Education en Code Ninjas Guelph is Investing Over $75,000 Into Their Guelph-Based Center to Assist Children in Learning and Development <p>Code Ninjas Guelph provides coding programs for kids to make it easy on parents with convenient drop-in hours on weeknights and weekends. Since opening in 2020, owners Pamela Pandit and Jaymin Pandit have expanded their offerings to provide programming relating to coding, robotics, 3D printing and now, laser printing as part of their suite of learning programs.</p> <p>Guelph, Canada October 04, 2022 --(<a rel="nofollow" href="" rel="nofollow"></a>)-- Code Ninjas Guelph is investing over $75,000 into their Guelph-based center to assist children in learning and development. Their investment includes the addition of new technology that will allow kids in Guelph, Ontario to design their own physical products while learning the coding language to achieve this.</p> <p>Announcement Highlights</p> <p>- Guelph-based business invests over $75,000 into learning and development for kids.<br /> - New technology will be available for kids and parents beginning this fall.<br /> - Demos and tours will be offered to schools, and parenting groups over the fall months.<br /> - Highlights a further investment in technology for Guelph.</p> <p>&#8220;Our goal is to expose kids to a variety of real world technology ...</p><p><a href= alt=Code Ninjas Guelph is Investing Over $75,000 Into Their Guelph-Based Center to Assist Children in Learning and Development>Full story available on</a></p> business News Education Financing Tech Press Releases Tue, 04 Oct 2022 20:43:44 +0000 29145367 at NACCE Announces 2022 Entrepreneurial College and President of the Year Awards <p>Vance-Granville Community College in North Carolina and President James Murdaugh of Tallahassee Community College in Florida Awarded Top Honors</p> <p>Boston, MA October 04, 2022 --(<a rel="nofollow" href="" rel="nofollow"></a>)-- The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation&#8217;s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has named Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) in Henderson, North Carolina, as the 2022 &#8220;Heather Van Sickle Entrepreneurial College of the Year.&#8221; James Murdaugh, Ph.D., president of Tallahassee Community College, (TCC) in Tallahassee, FL, has been named NACCE&#8217;s 2022 &#8220;Entrepreneurial President of the Year.&#8221;</p> <p>The awards were announced at NACCE&#8217;s Annual Conference, now underway in Boston, where NACCE celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. NACCE was founded on the campus of Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, MA in 2002.</p> <p>2020 Heather Van Sickle Entrepreneurial College Award<br /> Vance-Granville Community College&#8217;s selection as NACCE&#8217;s 2022 Entrepreneurial College of the Year attests to the leadership of President Rachel Desmarais, Ph.D., who has steadily expanded the college&#8217;s entrepreneurial initiatives. In 2021, President Desmarais signed NACCE&#8217;s Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge (PFEP), committing ...</p><p><a href= alt=NACCE Announces 2022 Entrepreneurial College and President of the Year Awards>Full story available on</a></p> business News Education Entrepreneurship Events Press Releases Tue, 04 Oct 2022 19:12:42 +0000 29143099 at Millicom (Tigo) announces its Second Congress of Maestr@s Conectad@s of Latin America <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="" /> <p align="center"><strong>Millicom (Tigo) </strong><strong>announces its Second </strong><strong>Congress </strong><strong>of </strong><strong>Maestr@s</strong> <strong>Conectad@s</strong> <strong>of</strong><strong> Latin America</strong><br /><strong><em>The virtual </em></strong><strong><em>congress</em></strong><strong><em> will take place on October </em></strong><strong><em>10</em></strong><strong><em>th and </em></strong><strong><em>11</em></strong><strong><em>th, </em></strong><strong><em>with</em></strong> <strong><em>anticipated participation from </em></strong><strong><em>more than 50k</em></strong><strong><em> teachers </em></strong></p> <p align="center"><img alt="" height="351.14px" name="GNW_RichHtml_IMG" src="" width="624.0px" /></p> <p><strong>LUXEMB</strong><strong>OURG</strong><strong>, </strong><strong>October </strong><strong>4</strong><strong>,</strong><strong> 2022</strong> – <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Millicom</a> (Tigo) announced today its Second Congress of Maestr@s Conectad@s, which aims to strengthen the digital learning skills of teachers across Latin America.</p> <p align="justify">The virtual event is free and will be broadcast live on October 10<sup>th</sup> and 11<sup>th</sup> on YouTube at 5:00 p.m. (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala), 6:00 p.m. (Colombia and Panama), 7:00 p.m. (Bolivia), and 8:00 p.m. (Paraguay). Teachers can register at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u></u></a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>congresomaestrosconectados</u></a> to participate and receive a digital participation certificate later. </p> <p align="justify">The event is expected to reach more than 50,000 participants and will indirectly impact up to 1 million potential students and online learners. The Second Congress of Maestr@s Conectad@s of Latin American will feature 16 international education experts that focus on subjects such as the new education challenges in the region, technology integration, and 4.0 classroom skills, among others. </p> <p align="justify">Maestr@s Conectad@s is one of Millicom&#039;s leading social impact programs within its ESG strategy and is focused on promoting inclusion and digital literacy.</p> <p align="justify"><em>"</em><em>Since the launch of this program in 2020 i</em><em>n </em><em>collaboration with </em><em>multiple Ministers of Education, </em><em>UNICEF</em><em>, </em><em>and AHYU</em><em>, Millicom </em><em>has been able to ...</em></p><p><a href= alt=Millicom (Tigo) announces its Second Congress of Maestr@s Conectad@s of Latin America>Full story available on</a></p> News TIGO Education Press Releases Tue, 04 Oct 2022 16:28:06 +0000 Globe Newswire 29140569 at Here's Why We Wouldn't Have Legal Weed Without LGBTQIA+ Activists: Meet The People Who Drove Cannabis Legalization Forward <p><strong id="docs-internal-guid-dedff031-7fff-a071-8ac3-fbe629421f58">By <a href="">WeedMaps News</a>&#39; </strong><strong>Tyler Koslow, provided exclusively to <a href="">Benzinga Cannabis</a>.</strong></p> <p>If you wander past the neon green cross symbol into a marijuana dispensary today, it&#39;s likely you&#39;ll see a wide array of cannabis products, generous budtenders quick to talk favorite strains, and an altogether feel-good environment.&nbsp;</p> <p>But the modern dispensary is in harsh juxtaposition with America&#39;s first-ever public cannabis dispensary. When the San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club opened in 1992 out of a small apartment in the Castro District, the somber setting was one of grave desperation rather than celebration. And we wouldn&#39;t have the marijuana legalization we have today if it wasn&#39;t for a group of activists who helped spark the legal marijuana movement amid an AIDS epidemic that wreaked havoc among LGBTQ and communities of color across the United States in the 1980s and &#39;90s.</p> <p><iframe src=";rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent"></iframe></p> <p>The role that the LGBTQ community played in getting medical marijuana legalized in&nbsp;<a href="" rel="noopener" target="_self">California</a>&nbsp;is important to share. It&#39;s a story of iconic activists who dedicated their lives to advocating for the medical potential of cannabis and fought for the passage of Proposition 215.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s impossible to dive into the history of Proposition 215 and marijuana legalization without beginning with Dennis Peron, a gay man widely regarded as the &ldquo;father of medical marijuana.&rdquo; Peron died of lung cancer on Jan. 27, 2018, but his legacy as a cannabis and gay rights activist is well-documented and celebrated in both communities.&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>The Father of Medical Marijuana&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>A Bronx,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="noopener" target="_self">New York</a>-born Vietnam War veteran, Peron relocated to the Castro District in 1969, a historically gay neighborhood in San Francisco, after completing his stint with the United States Air Force. His initial foray with activism was as a &ldquo;yippie,&rdquo; a term used for radical members of the Youth International Party, is detailed in Brian Applegarth&#39;s short documentary, &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">The Secret Story: How Medical Cannabis Was Re-Legalized in the US</a>.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>In a conversation with Weedmaps News, cannabis activist and Peron&#39;s spouse, John Entwistle Jr., spoke about Peron&#39;s pivotal role in the election of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, and his background as a renowned cannabis activist long before the medical benefits of the plant were recognized.&nbsp;</p> <p>Peron detailed to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">KNTV, the San Francisco Bay Area NBC affiliate,</a>&rdquo; in a feature called &ldquo;Bay Area Revelations&rdquo; how in the late 1970s, Peron opened the Big Top Pot Supermarket on the top two floors of a Victorian house in the Castro District, where he illegally sold cannabis to thousands of San Francisco residents. During this time, Peron became known by local law enforcement and was even shot in the leg by an undercover officer during a raid in 1978, landing him three months in the hospital and another three months in jail.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the 1980s, the AIDS epidemic swept through the U.S., especially ravaging the gay communities in San Francisco. Originally thought to only spread among gay men, President Ronald Reagan&#39;s administration was reluctant to act due to the adminstrations conservatism and homophobia, according to &ldquo;And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic,&rdquo; Randy Shilts&#39; book on the history of AIDS epidemic. Reagan didn&#39;t publicly say the word &ldquo;AIDS&rdquo; until 1986; the disease had already&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">claimed the lives of more than 16,000 people</a>&nbsp;by then. It was the sudden onset of this devastating and fatal disease that caused Peron to shift his cannabis activism lens from a focus on civil rights to one of compassion.</p> <p>&ldquo;At this point, Harvey Milk had been killed and then the AIDS epidemic came, so everyone is doing caregiving and caretaking for those around who need it,&rdquo; Entwistle said. &ldquo;Dennis was still dealing and still doing his thing, but the main focus was the AIDS epidemic. The whole community was focused on collectively staying healthy and taking care of those who needed it.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src=";rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent"></iframe></p> <p>One of the detrimental effects of AIDS was wasting syndrome, or cachexia, which causes unintended rapid weight loss, as well as weakness, fever, and diarrhea. During the earliest days of the epidemic, people suffering from AIDS had no readily accessible medication or therapeutic relief. The first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved anti-HIV drug, called zidovudine (AZT), wasn&#39;t available to patients until 1987. According to the KNTV feature, Peron realized that cannabis could help stimulate the appetite in AIDS patients, and also help ...</p><p><a href= alt=Here&#039;s Why We Wouldn&#039;t Have Legal Weed Without LGBTQIA+ Activists: Meet The People Who Drove Cannabis Legalization Forward>Full story available on</a></p> Cannabis ICYMI LGBTQ+ Tyler Koslow WeedMaps News Education Markets General Cannabis Education Markets General Benzinga Tue, 04 Oct 2022 15:59:07 +0000 WeedMaps News 14677366 at 'The Weed Talk:' How To Talk Cannabis And Survive This Thanksgiving <p><strong id="docs-internal-guid-65b43f7a-7fff-130d-56e3-b33ce563b0c1">By <a href="">The Fresh Toast</a>&#39;s Terry Hacienda, provided exclusively to <a href="">Benzinga Cannabis</a>.</strong></p> <p><em>Thanksgiving and politics don&rsquo;t mix, but if the subject of marijuana legalization comes up around the Thanksgiving dinner table this year, here are some handy tips.</em></p> <p>As Thanksgiving Day approaches, take the time to truly count your blessings. If you are a cannabis consumer, be thankful that you are among the majority of Americans that live in a state where there is some form of legal marijuana &mdash; whether it be recreational, medical or CBD only.</p> <p>There are now 11 states, plus Washington D.C., that allow adults to use marijuana recreationally, and 33 states that offer marijuana for medical purposes to qualifying patients. Many of these are among the nation&rsquo;s most populated states.</p> <p>Despite this bit of good news, it still can be difficult to have the &ldquo;marijuana talk&rdquo; with those family members who are wary of these progressive new laws. Thanksgiving and politics don&rsquo;t mix, but if the subject of marijuana legalization comes up around the Thanksgiving dinner table this year, here are some handy tips:</p> <h3><strong>Be Chill</strong></h3> <p>The worst thing you can do is be in attack mode. Yes, you are on the right side of history, but nobody likes a know-it-all without a little empathy. Listen to the other side and truly try to understand where they are coming from. A lot of your friends and family members may have grown up during the Reefer Madness days or the Just Say No days. It takes some understanding.</p> <p>Sometimes, their fears can easily ...</p><p><a href= alt=&#039;The Weed Talk:&#039; How To Talk Cannabis And Survive This Thanksgiving>Full story available on</a></p> Cannabis Terry Hacienda The Fresh Toast Education Markets General Cannabis Education Markets General Benzinga Tue, 04 Oct 2022 14:20:07 +0000 The Fresh Toast 14878833 at Lomi & GROWNYC to Provide Sustainability Education Programs to NYC Public School Students <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="" /> <p>NEW YORK, Oct. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Lomi</a>, creators of sustainable and compostable products, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GROWNYC</a>, a sustainability education non-profit, announced today an exclusive partnership, which will provide 50 New York City elementary schools with hands-on educational programs to teach students about sustainability best practices, including fun ways to compost food waste.</p> <p>As part of this partnership, Lomi will donate over 200 of their signature product, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Lomi</a> Home Composter - <i>the first kitchen appliance to turn food waste into fertilizer overnight </i>- to selected schools so students can learn about the importance of reducing waste through composting in an interactive way. </p> <p>&#34;Education has always been one of the most important pillars of our company, so the opportunity to partner with an incredible organization like GROWNYC and provide resources to thousands of students is very exciting for us,&#34; said Matt Bertulli, CEO of Lomi. &#34;We know that launching this program in New York City will help lead the way for other education systems across the country and around the world to implement similar practices.&#34; </p> <p>Students of the selected schools will not only be able to use Lomi Composters to create compost from the schools&#39; food waste, but they&#39;ll also use Lomi dirt to fertilize the schools&#39; community garden spaces.  </p> <p>&#34;Our teachers are excited to have Lomi Home Composters as another tool to engage New York City youth in zero waste efforts,&#34; said Kristin Fields, GrowNYC&#39;s School Gardens Director. &#34;Students now can experience the full food cycle in their classrooms: from growing and harvesting food in school gardens, to composting food scraps to give back to the soil.&#34;</p> <p>This project is launching as part of the Learn with Lomi project. For more information, or to get involved and request Lomi for your school, please visit: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong></strong></a><strong>.</strong></p> <p><strong>About Lomi</strong></p> <p>Lomi is on a mission to eliminate 10 billion pounds of waste from the global waste stream. As a Certified B Corporation, Climate Neutral Certified business, and member of 1% For The Planet, Lomi researches and develops the most innovative products toward one goal: creating a waste-free future. To learn more about Lomi, visit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p> <p><strong>About GROWNYC</strong></p> <p>GrowNYC is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve New York City&#39;s quality of life through environmental and food access programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers ...</p><p><a href= alt=Lomi &amp; GROWNYC to Provide Sustainability Education Programs to NYC Public School Students>Full story available on</a></p> Education Press Releases Tue, 04 Oct 2022 13:16:48 +0000 Globe Newswire 29136270 at Educational Robot Market by Type, Component, Education Level and Region - Global Forecast to 2027 <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="" /> <p>Dublin, Oct. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The <a href=";utm_medium=PressRelease&amp;utm_code=7x4gwr&amp;utm_campaign=1759543+-+Educational+Robot+Market+by+Type%2c+Component%2c+Education+Level+and+Region+-+Global+Forecast+to+2027&amp;utm_exec=jamu273prd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">&#34;Global Educational Robot Market by Type (Humanoid Robots, Collaborative Industrial Robots), Component (Sensors, End Effectors, Actuators, Controllers), Education Level (Higher Education, Special Education) - Forecast to 2027&#34;</a> report has been added to <strong>;s</strong> offering.<br /><br />The global educational robot market size is expected to grow from USD 1.4 billion in 2022 to USD 3.2 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 17.3% during the forecasted period.</p> <p>Collaborative robots are becoming more affordable and are easier to program, especially for novice users. Universities are studying how to utilize the potential of collaborative robots across several different industries by uncovering new uses and applications, improving existing applications, enhancing robot efficiency, and studying robots&#39; effects on health and occupational safety in the workplace.</p> <p>For instance, the US, universities such as Johns Hopkins, The University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, Marshall University, and others have dedicated collaborative robot education centers that expose students to collaborative robots and offer robotics research opportunities.<br /><br /><strong><em>Software is the fastest growing segment of educational robot market during the forecast period</em></strong><br /><br />New software solutions are being developed for use in industrial and service robots. Industrial robots require preventive maintenance because multiple robots are functioning at the same time. 5G connectivity is now also being tested for networking industrial robots. For service robots, AI plays a vital role in advancing humanoid robots for functions such as movement, speech recognition and object identification. Hence, the market for software components is expected to grow at a faster rate during the forecast period.<br /><br /><strong><em>Special education segment is the fastest growing segment of educational robot market by 2027</em></strong><br /><br />The educational robot market for special education is expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2022 and 2027. Humanoid robots hold a niche but dedicated market for catering to children with special needs. Collaborative robot technology is also being explored for assisting differently abled people. In some cases, collaborative robots are being used as assistive arms for differently abled people. Their inherently safe design allows them to be used alongside humans. Their penetration is currently limited. Kinova Robots (Canada) is one of the very few companies that has developed assistive robots using collaborative robot technology.<br /><strong><em><br />Europe is the second fastest growing market for educational robot during the forecast period</em></strong><br /><br />Unlike many countries in Europe, universities in the UK have an English-dominant curriculum, which makes it an attractive destination for foreign students looking to get a degree in robotics. Educational institutions in the UK also collaborate with other educational centers worldwide to strengthen educational partnerships with other countries.</p> <p>This enables the collaboration of students ...</p><p><a href= alt=Educational Robot Market by Type, Component, Education Level and Region - Global Forecast to 2027>Full story available on</a></p> Education Analyst Ratings Press Releases Tue, 04 Oct 2022 12:33:34 +0000 Globe Newswire 29134647 at Teton Waters Ranch Takes Action to Improve Childhood Nutrition Through School Partnerships <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="" /> <p align="left">LOVELAND, Colo., Oct. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>Teton Waters Ranch</u></a>, the original 100% grass-fed and finished beef company, announces the launch of Teton Taste Buds program to give more children access to nutrient dense foods and set an early foundation for healthy eating habits.<br /></p> <p>Childhood obesity is an epidemic, with one in five children in the United States clinically obese. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><u>Research shows</u></a> obese children have an 80 percent chance of remaining obese into adulthood and an increased risk of developing chronic and life-threatening diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and dementia. Teton Waters Ranch believes now is the time for food brands to act to reduce and prevent obesity in children.</p> <p>The Teton Taste Buds pilot-program aims to make high quality, nutrient dense foods available to all children by partnering with schools to upgrade offerings on their cafeteria menus. To kick off the program, Teton Waters Ranch is starting in its own backyard, adopting the Thompson School District in Loveland, CO and upgrading the district&#039;s commodity hot dog to a nutrient dense, 100% grass-fed and finished hot dog from Teton at no additional cost to the district or families.</p> <p>"As a father and grandfather, myself, I&#039;m often horrified by the ingredients in foods I see kids consuming, by the staggering statistics around childhood obesity and even more so by the fact too few food brands are doing anything about it," said Jeff Tripician, Teton Waters Ranch CEO. "Teton Waters Ranch is a leader in the better-for-you food industry and the makers of ...</p><p><a href= alt=Teton Waters Ranch Takes Action to Improve Childhood Nutrition Through School Partnerships>Full story available on</a></p> Partnerships Education Restaurants Press Releases General Tue, 04 Oct 2022 12:23:00 +0000 Globe Newswire 29134376 at New Cohort of EdReports Klawe Leadership Fellows Brings Over a Century of Education Experience <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="" /> <p>Durham, NC, Oct. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">EdReports</a>, a nonprofit that provides free reviews of instructional materials, is proud to welcome the newest cohort of Klawe (Kla-vay) fellows for 2022–2023. Since its launch in 2015, EdReports has trained nearly 900 educators to conduct rigorous reviews of instructional materials and has released <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">over 1,000 reviews</a> of math, English language arts, and science curricula. <br /><br />These seven exceptional educators will spend their Fellowship developing and executing impact projects that support EdReports&#039; mission to increase the capacity of teachers, administrators, and leaders to seek, identify and demand high-quality instructional materials. Previous fellows have implemented far-reaching efforts that include professional development improvements for teachers, identifying technology supports within curricula for diverse learners, and exploring cultural relevancy within mathematics materials. </p> <p><br />"It is a privilege and an honor to welcome this tremendous group of educators to the Klawe Fellowship," said Eric Hirsch, Executive Director of EdReports. "The past few years have been challenging for educators, students, and families—yet we have seen over and over again how instrumental educators are at advocating for and implementing meaningful change to support students to learn and grow. I&#039;m excited to see the innovative ways these fellows will bolster curriculum literacy in their local communities and open up more equitable learning opportunities for all students."</p> <p>Tara Shepson, a reading interventionist based in Fife, Washington, and 2021–22 Klawe Fellow, said: "The Klawe Fellowship gave me an opportunity to pursue my passion for early learning with the support of like-minded colleagues. This experience pushed me to create networks with educators and stakeholders around the country, gave me the confidence to bring my action plan to district leaders and advocate for change, and presented a professional challenge that increased my capacity as a teacher leader."</p> <p>The 2022–23 cohort represents over a century of combined professional experience in classroom and administrative leadership. Roles include teacher, principal, instructional coach, and district leader with expertise in mathematics, science, and English language arts. </p> <p>Throughout the program, the Fellows will be trained in policy, advocacy, research, and communications. They will develop the skills necessary to support local stakeholders to understand that what you select and how you select matters, and that current adoption practices are simply not good enough.</p> <p>The Klawe Fellowship, named after founding EdReports Board President <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Dr. Maria Klawe</a>, was envisioned as an opportunity for current and former EdReports reviewers to build their leadership skills through advocacy. Launched in 2019, Klawe Fellow alumni have implemented a range of initiatives to improve the awareness of ...</p><p><a href= alt=New Cohort of EdReports Klawe Leadership Fellows Brings Over a Century of Education Experience>Full story available on</a></p> Education Press Releases Tue, 04 Oct 2022 12:00:00 +0000 Globe Newswire 29133414 at National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative Extended Federal Funding for Five Years <p>Burtonsville, MD October 03, 2022 --(<a rel="nofollow" href="" rel="nofollow"></a>)-- The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) has been awarded a 5-year, $10 million Cooperative Agreement from the Children&#039;s Bureau (CB), Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) starting September 30, 2022 and continuing through September 29, 2027. The purpose of this award is to continue to scale the web-based National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI) to remaining states in the nation, refine and update the curriculum as needed and perform an updated evaluation regarding current use and impact of the curriculum.</p> <p>The NTI has developed two free, state-of-the-art, standardized, web-based trainings to build the capacity of child welfare and mental health professionals in all states, tribes, and territories to effectively support children, youth, and their foster, adoptive and guardianship ...</p><p><a href= alt=National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative Extended Federal Funding for Five Years>Full story available on</a></p> News Non-profits Education Health Care Politics Press Releases Mon, 03 Oct 2022 19:47:23 +0000 29125077 at The World's Largest Spirits & Wine Rating Competition, PR%F Awards 2022, Masked & Unmasked, November 5 & 6 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas <p>Las Vegas, NV October 03, 2022 --(<a rel="nofollow" href="" rel="nofollow"></a>)-- PR%F Awards Spirits, Wine &#38; Beverage competition is set to be held in Las Vegas on November 5 and 6 at the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. PR%F Awards has partnered with the college of hospitality as a platform to provide valuable education and experience to its students. PR%F Awards is the first spirits and wine competition to partner with a top-ranked college at a fully accredited university.</p> <p>More than 40 Hospitality College students will participate behind the scene, learning how to create, manage and operate the world&#039;s largest spirits competition. In addition, a group of senior students will provide a best-of-show tasting evaluation for tequila, whiskey, and vodka.</p> <p>PR%F judges and partners will also become part of the curriculum, instructing, mentoring, and working with students from the college.</p> <p>&#8220;Many of our students are interested in careers in the beverage industry,&#8221; said Dr. Murray Mackenzie, associate professor in residence at the Hospitality College. &#8220;Giving these students the opportunity to become involved in a spirits competition of this caliber brings incredible dimension to their learning experience.&#8221;</p> <p>&#34;We are very pleased to expand our PR%F Awards platform in 2022 and partner with William F. Harrah College of Hospitality at UNLV,&#34; says Michele D. Tell, executive director of PR%F Awards. &#34;The opportunity to work with students, staff, and instructors at the college and expand the PR%F Awards is a wonderful opportunity.&#34;</p> <p>More than 70 judges (spirit/wine experts) who are all beverage buyers will assemble in a private tasting competition rating more than 700 spirits and wines that have elected to participate in the rating competition.</p> <p>This year, this unique competition will host two very distinct, separate competitions - PR%F Awards-Masked, The Double-Blind Tasting, and PR%F Awards-Unmasked, The Total Package.</p> <p>PR%F Awards is a beverage competition that credits the diverse and distinctive categories of international and domestic spirits, wine, and other beverages and decorates these brands with accolades and medals through a proprietary 100-point rating system.</p> <p>This prestigious honor for winners selected by beverage industry buyers is the ultimate competition with more than 300 categories.</p> <p>PR%F Awards sequesters judges from across the United States for a two-day private tasting experience in Las Vegas. Each judge ...</p><p><a href= alt=The World&#039;s Largest Spirits &amp; Wine Rating Competition, PR%F Awards 2022, Masked &amp; Unmasked, November 5 &amp; 6 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas>Full story available on</a></p> Arts & Entertainment business News Education Restaurants Press Releases Mon, 03 Oct 2022 18:26:07 +0000 29123965 at Is It 2008 All Over Again For Credit Suisse? <p><strong>Credit Suisse Group AG</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="">CS</a>) shares recovered <a href="">early morning losses</a> and traded higher by 2.4% on Monday following a report by the Financial Times that the Swiss bank has been reaching out to investors to reassure them about the bank&#39;s financial health.</p> <p>One of the biggest red flags for investors was a spike in Credit Suisse&#39;s credit default swaps (CDS) on Friday. Here&#39;s what investors need to know about CDS and why it&nbsp;matters.</p> <p><strong>What Is A Credit Default Swap?</strong> CDS are derivatives that are essentially insurance for bondholders, so a pickup in CDS levels indicates&nbsp;investors are becoming worried about the safety of their investments. Lenders purchase CDS from investors who agree to pay the lender in the event the borrower defaults on its obligations.</p> <p>CDS played a big role in the volatility in the housing market during the 2008 and 2009 financial crises. Contracts are customized among the debt issuer, the buyer and the seller. <strong>CDS trade over-the-counter in an illiquid and relatively ...</strong></p><p><a href= alt=Is It 2008 All Over Again For Credit Suisse?>Full story available on</a></p> credit default CS KBE Penny Stocks Bonds Education Markets General KBE US78464A7972 CS US2254011081 Penny Stocks Bonds Education Markets General Benzinga Mon, 03 Oct 2022 16:24:39 +0000 Wayne Duggan 29121560 at Here's How Many Vehicles Tesla Has Produced And Delivered In Each Quarter Since 2019 <p>Electric vehicle leader<strong> Tesla Inc </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="">TSLA</a>) reported&nbsp;production and delivery figures for the first quarter of 2022 over the weekend. Here&rsquo;s a look at how the figures stack up with past quarters.</p> <p><strong>Tesla&rsquo;s 2022 Deliveries:&nbsp;</strong>Tesla <a href="">reported </a>a record 343,830 vehicles sold in the third quarter. Deliveries for the quarter were up 35% from the 254,695 vehicles sold in the second quarter. Delveries were up 42.5% year-over-year in the third quarter. The results from Tesla came in shy of most analysts esimates of around 360,000.&nbsp;</p> <p>Tesla announced third quarter production was 365,923 vehicles.&nbsp;</p> <p>The third quarter figure beats a previous record set in the first quarter of the year, when Tesla&nbsp;<a href="">reported </a>record quarterly deliveries&nbsp;of 310,048 vehicles. The company reported production of 305,407 vehicles in the first quarter, falling just shy of a record 305,840 vehicles produced in the fourth quarter of 2021.</p> <p>&ldquo;In the first quarter we produced ...</p><p><a href= alt=Here&#039;s How Many Vehicles Tesla Has Produced And Delivered In Each Quarter Since 2019>Full story available on</a></p> Elon Musk Gigafactories Gigafactory Gigafactory Berlin Gigafactory Shanghai Gigafactory Texas ICYMI News Tesla Deliveries Tesla Production TSLA Education General TSLA US88160R1014 News Education General Benzinga Mon, 03 Oct 2022 15:49:10 +0000 Chris Katje 26440061 at Bush Signs $700B TARP Bailout 14 Years Ago Today <p><em>Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date.</em></p> <h3>What Happened</h3> <p>On this day in 2008, U.S. President <strong>George W. Bush</strong> signed the $700-billion Troubled Asset Relief Program bailout into law.</p> <h3>Where The Market Was</h3> <p>The Dow closed at 10,325.38 and the S&amp;P 500 traded at 1,099.23.</p> <p><strong>What Else Was Going On In The World</strong></p> <p>In 2008, the largest U.S. bank, <strong>Citigroup Inc </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="">C</a>), reported fourth-quarter losses of $9.83 billion due to the collapse of the subprime mortgage market. Illinois ...</p><p><a href= alt=Bush Signs $700B TARP Bailout 14 Years Ago Today>Full story available on</a></p> C FMCC FNMA this day in market history Education Top Stories Markets General C US1729674242 FMCC US3134003017 FNMA US3135861090 Education Top Stories Markets General Benzinga Mon, 03 Oct 2022 14:42:05 +0000 Wayne Duggan 12450110 at NCCER Launches "The Builders' Table" Podcast <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="" /> <p>ALACHUA, Fla., Oct. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">National Center for Construction Education and Research</a> (NCCER) is pleased to announce its first ever podcast, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Builders&#039; Table</a>, is now available for download.  </p> <p>Launched Oct. 3, this podcast will feature construction industry leaders and professionals to educate, empower and engage listeners on the importance of the industry. The Builders&#039; Table will address the need to inspire the next generation of craft professionals through in-depth conversations and develop solutions that will move our industry forward.  </p> <p>The podcast is hosted by Jennifer Wilkerson, NCCER&#039;s Vice President of Innovation and Advancement. As a former high school teacher and part owner in a welding company, Wilkerson has a passion for education and construction that ...</p><p><a href= alt=NCCER Launches &quot;The Builders&#039; Table&quot; Podcast>Full story available on</a></p> News Partnerships Education Press Releases General Mon, 03 Oct 2022 14:30:00 +0000 Globe Newswire 29119801 at