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Parachuting Santa, Choirs and a Tribute to the Victorian Age Kicked off Moody Gardens’ Holiday in the Gardens

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 3:31am

A skydiving Santa and his merry elves kick started the fun-filled holiday season as Moody Gardens 18th annual Festival of Lights opened November 16.

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  • A skydiving Santa and his merry elves kick started the fun-filled holiday season as Moody Gardens 18th annual Festival of Lights opened November 16.
  • One of the Gulf Coasts largest holiday lighting events offers Christmas tradition infused with some steampunk flair making this a holiday tradition the whole family can enjoy.
  • This year even featured a sci-fi twist to the entertainment pairing with Moody Gardens newest attraction, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: An Interactive Adventure.
  • Moody Gardens is a public, non-profit, educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research.

$8K in Grants to Be Awarded to The CEO Mind Foundation of Baton Rouge

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:12pm

Home Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $8,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to The CEO Mind Foundation of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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  • Home Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $8,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to The CEO Mind Foundation of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • The PGP funds will help pay for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) related programming and mentorship for youth at the Youth Empowerment Zone and Community Empowerment Zone centers in Baton Rouge.
  • The media is encouraged to join local dignitaries and bank representatives at a check presentation at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, November 21 at 4000 Gus Young Avenue in Baton Rouge.
  • The structure of the PGP enables FHLB Dallas member institutions, like Home Bank, to contribute $500 to $4,000 to a community-based organization (CBO), which FHLB Dallas matches at a 3:1 ratio.

$8K Grant to Be Presented to Baton Rouge Nonprofit

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 9:27pm

Home Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $8,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to the organization, 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge.

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  • Home Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $8,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to the organization, 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge.
  • The PGP funds will help fund the organizations community-based programs in the areas of mentoring, education, economic empowerment and health and wellness.
  • The media is encouraged to join local dignitaries and bank representatives at a check presentation at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 at 2050 North Foster Drive in Baton Rouge.
  • The structure of the PGP enables FHLB Dallas member institutions, like Home Bank, to contribute $500 to $4,000 to a community-based organization, which FHLB Dallas matches at a 3:1 ratio.

First National Bank of Louisiana and FHLB Dallas to Award $24K to Educate Youth

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 9:52pm

First National Bank of Louisiana and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $24,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to Empowering the Community for Excellence, which provides assistance to at-risk children to improve their academic performance.

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  • First National Bank of Louisiana and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $24,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to Empowering the Community for Excellence, which provides assistance to at-risk children to improve their academic performance.
  • The grant will pay for computers, a printer, instructional materials and two high school mentors and tutors.
  • The media is encouraged to join local dignitaries and bank representatives at a check presentation at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 21 at First National Bank of Louisiana, 128 North Parkerson Avenue in Crowley.
  • The structure of the PGP enables FHLB Dallas member institutions like First National Bank of Louisiana to contribute $500 to $4,000 to a community-based organization, which FHLB Dallas matches at a 3:1 ratio.

Venus de Miles, Colorado’s Largest Women’s Bike Ride, Announces New Location for 2020 Event and Special Flash Sale Registration Rate

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 5:58pm

The course will run along the scenic St. Vrain River on Aug. 29, 2020.

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  • The course will run along the scenic St. Vrain River on Aug. 29, 2020.
  • As part of the announcement, event organizers are offering a special flash sale early registration rate of $60 for the 13th annual event through Nov. 30, 2019, available online at: www.venusdemiles.com/register .
  • The non-competitive event welcomes women of all ages and athletic abilities to participate in a fun and inspiring day while giving back to their community.
  • These students have overcome challenges such as homelessness, poverty, violence, and other dire circumstances to become mentors, pioneers, researchers, activists, and advocates.

DKT International Commits to ‘Vasectomy Without Borders’ During World Vasectomy Day 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:37pm

DKT International , one of the largest providers of family planning, contraceptives, and safe abortions in the world is proud to continue its partnership with World Vasectomy Day (WVD).

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  • DKT International , one of the largest providers of family planning, contraceptives, and safe abortions in the world is proud to continue its partnership with World Vasectomy Day (WVD).
  • Activities will take place in upwards of 40 countries with participation from DKT Mexico, DKT Brazil, DKT Philippines, and DKT India.
  • World Vasectomy Day (November 22): With a day-long live-streamed vasectomy-athon that links Bogota, Colombia with 40 countries around the world.
  • We are thrilled to see World Vasectomy Day continue to inspire men all around the world to acknowledge their role in family planning.

Battelle Supports American Heart Association With $600,000 Grant

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:00pm

On National Philanthropy Day, Battelle announces a grant of $600,000 to the American Heart Association to support signature events and programs of the American Heart Association in Central Ohio (AHA) and in Battelles regional locations across the country.

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  • On National Philanthropy Day, Battelle announces a grant of $600,000 to the American Heart Association to support signature events and programs of the American Heart Association in Central Ohio (AHA) and in Battelles regional locations across the country.
  • The grant will be distributed during the next three years and adds to the $7.1 million that Battelle donated to education and philanthropic causes during the past fiscal year.
  • Battelle will participate as a Life is Why sponsor at all 2020, 2021 and 2022 signature events: the Go Red for Women Luncheon, Heart Ball and Heart Walk.
  • These are two reasons why we support the American Heart Association.

Corporate Social Responsibility Related News Releases and Story Ideas for Reporters, Bloggers and Media Outlets

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:08pm

Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire for secure and accurate distribution of market-moving news and multimedia.

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  • Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire for secure and accurate distribution of market-moving news and multimedia.
  • Founded in 1961, Business Wire is a trusted source for news organizations, journalists, investment professionals, and regulatory authorities, delivering news directly into editorial systems and leading online news sources via its multi-patented NX Network.
  • Business Wire has 18 newsrooms worldwide to meet the needs of communications professionals and news media.
  • View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191115005043/en/

No Improvement in American Adults' Literacy, Numeracy, or Digital Problem-Solving Skills, According to New Report From the National Center for Education Statistics

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

Twenty-nine percent of American adults performed at the lowest level for numeracy on a major international study, according to a new report released today by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

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  • Twenty-nine percent of American adults performed at the lowest level for numeracy on a major international study, according to a new report released today by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
  • These results are another signal that many Americans struggle with the most basic of math skills, said NCES Associate Commissioner Peggy Carr.
  • PIAAC assesses adult skills in three domainsliteracy, numeracy, and digital problem solvingand collects information on adults education, work experience, and other background factors.
  • And digital problem solving means the ability to access and interpret information in digital environments to perform practical tasks.

Test Preparation Market in India 2018-2022 | Increasing Use of Analytics to Boost Growth | Technavio

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 4:00am

The test preparation market in India is expected to post a CAGR of nearly 16% during the period 2018-2022, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.

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  • The test preparation market in India is expected to post a CAGR of nearly 16% during the period 2018-2022, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191114005588/en/
    Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled test preparation market in India 2018-2022 (Graphic: Business Wire)
    The cut-off or pass percentage has been lowered in several competitive exams.
  • With rising number of enrollments in test preparation courses, the growth of the test preparation market will accelerate significantly during the forecast period.
  • Test Preparation Market in India: Segmentation Analysis
    This market report segments the test preparation market in India by product (university exams, certification exams, high school exams, elementary exams, and other exams), learning method (offline learning method and online learning method), and end-users (post-secondary test preparation and K-12 test preparation).