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IFC Supports China Education Group’s Expansion of Higher Education Opportunities in China
IFC Supports China Education Group’s Expansion of Higher Education Opportunities in China
12/15/2017 3:19:08 AM
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has invested $30 million of equity in China Education Group Holdings Limited (CEG, China Education Group) to help the company expand its employment-linked education programs.
A future with fewer forests
A future with fewer forests
12/15/2017 3:16:47 AM
As wildfires continue to rage in California, a future with fewer forests is very real, according to findings from a new study on the resilience of Rocky Mountain forests.
IBM Announces Collaboration with Leading Fortune 500 Companies, Academic Institutions and National Research Labs to Accelerate Quantum Computing
IBM Announces Collaboration with Leading Fortune 500 Companies, Academic Institutions and National Research Labs to Accelerate Quantum Computing
12/15/2017 3:10:16 AM
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced the first clients to tap into its IBM Q™ early-access commercial quantum computing systems to explore practical applications important to business and science.
Computer systems predict objects’ responses to physical forces
Computer systems predict objects’ responses to physical forces
12/14/2017 4:02:00 AM
Josh Tenenbaum, a professor of brain and cognitive sciences at MIT, directs research on the development of intelligence at the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines, a multiuniversity, multidisciplinary project based at MIT that seeks to explain and replicate human intelligence.
‘Gut feeling’ spurs doctor to re-examine evidence on urinary tract infections in patients with spinal cord injury
‘Gut feeling’ spurs doctor to re-examine evidence on urinary tract infections in patients with spinal cord injury
12/14/2017 2:27:47 AM
People with spinal cord injuries rely on catheters to empty their bladder. When a well-respected publication concluded that catheters could be reused without an increased risk of infection, it didn’t sit right with a Vancouver clinician and researcher.
Social media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares
Social media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares
12/13/2017 3:34:02 AM
Analyzing trends on Twitter and Google can help predict vaccine scares that can lead to disease outbreaks, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
Discourse on the Expulsion of the Acadians from their Homeland
Discourse on the Expulsion of the Acadians from their Homeland
12/12/2017 12:27:20 PM
The Seven Years’ War between France and Britain resulted in a harsh change to Nova Scotia, previously named Acadie, especially to its Acadian inhabitants.
Operation Cease Fire
Operation Cease Fire
12/12/2017 11:21:00 AM
War is everywhere. The growing threats of war have raised rumors of the possibility of a third world war. But World War II veteran David Meakes says there’s a way to avoid it.
Huawei Announces New OpenLab in Cairo to Build ICT Ecosystem in Northern Africa
Huawei Announces New OpenLab in Cairo to Build ICT Ecosystem in Northern Africa
12/11/2017 6:58:09 AM
Huawei held a ceremony to launch the Cairo OpenLab during the Cairo ICT 2017 conference. Huawei, together with industry alliance and partners in Northern Africa, aims to build ICT ecosystem in Northern Africa in response to industry digital transformation.
Accenture Announces Winners of First ‘Accenture Innovation Challenge’
Accenture Announces Winners of First ‘Accenture Innovation Challenge’
12/11/2017 2:53:39 AM
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced the winners of the first Accenture Innovation Challenge, a competition designed to inspire innovation among college students in India.
A Solution to America’s Healthcare Problems
A Solution to America’s Healthcare Problems
12/6/2017 3:47:52 PM
For decades, the country has been pushing for better healthcare. To meet the demand of Americans, cooperation between the leaders in the government and the private sector is needed.
Thrill, Excitement, and Danger Await in a Tale of Adventure
Thrill, Excitement, and Danger Await in a Tale of Adventure
12/6/2017 3:12:44 PM
Growing up in the years before the advent of technology, retired account executive Joseph J. Dougherty’s experiences in the 1940s reflect the simplicity and excitement of the good old days.
Song of the red rock arches
Song of the red rock arches
12/6/2017 3:53:28 AM
It starts out as a rumble, like something heard underwater. It rises and falls in waves that pass one after another. But it couldn’t be farther from the sea.
Health Researcher Reveals Secrets of Overcoming Early Macular Degeneration
Health Researcher Reveals Secrets of Overcoming Early Macular Degeneration
12/5/2017 9:27:46 AM
Years of dedicated health studies have revealed affordable nutritional steps for optimum health and even overcoming a worldwide eye epidemic—macular degeneration.
On Its 10th Anniversary, Knight Arts Challenge Miami Funds 43 Projects with $2.5 Million
On Its 10th Anniversary, Knight Arts Challenge Miami Funds 43 Projects with $2.5 Million
12/5/2017 2:32:44 AM
Ten years ago, the Knight Arts Challenge was established to enable Miamians to bring their artistic ideas to life. This year, 43 winners from across South Florida will share $2.5 million for projects that show they have taken that creative mission to heart.
Emergency Radiologists See Inner Toll of Opioid Use Disorders
Emergency Radiologists See Inner Toll of Opioid Use Disorders
12/1/2017 2:29:58 AM
• There is a high prevalence of emergency radiology patients with complications from opioid abuse. • Patients with positive imaging findings and history of opioid prescriptions have a higher mortality rate.
Prestigious ERC grants awarded to Lund researchers
Prestigious ERC grants awarded to Lund researchers
12/1/2017 2:16:19 AM
Capsules for transporting drugs, knee injuries that are really osteoarthritis, skin cells reprogrammed into nerve cells, variations in our DNA affecting the production of blood cells, and the urban sharing economy as a potential solution to our sustainability challenges.
2017-2018 NSF Distinguished Lectures in Mathematical and Physical Sciences
2017-2018 NSF Distinguished Lectures in Mathematical and Physical Sciences
11/29/2017 2:52:34 AM
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) invites media and members of the public to a series of lectures intended to promote discussion of issues that scientists expect to shape their research in the coming years.
IFC, Partners Strengthen Corporate Governance Practices in Sri Lankan Family-Owned Businesses
IFC, Partners Strengthen Corporate Governance Practices in Sri Lankan Family-Owned Businesses
11/29/2017 2:47:47 AM
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, along with the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), are collaborating on workshops that promote good corporate governance and family business practices to improve the long-term sustainability of family-owned businesses in Sri Lanka.
University of Waterloo expands research and education partnerships in Hong Kong
University of Waterloo expands research and education partnerships in Hong Kong
11/28/2017 11:22:08 AM
Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, signed three agreements last week expanding the institution’s teaching and research partnerships with two universities in Hong Kong.