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2012-06-26 10:22:50

OTTAWA, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Rémi Racine as Chairperson of the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors for a term of five years. "I am pleased that Mr. Racine has accepted to serve as Chairperson of the Board of Directors," said Minister Moore. "His service as a member of this board for the last several years and extensive experience in business and...

2012-06-14 06:20:53

RACINE, Wis., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation and local CITGO Marketers Condon Oil, Garrow Oil, Open Pantry, Prairie State and Lakeside Oil are launching the "Be A Star. Buy A Star." campaign to raise money for the Racine County Food Bank. From Friday, June 15 through Sunday, July 1, 20 local CITGO stations across the region will sell red, white and blue paper "Star Blocks" for $1 or $5. All of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Racine County Food Bank to...

2012-05-15 10:21:08

RACINE, Wis., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Earth Day, SC Johnson recently held a recycling event to help employees, their families and company retirees get rid of clutter while protecting the environment. The event, organized by employees in the company's Business Process & Technology and Product Supply Environmental Operations groups, promoted safe disposal of personal used electronics and other hard-to-dispose of items. "The success of SC Johnson's annual employee...

2012-05-11 10:20:45

RACINE, Wis., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson received a Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award by the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC). SC Johnson was recognized in the category of Pollution Prevention, in particular, for its newest aerosol production line at its Waxdale manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, Wis. The line uses innovative compressed gas technology to manufacture Glade® and Pledge® aerosol products. The addition of a...

2012-05-10 14:22:03

RACINE, Wis., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study reported that the average elementary school student read 40 books(1) each school year, yet only 34 percent of students are deemed "proficient" in their reading level.(2) Local communities across the country are coming together to improve these statistics, and the city of Racine, Wis. led the charge by challenging its 10,000 local elementary school students to read one million books during the school year -- an average of 100 books per...

2012-03-05 09:37:00

RACINE, Wis., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson announced that its newest aerosol production line, which uses innovative compressed gas technology to manufacture Glade® and Pledge® aerosol products, has reduced volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by approximately six million pounds in its first year of operation. This is the equivalent of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 1,600 passenger vehicles per year - or the CO2 emissions from 915,000 gallons of gasoline consumed*....

2012-02-01 15:05:00

RACINE, Wis., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just 18 weeks after Racine Reads: Dream Big! launched, Racine elementary school students have one million reasons to celebrate after reaching the program's ambitious goal to read one million books during the 2011-2012 school year. More than 10,000 students in nearly 500 classrooms participated in the community-based initiative which aimed to get the community fired up and focused on one issue -- literacy. To view the multimedia assets associated...

2012-01-31 10:20:00

RACINE, Wis., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned author and educator, Dr. Richard Allington will visit Racine on Thursday, February 16 as part of the Racine Reads: Dream Big! author series. The second in the series, Dr. Allington will share best practices, tips and methods to teach reading with educators and parents. "We are very fortunate to have Dr. Allington visit us as part of our program," said Ann Laing, Interim Superintendent Racine Unified School District. "Bringing someone of...

2012-01-23 10:26:00

RACINE, Wis., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 23, Racine Reads: Dream Big! will launch One Book, One Grade, One Community. This new week-long program is a community-wide initiative in which third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students throughout the community receive a copy of the book designated for their grade and simultaneously read it during the week. This event was developed as part of the Racine Reads: Dream Big! program not only as an effort to keep the students...

2011-12-21 09:01:00

RACINE, Wis., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Doing good in local communities is a core value woven throughout CITGO Petroleum Corporation and one that is uniquely demonstrated through its Fueling Good Program. Now in its third year, Fueling Good recognizes and rewards local heroes within their communities for the good works they do, from caring for the needy to providing food for the hungry to assisting kids who need dental care. (Logo:...