Chevron Corp.'s foundation and USAID are to pour $50 million into Nigeria's impoverished delta where militants have kidnapped foreign oil workers and demanded that more oil profits come back to the region, the U.S. oil giant said Thursday.

Chevron's Niger Delta Partnership Initiative and the U.S.-government funded USAID will each invest $25 million toward the development of the region over the next four years.

SAN JOSE, CA, May 26, 2009 — Sharing can turn good ideas into great ones and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) wants to help make that happen. Cisco invites global participation in an innovation contest and is asking people to visit a new idea-sharing website to share an idea, rate an idea, or add to an idea already on the site, which will trigger a donation to Teachers Without Borders through the Cisco WebEx Pass the Ball program. A year of free Cisco WebEx(TM) services will be awarded to the owners of the top-rated ideas, to help them collaborate to develop those ideas.

Chicago, IL, April 16, 2009 — Nineteen projects from around the world were awarded funding today to explore digital media’s ability to help people learn. In a $2 million competition funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, winners include a radically affordable $12 TV-computer, a video blogging site for young women in Mumbai, India, and a cutting-edge mobile phone application that lets children conduct digital wildlife spotting and share that information with friends. Other winners include:
Tecno.Tzotzil, a project that leverages low-cost laptops to help indigenous children in Chiapas, Mexico learn by producing and sharing their own media creations;

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