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Domestic Violence Survivors Step Forward to Spur Public Action

New Allstate Foundation video series shines light on signs of financial abuse ahead of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 26, 2019 /3BL Media/– Terera[i] was two months pregnant before she realized she was being financially abused.

She was the one who paid the bills, but her husband would often physically block her from going to work. When she had the baby early and took a longer-than-expected maternity leave, she was forced to use her retirement savings to pay the family’s rent. With her husband unwilling to get a job, she had to apply for public assistance. But even then, her husband withheld critical information Terera needed to get financial help.

Sodexo Ranks Best In Class* for the 15th Consecutive Year on the Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index with Leading Scores in Labor Practices, Climate Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement.

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GAITHERSBURG, Md., Septembeer 26, 2019 /3BL Media/– Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today that it has maintained its ranking as the top-rated company in its sector by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the 15th consecutive year.

Albertsons Companies Offers Customers Easy Home Opioid Drug Disposal Option at Nearly 1,800 Locations

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As part of its commitment to prevent opioid misuse, Albertsons Companies now offers DisposeRx—an at-home, eco-friendly medication disposal service—at its nearly 1,800 pharmacy counters in 34 states and Washington, D.C. Albertsons Cos. banners with pharmacies offering DisposeRx include Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs.

General Motors, University of Michigan Show Automated Safety Features Preventing Crashes

Safety and driver assistance features are helping GM move closer to its vision of a world with zero crashes
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DETROIT, September 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – As General Motors moves toward its vision of a world with zero crashes, the company partnered with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute to understand the real-world effectiveness of some of its available active safety, driver assistance, and advanced headlighting features that may prevent or mitigate different types of crashes.

Xylem Watermark and EarthEcho International Lead the Clean Water Movement on World Water Monitoring Day, September 18th

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September 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ — In celebration of World Water Monitoring Day on September 18, Xylem Watermark is collaborating with environmental youth leadership organization EarthEcho International to host youth-led events nationwide that will help communities around the world be part of a clean water future for our planet.

Booz Allen’s Terry McBride: Making Back to School More Inclusive for All

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In its National School Climate Survey, GLSEN, a national advocacy group for LGBTQ+ youth in schools, found that 70% of LGBTQ+ students experienced verbal harassment at school because of their sexual orientation. And 35% of respondents said they missed at least one day of school in the month prior to taking the survey because they felt unsafe there.

Why I Fight for Second Chances

Jenny Kim is working to change the way society treats people once they’re out of the system. As deputy general counsel and vice president of public policy for Koch Industries, she is driven by her dedication to the law and criminal justice reform.
Blog

I grew up in New York City in the ’90s, during the crack cocaine epidemic. We lived in an apartment complex with other families whose sons cycled in and out of Rikers Island jail.

“They’re bad people,” my parents would say.

Yet, when I spoke to them, I saw how much we had in common — our families and our hopes for the future. I also realized how the system misunderstood and hurt them. This shaped my thinking around criminal justice reform.

National Research Effort Focused on Side Stream Phosphorus Removal and Recovery Technology

Black & Veatch-led team of utilities, universities and consulting firms selected by Water Research Foundation to promote standard use of sustainable enhanced biological phosphorus removal solution
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – As phosphorus limits permitted in wastewater effluent shrink to protect drinking water sources, a nationwide research effort headed by Black & Veatch has started work to advance implementation of a leading-edge treatment technology for phosphorus removal and recovery.

Keep It Clean: New Tech Tools Give Healthcare Providers a Sanitary and Security Boost

HP's second generation of sanitizable PCs and all-in-one devices protect patients and hospital staff from bacteria and bugs.
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By Travis Marshall

Melinda Schmidt, a registered nurse, understood that dangerous pathogens were part of the hospital landscape while working as an emergency room nurse. Like all modern healthcare providers, she followed strict protocols for hand washing, wearing gloves, cleaning clinical spaces and other steps to help stop the spread of disease among patients and clinical and hospital staff. 

Shared Sense of Urgency With Safe Kids Leads to Inclusion in Congressional Record

by Tim Wertner, SVP, FedEx Express Operations
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Did you know that unintentional injuries are the number one cause of death to children in the United States, and that, around the world, nearly one million children die of injuries each year, with countless others experiencing disabling injuries? Without question, it’s a cause that needs to be addressed with a sense of urgency.

It was my great pleasure last week to deliver awards luncheon remarks at the Safe Kids Child Injury Prevention Convention (PrevCon) in Washington, DC. I addressed the importance of having a sense of urgency about one’s work.

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