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2014-05-21 08:28:57

SHANGHAI, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX) today announced that its toxicology facility in Suzhou had received a statement of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) from the Belgium Scientific Institute of Public Health on behalf of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) after successfully passing three GLP inspections conducted by the Belgium GLP Monitorate. Good Laboratory Practice is a quality system concerned with the organizational...

Global Greenhouse Gas Could Rise 50 Percent By 2050
2012-03-16 07:37:20

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Thursday that global greenhouse gas emissions could rise 50 percent by 2050. The report said that unless more ambitious climate policies are created, fossils fuels will supply about 85 percent of energy demand in 2050, increasing greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent. Fossil fuels like oil, coal and gas will make up 85 percent of energy sources by 2050, while renewables are expected to make up just 10 percent....

2012-02-17 11:09:19

Lack of standardization penalizes US and Canada Canada's ranking in international child health indexes would dramatically improve if measurements were standardized, according to a new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia, Dalhousie University, McGill University, the University of Calgary, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, working with the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The study,...

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2011-01-17 12:20:02

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report on Monday that cyber attacks now have the potential to cause global catastrophe, but only in combination with another disease. The study said there were very few single "cyber events" that could cause a global shock. Examples were a successful attack on one of the technical protocols on which the Internet depends, or a large solar flare that could wipe out key communications components like satellites. The...

2010-12-16 16:42:00

Agreement Would Be Positive Step toward Reducing Subsidies to Foreign Airlines WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization representing the leading U.S. airlines, called on the U.S. government and the other parties to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to conclude a new Aircraft-Sector Understanding (ASU) on official export credits in order to begin neutralizing the impact...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'