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2 hrs ago | Business Journal

UCF among 11 schools developing national playbook to transform higher education

The University of Central Florida is among a newly formed alliance of 11 top public research universities focused on helping more low-income and first-generation students earn college degrees.

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3 hrs ago | Business Wire

Consulting magazine Unveils Inaugural Excellence in Social & Community Investment Award Winners

The firms are being recognized for outstanding client service, either on a pro bono, discounted, sponsorship or volunteer basis in local communities and globally. Clients include foundations, not-for-profits and community-based organizations that exist for a greater good and higher cause.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Untested GMO bananas to move directly to human experimentation

Human trials with a new genetically modified banana with artificial levels of the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene are set to begin this fall without prior animal testing. Researchers plan to feed the "frankenfruit" to college students attending Iowa State University , though details outlining how the study will be conducted and whether or not students will know what they are eating have been limited.

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The Motley Fool

3 Reasons Digital Realty Trust Inc.'s Stock Could Rise

After a difficult two-year stretch in which its stock peaked at nearly $80 a share in July 2011 and then fell below $45 in December 2013, Digital Realty Trust . As a result of this reality, Bill Stein, the interim CEO of Digital Realty noted on the most recent earnings call: The final catalyst connecting our incredible enterprise customer base to the cloud service providers they now need to grow, is the deployment of our global network ecosystem.

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T.H.E. Journal

ISTE Will Create a Common Core Teacher Practice Network

As part of its mission to help teachers across the country share best practices, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded the International Society for Technology in Education a grant to help create a Common Core Teacher Practice Network. The network will publish 200 participant-generated examples, artifacts and resources to support teachers as they implement the Common Core.

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Business Journal

Bill Gates gives $1M to develop medical mouse in Cincinnati

Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has provided $1 million for research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Bill Gates is spending $1 million to develop a mouse in Cincinnati, but not the kind you plug into a computer.

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Iol.co.za

Slow progress in war on tropical diseases

The worst-ever Ebola outbreak, which has already killed at least 2 296 people in West Africa, has triggered a scramble to develop the first drug or vaccine for a deadly disease that was discovered nearly 40 years ago in the forests of central Africa. But Ebola is not the only tropical disease without a cure, and many other infections for which effective treatments are lacking or not widely available afflict far larger populations.

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Business Journal

Hachette authors take aim at Amazon's board

The authors' letter, according to the New York Times, will warn the board that Amazon's current battle with Hachette is harming Amazon's corporate reputation and image. "If this is how Amazon continues to treat the literary community, how long will the company's fine reputation last?" the authors ask Amazon board members, in the letter.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

In-depth Africa

$62million war chest against Ebola in Nigeria, others

Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen have donated over $60 million to contain Ebola in West Africa. Allen is donating $9 million, in addition to the earlier $2.8 million to the American Red Cross for its work on the outbreak.

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WPTV Local News

States collaborate to keep track of students

For years, Washington state has collected data on students from prekindergarten through college, and then workforce statistics to better understand how students move from school to college and jobs. One recent study of dropouts, for example, revealed that about 26 percent of them completed a high school equivalency credential within seven years, while 6 percent spent at least some time in a state prison.

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The Plain Dealer

Gates Compact is positive sign for Cleveland schools: Megan O'Bryan

Bard High School Early College students relax after a Sept. 4 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new school on Cleveland's West Side.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

It's All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?

"My shoes wear out from walking to school, and then I can't go because we can't afford new shoes," says a girl from Indonesia. "I want to live freely," says another girl, in Egypt.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Medical Daily

Gates Foundation Donates $50 Million To Boost Ebola Emergency Efforts, But Is It Enough?

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated $50 million to the Ebola front, hoping to provide badly needed supplies and help aid agencies keep the epidemic in check. As the Ebola epidemic continues in West Africa, international efforts to fight the disease don't seem to be making the cut; the disease is growing exponentially.

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CNN

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Vaccine Empire on Trial in India

While fraud and corruption are revealed on almost a daily basis now in the vaccine industry, the U.S. mainstream media continues to largely ignore such stories. Outside the U.S., however, the vaccine empires are beginning to crumble, and English versions of the news in mainstream media outlets are available via the Internet.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Japan Times

Ebola highlights slow progress in war on tropical diseases

The worst-ever Ebola outbreak, which has already killed at least 2,296 people in West Africa, has triggered a scramble to develop the first drug or vaccine for a deadly disease that was discovered nearly 40 years ago in the forests of central Africa. But Ebola is not the only tropical disease without a cure, and many other infections for which effective treatments are lacking or not widely available afflict far larger populations.

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Switched

Bill Gates' Foundation Gives Its Largest Gift Ever To Combat Ebola Crisis

Bill Gates, the co-Founder of the Microsoft company and co-Founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, leaves the Hotel Matignon after a meeting with the French Prime Minister in Paris, on June 27, 2014. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON The billionaire philanthropist's foundation has pledged $50 million to fight the viral outbreak in West Africa, according to a statement by the organization.

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News Max

Experts: Ebola Deaths Could Top 100,000 by Year's End

The U.S. is planning a "surge" of federal workers into West African countries hit by Ebola, and has hired the air-ambulance company that evacuated two infected U.S. citizens in July to support them. About 1,400 U.S. government employees are in the region now, and more are on the way, the State Department said in a contract document released yesterday.

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News24

.com | In US, calls mount for major scale-up to Ebola crisis

The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scale-up that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors said on Thursday. The calls came amid new warnings from the World Health Organisation that the viral outbreak is accelerating out of control, with 2 296 dead and 4 293 infected in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria since the start of this year.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Daily Caller

Common Core Backers Reduced To PATHETIC Ad Swearing Standards Are 'Better Than You've Heard'

Proponents of the Common Core Standards Initiative have taken a brutal beating in the court of public opinion and in state legislatures across America since last autumn, when they confidently and assertively rolled out their attempt to standardize curricula for students in all public schools in 46 states. However, The Daily Caller never dreamed it would come to this: A bizarrely awful YouTube commercial that mocks a cantankerous grandfather for his skepticism about Common Core - and, subtly, for his military service.

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KFVS12

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with tumor

President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address Wednesday outlining an expanded military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm... Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless... Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital and is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen, health officials said Wednesday. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital and is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen, health officials said Wednesday.

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