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De Beers Group Provides a Solution for a School's Crowded Classrooms

Pupils at a primary school in South Africa have three new classrooms thanks to some heavy lifting machinery from De Beers Group’s Venetia mine.
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The mine sent in a lowbed truck and crane and partnered with local contractors to transport unused mobile classrooms from Alldays High School to the nearby Alldays Primary School in Limpopo Province, saving the school R150,000, which is what it would otherwise have cost to move them.

The move took three weeks – because it had to be fitted in between operations at Venetia mine.

Major League Baseball Players Association Year in Review: Players Make Connections With All Those Who Play and Love the Game

Major League Baseball Players and their union are committed to growing the game while honoring its past
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The Major League Baseball Players Association had quite a year in 2017, on and off the field, as the union began its second 50 years of advancing and protecting players' rights.

Advancing players' interests took on exciting new forms in 2017 as Executive Director Tony Clark sought to broaden the player fraternity's reach by strengthening ties to the former player community, providing new and better platforms for active players to engage with fans and moving ahead with the vision of building a solid foundation to support and develop youth baseball around the world.

CITGO Honors Local Partners at Annual Appreciation Breakfast

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, December 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery recently hosted its Annual Partner Appreciation Breakfast to recognize local organizations making a positive difference in the Coastal Bend region. The annual breakfast event, held at the Art Museum of South Texas, hosted guests from local industry; businesses; educational institutions, including Foy H. Moody High School, home of the CITGO Innovation Academy; and non-profit organizations, such as the United Way of the Coastal Bend and the Coastal Bend Food Bank.

Arrow Electronics Helps Guide Millennial Innovators in China Forward

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Global technology-solutions provider Arrow Electronics is collaborating with several top universities in China, including Beijing Jiaotong University, Shanghai University and Shenzhen University to organize its annual “Innovation Club” competition in China. The initiative aims to promote an innovative and stimulating environment for university students, challenging them to turn their creative ideas into innovative products that positively impact life. 

SCC Honors Republic Services

By Charles Warner, The Union Times
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UNION COUNTY — An agreement between Union County and the company that operates its landfill is not only benefiting the county and the company but is also helping facilitate the growth of the Spartanburg Community College Union County campus which further benefit the county and the company.

In 2016, Union County entered into a new host agreement with Republic Services LLC covering the regional landfill the company operates in the Cross Keys area of the county. 

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Major Leaguer Keone Kela Connects With Youth From Around the World

Keone Kela of the Texas Rangers uses baseball to connect with kids around the world
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Major League Baseball pitcher Keone Kela doesn't do anything half-hearted.

So it came as no surprise that the hard-throwing Texas Rangers reliever made it his off-season mission to genuinely connect with young people both in the United States and China.

Kela, who won't turn 25 until the third week of his fourth season with the Rangers several months from now, has already accomplished a lot for his age. He's pitched most of the past three years out of the Rangers' bullpen, earning a reputation for a competitive approach and a four-seam fastball he can dial up to 100 mph.

10 Sustainability Stories From GM in 2017

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For General Motors, 2017 was a year of both long-term aspirations and short-term progress. The company declared its vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. Transformative mobility developments took place in areas such as connectivity, car- and ridesharing, and electric and autonomous vehicles – keys, it believes, to unlocking a more sustainable future.

How to Keep Girls Passionate About STEM? Lead by Example

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What better way to keep girls interested in STEM than by showing them what a future career could look like? On November 19, 100 Washington, D.C. area Girl Scouts experienced a day in the life of a microbiologist, a civil engineer, an industrial designer, and a computer programmer at Booz Allen Hamilton’s Make the Connection (MTC) mentor program event, held in partnership with Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital.

Meet Tiger Tech: Verizon Innovative Learning Students

The Tiger Techs “are like celebrities” at the school, says teacher Malikah Upchurch, thanks to the knowledge and empathy they bring each time a student or teacher asks for help.
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A group of 24 students, the Tiger Tech team keeps the school’s technology running smoothly. To see them at work, it’s hard to imagine the team is only four years old, but until 2014, Armstrong had little technology and no access to Wi-Fi. The school was transformed thanks to a Verizon Innovative Learning initiative that provides free tablets, two-year data plans and teacher training to select underserved schools across the country.

Urban Gardens Grow Detroit Communities

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Detroit’s urban garden scene continues to grow in impact, bringing neighbors together and supporting the underprivileged with access to healthy produce. General Motors contributed a small part in fueling this movement through the donation of its steel shipping crates repurposed as raised garden beds. Five years later, 2,000 of the automaker’s crates are home to plantings in 33 different gardens.

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