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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New York Newsletter for Sunday February 23, 2020 ( 137 items )  

2020 Kids' Night on Broadway Participating Restaurants Announced!
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- The Broadway League issued the following news release: The Broadway League announced that 13 Times Square area restaurants will be participating in the 24th Kids' Night on Broadway, taking place Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Each eatery will offer specials for Kids' Night on Broadway ticket-holders, including free entrees for young theatregoers. Check KidsNightonBroadway.com for more dining details, as well as parking offers. Participating* 2020 restaurants include: Bar Dou  more

350.org: 14,000 Ukrainians Support a Rapid Transition to Renewable Energy as the Government Tries to Slow It Down
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- The 350.org issued the following news release: Activists of the Energy Transition Coalition, together with the international movements Fridays for Future and Extinction Rebellion, have organized an action in front of the Ministry of the Environment and Energy, to demand from Ukrainian Government a transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. The action was supported by 14,000 Ukrainians who signed a petition, delivered by Coalition representatives at the last public roundta  more

A Historic Meeting of Women on the Roles and Leadership in the American Church Held in Orlando, Florida
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- The World Evangelical Alliance issued the following news: Evangelical women from many traditions across the United States came to Orlando on January 29-30, 2020 for a special consultation about the unique contribution of women to the discipleship and growth of God's Kingdom. It was a historic occasion because it was the first time women leaders from evangelical backgrounds have met to share stories and experiences, and to pray and plan. Some of the women are leaders in chu  more

ACLU and Color Of Change Statement on Endeavour Capital's Divestment From Predatory, For-Profit Bail Industry
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- Color of Change, a nonprofit civil rights advocacy organization, issued the following news release on Feb. 21: In a major win for the movement to end the predatory for-profit bail system, the American Civil Liberties Union and Color Of Change have learned that private equity firm Endeavour Capital has exited its investment in Aladdin Bail Bonds and its affiliate Seaview Insurance. This comes on the heels of a multi-year campaign waged by the ACLU and Color Of Change to pres  more

ACLU and Color of Change Statement on Endeavour Capital's Divestment From Predatory, For-Profit Bail Industry
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release on Feb. 21: In a major win for the movement to end the predatory for-profit bail system, the American Civil Liberties Union and Color Of Change have learned that private equity firm Endeavour Capital has exited its investment in Aladdin Bail Bonds and its affiliat  more

Aesthetic Surgery Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 18 -- The Aesthetic Surgery Journal, a peer-reviewed international journal from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery that says it focuses on scientific developments and clinical techniques in aesthetic surgery, published research articles, including the following topics, in its February 2020 edition: * Breast Implant Prevalence in the Dutch Female Population Assessed by Chest Radiographs * Device-Specific Findings of Imprinted-Texture Breast Implants: Characteristi  more

Albany Medical College Researchers Discover Potential New Pathway to Treat Alzheimer's Disease and Other Age-Related Dementias
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 19 -- Albany Medical Center, an academic health sciences center, issued the following news release: Researchers at Albany Medical College have discovered that targeting a specific type of immune cell in the aged brain might help combat Alzheimer's disease and other aging-related dementias. The study, published in the Feb. 5, 2020 issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine, found that activating group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) improved the memory of aged mice. "  more

Alliance for Quality Education: Committee Accuses New York State of Violating Students Civil Rights
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 19 -- The Alliance for Quality Education issued the following statement by Executive Director Jasmine Gripper: The New York Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report, titled Education Equity in New York: A Forgotten Dream, making a number of recommendations to address the civil rights crisis in education in New York State. Chief among the recommendations were fully funding the Foundation Aid formula. "Education Equity in New York: A Forg  more

Amateur Athletic Union Urban and Community Initiative on WFAN Sports Radio
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- The Amateur Athletic Union issued the following news: This past weekend, AAU National Treasurer, Joe Mirza discussed the AAU Urban and Community Initiative Program on the most popular sports station in the New York area, WFAN Sports Radio. The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is known has one of the best youth sports organizations in the world. AAU hosts tournaments and clinics throughout the nation, therefore part of the thought behind the AAU Urban and Community Initiative w  more

American Geriatrics Society: Trump Administration's 2021 Budget 'Deeply Troubling' for Older Americans
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- The American Geriatrics Society issued the following news release: Experts at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) raised grave concerns with President Trump's 2021 budget proposal, which remains "deeply troubling for older Americans, families, and health professionals." In comments shared below, the AGS warned that the proposal would eliminate training programs, reduce funding for health research, and jeopardize coverage and services for older Americans if adopted as writ  more

American Guild of Musical Artists: Benefit Concert for Australian Bushfire Relief Announced
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- The American Guild of Musical Artists issued the following news: On Tuesday, March 3, Lyric Opera Stage Artists (of Lyric Opera of Chicago) will host a benefit concert for Australian Bushfire Relief, with all proceeds going to the Australian Red Cross. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Second Presbyterian Church, the benefit concert will feature AGMA members of the Lyric Opera Chorus; pianist Noah Lindquist; and Lyric Opera Chorus Master, Michael Black. Michae  more

American Jewish Committee Issues Statement on Attack in Hanau, Germany
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The American Jewish Committee issued the following statement by Berlin Acting Director Remko Leemhuis on the attack in Hanau, Germany: "We are deeply shaken by the events yesterday evening in Hanau. Less than a year after the murder of Kassle's Municipal President Walter Lubcke, less than six months after the antisemitic terror attack in Halle, and only days after security agencies raided a right-wing terror cell, people have once again been murdered by a racist. "From the  more

American National Standards Institute Seeks Comments on Proposed New ISO Standard on Consumer Incident Investigations
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) seeks comments on a proposed new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard focusing on investigations of consumer incidents. As the U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI requests that all interested U.S. parties review the proposal and submit comments by March 27, 2020. ISO COPOLCO, the ISO policy committee on consumer interests, submitt  more

American National Standards Institute: Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, IAPMO Issues Statement on Plumbing Systems
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: * * * - ANSI Members Offer Recommendations * * * The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), a member and audited designator of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has released an explanatory document on how the coronavirus was likely transmitted between apartment units in a high rise building. New findings reveal that the coronavirus disease 2019 (  more

American National Standards Institute: USTDA Workshop on Southern African Energy Storage Standards to Be Official Side Event
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will host the Southern African Energy Storage Standards (ESS) Workshop at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, on May 11, 2020. Organized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the USTDA-funded U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Standards Program (CESP), the workshop is an official side event of African Utility Week and Africa. "This w  more

American Psychoanalytic Association Schedules Meeting
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- The American Psychoanalytic Association has scheduled the following meeting: * * * 109th Annual Meeting - June 19-21, 2020 - Chicago Hilton, Chicago IL * * * For more information about these events, click here: http://www.apsameeting.org/upcoming-meetings/ [Category: Psychiatry/PsychologyEvents]  more

Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights on Saturday, February 29, in Memory of Tony Award-winning Producer Margo Lion
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The Broadway League issued the following news release on Feb. 20: The Broadway community mourns the loss of multiple Tony Award(R) winning producer Margo Lion, who died on January 24, 2020 at age 75. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the Jujamcyn Theatres (the Al Hirschfeld, August Wilson, Eugene O'Neill, St. James, and Walter Kerr Theatres) where Ms. Lion often collaborated and worked; as well as the American Airlines,  more

California Immigrant Policy Center Issues Statement on California Border Patrol Attacks
LOS ANGELES, California, Feb. 17 -- The California Immigrant Policy Center issued the following statement by Executive Director Cynthia Buiza: The New York Times reported on Trump's latest plan to terrorize immigrant communities through the use of unnecessary force and fear. As usual, there are no details but rather just a framework to vilify our hard-working immigrant families and promote xenophobia. "Yet again the Trump administration is looking for ways to promote panic, create divisions wi  more

CancerCare Launches Cancer Out Loud: The CancerCare Podcast
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- CancerCare issued the following news release: CancerCare, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free support services to anyone affected by cancer, is excited to announce the launch of Cancer Out Loud: The CancerCare Podcast. Starting March 9, Cancer Out Loud will feature conversations with people living with cancer, caregivers, survivors, loved ones and the bereaved. Each episode pulls back the curtain to share what it's really like to be part of a support   more

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Launches Free Nutrition Education Training
BUFFALO, New York, Feb. 20 -- Catholic Charities of Buffalo issued the following news release: Nutrition~Simply Said, a grant-funded nutrition education program offered through Catholic Charities of Buffalo, is up and running at six of the agency's nine area food pantries. The community trainings provide free lessons to singles and families on the basics of food, nutrition and health, planning, preparing and cooking healthy meals at home, food buying skills, reading recipes, and food safety an  more

Center for Popular Democracy: Youth Leaders and Allies React to NYPD's Latest School Safety Data
NEW YORK, New York, Feb. 18 -- The Center for Popular Democracy issued the following news release on Feb. 17: Youth leaders have won significant reductions in arrests and summons in NYC schools, but Black and Latinx students continue to face the brunt of racially discriminatory school policing. Last week, the NYPD released their most recent data on school safety. The report, which is the first full quarter of school year data since the new school climate reforms were announced last year, shows  more

Center for Reproductive Rights: Appeals Court Blocks Mississippi's Six-Week Abortion Ban
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release on Feb. 20: * * * - Today's decision marks the first time a federal appeals court has weighed in on one of the most recent series of six-week abortion bans * * * The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked Mississippi's six-week abortion ban, upholding a lower court's decision from May 2019. The case was brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights, civil rights attorney Robert B. McDuff, of  more

Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington Files Criminal Complaint Against Rudy Giuliani
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 -- Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics issued the following news release: Federal prosecutors should investigate Rudy Giuliani for criminally violating the Hatch Act, according to a complaint filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Evidence suggests that Giulani, who is President Trump's personal attorney, manipulated federal funds-specifically aid to Ukraine-for partisan p  more

Clearing House: Financial Industry to Give Consumers More Control Over Their Data
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The Clearing House issued the following news release: To give consumers more control over their data, FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity Investments, announced the spin-off of Akoya as an independent company that will be jointly owned by Fidelity, The Clearing House Payments Co. and 11 of its member banks. Akoya operates a secure application programming interface-based (API) network that creates a safer and more transparent way for consumers to grant access to their pe  more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: The Future of Food Looks Small, Dense, and Very Bushy
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, Feb. 19 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news on Feb. 18: The way we live is out of balance with the way we eat. About eleven percent of the Earth's land area is used for agriculture; meanwhile, two-thirds of the human population is now jammed in cities, which cover a mere three percent. Continued urbanization and population growth will require more farmland, more transportation, and an even bigger ecological footprint--unless we can find m  more

Columbia University Irving Medical Center Pediatrics Researchers Receive Seed Funding for Innovative Research
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- Columbia University Irving Medical Center issued the following news: Six Columbia pediatrics researchers were awarded start-up funding from the Department of Pediatrics through a new Innovation Nucleation Fund. The recipients, announced during a department faculty meeting on Feb. 13, are Sumeet Banker, MD, MPH, Michael DiLorenzo, MD, Julia Wynn, MS, Rebecca Hough, MD, PhD, Jennifer Woo-Baidal, MD, MPH, and Andrew Geneslaw, MD. The fund was established this year with contri  more

Columbia University Irving Medical Center Researchers Awarded $2 Million to Identify Antiviral Drugs for New Coronavirus
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- Columbia University Irving Medical Center issued the following news: Four research teams at Columbia University will share a $2.1 million grant to mount an aggressive effort to identify potential antiviral drugs and antibodies for use against the new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV. The funding was awarded by the Jack Ma Foundation, based in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China. As part of the project, the Columbia scientists will collaborate with academic researchers in China wh  more

Columbia University Irving Medical Center Women Leaders Convene for Women's History Month Panel on March 5
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- Columbia University Irving Medical Center issued the following news, dated Feb. 19: On March 5, women leaders from across CUIMC will discuss issues and challenges around diversity and leadership during a panel held for Women's History Month. The CUIMC Women in Leadership panel features: * Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing, Mary O'Neil Mundinger Professor of Nursing, and senior vice president, CUIMC * Linda Fried, MD, MPH, dean of the Mailman S  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Cameroonian Journalist Martinez Zogo Jailed Since January on Defamation Charges
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release journalist Martinez Zogo, drop all charges against him, and reform the country's penal code to decriminalize defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. On January 17, judicial police officers in Yaounde, the capital, arrested Zogo at the offices of Radio Amplitude FM, a privately owned broadcaster where he works as editor-in-chief, Zogo's lawyer, J  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Somali Freelancer Abdiwali Ali Hassan Killed in Lower Shabelle Region
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Somali broadcast journalist Abdiwali Ali Hassan was shot several times near his home in the town of Afgooye, about 30 km (19 miles) outside Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on February 16, and died on his way to the hospital, according to three local media organizations, his colleagues, and news reports. Abdiwali, nicknamed "Online," was a freelance correspondent for the London-based Universal TV and local Radio   more

Corporation for Public Broadcasting: StoryCorps Announces Its Military Voices Initiative Tour
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting issued the following news release: StoryCorps, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of people from all backgrounds and beliefs, will team up with Veteran Service Organizations across the country as part of its Military Voices Initiative Tour, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). From March 2 to June 19, StoryCorps will honor veterans and members of t  more

Counter Extremism Project: Extremist Content Online - Amazon Continues to Profit From Sales of Neo-Nazi, White Supremacist Content
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: * * * - Notorious White Supremacist Books Remain While Lesser-Known Works Quietly Removed * * * 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, CEP finds that Amazon continues to sell notorious neo-Nazi books, including The Turner Diaries, despite a company policy stat  more

Counter Extremism Project: Shooting in Germany - Right-Wing Extremists Are No Lone Wolves, But an Organized Network
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: Following the shooting in Hanau, Germany, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) warns against underestimating the threat posed by right-wing extremism. On February 19, alleged gunman Tobias Rathjen opened fire at two shisha lounges in Germany, killing nine and wounding five. Before the attack, Rathjen uploaded an online manifesto calling for a global ethnic cleansing of Muslims and Jews. He also uploaded a vide  more

Counter Extremism Project: Tech & Terrorism - Facebook Continues Lobbying Efforts In Hopes Of Hindering Content Moderation Legislation
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: The European Union has recently been debating various content moderation laws and policies in an aim to curb the spread of online extremist content. Instead of allowing lawmakers to do their jobs, Facebook has spent significant resources lobbying tech industry regulators. As a part of those efforts, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg published an opinion piece this week in the Financial Times and the company issued an ac  more

Counter Extremism Project: Zuckerberg in Europe - Tech Giants Should Not Dictate Europeans How to Keep Internet Safe
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: Following Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's attempt to lobby and influence the European Union's efforts to regulate tech companies, this week, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) warns that his call for online regulation is an obvious attempt to seize control of upcoming digital policies such as the terrorist content file and Digital Services Act. Facebook's latest white paper, which sets out some questions that  more

Counter Extremism Project: Zuckerberg's Lobbying Mission in Brussels - EU Should Not Succumb to Tech Giants' Pressure Over Europeans' Safety
NEW YORK, Feb. 18 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: Ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's meeting with European decision-makers scheduled for Monday, 17 February, in Brussels, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) warns against Zuckerberg's lobbying efforts to water down upcoming digital policies such as the terrorist content file and Digital Service Act. In its statement, Facebook confirms that the company's CEO will meet with "European decision-makers in Bru  more

Doctors Without Borders: Northwestern Syria - People Flee Airstrikes and Shelling as 'Safe' Area Shrinks
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: Shelling and airstrikes are triggering mass displacement in northwestern Syria as government forces and their Russian allies continue their offensive into the country's last opposition-held area. Towns and displacement camps west of Aleppo were hit by shelling in recent days, and roads are packed with vehicles as people flee towards a safe area that gets smaller every day. "People are facing a   more

Earthjustice Issues Statement on Constitution Pipeline Project
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- Earthjustice issued the following statement on Feb. 21 by Staff Attorney Moneen Nasmith: * * * - Victory: Decision is a major win for advocates fighting to protect clean water and our climate * * * One of the companies behind the Constitution Pipeline has reportedly abandoned the project, following a series of legal challenges by Earthjustice and our partners. The proposed 124-mile gas pipeline was slated to run through Pennsylvania and New York, threatening water qualit  more

Earthjustice: Department of Defense Illegally Burning Stockpiles of Toxic 'Forever Chemicals'
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- Earthjustice issued the following news release: Environmental and community groups sued the Department of Defense (DOD) over its contracts to burn millions of gallons of unused firefighting foam containing PFAS in incinerators across the country. The DOD is the nation's largest user of firefighting foam containing PFAS, a class of highly persistent and toxic chemicals that are known to cause cancer, liver disease, infertility, and other serious health effects. According to  more

Electric Power Supply Association Issues Statement on New York Electricity
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 -- The Electric Power Supply Association issued the following statement: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)'s actions highlight growing strain on the market that ensures low prices, reliable service, and innovation for New York electricity customers--the capacity market governed by the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). Todd Snitchler, president and CEO of the Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA), issued the following statement in response, emphas  more

Environmental Advocates of N.Y. Issues Statement Regarding Releasing of Regulations on Plastic Bag Ban
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 19 -- Environmental Advocates of New York issued the following statement on Feb. 18: Yesterday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation released their final regulations on the state's plastic bag ban, which goes live on March 1st. The following statement on DEC's final regulations can be attributed to Peter M. Iwanowicz, Executive Director of Environmental Advocates of New York: "It's been less than 14 days since the comment period ended, and it is clear tha  more

Environmental Defense Fund: Trump EPA's Draft Evaluation of Cancer-Causing TCE Cuts Corners, Putting Kids' Health at Risk
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following statement by Senior Health Scientis Jennifer McPartland: "The Trump Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its draft risk evaluation for the known human carcinogen trichloroethylene (TCE), which - as in previous draft risk evaluations - fails to conform with the nation's updated chemical safety law, won't sufficiently protect the public's or workers' health and reverses the agency's longstanding science policies.   more

Episcopal Church: 'Make Me Instrument of Peace - Guide to Civil Discourse': Online Course Debuts Ahead of 2020 Engagement
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- The Episcopal Church issued the following news: The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations and Department of Faith Formation, in partnership with ChurchNext, a ministry of Forward Movement, has released "Make Me an Instrument of Peace: A Guide to Civil Discourse." This five-part online curriculum covers the following topics: civil discourse in context, tenets for civil discourse, values-based conversations, the complexities of policy, and sacred space for debate.  more

Episcopal Church: Accurate Count - Learn How to Support the 2020 Census
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The Episcopal Church issued the following news: * * * - EMM webinar offered Thursday, February 27 * * * Join Episcopal Migration Ministries on Thursday, February 27, 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST for a webinar presentation on how you can assist the 2020 Census to get an accurate count in your community. Alan Yarborough, Church Relations Officer in The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations, will provide information on why The Episcopal Church is an official partner for t  more

Episcopal Relief and Development: Syria Crisis Response Updates
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- The Episcopal Relief and Development issued the following news release: Episcopal Relief & Development is continuing to support the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches (FMEEC) as they provide critical cold-weather supplies to 1,200 vulnerable families in Syria this winter. Since 2013, the organization has supported FMEEC in caring for people who have been displaced by the ongoing violence and resulting economic instability. According to the UN, the Syrian confl  more

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Issues Statement on Green Light Law
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association issued the following statement on Feb. 20: * * * - FLEOA President Larry Cosme Delivers Remarks on Green Light Law at Joint Federal/State Law Enforcement Leaders Press Conference in Albany, New York * * * Larry Cosme, National President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), stood with the Department of Homeland Security in Albany, New York on Thursday for a press conference condemning the state's G  more

Global Brands Group Bans Fur After Talks With PETA
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Company Drops Items Made From Tormented Animals * * * Following discussions with PETA, Hong Kong-based Global Brands Group--which owns Aquatalia and licenses more than a dozen brands, including Frye and Spyder--will no longer sell fur. "PETA applauds Global Brands Group for its compassionate and business-savvy decision to ban fur, which shows that the future of fashion is vegan," says  more

Hastings Center Report Journal Issues Research Articles in January-February 2020 Edition
GARRISON, New York, Feb. 19 -- Hastings Center Report, a journal that says it explores ethical, legal, social issues in medicine, health care, public health and life sciences from the Hastings Center, published research articles on the following topics in its January-February 2020 edition: * Trust, Risk, and Race in American Medicine * Trust in American Medicine: A Call to Action for Health Care Professionals * Earning Patient Trust: More Than a Question of Signaling * Medically Assisted Dyi  more

Hawks' Trae Young Receives January NBA Cares Community Assist Award Presented by Kaiser Permanente
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- The National Basketball Association issued the following news release: Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young has received the January NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente in recognition of his efforts to impact the lives of youth, families and those in need in Georgia and Oklahoma, the NBA announced. The award recognizes a player each month who best reflects the passion that the league and NBA players share for giving back to their communities. To tip o  more

HIMSS20: Wolters Kluwer Experts Discuss Innovative Technology Powering Population Health Management and Reducing Care Variation
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- Wolters Kluwer Health issued the following news release: Mending Healthcare 2020, the independent survey commissioned by Wolters Kluwer, found that 98% of consumers agree that there are variations in care across locations, health systems and even among departments in the same hospital. To extend high quality healthcare to everyone, everywhere, innovation in healthcare delivery is of vital importance and a key theme at #HIMSS20. At this year's conference, experts from Wolter  more

Human Gene Therapy Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, Feb. 20 -- Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal that says it focuses on the human aspect of gene therapy, published research articles, including the following topics, in its February 2020 edition: * The National Gene Vector Biorepository: Eleven Years of Providing Resources to the Gene Therapy Community Research Articles: * Adeno-Associated Virus Serotype-Specific Inverted Terminal Repeat Sequence Role in Vector Transgene Expression * Systemic Adeno-Associated  more

Human Rights Watch: China - Free Prominent Legal Advocate
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: * * * - Xu Zhiyong Detained Amid Crackdown on Activists * * * Chinese authorities should immediately and unconditionally release a well-known anti-corruption activist who had eluded arrest after a new government crackdown on rights activists, Human Rights Watch said. On February 15, 2020, authorities in Guangzhou apprehended Xu Zhiyong at a friend's home where he had gone after authorities in December detained partici  more

Human Rights Watch: Letter to Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan
NEW YORK, Feb. 17 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Sri Lankan security forces and intelligence agencies have intensified surveillance and threats against families of victims of enforced disappearance and activists supporting them since Gotabaya Rajapaksa became president in November 2019, Human Rights Watch said. The Sri Lankan government should fulfill its commitments to the United Nations Human Rights Council to strengthen efforts to locate the "disappeared" and bring   more

Immigration Advocates Join Governor Cuomo in Denouncing ICE's Attacks on Green Light Law
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following news release: On Thursday morning, Matthew Albence, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), visited the Rensselaer County jail. During the visit, Albence held a press conference attacking the Green Light bill, which allows New Yorkers to apply for a driver's license regardless of their immigration status. In response to Acting Director Albence's remarks, Murad Awawdeh, Executive Vice Presiden  more

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 17 -- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, published research articles on the following topics in its March 2020 edition: * Differential Expression of Soluble Receptor for Advanced Glycation End-products in Mice Susceptible or Resistant to Chronic Colitis * Tofacitinib Reprograms Human Monocytes of IBD Patients and Healthy Controls Toward a More Regulatory Phenotype * The JAK-Inhibitor Tofacitinib Rescues Human Intestinal Epithelial Cells  more

Insurance Information Institute: Triple-I Appoints Friedlander, Maccini to Key Communications Posts
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: Mark Friedlander and Kris Maccini have been appointed to senior communications positions at the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) to broaden the organization's traditional and social media operations. "We are extremely pleased to strengthen our roster with such experienced communications professionals," said Sean Kevelighan, CEO, Triple-I. "Mark and Kris will surely enhance the Insurance Inform  more

Interfaith Immigration Coalition to NYT: Don't Normalize Stephen Miller's Hate
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 -- The Interfaith Immigration Coalition issued the following news: The New York Times sparked a controversy when it published a traditional wedding announcement for Stephen Miller and Katie (Waldman) Miller. Given Miller's connections to white supremacist groups and ideologies, many were outraged at the normalization of hate represented by this decision. "Did The Times publish a puff piece about the marriage of David Duke to Chloe Hardin?" asked Faith Williams, Associate Di  more

International Rescue Committee: UN Security Council Must Adopt Idlib Resolution, and Here's What It Should Say
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following news release: This morning, the United Nations Security Council is meeting once again to discuss the situation in Syria. Since December, 900,000 desperate Syrians, more than half of whom are children, have been forced to flee - 100,000 in the last week alone. A humanitarian catastrophe - the worst since the conflict began nearly 9 years ago - is rapidly unfolding before our eyes and still the Council has failed to act.  more

JDRF Issues Statement on CDC Diabetes Data
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- JDRF, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research, issued the following statement on Feb. 18 by President and CEO Aaron J. Kowalski: JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, issued this statement based on two new reports issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which estimates a nearly 30% increase in the number of T1D cases in the United States in the last two years, with youth cas  more

JDRF Names New Board Chair, Vice Chair
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- JDRF, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research, issued the following news release on Feb. 20: JDRF, a global leader in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced the appointment of two long-time volunteers to lead its International Board of Directors (IBOD). The two take office when the terms of current board leaders expire July 1, 2020. JDRF's IBOD named Joseph P. Lacher, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Kemper Corporat  more

Journal of Biomechanical Engineering Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- The Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, a journal that says it features application of mechanical engineering principles on the improvement of human health from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, published research articles on the following topics in its February 2020 edition: * Temporomandibular Joint Bioengineering Conference: Working Together Toward Improving Clinical Outcomes Research Papers: * The Effect of Articular Cartilage Focal Defect Size and Locat  more

Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, Feb. 19 -- The Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features clinical and biological aspects of treating this patient population with psychotropic medications, published research articles, including the following topics, in its February 2020 edition: * N-Acetylcysteine for Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Small Pilot Study * Natural Health Product-Drug Interaction Causality Assessment in Pediatric Adverse Eve  more

Journal of Fluid Mechanics Issues Research Articles in April 25, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- The Journal of Fluid Mechanics that says it covers theoretical, computational and experimental investigations of all aspects of the mechanics of fluids, published research articles on the following topics in its April 25, 2020 edition: * Acoustic streaming in turbulent compressible channel flow for heat transfer enhancement * On the near-field interfaces of homogeneous and immiscible round turbulent jets * On the scaling of large-scale structures in smooth-bed turbulent o  more

Journal of Human Resources Issues Research Articles in Jan. 1, 2020 Edition
MADISON, Wisconsin, Feb. 17 -- The Journal of Human Resources, a journal that says it features the labor economics, education, discrimination and retirement from the University of Wisconsin System, 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 Sch  more

Journal of Women's Health Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, Feb. 12 -- The Journal of Women's Health, a journal that says it focuses on advances in diagnostic procedures, therapeutic protocols for the management of diseases and innovative research in gender-based biology, published research articles on the following topics in its February 2020 edition: * 10-Year Evaluation of New Jersey's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: Comparison of Stage at Diagnosis in Enrollees and Nonenrollees * Clinical Present  more

Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, a journal that says it features child health across the disciplines of general paediatrics, adolescent medicine, or child development, published research articles on the following topics in its March 2020 edition: * Global, regional, and national burden of congenital heart disease, 1990-2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 * Associations between early-life screen viewing and 24 hour movement behaviours:  more

LeadingAge Issues Joint Statement on American National Standards Institute Hearing
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- LeadingAge issued the following statement by President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan with David Schless, president of the American Seniors Housing Association, and Scott Tittle, executive director of the National Center for Assisted Living, in response to the hearing regarding Argentum's application to become an accredited standards developer through the American National Standards Institute: "Quality is the utmost priority for all providers who care for older adults. With four  more

Learning & Memory Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, Feb. 18 -- Learning and Memory, a journal that says it advances in neuropsychology, published research articles, including the following topics, in its February 2020 edition: * CREB transcription in the medial prefrontal cortex regulates the formation of long-term associative recognition memory * Roles of the medial prefrontal cortex, mediodorsal thalamus, and their combined circuit for performance of the odor span task in rats: analysis of memory capacity and for  more

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: New Cost-of-Thriving Index Measures Growing Economic Pressure on Families
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: * * * - COTI captures economic trends as they affect the typical family * * * Economic data suggest that things have never been better in America: households have attained unprecedented prosperity and wages are holding their own against prices. But many families' experiences bely this feel-good story, as many jobs that once could support a family no longer do. According to a new report by Oren  more

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: New Report Analyzes 20-Year Trends in New York's K-12 Educational Landscape
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 [TNSk12research] -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release on Feb. 19: * * * - Original analysis highlights the importance of religious and independent private schools in the city and state * * * As recent battles over school integration highlight the question of New York's school demographics, a new report by Manhattan Institute senior fellow and director of education policy Ray Domanico offers an illuminating analysis of the racial,   more

Metabolic Pathway Can Be Effectively Targeted to Treat Prostate Cancer, Roswell Park Team Shows
BUFFALO, New York, Feb. 21 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: * * * - Two-drug combination effective in lab studies against aggressive prostate tumors * * * A Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center research team has identified a novel combination therapy that demonstrates a new approach to treating prostate cancer, reporting their findings in the journal Nature Communications. This new therapeutic strategy is the first to target metabolic pro  more

Metropolitan Opera Announces 23 Semifinalists in Its National Council Auditions
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- Metropolitan Opera issued the following news release on Feb. 18: The 23 young opera singers who have won regional auditions around the United States will compete in the semifinal round of the country's leading vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, on Monday, February 24. The closed semifinal competition, held on the Met stage before a panel of judges, will determine the select group of finalists who will advance to the final round of the comp  more

Moms Demand Action Applauds Hawaii Lawmakers for Issuing Proclamation Supporting Red Flag Law
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 21 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Hawaii chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after Hawaii lawmakers issued a proclamation recognizing Moms Demand Action for their work educating Hawaii residents about the red flag law signed by Gov. Ige last June that went into effect Jan. 1. "We're grateful our  more

Moms Demand Action Applauds State Senate for Passing Legislation to Establish Washington Office of Firearm Violence Prevention
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 20 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news on Feb. 19: The Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the Washington Senate passed Senate Bill 6288, legislation to establish the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention. The office would promote effective state and local   more

Moms Demand Action Issues Statement on Passage of Stand Your Ground Expansion
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 21 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement by Kay Malan, volunteer leader with the Oklahoma Chapter after the Oklahoma House Public Safety Committee voted to advance legislation (H.B. 3165), which would expand Oklahoma's Stand Your Ground law: "It's bad enough that Oklahoma even has Stand Your Ground on the books. "At least 30 people are killed every month nationwide because of Stand Your G  more

Moms Demand Action Responds to Virginia House Committee Advancing Gun Safety Legislation
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 22 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news on Feb. 21: The Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the Virginia House Public Safety Committee advanced strong gun safety legislation, including legislation to close dangerous gaps in Virginia's background check laws and empower law enforcement to seek e  more

Moms Demand Action: Everytown to Invest $8M in 'Gun Sense Majority: Texas' Electoral Initiative
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - New Polling Shows Texas Voters Support Stronger Gun Laws by 5:1; 78% Consider a Candidate's Position on Guns "Very Important" in 2020; and Majorities View a Candidate's Opposition to Background Checks on all Gun Sales as Disqualifying - Last month, Everytown Announced Plans to Spend $60 Million on the 2020 Elections -- Double What it Spent During the 201  more

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: Federal Appeals Court Blocks Florida Law That Undermines Voting Rights Restoration
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: A federal appeals court upheld a ruling blocking a Florida law that created wealth-based hurdles to voting and significantly curtailed Florida's Voting Restoration Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, which sought to end lifetime disenfranchisement and automatically restore voting rights to 1.4 million Floridians. The law would have disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of Florida voters by ma  more

NAACP Seeks Senate Probe on Discrimination Against HBCU Grads
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: The NAACP Legal Defense Fund issued a letter requesting financial technology firm Upstart cooperate with requests for information by US Senate regarding potential discrimination against Historically Black College and University graduates in the firm's loans. Recent reporting about potentially discriminatory outcomes flowing from the Upstart lending platform raises serious questions about Upstar  more

National Basketball Players Association Foundation Announces $100,000 Grant in Support of Continued Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- The National Basketball Players Association issued the following news release: The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation is excited to announce a $100,000 grant, as part of continued relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, to the SBP, a national disaster resilience and recovery organization founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Working with the SBP, the NBPA Foundation's $100,000 grant will be split evenly for home rebuilding effort  more

National Institute for Reproductive Health Launches Partnerships to Advance Fight for Reproductive Freedom in States, Cities
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The National Institute for Reproductive Health issued the following news release: * * * - NIRH and NIRH Action Fund Invest More Than $800,000 in Advocacy and Political Activities in 25 States, Including 19 Cities and Counties * * * With the Supreme Court poised to further undermine abortion rights, and many state lawmakers moving to ban abortion altogether, the National Institute for Reproductive Health and the NIRH Action Fund announced an investment of $815,000 to supp  more

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: The Transition to Secondary Progressive MS - Meeting the Challenge
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: Some people who are diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS will transition to a secondary progressive (SP) course in which there are fewer or no relapses and a progressive change in neurologic function (accumulation of disability) over time. This can be a time of uncertainty and worry about how MS may change function or affect life plans. Dr. Jiwon Oh discusses the challenges and provides strategies for mana  more

Nature Food Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 18 -- Nature Food, a journal that says it focuses on food production, processing, distribution and consumption, published research articles, including the following topics, in its February 2020 edition: * Design principles of food gels Research: * Combined influence of soil moisture and atmospheric evaporative demand is important for accurately predicting US maize yields * Transgenic rice overproducing Rubisco exhibits increased yields with improved nitrogen-use efficiency in  more

NBA 2K League Reveals 229 Players Vying for 68 Spots at 2020 NBA 2K League Draft Delivered by Panera Bread
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- The National Basketball Association issued the following news release: The NBA 2K League announced the pool of 229 players who will be eligible for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft delivered by Panera Bread, which will be held Saturday, February 22 at 6 p.m. ET at Terminal 5 in New York City and livestreamed on the NBA 2K League's Twitch and YouTube channels. This year's draft pool includes 24 international players from 10 countries and territories - Australia, Austria, Canada  more

New ACLU of Illinois Legal Director Brings Wealth of Experience and Fervent Commitment to Justice
CHICAGO, Illinois, Feb. 19 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois issued the following news release: Nusrat Jahan Choudhury is the new Roger Pascal Legal Director for the ACLU of Illinois. She joins the staff after nearly 12 years on the legal staff of the ACLU national office in New York City. The Northbrook, Illinois native replaces Benjamin Wolf, who announced his retirement last year after more than three decades with the ACLU of Illinois. "It is exciting to have someone with N  more

New Geisinger Physician Bolsters Neurology Care in Northeast
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Feb. 18 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: Elmyra V. Encarnacion, M.D., a board-certified neurologist, has joined Geisinger, practicing at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Geisinger Neurology on West Olive Street in Scranton, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre. Dr. Encarnacion earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She obtained her medical degree at St. Georges University  more

New Partnership to Strengthen Regional & National Alliances' Indigenous Fundraising Abilities
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- The World Evangelical Alliance issued the following news: The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) launched the "National Funding Initiative," a new initiative to strengthen the fundraising abilities of its regional and national Evangelical Alliance members in more than 130 countries. In partnership with the Center for Mission Mobilization (CMM), the WEA will offer training and resources to equip Alliance leaders with the necessary tools and know-how to raise funds from within   more

New York Civil Liberties Union Issues Statement on ICE Access to DMV Databases
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement on Feb. 21: Governor Cuomo announced in various media interviews his intention to allow ICE and DHS to access DMV databases. Last week the Governor met with the President to discuss the database, in response to the federal government's suspension of enrollment to Global Entry and other Trusted Traveler Programs. The New York Civil Liberties joined the state Attorney General's office to file a lawsuit against that  more

New York Civil Liberties Union Statement on Syracuse University Student Protests
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement by Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, central New York chapter director, in response to ongoing student protests at Syracuse University and the administration's evolving response to these actions: "Universities maintain the right to monitor and respond to protest, but Syracuse University's reaction this week to demonstrations about ongoing incidents of bias was concerning. We're glad to see administrators walk back that response  more

New York Civil Liberties Union: Statement on ICE Director Visit to Rensselaer County Jail
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following news release on Feb. 20: Tomorrow, the acting director of ICE is scheduled to visit Rensselaer County Jail for a press conference to advance the agency's campaign to gain access to New York's DMV database. The New York Civil Liberties Union released the following statements in response: Donna Lieberman, executive director: "New York won't be intimidated by ICE fear-mongering and attacks. The Green Light law protects road  more

New York Creates Second Edition of BMP Guidelines for Golf Courses
LAWRENCE, Kansas, Feb. 19 -- The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America issued the following news release: A collaborative effort by golf course superintendents from seven affiliated chapters of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) in New York state, Cornell University and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has resulted in the publication of "Best Management Practices for New York Golf Courses Second Edition." New York was one of t  more

New York Immigration Coalition: Immigration Advocates Applaud Governor Cuomo Commitment to Block ICE From DMV Databases
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following statement: In an official statement issued, Governor Andrew Cuomo affirmed his commitment to never allow the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) immigration enforcement agencies access to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles' database. The Governor's statement comes as Albany and Washington continue to face off over the Green Light law, which allows any New Yorker to apply for a state driver's license re  more

New York Immigration Coalition: New Data Shows Drop-Out Crisis Among Newcomer Immigrants in NYC Schools
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following news release: Immigrant advocates released new data from the Migration Policy Institute revealing that 4,200 newcomer immigrant youth, ages 14-21, are not enrolled in school. Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners (MLLs/ELLs) have the highest dropout rate, 26%, of any population in the city. The data also indicated that of the thousands of immigrant youth not currently enrolled in school, 90% are between the   more

Northwell Health Launches Second Program to Address Food Insecurity at Southside Hospital
BAY SHORE, New York, Feb. 22 -- Northwell Health issued the following news on Feb. 21: * * * - Food as Health is a patient-focused partnership with Island Harvest Food Bank * * * Northwell Health announced the launch of its second Food as Health program at Southside Hospital. Today's launch follows the success of its first program launched in 2018 at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Valley Stream. The Food as Health Program is the first New York State hospital-based initiative to comprehensively add  more

Northwell Health: Study Shows UV Technology Raises the Standard in Disinfecting ORs and Medical Equipment
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, Feb. 22 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: * * * - PurpleSun proves effective at eliminating pathogens in operating rooms * * * Ultraviolet (UV) technology developed by the New York-based firm PurpleSun Inc. eliminates more than 96 percent of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs) and on medical equipment, compared to 38 percent using manual cleaning methods that rely on chemicals to disinfect surfaces, according to a study published this month in the America  more

Northwell Named to Fortune's '100 Best Companies to Work For'
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, Feb. 19 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: * * * - The only New York health system to be recognized, Northwell is lauded for job satisfaction, innovation and initiatives focused on community health and outreach * * * Northwell Health has been named to Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For," the only health care provider in New York State to be recognized. New York's largest health system and private employer ranked 93rd on this prestigious annual list  more

Northwell Receives State Approval to Open Four Cardiac Catheterization Labs
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, Feb. 18 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Three Northwell Health facilities - Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and Plainview Hospital - have received approval this month from the New York State Health and Health Planning Council to establish cardiac catheterization labs, expanding access to critical cardiology services in Manhattan and Long Island. In addition to Lenox Health, Mather and Plainview programs, the state author  more

Northwell, Lustgarten Expand Sponsorship to Fight Pancreatic Cancer
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, Feb. 20 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: In its second year of collaboration with the Lustgarten Foundation, Northwell Health Cancer Institute announced that it will be the exclusive hospital sponsor for the Foundation's four New York metropolitan area walks and other fundraising events in 2020. Northwell will again team with Lustgarten in supporting its community walks, which together drew more than 10,000 participants with the goal of increasing awarene  more

NYSSBA Report: Billions of Education Dollars on the Line in the 2020 Census
LATHAM, New York, Feb. 21 -- The New York State School Boards Association issued the following news release: An accurate 2020 census count is crucial to helping New York obtain its fair share of education funding from the federal government over the next decade, according to a new report by the New York State School Boards Association. "The Census has significant implications for public schools," said NYSSBA Executive Director Robert Schneider. "The data help determine how billions of federal   more

Orthodox Union Yachad Kicks Off North American Inclusion Month
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- The Orthodox Union, also known as Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, issued the following news release: The Orthodox Union's (OU) Yachad, the leading group for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox community, kicked off North American Inclusion Month (NAIM) with more than 200 events taking place around the United States and Canada. Programs are aimed to provide social opportunity in addition to developing sensitivity and awareness of what it means to  more

Over 150 Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Volunteers Call for Gun Safety at Arizona Statehouse
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 22 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: On Thursday, more than 150 volunteers with the Arizona chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, made their way to the statehouse to urge lawmakers to support legislation to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. Volunteers from as far as Pima County, Coconino Cou  more

PEN America: Burmese Filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi Freed From Prison
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- PEN America issued the following statement by Julie Trebault, director of artists at risk connection, on welcomed news that Burmese filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi was released from Insein prison: "We are overjoyed by the news that Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi has been freed from prison and will be able to rejoin his family, friends, and students. His wrongful conviction in August dealt a harsh blow to freedom of artistic expression, striving to silence one of Myanmar's most vocal and t  more

PEN America: Ugandan Writer and Activist Released From Prison on Appeal of 'Cyber Harassment' Charges
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- PEN America issued the following statement: * * * - PEN America celebrates Dr. Stella Nyanzi's release * * * PEN America welcomed news that the Ugandan High Court released writer and activist Dr. Stella Nyanzi, ruling in her favor to overturn her conviction on "cyber harassment" charges for a poem she wrote about President Yoweri Museveni on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction and a fair trial. The following statement is from Karin Deutsch Karlekar, director of Free Expr  more

PETA: Cruelty Probe Sought - Live Pig Put Into Scalding Water, Pulled Out Conscious
ROMULUS, New York, Feb. 21 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: PETA has obtained a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report revealing a recent violation of law at Schrader Farms Meat Market in Romulus. In response, we sent a letter calling on Seneca County District Attorney Mark Sinkiewicz to review the matter and, as appropriate, file criminal cruelty-to-animals charges against the facility and the workers responsible for starting to put a live  more

Pharmaceutical Cases, Intersection of IP and Bankruptcy, SBRA, Real Estate Cases and More to Be Discussed at ABI's 2020 Annual Spring Meeting in Apri
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Feb. 21 -- The American Bankruptcy Institute issued the following news release: The American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) 2020 Annual Spring Meeting returns to the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C., April 23-25. ABI's largest annual conference features timely concurrent sessions tailored for commercial and consumer practitioners. A special edition of the popular "ABI Talks" session kicks off this year's program with presentations from G. Eric Brunstad of Dechert Llp (Hartfor  more

Police Benevolent Association: Cop-Killer Denied Parole, But Gets New Bid in Just Nine Months
NEW YORK, Feb. 18 -- The Police Benevolent Association of New York issued the following news release: The New York State Board of Parole this month denied parole for Tommy Nelson, killer of New York City Police Officer Anthony Abruzzo. But that denial may be short-lived, as Nelson is due to receive another parole hearing in November 2020. PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said: "We're glad that this vicious cop-killer will stay behind bars for the time being. But frankly, we have zero faith that  more

Prison Policy Initiative Releases Detailed Data on 'Geography of Incarceration' in New York State, Opening Doors for Future Research
NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 -- The Prison Policy Initiative issued the following news release: * * * - The new resource uses data generated by New York's law ending prison gerrymandering. * * * A new project from the Prison Policy Initiative maps where people in New York state prisons come from, down to the neighborhood level -- providing a groundbreaking tool for studying how incarceration relates to community well-being. The project, Mapping Disadvantage: The Geography of Incarcer  more

PSA and Security Industry Association Announce Cybersecurity Track and Innovation Keynote From Alec Ross at TEC 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Feb. 19 -- The Security Industry Association issued the following news release: PSA, the world's largest security and systems integrator consortium, and the Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading trade association for global security solution providers, announced cyberTEC powered by SIA, an exclusive cybersecurity track for PSA TEC 2020. CyberTEC will feature sessions on cyberattack risk mitigation, cybersecurity managed services, cyber hygiene compliance and mor  more

Public Citizen: Student Advocates Challenge DeVos' Borrower Defense Rule
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- Public Citizen issued the following news release: * * * - New Regulations Impose Near-Impossible Standards for Defrauded Students Seeking to Cancel Loans * * * Student advocates filed suit to invalidate the U.S. Department of Education's new borrower defense rules, which reverse vital protections from predatory schools and impose onerous standards and procedural hurdles for defrauded students seeking to assert their legal rights to cancel loans. The complaint was filed   more

Risk and Insurance Management Society Executive Report: Innovation and Strategic Risk Management
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The Risk and Insurance Management Society issued the following news release on Feb. 20: Innovation is the new frontier for strategic risk management and presents an opportunity for strategic risk practitioners to support teams engaged in creating value, according to RIMS new executive report titled, "Innovation and Strategic Risk Management." The RIMS report the explores strategic approaches and techniques for productively managing uncertainty when innovating. It includes   more

Rochester Museum and Science Center Uncorked & On Tap: An Evening of Food, Drinks, & Science
ROCHESTER, New York, Feb. 20 -- The Rochester Museum and Science Center issued the following news release: Community members are invited to Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) for RMSC Uncorked & On Tap, an evening-long tasting event, on Saturday, March 7, from 6-10 p.m. At RMSC Uncorked & On Tap, guests will sip and sample their way across three levels of the Museum. Dozens of local and regional craft beer, wine, spirit, and food vendors will offer their finest products for guests to sam  more

Science Translational Medicine Journal Issues Research Articles in Feb. 12, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 17 -- 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. 12, 2020 edition: * Bilirubin enhances the activity of ASIC channels to exacerbate neurotoxicity in neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in mice * Engineered probiotics for local tumor delivery of checkpoint blockade nanobodies *  more

Shop! Environments Association: MG2 Merges With the Lion'esque Group
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, Feb. 21 -- Shop! Environments Association issued the following news from its member companies: International architecture firm MG2 has merged with The Lion'esque Group, a New York-based experiential retail firm focused on immersive popup stores. This partnership enables both MG2 and TLG to offer a more extensive, scalable, and complementary array of services to their clients. This merger is a direct reflection of visible trends within retail: a rapidly evolving marketplace   more

Sierra Club: New York's Electricity Market Gets Brazenly Anti-Clean Energy Rule, Setting Up State-Federal Fight
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: The Trump-appointed, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) expanded its disastrous energy pricing scheme into New York's electricity market, a move that will drive up costs and undermine the state's nationally recognized Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. FERC's rule expansion, known as the Buyer Side Mitigation Rule, mirrors the Minimum Price Offer Rule (MOPR), which will affect multiple states in PJM,   more

Sierra Club: Williams Cancels Fracked Gas Constitution Pipeline
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 22 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Decision Ends Eight-Year Battle Over Controversial Project * * * Energy giant Williams confirmed that they are cancelling the 125-mile fracked gas Constitution Pipeline. The announcement reinforces the emerging view that fracked gas projects are unnecessary and unwise investments. In response, the Director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign, Kelly Martin, released the following statement:   more

Software & Information Industry Association: 66th Neal Awards Announces 2020 Finalists
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The Software and Information Industry Association issued the following news release: * * * - Annual Celebration of B2B Journalism's Best and Brightest Runs March 27 in NYC * * * Connectiv, the Business Information Association (a division of the Software and Information Industry Association), announced finalists for the 66th Jesse H. Neal Awards - the premier awards program honoring B2B journalism. Winners will be announced during a special awards ceremony held March 27 a  more

Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel: Trends From 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- The Specialty Food Association issued the following news release: The Specialty Food Association's Trendspotter Panel searched the 45th Annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, CA for this year's hottest trends. They reviewed 80,000 specialty food and beverage products to select a robust group of products and companies representing eight notable trends in the specialty food and beverage industry. "In a reflection of consumer awareness and tastes, products connected   more

Stop N.Y. Teacher From Denying Evolution, Freedom From Religion Foundation Insists
MADISON, Wisconsin, Feb. 20 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: A New York school district needs to ensure that a teacher ceases spewing religious anti-evolution propaganda at a local high school, says the Freedom From Religion Foundation. A concerned parent whose child attends Holland Patent High School in the Holland Patent Central School District has informed FFRF, a national state/church watchdog, that a biology teacher there recently began a lesson o  more

The Countdown is on for Toy Fair New York 2020
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The Toy Association issued the following news release: The hottest new toys, games, and youth entertainment products will take over the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this Saturday when the 117th Toy Fair New York kicks off in New York City. Produced by The Toy Association, the four-day toy show will open Saturday, February 22, with a 9 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony and a parade of costumed characters. Shaquille O'Neal will cut the ribbon at Toy Fair's opening ceremonies  more

The New York Public Library Announces Finalists of the Annual Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- The New York Public Library issued the following news release: Five finalists have been named by The New York Public Library for the 33rd annual Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism which honors nonfiction books written by working journalists that bring public attention and clarity to vital current events or societal issues of global or national significance. This year's nominees wrote about diverse topics including policing the world's oceans, domestic v  more

The Paley Center for Media Announces New Spring Programs
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The Paley Center for Media issued the following news release on Feb. 19: * * * - New Programs Include PaleyLive Events with Tracy Oliver and the 50th Anniversary of PBS Paley Media Council Program Includes a Conversation with Jeff and Bruce Weiner * * * The Paley Center for Media announced an exciting lineup of new PaleyLive and Paley Media Council programs as part of its 2020 spring calendar. These events will feature some of the brightest and most respected names in me  more

The Volcker Alliance Releases Third Annual Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting Report
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The Volcker Alliance issued the following news release: * * * - The report reveals average grades for states have improved in all five budgeting categories for the first time in three years * * * the Volcker Alliance released Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting: The Balancing Act, its third annual report evaluating the budget practices of all fifty states. Covering fiscal 2017 through 2019, the report grades states' success in pursuing transparent and sustainable proc  more

Tissue Engineering Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, Feb. 20 -- Tissue Engineering, a journal that says it features pathologic tissues with the goal of developing biological substitutes, published research articles, including the following topics, in its February 2020 edition: * 3D-Printed Ceramic-Demineralized Bone Matrix Hyperelastic Bone Composite Scaffolds for Spinal Fusion * Comparison of Ovine Facial and Limb Muscle as a Primary Cell Source for Engineered Skeletal Muscle * Exogenous Keratinocyte Growth Factor Is No  more

Tissue Engineering Part A Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, Feb. 20 -- Tissue Engineering Part A, a journal that says it provides an understanding of structure-function relationships in normal and pathologic tissues with a goal of developing biological substitutes, published research articles on the following topics in its February 2020 edition: * 3D-Printed Ceramic-Demineralized Bone Matrix Hyperelastic Bone Composite Scaffolds for Spinal Fusion * Comparison of Ovine Facial and Limb Muscle as a Primary Cell Source for Engineere  more

U.S. Fund for UNICEF: 2.9 Million People, Including 1.6 Million Children, Affected By One More Humanitarian Crises In Niger
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF issued the following news release: Nearly 3 million people, more than half children in Niger are in need of humanitarian assistance, amid the risks posed by insecurity, malnutrition, recurrent disease epidemics and outbreaks, cyclical floods, droughts and displacement. UNICEF calls for increased attention to the plight of children and their families. Niger continues to face simultaneous emergencies that are stretching the capacities of humanitaria  more

U.S. Surgeon General Adams, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Gupta Join Chef Bouley, Hyman at WELL Conference
NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- The American Society of Interior Designers issued the following news release: * * * - The leading federal spokesperson on matters of public health, CNN's chief medical correspondent, functional medicine advocate and New York's favorite chef to speak at the inaugural wellness event March 29 - April 1, 2020. * * * Two globally recognized physicians, a renowned integrative medicine expert, and one of the world's leading restauranteurs will join the more than 50 leading desi  more

Vital Strategies Issues Statement on Expansion of Global Road Safety
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- Vital Strategies issued the following statement on Feb. 18 by President and CEO Jose Luis Castro regarding Bloomberg Philanthropies' $240 million reinvestment to expand the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety: "Traffic crashes have grown to become the leading killer of the young aged 5-29 globally. Today's investment by Bloomberg Philanthropies is a step toward a healthier, brighter future, and will save millions from preventable road injury or death  more

Vital Strategies: Pennsylvania and Michigan Expand Medications for Opioid Use Disorder to People Behind Bars
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- Vital Strategies issued the following news release: * * * - New Tool Kit and February 25 Webinar will Assist Jails and Prisons Around the Country to Increase Access to Methadone and Buprenorphine * * * Pennsylvania and Michigan, two states that have been hit hard by the overdose crisis, will be expanding access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) to people behind bars. Vital Strategies, a lead partner in a $50 million Bloomberg Philanthropies-supported initiati  more

Waterkeeper Alliance: Lawsuit Launched Over Trump's Massive Rollback of Clean Water Act Protections
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- The Waterkeeper Alliance issued the following news release: Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for eliminating longstanding Clean Water Act protections for the nation's waters, including approximately half of all wetlands and potentially millions of miles of streams. The Trump rule allows polluters to pave over wetlands and to dump pesticides, mining waste, and other pollutants directly into these now-unprotected waterways.   more

Wildlife Conservation Society: Bronx Zoo Issues Statement on Happy Elephant Court Ruling
BRONX, New York, Feb. 21 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society issued the following statement: The Bronx Zoo issued a statement in connection with a lawsuit filed against the zoo by the NonHuman Rights Project. The statement concerns a judge's dismissal of a case against the zoo in which the judge finds the elephant at the Bronx Zoo, Happy, "is not a "person" and is not being illegally imprisoned." Said Jim Breheny, Director of the Bronx Zoo and EVP of Zoos & Aquarium at the Wildlife Conservati  more

Wildlife Conservation Society: Six Finalists Announced for World's Top Animal Conservation Award
BRONX, New York, Feb. 19 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society issued the following news release: * * * - Heroes for chimpanzees, seahorses, penguins and more in the running for the 2020 Indianapolis Prize and $250,000 - WCS's Chief Conservation Officer, Dr. John G. Robinson, is among the finalists * * * Officials from the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc., the presenter of the world's leading award for animal conservation, named the six Finalists that will contend for the 2020 Indianapo  more

With Trump 'Elite Border Agents' Threat Looming, WRC Spotlights Preparedness--Urges Use of Key Resources
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- The Women's Refugee Commission issued the following news release: Over the weekend, news broke that President Donald J. Trump was threatening imminent deployment of "elite tactical border agents" to sanctuary cities around the country with orders to arrest undocumented workers and migrants, which could include families seeking safety in the United States. The move is seen by advocacy and human rights experts as a retaliatory measure against U.S. "sanctuary cities" or citie  more

Wolters Kluwer Health: Clinical Decision Support Goes Mobile for Clinicians Across Norway With Free Access to UpToDate Anywhere
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- Wolters Kluwer Health issued the following news release: * * * - Norway's Helsebiblioteket - the Norwegian Electronic Health Library - Expands Clinicians' Access to Wolters Kluwer's Industry Leading Clinical Decision Support Tool. * * * Wolters Kluwer, Health announced that Norway's Helsebiblioteket--the Norwegian Electronic Health Library--is making it easier than ever for clinicians nationwide to rapidly find answers to their clinical questions with free access to UpTo  more

Wolters Kluwer Health: Share Buyback Transaction Details February 13-19, 2020
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- Wolters Kluwer Health issued the following news release: Wolters Kluwer reports that it has repurchased 97,336 of its own ordinary shares in the period from February 13, 2020, up to and including February 19, 2020, for Euros6.8 million and at an average share price of Euros69.67. 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

Women 2.0 Presented Articles Inspired by Perspectives From the AnitaB.org Hopperx1 New York City and Male Ally Summit Events
BELMONT, California, Feb. 22 -- AnitaB.org issued the following news release: Women 2.0 presented two articles capturing insights and actionable strategies presented by experts who recently spoke at the AnitaB.org Hopperx1 New York City and Male Ally Summit events. These regional events empower women technologists -- from undergraduates to CEOs, along with members from industry leading companies, academia, and research -- to build relationships, find new ideas and inspiration, learn new skills,  more

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder Disavows Release of Antisemitism Report Conducted by Former NYPD Chief Ray Kelly
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- The World Jewish Congress issued the following news release: World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has unequivocally distanced himself and the WJC from the unauthorized release of an unpublished two-year report conducted by former New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly, which, among its conclusions, allegedly cites France as the most dangerous place to be a Jew in Europe. The purported findings were published on Monday by the New York Post. "Neith  more

Zoe Caldwell: American Guild of Musical Artists Member, Beloved Actress Has Passed Away
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 -- The American Guild of Musical Artists issued the following news: Zoe Caldwell, widely known for her work in Master Class and Medea, died on February 16 of complications due to Parkinson's disease. She was 86 years old. Caldwell joined AGMA in 2004, when she was cast as a lead in the Los Angeles Opera presentation of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music. She remained a member until her death. According to People Magazine, she moved from her home in Australia to London i  more