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2014-07-06 16:20:37

FINVERBUS Translations has announced the launch of a new Interpreting Department to meet the growing needs of international conferences in Geneva, Switzerland. GENEVA, July 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FINVERBUS Translations has offered interpretation services throughout Switzerland for several years and is already a trusted partner of many international organisations and companies operating in multilingual environments. The new department has been designed to meet the increasing...

2014-06-30 08:25:25

Handsets now shipping to customers; Web store re-opens July 14 for new orders GENEVA, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SGP Technologies SA, the Switzerland-based joint venture of Silent Circle and Geeksphone behind Blackphone, today announced that Blackphone handsets have started shipping to the device's first pre-order customers. SGP Technologies formally launched Blackphone earlier this year at Mobile World Congress (MWC). There is overwhelming demand for the phone's focus on user privacy and...

2014-06-17 04:20:37

GENEVA, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE / SIX: WFT) ("Weatherford Switzerland") today informs its shareholders that the merger of Weatherford Switzerland with and into Weatherford International plc, the new public holding company and parent of the Weatherford group of companies incorporated under Irish law (the "Merger"), has been registered in the commercial register of the Canton of Zug, Switzerland, and has thereby become effective. The effective...

2014-05-28 23:13:46

The new National Hearing Test at nationalhearingtest.org allows anyone to complete a basic hearing screening in under 10 minutes using their telephone. The audiologists at Geneva Hearing Services are available to assist individuals who score outside the normal range and need a comprehensive, in-person hearing test. Geneva, IL (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 The National Hearing Test, a telephone-based functional hearing test developed with funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH), is an...

2014-05-26 16:21:31

Taking collaborative action on maternal and child health, violence prevention, antimicrobial resistance, and public health emergencies OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva this week. During the plenary sessions, committee meetings and events held on the sidelines of the WHA, Minister Ambrose pushed Canada's health and development goals with world health leaders. Minister...

Taxes On Unhealthy Foods Needed To Help Fight Obesity Epidemic
2014-05-19 13:57:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 67th session of the World Health Assembly gets underway this week in Geneva, a UN investigator is making the case for health experts to push harder to fight the growing obesity epidemic. Belgian professor Olivier de Schutter said in an opening statement to the annual summit of the WHO that a global pact is needed to tackle obesity, stating that unhealthy eating poses a greater risk to...

2014-05-19 04:20:26

GENEVA, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We are delighted to announce that the London Bullion Market Association has accredited MMTC-PAMP India Pvt. Ltd, as a Good Delivery Gold Refiner, with effect from 16th May 2014. MMTC-PAMP India Pvt. Ltd. is a joint venture between PAMP SA Switzerland and MMTC Limited, a Government of India Undertaking. This certification follows the accreditation of the Company in 2013 by the London Bullion Market Association as a Good Delivery...

2014-05-16 16:24:54

Bringing Canada's perspective to global health challenges like maternal and child health OTTAWA, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will be in Geneva next week to participate in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA). The WHA is an opportunity for World Health Organization Member States to discuss proposals to address global health challenges, review progress and share information. Minister Ambrose will deliver a statement to the plenary on...

2014-05-07 23:12:05

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has won a total of 11 prizes for its multi-faceted innovations presented in the 42nd International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 This year, PolyU researchers have won one Grand Prize, one Special Gold Medal, three Special Awards, four Gold Medals and two Silver Medals in the international event. The winning projects were presented at a press conference hosted by Mr Nicholas W. Yang, Executive Vice President of the...

2014-05-07 08:23:51

Environmental protection: WNO Treaty enters into force. WNO as a new permanent negotiation platform for old challenges GENEVA, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For four years, states keenly supported the initiative for establishing the World Nature Organization (WNO). Now, the intergovernmental organization has been founded and the WNO treaty enters into force. Geneva- Emerging and developing countries, already suffering the consequences of global warming, climate change and other...


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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