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2012-04-22 23:01:26

The Global Engineering Services industry is one of the largest professional service industries, employing about 2.9 million people worldwide. The industry hasn´t fared as well as others, declining slightly overall during the years since 2007. Despite being a highly fragmented industry, major players have started consolidating and acquiring smaller firms to increase economies of scale. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Global Engineering...

2012-04-16 22:02:06

Is John Lennon's line "imagine no possessions" not as idealistic as it once seemed? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, globalization has led to a new class of "global nomads" who are less attached to material objects. "No one has studied contemporary global nomads and their relationship to possessions, and we can learn so much about how deterritorialization affects consumer culture from this unique and growing group of people," write authors Fleura Bardhi...

2012-04-10 09:16:28

The first round of Student Global Scholarly Activity Grants from the Center for Globalization at Baylor College of Medicine have been awarded to BCM students in support of international research and patient care initiatives. The grants are open to M.D., Ph.D. and allied health students interested in pursuing activities such as fieldwork for the International Health Track or the National School of Tropical Medicine Diploma of Tropical Medicine, as well as other international activities....

2012-04-02 11:10:12

International scientific community issues first “State of the Planet Declaration” Scientists issued the first "State of the Planet" declaration at a major gathering of experts on global environmental and social issues in advance of the major UN Summit Rio+20 in June. The declaration opens: "Research now demonstrates that the continued functioning of the Earth system as it has supported the well-being of human civilization in recent centuries is at risk." It states that...

2012-03-28 23:03:44

Event is a unique opportunity for European corporate executives to obtain critical information and resources about the Americas and ITRA Global without taking expensive and time-consuming Transatlantic trips. London, England (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 ITRA Global, one of the largest real estate organizations devoted to the representation of corporate tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate worldwide, has announced it will host the ITRA Global 2012 Corporate Real Estate Symposium on...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.