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FedEx Express Rewards Young Entrepreneurs Ready to Access New Markets

FedEx Express Awards Student-Run Company FedEx Access Award At JA Europe Company of the Year Competition
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July 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX), awarded its signature FedEx Access Award to student-run company Entella, from Turkey, at the JA Europe Company of the Year Competition, Lille, France on 5 July 2019.

Entella, a company established by 10 students from Turkey, took home the award for its development of a solar energy pump that filters water to remove solid waste.

Lockheed Martin’s Focus on Employee Safety

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Lockheed Martin employees celebrated National Safety Month in June with informative and interactive “Safety Day” events at facilities across the company. Hosted by Lockheed Martin’s dedicated Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH) teams, the events included demonstrations of personal protective equipment, expired-medication collection services and free physical therapy consultations, among other offerings. 

P&O Cruises Guests Help Save Lives of Newborn Babies in PNG With Their Contributions to P&O Pacific Partnership

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July 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ A tiny bracelet is helping to save the lives of thousands of newborn babies in PNG and P&O Cruises’ guests are playing a part through the power of their one dollar contributions to the P&O Pacific Partnership.

PNG has one of the world’s highest infant mortality rates with 6,000 babies dying each year before the age of four weeks, in many cases due to hypothermia caused by a sudden fall in body temperature.

Merck Partners with INROADS to Launch College Links

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Merck hosted the next generation of talent recently when a group of high school students toured the company’s Kenilworth site as part of the INROADS College Links program. Merck partnered with INROADS, an international nonprofit organization that prepares talented, diverse youth for corporate and community leadership, to launch College Links in Newark, New Jersey earlier this year.

Northwestern Mutual’s Ultimate Campout Unites Families Fighting Childhood Cancer

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When a child receives a cancer diagnosis, their life as they know it – as well as their entire family’s – is put on hold, while treatment takes over as the family’s #1 priority. These children and families affected by childhood cancer are jolted into, and forced to adapt to, a new reality in which they often find themselves lacking the emotional support, and a genuine understanding of what they’re going through, that they need.

Scotiabank, MD Financial Management, and the Canadian Medical Association Announce $3.58 million to Support Family Medicine

Five-year sponsorship agreement with the College of Family Physicians of Canada will support students, family medicine residents, family physicians, and recognition of excellence among family doctors in Canada
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TORONTO, July 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today, Scotiabank and MD Financial Management Inc. (MD), in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), are announcing a $3.58 million investment to support professional development for family doctors across the country as well as awards and scholarships for medical students and family medicine residents. Scotiabank and MD have also signed a five-year agreement with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and its Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) to support the next generation of family doctors.

The Sustainability Edge in Real Estate Investing

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by Kimberly Ryan, Senior Portfolio Manager, Wells Fargo Private Bank

Commercial real estate can have a significant impact on the environment and an increasing number of real estate industry professionals are incorporating sustainability practices into corporate strategy and building management. Kimberly Ryan, Portfolio Manager for Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Social Impact Investing (SII) REIT strategies offers her thoughts on the benefits of integrating sustainability and ESG analysis into the REIT investment process.

America’s Housing Crisis Is a Chance to Change the Narrative and Fix the Future

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by Zane Fischer, CEO, Extraordinary Structures 

A Good House is Hard to Find

Death and taxes may be certain, but food and shelter are non-negotiable. In the United States, we waste a lot of food, but we’re running out of houses. In a society ostensibly dedicated to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the right to protection from the elements seems distinctly absent.

Regional Health Provides Cancer Patients With a New Fun Tool

By Cali Montana
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA, TV) - Rapid City Regional Health welcomed some new feathered friends to its pediatric floor.

Thanks to a donation from Aflac, the hospital is providing young patients with a new fun tool.

"It's a gift that we can give to all of our patients that we see who have cancer and are receiving chemo. It's a way for them to communicate their feelings," says Regional Health Nurse Amanda Horsley.

Aflac Reports on Effort to Give Children With Cancer Huggable Robots

Aflac says some of the money for the Aflac Duck robots comes from donations from agents.
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By Allison Bell 

A foundation affiliated with Aflac Inc. has given toy robots that look like the Aflac Duck to children who are facing cancer in about 200 U.S. hospitals and clinics, Aflac said today.

The Columbus, Georgia-based company started distributing My Special Aflac Duck robots last year.

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