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NATHPO Announces Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee) will Keynote the First Annual Sacred Sites Summit

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 9:59pm

"Suzan Shown Harjo is an incredible voice and advocate for Native Peoples," says Dr. Valerie Grussing, NATHPO Executive Director, "Her body of work is profound, and we are deeply honored and humbled that she has agreed to be a part of this historic Sacred Sites summit."

Key Points: 
  • "Suzan Shown Harjo is an incredible voice and advocate for Native Peoples," says Dr. Valerie Grussing, NATHPO Executive Director, "Her body of work is profound, and we are deeply honored and humbled that she has agreed to be a part of this historic Sacred Sites summit."
  • With bold resolve, Suzan Shown Harjo pushes us to always seek justice in our time.
  • About the Sacred Sites Summit The virtual Sacred Sites Summit agendais comprised of two days, each withmultiple sessionsprogressingthrough four aspects of protecting sacred sites.
  • For more information about theFirst Annual NATHPO Sacred Sites SummitThose interested inmoreinformationabout NATHPOcan visit thewebsite at https://www.nathpo.org/ For more information on the First Annual NATHPO Sacred Sites Summit, including how to register and sponsorship opportunities, go tothesummit registration page at https://www.nathpo.org/sacred-sites-summit/ .

Organic Trade Association council urges global community to think organic

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 8:24pm

The trade association council identified four critical areas upon which to focus to take advantage of the benefits of organic, to expand on the organic model, and to enable organic to help create a global sustainable food system:

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  • The trade association council identified four critical areas upon which to focus to take advantage of the benefits of organic, to expand on the organic model, and to enable organic to help create a global sustainable food system:
    Federal policies: The council pointed to several U.S. federal policies that should be improved to promote the development of equitable organic food systems.
  • Global accountability and connectiveness: The organic sustainability council stressed the importance of engaging with international communities and trade partners, and of encouraging global partners to sign onto organic practices.
  • Paul Schiefer, Sr. Director of Sustainability at Amy's Kitchen and Chair of Organic Trade Association's Sustainable Food Trade Action Council, led the overall dialogue.
  • The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America.

NFWF Announces $11.5 Million in Conservation Grants to Restore Delaware River Watershed

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:33pm

Grantee organizations have committed more than $13.5 million in match, for a total conservation impact of about $25 million.

Key Points: 
  • Grantee organizations have committed more than $13.5 million in match, for a total conservation impact of about $25 million.
  • The grants were awarded through two programs administered by NFWF: the Delaware River Restoration Fund (DRRF), funded by the William Penn Foundation; and the Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund (DWCF), funded by the U.S.
  • The projects will help advance the goals of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, NFWFs Delaware Watershed Business Plan, and the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act.
  • The Delaware River Restoration Fund , launched in 2013, is administered in cooperation with the Delaware River Watershed Initiative an NGO-driven partnership between leading conservation organizations to protect and restore water quality in the Delaware River watershed with major funding provided by the William Penn Foundation.

Avion Pharmaceuticals recognizes Menopause Awareness Month by announcing the addition of Divigel® (estradiol gel) 0.1% to their product portfolio

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced the addition of Divigel (estradiol gel) 0.1%the #1 prescribed transdermal estrogen gel*to the company's growing women's health portfolio.

Key Points: 
  • ALPHARETTA, Ga., Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced the addition of Divigel (estradiol gel) 0.1%the #1 prescribed transdermal estrogen gel*to the company's growing women's health portfolio.
  • The product is supplied in a discreet gel pack and is applied once daily to a small area of the upper thigh.
  • As a part of their observance of Menopause Awareness Month, Avion will present a product theater on Friday, Sept. 24, during the North American Menopause Society Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
  • Divigel (estradiol gel) 0.1% is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms due to menopause.

TMCF President & CEO Dr. Harry L. Williams on the current HBCU Infrastructure Proposal in the Reconciliation Bill

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 2:20pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thurgood Marshall College Fund President & CEO Dr. Harry L. Williams has issued the following statement on the current HBCU infrastructure proposal in the reconciliation bill.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thurgood Marshall College Fund President & CEO Dr. Harry L. Williams has issued the following statement on the current HBCU infrastructure proposal in the reconciliation bill.
  • At present, the reconciliation bill proposes to allocate only $2 billion in infrastructure funding for HBCUs and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) alike; a surprisingly limited sum to account for a group of more than 700 institutions of higher education.
  • This proposed limited funding is even more perplexing when one considers the fact that the infrastructure funding in question is specifically derived from the IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act - a bill originally designed exclusively to address the significant infrastructure needs on 101 HBCU campuses, not 700 institutions.
  • Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nations largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community.

[solidcore] Breaks Ground on First Two Studios in Los Angeles

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

The expansion to L.A. is a part of [solidcore]’s overall expansion across the nation -- the fitness brand plans to open 20+ studios by early 2022. 

Key Points: 
  • Founded in Washington, D.C. in late 2013, [solidcore] has opened 75 studios in less than 8 years across 22 different states.
  • Were excited to bring our community to L.A., said Bryan Myers, President and CEO of [solidcore].
  • Theres been a clamoring for our expansion out west for a while now, because there really isnt anything like us.
  • The expansion to L.A. is a part of [solidcore]s overall expansion across the nation -- the fitness brand plans to open 20+ studios by early 2022.

[solidcore] Continues Nationwide Expansion, Announcing Plans to Take Over the West

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 2:30pm

“We are so excited to finally announce this migration west,” said Bryan Myers, CEO and President of [solidcore]. “COVID-19 delayed us a bit, but we’ve always had our eyes on bringing our workout to cities like L.A., Houston, Seattle, and Denver, among others. These markets are yearning for something new and different that promises results -- and we know we fill that need.”

Key Points: 
  • We are so excited to finally announce this migration west, said Bryan Myers, CEO and President of [solidcore].
  • COVID-19 delayed us a bit, but weve always had our eyes on bringing our workout to cities like L.A., Houston, Seattle, and Denver, among others.
  • These markets are yearning for something new and different that promises results -- and we know we fill that need.
  • For more information on new markets and openings, visit their website , app , and Instagram @solidcore for more details.

Biovectra Enhances Manufacturing Capacity and Flexibility with ABEC’s CSR® Large-Scale, Single-Use Microbial Fermentation Technology

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 2:40pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210920005025/en/
    ABEC 1,000L CSR Single-Use Fermenter (Photo: Business Wire)
    The seamless integration of ABEC CSR single-use fermentation solutions will enhance BIOVECTRAs high growth microbial fermentation processes and provide fast turnaround product to product and between batches.
  • The addition of large-scale single-use fermentation capability provides BIOVECTRA customers with greater flexibility, faster turnaround and higher capacity utilization.
  • BIOVECTRA will be the first Canadian CDMO to offer single-use, microbial fermentation at 1,000L scale, said Heather Delage, Chief Commercial Officer, BIOVECTRA.
  • ABECs 100L and 1,000L fermentation suites, complement our fixed asset base in biologics fermentation, bringing our customers improved economies of scale and greater process flexibility.

The Conafay Group, a Washington DC based government relations firm, announced today the appointment of two new Vice Presidents: Brian Tse, Ph.D., and Erik Wolf, Ph.D.

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 1:00pm

Brian brings deep experience in the development of medical products, with an emphasis on advancing technologies to strengthen national health security.

Key Points: 
  • Brian brings deep experience in the development of medical products, with an emphasis on advancing technologies to strengthen national health security.
  • The Conafay Group (TCG), founded by DC veteran Stephen R. Conafay in 2012, is a federal government affairs consulting firm blending traditional government relations with a particular focus on non-dilutive funding for the health care industry.
  • We serve organizations in the life sciences and human health, such as biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, academic and research institutions, and coalitions.
  • Our team of more than a dozen individuals brings experience from Capitol Hill, government agencies, and the pharmaceutical industry.

FTI Consulting Named a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting Magazine for Fourth Consecutive Year

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 12:30pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced that it has been named to Consulting magazines Best Firms to Work For list for the fourth consecutive year.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced that it has been named to Consulting magazines Best Firms to Work For list for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Consultings Best Firms to Work For recognition follows other workplace honors for the firm in 2021.
  • In March, FTI Consulting was named to Forbes magazines list of Americas Best Management Consulting Firms , recognized in 11 sectors and functional areas.
  • Most recently, Global M&A Network named FTI Consulting Global Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year and Public Relations Firm of the Year at the Turnaround Atlas Awards.