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2012-03-21 00:35:47

English continues to reign supreme in international business, and it´s not just because some of the biggest economies speak it. A new study from the University of Toronto´s Rotman School of Management shows countries that have English as at least one of their official languages, or whose main languages are linguistically close to English have higher rates of investment in other countries. Countries with high rates of English proficiency also do well. “The vast majority...

2011-02-12 08:15:49

OECD-NSF Workshop, Tues., Feb. 15 to Wed., Feb. 16, will explore how High-speed and mobile applications, connected devices, social networks and related cutting-edge smart technological developments are offering new opportunities for providing health and wellness services. They promise more efficient, effective and less costly healthcare. New technologies also have the potential to address some of the key challenges of the world's aging societies. How do we best capitalize on these and future...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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