Covid-hit businesses call for pragmatic approach to secure historic UK-EU agreement – CBI, DMA & trade associations

The CBI, DMA and 70 other trade associations and professional bodies representing 190,000 businesses and 7 million employees are calling for politicians on both sides to carve a path towards a deal. Sectors from automotive to aviation, chemicals to creative industries, and farming and food to pharmaceuticals – are united: securing a quick agreement matters greatly for jobs and livelihoods. Clarity on an ambitious deal will turbo charge business preparations and increase confidence in the U.K. as a place to invest. Crucially, it will also help ease the sustainable implementation of…

Sesame Workshop Launches ‘Caring for Each Other’ Initiative to Help Parents and Children During Coronavirus Pandemic

In response to the unprecedented uncertainty facing young children and families, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, is offering a broad variety of free resources to help children and families during the coronavirus pandemic. Today’s announcement of the Caring for Each Other initiative marks the beginning of a commitment to support families for the duration of this crisis, with brand new content featuring the Sesame Street Muppets sharing messages of love and kindness, playful learning activities, and virtual play dates launching soon. Mindful that the adults who care for children need support too,…

Beerbower Advertising & Marketing (BAM) Has Launched a Social Mission to Support Kiva – a Microfinance Nonprofit

Beerbower Advertising & Marketing (BAM), a women-led company founded by Kaci Beerbower and based in Austin, Texas, has set forth a mission to help empower all women to do something great, particularly those who are in developing countries. To meet this object and work for social good, BAM has made the commitment to donate five percent of all its proceeds to Kiva, a microfinance nonprofit. Kiva, an international nonprofit founded in 2005 in San Francisco, is expanding financial access for underserved communities by crowdfunding and unlocking capital. Through microfinance projects,…

With Code Jumper, experts look to jumpstart computer science interest for kids who are blind

It’s a warm day in early June and a group of students have gathered in the IT classroom at New College Worcester to show off their coding skills. But instead of poking at tablet screens or typing into laptops, these students are taking out brightly colored plastic pods, connecting them together with thick white wires and then adjusting the pod’s buttons and knobs. These physical components will be used to create computer programs that can tell stories, make music and even crack jokes. The students at New College Worcester are…