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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Tennessee Newsletter for Sunday March 29, 2020 ( 16 items )  

Check Out Tennessee Bar Association's Expanded Pandemic Resources
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 25 -- The Tennessee Bar Association issued the following news: The TBA unveiled expanded pandemic resources, with information for lawyers interested in how the COVID-19 virus is impacting the practice of law as well as specific practice areas. The online resource center also includes an ongoing list of closures and policy changes at courts and other legal organizations, health and wellness resources, and updates about TBA events. This information is being made avai  more

Check Out Tennessee Bar Association's Expanded Pandemic Resources
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 26 -- The Tennessee Bar Association issued the following news: The TBA unveiled expanded pandemic resources, with information for lawyers interested in how the COVID-19 virus is impacting the practice of law as well as specific practice areas. The online resource center also includes an ongoing list of closures and policy changes at courts and other legal organizations, health and wellness resources, and updates about TBA events. This information is being made avai  more

Don Hughes Receives National Religious Broadcasters Milestone Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 24 -- National Religious Broadcasters issued the following news release on March 23: NewLife Radio's Don Hughes received an NRB Milestone Award during the presentation of the NRB Special Service Awards at the NRB 2020 Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Longevity in any field is becoming a rarity, and exemplary service in Christian broadcasting for 50 years -- or more -- is a feat worthy of recognition and applause. Through its Milestone Award, NRB h  more

Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, March 27 -- Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, a peer-reviewed journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published research articles, including the following topics, in its March 2020 edition: * Clinical Characteristics of Disseminated Strongyloidiasis, Japan, 1975-2017 * Epidemiology of Cryptosporidiosis, New York City, New York, USA, 1995-2018 * Public Health Response to Tuberculosis Outbreak among Persons Experiencing Homelessness, Minneapolis, Minne  more

Jack Pelon Receives National Religious Broadcasters Milestone Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 24 -- National Religious Broadcasters issued the following news release on March 23: Pillar of Fire Radio Network's Jack Pelon received an NRB Milestone Award during the presentation of the NRB Special Service Awards at the NRB 2020 Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Longevity in any field is becoming a rarity, and exemplary service in Christian broadcasting for 50 years -- or more -- is a feat worthy of recognition and applause. Through its Milesto  more

Kay Arthur Receives National Religious Broadcasters Milestone Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 24 -- National Religious Broadcasters issued the following news release on March 23: Kay Arthur, Co-Founder of Precept Ministries International, received an NRB Milestone Award during the presentation of the NRB Special Service Awards at the NRB 2020 Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Longevity in any field is becoming a rarity, and exemplary service in Christian broadcasting for 50 years -- or more -- is a feat worthy of recognition and applause. T  more

Mart DeHaan Receives National Religious Broadcasters Milestone Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 24 -- National Religious Broadcasters issued the following news release on March 23: Our Daily Bread Ministries' Mart DeHaan received an NRB Milestone Award during the presentation of the NRB Special Service Awards at the NRB 2020 Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Longevity in any field is becoming a rarity, and exemplary service in Christian broadcasting for 50 years -- or more -- is a feat worthy of recognition and applause. Through its Milestone  more

National Cotton Council: Stimulus Measure Critically Needed Now
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, March 26 -- The National Cotton Council issued the following news release: The U.S. cotton industry commends Congress and the Administration for reaching agreement on a broad-based economic relief/stimulus package for individuals and businesses, including the agriculture sector. National Cotton Council (NCC) Chairman Kent Fountain, a Georgia cotton ginner, said it was of utmost importance that the bill includes restored funding authority for the Commodity Credit Corporation  more

New Faculty Report Highlights Ongoing Inequalities in the Representation, Pay, and Promotion of Women and Minorities
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, March 26 -- The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources issued the following news release: The representation of both women and minorities decreases with progression in rank, according to the 2020 CUPA-HR Faculty in Higher Education Report released. This decrease is not limited to faculty who were promoted long ago; the decrease is seen even in faculty promoted within the past year. The data show that women beginning their careers are paid equi  more

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Welcomes New Board Members, New Consortium Institutions
OAK RIDGE, Tennessee, March 24 -- The Oak Ridge Associated Universities issued the following news release: ORAU recently announced the election of three directors and welcomed four new institutions to its more than 120-member university consortium. The following leaders are newly elected members of the ORAU board of directors, who will begin serving in June: Michelle Hutnik, ScD, director of research analytics and communications in the Office of the Vice President at Penn State University. S  more

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital COVID-19 Update for March 21, 2020
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, March 23 -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital issued the following news release on March 21: The health and safety of our patients, families and employees are our highest priority. Last night, a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital employee who works in patient care tested positive for COVID-19. The testing was done at St. Jude, and the result has been reported to the Shelby County Health Department. Due to privacy and confidentiality laws, we cannot share personal inf  more

St. Jude COVID-19 Update for March 25, 2020
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, March 26 -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital issued the following news release on March 25: The health and safety of our patients, families and employees are our highest priority. Starting today, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in adherence with Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland's Safer at Home order, will have only St. Jude employees who perform essential functions on campus. All other employees are at home. In addition, St. Jude is conducting enhanced COVID-19 scr  more

Tennessee Bar Association Group Health Insurance Open Enrollment Starts April 1
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 24 -- The Tennessee Bar Association issued the following news: Open enrollment for TBA's Group Health Insurance summer plan starts on April 1 and ends on May 31 for a July 1 to Dec. 31 coverage period. Those participating in this enrollment period will have the opportunity to renew their policy in the fall for 2021 coverage. TBA members may be able to join the health insurance plan after that date if circumstances in their life or work change. The plan provides gu  more

Tennessee Bar Association Offers 2 Webcasts This Week to Help Lawyers Navigate COVID-19 Pandemic
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 24 -- The Tennessee Bar Association issued the following news: As COVID-19 continues to affect all aspects of life, the TBA brings you two new resources for navigating the pandemic. Now that more employees are being asked to work from home, the TBA is offering a webcast to help lawyers working remotely. Working From Home is More Than a Laptop and Cell Phone will take place Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. Join Lori Gonzalez, president of the RayNa consulting firm, as   more

Tennessee Bar Association Policy Calls for Designating Legal Services as Essential
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 26 -- The Tennessee Bar Association issued the following news: The TBA adopted a policy that calls for legal services to be designated as essential services and remain available to the public if any additional prohibitions or restrictions are implemented in Tennessee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Legal services are essential to the administration of justice in this state and are critically necessary to the well-being of the citizens of Tennessee. In times   more

Tennessee Bar Association: Animal Law Forum Rescheduled for September
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 25 -- The Tennessee Bar Association issued the following news: The TBA's Animal Law Forum 2020 has been rescheduled for Sept. 18 in response to concerns over the COVID-19 virus. The program will still be held at the Nashville Zoo and will provide updates on trends and advancements in animal law. The zoo's president and chief executive officer will be on hand to discuss conservation efforts, laws affecting procurement and care for zoo animals and more. Programming   more