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2010-06-23 13:08:54

New report highlights how groups spur governments into action: Students get books in Guatemala, teacher absenteeism addressed in Ghana, plus an embarrassment revealed in India's clinics"”drugs unavailable, pharmacists gone Independent research by local groups in emerging democracies helped uncover corruption or abysmal government performance in 13 countries in last few years, forcing public officials to improve education and healthcare services, according to a global report released...

2010-06-15 08:13:00

HELSINKI, TALLINN, Estonia and STOCKHOLM, June 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Tech Tour today announced the 30 selected companies of the Nordic Tech Tour 2010. The finalists represent the region's most promising, high-growth, early- and expansion-stage technology companies. The 30 companies - all of them based or incubated in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Baltic countries - were chosen from a pool of over 500 companies. The selection was based on detailed...

2010-06-12 14:58:00

COPENHAGEN, June 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 30,000 People run Across the Øresund Bridge Between Denmark and Sweden When the Bridge Run 2010 Kicks off Saturday, June 12. Runners of all Ages From More Than 25 Countries Participate in the Half Marathon Over and Under the sea, an Event That Also Marks the Start of the Celebrations for the Øresund Bridge's Tenth Anniversary. In 1999,...

2010-06-11 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Firefighters enjoy the highest levels of trust internationally. The clergy and marketing specialists have suffered a considerable deterioration in their reputation, and trust in politicians has also fallen once again. Conversely, the reputation of the police and judges has improved significantly. Bankers have also seen a slight recovery in their image at international level. These are the findings of the "GfK Trust Index 2010", which has been conducted by...

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2010-06-03 13:32:46

Researchers revealed Thursday that some South Pacific coral atolls have held their own or even grown in size over the past 60 years, despite rising sea levels. Some scientists worry that the tiny, low-lying islands throughout the South Pacific will eventually disappear under rising sea levels. However, two researchers who measured 27 islands where local sea levels have risen 4.8 inches over the past 60 years, found just four had diminished in size. The reason is that coral islands respond...

2010-03-29 15:58:00

More than 45,000 attendees make for the largest crowd ever at the Spring Break festival KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnering with Jamaica Broilers Group (one of the largest privately-run companies in Jamaica), Glory Music, and dozens of local churches, Andrew Palau and several top musical guests came together for Fun in the Son Festival on March 20. Palau proclaimed the Good News to an estimated 45,000 people at the Jamaica College grounds. This was the eighth...

2009-12-03 04:33:00

COPENHAGEN and LONDON, December 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Saxo Bank, the specialist in online trading and investment, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire E*TRADE International's local Nordic online trading business and online bank from E*TRADE Nordic AB, an indirect subsidiary of E*TRADE FINANCIAL Corporation, a US-based financial services company. The Nordic business includes client accounts in Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden,...

2009-11-10 10:25:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Almond Resorts, located on the Caribbean islands of St. Lucia and Barbados, has selected Discover the World Marketing, a leader in global outsourcing, to provide Canadian sales representation. "Discover's proven success in the hospitality/hotel market and its extensive sales coverage throughout Canada were the primary reasons we chose them to represent us," said Ralph Taylor, President and CEO of Almond Resorts, Inc. "Robin Danes, who has been...

2009-11-02 11:00:00

TWO DECADES AFTER BERLIN: EXPERTS SAY A "NEW WALL" DIVIDES FORMERLY COMMUNIST STATES FROM EACH OTHER - AND WESTERN-LIKE PROGRESS New Geography of NATO/EU Membership Replaces Iron Curtain In Terms of Defining Key Differences; Former Ambassador to Romania, Network Correspondent Are Authors of New Book: "Dracula is Dead: How Romanians Survived Communism, Ended it, and Emerged Since 1989 as the New Italy" WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach next Monday (November...

2009-10-26 08:00:00

LONDON, October 26 /PRNewswire/ -- - Lack of Freedoms Strongly Limit Prosperity in Other Arab States; Egypt, Iran and Yemen Amongst the Worst The third edition of the Legatum Prosperity Index, published today, ranks 104 countries (covering 90% of the world's population), based on a definition of prosperity that combines economic growth together with measures of happiness and quality of life. At 47th, the UAE is the only Arab nation ranked in the top 50 for the second year...