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UW Entrepreneurship Summit Expands Event to Two Days
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, March 26 -- The Wyoming Business Council issued the following news, dated March 21:

The University of Wyoming College of Business will host the third annual UW Entrepreneurship Summit April 17-18 at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

With efforts throughout the state to increase economic diversity, the College of Business has expanded the event to offer professional development workshops to educators, and also entrepreneur and ecosystems sessions. The annual John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition also will be held during the summit. The competition encourages ... Show Full Article

New Study Estimates the Impact of Various Brexit Scenarios on the Irish Economy
DUBLIN, Ireland, March 26 -- The Economic and Social Research Institute issued the following news:

A new study from the ESRI and the Department of Finance finds that GDP in Ireland ten years after Brexit will be around 2.6% lower in a Deal scenario, 4.8% lower in a No-Deal scenario and 5.0% lower in a Disorderly No-Deal scenario respectively, compared to a situation where the UK stays in the EU.

This implies a slower pace of growth with negative consequences throughout the economy. The results indicate that employment, in the long-run, would be 1.8% lower in a Deal scenario, 3.2% lower in a No-Deal ... Show Full Article

NEPC's March Education Interview of the Month Features Discussion of the Educational Justice Movement
BOULDER, Colorado, March 26 -- The National Education Policy Center issued the following news release:

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- NEPC Education Interview of the Month is a great teaching resource; engaging drive-time listening; and 30 minutes of high-quality policy information for educators, community members, policymakers, and anyone interested in education.

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In this month's NEPC Education Interview of the Month, Lewis and Clark College Emeritus Professor of Education Gregory A. Smith speaks with Mark Warren of the University of Massachusetts in Boston; Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, National Field Organizer for ... Show Full Article

Former Finland Goodwill CEO Receives Award From Goodwill Industries International
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, March 26 -- Goodwill Industries International, a 501(c)3 non-profit and a network of 164 community-based, autonomous organizations in the U.S., Canada and 13 other countries, issued the following news release, dated March 21:

Embodying a true spirit of societal advancement and international learning, Raimo Korjus is the recipient of the 2019 Gerald L. Clore International, presented by Goodwill Industries International. The award recognizes the efforts of a Goodwill executive to further the international mission of Goodwill and is named for the late Goodwill executive Gerald ... Show Full Article

Daniel Denis, MD Performs Ochsner's First Sacroiliac Joint Fusion With the IFuse Implant System
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, March 26 -- Ochsner Health System issued the following news release:

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- Minimally invasive surgical treatment for the sacroiliac joint now available at Ochsner Medical CenterRelease Date: March 25, 2019

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Ochsner Medical Center- Jefferson Highway announced today that neurosurgeon Daniel Denis, MD, performed the hospital's first sacroiliac joint fusion surgery using the minimally invasive iFuse Implant System(R) - a procedure for patients with unresolved low back symptoms related to the sacroiliac joint, which connects the sacrum, the triangular bone at the bottom ... Show Full Article

CARE Commences Aid Distribution as Cyclone Idai Crisis Is Declared Regional Crisis Across Southern Africa
MAPUTO, Mozambique, March 26 -- CARE International issued the following news release, dated March 22:

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- Aid agency sets up committees to protect women and girls from abuse

- Spokespeople available for print and broadcast interviews in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi

- Broadcast quality videos and HR photography available here (https://www.careimages.org/?c=6863&k=c9fc118e01).

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CARE International staff have today begun distributing shelter and sanitation kits to communities affected by the destructive Cyclone Idai in Malawi and Mozambique.

The aid agency's experts are continuing ... Show Full Article

6,000 Children Still in Temporary Shelters, Six Months on From Sulawesi Disaster
FAIRFIELD, Connecticut, March 26 -- Save the Children issued the following news release:

Thousands of children are still in need of permanent housing six months on from the devastating earthquake and tsunami which hit Central Sulawesi in Indonesia in September 2018.

An estimated 6,000 children1 are still living in temporary housing, and their daily lives involve navigating open sewers and mounds of sharp rubble. This exposes them to diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia. There has already been a significant outbreak of Dengue fever in Indonesia.

"While tens of thousands of people have been ... Show Full Article