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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday March 01, 2020 ( 43 items )  

3 BCPS Educators Accepted to Present at National Conference on Social and Emotional Learning
TOWSON, Maryland, Feb. 26 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: Three Baltimore County Public Schools educators have been accepted to present at the Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning national conference, which will be held May 18 - 20 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore. The BCPS presenters are Shane Jensen, music specialist, Office of Music and Dance Education; Dr. Amalio Nieves, executive director, Department of   more

Allegany County Public School District: Maryland's 2019 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Results Stay Consistent
CUMBERLAND, Maryland, Feb. 25 -- The Allegany County Public School District issued the following news: Maryland's 2019 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) results show that the percentage of Maryland kindergartners demonstrating readiness stayed consistent while some individual school systems demonstrated increases from 1 to 12%. The KRA 2.0 was administered by all kindergarten teachers between the beginning of the school year and October 10, 2019. Items on the assessment measured students  more

BCPS Graduation Rate Slips But Continues to Outperform State
TOWSON, Maryland, Feb. 26 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: * * * - Reinforces need for superintendent's budget request to increase staffing * * * The four-year cohort graduation rate for Baltimore County Public Schools decreased to 87.6% for the Class of 2019, from 89.2% for the Class of 2018, according to data released by the Maryland State Department of Education. The statewide graduation rate for 2019 is 86.9%; the rate was 87.1% in 2018. The BCPS fou  more

BCPS Students Earn 2nd Place, 3rd Place Wins in WJZ's Annual Black History Oratory Competition
TOWSON, Maryland, Feb. 29 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: Ben Matz, a Grade 11 student at Pikesville High School, and Lauren Rasmussen, a Grade 12 student at Hereford High School, earned second and third place wins, respectively, in the WJZ's Annual Black History Oratory Competition. As semifinalists, Matz and Rasmussen presented their memorized orations on Feb. 23 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture in Baltimore.  more

Ciena Withdraws From OFC & Capacity Middle East 2020
HANOVER, Maryland, Feb. 26 -- Ciena issued the following news release: Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is cancelling its plans to exhibit and participate at the upcoming Capacity Middle East 2020 event, scheduled to take place March 2-5 in Dubai, and the upcoming OFC 2020 event, scheduled to take place March 9-11 in San Diego, in both cases due to growing concerns about and the continued spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. "We have made the decision to cancel our participation in all industry events for th  more

Commonwealth Charter Academy Extends Partnership With Discovery Education, Bringing Digital Content to Students Across Pennsylvania
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Feb. 25 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: * * * - Extension of Multi-Year Collaboration Continues Bringing Engaging K-12 Digital Resources to Students and Educators * * * Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA), a statewide public cyber charter school that serves Pennsylvania students in grades K through 12, announced the extension of its multi-year collaboration with Discovery Education, the global leader i  more

EA Awarded Environmental Services Contract With Hawaii Department of Transportation
HUNT VALLEY, Maryland, Feb. 26 -- EA Engineering, Science and Technology, a provider of environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions, issued the following news release: EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced that it has been awarded a prime contract by the Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Construction and Maintenance Branch,   more

EchoStar: Hughes and TELECOMM to Power Community Wi-Fi Hotspots in Thousands of Mexican Villages
GERMANTOWN, Maryland, Feb. 29 -- EchoStar issued the following news release: Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, announced that it will deploy Hughes Express Wi-Fi Hotspots powered by Facebook Connectivity's Express Wi-Fi platform, in as many as 4,000 rural communities in Mexico in collaboration with Telecomunicaciones de Mexico (TELECOMM), a decentralized body under the Mexico Secretariat of Communications and Transportation. TE  more

Former Director of SEC Philadelphia Regional Office, G. Jeffrey Boujoukos, Rejoins Morgan Lewis
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Feb. 27 -- Morgan Lewis, a law firm, issued the following news release: G. Jeffrey Boujoukos, who most recently served as director of the US Securities and Exchange Commission's Philadelphia Regional Office, will rejoin Morgan Lewis as a partner focusing on securities enforcement defense, internal investigations, and financial services litigation. Jeff, who was a Morgan Lewis partner before serving more than 10 years with the SEC, will reside in the firm's offices in  more

Hughes and TELECOMM to Power Community Wi-Fi Hotspots in Thousands of Mexican Villages
GERMANTOWN, Maryland, Feb. 29 -- Hughes Network Systems issued the following news release: Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, announced that it will deploy Hughes Express Wi-Fi Hotspots powered by Facebook Connectivity's Express Wi-Fi platform, in as many as 4,000 rural communities in Mexico in collaboration with Telecomunicaciones de Mexico (TELECOMM), a decentralized body under the Mexico Secretariat of Communications and Tran  more

Johns Hopkins University: Antidepressant Harms Baby Neurons in Lab-Grown 'Mini-Brains'
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 25 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: * * * - Stem-Cell-Derived Model Of Developing Brain Could Allow Rapid Testing Of Drugs, Chemicals For Developmental Neurotoxicity * * * Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have demonstrated the use of stem-cell-derived "mini-brains" to detect harmful side effects of a common drug on the developing brain. Mini-brains ar  more

Join National Efforts to Support the Frederick Keys and Minor League Baseball
FREDERICK, Maryland, Feb. 29 -- The city of Frederick issued the following news: A petition is underway, along with a Mayor's Taskforce, to garner support to save minor league baseball. Baseball--fireworks, hot dogs, green grass, the roar of the crowd-- is a pastime that many have enjoyed for decades and hope to enjoy for years to come. This is especially true in the Frederick community, home of the Frederick Keys, an Advanced-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, since 1989. Yet, in late 2019  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Completes $62.7 Million Sale of Maryland Mixed-Use Property
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - Monument Village at College Park features a mix of luxury residential units and retail * * * JLL Capital Markets announced that it has completed the $62.7 million sale of Monument Village at College Park, a mixed-use residential and retail property in College Park, Maryland. JLL marketed the property on behalf of Monument Realty. Foulger-Pratt purchased the offering free and clear of existing debt. Monumen  more

JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa Set to Debut in March 2020
BETHESDA, Maryland, Feb. 25 -- Marriott International issued the following news: * * * - New Luxury Hotel Located at the Bonnet Creek Resort Enclave Marks JW Marriott's Second Property in Orlando * * * JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., announced the upcoming opening of JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa slated for March 2020, marking JW Marriott's second property in Orlando. Just a 30-minute drive from the Orlando International Airport and ideally located on the d  more

Lebau & Neuworth Present DoJ's False Claims Cases Data for FY 2019
TOWSON, Maryland, Feb. 27 -- Lebau and Neuworth, a law firm, issued the following news: The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it recovered more than $3 billion from False Claims Act cases in fiscal year 2019. That is about $151 million more than the DOJ recovered in FY 2018, which was $2.9 billion. Of that recovery, new and existing whistleblower (or qui tam) cases alone contributed to more than $2.1 billion. The DOJ reported that it filed 633 new qui tam cases in FY 201  more

M&T Bank Opens New Branch on University of Maryland Campus
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, Feb. 26 -- M&T Bank, a financial holding company, issued the following news release: * * * - College Park branch will offer financial literacy education to students * * * M&T Bank has opened a new, full-service retail bank branch in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. The new branch - located at 3972 Campus Drive in College Park -- will offer the university's faculty, staff and nearly 40  more

Marriott International Issues Financials for 4th Quarter of 2019
BETHESDA, Maryland, Feb. 27 -- Marriott International issued the following news: Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) reported solid fourth quarter 2019 results. Arne M. Sorenson, president and chief executive officer of Marriott International, said, "We are pleased with our performance in 2019. We grew rooms nearly 5 percent, achieved record RevPAR index gains, drove higher guest satisfaction scores, and maintained global hotel profit margins in a low RevPAR growth environment. Our fee-  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Joins Suit to Safeguard Key Protections for Workers in Fair Labor Standards Act
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 27 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: * * * - Unlawful Department of Labor Rule Will Increase Wage Theft for Workers * * * Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to stop the Trump Administration from eliminating key labor protections for workers. The lawsuit challenges a United States Department of Labor (USDOL) rule that seeks to unlawfully narrow the joint   more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Urges FDA to Strengthen E-Cigarette Enforcement Guidance
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 28 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on Feb. 27: * * * - Coalition of Attorneys General Encourage FDA to Expand Guidance to Include Menthol and Disposable, Refillable Products * * * Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a bipartisan coalition of 28 attorneys general urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to strengthen its enforcement policy of electronic nicotine delivery systems, or e- cigarettes. The FDA  more

Md. Department of Natural Resources Urges Congress to Address Rules Hindering Market for Invasive Blue Catfish
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 26 -- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources issued the following news: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is supporting a joint resolution proposed by the Maryland General Assembly that will move the state closer to controlling the invasive blue catfish population by commercial harvest. A native of the Mississippi River basin, blue catfish were introduced to the mid-Atlantic in the 1970s. Since then it has exploded in population and range, and can no  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Additional Steps to Protect Marylanders From Coronavirus
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 28 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Will Include $10 Million in Emergency Funding in Supplemental Budget, Details Statewide Preparedness Efforts Underway, Encourages Marylanders to Use 2-1-1 Hotline for Questions and Concerns, Discusses Coordinated Response with Vice President Pence * * * At a press conference at the State Emergency Operations Center of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, Governor Larry Hogan provided  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Discusses Economic Priorities, Promotes Clean Cars in Montgomery County
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 26 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on Feb. 25: * * * - Takes Part in Roundtable Discussion with Local Business Leaders, Visits Nation's First Fully Converted Gas-to-Electric Station * * * Governor Larry Hogan was in Montgomery County to take part in a roundtable discussion with local business leaders and promote his Clean Cars tax credit initiative. Roundtable with Montgomery County Business Leaders. Governor Hogan participated in  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Discusses National Infrastructure Initiative With Transportation Leaders
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 29 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2020 Washington Briefing * * * Governor Larry Hogan delivered a keynote address yesterday to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) 2020 Washington Briefing, where hundreds of senior transportation officials from across the country convened to discuss legislative priorities and poli  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Hosts Black History Month Reception
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 25 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan welcomed more than a hundred community leaders, elected officials, and clergy members to Government House for a reception in recognition of Black History Month. The governor was joined by Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, General Services Secretary Ellington Churchill, Chief Legislative Officer Keiffer Mitchell, and community leaders from across the state. "Two weeks ago, it was  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Urges Congressional Leaders to Protect and Increase Funding for Chesapeake Bay Restoration
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 27 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Writes to Top Republicans and Democrats: "The Administration's Proposed Cut to the Chesapeake Bay Program Is Short-Sighted" * * * Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, wrote to congressional leaders calling for a reversal of proposed cuts to federal funding for Chesapeake Bay restoration. Maryland is urging an increase in funding to $90.5 million, while the T  more

Md. Gov. Hogan: Oceaneering International Plans Expansion, More Than 135 New Jobs
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 28 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Anne Arundel County Company Will Grow its Manufacturing and Engineering Services * * * Oceaneering International, Inc., a leading global provider of engineered products and services, is expanding its operations in the state and creating more than 135 new full-time jobs in Anne Arundel County. Located in Hanover, the company is planning to create a mezzanine in one of its three leased faci  more

Navien, Inc. Announces 180 Jobs and $77.5 Million Investment in James City County
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia, Feb. 26 -- James City County issued the following news release: James City County is pleased that Governor Ralph Northam announced Navien, Inc. (Navien), a leader in the field of condensing technology, will invest $77.5 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing and assembly operation for water heaters and boilers in the former Lumber Liquidators facility located at 3000 John Deere Road in the Stonehouse Commerce Park. The company will triple the footprint of the   more

Newmark Knight Frank Sells 9017 Red Branch Road in Columbia, Maryland for $4.3 Million
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 28 -- Newmark Knight Frank, a division of BGC Partners, issued the following news release: Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announces the sale of 9017 Red Branch Road, a 57,272-square-foot Class A industrial building located in Columbia, Maryland, along the Baltimore-Washington Corridor. An affiliate of May Riegler Properties, a Washington, DC-based investment and development firm, purchased the property from Grebow Investments. At 28-percent leased, the small bay industrial  more

Northrop Grumman Awarded $110 Million for US Air Force Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 29 -- Northrop Grumman issued the following news release: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has announced that it received a $110 million production order from the U.S. Air Force late last year for FMU-167/B, also known as the Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze. The Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze is an all-electronic, cockpit programmable, intelligent fuze capable of destroying deeply buried and targets. It provides multiple delay arming and detonation times, as well  more

Northrop Grumman Completes Final Qualification Test for NASA's Orion Launch Abort System Attitude Control Motor
ELKTON, Maryland, Feb. 26 -- Northrop Grumman issued the following news release: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), along with NASA and Lockheed Martin, successfully completed its third and final qualification test of the Attitude Control Motor (ACM) for NASA's Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System (LAS). "The qualification test is a critical step toward Artemis II, Orion's first flight with astronauts," said Pat Nolan, vice president, missile products, Northrop Grumman. "Completion of t  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Announces Expansion of Boating Parts Manufacturer, Creation of 97 New Jobs in Berks County
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Feb. 29 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf announced that Seakeeper, a manufacturer of gyroscopes for boats, is expanding its existing Berks County manufacturing operation and moving its Maryland headquarters to Pennsylvania. The project will create nearly 100 family-sustaining jobs in the region. "Just as boats need gyroscopes, businesses need guidance to stabilize and optimize their operations," said Gov. Wolf. "Se  more

Perdue Farms Becomes First Poultry Company in U.S. to Achieve GreenCircle Zero Waste to Landfill Certification
SALISBURY, Maryland, Feb. 27 -- Perdue Farms issued the following news release: * * * - Lewiston, N.C., harvest operation diverts more than 8.3 million pounds of waste in 2019 * * * 52.1% of the waste generated in the United States, or 139 million tons, went to landfill in 2017*. Additionally, by 2021 the United States is expected to have 15 years left before reaching capacity at domestic landfills**. With these environmental challenges in mind, Perdue Farms announced that its Lewiston, N.C.  more

Perdue Farms Hosts First Company Wide Day of Understanding to Celebrate Diversity & Inclusion
SALISBURY, Maryland, Feb. 25 -- Perdue Farms issued the following news release: As part of Perdue Farms commitment to creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce, the company invited associates at all its locations to participate in its first Day of Understanding on Thursday, February 20. Perdue joined 175 companies across the U.S. as part of a national effort organized by CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. "Day of Understanding was intended to provide a forum to have tough conversation  more

Scripps Howard Awards Panel Selects 2019 Finalists
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. 26 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release on Feb. 25: Collaboration among news organizations, a focus on climate change and dogged investigations that held the powerful accountable are pervasive themes among finalists of the 2019 Scripps Howard Awards. The Washington Post was the front-runner, with seven finalists across six categories. ProPublica had two finalists and was part of several joint reporting projects through its Local   more

Southern Cross Achieves 800G With Ciena's WaveLogic 5
HANOVER, Maryland, Feb. 25 -- Ciena issued the following news release: Responding to the constantly evolving needs of its end users who require seemingly endless amounts of bandwidth to continually support web-scale demand for content, video and gaming applications, Southern Cross Cable Limited ("Southern Cross") has once again demonstrated the adaptive nature of its network, connecting the first single-wavelength 800G across a live production network using Ciena's (NYSE: CIEN) WaveLogic 5 Extr  more

University of Baltimore: 'The Lines Between Us - Civil Rights and Housing in 21st Century,' March 12
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 29 -- The University of Baltimore issued the following news release: Join the University of Baltimore and the ACLU of Maryland for a conversation with award-winning journalist and author of The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide, Lawrence Lanahan, on Thursday, March 12, in the H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons at UB, 1415 Maryland Ave. The event will begin with a book talk and panel discussion at 6 p.m., followed by a book sig  more

University of Baltimore: Dean Hartley - Government Agencies, Non-Profits Will Be Hardest Hit by Upcoming 'Management Gap'
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 28 -- The University of Baltimore issued the following news release: What happens when the Baby Boom shifts into retirement? Roger Hartley, dean of the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, tells The Baltimore Sun that the aging out of this massive, history-making surge in the nation's population will spark a "management gap"--an insufficient number of properly trained and vetted professionals ready to assume top positions in all kinds of organizations.  more

University System of Maryland Momentum Fund Invests $250,000 in InferCabulary
ADELPHI, Maryland, Feb. 27 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following news release: * * * - Towson University Incubator-based education technology startup has commercialized a visual vocabulary app that deepens word learning and increases critical thinking skills. * * * InferCabulary, a Towson University Incubator-based education technology startup created to help solve illiteracy, received a $250,000 joint investment from the University System of Maryland (USM) Maryland Momen  more

University System of Maryland Regents Advancement Committee Meets February 26
ADELPHI, Maryland, Feb. 25 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following news release: The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Advancement Committee will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26. The meeting will be held in the Chancellor's Conference Room in the Elkins Building at the USM headquarters, 3300 Metzerott Road, Adelphi, MD. The committee will discuss several information items, including a panel discussion with three USM campus alumni relations directo  more

Virginia Gov. Northam Announces $49 Million Investment for New Mixed Paper Recycling Operation in the City of Chesapeake
RICHMOND, Virginia, Feb. 29 -- Gov. Ralph S. Northam, R-Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Total Fiber Recovery to establish company's first recycled pulp production facility, creating 68 new jobs * * * Governor Ralph Northam announced that Total Fiber Recovery (TFR) will invest $49 million to establish its first recycled pulp production facility in the City of Chesapeake. Virginia successfully competed with Maryland and South Carolina for the project, which will create 68   more

Virginia National Guard's 124th Cyber Protection Battalion Takes Charge of Task Force Echo
FORT MEADE, Maryland, Feb. 25 -- The Virginia National Guard issued the following news: Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia National Guard's Fairfax-based 124th Cyber Protection Battalion, 91st Cyber Brigade took charge of the Task Force Echo cyberspace mission during a transition of authority ceremony hosted by the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber) Feb. 21, 2020, at Fort Meade, Maryland. Over the last year three years, more than 450 Army National Guard Soldiers hav  more

Wellwood International Authorized as First International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme in BCPS
TOWSON, Maryland, Feb. 28 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: The International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) has authorized Wellwood International School as an IB World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Wellwood is the first Baltimore County Public School to earn this designation. In a letter to the school, IB Director General Siva Kumari, wrote: "As an IB World School offering the PYP, you are part of a global community of schools committed to   more

West Towson Elementary, Dumbarton Middle Win BCPS 2020 Black Saga Finals
TOWSON, Maryland, Feb. 26 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: * * * - Annual competition challenges students to learn African American history * * * The West Towson Elementary School Blue Team and Dumbarton Middle School White Team emerged as first place winners at the Baltimore County Public Schools 2019-2020 BCPS Black Saga finals, held on Feb. 22 at Loch Raven High School. Through Black Saga, teams from elementary and middle schools compete in a demonstr  more