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Bloomberg Philanthropies: INDIA SMART CITIES MISSION

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.org

Urbanization in India is occurring at a breakneck pace. Its cities are expected to grow from 340 million people in 2008 to 590 million by 2030. The speed of growth in cities poses huge challenges, but also offers big opportunities.

Dr. Margaret Chan & Michael Bloomberg: Political Will Needed to Win Fight Against Noncommunicable Diseases

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Originally posted on WHO

Our modern way of life is a major cause of many noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Initially lifestyle diseases of industrialized countries, they have long since reached developing countries and lead to serious consequences and tremendous costs for health care systems worldwide. Above all, the implementation of sustainable solutions calls for political action.

Bloomberg D4GX 2016 Keynotes: How Big Data Can Be a Tool for Good (Or Evil)

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com

Can city governments use data analytics to help improve the lives of citizens? That was the question presented to attendees at Bloomberg’s annual Data for Good Exchange conference on Sunday, September 25, 2016, and the answers weren’t always easy to hear.

UPS To Hold More Than 300 Global Volunteer Events Worldwide

Focuses on Development Opportunities for Women and Young Girls
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Atlanta, October 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- During October, nearly 20,000 UPS (NYSE: UPS) employees on five continents around the world will participate in the company’s 14th annual Global Volunteer Month. Employees are expected to donate 325,000 volunteer hours to more than 300 community service events taking place across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa (ISMEA).

Scotiabank MI Summer Camps

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Great to have here on reopening day to share info on the Scotiabank MI Summer Camps!

Nestlé Health Science Launches MyTubeFeedingKid.Com to Support Pediatric Tube-Feeding Journey

Comprehensive Online Resource Provides Educational and Emotional Support for Patients and Caregivers
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Florham Park, N.J., September 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Nestlé Health Science today announced the launch of MyTubeFeedingKid.com, a comprehensive online resource dedicated to children with a feeding tube and other unique nutrition needs. MyTubeFeedingKid.com features kid-friendly educational content, including interactive games and puzzles aimed at making the tube feeding experience easier for kids, parents and caregivers.

Curing Blindness in Dogs Gives Us Insight into Helping Blind Children

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When Dr. Gustavo Aguirre set out to find a cure for night blindness in dogs, a disease related to Progressive Retinal Atrophy, he knew it was going to require a lot of patience. When he started studying this disease, there was no map for the canine genome. He was able to find the mutated gene that caused the disease, and, by saving his genetic samples, he made a significant contribution to the mapping of the canine genome, which was completed in 2004. 

A Better Life Starts with a Bar of Soap

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It’s highly likely, if you’ve traveled anywhere across the globe, you’ve either stayed in or come in contact with an Accor hotels property.  With properties in over ninety countries around the world, the company is well known for taking to heart their mission to make travelers “Feel Welcome”. While the welcoming nature and restful environment of an Accor hotel stay might be what you remember, it’s what they’re doing behind the scenes that might have the greatest impact on your impression of an Accor property. 

Red Cross and Disney Help Half a Million Kids and Families Prepare for Disasters

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ – During National Preparedness Month in September, the American Red Cross is celebrating the significant impact of its signature disaster preparedness program for youth –The Pillowcase Project – which has reached more than 500,000 students nationwide, resulting in six lives saved.

Arrow “Guides Innovation Forward” by Helping Children Become the Innovators of the Future

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Arrow takes on the challenge of bringing technology to people with no electricity. Miranda Ingram reports…
 
Every so often a concept comes along that is so simple and so effective that you can’t believe it didn’t already exist. 
 
The DigiTruck, a mobile, solar-powered unit made from an old shipping container mounted on a trailer to create a fully computer-equipped classroom, is such a game changer. It drives 21st century technology to parts of the world still governed by the cycles of day and night.

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