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La TD soutient 15 organismes axés sur la reprise après la COVID-19

Défi TD Prêts à agir 2020 : 10 millions de dollars canadiens en subventions remis à des organismes proposant des solutions novatrices pour aider à relever les défis liés à la COVID-19
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TORONTO, le 29 janv. 2021 /3BL Media/ - Aujourd'hui, la TD est fière de remettre 10 millions de dollars canadiens en subventions à 15 organismes nord-américains qui s'attaquent aux inégalités sociales existantes dans les collectivités affectées de façon disproportionnée par la pandémie de COVID-19.

TD Supports 15 Organizations Focused on Advancing COVID-19 Recovery

The 2020 TD Ready Challenge awards $10 million (CDN) in grants to organizations with innovative solutions designed to help address challenges of COVID-19
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TORONTO, January 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, TD is proud to award $10 million (CDN) in grants to 15 North American organizations that are working to help address existing social inequities in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

VF Corporation Launches Enhanced Product Traceability Mapping Data Providing Unprecedented Industry Supply Chain Transparency

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DENVER, January 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ - VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, enhanced its traceability mapping program today by disclosing Tier 1 through Tier 4 supplier information in a consolidated, downloadable file, providing an unprecedented level of industry transparency. Offering supply chain visibility through Tier 4 suppliers further demonstrates the company’s commitment to continuous improvement and increasing transparency as outlined in its corporate sustainability and responsibility strategy, Made for Change.

Applications Now Open for T‑Mobile Accelerator 2021 Spring Program

Seeking startups building the next big thing in immersive 5G technologies
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T-Mobile continues its mission to fuel 5G innovation, with applications now open for the 2021 T-Mobile Accelerator Spring Program.

Arrow Electronics Update: Technology Project Helps Coffee Growers Increase Revenue

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DENVER, Colo., January 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A blockchain project supported by Arrow Electronics has increased revenue for Honduran coffee growers and helped them establish long-term buying relationships. 

Time to Bridge the Gap, Demand Diabetes Care Equity

Access to breakthrough tech remain out of reach for many who stand to benefit most. Something has to change.
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Tracey D. Brown, who lives with type 2 diabetes, is CEO of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization and a global authority on diabetes. Jared Watkin is Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care, at Abbott, a leading global health technology company. Their op-ed, republished here, originally appeared in the Boston Herald.

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Tracey D. Brown, who lives with type 2 diabetes, is CEO of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization and a global authority on diabetes. Jared Watkin is Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care, at Abbott, a leading global health technology company. Their op-ed, republished here, originally appeared in the Boston Herald.

'Ghost Brands' Deliver a Spirited Performance During Pandemic

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Hong Kong’s restaurants haven’t had it easy over the past year with the pandemic battering business and sending customer numbers plunging as people stay at home.

The very notion of opening a new restaurant in such a climate might seem insane – but there is one model of restaurant that has succeeded in the downturn because it involves no rent, no shop front, no dine-in areas, and no waiters. Just food and delivery.

Black & Veatch Addresses Digital Living, Smart Cities in Forbes

Bleutech Park Las Vegas is a tech fan’s dream - as long as system integration is in place
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Driven by increasingly tangible visions of the future, smart cities are evolving into holistic communities built on fully integrated digital ecosystems. To help champion these technologies, last year Black & Veatch, a global provider of smart infrastructure services and solutions, announced that it has joined Forbes’ “Future of Smart Cities Campaign." 

The Paradigm Shift to Embracing Remote Work at NASA

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Ed Faulkner, SAIC VP of programs, chats with Huntsville, Alabama CBS affiliate WHNT about the space agency's adoption of remote work and collaboration, thanks to SAIC's digital transformation services, solutions, and support. Faulkner discusses how secure cloud computing and virtual infrastructure have enabled NASA's staff to continue working and innovating remotely.

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Abbott Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance for the First Rapid Handheld Blood Test for Concussions

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  • The test to help evaluate mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), commonly known as concussion, produces a result within 15 minutes after a plasma sample is inserted and will run on Abbott's i-STAT™ Alinity™ handheld device
  • Having a blood test available could help eliminate wait time in the emergency room and could reduce the number of unnecessary CT scans by up to 40%
  • The test simultaneously measures biomarkers UCH-L1 and GFAP, proteins found in the blood after a concussion or head trauma
  • Building on this initial clearance, Abbott is also working on a test that would use whole blood on i-STAT at the point of care, and developing a test for its Alinity™ i and ARCHITECT® core laboratory instruments under FDA breakthrough designation
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  • The test to help evaluate mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), commonly known as concussion, produces a result within 15 minutes after a plasma sample is inserted and will run on Abbott's i-STAT™ Alinity™ handheld device
  • Having a blood test available could help eliminate wait time in the emergency room and could reduce the number of unnecessary CT scans by up to 40%
  • The test simultaneously measures biomarkers UCH-L1 and GFAP, proteins found in the blood after a concussion or head trauma
  • Building on this initial clearance, Abbott is also working on a test that would use whole blood on i-STAT at the point of care, and developing a test for its Alinity™ i and ARCHITECT® core laboratory instruments under FDA breakthrough designation

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