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2010-07-15 05:00:00

BEIJING, July 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Starting immediately, Youku, China's leading online video site, will formally launch China's first "Summer Davos Debates," partnering with the World Economic Forum. The event will select videos on the subject of "sustainable growth" that express the viewpoints of the general public. Two winners will be invited to the Summer Davos Forum with all expenses paid. The "Summer Davos Debates" activity is the first-ever World Economic Forum event to...

2010-01-28 22:00:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), a world leader in the employment services industry, announced today at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos the launch of MyPath.com (www.mypath.com), a free online community that allows professionals to take charge of and succeed in every phase of their career in a trusted new way. Featuring expert content and advice, powerful career assessment tools, and a community of peers and industry...

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2009-01-31 08:30:00

A new report unveiled Friday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland says the world is heading toward "water bankruptcy" as demand outpaces the high rate of population growth. In less than two decades, water scarcity could lose the equivalent of the total grain crops of the U.S. and India, said the report.  "The world simply cannot manage water in the future in the same way as in the past or the economic web will collapse," said the report. Water has been consistently...

2009-01-29 18:11:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC called today's vicious verbal assault on Israeli President Shimon Peres by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan "a public disgrace that may well encourage further outrages against Israel and Jews." "When it comes to killing, you know well how to kill," Erdogan yelled at Peres, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, during a panel on Gaza at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Erdogan then stormed off the stage. "Prime Minister Erdogan's...

2009-01-29 10:00:00

DECATUR, Ill., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agriculture can help meet growing needs for food, feed, fiber, and clean, renewable fuels, if industry and governments work together to stimulate productivity and improve the infrastructure that connects crops with global markets. That is the central message Patricia Woertz, Chairman, CEO and President of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), will share with global business leaders, government officials and other leading...

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2009-01-28 13:25:00

During a recession that has many industries under pressure as consumers cut spending, the space tourism business is booming, thanks to enthusiastic demand by ultra-wealthy clientele. "Business is good," a Reuters report quoted Eric Anderson, CEO of Space Adventures, as saying on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The privately-held U.S. firm has sold about $175 million worth of seats on Russian rockets to the International Space Station (ISS).  The company...

2009-01-28 01:58:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., an industry leader in personal genetics, and mondoBIOTECH AG, a Swiss research company dedicated to the development of treatments for rare diseases, today announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that they are collaborating to advance research of rare diseases. The announcement marks the return of the companies to the World Economic Forum, where they both were recognized as Technology Pioneers in 2008. 23andMe...

2009-01-27 02:00:00

NEW YORK, January 27 /PRNewswire/ -- - Location for World Economic Forum Now Easily Discoverable From any Internet-Connected Device As the World Economic Forum (WEF) kicks off in Switzerland talking about economic regeneration and the further bridging of the digital divide, Telnic Limited (http://www.telnic.org), the registry operator for the new .tel top level domain (TLD), announced that the host town for the WEF is amongst many municipalities, towns and cities that are...

2009-01-26 12:48:44

The 39th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is likely to find participants in a sober mood this week, one participant said. We're at an unbelievably critical juncture in the global economy debate, said Stephen Roach, chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia. This will not be a normal year at Davos. Leaders scheduled to appear at the forum, titled Shaping the Post-Crisis World, include Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao....

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2006-10-26 09:00:00

The Fourth International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration was recently held in Davos, Switzerland. It was an appropriate meeting place for those who study cold regions, because as Walter Ammann of the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research noted, "We like to joke that in Davos, we have 9 months of winter, and 3 months of cold." Snow had not yet accumulated on the Alps that tower over the small village, but the proximity to nearby mountains and glaciers...


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