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2013-12-03 04:23:01

LIBREVILLE, Gabon, December 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Forum AFRICA [http://www.ny-forum-africa.com ] (NYFA) will again be held in Gabon's capital Libreville in 2014, with the dates announced today as May 23-25. The theme for the Forum - the third to be held in the country - will be the Transformation of a Continent, and it will again be held under the High Patronage of His Excellency President Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese Republic. (Logo:...

Archaeologists Find Ancient Evidence Of Human Activity In The Alps
2013-09-25 19:13:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online New archeological evidence collected high in the French Alps is painting a very different view of ancient humans living 8000 years ago, according to a report published on Saturday in the journal Quaternary International. The new findings are the result of a 14-year, high altitude study conducted in the Southern Alps. The work revealed a series of stone animal enclosures and human dwellings considered to be among the most complex...

2013-07-08 12:27:08

NEW YORK, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new article titled "Interest, Ribit and Riba," real estate and development expert Leonard Grunstein analyzes Sharia finance and proposes a way to reconcile capitalist and Islamic financial markets. The article is being published in three parts in The Banking Law Journal. In Part One of his piece, published in May, Mr. Grunstein explores the conflicts that arise in a global economy in which lenders and borrowers from different cultures must...

2013-06-13 23:00:42

Gary Douglas, the creator of Access Consciousness®, recently announced his views on how companies can capitalize on conscious capitalism. He reveals three ways businesses can introduce this concept to enhance their operations. SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Access Consciousness® Founder Gary Douglas recently shared his perspective on how businesses can leverage conscious capitalism. According to John Mackey, Harvard Business Review, 18 out of 28 companies adopting...

2013-03-12 12:32:12

Salon Series Introduces Concepts Behind Powerful New Business Model SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Designed to introduce the powerful ideas behind Conscious Capitalism, a series of six interactive salons in San Francisco, Berkeley and Stanford have fired up Bay Area executives, business professionals, entrepreneurs, university professors and students. The engaging events were a prelude to the Conscious Capitalism 2013 conference taking place April 5 & 6 in San...

2013-02-26 08:34:18

Pioneering Business Leaders Demonstrate How to Put Conscious Capitalism to Work SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of today's most successful business leaders, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders will convene for Conscious Capitalism 2013 in San Francisco on Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6, to share stories and best practices for putting Conscious Capitalism to work. Designed for business owners, executives, non-profits and students who want to understand the...

2013-01-28 19:45:55

In today´s society, there is a significant imbalance in the function of the care of the elderly. While the population ages more and more, the social mechanisms set up to perform the care function of the elderly are unable to meet this demand. Today, the mechanisms correspond to four spheres: the family, the welfare state, the market of private institutions, and the so-called community sphere. “Why has this imbalance come about?” As Etxezarreta explains, “at a given...

2012-08-10 23:01:09

Schoon Lends Leadership Experience from Global Industry Giants to Help Guide Noriba Investing Growth Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 The world´s first online Halal Investing broker, Noriba Investing announced today that Dr. Natalie Schoon, CFA has joined the company's Board of Advisors. Schoon is one of the Islamic Finance industry's most accomplished practitioners, having served in various senior corporate and board leadership roles with some of the largest brands in the...

2011-08-23 18:08:00

As hunger spreads among more than 12 million people in the Horn of Africa, a study by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) of the response to Kenya's last devastating drought, in 2008-2009, finds that investments aimed at increasing the mobility of livestock herders — a way of life often viewed as "backward" despite being the most economical and productive use of Kenya's drylands — could be the key to averting future food crises in arid lands. The report, "An...

2011-06-22 07:32:00

LONDON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TheCityUK (http://www.thecityuk.com/), an independent membership body promoting the financial services industry within the UK and beyond, has announced the integration of the UK Islamic Finance Secretariat (UKIFS) into its operations. The UKIFS is the leading cross-sectoral body assisting with the promotion and development of Islamic Finance, both domestically and representing the UK financial services industry internationally....