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Morgan Hill celebrates philanthropy at Nov. 17 ceremony

November 21, 2017 5:45 am Published by Morgan Hill celebrates philanthropy at Nov.

The Morgan Hill Community Foundation celebrated the hardest-working volunteers and most generous donors for a variety of local nonprofit organizations at its annual Philanthropy Night banquet and dinner Friday night.

In addition to hosting the annual philanthropy celebration, the MHCF also offers an annual grant program every spring.

The honorees celebrated at MHCF Philanthropy Night and the organizations that selected them are:

City of Morgan Hill: Rotary Club of Morgan Hill

City of Morgan Hill YAC: Lim Deng

Community Law Enforcement Foundation: Majid Bahriny

Edward Boss Prado Foundation: Gary Ponzini

Healthier Kids Foundation: Dana Ditmore

Magical Bridge Playground MH: Ron Locicero

MH Community Foundation: Music As Language

South Valley Athletic Foundation Wine Auction: Ava Serna Musgrove

Tom Loewy: Food pantry depends on ‘everyday people’

November 21, 2017 5:33 am Published by Tom Loewy: Food pantry depends on 'everyday people' - News - The Register-Mail - Galesburg, IL Tom Loewy: Food pantry depends on 'everyday people'

Dusty Hall cautiously backed his pick-up truck close to FISH Food Pantry's side door Monday morning.

Sporting a beard and a cammo baseball cap, Hall looked more like a quiet hunter stalking deer than a dude dropping off canned goods at a food pantry.

When asked if he would talk to me after unloading a truck bed filled with boxes of canned goods, Hall's quiet "Sure" was barely audible over the gusting wind.

It took a good 15 minutes for Hall and FISH volunteer Marcey Younge to transfer the boxes of canned goods into the pantry's stock room.

Though it buys a good portion of its food from the River Bend Food Bank, FISH accepts donations of canned and some perishable food like bread and eggs, as well fresh fruits and vegetables from 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Hall's offerings will not be wasted.

FISH Food Pantry helped 6,955 visitors through July of this year. Those people, a number of them repeat clients, represented 2,882 households.

I got those numbers from Diane Copeland, who is entering her third year as the food pantry's president.

"We just get so much support from the community, it's hard to describe it all. She rattled off all the support that makes it happen from the Galesburg Community Foundation and grants from Emergency Food and Shelter, to food drives and fundraisers held by the likes of WGIL Galesburg Radio 14 and the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive.

Copland said a special thanks, too, to everyday people like Hall.

The first question I asked the quiet donor was what organization he represented. Telling each one always puts a little heat behind my eyes and a lump in my throat.

Everyday people really are amazing.

Dusty Hall's Deck the Halls Toy Drive will be held from 5 p.m.

OIG report lists HHS’ top 10 challenges

November 21, 2017 5:33 am Published by The primary components of this task are combating fraud and abuse by providers billing managed care plans, guaranteeing compliance with managed care and Medicare Part D sponsors and overseeing the health insurance marketplaces. Improving financial and administrative management and reducing improper payments. Addressing weaknesses in financial management systems, reducing improper payments and implementing the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act are what OIG suggests HHS do to overcome such an issue. Protecting the integrity of public Health and Human Services grants. HHS awarded more than $100 billion in grants (excluding Medicaid) in fiscal year 2016. In addition to combating the misuse of funds, OIG recommends HHS improve the quality of care for these populations. Protecting HHS data, systems and beneficiaries from cybersecurity threats. As cybersecurity becomes a growing issue, it's crucial that HHS keep its information safe.

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Alpha Xi Delta hosts inaugural AmaXIng Challenge

November 21, 2017 5:33 am Published by Alpha Xi Delta hosts inaugural AmaXIng Challenge - The Poly Post : News

Big things were happening last week for Alpha Xi Delta as the chapter hosted its inaugural AmaXIng Challenge in honor and support of autism.

aIam super excited about all the organizations who have members participating because it is a lot higher of a participation rate than we anticipated,a McInnis said.

The chapteras pop-up philanthropy booth could be spotted Monday through Thursday right across from the library filled with enthusiastic members ready to inform fellow students on their nationally recognized philanthropy connection to Autism Speaks.

While Alpha Xi Delta had a fun time fundraising for their philanthropy through the events, at the end of the day they were just happy to be able to advocate for their sororityas partnership with Autism Speaks.

aItas really cool because Alpha Xi Delta has raised $6.5 million dollars for Autism Speaks since our organization started the partnership in 2009,a Mcinnis said.

In their connection to Autism Speaks, Alpha Xi Delta is dedicated to a...promoting solutions across the spectrum, and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and supporta ,a according to the Alpha Xi Delta official website.

The statistics in which people are affected with Autism are alarmingly high and exemplify why it is a developmental disorder people should be aware of.

With every 1 in 68 children being diagnosed with autism, it is a disorder that Alpha Xi Delta is proud to help people come to terms with.

It is because of the awareness brought to light through supporting charities and partners such as AXiD, that people have become aware of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

However, there isnat an actual cure for autism but there is behavioral, educational and family therapies that may help reduce symptoms and support development and learning.A

Members of the chapter already have future plans in mind and are excited for next yearas philanthropy week.

To learn more about the Alpha Xi Deltaas philanthropy visit alphaxidelta.org/about-our-partnership.

Everychild Foundation Awards $1 million to the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy at Loyola Law …

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“An Entrepreneur’s Spirit. A Winner’s Attitude. T&T Radio Personality Says He’s Ready to Ace It in …

November 21, 2017 5:11 am Published by T&T Radio Personality Says He's Ready to Ace It in the Soca Biz" Tropicalfete inc. T&T Radio Personality Says He's Ready to Ace It in the Soca Biz" T&T Radio Personality Says He's Ready to Ace It in the Soca Biz"

A well-known radio personality is taking the bull by the horn in 2018; Not in the literal sense, but do know that there'll be no playing around when it comes to his delivery ahead of the Carnival 2018 season in Trinidad and Tobago. From building a brand that's among the strongest on the FM dial, to cementing himself in the advertising business and further to that, securing a top tier horse in the sport of horse racing, Smooth understands the importance of sticking to what his heart desires and consistently delivering his very best.

Ahead of Carnival 2018, the young entertainer teamed up with Kerry John and with a well penned single that's now making inroads across the airwaves, the road to success in the music business, is being carefully maneuvered.

WMU’s Bronson School of Nursing Awarded $2 million to increase cultural diversity

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WMU's Bronson School of Nursing Awarded $2 million to increase cultural diversity.

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A Western Michigan University Bronson School of Nursing has received a $2 million grant to provide scholarships to students with a different cultural background in order to cultivate a more diverse field.

A small group of culturally diverse nursing students gathered around a table in a Bronson School of Nursing lab on Westernas campus.

Arctic role is beneficial to Scotland, declares Sturgeon

November 21, 2017 5:00 am Published by Please update your billing details here to continue enjoying your subscription.Please update your billing details here to continue enjoying your access to the most informative and considered journalism in the UK.We've added tags to the bottom of all article pages allowing you to further explore the topics you're interested in.DismissArctic role is beneficial to Scotland, declares SturgeonNicola Sturgeon highlighted Scotland's developing relationship with its northern neighbours as she addressed 350 people at the Arctic Circle ForumPA

Strong links with Arctic countries are mutually beneficial to Scotland, the first minister has told a forum in Edinburgh.

Nicola Sturgeon highlighted Scotland's developing relationship with its northern neighbours as she addressed 350 people including government ministers, policymakers, business leaders and academics at the Arctic Circle Forum.

The event is designed to examine some of the shared challenges facing northern nations, including issues such as climate change and building sustainable and inclusive economies.

Ms Sturgeon said Scotland was the closest non-Arctic neighbour to the region, saying: "The north of Scotland is actually closer to the Arctic than it is to London."

The Shetland Isles are 600 miles from London and 400 miles from the edge of the Arctic Circle.

Ms Sturgeon said: "While our principal

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Research councils take note: there is no innovation without scientific research

November 21, 2017 2:33 am Published by

Research of lasting value needs an open environment without an application or customer in mind, says Donald Braben

Philip Nelson, the chief executive of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, recently announced a call for outline proposals for Research and Innovation's "Innovation Fellowships".

Fellowships, which are aimed at young and innovative scientists from either universities or industry, will focus on "creative and challenging research whilst developing relationships within and outside of the research base by engaging with industry" and will be subjected to EPSRC's usual range of rigorous evaluation, including peer review and assessments of impact. His latest book is Promoting the Planck Club: How defiant youth, irreverent researchers and liberated universities can foster prosperity indefinitely.

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