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2014-06-02 12:33:00

Coimbatore, India Leads Testing to Help Cities Prepare for Natural Hazards SINGAPORE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WORLD CITIES SUMMIT -- In light of the growing threat of disasters from natural hazards such as floods, storms, fires and earthquakes, one growing city is taking the lead in piloting a new tool to assess how prepared cities of all sizes will be when disaster strikes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090416/IBMLOGO Coimbatore, India, is the first city to apply...

WHO Calls For Higher Taxes On Tobacco Products To Save Lives
2014-05-30 10:48:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ahead of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) conference, which is slated for later this year, the UN’s health arm is using World No Tobacco Day to call on countries to raise taxes on tobacco products. The tobacco epidemic results in six million deaths annually across the globe, of which more than 600,000 are non-smokers who die from breathing in the toxic second-hand smoke of cigarette users. Unless we act...

2014-05-28 23:08:20

Advancements in FAO solutions empower buyers to switch providers in search of greater value creation, improved customer experiences, and organizational transformation. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 A moderate growth rate of approximately 8 percent in the Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) market belies a significant disruption taking place below the surface. In a just-released report, Everest Group attributes a variety of factors to rising turbulence in the market, such as deal...

2014-05-19 14:41:19

Malaysian Industry ­Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) Malaysia hosts UN-backed symposium: 'Beyond Gross Domestic Product -- Transitioning into Sustainability' Birth weight, hours slept, eyeglasses, city birds, washing machines, teenage schoolgirls and other quantifiable signals of well-being can help measure the wealth of a nation beyond Gross Domestic Product, experts say. Moving beyond GDP to sustainability — the focus of a UN­-backed high-level symposium May 19 in...

2014-05-15 12:24:54

LONDON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: The Oil & Gas Automation & Control Systems Market 2013-2023http://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/oil_gas/oil_gas_automation_control_systems_market_2013_2023.html Report DetailsThe Oil & Gas Automation & Control Systems Market 2013-2023 looks into opportunities that this market offers and its application to various industries that have use for automation systems. It...

2014-05-15 08:27:29

WADDINXVEEN, The Netherlands, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dalai Lama endorses Save Our Soils campaign On Monday 12th May the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, accepted a "Soilmate" that was offered to him by Volkert Engelsman, CEO of Eosta/Nature & More and initiator of the international Save Our Soils campaign. The event took place at the 'Education of the Heart' symposium in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The Dalai Lama confirmed that saving fertile soils...

2014-05-09 20:23:05

CLASSY Awards and United Nations Foundation Announce 8 Nonprofit Winners Live on Stage FARGO, N.D., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, announced eight Winners live on stage this past weekend at the 5(th) Annual CLASSY Awards Ceremony. More than 3,600 organizations worldwide were evaluated during a yearlong research process. The winners were selected by the Leadership Council, a prestigious board of 100+ leaders and experts in the...

2014-05-07 08:34:05

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has reached a 75% reduction in maternal mortality, reaching its UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target a full two years before the end of 2015, the deadline set by the UN, said a recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO). The report said, "Sub-Saharan Africa is still the riskiest region in the world for dying of complications in pregnancy and childbirth."...

2014-05-07 08:23:51

Environmental protection: WNO Treaty enters into force. WNO as a new permanent negotiation platform for old challenges GENEVA, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For four years, states keenly supported the initiative for establishing the World Nature Organization (WNO). Now, the intergovernmental organization has been founded and the WNO treaty enters into force. Geneva- Emerging and developing countries, already suffering the consequences of global warming, climate change and other...

2014-05-05 08:21:13

LONDON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global NCAP has published new guidelines for organizations operating vehicle fleets, recommending fleet purchasers only select vehicles that have been rated by New Car Assessment Programmes (NCAPs) with the 'five star' or 'Top Pick' safety rating. Global NCAP also advises fleet managers to confirm that the cars they purchase meet the UN's minimum vehicle safety standards. Global NCAP Secretary General David Ward said: "Any...


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Earth Day
2012-04-23 12:12:49

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. It is now coordinated worldwide through the Earth Day Network, founded by Dennis Hayes, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, and will continue to be held each year on April 22 through at least 2015. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly...

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Word of the Day
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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.