Interview

Prevent Blindness Declares First-ever Inflammatory Eye Disease Awareness Week as Sept. 27 - Oct. 3

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:40pm

CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In an effort to educate the public on the various forms of Inflammatory Eye Disease (IED), Prevent Blindness , the nation's oldest volunteer eye health organization, has declared Sept. 27 Oct. 3, 2021, as the first-ever Inflammatory Eye Disease Awareness Week.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In an effort to educate the public on the various forms of Inflammatory Eye Disease (IED), Prevent Blindness , the nation's oldest volunteer eye health organization, has declared Sept. 27 Oct. 3, 2021, as the first-ever Inflammatory Eye Disease Awareness Week.
  • Additionally, shareable social media graphics will be posted on the Prevent Blindness social media channels throughout the week.
  • "As with most eye diseases and conditions, access to quality eyecare and treatment can help prevent vision loss and even blindness from Inflammatory Eye Disease," said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness.
  • Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight.

Born Free USA Appoints 11-Year-Old Activist Kate Gilman Williams as Its First Youth Ambassador

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 12:00pm

Says Angela Grimes, Born Free USA CEO, "We are very pleased to welcome Kate to the Born Free USA family as our first Youth Ambassador.

Key Points: 
  • Says Angela Grimes, Born Free USA CEO, "We are very pleased to welcome Kate to the Born Free USA family as our first Youth Ambassador.
  • That's why I founded Kids Can Save Animals and Club 15 and that's why I am so excited to be Born Free USA's first Youth Ambassador."
  • The Born Free USA Youth Ambassador Program will bring the Born Free vision and mission to younger generations, helping to advance wildlife protection into the future.
  • Born Free USA's Youth Ambassador Program will amplify the voice of the generation whose future could be profoundly altered by the threats facing wildlife and natural habitats."

Modern Hire Reveals New Research on the Effectiveness of Social Media in Hiring

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 12:00pm

"Social media is increasingly being leveraged in the hiring process without much policy or guidance around it," said Eric Sydell, Ph.D. and EVP of Innovation at Modern Hire.

Key Points: 
  • "Social media is increasingly being leveraged in the hiring process without much policy or guidance around it," said Eric Sydell, Ph.D. and EVP of Innovation at Modern Hire.
  • While using social media as a hiring tool can be an innovative way to engage with candidates, it can also introduce bias into the hiring process.
  • As an alternative to leveraging social media in the hiring process, Modern Hire's research suggests that recruiters should focus on using unbiased hiring practices that start with quality data, as well as predictive hiring tools that are validated and fair.
  • For more information and to download Modern Hire's new research report, What Does the Science Say: Social Media in Hiring, visit: https://modernhire.com/what-does-the-science-say-social-media-in-hiring/ .

The Limestone Boat Company to Present at the Benzinga Electric Vehicles Conference

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:28am

Collingwood, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - September 20, 2021) - The Limestone Boat Company Limited (TSXV: BOAT) ("Limestone") owner and builder of Aquasport Boats, Limestone Boats and Boca Bay Boats - is pleased to announce its participation in the Benzinga Electric Vehicle Conference ("the Conference"), taking place virtually on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • Collingwood, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - September 20, 2021) - The Limestone Boat Company Limited (TSXV: BOAT) ("Limestone") owner and builder of Aquasport Boats, Limestone Boats and Boca Bay Boats - is pleased to announce its participation in the Benzinga Electric Vehicle Conference ("the Conference"), taking place virtually on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
  • The Benzinga Electric Vehicles Conference bridges the gap between Electric Vehicle companies, investors, and traders.
  • The Limestone Boat Company - owner and builder of Aquasport Boats, Limestone Boats and Boca Bay Boats - is publicly traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol BOAT.
  • The company is backed by a large, skilled labor force and dealer partners throughout the United States and the Canadian Great Lakes Region.

In Honor of the Biggest Night in Television, HempHera & GBK Brand Bar Hosted the Most Anticipated Luxury Lounge of the Season

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 12:31am

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, September 17 & Saturday, September 18 HempHera and GBK Brand Bar hosted a two-day luxury celebrity gifting lounge to celebrate the best and brightest in television.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, September 17 & Saturday, September 18 HempHera and GBK Brand Bar hosted a two-day luxury celebrity gifting lounge to celebrate the best and brightest in television.
  • Still more gifts were provided by Cinquieme Gauche Interiors, Price.com, Kamaria Jewelry, Session Goods bongs and pipes, MOTEV luxury global transportation and more.
  • GBK Brand Bar is known for integrating the Entertainment, Luxury Consumer Products and Non-Profit industries to create unique and memorable high-profile experiences that maximize its clients' brand-building efforts.
  • GBK Brand Bar's CEO Gavin Keilly is a well-established name in Luxury Celebrity Lounges with over 20 years' experience as an industry leader.

What can $2.1 billion do for infection control in the wake of COVID-19?

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 10:58pm

What: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Friday that the agency will be investing $2.1 billion to improve infection prevention and control activities across the U.S. public health and healthcare sectors.

Key Points: 
  • What: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Friday that the agency will be investing $2.1 billion to improve infection prevention and control activities across the U.S. public health and healthcare sectors.
  • Why: The investment will allow the United States to improve public health and the quality of healthcare, including addressing healthcare-related inequities.
  • The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 19,200 people worldwide.
  • For more information about our solutions, visit https://www.wolterskluwer.com/en/health and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @WKHealth .

NASA TV to Air Landsat 9 Launch, Prelaunch Activities

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 7:11pm

Live launch coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT (10:30 a.m. PDT), on NASA Television, the NASA app , and the agency's website , with prelaunch and science briefings beginning Friday, Sept. 24.

Key Points: 
  • Live launch coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT (10:30 a.m. PDT), on NASA Television, the NASA app , and the agency's website , with prelaunch and science briefings beginning Friday, Sept. 24.
  • Landsat 9 will join its sister satellite, Landsat 8, in orbit in collecting images from across the planet every eight days.
  • On launch day, "mission audio," the launch conductor's countdown activities without NASA TV launch commentary, will be carried on 321-867-7135.
  • Stay up to date on the latest mission activities, interact with NASA and USGS team members in real-time, and watch the launch of the ULA Atlas V rocket that will boost Landsat 9 for its journey into orbit #Landsat.

Crestcom International Announces Biggest Change in Its 30-Year History

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 5:13pm

This change will significantly enhance franchisee profitability enabling even more growth within their markets.

Key Points: 
  • This change will significantly enhance franchisee profitability enabling even more growth within their markets.
  • About Crestcom: Crestcom International, LLC is an international leadership development organization that has trained more than one million leaders for 25,000 businesses in 70 countries across the globe.
  • Crestcom does this through a unique blend of live-facilitated multimedia video, interactive exercises, and shared learning experiences, followed by action plans and accountability sessions to ensure measured development in key leadership competency areas.
  • For more information about Crestcom's development programs or owning a franchise, please visit Crestcom.com.

CDC and Bark Technologies Collaborate on First-Ever Study Linking Past Online Behavior in Youth to Future Events of Suicide and Self-Harm

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 4:06pm

Over the past decade and specifically throughout the pandemic increased online communication has proliferated concerning behaviors among young people, including suicide and self-harm.

Key Points: 
  • Over the past decade and specifically throughout the pandemic increased online communication has proliferated concerning behaviors among young people, including suicide and self-harm.
  • The CDC/Bark study analyzed online activities of middle and high school-aged children sampled over a 13-month period.
  • The data used in the study were from Bark's ongoing programs to provide safety monitoring in schools and as part of efforts to improve suicide prevention.
  • "We are honored to collaborate on this critical research and partner with the CDC to preserve and protect youth mental health," said Brian Bason, Bark founder and CEO.

Leading CFOs launch global SDG initiative with United Nations Global Compact

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:12pm

These initial financial commitments are likely to increase further as the UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce seeks to recruit hundreds of UN Global Compact participating companies to radically scale up the amount of corporate investment aligned to sustainability goals and outcomes.

Key Points: 
  • These initial financial commitments are likely to increase further as the UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce seeks to recruit hundreds of UN Global Compact participating companies to radically scale up the amount of corporate investment aligned to sustainability goals and outcomes.
  • The UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce was launched by the UN Global Compact in December 2019 with a small group of leading CFOs to build on the work developed by the Financial Innovation for the SDGs Action Platform.
  • As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
  • With more than 13,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 69 Local Networks, the UN Global Compact is the worlds largest corporate sustainability initiative one Global Compact uniting business for a better world.