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2014-06-10 08:29:09

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a new multi-year initiative provide further evidence that a school prevention program called Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) can dramatically cut teen cigarette smoking. After identifying LST as the top-rated prevention program, researchers in Italy translated the LST program into Italian and adapted it for Italian youth. Preliminary data show that the LST program cut the rate of cigarette smoking by 40% among...

2013-01-26 23:02:15

The World Economic Forum 2013 is in full swing. India Adda, the only country hub of its kind has become the hub of conversations. Davos, Switzerland (PRWEB) January 26, 2013 India Adda has been buzzing with interesting conversations over the past three days with government officials and prominent business leaders engaging in constructive dialogues. What is delightful is that the conversations are unceasing. As WEF 2013 gets into the discussion mode, delegates having been to the Congress...

2013-01-21 23:04:15

A host of initiatives are being undertaken by IBEF for the upcoming WEF meet. The India Adda remains at the epicentre as the hub and an open forum now being established for the third consecutive year by IBEF at Davos. Davos, Switzerland (PRWEB) January 21, 2013 India Brand Equity Foundation (http://www.ibef.org), whose immediate focus is the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos with its India Adda — akin to a cafe, is responsible for promoting the Made in India...

2013-01-12 05:04:02

India Brand Equity Foundation (http://www.ibef.org) will be, at its India Adda, hosting the INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future programme at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos later this month. A Government of India initiative, INDIAFRICA programme has events spread out over three days, from 23rd — 25th January 2013, of the Annual Meeting. Davos,Switzerland (PRWEB) January 11, 2013 India Brand Equity Foundation (http://www.ibef.org) will be, at its India Adda,...

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2012-01-25 04:00:42

UC Riverside entomologist discovered Gonatocerus ater in Irvine; wasp arrived in the United States from Europe In August 2010, an entomologist at the University of California, Riverside discovered a tiny fairyfly wasp in upstate New York that had never been seen in the United States until then. Nearly exactly a year later, he discovered the wasp in Irvine, Calif., strongly suggesting that the wasp is well established in the country. Called Gonatocerus ater, the wasp is about 1...

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2009-01-15 09:22:06

A new tracking system is making use of satellite navigation data to ensure safe roads in Europe. Developed by an Italian company in the Italian Lombardy region, the system monitors daily the displacement of 200 containers carrying industrial waste on 100 trucks. The transportation of dangerous industrial waste from its originating source to the site where it will be treated is increasing every year. Trucks carrying the waste-filled containers typically travel through several European...

2008-10-10 18:00:35

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting October 27, 2008, Promos (a specialized division of the Milan Chamber of Commerce) and Regione Lombardia will present Living the Italian House in Soho at 172 Mercer Street in New York City. The space, filled with Lombardy-designed furniture and home accessories, will be on display in the Soho neighborhood of downtown Manhattan through December 20, 2008 and will also host approximately fifteen events and film screenings during that time. (Logo:...

2006-04-17 20:21:39

By Svetlana Kovalyova ROBBIO, Italy (Reuters) - Wine conjures up the image of cultured drinkers sipping their way delicately through a full-bodied vintage. But for two history buffs with a passion for the tipple, northern Italy has the barbarians to thank for its long wine-making tradition. Luca Sormani, from Como, and Fulvio Pescarolo, from the tiny town of Robbio near Milan, have traced the region's wine culture all the way back to its Celtic roots and have started making it...

2006-03-16 12:25:04

By Sophie Hardach CERNOBBIO, Italy (Reuters) - Rumors that Hollywood sweethearts Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt could marry on the shores of Lake Como this weekend have transformed even quiet Italian villagers into star-struck gossip fans. The weeks-long speculation centers on the lakeside villa of Pitt's friend and fellow actor George Clooney, where the couple are expected to arrive on Thursday or Friday, and the nearby luxury hotel of Villa d'Este, once a romantic hideaway for stars...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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