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Guest Editorial: Obama's HHS pick is qualified

Sylvia Mathews Burwell is eminently qualified to take over for Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Service.

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Related Topix: US News, Charitable Organizations, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Senate, John McCain, Opinion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Alabama Live

Watch Shelby County School District's new video featuring Bentley, 2005 Miss America

SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama -- The Shelby County School District has released a new roughly two-minute promotional video that touts the benefits of the system's education.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Shelby County, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Charitable Organizations, Pelham, AL, Auburn University Montgomery

The Afro American Newspaper

D.C. Achievers Scholars Ready for College

Donald Hense is founder and CEO of Friendship Public Charter School, which operates six campuses serving K-12 students in Southeast and Northeast D.C. Photo/www.friendshipschools.org Recently I was excited to recognize 82 young scholars from Friendship Collegiate Academy.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Non-Profit, Hanover College, Tennessee, George Washington University, University of Virginia, Opinion

Chronicle.com

Obama and Biden Promote $550-Million in New Job-Training Funds

The president and vice president are making a rare joint appearance on Wednesday to tout new federal funds for community colleges and apprenticeship programs.

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA, Charitable Organizations

Insider Monkey

Bill Gates' Cascade Investment Reports Big Position in Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V.

KOF). According to a newly amended filing with the SEC, Cascade Investment holds a total of some 25.79 million series L shares of the company, equal to 5.3% of the outstanding stock.

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Related Topix: Beverages, CocaCola FEMSA, Bill Gates, Charitable Organizations

Clarksville Online

NASA reports redesigned Soybean Plants can yield higher production with less Water

A new study shows that soybean plants can be redesigned to increase crop yields while requiring less water and helping to offset greenhouse gas warming.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Charitable Organizations, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

POZ

Viral Hepatitis Kills More Europeans Than HIV by Tenfold

European Union citizens die as a result of viral hepatitis at a rate about 10 times greater than deaths related to HIV, according to The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 .

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Hepatitis, Medicine, Charitable Organizations, University of Washington

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Capital Ethiopia

UK gov't encouraging the new 'scramble for Africa'

A new report turns the heat up on international initiatives such as the G8's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition and the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa as well as multinational companies such as Monsanto, DuPont, Yara, Syngenta, Diago, Coca Cola and Unilever along with the British Government that are stakeholders in those ... (more)

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Charitable Organizations

Mon Apr 14, 2014

India.com

Obama seeks to leverage American innovation

Washington: US President Barack Obama has sought to leverage American innovation to help reduce poverty and boost economic growth, and increased agricultural production and food security without further accelerating climate change.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Agriculture, Science, Asian-American, Indian-American, Charitable Organizations

Switched

Make Change Locally To Make Change Globally

Change is an inevitable part of life. The changes we encounter range from daily, seemingly inconsequential incidents, to monumental transitions over time.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Business Wire

10 years Knowledge for Growth : Biotech for Society 2024

More than 1000 life science professionals, both national as international, will attend.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Biotech, Charitable Organizations

AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: About University for a Night & the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Awards

University for a Night 2104 brought together more than 300 leaders from around the world to share ideas and inspiration about how we can work together to overcome poverty and create a more sustainable, prosperous world.

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Related Topix: Bill Gates, Charitable Organizations, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia, World News, Africa

Health Data Management

Obama: HHS Secretary Nominee to Replace Sebelius is 'Proven Manager'

Sensitive to charges that the rollout of Healthcare.gov was grossly mismanaged, President Obama's nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services is an attempt to bolster the department's image with solid management credentials.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Charitable Organizations

Econsultancy

How The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's interactive 2014 letter doubled its reach

Last week I attended Sitecore Digital Trendspot 2014 and listened to the UK CEO of POSSIBLE, Justin Cooke, speak on how his agency helped transform the annual missive from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and more than doubled its expected reach.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Bill Gates, Life, Charity

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Seattle Times

Departing Gates CEO’s next task: making philanthropy effective

After steering the world's richest foundation for the past five years, Jeff Raikes is now taking on an even bigger job: improving the effectiveness of philanthropy as a whole.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Charitable Organizations, UC San Francisco

HeraldSun.com

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Strange bedfellows - two words that may come to mind when considering the growing opposition movement to the Common Core State Standards that is taking place not only in North Carolina, but also across the nation.

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Related Topix: Columbia, NC, Charitable Organizations, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Gates, NC

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Free Republic

HHS secretary nominee Sylvia Mathews Burwell oversaw Gates...

The woman who will oversee the Obama administration's implementation of the HHS mandate, requiring employers to give 'free' contraception to all American women, spent a decade leading the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's population control efforts in the Third World.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, US Governors, Kathleen Sebelius

Common Dreams

Protesters Slam Gates Foundation for Private Prison Profits

Immigrant rights activists protested the Gates Foundation for their support of notorious private prison company GEO Group.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, US News, Liberal Political News

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Korea Herald

Obama taps budget guru, technocrat for health job

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run President Barack Obama's much maligned health care overhaul, would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington's toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the health care industry.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law, Charitable Organizations, US House of Representatives, Chris Van Hollen, Democrat, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

The Washington Post

Editorial: Progress on the World Bank's plan to end poverty

"BY ALMOST any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Bill Gates wrote in his 2014 annual letter for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Related Topix: Bill Gates, Charitable Organizations, Opinion

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