Monday - September 28, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New York Newsletter for Sunday May 03, 2020 ( 127 items )  

350.org in Solidarity With Workers on May Day
NEW YORK, May 2 -- The 350.org issued the following news release: Today marks historic May Day, also known as International Workers Day, that commemorates the struggles of workers and immigrants across the world. 350.org North America Director Tamara Toles O'Laughlin issued the following statement in solidarity with the many essential workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic: Protect Workers Artwork: Jan Berger of Paperhand Puppet Intervention "Today and everyday, we are in sol  more

A Better Balance: Court Approves $14 Million Settlement Agreement With Pregnant Workers From 2013-2014
NEW YORK, April 30 -- A Better Balance, a legal advocacy organization, issued the following news release: Pregnant workers represented by co-counsel A Better Balance, Mehri & Skalet, PLLC and the National Women's Law Center announced that on April 29, 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois approved a settlement in the amount of $14 million in the matter of Borders v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 3:17-cv-0506 (S.D. Ill.). The settlement pays for claims by preg  more

Academy of Management Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, New York, April 30 -- The Academy of Management Journal, from the Academy of Management, that says it publishes research that tests, extends or builds management theory and contributes to management practice, published research articles on the following topics in its April 2020 edition: * Cocreating Rigorous and Relevant Knowledge * Does Negative Feedback Benefit (or Harm) Recipient Creativity? The Role of the Direction of Feedback Flow * Fall from Grace: The Role of Dominan  more

Access Now and Partners Call on U.S. Congress to Ensure Internet and Phone Access for All During COVID-19
NEW YORK, April 30 -- Access Now issued the following news release: Access Now and 11 partner organizations will jointly deliver five separate petitions to the U.S. Congress calling for internet and phone service for all during the pandemic. Collectively, the petitions received over 100,000 signatures. Senator Ed Markey, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and Representative Nydia Velazquez will voice their support for the cause as they welcome the petitions at 11am ET, to be streamed via Facebook Live  more

Access Now Releases 'Expanding Connectivity to Fight COVID-19: Recommendations for Governments and Telcos'
NEW YORK, April 30 -- Access Now issued the following news release on April 29: The world has been fighting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) since late 2019, and with it, we have witnessed the intensifying need to get everyone, particularly underrepresented communities, online. To provide guidance, Access Now releases Expanding connectivity to fight COVID-19: recommendations for governments and telcos, a series of recommendations for telecommunications companies and governments that could hel  more

Access Now: #FreeAlaa - Egyptian Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah on Hunger Strike Protesting His Continued Illegal Detention
NEW YORK, April 30 -- Access Now issued the following joint statement with 50 organizations: We, the undersigned civil society organizations, lawyers, journalists, and activists, urge the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Alaa Abdel Fattah, our courageous friend, human rights activist, and blogger. Alaa has been on a hunger strike for over two weeks in protest to his continued illegal detention, prohibition of communication with his family, and the inhumane condit  more

ACLU Files FOIA Requests for Trump and Governors' Knowledge of Potential COVID-19 Outbreaks in Prisons and Jails
NEW YORK, April 30 -- 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: The American Civil Liberties Union and at least 35 ACLU affiliates filed coordinated public records requests with the Trump administration and states across the country. These records requests seek information on what the Bureau of Prisons, governors, and depart  more

ACLU Statement Calls for the Release of Pregnant People From Prisons and Jails
WASHINGTON, May 2 -- 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: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order to release pregnant people who have less than six months in their sentence from New York prisons. In response, the ACLU has put out a call for governors around the country, President Trump, and the Federal Bur  more

Ad Council Announces New Members of Board of Directors
NEW YORK, April 28 -- The Advertising Council issued the following news release: The Ad Council, America's leading non-profit organization dedicated to using communications to drive social change, elected new members to its Board of Directors at its spring meeting held virtually last week. The Board is chaired by David Fischer, Chief Revenue Officer, Facebook. Diego Scotti, Chief Marketing Officer at Verizon, has been named a Board Vice Chair, joining additional Board Vice Chairs Linda Yaccarin  more

Ad Council Launches 'Out There for Us' Campaign Thanking Workers on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 28 -- The Advertising Council issued the following news release: To thank those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ad Council announced a new campaign designed to show gratitude for all essential workers, including doctors, delivery drivers, grocery store workers, and more. The Out There For Us initiative utilizes digital Out Of Home (OOH) advertising space and video to display messages of thanks to those continuing to leave their homes and power American society:   more

Advocates for Children of New York Issues Statement Regarding Announcement of DOEd Grading Policy
NEW YORK, April 29 -- The Advocates for Children of New York issued the following statement by Executive Director Kim Sweet in response to the New York City Education Department announced grading policy for the 2019-20 school year: While there is no perfect way to document the academic performance of students living in the epicenter of a pandemic, the grading policy announced today is disappointing in its failure to rethink our usual way of doing things in light of the unprecedented long-term c  more

AFT: Frontline Workers in Mass National OSHA Filing as Agency Fails to Protect Workers From COVID-19 Pandemic
WASHINGTON, April 29 -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following news release on April 28: AFT members from around the country have filed 40 Occupational Safety and Health Administration complaints as part of a "Do Your Job OSHA" National Day of Action to highlight the agency's refusal to investigate employers placing workers at grave risk of infection and death from the coronavirus. The complaints across 10 states--New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, Wisconsin, Montana, O  more

Albany Med Receives $250,000 Gift From Activision Blizzard for Coronavirus Study
ALBANY, New York, April 29 -- Albany Medical Center, an academic health sciences center, issued the following news release: Activision Blizzard, Inc., an interactive entertainment company, through its local studio Vicarious Visions, has made a $250,000 donation to support Albany Med's use of convalescent blood plasma therapy to experimentally treat critically ill patients infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The gift was presented to Dennis P. McKenna, M.D., Albany Med president and CE  more

Allied Progress: NYT Bombshell - Trump CFPB Manipulated Research in Rush to Undo Payday Protections
WASHINGTON, April 30 -- Allied Progress issued the following news release: As the Trump Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to finalize its payday rule this week, the New York Times exposed a troubling internal bureau memo revealing former acting director Mick Mulvaney and other Trump political appointees "pressured the bureau's economists to use 'inaccurate and inappropriate' data" in order to justify gutting core provisions of the existing payday rule, in particular the protectio  more

American Geriatrics Society Commends CMS on Expanded Telehealth Services, Support
NEW YORK, May 1 -- The American Geriatrics Society issued the following news release: The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) commended the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which announced a new round of regulatory waivers and rule changes aligned with feedback from the AGS. Specifically, CMS now broadened its list of telephone/audio-only services to include behavioral health care and patient education. CMS also increased reimbursement for telephone/audio visits, so they remain o  more

American Geriatrics Society Commends HRSA for Providing Funds to Geriatrics Workforce for Telehealth Priorities
NEW YORK, April 28 -- The American Geriatrics Society issued the following news release: The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) commended the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) for supporting crucial efforts to enhance the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Programs (GWEPs). The assistance comes through supplemental funds of $4.35 million for telehealth services as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed on March 27, 2020. In letters to the Ad  more

American Geriatrics Society COVID-19 Policy Brief Offers Roadmap to Government Action in Oft-Overlooked Sphere: Assisted Living Facilities
NEW YORK, April 29 -- The American Geriatrics Society issued the following news release: In a policy brief published in its namesake journal (DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16510), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) offered a roadmap to guide federal, state, and local governments addressing COVID-19 concerns in an important but oft-overlooked arena: Assisted living facilities (ALFs). The brief, which joins an earlier statement on COVID-19 care in nursing homes (DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16477), outlines recommenda  more

American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine Issues Research Articles in May 1, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 1 -- The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, a journal from the American Thoracic Society that says it focuses on human biology and disease, as well as animal and in vitro studies, published research articles, including the following topics, in its May 1, 2020 edition: * Airway Occlusion Pressure As an Estimate of Respiratory Drive and Inspiratory Effort during Assisted Ventilation * DNA Methylation Is Predictive of Mortality in Current and Former Smokers   more

American Journal of Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 1 -- The American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, a journal from the American Thoracic Society that says it focuses on pulmonary biology, published research articles, including the following topics, in its May 2020 edition: * Effect of Iron Deficiency on a Murine Model of Smoke-induced Emphysema * Impaired Myofibroblast Dedifferentiation Contributes to Nonresolving Fibrosis in Aging * Inhalation of Stachybotrys chartarum Fragments Induces Pulmonary Arterial Re  more

American National Standards Institute Invites Comments on Commercial Space Industry Standardization
NEW YORK, April 27 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released a survey on standardization for the commercial space industry. The survey seeks feedback from interested stakeholders on top priorities, topics needing coordination, topics not being worked on, and topics that could be discussed at an ANSI workshop. The survey follows a January 31, 2020, meeting exploring the need for an ANSI standardizatio  more

American National Standards Institute: Social Responsibility - ANSI Seeks Feedback on a Proposed Technical Committee
NEW YORK, April 30 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the U.S. member body to International Organization for Standardization (ISO), requests feedback on a proposed new ISO technical committee (TC) on social responsibility. ANSI requests stakeholder input by June 5, 2020. According to the proposal, submitted by AFNOR, the French ISO national standards body, managing social responsibility involves a ho  more

American National Standards Institute: Workcred Joins Experts to Share Why College Will Soon Be About 'Credegrees'
NEW YORK, April 27 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: A recent webcast, hosted by Kaplan and available on demand (https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&partnerref=ESE&eventid=2246720&sessionid=1&key=C011733838A62E2F690D0E6CB00BB692®Tag=&sourcepage=register), hones in on how to advance the work readiness of graduates with "Credegrees," programs that encompass a traditional bachelor degree and an industry-recogn  more

Annals of the American Thoracic Society Journal Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 2 -- The Annals of the American Thoracic Society, a peer-reviewed international online journal of the American Thoracic Society, published research articles on the following topics in its May 2020 edition: * Do Ambient Ozone or Other Pollutants Modify Effects of Controlled Ozone Exposure on Pulmonary Function? * Changes in Flavor Preference in a Cohort of Long-Term Electronic Cigarette Users * An Alternative Spirometric Measurement. Area under the Expiratory Flow-Volume Curve *  more

Anti-Defamation League Receives $1 Million Grant From Craig Newmark Philanthropies to Detect and Measure Online Hate Speech
NEW YORK, April 30 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following news release: ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) has received a generous $1 million grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to help support ADL's work to detect, expose and counter online hate speech. The two-year grant will directly support the work of ADL's Center on Technology and Society, including the Online Hate Index, while also helping to bolster the organization's overall activities during the COVID-19 crisis. The Onl  more

BET's Prime-Time Event Raises More Than $15M for United Ways and African American Communities
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, April 28 -- The United Way Worldwide issued the following news release: This week's telecast of Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort on Black Entertainment Television (BET) raised $15.2 million to support the work of six local United Ways who are providing relief services to African American communities facing from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including food insecurity and severe economic distress. Proceeds from the Fund will go to United Way Worldwide  more

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: Researchers Reveal Substantial Disparities in COVID-19 Hospitalization, Death Rates Among New York City Boroughs
BOSTON, Massachusetts, April 30 -- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center issued the following news release: With more than a million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, there is growing concern that low-income communities and racial/ethnic minorities may be disproportionately shouldering the burden of the pandemic. A new study, led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that substantial  more

Brady Campaign Applauds Supreme Court Dismissing Gun Safety Law Challenge in First Major Second Amendment Case in a Decade
WASHINGTON, April 28 -- The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued the following news release on April 27: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc et al. v. City of New York, finding that this case is moot as the regulation in question has been repealed and does not exist anywhere else in the United States. Brady applauds this ruling. Brady submitted an amicus curiae brief in this case arguing that the case should be dismissed as moot. The Cour  more

Center for Reproductive Rights Issues Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 29 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following statement on April 28: Last night, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of abortion providers, denying Oklahoma's request to stay a lower court's ruling from last week that blocked the state's ban on abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision means that abortion clinics can continue providing care as the case continues. Statement from Nancy Northup, president & CEO of the Center for Reprodu  more

Center for Reproductive Rights: Appellate Court Allows Abortion Services to Continue in Tennessee During Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 27 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release on April 25: Last night, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a preliminary injunction granted by a lower court, allowing abortion clinics in Tennessee to continue providing time-sensitive abortion procedures during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The decision comes after Gov. Bill Lee issued a state order on April 8 banning all abortion services other than medication abortions (which involve ta  more

CFA Society New York and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association Launch Asset Owner Series Virtual Keynotes
NEW YORK, April 29 -- The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst issued the following news release: CFA Society New York ("CFANY") and CAIA Association ("CAIA") have announced the launch of the Asset Owner Series(TM) ("AOS") Virtual Keynotes, an online-only iteration of CFANY's premier educational event. The first live webinar is scheduled for Monday, May 4 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. EDT. "CFA Society New York remains committed to providing opportunities for investment professionals to hear from l  more

Chancellor Johnson Announces 227 SUNY Medical School Students Are Graduating Early to Help Hardest Hit Hospitals Respond to COVID-19
ALBANY, New York, April 28 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson announced that 227 medical school students are graduating early as a result of Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order this month to provide relief to doctors fighting the coronavirus. Eligible students were those already scheduled to graduate after the spring semester who met New York State's rigorous academic requirements. To date, 72 graduates  more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Adrian Krainer Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, April 28 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: Professor Adrian Krainer has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). He is one of 120 members and 26 international members chosen in 2020 in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Krainer is best known for his work on RNA splicing, as well as his work on Spinraza(R), the first FDA-approved treatment for Spinal Muscular   more

Columbia University Irving Medical Center: Lorna Breen and the Toll of COVID-19
NEW YORK, April 30 -- Columbia University Irving Medical Center issued the following news: Over the weekend, Columbia University Irving Medical Center learned about the death by suicide of Lorna Breen, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, who had been working on the front lines of the pandemic since the beginning. The tragedy of her death underscores the profound stress this pandemic is causing, showing that even the b  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Tajikistan Bans Independent Akhbor News Website
NEW YORK, April 29 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Tajikistan authorities should immediately restore access to the independent regional news website Akhbor and allow its correspondents to report without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. On April 9, the country's Supreme Court announced a decision to formally block access to Akhbor and prohibited the outlet from operating in the country, according to news reports, a report by the web  more

Consumer Reports Applauds ICANN's Decision to Reject .ORG Sale to Private Equity Firm
YONKERS, New York, May 2 -- Consumer Reports issued the following news release: ICANN announced last night that it would reject a plan to sell the .ORG domain registry. The sale would have transferred control of the Public Interest Registry from the Internet Society to Ethos Capital, a private equity firm. This is a major victory for the nonprofit community and the public interest. "ICANN's rejection of the sale of .ORG to Ethos Capital is a win for nonprofits around the world. The sale would   more

Counter Extremism Project: Extremist Content Online - Pro-ISIS Propaganda Site Reemerges One Month After Takedowns
NEW YORK, April 29 -- 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, a pro-ISIS website containing violent propaganda and notorious execution videos, weekly newsletters and daily Amaq News updates was located on the .in domain, while a pro-ISIS group released its third version of the "Voice   more

COVID-19: Gavi and UNICEF to Secure Equipment and Diagnostics for Lower-Income Countries
NEW YORK, May 2 -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF issued the following news release: Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has urgently made US$ 40 million available to UNICEF to secure personal protective equipment (PPE), diagnostic tests and other vital supplies on behalf of 58 low and lower-middle-income countries as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, Gavi has made up to US$ 200 million available to help countries respond to the pandemic, with the majority of requests received by Gavi so far in  more

Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking: Instagram and the Male Body Image
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, April 28 -- Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking issued the following news release: In a new study among males depicted on Instagram, the majority of posts showed men with low body fat, while only a small fraction depicted men with high body fat. Sixty-two percent of posts showed men with low body fat and 41% showed high muscularity, whereas only 6% showed men with high body fat and 17% showed low muscularity. Men with both low body fat and high muscularity (3  more

Digital Promise: Survey Finds Teachers Need More Time, Support and Professional Learning to Address Learner Variability
WASHINGTON, April 30 -- Digital Promise issued the following news release: A broad gap exists between what the public wants and what they believe schools are able to provide, according to the latest survey conducted by Langer Research of New York for Digital Promise's Learner Variability Project. At least eight in 10 of those surveyed recognize that students vary in how they learn, say schools should address this learner variability, and favor tailored instruction over conventional whole group  more

Doctors Without Borders: US Trade Report Could Be Used to Block Countries From Making Affordable COVID-19 Medicines
NEW YORK, April 30 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: Amidst the ongoing global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released its annual "Special 301 Report" that calls out countries for implementing and supporting public health safeguards in their intellectual property laws and policies. The US government uses this report to annually target countries it believes are not adequately protecting and en  more

Doctors Without Borders: Witnessing the Lifesaving Impact of Vaccines
NEW YORK, April 29 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: The growth of the anti-vaccine movement in many developed countries--including the US--seems absurd to Myriam Henkens, international medical coordinator for Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). Henkens points out that such views are rare among communities in many countries where MSF works. "When you see the disease, you will never forget to get vaccinated," she said. But in c  more

Downstate Medical Center: US Navy Blue Angels and US Air Force Thunderbirds Flyover Tribute to Medical Personnel
BROOKLYN, New York, May 1 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: Tuesday's bright and sunny skies were made brighter when the United States Navy Blue Angels and the United States Air Force Thunderbirds paid tribute to first responders and healthcare workers in the tri-state area. Tuesday's bright and sunny skies were made brighter when the United States Navy Blue Angels and the United States Air Force Thunderbirds paid tribute to first responders and healthcare workers   more

Educators for Excellence Launches #SendTeachersLove to Celebrate Educators
NEW YORK, May 2 -- Educators for Excellence issued the following news release: On the first day of Teacher Appreciation Month, Educators for Excellence (E4E), a teacher-led organization, launched #SendTeachersLove, a social media campaign to show educators across our country how much they are appreciated and valued, especially during this time of crisis. Over 40 members of Congress and celebrities have committed to celebrating how teachers have gone above and beyond for their students before an  more

Enter Today, Deadline Extension: American National Standards Institute's Student Paper Competition on Standards Supporting UN Sustainable Goals
NEW YORK, April 30 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: Due to recent developments regarding COVID-19, ANSI, in conjunction with its Committee on Education (CoE), is extending the deadline for the 2020 Student Paper Competition to May 31, 2020. In consideration of the displacement of millions of college students as their campuses close, ANSI's CoE is providing more time for students to get involved. We recognize that young people are the future and stu  more

Everytown for Gun Safety Releases Voter Access, Protection Principles, Expanding Vote by Mail During Coronavirus Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 29 -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following news release: Following a virtual conversation with Fair Fight Action founder Stacey Abrams, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund ("Everytown") and its grassroots networks Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action released a set of principles to protect voting rights and expand voter access amid the coronavirus pandemic. The conversation earlier, part of Everytown and Mom Demand Action's new "Demanding Women: Quarantine Con  more

Everytown For Gun Safety With Moms Demand Action Launch 'Demanding Women' Virtual Conversation Series
NEW YORK, April 25 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund ("Everytown for Gun Safety") with its grassroots network Moms Demand Action unveiled plans for the first set of a new virtual series with women leaders from around the country called "Demanding Women: Quarantine Conversations About Gun Violence." The series will launch on Tuesday, April 28, featuring Stacey Abrams. The initia  more

Everytown for Gun Safety, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Call on Congress to Include Protections for Domestic Violence Victims
NEW YORK, April 29 -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following news release: Everytown for Gun Safety and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence together called on Congress to meaningfully address the heightened risk of domestic violence caused by the pandemic in future COVID-19 relief packages. "The Trump administration has bent over backwards to give gun stores special treatment, but domestic violence shelters are still struggling to get the support they need," said John Fein  more

Everytown Support Fund, Moms Demand Action Respond After Supreme Court Ruling in Suit Over Now-Repealed New York City Gun Rule
NEW YORK, April 28 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund ("Everytown") and Moms Demand Action, the grassroots volunteer network of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statements after the Supreme Court issued its opinion in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York, a challenge to a since-repealed New York City gun rule brought by the state chapte  more

Everytown, Texas Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Domestic Violence Shooting in San Antonio
MANHATTAN, New York, April 28 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown, released the following statement in response to reports of a domestic violence-involved shooting in San Antonio. Police believe that a woman shot and killed her two children and her mother; reports indicate that the shooter is also dead. "Our thoughts are with the families and communities   more

Eye Journal Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 27 -- Eye, a journal from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists that says it provides the practicing ophthalmologist with information on clinical and laboratory research, published research articles on the following topics in its May 2020 edition: * Oral medications for central serous chorioretinopathy: a literature review Article CME: * Management of vitreous floaters: an international survey the European VitreoRetinal Society Floaters study report Article: * Heart rate v  more

Family and Children's Association Launches Essential Worker Support Line
MINEOLA, New York, April 30 -- Family and Children's Association issued the following news release: FCA, one of Long Island's largest not-for-profit organizations, has launched an Essential Worker Support Line for those serving our communities throughout Nassau and Suffolk County during the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus global health crisis continues to cause waves of crippling life-altering disturbances and challenges to our everyday existence. Many have been stuck home in isolation foll  more

Far-Flung Health Care Providers Join Northwell in Battle Against COVID-19
GREAT NECK, New York, April 28 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Community support has become one of the memorable and defining themes of the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus has hit New York harder than any other area, and the outpouring of help from neighbors near and far has played an essential role in the region's recovery. Among the highlights are the numerous health care providers and organizations around the country that have volunteered to join Northwell Health in the fi  more

Free Press: Members of Congress, Digital-Rights, Social-Justice Advocates Call for COVID-19 Legislation to Support Phone, Internet Access for All
WASHINGTON, April 30 -- The Free Press issued the following news release on April 29: On Wednesday, 12 partner organizations jointly delivered more than 110,000 petition signatures to the U.S. Congress. The petitions call for upcoming rounds of COVID-19 stimulus legislation to ensure that internet and phone services are available to all during the pandemic. Advocates delivered the petitions during a live online event featuring remarks by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), Sen. Ed Markey   more

Free Press: Racial-Justice, Digital-Rights and Worker Advocates Release Statement in Solidarity With Protesting Amazon Workers and Whistleblowers
NEW YORK, May 2 -- The Free Press issued the following news release: On Thursday, more than 50 groups have signed a solidarity statement to condemn Amazon's crackdown against whistleblowers and other workers who have spoken out against the e-commerce giant's dangerous and unfair practices during the coronavirus pandemic. Workers have tested positive with COVID-19 at at least 130 Amazon facilities, although some estimates put the numbers far higher. On Wednesday, Amazon reported that North Amer  more

Futures of 370 Million Children in Jeopardy as School Closures Deprive Them of School Meals - UNICEF and WFP
NEW YORK, May 2 -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF issued the following news release: As the COVID-19 crisis pushes up levels of hunger among the global poor, the World Food Program and UNICEF are urging national governments to prevent devastating nutrition and health consequences for the 370 million children missing out on school meals amid school closures. "For millions of children around the world, the meal they get at school is the only meal they get in a day. Without it, they go hungry, they ris  more

Greta Thunberg and NGO Human Act Launch a Child Rights Driven Coronavirus Campaign for UNICEF
NEW YORK, May 2 -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF issued the following news release: Climate activist Greta Thunberg launched a child rights driven campaign with Danish NGO Human Act to support UNICEF's efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and protect children from its direct and knock-on consequences. These include food shortages, strained healthcare systems, violence and lost education. "Like the climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic is a child-rights crisis," said Thunberg. "It will affect  more

Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York
NEW YORK, April 30 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: In recent history, there has rarely been a time when individuals around the world have united in a globally shared human experience such as we are living through now in the midst of the Covid-19 health crisis. Now more than ever, the world needs to hear powerful and uplifting stories of ordinary people who overcome adversity to demand justice, equality, and safety for themselves, their communities, and future generation  more

Human Rights Watch: Afghanistan - Women With Disabilities Face Systemic Abuse
NEW YORK, April 28 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Afghan women and girls with disabilities face high barriers, discrimination, and sexual harassment in accessing government assistance, health care, and schools, Human Rights Watch said. The 31-page report, "'Disability Is Not Weakness': Discrimination and Barriers Facing Women and Girls with Disabilities in Afghanistan," details the everyday barriers that Afghan women and girls with disabilities face in one of the worl  more

Human Rights Watch: China - Free COVID-19 Activists, 'Citizen Journalists'
NEW YORK, April 28 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: The Chinese authorities should immediately and unconditionally release five activists and citizen journalists for publicly reporting on the Covid-19 outbreak, Human Rights Watch said. The government is arbitrarily detaining three Beijing-based activists, who operated a webpage to collect censored Covid-19 articles and social media posts, and citizen journalists Chen Qiushi and Fang Bin, who were forcibly disappeared in  more

Human Rights Watch: China - Gender Discrimination in Hiring Persists
NEW YORK, April 30 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: China's government should mark International Worker's Day, May 1, 2020, by ending gender discrimination in its civil service recruitment, Human Rights Watch said. Chinese law prohibits gender discrimination in hiring, but job discrimination remains a widespread problem in the country. "The Chinese government claims it's committed to gender equality in employment, but even its own hiring practices are still deeply discr  more

Human Rights Watch: CoronaJihad is Only the Latest Manifestation - Islamophobia in India Has Been Years in the Making
WASHINGTON, May 2 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following commentary: "My mother has been asking me about detention centers," my friend recently told me on the phone. "She has been very worried." My first reaction was shame. She is Muslim and I am Hindu. That never meant anything to us when we first met, studied together and hung out in New York. When her mother came to visit, I was always excited because it meant hot and delicious meals that eased the pain of missing home. But for several   more

Human Rights Watch: Nepal - Supreme Court's Decision Reaffirms the Need to Amend Transitional Justice Law
NEW YORK, May 1 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: The decision by Nepal's Supreme Court to reject a petition by the government asking that it reviews its 2015 ruling against amnesties for grave conflict-era crimes is an important step in securing truth, justice, and reparations for the thousands of victims of the country's decade-long conflict, Amnesty International, TRIAL International, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), and Human Rights Watch said. The arme  more

Human Rights Watch: The Forgotten, Suffering Without Aid
WASHINGTON, May 1 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following commentary: COVID-19 has thrown New York City's inequalities into sharp relief. People in low-paying jobs and immigrant workers have been the hardest hit by job losses. And for many of those most vulnerable to economic shocks, informal workers like street vendors, federal measures designed to cushion the blows are providing no relief. The vast majority of street vendors in New York are low-income immigrant workers who rely on busy st  more

Human Rights Watch: US - Avoid COVID-19 Catastrophe in Jails, Prisons
NEW YORK, April 30 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Government officials in the United States should rapidly address the exploding Covid-19 crisis in US jails and prisons and follow baseline standards for social distancing, cleaning, and care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released. The 19-page report, "Averting an Imminent Catastrophe: Recommendations to US Local, State, and Federal Officials on Covid-19 in Jails and Prisons," proposes human rights-based standard  more

Insurance Information Institute: Important Statements From Triple-I on Business Interruption Litigation Filings
NEW YORK, April 30 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: Statement by Triple-I CEO Sean Kevelighan Global pandemic risks are uninsurable. Given the unpredictability and unimaginable potential for worldwide losses, insurance is simply unable to cover a global pandemic. This concept is made expressly clear in standard U.S. business interruption policies, which are reviewed and supported by state insurance regulators. Commercial property insurance policies whic  more

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility: Investors Exhort Apparel Companies to Meet Supplier Commitments During Pandemic
NEW YORK, May 2 -- The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility issued the following news release: On the eve of International Workers' Day, members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and KnowTheChain announced that they are coordinating investor engagements with global apparel and footwear brands, urging the companies to safeguard the livelihoods of vulnerable workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. ICCR is a coalition of over 300 institutional investors advocating  more

International Association of Defense Counsel Names CPR as Recommended ADR Services Provider in Strategic Partnership
NEW YORK, April 28 -- 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 provides high quality solutions, and The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), a membership organization comprising leading corporate and insurance lawyers and executives, announced a strateg  more

International Rescue Committee: World Risks Up to 1 Billion Cases, 3.2 Million Deaths From COVID-19 Across Fragile Countries
NEW YORK, April 28 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following news release: Alarming new analysis by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) reveals that without swift action in coming weeks to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, the world could see up to 1 billion infections/1 and 3.2 million deaths due to COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic in 34 crisis-affected countries served by the IRC/2, including warzones like Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen. David Miliband, President   more

Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans Applauds Congress, White House, for Passing Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Student Veterans Impacted by Coronavirus
NEW YORK, April 30 -- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America issued the following news release: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is celebrating the enactment of new legislation to protect student veterans in danger of losing education benefits as a result of the Coronavirus. The president signed the bill into law following passage by Congress earlier this week. "It's incredibly reassuring to our members that when veterans are faced with imminent threats to their benefits, both  more

Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans CEO Applauds Sens. Klobuchar, Rounds for Taking Action on Behalf of Veterans Hardest Hit by Coronavirus Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 25 -- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America issued the following news release: Jeremy Butler, CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), applauded U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) for their efforts to ensure at-risk veterans across the country receive the care they need amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The senators sent a bipartisan letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs requesting that the agency take additional measures to address  more

Joint Statement of Education, Civil Rights Organizations Concerning Equitable Education During COVID-19 Pandemic School Closures
NEW YORK, April 28 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following joint statement with nine organizations: The organizations are the American Federation of Teachers, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, CoSN - the Consortium for School Networking, Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, National Center for Learning Disabilities, National Indian Education Association, National Urban League, School House Connection and Schott Foundation for Public Education.   more

Journal of Fluid Mechanics Issues Research Articles in July 10, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 29 -- 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 July 10, 2020 edition: * Quasi-geostrophy against the wall * Dual channels of helicity cascade in turbulent flows JFM Papers: * Unsteady flow adjacent to an oscillating or impulsively started porous wall * Two-scale momentum theory for time-dependent modelling  more

Lyft, National Action Network Partner to Make Transportation Available to Seniors, Underserved Communities for Essential Services During COVID-19
NEW YORK, April 29 -- The National Action Network issued the following news release on April 28: Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network announced that in partnership with Lyft, they will provide access to transportation for senior and underserved residents in six markets in urban areas across the country. The partnership is part of LyftUp, Lyft's comprehensive effort to expand transportation access to those who need it most. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Lyft has  more

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: New Analysis Projects $4.2 Trillion Budget Deficit This Year
NEW YORK, April 29 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: The federal budget was already on track for a historic $1 trillion deficit this year--and then the coronavirus arrived. A new analysis by Manhattan Institute senior fellow Brian Riedl projects that the budget deficit will exceed $4.2 trillion this year, or 19 percent of the economy--the largest share in American history outside of the peak of World War II and double the level during the Great Re  more

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: New Report Recommends NYC Budget Cuts to Prepare for Economic Downturn
NEW YORK, April 30 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: As New York City prepares for the fallout of the current economic downturn, Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year does not contain nearly enough cost-cutting measures to protect the city from future shocks. In a new Manhattan Institute issue brief, adjunct fellow and former city planner Eric Kober analyzes how de Blasio's budget stacks up against an analysis by the ci  more

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Joins National COVID-19 Technology Access Framework
NEW YORK, April 29 -- The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center issued the following news release: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has joined the COVID-19 Technology Access Framework, a multi-site effort aimed at accelerating the production of essential health-related technologies that will help prevent, diagnose, and treat infections during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Technology Access Framework will enable and incentivize the most broad and equitable access to new techno  more

Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Gun Extremists Flocking to Capitol to Intimidate Michigan Lawmakers
MANHATTAN, New York, May 1 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement about heavily armed demonstrators storming the Michigan Capitol to resist stay-at-home orders that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Demonstrators demanded to be let onto the   more

Moms Demand Action: Everytown Releases Voter Access, Protection Principles, Expanding Vote by Mail During Coronavirus Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 29 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Following a virtual conversation with Fair Fight Action founder Stacey Abrams, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund ("Everytown") and its grassroots networks Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action released a set of principles to protect voting rights and expand voter access amid the coronavirus pandemic. The conversation earlier, part of Everytown and Mom   more

Moms Demand Action: Everytown Unveils New Report, Website Detailing Recent Legal Trouble, Allegations of Financial Mismanagement at NRA
NEW YORK, May 2 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund and Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown, released a new website and report about the NRA's legal troubles, financial mismanagement, and internal turmoil. First reported by Salon, the website-NRAWatch.org-features a comprehensive catalog of NRA news, legal cases, and IRS filings in recent years. The report-NRA in Crisis: 2020  more

Moms Demand Action: Everytown, NCADV Call on Congress to Include Protections for Domestic Violence Victims in Future COVID-19 Relief Packages
NEW YORK, April 29 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Everytown for Gun Safety and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence together called on Congress to meaningfully address the heightened risk of domestic violence caused by the pandemic in future COVID-19 relief packages. "The Trump administration has bent over backwards to give gun stores special treatment, but domestic violence shelters are still strug  more

Moms Demand Action: Missouri Lawmakers Snuck in Amendment to Arm More Teachers, Administrative Staff During 2 Week Session to Address Coronavirus
MANHATTAN, New York, April 30 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: On Monday, lawmakers returned to the statehouse to resume their legislative session for a short session to address the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of using this opportunity to address the rise in domestic violence risk since the pandemic began, lawmakers have advanced an amendment that would require all school protection officers, which include teach  more

Montefiore Health System: Cancer Patients Face High Mortality From COVID-19
BRONX, New York, May 2 -- Montefiore Health System issued the following news release: People with cancer who develop COVID-19 are much more likely to die from the disease than those without cancer, according to physician-researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The study, published in the online edition of Cancer Discovery, is the largest so far to assess outcomes for patients with cancer who have also been infected with COVID-19. "Our findings emphasize  more

Montefiore Health System: Clinical Trial Begins to See If Convalescent Plasma Can Treat COVID-19
BRONX, New York, April 30 -- Montefiore Health System issued the following news release: Montefiore Health System, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and NYU Langone have launched a new clinical trial to study if convalescent plasma--taken from people who have recovered from COVID-19--is effective in treating the disease. The body's immune response to viral infections includes making molecules called antibodies. Antibodies can combat the infection and possibly prevent reinfection in people--a  more

N.Y. State Bar Association: New Pro Bono Initiative Helps Jobless New Yorkers Secure Unemployment Benefits
ALBANY, New York, April 28 -- The New York State Bar Association issued the following news release: New Yorkers who need help securing unemployment benefits through the appeal process will be matched with attorneys provided by the pro bono partnership launched by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and the state court system. Hundreds of lawyers are preparing to assist clients beginning this week. A new innovative website, www.nysba.org/legalhelp, provides resources for filing an unempl  more

N.Y. State School Boards Association Calls for Additional Federal Funding for Schools to Avoid Widespread Job Losses
LATHAM, New York, April 28 -- The New York State School Boards Association issued the following news release: Schools in New York State could be forced to cut tens of thousands of positions without additional federal funding for K-12 education, the New York State School Boards Association warned. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has stated that New York schools could see a state aid reduction of 20%, or a staggering $5.5 billion decrease, due to the state's economic losses resulting from the coronavirus. A l  more

National Association of Scholars: Scholars Announce Guidelines for Higher Education Bailout
NEW YORK, April 30 -- The National Association of Scholars issued the following news release: The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has released Critical Care, a plan to guide the federal response to the unprecedented disruptions facing higher education in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has inflicted enormous financial damage on colleges and universities and the cost is still growing. American higher education will undergo an unprecedented financial crisis in the comin  more

National Employment Law Project Issues Statement on President Trump Meatpacking Plant Executive Order
NEW YORK, April 30 -- The National Employment Law Project issued the following statement by Debbie Berkowitz, program director for worker safety and health: "President Trump's executive order, which purports to require the nation's meat production plants to remain open, will gravely jeopardize the health and safety of the 500,000 workers in the meatpacking industry. "More than 3,000 workers in the meat industry have already gotten sick with COVID-19, and 17 workers have died. But instead of re  more

National Nursing Home Safety Panel Is a Step in Right Direction in Response to COVID-19, American Geriatrics Society
NEW YORK, May 2 -- The American Geriatrics Society issued the following news release: The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is encouraged that the White House has established a Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes as part of our national response to COVID-19. This interprofessional task force will now assess action on COVID-19 for a critical and disproportionately impacted group: Older American residents in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. "As we've   more

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship: National Entrepreneurship Nonprofit Steps in to Address the Growing U.S. Unemployment Crisis
NEW YORK, April 30 -- The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship issued the following news release: You lost your job. Businesses are closed and no one is hiring. This is the new reality for the 26 million Americans who have filed for unemployment in the last four weeks. To help address the deepening unemployment crisis in the U.S., and to empower all those facing financial insecurity, leading education nonprofit Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has taken its highly effective entrepr  more

New York State Bar Association Works to Develop Plan to Bring Lawyers and Staff Back to Their Offices
ALBANY, New York, April 30 -- The New York State Bar Association issued the following news release: The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is working with representatives of law firms of every size to make recommendations on how to bring lawyers and staff back to their offices when Gov. Andrew Cuomo eases stay at home restrictions. NYSBA, the largest voluntary state bar association in the country, is in an ideal position to work with the administration of Gov. Cuomo to establish best pract  more

New York-Presbyterian Health Matters Wins an Emmy
NEW YORK, April 28 -- New York-Presbyterian Hospital issued the following news release: On April 25, the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded NewYork-Presbyterian's Health Matters an Emmy in the category of Human Interest: Program Feature/Segment. The video of veteran paramedic John Episcopo sharing his story as a first responder on 9/11 beat out six other nominees. The original story ran on Health Matters with Episcopo vividly recalling his experience  more

Northwell Board Chair Thanks Front Line Workers
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, May 2 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Northwell Health Board of Trustees Chair Michael A. Epstein offered words of thanks and encouragement to front line workers this week at two hard-hit hospitals at the heart of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Mr. Epstein, of Sands Point, Long Island, toured COVID-19 units on April 29 at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park and North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset as well as a vi  more

Northwell Health: Long Island Woman Triumphs Over Cancer During Coronavirus Pandemic
LAKE SUCCESS, New York, May 2 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Elizabeth Wyant, 62, a Roslyn Heights, LI, resident who received cancer care at the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, this week took part in a celebration to mark the end of her last radiation treatment by hitting a large gong as the sound of the cymbal rippled throughout the treatment area. At the ceremony, Ms. Wyant was surrounded by clinicians of the Radiation Medicine Center. "It's an incredibly special day and I  more

Northwell Health: Side By Side Television Special to Honor Nation's Military and Health Care Heroes
NEW YORK, April 30 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Northwell Health announced that this year's Side By Side: A Celebration of Service(TM) will be a Memorial Day television special honoring health care and military heroes who are serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York. Additionally, each Monday in May leading up to this special, Northwell Health will amplify New York City's 7 p.m. appreciation of essential workers with the #HealthcareHeroes Concert Series f  more

Northwell Leadership Thanks Front Line Volunteers From Utah
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, May 1 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Doctors, nurses and other front line volunteers sent by Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare to bolster the staff at Northwell Health hospitals during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic were thanked today by President and CEO Michael Dowling before heading home. The informal gathering took place at the hotel where Intermountain was housed during their two-week deployment as 36 of the 48 volunteers readie  more

NYU Langone Health: Clinical Trial to Test Blood Plasma From Recovered Patients as Treatment for COVID-19 Disease
NEW YORK, April 30 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: A clinical trial now underway is looking at whether blood plasma donated by people recovered from 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) could be used to treat other people with the pandemic virus. Led by researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the trial will seek to determine wheth  more

NYU Langone Health: Telemedicine Transforms Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Disease Epicenter
NEW YORK, May 1 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: A rapid increase in virtual visits during the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic could transform the way physicians provide care in the United States going forward, according to a new study led by researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The findings, published online recently in the Journal of the American Informatics Association, capture  more

NYU Winthrop Hospital, a 'Hot Zone' in the Hottest State for COVID-19 Cases, Discharges 750th Patient
NEW YORK, April 28 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: In early April, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo compared a jump in 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Long Island to a "fire spreading," noting that the region had six out of the state's eight "hot spots," that is, highest number of coronavirus cases. NYU Winthrop Hospital, was one of those six hot spots--a hot spot in the hottest state in the Uni  more

Over 5 Million Children in Yemen Face Threat of Cholera and Acute Watery Diarrhea in Midst of COVID-19 & Heavy Rains
NEW YORK, April 30 -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF issued the following news release: Over 5 million children under the age of five in Yemen are facing a heightened threat of cholera and Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) as the country continues to experience increased heavy rains since mid-April. More than 110,000 cases of suspected cholera have been recorded across 290 of Yemen's 331 districts since January 2020. Children under the age of five account for a quarter of these cases. This comes as Yemen   more

Paley Center for Media Announces Citi as Presenting Sponsor of Paley@Home
NEW YORK, April 29 -- The Paley Center for Media issued the following news release on April 28: The Paley Center for Media announced that Citi is the presenting sponsor of Paley@Home, which includes curated collections of weekly programming of acclaimed Paley Center events on the Paley Center's YouTube channel; Paley Education@Home, featuring Paley's weekly Education and Media Resource Guide, online education programs and classes; and the much anticipated, upcoming Paley Front Row series, which  more

Paul Leake of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Selected to ABI's Board of Directors
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, May 2 -- The American Bankruptcy Institute issued the following news release: The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Paul Leake of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (New York) has been elected to ABI's Board of Directors. An ABI member since 2011, Leake has served on the advisory boards of ABI's New York City Bankruptcy Conference, Corporate Financial Restructuring Program, VALCON and Views from the Bench Program. He will serve a term of three years   more

PEN America Marks World Press Freedom Day, Celebrating Journalists Providing Life or Death Coverage Amid a Crisis
NEW YORK, April 30 -- PEN America issued the following news release: This year, PEN America will mark World Press Freedom Day (May 3) by advocating for journalists worldwide facing repression and sometimes violent reprisals for their reporting, as well as by honoring journalists in the U.S. who are covering the COVID-19 crisis on the local level. Earlier this month, PEN America launched Local Heroes: Journalists Covering COVID-19 to call attention to the life-saving work local journalists in th  more

PEN America-Led Coalition Launches New Rapid Response Network to Support African Artists
NEW YORK, April 30 -- PEN America issued the following news release: PEN America is launching a network to provide rapid response support for artists across the African continent. Amani: Africa Creative Defence Network/* brings together the resources of ten organizations to provide assistance to creatives at risk in Africa; to coordinate adequate support when artists and cultural professionals on the continent face danger because of their work; and to support regional safe havens. "Amani: Afri  more

PEN America: Federal Court Affirms Literature Is Vital Part of Education
NEW YORK, April 25 -- PEN America issued the following news release: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Thursday that the right to a basic education, meaning one that provides access to literary education, is a fundamental right under the Constitution. The court made this holding in the case of Gary B. v. Whitmer, a lawsuit brought by students of several of Detroit's worst-performing schools. The case will be sent back to a lower court for a new ruling. PEN America filed an amicus br  more

Peter G. Peterson Foundation: As America Grapples With Coronavirus Pandemic, Voters See Growing Debt as Key Challenge for the Future
NEW YORK, April 29 -- The Peter G. Peterson Foundation issued the following news release: As America continues the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19), voters also have significant concerns about the nation's fiscal outlook, according to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's monthly Fiscal Confidence Index. The April Fiscal Confidence Index, modeled after the Consumer Confidence Index, is 47 (100 is neutral), indicating that as lawmakers enact measures to combat the significant health and economi  more

Physicians for a National Health Program: COVID-19 and Mass Incarceration - Action Needed Now to Stem the Epidemic
CHICAGO, Illinois, April 29 -- Physicians for a National Health Program issued the following news release: In prisons and jails around the country, COVID-19 infections and deaths are occurring at lightning speed among both inmates and the staff who enter and leave the prison each day. In a commentary published in JAMA Internal Medicine, physicians from Harvard Medical School and City University of New York's Hunter College explain why COVID-19 is nearly impossible to contain in such settings, a  more

Response From 350.org to St Petersburg Dialogue
NEW YORK, April 30 -- The 350.org issued the following statement by Executive Director May Boeve: The first major climate ministerial meeting of the year, the Petersberg Dialogue (link to speeches here (https://350communications.cmail19.com/t/t-i-pljduud-l-r/) - was held online for the first time due to the current pandemic. May Boeve, Executive Director of 350.org urged governments to make firm commitments to a global just recovery. * * * "Despite promising statements, The St Petersburg dia  more

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center: Aggressive Prostate Cancer Marked by Abnormal RNA Splicing, Study Reveals
BUFFALO, New York, April 30 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: Aggressive forms of prostate cancer don't act the way they should, hanging on to genetic materials called introns that should be thrown away, a new six-year study led by Dean Tang, PhD, and Song Liu, PhD, of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has revealed. The team's discovery, reported in a new article in Nature Communications, could lead to treatment that targets abnormal RNA s  more

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center: Eating Diet Rich in Antioxidants Can Reduce Risk of Infection in Pediatric Leukemia Patients
BUFFALO, New York, May 2 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: While encouraging children to eat their fruits and veggies is a common refrain for most parents, new research led by a pediatric oncology expert from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center underscores that diets high in antioxidant-rich foods can have particular benefits for young cancer patients. Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a journal of the American Society of Clinic  more

Roswell Park Studies on Varied Topics Yield New Insights and Treatment Strategies
BUFFALO, New York, April 28 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: Four recent published studies highlight important research by Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists in several types of cancers. They range from new insights on effective treatment decision-making for patients with rectal cancer to new strategies for improving outcomes or reducing side effects for patients with prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer and melanoma. Strategy fo  more

Science Translational Medicine Journal Issues Research Articles in April 22, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, April 27 -- 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, including the following topics, in its April 22, 2020 edition: * Anti-inflammatory eicosanoid switch mediates the suppression of type-2 inflammation by helminth larval products * Blocking the death checkpoint protein TRAIL improves cardiac function after myocardia  more

Sesame Workshop Launches Expansion of 'Caring for Each Other' Initiative to Help Parents, Children During COVID-19 Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 30 -- The Sesame Workshop issued the following news release on April 29: As families everywhere continue to cope with uncertainty stemming from the global pandemic, Sesame Workshop, in collaboration with Walgreens and AT&T, is announcing a major expansion of its Caring for Each Other initiative to help children and their caregivers stay healthy, build resilience, and adjust to a "for-now normal." Today's release on SesameStreet.org/caring includes new resources to help families   more

Society-Supported Wellness Research Group Publishes Strategies for Improving Diet Studies in People With MS
NEW YORK, April 28 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: Can a person's diet make their MS worse or better? Is there an ideal diet for people with MS? Evidence-based answers to these and other questions require results from well-designed studies. A Wellness Research Group supported by the National MS Society has published new strategies for improving diet studies in people affected by MS, based on studies that have already been completed or are underway. These re  more

Sotheby's and Google Join Forces for Major Online Charity Auction of Virtual Experiences to Benefit the International Rescue Committee
NEW YORK, April 28 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following news release: In this time of separation and social-distancing, Sotheby's and Google are coming together virtually to raise much-needed funds for the International Rescue Committee's (IRC) work to help mitigate and respond to the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable communities. Together with leading figures from all walks of culture, business, politics and science, Sotheby's and Google will launch an online auction of un  more

Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Robert Schneider on the Closing of Schools for the Remainder of the 2019-20 School Year
LATHAM, New York, May 1 -- The New York State School Boards Association issued the following statement on May 1 by Executive Director Robert Schneider on the closing of schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year: We commend the governor's decision to keep schools closed for the remainder of the academic year. Clearly, schools are not ready to open for classroom learning, and they won't be until we can adequately protect our students and staff. No doubt everyone - school board member  more

Study Finds High Blood Pressure Medications Safe for Patients With COVID-19 Disease: NYU Langone Health
NEW YORK, May 2 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: Despite concerns expressed by some experts, common high blood pressure medications did not increase the risk of contracting 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19)--or of developing severe disease--in a study of 12,594 patients. Published online May 1 in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study was launched in response to a March 17 joint statement issued   more

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Students Launch 'iPads to Hospitals' to Connect COVID-19 Patients and Families
BROOKLYN, New York, April 29 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: Three College of Medicine Students at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, a dedicated COVID-19 facility, have organized "iPads to Hospitals", a not-for-profit effort to acquire new and used iPads to donate to hospitals to help COVID-19 patients can communicate with family members and friends. "It is heartbreaking to hear stories of patients who are not able to have contact with their family or lo  more

SUNY Downstate's First Ever 'Virtual Commencement' to Confer Diplomas to 36 Early Graduates of the College of Medicine
BROOKLYN, New York, May 1 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: With the ongoing concern about the spread of COVID-19 and with the State of New York still on pause and continuing social distancing precautions, SUNY Downstate will celebrate the early graduation of 36 College of Medicine students with a "Virtual Commencement" ceremony that will be live-streamed on Friday, May 1 at 3:00 PM. An additional 159 College of Medicine graduates, along with more than 500 graduate  more

SUNY Downstate's First Ever 'Virtual Commencement' to Confer Diplomas to 37 Early Graduates of the College of Medicine
BROOKLYN, New York, May 2 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: With the ongoing concern about the spread of COVID-19 and with the State of New York still on pause and continuing social distancing precautions, SUNY Downstate will celebrate the early graduation of 37 College of Medicine students with a "Virtual Commencement" ceremony that will be live-streamed on Friday, May 1 at 3:00 PM. An additional 158 College of Medicine graduates, along with more than 500 graduate  more

Surveillance Technology Oversight Project Launches 50 State Open Records Campaign On Social Distance Surveillance
NEW YORK, April 29 -- 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, announced the launch of a fifty-state open records campaign, requesting information on how government officials use electronic surveillance to monitor compliance with social distance mandates. The campaign comes in light of media reports detailing federal, state, and local governments' social distance sur  more

Thank You National Sponsors of Walk MS
NEW YORK, April 29 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is pleased to welcome six Walk MS(R) national sponsors this year: premier national sponsors Novartis and Sanofi Genzyme, joined by national sponsors Biogen, Bristol Myers Squibb, EMD Serono and Genentech. Through their partnership and generous support, the work of the National MS Society will not stop. These companies' unwavering commitment to supporting communities a  more

Three Columbia University Irving Medical Center Faculty Members Elected to National Academies
NEW YORK, April 29 -- Columbia University Irving Medical Center issued the following news: Angela Christiano, PhD, Molly Przeworski, PhD, and Lorraine S. Symington, PhD, were elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Przeworski also was elected this month to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, which recognizes and celebrates excellence of scientists, artists, scholars, and leaders in the public, non-  more

U.S. Fund for UNICEF: Disruption of Childhood Vaccination in South Asia Poses an Urgent Threat to Children's Health
NEW YORK, May 2 -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF issued the following news release: South Asia could face yet another health emergency if children across the region do not receive their life-saving vaccine shots, UNICEF warned. Almost a quarter of the world's unimmunized or partially immunized children--about 4.5 million children--live in South Asia. Almost all of them, or 97 per cent, live in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. With lockdowns in place as a part of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) res  more

U.S. Fund for UNICEF: New Guidelines Provide Roadmap for Safe Reopening of Schools
NEW YORK, May 2 -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF issued the following news release: UNESCO, UNICEF, WFP and World Bank issued new guidelines on the safe reopening of schools amidst ongoing closures affecting nearly 1.3 billion students worldwide. The agencies also warned that the widespread closures of educational facilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic present an unprecedented risk to children's education and wellbeing, particularly for the most marginalized children who rely on school for  more

United Way Worldwide: Scholastic Summer Read-A-Palooza Continues Efforts to Support Literacy at Home
NEW YORK, May 1 -- The United Way Worldwide issued the following news release: Concerns have been growing in recent weeks as extended school closures are announced, causing educators and families alike to consider what the summer months mean for students in 2020. A new study by NWEA projects that students who lack steady instruction during the coronavirus school shutdowns might retain only 70% of their annual reading gains as compared to a normal year. This compounds the annual issue of reading  more

William H. Henrich Elected to American Bankruptcy Institute's Executive Committee
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, April 30 -- The American Bankruptcy Institute issued the following news release: The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that William H. Henrich of Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC (New York) has been elected to serve as an at-large member of ABI's Executive Committee. An ABI member since 1998, Henrich is active in numerous ABI committees, a frequent speaker at ABI conferences and a contributor to the ABI Journal. He will serve a term of three years on the 60-mem  more

Wisconsin Moms Demand Action Responds to Shooting in Milwaukee Home
MANHATTAN, New York, April 28 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news on April 27: The Wisconsin chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to reports of a shooting inside a Milwaukee home: "Gun violence has once again rocked the Milwaukee community," said Brooke Shawver, a volunteer with Wisconsin Moms Demand Action. "Even in the  more