Monday - September 28, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New York Newsletter for Sunday March 08, 2020 ( 167 items )  

2020 Best in KLAS Report Again Ranks UpToDate From Wolters Kluwer as Category Leader for Clinical Decision Support
NEW YORK, March 4 -- Wolters Kluwer Health issued the following news release: Wolters Kluwer, Health, a leading global provider of trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions, announced that its decision support solution, UpToDate(R), was ranked number one for clinical decision support (point-of-care clinical reference) in the 2020 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report. KLAS, a research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors, fo  more

2020 PEN America Literary Awards Convened Luminaries, Literary Enthusiasts to Celebrate Range of Writers in Public Ceremony Hosted by Seth Meyers
NEW YORK, March 4 -- PEN America issued the following news release on March 3: * * * - Event Monday at The Town Hall, the Biggest Venue in the History of the Awards, Conferred $330,000 of Support to Writers * * * Last night, PEN America spotlighted diverse voices and bestowed more than $330,000 of transformative support to writers and translators at the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards, hosted by Late Night's Seth Meyers at The Town Hall, the biggest venue in the Awards program's 56-year his  more

ACLU Comment on Scathing New Government Report on Trump Family Separation Policy
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release on March 5: A new internal government report is slamming the Trump administration's implementation of its family separation policy, citing poor interagency planning and major lapses in communication that put children at risk. The report was published by the U.S.  more

ACLU: ICC Authorizes Investigation Into U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release on March 5: The International Criminal Court authorized opening an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the context of the armed conflict in Afghanistan including by U.S. military and intelligence forces. The court also ap  more

Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety Issues Statement on New York State Legislature Passing Seat Belt Bill
WASHINGTON, March 4 -- The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety issued the following statement by President Cathy Chase: Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) commends the New York State Legislature and especially bill sponsors Senator David Carlucci (D) and Assemblyman Walter Mosley (D) for advancing Senate Bill (S.) 4336 / Assembly Bill (A.) 6163, to require all vehicle occupants to use seat belts, and urges Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) to expeditiously sign this measure into law. I  more

Afghanistan: Human Rights Central to Peace Negotiations
NEW YORK, March 5 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: * * * - Talks Should Include Women, Victims' Groups, Reformers * * * Upcoming talks between the Taliban, the Afghan government, and other Afghan political leaders should make human rights protections a priority, Human Rights Watch said. The negotiations should include meaningful participation by women, victims' groups, and proponents of legal and constitutional reforms. The talks are scheduled to begin March 10, 2020.  more

AICPA Survey: Business Executives' Optimism on U.S. Economy Rises But Coronavirus Concerns Grow
NEW YORK, March 7 -- The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants issued the following news release: Business executives' outlook for the U.S. economy rose sharply in the past quarter, but concern is clearly growing about the potential global fallout from the spread of coronavirus, according to the first-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey. The survey polls chief executive officers, chief financial officers, controllers and other certified public accountants in U.S. companies who ho  more

American Guild of Musical Artists: Joyce DiDonato Talks Agrippina With MET Creative Director
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The American Guild of Musical Artists issued the following news on March 4: Playbill published a Q&A between recent Grammy-winning AGMA member, Joyce DiDonato, and Matt Dobkin, Creative Director at Metropolitan Opera. "Joyce DiDonato is not only an extraordinary artist, she's also a killer interview. I've interviewed her many times and worked with her on photo shoots and her Live in HD hosting gigs - she is a total dream," Dobkin told AGMA. DiDonato is currently starring   more

American Jewish Committee Welcomes Opening of Vatican Archives
NEW YORK, March 3 -- The American Jewish Committee issued the following news release: American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes the opening of the Vatican's Secret Archives and other Vatican archival data from the period of the Second World War. Some 85 researchers from more than a dozen countries, including the U.S. and Israel. have already been granted access to these materials. Bishop Sergio Pagano, prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Archives, indicated that it took more than 12 years to sort   more

American Kennel Club.TV Announces 2020 Live Show Programming Slate
NEW YORK, March 4 -- The American Kennel Club issued the following news release: AKC.TV, an OTT network designed especially for dog lovers and presented by The American Kennel Club (AKC(R)), is pleased to announce their slate of live dog sports coverage for 2020. The network is dedicated to developing 24/7 original dog centric content for viewers. All dog videos. All day. AKC.TV will cover 30 live events across the country in addition to the AKC National Championship December 12th and 13th in  more

American National Standards Institut Participates in NATO Workshop on Use of Civil Standards
NEW YORK, March 3 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently joined representatives of standards development organizations (SDOs) and defense agencies at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) workshop in Athens, Greece, focused on NATO's use of civil (i.e., voluntary consensus) standards. Hosted by the Hellenic National Defence General Staff and the NATO Standardization Management Group on Febr  more

American National Standards Institute for AI in Health Care Published by Consumer Technology Association
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Standards Community Supports Various AI Standardization Advancements * * * As artificial intelligence (AI) revolutionizes health care, the standards community is at the forefront of efforts to support its use. Marking a major breakthrough for the potential of AI in this realm, a new American National Standard led by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) member and accredited stand  more

American National Standards Institute Seeks Comments on Proposed New Technical Committee on Security Equipment for Financial Institutions, Commercial Organizations
NEW YORK, March 3 -- 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 technical committee (TC) on security equipment for financial institutions and commercial organizations. ANSI requests stakeholder feedback by April 17, 2020. BIS, the ISO national member body for India, submitted the proposal to  more

American National Standards Institute Seeks Feedback on a Proposed Technical Committee on Biodiversity
NEW YORK, March 6 -- 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 technical committee (TC) on biodiversity. ANSI requests stakeholder feedback by April 17, 2020. AFNOR, the ISO national body for France, submitted the proposal, which explains that as the preservation of biodiversity has become   more

American National Standards Institute: ISO, IEC, and ITU February 2020 Listings of Work Items Published
NEW YORK, March 4 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: In an effort to increase stakeholder engagement and collaboration and reduce duplicative work, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have coordinated the publication of a monthly document that lists all new work items from the three organizations, including updates on the projects an  more

Anheuser-Busch Foundation and Ad Council Form Innovative Partnership to Prevent Drinking and Driving
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The Advertising Council issued the following news release: * * * - Multichannel responsible drinking effort will focus on buzzed driving prevention * * * Despite the prevalence of ride-share apps and alternative ways to get home after drinking, there are still over 10,000 alcohol-impaired fatalities per year1 according to 2018 NHTSA data. That's why the Anheuser-Busch Foundation and the Ad Council have partnered together to further the Ad Council's Buzzed Driving Prevent  more

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Mourns Passing of James Lipton
BETHESDA, Maryland, March 4 -- The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network issued the following news: The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network joins others in mourning the death of "Inside the Actors Studio" host James Lipton. Mr. Lipton died of bladder cancer on Monday, March 2 at his home in New York. He conducted insightful and compelling interviews with hundreds of actors and entertainment industry stars for nearly 25 years on Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio." "Millions of Americans learned so much f  more

BritishAmerican Business Issues Statement on Heathrow Airport Expansion Ruling
NEW YORK, March 2 -- BritishAmerican Business issued the following statement on Heathrow Airport expansion ruling: Commenting on the news that the UK Court of Appeals has ruled against the runway expansion at Heathrow Airport, BritishAmerican Business CEO Duncan Edwards said: "Despite Heathrow Airport's plans to build a third runway being set back today, we will continue to engage with the transatlantic business community and with governments on both sides of the Atlantic to increase infrastru  more

BritishAmerican Business Publishes Transatlantic Labour Mobility Paper - Open for Business
NEW YORK, March 3 -- BritishAmerican Business issued the following news: * * * - Open for People!? A Way Forward for UK-US Labour Mobility * * * BritishAmerican Business (BAB) published its latest white paper laying out recommendations from the transatlantic business community on the future of transatlantic labour mobility. The availability of workers, regardless of their country of origin, is a crucial factor in successful, internationally competitive economies which lead on trade and inve  more

CancerCare's Young Professionals Committee Announces Scholarship for Young Adults Affected by Cancer in New York City, Bergen County, NJ
NEW YORK, March 4 -- CancerCare issued the following news release: CancerCare, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, is excited to announce a new scholarship for young adults who have lost a parent or guardian to cancer in the last two years. CancerCare's Young Professionals Committee (YPC) earmarked the proceeds of the funds for this pilot initiative at their annual June event in 2019. The funds raised allow the  more

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs: Call for Abstracts - Carnegie Council 2020 Student Research Conference
NEW YORK, March 3 -- The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs issued the following news release: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for our sixth annual Student Research Conference. It will be held at Carnegie Council's New York City headquarters on Friday, May 8, 2020. Presentation slots are limited. We ask that all interested candidates submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Richard Anar at programs@cceia.  more

Catholic Charities Receives $1.7 Million in Grants From Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
BUFFALO, New York, March 6 -- Catholic Charities of Buffalo issued the following news release: Catholic Charities of Buffalo has been named a first-round grantee of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, receiving a total of $1,743,204 from the foundation to establish or expand three programs focusing on aspects of education and training. The foundation awarded nearly $150 million across New York State in its first round of grants for health improvement and well-being initiatives for low-income  more

Celebrating the Life and Impact of Federal District Judge Deborah a Batts
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 7 -- GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders issued the following news release: GLAD mourns the recent passing of Federal District Judge Deborah Batts. Appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by President Bill Clinton in 1994, Batts was the first openly lesbian judge on the federal bench. "Judge Batts was a fierce intellect, and an incisive critic when needed," said GLAD Civil Rights Project Director Mary L. Bonauto, "and also warm, g  more

Cell Research Journal Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, March 3 -- Cell Research, a journal that says it features life sciences related to molecular and cell biology, published research articles, including the following topics, in its March 2020 edition: * In vitro testicular organogenesis from human fetal gonads produces fertilization-competent spermatids * Meningeal lymphatic vessels regulate brain tumor drainage and immunity The March 2020 edition of the Cell Research Journal can be viewed at https://www.nature.com/cr/volumes/30/issue  more

Center for Inquiry Congratulates Maine for Overwhelming Rejection of Anti-Vaccine Ballot Measure
AMHERST, New York, March 5 -- The Center for Inquiry issued the following news release: On Super Tuesday, the voters of Maine overwhelmingly rejected a misguided attempt to overturn the state's new vaccination requirements, which the Center for Inquiry heralded as a decisive victory for reason and science over misinformation and pseudoscience. Question 1, a referendum on Tuesday's ballot in Maine, would have repealed the state's recent legislation which eliminated religious and philosophical   more

Center for Inquiry: Resolution Opposing Global Blasphemy Laws Passes House Committee
AMHERST, New York, March 5 -- The Center for Inquiry issued the following news release on March 4: A bipartisan resolution calling for the worldwide repeal of blasphemy laws unanimously passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which the Center for Inquiry heralded as a powerful statement in support of free expression and true religious freedom. H.Res. 512 calls upon the Department of State to work toward the global repeal of criminal laws against blasphemy, apostasy, and heresy. The House   more

Center for Inquiry: Walmart Attempts to Suppress Consumer Protection Lawsuit by Stoking Prejudice Against Secular Humanists
AMHERST, New York, March 7 -- The Center for Inquiry issued the following news release: * * * - Mega-retailer is being sued by the Center for Inquiry over its marketing of homeopathic fake medicines * * * Walmart is attempting to quash a consumer-protection lawsuit over its sale of homeopathic fake medicine with a deceptive motion to dismiss that tries to prejudice the court against the nonreligious organization bringing the case. The Center for Inquiry, which filed the lawsuit last year in   more

Center for Reproductive Rights: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Pivotal Abortion Rights Case
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release: The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo--the first abortion rights case to be heard under the current makeup of the Supreme Court. The case challenges a Louisiana law that would shut down every abortion clinic in the state except for one. The law (Act 620) bans doctors from providing abortion care unless they have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. I  more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Adrian Krainer Wins Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, March 3 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Professor Adrian R. Krainer has been awarded the Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine. The Ross Prize is given by the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research to scientists who have made a demonstrable impact on understanding human disease pathogenesis and/or treatment in the field of molecular medicine. Krainer is being recognized for pioneering antisense therapy in  more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Images of 'Invisible' Holes on Cells May Jumpstart Research
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, March 4 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: High blood pressure, inflammation, and the sensation of pain may rely in part on tiny holes on the surface of cells, called pores. Living cells react to the environment, often by allowing water and other molecules to pass through the cell's surface membrane. Protein-based pores control this flow. One set of pores, called pannexins, are like tiny "black holes" of biology; their existence has be  more

Columbia University Irving Medical Center Neighborhood Fund Helps Bring Books and Love of Reading to Children
NEW YORK, March 7 -- Columbia University Irving Medical Center issued the following news: Literacy Inc., also known as LINC, is on a mission to improve the reading abilities of children across New York City. This year, a $3,500 grant from the Medical Center Neighborhood Fund is helping LINC expand its programming in Washington Heights and Inwood. The Medical Center Neighborhood Fund is supported by voluntary donations made by employees of Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presb  more

Committee to Protect Journalists Adalbert Hiol Jailed Since November in Cameroon
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Authorities in Cameroon should not contest journalist Adalbert Hiol's appeal of a false news and defamation conviction and should let his newspaper publish freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. On November 7, 2019, authorities in Douala, a coastal city in southwest Cameroon, ordered Hiol, publisher of the privately owned Ades-Infos Jeunesse en Action newspaper, to be detained in the city's central  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Guatemalan Journalist Bryan Guerra Shot Dead in Chiquimula
NEW YORK, March 7 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Guatemalan authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Bryan Guerra, determine if it was related to his journalism, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. On February 27, unidentified individuals shot Guerra, a reporter at the cable news channel TLCOM, in the city of Chiquimula, about 61 miles east of Guatemala City, a  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Nigeria's Premium Times Faces Cyberattacks, Intimidation of Journalists After Publishing Leaked Documents
NEW YORK, March 7 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Nigerian authorities should ensure that Premium Times employees are able to work in safety and without interference or intimidation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter with the privately owned online newspaper, told CPJ in a phone interview that he went into hiding on February 28 after receiving several threatening phone calls, his professional email was hacked, and he was w  more

Conference of State Bank Supervisors: UK, US State Officials Discuss Transatlantic Collaboration on Fintech and Financial Regulation
LONDON, England, March 5 -- The Conference of State Bank Supervisors issued the following news release: State financial services regulators from the United States and representatives from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) met with their counterparts in the United Kingdom this week to understand our different regulatory structures, explore areas of commonality, share best supervisory practices and lay the foundation for transatlantic collaboration. Antony Phillipson, Her Majesty's  more

Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell to Address the National Hispanic/Latinx Health Leadership Summit in Washington, DC
NEW YORK, March 2 -- The Latino Commission on AIDS issued the following news release: The National Hispanic/Latinx Health Leadership Network is honored to have Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell address the participants at Hispanic/Latinx Leadership Summit, the two-day health policy focused gathering scheduled to take place at Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC on March 2nd and 3rd. "Latino families face many health disparities that are often invisible and need to be addressed by sound   more

Consumer Reports Issues Statement on EPA Science Advisory Board Report
YONKERS, New York, March 3 -- Consumer Reports issued the following statement by Vice President David Friedman: The science advisory board of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a final report about the proposed EPA & DOT plan to rollback vehicle fuel economy and emissions standards, known as the 'SAFE' Rule. In response to the report, David Friedman, Vice President of Advocacy at Consumer Reports, provides the following statement: "The EPA's own scientific advisors co  more

Consumer Reports Urges Major Airlines to Let Kids Sit With Parents Without Extra Fees
YONKERS, New York, March 3 -- Consumer Reports issued the following news release: In letters sent to American, Delta, and United Airlines, Consumer Reports called on the companies to ensure children are seated with their families on planes at no additional cost. More than 120,000 people have signed Consumer Reports' petition to the airlines in support of this effort since it was launched just over one week ago. "Families face a constant battle to ensure they are seated together, even when they  more

Consumer Reports Welcomes Recall of Ikea Kullen Dresser, Calls for Stronger Safety Standards
YONKERS, New York, March 5 -- Consumer Reports issued the following news release on March 4: Consumer Reports commended the Consumer Product Safety Commission for announcing a recall of about 820,000 three-drawer Ikea Kullen chests, citing that they could too easily tip over onto children, resulting in serious injury or death. Ikea reported six tip-over incidents involving the dresser. Today's recall is the third recall of unstable dressers in the past week. "Today's recall is an important ste  more

Council on American-Islamic Relations-NY Condemns Anti-Asian Hate Incident on NYC Subway, Welcomes NYPD Investigation as Possible Hate Crime
NEW YORK, March 7 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, condemned an Anti-Asian hate incident perpetrated by a commuter on an N train traveling through Brooklyn on Wednesday. The NYPD has announced that it will investigate the incident as a possible hate crime, and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has urged others who   more

Counter Extremism Project: Extremist Content Online: Suspected Steam Account Belonging To Christchurch Shooter Located
NEW YORK, March 3 -- 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, CEP located a profile on the gaming distribution service and social network Steam that either belongs to Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant, or is a replica of his account. Additionally, a pro-ISIS affiliate group released  more

Counter Extremism Project: Tech & Terrorism - Dr. Hany Farid & UC Berkeley Researchers Release Report on YouTube's Recommendation Algorithm
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: * * * - Report Analyzes YouTube's Role With Disinformation, Supporting Extremist Ideologies * * * This week, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, including Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid, released a new report analyzing YouTube's policies and efforts towards curbing its recommendation algorithm's tendency to spread divisive conspiracy theories. Such content h  more

Downstate Medical Center: Office of Communications & Marketing
BROOKLYN, New York, March 3 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University College of Medicine Dean F. Charles Brunicardi, MD, FACS announced the appointment of Jason M. Lazar, MD, MPH as Vice Dean for Education, and Chair of the newly created Department of Medical Education effective March 1, 2020. Dr. Lazar joined the Department of Medicine SUNY Downstate as the Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology in 2003, where he serves as Professor  more

Dreaming Together: New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The Asia Society issued the following news release: Asia Society Museum and New-York Historical Society have joined together to mount their first major collaborative exhibition in which selections from New-York Historical's American art collection and Asia Society's contemporary Asian art collection appear side-by-side. Each collection provides a fresh vantage point from which to see the other anew. More than 35 interwoven works generate dialogue about urban and natural env  more

Drug Policy Alliance Board Announces Kassandra Frederique as Next Executive Director
NEW YORK, March 4 -- The Drug Policy Alliance issued the following news release on March 3: * * * - Visionary Activist and Leader to Assume Role in September * * * The Board of Directors of the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) has selected the acclaimed drug policy reform activist Kassandra Frederique as its next Executive Director. Frederique, who is now the organization's Managing Director of Policy Advocacy and Campaigns, will assume the role in September after completing projects to which she   more

Ecological Society Selects 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients
WASHINGTON, March 3 -- The Ecological Society of America issued the following news release: The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is honored to announce this year's Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) recipients. This award provides graduate students with the opportunity to receive policy and communication training in Washington, DC before they meet lawmakers. ESA selected twelve students to receive the award: Tiffany L. Betras (University of Pittsburgh), Callie R. Cha  more

Education Trust-New York: New Analysis Finds Disparities in Graduation Pathways for Historically Under-Served Groups of Students
NEW YORK, March 7 -- The Education Trust-New York issued the following news release: * * * - Civil rights, education, parent, business organizations highlight solutions through course access equity and strengthening graduation measures * * * School districts across the state are disproportionately relying on Local diplomas and the Career Development & Occupational Studies (CDOS) pathway -- which relies on a credential that was designed to show readiness for entry-level employment -- for hist  more

Emotional Stress of Elder Fraud Outweighs Financial Impact: AICPA Survey
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants issued the following news release: A new survey from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) found that falling victim to fraud is much more likely to have a substantial emotional impact (68 percent) on the elderly than a substantial financial impact (32 percent). And phone and internet scams top the list of ways financial fraud is perpetrated against the elderly. This according to the AICPAs Personal Financial Planning   more

Enterprise Community Partners: Improving Resident Health Throughout New York Neighborhood
COLUMBIA, Maryland, March 6 -- Enterprise Community Partners issued the following news release: In recognition that stable, well-maintained housing is essential for creating healthy communities, Enterprise has launched a series of initiatives to ensure that the built environment promotes positive health outcomes. Nationwide, Enterprise has invested $250 million to promote health as a priority for the development and preservation of housing. With the support of grant funding from JPMorgan Chase  more

Environmental Defense Fund: Hundreds of People From Impacted Communities Demand EPA Hold Public Meeting on Toxic Chemical
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following news release: * * * - Residents voice deep concerns over the agency's failure to protect the public from TCE exposure * * * People from communities across the country impacted by the cancer-causing chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials demanding the agency hold a public meeting on TCE. The nearly 300 individuals, from 18 states, are calling for the meeting to e  more

Episcopal Church Plants Seeds for 21 New Ministries
NEW YORK, March 4 -- The Episcopal Church issued the following news: At its February meeting, The Episcopal Church Executive Council approved grants totaling $242,000 for new church starts and missional communities. Resolutions A005 and A032 approved by General Convention in 2018 authorized the Task Force on Church Planting and Congregational Redevelopment to solicit and recommend grants for new and continued funding for new worshipping communities and missional enterprise ventures throughout   more

Episcopal Church: Diocese of Oklahoma Notified of Successful Canonical Consent Process
NEW YORK, March 4 -- The Episcopal Church issued the following news: * * * - Bishop-Elect Reed ordination and consecration on April 18, 2020 * * * The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, that Bishop-Elect Poulson C. Reed has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process detailed in Canon III.11.3. In giving consent to his o  more

Family and Children's Association Receives Grant From Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
MINEOLA, New York, March 6 -- Family and Children's Association issued the following news release: The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has awarded a $139,209 grant to FCA to support the organization's new Newcomers Res ource Center. This collection of programs within the center will guide newcomers and those immigrants already residing in Nassau County on their journey to successful lives here in our communities. Msgr. Gregory Mustaciuolo, Chief Executive Officer of the Mother Cabrini Health   more

Flexible Work Arrangements Can Help CPA Firms Recruit, Retain Female Employees, AICPA Survey Finds
NEW YORK, March 7 -- The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants issued the following news release: U.S. CPA firms that offer modified work arrangements have significant advantages in terms of recruiting and retaining female employees, according to new research by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Approximately half of firms surveyed reported that flexible schedules (56%), reduced hours (50%), compressed work schedules (49%) or telecommuting options (56%) helped attract employ  more

Ford Foundation Names Thomas L. Kempner Jr. to Board of Trustees
NEW YORK, March 2 -- The Ford Foundation issued the following news: The Ford Foundation announced that Thomas L. Kempner Jr. has been elected to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees. Kempner co-founded Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP in 1984, a global institutional investment management firm with over $33 billion in assets under management. He retired in 2019 as executive managing member. Prior to co-founding Davidson Kempner, he worked as an associate at Goldman Sachs & Co.; was  more

Former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden Joins Council on Foreign Relations as Senior Fellow for Global Health
WASHINGTON, March 4 -- The Council on Foreign Relations issued the following news release: The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes physician and thought leader Dr. Tom Frieden to its David Rockefeller Studies Program as a senior fellow for global health. A recognized global health expert, Frieden served as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 2009-17 and commissioner of the New York City Health Department from 2002-09. Frieden is a physician with advanc  more

Getty Museum Presents Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins
LOS ANGELES, California, March 6 -- The J. Paul Getty Trust issued the following news release: The J. Paul Getty Museum presents the most important exhibition of Mesopotamian art ever assembled on the West Coast in Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins, on display March 18 - July 27, 2020 at the Getty Villa Museum. The works of art come from the collection of the Department of Near Eastern Antiquities at the Musee du Louvre, Paris, with select additional loans from the Bibliotheque nationale de Fran  more

Global Healthy Living Foundation: Creakyjoints to Attend Annual Stakeholder Roundtable Hosted By Frances Hamburger Institute for Community Rheumatology
UPPER NYACK, New York, March 4 -- The Global Healthy Living Foundation issued the following news release: CreakyJoints(R), a Global Healthy Living Foundation patient community, is pleased to announce that president and co-founder, Seth Ginsberg, will be a panelist at the Inaugural Annual Stakeholder Roundtable hosted by the Frances Hamburger Institute (FHI) for Community Rheumatology on Friday, March 6, 2020. FHI is dedicated to supporting research to advance the real-world experience and outco  more

Global Justice Ecology Project: Artvoice - Chile - Peoples' Uprising Images From the Front Lines at iBuen Vivir! Gallery
BUFFALO, New York, March 7 -- The Global Justice Ecology Project issued the following news release on March 6: The iBuen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art at 148 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, will present documentary photography and videography from the ongoing peoples' uprising in Chile that started in October of last year. The images were shot by the gallery co-directors, Orin Langelle and Anne Petermann in the months of November and December, 2019 from the front lines of the uprising. The Opening  more

Global Justice Ecology Project: Chile - Peoples' Uprising Presented by the iBuen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art
BUFFALO, New York, March 6 -- The Global Justice Ecology Project issued the following news release on March 5: The iBuen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art will present documentary photography and videography from the ongoing peoples' uprising in Chile that started in October of last year. The images were shot by the gallery co-directors, Orin Langelle and Anne Petermann in the months of November and December, 2019 from the front lines of the uprising. The Opening Reception of Chile: Peoples'  more

Hadassah on Call: New Frontiers in Medicine Podcast Features Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Ran Nir-Paz on Coronavirus
NEW YORK, March 7 -- Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, issued the following news release: Hadassah's podcast, Hadassah On Call: New Frontiers in Medicine features an exclusive interview with Dr. Ran Nir-Paz, 54, a highly respected infectious disease expert at Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) in Jerusalem. The podcast features the first interview with Dr. Nir-Paz, currently under quarantine in Israel following his return from Japan after treating Israeli patients who had   more

Human Rights Watch: Governments Should Fulfill Women's Rights Pledges
NEW YORK, March 6 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: * * * - Entrenched Discrimination, Violence Mar Gains 25 Years after Beijing * * * Governments should mark International Women's Day on March 8, 2020 with moves to expedite progress on gender equality, Human Rights Watch said. They should plan for concerted action and dedicate resources to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and to eliminate discrimination in law and practice. This year is the 25th anniversa  more

Human Rights Watch: Myanmar - Civilians Caught in Surge of Fighting
NEW YORK, March 4 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: * * * - Internet Shutdown, Aid Blockage Worsens Humanitarian Crisis in Rakhine State * * * A surge in fighting in Myanmar's Rakhine State during February 2020 has killed and injured numerous civilians, adding to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the conflict-riven region, Human Rights Watch said. The Myanmar military and the insurgent Arakan Army should safeguard civilians from the fighting, abide by the law  more

Human Rights Watch: Sri Lanka - Security Agencies Shutting Down Civic Space
NEW YORK, March 4 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: * * * - Rights Activists, Journalists Facing Surveillance, Threats * * * Sri Lankan security agencies are stepping up surveillance, harassment, and threats against human rights activists and journalists, Human Rights Watch said. Since November 2019, when the government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa came into office, there has been a rapid closing of civic space and freedom of expression. In interviews with 15 Sri L  more

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, March 6 -- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * Corticosteroid-Free Remission vs Overall Remission in Clinical Trials of Moderate-Severe Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease Basic Science Research: * All-trans Retinoic Acid Counteracts Diarrhea and Inhibition of Downregulated in Adenoma Expression in Gut Inflammation Clinical Research: * A Populatio  more

Insomnia Reduced in Small Study in People With MS Funded by National MS Society
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: Researchers funded by the National MS Society report significant reductions in insomnia symptoms among 33 people with MS who participated in a study comparing cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia to two other programs. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia focuses on changing the behaviors and thoughts that perpetuate insomnia. Larger studies are necessary to understand who benefits most from which   more

Institute of International Education Releases Survey on Effects of COVID-19 on International Students and Study Abroad
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The Institute of International Education issued the following news release: A survey released by the Institute of International Education (IIE) shows the effects that travel restrictions related to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) are having on international student mobility, U.S. study abroad programs, and international student recruitment for the fall 2020 semester. More than 230 U.S. higher education institutions responded to this survey, which was conducted from F  more

Insurance Information Institute: Triple-I Issues 2020's A Firm Foundation - How Insurance Supports Economy
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: * * * - U.S. Insurers Are Among Nation's Largest Employers, Investors, and Taxpayers * * * The 2020 edition of A Firm Foundation: How Insurance Supports the Economy is now available online and free of charge. "The U.S.'s insurers provide financial security and peace of mind to millions of Americans while also being one of the U.S. economy's most significant employers, investors, and taxpayers. On top  more

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Broadway League, and Disney Reach Tentative 'Pink Contract' Agreement
NEW YORK, March 4 -- International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees issued the following news: After several months of negotiations, the IATSE and the Broadway League and Disney Theatrical Productions have reached a tentative agreement regarding the "Pink Contract." The 4-year agreement, which encompasses Broadway technicians in multiple crafts as well as touring productions, sees increased wage rates and benefits, clarification on Prop Supervisors representation on Broadway, updated con  more

International Journal of Climatology Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
READING, England, March 3 -- The International Journal of Climatology, a journal that says it features reports in the area of climate science from the Royal Meteorological Society, published research articles, including the following topics, in its February 2020 edition: * Detection, variability, and predictability of monsoon onset and withdrawal dates: A review RESEARCH ARTICLES: * The diurnal cycle of precipitation over South America represented by five gridded datasets * A stochastic weat  more

International Rescue Committee: Joint Statement on the Attacks on Civilians in the North-West and South-West Regions of Cameroon
NEW YORK, March 4 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following news release: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) call upon all parties to the conflict in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon to uphold international human rights and international humanitarian law and cease all attacks on civilians without delay. The crisis destabilizing the English speaking parts of Cameroon has taken a worrying turn, with an increasing num  more

International Swaps & Derivatives Association, EFAMA, EVIA, FIA and GFXD Publish EMIR Reporting Best Practices
NEW YORK, March 4 -- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association issued the following news release: The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA), the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), the European Venues and Intermediaries Association (EVIA), the Futures Industry Association (FIA) and the Global Foreign Exchange Division (GFXD) of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) have jointly published a set of best practices for derivatives trade  more

International Trademark Association Rolls Out 'The Women's LeadershIP Initiative' to Empower Women and Advance Professional Development
NEW YORK, March 7 -- The International Trademark Association issued the following news release on March 6: The International Trademark Association (INTA) unveiled "The Women's LeadershIP Initiative" to foster the development of strong leadership skills for women in the intellectual property (IP) field and empower them to advance their careers to the next level. The rollout of the initiative coincides with International Women's Day, March 8, which celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and   more

International Women's Health Coalition: UN Shortens Commission on Status of Women in Light of Coronavirus
NEW YORK, March 3 -- The International Women's Health Coalition issued the following news release: Due to ongoing concern about Coronavirus transmission, Member States of the United Nations have agreed to hold a one-day meeting of the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on Monday, March 9, to adopt key agreements, postponing the substantive segments of the meeting to a later date. IWHC supports the decision to prioritize global health and the safety of participants, and   more

Journal of Fluid Mechanics Issues Research Articles in May 10, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, March 3 -- The Journal of Fluid Mechanics that says it covers theoretical, computational and experimental investigations of all aspects of the mechanics of fluids, published research articles on the following topics in its May 10, 2020 edition: * Bistability in the unstable flow of polymer solutions through pore constriction arrays * On the distinct drag, reconfiguration and wake of perforated structures The May 2020 edition of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics can be viewed at https:/  more

Journal of Rheology Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Edition
MELVILLE, New York, March 7 -- The Journal of Rheology, a journal from the Society of Rheology that says it provides coverage of issues drawn from industry and academia, published research articles on the following topics in its March 2020 edition: * Constitutive model for shear-thickening suspensions: Predictions for steady shear with superposed transverse oscillations * Elasticity and plasticity of highly concentrated noncolloidal suspensions under shear * Excess entropy scaling for soft pa  more

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, March 4 -- The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, a peer-reviewed journal that says it publishes clinical aging research, published research articles, including the following topics, in its March 2020 edition: * Primary Prevention Statins in Older Adults: Personalized Care for a Heterogeneous Population * Chronic Disease Decision Making and "What Matters Most" Clinical Investigations: * Contamination of Common Area and Rehabilitation Gym Environment with Multidrug-Resista  more

Lambda Legal to Puerto Rico: Amendments to Civil Code Violate Court Order and the Constitution
NEW YORK, March 5 -- Lambda Legal issued the following news release on March 4: Lambda Legal warned Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced that the proposed new Civil Code for the Commonwealth, which is now before the Puerto Rico Senate, is in clear contempt of a 2018 federal court order that declared unconstitutional the island's policy prohibiting transgender Puerto Ricans from correcting their birth certificates and could expose the Puerto Rican government to sanctions and penalties. The  more

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Announces New Chief Operating Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and General Counsel
RYE BROOK, New York, March 3 -- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society issued the following news release: * * * - Global leader in the fight to end cancer welcomes leading industry experts in its commitment to finding cures * * * The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced three new appointments to its leadership team, Troy Dunmire, EVP, chief operating officer, Lynn Godfrey, EVP, chief marketing officer and Dale Nissenbaum, EVP, general counsel. "I'm pleased to announce significant new lead  more

Manhattan Institute Announces Finalists for Hayek Book Prize
NEW YORK, March 4 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: The Manhattan Institute has announced the list of finalists for the 16th annual Hayek Book Prize. The prize, awarded in New York each year, celebrates authors who best represent the principles of F.A. Hayek. The finalists are: * Austerity: When it Works and When it Doesn't by Alberto Alesina, Carlo A. Favero, and Francesco Giavazzi (Princeton University Press, February 19, 2019) * Big Business  more

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: New Report Proposes Public-Safety Improvements to New York Bail Law
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: * * * - Additional reforms would protect public safety while addressing system's inequities * * * In the aftermath of New York's sweeping bail reform, public opinion has begun to turn, responding in part to stories of crimes committed by defendants released under the new guidelines. In a new Manhattan Institute issue brief, fellow and deputy director of legal policy Rafael Mangual evaluates th  more

March 5 Forum at SUNY Downstate on Ethical Issues in Human Subjects Research Features Grandson of Henrietta Lacks
BROOKLYN, New York, March 5 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: When 31-year-old Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951, scientists used the cells from her tumor as the foundation for medical advancesin cancer, AIDS, antiviral HIV drugs, and dozens of otherbreakthroughs. Of the millions, perhaps billions of dollars in profits generated for hundreds of companies, Henrietta Lacks' family never saw a dime. Why? Because Henrietta's family never gave their consen  more

Moms Demand Action Applauds House Committee for Advancing Legislation to Establish Washington Office of Firearm Violence Prevention House Committee
MANHATTAN, New York, March 4 -- 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, released the following statement after the Washington House Appropriations Committee advanced legislation to establish the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention. The office would promote effective state and local efforts to reduce preventable injurie  more

Moms Demand Action Applauds Washington House for Passing Legislation to Establish the Washington Office of Firearm Violence Prevention
MANHATTAN, New York, March 7 -- 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, released the following statement after the Washington House of Representatives passed SB 6288, which would establish the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention. The bill now moves back to the Senate for concurrence before heading to the Governor's des  more

Moms Demand Action Issues Statement Applauding Kansas House for Introducing Domestic Violence Legislation
MANHATTAN, New York, March 6 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement on March 5 by Amanda Winch, volunteer with the Kansas chapter: The Kansas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after Kansas State Representative Stephanie Clayton (D-Overland Park) introduced HB 2733, a bill to require domestic abusers to relinquish their firearm  more

Moms Demand Action Issues Statement on Committee Passage of Permitless Carry
MANHATTAN, New York, March 4 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement: The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance HB 2817/SB 2671, a permitless carry bill that would allow people to carry a loaded handgun in public without a permit: "Here's the question: Do we really wan  more

Moms Demand Action Issues Statement on Committee Passage of Permitless Carry
MANHATTAN, New York, March 6 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement by Dana Ellis, volunteer leader with the Alabama chapter: The Alabama chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance SB1, permitless carry legislation that would allow anyone to carry concealed, loaded handguns in  more

Moms Demand Action Issues Statement on Committee Passage of Stand Your Ground Expansion
MANHATTAN, New York, March 5 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement by Dana Ellis, volunteer leader with the Alabama chapter: The Alabama chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the Alabama House Judiciary Committee voted to advance HB 263, which would expand Alabama's Stand Your Ground law to allow church members to use deadly   more

Moms Demand Action Issues Statement on Iowa Senate Hearing on Legislation to Allow More Guns in Public Buildings
MANHATTAN, New York, March 5 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement by Traci Kennedy, volunteer with the Iowa chapter: The Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the Iowa Senate Judiciary Subcommittee held a hearing on HF 2502, legislation that would subject local elected officials to harsh punishments for taking action on  more

Moms Demand Action: Arizona Republic - 'Abused Spouses, Partners Aren't Getting Any Help From Lawmakers
MANHATTAN, New York, March 4 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - Which, in Its Own Way, Is Form of Abuse.' * * * Earlier this year, a bipartisan group of Arizona lawmakers led by Republican Senator Kate Brophy McGee and Democratic Representatives Jennifer Longdon and Daniel Hernandez introduced SB 1165 and HB 2543, legislation that would keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. But as the Arizona   more

Moms Demand Action: Idaho School Board Magazine Prioritizes School Safety in New Edition
MANHATTAN, New York, March 5 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Despite efforts across Idaho to promote common-sense gun violence prevention solutions, state lawmakers have been spending time and energy prioritizing risky legislation that would jeopardize public safety. Just last week, the Idaho state legislature introduced Senate Bill 1384, legislation to force schools to allow more guns on school grounds. This m  more

Moms Demand Action: The Fight Against Community Gun Violence in Pennsylvania Deserves Full Funding
MANHATTAN, New York, March 4 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: On Friday, Governor Tom Wolf called on the General Assembly to approve his $6 million budget request for proactive programs to combat community gun violence - a four-fold increase from previous years. Pennsylvania lawmakers should approve this budget request - because the best time to combat gun violence is before it even happens. Community-based viole  more

NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Deputy Director of Policy Dixon Testifies Before Maryland House of Delegates
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following testimony by Monique Dixon, director of state advocacy and deputy director of policy: To: Luke H. Clippinger, Chair Vanessa E. Atterbeary, Vice Chair, House Judiciary Committee Maryland House of Delegates House Office Building 6 Bladen St., Room 101, Annapolis, MD 21401 RE: House Bill 1221: Public Information Act-Personnel and Investigatory Records - Complaints Against Law Enforcement Officers - Oppose Unles  more

National Baseball Hall of Fame: David Montgomery Named Buck O'Neil Award Winner
COOPERSTOWN, New York, March 6 -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum issued the following news release: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Board of Directors has selected David Montgomery as the 2020 recipient of the John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to an individual for extraordinary efforts to enhance baseball's positive impact on society. Montgomery, who passed away on May 8, 2019, will be honored with the Award at the Awards Presentatio  more

National Baseball Hall of Fame: USS Cooperstown Christened in Wisconsin
COOPERSTOWN, New York, March 5 -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum issued the following news release: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum participated in christening ceremonies for the future USS Cooperstown, a Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), on Feb. 29 in Marinette, Wis., at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, where the ship is nearing completion. As the USS Cooperstown's Honorary Sponsor, the Chairman of the Board of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum,  more

National Basketball Players Association Executive Committee Announces Executive Director Succession Plan
NEW YORK, March 7 -- The National Basketball Players Association issued the following news release: The National Basketball Players Association Executive Committee is announcing that it will begin the search for a successor to Executive Director Michele Roberts. Recognizing the importance of succession planning to ensure the continued success and growth of the NBPA, Ms. Roberts and the Executive Committee are focusing on a strategy for the Union's future. Since being elected in 2014, Ms. Rober  more

National Council of Jewish Women Issues Regarding Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act
NEW YORK, March 4 -- The National Council of Jewish Women issued the following statement on March 3 by Chief Policy Officer Jody Rabhan in response to the Supreme Court's decision to hear a case that will determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act: "Today, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could save health care for tens of millions of Americans -- or destroy it. In December, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals invalidated the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual mandate clause, wh  more

National Council of Jewish Women: Health Care at Stake for Millions of Americans
NEW YORK, March 3 -- The National Council of Jewish Women issued the following statement by Chief Policy Officer Jody Rabhan in response to the Supreme Court's decision to hear a case that will determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act: The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's decision to hear a case that will determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Chief Policy Officer Jody Rabhan made the following stateme  more

National Day Laborer Organizing Network: Immigrant & Civil Rights Groups Respond to ICE's Threats Against New Yorkers
NEW YORK, March 7 -- The National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following news release: In response to Donald Trump and ICE's newest escalation in their failed war against sanctuary cities, immigrant and civil rights groups released the following statements: "ICE might have their weapons and fear tactics, but we have faith and the power of the people. We are calling on all people of moral consciousness to join us and our allies in solidarity. We will not be intimidated by this thre  more

National Federation of Filipino American Associations: Largest Federation of Filipino Americans to Encourage U.S. Census Participation at NYC Forum
NEW YORK, March 2 -- The National Federation of Filipino American Associations issued the following news release: * * * - NaFFAA Launches "Kabilang Ka, Pabilang Ka" Program and Enjoins Every Filipino in America to Get Counted * * * As part of their Northeast Regional Federation Forum, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) will host a Census Community Engagement Launch in partnership with the 2020 Census at the Philippine Center in New York City on March 21, 2020,  more

National Kidney Foundation and CVS Kidney Care Have Joined Forces to Promote Kidney Health
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The National Kidney Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Organizations collaborate for National Kidney Month to raise awareness about the deadly disease * * * The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and CVS Kidney Care, a CVS Health company, are partnering on a national campaign to raise awareness about kidney disease which affects approximately 37 million people in the U.S. In addition, 1 in every 3 American adults, or 33%, are at risk for developing this   more

National League of Cities: Mike Bloomberg Commits to the Leading Together 2020 Cities Agenda
WASHINGTON, March 3 -- The National League of Cities issued the following news release: Mike Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City and presidential candidate, announced his commitment to the Leading Together 2020 Cities Agenda. Leading Together is the formative, nonpartisan platform from the National League of Cities that seeks to address the issues that keep America's residents and local elected leaders up at night. "Presidential candidates must join local elected leaders in lifting up Ame  more

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Rapid Imaging Technique Shows Early Promise for Tracking MS - Further Study Needed
NEW YORK, March 3 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: Researchers have found that novel imaging technique that speedily quantifies brain tissue damage correlated with microscopic evidence of damage, and with measures of physical and cognitive impairment. Once validated in further studies with larger numbers of people with MS, this technique may help to monitor damage and repair throughout the course and treatment of MS. * Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain  more

National Student Clearinghouse: Overall College Completion Rate Rises in 43 States
HERNDON, Virginia, March 2 -- The National Student Clearinghouse issued the following news release: * * * - Top-to-Bottom Gap Narrows - California, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Utah Make Significant Improvements * * * New data described in the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center's Completing College State Report shows a rise in the overall college completion rate in 43 out of the 45 states, for which data are available over the last five coh  more

Nationwide Kidney Risk Campaign Launched By National Kidney Foundation, HHS, and American Society of Nephrology
NEW YORK, March 3 -- The National Kidney Foundation issued the following news release on March 3: The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), and actor Wilmer Valderrama to reach the 1 in 3 American adults at risk for kidney disease. "Are You the 33%?" is a nationwide public awareness campaign launching for National Kidney Month. With compelling visuals, a thought-provoking social   more

Nature Human Behavior Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, March 2 -- Nature Human Behavior, a journal that says it features perception, action, memory, learning, reward, judgment, decision-making, language, communication, emotion, personality, social cognition, social behaviour, neuropsychiatric, neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders, economic and political behaviour, published research articles on the following topics in its February 2020 edition: * Collective memory shapes the organization of individual memories in the medial prefr  more

Nature Human Behavior Journal Issues Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, Feb. 24 -- Nature Human Behavior, a journal that says it features perception, action, memory, learning, reward, judgment, decision-making, language, communication, emotion, personality, social cognition, social behaviour, neuropsychiatric, neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders, economic and political behaviour, published research articles on the following topics in its January 2020 edition: * How people decide what they want to know Research: * Patterns of paternal investmen  more

NBA Issues Statement on Dallas Mavericks Protest
NEW YORK, March 7 -- The National Basketball Association issued the following statement: The NBA announced that Commissioner Adam Silver has denied the Dallas Mavericks' protest of their February 22 game against the Atlanta Hawks and fined Mavericks Governor Mark Cuban $500,000 for his public criticism and detrimental conduct regarding NBA officiating. The NBA issued the following statement: The Mavericks' protest centered on a successful field goal by Atlanta's John Collins as a whistle was   more

NCLEJ Settles Lawsuit Against Florida State Medicaid Agencies for Unlawfully Terminating Healthcare Benefits for Eligible Individuals
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The National Center for Law and Economic Justice issued the following news: OnFebruary 25, NCLEJ and its partners secureda settlement agreement with Florida's state Medicaid agencies to ensure thateligible individuals, including many with disabilities, can keep accessing health care services withoutinterruption. OnAugust 8, 2019 NCLEJ joined with partners to file a lawsuit againstFlorida's Department of Children andFamilies (DCF) and Agency for Health Care Administration (  more

New Exhibition at The New York Public Library Celebrates Hero of Modern Irish Literature, Lady Augusta Gregory
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The New York Public Library issued the following news release: Augusta Gregory, the woman who helped shape modern Irish literature in the early 20th century, is the focus of a new exhibition opening at The New York Public Library. Opening March 6 at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, All This Mine Alone: Lady Gregory and the Irish Literary Revival showcases her creative evolution, achievements as a writer and cultural activist, and influence on and friendships with her lit  more

New Research: 2.1 Billion Girls & Women Live in Countries That Won't Achieve Gender Equality Targets by 2030 at Current Pace
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The International Women's Health Coalition issued the following news release: New research launched today finds that half of countries studied (67 out of 129 countries) - home to 2.1 billion girls and women - won't achieve any of five key gender equality targets by 2030 if their current pace continues. The report, Bending the Curve Towards Gender Equality by 2030, was released by the Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) partnership and covers five key gender equality targets: acces  more

New York Civil Liberties Union Issues Statement on Emergency Powers Bill
NEW YORK, March 5 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement by Executive Director Donna Lieberman in response to the Emergency Powers bill being considered in the legislature: "We commend the Governor's leadership and decisive executive actions to limit the spread of the coronavirus, including efforts to expand virus testing, educate the public, and put essential health measures in place. "We understand the need to act swiftly and secure appropriate funding, but the legi  more

New York Civil Liberties Union: Lawsuit - ICE Office in NYC Has Secret No-Release Policy
NEW YORK, March 3 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following news release: The New York Civil Liberties Union and The Bronx Defenders announced a federal class-action lawsuit challenging a recently-enacted policy of New York City-area federal immigration officials of jailing virtually all of the thousands of people they have arrested over the last three years. Before this policy, nearly half of those arrested on civil immigration offenses and deemed a low risk by the government were  more

New York Immigration Coalition: As ICE 'Flood the Streets' of New York, Immigrant Advocates Implore Gov. Cuomo, Albany Legislators to Protect Communities, Support Legal Services
NEW YORK, March 7 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following statement on March 6: With today's reports of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) massively increasing its presence in several sanctuary cities, including in New York State, immigrant advocates are renewing their call for Albany to fund desperately-needed immigration lawyers for New York's families. In previous years, the Cuomo Administration has funded the Liberty Defense Project, a program offering free legal s  more

New York Immigration Coalition: New Yorkers Won't Let Trump Use Coronavirus for His Politics of Hate
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following news release: Following the confirmation of the first few positive cases of the novel (new) coronavirus, COVID-19, in New York City, immigration advocates joined New York City and New York State officials in urging calm, while denouncing attempts by President Trump to cynically exploit a public health issue for partisan gain. Already, the White House is calling for a closure of the southern U.S. border and relying on a  more

New York Public Libraries Aim to Protect Service and Improve Access for Children & Teens in FY 21 Budget Ask
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The New York Public Library issued the following news release: The heads of the city's three library systems--The New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Public Library--presented their Fiscal Year 2021 funding needs to the City Council, requesting $24 million in additional operating funds and $300 million in new capital money. The appeal for the increases, presented by New York Public Library President and CEO Anthony W. Marx, Brooklyn Public Library   more

New York State United Teachers 'Fund Our Future' Bus Tour Draws Attention to Underfunding of North Country Schools
WATERTOWN, New York, March 7 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: New York State United Teachers is visiting Watertown schools to draw attention to the severe impact a lack of state funding has had on schools in the North Country 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 and school administrators   more

New York State United Teachers Brings 'Fund Our Future' Bus Tour to Watertown Friday
WATERTOWN, New York, March 6 -- 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 the North Country on Friday, with stops at two schools in Watertown. The goal is to draw attention to the severe impact a lack of state funding has had on schools statewide. Union activists will also highlight the need for new revenues that will enable the state to tackle educational inequality and other pressi  more

New York State United Teachers: Hundreds of Union Members and Activists Rally for Taxes on Ultrawealthy
ALBANY, New York, March 4 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: More than 500 union members and activists converged on the state Capitol Tuesday to demand new taxes on the ultrawealthy in the upcoming state budget and press for significant investments in public services that millions of New Yorkers rely on. Representing educators, K-12 and higher ed professionals, health care workers, autoworkers and retail employees, tenant advocates and Patriotic Millionair  more

New York State United Teachers: Hundreds of Union Members, Activists to Rally for Taxes on Ultrawealthy in Albany Tuesday
ALBANY, New York, March 3 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: More than 500 union members and activists from across New York will rally in Albany Tuesday afternoon to demand new taxes on the ultrawealthy in the upcoming state budget amid the need for significant investments in public services that millions of New Yorkers rely on. The unionists and activists will rally at noon on the Million Dollar Staircase at the state Capitol at to show support for a bill  more

NLGJA-The Association of LGBTQ Journalists: Jonathan Capehart to Receive Randy Shilts Award for LGBTQ Coverage
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- NLGJA-The Association of LGBTQ Journalists issued the following news release: NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announced that Washington Post opinion writer Jonathan Capehart is the recipient of the Randy Shilts Award for LGBTQ Coverage. Capehart will accept the Randy Shilts Award at the Headlines & Headliners New York benefit event on April 24. "Randy Shilts was a giant in our profession and in our community," said Capehart. "To receive an award named after h  more

Northwell Health: 2020 Healthcare Entrepreneurship Challenge Focuses on Equity
HEMPSTEAD, New York, March 6 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: The Healthcare Entrepreneurship Community Challenge, an entrepreneurship competition with over $50,000 in cash and in-kind prizes, is now accepting innovative proposals to address a community health care problem in underserved communities in Long Island, New York City, and the Hudson Valley region. The challenge seeks entrepreneurs with market-based products or services that address this year's Challenge topic, "Advanci  more

Northwell Health: Frequently Asked Questions About the Novel Coronavirus
GREAT NECK, New York, March 6 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Northwell Health remains on heightened alert as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, especially after the first cases were confirmed in New York City and in Nassau County this week. On Tuesday, February 4, the health system activated its Emergency Operations Center, which allows Northwell to quickly mobilize system-wide resources, personnel and supplies -- medications, N95 protective respirators and other p  more

Northwell Health: Sen. Schumer Reveals - Long Island Could Spend Millions of Dollars Over Next Few Months to Tackle Coronavirus
LAKE SUCCESS, New York, March 3 -- Northwell Health issued the following news on March 2: As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues its spread globally, and on the heels of another U.S. death from the virus, as well as a confirmed case in New York City, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer revealed that Long Island counties, localities and hospitals could spend millions of dollars over the next few months to tackle the virus. In doing so, Schumer also unveiled a plan to deliver these entities an in  more

NYC Anti-Violence Project Calls For Puerto Rican Officials, McDonald's Response to Hate Violence Against LGBTQ
NEW YORK, March 3 -- The New York City Anti-Violence Project issued the following news release: The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) joins Make The Road New York, community leaders, LGBTQ individuals, survivors of violence, and New Yorkers in gathering Monday, March 2nd at 6 PM in Jackson Heights, Queens, to mourn the death of Alexa, a transgender woman of color who was killed near San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the early morning of February 24th. According to reports, Alexa was homeless,  more

NYS School Boards Association: Poll - School Board Members Seek Coronavirus Guidance From State and Local Health Officials
LATHAM, New York, March 6 -- The New York State School Boards Association issued the following news release: Two-thirds of school board members said they need additional support or guidance from state and local health officials in preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak, according to a poll by the New York State School Boards Association. Sixty-six percent of board members responding to the survey indicated that additional support was needed. Thirteen percent said no additional support f  more

NYU Langone Health: Newfound Cell Defense System Features Toxin-Isolating 'Sponges'
NEW YORK, March 5 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: Adecoy mechanism has been found in human and animal cells to protect them from potentially dangerous toxins released by foreign invaders, such as bacteria. Scientists at NYU Grossman School of Medicine have found that cells exposed to bacteria release tiny, protein-coated packages called exosomes, which act like decoys to bind to bacterial toxins, includin  more

On International Women's Day, UNICEF and Chloe Launch the Girls Forward Campaign to Promote Young Women Education and Empowerment
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF issued the following news release on March 5: As part of the three-year global partnership focused on gender equality, Chloe will contribute to UNICEF's global ambition to reach 6.5 million young women with the necessary skills to develop digital and entrepreneurial skillsets, allowing them to acquire independence, contribute to progress and participate actively in the labor force. This will be implemented through UNICEF's programs in countries such  more

Open Society Foundations Announce 2020 Leadership in Government Fellows
NEW YORK, March 3 -- Open Society Foundations issued the following news release: The first Indian American ever elected to the Chicago City Council. A former chief of staff for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. A former official with the New York City Commission on Human Rights. An expert on federal consumer regulations. A California lawyer dedicated to defending the rights of low-wage workers. And a Chicago authority on police-community relations. The Open Society Foundations are pleased to an  more

Open Space Institute: New Yorkers Call on Legislators to Continue Historic Revitalization of State Parks System
NEW YORK, March 4 -- The Open Space Institute issued the following news release: New Yorkers from across the state are coming together at the State Capitol for the 14th annual Park Advocacy Day to urge policymakers to protect and preserve New York's state parks. Nearly 85 representatives from more than 40 park Friends groups and environmental and educational organizations will make the case for state park funding. Parks & Trails New York and the Open Space Institute jointly organize Park Advoca  more

Orthodox Union Appoints Solly Hess as Director of Institutional Advancement for the OU's West Coast Region
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The Orthodox Union, also known as Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, issued the following news release: The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation's oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, has named Solly Hess as director of institutional advancement for the OU's West Coast region. In this role, Hess will be responsible for overseeing the coordination and direction of all development efforts for OU programs based   more

Out of Home Advertising Association: US OOH Industry Supports UN World Wildlife Day With National Public Service
NEW YORK, March 4 -- The Out of Home Advertising Association of America (formerly the Outdoor Advertising Association of America) issued the following news release on March 3: To honor World Wildlife Day, a United Nations resolution, than 6,000 digital out of home (DOOH) screens (including digital billboards, transit shelters, taxi tops and mail video networks) across the U.S. will feature "Sustaining All Life on Earth" creative - celebrating the 2020 theme that encompasses all wild animal and   more

PEN America Concerned Over Detained Chinese Poet's Safety
NEW YORK, March 6 -- PEN America issued the following news release: PEN America is concerned that the continuing lack of publicly available information around the detention of Chinese poet Cui Haoxin, arrested in late January, may enable Chinese authorities to abuse Cui while he is in detention. Cui Hoaxin, also known by his pen name An Ran, was arrested January 24 under the charge of "picking quarrels and stirring up trouble." PEN America has previously analyzed how the charge of "picking qua  more

PEN America Condemns Detention of Cuban Artist, Demands Charges Be Dropped
NEW YORK, March 5 -- PEN America issued the following news release: The arrest of Cuban artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara on fabricated charges is an indefensible violation of freedom of expression and basic human dignity. PEN America today said those charges must be dropped and Otero Alcantara should be released immediately. Cuban multidisciplinary artist Otero Alcantara was reportedly arrested Sunday on alleged charges of insulting national symbols, vandalism, and aggravated contempt of cou  more

PEN America Issues Statement on Cancellation of Woody Allen Book
NEW YORK, March 7 -- PEN America issued the following statement by CEO Suzanne Nossel following that Hachette will not publish Woody Allen's book: "This case represented something of a perfect storm. It involved not just a controversial book, but a publisher that was working with individuals on both sides of a longstanding and traumatic familial rupture. "This presented unique circumstances that clearly colored the positions staked out and decisions taken. "If the end result here is that thi  more

PEN America: Trump CNN Suit Part of Ongoing Retaliation Against Press
NEW YORK, March 7 -- PEN America issued the following statement: * * * - PEN America's Nossel says president's battle against the press relentless, shameful * * * The Trump campaign's libel lawsuit against CNN over its coverage of Russian interference is part of the president's ongoing effort to silence the media. The following statement is attributable to PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel: "President Trump once threatened to try and change the country's libel laws. Upon discovering that the C  more

Physicians for Reproductive Health: Louisiana Doctor Addresses Supreme Court Rally
NEW YORK, March 6 -- Physicians for Reproductive Health issued the following remarks on March 4: This morning as the Supreme Court of the United States was hearing oral arguments for June Medical Services v. Russo, a rally was held featuring advocates, patients, physicians who provide abortion care, and Congresspeople all sharing what's at stake for abortion access in Louisiana and around the country. The following are the remarks of Dr. Pooja Mehta, ob/gyn in Louisiana and Fellow with Physici  more

Public Budgeting & Finance Journal Issues Research Articles in Spring 2019 Edition
MEDFORD, Massachusetts, March 3 -- Public Budgeting and Finance, a journal that says it serves as a forum for the communication of research and experiences on all facets of government finance and provides exchange between research from universities, private and nonprofit research institutes, practitioners in public financial markets, government agencies and the experience of those who practice government budgeting and finance, published research articles on the following topics in its Spring 202  more

Quality & Safety Initiatives Expand at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone
NEW YORK, March 4 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: * * * - New Directors Lead Charge to Advance Care in Brooklyn * * * The Family Health Centers at NYU Langone recently welcomed two new leaders to advance the quality of care received by the more than 102,000 patients served each year. George Shahin, MD, MBA, has been appointed senior medical director of quality and safety--a new role created to further   more

Report: The Most Vulnerable Countries Receive the Least Funding to Tackle Climate Change and the Water Crisis
NEW YORK, March 5 -- WaterAid America issued the following news release: Clean water is the first line of defense against climate impacts, but a new report by WaterAid finds that only 5% of climate finance is spent on adaptation. Even less is spent in the most vulnerable countries, and less still on vital services like clean water, placing billions of lives at risk. * Half of all countries receive less than $5.20 per person, per year in climate finance for both climate mitigation and adaptatio  more

Roswell Park Team Discovers New Mechanism Driving Pancreatic Cancer
BUFFALO, New York, March 3 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: * * * - Length of some regions of messenger RNA plays key role in regulating gene expression, cancer growth * * * Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers conducting the first large-scale analysis of a gene regulatory mechanism that, when altered, can lead to cancerous growth have found compelling evidence of the role it plays in the development of pancreatic cancer. They  more

S.T.O.P. Condemns NYPD Coverup of 'Clearview AI' Facial Recognition Program, New Documents Show Extensive Partnership
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project issued the following news release: The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.), a New York-based privacy group, condemned the NYPD for covering up its use of Clearview AI, responding to newly-released company documents that showed the NYPD ran more than 11,000 searches. The NYPD previously denied working with the controversial facial recognition firm, which took photos from millions of Americans without consent to c  more

Science Translational Medicine Journal Issues Research Articles in Feb. 26, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, March 2 -- 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 on the following topics in its Feb. 26, 2020 edition: * Blood natural killer cell deficiency reveals an immunotherapy strategy for atopic dermatitis * Boosting arginine metabolism to regress atherosclerosis? * Cell therapies can bring insult to injury * Echolocati  more

Sexuality Information and Education Council Demands SCOTUS Affirm the Constitutional Right to Abortion
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. issued the following news release: The Supreme Court of the United States began hearing oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo (formerly June Medical Services v. Gee), a major abortion rights case challenging a proposed law that would decimate abortion access in the state of Louisiana. Christine Soyong Harley, SIECUS' President & CEO, released the following statement in response: "We are outraged by anti  more

Shell Oil Co. General Counsel, Global Litigation, Kimberly R. Phillips Joins Conflict Prevention and Resolution's Board of Directors
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution issued the following news release: The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that advances dispute prevention and resolution practices and solutions, announced that Kimberly R. Phillips, General Counsel, Global Litigation, for Shell Oil Company has joined its Board of Directors. She was confirmed at a Board Meeting that took place just prior to  more

Shop! Environments Association: PacSun to Open Second Landmark Store in NY
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, March 7 -- Shop! Environments Association issued the following news from its member companies: Rather than selecting a single landmark location, specialty retailer PacSun is opening a second landmark store in New York. The company recently opened a first landmark location on the opposite US coast in Los Angeles. Each retail space will channel the energy, history, and native talent of its locale, while working together to amplify PacSun's core values of a lifestyle brand, cu  more

Simon Wiesenthal Center: New York City Council Introduces Wiesenthal Resolution Calling on Creation of FBI Task Force to Combat Anti-Semitism
LOS ANGELES, California, March 4 -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center issued the following news: A resolution calling for the creation of an FBI special taskforce to address the distressing spike of anti-Semitic hate crimes--including on the streets of New York - has been introduced in the New York City Council. Resolution 1259, was introduced by Council members Keith Powers and Chaim Deutsch and calls on President Trump to establish the taskforce. This is part of a nationwide campaign spearheaded b  more

Skin Cancer Foundation: Young Women Looking for a 'Healthy Glow' Should Not Turn to Indoor Tanning
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The Skin Cancer Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - The Skin Cancer Foundation Encourages Choosing Sunless Tanning Alternatives Over Tanning Beds * * * With spring on the horizon, many women may be tempted to visit the tanning salon in an effort to banish pale winter skin. However, those hoping for a "healthy glow" should be aware that indoor tanning causes severe damage to the skin's DNA, upping their chances of skin cancer and premature skin aging. Th  more

SMU Dedman School of Law Registers Back-to-Back Wins at Annual Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, March 4 -- The American Bankruptcy Institute issued the following news release: The Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law won the 28th Annual Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, held Feb. 29-March 2 in New York. The SMU team also won the Duberstein Moot Court Competition last year. The competition is co-sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and St. John's University School of Law. Baylor University Law School took second p  more

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology: Hong Kong Study Shows Best Practices Protect Healthcare Workers From COVID-19
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America issued the following news release: Health systems can protect healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak when best practices for infection control are diligently applied along with lessons learned from recent outbreaks, according to a study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Researchers from Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong reporte  more

Standards Alliance Phase 2: American National Standards Institute to Host Meeting at D.C. Headquarters on March 12
NEW YORK, March 3 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is pleased to invite members and stakeholders, and particularly private sector representatives, to an outreach meeting that will formally unveil the new Standards Alliance Phase 2 (SA2) program, which identifies new opportunities for participation. The meeting will be at Washington, DC headquarters on March 12, 2020, from 2:00-4:00 pm. The SA2 will   more

Statement on New York State Legislature Passing Seat Belt Bill. Provides Governor Andrew Cuomo a Ready Opportunity to Add to State's Safety Legacy
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety issued the following news release: Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) commends the New York State Legislature, and especially bill sponsors Senator David Carlucci (D) and Assemblyman Walter Mosley (D), for advancing Senate Bill (S.) 4336 / Assembly Bill (A.) 6163 to require all vehicle occupants to use seat belts, and urges Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) to expeditiously sign this measure into law. In 1984, Governor Mari  more

Student Press Law Center: An Underground News Operation
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- The Student Press Law Center issued the following news: * * * - How student journalists paved their own space at their school * * * After Ellenville High School's newspaper was cut, a group of students (and a few supportive adults) created a news app called Devil's Advocate to bring student journalism back to the school. The app serves as the school's underground news outlet, operating completely independently of the school. Ellenville had a well-established newspaper   more

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Names Dr. Mariana Markell as Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
BROOKLYN, New York, March 4 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University College of Medicine dean F. Charles Brunicardi, MD, FACS announced the appointment of Dr. Mariana ("Marni") Markell as the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, effective February 2020. Dr. Markell will continue to lead and manage the undergraduate medical education program in the College of Medicine, helping to design new educational and wel  more

SUNY Downstate Hosts Fifth Annual Cancer Health Disparities Symposium On Friday, March 6
BROOKLYN, New York, March 5 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, along with the College of Medicine, John Conley Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, Stony Brook University, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, are hosting the Fifth Annual Cancer Health Disparities Symposium. Fifth Annual Cancer Health Disparities Forum SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Friday, March 6 8:  more

The American Kennel Club to Host Second Annual AKC Agility Premier Cup
NEW YORK, March 6 -- The American Kennel Club issued the following news release: The American Kennel Club (AKC(R)) is excited to announce the return of the wildly popular AKC Agility Premier Cup. The second annual event is set to take place on April 30, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN and will be judged by Dan Butcher of Portland, OR. This family-friendly event is an all-star display of canine talent and athleticism. The top 60 agility competitors and their handlers from around the country will be inv  more

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Adopts Open Access Publication Policy
NEW YORK, March 3 -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research issued the following news release: In keeping with its core values of transparency and scientific collaboration to accelerate the development of new treatments, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) is adopting a formal policy requiring that all articles resulting from work it has funded be published in a preprint repository then an open access forum. "Free and immediate access to novel findings  more

TIAA: Nuveen Wins 2020 Lipper Awards for Best Fixed Income and Best Mixed Assets
NEW YORK, March 7 -- TIAA, a provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and governmental fields, issued the following news release: * * * - Investment Manager Earns 17 Fund Awards in Multiple Asset Classes, including Municipal Bonds, Emerging Markets Debt, Real Assets and Target Date Funds * * * Nuveen, the leading global investment manager of TIAA, was recognized as part of the 2020 Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards for its investment excellence receiving top hon  more

Undercover Investigation Exposes One of New York State's Largest Wildlife Killing Contests
WASHINGTON, March 4 -- The Humane Society of the United States issued the following news release: * * * - Animals Killed and Discarded for Cash and Prizes in Sullivan County * * * The Humane Society of the United States has released the results of a disturbing undercover investigation into one of New York State's largest wildlife killing contests, in Sullivan County. Investigators documented contest participants piling up dozens of dead coyotes, weighing them for cash and prizes before disca  more

UNITE HERE Issues Statement on Paid Sick Time Amid Spread of Coronavirus
NEW YORK, March 6 -- UNITE HERE, a labor union for workers in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, transportation and airport industries in the U.S. and Canada, issued the following statement on March 5 by International President D. Taylor: UNITE HERE is the hospitality workers' union, representing hundreds of thousands of people working in hotels, casinos, theme parks, airports, restaurants, university campuses and a multitude of other public locatio  more

Univera Healthcare Grant to Roswell Park Will Support Colon Cancer Screening and Education Program
BUFFALO, New York, March 5 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: Univera Healthcare made a $110,000 grant to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in support of colon cancer screening and education. Art Wingerter, President of Univera Healthcare, announced the gift at Roswell Park along with Candace S. Johnson, PhD, Roswell Park President and CEO; Mary Reid, MSPH, PhD, Director of Cancer Screening and Survivorship; and Joanne Haefner, Chief Execut  more

Vital Strategies: New Effort to Expand Access to Syringe Services Programs in Pennsylvania Will Save Lives From Overdose
NEW YORK, March 5 -- Vital Strategies issued the following news release: Pennsylvania State Senators Patrick M. Browne (R-Lehigh County) and Senator Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia County, Delaware County) introduced a memo in the Pennsylvania State Senate calling for co-sponsors for proposed legislation to allow for syringe services programs in the state. Pennsylvania currently has the third highest rate of drug overdose deaths and the ninth highest rate of new HIV infections in the nation  more

Vital Strategies: US Congress Must Protect United States From COVID-19 by Supporting Action Both at Home, Abroad
NEW YORK, March 3 -- Vital Strategies issued the following news release: Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, a global health organization headquartered in New York, briefed reporters on what we know about the virus and what needs to be done to protect the United States and world. The world is on the brink of a pandemic, but just 15% of countries are even reasonably well equipped to handle it. During the briefing, Dr. Frieden said, "Th  more

Wolters Kluwer Health: Share Buyback Transaction Details February 28-March 4, 2020
NEW YORK, March 5 -- Wolters Kluwer Health issued the following news release: Wolters Kluwer reports that it has repurchased 116,590 of its own ordinary shares in the period from February 28, 2020, up to and including March 4, 2020, for Euros7.9 million and at an average share price of Euros67.74. These repurchases are part of the share buyback program announced on February 26, 2020, under which we intend to repurchase shares for up to Euros350 million during 2020. The cumulative amounts repu  more

Women in Semiconductors to Highlight Workplace Diversity at ASMC 2020
MILPITAS, California, March 5 -- Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: The vital importance of workplace diversity in growing the global semiconductor industry's talent pipeline will take center stage as the Women in Semiconductors (WiS) program returns to the SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2020) on May 4 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Back by popular demand, WiS continues to connect more women in the semiconductor man  more

Women Refugee Commission Calls on EU to Ensure International Protections for Refugees at Greece-Turkey Border
NEW YORK, March 4 -- The Women's Refugee Commission issued the following statement by Joan Timoney, vice president of external relations: The High Representative of the European Union Josep Borrell Fontelles announced plans Sunday to convene an "extraordinary meeting" of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in the coming week to discuss ongoing violence in Idlib, Syria, and the subsequent influx of Syrian refugees passing through Turkey on the way to Greece. The increase in refugees approaching the G  more

World Evangelical Alliance Issues Joint Statement Calling for Recognition of Right to Conscientious Objection to Abortion
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The World Evangelical Alliance issued the following statement: Oral joint statement read by the World Evangelical Alliance on 3 March 2020 at the Human Rights Council during the Item 3 - Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief The World Evangelical Alliance, on behalf of 21 organizations, takes note of the Special Rapporteur's report, and fully support his view that violence, coercion and discrimination in the name of religion are  more