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State Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday March 22, 2020 ( 53 items )  

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo, Governor Murphy, Governor Lamont and Governor Wolf Direct Temporary Closure of Barber Shops, Nail, Hair Salons, Related Personal Care Services Effective by 8pm Saturday
ALBANY, New York, March 21 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release: New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced new density reduction restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 - part of their uniform, multi-state approach to combating the virus. All barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing parlors, nail salons, hair removal services, and related personal c  more

Amid Lack of Federal Direction, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo, Governor Murphy and Governor Lamont Announce Regional Approach to Combatting COVID-19
ALBANY, New York, March 17 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release: Amid a lack of federal direction and nationwide standards, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced a regional approach to combating the novel coronavirus - or COVID-19 - throughout the tri-state area. These uniform standards will limit crowd capacity for social and recreational gatherings to 50 people, effective 8 PM tonight. T  more

Amid Lack of Federal Direction, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo, Governor Murphy, Governor Lamont Announce Regional Approach to COVID-19
ALBANY, New York, March 17 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release on March 16: Governor Cuomo: Thank you all very much for joining us and thank you for joining us on short notice. It's my true pleasure to be with my colleagues Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut. We work very well together, we've had a lot of good outings together with Governor Lamont up to Lake Ontario. We went fishing he promised he was going to return the fa  more

Atlantic Cape Community College: Coronavirus Information
MAYS LANDING, New Jersey, March 17 -- Atlantic Cape Community College issued the following news: Atlantic Cape is closely monitoring information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) about the Coronavirus. Administrators are working closely with both Atlantic County and Cape May County Health Departments to monitor any local virus activity and to prepare for cases that could potentially be found in our area. This is an evolving situation and we will  more

Bill Amending Election Rules for 2020 N.J. Primary Candidates in Response to Coronavirus Disruptions Passes Full N.J. Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 17 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news on March 16: A measure revising requirements for candidates running in the 2020 New Jersey primaries was approved Monday by the Assembly Homeland Security and Preparedness Committee and later passed by the full Assembly, 65-0-0. The bill (A-3863) was introduced in response to major disruptions to everyday operations throughout the state that will take place beginning today as a result of the COVID-19 p  more

Bill to Ensure Children Relying on School Meal Programs Continue to Be Fed During Extended Closures for COVID-19 Cleared by N.J. Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 17 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: To aid New Jersey school districts in feeding children enrolled in free or reduced price school lunch and breakfast programs during extended school closures for COVID-19, the Assembly advanced a bipartisan measure 65-0 on Monday. The bill (A-3840) would give direction to school districts on the provision of school meals to be distributed to students at local centers in the event the New Jersey Departm  more

Conn. Gov. Lamont: Northeast Governors From Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Announce Additional Measures to Combat COVID-19
HARTFORD, Connecticut, March 19 -- Gov. Ned Lamont, D-Connecticut, issued the following news release on March 18: * * * - Indoor Portions of Large Malls, Amusement Parks, and Bowling Alleys Added to List of Statewide Closures Effective 8PM Thursday * * * Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, and Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey announced that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is joining their coalition to implement a regional approach to combatting COVID-19  more

Conn. Gov. Lamont: Northeast Governors From Connecticut, New York, New Jersey Announce Collective Measures to Combat Spread of COVID-19
HARTFORD, Connecticut, March 17 -- Gov. Ned Lamont, D-Connecticut, issued the following news release: Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, and Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey announced a regional approach to combatting the novel coronavirus - or COVID-19 - throughout the tri-state area. These uniform standards will limit crowd capacity for social and recreational gatherings to 50 people effective 8PM tonight. This follows updated guidance that the U.S. C  more

DeAngelo, DePhillips, Mukherji Resolution Urging FCC to Take Temporary Measures to Secure Broadband Access During COVID-19 Clears N.J. Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 17 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Helping ensure those affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency can effectively practice social distancing, the full Assembly passed a bipartisan measure 63-0 on Monday. The joint resolution (AJR-158), sponsored by Assembly members Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer, Middlesex), Christopher DePhillips (R-Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic) and Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson), calls upon the Federal Communications Com  more

Delmarva Power Celebrates Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day
NEWARK, New Jersey, March 19 -- Delmarva Power issued the following news release: Is Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day, and Delmarva Power is honoring its employees who work tirelessly, day in and day out, to safely maintain more than 3,573 miles of natural gas pipelines in northern Delaware, serving the company's 136,000 natural gas customers--particularly during the challenging conditions we are experiencing right now with the coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic. Not only do they respond 24 hours  more

FirstEnergy Corp. Declares Unchanged Common Stock Dividend
AKRON, Ohio, March 18 -- FirstEnergy issued the following news release: The Board of Directors of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) declared an unchanged quarterly dividend of 39 cents per share of outstanding common stock. The dividend will be payable June 1, 2020, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 7, 2020. FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned elect  more

Forbes Releases Fifth Annual 30 Under 30 Europe List
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, March 18 -- 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 released its fifth-annual 30 Under 30 Europe list, featuring the latest class of young entrepreneurs, disruptors and rising stars from across the region. While we recognize that we are in an unprecedented time of global uncertai  more

Forbes8 Hosts An E-Summit On Resiliency During Uncertain Times
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, March 20 -- 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: Forbes8, Forbes' on-demand video network for entrepreneurs, is hosting a virtual conference this Friday, March 20 from 12-4pm ET designed to help business leaders navigate and communicate with calm and courage during this critical mome  more

Holland & Knight Advises AASKI Technology in Sale to MAG Aerospace
TYSONS, Virginia, March 18 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight is representing AASKI Technology in its sale to MAG Aerospace, an industry leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness. The deal was announced on March 16 and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020. AASKI is a New Jersey-based government contractor that provides professional services for planning, designing, implementing, securing and managing highl  more

Independence to Close Offices in the Philadelphia Area and New Jersey Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 18 -- Independence Blue Cross, a subsidiary of Independence Health Group, issued the following news release: Given the spread of COVID-19 in the region and Independence Blue Cross's (Independence) commitment to protecting its workforce, the company announced that Independence offices in the Philadelphia area and New Jersey will be closing at 5 p.m. until further notice. "This is an unprecedented time for our company, our region, and our country," said Daniel J  more

John Wiley & Sons: Cancer Diagnostics-Amplification, Imaging of MicroRNA As Biomarker to Detect Tumor Development
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, March 17 -- John Wiley and Sons issued the following news release: A good indicator of dysregulation in live cells is a change in their RNA expression. MicroRNA (miRNA), a special type of RNA, is considered a biomarker for carcinogenic cells. A team of scientists from China has found a way to amplify miRNA in live tumor cells for bioimaging. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, their assay is based on a robust cellular autocatalytic biocircuit triggered by synth  more

McKeon, Bramnick, Chaparro Bill to Require Health Insurance and Medicaid Coverage for Coronavirus Testing, Related Telehealth Services Passes Full Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 17 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: To ensure that no New Jerseyan feels the need to delay diagnostic testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as order by their doctor, the Assembly voted 64-0-1 on Monday passing a measure to require health carriers and insurance plans, including Medicaid, to provide coverage for testing with no cost-sharing obligations. The bill (A-3843) would also require coverage of telemedicine and telehealth se  more

N.J. Assembly Advances Bills to Provide Paid Leave, Other Protections to Certain Workers Impacted by Coronavirus
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 19 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: With the goal to create protections for certain employees if they must quarantine as a result of COVID-19, two measures were approved Monday by the Assembly Homeland Security and Preparedness Committee and later passed the full Assembly. The first bill (A-3847) would provide for a local government employee to receive paid leave if they provide documentation, within three work days of their initial abs  more

N.J. Assembly Advances Bipartisan Bill to Combat Food Insecurity During Coronavirus Pandemic
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 17 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Before the outbreak of COVID-19, an estimated 11 percent of American households were considered food insecure because they did not have consistent access to sufficient food. Food insecurity will likely escalate during the pandemic if workers are forced to take time off from work or lose pay. To help reduce hunger during this public health crisis, a measure passed the Assembly Homeland Security and Sta  more

N.J. Assembly Advances Mazzeo, DiMaio, Jimenez Bill to Allow County Clerks an Additional Week to Mail Primary Election Ballots
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 17 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Aiming to help county clerks handle the significant number of mail-in ballots expected for the 2020 primary election, legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) and John DiMaio (R-Warren) and Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D-Bergen, Hudson) was approved Monday by the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee, and later by the full Assembly, 65-0. The measure (A-3  more

N.J. Assembly Approves Freiman, Greenwald, Dancer Legislation to Assist Small Businesses Experiencing Decline in Sales Revenue Due to Epidemic
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 18 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Measure Part of a Legislative Package Introduced to Combat Various Effects of Covid19 Outbreak in New Jersey * * * Helping small businesses meet their financial obligations as New Jersey works to mitigate the spread of Covid19, legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Roy Freiman (D-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex and Hunterdon), Louis Greenwald (D-Camden, Burlington) and Ron Dancer (R-Ocean) to ens  more

N.J. Assembly Members Conaway, Munoz, Benson Bill to Increase Testing for Coronavirus Approved by Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 17 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Aiming to advance the testing of residents for Covid-19 in New Jersey, the General Assembly acted on a measure Monday that would authorize all licensed health care facilities and laboratories to collect specimens to test for COVID-19; allows waiver of staffing ratio requirements. The bipartisan sponsored bill (A-3854) was approved 65-0. The sponsors, Assemblyman Herb Conaway, M.D. (D-Burlington), Ass  more

N.J. Assembly Members Conaway, Munoz, Benson Bill to Increase Testing for Coronavirus Approved by Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 18 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Legislation One of Numerous Bills Voted on Monday to Address Concerns Raised by Covid-19 Spread Aiming to advance the testing of residents for Covid-19 in New Jersey, the General Assembly acted on a measure Monday that would authorize all licensed health care facilities and laboratories to collect specimens to test for COVID-19; allows waiver of staffing ratio requirements. The bipartisan sponsored b  more

N.J. Assembly Members Downey, Houghtaling, Swain Bill To Allow Notaries to Work Remotely Advanced by Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 19 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: A notary public would be able to perform certain notarial work remotely under legislation approved Monday by the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee and later by the full Assembly, 63-0. The measure (A-3864), sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joann Downey (D-Monmouth), Eric Houghtaling (D-Monmouth) and Lisa Swain (D-Bergen, Passaic) would allow people who meet certain criteria t  more

N.J. Assembly Members Greenwald, Taliaferro, Quijano Bill to Bridge 'Digital Divide' in Schools Under Grant Program Clears Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 17 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Measure to Provide Funding for Purchase of Technology and Equipment * * * To address the obstacles faced by students without computers or internet capabilities and bridge the 'digital divide' in student access to technology, the Assembly advanced a measure 59-3-3 on Monday to establish the "Bridging the Digital Divide in Schools Grant Program" in the Department of Education. Under the bill   more

N.J. Assembly Members Karabinchak, Johnson, Greenwald Bill to Permit Corporations to Use Remote Communication for Shareholder Meetings Passes Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 19 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Measure to Apply During Declared State of Emergency * * * To minimize business disruptions during a state of emergency declared by the Governor, the full Assembly voted 64-0 passing a measure on Monday to provide corporations greater flexibility in how they hold their shareholder meetings. While existing law permits shareholders of public and private corporations to participate in annual sh  more

N.J. Assembly Members Mukherji, Spearman, Zwicker Bill to Increase Cash Support Payments for Recipients of Public Assistance Clears Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 18 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: To ensure the most economically vulnerable residents in the state are supported during a state of emergency, the Assembly approved legislation 52-1-12 on Monday. The bill (A-3858) would require the Commissioner of Human Services to issue supplemental cash assistance payments, under certain circumstances, to those within the Work First New Jersey program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,   more

N.J. Assembly Members Sumter, Chaparro, Quijano Bill to Allow Individuals Affected by COVID-19 to Recoup Lost Wages Passes Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 17 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Aiming to assist workers who do not have access to paid leave during the COVID-19 outbreak, legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Shavonda Sumter (D-Bergen, Passaic), Annette Chaparro (D-Hudson) and Annette Quijano (D-Union) to create the Temporary Lost Wage Unemployment Program was approved Monday by the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee and later by the full Assembly, 65-0.  more

N.J. State Sen. Holzapfel: 10th District Legislators Support Bipartisan Bills to Ensure Businesses, Families Stay Afloat
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 18 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following joint statement by N.J. State Sen. Jim Holzapfel, Assembly Members Greg McGuckin and John Catalano: Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano expressed their support for legislation under consideration by the Senate and General Assembly to address the public health, safety, and welfare of our residents. The devastating COVID-19 pandemic is crippling businesses and putting economi  more

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo: Pennsylvania Joins New York, New Jersey and Connecticut's Regional Coalition to Combat COVID-19
ALBANY, New York, March 19 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release: New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is joining their coalition to implement a regional approach to combatting COVID-19. The four governors announced indoor portions of retail shopping malls, amusement parks and bowling alleys in the four states will close by 8 PM Thursday - an expansion of the  more

New Jersey Assembly Democrats: Bipartisan Bill Allowing Flexible Instruction Days in Case of Extended Emergency School Closures Passes Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 17 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Burzichelli, Schepisi, Lampitt and Stanfield Sponsor Legislation * * * To allow virtual and remote learning to meet the 180-day instruction requirement for school districts in case of extended emergency school closures, the full Assembly voted 55-0-9 passing legislation on Monday. The bill (A-3813) would apply during a declared state of emergency, public health emergency, or when a directiv  more

New Jersey Assembly Democrats: Bipartisan Bill to Enable Local Government Agencies to Conduct Meetings Electronically Passes Full Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 17 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news on March 16: * * * - Measure is in Response to COVID-19, Applies in Times of Emergency * * * The Assembly voted 64-0 on Monday advancing a bill (A-3850) to allow a public body - as defined under the "Senator Byron M. Baer Open Public Meetings Act" - to provide notice of and conduct a meetings and public business by electronic means during a state of emergency, public health emergency, or state of loc  more

New Jersey Assembly Democrats: Bipartisan Bill to Facilitate Use of Telemedicine, Telehealth Services for COVID-19 Health Response Clears Assembly
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 17 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Bills Part of COVID-19 Response Package * * * To help deliver health care services and clinical information to patients remotely using digital health tools during the current COVID-19 public health emergency, the full Assembly approved a measure 64-0-0 on Monday. The bill (A-3860) seeks to ensure that clinical services over the internet or using wireless, satellite or telephone communicatio  more

New Jersey Assembly Measures to Support Cleaning, Sanitization Efforts in Schools, Healthcare Facilities Move Forward
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 17 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Aiming to help schools and healthcare facilities meet increased sanitization needs during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee and the full Assembly passed two measures on Monday. The first bill (A-3839), sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Carter (D-Middlesex, Somerset, Union), Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Morris, Somerset, Union) an  more

New Jersey State Sen. Bucco Issues Statement on Coronavirus
TRENTON, New Jersey, March 17 -- The New Jersey Senate Republicans issued the following statement by New Jersey State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco Senator Anthony M. Bucco said it's likely that New Jersey families and their employers will need significant assistance as a result of the impact of COVID-19 on society. "The far-reaching impact of COVID-19 on life in New Jersey and across the United States could be unlike anything we've ever seen before. "New Jersey learned some tough but important lesso  more

NICE Accelerates Dramatic Shift of Tens of Thousands of Agents to Work From Home for Both New, Existing Customers, at Record Pace
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, March 21 -- NICE, an enterprise software solutions provider, issued the following news release: * * * - CXone cloud platform seamlessly transitions agents to work from home in hours simultaneously supporting significant spikes in volume * * * NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) announced that it has enabled the successful transition of tens of thousands of contact center agents to work from home within hours, for organizations of all sizes and verticals. In the last few weeks CXone cust  more

NICE Launches CXone@home to Enable Immediate Contact Center Transition to Work-From-Home in Response to Coronavirus
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, March 17 -- NICE, an enterprise software solutions provider, issued the following news release: * * * - Activate in 48 Hours, Unlimited Scale, At No Charge * * * NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) announced CXone@home, a limited time offering to support organizations in their challenging time, as they respond to COVID-19. CXone@home cloud native offering is designed to enable contact centers to transition their workforce to work-from-home in 48 hours or less. CXone@home is also availab  more

NICE Launches CXone@home to Enable Immediate Contact Center Transition to Work-From-Home in Response to COVID-19
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, March 17 -- NICE inContact, a NICE business, issued the following news release: NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) announced CXone@home, a limited time offering to support organizations in their challenging time, as they respond to COVID-19. CXone@home cloud native offering is designed to enable contact centers to transition their workforce to work-from-home in 48 hours or less. CXone@home is also available to organizations with on-premises infrastructure that still do not use CXone and e  more

Orange & Rockland Utilities, Rockland Electric Co. to Customers - We're All in This Together
PEARL RIVER, New York, March 19 -- Orange and Rockland Utilities issued the following news release: Orange & Rockland and Rockland Electric Company have expanded their efforts to support their customers in New York and New Jersey as they face the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The company is committed to helping its customers and their family, friends and neighbors get through this difficult time. "While so much is changing each day, one thing I know is how committed all Con Edison   more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Puts Statewide COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts in Effect, Stresses Need for Every Pennsylvanian to Take Action to Stop Spread
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 17 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on March 16: Governor Tom Wolf announced that mitigation efforts put into effect over the past few days in Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Allegheny counties will now be in effect statewide, beginning at 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, March 17. "Earlier today, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut imposed similar restrictions, and I thank the residents of these states for joining Pennsylvania i  more

Rutgers University: Digital Politics Expert Explains Impact of Candidates Establishing Visible Online Presence
CAMDEN, New Jersey, March 17 -- Rutgers University Camden campus issued the following news: Throughout the primary season thus far, much attention has focused on presidential candidates who - for one reason or another - are seeking online dominance, whether it is through multimillion-dollar ad campaigns or having a very vocal support network, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders. In another respect, President Donald Trump is more vocal than ever on Twitter. So, have we reached an age where establishing  more

Rutgers University: Limited Nuclear War Could Have Big Impact on World Food Supplies
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, March 17 [TNSgeneralresearch] -- Rutgers University issued the following news: * * * - India vs. Pakistan conflict could lead to worst food losses in modern history * * * A war between India and Pakistan using less than 1 percent of nuclear weapons worldwide could lead to the worst global food losses in modern history, according to a Rutgers co-authored study that is the first of its kind. Sudden global cooling from a limited nuclear war along with less precipitat  more

Rutgers University: Researcher Calls on Others Worldwide to Join Efforts to Understand Role of Sleep in Pediatric Cancer
CAMDEN, New Jersey, March 17 -- Rutgers University Camden campus issued the following news: Lauren Daniel recalls that, as a clinical psychologist working with pediatric cancer patients at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), she would often arrive in the mornings to do therapy sessions and find that her patients were still sleeping. It was then difficult for her to sit down with them, she remembers, but the predicament was understandable, since they were frequently woken up through  more

Rutgers University: Researcher Explains Psychology of Coronavirus Fears, Power of Nostalgia in Coping
CAMDEN, New Jersey, March 21 -- Rutgers University Camden campus issued the following news: As the novel coronavirus spreads, people throughout the world are increasingly struggling with not only the physical, but the mental, toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, whether it be overwhelming feelings of uncertainty, insecurity, and helplessness, or the fear of death, these are all natural, deep-seated fears that go to the heart of what it means to be human, explains one Rutgers University-Camd  more

Rutgers University: Scientists Have Discovered Origins of Building Blocks of Life
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, March 17 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Rutgers University issued the following news: * * * - Rutgers researchers retraced the evolution of enzymes over billions of years * * * Rutgers researchers have discovered the origins of the protein structures responsible for metabolism: simple molecules that powered early life on Earth and serve as chemical signals that NASA could use to search for life on other planets. Their study, which predicts what the earliest proteins l  more

Rutgers University: Vitamin D Boosts Chances of Walking After Hip Fracture
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, March 17 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Rutgers University issued the following news: * * * - Scientists studied the impact of vitamin D on post-surgery mobility * * * Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery, according to a Rutgers-led study. The findings in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ajcn/nqaa029/5740747) suggest that vitamin D de  more

Rutgers-Camden Student Researches Using Natural Materials to Power Batteries for Mars Exploration
CAMDEN, New Jersey, March 17 -- Rutgers University Camden campus issued the following news: Rutgers University-Camden junior Emily McDermott is conducting cutting-edge research that could lead to applications for NASA to use in space. A recipient of the NASA NJ Space Grant Consortium, McDermott is working with David Salas de la Cruz, an assistant professor of chemistry at Rutgers-Camden, and Xingyun Qi, an assistant professor of biology, conducting research on using plant-based materials to po  more

S&P Global Platts: SEIA Seeing Solar Project Delays Due to Coronavirus
NEW YORK, March 21 -- S&P Global Platts, a subsidiary of S&P Global, issued the following news: On the same day New Jersey regulators reported a record number of solar power project installations in 2019, national trade group Solar Energy Industry Association said Friday it is seeing an uptick in project delays due to COVID-19 impacting the sector. "This is a critically important issue and a rapidly changing situation," Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA's president and CEO, said during a webinar with   more

Statement From Wyndham Hotels & Resorts: COVID-19
PARSIPPANY, New Jersey, March 19 -- Wyndham Hotels and Resorts issued the following statement: The safety of our guests and team members around the world is a top priority. We have provided the thousands of independently owned and operated franchised hotels in our network and our managed and owned properties worldwide with helpful guidelines and safety information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detailing how to ident  more

Stockton University: Murphy Writing Offering Free Online Programs
GALLOWAY, New Jersey, March 21 -- Stockton University issued the following news on March 20: Murphy Writing of Stockton University is launching two online programs to encourage the community to keep writing and stay connected while remaining socially distanced. The first is a virtual reading at 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, featuring Peter Murphy, Stephanie Cawley, J. C. Todd and Kathleen Graber, live streamed via Zoom and also available by phone. This will be the first of a possible series. The  more

Stockton University: Spring Semester Classes to Move Online
GALLOWAY, New Jersey, March 21 -- Stockton University issued the following news: Stockton University will move all instruction online for the remainder of the spring semester. Students were notified on Thursday that following state and federal guidelines to stem the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Stockton will not hold in-person classes at any of its campuses or instructional sites for the remainder of the spring semester. Spring break ends March 24 and classes will resume using alternate  more

TD Bank Responds to COVID-19 With Donations to Increase Access to Health Care
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, March 20 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: The spread of COVID-19 is creating new challenges for the most vulnerable in our communities and placing unprecedented demands on our healthcare systems. To help alleviate the burden, TD Bank and the TD Charitable Foundation will donate $250,000 to the National Association of Community Health Centers to support local healthcare providers working with individuals affected by COVID-19, i  more

Wyndham Introduces La Quinta by Wyndham Brand to New Zealand
PARSIPPANY, New Jersey, March 18 -- Wyndham Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,300 properties located across 90 countries, and a leading provider of hotel management services, announced La Quinta by Wyndham's inaugural launch into the South East Asia and Pacific Rim (SEAPR) region with the signing of two new hotels in New Zealand. La Quinta by Wyndham, to be known as LQ by Wyndham in  more