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FIRST® Kicks Off World’s Largest Celebration of Young Innovators and Changemakers

FIRST via Businesswire 06:42 GMT Sunday 22nd April 2018

This week, more than 15,000 students from around the world traveled to Houston, putting their innovation skills to the test at the annual FIRST Championship Presented by Qualcomm® Incorporated, held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Minute Maid Park and Discovery Green. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180421005063/en/ Over 15,000 students, ages 6-18, participated in FIRST Championship Houston, April 18-21. FIRST Championship, the world’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for students, will continue next week with 15,000 more students in Detroit (April 25-28). (Photo: Business Wire) The four-day event, attended by 30,000 people, came down to a heart-pounding conclusion Saturday night in front of thousands of cheering fans at Minute Maid Park when teams competed in match finals for the FIRST® ...

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Carolyn Jacobson, Champion of Women’s Union Rights, Dies at 67

She helped place equal rights and health and social issues of particular concern to women workers on the agenda of organized labor. Read More: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/obituaries/carolyn-jacobson-champion-of-womens-union-rights-dies-at-67.h...[Published 22-04-2018 05:35:32 GMT]

China's Xi Jinping Outlines Vision for Future as Tech Power

Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined an updated vision for China’s future as an internet and technology power, pledging more state support for sectors caught in the cross-hairs of a trade fight with the U.S. Read More: https://www.wsj.com/article...[Published 22-04-2018 05:26:42 GMT]

Suboxone Strips: The Easiest Practice in Opioid Addiction Treatment Available On The Market

SAN DIEGO, April 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heroin Detox Clinics explains how Suboxone strips are being utilized to help with the opioid and heroin epidemic. Opioid addiction treatment is now more comfortable with the availability of Suboxone ...[Published 22-04-2018 04:20:52 GMT]

Carolyn Jacobson, Champion of Women’s Union Rights, Dies at 67

She helped place equal rights and health and social issues of particular concern to women workers on the agenda of organized labor. Read More: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/obituaries/carolyn-jacobson-champion-of-womens-union-rights-dies-at-67.h...[Published 22-04-2018 03:35:20 GMT]

Carolyn Jacobson, Champion of Women’s Union Rights, Dies at 67

She helped place equal rights and health and social issues of particular concern to women workers on the agenda of organized labor. Read More: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/obituaries/carolyn-jacobson-champion-of-womens-union-rights-dies-at-67.h...[Published 22-04-2018 01:35:27 GMT]

Grand Hyatt Xi’an Celebrates Ancient City in Northwest China

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of a Grand Hyatt hotel in one of China’s most ancient cities, Xi’an. Reinterpreting the city’s rich history and multicultural influences with a contempor...[Published 22-04-2018 01:00:00 GMT]

Ford CEO's Cost-Cut Plan in Focus During Its Slump

Jim Hackett is trying to make changes. But the auto maker is ‘burning a lot of cash in a lot of places,’ says one analyst. Read More: https://www.wsj.com/articles/ford-ceos-cost-cutting-strategy-in-focus-during-earnings-slump-1524312000?mod=pls_...[Published 22-04-2018 00:55:33 GMT]

Goldenvoice’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival Phases out Single-Use Plastic Straws in Favor of Biodegradable Paper Straws

Goldenvoice’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival has phased out single-use plastic straws, making it the first festival in the world to align with Lonely Whale’s ‘For A Strawless Ocean,’ an open-source guide to redu...[Published 22-04-2018 00:01:00 GMT]

In Message to Trump, Europe and Mexico Announce Trade Pact

The update of an existing pact will lift trade in dairy, digital goods and other products, and sends a message that some of America’s trading partners are moving on. Read More: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/21/us/politics/mexico-european-union-tr...[Published 21-04-2018 23:38:15 GMT]

China's Xi Jinping Outlines Vision for Future as Tech Power

Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined an updated vision for China’s future as an internet and technology power, pledging more state support for sectors caught in the cross-hairs of a trade fight with the U.S. Read More: https://www.wsj.com/article...[Published 21-04-2018 23:35:12 GMT]

Starbucks Lacks Clear Guidance for Employees on Nonpaying Customers

Recent arrests of two nonpaying visitors at a Philadelphia Starbucks have raised questions among some employees about how to handle such situations. Read More: https://www.wsj.com/articles/starbucks-lacks-clear-guidance-for-employees-on-non-paying-cu...[Published 21-04-2018 22:54:18 GMT]

Facebook Has a New Data Policy---Here's the Short Version

Facebook just updated and expanded its data policy in light of the company’s recent scandals. Read More: https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-has-a-new-data-policyheres-the-short-version-1524230950?mod=pls_whats_news_us_business_f ...[Published 21-04-2018 22:48:54 GMT]

Carolyn Jacobson, Champion of Women’s Union Rights, Dies at 67

She helped place equal rights and health and social issues of particular concern to women workers on the agenda of organized labor. Read More: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/obituaries/carolyn-jacobson-champion-of-womens-union-rights-dies-at-67.h...[Published 21-04-2018 22:35:24 GMT]

Starbucks Lacks Clear Guidance for Employees on Nonpaying Customers

Recent arrests of two nonpaying visitors at a Philadelphia Starbucks have raised questions among some employees about how to handle such situations. Read More: https://www.wsj.com/articles/starbucks-lacks-clear-guidance-for-employees-on-non-paying-cu...[Published 21-04-2018 22:22:52 GMT]

Military Order of the Purple Heart Announces Suspension of its National Service Program

Springfield, VA, April 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A., Inc. (MOPH) regrets to announce that, effective June 30, 2018, it will no longer be able to provide assistance with the Department of Veterans...[Published 21-04-2018 21:59:11 GMT]

White House Backs Funding Increase for World Bank

The Trump administration is setting aside its skepticism of big international institutions that manage the global economy, in part because it wants to use the World Bank as a counterweight to China’s growing international influence. Read More: htt...[Published 21-04-2018 21:57:17 GMT]

Is Facebook’s Campbell Brown a Force to Be Reckoned With? Or Is She Fake News?

As Facebook’s head of news partnerships, Ms. Brown, a former CNN and NBC anchor, is emerging as a surprisingly adept negotiator for her publishing vision at the social network. Read More: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/21/technology/facebook-campb...[Published 21-04-2018 21:17:12 GMT]

Larson Electronics LLC Releases 3 Phase 3-Wire 150 Horsepower Variable Frequency Drive

KEMP, Texas, April 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics, a leading manufacturer of industrial lighting and equipment, has released a 3 phase 150 horsepower variable frequency device with 460 volts AC input/output voltage compatibility an...[Published 21-04-2018 21:00:00 GMT]

Carolyn Jacobson, Champion of Women’s Union Rights, Dies at 67

She helped place equal rights and health and social issues of particular concern to women workers on the agenda of organized labor. Read More: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/obituaries/carolyn-jacobson-champion-of-womens-union-rights-dies-at-67.h...[Published 21-04-2018 20:35:25 GMT]

Foresters Financial and KaBOOM! Partner to Increase Play Opportunities for Jacksonville Kids

The Jacksonville community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at the Winston Family YMCA. In just six hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial™, the Winston Family YMCA and the nationa...[Published 21-04-2018 20:00:00 GMT]

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