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Golfers Tee Off in De Beers Group Tournament

Top golfers from three South African countries have competed in a tournament sponsored by the Debmarine Namdeb Foundation to the tune of N$200,000 (US$15,500).
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Twenty-four professional and 14 amateur golfers from Namibia, South Africa and Zambia battled for the top honours at the Namdeb Sperrgebiet Open. It was played over 54 holes on three days (9-11 June) in Oranjemund.

The Foundation sponsored the event as part of its social commitment to sports development in Namibia.

Hafeni Nghinamwaami, Golf Director of the Namibia Golf Tour, said the country had about 29 professional players and the tour would give them an opportunity to collect enough points for entry into top competitions in the region.

Carnival Corporation's Carnival Cruise Line And Houston Texans Gear Up For 'Summer Kickoff' Event with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston

Event Included Gridiron Activities Led by Houston Texans Players, On-Site Build-A-Bear Workshop and $10,000 Donation from Carnival to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
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Carnival Cruise Line and the Houston Texans teamed up to host the first-ever Summer Kickoff event recently with a variety of fun activities for kids at the Havard Boys & Girls Club in Houston.

The event also included a $10,000 donation from Carnival Cruise Line to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. Additionally, for every Houston Texans Bear sold at a Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the Houston area during the month of July, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs.

New Report Uncovers Opportunities for Insurers to Create Shared Value

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When you think about insurance companies you likely aren’t thinking about social impact. But at its core, insurance inherently benefits society by protecting individuals and organizations from adverse events and is an enabler of virtually all other sectors. Insurers benefit more than almost any other industry from societal advances however there are still untapped opportunities for the industry to target the societal conditions that most affect their business.

Timberland Encourages Employees to Commute Smart this Summer

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Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is driven by a longstanding commitment to protect and preserve the outdoors, around the world and in the communities where it operates. Putting these values into action, the Stratham, New Hampshire-based company recently joined its neighbors in the Seacoast Region’s annual CommuteSMART B2B (Business to Business) Challenge 2017.

Challenge Accepted: Team Viacom Once Again Races Through J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

by Stuart Winchester, Viacom
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From the north-facing upper floors of Viacom’s headquarters at 1515 Broadway, you can see Central Park nested amid the urban thrum, a luxuriant stretch of water and trees that allows an escape from Manhattan without leaving it. It’s about as opposite the frenetic everlasting chaos and concrete of Times Square as a piece of the city could hope to get.

Creating Employee Experience through Technology is Crucial Amidst Rising Prime Office Occupancy Costs, According to CBRE

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LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Amidst rising occupancy costs, companies are tasked with creating a user experience, in part through technology, that makes employees more efficient and effective, and that makes the office the preferred place to work, according to CBRE Research’s latest

Working on Wellness: Simple Steps to Healthier, Happier Office Environments

by Adam Bonislawski
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Want to perk up your work life? Buy some plants.

It sounds simple, but a recent report by the University of Twente, VU Amsterdam and CBRE suggest it’s true. The study of 124 employees at CBRE’s Amsterdam office found that adding plants to the office floor boosted engagement in 76 percent of the workers surveyed. Happiness went up in 78 percent of employees, while feelings of healthiness improved in 65 percent.

Watch: Tassajara - A Solar-Powered Zen Mindfulness Retreat

The Nation's Oldest Zen Monastery Opens its Doors Each Summer to Mindfulness Students
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As mindfulness grows in popularity throughout America and entrenches itself in the corporate culture of businesses large and small, an increasing number of people are looking for more conscious ways to recharge and refuel through spiritual retreats. 

The Snowball Effect of Healthy Offices

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Groundbreaking research conducted by the University of Twente and CBRE confirms the relationship between people’s working environment and their health, well-being and ability to perform.

Everyone has experienced them – those days at the office that never seem to end and when you just can’t seems to get any work done. But imagine if we all worked in an environment that fully supported our health and wellbeing; would that make us healthier? And would it make us perform better? The answer is ‘Yes’.

Las Vegas Sands Announces Winners of Spring Step Challenge

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Update:  Last month, Las Vegas Sands Team Members in Las Vegas participated in the Sands ECO360 Spring Step Up Challenge as detailed in a previous story published on the Sands Confidential blog. The voluntary, 4-week walking challenge was designed as an internal initiative to promote more daily walking, as well as to raise awareness about energy conservation and carbon footprint reduction.

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