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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday March 08, 2020 ( 40 items )  

14 BCPS Students to Compete in Inaugural MPSSAA Girls State Wrestling Championships
TOWSON, Maryland, March 5 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: On Thursday, March 5, wrestlers from throughout Maryland will travel to The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro for the first-ever MPSSAA Girls State Wrestling Championships. In total, 123 girls from Ocean City to Deep Creek Lake will journey to southern Maryland to compete in this inaugural event - including 14 girls from Baltimore County Public Schools. The BCPS girls competing are: Regional Champ  more

Albertsons Companies Responds to Reporters Regarding United Food and Commercial Workers Locals 400 & 27 Media Statements
BOISE, Idaho, March 3 -- Albertsons Companies, food and drug retailers, issued the following news on March 2: Over the past several weeks, our Eastern division Safeway team has been working hard to negotiate an agreement with UFCW Locals 400 & 27 (hereinafter "the Unions") that represent 10,400 dedicated Safeway associates in the Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland area. During that time, the Unions have involved countless reporters on the East Coast in their inflammatory and unproductive na  more

Baltimore County Public Schools: Franklin High Educator Named Outstanding Music Teacher by Maryland Music Educators Association
TOWSON, Maryland, March 5 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: Allen Kessell, instrumental music teacher at Franklin High School, has been named an Outstanding Music Teacher by the Maryland Music Educators Association. Kessell is one of only four educators to receive this honor in 2020. Kessell, along with other Maryland Music Educators Association 2020 Awards for Excellence recipients, will be honored at a reception on Friday, March 13, at the Baltimore Conven  more

Baltimore County Public Schools: Ted Winner of Owings Mills High Named 2020 District Athletic Director of the Year
TOWSON, Maryland, March 5 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: William "Ted" Winner of Owings Mills High School has been named the 2020 Athletic Director of the Year for District 6 by the Maryland State Athletic Directors Association. Winner was nominated for this honor by fellow athletic directors Todd Hawkins of Lansdowne High School and Chris McGinniss of Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts. All Baltimore County Public Schools athletic directors vot  more

Baltimore County Public Schools: Towson High Educator Earns Teacher to Teacher Award From Middle States Council for Social Studies
TOWSON, Maryland, March 5 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: Randi Jones, a social studies teacher at Towson High School, has been honored with the Teacher to Teacher Award from the Middle States Council for Social Studies. The award, which comes with a $150 prize, was presented during the Middle States Council's conference held Feb. 28 and 29 at Sheraton Baltimore North. The Middle States Council brings together social studies teachers and administrators fro  more

BGE Continues to Remind Customers About Utility Scams During National Consumer Protection Week
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 5 -- Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., a subsidiary of Exelon, issued the following news release: This week, BGE is joining Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) to recognize National Consumer Protection Week and help educate customers on how they can guard against falling victim to imposter utility scams. As a member of UUAS--a consortium of 146 U.S. and Canadian electric, water, and natural gas utilities and their respective trade associations--BGE works across the i  more

Book Celebrates USM Leadership as Innovator in Reforming Developmental Mathematics
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 6 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following news release: * * * Case Studies from USM Academic Affairs Show How State Partners are Improving Retention and Degree Completion * * * The University System of Maryland (USM) and its Academic Affairs division celebrates the release of Reforming Mathematics in Maryland: Stories from the Journey, a book offering case studies of how the USM reversed a trend of failure rates that once exceeded 50 percent for c  more

City Monitoring and Preparing for Coronavirus
FREDERICK, Maryland, March 5 -- The city of Frederick issued the following news: The City of Frederick is closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Current information suggests that person-to-person spread will continue to occur, and more cases might be identified in the United States, including in our region. The City's goal is to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in Frederick by minimizing transmission, sharing guidance to prepare our community to respond, and ensuring   more

Colo. Secretary of State: Buttigieg Campaign Officially Withdraws From Colorado Presidential Primary
DENVER, Colorado, March 4 -- The Colorado Secretary of State issued the following news release: Pete Buttigieg, Democratic Party candidate for United States President, officially filed paperwork with the Colorado Secretary of State to withdraw as a candidate in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. This official filing means votes for Buttigieg in the primary will not be counted by county clerks. Buttigieg joins Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, Maryland Congressman John Delaney, and  more

Comcast and Ciena Achieve 600G Milestone Across 1,600-Kilometer Connection
HANOVER, Maryland, March 3 -- Ciena issued the following news release on March 2: With the number of 4K content, gaming and augmented and virtual reality applications continuing to increase, Comcast is advancing its network to provide better immersive digital experiences to millions of customers. Employing Ciena's (NYSE: CIEN) WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) and flexible grid technology, Comcast recently conducted the world's first long-distance 600Gbps single wavelength pilot deployment, which carr  more

Content From Discovery Education Educates Students on Coronavirus, Encourages Civic Participation, Unlocks Periodic Table, More
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, March 5 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release on March 4: * * * - New Content Available in Discovery Education Experience and the Science and Social Studies Techbooks Helps Educators Engage Students in a Wide Variety of Important Topics * * * Discovery Education - the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms - announced t  more

Discovery Education President of K-12 Education Issues Statement in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, March 6 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following statement by Scott Kinney, president of K-12 Education in response to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak: "As a global company serving 4.5 million educators and 45 million students in 140 countries and territories around the world, Discovery Education has been monitoring the recent Coronavirus outbreak closely. Like educators everywhere, we are concerned about the Coronavirus' p  more

Drug Enforcement Administration, Discovery Education Introduce Digital Workplace Training to Combat Opioid Epidemic
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, March 6 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: * * * - Employees and Employers Empowered with No-Cost Educational Resources Addressing Opioid Misuse Prevention * * * The Operation Prevention program, created in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education, announced a four-part digital module series to educate workplace professionals about the opioid epidemic and provide  more

Frederick Mayor Calls for Two Closed Sessions of the Board of Aldermen
FREDERICK, Maryland, March 3 -- The city of Frederick issued the following news: The Closed Sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, 2020, and Thursday, March 5, 2020. Mayor Michael O'Connor has requested two Closed Sessions this week: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, immediately following the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Workshop, and Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 5:30 PM. Mayor O'Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene the meetings as Closed Sessions. Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - Cl  more

Giant Announces New Store Opening in Fairfax County, VA.
LANDOVER, Maryland, March 7 -- Giant Food issued the following news release: * * * - With more than 69,000 square feet, Giant's large energy efficient store includes expanded offerings. * * * Giant, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announces the grand opening of a new store at 6360 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church, VA 22044. When doors open officially at 6 a.m. on Friday, March 6, shoppers will be wowed by over 69,000 square feet that house expanded departments,   more

HMSHost Appoints Joe Thornton Chief Operating Officer
BETHESDA, Maryland, March 3 -- HMSHost, a creator of dining for travel venues, issued the following news release: HMSHost, global restaurateur and leader in travel dining in airports and motorways, appointed industry veteran Joe Thornton as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he will oversee HMSHost operations of more than 1,700 food and beverage locations in North America, as well as Culinary, Supply Chain, and Marketing & Communications. "I am excited for Joe   more

HMSHost Debuts Female Curated Tastemakers Menu at U.S. Airports
BETHESDA, Maryland, March 6 -- HMSHost, a creator of dining for travel venues, issued the following news release: Cheers to International Women's Month! An exclusive menu curated by all female chefs and a winemaker debuts this month at more than two dozen airport restaurants across the country. The new tasting menu launched with global restaurateur HMSHost celebrates women in the culinary arts and winemaking industries. The menu is crafted by previous Channel Your Inner Chef winners Nikkia Sto  more

Kentucky National Guard's Cyber Protection Team Wraps Up First Deployment
FORT MEADE, Maryland, March 3 -- The Kentucky National Guard issued the following news: A unique unit within the Kentucky National Guard has returned from the Washington D.C. area after spending the last year conducting cyberspace operations in support of US Cyber Command. The 13-member unit is a part of the 175th Cyber Protection Team, which consists of Soldiers from Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. They joined other states in rounding out an organization called Task Force Echo. "These Sol  more

Lebau & Neuworth Applaud EEOC Battle Priorities Against Workplace Discrimination
TOWSON, Maryland, March 3 -- Lebau and Neuworth, a law firm, issued the following news: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Janet Dhillon recently released strategic priorities on which it seeks in the year 2020. The release gives insight into the categories on which the EEOC is going to focus during the course of the year to help combat discrimination in the workplace. Chair Dhillon announced five priority categories for the EEOC in 2020, and it seems as if customer service i  more

LG Electronics USA, Discovery Education Invite You to #DiscoverYourHappy in Honor of International Day of Happiness
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, March 3 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: * * * - Take to Social Media to Share What Happiness Means to You and Build Happiness as a Skill * * * To help Americans celebrate the United Nations' International Day of Happiness, LG Electronics USA and Discovery Education present #DiscoverYourHappy, a Twitter and Instagram campaign encouraging everyone to share what happiness means to them. On March 20th, v  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Opposes Federal Effort to Undermine Asylum Protections
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 7 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in an amicus breif supporting the plaintiffs in U.T. v. Barr, who are challenging the Trump administration's efforts to undermine asylum protections. Under an interim final rule, the Trump administration is sending people, many of whom are fleeing violence and persecution, to third countries that have sig  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Warns Marylanders About Coronavirus Disease 2019 Scams
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 7 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is warning Maryland residents to be on guard against scams involving the Coronavirus Disease 2019 ("COVID-19"). Scammers are setting up websites to sell bogus health products that claim to prevent or cure COVID-19, and using fake emails, texts, and social media posts about COVID-19 as a ruse to steal money and personal information. "Scammers are t  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces New Directive Requiring State Insurers to Waive Costs for Testing, Provides Additional Details on Confirmed Cases
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 7 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Continues to Assure Marylanders That State Is Taking Every Precaution * * * Governor Larry Hogan issued a directive requiring all state health insurers to waive costs associated with testing for COVID-19. The directive, issued under the governor's authority during a state of emergency, waives any cost-sharing, including co-payments, coinsurance, and deductibles, in order to remove cost ba  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Declares State of Emergency, Expands Statewide Response to Novel Coronavirus
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 6 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 5: * * * - Three Confirmed Maryland Cases in Montgomery County, Patients In Quarantine And In Good Condition * * * Governor Larry Hogan announced the state's first positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and declared a state of emergency to ramp up Maryland's coordinated response across all levels of government. "In order to further mobilize all available state resources in respon  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Department of Health Approved for Testing for Novel Coronavirus Cases
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 4 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 3: * * * - Maryland Emergency Management Agency Holds Continuity of Operations Planning Workshop * * * Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland's State Public Health Laboratory has been approved for testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This means that rather than waiting for test results from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) labs in Atlanta, Georgia, people  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Issues Statement on Coronavirus
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 6 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following statement regarding coronavirus: "The state's Public Health Laboratory in Baltimore has confirmed the first three positive cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. "The patients, who contracted the virus while traveling overseas, are in good condition. "We have been actively preparing for this situation over the last several weeks across all levels of government. "I encourage all Marylanders not to panic, but   more

Md. Gov. Hogan Releases FY 2021 Supplemental Budget
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 6 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Includes $10 Million for Coronavirus Protection Efforts, Over $90 Million in Additional Savings * * * Governor Larry Hogan submitted a supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) that requests $10 million for emergency coronavirus preparedness expenses and funding for other important state and local initiatives. In addition, the governor's supplemental budget further reins in general   more

Md. Gov. Hogan Submits Emergency Legislation to Advance Coronavirus Response
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 5 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 4: * * * - Maryland Emergency Management Agency Raising Activation Level to Enhanced * * * At today's Board of Public Works meeting, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he is introducing emergency legislation granting him the authority to transfer resources from the state's rainy day fund for Maryland's novel coronavirus response. The governor also announced that the Maryland Emergency   more

Md. Gov. Hogan Welcomes Original Manuscript of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' to Maryland State House
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 3 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 2: * * * - Will Be Displayed Tomorrow Alongside George Washington's Resignation Speech for First Time in History * * * Governor Hogan joined legislative leaders and cabinet officials this evening to celebrate the arrival of Francis Scott Key's original manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Maryland State House. Tuesday, March 3 marks the 89th anniversary of the official adoptio  more

Md. Gov. Hogan: Federal Administration Agrees to Release Additional H-2B Visas to Help Maryland's Seafood Industry
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 6 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Announcement Comes After Weeks of Hogan Administration Urging Federal Action * * * After weeks of urging federal officials to take action, Governor Larry Hogan today praised the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's announcement that it will release an additional 35,000 visas through the H-2B Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Program. This will help protect Maryland's $355 million seafood in  more

More Than 200 Students From 17 BCPS High Schools to Participate in Model United Nations Conference
TOWSON, Maryland, March 5 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: * * * - Simulation will focus on forced displacement * * * More than 300 students are expected to participate in the two-day 18th Annual Towson University - Baltimore County Public Schools Model United Nations Conference. Participants will include more than 200 BCPS students from 17 high schools as well as students from Charles County and Baltimore City. At this year's conference, students will e  more

Morgan Lewis Advises Artemis Capital in Sale of Adcole Maryland Aerospace
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 7 -- Morgan Lewis, a law firm, issued the following news release: Morgan Lewis represented Artemis Capital Partners in the sale by its portfolio company, Adcole Corp., of Adcole Maryland Aerospace (AMA) to AE Industrial Partners. AMA specializes in the design, manufacture, integration, test, and operation of spacecraft components and small satellites. AE Industrial Partners is a private equity firm specializing in aerospace, defense and government services, pow  more

Osprey Watch-Help BGE Protect Birds, Further Ensure Electric Reliability for Customers
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 3 -- Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., a subsidiary of Exelon, issued the following news release: * * * - Program identifies and safely removes osprey nests found on electric equipment * * * Maryland will soon welcome back ospreys returning to settle in breeding areas around the Chesapeake Bay. Unfortunately, one favorite osprey nesting spot--the top of utility poles--poses a danger to birds while raising the risk of disruptions to electric service. Now in its fifth  more

Republican Governors Association: Hogan Fights for Hardworking Marylanders As Democrats Revive Failed Policies of Tax King Martin O'Malley
WASHINGTON, March 4 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release: Democrats in the Maryland General Assembly are clearly nostalgic for the days of tax-and-spend liberal Martin O'Malley, but Governor Larry Hogan and the people of Maryland are fighting back. O'Malley presided over more than 40 tax increases during his two terms as governor, becoming so toxic that a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans two-to-one elected GOP Governor Larry Hogan in 2014 and ree  more

Tribute Portfolio Continues to Grow Its Global Family of Characterful Hotels With First Outpost in Frankfurt, Germany
BETHESDA, Maryland, March 3 -- Marriott International issued the following news: * * * - The Highly Anticipated Gekko House Brings an Indie Spirit and Urban Aesthetic to Frankfurt's Up-and-Coming Gallus District * * * Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International's newest collection of characterful independent hotels, continues to expand its European footprint with the opening of Gekko House, the brand's second hotel in Germany and first in Frankfurt. The 128-room urban-designed hotel is situate  more

University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business Receives Renewal of AACSB Accreditation
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 4 -- The University of Baltimore issued the following news release: The Merrick School of Business--the home of business education at the University of Baltimore, where business has been taught since the institution was founded in 1925--has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that o  more

University of Maryland Survey Finds Moderate COVID-19 Concern
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, March 7 -- The University of Maryland issued the following news: The word "panic" is being used by some about the public response in the U.S. to the spreading COVID-19 pandemic; but a new UMD Philip Merrill College of Journalism survey found participants' concern about their risk of contracting the new coronavirus was much more moderate. In an online national survey of 750 participants between the ages of 18 and 76 conducted March 2, respondents rated their risk of cont  more

University System of Maryland Chancellor Perman Issues Statement on Coronavirus
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 7 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following statement by Chancellor Jay A. Perman on coronavirus: As you know, we received word last night that three people in Maryland have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. All three are residents of Montgomery County; all three contracted the virus during overseas travel; all three are in good condition and are at home; and as far as we know, none has a direct connection to the University System. Our thought  more

University System of Maryland Prepares for Impending Spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 in State of Maryland
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 7 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following news release: At the direction of the Board of Regents and Chancellor Jay A. Perman, MD, the University System of Maryland (USM), its 12 institutions, and three regional centers have been preparing for the anticipated spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Maryland. Well before last night's announcement by Governor Larry Hogan of three confirmed cases in the state, plans were already in progress throughout the U  more

University System of Maryland Regents Committee on Education Policy and Student Life Meets March 6
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 6 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following news release: * * * - Audit Committee to Discuss Independent Auditor Procurement at 8:30 a.m. March 6 * * * The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee on Education Policy and Student Life at its next meeting will vote on new academic program proposals and hear an update on system-wide student success initiatives. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 6. Th  more