The New York Police Department should not use anti-terror laws in an attempt to access journalists' data, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. On December 9, 2019, the NYPD issued a subpoena to Twitter requesting private data connected to the account of Tina Moore, the bureau chief of police coverage for the New York Post, a local daily, according to a report published yesterday by paper. The police de  more

Common Cause Issues Statement on District Court Approval of T-Mobile-Sprint Merger
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Common Cause issued the following statement by Special Advisor Michael Copps: Judge Victor Marrero, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, approved the proposed $26 billion merger between T-Mobile Inc. and Sprint Corporation. "We are deeply disappointed in the Court's decision to approve the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, which will have significant consequences for consumers and competition. All of the evidence in this proceeding shows that   more

Community Foundation Announces Staff Promotion
SYRACUSE, New York, Feb. 15 -- The Community Foundation of Central New York issued the following news: The Central New York Community Foundation has promoted Gerianne Corradino to the position of Finance Manager. Corradino has worked for the Community Foundation since 2015 where she previously served as Finance Associate. Corradino is responsible for managing the organization's grants and accounts payable processes as well as providing affiliate fund and board support. Corradino holds a Dual  more

Competitive Institute Issues Statement on Court Decision to Approve Sprint-T-Mobile Merger
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a non-profit public policy organization, issued the following statement by Jessica Melugin, associate director of Center for Technology and Innovation: CEI applauds today's decision by U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero to approve the $26 billion merger of T-Mobile US Inc. with Sprint Corp. over the objection of a group of state attorneys general led by California and New York. "This is good news for U.S. consumers who benefit from e  more

Consumer Bankers Association Issues Statement on Higher Education Proposals in President Trump Budget
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- The Consumer Bankers Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Richard Hunt on the education reform proposals outlined in President Trump's budget: "The President's budget recognizes the need for fundamental reforms to the federal student loan system. Capping PLUS loans at responsible levels will ensure students continue to have access to quality educations without accumulating insurmountable levels of debt for themselves or their families. " The Ne  more

Consumer Reports: Court Rules Against State Antitrust Challenge to T-Mobile - Sprint Merger
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- Consumer Reports issued the following news release: A federal district court ruled against the antitrust action by 13 states and the District of Columbia to stop the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Consumer Reports said the merger will combine two giant nationwide wireless phone service carriers into one, leaving consumers with only three giant carriers to choose from and reducing the incentives of the three remaining carriers to compete by offering more affordable, higher   more

Council on American-Islamic Relations Decries Racist Chants at High School Basketball Game
LOS ANGELES, California, Feb. 14 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) decried the racist chants fans yelled during a high school basketball game between St. Joseph and Righetti high schools in Santa Maria. According to the New York Post, supporters from visiting Righetti High, which lost 74-57, began chanting, "Where's your passport?" towards the end of the game  more

Council on American-Islamic Relations-NY & HNY Ferry Reach Settlement on Behalf of Three Muslim Families
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and HNY Ferry, LLC (HNY Ferry) announced that they have reached a settlement to resolve NYC Commission on Human Rights charges filed on behalf of three Muslim families. In their charges, the Muslim families alleged discriminatory treatment while attempting to board the ferry. HNY Ferry conducted a thorough outside investigation int  more

Counter Extremism Project: Tech & Terrorism - London Attack Again Raises Questions About Abdullah Al-Faisal's Online Influence
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: * * * - Radical Islamic Cleric's Authentic Tauheed Website Continues To Radicalize * * * The terrorist attack in Streatham, London, carried out by Sudesh Amman has brought again to the forefront the radicalizing, violent teachings of Islamist propagandist Abdullah al-Faisal. Reports indicate that Amman possessed copies of Faisal's sermons prior to the attack, which are readily available to the public throug  more

Counter Extremism Project: Terrorism in 2019 Analyzed - Prison Radicalization and Returning Foreign Fighters are New Threats
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: Analysis of all Islamist terrorism attacks, attempted attacks and plots in the EU last year reveals trends in terrorism. The report identifies online radicalization, prison de-radicalization programmes and returning foreign fighters were the main drivers behind terrorist incidents last year. The report Terrorism in the EU in 2019 was published by Jean-Charles Brisard, Senior Advisor to the Counter Extremism Pr  more

Counter Extremism Project: Violence in Mali Continues to Escalate As Jihadists Fuel Ethnic Tensions
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: Violence amongst ethnic groups in Mali has sparked concern from human rights campaigners. The country experienced its deadliest year for civilians in 2019 since Mali's political and military crisis in 2012. Jihadists from al-Qaeda and ISIS have been encouraging inter-ethnic attacks in the hopes of asserting their power throughout both the country and the West African region. In the past two years, these milita  more

Critical Support for Former Child Soldiers In South Sudan At Risk From Lack Of Funding - UNICEF
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF issued the following news release: Critical programs providing support for children released from armed forces and groups in South Sudan may be forced to end next month if urgently needed funds are not provided, UNICEF warned. 900 children are already registered for release, but without urgent new funding, UNICEF will not be able to provide support as they transition to civilian life The three-year reintegration program costs just $2,000 per chi  more

CWA: District Court Decision to Approve T-Mobile Merger Puts Jobs at Risk
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The Communications Workers of America issued the following news release: * * * - If Merger Moves Forward T-Mobile Must Respect Workers' Freedom to Organize * * * U.S. District Court Judge Victor Marrero's decision to allow the T-Mobile/Sprint merger to go forward without changes despite the serious anti-trust concerns raised by attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia will put 30,000 jobs at risk. "Throughout this process, regulators who are suppose  more

Diocese of Rochester: James Tauzel Appointed Superintendent of Catholic Schools
ROCHESTER, New York, Feb. 14 -- The Diocese of Rochester issued the following news: Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, in consultation with the Diocesan School Board, has appointed Mr. James Tauzel as Superintendent of Catholic Schools, effective immediately. Mr. Tauzel had been serving since September 2019 as interim Superintendent. Mr. Tauzel, who previously served as Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction for the Diocese of Rochester, holds a Master of Education in Educational Administration fr  more

Dog Show to Draw PETA Protesters
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Group Will Reveal the Dark Side of Genetically Manipulating Purebreds: Life-Threatening Congenital Defects * * * Anyone near the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday will be met with a group of PETA protesters, who'll display signs revealing how breeding dogs for a certain appearance causes painful and life-threatening congenital defects, like hip dysplasia (in German shepherds)  more

Downstate Medical Center: Study Shows Text Messaging is an Effective Tool to Improve Access to Prenatal Health Information
BROOKLYN, New York, Feb. 14 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release on Feb. 13: * * * - Research by SUNY Downstate School of Public Health Targets Pregnant Urban African American and Immigrant Afro-Caribbean Women * * * Pregnant urban African American and immigrant Afro-Caribbean women are more likely to receive the prenatal health information they need if they are given access to mhealth apps like Text4baby. That is the finding of a new study from SUNY Downstate Healt  more

Dr. Vivian Pender Is Named American Psychiatric Association President-Elect
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- The American Psychiatric Association issued the following news release: The members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) have chosen Vivian Pender, M.D., as the medical society's next president-elect. The results were released but are not official until the APA Board of Trustees confirms them at its March meeting. Pender is clinical professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, a training psychoanalyst at Columbia University, and a consultant psychia  more

Drug Policy Alliance Issues Statement on President Trump Glorifying Death Penalty for Drug Sellers
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- The Drug Policy Alliance issued the following statement by Executive Director Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno in response to comments made by President Trump about subjecting drug sellers to the death penalty: "Once again, Donald Trump is taking a page from the autocrats' playbook, by suggesting the US follow China's example and providing for the death penalty for drug offenses. "We have learned from decades of experience in the United States and beyond that harsh punishmen  more

Duke and UNICEF Announce First Innovation Accelerator Social Enterprises
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF issued the following news release: * * * - Unique Partnership to Support Global Entrepreneurs in Advancing Menstrual Health and Hygiene Solutions * * * UNICEF and Duke University announced the selection of the first cohort of social entrepreneurs participating in the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator. Building on UNICEF's 70-year history of innovating for children and Duke's track record of success in entrepreneurial education, the Innovation Ac  more

Earthjustice: New York's Child Safe Products Act Passes Into Law
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Feb. 12 -- Earthjustice issued the following news release: After more than 10 years of advocacy by a broad coalition of health, environmental, justice, sustainable business, and labor groups, with a goal of protecting children's health, and giving parents information so they can choose toxic-free children's products, Earthjustice celebrates the signing into law of New York State's Child Safe Products Act (S.501-B). Also known as the "toxic toys bill," the new law is a  more

Ed Trust-NY Releases New Tools for High Schools to Help Students Access Financial Aid for College
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The Education Trust-New York issued the following news release: * * * - New data show that high schools serving the greatest share of students who are low-income continue to have lower FAFSA completion rates * * * With data indicating that New York State's high schools that serve the smallest share of students who are low-income have a 37% higher FAFSA completion rate than the schools with the greatest share of students who are low-income, The Education Trust-New York is  more

Education Trust-New York Executive Director Rosenblum Testifies on FY 2020-21 Executive Budget Proposal
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The Education Trust-New York issued the following testimony on Feb. 11 by Executive Director Ian Rosenblum at the joint legislative public hearing on the fiscal 2020-21 executive budget proposal: Chairperson Krueger, Chairperson Weinstein, Chairperson Mayer, Chairperson Benedetto, and honorable members of the Legislature. Thank you for the opportunity to offer this testimony as you review the 2020-2021 Executive Budget. My name is Ian Rosenblum and I am proud to serve as t  more

Educators for Excellence Reacts to President Trump's Budget Proposal
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- Educators for Excellence issued the following news release: Educators for Excellence, a teacher-led organization, was again dismayed that President Trump's 2020 proposed budget slashes education spending. "This budget sends the message that the Trump administration does not value educational justice for students," said E4E-Boston member Nina Leuzzi, a kindergarten teacher at Fletcher Maynard Academy. "As a teacher for the past 12 years, I believe that schools deserve a fe  more

Enforcement, Risk and Compliance Specialists Elected to the Board of Directors of CFP Board
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 -- The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards issued the following news release: The Board of Directors of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) announces two new members: Roberta S. Karmel, a leading authority on securities regulation, and Alexander G. Rozman, a global expert in risk and compliance. Karmel is the Centennial Professor of Law and co-director of the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law at Broo  more

Environmental Advocates of N.Y.: A Growing Need for New York's Water Infrastructure Funding
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 15 -- Environmental Advocates of New York issued the following news release: * * * - While more than $773 million went to nearly 500 projects between 2015 and 2018; - Over 150 projects in 2018 were put on hold simply due to insufficient funds * * * Environmental Advocates of New York released a new report that examines spending under the state's Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA). Untapped Potential: New York's Growing Water Infrastructure Need shows that a   more

Environmental Defense Fund Asks D.C. Circuit to Uphold FERC Energy Storage Order
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following news release: EDF is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to uphold an order that permits energy storage to compete fairly in wholesale power markets. EDF filed a brief with the D.C. Circuit late Friday outlining support for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Order 841. "Removing market barriers to provide energy storage a pathway to compete is critical to realizing a clean energy future," said E  more

Environmental Defense Fund Issues Statement on BP 2050 Net-Zero Goals
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following statement by President Fred Krupp: "BP's 2050 net zero goals provide a welcome benchmark against which its future investment decisions will be judged. "Looney deserves support and credit for starting BP on the journey towards carbon neutrality and policy leadership. "The direction is good, and we look forward to hearing more about the specifics. "Time will tell if he gets BP where it needs to go. It's real actions and  more

Environmental Defense Fund Issues Statement on Clean Economy Act
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following statement by Senior Vice President Elizabeth Gore: Momentum for a clean future is building after Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced the Clean Economy Act that puts the country on a path to net-zero climate pollution by 2050. "EDF strongly supports Senator Carper's Clean Economy Act which is another example of the growing momentum across the Congress for bold climate action. "By uniting support behind the strong emissio  more

Environmental Defense Fund Issues Statement on Electric Vehicles Charging Stations Bill
NEW YORK, Feb. 6 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following statement by Elizabeth Gore, senior vice president for political affairs, on the electric vehicles charging stations bill by Reps. Andy Levin, D-Michigan, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York: "We must meet the growing threats posed by a changing climate with increased investments in technology and infrastructure that will help transition us to a 100% clean economy. "That should include expanding the accessibility of   more

Environmental Defense Fund Issues Statement on Trump Administration FY 2021 Budget Proposal
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following statement by Senior Vice President Elizabeth Gore after the Trump administration released its fiscal 2021 budget proposal: "The Trump Administration is once again prioritizing polluters at the expense of the health and safety of Americans. This budget cuts funds for critical programs that protect families from pollution while gutting funding for renewable energy and ignoring the climate crisis. It further surrenders Americ  more

Environmental Defense Fund: Latest EPA Inventory Reinforces Need for Strong Methane Standards
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following statement on Feb. 12 by Vice President for Energy Matt Watson: EPA released the draft of its annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory which includes estimates of methane emissions from natural gas and petroleum systems. While EPA has made some updates to their methodology, the inventory shows oil and gas emissions remain unacceptably high, with virtually no change between 2016 and 2018. "This inventory shows a disturbing lack of p  more

Environmental Defense Fund: NGOs Warn UN Council to Deliver Aviation Program of Integrity to Cut Climate Pollution
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following news release: * * * - 'The stakes could not be higher' for efforts to reduce aviation's climate footprint * * * A global coalition of non-governmental organizations is warning a United Nations body of "substantial backlash" if it fails to deliver a robust program of high integrity to reduce climate pollution from airlines. In a letter to the UN International Civil Aviation Organization Council, the International Coalit  more

Episcopal Church: Diocese of Lexington Notified of Successful Canonical Consent Process
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The Episcopal Church issued the following news: * * * - Bishop Van Koevering installation on March 21, 2020 * * * The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, that Bishop Mark Allan Van Koevering has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process detailed in Canon III.11.3. In giving consent to his becoming   more

Episcopal Church: Diocese of Missouri Notified of Successful Canonical Consent Process
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The Episcopal Church issued the following news: * * * - Bishop-Elect Johnson ordination and consecration on April 25, 2020 * * * The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, that Bishop-Elect Deon Kevin Johnson has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process detailed in Canon III.11.3. In giving consent to  more

Eric Post Named American Jewish Committee Long Island Region Director
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The American Jewish Committee issued the following news release: Eric Post has been appointed Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Long Island Region. He previously served as Associate Director of AJC's New York Region, covering the city's five boroughs. "Eric Post has demonstrated a profound commitment to AJC's mission, an ability to lead on implementing new initiatives, and collegiality," said Melanie Maron Pell, Managing Director of AJC Regional Offices. "Not  more

Evangelism Grants Fund 16 Projects Across Episcopal Church
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The Episcopal Church issued the following news: * * * - Initiatives are "full of sheer grit and creativity" * * * At its February 2020 meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church ratified awards of more than $66,000 in Evangelism Grant funding to sixteen Episcopal communities. "The projects we were able to fund are remarkable for the ways in which they respond to the needs of specific communities across the church," said the Rev. Devon  more

Everytown Announces $250,000 Digital Campaign in Iowa to Pressure State Lawmakers to Act on Gun Safety
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following news release: * * * - Everytown Also Unveiling New Survey Indicating Voters in Iowa Support Stronger Gun Laws by a 3:1 Margin and 75% Consider a Candidate's Position on Guns "Very Important" to Their Vote in 2020 - This Week, Everytown Announced $60 Million Electoral Program for 2020 -- Double What it Spent in 2018 * * * Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund announced a $250,000 digital campaign to put Iowa state Senators "on  more

Everytown for Gun Safety Announces $250,000 Digital Campaign to Pressure State Legislature to Act on Gun Safety
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following news release: * * * - Everytown Also Unveiling New Survey Indicating Voters in Arizona Support Stronger Gun Laws by an 8:1 Margin and 75% Consider a Candidate's Position on Guns "Very Important" to Their Vote in 2020 - This Week, Everytown Announced $60 Million Electoral Program for 2020 -- Double What it Spent in 2018 * * * Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund announced a $250,000 digital campaign to put Arizona state lawma  more

Everytown For Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action Launch 2020 Gun Sense Candidate Program
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following news release: * * * - Everytown Launching Gun Sense Candidate Program for Candidates Running for Congress, Statewide Offices and State Legislature -- During 2018 Inaugural Program, Over 3,000 Candidates Received the Distinction - Nineteen Democratic Presidential Candidates, Including Every Major Candidate Still in the Race, Have Sought and Received the 2020 Presidential Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction * * *  more

Everytown For Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action Launch 2020 Gun Sense Candidate Program, Award House Speaker Nancy Pelosi First-Ever 'Gun Sense Lawmaker of Year' Award, Endorsing Her Reelection
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - Everytown Launching Gun Sense Candidate Program for Candidates Running for Congress, Statewide Offices and State Legislature -- During 2018 Inaugural Program, Over 3,000 Candidates Received the Distinction - Nineteen Democratic Presidential Candidates, Including Every Major Candidate Still in the Race, Have Sought and Received the 2020 Presidential Moms   more

Everytown for Gun Safety: CDC Numbers Show Gun Deaths Among Children and Teens Surpassed Motor Vehicle Deaths in 2018
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following news release: * * * - Experts, Advocates and Survivors of Gun Violence Available for Interviews * * * Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund (Everytown) released the following statement after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data this week showing that for the first time more children and teens were killed with guns than by motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. in 2018. "Gun violence now kills more you  more

Everytown for Gun Safety: Unannounced Active Shooter Drills Have No Place in Our Schools
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following news release: * * * - Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, American Federation of Teachers, and National Education Association Release Recommendations on Active Shooter Drills and Proactive School Safety Solutions - Companies like ALICE Training Institute Promote Extreme Drills That Are Not Supported by Research * * * Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund (Everytown), the American Federation of Teachers, and the National E  more

Extremist Content Online: AQAP Claims Florida Naval Base Shooting, Neo-Nazis Offer Tech Services for Extremist Groups
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. This week, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for the December 6 shooting at the Pensacola Naval Base. Additionally, a Neo-Nazi web security group affiliated with the Atomwaffen Division (AWD) was located,   more

Finance Monthly Recognizes Wolters Kluwer's Inga Rottmann in Women in Finance Awards
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- Wolters Kluwer Health issued the following news release: * * * - Finance Monthly magazine has named Inga Rottmann, Vice President of Marketing for Wolters Kluwer's Finance, Risk & Reporting (FRR) business, as one of its Women in Finance award winners. Finance Monthly is a global publication from the Universal Media stable, providing news, comment and analysis, distributed to more than 195,000 people each month. * * * The prestigious award recognizes Rottmann's industry l  more

Free Press Issues Statement on T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The Free Press issued the following statement by Matt Wood, vice president of policy and general counsel,: On Tuesday, Judge Victor Marrero of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York released his decision approving the T-Mobile/Sprint merger. The expected result was first reported on Monday night, prior to the release of the full opinion on Tuesday morning. The decision rules against attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia, who  more

Free Press: Rumored Approval of T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Will Mean Higher Prices for Wireless Users
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- The Free Press issued the following news release: According to media reports on Monday evening, a U.S. District Court judge in New York is expected to approve the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The judge's decision, expected Tuesday, reportedly rules against attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia, who argued the deal would crush competition and raise prices. The merger would combine two of the four nationwide wireless carriers. No ma  more

Free Press: Rumored Approval of T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Will Mean Higher Prices for Wireless Users
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The Free Press issued the following news release: According to media reports on Monday evening, a U.S. District Court judge in New York is expected to approve the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The judge's decision, expected Tuesday, reportedly rules against attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia, who argued the deal would crush competition and raise prices. The merger would combine two of the four nationwide wireless carriers. No ma  more

HSCT Shows Benefits in Some People With Secondary Progressive MS in Small Study
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: Researchers from Florence, Italy report on a small, open-label study involving 26 people with moderate to severe secondary progressive MS who underwent HSCT (Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation). Most showed signs of clinical or MRI inflammatory activity in the year prior to the procedure. Five years after the procedure, 42% of participants were stable with no further progression of disability that was r  more

HuffPost Highlights Two American Guild of Musical Artists Ballerinas in Black History Month Feature
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The American Guild of Musical Artists issued the following news: In honor of Black History Month, the latest from HuffPost explores the unique set of challenges that face dancers of color. AGMA ballet dancers Miranda Silveira, member of San Francisco Ballet, and Olivia Boisson, of the New York City Ballet, are interviewed in the article. They share why diversity and representation in the Industry matters to not only those currently dancing professionally, but the young peo  more

Human Rights Watch: Afghanistan - Sexual Assaults Go Unpunished
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Two recent cases in Afghanistan highlight the failure of authorities to prosecute sexual assault implicating powerful people, Human Rights Watch said. The Afghan government should take immediate steps to provide justice, support victims, and protect witnesses. The Afghan authorities have failed to arrest senior officials of the Afghan Football Federation indicted for sexually assaulting female players and for participat  more

Human Rights Watch: Bangladesh - New Arrests Stifle Free Speech
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Authorities should drop charges and immediately release from custody leading Bangladesh publisher Nur Mohammad and Sufi singer Shariat Sarker, Human Rights Watch said. Both appear to be detained for having criticized the ruling party, and religious leaders, respectively. The authorities should end all arbitrary arrests and a crackdown on freedom of expression under the draconian Digital Security Act (DSA). Mohammad, the  more

Human Rights Watch: Qatar - Wage Protection System Falls Short
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Qatari authorities failed to address an employer's months of delayed wages to employees despite a 2015 system built to ensure employers paid their employees on time and in full, Human Rights Watch said. The government's Wage Protection System (WPS), designed to ensure that workers receive their salaries through direct bank transfer by the seventh day of every month, allows the government to monitor wage payments and all  more

Humane Society: After Legal Loss, Trump Administration Disbands Illegal Trophy Hunting Council
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- The Humane Society of the United States issued the following news release: After a key legal defeat, the Department of the Interior told a federal district court in New York late Friday that no future meetings of the International Wildlife Conservation Council (IWCC) will take place, bringing an end to the controversial council. Environmental and animal advocacy groups sued over the IWCC--composed largely of hunting and gun advocates--and chartered by the Trump Administ  more

IAVA Concerned at Delay of Electronic Health Records Implementation, Frustrated at Lack of Transparency
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America issued the following news release: On Monday, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie delayed the implementation of the VA's new Electronic Health Record (EHR), an initiative executed by the Cerner Corporation. The pilot for the new system was scheduled to "go-live" at the Mann-Grandstaff VAMC in Spokane in early March. Last week, IAVA learned that implementation of the EHR would result in a reduction in   more

IAVA Requests Clarification on Trump Administration's VA Budget Increase
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America issued the following news release: On Monday, the Trump Administration released its proposed budget for 2021. One of the most notable inclusions is a 13 percent budget increase to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA saw the only double-digit increase out of all cabinet departments. There are few details on how this money would address the many issues in which the government is failing to meet its commitment to those who   more

In Testimony, NYSUT Says New York State Must Make a Major Investment in K-12 Education to 'Fund Our Future'
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 12 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta will testify at a joint legislative budget hearing on K-12 education that schools statewide need a significant new investment from the state to address issues that range from a lack of social workers to staffing shortages to the loss of critical college and career preparation programs. In his testimony, Pallotta shared with lawmakers the nume  more

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, published research articles, including the following topics, in its February 2020 edition: Basic Science Review: * Prolyl Hydroxylase Inhibition Mitigates Pouchitis Clinical Review: * Disease-Associated Costs in Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Systematic Review Clinical Research: * Weekend Surgical Admissions of Pediatric IBD Patients Have a Higher Risk of Complication in Hospit  more

Insurance Information Institute: Triple-I Video - U.S. Must Prepare For, and Insure Against, Natural Disasters
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: The societal need to build resilience to natural disasters is the theme of the just-released Covered: The Story of a More Insured World, the Insurance Information Institute's (Triple-I) newest video. Created as a companion piece to A World Without Insurance: How Insurance Powers the Economy, the Triple-I's latest video is part of an ongoing Insurance Information Institute campaign to educate individuals  more

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility: JPMorgan Aims to Silence Shareholder Seeking Reporting on Fossil Fuel Financing
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility issued the following news release: Investors in JPMorgan ($JPM) who filed three separate resolutions related to the company's ongoing support for the fossil fuel industry announced that they have all received notification from the company that it will seek to omit their proposals from its 2020 proxy. As the climate crisis escalates, JPMorgan shareholders have become increasingly concerned by the bank's ongoing and outsized   more

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Organizes, Wins Contract for 'El Cuartito' Film Workers in Puerto Rico
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees issued the following news: Puerto Rico is open for business and the producers on the island know it! With an enticing tax incentive program that encourages projects to utilize the skills of local talent in order to fully utilize the complete incentive benefits, it seems that Spanish speaking cultural projects are on the rise on the island!!! 2020 has been non-stop organizing since the stroke of midnight on January 1st. T  more

International Federation of Accountants Outlines Five Factors for High-Quality Audit, Issues Call to Action for Stakeholders in Audit Ecosystem
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The International Federation of Accountants' International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board issued the following news release: High-quality audits are the backbone of the global financial system. Each year, thousands of audits - including over 40,000 audits of public listed companies - make organizations more transparent and trustworthy, help attract investor capital, help secure jobs, and help economies thrive. The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and   more

International Rescue Committee Issues Statement on Situation of Children in Northwest Syria
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following statement: Speaking about the deteriorating situation in Idlib, Misty Buswell - Regional Policy and Advocacy Director for the International Rescue Committee - said: "Unimaginably, an already catastrophic situation in northwest Syria is getting even worse. It is bitterly cold in Idlib at the moment, thousands of people are sheltering in tents, in unfinished buildings and in their vehicles. With temperatures now droppin  more

International Trademark Association Working to Reschedule Annual Meeting in Singapore
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The International Trademark Association issued the following news release on Feb. 14: * * * - Will Hold 2020 Event in the United States * * * In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the International Trademark Association (INTA) is working to reschedule its Annual Meeting in Singapore until 2022; it was originally set for April 25-29, 2020. The Association said it will be relocating the 2020 Annual Meeting to a venue in the United States, in May or June. This   more

Jacinda Conboy, Maree Sneed Receive Friend of AASA Award at National Conference on Education
SAN DIEGO, California, Feb. 15 -- AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following news release on Feb. 14: ASA, The School Superintendents Association, is pleased to announce that Jacinda H. Conboy, general counsel with the New York State Council of School Superintendents, and Marie Sneed, partner, Hogan Lovells U.S. LLP, are the 2020 recipients of the Friend of AASA Award. A ceremony to recognize these individuals was held at AASA's National Conference on Education in San   more

JDRF Reaches New Milestones in Work to Drive Cures for Type 1 Diabetes and Improve Lives
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- JDRF, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research, issued the following news release on Feb. 14: JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, funded $121.5 million directly and helped generate more than $400 million in total T1D research funds from nonprofits, government, and industry to propel a year of remarkable breakthroughs in 2019, JDRF announced. JDRF research funding increased by 10 percent over   more

JDRF: Mount Sinai Discovers New Drug Combo to Induce High Rates of Human Beta Cell Regeneration
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- JDRF, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research, issued the following news release on Feb. 12: Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a novel combination of two classes of drugs that, together, cause the highest rate of proliferation ever observed in adult human beta cells--the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin--without harming most other cells in the body. The result is an important step t  more

Jennifer Hudson to Perform Special Tribute to Kobe Bryant at 2020 NBA All-Star Game
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The National Basketball Association issued the following news release: The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that GRAMMY(R) Award-winning recording artist and Academy Award-winning actress and Chicago native Jennifer Hudson will perform a special tribute to the late Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and their seven friends that tragically passed away on Jan. 26. Hudson's performance will open the night ahead of player introductions for the 69th NBA All-Star Gam  more

Jewish Community Relations Field Adopts Six New Public Policy Positions on Key Issues at the JCPA2020 National Conference
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The Jewish Council for Public Affairs issued the following news release: On February 10, 2019, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Delegates Assembly voted to adopt six new policy resolutions during the JCPA2020 National Conference in Washington, D.C. The resolutions cover gun violence prevention, antisemitism, restorative and rehabilitative justice, government workers' right to unionize, federal judicial nominations, and the provision of Kashruth food at JCPA-spon  more

Journal for Human Resources Issues Research Articles in Jan. 1, 2020 Edition
MADISON, Wisconsin, Feb. 10 -- The Journal for Human Resources, a journal that says it features labor, development, health economics and the economics of education, discrimination and retirement, published research articles on the following topics in its Jan. 1, 2020 edition: * Competitive Schools and the Gender Gap in the Choice of Field of Study * Education and Incarceration in the Jim Crow South: Evidence from Rosenwald Schools * Employment Risk and Job-Seeker Performance * How Does Schoo  more

Journal of Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, Feb. 13 -- The Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, a peer-reviewed journal that says it focuses on clinical care and strategies for long-term management of cancer in patients aged 15-39, published research articles on the following topics in its February 2020 edition: * System Performance Indicators for Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care and Control: A Scoping Review * Psychiatric Disorders in Adolescent and Young Adult-Onset Cancer Survivors: A Systemat  more

Journal of Cell Biology Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 10 -- The Journal of Cell Biology, a peer-reviewed journal that describe applied cell biology in immunology, neurobiology, metabolism, virology, developmental biology and plant biology, published research articles, including the following topics, in its February 2020 edition: Articles: * Centromere-localized Aurora B kinase is required for the fidelity of chromosome segregation * Clathrin's adaptor interaction sites are repurposed to stabilize microtubules during mitosis * Ret  more

Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law, a journal that says it focuses on the development, assessment and management of energy and natural resources, published research articles on the following topics in its March 2020 edition: * Antimicrobial Activity of Endophytic Fungi Isolated from hysalis angulataP L. Plant * Financial Modelling of Feed-In Tariff for Increasing Solar Photovoltaic Energy Portfolio in Malawi * Impact of Foliar Application of Boron and Zinc on  more

Journal of Experimental Medicine Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 3 -- The Journal of Experimental Medicine, a journal that says it features studies in medical biology, published research articles, including the following topics, in its February 2020 edition: Reviews: * Mapping and targeting of the leukemic microenvironment * Sweetening the hallmarks of cancer: Galectins as multifunctional mediators of tumor progression * Gene therapy for severe combined immunodeficiencies and beyond Brief Definitive Reports: * Human tau pathology transmit  more

Journal of Experimental Medicine Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 10 -- The Journal of Experimental Medicine, a journal that says it features studies in medical biology, published research articles, including the following topics, in its March 2020 edition: * Deregulated Notch and Wnt signaling activates early-stage myeloid regeneration pathways in leukemia * LncRNA-encoded polypeptide ASRPS inhibits triple-negative breast cancer angiogenesis * Syk degradation restrains plasma cell formation and promotes zonal transitions in germinal centers   more

Justina Valentine 'Battles' Dog Chaining in New PETA Campaign
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Freestyle Rapper Urges Everyone Always to Adopt Dogs, Have Them Spayed or Neutered, and Treat Them Like Family * * * In celebration of Valentine's Day, Wild 'n Out freestyle rapper Justina Valentine appears alongside her true love--adopted dog Esco--in a new PETA campaign that reminds fans never to keep dogs chained up and isolated outdoors and always to bring them indoors and treat th  more

LDF Statement on Senate Judicial Vote to Confirm Brasher to U.S. Court of Appeals for 11th Circuit
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following statement by Director of Policy Lisa Cylar Barrett: The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Andrew Brasher to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) opposed Mr. Brasher's nomination because of his troubling record on several key civil rights issues. This vote to confirm serves as yet another reminder of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConn  more

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: New Report - Low Interest Rates Won't Sustain Growing Federal Deficit
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: * * * - Even with continued low interest rates, the U.S. debt will swell to 200% of GDP in 30 years * * * Even as the U.S. budget deficit is set to surpass $1 trillion this year, the public remains largely indifferent to the soaring national debt. Politicians on both sides of the aisle continue to promise trillions more in deficit spending without considering the long-term effects on the econo  more

Moms Demand Action Applauds New Mexico House Committee for Advancing Extreme Risk Legislation
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 13 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The New Mexico chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement applauding the New Mexico House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee for advancing SB 5, legislation to enact an extreme risk law in New Mexico. "Extreme risk laws help create a way to act before warning signs esc  more

Moms Demand Action Applauds New Mexico House for Passing Life-Saving Extreme Risk Legislation
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 15 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement: The New Mexico chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the New Mexico House passed SB 5, legislation to enact an extreme risk law in New Mexico: "Our lawmakers sent a message to New Mexicans that they are invested in doing everything they can to keep our com  more

Moms Demand Action Responds to Arizona Senate Committee Decision to Advance Risky Bill to Discourage Public Entities From Promoting Public Safety
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 14 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Arizona chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Senate Bill 1664, a bill that would allow people to sue government entities that choose to prohibit guns in public places and discourage those entities from making de  more

Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Governor Raimondo for Prioritizing Gun Safety
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 14 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Rhode Island chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after Governor Raimondo announced her support for a slate of common-sense gun safety laws in a press conference, like legislation prohibiting ghost guns and high-capacity magazines: "The ghost guns and high-capac  more

Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Legislation to Prohibit Ghost Guns, Named in Honor of Victims of Gun Violence
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 15 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news on Feb. 14: The New York chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statements after lawmakers named recently introduced gun safety legislation in honor of two victims of gun violence. Together, the Jose Webster Untraceable Firearms Act and the Scott J. Beigel Unfinished Receivers Act   more

Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Unanimous Passage of Resolution to Require San Diego Schools to Send Information Home About Secure Firearms Storage
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 13 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The California chapter of Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the San Diego Unified School District voted unanimously to approve a resolution to require information be sent home with students to educate parents on their responsibility to securely store firearms they own. "It's critical that fa  more

Moms Demand Action, Volunteers Call for Gun Safety at Iowa Statehouse
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 13 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: On Tuesday, 75 volunteers with the Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, made their way to the statehouse to urge lawmakers to support extreme risk legislation. Volunteers joined Iowa House Minority Whip Jo Oldson (D-Des Moines) and Iowa State Representative Kristin Sunde (D-West Des Moines) for  more

Moms Demand Action: Second Annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week Comes to an End With More Survivor Stories Uplifted
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - From Presidential Candidates to Members of Congress and Mayors, Americans Came Together to Share the Stories of Gun Violence Survivors - More Than Two Hundred Events Across the Country To Date; Gun Violence Survivors Shared Stories at MomentsThatSurvive.org; #MomentsThatSurvive * * * During National Gun Violence Survivors Week last week, February 1-8,  more

Moms Demand Action: This Session, Minnesota Lawmakers Should Pass Background Checks and Red Flag Legislation to Keep Minnesotans Safe
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 12 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: As lawmakers return to St. Paul for the beginning of Minnesota's legislative session Tuesday, they will have new opportunities to pass common-sense gun safety bills. Top priorities for lawmakers should be: passing background checks and red flag legislation. On average, Minnesota has 422 gun deaths every year and gun deaths have increased 18 percent in t  more

Musicians Oppose the Local Radio Freedom Act
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The American Federation of Musicians issued the following news: Large broadcasters are using their influence in Washington D.C. to preserve the subsidy that ensures they don't have to play by the same rules as other music platforms--and pay musicians fairly for their hard work. Big Radio is lobbying to recruit supporters for their favorite resolution: The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA). There's nothing "local" about LRFA or radio itself. Consolidation within the radio indu  more

Muslim Advocates Condemns Bloomberg's Silence on His Anti-Muslim Spying Program
OAKLAND, California, Feb. 12 -- Muslim Advocates issued the following news: Recently resurfaced audio shows former New York City Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg defending harmful and discriminatory "stop and frisk" policing tactics. While Bloomberg has subsequently apologized for supporting the program, he continues to remain silent on the New York Police Department's sweeping, years-long surveillance and profiling program targeting Muslims in New York and New Jersey. In  more

Muslim Advocates: Mayor Bloomberg Spied on Arabic Speakers, Candidate Bloomberg is Wooing Them
OAKLAND, California, Feb. 15 -- Muslim Advocates issued the following news: Middle East Eye reporter Ali Harb noted that Mike Bloomberg's campaign ran this Arabic ad in the current edition of The Arab American News, a Dearborn, Michigan-based newspaper. As has been documented, the New York Police Department under Bloomberg's leadership used speaking Arabic or being in a place where "Middle Easterners" gather could justify police surveillance. In 2012, Muslim Advocates filed a lawsuit, Hassan v  more

N.Y. Immigration Coalition Issues Statement Urging Calm Around Coronavirus
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following statement: Citing an anti-Asian backlash caused by the disinformation spread around the coronavirus, immigration advocates are calling for a calm and measured response throughout the city. In response to reports of discrimination against Asian New Yorkers, Steve Choi, the Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement: "Let's be clear, coronavirus is a public health issue and  more

N.Y. Immigration Coalition Speak Out at MRT II Panel Condemning Cuomo's Attempts to Shift $1.1 Billion in Costs to NYC
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 12 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following news release: On Tuesday, community-based organizations, health care providers, people covered by Medicaid, and people with disabilities held a press conference outside of the first meeting of the Medicaid Redesign Team II, which Governor Cuomo appointed to recommend $2.5 billion in reoccurring Medicaid cuts by April 1st. Participants criticized the role of the Governor's new and opaque MRT II Panel, the propos  more

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Supports Taxi and Limousine Commission's Campaign to End Taxi and Ridesharing Discrimination
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: This week, New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission's (TLC or the Commission) Office of Inclusion launched a public education campaign to spread awareness about the persistent discrimination that many New Yorkers of color experience when trying to hail a cab or use a ridesharing service. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has provided guidance and feedback to TLC and   more

National Baseball Hall of Fame Debuts Starting Nine Experience
COOPERSTOWN, New York, Feb. 11 -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum issued the following news release: The National Pastime's perfect number has come to Cooperstown: Nine innings, nine fielders - and now the Starting Nine experience at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Hall of Fame is introducing Starting Nine: The Must-See Artifacts from Your Team for Museum visitors in 2020. This team-themed experience highlights nine amazing pieces for each team among the vast c  more

National Baseball Hall of Fame: Hall of Fame's Picturing America's Pastime Exhibit Opens at the Hot Springs Convention Center
COOPERSTOWN, New York, Feb. 13 -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum issued the following news release on Feb. 12: The National Pastime and the art of photography came of age almost simultaneously, and baseball has long been a favorite subject of professional and amateur shooters alike. This spring as part of Hot Springs Baseball Weekend, fans can experience some of the game's most telling images from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's world-renowned archive through Pic  more

National Council of Jewish Women Issues Statement Opposing Brasher Confirmation for Federal Judiciary
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The National Council of Jewish Women issued the following statement: The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) strongly opposed the nomination of Andrew Brasher to the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit based on his record of hostility towards voting and other civil rights. Following the Senate's vote to confirm Brasher, NCJW Chief Policy Officer Jody Rabhan issued the following statement: "The National Council of Jewish Women's (NCJW) vision for justice for wo  more

National Defense Industrial Association Carlisle Among Presenters at Annual Cowen Defense Conference
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Feb. 11 -- The National Defense Industrial Association issued the following news release: Hawk Carlisle, president and CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association, is among panelists at the Cowen 41st annual Aerospace/Defense and Industrials Conference in New York, NDIA announces. Carlisle and Arnold Punaro, vice chair of NDIA's board and CEO of The Punaro Group, will take part in a defense industry trade panel Thursday, Feb. 13, at 2:05 p.m. Cowen's annual confere  more

National Employment Law Project on AFSCME's Lawsuit Challenging Labor Department Final Rule Allowing States to Privatize Employment Services
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The National Employment Law Project issued the following statement by Michele Evermore, senior researcher and policy analyst: "We applaud our allies at the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees for filing suit against the U.S. Department of Labor's egregious final rule regarding staffing for Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Services. "This rule would erode the quality of services that jobseekers throughout the nation need and deserve. The rule allows st  more

National Kidney Foundation Honors Home Dialysis Nurse With Mattix Award
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The National Kidney Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Arizona nurse to receive honor at NKF's Spring Clinical Meetings 2020 * * * Each year, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) considers the work of hundreds of specialists in the field of nephrology and selects among them those who most exemplify the relentless efforts of the NKF to enhance the lives of patients through action, education and accelerating change. A new award, presented for just the s  more

National Kidney Foundation Issues Statement on Trump Administration Budget Proposal
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- The National Kidney Foundation issued the following statement: "In a newly released budget, the Administration includes a proposal to extend Medicare coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant patients, a proposal which the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) strongly applauds. Extending Medicare coverage for the life of the transplant will not only save lives but save taxpayers money." "Two reports released in May 2019 demonstrate that extending immunosuppress  more

Natural Resources Defense Council Issues Statement on Child Safe Products Act
NEW YORK, Feb. 10 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following statement: Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Child Safe Products Act into law, which requires manufacturers to disclose chemicals of concern in children's products and phases out some of the most toxic chemicals, such as benzene, chlorinated tris and asbestos. A statement follows from Rich Schrader, New York Policy Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): "Signing this legislation into law is a vic  more

Natural Resources Defense Council Issues Statement on Climate Agenda
NEW YORK, Feb. 10 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following statement: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a number of bold climate and clean energy initiatives as part of his State of the City address, including to: develop an offshore wind hub in Brooklyn by 2023; double the amount of solar power produced in New York City; install solar on 50,000 homes; convert New York City's entire fleet to electric vehicles; and, moving away from the use and expansion of fossil fuels and fos  more

Natural Resources Defense Council Issues Statement on Introduction of Clean Economy Act
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following statement: Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) and a third of the Senate introduced the Clean Economy Act, which would sharply reduce climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions, and promote American competitiveness, healthy communities and a growing economy. Following is a statement from Gina McCarthy, president and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): "The challenges ahead are daunting--but we can overcome them  more

Natural Resources Defense Council Issues Statement on Nuclear Waste
NEW YORK, Feb. 10 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following statement: President Donald Trump bowed to reality as he said his administration would end its attempts to force nuclear waste into the unsafe Yucca Mountain site in Nevada. Following is a statement by Geoff Fettus, senior attorney in the Nuclear Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council: "With this change of direction by the Trump administration, decades of unfortunate attempts to shove nuclear waste down   more

Natural Resources Defense Council Issues Statement on Trump Administration Plans to Degrade Utah Monuments
NEW YORK, Feb. 10 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following statement: The Bureau of Land Management finalized its plans to open Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah to drilling and other extractive activity. The Trump administration tried to gut these two monuments in December 2017. The following is a statement from Sharon Buccino, senior director for lands at the Natural Resources Defense Council: "These plans are atrocious, and entirely pr  more

Nature Food Journal Issues Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- Nature Food, a journal that says it focuses on food production, processing, distribution and consumption, published research articles on the following topics in its January 2020 edition: * Nitrogen pollution policy beyond the farm * The unmapped chemical complexity of our diet * Dietary and policy priorities to reduce the global crises of obesity and diabetes * The nexus between international trade, food systems, malnutrition and climate change * Systems approach to qua  more

NBA Family to Engage Tens of Thousands of Youth, More Than 40 Community-Based Organizations Across Chicago
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- The National Basketball Association issued the following news release: As part of NBA All-Star 2020, members of the NBA family will support tens of thousands of children across Chicago's neighborhoods through programs and events tipping off on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Together with Chicago Public Schools and more than 40 community-based organizations, including Center on Halsted, Greater Chicago Food Depository, City Year Chicago and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, the NBA's programs  more

New Clinical Services Available Through NYU Langone Health in Southeast Florida
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: NYU Langone Health is expanding clinical services at its outpatient physician offices in southeast Florida as part of its mission to enhance the quality of care in the communities where its patients live and work. "Since opening our doors in Florida roughly two-and-a-half years ago, we've become an important clinical resource for residents in southeast Flo  more

New York Civil Liberties Union Issues Statement on NYPD Increase of Youth Coordination Officers
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement by Education Policy Center Director Johanna Miller: In his State of the City address, Mayor de Blasio further advocated for the addition of 300 NYPD officers to further patrol young people throughout the city. "School should be a place where students can learn and grow as individuals, not one where they should expect their every move to be surveilled by police officers. "Adding more school safety agents to what  more

New York Civil Liberties Union Issues Statement on Plans to Weaken Bail Reforms
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement by Executive Director Donna Lieberman in response to reports Senate Democrats are considering the introduction of a bill to give judges broad discretion to deny bail to those they determine to be dangerous: "Reforms to our state's unjust money bail system have been in place for only six weeks but already, before we can even evaluate their impact, some police, prosecutors, and members of the Senate are pressing to  more

New York Immigration Coalition: One Month Before Census 2020, Launch of NY Counts 2020 Website Offers Vital Resources
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following news release: With one month before the first Census mailing on March 12, New York Counts 2020, a broad-based state-wide coalition working in partnership with Complete Count Committees and state and local government officials, launched its new website. The website provides easily navigable resources, FAQs, maps, and other useful information for community-based organizations and other stakeholders to stay informed abou  more

New York State Bar Issues Statement on Justice Intervention in Stone Case
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 14 -- The New York State Bar Association issued the following statement by President Henry M. Greenberg regarding the Justice Department's intervention in the Roger Stone case: "The intervention by senior Department of Justice officials in the sentencing of Roger Stone is an assault on a bedrock principle of the rule of law -- the apolitical administration of justice. "Our nation was founded on the principle that everyone must be treated equally in the eyes of the law, r  more

New York State United Teachers 'Fund Our Future' Bus Tour Draws Attention to Underfunding of Central New York Schools
SYRACUSE, New York, Feb. 15 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release on Feb. 14: New York State United Teachers is visiting Central New York schools today to draw attention to the severe impact a lack of state funding has had on schools in Central New York and across the state. Union activists are also highlighting the need for new revenues that will enable the state to tackle educational inequality and other pressing needs. Meeting with local union leaders, scho  more

New York State United Teachers Brings 'Fund Our Future' Bus Tour to Central New York Friday
SYRACUSE, New York, Feb. 14 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: New York State United Teachers is bringing its Fund Our Future statewide bus tour to Central New York Friday, with stops at schools in Syracuse and Auburn. The goal is to draw attention to the severe impact a lack of state funding has had on schools statewide. Union activists will also highlight the need for new revenues that will enable the state to tackle educational inequality and other press  more

New York State United Teachers Launches Ad Campaign Demanding New Tax on the Ultrawealthy to Support Public Investments
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 15 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: New York State United Teachers launched an ad campaign highlighting the need for new taxes on the ultrawealthy to raise revenue for critical investments in public education. The campaign will feature a series of ads contrasting the growing income inequality in New York with the failure to fully fund public schools. The first of those ads, a 30-second digital and television ad called "Broken Promi  more

New York State United Teachers: Poll Reveals That an Overwhelming Majority of New Yorkers Support New Taxes on the Ultrawealthy
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 11 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: A new poll released by unions representing workers across New York shows that an overwhelming majority of New York voters (92 percent) support new taxes on the ultrawealthy as the state grapples with a $6.1 billion budget deficit. The survey of 1,000 registered New York voters conducted by Hart Research Associates shows broad support for a wealth tax on New Yorkers with more than $1 billion in we  more

Northwell Employees Trained to Identify Human Trafficking Victims
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, Feb. 15 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: In an effort to provide assistance to victims of human trafficking, Northwell Health has joined five other health care systems in the United States -- Baptist Health in Florida; Advocate Aurora Health in Illinois; Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey; RWJ Barnabas Health in New Jersey; and Harris Health in Texas -- in a pilot study designed to help health care providers identify the "red flags" of this menacing   more

Northwell Health Cancer Institute Names Chief Scientific Officer, Genomics Expert
LAKE SUCCESS, New York, Feb. 11 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: The Northwell Health Cancer Institute announced it has recruited Jeff Boyd, PhD, a renowned expert in cancer genetics research and clinical molecular diagnostics, as vice president and chief scientific officer and director of the Cancer Institute's Center for Genomic Medicine. He will also hold an appointment as professor and member of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center. "Genomics has become an importan  more

Northwell Health Cardiologists are Second in World to Implant Smallest, Next Generation Heart Pacemaker With Technology to Treat AV Block
MANHASSET, New York, Feb. 13 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: * * * - Dr. Laurence M. Epstein implants device at Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital * * * Electrophysiologists at the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital (SABHH) at North Shore University Hospital are one of the first in the world to offer Micra AV, the smallest pacemaker that exists with atrioventricular (AV) synchrony. The new device ensures that both chambers of the heart are in synch, coordinating electrical activit  more

Northwell Health Opens Eye Institute at Bethpage
BETHPAGE, New York, Feb. 11 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Northwell Health is expanding ophthalmologic services for New York area residents with the creation of the Northwell Health Eye Institute, anchored by a new $2.5 million, 5,178-square-foot facility that recently opened at 4300 Hempstead Turnpike in Bethpage. The new state-of-the-art facility provides services for the diagnosis, treatment and management of eye conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts and corneal disease  more

Northwell Health: Ardeshir Rastinehad, DO, Appointed Vice Chair of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Ardeshir (Art) Rastinehad, DO, has been named vice chair of urology at Lenox Hill Hospital and system director of prostate cancer at Northwell Health. He has also joined Northwell Health's Cancer Institute, one of the largest cancer programs in the New York metropolitan area, which offers nationally recognized prostate cancer experts and other leading oncology specialists in 25 medical areas. Dr. Rastinehad, the first urologist i  more

NYC Department of Education and Partnership for New York City Launch City's First Career Discovery Week, February 10-14
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- The Partnership for New York City issued the following news release: The NYC Department of Education and the Partnership for New York City are launching the city's first Career Discovery Week. More than 6,000 high school sophomores from approximately 140 schools will have the opportunity to learn about the diverse and exciting future job opportunities available to them in the city's corporate, financial and cultural sectors. Throughout the week, over 180 companies will hos  more

NYU Langone Health: Study Surveys Molecular Landscape of Endometrial Cancer
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: The most comprehensive molecular study of endometrial cancer to date has further defined the contributions of key genes and proteins to the disease, say its authors. Published online February 13 in Cell, the study suggests new treatment approaches that could be tailored for each patient, as well as potential biological targets for future drug design. Led   more

One Month Before Census 2020, Launch of NY Counts 2020 Website Offers Vital Resources
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following news release: With one month before the first Census mailing on March 12, New York Counts 2020, a broad-based state-wide coalition working in partnership with Complete Count Committees and state and local government officials, launched its new website. The website provides easily navigable resources, FAQs, maps, and other useful information for community-based organizations and other stakeholders to stay informed about  more

Open Space Institute Announces Plan to Expand and Improve Recreational Access at Fahnestock State Park
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The Open Space Institute issued the following news release: The Open Space Institute (OSI) announced an extensive plan to improve recreational access at Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park. With the plan, OSI seeks to upgrade overall public access to Fahnestock; provide enhanced wayfinding signs for navigation; better accommodate new and existing users to the park; and deepen visitor engagement. Undertaken as a series of projects, OSI's Fahnestock Improvement Plan will  more

Optum Designates Roswell Park as a Cancer Center of Excellence
BUFFALO, New York, Feb. 11 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is proud to announce its designation as an Optum(R) Cancer Center of Excellence (COE) for our pediatric and adult populations. Optum and its Clinical Sciences Institute -- a group of more than 100 practicing clinicians from across the country -- develops the COE networks through a rigorous evaluation process. An industry leader in health and wel  more

Orthodox Union: NCSY West Coast Celebrates 50 Years of Inspiring Teenagers at Its Upcoming Legacy Gala on February 26
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The Orthodox Union, also known as Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, issued the following news release: More than 250 people are expected to attend NCSY West Coast's 50th anniversary celebration on Wednesday evening, February 26 at THE MARK for EVENTS in Los Angeles. The evening will center around "Saluting the Past, Supporting the Future" and focus on the organization's work over the last five decades inspiring Jewish teens on the West Coast. The evening w  more

PEN America Issues Statement on Saudi Women Rights Activists to Appear in Court
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- PEN America issued the following statement by Karin Deutsch Karlekar, director of free expression at risk programs: * * * - After nearly a year of brutal treatment and a sham legal process, defendants scheduled to appear in Riyadh court Wednesday * * * After ten months of hiatus in the legal process, several imprisoned women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia will reportedly face a hearing on the trumped-up cybercrime charges filed against them in March 2019. Among those  more

PEN America Issues Statement on Turkish Court Acquittal of Novelist Erdogan
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- PEN America issued the following statement: * * * - After years of judicial harassment, novelist Asli Erdogan exonerated * * * PEN America welcomed news that a Turkish court acquitted novelist Asli Erdogan of trumped-up terrorism charges. The following statement is from Karin Deutsch Karlekar, director of Free Expression at Risk Programs at PEN America. "We are hugely relieved that novelist Asli Erdogan and writer and translator Necmiye Alpay have finally been acqui  more

PEN America: China Detains Coronavirus Reporter
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- PEN America issued the following news release: * * * - PEN America concerned quarantine is attempt to silence journalist Chen Qiushi * * * Chinese authorities have reportedly detained and quarantined citizen journalist Chen Qiushi, who has been reporting on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. PEN America said holding Chen incommunicado suggests he may have been targeted for his reporting, and that such actions jeopardize not just his rights but the rights of all Chinese c  more

PEN America: Turkish Writer Asli Erdogan Facing Lengthy Prison Sentence
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- PEN America issued the following news release: * * * - PEN America calls for Turkish authorities to drop all charges * * * Ahead of an expected verdict in the case against Turkish writer Asli Erdogan on February 14, under which she faces up a sentence of up to nine years and four months in prison on charges of promoting terrorist propaganda, PEN America calls for the charges to be dropped and for the ongoing judicial harassment of Erdogan and her colleagues to cease imme  more

PETA: Behind-The-Scenes Westminster Video - Breeder Reveals Trendy Dogs' Death Toll
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Pulls Back the Curtain on Dark Side of Breeding: Deformities, Brain Damage, and More in Dogs Like Boston Terriers, French Bulldogs * * * In video footage recorded by PETA at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this week, a breeder describes the death toll for puppies of specially bred and now popular large-headed, squashed-faced little dogs like Boston terriers and French bulldog  more

PETA: Carmen Carrera Wants You to Transform Your Wardrobe
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Transgender Model and Activist Bares All for PETA Anti-Fur Campaign * * * Standing proudly with her body covered only by text blocks in colors that represent the LGBTQ+ community, model and trans rights activist Carmen Carrera appears in a powerful new campaign for PETA that proclaims, "Transform Your Wardrobe: Don't Wear Fur!" "Learning about the fur industry, I didn't realize that t  more

PETA: Hear Kathy Najimy, Dan Finnerty's 'Ode to Horses'
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: Just in time for Valentine's Day--which is the most popular day of the year for horse-drawn carriage rides in Central Park--married comic stars Kathy Najimy and Dan Finnerty have teamed up with PETA for a new power ballad parody, "A Valentine's Day Ode to Horses," which urges lovers to skip the cruel tourist attraction. The 90-second spoof is available here. "These horses are mistreated / stuck   more

Peterson Foundation Issues Statement on Trump Administration FY 2021 Budget Proposal
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- The Peter G. Peterson Foundation issued the following statement on Feb. 10 by CEO Michael A. Peterson on the Trump administration's budget proposal for fiscal 2021: "Today's budget proposal relies on optimistic projections for economic growth and unlikely budget cuts to illustrate deficit reduction. "The reality is that in order to manage our rapidly growing debt, we need to address the big issues -- the aging of our population, rising healthcare costs and inadequate reven  more

Physicians for Reproductive Health Board Member Robinson Testifies Before House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- Physicians for Reproductive Health issued the following testemony by Yashica Robinson, board member and medical director of Alabama Women's Center on before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Health: Today, Physicians for Reproductive Health Board Member and Medical Director of Alabama Women's Center Dr. Yashica Robinson is testifying before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in a hearing titled "Protecting Women's   more

PointsBet, NBA Announce Multiyear Sports Betting Partnership Including NBA's First Win Probability Metric
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The National Basketball Association issued the following news release: PointsBet, a top-tier global sportsbook operator, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced a new multiyear partnership, making PointsBet an Authorized Sports Betting Operator of the NBA. The partnership marks PointsBet's first with a professional sports league in the U.S. As part of the partnership, PointsBet will integrate the first-ever Win Probability Metric across certain NBA platform  more

Police Benevolent Association of New York Issues Statement Regarding 2nd Targeted Attack on Cops
NEW YORK, Feb. 10 -- The Police Benevolent Association of New York issued the following statement by President Patrick J. Lynch: "It is a double miracle that we are not preparing for two funerals right now. "These targeted attacks are exactly what we have warned against, again and again. "The hatred and violence directed at cops continues to grow. Good luck and kind words are not enough to keep police officers or the public safe. "Our elected officials need to start listening to us and worki  more

Public Knowledge Issues Statement on T-Mobile, Sprint Decision
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Public Knowledge issued the following statement on Feb. 11 by Legal Director John Bergmayer: The United States District Court of the Southern District of New York issued its opinion allowing the proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile to proceed, rejecting a suit brought by a coalition of state Attorneys General. In another proceeding, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has yet to issue its decision on whether to approve the propos  more

Radio Advertising Bureau Announces Contract Extension for President and CEO Erica Farber
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The Radio Advertising Bureau issued the following news release: RAB President and CEO Erica Farber and the RAB's Executive Committee have agreed to a contract extension that will keep her in the position through April 2023, RAB Board Chair Susan Larkin announced. Farber joined the RAB in January 2012 as EVP and became President and CEO in April 2012 where she oversees the organization's advocacy efforts on behalf of the broadcast radio industry. "Erica Farber has been a   more

Researchers Funded by the National MS Society Identify Pathway to Inflammation in MS
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: Researchers at Harvard Medical School used novel technology to look at brain cells known as astrocytes, and determined several molecules that drive these cells to promote inflammation in mouse models of MS-like disease and in tissue obtained from people with MS. The study provides targets for developing therapeutic strategies that may stop MS in its tracks. The authors were funded by the National MS Society   more

Roosevelt Institute Announces New Board Members
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- Roosevelt Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Four new board members add insight, diversity, and expertise * * * The Roosevelt Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its board of directors: Sharon Block, executive director of the Labor and Worklife Program and lecturer at Harvard Law School; Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, physician and activist; Darla Kashian, senior vice president and financial advisor with RBC Wealth Management; a  more

Roselyn Sanchez Sparkles on Times Square Wearing the 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards Collection!
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 13 -- The American Gem Trade Association issued the following news: For all of New York City to see, Roselyn Sanchez, talented actress and philanthropist, was featured on February 4, 2020, on the Reuters Sign at 43rd St. and 7th Ave., wearing jewelry from the 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards(TM). Caption reading, "Roselyn Sanchez Sparkles in AGTA Spectrum Awards(TM) Jewelry Winning Collection." AGTA released an exclusive interview with Roselyn discussing how jewelry has had a deep  more

Rural Wireless Association Extremely Disappointed by New York District Court Decision to Approve T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- The Rural Wireless Association issued the following news release: Judge Victor Marrero, of the District Court for the Southern District of New York, approved the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The Rural Wireless Association, Inc. disagrees with Judge Marrero's decision to approve this deal, which has been consistently and drastically altered from what was originally proposed in early 2018, and now includes Dish, a company that has zero experience operating a  more

Science Translational Medicine Journal Issues Research Articles in Feb. 5, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 10 -- Science Translational Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Association for the Advancement of Science that focuses on research in the translational medicine community, published research articles, including the following topics, in its Feb. 5, 2020 edition: Research Articles: * The prolactin receptor long isoform regulates nociceptor sensitization and opioid-induced hyperalgesia selectively in females * Osteoclast-mediated bone resorption is controlled by a  more

Sierra Club: New York State Assembly Unanimously Passes Outdoor Rx Act
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 15 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Bill Would Eliminate Barriers to the Outdoors for Veterans, Awaits Senate Approval * * * The New York State Assembly unanimously passed the Outdoor Rx Act on February 13, 2020. The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Didi Barrett (D-106), would lower barriers for veterans to access New York State's beautiful outdoor spaces. The bill now moves to the New York State Senate for final approval before moving to t  more

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Appoints Dominica Native Dr. Montgomery Douglas As Chairperson of Family & Community Medicine
BROOKLYN, New York, Feb. 12 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University's College of Medicine Dean F. Charles Brunicardi, M.D., FACS, todayannounced the appointment of Montgomery Douglas, M.D., as the Chairperson of the Family and Community Medicine Department, effective March 1. Recognizing the role and relationship of primary care and family medicine to community health, Dr. Douglas will also serve as Population Health Strategy and  more

SUNY Downstate School of Public Health Partners With Brooklyn College and Medgar Evers College
BROOKLYN, New York, Feb. 11 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: Graduates of Medgar Evers College School of Science, Health & Technology and the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College will receive priority admission consideration into the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University School of Public Health. The agreements between SUNY Downstate and these two CUNY colleges were reached late last year, with  more

Telemedicine & E-Health Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, Feb. 11 -- Telemedicine and e-Health, a peer-reviewed journal for telemedicine applications for achieving patient care and outcomes, published research articles on the following topics in its February 2020 edition: * Mental Health-Related Digital Use by University Students: A Systematic Review * Applied Computing to Education on Noncommunicable Chronic Diseases: A Systematic Mapping Study * Increased Access to Care through Telemedicine in Albania: An Analysis of 2,724   more

Telemedicine Journal and E-Health Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, Feb. 11 -- The Telemedicine Journal and E-Health, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features telemedicine applications for optimal patient care and outcomes, published research articles on the following topics in its February 2020 edition: * Mental Health-Related Digital Use by University Students: A Systematic Review * Applied Computing to Education on Noncommunicable Chronic Diseases: A Systematic Mapping Study * Increased Access to Care through Telemedicine in Al  more

The Expanded and Reimagined Museum of Modern Art Opened on October 21, 2019
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The Museum of Modern Art issued the following news release: The Museum of Modern Art opened its expanded campus on October 21, 2019, with a reimagined presentation of modern and contemporary art. The expansion, developed by MoMA with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Gensler, adds more than 40,000 square feet of gallery spaces and enables the Museum to exhibit significantly more art in new and interdisciplinary ways. The Studio in the heart of the  more

The Hadassah Foundation Awards $330,000 to Organizations in Israel Promoting Gender Equality
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, issued the following news release: The Hadassah Foundation, a nonprofit organization that awards grants to social change programs that empower women and girls in Israel and the United States, is pleased to announce $330,000 in new grants. The recipients are six organizations in Israel that increase opportunities for women and girls of all backgrounds to obtain and advance in decision-making positions. Co-Chair of The   more

The Met's Coney Island-Set Production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte Returns to the Repertory on February 15
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- Metropolitan Opera issued the following news release: The Metropolitan Opera presents Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, conducted by Harry Bicket, with nine performances beginning February 15, 2020. Phelim McDermott, who directed Philip Glass's Akhnaten earlier this season, sets this tale of two couples facing a test of fidelity in the carnival atmosphere of New York's Coney Island. Following her debut last season as Mimi in La Boheme, Nicole Car returns to sing the role of Fiordili  more

The Museum of Modern Art Acquires 56 Photographs From Gordon Parks's Groundbreaking 1957 Series 'the Atmosphere of Crime'
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The Museum of Modern Art issued the following news release on Feb. 11: * * * -A Selection from the Acquisition will be Featured in a Gallery Titled Gordon Parks and the Atmosphere of Crime in the Museum's Spring Collection Rotation in May 2020 * * * The Museum of Modern Art has acquired 56 prints from American artist Gordon Parks's series of color photographs made in 1957 for a Life magazine photo essay titled "The Atmosphere of Crime." The Museum and The Gordon Parks Fo  more

The National Association of County and City Health Officials Announces Over $1 Million in Medical Reserve Corps Operational Readiness Awards
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The National Association of County and City Health Officials issued the following news release: * * * - Funding awarded in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Caroli  more

The National Association of County and City Health Officials Awards New Overdose Response Project Funding
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The National Association of County and City Health Officials issued the following news release: * * * - Local Health Departments in Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Vermont, and Washington, DC Receive Funding Ranging from $40,000 to $150,000 * * * The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), representing the country's nearly 3,000 local health departments, has awarded over $600,000 in funding to seven Overdose  more

The National Basketball Players Association Announces Mark Rejtig as SVP of Brand Partnerships
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The National Basketball Players Association issued the following news release: The NBPI, the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), is excited to announce Mark Rejtig as the new Senior Vice President (SVP) of Brand Partnerships. As the first to hold this role, Rejtig will set the strategic direction for NBPI branded partnership efforts and ensure that all business development initiatives remain consistent with the NBPA's ov  more

The New York Public Library Continues to Celebrate Its 125th Anniversary With the Valentine's Day Release of 125 Books
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The New York Public Library issued the following news release on Feb. 14: The New York Public Library is celebrating Valentine's Day--and its 125th anniversary--with the release of 125 Books We Love, a list of titles for adults from the last 125 years chosen by the institution's expert librarians. The titles on the list--available at nypl.org/125 and as a printed old-fashioned check-out card in the system's 92 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island--were chos  more

Three Protege-Mentor Teams Selected for Opera America's 2020 Mentorship Program for Women
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- OPERA America issued the following news release on Feb. 14: OPERA America is pleased to announce the three pairs of proteges and mentors selected for the organization's Mentorship Program for Women, now in its third year. The Mentorship Program for Women provides a unique opportunity for promising opera company administrators to be paired with established industry leaders who can help them identify barriers to advancement and develop plans for professional growth. This yea  more

Tom Stoppard, M. NourbeSe Philip, Tanya Barfield, Rigoberto Gonzalez to Receive PEN America Honorary and Career-Achievement Literary Awards
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- PEN America issued the following news release: * * * - Major career achievement awards to be bestowed in live ceremony hosted by Seth Meyers in NYC on March 2 at The Town Hall * * * PEN America announced the major career achievement honors to be presented at the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards. Academy Award and four-time Tony Award winner Tom Stoppard will receive the PEN/Mike Nichols Writing for Performance Award for Leopoldstadt, a work of epic scale and deep persona  more

U.S. Travel Association Issues Statement Regarding White House Meeting on Global Entry for New Yorkers
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The U.S. Travel Association issued the following statement by Tori Emerson Barnes, executive vice president of public affairs and policy, in response to the White House meeting on Global Entry for New Yorkers: "The U.S. travel community appreciates the efforts by federal and state governments to restore access to trusted traveler programs for qualified New York residents. "Global Entry and similar programs are highly beneficial not only for facilitating travel, but also  more

UNITE HERE: Airline Catering Workers Serving American, Delta and United Set National Airport Protests for February 14th
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- UNITE HERE, a labor union for workers in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, transportation and airport industries in the U.S. and Canada, issued the following news release: * * * - On day Delta distributes $1.6 billion in profit sharing to its employees, catering workers to draw attention to all those the airlines have left in poverty * * * Airline catering workers who led nationwide protests against American Airlines on Novem  more

UNITE HERE: Airline Catering Workers Serving American, Delta, and United Arrested During Protests at Six Airports
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- UNITE HERE, a labor union for workers in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, transportation and airport industries in the U.S. and Canada, issued the following news release: * * * - As Delta distributes $1.6 billion in annual profit-sharing day, workers from New York to Los Angeles draw attention to poverty wages and unaffordable health care through protest, fasting, and nonviolent civil disobedience * * * Dozens of airline cat  more

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Organizes Panel Discussion on the Power of Media to Foster Mutual Respect and Understanding
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations issued the following news release: In the lead up to the upcoming global communications campaign on the United Nations Plan of Action to Safeguard Religious Sites - developed by the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) at the request of the UN Secretary-General - UNAOC organized a panel discussion to explore the power of media to foster mutual respect and understanding and to enhance awareness about the protection of religious s  more

Vision Expo East Highlights Exclusive Programming at the River
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Feb. 14 -- The Vision Council issued the following news release: * * * - Opening One Day Earlier than the General Exhibit Hall on Thursday, March 26, New Neighborhood will Feature Engaging Events and Panels; Thelios to Power The River's Luxury Lounge * * * Vision Expo East, the definitive event for eyecare providers, announces details on the exclusive programming to take place at The River neighborhood debuting at the 2020 event in New York City. Opening one day earlier  more

Vital Strategies: New Projects to Reduce Overdose Deaths Announced in Michigan
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- Vital Strategies issued the following news release: Vital Strategies announced a new round of projects in a $10 million dollar commitment to Michigan to strengthen the state's ability to respond to the crisis of overdose. This effort is at the forefront of a national trend to adopt health-focused, harm reduction strategies and move away from punitive responses to substance use. It is part of a three-year, $50 million investment from Bloomberg Philanthropies to help hard-hit  more

Volcker Alliance Expands Government-To-University Initiative to Two New Regions
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The Volcker Alliance issued the following news release: * * * - The next G2U Regional Councils will be launched in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh * * * The Volcker Alliance is excited to announce an expansion of its signature Government-to-University Initiative (G2U) with the launch of two new G2U Regional Councils in Los Angeles, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. G2U is an innovative approach to addressing critical governance challenges by building structured region  more

Wildlife Conservation Society: Blowing Up Biodiversity Offsetting - Scientists Propose New 'Target-Based' Approach
BRONX, New York, Feb. 13 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society issued the following news release: * * * - Publishing in journal Conservation Letters, scientists say it's time to save biodiversity by aligning with specifically measurable targets - Currently, most offsets result in an overall decline in biodiversity * * * A team of scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), University of Queensland, and a dozen other organizations has developed a new alternative to "biodiversity   more

Will Darfur Victims Finally See Justice? Sudan Official Announces Surrender of Omar Al-Bashir Et Al to ICC
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies issued the following news release: FIDH, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), and the Sudan Human Rights Monitor (SHRM) welcome yesterday's announcement by a representative of Sudan's sovereign council that all those subject to arrest warrants by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for allegedly committing war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in the Darfur conflict, including former Preside  more

Wolters Kluwer Experts to Speak on Compliance Issues at ICBA, CBA National Conferences
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- Wolters Kluwer Health issued the following news release on Feb. 11: * * * - Presentations to focus on major compliance drivers, navigating regulatory change, and fintech. * * * Experts from Wolters Kluwer's Compliance Solutions business will discuss regulatory compliance developments and their implications for U.S. lending institutions at two major banking association conferences in March. Thomas Grundy, Senior Director, CMS and Regulatory Consulting, U.S. Advisory Serv  more

Wolters Kluwer Health: Share Buyback Transaction Details February 6-12, 2020
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- Wolters Kluwer Health issued the following news release: Wolters Kluwer reports that it has repurchased 101,739 of its own ordinary shares in the period from February 6, 2020, up to and including February 12, 2020, for Euros7.1 million and at an average share price of Euros69.98. These repurchases are part of the share buyback program announced on November 1, 2019, under which we intend to repurchase shares for up to Euros50 million in the first two months of 2020. The cu  more

Wolters Kluwer Lien Solutions Triumphs in Finance Monthly Awards
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- Wolters Kluwer Health issued the following news release: Wolters Kluwer's Lien Solutions business has won four major accolades from Finance Monthly magazine. The awards, all decided by an independent editorial panel, recognize the company's leadership, as well as its leading technology solutions. Finance Monthly is a global publication from the Universal Media stable, providing news, comment and analysis, distributed to more than 195,000 people each month. Raja Sengupta, E  more

Wolters Kluwer Wins FinTech Awards for OneSumX CPM for Regulatory Change Management and Operational Risk
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- Wolters Kluwer Health issued the following news release: Wolters Kluwer's Compliance Program Management (CPM) business has won two major awards for its OneSumX CPM for Regulatory Change Management and OneSumX CPM for Operational Risk software, winning "Solution of the Year" accolades in Finance Monthly magazine's hotly contested FinTech Awards 2020. Finance Monthly is a global publication from the Universal Media stable, providing news, comment and analysis, distributed to   more

Wolters Kluwer's Governance, Risk & Compliance Division Wins 'Great Place to Work' Status From Three Leading Publications
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- Wolters Kluwer Health issued the following news release: * * * - Wolters Kluwer's Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) division has won three major accolades, recognizing it as a "Great Place to Work". The awards, all decided by independent editorial panels, celebrate Wolters Kluwer GRC as a global employer that values it's staff, recognizes and promotes talent from within and fosters a collaborative and high-performing culture. * * * Wolters Kluwer GRC provides legal and  more

World Evangelical Alliance Calls for Prayer Amid Ongoing Corona Virus Crisis
NEW YORK, Feb. 15 -- The World Evangelical Alliance issued the following news: Amid the continuous spread of the Corona Virus, now called COVID-19, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) calls for churches to join in prayers for the millions affected directly and indirectly. WEA Secretary General Bp Efraim Tendero said: "We have been following with concern the news of the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 over the past weeks, first in China and then internationally, and we know that many among our  more

World Jewish Congress Urges Companies Blacklisted by UN Human Rights Council to Condemn and Distance Themselves From Database
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- The World Jewish Congress issued the following news release: The World Jewish Congress maintains its vehement opposition to the publication of a contentious United Nations Human Right Council database naming 122 entities believed to have business activities in Israeli settlements. Ninety-four of these companies are based in Israel, with the remaining 18 in six other countries. In publishing this tendentious blacklist, the UN Human Rights Council has made it clear to the wo  more