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PITTSBURGH, Jan. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania reminds prospective applicants that Feb. 10 is the deadline for the $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship as well as the $2,500 Press Club Scholarship awarded to aspiring journalists.

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PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII), a leading global investment manager, intends to change its name to Federated Hermes, Inc. In relation, the company also intends to change its NYSE ticker symbol from FII to FHI. It is expected that the name change will be effective Jan. 31, 2020, and that Federated's Class B Common Stock will begin trading on the NYSE under the FHI ticker symbol on Feb. 3, 2020. These changes will come a little more than 18 months after Federated's July 2018 acquisition of a majority interest in London-based Hermes Fund Managers Limited, which operates as Hermes Investment Management, a pioneer of integrated ESG investing. Federated will provide more information about these changes in February 2020.

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WAYNE, Pa., Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Greg Bautista, former co-chair of Wilson Elser's Data Privacy Team, along with two additional partners and several associates, is joining Mullen Coughlin. The new Mullen Coughlin attorneys practice in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Texas, with several attorneys barred in California.

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PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) plans to close and liquidate the Aberdeen Standard Bloomberg WTI Crude Oil Strategy K-1 Free ETF (Ticker: AOIL) (the "Fund") as part of an ongoing process to review the products made available to investors in order to concentrate its offering on products that experience greater investor demand.

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HARRISBURG—Sen. Tom Killion (R-Chester and Delaware) submitted direct testimony to an Administrative Law Judge as part of Flynn v. Sunoco Pipeline, L.P., the leading complaint filed regarding the Mariner East pipelines that bisect Chester and Delaware counties. Killion is the only state legislator who is a party to a pipeline-related complaint.

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Paul Zeph of the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks speaks Jan. 15, 2020, to a hearing of the Pennsylvania House Tourism Committee.

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IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CPT Group, Inc. announced today that the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri has preliminarily approved a proposed nationwide settlement in Smith, et al. v. Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., No. 2:18-CV-04004-MDH, a class action alleging that Atkins Nutritionals' representations in its labeling, marketing, advertising, and sales of its products that contained any sugar alcohol (including but not limited to maltitol) or polyol (including but not limited to glycerin) were unfair, deceptive, and/or unlawful because, according to the plaintiffs, Atkins Nutritionals' statement that sugar alcohols have a minimal impact on blood sugar is not accurate. While agreeing to the settlement, Atkins Nutritionals disputes the allegations in the lawsuit and denies liability to the plaintiffs and the settlement class. No court has found that Atkins Nutritionals violated the law in any way.

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PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CIVC Partners, L.P. ("CIVC"), a Chicago-based middle market private equity firm, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Magna Legal Services ("Magna"), has completed the acquisition of RecordTrak, Inc. ("RecordTrak" or the "Company").

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CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PPB Capital Partners is pleased to announce that Kate Reilly has been named Chief Operating Officer. With PPB since its launch in 2008, Kate has been instrumental in PPB's success, with her innovative vision, commitment to service excellence and process-driven results, and development of trusted advisory firm and investment manager relationships nationwide. With 24 years of experience in financial product marketing/positioning/brand development, fund administration & operations, Kate has lead PPB's fund operations' efforts, enabling the firm to grow its total capital invested to over $1 billion, with 250+ investments made.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board is circulating an idea for a new premium that would go to all dairy farmers in the state.

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HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AARP Pennsylvania today praised 10 Pennsylvania U.S. House members for voting to support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination - the "Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act" (POWADA). The House of Representatives vote Wednesday approving the bill is the most important action yet in the long drive toward passage.

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HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AARP Pennsylvania today praised 10 Pennsylvania U.S. House members for voting to support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination - the "Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act" (POWADA). The House of Representatives vote Wednesday approving the bill is the most important action yet in the long drive toward passage.

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HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone deserves healthcare and medical treatment. As healthcare costs continue to rise, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) aims to ensure access to quality healthcare for all Pennsylvanians regardless of ability to pay. As an independent state agency, council members are tasked with addressing rising healthcare costs by collecting and studying data regarding the cost and quality of care. While the cost of healthcare is often hidden from patients and consumers, PHC4 makes this valuable information available to the public.

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PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, Gateway Health is joining Highmark Health's Black Organization for Leadership and Development Business Resource Group and the American Diabetes Association to sponsor the MLK 2020 Commemorative Breakfast. The Commemorative Breakfast will be held in Pittsburgh on Monday, January 20, 2020, from 8 - 10:30 a.m.

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PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PANTHERx(®) Rare Pharmacy announces that it has been selected by Blueprint Medicines Corporation as a very limited distribution partner for breakthrough drug AYVAKIT(TM) (avapritinib). It has been approved for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) harboring a PDGFRA exon 18 mutation, including PDGFRA D842V mutations. With nationwide distribution of AYVAKIT, PANTHERx establishes a formidable presence in the precision oncology space.

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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ursinus College has received the largest single private gift in its 150-year history, a gift that will fill the financial gaps confronting many students from low- and middle-income families, even those already receiving significant scholarship support for tuition.

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PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is investigating potential securities claims on behalf of shareholders of Opera Limited ("Opera" or the "Company") (NasdaqGS: OPRA) to determine whether Opera may have issued materially misleading information to the investing public in violation of the federal securities laws.

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CHADDS FORD—Senator Tom Killion (R-Chester and Delaware) submitted direct testimony to an Administrative Law Judge as part of Flynn v. Sunoco Pipeline, L.P., the leading complaint filed regarding the Mariner East I & II pipelines that bisect Chester and Delaware counties. Killion is the only state legislator who is a party to a pipeline-related complaint.

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Supporters of the Fairness for Injured Patients Act announced today that in just five weeks they have gathered 307,000 of the petition signatures needed to qualify the initiative measure for the November 2020 ballot. The group also notified the Secretary of State that they have passed the 25% signature threshold, triggering a requirement that the Legislature hold a public hearing about the measure, says Consumer Watchdog.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Walnuts may not just be a tasty snack, they may also promote good-for-your-gut bacteria. New research suggests that these "good" bacteria could be contributing to the heart-health benefits of walnuts.

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PITTSBURGH, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced an expanded collaboration between the organizations that will focus on gynecologic care and maternal fetal medicine, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung transplantation.

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KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Textile Industries, LLC, King of Prussia, PA, a leading manufacturer of service apparel, aprons and napery dedicated to servicing the rental and hospitality markets, has purchased a majority of the assets of Topps Safety Apparel Inc. of Rochester, IN, a high quality manufacturer of public safety and flame resistant uniforms offered through a network of leading distributors and garment rental operators.

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CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has signed a contract with Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Bulgaria to migrate the current Ovation(TM) platform-based information and control (I&C) systems at units 5&6 to its latest standard, bringing even more competitiveness and efficiency in the way these plants are operating. Kozloduy will migrate to the latest Ovation platform, which will include the integration of a Safety Parameter Display System, Emergency Operator Procedures (EOP) and partial modernization of the Full-Scope Simulator.

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Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera takes part in a news conference Jan. 16, 2020, to announce grants intended to combat sexual assaults on college campuses.

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TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On Jan 15, 2020, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, along with Katarina Verrelli, on behalf of herself and others who seek access to vaccine information, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plaintiffs allege that Defendant Adam Schiff has abused government power and infringed on their free-speech rights.

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PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic and South-East announce the opening of a new chapter in Palm Beach, Florida. Keiretsu Forum is the world's largest and most active investment community of early-stage accredited angel investors with 52 Chapters across 4 continents.

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Gladys Brown Dutrieuille, chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, testifies at a Jan. 9, 2020, hearing of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee.

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LANCASTER, Pa., Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicco(®), the trusted brand of highly rated car seats, is making it easier than ever for parents to find the best fitting, easiest to install car seat - for use from birth all the way to age 10 - with the introduction of the Chicco Fit4(TM) 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat. The Chicco Fit4 combines easy-to-use installation and safety features not available in other all-in-one car seats, including its innovative 4-Stage FitKit(TM) for ultimate convenience and peace of mind as baby grows from infant to toddler, preschooler and big kid. The Fit4 provides optimal child fit at every stage and fits more vehicles with ease, thanks to a slim design that accommodates up to three seats across.

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WAYNE, Pa., Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolve IP(®), the world's leading provider of Purpose-Built(®) cloud solutions, today announced the results of its survey on collaboration and communications noting a number of key insights. Major findings of the study point to Microsoft Teams being the preferred collaboration service for businesses going forward with 67% of respondents indicating they will deploy the solution. Additionally, 70% of respondents noting an integration preference said their next collaboration service must be unified with their communications system.

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HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly formed Spectrum Gaming Hospitality Group (SGHG) announced today the appointment of Sherry Amos to the position Vice President of Marketing. Amos will be a key contributor to SGHG's clients and partners as it relates to developing and implementing marketing strategies in the hospitality and casino gaming industry.