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Wild Salmon Survival Linked to Climate Summit
10/24/2014 5:24:25 PM
The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is hoping that Climate Summit 2014 ,  a one-day conference in New York,  will result in changes that will help save  wild Atlantic salmon, a bellwether species for  the health of our rivers and oceans.  Progress depends on real action by the world’s top leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, who will address the conference. …
WEDI Appoints Four New Security and Privacy Workgroup Co-chairs
10/24/2014 5:17:37 PM
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) , the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announces its appointment of four new co-chairs to the organization’s Security and Privacy Workgroup. The workgroup leaders include: Peter Dumont, Senior Director – Privacy Office, Optum …
New On-Demand Presentation from SAE International Explores How MapleSim Software Can Enhance Engineering Education
10/24/2014 5:13:43 PM
A new on-demand presentation from SAE International will explore how Maplesoft’s modeling and simulation platform, MapleSim, can bring together theory and applications in effective ways to engage students, enrich their understanding of engineering systems, and reinforce classroom concepts. Sponsored by MapleSoft, “Using MapleSim to Transform Engineering Education” is a …
IBHS Urges Residents to Rebuild Stronger on Hurricane Sandy Anniversary
10/24/2014 4:52:08 PM
As the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches October 29, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) urges residents in affected areas to rebuild and repair their communities, homes and businesses to be stronger and more hurricane-resistant. IBHS recommends specific guidelines for Rebuilding and Repairing Safer and Stronger Post-Sandy , …
Auberge Resorts Collection Earns Top Honors in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards
10/24/2014 4:41:21 PM
Auberge Resorts Collection has once again earned top honors in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, securing “Top 10” rankings for four exceptional resorts in one of the world’s most acclaimed travel awards programs. Auberge du Soleil, Esperanza, Calistoga Ranch, and Hotel Jerome have been ranked among the 10 best in their respective categories in the 27th …
Santa Barbara Rotary Welcomes Great Granddaughter of Club’s First President
10/24/2014 3:32:14 PM
The Santa Barbara Rotary Club was founded in 1917, and its first President was James W. Briscoe. We have now come full circle as Mr. Briscoe’s great granddaughter was recently in attendance at our weekly meeting at Fess Parker’s Double Tree Resort. Brooke Elizabeth Briscoe Burney is four years old. She also rode alongside our current President, Katerina Zamyatina, on the …
Stellenbosch Vineyards of South Africa Announces the Launch of its Wines at Five Spec’s Locations in Texas
Stellenbosch Vineyards of South Africa Announces the Launch of its Wines at Five Spec’s Locations in Texas
10/24/2014 3:22:45 PM
Stellenbosch Vineyards is growing its national footprint and introducing their portfolio of South African wines to over 20 markets in the United States. “It is an exciting time for us to showcase our Welmoed and Versus brand of wines with Spec’s, the preeminent wine retailer in the great state of Texas,” stated Johann Diedericks, Brand and Business Development Manager S.A, …
CHAMPS Patient Experience Announces 2015 LTC Webinar Series
CHAMPS Patient Experience Announces 2015 LTC Webinar Series
10/24/2014 1:09:12 PM
Registration is now open for  CHAMPS Patient Experience / Santalucia Group’s  10-part educational webinar series developed specifically for the long-term care (LTC) community: Enhancing the Customer Experience -10 Interactive Modules for Long-Term Care Organizations . Register now . During the 2015 LTC webinar series, attendees will take part in 90-minute interactive …
Imagine Software Shares ’40 Act Best Practices at Infovest21 Liquid Alternatives Symposium
10/24/2014 1:05:21 PM
Imagine Software, a leading global provider of financial risk and portfolio management solutions, will address the operational challenges and opportunities for firms launching ’40 Act Funds at the 2014 Infovest21 Think Tank Symposium on Liquid Alternatives on Monday, October 27. "The ’40 Act Funds present steep regulatory requirements, and the Imagine solution equips firms …
Tasktop Taps Simon Bodymore as Chief Financial Officer
10/24/2014 1:02:34 PM
Tasktop Technologies ( ), the leader in DevOps Integration and the creators of the Eclipse Mylyn open source tool, announced that Simon Bodymore has joined Tasktop as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In his role as CFO, Bodymore will be responsible for financial strategy as well as overseeing the operational budget and managing Tasktop’s operations and finance …
Demand for Atrion’s Leadership Challenge Workshops Through the Roof
10/24/2014 12:37:31 PM
Leadership is not something that is innate to everyone; rather, it has to be practiced, nurtured and cultivated. Such is the theme of Atrion’s recurring Leadership Challenge Workshops, designed to teach attendees how to become better professional and personal leaders. In just a few days, Atrion will kick off its November 19-20 workshop, following the immense success of its …
NCR changing the face of branch banking
10/24/2014 11:16:09 AM
The bank branch is poised to change more in the next 18 months than it has in the previous 30 years combined. And the innovation fueling that change is being built by a team just outside of Salt Lake City. NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, today opened a new office to accommodate its team of software developers and engineers …
IDB moves to improve water and sanitation services in Belém, Brazil
10/24/2014 11:14:03 AM
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $125 million loan to Brazil to support infrastructure and reforms aimed at improving water and sanitation services and extending their coverage to thousands of people in the city of Belém.  The Basic Sanitation Program of the Estrada Nova Basin ( PROMABEN II ) complements and completes the public works projects …
In Syria and Neighboring Countries “winter puts Syrian families at risk of disease and death”
10/24/2014 10:37:07 AM
As another harsh winter season approaches in the Middle East, CARE International calls for the immediate release of further funding to support millions of people caught up in the conflict in Syria and in neighbouring countries. “The current funding gap puts millions at risk of disease and death,” says Holly Solberg, Regional Director for CARE’s Syria Response. To date, the UN …
Philippines: Promoting Transparency in Mobilizing Funds for Climate Action
10/24/2014 10:32:09 AM
A new tagging initiative in the 2015 budget process will make it easier for policy makers and the general public to identify and monitor public budget funding for climate change response. This will promote greater transparency and prioritization in government spending. Supported by technical assistance from the World Bank, co-funded by the Australian Government, government …
Experimental breast cancer drug holds promise in combination therapy for Ewing sarcoma
10/24/2014 10:27:35 AM
Ewing sarcoma tumors disappeared and did not return in more than 70 percent of mice treated with combination therapy that included drugs from a family of experimental agents developed to fight breast cancer, reported St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists. The study will appear in the November 6 edition of the scientific journal Cell Reports . The treatment paired …
CMDC and PCCI ink MOU to boost capital market participation
CMDC and PCCI ink MOU to boost capital market participation
10/24/2014 10:16:04 AM
The Capital Market Development Committee (CMDC) and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together for the development and promotion of the capital market. The MOU was signed during the 40th Philippine Business Conference and Expo of PCCI held on October 22, 2014 at the Manila Hotel. The CMDC and PCCI …
Saks Fifth Avenue and Pusateri’s Fine Foods Partner for in-store Food Halls in Canada
10/24/2014 10:11:23 AM
Saks Fifth Avenue announced that Pusateri’s Fine Foods will be the operating partner for the Saks food halls in Canada. With a distinguished reputation of excellence and a passion for fine foods, Pusateri’s will play a key role in executing Saks Fifth Avenue’s food hall installations, beginning with the Toronto Eaton Centre and Sherway Gardens locations, both opening in Spring …
Bayer honors top process engineering graduate
10/24/2014 10:08:02 AM
For the sixteenth time, Bayer has awarded the Bayer Technology Services Prize in recognition of the top Bachelor Degree graduate of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences. The winner this year is Jan Lamsfuss, who completed his degree in process engineering with a grade point average of 1.7 after eight semesters. Dr. Wilfried Kopp, Unit Head Project Management …
Health Concerns Continue in City that Housed PCB Manufacturing Plant
Health Concerns Continue in City that Housed PCB Manufacturing Plant
10/24/2014 10:04:19 AM
Last month, published a report about the ongoing challenges faced by Anniston, Alabama in the city’s battle to cleanup polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination.  The Anniston PCB site consists of the entire area in and around the city where the chemicals can be found. Up until 1999, when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shut down Fort McClellan Army …
CHE Trinity Health Partners with Sharecare To Accelerate Consumer and Patient Engagement
10/24/2014 10:02:33 AM
CHE Trinity Health, one of the nation’s leading health care systems, and Sharecare , the health and wellness engagement platform, announced at the CHE Trinity Health Clinical Summit that they are partnering to provide consumers and patients with a personalized, localized engagement platform across the 20 states of the CHE Trinity Health system. The partnership between CHE …
UPS Delivers Strong 3Q Results, 3Q EPS Moves 13.8 Percent Higher
10/24/2014 9:53:08 AM
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced diluted earnings per share of $1.32 for the third quarter 2014, a 13.8% improvement over the prior year period. Operating profit increased 8.3%, resulting from balanced growth across all three segments. Daily packages in the U.S. were 6.9% higher as demand from both B2C and B2B customers improved. International Export shipments increased 9.4% …
Feeding America San Diego Partners With foodtweeks™ To Help End Hunger
Feeding America San Diego Partners With foodtweeks™ To Help End Hunger
10/24/2014 9:05:48 AM
foodtweeks ™, a free app that combines healthy choices with feeding the hungry, today announced that  Feeding America San Diego , the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County, California has joined the ranks of foodtweeks™-affiliated hunger-relief organizations. foodtweeks™ makes it possible for health-conscious consumers to be “heroes” who serve their …
Slotland’s New ’Gods of Egypt’ Slot Game Caps 16th Birthday Celebrations
Slotland’s New ’Gods of Egypt’ Slot Game Caps 16th Birthday Celebrations
10/24/2014 4:47:44 AM
Slotland ’s sixteenth birthday celebrations culminate this week with the launch of Gods of Egypt , an opulent new, one-of-a-kind real-money online slot game.  After a series of birthday casino bonuses throughout the month, the unique online casino is adding up to 45% to all deposits made today and tomorrow and has also given registered players free chips up to $45.   …
Mayor Cox Speaking On STEAM Education At Science Academy Night
Mayor Cox Speaking On STEAM Education At Science Academy Night
10/23/2014 10:27:18 PM
The Academy of Science at Mater Dei Catholic High School in Chula Vista is holding a Science Academy Night on Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30PM, with special guest speakers, Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox, and Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Professor of Geography at San Diego State University and National Science Foundation Grant Recipient.   Not your average science fair, the Academy of …

Environmental Testing for Staphylococcus aureus Can Help Prevent Outbreaks
Environmental Testing for Staphylococcus aureus Can Help Prevent Outbreaks
10/23/2014 5:19:43 PM
Last month, a student at Mohawk Trail Regional School in Massachusetts was reported to have been infected with MRSA, also known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.   Additional media reports from September also stated a student at Ligonier Valley Middle School in Pennsylvania was diagnosed with MRSA as was someone from an elementary school in Saginaw, …
Global Data on Water Utilities Reveals Sector Growth but Bottlenecks in Wastewater Service Delivery
10/23/2014 3:48:43 PM
While water utilities around the world are able to provide water services to more people than previous years, the financial crises of 2008 and 2010 hampered utilities’ development and delivery of improved wastewater services, especially in poor urban areas, according to a report from the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), part of the World Bank Group’s Water Global Practice …
First Nationwide Bulk Purchase Program Will Expand Access to Clean Solar Energy
10/23/2014 3:44:20 PM
The Solar Community initiative, the first nationwide bulk solar purchase program launched to give homeowners across the US and Canada easy access to more affordable, clean, renewable energy – one of the most effective actions individuals can take to address climate change. The initiative, facilitated by WWF and managed by Geostellar , presents a new approach to purchasing, …
The Nature Conservancy and Supporters Celebrate Permanent Protection of Warm Springs Mountain Preserve
10/23/2014 3:39:05 PM
Through the generous contributions of a number of private donors, The Nature Conservancy has secured the protection of its Warm Springs Mountain Preserve , which connects thousands of acres of conservation lands throughout western Virginia. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Dan Ingalls Overlook today, the Conservancy acknowledged the individuals and corporations that … publishes their newest e-magazine, Getting Started with Homeschooling publishes their newest e-magazine, Getting Started with Homeschooling
10/23/2014 3:37:09 PM has published their Getting Started with Homeschooling e-magazine.  It is a how-to book, in a magazine format, and includes over 35 articles. Article titles include Advice to New Homeschoolers, Homeschool Records You Should be Keeping, Yes Single Parents Can Homeschool and more. This e-magazine is written specifically for new homeschoolers and parents …
MGM Resorts International and NRG Energy Celebrate the Installation of the World’s Largest Convention Center Solar Array
MGM Resorts International and NRG Energy Celebrate the Installation of the World’s Largest Convention Center Solar Array
10/23/2014 3:08:28 PM
 NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today announced the completed installation of the world’s largest rooftop solar array on a convention center. Covering approximately 20 acres atop the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the 6.4 megawatt (MW dc) [5.0 megawatt ac (MW ac)] photovoltaic array will produce enough electricity to power the …
IDB supports program in Chile to improve public services
10/23/2014 3:03:03 PM
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $48 million loan to finance a program that will help improve management of services that the Chilean government provides to its citizens. The Program to Improve Public Management and Citizen Services will promote enhancement of the effectiveness and efficiency of agencies that oversee and supply services to citizens, …
MECU deepens relationship with members through digital banking from Digital Insight
10/23/2014 2:55:49 PM
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, today announced that MECU, a credit union serving the community in Baltimore, Md., will use digital banking services and solutions from Digital Insight, an NCR company, to deepen its relationship with its members. The new online and mobile banking experience went live in September, providing …
Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At "Gut Brain" Seminar
10/23/2014 2:09:12 PM
Atlanta, Georgia -- Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen, RN, CLNC, educated with Lisa E. Goehler, PhD, Associate Professor of Nursing Research, Neuroimmunology and Behavior at the University of Virginia during an Institute for Brain Potential seminar presented in Athens, Georgia on October 2, 2014. About the Gut Brain Seminar: Dr. Goehler began by explaining …
Zimperium Appoints Shridhar Mittal as New CEO and Zuk Avraham as Chairman
10/23/2014 12:08:57 PM
SAN FRANCISCO – October 23, 2014 – Zimperium , the leader in mobile threat defense, today announced it appointed Shridhar Mittal as the company’s new CEO. Zuk Avraham, founder, will assume the role of chairman and CTO, and will continue to drive the organization’s technical vision. Shridhar joins Zimperium from CA Technologies , where he served as general manager of the …
Breakout Brazilian Food Delivery Service iFood Acquires Papa Rango and Alakarte To Expand Across Brazil
10/23/2014 11:58:39 AM
Today, iFood is announcing the acquisition of Papa Rango and Alakarte , two competitors in Brazil’s fierce market for food deliver y services. With these acqu isitions, iFood brings eighteen new cities into its network and expects to add over 50 thousand orders per month, bringing its total orders per month to over 400,000. iFood is now the go-to …
Acer Total PC and Commercial Total PC Shipments Achieve Highest YoY Growth among Top Players Worldwide in Q3 2014
10/23/2014 11:40:53 AM
The latest preliminary data from IDC for Q3 2014 showed Acer has improved on its year-on-year (YoY) worldwide PC shipment with growth at 11.8%. This was in contrast to the overall industry decline of 1.4%. Quarter-on-quarter (QoQ), Acer saw a 12.6% rise, which also surpassed the industry average of 5.2%. In both YoY and QoQ shipments, Acer was one of only two brands among the …
Jefferson Wound Care & Hyperbaric Centers Raise Awareness of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
10/23/2014 11:37:53 AM
Jefferson Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Centers, a member of the Healogics network, are participating in the Healogics National Diabetes Campaign Oct. 27 to 31. Program directors across the nation will dedicate the week to providing education to local physician offices to help staff identify diabetic patients with or at risk of having ulcers of the lower extremity. …
Marriott’s #PictureYourselfHere Campaign Takes Job Seekers Behind-the-Scenes
10/23/2014 11:27:42 AM
Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today innovations to its careers sites and job search process as it aims to engage jobseekers worldwide through its new #PictureYourselfHere campaign. The campaign includes enhanced job search functionality, featuring behind-the-scenes photos submitted by current associates all around the world, in an effort to reach the best …
Ceridian Launches Dayforce Connected Pay
10/23/2014 11:24:59 AM
Ceridian announces the launch of Dayforce Connected Pay – a global payroll processing solution comprised of Ceridian in-country payroll services connected to the award winning, single, cloud-based application: Dayforce Human Capital Management. “As global companies expand and attempt to maintain individual country compliance, issues of global reporting, data accuracy and …