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The Road to a Vaccine, Season 2, Ep. 5: What Have We Learned After Eight Months of COVID-19?

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In Season 2 of "The Road to a Vaccine," host Lisa Ling interviews scientists, global health leaders and other experts on the COVID-19 front lines to reveal the latest medical advances and collaborations to create a coronavirus vaccine—and hopefully a return to a world without the pandemic.

In Episode 5, Lisa Ling asks health experts for a pandemic status report, including the latest statistics on cases worldwide, the current thinking about coronavirus and its effects and what’s working to fight the disease—and what’s not.

Civic Engagement Content Ensures Employee Votes Count in 2020 Presidential Election

Benevity and Countable Partner to Help Companies Get Informed and Get People to the Polls
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CALGARY, AB, September 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced availability of Civic Engagement Content for the Missions module within its employee engagement solution, Spark.

Pandemic E-commerce Surge Spurs Race for 'Tesla-like' Electric Delivery Vans

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Delivery fleet operators face regulatory pressure in California and other states to buy electric vehicles, but a surge in package deliveries thanks to coronavirus lockdowns has major firms itching to switch to electric right now.

And they want far more than just battery-powered versions of diesel- or gas-guzzling trucks and vans.

10 Innovative Startups From the 100+ Accelerator Changing the World Right Now

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Two years after launching the 100+ Accelerator we have seen how our startups have skyrocketed. They are creating impact worldwide and helping us become more sustainable, innovative and transformative every day.

The 21 companies that began this journey have raised more than 120 million dollars in investment and half of them have long term contracts with our company. This is the story of our top ten innovators:

1. Yushuo

Black & Veatch eBook Addresses the Rural Digital Divide, Provides Co-ops a Path to Fiber Deployment Success

New eBook outlines eight actions to help rural electric co-ops lead fiber broadband deployments in their communities
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 10, 2020, /3BL Media/ – Driven by the challenging business model facing service providers, the rural digital divide remains a major challenge across much of the United States. For many Americans, advanced communication networks and digital connectivity have provided unlimited opportunity when it comes to engaging with technology and data. This point is made even more apparent during COVID-19, which is driving entire communities to learn, work and play online.

Vistra Strengthens Commitment to Provide Laptops to Low-Income Students

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IRVING, Texas, September 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Vistra (NYSE: VST) today announced that it has capped-off a summer giving campaign to provide laptops to low-income students ahead of the 2020-21 school year. The company has partnered with Comp-U-Dopt, a non-profit organization that provides technology access and education to underserved youth.

Lower-Income Countries Could Soon Leapfrog High-Income Countries With AI-Enabled Health Technologies, Novartis Foundation and Microsoft Backed Report Says

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  • Investment in data and AI will be a key tool driving health system improvements during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Lower income countries could be the fastest adopters due to lack of legacy systems, but have the most to lose if governments don’t invest now
  • The report uses current AI best practices to draw a roadmap that can help all countries advance towards AI maturity in health
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  • Investment in data and AI will be a key tool driving health system improvements during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Lower income countries could be the fastest adopters due to lack of legacy systems, but have the most to lose if governments don’t invest now
  • The report uses current AI best practices to draw a roadmap that can help all countries advance towards AI maturity in health

HPE Donates Technology to Enable Remote Learning for Disadvantaged Youth During Pandemic

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IN THIS ARTICLE

  • HPEFS donated 300 refurbished laptops to Boys Hope Girls Hope, a nonprofit organization with a mission to nurture and guide motivated young people in need
  • The donation of 300 refurbished, certified pre-owned laptops originated in HPE’s Technology Renewal Center, which plays a key role in the company’s commitment to Circular Economy
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IN THIS ARTICLE

  • HPEFS donated 300 refurbished laptops to Boys Hope Girls Hope, a nonprofit organization with a mission to nurture and guide motivated young people in need
  • The donation of 300 refurbished, certified pre-owned laptops originated in HPE’s Technology Renewal Center, which plays a key role in the company’s commitment to Circular Economy

Companies Act on Voting Access

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As the 2020 presidential election looms during the continued effects of coronavirus, even the act of voting has become a public health risk. That, combined with daily news stories sharing new obstacles to voting (such as slow mail times, removal of mail boxes and the closing of polling stations), has made the topic of voting a major concern for many. To encourage voting in a time where the barriers seem higher than ever before, companies are getting involved. Here are top examples from this week of brands unveiling their efforts around voting access and education:

Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ Educators Engage Remote Students With Hands-On STEM Activities in Connected Learning Environment

By Dr. Gloria Bañuelos, Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab Head
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August and September are traditionally back-to-school months, but this school year looks vastly different. Without nationwide rules and regulations for schools reopening (or not), there are many unanswered questions. When will virtual class start and end each day? What platforms will be used? What devices and technology are needed for successful teaching and learning? What resources will schools provide? Last-minute decisions and lack of agreement perpetuates frustration and confusion.

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