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2013-01-29 23:00:12

The Cyr Family Charitable Fund Announces the Formation of a Partnership With Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries (HCDB) to further the reach and promote the mission for Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries. The HCDB Ministries currently serve an eight-County area in an effort to help individuals and families in need. Boerne, Texas (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 The Cyr Family Charitable Fund co-founder, Mrs. Le Ann M. Cyr, M.Ed. announced the commitment for assistance, contributions and networking...

2013-01-16 23:02:07

Frontier Data Corp, a fast-growing data collection firm focused on emerging markets, completed expansion of its data service into 30 countries around the globe, uncovering dramatic new insights into their economic trends, activity and overall health. This expansion is the latest step in the company's effort to systematically open up the most opaque markets in the world for decision-makers at multinationals, investment firms and other globally-minded organizations by providing them with unique...

2013-01-16 08:24:16

BOSTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerging markets will continue to be the driver of growth in the converged global communications, media and technology industries, which will reach the 7 billion mobile subscription mark in December 2013. Furthermore, growth in emerging market service revenue will outpace growth in developed market service revenue by 5:1, according to a new report just released by Pyramid Research. Pyramid Perspective 2013: Top Trends in the Global Communications...

2012-12-16 05:02:10

Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, through their charity No More Poverty, support the I AM Foundation and its inspirational book publishing and gifting programs. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) December 15, 2012 No More Poverty and its co-founders Michael Omidi, MD and Julian Omidi are new supporters of the I AM Foundation which has impacted more than 1.1 million lives in over 50 countries with their book and music gifting programs. The Foundation offers a series of books and music cds about...

2012-12-11 12:25:55

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The 2012 State New Economy Index showcases the regions that are at the forefront of the nation's movement toward a global, innovation-based New Economy. The index, produced by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), ranks states on a series of indicators that analyze the environment for innovation and high-tech job growth. The top five states in this year's index are Massachusetts, Delaware, Washington, California and...

2012-12-11 12:22:23

ATLANTA, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonathan Sangster will join Georgia Power as general manager of Economic Development, effective Jan. 7. Sangster will lead the organization's efforts in business recruitment, expansion and retention, information services and engineering support. Sangster will also be responsible for the Georgia Resource Center, which is the company's state-of-the-art site selection meeting facility. He will report to Pedro Cherry, vice president of Community and Economic...

2012-12-06 12:31:19

JOHANNESBURG, December 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Africa is unquestionably a continent of opportunity - its sheer size, rapid economic growth, expanding middle class and steadily improving governance indicators provide ample justification for optimism. However, looking at the investment landscape, it is clear many investors have yet to subscribe to this 'golden age' notion. While the performance of the DJ Africa Titans Index has recently surpassed similar BRIC and Global...

2012-11-28 12:26:14

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Plan International USA and the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) have entered into a formal asset acquisition agreement. In this innovative transaction, CEDPA will join talents and projects with Plan to strengthen existing programs and more effectively protect and promote the rights of women and children around the world. CEDPA, an international NGO based in Washington, D.C., was one of the first organizations to...

2012-11-21 04:21:27

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - More Canadian children live in poverty today than in 1989 and the federal government is missing in action, says Laurel Rothman, National Coordinator for Campaign 2000. Twenty-three years after the House of Commons unanimously voted to work together to eliminate child poverty the crisis is worse. Today, one in seven Canadian children live in poverty - one in four in First Nation's communities - a reality that threatens our country's future through...

2012-11-09 16:22:17

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of Illinois is helping its unemployed and underemployed veterans earn the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification (BOC®) and achieve gainful employment through the BOC Veterans Pilot program. This program directly addresses the issue of higher unemployment among Illinois returning veterans which was over 11% in 2011. The BOC Veterans Pilot Program, led by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) in...