Lili Niemann of E-Square Education Enterprises Wins Two Business Worldwide Magazine 2020 Global Corporate Excellence Awards

LONDON, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lili Niemann, Founder and CEO of South Africa based E-Square Education Enterprises, has been named twice in the Business Worldwide Magazine 2020 Global Corporate Excellence Awards.

The Awards seek to identify and honour the most respected companies and their C-level executives, rewarding outstanding performance, innovation and ethics across international business and finance communities. Lili has won two awards: ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year- South Africa‘ and ‘Business Leadership and Dedication to the Community Award’.

The way people access education has changed dramatically over recent years, with online learning now becoming more popular than ever. But as the new global environment becomes more competitive and knowledge based, millions of people without online access are getting left behind. Lili Niemann has built her career on redressing the balance by making quality learning accessible to all.

Lili established E-Square in 1994, since then growing

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Judge awards $42 million to three school districts shorted in state funding

Catherine Candisky

A Franklin County judge has awarded more than $42 million to three Ohio school districts after ruling they had been short-changed in state education funding.

Common Pleas Judge Gina R. Russo found the Ohio Department of Education failed to follow state law for calculating aid and instead used its own formula, resulting in reductions in funding to the Cleveland, Dayton and Toledo school districts from 2005 through 2007.

“The General Assembly decided the proper way to calculate formula ADM (average daily membership) and pay for add-in students” in state law…

”While ODE (Ohio Department of Education) may believe substitutions of CSADM (community school average daily membership) results in better, more accurate numbers, the fact remains, pursuant to (state law), formula ADM is not to be recalculated or reduced using data provided by community schools,” Russo wrote in her Sept. 10 decision.

Ohio’s complex school funding system

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Tyson K-12 Awards $25,000 in Grant Funds to Seven School Foodservice Teams through its Great Grant Giveaway

Tyson K-12 is pleased to announce seven K-12 school foodservice teams were awarded a piece of $25,000 in grant funding through the company’s Great Grant Giveaway program. Since its inception in 2015, Tyson K-12 has awarded more than $100,000 in grant funding to schools.

Grant recipients can use the funds to purchase equipment or materials that can help enhance their foodservice operations. Diane Drooger of David Douglas School in Oregon said their $2,500 grant funds will likely be used to purchase additional bakers’ racks to support to-go meals for students.

“Earlier this month, we realized we would need tall bakers’ racks for our kitchen since our school district will be doing online learning through December, possibly longer. We will have meal pick-up areas for families at our schools, in addition to bus stops – the additional racks will really help our staff,” said Drooger.

$5,000 Great Grant Giveaway recipients include:

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National Science Foundation awards $100k to UMKC STEM

The National Science Foundation recently awarded $100,000 to a UMKC research conference.  

The conference, “Integrating STEM Education Research Collaboration for Regional Prosperity,” was created with a focus on developing a stronger STEM workforce in the greater Kansas City area. 

“The Kansas City region does not have enough students graduating in science, technology, engineering and math to support our STEM businesses and industry,” said Alexis Petri, UMKC’s director of faculty support and the project’s leader, when discussing the need for the conference.

The three-day conference this upcoming spring will bring together faculty from multiple institutions, nonprofit members, entrepreneurs and civic leaders to present research on the growing challenges facing the STEM community and identify possible solutions. 

One of the conference’s primary goals is to diversify the STEM student population, one of the larger problems within the workforce. 

“An additional challenge is that we also do not have a very diverse student

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Several Capital Region organizations receive Workforce Development awards

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference against a backdrop of medical supplies at the Jacob Javits Center that will house a temporary hospital in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in New York. Cuomo sounded his most dire warning yet about the coronavirus pandemic, saying the infection rate in New York is accelerating and the state could be as close as two weeks away from a crisis that projects 40,000 people in intensive care. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Over 60 businesses, schools, and community-based organizations across the state were awarded nearly $9 million as part of New York’s Workforce Development Initiative.

“These awards will provide thousands of workers with the training and skills they need to Build Back Better,” Cuomo said.

The grants

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DOST-PNRI scientists bag awards on NCRP scientific conference

QUEZON CITY, August 16 (PIA) — The Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) scientists and researchers received several awards at the Annual Scientific Conference and 87th General Membership Assembly of the National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) held virtual last June 30.

Awardees were recognized for their significant contributions to their respective fields and research advancements that benefited the different sectors of the economy.

Dr. Lucille Abad (left) and Dr. Custer Deocaris (right) from DOST-PNRI were among the 10 awardees for Outstanding Filipino Researchers under the DOST-NRCP Achievement Awards.


Dr. Lucille Abad and Dr. Custer Deocaris of DOST-PNRI Atomic Research Division were among the awardees for Outstanding Filipino Researchers under the DOST-NRCP Achievement Awards.

Dr. Abad was awarded for her major research and development projects which are the Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter that increases the yield of rice and other crops and the Hydrogel Wound

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Universal Display Corporation Announces Recipients of the 2020 UDC Innovative Research and Pioneering Technology Awards at IMID Korea

EWING, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED), enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, announced today the recipients of the UDC Innovative Research Award in Organic Electronics & Display and the UDC Pioneering Technology Award in Organic Electronics & Display. These awards were announced at the 20th International Meeting of Information Display (IMID) conference, which is being streamed virtually August 25 to August 28, 2020 from Korea.

The 2020 UDC Award recipients are:

UDC Innovative Research Award in Organic Electronics & Display: Won Jae Chung, Kyung Hyung Lee, Mina Jung (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea), Kang Mun Lee (Kangwon National University, Korea), Ho Cheol Park, Min-Sik Eum (Doosan Solus, Korea), and Jun Yeob Lee (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea) for their paper “High External Quantum Efficiency (50%) and Long Lifetime (30,000 h) Deep Blue Organic Light-Emitting Diodes”.

UDC Pioneering Technology Award in Organic

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