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Blint Volunteer Pianist Provides Joy To Cancer Patients Through Music
Sharon Gill, a blind pianist who volunteers at the Essentia Health Cancer Center, has been bringing joy and entertainment to cancer patients through her music. Gill might not be able to see how...more



Missoula Rape Trial Brings Community Involvement
Former University of Montana Grizzlies quarterback Jordan Johnson has been charged of sexual intercourse without consent. During this time of trial, it had drawn in a court room packed with...more

Local Advocates Develop Recommendations to End Homelessness in Saskatoon
A two-day forum gathered local advocates to fight homelessness in Saskatoon. The advocates have plugged 72 recommendations that the United Way will use to unveil a plan next month. The forum,...more

City Hospital Calls for Volunteer Patients to Help Trainee Doctors
The Bradford Royal Infirmary is calling for more volunteer patients to help trainee doctors sharpen their diagnostic skills. During their five-year course, students at the School of Medicine at...more

What Needs More Funding is Special Education
Jospeh Malinga, an allAfrica.com writer, participated in a civil society team that released a position paper to the parliamentary committee on Education. The paper is part of an effort pushed by...more

Local Festival Signs Up Organ Transplant Donors
According to the US Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS), more than 20,000 Latinos across the country will be participating in a local festival to sign up as organ transplant donors. In...more

Jeff Papows on Quantitative Philanthropy
Former Lotus CEO and one of the most influential IT thought leaders, Dr. Jeff Papows, is also a supporter of charity. As a board member of Children's Wish Foundation International, he makes clear...more

Study Finds Pre-College Talk Between Parents and Teens Diminish Drinking Habits
In a handbook developed by Robert Turrisi, professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State, pre-college chats between parents and teens can prevent or lessen heavy drinking habits. Turrisi claims...more

Governor Coumo Included a 3rd Round of Funding for Regional Development Councils in 2013-14 Budget
Governor Andrew Coumo of New York has recently announced the details of his 2013-14 executive budget, where he proposed to include a third round of funding for the regional economic development...more

Former Consultant Wishes To Give Back To Society In A Significant Way
Parikshit Jain, who quit his job at McKinsey in 2006 to start Vienova Technology, is now bringing world-class education services to students. The interactive technology benefits the students...more




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