Volunteering

Black Boys Code is now in Chicago!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 12:49am

CHICAGO, Ill., July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Black Boys Code, an organization that equips Black youth with skills and tools to thrive in technology, opens its newest location in Chicago today, the second location for Black Boys Code USA.

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  • CHICAGO, Ill., July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Black Boys Code, an organization that equips Black youth with skills and tools to thrive in technology, opens its newest location in Chicago today, the second location for Black Boys Code USA.
  • "We're so excited to bring Black Boys Code to Chicago to educate the next generation of scientists, technology professionals and engineers, to fill the diversity gap in STEM and to create a presence for Black youth to learn computer coding skills in the Chicago community," said Bryan Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Black Boys Code.
  • Founded in 2015 by Johnson, Black Boys Code is working to fill a growing lack of Black professionals in computers and technology.
  • Black Boys Code ( www.blackboyscode.com ) is committed to developing a generation of young men who see success in technology careers as an option, not an impossibility.

Freedom Mortgage Announces Winner of the 2022 Celebrate Freedom Award

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 6:00pm

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom Mortgage, one of the largest full-service independent mortgage companies and the top VA and top Federal Housing Administration (FHA)  (government-insured) lender in the U.S. in 2021, has named Dr. Matthew R. Burke of Florida this year's winner of the company's Celebrate Freedom Award. Burke was officially recognized on July 4th at the Wawa Welcome America Festival in Philadelphia, where the Celebration of Freedom ceremony was held in front of Independence Hall. Burke received a check for $10,000 from Freedom Mortgage and a trip for two to the festival.

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  • Dr. Matthew R. Burke is this year's winner of the Freedom Mortgage Celebrate Freedom Award.
  • The Celebrate Freedom Award is open to all service members, veterans, first responders, and healthcare workers.
  • "I'm honored to receive the Freedom Mortgage Celebrate Freedom Award," said Burke.
  • For the first 600 submitted applications for the Celebrate Freedom Award, Freedom Mortgage made a $5 donation to both Feeding America and the USO (United Service Organizations).

BARRY ZOLLMAN JOINS SIGNAL RESTORATION AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 4:26pm

Troy, MI, July 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Signal Restoration Services , the leader in emergency response and property damage restoration in the industrial, healthcare, education, government, hospitality, multi-family, and retail industries, announced Barry Zollman has joined as executive vice president, business development.

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  • Troy, MI, July 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Signal Restoration Services , the leader in emergency response and property damage restoration in the industrial, healthcare, education, government, hospitality, multi-family, and retail industries, announced Barry Zollman has joined as executive vice president, business development.
  • Zollman brings more than three decades of experience in disaster recovery and restoration to Signal.
  • As Executive Vice President, Zollman will lead the effort to serve and strengthen existing Signal client relationships while also leveraging his vast, respected network to bring in new opportunities to grow and expand Signals clientele.
  • We are delighted to welcome Barry to the Signal family, said Mark Davis, co-CEO, Signal.

Fidelis Care and Literacy Inc. Support 'Diversity Through Literacy'

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 3:00pm

NEW YORK , July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Fidelis Care, a New York State health plan, and Literacy Inc. (LINC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to equip New York City families with foundational literacy skills, today announced its second year of the Diversity Through Literacy campaign. Through a generous donation from Fidelis Care, over 1,000 free books featuring stories that represent racial diversity, including 500 copies of the New York Times best-seller The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez, will be distributed by Literacy Inc. across New York City boroughs on July 7.

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  • NEW YORK, July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Fidelis Care, a New York State health plan , and Literacy Inc. (LINC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to equip New York City families with foundational literacy skills, today announced its second year of the Diversity Through Literacy campaign.
  • Created in 2021 , Diversity through Literacy aims to increase diverse representation of children in books, and to cultivate unique perspectives on inclusion and equity, while also helping families learn about the benefits of early literacy and its impact on children's healthy development.
  • "Fidelis Care stresses the importance of positively impacting a child's most formative years through early literacy habits such as reading aloud, which, with just 15 minutes a day can lead to many significant cognitive and developmental benefits," said Fidelis Care Medical Director and pediatrician Dr. Lisa Moreno.
  • Fidelis Care staff members will volunteer and read a children's book aloud to the families present.

KalVista Pharmaceuticals Presents New Data for Sebetralstat and its Oral Factor XIIa Inhibitor Program

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 11:45am

Animal model data with oral FXIIa inhibitor KV998086 showed the compound protected mice from kallikrein-kinin system (KKS) mediated edema.

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  • Animal model data with oral FXIIa inhibitor KV998086 showed the compound protected mice from kallikrein-kinin system (KKS) mediated edema.
  • The population PK study is important for our sebetralstat program, said Andrew Crockett, Chief Executive Officer of KalVista.
  • KalVista is developing sebetralstat as an oral on-demand therapy for acute HAE attacks and is enrolling the Phase 3 KONFIDENT clinical trial.
  • In addition, KalVistas oral Factor XIIa inhibitor program represents a new generation of therapies that may further improve the treatment of HAE for patients.

WorldLegacy Leadership Team Creates an Extreme Makeover of a Girl's Matter Program classroom in Jacksonville, Florida

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 6:00am

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- WorldLegacy's NC191 Leadership Team based in Chapel Hill, NC will complete an extreme makeover at the Dolores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Girl's Matter Elementary Program classroom located at Gregory Drive Elementary School in Jacksonville, Florida. During the weekend of July 9 – 10, 2022, six individuals from around the United States will send a powerful message to the young girls who use the Girl's Matter Program, that they are valuable, loved and have a promising future. This project aligns with the team's vision of a world that is loving and responsible. This project will support girls who are experiencing a family crisis, victims of abuse or are at risk of dropping out of school. The team will partner with the local community and US retailers to paint cabinets in the room and provide twelve Fire HD 8 kids pro 8" tablets, desks, chairs, rugs, bookshelves, dry erase tables, a couch, bean bag chairs, filing cabinets, a refrigerator, and a microwave.

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  • WorldLegacy's NC191 Leadership Team will complete an extreme makeover of a Girl's Matter Program Classroom at Gregory Drive Elementary School in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- WorldLegacy's NC191 Leadership Team based in Chapel Hill, NC will complete an extreme makeover at the Dolores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Girl's Matter Elementary Program classroom located at Gregory Drive Elementary School in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • This WorldLegacy Leadership Team is committed to inspiring future generations of leaders by creating a beautiful space for girls to learn, heal, grow, and connect.
  • The WorldLegacy NC191 Leadership Team asks for your partnership to make this project possible.

Alabama Non-Profit TiDev, Inc Releases Titanium SDK 11, Titanium CLI 6.1.0

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Monday, July 4, 2022 - 6:16pm

CENTREVILLE, Ala., July 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 1st, 2022 Alabama non-profit software foundation TiDev, Inc. released the latest "General Availability" version of their Titanium development software. This release is the first version shipped since TiDev, Inc. assumed ownership and management control of the Titanium software from publicly traded Arizona corporation Axway, Inc (AXW.PA).

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  • A local Bibb County Alabama non-profit software foundation has released a new version of the Titanium cross-platform mobile app development software.
  • CENTREVILLE, Ala., July 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --On July 1st, 2022 Alabama non-profit software foundation TiDev, Inc. released the latest "General Availability" version of their Titanium development software.
  • Titanium is used to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android devices using the JavaScript programming language.
  • Titanium SDK 11 and CLI 6.1.0 being released to the public developer community is our first major step in meeting that goal.

World's largest civilian hospital ship in port in Senegal

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Monday, July 4, 2022 - 2:09pm

STOCKHOLM, July 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --On behalf of the charity Mercy Ships, Stena RoRo has been responsible for the construction of the Global Mercy, the world's largest civilian hospital ship.

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  • STOCKHOLM, July 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --On behalf of the charity Mercy Ships, Stena RoRo has been responsible for the construction of the Global Mercy, the world's largest civilian hospital ship.
  • The ship has now been ceremoniously inaugurated in Dakar, Senegal.
  • Project management for the construction of the Global Mercy has been underway since 2013 and has involved several European, American and Asian subcontractors.
  • Building a ship with capabilities for both sea voyages and hospital care in port is very demanding.

World's largest civilian hospital ship in port in Senegal

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Monday, July 4, 2022 - 2:07pm

STOCKHOLM, July 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --On behalf of the charity Mercy Ships, Stena RoRo has been responsible for the construction of the Global Mercy, the world's largest civilian hospital ship.

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  • STOCKHOLM, July 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --On behalf of the charity Mercy Ships, Stena RoRo has been responsible for the construction of the Global Mercy, the world's largest civilian hospital ship.
  • The ship has now been ceremoniously inaugurated in Dakar, Senegal.
  • Project management for the construction of the Global Mercy has been underway since 2013 and has involved several European, American and Asian subcontractors.
  • Building a ship with capabilities for both sea voyages and hospital care in port is very demanding.

SINOVAC joins hands with HKU-CTC research team and Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong to kick off a clinical trial of an Omicron-specific inactivated vaccine for booster use in Hong Kong, China

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Monday, July 4, 2022 - 12:30pm

This study is led by a medical research team of the University of Hong Kong Clinical Trials Centre (HKU-CTC) in collaboration with Gleneagles.

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  • This study is led by a medical research team of the University of Hong Kong Clinical Trials Centre (HKU-CTC) in collaboration with Gleneagles.
  • The University of Hong Kong Clinical Trials Centre (HKU-CTC) is a one-stop clinical research management platform dedicated to facilitating the professional conduct of clinical research projects under HKUMed.
  • As Hong Kongs top-notch private teaching hospital, Gleneagles also contributes to the training and development of healthcare professionals and advancement of clinical research.
  • Gleneagles is a joint venture between IHH Healthcare and NWS Holdings Limited, with The University of Hong Kong as its exclusive clinical partner.