Delaney Reynolds shared her work on climate change with her peers at TEDx Miami. She is among those reconized with a new award Monday. A new awards program honors teens who are making a difference in their world. Two of three young adults taking home prizes from the National Geographic Student Expeditions Inaugural Teen Service Award are dedicated to mitigating climate change, while the grand prize winner is tackling literacy in low-income areas. In order to enter the running for the grand prize--a National Geographic Student Expeditions Trip of their choice in summer 2017, plus a $500 college scholarship--teens had to receive a nomination from one or more of their peers.
SAN FRANCISCO -- A new minimum wage in its fulfillment centers wasn't the only change Amazon made Tuesday. The company is also taking away stock awards and incentive pay for hourly warehouse workers and customer service employees. The e-tailing giant said Tuesday it would increase its minimum wage on Nov. 1 to $15 an hour for all U.S. full-time, part-time, seasonal and temporary employees. Employees who already make $15 or more an hour will get a raise of $1 an hour, Amazon said. Incentive pay, which could add significantly to an employee's pay, was often tied to productivity measures such as items picked or boxes packed.
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ACM SIGKDD, ACM's Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), is the premier global professional organization for researchers and professionals dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of knowledge discovery and data mining. The nomination deadline is April 30, 2017. The nomination deadline is May 1, 2017. The contributions must have significantly influenced the direction of research and development of the field or transferred to practice in significant and innovative ways and/or enabled the development of commercial systems. Services recognized include significant contributions to the activities of professional KDD societies and conferences, educating students, researchers and practitioners, funding R&D activities, professional volunteer services in disseminating technical information to the field, and contributions to society at large through applications of KDD concepts to improve global medical care, education, disaster/crisis management, environment, etc. Nomination are due May 12, 2017.