Thank you, Dell’s customers, partners, supporters, team members—together we achieved something immense! Through the #EntrepreneursUNite campaign, under Michael Dell’s leadership, we were able to garner monumental awareness and support for Goal 8 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aka ‘the world’s to do list’ for the next 15 years, which world leaders ratified at the UN this past week.Overall, #EntrepreneursUNite generated more than 1.2 billion actions in community participation (emails, blogs, social and traditional media) and nearly 60,000 petition signatures, delivered to the UN ahead of the vote. Together, we created a movement!On Sunday, after Goal 8 was officially gaveled in, we were able to see extraordinary entrepreneurial ideas at the Solutions Summit hosted by Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer for the White House, and Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama. Megan touted Dell as the leader in technology solutions, and thanked us for bringing the private sector to the Summit—business and policy must work hand-in-hand to create effective change.The Solutions Summit took place at the UN Headquarters, and gave exceptional innovators whose ideas are already helping to push forward the SDGs the chance to meet with policymakers, investors and industry leaders, all working to scale these projects for greater impact.Speaking at the Summit, Macharia Kamau, Ambassador and Permanent Representative from Kenya to the United Nations, said it best:“We need to get started right away. We only have 15 years.ShareIn other words, the work starts in earnest NOW.The SDGs span a range of pressing issues from ending poverty to gender equality to protecting our oceans. The 17 goals that were passed are an inclusive take on what needs to be done to make our planet a happy, healthy and safe place for all people.Participating in UN week has been a reminder that we still have a lot of work to do on many fronts—people are going hungry, women still don’t have equal opportunities, and climate change is putting our world at risk—but Dell believes in the power of entrepreneurs around the world to step up, strengthen the economy, create jobs and solve these issues. They are the superheroes of our generation.Goal 8 is focused on providing sustainable economic growth and decent employment opportunities for all. The world needs to add 600 million new jobs in the next 10 years to employ the entire eligible workforce. Goal 8 also recognizes that a major driving force behind the economy—and those jobs we need—are entrepreneurs.Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the global economy, with startups and small businesses providing up to 70 percent of new jobs, and up to 90 percent in some emerging markets. From Sudan to Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs are providing jobs and growing the economy, creating a trickle-down effect that brings benefits to entire communities.We were able to reiterate the need for strong support of entrepreneurs globally on “Morning Joe” on Monday, highlighting the need entrepreneurs have for access to technology, capital, markets and talent in order to be able to thrive.The support behind Goal 8 and the rest of the SDGs has been phenomenal. Because of the power of the movement we all built together, Dell was invited to help open the Social Good Summit—which brought together advocates, global leaders, and change makers interested in creating a more sustainable, equal and thriving world.Karen Quintos, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Dell, assisted in opening the Summit by reading Goal 8 on stage with luminaries such as Victoria Beckham, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, and Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever. Dell representatives also had the privilege of speaking on panels with some of the most dedicated supporters of the SDGs.Passionate people with big ideas can accomplish great things, and being surrounded by individuals who truly care and are working hard to make change was inspirational. Leila Janah, founder and CEO of Samasource, is an example of how entrepreneurship carried out globally can make an outstanding impact on communities. By providing low-level tech jobs to people in poor areas, she’s helped lift thousands out of poverty.Now that Goal 8 has passed, the work we need to do has just begun. It lies on all of us—citizens, governments, and the private sector—to make sure we keep entrepreneurship a priority and front of mind for the next 15 years, so that we can provide jobs for the millions of people who need them.You can continue to help us build a more innovative and sustainable world by continuing the dialogue around #EntrepreneursUNite here.The global economy needs support from everyone; it has to be a team effort. Let’s enable entrepreneurs around the world and make a change together!
Bose Ikard bids for a fourth win on the bounce as he lines up in the feature Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Captain Christy Rated Novice Chase at Clonmel. Noel Meade’s charge was a winner over fences at Roscommon in August and has since struck gold twice over hurdles, most recently when running out a six-and-a-half-length victor at Down Royal last month. He looks a leading light in this three-mile affair, although Presenting Beara was also a winner last time out for Colm Murphy. Dedoctorsdaughter tops the weights in a five-runner affair that also features Shamiran and Behemoth. Aidan O’Brien’s Egyptian Warrior is sure to have plenty of supporters in the opening www.clonmelraces.ie Novice Hurdle after registering a clear-cut success at Listowel recently. War Of The Pennies was only just touched off last time while Supreme Doc boasts a healthy rating of 119. A Decent Excuse leads the way in the Nire Valley Handicap Hurdle following a string of placed efforts and a couple of wins in 2014. Collen Beag was a bumper winner at Limerick in July but fell short on his next two outings, finishing third in a hurdle before filling the same position back in a National Hunt Flat event. He contests the Laganore Maiden Hurdle along with the likes of Stynes and Vote Of Confidence. Alileo is Willie Mullins’ runner in the Kilmore Maiden Hurdle with the ex-French runner aiming to break his duck for his new connections at the eighth attempt. Captain Carleton and Aussie Guest are others of note in the extended two-mile affair. Henry De Bromhead’s Old Laxey has been making steady progress ahead of the Killenaule Handicap Chase while Rolihlahla is Mullins’ representative in the closing Killahora Flat Race. He has yet to make his mark in three starts with Drumacoo and Table Tips two rivals who have been in better form. Press Association
Wellington seventh grade volleyball team are Pioneer League Champions.Sumner Newscow report â€” The Wellington Middle School seventh grade volleyball team won theÂ Pioneer League Tournament Saturday, following their regular season Pioneer League Championship with a record of 5-0 in league play. On Saturday, the girls beat El Dorado and Winfield during pool play and then continued to bracket play where it defeated Ark City in the first round and then won theÂ championship game against Clearwater. The scores for the tournament are as follows: Wellington vs. Eldorado25-425-13Wellington vs. Winfield25-1225-18Wellington vs. Ark City25-2125-14Wellington vs. ClearwaterÂ â€” Championship game.Â 25-925-21Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments