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Nathan Jurczyk and Sbga delivers company’s largest donation for special advocate children

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Every year around the holidays, a giving spirit fills the air as the Small Business Growth Alliance (SBGA) pulls together its volunteer base to give back to the community. Targeting organizations that help children, volunteers work non-stop to provide toys, books, clothes, and basic necessities to help make a child's holiday a little brighter. This year, SBGA adopted the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children to focus their volunteer efforts toward. CASA is a non-profit organization service the most severely abused, abandoned ... Read More »

Amnesty International: End persecution of Chechen activists

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In the evening of December 13 the Joint Mobile Group (JMG), a human rights organization that works with non-governmental organizations from other Russian regions, was destroyed in a fire in the Chechen capital, Grozny, in a suspected arson attack. “These acts of intimidation are part of an ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression in the region. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov appears to be waging a personal campaign against the Joint Mobile Group and its leader Igor Kalyapin,” said Anna Neistat, senior director of research at Amnesty Interna... Read More »

Wolters Kluwer Health: All children should have vision health screening between age 3 and 6, expert panel recommends

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The National Expert Panel to The National Center for Children's Vision Health makes recommendations for vision health screening in preschool-aged children, including specific guidance for screening tests and the screening process. The recommendations are available as open access articles on the journal website: http://optvissci.com/. Vision Health Screening in Preschoolers: Recommendations and Best Practices Preschool-aged children need screening for early detection of vision problems, particularly refractive error (vision problems requir... Read More »

Viviane Reding joins Bertelsmann Stiftung Board of Trustees

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"In light of her many years of political experience in Europe and numerous policymaking fields, Viviane Reding will make an outstanding addition to the Board of Trustees at the Bertelsmann Stiftung. I am very pleased to be able to welcome such an exceptional individual to our ranks," said Professor Dr. Werner J. Bauer, chairman of the Bertels¬mann Stiftung Board of Trustees. In 1999 Viviane Reding joined the Commission under Romano Prodi before serving as Commissioner responsible for various areas under Manuel Barroso until 2014, most recent... Read More »

Barclays: UK retailers predict Click & Collect surge over the Christmas trading period

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This predicted spike comes with an increased confidence about Christmas trading - 70% of retailers say they are feeling more confident compared to last year, when just over half (52%) were feeling optimistic about the trading period ahead. Additional research from Barclays’ Last Mile* survey also revealed the rise in demand for Click & Collect is being met head on by retailers, with nearly half (43%) investing in this type of delivery option. Most retailers (84%) believe Click & Collect has become a permanent fixture within the deliv... Read More »

Kerstin Schneider named editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar

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The fashion design graduate, who is also a trained seamstress, began her career in 1989 at the German edition of Elle where she has been the Fashion Director since 2002. Between 1998 and 2002 she was the Creative Director at Peek & Cloppenburg and Deputy Fashion Director at the German-language edition of Vogue. Kerstin Schneider succeeds Margit J. Mayer, who has headed the editorial board at Harper’s Bazaar since the launch of the German edition in Fall 2013. Manuela Kampp-Wirtz, Managing Director of BurdaStyle: "Kerstin Schneider is a j... Read More »

Bertelsmann Stiftung: Social imbalance in Europe is increasing

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Europe is making some progress in terms of economic stabilisation, but the level of social justice has declined in recent years in most EU states. The social imbalance between the affluent northern European states and the many southern and south-eastern European countries has considerably intensified over the course of the crisis. Whilst there still is a high level of social inclusion in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands, social injustice in countries such as Greece, Spain, Italy or Hungary has increased. In the crisis-ridden states ... Read More »

EU backs 328 top early-career researchers with €485 million

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The projects selected cover a wide array of topics, including wearable electronic textiles powered by body heat, detection of bacteria by smell, 'toxic expertise' in the petrochemical industry, the origins of human rationality, combatting cancer related inflammation, as well as optimising user interface design. Read about some of the selected projects here. Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science said: "To create tomorrow’s innovation and growth, cutting-edge research is a must. With its Starting Grants, the European... Read More »

Vodafone, Vodacom and Safaricom support deployment of medical personnel to fight Ebola crisis

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A total donation of $1.25 million has been made to the African Union’s ‘United Against Ebola’ appeal, Médecins Sans Frontières and Vodafone HealthLine in Ghana. Vodafone Group has made a $500,000 donation to the African Union’s appeal, while Vodacom, the African communications company majority-owned by Vodafone, and Safaricom, Vodafone’s affiliate in Kenya, have each contributed $250,000 to the appeal. The Vodafone Foundation, Vodafone's philanthropic arm, is also supporting the effort to ensure medical attention and advice reaches the peopl... Read More »

RV Appstudios announces the release of Christmas Cookie, help Santa in this fantastic new match 3 puzzle game

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RV AppStudios, creator of Cupcake Glow, Archery Blitz, Zombie Ragdoll and the Bubble Crusher series, is proud to announce the release of Christmas Cookie, an exciting match 3 puzzle game stuffed to the brim with the power of delicious holiday cookies! Each level in Christmas Cookie is filled with tasty cookies just waiting to be crumbled. Players swap treats back and forth to make matches, clearing cookies out of the way so more can drop into play. Complete the objectives without running out of moves to head to the next level. To make things... Read More »

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