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In West Africa, countries at risk of Ebola remain on high alert: UNICEF
11/21/2014 1:09:05 PM
With new Ebola cases in Mali and a continuing surge in Sierra Leone, UNICEF is stepping up efforts to help other West African countries at risk prepare for potential outbreaks.   “The new cases in Mali remind us that no country in the region is immune to Ebola,” said Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa. “We cannot wait for new cases in …
Credit Suisse publishes “Wealth patterns among the top 5% of African-Americans,” a comprehensive study on wealth creation and wealth management among the nation’s wealthiest African-Americans
11/21/2014 12:33:39 PM
Credit Suisse, in collaboration with Brandeis University’s Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP), today published “Wealth patterns among the top 5% of African-Americans,” a study on wealth creation and wealth management among the nation’s wealthiest African-Americans as measured by net worth. The study shows that the top 5% of African-Americans invest a greater …
Siemens Receives Power Island Order with H-class Turbine Technology in Ohio, U.S.A.
11/21/2014 12:32:08 PM
Siemens has received an order from Black & Veatch for Power Island equipment to be utilized at the newly developed Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC) in Oregon, northwest Ohio. OCEC will be the site of an 869 megawatt H-class combined-cycle power plant (CCPP). Siemens will engineer and deliver the thermodynamic cycle design and Power Island configuration as well as perform …
Deutsche Bank Partners with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to Mobilize USD 100 Million in New Investments
11/21/2014 12:30:19 PM
Deutsche Bank today announced, in partnership with Bank of America, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, development finance institutions and private investors, a continued commitment to investment in the clean cooking sector through creating a USD 100 million fund to support social enterprises that advance and deploy clean cookstove solutions. To help finance …
Style Guru Stacy London Returns To Tlc In New Series “Love, Lust Or Run”
11/21/2014 12:28:58 PM
WHAT NOT TO WEAR fans, prepare to rejoice! Style maven, and often times psychologist Stacy London is back and tackling a new fashion mission, but in this all-new series, it’s about make-UNDERS. LOVE, LUST OR RUN, set to premiere on Friday, January 23rd at 9/8c, features women with major fashion mishaps as they come to Stacy for help in turning their over-the-top looks from …
IDT Introduces New High-Performance Synthesizer, Delivering Ultra-Low Phase Jitter for Serial Data Communications
IDT Introduces New High-Performance Synthesizer, Delivering Ultra-Low Phase Jitter for Serial Data Communications
11/21/2014 11:32:20 AM
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. ( IDT ®) (NASDAQ: IDTI)  introduced a new high-performance synthesizer with ultra-low phase jitter for reducing bit error rates in today’s serial data communications systems. The 8T49NS010  synthesizer with an integrated fanout buffer/divider delivers high-performance clocks for demanding applications, and is ideal for 40GE and 100GE …

Postal Service Letters FROM Santa Program
Keeps Children’s Holiday Spirit Alive
Postal Service Letters FROM Santa Program Keeps Children’s Holiday Spirit Alive
11/21/2014 11:22:52 AM
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And the Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter to Santa — complete with a North Pole postmark! Here are the steps for your child to get a letter back from Santa: Have your child write a letter to Santa and seal it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole. Tell your child that …
Mars’ Vision For Change Project Draws Support From Director General Of The Cocoa And Coffee Council Of Côte d’Ivoire
Mars’ Vision For Change Project Draws Support From Director General Of The Cocoa And Coffee Council Of Côte d’Ivoire
11/21/2014 11:19:04 AM
Last week, the Vision for Change project was honored to welcome Madame Massandje Toure-Litse, Director General of the Cocoa & Coffee Council (Conseil Café Cacao or CCC) of Côte d’Ivoire, for a visit to two participating communities. Madame Toure-Litse is an important partner and supporter of the Mars effort as well as those within the broader cocoa industry to make cocoa …
Most people who drink excessively are not alcohol dependent
Most people who drink excessively are not alcohol dependent
11/21/2014 11:11:47 AM
Nine in 10 adults who drink too much alcohol are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The study appears today in the CDC journal Preventing Chronic Disease . Excessive drinking includes binge …
AASA Statement on the Data Quality Campaign Report
11/21/2014 10:35:06 AM
Daniel A. Domenech, the executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement upon the release of “ Paving the Pathway to Success: Data for Action 2014 ,” a report issued by the Data Quality Campaign. “AASA applauds the work of the Data Quality Campaign for providing helpful information about how states are implementing data to …
Igmart to be launched with fanfare at Central World
11/21/2014 10:31:15 AM
Sunday evening will see Central World, Bangkok buzzing with the launch of Igmart, a new ‘teen to teen’ selling e-commerce venture. The brainchild of Patricia Lim, Woraponte Tanpoonkiat, AB Cofi Cigarilos, Kennth Kasper and Vincent Zhang, Igmart is expected to revolutionize the world of online merchandise in Asia.  Igmart allows teens to create an account for free, …
TAG Unveils Health IT Issue of Hub Magazine
11/21/2014 10:25:54 AM
The latest issue of Hub Magazine , was released with Dawn Whaley , President of Atlanta-based Sharecare , on the cover. The magazine was unveiled at a special ceremony held at the Herman Miller Showroom in Atlanta’s Midtown West area. Sharecare is a health and wellness engagement platform that provides consumers with personalized information, programs and resources to …
Georgia Insurance Advisors Inaugurates Charity Program In The Bogart, GA Area, And Debuts With Campaign Providing Guidance To Children With Developmental Disabilities
11/21/2014 10:04:31 AM
Bogart, GA – Located in Bogart, GA, Georgia Insurance Advisors announced the debut of its charity program designed to benefit the local community. The agency will work closely with nonprofit organizations in the area, to nominate a new beneficiary every 60 days. The idea is to create a campaign to help the elected individual, family or programs with immediate support by …
Burberry Opens Beverly Hills Flagship on Rodeo Drive
Burberry Opens Beverly Hills Flagship on Rodeo Drive
11/21/2014 10:03:59 AM
Burberry today announces the opening of its new Beverly Hills flagship, bringing every aspect of the brand to life in the heart of Los Angeles. The new store on Rodeo Drive, created under the design direction of Christopher Bailey, blurs the brand’s physical and digital worlds through the Burberry Retail Theatre concept, where interior video walls and in-store digital …
Black & Veatch Named EPC Contractor for High-Efficiency Combined Cycle Power Project
11/21/2014 9:41:32 AM
Black & Veatch has been selected as prime contractor for the engineering, procurement, construction and startup of the Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC) in Oregon, Ohio. The natural gas combined cycle power plant is being developed by North America Project Development, LLC (NAPD) with equity financing from Energy Investors Funds and I Squared Capital. The 869 megawatt …
Worldwide action needed to address hidden crisis of violence against women and girls
11/21/2014 9:38:06 AM
Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet . Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7% of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner at some point in their lives. Yet, despite increased global …
Multi million pound project makes the Isles of Scilly “some of the best connected islands in the world”
11/21/2014 9:34:07 AM
Superfast fibre optic broadband has arrived on the Isles of Scilly making them “some of the best connected islands in the world”. The multi million pound project, one of the most ambitious ever undertaken in the UK to bring superfast broadband to a remote community, has just been completed with the first customers already using the high-speed technology. Isles of Scilly …
FERC Approves Merger of Exelon and PHI Holdings Inc.
11/21/2014 9:30:41 AM
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) yesterday approved the proposed merger of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) and Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM). The companies announced their proposed merger on April 30. The combination of the companies will bring together Exelon’s three electric and gas utilities – BGE, ComEd and PECO – and Pepco Holdings’ (PHI’s) three electric …
Aeroflot Named The Best Russian Airline by National Geographic
11/21/2014 9:26:59 AM
Aeroflot was recognized by National Geographic Traveler Awards 2014 as the Best Airline in Russia. One of the world’s most famous travel magazines National Geographic Traveler summarized results of the online voting conducted among the Russian readers. From July 2014 to November 2014 www.nat-geo.ru visitors were choosing the best tourist destinations and services in 16 …
Call for Media: ESA’s GOCE mission continues serving Earth science
11/21/2014 9:25:48 AM
Media are invited to a press briefing on the scientific results that continue to come from ESA’s gravity mission. At the opening of the 5th International GOCE User Workshop on 25 November at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, experts will discuss the mission’s contribution to our knowledge of ocean circulation, solid earth physics, upper atmosphere and geodesy. …
Ford Announces App Pursuit Hackathon Winner at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Connected Car Expo
Ford Announces App Pursuit Hackathon Winner at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Connected Car Expo
11/21/2014 9:22:16 AM
Ford is announcing FuelSignal as the grand prize winner in the automaker-sponsored app developer hackathon in conjunction with the Connected Car Expo at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Team FuelSignal leveraged Ford’s SYNC® AppLink™ and data from the City of Los Angeles to create an innovative app allowing users to sign up and receive discounted gas prices and earn loyalty …
Kering completes the acquisition of the haute horlogerie brand Ulysse Nardin
11/21/2014 9:20:03 AM
Kering announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the haute horlogerie brand Ulysse Nardin, in accordance with the terms announced on 30 July, 2014, after having received clearance from the antitrust authorities. About Ulysse Nardin Swiss Watch Manufacturer Ulysse Nardin, founded in 1846, has been dedicated to excellence for over 168 years in …
Countdown to Christmas with Interactive Desktop App from American Greetings
Countdown to Christmas with Interactive Desktop App from American Greetings
11/21/2014 9:17:17 AM
Remember a time before instant gratification when the anticipation of Christmas truly added enjoyable excitement to the season? Capture that magic again with the brand-new Countdown to Christmas desktop app from American Greetings. This digital countdown is a fun and creative way to experience the spirit of joy and hope that surrounds the holidays. Spend quality time with …
Fantastic Cleaners Prices Hit the Mark
11/21/2014 9:17:16 AM
Ever mindful of the need for customers to get a good bargain, UK cleaning service providers are very competitive when it comes to prices. But there’s a lot of other factors to figure into any decision concerning the choice of company. It’s wonderful to grab yourself a deal but you also need to consider exactly what you’ll be getting for you money. The biggest bang for your …
Motorola Solutions to Present at Dec. 2 Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference
11/21/2014 9:15:10 AM
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that Gino Bonanotte, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will speak at the Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The presentation will begin at approximately 11 a.m. Mountain Standard Time and will be webcast live at www.motorolasolutions.com/investor. A …
Nicolaou Real Estate Services – Media Alert
Nicolaou Real Estate Services – Media Alert
11/20/2014 8:12:32 PM
Nicolaou Real Estate Services is pleased to welcome Steven Feitlin to its team. “Steven is a very talented agent with more than 20 years of sales experience.” says the company’s President Nicolas Nicolaou. “He has faithfully and diligently served his homeowners association for more than 10 years, demonstrating that he takes the fiduciary responsibilities entrusted to him …
Androgel Lawsuits Scheduled for Late 2016 Trial, Judge Says
11/20/2014 6:16:20 PM
Multidistrict litigation (MDL) for lawsuits alleging injuries from testosterone therapy  was established in the Illinois court in June 2014, after a growing number of similar testosterone cases were filed in courts across the country.  When the MDL for Low T lawsuits was first presented, there were only 45 cases filed. Judge Matthew Kennelly is now overseeing more than 223 …
Lawmakers Press KBR On Gagging Whistleblowers
11/20/2014 6:15:40 PM
Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto’s landmark case,  In re: Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., et al. , continues to make headlines as members of Congress are joining KKC’s battle aimed at halting the use of non-disclosures agreements to silence whistleblowers.  Members of Congress called on  KBR CEO Stuart Bradie  to come forward with information about the company’s non-disclosure …
Web-Op, Inc. Partners with Swagger Card to Improve Mobile Functionality of Site
Web-Op, Inc. Partners with Swagger Card to Improve Mobile Functionality of Site
11/20/2014 6:14:36 PM
Web-Op, Inc., an internet marketing firm, announced today its partnership with Swagger Card, one of the nations leading fundraising organizations. Web-Op will be responsible for enhancing the mobile functionality of SwaggerCard.com, including complete design and development of a dedicated mobile site. SwaggerCard.com helps individuals & organizations of every kind …
Nursing Home Infection Rates on the Rise According to New Study
Nursing Home Infection Rates on the Rise According to New Study
11/20/2014 5:56:47 PM
In October, the Columbia University School of Nursing published a news release about a study that found rising infection rates at nursing homes. The study found increasing rates of a variety of infections, including multiple drug-resistant organisms (MDROs), after examining infections in nursing homes in the United States over a five-year period. “Infections are a leading …
Duterte Insurance Group Initiates New Charity Campaign in Laredo, TX to Collaborate with Project GRAD Houston and Contribute to Scholarship Fund in Memory of Terri Duterte
11/20/2014 3:23:32 PM
Laredo, TX – With a new charity program in the Laredo, TX area, Duterte Insurance Group, in collaboration with Project GRAD Houston, announced a new campaign that will reward a local outstanding student currently in the Program, with a college scholarship honoring the memory of Terri Duterte.  Terri was a beloved middle-school teacher who, before losing her battle with …
The Holguin Agency Inaugurates Charity Program in Arlington, TX, and Debuts With Campaign to Raise Funds for Local Woman Diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia
11/20/2014 3:10:48 PM
Arlington, TX – The Holguin Agency in Arlington, TX announced the debut of its charity program designed to benefit the local community. The agency will work closely with nonprofit organizations in the area, to nominate a new beneficiary every 60 days. The idea is to create a campaign to help the elected individual, family or programs with immediate support by bringing …
Trusted Insurance Advisors Initiates New Charity Campaign in Raleigh, NC to Collaborate with Local Food Bank And Provide for Community Members In Need
Trusted Insurance Advisors Initiates New Charity Campaign in Raleigh, NC to Collaborate with Local Food Bank And Provide for Community Members In Need
11/20/2014 2:54:35 PM
Trusted Insurance Advisors Initiates New Charity Campaign in Raleigh, NC to Collaborate with Local Food Bank And Provide for Community Members In Need   A new charity campaign in Raleigh, NC is launched by Trusted Insurance Advisors to help fight hunger in the Research Triangle area.  The plan is to donate raised food items to Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry and Food Bank …
Flywheel Raises $12 Million in Series C Funding in Rapid Expansion
11/20/2014 1:45:08 PM
Redwood City, CA -- November 20, 2014 -- Flywheel , the consumer-focused taxi app company, announced today that it raised $12 million in Series C funding and named a new executive team led by CEO Rakesh Mathur. The funding from TCW/Craton , Rockport Capital and Shasta Ventures , combined with Rakesh’s extensive consumer technology experience, will further accelerate  …
Associated Grocers of Florida, Inc. Adopts ReposiTrak®, the Industry Standard Food Safety Platform
11/20/2014 12:20:38 PM
ReposiTrak, the leading provider of Compliance Management and Track & Trace solutions for food safety exclusively endorsed by FMI and ROFDA, announced that the seventh member of ROFDA (Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates), Associated Grocers Florida of Florida, Inc. has chosen the ReposiTrak® solution to manage their food safety-related risk. "We are …
New Turbo Servers From A2 Hosting Load Pages Up To 20X Faster
11/20/2014 12:18:04 PM
Ann Arbor, MI – November 20, 2014 – Web hosting provider A2 Hosting has added to their line of high performance solutions with the launch of their Turbo servers. Sites hosted on Turbo servers load up to 20-times faster compared to standard hosting. Turbo marks A2 Hosting’s fastest service offering to date. A key feature of Turbo is APC Powered By SwiftCache, allowing for …
Ramco and TrustSphere partner to Offer HR Managers Messaging Intelligence to Boost Team Collaboration
11/20/2014 12:05:02 PM
Human resource leaders can now use advanced analytics to improve teamwork, facilitate mentoring and identify influencers who lead their organisations by studying patterns from email, voice and instant messenger traffic – without viewing the content of the messages. The ability to use such advanced analytics for people development was unveiled today in a partnership between …
New Placecast Study Indicates Half of All Americans Have Heard Of In-Store Beacons, and 15 Percent of Cell Phone Users Have Engaged with Them
New Placecast Study Indicates Half of All Americans Have Heard Of In-Store Beacons, and 15 Percent of Cell Phone Users Have Engaged with Them
11/20/2014 12:00:00 PM
A new Placecast poll conducted online within the U.S. on their behalf by Harris Poll indicates that nearly 118 million smartphone owners will be relying on their phones for holiday shopping this year.* For those smartphone owners who plan to do holiday shopping, 3 out of 4 will use their phones to find sales, comparison shop, take pictures of possible gifts, and make …
Bayer CropScience opens Weed Resistance Competence Center in Frankfurt, Germany
Bayer CropScience opens Weed Resistance Competence Center in Frankfurt, Germany
11/20/2014 11:09:52 AM
Herbicide-resistant weeds are a growing global problem. The official opening of Bayer CropScience’s Weed Resistance Competence Center (WRCC) in Frankfurt on 19 November is a major step forward in tackling weed resistance, as it will develop new weed control strategies, and share knowledge within the global community of farmers, agronomists and scientists. Understanding …
Blackmagic Design adds 80fps recording to URSA Digital Film Camera
11/20/2014 11:04:28 AM
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Camera 1.9.9, a major software update with multiple new features for the Blackmagic URSA digital film camera. This new update has been developed in conjunction with the high end cinematographers that are using URSA cameras for high end work. Blackmagic Camera 1.9.9 can be downloaded now from the Blackmagic Design web site. One of …