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2010-11-10 15:38:22

Computer security experts warned that a fake email invitation to this year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is circulating and carrying a virus capable of infecting the computer of anyone who opens it. The Contagio Internet security blog reported that the email includes a PDF attachment containing a so-called "Trojan horse," that allows hackers to take control of victims' computers. "Dear Sir/Madame. I enclose a letter from Oslo Freedom Forum founder Thor Halvorssen inviting you to join him in...

2009-12-10 09:12:00

WASHINGTON, December 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 9, Mupotoon LLC presented in Oslo their latest comical animated film Barack Obama Superstar: The Nobel Prize Story. The cartoon is a parody on the Nobel Peace Prize committee and its 2009 decision, which perplexed many observers worldwide, and surprised Barack Obama himself. The film caricatures secret desires of the world's outlandish leaders (Vladimir Putin, Hugo Chaves, Nicolas Sarcozy) and humorously predicts that Barack Obama will...

2009-12-09 12:03:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The most comprehensive book covering the world's most important intellectual awards is now available. The fourth edition of "100+ Years of Nobel Prizes and More" provides expansive coverage of all of the world's most important intellectual awards. "100+ Years of Nobel Prizes and More" includes complete information about the patterns and changes in the prizes since 1901, plus analysis of the Turing Award in computing, the Pritzker Prize in architecture,...

2009-10-20 04:00:00

STOCKHOLM, October 20 /PRNewswire/ -- YouTube viewers worldwide have the unique opportunity to "Ask a Nobel Laureate" a question on the official Nobel Prize YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/thenobelprize). Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2006, John Mather, an astrophysicist from NASA, is the first Nobel Laureate to participate and he will answer a selection of questions from the online community. Nobelprize.org, the official web site of the Nobel Foundation, manages The...

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2009-10-09 09:45:00

President Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in an astonishing verdict. Nobel observers were stunned by the unforeseen decision so soon in the president's term, which began a short two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination cut-off date. The Norwegian Nobel Committee applauded the positive shift in global mood brought on by Obama's attempts at peace and collaboration and acknowledged his future goals: ridding the world of nuclear weapons, lessening American...

2009-09-30 08:00:00

STOCKHOLM, September 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobelprize.org has expanded its range of services that can provide you with the official news about the 2009 Nobel Prize Announcements as soon as they happen. The first announcement, for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will be made on October 5, (see the full timetable of announcements here). You can receive the news the exact moment the announcements are made public in the following ways: Live web cast on Nobelprize.org. The press...

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2009-07-08 09:35:44

U.S. actor George Clooney, who owns a home in Italy, is to make an appearance in L'Aquila to show his support for earthquake victims, officials said. The Italian news agency ANSA reported Clooney is scheduled this week to meet with people who have been living in tents in the small village of San Demetrio since a quake killed nearly 300 people and left thousands homeless last April. ANSA said the film star and human rights advocate is to help Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams christen...

2009-06-18 12:14:00

Two-day event also features leading academics, international experts and next generation of peace makers and humanitarian leaders BIRMINGHAM, England, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu and former UN relief coordinator Jan Egeland will be the key speakers at the Rotary World Peace Symposium, which will be held 18-19 June in Birmingham prior to the Rotary International convention (21-24 June). Archbishop Tutu, who currently chairs The Elders, a group...

2009-02-19 23:01:00

Young People Across the U.S. Documenting Service Projects DENVER, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum, the world famous advocate for peace and human rights, will visit the Grand Prize winning team of the Global Call to Action Challenge, co-sponsored by PeaceJam and The Pearson Foundation. The Global Call to Action encourages young people to commit themselves to 1 billion projects to serve their communities in the next 10 years. Open to youth volunteers in...

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2008-10-10 10:00:00

Finland's former president Martti Ahtisaari won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for his mediation in hot spots around the world, the Nobel Foundation announced. Ahtisaari's work in Namibia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland and Central Asia contributed to the "fraternity between nations," the Swedish foundation said in a release. Ahtisaari's work to resolve international conflicts spanning 30 years drew praise from the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which called him "an outstanding international mediator"...


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