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Half of Global Wildlife Lost, says new WWF Report
10/1/2014 3:20:59 PM
Between 1970 and 2010 populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe dropped 52 percent, says the 2014 Living Planet Report released today by World Wildlife Fund (WWF). This biodiversity loss occurs disproportionately in low-income countries—and correlates with the increasing resource use of high-income countries. In addition to the …
YMCA of the USA Names New President and CEO
10/1/2014 2:24:48 PM
YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the national office of the 2,700 YMCAs in the U.S., has named Kevin Washington as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Feb. 1, 2015. Selected by Y-USA’s Board of Directors after a national search, Mr. Washington will succeed Neil Nicoll, who is stepping down as President and CEO at the end of 2014.  “The Y strengthens 10,000 …
Wanda Sykes Joins SU2C & The Safeway Foundation to Raise Funds and Awareness for Breast Cancer
10/1/2014 12:41:38 PM
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), The Safeway Foundation and actress and comedian Wanda Sykes have collaborated on a campaign to raise money and public awareness for a cause that is important to all women — breast cancer awareness and treatment.  The PSA campaign launches on October 1, the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign, scheduled to run the entire …
The Mounted Warrior Museum is Calling All Troops
The Mounted Warrior Museum is Calling All Troops
10/1/2014 6:00:00 AM
Recognizing an opportunity to activate support for development of the Mounted Warrior Museum at Fort Hood, central Texas’ Union State Bank (USB) today announced they will match up to $250,000 for every dollar donated to the Museum before Veterans Day, November 11, 2014.  At the same time, USB challenged the national banking community to similarly support the fundraising …
Mariko DeWire M.D. of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Earns Research Grant for Childhood Cancer Research
9/29/2014 5:04:14 PM
Thomas Sperber of Northwestern Mutual’s Cincinnati office will present a $20,000 quality of care grant to Mariko DeWire M.D., a local pediatric oncologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, as part of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation Childhood Cancer Community Grant Program. The grant, awarded by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), Northwestern Mutual’s …
Twelve People to Know in the Diabetes World
9/29/2014 4:26:45 PM
Sierra Sandison launched a wave of diabetes pride when she visibly wore her insulin pump while competing in—and winning—the Miss Idaho pageant in July 2014. A photo of Sandison striding proudly across the stage became an Internet sensation and garnered her plenty of new fans as she went on to the Miss America pageant a couple months later. Sandison is one of the many …
How You Can Help Prevent Spread of EV-D68 Virus
9/29/2014 4:08:39 PM
Enterovirus D68 has hit as many as 277 people in 40 states and the District of Columbia as of September 26, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The American Red Cross has some simple steps people can follow to help prevent the spread of the virus. Infants, children and teenagers are most likely to become ill from the virus. Enterovirus D68 …
Difference Card and Generation One join the Population Health Alliance
9/29/2014 12:54:54 PM
The Population Health Alliance, the leader in advancing the principles of population health, announced today that it has welcomed two new members to the association: Difference Card and Generation One. “Patient engagement and employee wellness are key areas of focus for the Population Health Alliance, as manifested in the program of this year’s annual conference, the PHA …
Naomi Judd to Open National Hospice Palliative Care Conference
Naomi Judd to Open National Hospice Palliative Care Conference
9/29/2014 12:10:52 PM
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization looks forward to welcoming the legendary Naomi Judd as the opening guest speaker at its 15th annual Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. On October 27, 2014, Ms. Judd will kick off the official conference with her presentation, “Surviving and …
Fall Exam Time Begins this Week for Industrial Hygienists Working Towards CIH Certification
Fall Exam Time Begins this Week for Industrial Hygienists Working Towards CIH Certification
9/29/2014 11:03:47 AM
The Fall Exam window for successful Applicants looking to take their industrial hygiene careers to the next level begins on the first day of October.   The CIH exam is administered by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) and approved candidates have until the last day of November to take the exam.   ABIH offers two exam windows each year: April-May and …
New Book Released to Help Parents with Planning Kids’ Birthday Parties
New Book Released to Help Parents with Planning Kids’ Birthday Parties
9/28/2014 11:45:45 AM
A new book designed to help make planning children’s birthday parties easy and trouble-free is now available. San Antonio, TX, speaker and entertainer Joe Libby published  The Secrets to Planning Your Fun, Memorable, and Stress-Free Birthday Party! to give parents, or anyone planning a children’s party, information, tips, and checklists to use to make party planning as …
Motorola Solutions included, Carbon Disclosure Project’s List of Top Companies
9/26/2014 4:45:41 PM
Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) was recognized in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) 2014 climate change report as a leader among Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 companies for the depth and quality of climate change data disclosed to its investors and the global marketplace. Companies with disclosure scores in the top 10 percent are included on the CDP’s S&P 500 …
Sierra Club To Launch Get-Out-The-Vote Effort in North Carolina
9/26/2014 1:30:02 PM
Next month, the Sierra Club, through its Voter Education Fund - the grassroots organization’s 527 operation - will target almost one million voters in a massive get-out-the-vote campaign in North Carolina.   “It’s critically important that North Carolina voters know how to participate during the state’s early voting period and on election day. This effort will make sure …
As 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child approaches, UNICEF asks: Is the world a better place for children?
9/26/2014 1:21:39 PM
Looking ahead to the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on November 20, UNICEF today released new trend data and essays that ask a critical question: “Is the world a better place for children?” The answer, the UNICEF analyses show, is undeniably “Yes!” A baby born in 2014 has a dramatically improved chance of living to see its fifth birthday. …
Air Products Again Recognized on CDP™ S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index
9/26/2014 10:49:41 AM
For the sixth consecutive year, Air Products (NYSE: APD ) has achieved industry leadership status on the CDP™ S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), ranking among the top 10 percent of companies scored for their high level of transparency and data quality in their disclosure of climate-related information. CDP works with 767 institutional investors, …
CDP Ranks UPS in Top Ten Percent of Companies Measured for Sustainability Efforts
9/26/2014 10:41:58 AM
UPS® (NYSE: UPS) announced it secured a top ranking on the CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 companies for the fourth consecutive year. With a score of 100 out of 100, UPS ranked among the top ten percent of companies measured and one of only 14 to receive a score of 100. The annual index showcases companies listed on the …
Eight Nonprofit Organizations Will Share Kidzmet’s Company Sales
9/26/2014 7:00:00 AM
Kidzmet founder Jen Lilienstein announced today that her company will donate 25% of company sales of books and memberships from September 28, 2014 to January 17, 2015 to eight learning advocacy groups committed to improving education for children with  learning differences .   For that time period, Kidzmet will donate a quarter of all sales from all their books on Amazon, …
New York Schools Could Save Big by Going Solar
9/25/2014 4:29:26 PM
Bolstered by the NY-Sun initiative, as well as by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s continued commitment to renewable energy, New York’s K-12 schools could save a nearly a half a billion dollars over 30 years by utilizing solar energy, according to a newly-released nationwide study.  New York City alone could save $209 million. Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools was …
Oakland Zoo Takes Action for Wildlife by Hosting Discovering Primates Gala and Silent Auction for Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest
Oakland Zoo Takes Action for Wildlife by Hosting Discovering Primates Gala and Silent Auction for Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest
9/25/2014 3:18:59 PM
On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a gala to celebrate primates. Evening festivities will feature unique silent auction items, which include exclusive behind- the-scenes experiences at Oakland Zoo. Delectable refreshments will be served accompanied by beer and wine from Oakland Brewing Company and Rockwall Wine …
UNHCR airlifts urgent aid into Turkey to help refugees fleeing ISIS
9/25/2014 1:01:55 PM
A first UNHCR aid flight for the surge of refugees fleeing northern Syria landed in Adana, Turkey, this morning at 9.15 local time. The A310 plane from Amman is the first of eight flights, and is part of a huge operation to bring in aid by land, sea and air for up to 200,000 refugees from UNHCR’s global and regional stockpiles. More than 144,000 Syrian refugees, mainly …