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State Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday March 15, 2020 ( 50 items )  

6 Reed Smith Lawyers Make New Jersey Super Lawyers or Rising Stars Lists
PRINCETON, New Jersey, March 14 -- Reed Smith, a law firm, issued the following news release: Reed Smith congratulates two of its New Jersey lawyers for being included in the 2020 Super Lawyers list, and four other of its lawyers for being included in Super Lawyers' 2020 list of Rising Stars in the Garden State. Both lists are published by the rating service Super Lawyers, which is part of Thomson Reuters. The following lawyers from Reed Smith's Princeton office were included in the 2020 New   more

A.G. Grewal, Racing Commission Announce Suspension of Seven N.J. Horse Racing Licensees Indicted for Horse Doping
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 12 -- New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following news release on March 11: Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Racing Commission announced today that the State has suspended the horse racing licenses of seven New Jersey license holders indicted in connection with an alleged international conspiracy to dope horses with performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Acting in accordance with New Jersey Racing Commission Rules, Racing Commis  more

Cape May Legislators Call on MVC to Modify Operations in Response to Wait Times
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 13 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblymen Erik Simonsen and Antwan McClellan: Following Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick's press conference on the long lines at the Springfield motor vehicle agency, Cape May County legislators, Assemblymen Erik Simonsen and Antwan McClellan, are confirming similar issues in the southern portion of the state. "Two constituents have contacted our office to complain abo  more

Checkpoint System Partners With JCPenney
THOROFARE, New Jersey, March 12 -- Checkpoint Systems, a supplier of Electronic Article Surveillance and radio-frequency identification solutions for the retail industry, issued the following news release: Checkpoint Systems, a global leader in retail technology solutions recently partnered with JCPenney on its reimagined Brand-Defining Store in Hurst, Texas, that delivers an improved customer experience to shoppers. The new Styling Rooms at the Hurst storeare equipped with Checkpoint's InterAC  more

Coronavirus Update: Division of Consumer Affairs Coordinating Statewide Crackdown on Price Gouging During State of Emergency
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 13 -- New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following news release on March 12: * * * - AG Grewal, DCA Coordinating All-Hands-On-Deck Response with County and Local Partners * * * Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs ("the Division") updated the public about the ongoing enforcement of the State's price gouging and consumer-protection laws during the state of emergency declared by Governor Phil Murphy in  more

DNC Announces Extended Deadline for Filing of District Delegate Candidate Forms
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 11 -- The New Jersey Democratic State Committee issued the following press release: The DNC has announced an extended deadline for the filing of district delegate candidate forms of March 11 at 5pm for the Democratic National Convention. The New Jersey Democratic State Committee is advising all Democrats interested in running as district delegates in the 2020 Presidential Primary to submit a statement of candidacy. The deadline for district delegate candidates to   more

Forbes Releases New Limited-Edition Careers Newsletter: Working Remote
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, March 14 -- Forbes Media, a global media, branding and technology company with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles, issued the following news release: Forbes on Monday, March 16, will introduce a new limited-edition Careers Newsletter: Working Remote, a guide with expert tips for working from home and managing a remote workforce as many businesses quickly implement remote-work polici  more

Fox Rothschild: Chambers Recognizes 80 Fox Attorneys
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 12 -- Fox Rothschild, a law firm, issued the following news release: Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that 80 firm attorneys were ranked in the 2020 Chambers USA guide, including one attorney who was also recognized in the 2020 Chambers Global guide. The firm was highlighted in the following practice areas: * Bankruptcy & Restructuring (Delaware, Illinois, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Washington) * Cannabis Law (Nationwide) * Corporate/M&A (Mi  more

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency, Public Health Emergency to Strengthen State Preparedness to Contain the Spread of COVID-19
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 11 -- The New Jersey Department of Health issued the following news release: As part of the state's coordinated response to address the novel coronavirus outbreak, Governor Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency, effective immediately, to ramp up New Jersey's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Executive Order No. 103 declares a state of emergency and public health emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing state a  more

Governor Murphy Recommends Cancellation of All Public Gatherings of More Than 250 Individuals
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 13 -- The New Jersey Department of Health issued the following statement: "Based on guidance we have received from the Commissioner of Health, we are recommending the cancellation of all public gatherings throughout New Jersey of more than 250 individuals, including concerts, sporting events, and parades. These measures are being taken as part of our coordinated response to the continued outbreak and to aggressively mitigate the spread of the virus. "Additionally, fo  more

Greenberg Traurig Dana Hooper Represents Professional Soccer Player Turned Coach
PHOENIX, Arizona, March 10 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Dana L. Hooper has represented professional soccer player, Rebecca "Becca" Moros, for the better part of a decade in Moros' decorated career. Now, Moros launches into a new chapter. Making history by going from player to coach in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), Moros has been named the assistant coach for Sky Blue FC in the New Jersey/New York area. Moros' st  more

Greenberg Traurig: Kristine J. Feher Recognized As 2020 NJBIZ 'Best 50 Women in Business'
FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey, March 13 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release on March 12: Kristine J. Feher, a shareholder in the New Jersey office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been recognized as one of NJBIZ's "2020 Best 50 Women in Business." Feher and the other honorees will be celebrated at a ceremony later this year. "We are thrilled to congratulate Kris on this well-deserved honor," said Philip R. Sellinger and David Jay, co-managing shareholde  more

Ibotta Selects NICE to Improve Remote Workforce Management, Engagement
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, March 12 -- NICE, an enterprise software solutions provider, issued the following news release: * * * - Tech unicorn utilizes NICE Workforce Management and Employee Engagement Manager solutions to meet the needs of their expanding workforce * * * NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) announced Ibotta, one of the most frequently used shopping apps in the United States, has selected NICE Workforce Management and NICE Employee Engagement Manager in the cloud to offer flexibility and control   more

Independence Takes Additional Steps to Safeguard Employee Health During COVID-19 Outbreak
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 14 -- Independence Blue Cross, a subsidiary of Independence Health Group, issued the following news release: Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announces additional steps the company is taking to help safeguard employees during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Due to the growing impact of COVID-19 in the region, Independence will require all associates in its Philadelphia-area and New Jersey offices to work remotely from Monday, March 16, through at le  more

John Wiley and Sons: Study Uncovers Bias and Stereotyping When Recruiting Patients for Clinical Trials
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, March 11 -- John Wiley and Sons issued the following news release: New research reveals bias and stereotyping among clinical and research professionals who recruit patients to enroll in cancer clinical trials. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). It is important to include diverse patients in clinical trials to ensure that the results will apply to patients in the general population. Unfortunately,  more

Lockheed Martin's HELIOS Laser Weapon System Takes Step Toward Ship Integration
MOORESTOWN, New Jersey, March 12 -- Lockheed Martin issued the following news release: Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the U.S. Navy moved one step closer to integrating a laser weapon system onto an Arleigh Burke destroyer after successfully conducting a Critical Design Review (CDR) for the High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance (HELIOS) system. "Our adversaries are rapidly developing sophisticated weapons and the threats to the U.S. Navy's fleet are getting more c  more

Md. Gov. Hogan: Statement Regarding Potential COVID-19 Exposure Risk at Conservative Political Action Conference
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 9 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Earlier, the New Jersey Department of Health notified the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) that a person confirmed to have Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, was in Maryland from February 27-March 1 attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor. Those who attended or worked at the conference may be at some risk for acquiring COVID-19. MDH immediately notifi  more

N.J. Assembly Members Armato, Mazzeo, Vainieri Huttle Bill to Streamline SNAP Application Process for Seniors Clears Assembly Panel
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 10 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: About 142,000 senior citizens in New Jersey receive assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which works to combat food insecurity by providing healthy foods to low-income residents. Only eight percent of residents over age 60 already use SNAP. There are likely many more seniors who are unaware they could benefit from the program, or face barriers in the application process th  more

N.J. Assembly Members Coughlin, Bramnick Announce Legislation, Policy Initiatives in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 13 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Residents, stakeholders and other interested parties planning to attend the Assembly voting session are urged to follow CDC guidelines; Can also view proceedings at https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ * * * With heightened awareness amidst an increasing number of presumptive positive cases of the coronavirus in New Jersey, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnic  more

N.J. Assembly Members Giblin, Timberlake, Jasey Bill to Expand N.J. BEST Scholarship Program Clears Assembly Panel
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 10 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Certain college students would be eligible to receive a one-time scholarship of no less than $500 under the New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust (NJ BEST) program during any semester of their enrollment under legislation approved Thursday by the Assembly Higher Education Committee. Currently, students can only apply for the scholarship during their first semester. Bill sponsors, Assembly Democ  more

N.J. Assembly Members Vainieri Huttle, Danielsen, Speight Bill to Raise Awareness for Identity Theft, Fraud Against Seniors Clears Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 11 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Aiming to protect seniors from falling victim to fraudulent schemes and financial abuse, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Joseph Danielsen and Shanique Speight was approved Thursday by the Assembly Aging and Senior Services Committee. Financial fraud is a fast-growing form of elder abuse. Seniors are often the target of door-to-door scams, or schemes made over the p  more

N.J. Assemblyman Bergen Calls for Tax Holiday During COVID-19 State of Emergency
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 14 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblyman Brian Bergen: While businesses and employees lose income from a drop in consumer spending and widespread closures, Assemblyman Brian Bergen is calling for a state tax holiday to keep businesses and people financially afloat. "The best way to help residents and businesses is to let them keep the money they have," said Bergen (R-Morris). "Revenues are strong for the s  more

N.J. Assemblyman Scharfenberger Acts to Return Energy Tax Receipts to Municipalities
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 12 -- New Jersey State Assembly Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger: Municipalities would gain revenue and be in a position to provide property tax relief under a bill (A3482) recently introduced by Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger. The legislation requires energy providers and public utilities to pay energy taxes directly to municipalities instead of the state. "The state is acting as a collection agency and ha  more

N.J. State Sen. Bucco Issues Statement on N.J. Safe Haven for Protection of Domestic Companion Animals Act
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 10 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement by State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco: Senator Anthony M. Bucco introduced the "New Jersey Safe Haven for Protection of Domestic Companion Animals Act" to save pets from abandonment. "Sometimes life can throw curveballs, which may leave one in a situation where they are unable to properly care for their pet. "Our furry friends deserve to be loved, rescued, and re-homed, not abandoned on the side of the   more

N.J. State Sen. Bucco Issues Statement on New Jersey Education Association Healthcare Reform
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 10 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement by State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco: Senator Anthony M. Bucco responded to a new proposal by legislative leaders and the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) that could lower healthcare premiums for the union's members and reduce costs for taxpayers. "I'm glad that legislative leaders and the NJEA are finally working together to negotiate cost-saving reforms that are acceptable to both parties. "Th  more

N.J. State Sen. O'Scanlon Issues Statement on Coronavirus Cases in Monmouth County
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 10 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement on March 9 by State Senator Declan O'Scanlon, R-Monmouth: Senator Declan O'Scanlon responded to a pair of presumptive cases of novel coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, reported in Monmouth County. "We have been told for several weeks that the coronavirus would likely spread to most communities and, unfortunately, it appears to now have reached Monmouth County. "Today's announcement should  more

N.J. State Sen. O'Scanlon Issues Statement on New Jersey Education Association Healthcare Reform
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 10 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement by State Sen. Declan O'Scanlon, R-Monmouth: * * * - Need To Dig Into Details But Initial Impression Positive * * * Senator Declan O'Scanlon (R-Monmouth) praised a deal announced by Senate President Sweeney and the NJEA to overhaul health benefits, cutting costs by an estimated $1B. "Ultimately, the devil is in the details but this looks like a major, long sought after victory for Sweeney, NJEA   more

N.J. State Sens. Bucco, Pennacchio, Oroho Applaud DEP Grants for Lake Hopatcong, Greenwood Lakes to Fight Harmful Algae Blooms
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 11 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following news on behalf of New Jersey State Sens. Anthony Bucco, Joe Pennacchio and Steve Oroho: Senator Anthony Bucco, Senator Joe Pennacchio and Senator Steve Oroho welcomed news of three grants from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help control harmful algal blooms and maintain clean water at Lake Hopatcong and Greenwood Lake. DEP announced approval of $2.5 million to evaluate innova  more

N.J. State Sens. Sweeney, Kean: Senate Revises Proceedings to Protect Public Health
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 13 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following joint statement by New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney and State Sen. Tom Kean announcing revisions to the Senate's scheduled proceedings in response to the coronavirus pandemic: "This is a rapidly-expanding public health crisis unlike any we have experienced that presents unique challenges for public health professionals, the medical community, government leaders, local communities and the publi  more

N.J.Department of Environmental Protection Approves $2.5 Million for Projects to Evaluate Innovative Harmful Algal Bloom Mitigation and Prevention Strategies
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 11 -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $2.5 million in grants for nine local demonstration projects that will implement and evaluate innovative technologies to mitigate and prevent harmful algal blooms in the state, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced. The grants will fund a variety of projects designed to evaluate the effectiveness of various treatme  more

New Jersey American Water Invests $978,000 in Irvington Infrastructure
CAMDEN, New Jersey, March 11 -- American Water, a water and wastewater company, issued the following news release: New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 2,060 feet of aging water main in Irvington beginning this week. The project also includes replacing five fire hydrants and 72 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging water lines, installed in the 1910s, with new ductile iron main along the following streets: * Mill Road from Unio  more

New Jersey Assembly Democrats: Bill Promoting Workforce Development in N.J. Manufacturing Industry Through Reinvestment Program Passes Committee
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 11 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: In an effort to promote workforce development and support small manufacturing businesses, three Assembly Democrats sponsor a bill that would create a manufacturing reinvestment account program in New Jersey. The legislation incentivizes manufacturers with 50 employees or less to reinvest in their own businesses by providing tax rate reductions, deferrals and accelerated deductions on funds placed in a  more

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Announces Utilities Have Voluntarily Suspended Service Shutoffs in Response to Coronavirus
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 14 -- The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities issued the following news release on March 13: The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced that the state's public electric and gas utilities have universally agreed to suspend service shutoffs given the statewide public health emergency and the effort currently underway in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "At a moment in time when protecting residents' health and safety is of paramount importance, and e  more

New Jersey Health Commissioner Briefs Longterm Care Facility Leaders on Novel Coronavirus Preparedness
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 10 -- The New Jersey Department of Health issued the following news release: New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli held a conference call for more than 400 longterm care facility leaders to outline important preparedness steps to protect their residents from novel coronavirus. The Commissioner reminded facilities to screen visitors, and restrict visitors if necessary, for symptoms of respiratory illness such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing before   more

New Jersey Resources Announces Executive Promotions
WALL, New Jersey, March 13 -- New Jersey Resources, a natural gas provider, issued the following news release: New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR) announced its board of directors named Amy Cradic as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Non-Utility Businesses, Strategy and External Affairs and Dave Johnson as Vice President of Corporate Business Development. The promotions are effective immediately. Ms. Cradic and Mr. Johnson will continue to report to President and CEO Steve  more

New Jersey State Sen. Kean Issues Statement on Coronavirus
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 11 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement by New Jersey State Sen. Tom Kean on coronavirus: The announcement of more COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, including one in my own legislative district, has reminded many New Jerseyans of the uncertainties we face as a result of this emergent public health emergency. It also a good time to remind ourselves that New Jersey has the heart, the talent and the spirit to rise above the confusion and concer  more

New Jersey Warns Employers: Tread Carefully With Trump Administration's Recent Letters Claiming Mismatched Social Security Numbers
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 10 -- New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following news release on March 9: * * * - A.G. Grewal, Labor Commissioner Asaro-Angelo, DCR Director Wainer Apter Issue Guidance on So-Called "No Match" Letters * * * Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo, and Division on Civil Rights Director Rachel Wainer Apter issued joint guidance to New Jersey employers concerning letters   more

NJBPU Approves a More Than $900,000 Energy Efficiency Incentive for Mack-Cali Realty
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 10 -- The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities issued the following news release on March 9: * * * - Project will Conserve Energy, Reduce Peak Demand * * * The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved a $937,199 energy efficiency incentive for Mack-Cali Realty under the state's Large Energy Users Program within New Jersey's Clean Energy Program(TM). The funds will be used for energy conservation measures in nine different locations across New Jersey th  more

NJBPU Awards Grants to Six Municipalities as Part of Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle Incentive Program
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 10 -- The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities issued the following news release on March 9: * * * - Board Also Expands Program to Include State Government Entities * * * The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved grant applications from six municipalities to participate in the Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, which provides financial support to local government authorities to purchase an electric vehicle (EV) at the state contract pri  more

NJR Clean Energy Ventures Adds North America's Largest Floating Solar Array to Its Portfolio
WALL, New Jersey, March 13 -- NJR Clean Energy Ventures, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, issued the following news release: NJR Clean Energy Ventures (CEV), the renewable energy subsidiary of New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR), announced the addition of the largest floating solar array in North America to its portfolio of commercial solar projects. Located on a retention pond in Sayreville, NJ, the 4.4 megawatt photovoltaic system uses an innovative floating platform that allows standard so  more

Port Authority Police Department Reaches Record Staffing Levels Following Graduation of 120 Recruits at World Trade Center Ceremony
NEW YORK, March 13 -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued the following news release March 12: The Port Authority Police Department has reached record staffing levels, following the graduation earlier of 120 officers during a ceremony held at the World Trade Center. With the new graduating class, the PAPD now totals 2,232 members, the highest level in department history. The formal graduation of the 119th Police Academy class -- originally scheduled for Friday, March 13 at St.  more

Rutgers University Awarded $4.1 Million to Evaluate Mental Health Programs for Expectant, New Mothers
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, March 12 [TNSgrants] -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Rutgers School of Public Health assistant professor Thomas Mackie was awarded a $4.1 million contract from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the effectiveness of mental health programs available to pregnant women across the United States suffering with depression. Perinatal depression, which strikes before and after childbirth, affects 1 in 7 women during pregnancy o  more

Rutgers University: Safe Tackling, Padded Helmets Reduce Head Injuries in Youth Football
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, March 12 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Rutgers University issued the following news: * * * - No concussions were recorded in a 20-practice, seven-game season, Rutgers study finds * * * Middle school football players greatly reduce the chance of head injuries if they wear padded helmets and use safe tackling and blocking techniques, according to Rutgers researchers. The study was published in the journal Neurosurgery. With youth players representing 70 percent of all am  more

Stockton University Signs Transfer Agreement With County College of Morris
POMONA, New Jersey, March 10 -- Richard Stockton College/Stockton University issued the following news: The presidents of County College of Morris (CCM) and Stockton University igned a dual admission and transfer partnership agreement that will help students make a smooth transition from the two-year college to Stockton's bachelor's degree program. The Transfer Pathways agreement strengthens the relationship between Stockton and CCM by offering multiple opportunities for students to affordably  more

Stockton University: New Residence Hall Planned for Atlantic City Campus
GALLOWAY, New Jersey, March 14 -- Stockton University issued the following news on March 13: Stockton University and the Atlantic City Development Corporation have announced plans to proceed with Phase II construction at Stockton University Atlantic City. A new student Residence Hall will be constructed in the University District, at the site of the Eldredge Building at Atlantic and South Providence avenues, across from O'Donnell Memorial Park and near the Atlantic City campus. The 140,000-sq  more

TD Bank: International Women's Day - How Military Service Shaped a Life
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, March 11 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: Larissa Wells Marwitz joined the U.S. Army Reserve as soon as she was old enough -- out of love for country and to gain a broader world view while getting help with college tuition. The move led Larissa, now a TD Bank executive, to a risky deployment in Bosnia and ultimately shaped her life and career well beyond her eight years in the military. "It really taught me not to be afraid t  more

University of Pennsylvania is Fighting Pancreatic Cancer
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 11 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news on March 10: * * * - Researchers within the Penn Pancreatic Research Center and beyond continue to seek innovative ways to treat and detect this deadly disease--and are making promising progress. * * * Swept up in a pancreatic cancer diagnosis is inevitably a sense of fear and sadness. But at Penn, researchers are bringing new hope to this disease. And with patients like Nick Pifani, it's clear   more

Verisk: Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance Company Licenses FAST Insurance Components to Enable Digital Transformation
ISELIN, New Jersey, March 12 -- Verisk, a data analytics provider, issued the following news release: FAST, a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, announced that Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance Company, a leading provider of final expense insurance, has selected FAST Insurance Components to help enable its digital transformation, from end-to-end. Lincoln Heritage plans to use FAST software initially to help its agents accelerate sales of whole life insurance. In the future, Lincoln Heritage plans to  more

Verizon's Networks Stand Ready for Increases in Data Traffic
BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey, March 13 -- Verizon, a communications and technology solutions company, issued the following news release on March 12: With recent increases in telecommuting and online learning, Verizon's networks stand ready to serve customers at work, at home and remotely--including first responders and those protecting the public--when critical connectivity is needed most. Since the emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the company has not seen a measurable increase in data us  more

Wiley Opens Access to Support Educators, Researchers, Professionals Amid Growing Coronavirus Impact
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, March 13 -- John Wiley and Sons issued the following news release: As a global leader in education and research, Wiley is helping aid the global community by supporting students, educators, researchers and professionals who are contending with the increasing impact of COVID-19. For the Education Community: As a growing number of schools are being affected by COVID-19, Wiley is aiming to ensure instructors who need to teach remotely have the necessary tools to help their   more