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100 Women: Your ideas on tackling female illiteracy

As part of this year's 100 Women Challenge, you have been sharing your ideas on how to tackle female illiteracy globally. This week, Tunisian children's book author and former 100 Women list entry Samar Samir Mezghanni has picked some of your suggestion to feature. "What struck me the most about these ideas

Africa.com CEO Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) honored Teresa H. Clarke with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation(NHEF), a non-profit foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of higher education within Nigeria, is presenting the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to Teresa H. Clarke, C.E.O. of Africa.com. This prestigious Lifetime

Nine Startups Split $300,000 in Prizes At BCIC-New Ventures Competition

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t the 17th annual BCIC-New Ventures competition, nine companies — spanning across industries from agritech to FinTech — were awarded $300,000. The $110,000 BCIC first prize went to Ecoation Innovative Solutions, which predicts the type, location, and level of crop stress using plant signals, and communicates this information to growers via smartphone or

Knox County Homeless Coalition, youth program benefit from Rockland Picnic fundraiser

Volunteers hosted Rockland Community Picnic and raised funds to help homeless youth. This past summer John (Mike) Grondin, chairman of the Parks Commission, along with Sandra Schramm, of the Volunteer Garden Group, Julie Lewis and Callie Black of Rockland Heart & Soul and Joe Steinberger, of the Parks Commission, decided to

Groundbreaking starts Waupun care facility project

Several years of intensive planning showed results as Agnesian HealthCare and Christian Home & Rehabilitation Center broke ground Monday night. About 40 citizens and dignitaries gathered for the event at the site along Highway 68. Speakers were enthusiastic to see the dream take shape as they shared their hopes for the future. “We

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