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Video: “The Green Wall” at Barclays Increases Environmental Awareness

by Karen Young
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We unveiled “The Green Wall” at Barclays Center as part of our partnership with Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets to engage and inspire environmental stewardship in the local community. 

“National Grid is committed to protecting and enhancing the environment and advancing new technologies for a clean energy future,” says New York President John Bruckner.  “Through our partnership with Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets we are engaging and inspiring environmental awareness in the local community.”

New Year, New Healthy Habits: 4 Science-Backed Ways to Help Beat Stress in 2019

By Nicole Frehsee Mazur
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It can often feel like stress is just an accepted part of life, but that doesn't mean it has to control your life. A few easy behavior tweaks can help set you up for calmer days. This Johnson & Johnson behavior scientist should know.

It’s no secret that January can sometimes be a bit of a downer. The holiday excitement has dwindled. Your finances may be running low, thanks to end-of-year travel and gift-giving. And your only plans on the horizon are sifting through that giant stack of papers on your desk.

Advanced Technologies That Keep UPSers Safe

UPS drivers travel millions of miles every day, and our goal is for all of our drivers to make it home safely.
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Today, technology investments are making the safety and efficiency of our drivers even more effective, helping us create a work environment that better protects our employees and adapts to a changing business environment.
 

Partner Insights: Pfizer Global Health Fellows

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In 2018, Pfizer celebrated 15 years of the Global Health Fellows (GHF) program, our signature international corporate volunteer initiative that places colleagues on short-term assignments with international development organizations to help improve healthcare systems and build local healthcare capacity in underserved communities. For program partners, it brings much-needed resources, specific technical skills and a fresh mindset. 

NFL “1st And Future” Super Bowl Event Presented by Arrow Electronics Features New Crowdsourced Competition on Punt Play Rules

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The National Football League (NFL) and Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) announced the launch of 1st and Future, the NFL’s annual Super Bowl competition designed to spur innovation in athlete safety and performance. 1st and Future will be presented by Arrow Electronics and hosted at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) at the Ferst Center for the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia on February 2, 2019, the day before Super Bowl LIII.

How DSM is Embracing The Sustainable Development Goals

By Isabell Kaminski, Freelance Journalist - GreenBiz
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As the world's largest food ingredient supplier and vitamin producer, Netherlands-based DSM has a clear interest in global nutrition. The company long has had an outward-looking approach to the subject, having signed a partnership with the United Nations' World Food Program (WFP) back in 2007 and setting up its own Nutrition Improvement Program.

Since then, its efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition have continued, with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proving a particularly good motivator and rallying point for its post-2015 programs.

Sandoz Selects Three Finalists for Healthcare Access Challenge (Sandoz HACk) From Over 400 Global Entries

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  • Competition generated ideas from more than 400 entrants in 80 countries – three shortlisted entrants from Uganda, the US and the Netherlands
  • Three finalists shared innovative uses of artificial intelligence, mobile apps and digital therapeutics to address local healthcare access challenges
  • Finalists will participate in a four-day “accelerator event” in March, collaborating with Sandoz to further refine their ideas, immediately ahead of final judging
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  • Competition generated ideas from more than 400 entrants in 80 countries – three shortlisted entrants from Uganda, the US and the Netherlands
  • Three finalists shared innovative uses of artificial intelligence, mobile apps and digital therapeutics to address local healthcare access challenges
  • Finalists will participate in a four-day “accelerator event” in March, collaborating with Sandoz to further refine their ideas, immediately ahead of final judging

TCS’ ‘Ignite Innovation Student Challenge’ Enters Final Week

New Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Competition from the Computational Thinking Curriculum “Ignite My Future in School” Sparks Youth Innovation, Digital Exploration and Sustainable Solutions to Improve Our World
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Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms announce the final week of the Ignite Innovation Student Challenge. With entries accepted through Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET, the competition gives young innovators an amazing chance to win $10,000 and receive virtual mentorship from a team of TCS technology experts to bring their winning idea to life.

Do Heart Disease, Diabetes or Prostate Cancer Run in Your Family Tree? Experts Share How You Can Help Reduce Your Risk

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Your DNA doesn’t have to determine your medical future if you consider taking some steps to help lower your chances of developing these conditions, which tend to have genetic ties.

Look around your family dinner table this holiday season and you’ll probably notice some recurring characteristics that have been passed down from generation to generation through the genes in your clan’s DNA, whether it’s green eyes, freckles or a gregarious personality.

12 Simple Tips for Making 2019 Your Healthiest Year Yet

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There's no better time to kick off a wellness regimen than the new year. To help inspire you, we compiled a month-by-month guide of our top expert-backed tips for everything from combating allergies come springtime to getting better shut-eye in 2019.

Anyone who has ever committed to getting healthy knows there's an essential ingredient when it comes to success: having a plan.

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