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Bess’ Little Angels are Fueling Good in Scranton, PA

CITGO Marketer Santarelli & Sons, Bess the Book Bus and Miss Pennsylvania Spread Holiday Cheer to Children With Disabilities and Their Families
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Scranton, Pa., Jan. 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Local CITGO Marketer Santarelli & Sons Oil Company Inc. teamed up with CITGO Fueling Good winner Bess the Book Bus and Miss Pennsylvania 2013, Annie Rosellini, to benefit the local Scranton, Pa. community.

Industry Groups Attempt To Overturn Conflict Minerals Rule

US Court of Appeals to hear a challenge by three industry groups against the rule Tuesday
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On May 31, 2014 under Section 1502 of the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule, U.S. publicly traded companies will have to file a special disclosure for the 12-month reporting period ending on December 31, 2013. The aim of the rule, mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, is to provide transparency into corporate practices and specifically to reduce funding for armed groups involved in human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding countries. 

App Contest Inspires More Students to Learn Design

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by Bonnie Shelton
KTVB.COM
Posted on December 19, 2013 at 7:22 AM

MIDDLETON -- Students at Middleton Middle School hope to continue a winning tradition in a nationwide contest.

They’re learning teamwork and technological skills by building apps for Android phones.

Last year, a group of Middleton students won “best in state” for their app based on the periodic table.

That success inspired even more students to take part in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge this time around.

Source Intelligence Releases New Paper

Conflict Minerals Compliance Program Implementation: An Analysis of 4 Prevailing Approaches
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On May 31, 2014 under Section 1502 of the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule, U.S. publicly traded companies will have to file a special disclosure for the 12-month reporting period ending on December 31, 2013. The aim of the rule, mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, is to provide transparency into corporate practices and specifically to reduce funding for armed groups involved in human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding countries.

#DardenDigest: Culinary Training for Culinary Educators

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Attending the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) ProStart Summer Institutes has been an amazing opportunity for me. I had the chance to attend two separate weeks of training through the program, and last year I was thankful to be sponsored by Darden Restaurants. These experiences have given me much more confidence and real-life examples to help my students learn how to become culinary professionals. I am not a trained chef, but I am a high school teacher who is teaching future chefs.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Application Period Opens Jan. 6

General Motors Foundation grants STEM scholarships for fourth consecutive year
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DETROIT, January 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, will accept applications for 2014 scholarships from Monday, Jan. 6, through 5 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 28.

Uzbekistan Cotton: Protect Your Brand

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In the pit of Central Asia one of the largest exporters of cotton Uzbekistan, is responsible for grave Human Rights abuses and the enforcement of child labor. During cotton season the country recruits over a million civilians to work in the fields without compensation. Schools are shut down and children along with working professionals are faced with torture and arrest if they refuse to pick cotton under the fatal working conditions.

M23 Rebels Fuel Sexual Terrorism and Child Soldiers in Congo

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The United Nations is furious over recent reports of execution, child soldiers and slavery, and sexual terrorism by the hands of the Congolese army. The military is accused as corrupt, while breaching human rights and fueling the civil war in the Congo. Although rebel group M23 were recently defeated by the army in their attacks, they are still actively and aggressively recruiting soldiers, many of whom are children. 

Violent Attacks in Capital Congo

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Early Monday morning December 30th, 40 people were killed in the crossfire of terrorism in Congo’s capital. The rebels dressed in regular attire entering the state television station, the airport and the main military base, were fueled with ammunition. They also carried machetes, sticks, and pieces of wood to attack bystanders. The terrorists disrupted a morning Congolese talk show in attempts to circulate an indirect message of self-proclaimed prophet Joseph Mukungubila, an unorthodox fundamentalist.

TheSource2You: Giving Transparency to Source Intelligence

New weblog bares the soul of Source Intelligence
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Have you ever wondered who the person on the other end of that email or business call  is? What are they passionate about? What simulates their mind? How do they relate personally to the company they work for? What feeds their soul?  Well, at Source Intelligence we have decided to create a blog that gives transparency to our company, just as we give transparency to our client’s product supply chains.

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