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2011-01-31 07:50:00

Economic turmoil, round-the-clock communication and constant social pressure to succeed have led to a costly increase in stress-related illness and burnout, a panel of experts told a packed session in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. "In the future, the greatest challenge to the global health system will be stress-related diseases," said Heinz Schuepbach, director of the school of applied psychology at the University of Northwestern Switzerland. "The phenomenon is rapidly growing more...

2011-01-28 10:00:00

Citing dramatic gains achieved with polio vaccines, Prime Minister David Cameron, Bill and Melinda Gates call on world leaders to finish the job DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said today that the United Kingdom would double its current contribution to polio eradication. Mr Cameron called on other donors to back the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as he announced the UK's commitment that will see an extra 45 million...

2011-01-27 10:17:00

KYIV, Ukraine, January 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The discussion featured food and nuclear security. During the meeting President Yanukovych stressed that Ukraine continues its preparation for the scientific conference "Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl disaster. Security of the Future". "At the moment we are conducting negotiations with the donor...

2011-01-27 04:06:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International leaders attending the World Economic Forum in snow-covered Davos, Switzerland, are embracing the new perspective of the Global Adaptation Institute (www.globalai.org) that puts "adaptation" at the center of world climate policy. Institute CEO, Dr. Juan Jose Daboub, former Managing Director of the World Bank, speaking to journalists at the conference said: "Some of the world's most prominent private sector leaders...

2011-01-26 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=89dc6ec4-ec07-47df-9cff-c8e75f7b175e&lr=ls Dennis Nally, Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers International, presented some of the key findings of PwC's annual survey of business leaders from around the world at a press briefing in Davos, Switzerland. 88% of CEOs said they now have some level of confidence for prospects in the next 12...

2011-01-26 07:19:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carol Realini, executive chairman and founder of Obopay, Inc., a pioneer in mobile payments, will participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011, an invitation-only meeting of leaders from industry, government, academia, civil society and the media that serves to shape the world agenda and act as a catalyst for solutions to global challenges. Realini will be part of the Technology Pioneers...

2011-01-26 07:46:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dennis Nally, Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers International, presented the key findings of PwC's annual survey of business leaders from around the world at a press briefing in Davos, Switzerland. See video from PricewaterhouseCoopers at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/PwC/CEOSurveyResults/ 88% of CEOs said they now have some level of confidence for prospects in the next 12 months, up from 81% last year. Longer term, 94% now are confident of...

2011-01-26 00:26:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, WISeKey, a World Economic Forum Global Growth Company, launched its WISeID Personal Data Protector, a unique application for the protection of personal data and personal identifiable information (PII). WISeID's main objective is to protect your PII, which can be used to identify, contact or locate a person, or even trace them. The personal data collected by WISeID always stays...

2011-01-26 03:11:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - North Caucasus Resorts Company (NCRC) incorporated to manage $15bn public-private investment in five new ski resorts in the Caucasus - President Medvedev: "Peak 5642 is going to transform the Caucasus." - Akhmed Bilalov, Vice-President of the Russian Olympic Committee, appointed Chairman of the Board of NCRC: "Terrorists achieve nothing - We won't consider for one moment pulling back from our project"...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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