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Apple announces commitment to 100% recycled materials, major step for IT sector – Greenpeace response


“Apple’s commitment to 100% recycled materials is ambitious, and highlights the need for greater urgency across the sector to reduce resource consumption and e-waste that are causing significant impacts on the environment and human health.  Transitioning to non-virgin raw materials will help to decrease the demand for mined metals and other inputs, and increase recycling rates of electronics directly.   “This commitment, and Apple’s recent progress in transitioning its supply chain in Asia to renewable energy, puts it far ahead of others... Read More »

NASA Scientists to Discuss Search for Habitable Planets, Signs of Life off Earth


Among the scientists scheduled to present at the conference are: Giada Arney from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will discuss organic haze on Earthlike planets as a possible biosignatures Morgan Cable at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, will talk about mechanisms for enrichment of organics in Enceladus plumes John Grunsfeld, former NASA astronaut and associate administrator for science, will deliver a presentation on next-generation space telescopes for terrestrial exoplanet character... Read More »

Nestlé USA Recalls Small Quantity of Häagen-Dazs® Chocolate Dark Chocolate Bars Due to Mismatched Packaging


The recall was initiated after Nestlé learned that Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Milk Chocolate Almond Bars may have been mixed into the Chocolate Dark Chocolate cartons and therefore may pose a risk of undeclared almond allergen to sensitive consumers. The almonds are visible in the chocolate coating, but are not declared in the ingredient statement. While Nestlé believes it likely that only 15 cases contain the mismatched items, it is responsibly recalling 82 cases produced during the specific 15-minute time period in question. For consumers not all... Read More »

M Now Offers Suggestions to Make Your Messenger Experience More Useful, Seamless and Delightful


Today we’re excited to announce the launch of suggestions from M to everyone in the US. M is your helpful assistant in Messenger, powered by artificial intelligence. M offers suggestions by popping into an open conversation to suggest relevant content and capabilities to enrich the way people communicate and get things done. When we announced M over a year ago, it was a small AI experiment powered by humans that could fulfill almost any request. We learned a lot and these interactions have enabled us to build a completely automated version o... Read More »

Experienced Business Advisor Presents Unique Approach to Organizational Management in New Book


The Miracle Manager presents a new approach to organizational management. Drawing from the author’s over 20 years of business advisory experience, Armstrong shares his proven strategies for implementing management techniques based on revolutionary concepts to create scalable and sustainable cultures of accountability. As Armstrong puts it, “Accountability and Politics cannot live in the same room.” The driving concept behind these strategies is the important distinction between great leaders and effective managers. “Throughout history, many ... Read More »

Local Wine Festival for a Great Cause


The Second Annual Wine Festival benefiting St. Pius X Catholic Church's building fund will be held on Saturday, April 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 14107 Lyons Valley Road, Jamul, CA 91935. The ticket price includes wine tasting, appetizers, a souvenir wine glass and complimentary soda, coffee and water. SAN DIEGO,- Fantastic local wines, great food and live entertainment will be just a few of the highlights of the second annual Wine Festival benefiting St. Pius X Catholic Church's building fund. On Saturday... Read More »

Boeing Selects Plano, Texas, Site for Global Services Headquarters


Boeing [NYSE: BA] has selected a site in Plano, Texas, for the headquarters of its new Global Services business unit, which will be operational in July. Boeing Global Services headquarters will be located in the Legacy West mixed- use development in West Plano. Global Services President and CEO Stan Deal, several of his leadership team members and some support staff will be located at the site, which will serve as a central hub for approximately 20,000 employees located around the globe. "Texas continues to be a global powerhouse in busin... Read More »

Jimmy Butler, Simone Biles And Kellogg’s® Show Off Their Trick Shots To Help Fight Childhood Hunger


On March 3 in Chicago, Butler and Tony the Tiger will participate in a "Buckets for Breakfast" event that encourages local students to show off their trick shots on the court while raising awareness for childhood hunger. On the same day, approximately 1,000 miles away, Biles will host a similar event in her hometown of Houston, with local students. Kellogg's will donate $5,000 to the local Chicago and Houston school participating at the events. Butler and Biles have more in common than just Olympic gold medals and TeamKellogg's—they're also ... Read More »

Starbucks and Seattle Chamber Host First in Series of Homelessness Forums


Last June, Poppe picked up a copy of the Seattle Times and saw a story about a couple living in a station wagon with two infants. For Poppe, those occurrences, separated by 33 years, are representative of a disturbing problem that demands a solution. “We have strong enough evidence that there is no level of homelessness that is not harmful to children,” Poppe told a full house at a State of Homelessness in Seattle forum held last week at Town Hall in downtown Seattle. “And in particular, we know that homelessness to pregnant women and to inf... Read More »

Starbucks Hiring Initiatives Reach Out to Military Community, Opportunity Youth and Refugees


10,000 Veteran and Military Spouse Hires by 2018 Starbucks has hired 8,800 veterans and military spouses toward a five-year goal to reach 10,000 by 2018. To kick start the effort back in 2013, Starbucks brought aboard dedicated military recruiters, established connections at more than 200 military bases across the globe, attended more than 500 military hiring fairs and sponsored 14 hiring summits. Starbucks also operates 32 Military Family Stores near major military bases. These locations have been given the special designation as a place o... Read More »

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