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Action plan to increase representation of Black professionals in tech | article | video

BPTN announces paid training and guaranteed jobs for 2,000 Black professionals in the technology sector

Members of the Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) gathered in June to hear the news about a program that increases skills for Black professionals in the tech sector.

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Canada’s biggest lottery drops scannable fashion collection

An entertainment and gaming brand launched a campaign with a hot new Canadian design label to create a clothing collection that customers use to redeem their lottery tickets locally. So essentially, the shirt on your back can double as a lottery ticket that could win its owner a cool $70 million.

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Lenovo $100K digital grant awards diversity in company culture

The Toronto Region Board of Trade (TRBOT) awarded a $100K Lenovo Digital Transformation Grant to businesses that showed their plan for success incorporated measures to address equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Richard Branson launches into space onboard history-making Virgin Galactic Flight

Richard Branson is still expected to go to space on Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed space flight today, although the launch has been delayed by 90 minutes due to overnight weather.

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Big Dream art project to send 100,000 dreams around the world and into space

The Big Dream art project is the ultimate example of dreaming big. The project will consist of crowdsourced dreams encapsulated into one giant work of art to be projected at landmarks around the globe on a symbolic day of peace and sent into outer space with an astronaut. This has to be the largest group show in history and will likely be the largest number of people collaborating on a work of art.

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The real Santa Claus launches online competition for children to win a live video call from Lapland

It turns out that happiness and well-being are linked to sustainability goals and Finland, being the happiest country in the world, wants to share their secrets. They are taking part in a global exposition in Dubai this year. Through the Finnish Pavilion the Finns are inviting people from around the world to participate in a competition to shape the world for future generations while giving them a chance to win a video chat with Santa Claus at the same time.

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Beauty expert outlines new post-pandemic normal for salons and spas

Salons and spas need to know what to do to prepare to open their doors after lockdown. An industry expert is suggesting significant changes in the workplace and a “new normal” for the beauty industry, as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. | article | video

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New Disrupt Festival kicks off 25-city summer concert tour of North America

A brand-new festival is set to disrupt the music scene this summer by going back to the tried-and-true way of listening to music in a festival environment.

Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival poster
Disrupt Festival poster
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Op-Ed: Earth Day 2019 – We don’t have time

by Kathleen Rogers and Ingmar Rentzhog

Humans have demonstrated, over and over again, a remarkable ability to cooperate in a crisis. The tragic fire at the beloved Notre Dame Cathedral was a case in point. Firemen and even members of the public rushed into the inferno, while millions of people around the world paced in front of their TV sets, wanting to jump in and help, anxiously waiting for the fire to be put out, and breathed a collective sigh of relief that there was hope for its survival. Donors rushed in behind first responders, generating a billion euros in financial support to rebuild within 24 hours. 

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