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“Family, Food and the Friars: Experience the Richness of Italian Cuisine through Cultivating, Cutting, Cooking and Consuming with Those you Love” Will Be Free to Download Tomorrow (12/22/2014)
12/21/2014 6:00:00 AM
“ Family, Food and the Friars: Experience the Richness of Italian Cuisine through Cultivating, Cutting, Cooking and Consuming with Those you Love ” Gino Barbaro guides you through the techniques of preparing fresh Italian cuisine. He draws upon his experiences from growing up in an Italian household to owning and operating an Italian restaurant for over 18 years. In this, …
National Canadian Credit Counseling Firm Warns Against Adding New Debt This Holiday Season
National Canadian Credit Counseling Firm Warns Against Adding New Debt This Holiday Season
12/20/2014 2:02:37 AM
Avineet Kalsey, of BSCC in Vancouver (Surrey), British Columbia, is warning Canadian consumers against acquiring additional debt in the coming holiday season. The same concerns have been echoed by the Bank of Canada which is worried that although the economy is improving, household debt levels seem to be on the rise. According to statistics, debt figures have grown …
Unknown Children’s Author Gets Standing Ovation from 250 Strangers Who Beg Him to Turn Poem Into Book
Unknown Children’s Author Gets Standing Ovation from 250 Strangers Who Beg Him to Turn Poem Into Book
12/19/2014 5:14:12 PM
Author Barry Solway had a seven year old niece with a problem. She had to make sure the blankets were pulled up over her feet so the monsters under the bed wouldn’t be tempted by wriggling toes. From that experience, the story-driven poem “Courtship of the Monster Under the Bed” was born. When Solway shared it, reading from his cellphone, before an audience of 250 adults …
Elevated Levels of Lead-Contaminated Dust Found in Approximately 24 Million Homes
12/19/2014 4:12:08 PM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), today in the United States there are approximately 24 million housing units that have deteriorated lead paint and elevated levels of lead-contaminated house dust. Of these, more than four million of the dwellings are home to one or more young children.   Lead-based paint (LBP) and lead-contaminated dust are …
Johann-Dietrich Woerner to be Director General of ESA
12/19/2014 12:20:46 PM
Today, the Council of the European Space Agency announced the appointment of Johann-Dietrich Woerner as the next Director General of ESA, for a period of four years starting on 1 July 2015. He will succeed Jean-Jacques Dordain, whose term of office ends on 30 June 2015. Mr Woerner is currently Chairman of the Executive Board of DLR, the German Aerospace Center. A full …
U.S. And Chinese Delegations Conclude 25TH Session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade
12/19/2014 12:19:32 PM
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today hosted a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Wang Yang for the 25th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), which took place in Chicago. At the conclusion of the discussions, the United States announced key outcomes in the areas of agricultural …
APEC Tech Startups Win Global Innovator Awards
APEC Tech Startups Win Global Innovator Awards
12/19/2014 12:16:52 PM
High-tech startup companies, sponsored by the APEC Accelerator Network , scored wins at the prestigious Intel Global Challenge this past November in California, USA. The event, which challenges scientists and engineers to turn original technology ideas into businesses, awarded first place to Chinese Taipei-based startup ServTech. Using a cloud-based app store concept, …
IDB approves a $300 million line of credit to help Ecuador maintain its social spending in case of economic shocks
12/19/2014 11:51:33 AM
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced the approval of a stand-by line of credit for up to $300 million to help Ecuador protect its social spending from potential external economic shocks. The stand-by credit line, which will be in place for three years, will allow the government of Ecuador to temporarily sustain its levels of spending in programs to …
EPA Proposes Updates to Air Quality Standards for Ground-Level Ozone
EPA Proposes Updates to Air Quality Standards for Ground-Level Ozone
12/19/2014 11:27:57 AM
In November, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to strengthen the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone. The agency reported that it took this action based on extensive scientific evidence about ozone’s effects.   “The proposed updates will improve public health protection, particularly for children, the elderly, and …
ASPCA Urges Gov. Christie to Sign Bill to Protect Animals and Consumers
12/19/2014 11:24:22 AM
The ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) commended New Jersey lawmakers for unanimously voting in favor of a bill requiring pet stores to disclose the origins of the dogs they sell and prohibit them from sourcing animals from breeders who fail to meet even the most basic care standards prescribed by federal and state law. The bill, which …
Four Times More Children Associated with Armed Groups, Two Years After the Outbreak of the Crisis
12/19/2014 11:16:06 AM
Just two years after the outbreak of bloody civil war in the Central African Republic (CAR) in December 2012, the number of girls and boys under the age of 18 recruited by armed groups has escalated to four times its previous level. An estimated 6,000 to 10,000 children are currently members of armed groups, compared to around 2,500 at the beginning of the crisis. Some were …
Conflict in Ukraine leaves almost 150 schools closed: UNICEF
Conflict in Ukraine leaves almost 150 schools closed: UNICEF
12/19/2014 11:01:24 AM
Conflict in Ukraine has left 147 schools closed in parts of Donetsk Oblast where fighting is ongoing, and disrupted the education of some 50,000 children since September 1. Some of the schools are in ruins and others remain closed because of safety concerns. In government-controlled areas 187 educational institutions have been damaged or destroyed.   “It is essential that …
CenturyLink recognized as a visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific
12/19/2014 10:31:25 AM
CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it has been recognized by analyst firm Gartner, Inc. as a visionary in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific. Evaluation for the report was based on vendors’ completeness of vision, including market understanding, market strategy, sales strategy, business model, vertical/industry strategy, geographic …
Armed Forces of the Philippines Awards Harris Corporation a $18 Million Order for Falcon III Radios and Vehicular Communications Systems
12/19/2014 10:22:23 AM
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), has been awarded a $18 million initial order to provide the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with Harris Falcon III® tactical vehicular radios and intercom systems. The Philippine Army will acquire the radios for its tactical communications modernization program. The order was received during the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Harris will …
Westinghouse and EDF Signed a New Nuclear Fuel Contract
12/19/2014 10:05:12 AM
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that Westinghouse Electric Company (WEC), a Toshiba Group company, has been awarded a long-term contract from Electricite de France (EDF) to provide nuclear fuel for nuclear reactors in France. This contract extends a current contract that expires at the end of 2014. WEC will manufacture the fuel at its facilities in Västerås, …
Mazda6 Global Production Reaches Three Million Units
Mazda6 Global Production Reaches Three Million Units
12/19/2014 10:03:37 AM
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that total global production of the Mazda6 (known as Mazda Atenza in Japan) reached three million units*1 at the end of November 2014. The milestone figure was reached in approximately 12 years and nine months after production of the first-generation Mazda6 began in February 2002 at Hofu Plant No. 2 in Yamaguchi, Japan. It is the second …
HGST To Acquire Skyera, Inc.
12/19/2014 10:01:26 AM
Western Digital® Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) and HGST announced today that HGST has completed an all-cash acquisition of Skyera, a developer of solid-state storage systems for scale-out cloud and enterprise data centers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Skyera will be fully integrated into HGST, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital Corp. Skyera will augment HGST’s …
Oil Price Drop Flat Lines Defence Spend, According to New Global Defence Budget Report from IHS
Oil Price Drop Flat Lines Defence Spend, According to New Global Defence Budget Report from IHS
12/19/2014 9:58:32 AM
Defence spending is forecast to flat-line globally over the next two years as fiscal constraints among oil producing states in the Middle East and North Africa remove a key source of growth. The new analysis, released today by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, features global, regional and country-specific forecasts for …
Atos to acquire Xerox’s Information Technology Outsourcing business
12/19/2014 9:47:13 AM
Atos would acquire Xerox’s ITO business to nearly triple its size in the U.S., which would represent its largest operating geography; Atos would become one of Xerox’s primary IT services providers Cash consideration for the transaction is $1.05 billion prior to closing adjustments, with additional consideration of $50 million subject to the condition of certain …
MINI at the NAIAS Detroit 2015.
MINI at the NAIAS Detroit 2015.
12/19/2014 9:43:38 AM
One year after the US premiere of the new MINI, the British premium manufacturer presents another spectacular addition to the model range at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The new MINI John Cooper Works is raring to go and now sees its world premiere at the Mecca of the US automotive industry. This model takes hallmark MINI driving fun - …
In one aspect of vision, computers catch up to primate brain
12/19/2014 9:41:32 AM
For decades, neuroscientists have been trying to design computer networks that can mimic visual skills such as recognizing objects, which the human brain does very accurately and quickly. Until now, no computer model has been able to match the primate brain at visual object recognition during a brief glance. However, a new study from MIT neuroscientists has found that one of …
Arrow® Products Appear on “Fix It, Finish It” TV Show with Antonio Sabàto, Jr.
Arrow® Products Appear on “Fix It, Finish It” TV Show with Antonio Sabàto, Jr.
12/19/2014 9:37:00 AM
Arrow Fastener Company , the creator of the iconic T50® stapler, is proud to announce that many of its products, ranging from the PT50™ Pneumatic Stapler to the HT55BL Hammer Tacker and RHT300™ Twister Rivet Tool, were selected for several episodes of the new syndicated home-renovation television show " Fix It & Finish It " with Antonio Sabàto, Jr.  “Fix It & …
British TV Star Chronicles Body Transformation In Two-Part TLC Special FAT AND BACK (WT)
12/19/2014 9:34:12 AM
British television personality, Katie Hopkins, has gone on the record to express her controversial views saying that the solution to obesity is simple – eat less and work out more. In a two-part special FAT AND BACK (WT) airing on TLC January 18th and 25th at 10pm , Katie sets out to nearly double her body weight before aiming to lose it in an attempt to prove her theory …
Neuroscientists identify brain mechanisms that predict generosity in children
Neuroscientists identify brain mechanisms that predict generosity in children
12/19/2014 9:28:57 AM
University of Chicago developmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children. Those neural markers appear to be linked to both social and moral evaluation processes. There are many sorts of prosocial behaviors. Although young children are natural helpers, their perspective on sharing resources tends to be selfish. Jean Decety , …
Red Flush Mobile Casino to Release Big Kahuna Mobile Slot in January 2015
12/19/2014 7:19:30 AM
Red Flush Casino will start 2015 with a new mobile slot release. January will see the release of the Big Kahuna online slot at the Mobile Casino. The Big Kahuna mobile slot is sure to provide players hours of fun, plus big payouts. Red Flush has been expanding its mobile slots collection and the release of the Big Kahuna mobile slot will continue that feat. Game features …
Giving the Gift that God Will Like, or What’s This Time of Year About? Asks Expert
Giving the Gift that God Will Like, or What’s This Time of Year About? Asks Expert
12/18/2014 10:04:53 PM
As Jews celebrate Hannukah and Christians do Christmas, most people look for a day off or a commercial benefit from this time that’s meaningless to millions. What’s the point? asks author/speaker, Dr. Richard Ruhling. “Religion is gratitude if we are doing it right. If we don’t see that we came into the world naked and that 99% of everything we have was given to us, we are …
A Prescription Medication can help Alcohalics Finally Quite Drinking
A Prescription Medication can help Alcohalics Finally Quite Drinking
12/18/2014 10:04:02 PM
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a  prescription drugs to treat alcohol problems. It turns out Naltrexone blocks the pleasant effects of alcohol has on the brain.The FDA has approved a long-acting, injectable form of naltrexone with the brand name Vivitrol.   It does not work for everyone, but it easy to tell if a sample tried. The effects are immediate. It …
PlayKids, The Top Grossing Kid’s Entertainment Platform, Expands to China and Brings Millions of Kids New Content and Holiday Features Worldwide
12/18/2014 1:00:00 PM
Movile , the largest mobile platform in Latin America and creator of the world’s leading children’s entertainment platform, PlayKids , is officially launching the app in China on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. PlayKids helps parents tackle playtime and more through age appropriate, educational and trusted content. To download PlayKids in the App Store, …
Beware of Children’s Holiday Toys that May Contain Lead
Beware of Children’s Holiday Toys that May Contain Lead
12/18/2014 12:47:09 PM
In November, The Baltimore Sun published an article about high levels of lead found in a children’s jewelry set.  According to the article, the inexpensive plastic pearl necklace with an attached charm and earrings had a lead level that was five times above the permissible amount.   This story reminds parents that with the holidays just a short time away, parents need to …
Satellite Analysis Shows Widespread Looting and Damage to Historical Sites in Syria
12/18/2014 11:23:45 AM
A new report published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that four major archaeological sites in Syria have been heavily looted and damaged. “Ancient History, Modern Destruction: Assessing the Status of Syria’s Tentative World Heritage Sites Using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery” analyzes six of the 12 sites that Syria has nominated as …
Launch of the 2015 Strategic Response Plan for Syria and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan - 2015-16
12/18/2014 11:20:25 AM
 “The Syria crisis represents the biggest threat to children of recent times. By the end of 2015, the lives of over 8.6 million children across the region will have been torn apart by violence and forced displacement. That compares to a figure of 7 million just one month ago. “Since the outset, and in spite of the enormous security and other challenges posed by a conflict of …
Forever Lost: 44% of People Could not Recover Money Stolen as a Result of Fraud
Forever Lost: 44% of People Could not Recover Money Stolen as a Result of Fraud
12/18/2014 11:19:23 AM
As the festive season approaches, people go out and buy more. This applies to online purchases just as much as in the shops so Kaspersky Lab reminds device users to make sure they always protect their transactions online. Unfortunately Internet shopping does not always end well for the buyers. A recent survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International found that almost …
Marine Research Initiative, dataMares, Analyzes Data on Ocean Life with Tableau
12/18/2014 11:17:38 AM
Tableau Software, a global leader in easy-to-use, rapid-fire business analytics software, today announced that the Scripps Institute of Oceanography’s dataMares initiative is using Tableau to analyze and monitor data on marine life in the Gulf of California. The dataMares initiative collects massive amounts of data on the Gulf’s marine populations with the goal of informing …
200 MHz bandwidth, education mode, digital voltmeter and frequency counter added to R&S RTM bench oscilloscope
200 MHz bandwidth, education mode, digital voltmeter and frequency counter added to R&S RTM bench oscilloscope
12/18/2014 11:15:27 AM
Rohde & Schwarz is expanding its R&S RTM bench oscilloscope family by adding a new model that is ideal for the education sector. The instrument features a 200 MHz bandwidth and an education mode that deactivates special measurement tools to help students quickly learn how to work with an oscilloscope. The new digital voltmeter and frequency counter option also supports …
OnStar Offers Real-Time Updates on Santa’s Progress
12/18/2014 11:13:54 AM
For the sixth consecutive year, OnStar is providing U.S., Canada and Mexico subscribers the opportunity to learn Santa’s whereabouts on his journey across the globe Christmas Eve. With a press of the blue OnStar button, subscribers can be informed of Santa’s location at that moment in time.  Through collaboration with the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) …
Schneider Electric Wins 2014 Platts Global Energy Award
12/18/2014 11:13:02 AM
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has been recognized for its efforts to conserve and manage energy consumption at more than 300 company facilities around the world.  The company was honored with a Stewardship Award at the 2014 Platts Global Energy Awards.   “Energy efficiency is in our DNA, so we are especially proud to be recognized for the …
St. Anthony Regional Hospital Extends Electronic Medical Record with OnBase by Hyland in Two Weeks
12/18/2014 11:12:29 AM
St. Anthony’s Regional Hospital, one of 16 regional hospitals in Iowa, recently went live on an integrated OnBase and Meditech 6 solution in the Accounts Payable and Patient Financial Services departments. The integrated solution was rapidly deployed in less than two weeks. As a result, end-of-month financial processes were immediately shortened by more than two weeks by …
Cubic Provides Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail A Team Solution for “Putting the Customer First”
12/18/2014 10:53:11 AM
Cubic Transportation Systems , a business segment of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) and a leading integrator of information and payment systems and services for intelligent travel solutions, has won a major multi-million euro modernization program for Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail against stiff international competition. Cubic led a team of four providers with specialist …
Montage Technology Receives 2014 GSA Award for Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company
12/18/2014 10:36:42 AM
Montage Technology, a global fabless provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions addressing the home entertainment and cloud computing markets, today announced that it received the 2014 Award for Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company achieving up to $500 million in annual sales by the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). Montage was presented with the …
Wärtsilä wins contracts for sea water desalination systems for seven cruise ships
Wärtsilä wins contracts for sea water desalination systems for seven cruise ships
12/18/2014 10:19:55 AM
The Meyer Werft Germany, Meyer Turku, STX France, and Fincantieri shipyards have all placed orders with Wärtsilä for the supply of fresh water generators to a total of seven cruise ships. The orders were placed between September and November 2014. Delivery of the Wärtsilä systems is scheduled to commence in May 2015 and will be completed by autumn 2017. Wärtsilä’s delivery …