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Videos of Minds + Machines 2012: Unleashing the Industrial Internet

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For decades, technology has connected people and businesses globally. This is just the start. The Internet will also transform global industries, joining human insight with machine intelligence. Bringing minds and machines together has created something wholly new -- the Industrial Internet -- an open, global network that connects machines, people, and data.

For the first time, thought leaders from across business, technology and academia convened an important conversation in San Francisco in late November about the power of the Industrial Internet and why it matters. 

The Motley Fool Corporate Responsibility Spotlight: General Electric

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General Electric (NYSE: GE) is one of the world's largest and most respected companies. From appliances to energy, aviation to finance, this appropriately named conglomerate is one whose reach you might have trouble escaping. The deep-rooted company is the only member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average index that remains from the original 12 in 1896, and it's practically become a symbol for American ingenuity.

Making a Difference in Tanzania

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by Katrin Haase

Did you know that around half a million women die every year because of pregnancy related complications and that over 90% of these maternal deaths occur in developing countries? Tanzania has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. This is why FedEx supports the maintenance and improvement of a maternity waiting home in Tanzania as part of our CSR activities.

KSHE 95 Blood Drive Passes 135,000 Units of Blood Milestone, Helps Save Thousands of Lives

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St. Louis, Mo., December 17, 2012 /3BL Media/ – The KSHE 95 Winter Blood Drive has officially collected over 135,000 units of blood, helping save around 400,000 lives since its inception in 1984. The 2012 Winter Blood Drive collected 2,579 productive units of blood, just shy of the blood drive’s 2,600 unit goal.  

Incite began increasing the visibility of the blood drive in 2011 by adding sponsors such as Jefferson Regional Hospital to support a media campaign promoting the event.

Paradigm Shift in Moldova – Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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A regional roundtable was held in Chisinau, dedicated to identifying and solving the issues of social inclusion of persons with disabilities in Moldova. The conference, entitled “Paradigm Shift in Moldova – Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,” was organized by the State Chancellery of the Republic of Moldova jointly with Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association, the Embassy of France in Moldova and UNICEF country office in Moldova. Previously, similar roundtables were held in the northern and southern regions of the republic.

Alcohol and Stress: At Risk for Alcoholism?

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Research and population surveys have shown that persons under stress, particularly chronic stress, tend to exhibit more unhealthy behaviors than less-stressed persons. Stressed people drink more alcohol, smoke more, and eat less nutritious foods than non-stressed individuals. Many people report drinking alcohol in response to various types of stress, and the amount of drinking in response to stress is related to the severity of the life stressors and the individuals' lack of social support networks.

Mary Kay Inc. and Loveisrespect Partner in First Ever Nationwide Dating Abuse Text Message Helpline

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Mary Kay Foundation board member, domestic violence prevention advocate and Mary Kay’s VP of Government Relations, Anne Crews sits down with Fox News to discuss Mary Kay's partnership with loveisrespect. 

Watch the interview on at the 13:24 mark on Solution America from Fox News

USAID/Lemelson Foundation Partnership Award NCIIA To Help Translate Innovations To Impact

Award to fund Xcelerator training among USAID Grantees, turning ideas into sustainable solutions that improve the lives of expectant mothers and newborns
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OTTAWA, ON, Canada, December 13, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Yesterday at the Grand Challenges meeting in Ottawa, Canada, Wendy Taylor, Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Carol Dahl, Executive Director of The Lemelson Foundation, announced a partnership between USAID and The Lemelson Foundation to award more than $700,000 to the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA).  The Foundation and USAID will each contribute $352,000 toward this effort.

Vote Today for the American Cancer Society to Win the United Airlines’ MileagePlus 10 Million Charity Miles Giveaway

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The American Cancer Society is currently in tenth place and needs your help to win the United Airlines' MileagePlus 10 Million Charity Miles Giveaway. United Airlines is giving all participating charities at least 25 thousand miles, but the more votes a given charity gets throughout the giveaway, the more miles it will receive. Supporters can vote every day for their favorite charity. Vote today and encourage others to by clicking http://10millioncharitymiles.com!

American Cancer Society CEO Dr. John Seffrin's View on "a Post-Election Road for Cancer Control"

Written by John R. Seffrin, PhD, American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network chief executive officer. It appeared in the publication Non Profit Times.
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We have new and returning governing partners in the White House and Congress to engage, or in many cases re-engage, in the fight against cancer. No one, Democrat or Republican, supports cancer. 

President Obama and Congressional leaders have an historic opportunity to make major progress against the disease Americans fear most. 

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