Las Vegas in-clinic education center helps kids with cancer keep learning

The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation celebrated the opening of Nevada’s first in-clinic education center for pediatric cancer patients Thursday morning.

Janie’s Classroom, which opened last month, is devoted to helping young patients keep up with their schooling while they’re receiving treatment at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, a Summerlin nonprofit dedicated to research and treatment of childhood cancer. The Agassi Foundation funded the project.

The classroom is named after Janie Bordinhao, a teacher who died of cancer in January 2019 at age 26. Her mother, Ellen Bordinhao, played a major role in making the center happen.

“It’s up to those who bear her memory to keep her goodness alive and, as Janie’s mother, this is a responsibility that gives meaning to my life,” she said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning at the foundation, at One Breakthrough Way.

She said her daughter grew

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Reflecting on My First Time in the Bergami Center of Science, Technology, and Innovation

I was excited to explore the University’s new Bergami Center for the first time, and I came away impressed by the collaborative spaces and cutting-edge technology it offers, as well as the way the building commemorates the University’s past, present, and future.

September 16, 2020

By: Hannah Providence ’22

The Love Resource Zone in the Bergami Center.

Today was a great day. I finally got to walk around campus for the first time in more than five months.

As a commuter student, I’m not at the University as often as I’d like to be, and I spend even more time at home now with my hybrid and online courses.

Hannah Providence in the Bergami Center.
Hannah Providence explores the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation for the first time.

So, when Chris Fogarty ’21, my fellow communications media intern in the Office of Advancement, offered to give me a tour of the University’s new Bergami

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Electron Ion Collider to bring jobs, make Long Island center of scientific world

Brookhaven National Lab will soon become the center of the scientific world when it begins construction the world’s first Electron-Ion Collider (EIC).

Electron Ion Collider to bring jobs, make LI center of scientific world



The $2 billion project, which in 2015 was declared one of the top priorities for the future of nuclear physics in the U.S. by the Department of Energy Nuclear Science Advisory Committee, will create 4,000 construction jobs.


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Lab administrators and elected officials spoke about the project on Friday during a press conference at the lab in Upton.

“This EIC puts Long Island at the center of science, not just in New York and not just in America, but in the world,” Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said.

The EIC will be the world’s most powerful instrument for understanding the atom and will help scientists unlock the secrets of the strongest

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Elevate Holistics Continues Expansion with Turnkey Dispensary and Patient Education Center in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Elevate Holistics, a leader in medical cannabis certifications, and BesaMe Wellness, a Missouri-based fully licensed cannabis dispensary with 5 locations, announce a partnership for a cannabis education center and virtual telehealth certifications. 

Elevate Holistics Logo (PRNewsfoto/Elevate Holistics)
Elevate Holistics Logo (PRNewsfoto/Elevate Holistics)

Stephen Stearman, CEO of Elevate Holistics, states, “Elevate Holistics’ priority is the patient, and education is an essential element to help ensure a safe, reliable, and responsible rollout of Missouri’s medical marijuana program. The vast majority of new patients have never experienced cannabis in a legal marketplace. By working with dispensaries and doctors, Elevate Holistics will build a viable and educated medical marijuana marketplace in Missouri and beyond.”

Jack Mitchell, BesaMe Wellness CEO, states, “BesaMe’s focus as we prepare to open is the patient’s education for safety and health. Missouri’s medical cannabis program is both a massive challenge and tremendous opportunity

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BancorpSouth Announces $200,000 Donation to Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center

HATTIESBURG, Miss., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BXS Community Fund LLC, a subsidiary of BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE: BXS), donated $200,000 to Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center—a nonprofit organization that provides educational and recreational services for youth, kindergarten through 12th grades, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and the surrounding areas.

The donation will assist the organization with its efforts to provide programs and resources that help children reach their full potential. BancorpSouth has a strong history of partnering with community organizations that help its communities thrive.

“We’re proud to support the work Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center does in our community,” said Ted Webb, BancorpSouth president – Pine Belt, Mississippi division. “It is providing vital services that empower our youth to lead successful lives.”

Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center offers an after-school mentoring and tutoring program, youth summer camp, health education, monthly-activities programs and other services for the area’s local youth.

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Total Upstream commissions skills acquisition center in Ado Ekiti

*Dr. Kayode Fayemi

Lagos — Total Upstream Nigeria Limited in partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has commissioned a skills acquisition center in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital as part of its effort to empower women and the physically challenged.

The objective of the Women and Youth Skill Development Center is to train physically challenged persons and women in various skills in four core vocations to empower them and take them out of poverty.

At the commissioning, the Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi said the center will enhance the potentials of the beneficiaries and bring out hidden abilities in them.

The center which is part of the corporate social responsibility of the company will provide accommodation for beneficiaries during the training.

The center consist of four training halls fully equipped for the training of fashion designing and tailoring, catering and hotel management, computer training and mixes

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Missouri Job Center to offer IT and web development classes | KOLR

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- The Missouri Job Center announced Friday it will be offering IT and web development classes for free to those who meet eligibility guidelines.

According to a press release, the job center can do this with the help of The Geek Foundation. Classes will meet two nights per week and are tailored to adults wanting to change careers and get into the field of Information Technology and Web Development.

Below are the two tech classes offered:

  • Develop Yourself IT Class is a 24-week class that prepares students to take the CompTIA A+ exam and equips students with skill sets needed for entry-level IT job opportunities
  • Develop Yourself Full-Stack Web Development Class is 20 weeks and trains in JavaScript, Java, and the foundational programming concepts needed for Front-End and Full-Stack Web Developer careers

Both classes begin on October 27th and will be offered at multiple locations, the job center says.

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CORRECTING and REPLACING ibex Brings 500 Jobs to Ocho Rios With the Region’s First Contact Center

ibex’s Jamaican growth strategy continues with its 4th site in the country

Headline should read “ibex Brings 500 Jobs to Ocho Rios With the Region’s First Contact Center” (instead of Country’s First Contact Center).

The updated release reads:


ibex’s Jamaican growth strategy continues with its 4th site in the country

ibex (NASDAQ:ibex), a leading global provider of outsourced CX solutions, is bringing hundreds of new jobs to Jamaica launching its 4th contact center in Ocho Rios, a first for the region. The brand new, custom-built facility is slated to open in the fall of 2020, with ibex occupying two complete floors.

“One year ago, we were in Ocho Rios celebrating our employees at our annual VIP event, and we knew immediately that this amazing city would become part of the ibex family,” said Bob Dechant, president

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Voximplant Launches Voximplant Kit for No-Code Contact Center Development

Voximplant, a cloud communications company, has transformed Voximplant Kit into an omnichannel cloud contact center solution.

Voximplant Kit helps companies customize and deploy omnichannel cloud contact centers in minutes with no-code programming, artificial intelligence, and out-of-the-box automation. It offers an interface for engaging customers anywhere with AI-powered conversational interactive voice response (IVR), messaging, and comprehensive skills-based omnichannel routing from voice and popular messenger apps.

“The current generation of contact center solutions lack the required features and flexibility to incorporate the latest AI-enhanced capabilities to meet shifting demands of today’s business environment,” said Alexey Aylarov, CEO of Voximplant, in a statement. “Worse still, those offerings require a high level of integration expertise and effort. In contrast, Voximplant Kit delivers a complete cost- and time-saving solution that can be deployed by a company’s technical and non-technical departments in minutes.”

Voximplant Kit includes the following:

  • A drag-and-drop visual editor;
  • Faster routing with smart
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Seattle’s Pacific Science Center launches virtual field trips for at-home learning


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