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2011-06-13 09:03:00

JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions and a strategic partner of the World Economic Forum, has urged Asian businesses to implement clearly-defined strategies for developing and mentoring women leaders in order to drive economic growth in the region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110330/CG73938LOGO-a) David Arkless, ManpowerGroup President of Corporate and Government Affairs,...

2011-06-08 00:00:00

VIENNA, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions and a strategic partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF), led a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum on Europe and Central Asia in Vienna today discussing the collaboration required between the public and private sectors to design solutions that create a flexible and stable labor market in the region. Francoise Gri, ManpowerGroup President of France and Southern...

2011-03-09 17:02:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bling Nation® co-CEO, Wences Casares, joins an elite group of Young Global Leaders (YGL), as The World Economic Forum honored the 2011 class of outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. Casares was one of the 190 young leaders from 65 countries and one of only 16 YGL selections from Latin...

2011-03-09 09:13:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com, Inc. (http://www.care.com) the premier source of trustworthy family care options for children, for adults & seniors, pets and home & lifestyle, today was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader for 2011. The honor, bestowed each year by the Forum, recognizes up to 200 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment...

2011-02-03 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IntraLinks, a leading provider of critical information exchange solutions, today announced that it has been accepted into the World Economic Forum's Community of Global Growth Companies (GGC). The GGC Community was formed in 2007 to engage dynamic, high-growth companies with the potential to be tomorrow's industry leaders and a driving force of economic and social change. There are currently only 280 companies in the GGC Community in more than 60...

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 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...

2011-01-25 17:00:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two years removed from the depths of recession, CEOs' confidence in future growth has returned to nearly pre-crisis levels, according to PwC's 14th Annual Global CEO Survey. In the worldwide poll of 1,201 CEOs, 48% said they were "very confident" of growth in the next 12 months. That's a major shift from the 31% last year who were "very confident" last year and approaches the 50% reached in 2008 before the onslaught of the economic crisis....

2010-09-13 07:59:00

GENEVA, September 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- WISeKey, the leading eSecurity and Digital Trust company, has been nominated by the World Economic Forum as a Global Growth Company. The World Economic Forum's Global Growth Companies (GGC), founded in 2007, nominates leading enterprises from around the world that have the potential to become tomorrow's industry leaders and a driving force of economic and social change. The GGC Community has admitted, as of June 2010, 250 companies from over 50...

2010-09-01 08:48:00

LONDON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Novacem, the carbon negative cement company, today announced that it has been selected by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer for 2011. The Forum has extended the honour to thirty one visionary technology start-ups from around the world who are poised to have a critical impact on the future of business, industry and society. Stuart Evans, Executive Chairman of Novacem, will attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2011....


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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