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De Beers Secretaries Use Their Special Day to Help Young Girl Students

Administrative employees from Debswana have celebrated Secretaries’ Day by making a donation to boarding students at a Remote Area Dwellers hostel near the company’s Orapa mine in Botswana.
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The aim of the P7,000 donation of toiletries and sanitary pads by a total of 32 secretaries from the Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa mines was to support young girls in the hostel at Khwee Primary School in the challenges of developing into young women. It was also a demonstration of Debswana’s value of showing its people care.

Each young girl was given three packs of pads, washing powder, a face cloth and toiletries such as toothpaste, bath soap, body lotion and roll-on deodorant. 

Save Room for Dessert

By: Ellie Krieger
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First, let me dispel a common myth: Nutritionists do enjoy sweets. Dark chocolate is pretty hard for me to resist. And sometimes I just need to make chocolate chip cookies! What I don’t love, however, is the notion of a guilty pleasure. No one should ever feel bad when they’re eating something that tastes good. So I propose taking that phrase out of our vocabulary.

INFOGRAPHIC | Merck Foundation Launches Bridging the Gap in Diabetes Care

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The Merck Foundation has launched Bridging the Gap, a five-year initiative to help improve diabetes care and health outcomes for vulnerable and underserved populations in the United States.

Safety Gets Top Billing at De Beers Group

Safety for employees and the communities they come from was the theme for De Beers Group’s Global Safety Day.
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All round the Group, people held special sessions where the emphasis was on the need to be vigilant on safety – at work, on the way to and from work and at home. The company takes the view that safety does not stop at the mine gate but extends to its host communities.

CEO Bruce Cleaver told employees in a video message: “The only production we care about is safe production.” He said no diamond was worth a human life. And Stephen Lussier, Executive Vice-President, De Beers Group Consumer and Brand, stressed at a safety session in London that “safety is not someone else’s job”.

The Secret to Aging Well

By: Lorna Donatone
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I just turned 60. It’s an interesting age.

Passed the years of fearing the “F’s” (The Big 40 & 50), I have found this birthday easy to embrace. I’m more confident and knowledgeable and less insecure about the march of time across my limbs. I am ready to grow with age, not fight it.

Part of this is maturity, part anticipation of senior discounts and part from the insights I benefit from in my line of work.

Whole Cities Foundation Awards 44 Community First Grants to Increase Healthy Food Access in Local Communities Across the U.S.

$220,000 invested in 40 cities spanning 26 states
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AUSTIN, Texas, November 13, 2017) – Today, Whole Cities Foundation, an independent nonprofit foundation established by Whole Foods Market, announced 44 new Community First Grant recipients. Now in its second year, the Community First Grant Program aims to support partnerships between Whole Foods Market Team Members and locally led, fresh food access projects.

How to Avoid Scary Situations in Food Processing

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By Donna Schaffner 

The food manufacturing industry is subject to regulations and scrutiny that few other industries are: social pressure is ever-present, as news of infection or disease outbreak caused by food-borne pathogens strikes an uneasy nerve in consumers. Manufacturers can be subject to tremendous backlash if they do not take the proper steps to ensure their manufacturing facilities are appropriately equipped to prevent and mitigate the risk of food contamination.

Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada Announce Largest Federally Supported Multi-sector Investment in National School Food Program

More than $3.1 million to be invested in children’s nutrition
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VANCOUVER, BC, November 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada announce the largest federally supported multi-sector investment in a national school food program. More than $3.1 million will be invested in children’s nutrition over the next three years. An investment of $1.03 million provided by Whole Kids Foundation served as a catalyst for additional NGO grants and earned matching funds from the Public Health Agency of Canada. 

Saving Lives Is Focus of Michigan Carbon Monoxide Safety and Awareness Week

Collaborative Effort between State, Utilities Designed to Raise Awareness of Silent Killer
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JACKSON, Mich., November 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ –  In an effort to increase awareness around the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) – an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas – Gov. Rick Snyder, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Consumers Energy and DTE Energy have collaborated to designate Oct. 30-Nov. 5 as Michigan Carbon Monoxide Safety and Awareness Week.

Three Quality of Life Hacks for a Healthier Halloween

By Quality of Lifehacks
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It’s that time of year again when the streets are filled with spooky decorations, carved pumpkins and children dressed as their favorite characters. The Halloween holiday means stockpiles of candy will likely be around your house or office, making it hard to resist extra sweets. And while sugar is fine in moderation, excessive sugar consumption can lead to weigh gain, obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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