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2014-04-08 08:34:15

LONDON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comer Africa Real Estate (C.A.R.E.) today announced the launch of the joint venture which will become the leading developer of cities in Sub-Saharan Africa, on the same day as the UN sponsored 7th World Urban Forum launched its "Cities for Life" program calling for planned urban environments. Comer Africa Real Estate was founded by Comer Group, one of UK and Ireland's largest private real estate developers and house builders, along with...

2014-04-07 12:34:33

HAMILTON, New Zealand, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to UN's statistical estimations, some 869,000 children under five die every year due to toxically germ-infested unsafe drinking water -- almost over 3-4 babies a minute. Countless others fall in serious sufferings of long-term health consequences. Inadequate sanitation and ecologically incompatible sewage-drainage systems are the primary causes of the present situation. (Logo:...

2014-04-04 16:21:50

Winners Will Be Honored at Gala Event by the U.N. Correspondents Association and the U.N. Secretary-General on Tuesday, December 16th 2014 at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York. NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) invites media worldwide to submit entries for its 19(th) Annual UNCA Awards for the best print, broadcast (TV & Radio) and online, web-based media coverage of the United Nations, U.N. agencies and field operations. The prizes...

2014-04-03 12:27:14

PEVQ-S enables accurate Picture Quality Benchmarking and Optimization of OTT Video Services, by modelling Subjective Subscriber Experience ERLANGEN, Germany and LAS VEGAS, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OPTICOM, the German pioneer for Voice and Video Quality testing, premiers PEVQ-S, a novel analysis technique for OTT video quality measurement, benchmarking and optimization at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas. Based on the accurate standardized picture quality analysis of PEVQ, a...

2014-04-02 16:35:35

NYC's largest free Open Source Drupal Conference at the United Nations (Apr 10 to 13) NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Widespread adoption of the open source Drupal web platform by NYC organizations has lead to explosive growth of New York City's annual Drupal conference, NYC Camp (aka 'nice camp'). Next week, 1,000+ attendees from over a dozen countries will attend NYC Camp 2014 at the UN (April 10-13). NYC Camp features presentations by Drupal luminaries, a conference...

2014-03-31 23:22:47

Independent review of climate science by Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) contradicts "alarmist" views of United Nations report. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) today released Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts. The 1,062-page report contains thousands of citations to peer-reviewed scientific literature -- and concludes rising temperatures and atmospheric CO2 levels...

Japan Loses Against Australia, UN In Fight To Continue Annual Whaling
2014-03-31 14:48:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Japan’s highly-contentious whaling campaign experienced a major setback on Monday when a United Nations court ruled that the island nation could no longer continue its annual whale hunt in the waters around Antarctica. The International Court of Justice ruled in favor of Australia, which had sued Japan and rejected that country’s argument that the whaling has been conducted mainly for scientific reasons. “The court concludes,...

2014-03-25 23:36:59

In a head-spinning announcement the UN’s World Meteorological Organization issued statements claiming extreme weather events of the past year were consistent with human-induced climate change, directly contradicting the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change AR5 report issued in September 2013 which states that there is a hiatus in global warming and that there has been no observed global trend in tropical storms, hurricanes, droughts or floods. Friends of Science point to...

2014-03-25 23:33:58

This landmark COSA report illuminates the salient findings of research from nearly 18,000 comparable surveys in Africa, Asia and Latin America for coffee and cocoa - two important commodities that are the bellwethers for sustainability trends in other crops. Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA), joined by the five UN agencies of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards and leading global firms, recently launched “The...

IPCC Update Will Highlight Extreme Dangers Of Unchecked Climate Change
2014-03-25 09:18:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A body of the UN is set to deliver an update on the impacts of climate change, an update that highlights the growing dangers of global warming if no actions are taken to reverse its effects. Ahead of the upcoming IPCC report, due out on March 31, 2014, scientists and government representatives are meeting in Yokohama, Japan this week to work out the details of a 29-page summary that will be part of the first new IPCC update in...


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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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