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New SMASH Program, Career Catalyst, Partners With Elite Gaming Live To Support Equitable Career Pathways in STEM

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today SMASH, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing impact-driven STEM programming and college prep for students of color in grades K-12, launches Career Catalyst, a new digital platform to virtually connect BIPOC students with tech professionals, provide career development resources and develop equitable pathways to STEM-related careers.

Key Points: 
  • As part of its kickoff, Career Catalyst will be partnering with Elite Gaming Live (EGL), the competitive gaming league for grades 3-12, to connect students in over 30 schools around the country with Career Catalyst programming.
  • Early exposure to mentorship and a network that understands the challenges of being underrepresented can be career-changing for students of color.
  • "Career Catalyst was built to provide students with the mentorship and guidance needed early on to support their academic journey and career development.
  • "Through our partnership, we're hoping to inspire a new generation of students to drive the next decade of innovations in STEM."

Procter & Gamble Hair Care Brands Gold Series by Pantene and Royal Oils by Head & Shoulders Announce Awardees of $1 Million #RootedinScience Scholarship

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220928005353/en/
    Gold Series and Royal Oils and has committed to providing $1 Million in total scholarships to support the growth and development of future Black STEM-focused innovators.
  • A 2019 Pew Research Center study revealed that Black professionals remain underrepresented in the STEM workforce, making up nearly 9%.
  • Gold Series from Pantene was formulated by Black scientists, Ph.Ds., dermatologists and stylists who understand the unique needs of textured hair and provide superior moisturization.
  • Through decades of cutting-edge innovation and technology, plus on-going research of textured hair, Royal Oils by Head & Shoulders was also developed to deliver superior scalp care and moisturization for any style.

Does Web Accessibility Improve SEO? SEO Experts Weigh In [DesignRush QuickSights]

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

MIAMI,  September 28, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A Pew Research survey shows that 62% of US adults with a disability own a desktop or laptop computer whereas 72% of them own a smartphone. Unlike people with no disabilities, they are three times less likely to use the internet on a daily basis, one of the major reasons being internet inaccessibility. It suggests that most businesses are missing the opportunity to deliver excellent user experience and drive higher web traffic through these audiences.

Key Points: 
  • DesignRush reached out to experts to discover if web accessibility improves SEO.
  • DesignRush , a B2B marketplace connecting businesses with agencies, leveraged its 16,000-agencies-strong network for quick insights or "QuickSights" to ask experts if web accessibility improves SEO.
  • According to Nicolas Miller, SEO manager at Infinite Ideas Web Design, accessible websites perform better since they improve user experience.
  • "Web accessibility improves SEO as it is the inclusive practice to provide equal access to web interaction, including search engines," said Miyamoto.

National Moving and Storage Company 1-800-PACK-RAT Reveals Societal Shift Towards Lifestyle-Based Relocation

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Friday, September 23, 2022

The moving and storage company tracks reservations and through that data, identified the five cities with the most destination-based moving and storage activity.

Key Points: 
  • The moving and storage company tracks reservations and through that data, identified the five cities with the most destination-based moving and storage activity.
  • Offering portable storage containers for moving and storage solutions, 1-800-PACK-RAT is ideal for those putting more consideration into moves based on preferred lifestyle.
  • For more information about 1-800-PACK-RAT, visit https://www.1800packrat.com
    1-800-PACK-RAT, LLC, is the portable storage and moving company that makes moving and storage simple.
  • Each year welcomes new market locations, increased assets and new technologies to make storage and moving easier for our customers!

Greensboro Resident Landon Clemons Receives Centene Institute Youth Impact Award for Cyberbullying Prevention

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of North Carolina, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, announced today that Greensboro resident Landon Clemons received third place recognition in the Centene Institute Youth Impact Award for Cyberbullying Prevention.

Key Points: 
  • RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of North Carolina, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, announced today that Greensboro resident Landon Clemons received third place recognition in the Centene Institute Youth Impact Award for Cyberbullying Prevention .
  • Surgeon General's Advisory acknowledged the unprecedented increase in mental health challenges among youth today as well as the harms of cyberbullying.
  • The Centene Institute Youth Impact Award for Cyberbullying Prevention not only educates communities on the impacts of cyberbullying, but it also empowers youth to be part of the solution by advocating for their peers and donating their prize funds to local non-profit organizations.
  • "WellCare is proud to recognize Landon Clemons for his powerful and educational submission on cyberbullying," said Troy Hildreth, WellCare's Plan President and CEO.

LatinxVC Appoints New Executive Director to Support the Latinx Venture Capital Ecosystem

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- LatinxVC, a non-profit focused on growing and supporting the Latinx venture capital ecosystem, today announced it has appointed Mariela Salas to the position of Executive Director.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- LatinxVC, a non-profit focused on growing and supporting the Latinx venture capital ecosystem, today announced it has appointed Mariela Salas to the position of Executive Director.
  • My goal is to scale our organization and grow the number of Latinx professionals in venture capital, help Latinx venture investors flourish in their careers and network, and increase the dollars flowing to Latinx venture investors."
  • LatinxVC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on growing and supporting the Latinx venture capital ecosystem.
  • The organization aims to increase the representation of Latinx professionals in venture capital, help Latinx venture investors build their careers and networks, and improve access to capital for Latinx-led venture firms.

Madison Ventures+ Reaches Milestone for Workforce Housing with Angeles Madison Residential

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

It is the controlling shareholder of LA-based Angeles Madison Residential (AMR) , which has completed the first project in its workforce housing real estate development platform and is opening an in-house EcoBuild.LA factory in Gardena.

Key Points: 
  • It is the controlling shareholder of LA-based Angeles Madison Residential (AMR) , which has completed the first project in its workforce housing real estate development platform and is opening an in-house EcoBuild.LA factory in Gardena.
  • AMR is building its initial base of properties in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
  • Large metropolitan areas have been hit the hardest, with Los Angeles County alone needing affordable/workforce housing for more than a half million citizens, according to the nonprofit California Housing Partnership .
  • AMR is a vertically integrated residential development company dedicated to solving Americas workforce housing crisis.

Recce Pharmaceuticals Appoints Alistair McKeough to its Board of Directors

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

SYDNEY, Australia, Sept. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recce Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX:RCE, FSE:R9Q) (the Company) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alistair McKeough to its Board of Directors.

Key Points: 
  • SYDNEY, Australia, Sept. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recce Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX:RCE, FSE:R9Q) (the Company) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alistair McKeough to its Board of Directors.
  • The board and I are delighted to welcome Alistair as a non-executive director.
  • He knows the Company well, is excited about the future for Recce, and brings deep insights into Australias financial, corporate and regulatory environments.
  • On behalf of the board and shareholders, I welcome Alistair and Maggie and look forward to their contributions.

Recce Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Safety Data from Seventh Cohort of Phase 1 Clinical Trial Evaluating Healthy Subjects Intravenously Dosed with RECCE® 327

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

SYDNEY, Australia, Aug. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recce Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX:RCE, FSE:R9Q) (the Company), the company developing a new class of synthetic anti-infectives, is pleased to report that in cohort seven of a Phase 1 clinical trial, RECCE® 327 (R327) intravenously dosed at 6,000mg (a 120-fold increase from cohort one at 50mg) over a 1-hour infusion demonstrated no serious adverse effects among 10 healthy male subjects.

Key Points: 
  • An Independent Safety Committee is reviewing cohort seven data and is expected to recommend the initiation of cohort eight.
  • infusion in our Phase 1 clinical trial, said James Graham, Chief Executive Officer of Recce Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • The Phase 1 trial is an ascending dose, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel, double-blind, single-dose study conducted at Adelaide's CMAX clinical trial facility.
  • The study is evaluating the safety and pharmacokinetics of R327 in 7-10 healthy subjects per dose across eight sequential dosing cohorts (Trial ID ACTRN12621001313820).

Fidelity® Q2 2022 Retirement Analysis: Even With Market & Economic Uncertainty, Retirement Savers Look Long Term and Continue to Save

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

And the reality? Fidelity Investments, one of the country’s leading workplace benefits providers3 and America’s No. 1 IRA provider4, today released its Q2 2022 analysis of savings behaviors and account balances for more than 35 million IRA, 401(k), and 403(b) retirement accounts, and although average account balances have decreased -- not surprising, given the stock market’s decline in Q2 -- there was also good news to be found. The drop in average balances was below the S&P's decline of 16.1% for Q2 2022 and below Q1 2020, the last period with significant market volatility. In addition, retirement savers continue to look long-term, as total 401(k) savings rates still hovered at record levels, the number of IRAs on Fidelity’s platform continued to increase and the percentage of employees with 401(k) loans remained low for the fifth consecutive quarter.

Key Points: 
  • As of Q2, 85% of Gen Z savers have all of their 401(k) savings in a target date fund.
  • The total number of Fidelity IRA accounts continues to climb, reaching 12.8 million, a 10.6% increase over Q2 of last year.
  • Despite the market volatility of the past two quarters, 401(k) plans continue to see steady contributions from both individuals and their employers.
  • 8 Based on Fidelity analysis of 10,260 Tax-exempt plans and 7.6 million plan participants as of June 30, 2022.