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Thursday 12th August 2021.

August 12, 2021

It is a busy Thursday morning today. We talk Tech with Dr Computer Alex Neuman and our guest is Rick Voight CEO, Vivid-Pix and Publisher, Reunions magazine, is a lifelong snap-shooter and photography visionary in the imaging business for decades with leading photography companies, such as Hewlett-Packard and Kodak. “Rick, Randy, and a few excellent people” created Vivid-Pix 9 years ago with a vision to make it simple and affordable for consumers to get and share better images, restoring decades-old photos to bring back precious memories that were thought to be long-gone. Vivid-Pix’s patented AI software is in use in over 100 countries, enjoyed by young, young-at-heart, individuals, families, librarians, genealogists, historians, and more. Their software restores a slogan created a century ago by George Eastman, the founder of Kodak. Vivid-Pix’s slogan, “You click the mouse – We do the rest” is similar to Kodak’s “You press the button, we do the rest” — a concept that revolutionized photography around the globe. Info at: (


In the last hour today, not just a current trend because the Ford Motor Company has been doing this for 20 years, their Ford Environmental Grants Program. Not much time but if you have an up and running project that would qualify you can still make an application more details:

Ford Central America and the Caribbean announced the open call for the 2021 Ford Environmental Grants program, which celebrates 20 years of promoting sustainability and accelerating the conservation of natural resources through the contribution of funds to community projects that positively impact the environment.

As part of its evolution, the program – which during the past two decades has contributed more than $1.7 million to environmental projects in Central America and the Caribbean – will focus on projects that explicitly contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals identified by the UN in 2015 to improve the lives of everyone in the world.

The 2021 Ford Environmental Grants program will receive proposals in the following categories:

  • Conservation and recovery of biodiversity
  • Food security
  • Waste management
  • Renewable energies
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All community environmental projects that submit an entry must already be in the execution stage in Panama, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, and have relevant preliminary results.

This year, Ford Environmental Grants will distribute $50,000 among the winning projects. To participate, proponents have until August 13 to register their projects through , where they will also find more details about the program, including terms and conditions.


And Ford are aiming at making 50% of their vehicles electric by 2025, only four years away, with this pickup they are on a winner.

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