This year, parents of nearly 16,000 children in the U.S. will hear the words: “Your child has cancer.” One in five of those children won’t survive. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and as a leader in the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® will focus on raising awareness and funds for this very important issue.
Despite significant progress made by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which has helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rates from 20 to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened in 1962, cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease for children over the age of 1. Each year about 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide, and 60 percent of these kids don’t have access to modern treatment. For those who win their battles against childhood cancer, victory often comes at a cost as survivors face a much higher risk of experiencing unique long-term health effects later in life.
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Executive Education at LUISS Business School is an experience aimed at inspiring people to develop hard and soft skills, innovative mind-set, entrepreneurship attitude and multi-ethnic interactions. “It is no longer about offering learning to enhance someone’s long term career – says Professor Paolo Boccardelli, the Dean – it is about creating direct impact in support of change. We intend to boost our student professional and personal growth while promoting corporate sustainability and social responsibility”.
LUISS Business School is the School of Business and Management of University LUISS Guido Carli, in Rome (Italy), which leads the development and the growth of individuals and companies. Through the Competence Centres & Labs, which are centres of Business Practice and Research, the School is full embedded in the innovation of the training programmes even thanks to the cooperation with Key Corporate Partners and an International Facultyin order to offer a real change to those who live the experience at LUISS BS.
Its reputation is based on strong values: openness in all the main issues; responsibility, because of its strong commitment with ethically and socially responsible issues; independence, in order to keep safe a very challenging environment.
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L’Oréal announced the winners of its International Awards for Social Responsibility in Dermatology, “Caring to Inspire Skin Confidence” at the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology taking place in Vancouver, Canada.
For Africa and Arab States
Prof. Khalid Mohammed AlGhamdi from Saudi Arabia
Charity Society known as Faal to empower and support vitiligo patients in Saudi Arabia
Vitiligo is a long-term skin condition that causes pale, white patches on the skin due to a lack of melanin. This project aimed to increase awareness via TV broadcasts, schools visits and to provide psychological and social support to patients with vitiligo through training courses and different education programs.
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The Modern Mughal Mentality transforms hardships and difficulties into success stories by introducing the Jugaad Management Principle Business Model, which can be applied to any business, anywhere.
For the purpose of this book, the term Jugaad will be defined as obtaining your objectives by maximizing resources through thinking out of the box.
Following this new business model will inspire all types of companies around the world, no matter how big or small, to create innovative mentalities, products, and strategies. The Modern Mughal Mentality reveals ways in which companies everywhere can benefit from this new business model.
It also reveals ways in which western companies can learn to be successful in India. Executives of multi-national corporations, government officials, and even American and global small business owners who have no plans to do business in India will benefit from the innovative and revolutionary approach to maximizing resources that The Modern Mughal Mentality delivers. ISBN: 978-1-63192-931-1(’Paperback) eISBN: 978-1-48355-574-4 Find out more at http://www.afshanhashmi.com/ and http://www.drafshanhashmi.com/ #MughalMentality Non-Fiction/Business
In response to the devastation wrought by Saturday’s earthquake and powerful aftershocks in Nepal, the Ad Council has joined the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Center for International Disaster Information (USAID CIDI) to launch a series of television, print and digital public service advertisements (PSAs) encouraging Americans to make financial contributions to disaster relief efforts. The PSAs direct audiences to visit CIDI.org/NepalRelief, where they can contribute to support the short and long-term recovery operations, providing supplies and services to those affected by the earthquake.
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A recently published scientific study from Lund University by lead researcher Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson, MD, PhD found that subjects who were trying to lose weight and used the patented spinach extract Appethyl on a daily basis lost 43 percent more weight compared to those ingesting a placebo.
In this clinical trial, overweight women were given either a daily five gram dose of Appethyl or a control drink immediately before breakfast. Researchers found that the weight of the women ingesting Appethyl decreased significantly at 43 percent more than subjects ingesting the control drink.
This is one of three studies that also compared the effects of Appethyl after 90 days with those found after the first dose and found no decline of effects, indicating that Appethyl takes effect after the first dose and is just as effective after long-term use. One study showed that Appethyl reduced hunger by 25 percent four hours after consumption, in addition to reducing thoughts about food by 33 percent.
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Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solution provider, unveiled its FusionCube for SAP HANA solution for Sinopec at the CeBIT 2015 today.
Sinopec is one of the world's largest integrated energy and chemical Groups, ranking No.3 in Fortune Global 500 in 2014. With continuous expansion of Sinopec's services, the financial report system data rapidly increases. “With the increasing applications in these years, our user base and service plane grow continuously and more and more data needs to be processed. In the era of Big Data, efficiency data processing and analysis was high on the agenda." said Li Jianfeng, Deputy Director of the Information Management Department of Sinopec, "We decided to use SAP Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) HANA after comparison. But this technology cannot work without a hardware platform. Finally, we chose Huawei as our long-term partner to test and optimize the platform."
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Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI), a world-class research institute dedicated to the study of information biology, is using DataDirect Networks (DDN) SFA® high-performance storage engine-based GRIDScaler GPFS parallel file system to perform rapid, accurate Ebola outbreak modeling for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).
A team of 30 researchers and scientists on VBI’s Ebola rapid response team initially provided DTRA and West Africa’s Ministries of Health (MOH) with short-term forecasts on vaccine production and disease spread.
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Seasoned business man Bill Foley, Hockey Vision Las Vegas and community leaders have joined together to launch a season ticket drive in support of bringing an NHL team to Las Vegas. Tickets will go on sale at www.VegasWantsHockey.com at 1:30 p.m. PST on Tuesday, Feb. 10.
“The goal of the season ticket drive is to demonstrate the long-term viability of an NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and prove that our community, without question, can support a team,” said Foley. “I think this team will not only bring Las Vegas the excitement of its first major league sports franchise, it will bring renewed enthusiasm to the Las Vegas youth – developing and impacting them in a positive way.”
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Triax Technologies Inc and Washington Youth Soccer have announced a long-term partnership to track and assess head impacts among top level youth players. Findings from the large scale collection of data will be used to identify trends and potential risks to inform training protocols which will be publically shared to encourage best practices.
Players from the Washington Youth Soccer Elite Player Development (EPD) program (U12-U18) will wear the Triax Technologies Smart Impact Monitors (SIM™) as they compete in the prestigious US Youth Soccer Region IV Olympic Development Program (ODP) Championships January 8–11 in Phoenix, AZ, and will continue throughout their careers with Washington Youth Soccer.
Triax SIM™ devices are worn in comfortable, unobtrusive headbands to record head impacts, and transmit data in real time from the field to a smart phone or tablet on the sideline. This cutting edge technology allows players to track up to 180 individual head impacts measuring the G–force of direct hits and jarring through linear and rotational measures.
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On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, killing more than 230,000 people and displacing approximately 1.5 million. Children were orphaned; families were left homeless; and homes, schools and hospitals destroyed. Five years later, SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest organization providing care for orphaned and abandoned children, remains unwavering in its ongoing, long-term commitment to the people of Haiti.
“Efforts to rebuild the most affected areas move at a slow place, and the need to support vulnerable children and families remains high. Many of the children and families who survived the earthquake lost everything and experienced severe emotional trauma,” said Lynn Croneberger, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages – USA. “In 2010, we made a strong commitment to support these survivors. Thanks to generous donors and the Government of Haiti, we are able to continue to provide support to Haiti’s most vulnerable.”
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Findings from continued clinical studies of investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapy, CTL019, demonstrate its potential role in the treatment of certain types of lymphocytic leukemia. In one long-term study of pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), results showed that 36 of 39 pediatric patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) ALL, or 92%, experienced complete remissions (CR) with CTL0191.
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