Wednesday - September 23, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New York Newsletter for Sunday March 01, 2020 ( 201 items )  

2nd Court Ruling Will Empower Administration to Hold Hostage Critical Federal Funding for New York
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following statement on Feb. 26: The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan overturned a lower court's decision ordering the administration to release funding to New York City and seven states - Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Virginia and Rhode Island. In New York State, the decision allows the Trump administration to withhold some discretionary funding in federal law enforcement grants fr  more

350.org on JP Morgan Chase's New Climate Announcement
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The 350.org issued the following news release on Feb. 25: On its annual investor day, JPMorgan Chase announced a new climate-change policy. The announcement comes at the heels of similar initiatives by Goldman Sachs and BlackRock, and in response to unrelenting pressure from activists criticizing JPMorgan chase for being the world's biggest banker of fossil fuels. Less than a week ago, a report by two of the bank's economists warning that "climate change could produce catas  more

350.org: Civil Society Calls on Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, to Cut Off Financing of Fossil Fuels
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The 350.org issued the following news release: A coalition of environmental groups handed over a list of demands to the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni ahead of his 2020 budget speech on Wednesday. The demands to the Minister are that the climate crisis be prioritized in his budget speech and that public finance be used to drive a just transition to socially-owned renewable energy. The group singled out the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) and Industrial Developmen  more

350.org: Civil Society Protesters Call on Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, to Cut Off Financing of Fossil Fuels
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The 350.org issued the following news release: A public protest was staged earlier outside Parliament ahead of the budget speech. The protesters from various civil society groups demanded that the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni direct the country's public finance institutions to stop financing fossil fuels and promote a just transition to renewable energy. Speaking during the protest Glen Tyler-Davies, the South African Team Leader at 350Africa.org said, "We want Minist  more

51st NAACP Image Awards Illuminated Airwaves With Black Excellence
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The NAACP issued the following news release: * * * - The Telecast Saw Triple-Digit Gains with a +448% Increase in Viewers V.S. a Year Ago - On Social The #NAACPIMAGEAWARDS Nabbed the Top Spot as the #1 Most Social TV Program on Saturday * * * Saturday, the NAACP celebrated the stellar achievements of "The 51st NAACP Image Awards" winners during a special ceremony which was broadcasted LIVE on BET and simulcasted across 10 ViacomCBS networks including MTV, MTV2, VH1, Com  more

Academy of Management Perspectives Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, New York, Feb. 28 -- The Academy of Management Perspectives, a peer-reviewed journal from the Academy of Management that says it features articles and symposia that address issues concerning management and business, published research articles on the following topics in its February 2020 edition: * "An A Is An A": The New Bottom Line For Valuing Academic Research * Allegations of Mistreatment in an Era of Harm Avoidance: Taboos, Challenges, and Implications For Management *   more

Access Now Reports on 2019 Trends in Internet Shutdowns, Approaches to Defending Free Expression
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- Access Now issued the following news release: From Bolivia to Malawi, India, Sudan, and beyond, 2019 was a difficult year, online and off. Access Now's latest report looks at a trend affecting people's rights regardless of whether they are active internet users: internet shutdowns. The #KeepItOn coalition has documented an increase in internet shutdowns in 2019, including both more sustained and prolonged shutdowns and more targeted attacks on vulnerable communities. In 2  more

ACLU Issues Statement on Clearview Client List
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following statement: Over 2,200 entities, including ICE, CBP, the FBI, and a number of local law enforcement agencies, have teamed up with Clearview AI to run faces against the company's database of billions of photos, according to a company client list reviewed by Buzzfeed News. The li  more

Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Strategies in AI Era to Highlight ASMC 2020
MILPITAS, California, Feb. 25 -- SEMI, an association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the electronics industry, issued the following news release: Covering topics from yield management to metrology in the era of artificial intelligence (AI), more than 100 industry experts will deliver 35 hours of technical presentations on the latest advanced semiconductor manufacturing strategies and methodologies at SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2020), May 4-7, 2020, in  more

Albany Medical College Awarded $2.8 Million NIH Grant for Breast Cancer Research
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 27 -- Albany Medical Center, an academic health sciences center, issued the following news release: Researchers at Albany Medical College have received a $2.8 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Cancer Institute to study the biology of breast cancer at a subcellular level. The researchers will focus on the membrane-bound compartments inside cells, called endosomes. They will seek to determine how early endosomes interact with m  more

Alliance for Downtown New York Honors 18 Public Safety Officers for Remarkable Service
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The Alliance for Downtown New York issued the following news release on Feb. 27: The Alliance for Downtown New York honored 18 Public Safety Officers for their outstanding service and success in making Lower Manhattan one of the city's safest neighborhoods. The ceremony, a tradition which has been upheld for 24 years, was held this morning at Bobby Van's Grill & Steakhouse on Broad Street. Downtown Alliance President Jessica Lappin presented the awards, together with Senio  more

Alliance for Downtown New York: Reflective Crystals Brighten Up Lower Manhattan Plaza, February 28-April 15
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 -- The Alliance for Downtown New York issued the following news release: The Downtown Alliance is hosting "Oscillation," an interactive art installation created by Brooklyn-based design firm The Urban Conga at 77 Water Street's privately-owned public plaza from February 28 through April 20. The installation features oversized, multicolored crystals that reflect their surroundings and can be played like a theremin, the only musical instrument that can make sound without being   more

Alliance for Quality Education: Cuomo Staff Manhandle & Attack AQE Leaders at Clergy Breakfast
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 27 -- The Alliance for Quality Education issued the following news release: On Tuesday, Governor Cuomo's security staff forcibly removed an Alliance for Quality Education staff member from a clergy breakfast when she spoke out with two parent leaders in an effort to call the Governor's attention to the fact that New York State owes public schools $3.8 billion in unpaid Foundation Aid. Later in the day the Bronx representative of the Governor, Sophia Zayas, publicly attack  more

Alliance for Quality Education: New York Gov. Cuomo's Continuous Attempts to Eradicate Civil Rights in Education
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 28 -- The Alliance for Quality Education issued the following statement by Executive Director Jasmine Gripper in response to the comments from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as reported by Politico: "Governor Cuomo says he wants to fund schools based on need, but the biggest opposition to making that happen is the Governor himself. The 2007 Foundation Aid formula does not follow the shares agreement, yet the budget that Governor Cuomo has proposed this year adheres to shares  more

American Action Forum: Assessing Michael Bloomberg's Higher-Education Proposals
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- The American Action Forum issued the following news release: Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently released his proposal for reforming higher-education policy. His plan focuses on important areas and includes some valuable ideas, but its overall bias is toward increasing government spending before establishing what works, argue AAF's Labor Market Data Analyst Isabel Soto and Data Analyst Tom Lee. Bloomberg's plan would: * Doubl  more

American Astronomical Society Names Lisa Kaltenegger Fred Kavli Plenary Lecturer for 236th Meeting
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 -- The American Astronomical Society issued the following news release on Feb. 24: With support from the Kavli Foundation, the Vice-Presidents of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) name a special invited lecturer to kick off each semiannual AAS meeting with a presentation on recent research of great importance. At the 236th AAS meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, on 1 June 2020, the Fred Kavli Plenary Lecture will be given by Lisa Kaltenegger, Director of the Carl Sagan Inst  more

American Intellectual Property Law Association: N.Y. Developer Must Pay $6.75 Million for Destroying Graffiti
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Feb. 28 -- The American Intellectual Property Law Association issued the following news: The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on February 20, 2020, affirmed the district court's award of $6.75 million to a group of artists under the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 after a Queens, New York, developer intentionally whitewashed over their graffiti. Castillo v. G&M Realty LP, 2d Cir., No. 18-498, 2/20/20. A group of graffiti artists displayed their work at a "serie  more

American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine Issues Research Articles in March 1, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 -- The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, a journal from the American Thoracic Society that says it focuses on human biology and disease, as well as animal and in vitro studies, published research articles, including the following topics, in its March 1, 2020 edition: * Mechanical Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome during Extracorporeal Life Support. Research and Practice Original Articles: * Lung Microbiota Predict Clinical Outcome  more

American Journal of Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 -- The American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, a journal from the American Thoracic Society that says it focuses on pulmonary biology, published research articles, including the following topics, in its March 2020 edition: * Methods in Lung Microbiome Research Original Research: * Airway Resistance Caused by Sphingomyelin Synthase 2 Insufficiency in Response to Cigarette Smoke The March 2020 edition of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell & Molecula  more

American Legacy's Mobile Truck Tour Celebrating 75 Years of CIAA Tournament Basketball Powered by Toyota to Launch at Fan Fest
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: * * * - Traveling Museum to Visit CIAA Member Schools during the Month of March * * * In recognition of the CIAA Basketball Tournament's 75th Anniversary American Legacy announced the launch of its mobile truck exhibit tour celebrating the historic milestone. The CIAA mobile tour is exclusively sponsored by Toyota. "This is an exciting time for CIAA Tournament Basketball and we're extremely plea  more

American Library Association: COA Announces Accreditation Decisions Made at 2020 Midwinter Meeting
CHICAGO, Illinois, Feb. 25 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The Committee on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Continued Accreditation status was granted to the following programs (listed in alphabetical order by institution), with the next comprehensive review visit scheduled to take place in fall 2026: * Master of Science in Information Science at the Un  more

American National Standards Institute and Partner Organizations to Foster Standards Knowledge at 2020 USA Science and Engineering Festival
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: As part of its long-term effort to support standards education, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will partake in the 2020 USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 24-26, 2020, in Washington DC. The event is an opportunity for the Institute and event partners to demonstrate the power of standards and how they support the world around us, including many aspects of students' lives.   more

American National Standards Institute Remembers Matthew Zuccaro, Distinguished U.S. Army Veteran, Former Co-Chair of ANSI UASSC
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: Matthew Zuccaro, U.S. army veteran, retired president and CEO of Helicopter Association International (HAI), and industry co-chair of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC) from June 2019 until his retirement from HAI in January 2020, passed away on February 25, 2020, at age 70. ANSI extends its condolences to his family, fri  more

American National Standards Institute Seeks Comments on a Proposed New ISO Technical Committee on Lithium
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) requests feedback on a proposed new ISO standard on lithium. ANSI requests that all interested U.S. parties review the proposal and submit comments by April 3, 2020. As the lightest alkali metal element, lithium has been widely used in a variety of applications for man  more

American National Standards Institute Welcomes New Members in February 2020
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) proudly welcomes 9 new members in February 2020. Carhartt, Inc. (https://www.carhartt.com/). Dober Services, LLC (https://doberservices.com/). Keurig Dr. Pepper (https://www.keurigdrpepper.com/). NCR Corporation (https://www.ncr.com/). Sentry Air Systems, Inc. (https://www.sentryair.com/). Silicon Labs (https://www.silabs.com/). Surialke Marke  more

American National Standards Institute: U.S. Department of Labor Recognizes Apprenticeship Program for Disabled Veterans
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor formally recognized a new National Standards of Apprenticeship program for the Center for Business Acceleration (CBA) at a signing ceremony on February 12, 2020. The apprenticeship includes certificate programs accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), making it the first ANAB-accredited program for disabled veterans. The apprenticeships will be offere  more

American Review of Public Administration Journal Issues Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 -- American Review of Public Administration, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features organization and management studies, program and performance evaluation, budgeting and financial management, network governance and public service motivation from the American Society for Public Administration, published research articles on the following topics in its January 2020 edition: * Building Health Communities: Local Health Care Networks in Maryland * Do Small Local Governme  more

Amid Federal Clean Water Rollbacks, Riverkeeper Applauds Gov. Cuomo's Proposed Freshwater Wetland Protections
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 25 -- Riverkeeper issued the following news release: The Trump Administration is expected to finalize the most expansive rollback of the Clean Water Act in history, erasing decades of protections enacted by both Republican and Democratic presidents. Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo released his 2020 Executive Budget proposal focusing on environmental protection, habitat restoration and clean water defense. Riverkeeper's Legislative Advocacy Manager, Jeremy Che  more

Andrew 'Andy' Sommer Joins the Center for Reproductive Rights as Inaugural General Counsel
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release: The Center for Reproductive Rights, a global human rights organization, announced that Andrew "Andy" Sommer will become its inaugural General Counsel, serving on the Center's Executive Team and overseeing all legal, compliance, and risk management matters, as well as the nonprofit's extensive pro bono legal program. Mr. Sommer joins the Center following a 35-year career at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where  more

Annals of the American Thoracic Society Journal Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 -- The Annals of the American Thoracic Society, a peer-reviewed international online journal of the American Thoracic Society, published research articles on the following topics in its March 2020 edition: * Overview and Challenges of Bronchiolar Disorders Original Research: * The Burden of Work-related Asthma in Michigan, 1988-2018 * Dietary Patterns, Asthma, and Lung Function in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos * Lifetime Risk Factors for Pre- and Po  more

Anti-Defamation League Calls on Egypt and Oman to Remove 'Protocols' and Other Blatantly Anti-Semitic Titles From Book Fair
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following news release: ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) called on the governments of Egypt and Oman to remove a number of virulently anti-Semitic titles promoted for sale in Arabic through their annual state-run book fairs in Cairo and Muscat. Blatantly anti-Semitic books such as the notorious 19th century forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," which purports to tell of a Jewish plot to control the world, Adolf Hitler's "Mein   more

Anti-Defamation League Report: Right-Wing Extremists Killed 38 People in 2019, Far Surpassing All Other Murderous Extremists
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following news release: * * * - El Paso shooting by white supremacist capped a bloody decade for the extreme right * * * Right-wing extremists were responsible for the vast majority of extremist-related murders in the United States in 2019, with the El Paso shooting capping off a bloody decade during which the far right was responsible for 76 percent of all extremist-related murders. ADL (Anti-Defamation League)'s annual Murder and   more

Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund: Court Nullifies Approvals for 4 Residential Towers in Manhattan's Chinatown/Lower East Side
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund issued the following news release on Feb. 24: A New York Supreme Court justice ruled that the developers' plans for four high-rise towers in Manhattan's Chinatown and the Lower East Side violate the New York City Zoning Resolution and nullified the approvals needed for the proposed projects. The case, Lower East Side Organized Neighbors v. The New York City Planning Commission, was brought by the Asian American Legal Defe  more

ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance Celebrates 10 Million Cats and Dogs Sterilized Nationwide Through Clinic Mentorship Program
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals issued the following news release: This February, in recognition of National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, the ASPCA(R) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(R)) Spay/Neuter Alliance (ASNA) is celebrating a significant milestone as it reaches 10 million accumulative spay/neuter surgeries through its National Spay/Neuter Response Team (NSNRT) mentorship program. The program, which was launc  more

Bank of America Commits $100,000 Toward Hispanic Federation Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Hispanic Federation issued the following news release: * * * - After devastating earthquakes, Bank of America reinforces long-standing support for Hispanic Federation's Unidos disaster relief program and Puerto Rico's communities * * * Hispanic Federation applauds Bank of America for standing with Puerto Rico, which was struck by a series of earthquakes starting in early January. As part of an ongoing commitment to helping the island rebuild, the Bank of America Char  more

Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights In Memory of Zoe Caldwell on Friday, February 28, 2020
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The Broadway League issued the following news release: The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved actress, director, and multiple Tony Award(R) winner Zoe Caldwell, who passed away on February 16, 2020 at age 86. To commemorate her life and work, the lights of all Broadway theatres in New York will dim for one minute on Friday, February 28th at exactly 7:45pm. "Zoe Caldwell was indisputably Broadway royalty with four Tony Awards and four decades of thrilling perfor  more

CancerCare Appoints Dr. Alton Kremer and John Keating to Board of Trustees
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- CancerCare issued the following news release on Feb. 24: CancerCare, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free support services to anyone affected by cancer, is pleased to welcome two new members to their Board of Trustees, Dr. Alton "Josh" Kremer and John Keating. Dr. Kremer is a board-certified pediatrician who graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1981, where he earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry. He also holds a B.  more

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Issues Statement on Diocese of Buffalo Announcement
BUFFALO, New York, Feb. 29 -- Catholic Charities of Buffalo issued the following statement by President and CEO Deacon Steve Schumer: "The anticipated and now formal announcement by the Diocese of Buffalo regarding its pursuit of reorganization through Chapter 11 provides Catholic Charities of Buffalo another opportunity to communicate that we are a separate nonprofit organization, a distinct entity from the Diocese. As such, we are not involved or included in the process. "As a reminder to th  more

Center for Constitutional Rights: Immigrant Rights Groups Sue ICE for Immediate Release of Information Concerning Continuing Retaliation Against Immigrants in Sanctuary
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following news release: * * * - Groups File Lawsuit to Hold ICE and DOJ Accountable, Seek Documents and Transparency Regarding Targeting of Sanctuary Seekers and Activists With Excessive, Retaliatory Fines * * * Amid a week of action lead by a collective of immigrants taking sanctuary across the U.S., Austin Sanctuary Network, Free Migration Project, Grassroots Leadership, and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a la  more

Center for Inquiry: Enhanced Freethought Trail Celebrates New York State's Role in Women's Suffrage and Radical Reform
AMHERST, New York, Feb. 29 -- The Center for Inquiry issued the following news release: As Americans commemorate one hundred years of women's suffrage, the Freethought Trail, which celebrates west-central New York's rich history as a hotbed of radical reform activism, is growing into an even richer experience both in person and online. The Freethought Trail, a project of the Center for Inquiry's Council for Secular Humanism, is both a real-life historical experience and a deeply researched we  more

Center for Reproductive Rights: Virginia Legislature Removes Medically Unnecessary Barriers to Abortion Access
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release on Feb. 27: The Virginia General Assembly passed the Reproductive Health Protection Act, which will expand access to abortion care by repealing medically unnecessary restrictions that have made it difficult for Virginians to access safe and legal abortion care for years. The Act strikes down the following restrictions: * The Two-Trip Mandatory Delay Law: A law forcing pregnant people to undergo an unnece  more

Center for Science in the Public Interest: Transparency Advocates Win Victory for Public Access to Clinical Trial Data
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest issued the following news release: A ruling from a federal judge yesterday will dramatically expand the public's right to access results of clinical trials studying drugs and medical devices. The ruling is the latest development in a lawsuit brought by the Yale Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) and NYU Technology Law & Policy (TLP) Clinics on behalf of Charles Seife and Dr. Peter Lurie, with the support of the Yale C  more

Children's Rights Issues Statement on Vulnerable Youth Protection Act
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 -- Children's Rights issued the following statement on Feb. 28: Georgia lawmakers again proposed a bill that, if passed, would harm vulnerable transgender and gender nonconforming children. Ironically, the bill is called the "Vulnerable Youth Protection Act". If passed, the bill would ban accepted and expected medical care to Georgia's transitioning youth. Specifically, the bill would make it a felony for any licensed medical professional to provide a minor with treatments inc  more

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: In New York, Elder Christofferson Praises People of Faith for Their Leavening Influence
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 29 -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints issued the following news release: In New York City, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke at a charity event and emphasized the many contributions that religious individuals make to the communities in which they live. "Religious faith, freely exercised, promotes civic virtue and is vital to strong, flourishing communities," said   more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Christina Renna Foundation Donates $38k to Study Sarcoma
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, Feb. 28 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: On January 25th, the Christina Renna Foundation (CRF) donated $38,000 to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) at its 13th annual Angel's Wish Gala. The funds will go to continued research into rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a rare and often fatal form of pediatric cancer. In total, CRF has donated $330,000 to research at CSHL. "CRF is extremely proud to fund the Sarcoma Research Initiative led by Dr  more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Extra Chromosomes in Cancers Can Be Good or Bad
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, Feb. 25 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: Cancer cells are notorious for their genetic disarray. A tumor cell can contain an abundance of DNA mutations and most have the wrong number of chromosomes. A missing or extra copy of a single chromosome creates an imbalance called aneuploidy, which can skew the activity of hundreds or thousands of genes. As cancer progresses, so does aneuploidy. Some advanced tumors can harbor cells that have   more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Indian Journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani Receives Death Threats After BJP Officials Share Edited Video
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Bharatiya Janata Party officials must cease inciting online harassment against journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani, and Indian authorities should ensure that threats against journalists are taken seriously, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Sherwani, a senior editor at the news website The Wire, told CPJ in a phone interview that officials in the ruling party and their supporters are intentionally spreadi  more

Company Announces First Results From Trial of Masitinib in Progressive MS
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: AB Science announced in a press releaseinitial, positive results from a later-stage clinical trial of oral masitinib involving people with primary progressive MS and "non-active" secondary progressive MS. * The announced results, based on a subgroup of 301 trial participants over 3 years, suggested that masitinib was beneficial in slowing disease progression compared to inactive placebo, as measured by the   more

Congressman Suozzi Honors Regeneron Scholars at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, Feb. 27 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: Congressman Tom Suozzi of New York's third congressional district visited Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) on February 24, 2020. He congratulated over twenty high school students from local school districts who were named Regeneron finalists and scholars. Among the recipients were two participants in CSHL's Partners for the Future program. The Regeneron Science Talent Search is a STEM comp  more

Consumer Reports: DOJ/FTC Proposed Update to Vertical Merger Guidelines Needs More Work, More Relevance to Marketplace
YONKERS, New York, Feb. 29 -- Consumer Reports issued the following news release on Feb. 28: Consumer Reports has filed comments with the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission in response to a proposal to update their Enforcement Guidelines for assessing vertical mergers under the antitrust laws. These are mergers that combine two companies that operate at different levels in a supply and marketing chain, and therefore do, or could, do business with each other. The updated Vertical  more

Consumer Reports: Investigation Finds Allstate's Secret Algorithm Resulted in 'Suckers List' of Drivers Deemed Unlikely to Shop for Better Deals
YONKERS, New York, Feb. 26 -- Consumer Reports issued the following news release on Feb. 25: A joint investigation by Consumer Reports and The Markup sheds light on how a controversial plan pushed by Allstate in Maryland could be functioning in other states that have allowed the company's customer "retention model." The groups found that Allstate would have saddled Maryland customers paying the most expensive premiums with big increases that it wasn't willing to pass on to thriftier customers w  more

Council for Responsible Nutrition, ACI to Present 8th Annual Legal Forum on Dietary Supplements
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 -- The Council for Responsible Nutrition issued the following news release: The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, and the American Conference Institute (ACI), will hold the 8th annual Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements, in New York City at the Intercontinental New York Times Square on June 23-25. Steve Mister, president and CEO, CRN, and Scott Bass, partn  more

Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR NY Condemn Michael Bloomberg's 'Doubling-Down' in Defense of His, NYPD's Illegal Spying on Muslims
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and the New York chapter of CAIR (CAIR-NY) condemned former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's "doubling-down" in defense of his and the New York Police Department's (NYPD) unconstitutional religious profiling of and mass spying on Muslim communities under his administration. Tha  more

Counter Extremism Project Cryptocurrency Study Findings to Be Presented at March 25 Event in Berlin, Germany
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: The findings of a new cryptocurrency study conducted by the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) and Berlin Risk will be presented March 25 at a public event in Berlin, Germany held in conjunction with the Germany Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). Daniel Thelesklaf, director of the Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland, Federal Department of Justice and Poli  more

Counter Extremism Project: Alleged Shooter in Deadly German Attacks Celebrated by White Supremacists on Telegram
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. This week, white supremacist Telegram channels and chan-style imageboards celebrated the alleged shooter in two deadly attacks in Hanau, Germany that left nine dead. Additionally, CEP located ISIS content on Telegra.ph, and also locate  more

Counter Extremism Project: Uncertainty in Afghan Leadership Clouding Path Forward on Permanent Peace
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: Last Friday, the Trump Administration and the Taliban reached an agreement to reduce violence in Afghanistan. However, one major obstacle the current peace process faces is the confirmation of Ashraf Ghani's second term win as president of Afhganistan. The Afghan government remains locked in a political crisis as opposition candidate Abdullah Abdullah declared himself the winner of the recent disputed Afghan e  more

Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking: Can 360 Video Experiences Benefit Affect?
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, Feb. 26 -- Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking issued the following news release: A new study has shown that experiencing personalized experiences in a virtual reality setting can improve affect among university students. The study, which also showed that the use of personalized 360 video experiences is feasible for use in hospitalized patients to improve affect, is published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal from Ma  more

Doctors Without Borders Scales Up Response to Massive Humanitarian Crisis in Northwestern Syria
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news on Feb. 28: The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is preparing to urgently scale up medical assistance and aid distribution to thousands of people displaced in northwestern Syria and is asking Turkish authorities to immediately facilitate the movement of MSF staff and essential supplies. Since December 1, 2019, more than 948,00  more

Dozens of Moms Demand Action Volunteers Go to Statehouse to Support Secure Storage Legislation Amid Walkouts
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 29 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: On Wednesday, dozens of volunteers with the Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, arrived at the statehouse for a scheduled "second reading" of House Bill 4005 - secure storage legislation - only to find empty seats and absent lawmakers at the State Capitol. The House reading of the bill was  more

Environmental Defense Fund: Bipartisan Senate Innovation Package Takes Useful Steps Towards Smart Climate Policy
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following statement by Elizabeth Gore, senior vice president of political affairs: "Environmental Defense Fund supports S.2657, the American Energy Innovation Act, introduced by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski and Ranking Member Joe Manchin. Spurring innovation in a wide range of low- and zero-carbon technologies will be a critical component of fighting climate change efficiently while investing in Ameri  more

Environmental Defense Fund: EU Countries Coordinate Position for UN Aviation-Climate Meeting
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following news release: * * * - EDF Urges: Make CORSIA Work * * * EU high-level government representatives will be aligning their negotiating position on the single most important program to tackle aviation's climate impact. The governing Council of the UN's International Civil Aviation Organization, in a meeting that starts next week, is slated to adopt key decisions on its flagship Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for Int  more

Environmental Defense Fund: Trump Administration Proposal Would Keep Americans in the Dark on Climate Impacts
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following news release on Feb. 25: * * * - EDF joins hundreds of others to testify against proposed NEPA changes * * * EDF joined hundreds of Americans at a public hearing in Washington, DC on proposed changes that would significantly weaken the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), America's bedrock environmental law, including by limiting what agencies can study and how much Americans learn about the climate impact of the f  more

Environmental Defense Fund: Trump Administration Undermines New York and New Jersey Coastal Resilience Effort
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following news release: * * * - Army Corps coastal study should be improved, not halted, EDF and 40 partners tell lawmakers * * * EDF was one of over 40 organizations requesting that state and federal lawmakers in New York and New Jersey fund and improve the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) New York New Jersey Harbors and Tributaries Study (NYNJHATS). The Corps has worked on NYNJHATS since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region  more

Episcopal Relief & Development: Supporting the South Sudanese Relief & Development Agency
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The Episcopal Relief and Development issued the following news release: Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the South Sudanese Relief & Development Agency (SSUDRA), the relief & development agency of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan (ECSS), as they respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. SSUDRA is providing assistance through an integrated multi-diocese program that serves 600 displaced households. Since July 2019, South Sudan has experienced  more

Famed Author, Oscar-Winner John Irving to Speak at Nov. Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention
MADISON, Wisconsin, Feb. 28 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is delighted to announce that acclaimed author and Oscar-winner John Irving has agreed to speak at FFRF's 43rd annual convention in San Antonio. Irving will receive FFRF's Emperor Has No Clothes Award, for statements such as this remark in a New York Times op-ed in June 2019: "Freedom of religion in the United States also means freedom from religion." He w  more

Family and Children's Association Celebrates Long Island Nets Partnership During 135 Days of Giving Campaign
MINEOLA, New York, Feb. 29 -- Family and Children's Association issued the following news release: FCA, Mineola nonprofit, launched their 135 Days of Giving Campaign earlier this month. This initiative is based on the organization's 135th anniversary and focuses on strengthening FCA's programs that provide services and resources to Long Island's most vulnerable children, families, seniors, and communities. What started as the Temporary Home for Children orphanage, has evolved into a bi-county,   more

Family Equality Launches Online LGBTQ Plus Inclusive Workplaces Training for Human Resource Professionals and Employers
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The Family Equality Council issued the following news release on Feb. 26: Family Equality announced the launch of a new virtual training module to help employers to build welcoming and supportive workplaces for LGBTQ+ employees. Through three interactive chapters delivered online, business owners and human resource professionals will learn advanced concepts and concrete tools that can be implemented right away in their workplaces using videos, quizzes, articles, and downloa  more

Food Bank for New York City Names Leslie Gordon as New President & CEO
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Food Bank For New York City issued the following news: * * * - Dynamic leader brings decades of experience creating a better life for people to one of the nation's largest hunger-relief organizations * * * Food Bank for New York City's Board of Directors has selected Leslie Gordon as the organization's new President and Chief Executive Officer. For more than a decade, Leslie has led efforts to feed our neighbors in need in New York City and surrounding communities. M  more

Food Bank Responds to Lifted Injunction Allowing Public Charge Changes to Take Effect
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Food Bank For New York City issued the following statement on Feb. 25: Yesterday, the Supreme Court lifted the injunctions stopping the Trump Administration's Public Charge rule change that attempts to create a wealth test for immigrants seeking legal permanent residence. New York's network of food pantry and soup kitchens has already reported that fear is causing immigrant community members to avoid food assistance for which they qualify. Food Bank For New York City P  more

For Five Years Running, Local Initiatives Support Corp. is Recognized as an ImpactAssets 50!
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Local Initiatives Support Corp. issued the following news release on Feb. 25: LISC has been recognized as an ImpactAssets 50 2020 (IA 50) Fund. This marks the fifth consecutive year that LISC has been selected as an IA 50 fund, and the ninth year ImpactAssets has selected funds. IA 50 2020 saw a record number of applications. Fund managers included in the IA 50 2020 manage an estimated $39.8 billion in assets devoted to creating positive social and environmental impact.  more

Fragomen and BritishAmerican Business Publish Brexit Immigration Guide for International Companies Doing Business in the UK
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- BritishAmerican Business issued the following news: BritishAmerican Business (BAB) and Fragomen have published an immigration-focused guide for international companies doing business in the UK. Moving My Workers Post-Brexit sets out the current state of play for UK-EU immigration, including the key considerations businesses with operations in the UK need to be making during the transition period, set to last until 31 December 2020. It also provides a helpful summary of th  more

Girl Scouts Calls on Business Partners to Commit to Gender Parity
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- Girl Scouts of the USA issued the following news release: * * * - Accenture, Ernst & Young, and SAP are first major corporations to sign on to Girl Scouts' Fair Play, Equal Pay gender parity initiative, committing to achieve 30% female leadership by 2030. * * * Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced Fair Play, Equal Pay(TM), a new gender parity initiative that will engage businesses to take action now to help build a more equitable future for girls. Industry leaders an  more

Girl Scouts of the USA: Invest in Girls During National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, February 28-March 1
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- Girl Scouts of the USA issued the following news release: * * * - Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls become entrepreneurs and earn money to power their own opportunities and adventures. * * * Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) will celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend February 28-March 1. The annual occasion honors the achievements of young entrepreneurs across the United States--Girl Scouts who run successful cookie booth and door-to-door cookie sales as w  more

Greenpeace Responds to JPMorgan Chase Arctic Lending Announcement
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- Greenpeace issued the following news release: JPMorgan Chase announced the details of a new climate policy that would prohibit the financing of additional oil and gas developments in the Arctic, and restrict lending to coal firms. The revised policy from the United States's largest bank comes on the heels of those made by Goldman Sachs and BlackRock, as well as a dozen other banks around the globe. While Chase announced this change, it avoided mentioning that it will conti  more

Guttmacher Institute Selects Dr. Aletha Y. Akers as Vice President for Research
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The Guttmacher Institute issued the following news release on Feb. 26: Dr. Herminia Palacio, President and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute, announced that Dr. Aletha Y. Akers has been selected to serve as the Institute's new Vice President for Research, following a competitive and extensive search. Dr. Akers will lead the Institute's talented and widely respected team of scientists as they carry out rigorous, innovative and timely research to advance sexual and reproductive  more

Hofstra, Northwell Announce New Undergraduate Nursing Degree
HEMPSTEAD, New York, Feb. 26 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Hofstra University and Northwell Health are launching a new undergraduate nursing program to address a nursing shortage fueled by an aging population and the growth of community-based health care. The Bachelor of Science degree in nursing marks the latest expansion of the Hofstra Northwell partnership, which includes the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physic  more

Human Rights Council Must Hold Urgent Session on Idlib - International Rescue Committee
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following news release: The UN Human Rights Council holds its first session of 2020, starting off with a high-level segment at Ministerial level. The International Rescue Committee calls on the Council to take this opportunity with the presence of Ministers of HRC Member States to immediately convene a special session on the crisis in Idlib. Over 900,000 Syrians have been displaced since December, more than half of whom are ch  more

Hundreds of Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Volunteers Call for Gun Safety at Michigan Statehouse
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 29 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: On Tuesday, over 300 volunteers with the Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, urged lawmakers to take action to help keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. During the day, volunteers from across the state held 70 meetings with lawmakers. WLNS - Lan  more

IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, a peer-reviewed journal from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * Analysis of Minima for Geodesic and Chordal Cost for a Minimal 2-D Pose-Graph SLAM Problem * Attack Analysis and Resilient Control Design for Discrete-Time Distributed Multi-Agent Systems * Benchmarking Cluttered Robot Pick-and-Place Manipulation With the Box and Blocks Test   more

IEEE Transactions on Automation Science & Engineering Journal Issues Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, a journal that says it features approaches from computer science, control systems, electrical, mathematics, mechanical engineering and operations research from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, published research articles, including the following topics, in its January 2020 edition: * ARM: Toward Adaptive and Robust Model for Reputation Aggregation * Context-Sensitive Modeling and Analysis of Cyber-Physical M  more

Innocence Project: United State Supreme Court Denies Cert Petition in Death Row Case of Rodney Reed
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The Innocence Project issued the following news release on Feb. 24: The United States Supreme Court denied a cert petition by Rodney Reed asking the Court to review a Texas Court of Criminal Appeals' rejection of critical evidence of innocence in his 1998 conviction for the murder of Stacey Stites. The petition asked the United States Supreme Court to review new and comprehensive evidence of innocence that both negates the state's case against Reed, and confirms the police  more

Insurance Information Institute: U.S. Homeowners Insurers Given Record-High Satisfaction Score
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: U.S. homeowners who filed an insurance claim last year cumulatively gave their insurers record-high customer satisfaction ratings after being surveyed by J.D. Power, according to the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I). U.S. homeowners insurers were given a record-high score of 881 (on a 1,000-point scale) in the just-released J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Property Claims Satisfaction Study. It examined f  more

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility: New Slate of ESG Proposals at Amazon Signal Ongoing Shareholder Concerns
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility issued the following news release: Investors in Amazon ($AMZN) have again filed multiple shareholder proposals in an attempt to elevate a variety of environmental, social and governance concerns to the attention of the board and fellow shareholders. The twelve proposals highlighted were filed by ICCR members and partner organizations and are a subset of at least 14 filed at the company for inclusion in the 2020 proxy. In  more

International Federation of Accountants Releases the Third Installment of 'Exploring the IESBA Code'
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 -- The International Federation of Accountants' International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board issued the following news release: IFAC released the latest installment of its Exploring the IESBA Code educational series: The Conceptual Framework-Step 2, Evaluating Threats. Exploring the IESBA Code is a twelve-month series providing an in-depth look at the International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including International Independence Standards) (the Code).  more

International Federation of Accountants: New Report Reveals the Ideal Accounting Practices for Governments to Deliver Transparency for Their Citizens
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The International Federation of Accountants' International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board issued the following news release: A report issued jointly by ACCA and IFAC, Is cash still king? Maximising the benefits of accrual information in the public sector, not only confirms that a complete public sector transition to accrual accounting will serve the public interest, but also contains 30 specific recommendations to improve accrual implementation. Good decision-maki  more

International Rescue Committee: Remain in Mexico Policy Has Put Most Vulnerable in Harm's Way
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following statement by Immigration Director Olga Byrne: * * * - Injunction a Welcome Development * * * The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals blocking the Trump Administration's Remain in Mexico policy, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by lifting the emergency stay and affirming a previous decision of the federal district court to issue   more

International Rescue Committee: UN Security Council Call for Ceasefire in Idlib, Support Cross Border Aid
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following statement on Feb. 27 by President and CEO David Miliband: The UN Security Council will meet again to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Despite calls for a ceasefire from UN officials, heads of government, and the Syrian people themselves, the Council has failed to unite around this most basic aspect of its mandate - protecting civilians and ensuring humanitarian aid reaches those in need. "As the UN Security C  more

International Swaps and Derivatives Association Launches New Consultation on Pre-cessation Fallbacks
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association issued the following news release: The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) has launched a new consultation on how to implement pre-cessation fallbacks for derivatives. ISDA announced its decision to consult on pre-cessation issues on February 5, following statements from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA) and LCH that provided additional information to the  more

Journal of Clinical Microbiology Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Edition
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 -- The Journal of Clinical Microbiology, a journal that says it features laboratory diagnosis of human and animal infections from the American Society for Microbiology, published research articles, including the following topics, in its March 2020 edition: * Cerebrospinal Fluid Findings Are Poor Predictors of Appropriate FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Utilization in Pediatric Patients * Comparison of Three Commercial Tools for Metagenomic Shotgun Sequencing Analysi  more

Lambda Legal Issues Statement on Mourns Killing of Transgender Woman in Puerto Rico
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- Lambda Legal issued the following statement by Senior Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan after news of Neulisa 'Alexa' Luciano Ruiz's murder in a possible hate crime in Puerto Rico: "This is a horrific murder, one that by all appearances was motivated by bigotry and transphobia. A transgender woman in Puerto Rico was mocked, harassed and then murdered for the simple act of using the women's bathroom - the one consistent with her identity. We must recognize: Bigotry kills. Tran  more

Lambda Legal Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Lower Court Ruling & Reject Religion as Legal Grounds for Discrimination
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- Lambda Legal issued the following statement by Senior Counsel Karen L. Loewy: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, an appeal by Catholic Social Services (CSS), a taxpayer-funded child welfare agency, which claims a constitutional right to turn away same-sex couples seeking to provide loving homes to children in the public foster care system. CSS argues that the agency should not have to comply with the City of Philadelphia's non-discriminati  more

Leaders in Youth, Minority Outreach Join Audubon's National Board of Directors
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The National Audubon Society issued the following news: * * * - One of the nation's largest grassroots conservation nonprofits elects new directors to help usher in younger, more diverse wave of members and supporters. * * * In January 2020, the National Audubon Society welcomed Dean Fischer, founder and chairman emeritus of West Monroe Partners, and Steffanie Munguia, biologist and Audubon's Pan-Flyway regional director, to its national board of directors. The newest b  more

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Short-Term Health Plans Leave Patients Vulnerable to Major Medical Bills, According to New Research
WHITE PLAINS, New York, Feb. 26 -- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society issued the following news release: * * * - LLS cautions consumers to be wary of short-term plans and urges state and federal policymakers to protect patients * * * The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) released new research which shows the significant financial costs facing consumers treated for five serious conditions while enrolled in short-term health plans: lymphoma, heart attack, lung cancer, diabetes and mental health  more

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: Issues 2020 - Progressive Proposals Prop Up Professional Class
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: * * * - Proposals like free college, Medicare for All, and student debt forgiveness would disproportionately benefit high earners * * * Progressive candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination tend to argue that their proposals would benefit lower-income Americans by redistributing vast sums of upper-class wealth. A close examination of these proposals, however, shows that far more be  more

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: New Study Highlights Overlap in Earnings Between High School and College Graduates
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: * * * - A college degree is not the only path to a high-paying job * * * When it comes to higher education, the typical approach is to assume that more is better, whether that means "free college" or simply increasing access for more students. But according to a new Manhattan Institute report by policy analyst Connor Harris, the college payoff isn't so simple. His original analysis of U.S. Cen  more

Memorial Sloan Kettering Awards & Appointments
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center issued the following news release: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announces the following awards and appointments: Sergio Giralt Is Named Deputy Division Head of the Division of Hematologic Malignancies Sergio Giralt, MD, Chief of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service (BMT) and Melvin Berlin Family Chair in Multiple Myeloma, was appointed Deputy Division Head of the Division of Hematologic Malignancies. Since 201  more

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, Inc. Renews Partnerships With Takeda, Bridge Medicines, LLC
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center issued the following news release: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), The Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medicine announced that the Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, Inc. (Tri-I TDI) has renewed its collaborations with partners Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) and Bridge Medicines. A pioneering academic-industry collaboration, the Tri-I TDI was established in 2013 to expedite   more

Met Orchestra to Tour Internationally in June 2021, for the First Time in Almost 20 Years
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- Metropolitan Opera issued the following news release: The Metropolitan Opera announces that the Met Orchestra will tour Europe in the summer of 2021, immediately following its annual residency at Carnegie Hall. With all performances conducted by the Met's Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the tour includes stops at the Barbican Centre in London on June 29, 2021; the Philharmonie in Paris on June 30 and July 1, 2021; and the Festspielhaus in Bade  more

Metropolitan Opera: A New Production of Wagner's Der Fliegende Hollander Opens March 2
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- Metropolitan Opera issued the following news release: The Metropolitan Opera presents a new production of Wagner's early masterpiece Der Fliegende Hollander on March 2, 2020, with performances continuing through March 27. Valery Gergiev conducts the new staging from director Francois Girard, whose interpretation is centered on the young woman Senta's obsession with a portrait of the Dutchman. Evgeny Nikitin stars in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail t  more

Michael J. Fox Foundation Launches 2020 Fox Trot 5K Run/Walk Series to Raise $1.2M for Parkinson's Disease Research
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research issued the following news release: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) announced the launch of its fourth annual Fox Trot 5K Run/Walk Series. The series of eight community events across the United States invites runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to lace up their sneakers in support of a cure for Parkinson's disease. The 2020 Fox Trot 5K season will officially kick off on Sunday, Mar  more

Moms Demand Action Applaud Washington House, Senate for City Gun Violence Prevention in Proposed 2020 Supplemental Budget
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 25 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the Washington House and Washington Senate included proposed funding for city gun violence prevention programs in the proposed 2020 supplemental operating budget. This funding would provide community-based organizations,  more

Moms Demand Action Applauds House Committee for Legislation to Establish Washington Office of Firearm Violence Prevention
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 29 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, and Community Passageways released the following statement after the Washington House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee passed SB 6288, legislation to establish the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention. The office would promote effective state an  more

Moms Demand Action Applauds Oregon House Committee for Advancing Legislation to Require Secure Storage of Firearms
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 25 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the Oregon House Rules Committee advanced House Bill 4005, legislation to require secure firearm storage. The bill now moves on to the House floor for consideration: "Legislation requiring firearms be stored secu  more

Moms Demand Action Applauds Virginia Legislature for Passing Gun Safety Legislation
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 27 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after both chambers of the Virginia legislature advanced a slate of gun safety bills, including legislation to close dangerous gaps in Virginia's background check laws and extreme risk legislation, which would empower l  more

Moms Demand Action Issues Statement Responding to Shooting at Milwaukee Campus of Molson Coors
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 27 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement: The Wisconsin chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to a shooting on the Milwaukee campus of Molson Coors: "It's another dark day in Wisconsin," said Andrea Fischer, a volunteer with Wisconsin Moms Demand Action. "Our thoughts are with everyone affecte  more

Moms Demand Action Responds After Guns in Schools Legislation Advanced by House Committee
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 28 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the Missouri House Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education passed HB 1961, a dangerous bill that would require every Missouri public school to have a teacher, administrator, or volunteer armed with a firea  more

Moms Demand Action Responds After Iowa House Advances Legislation to Put More Guns in Public Buildings
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 29 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after the Iowa State House passed HF 2502, legislation that would harshly punish local elected officials for taking action on gun violence and effectively force guns into public buildings. In the meantime, lawmakers h  more

Moms Demand Action Responds to Gov. Lee's Permitless Carry Bill Introduction
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 28 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after Governor Bill Lee held a press conference to introduce a permitless carry bill that would allow people to carry a loaded handgun in public without a permit. "It's common sense th  more

Moms Demand Action Responds to Virginia Senate Committee Advancing Gun Safety Legislation
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 25 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced strong gun safety legislation, including legislation to close dangerous gaps in Virginia's background check laws and empower law enforcement to seek extreme risk protection   more

Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Statement on Stand Your Ground Hearing in Ohio House
MANHATTAN, New York, Feb. 27 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statements after the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee hearing on destructive Stand Your Ground legislation. The bill, HB 381, would upend traditional self-defense law in Ohio and allow a person to  more

Moravian Church Leaders Turn to Full Communion Partner Episcopal Church for Assistance With Anti-Racism Work
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Episcopal Church issued the following news: Leaders from the Northern Province of the Moravian Church met with Dr. Catherine Meeks, executive director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, in Atlanta, Georgia, as part of a January pilgrimage to Montgomery, Alabama. The journey was the result of an inquiry from February 2019, when the Northern Province of the Moravian Church was discerning how to make progress in anti-racism training for their clergy. They tur  more

NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Issues Statement on Emmett Till Antilynching Act
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following statement on Feb. 27: Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. The bill, which passed by a vote of 410-4, makes lynching a federal hate crime. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) applauds the advancement of this long overdue important legislation - and urges the Senate to immediately take up and pass the bill. "Lynchin  more

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Co-Counsel File Lawsuit Challenging Pennsylvania's Prison-Based Gerrymandering Scheme
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the NAACP, and Ballard Spahr filed a lawsuit challenging the practice of "prison-based gerrymandering" in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of plaintiffs the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference, Philadelphia NAACP, University of Pennsylvan  more

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: Civil Rights Groups Seek Critical Information on Trump's Muslim and African Ban
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: Muslim Advocates and the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking crucial information about the Trump administration's recently expanded Muslim Ban. Proclamation 9983, which took effect last Friday, imposes immigration and travel restrictions on six African and Asian countries, all of which have significant Muslim populations. T  more

NAIOP: Demand for Industrial Real Estate Projected to Remain Strong in 2020
HERNDON, Virginia, Feb. 27 -- NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, issued the following news: The NAIOP Research Foundation has revised its projections for industrial demand upward in a new report released. The previous report, released in the third quarter of 2019, forecasted decreased demand into mid-2021 due to a lagging supply of available space and economic uncertainty. However, as trade disputes ease and the economy remains strong, industrial demand is expected to re  more

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Eliot Engel for Re-Election to Congress
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 -- NARAL Pro-Choice America issued the following news release: * * * - Incumbent for New York's 16th Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation's Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group * * * NARAL Pro-Choice America announced its endorsement of Representative Eliot Engel in his campaign for re-election to represent New York's 16th Congressional District. "Representative Engel has a proven record of fighting for New York women and families and is a steadfast ally in   more

National Association of Scholars File Amicus Brief for Appeal of Students for Fair Admissions V. Harvard College
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The National Association of Scholars issued the following news release: The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has filed an amicus brief in support of Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) in their appeal of the ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, which rejected SFFA's claim that Harvard discriminates against Asian applicants. NAS argues that this ruling should be reversed because the District Court erred in its deference to Harvard. The  more

National Basketball Association 2K League Moves to Manhattan Studio for 2020 Season
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The National Basketball Association issued the following news release: The NBA 2K League announced that the NBA 2K League Studio is moving to Manhattan for the 2020 season and unveiled the league's complete season schedule. The NBA 2K League will occupy a 13,600 square-foot space located at 508 West 37th Street in Manhattan with a capacity of 200 people. The new NBA 2K League Studio will feature revamped audience seating that reflects the circular competition format unique  more

National Employment Law Project: With 'Joint Employer' Rule, President Trump NLRB Sides With Corporations Again
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The National Employment Law Project issued the following statement on Feb. 25 by Executive Director Rebecca Dixon in response to the National Labor Relations Board's final rule, announced, rolling back "joint employer" protections for workers: * * * - Final Rule Lets Bosses Outsource Responsibility for Workers * * * "When a company calls the shots at a workplace, it should be responsible to the people who work there--no matter if the company obtained those workers by con  more

National Institute for Reproductive Health Issues Statement on Reproductive Health Protection Act
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The National Institute for Reproductive Health issued the following statement on Feb. 27: Andrea Miller, president of the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH), released the following statement after the Virginia House of Delegates passed the Reproductive Health Protection Act, following passage by the Virginia Senate. The bill, once signed into law, will remove political interference between a patient and their doctor and eliminate medically unnecessary restric  more

National Kidney Foundation Applauds Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage Legislation Introduced in the U.S. Senate
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The National Kidney Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Quotes for attribution to National Kidney Foundation * * * "The National Kidney Foundation applauds Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) for introducing legislation in the U.S. Senate to extend Medicare coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant patients. This legislation (S. 3353) represents a significant change that will greatly help save patients' lives an  more

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Novel Device Measures Function With Finger and Foot Tapping - Further Study Planned
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: Researchers at the University of California, San Diego report that a novel device combining several sensors was able to measure function, correlating strongly with the EDSS, the standard measure of disability progression in MS. Participants wore a small band on the forearm or calf, then completed 20 finger or foot taps. Data from multiple sensors, measuring acceleration, rotation, and nerve impulse activity,  more

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Research Update From ACTRIMS Forum
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: This year's meeting of the Americas Committee for the Treatment and Research of MS (ACTRIMS Forum) in West Palm Beach, Florida got underway. Here are a few highlights - follow the links provided below to read the scientific summaries (abstracts). The theme of ACTRIMS Forum this year is Networks. As explained by co-chair Dr. Tanuja Chitnis (Brigham and Women's Hospital), this encompasses many aspects of MS r  more

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Spanish Version of Cognitive Rehabilitation Technique Improves Learning in Small Study
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: Researchers from the Kessler Foundation conducted a small trial testing a Spanish version of the Story Memory Technique, which involves the use of imagery and context-based memory training. Ten participants using the technique showed significantly greater improvements in learning and life satisfaction than 10 people in a control group. This study was funded by the National Institute on Disability Independent  more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: Seniors More Frequently Turning to Cannabis
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: Cannabis use is increasing among those ages 65 and older, according to data published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers affiliated with the New York School of Medicine assessed trends in self-reported cannabis use among seniors. They reported that 4.2 percent of seniors acknowledged engaging in past-year cannabis consumption in 2018, up from 2.4 percent in 2015 an  more

National Racial Justice Organizations Join Together to Map Hardest-to-Count Communities of Color for 2020 Census
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- Race Forward issued the following news release: A broad-based collaborative of racial equity organizations, are uniting to support a shared goal of a complete count of all communities of color through the 2020 Census. The groups - Advancement Project, National Office (AP), Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Demos, Faith in Action (FIA), National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Nat  more

Natural Resources Defense Council Issues Statement on EPA Budget Cut
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following statement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler will testify before the U.S. House subcommittee on environment and climate change to argue in support of President Trump's devastating proposed 27% cut to the agency's budget. The proposal would slash staff to the lowest level in 35 years. It would reduce or eliminate vital aid our states depend on to enforce the laws Congress has passed t  more

Natural Resources Defense Council Issues Statement on Mixed Energy Package
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following statement: The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee introduced a bipartisan energy package that combines elements of several dozen previously considered bills addressing the nation's energy supply, renewable energy, electricity grid, conservation and mining. Following is a statement from Alexandra Adams, senior director of Federal Affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council: "In the face of a growing  more

Natural Resources Defense Council Sues Over Energy Dept.'s Illegal Refusal to Update Light Bulb Energy-Saving Standards
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following news release on Feb. 25: The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) asked a federal court to force the U.S. Department of Energy to implement updated energy-saving standards for nearly every household light bulb sold in America. The government's repeated, illegal defiance of a 2007 law requiring that new bulbs offered for sale be more efficient as of the start of this year will raise consumer utility bills and wor  more

New Balance and National Basketball Association Announce Multiyear Global Agreement
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The National Basketball Association issued the following news release: The National Basketball Association (NBA) and New Balance Athletics, Inc. (New Balance) announced a new multiyear agreement that will make the global athletic brand an official marketing partner of the NBA. "New Balance officially re-entered basketball when NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard walked on court for the NBA All-Star Game in 2019," said Chris Davis, Vice President of Global Marketing at New Balance  more

New York Civil Liberties Union Issues Statement on Smart Schools Bond Act
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement by Education Policy Center Director Johanna Miller: Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the approval of $111 million for 133 new Smart Schools Bond Act, including $51.5 million for high-tech security projects like the facial recognition system currently running in the Lockport City School District. "The amount of funding for high-tech security projects approved today is greater than the amount for classroom tech, pr  more

New York State Bar Association Succeeds in Getting Mental Health Question Removed From NY Bar Application
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 27 -- The New York State Bar Association issued the following news release on Feb. 26: A New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) proposal that would remove mental health-related questions from the state bar application has been approved by the New York State Unified Court System. Chief Judge Janet DiFiore made the announcement today during her State of the Judiciary address. New York becomes just the 11th state to protect the well-being of law school students by removing   more

New York State United Teachers 'Fund Our Future' Bus Tour Draws Attention to Underfunding of Albany Schools
LATHAM, New York, Feb. 28 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: New York State United Teachers visited the City School District of Albany earlier to draw attention to the severe impact a lack of state funding has had on schools in Albany, the Capital Region and across the state. Union activists are also highlighting the need for new revenues that will enable the state to tackle educational inequality, and other pressing needs. Meeting with local union leaders  more

New York State United Teachers 'Fund Our Future' Bus Tour Draws Attention to Underfunding of Schools in Ellenville, Kingston
ELLENVILLE, New York, Feb. 29 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release on Feb. 28: New York State United Teachers is visiting schools in Ellenville and Kingston to draw attention to the severe impact a lack of state funding has had on schools across the region and across the state. Union activists also are highlighting the need for new revenues that will enable the state to tackle educational inequality and other pressing needs. Meeting with local union leaders a  more

New York State United Teachers Brings 'Fund Our Future' Bus Tour to Albany Thursday
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 27 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: New York State United Teachers will bring its Fund Our Future statewide bus tour to the City School District of Albany on Thursday with a stop at Sheridan Preparatory Academy. The goal is to draw attention to the severe impact a lack of state funding has had on schools in Albany, the Capital Region and across the state. Union activists will also highlight the need for new revenues that will enable  more

New York State United Teachers Brings 'Fund Our Future' Bus Tour to Ellenville and Kingston Friday
ELLENVILLE, New York, Feb. 28 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: New York State United Teachers is bringing its Fund Our Future statewide bus tour to Ellenville and Kingston on Friday to draw attention to the severe impact a lack of state funding has had on schools across the region and across the state. Union activists will also highlight the need for new revenues that will enable the state to tackle educational inequality and other pressing needs. NYSUT   more

New York State United Teachers: BOCES Needs Must Be Taken Care of in State Budget
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 27 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: New York State United Teachers members and students from BOCES programs across New York will converge on Albany to push back on changes to how BOCES programs are funded. The union warns the changes could limit students' access to career and technical education programs and other course offerings statewide. As NYSUT pushes for a $2.1 billion increase in education aid for schools statewide, the uni  more

Nine Singers Advance to the Final Round of the 2020 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- Metropolitan Opera issued the following news release on Feb. 25: Following yesterday's semi-final competition, nine young singers have advanced to the final round of the Metropolitan Opera's 2020 National Council Auditions. In the public concert, finalists perform on the Met stage Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m., for an audience of judges, agents, industry leaders, and the general public (in the auditorium and live on the radio). The finalists, chosen by a panel of opera administ  more

Northwell Establishes Center for Gun Violence Prevention
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, Feb. 27 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: As part of an ongoing effort to spur national debate on the need for health care leaders to help curtail the nearly 40,000 firearms-related deaths that occur every year in the US, Northwell Health today announced the creation of a Center for Gun Violence Prevention. Northwell President & CEO Michael Dowling established the new center to help shape the role that Northwell and other health systems can play in advanci  more

Northwell Health Issues Statement on Coronavirus
GREAT NECK, New York, Feb. 28 -- Northwell Health issued the following statement by Mark Jarrett, senior vice president, chief quality officer and deputy chief medical officer, in response to growing concerns about the coronavirus: As it has since news of the novel coronavirus first surfaced in China in January, Northwell Health continues to maintain a vigilant approach to protecting, patients, staff and local communities from the virus. This week's strong warning by US health officials for Ame  more

Northwell Health: Heads Up! Zucker School of Medicine Raises Over $12k for Kids With Cancer
HEMPSTEAD, New York, Feb. 29 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Students and staff at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell cut and shaved their hairdos for dollars during their annual celebration of St. Baldrick's Day held on February 26, a charity event in support of the St. Baldrick's Foundation and pediatric cancer research. The Zucker School of Medicine team exceeded its fundraising goal of $10,000 with $12,459 in contributions. During the event, a total of fourte  more

Northwell Health: Zucker School of Medicine Earns Full Continued Accreditation
HEMPSTEAD, New York, Feb. 28 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Following a rigorous evaluation process, the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell has achieved the full eight-year accreditation term from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the national accrediting body for all U.S. and Canadian medical schools leading to the MD degree. "The continued full accreditation is the result of the tenacity and hard work of people of all levels wit  more

NYU Langone Health: Cannabis Use Among Older Adults Has Increased 75 Percent Since 2015
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: Cannabis use continues to increase in popularity among adults 65 years of age and older in the United States, according to a new study from NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Published online February 24 in JAMA Internal Medicine, the study estimates that cannabis use in adults age 65 and older increased from 2.4 percent to 4.2 percent in the United States,   more

NYU Langone Health: Medication Treatments Led to 80 Percent Lower Risk of Fatal Overdose for Patients With Opioid Use Disorder
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: People with opioid use disorder (OUD) receiving treatment with opioid agonists (medications such as methadone or buprenorphine) had an 80 percent lower risk of dying from an opioid overdose compared with people in treatment without the use of medications. The new findings, published online February 25 in the journal Addiction, are a collaboration between r  more

Olympian, Best-selling Author Dara Torres to Speak at Luncheon for National Jewish Health
BOCA RATON, Florida, Feb. 28 -- National Jewish Health, a respiratory hospital, issued the following news release on Feb. 27: Dara Torres, four time Olympic gold medalist with 12 medals overall in swimming, and New York Times best-selling author, will speak on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the New Directions for Women Luncheon to benefit National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. The luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West  more

Open Space Institute Supports Conservation of Southwestern Pennsylvania Farm to Safeguard Delaware River Drinking Water Quality
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 -- The Open Space Institute issued the following news release: The Open Space Institute (OSI) and Berks Nature announced the permanent protection of a heritage farm in southwestern Pennsylvania. The successful project preserves both stream habitat for native brook trout, and protects pristine headwaters essential for drinking water quality within the Delaware River Watershed. Nestled in the largest unfragmented forest in southeastern Pennsylvania, the "Love Farm" property tot  more

Palm Beach Gardens Corporate Office, Merchant Lynx Services, Plans to Grow Workforce to 180 By 2021 in Order to Support Continued Growth
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Feb. 27 -- The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County issued the following news release: The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is pleased to announce the expansion of Merchant Lynx Services, a leader in credit card processing, with more than 1,500 local merchants in Palm Beach County. The company currently employs 68 people at the Palm Beach Gardens Headquarters and plans to add 30 new jobs, acquire 50 agents, and hire 40 new contractors by  more

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Vivek Dutt Joins Albany Med
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 28 -- Albany Medical Center, an academic health sciences center, issued the following news release: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Vivek Dutt, M.B.B.S., has joined Albany Med's Department of Surgery. Dr. Dutt comes to Albany Med from Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he recently completed a fellowship in pediatric and young adult hip preservation surgery. He provides care for a broad range of pediatric musculoskeletal conditions that include li  more

PEN America Convenes Writers of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, More for PEN America World Voices Festival 2020: These Truths
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 -- PEN America issued the following news release on Feb. 28: * * * - Annual literary festival to take place May 4-9 in New York and LA, celebrating truth-telling in a time of rampant disinformation * * * PEN America Announces Highlights of the 16th Edition of the United States' Leading International Literary Festival, Bookended by an Opening Night Event Featuring Margaret Atwood, Roxane Gay, and Jia Tolentino in Conversation with Rebecca Traister and a Closing Musical Perfo  more

PEN America Files Ninth Circuit Legal Brief in Support of Student Detained for Reading Poem
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- PEN America issued the following news release: * * * - ICE acted in violation of the First Amendment when it arrested a student who exercised his free speech rights by reading a poem critical of the agency, PEN America argues * * * This week, PEN America filed a friend of the court brief urging the Ninth Circuit to affirm Jose Bello's First Amendment rights and to reverse the lower court's findings that Immigration and Customs Enforcement acted within the rule of law whe  more

PEN America Issues Statement on President Trump Libel Lawsuit Part of Quest to Silence Critics
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- PEN America issued the following statement: The Trump campaign's lawsuit against The New York Times for libel over an opinion piece on Russia that it ran in 2019 ups the ante in the president's ongoing efforts to target the media, PEN America said. The following statement is attributable to PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel: "President Trump's quest for re-election is being waged through a campaign to intimidate, discredit, and silence critics. "As president, he has violat  more

PEN America: Egyptian Institutions Ban Mahraganat Genre of Music and Threaten Legal Action Against Artists and Listeners
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- PEN America issued the following news release: The state-supported ban on mahraganat, an Egyptian electronic folk music genre, is an absurd and egregious violation of artistic freedom of expression that seeks to repress an entire generation of musicians and their fans, PEN America said in a statement. Mahraganat has long faced opposition, both from the Egyptian government and music establishment, but the efforts to ban it occurred in the wake of a concert on February 14 at  more

PEN America: Publisher Gui Minhai Issued Lengthy Prison Sentence by Chinese Court
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- PEN America issued the following news release: A Chinese court's issuance of a 10-year prison sentence to Swedish bookseller and author Gui Minhai, for "illegally providing intelligence," is an absurd sentence based on fabricated charges and an unfair trial, PEN America said. The bookseller and writer Gui Minhai, who has been in Chinese detention since October 2015, was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment, as well as five years' deprivation of "political rights," by the N  more

PEN America: Suspension of ABC Reporter 'Sends the Wrong Message'
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- PEN America issued the following news release: ABC News on Wednesday announced it had suspended correspondent David Wright for comments he made that were secretly recorded and disseminated by a right-wing activist group. The following statement is attributable to Nora Benavidez, director of U.S. Free Expression Programs at PEN America. "ABC's decision essentially--and wrongly--suggests that journalists are unable to do their work professionally if they have private opinion  more

PEN America: Tennessee's Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act Would Censor Books, Jail Librarians
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- PEN America issued the following news release: The Tennessee state legislature should reject a new legislative proposal, the Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act, as an unwarranted, un-American, and unconstitutional intrusion into children's right to read, PEN America said. Tennessee state legislators have recently proposed The Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act, which would create local discretionary boards around the state which would have the power to remo  more

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry Issues Statement Regarding Future of Constitution Pipeline Project
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Feb. 26 -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry issued the following statement by President and CEO Gene Barr in response to the announcement that work on the Constitution Pipeline project has halted: "We are dismayed and disheartened that as a direct result of New York's repeated and deliberate obstruction to infrastructure development of the Constitution Pipeline project developers have announced they will no longer be moving forward. "This project, had  more

PETA: Judge Gives Green Light to Lawsuit Against Nellie's Eggs
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Court Finds That Egg Seller's Depictions of Hens in 'Elysian Pastures' Can Defraud Consumers * * * In a historic decision, a Southern District of New York federal court judge has established that a marketing campaign showing hens frolicking outdoors "provides enough specificity to elevate itself beyond puffery," placing a target on the backs of sellers of so-called "free-range eggs" t  more

Peter G. Peterson Foundation: With 2020 Election Underway, Voters Want More Progress on the National Debt
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Peter G. Peterson Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - The February 2020 Fiscal Confidence Index, Modeled after the Consumer Confidence Index, is 51 * * * As the 2020 campaign gets underway and voters begin to make their voices heard in primary contests around the country, Americans are calling for more focus on the national debt, according to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's monthly Fiscal Confidence Index. The February Fiscal Confidence Index, mo  more

Physicians for Reproductive Health Issues Statement on Anti-Abortion Strategy
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- Physicians for Reproductive Health issued the following statement: In the United States Senate, a cloture vote was called, and failed, on two bills vilifying patients who need abortion later in pregnancy and the health care professionals who provide that care. Dr. Kristyn Brandi, Board Chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health, issued the following statement: "While I am relieved these bills are not advancing today, we must call these votes what they are: political stun  more

Pope Francis Names Three New Auxiliary Bishops of Newark
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news release on Feb. 27: Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Msgr. Gregory Studerus, Rt. Rev. Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B., and Rev. Michael Saporito as Auxiliary Bishops of Newark. Monsignor Studerus is a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark and currently serves as Pastor of St. Joseph of the Palisades Church in West New York, NJ. Rt. Rev. Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. is a monk of St. Mary's Abbey in Morristown, NJ and serves as  more

Public Citizen Issues Statement on Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- Public Citizen issued the following statement by Health Research Group Director Michael Carome: The New York Times reported that Vice President Mike Pence will control all coronavirus messaging from federal scientists and health officials with the purported goal to make sure their efforts are coordinated. There's nothing wrong with a coordinated process inside the federal government to make sure it is sending out clear, fact-based information about the widening coronavir  more

QUACKWATCH Joins the Center for Inquiry
AMHERST, New York, Feb. 27 -- The Center for Inquiry issued the following news release: For many years, Quackwatch.org and its related websites have been an indispensable and trusted resource in the fight to expose the fraud of health-related pseudoscience and fake medicine. Their mission will continue as part of the Center for Inquiry. Quackwatch and its related sites house an exhaustive array of information, advice, and news for consumers, activists, media, regulatory agencies, and health p  more

Riverkeeper Issues Statement Regarding Army Corps Postponement of Storm Surge Barriers Feasibility Study
OSSINING, New York, Feb. 26 -- Riverkeeper issued the following statement: On Friday, February 21, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the indefinite postponement of the New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. It, along with several other Corps CSRM feasibility studies across the nation, did not receive federal appropriation funding as announced in the Army Corps Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan. This announcement effectively ends the poten  more

Riverkeeper: New York Urged to Protect Gray Wolves, Hellbenders, Eels
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 25 -- Riverkeeper issued the following news release: The Center for Biological Diversity, Hudson Riverkeeper, New York City Audubon and species experts submitted comments supporting the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's proposal to revise its list of endangered, threatened and special-concern species. The proposed list will provide new or strengthened protections for 46 species. But the Center expressed concern over the state agency's decision to   more

Roswell Park Finds New Evidence That Inhaled Vitamin E Acetate Caused EVALI in Vapers
BUFFALO, New York, Feb. 27 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: In August 2019, the first cases of an unknown lung injury associated with vaping products were reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This initial cluster of cases would quickly grow to 2,807 cases across the country, leading to the deaths of 68 people, from e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury, or EVALI, by February 2020. A team of   more

Roswell Park Head & Neck Cancer Chair Honored With Distinguished Alumnus Award
BUFFALO, New York, Feb. 25 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: Recognized for his contributions to patient care, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center's Wesley Hicks Jr., MD, FACS, has earned a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Weill Cornell Medical Center. Chair of the Department of Head & Neck/Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the Buffalo cancer center, Dr. Hicks is only the third alumnus to receive this award from Weill Cornell. In awarding  more

San Jose Job Corps Culinary Arts Students Spot Trends at the Specialty Food Association Winter Fancy Food Show
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The Specialty Food Association issued the following news release: The Specialty Food Association's Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, CA welcomed eight culinary arts students from the San Jose Job Corps Culinary Arts Program. The students represented the Gen Z point of view as members of a special SFA Trendspotter Panel, scouting the show floor in search of the best new products and defining the hottest trends. "This was an incredible opportunity for our students and  more

School Boards Association Highlights 'The School Board Member Experience' Website
LATHAM, New York, Feb. 29 -- The New York State School Boards Association issued the following news release: * * * - Website offers an inside view of board service. Petition deadline for 2020 school board elections is April 20 in most school districts. * * * The New York State School Boards Association has updated its popular School Board Member Experience website for 2020 with an expanded collection of resources for New Yorkers seeking to learn more about school board service. The user-fri  more

Science Translational Medicine Journal Issues Research Articles in Feb. 19, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 24 -- 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. 19, 2020 edition: * Filamin A inhibition reduces seizure activity in a mouse model of focal cortical malformations * Geometrically adaptable heart valve replacement * Microbiome goes to the ICU * Microfluidic modeling o  more

Senator Chuck Grassley, Representative Jan Schakowsky, and Governor Gavin Newsom Honored as Society's Elected Officials of the Year
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society has name U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa as its 2019 U.S. Senator of the Year, U.S. Representative Janice Schakowsky of Illinois as its 2019 U.S. Representative of the Year, and Governor Newsom of California as its 2019 Governor of the year. U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Senator Chuck Grassley was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980 after serving eight terms in  more

Sierra Club: America's Biggest Bank Will Not Fund Arctic Refuge Drilling
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, is reportedly announcing an updated energy policy that rules out financing for new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The policy also rules out financing for new thermal coal mines and coal-fired power projects worldwide, though the bank failed to put any restrictions on other oil and gas, including fracking and controvers  more

Sierra Club: New York State Senate Passes Outdoor Rx Act in Unanimous Vote
ALBANY, New York, Feb. 28 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Bill Eliminating Barriers to the Outdoors for Veterans Now Heads to Cuomo's Desk * * * In a unanimous vote, the New York State Senate passed the Outdoor Rx Act on February 26, 2020. The bill, sponsored by state Senator Brian Benjamin (NY-30) and Assemblymember Didi Barrett (NY-106), would lower barriers for veterans to access New York State's scenic and restorative outdoor spaces. The bill now moves to th  more

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology: Poor Cleaning Can Jeopardize Sterilization of Medical Tools
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America issued the following news release: Vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) failed to completely sterilize surgical tools 76 percent of the time when the tools were soiled with salts or blood and not cleaned prior to sterilization, according to a study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. "While sterilization technology is capable of killing bil  more

Solar Energy Industries Association-Led Coalition Says New York Should Reduce Proposed Solar Charge
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- The Solar Energy Industries Association issued the following news release on Feb. 26: Yesterday, a SEIA-led coalition filed detailed comments in an important regulatory case on the future of net metering in New York. For rooftop and small commercial customers, net metering has been a successful policy and has helped drive the growth of solar around the country. Used in more than 38 states and other jurisdictions, net metering is a billing mechanism that credits the owner  more

Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association Institute and GFLEC Study Finds That Debt and Financial Insecurity Continue to Increase for Millennials
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association issued the following news release: Millennials tend to rely more heavily on debt, engage more frequently in expensive short- and long-term money management behaviors, and display lower financial literacy than older working-age adults, according to a new study released by the TIAA Institute and the George Washington University's Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC ). "Millennials and Money: The State of Their Fin  more

Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association Named for the Sixth Consecutive Year as One of 2020 World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association issued the following news release: TIAA, a leading financial services provider, announced its sixth consecutive annual recognition as one of the 2020 World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. "Recognition as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies(R) for the sixth consecutive year reflects our foundational belief in doing   more

Tell Congress to Support Musicians
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The American Federation of Musicians issued the following news: Large broadcasters are using their influence in Washington D.C. to preserve the subsidy that ensures they don't have to play by the same rules as other music platforms--and pay musicians fairly for their hard work. Big Radio is lobbying to recruit supporters for their favorite resolution: The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA). There's nothing "local" about LRFA or radio itself. Consolidation within the radio indu  more

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Announces New Chairman of the Board, Biopharma Leader Skip Irving
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research issued the following news release on Feb. 27: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) announced the appointment of Skip Irving as chairman of its Board of Directors. Irving's 30-year track record of leadership in the biopharmaceutical industry, including structuring innovative partnerships between nonprofits and drug companies, has been instrumental to the Foundation's strategy to deepen industry e  more

The Michael J. Fox Foundation Relaunches Parkinson's Clinical Study Matching Tool, Fox Trial Finder, With Optimized Features and Accessibility
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research issued the following news release: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) has unveiled the redesign of Fox Trial Finder (michaeljfox.org/trial-finder) -- the Foundation's online tool to match patients and families to Parkinson's clinical studies that need them. Originally launched in July 2011, Fox Trial Finder now aims to provide users -- the more than 91,000 patient and family participants to da  more

The Rockefeller Foundation Announces $65 Million Investment in America's Working Families
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- The Rockefeller Foundation issued the following news release on Feb. 25: * * * - Aims to Widen the Pathway to Prosperity for More than 10 Million Low-Wage Workers and their Families; Launches New U.S. Initiative to Leverage Over $1 Billion in Private Capital by 2025 * * * The Rockefeller Foundation announced a comprehensive $65 million investment to help more than 10 million low-wage workers and their families across the United States meet their basic needs and have a pa  more

Two New CARE Reports Examine Resilience and Changing Gender Norms Among Syrians
NEW YORK,, Feb. 27 -- CARE International issued the following news release: Nearly nine years of conflict have brought about sweeping and protracted changes in the lives of Syrian people. Syrians are adapting to a 'new normal' as it relates to new livelihood strategies, new ways of accessing education, and new gender roles. Syrian women, both inside Syria and who are refugees in neighboring countries, have entered the workforce in much larger numbers, and are doing jobs often seen as being only  more

Two New CARE Reports Examine Resilience and Changing Gender Norms Among Syrians
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- CARE issued the following news release: Nearly nine years of conflict have brought about sweeping and protracted changes in the lives of Syrian people. Syrians are adapting to a 'new normal' as it relates to new livelihood strategies, new ways of accessing education, and new gender roles. Syrian women, both inside Syria and who are refugees in neighboring countries, have entered the workforce in much larger numbers, and are doing jobs often seen as being only for men, accor  more

U.S. Golf Association Announces 2020 U.S. Open Final Qualifying Sites
LIBERTY CORNER, New Jersey, Feb. 25 -- The U.S. Golf Association issued the following news release: The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced the 12 final qualifying sites for the 120th U.S. Open Championship, which will be played at Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course), in Mamaroneck, N.Y., on June 18-21, 2020. Winged Foot is hosting its sixth U.S. Open and 13th USGA championship. Final qualifying, conducted over 36 holes, will be held at eight U.S. sites - two in Ohio and one each i  more

U.S. PIRG and Other Advocacy Groups File New Federal Lawsuit Over Energy Standards for Incandescent Light Bulbs
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The U.S. Public Interest Research Group issued the following news release: U.S. PIRG, along with several other public interest organizations, filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The suit challenges the agency's decision not to update energy efficiency standards for incandescent light bulbs, which threatens to increase carbon pollution and increase consumer utility bills. A coalition of state attorneys general also filed a similar lawsuit. T  more

U.S. Travel Association: Homeland Security Chief Wolf's Testimony on Continued Suspension of Global Entry for New Yorkers
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- The U.S. Travel Association issued the following statement: U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf's testimony before a House subcommittee on the continued suspension of Global Entry for New York residents: "Global Entry and other trusted traveler programs not only facilitate efficient travel, they strengthen our na  more

UMass Student Wins WJC's 2020 Campus Pitch Competition, With Proposal to Bring Images of Israel to Life, in Living Color
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 -- The World Jewish Congress issued the following news release: The World Jewish Congress and the Israeli Consulate in New York on Thursday awarded a $10,000 grant to University of Massachusetts (Amherst) student Stephanie Margolis, for her proposal at the 5th annual Campus Pitch Competition to bring Israel to life. The Campus Pitch Competition was founded in 2015 to encourage students to change the dialogue about Israel and antisemitism at their schools, with the support of t  more

UNICEF USA, SUNY Paltz to Train Mental Health Professionals From Puerto Rico Education Department in Trauma Management
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF issued the following news release: * * * - More than 1,700 mental health professionals will be trained to identify and address signs of trauma from natural disasters in classrooms across the island * * * In response to the earthquakes that struck Puerto Rico in January, as well as the effects of Hurricane Maria, UNICEF USA is partnering with SUNY (State University of New York) New Paltz to provide training for psychologists, social workers and pr  more

Violence Policy Center: States With Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths, New Data for 2018 Confirms
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 -- The Violence Policy Center issued the following news release: * * * - Mississippi, Alabama, Wyoming, Missouri, and Louisiana Have Highest Gun Death Rates in the Nation - Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Hawaii, New York, and New Jersey Have Lowest Gun Death Rates in the Nation * * * Just-released WISQARS data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control show that states with the highest rates of overall gun death   more

Vital Strategies Issues Statement on Proposed Philadelphia Supervised Injection Facility
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- Vital Strategies issued the following statement: A federal judge issued a final order ruling that Philadelphia-based nonprofit Safehouse's proposal to open the country's first supervised consumption space does not violate federal law. The judgment followed an interim October 2019 decision by the same court that ruled in Safehouse's favor based on the pleadings in the case. Today's ruling powerfully affirms the legality of supervised consumption spaces and paves the way for  more

Vital Strategies: Pennsylvania and Michigan Expand Medications for Opioid Use Disorder to People Behind Bars
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- 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

Volcker Alliance Releases Report on How Americans' Desire for Government Reform Will Impact the 2020 Election
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The Volcker Alliance issued the following news release: * * * - Paul C. Light's new research suggests that voters who believe there is a need for major government reform will determine the results of the 2020 election * * * A new issue paper published by the Volcker Alliance provides fresh data on what Americans want from government reform and how that will impact voters' choices in the 2020 election. Written by Volcker Alliance Nonresident Senior Fellow and New York Uni  more

Volunteers From Niagara County Help Support Appeal 2020
BUFFALO, New York, Feb. 24 -- Catholic Charities of Buffalo issued the following news release: About 55 parish volunteers, clergy, and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop to help kick off Appeal 2020 for Catholic Charities in Niagara County. The event was held at Immaculate Conception Church in Ransomville in preparation for the annual campaign, which carries a goal of $10 million The patron saint for Appeal 2020 is Saint Joseph. Working under the theme "Think of M  more

Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaptation Fund Announces Request for Proposals for Nature-Based Climate Adaptation Projects
BRONX, New York, Feb. 25 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society issued the following news release: Through its Climate Adaptation Fund, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is soliciting proposals from nonprofit conservation organizations implementing new methods that help wildlife adapt to the rapidly-shifting environmental conditions brought about by climate change. 2020 is being called a "super year" for the environment, with important policy meetings set to take place around the globe. Thi  more

Wildlife Conservation Society Issues Statement on Chinese Government Decision Prohibiting Trade, Consumption of Wild Animals
BRONX, New York, Feb. 27 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society issued the following statement: The following statement and analysis were issued by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) regarding a decision of the 24th February 2020, 16th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress, on "Comprehensively Prohibiting the Illegal Trade of Wild Animals, Eliminating the Bad Habits of Wild Animal Consumption, and Protecting the Health and Safety of the People." "WCS welc  more

Wolters Kluwer 2019 Full-Year Report
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- Wolters Kluwer Health issued the following news release: Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services, releases its full-year 2019 results. Download the complete Wolters Kluwer 2019 Full-Year Results Report (https://wolterskluwer.com/binaries/content/assets/wk/pdf/investors/press-releases/2020.02.26-wolters-kluwer-2019-full-year-results.pdf). Highlights * Revenues Euros4,612 million, up 5% in constant currencies and up 4%   more

Wolters Kluwer and SAS Accelerate Real-World Evidence Analytics in Life Sciences With Health Language Data Quality Solutions
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- Wolters Kluwer Health issued the following news release: Wolters Kluwer, Health announced a partnership with SAS to leverage its Health Language portfolio of data quality solutions to power real-world evidence (RWE) analytics within SAS(R) Health, a leading industry analytics solution. The integration of Wolters Kluwer Health Language data quality solutions in SAS Health allows the harmonization of information aggregated from an array of real-world sources and establishes a  more

Wolters Kluwer Health: Share Buyback Transaction Details February 20-24, 2020
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 -- Wolters Kluwer Health issued the following news release: Wolters Kluwer reports that it has repurchased 56,549 of its own ordinary shares in the period from February 20, 2020, up to and including February 24, 2020, for Euros3.9 million and at an average share price of Euros69.29. The previously disclosed third-party agreement to repurchase Euros50 million in shares starting January 2, 2020 up to and including February 24, 2020, has hereby been fulfilled. The cumulative am  more

World Jewish Congress Infuriated by Sale of Nazi Venom on Amazon
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The World Jewish Congress issued the following news release: The World Jewish Congress is infuriated that Amazon is continuing to allow virulently hateful and inciteful material to be sold on its website, including a vile Nazi-era antisemitic children's book depicting Jews in devilish form, published by Julius Streicher of the notorious Der Sturmer magazine, in 1938. In light of revelations that The Poisonous Mushroom is still readily available for sale on Amazon's UK, US,   more

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder Extends Deep Thanks to Bulgarian Government for Quelling Neo-Nazi Lukov March
NEW YORK, Feb. 24 -- The World Jewish Congress issued the following news release: World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder expressed his personal gratitude on Saturday to the political and judiciary authorities in Bulgaria, including Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, for putting a long-awaited end to the annual torch-lit demonstration that generally draws thousands of neo-Nazi marchers from across Europe to celebrate Holocaust-era General Hristo Lukov, who  more

World Jewish Congress Recognizes Significance of Vatican's Opening of World War II Archives
NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- The World Jewish Congress issued the following statement: As the Vatican prepares to unseal millions of pages representing the WWII archives of Pope Pius XII on Monday, March 2, the World Jewish Congress celebrates a step forward in transparency of that era's history. World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder released the below statement: "In inviting historians and scholars in to publicly access the Vatican's World War II archives, Pope Francis is demonstrating a  more

World Jewish Congress: Polish Diplomats in Bern Tried to Save 10,000 Jews During Holocaust, New Research Reveals
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The World Jewish Congress issued the following news release: Polish diplomats based in Bern, Switzerland during World War II attempted to save between 8,000 and 10,000 Jews from Nazi deportation by providing them with fake Latin American documents, new research undertaken by the Warsaw-based Pilecki Institute has revealed. The English version of The Lados List, a comprehensive publication presenting previously unrevealed details about the Lados Group (also known as the Ber  more