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University of Ottawa AI Initiative Investigates Inclusion, Regulation

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A few years ago, a video of people using an automated hand soap dispenser — an otherwise mundane daily activity — went viral. The reason it caught attention: When one person put a hand under the sensor, the soap came out right away. But when a second person did it, the dispenser didn’t work at all.

Benevity and CECP Announce Innovation Partnership, Will Support Annual Giving in Numbers Report

Benevity Reporting now delivers automated giving and volunteering data for survey participants
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CALGARY, Alberta, February 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced a new strategic partnership with Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), a CEO-led coalition of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies.

Wichita Falls Arts Council Celebrates LED Lighting at Home and Garden Festival

Lighting upgrades were possible thanks to Green Mountain Energy Sun Club
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas, February 19, 2020 /3BL Media/– The Wichita Falls Arts Council will be hosting a dedication ceremony as part of the Arts Alive! Home & Garden Festival to celebrate the switch from its legacy lighting to energy-efficient LED lighting of its two historic buildings: The Kemp and The Forum.

Bacardi USA Donates $5 Million to Florida International University

Gift will create the Bacardi Center of Excellence at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and CasaCuba
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MIAMI, February 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has announced a $5 million gift from Bacardi USA dedicated to a new and unique educational program tailored for the spirits industry. The gift will create the Bacardi Center of Excellence, which will position the top-ranked school as a leader in beverage management education and partner with one of the world’s most historic and leading spirits companies.

CITGO Sponsors First Responders’ Entries to 2020 Boston Marathon

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HOUSTON, February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - CITGO Petroleum Corporation, the official fuel sponsor of the 124th Boston Marathon, is sending 10 first responders from its operational areas to run the historic race on April 20, 2020. 

Four Houston Police Department Officers, three Corpus Christi Firefighters, two Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Officers and one Sulphur Firefighter were selected based on their responses to the question, "What does running the Boston Marathon mean to you?"

Avenue’s New Community Center Gets Sustainable Upgrades in Near Northside

Avenue and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Partner on Green Amenities for Avenue Center
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HOUSTON, February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/– Avenue, a local nonprofit dedicated to developing affordable homes and strengthening communities, will be getting an environmentally-friendly upgrade thanks to a near $200,000 gift from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. The green amenities will complement Avenue Center, a new community resource center currently under construction in Near Northside.

American Express Ranked Ninth on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List

Recognition reflects American Express' commitment to continuously invest in our colleagues and supporting their development.
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February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express has been ranked ninth on the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in the U.S., a recognition of the company’s continuous focus on enhancing the colleague experience. The ranking, which was determined based on feedback from employees, demonstrates our deep commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity, and providing engaging and meaningful experiences that enable all colleagues to reach their full potential.

Introducing the Initiative Empowering Students to Be Vape Free

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As kids grow up, they’re faced with the increased responsibility on how to make healthy choices. It starts with little decisions, like picking out an after-school snack, or which sport they want to play, and eventually leads to bigger decisions like college or a career path. As adults, we try our best to arm them with the right information and skills so they can make informed choices. But right now, young people across the U.S. are facing an incredibly consequential life decision with little or no helpful information to guide them, and sometimes even with disinformation.

Fan Wins $24k in Surprise Loan Payoff From Fifth Third Bank

Bank teams with Cincinnati Bengals on student debt contest
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Last fall, Fifth Third teamed up with the Cincinnati Bengals to host the 53 Yard Drive Contest to help drive down student debt. On Feb. 13, the grand prize winner, Tony Marquardt, was surprised at his Ohio home by Bengals mascot Who Dey, the Ben-Gals and Bengal running back Giovani Bernard with a check for more than $24,000 for this cause.

Philadelphia Union and Subaru of America Announce Stadium Naming Rights Partnership

Agreement is first of its kind globally for the automaker; Home of the Union and Union II to become Subaru Park
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CHESTER, Pa., February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Philadelphia Union and Subaru of America, Inc. today announced a multi-year stadium naming rights partnership in a global first for the automaker. As a part of the partnership, the home of the Union will be named Subaru Park, an 18,500-seat sports and events destination in the greater Philadelphia area. Subaru will become the official and exclusive automotive partner of the Philadelphia Union.

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