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2010-07-30 18:54:00

The Digital Policy Council's latest research examines the mounting public policy challenges of Internet Cafes as governments around the World escalate crackdowns and regulation. WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Digital Policy Council (DPC), an international, non-partisan "think tank" on 21st Century Governance, investigates the swirling controversy around internet cafes across the globe as these establishments are sprouting into hot spots for illicit gambling, teenage...

2010-06-23 11:44:00

NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Cammeby's International Group, a privately held real estate company with a portfolio of industrial, office and residential real estate assets, recently worked with energy consultant Herbert E. Hirschfeld, a professional engineer, to determine the impact of electrical submetering at five of Cammeby's residential developments. The implementation of the submeters was a public-private partnership between Cammeby's and the New York State Energy Research and...

2010-06-22 07:05:00

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free America has been awarded a $75,000 grant from Pennsylvania-based, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to support distribution of the Drug Guide for Parents, a resource tool to help parents and caregivers identify the top 13 drugs teens abuse. As a National Supporter of the Drug Guide for Parents, Endo Pharmaceuticals' contribution will further equip parents with the information they need to keep their teens healthy and drug...

2010-05-04 12:42:00

WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A draft copy of the Presidential Study Directive on Global Development, leaked yesterday to the media, highlights the Obama administration's goal to make U.S. foreign assistance more effective and accountable. "We like what we have seen so far and we look forward to a final document that makes poverty reduction a key component of a national global development strategy that provides a coordinated, accountable business model to effectively engage...

2010-03-03 15:43:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 3 /PR Newswire-First-Call/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading producer of residential glass-fiber insulation, today announced its support of President Obama's $6 billion HOMESTAR program that promotes the creation of tens of thousands of U.S. jobs and encourages consumers to make energy-saving home improvements, including sealing and insulating. President Obama introduced the program in a speech Tuesday, March 2, at the Savannah Technical College in Savannah, Ga....

2010-02-22 15:45:00

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Office of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) awarded an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to NORESCO, a national leader in energy efficiency and energy infrastructure solutions, for work in the office buildings of the U.S. House of Representatives. The project includes $34 million in facility infrastructure upgrades in the Rayburn, Longworth, Cannon, and Ford House Office Buildings, and the House Page Dormitory. NORESCO is a...

2010-01-13 07:00:00

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cemtrex Inc. (OTC: CTEI), an emerging leader in environmental and energy efficiency technologies, today provided a business update and reiterated its expectation that 2010 will be another transformational year as the company forges ahead with plans to become a leading global environmental and energy efficiency systems technology company. Business Details: Cemtrex is a rapidly growing company with the following distinct business...

2010-01-12 16:40:52

British American Tobacco (BAT), the world's second largest tobacco transnational, strategically influenced the European Union's framework for evaluating policy options, leading to the acceptance of an agenda which emphasizes business interests over public health, according to a study published in PLoS Medicine. By law, virtually all new policies proposed in the European Union (EU) must undergo an "impact assessment" (IA): a review of the potential economic, social, and environmental...

2009-12-30 16:31:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- City Council approved an ambitious energy services agreement with Ameresco Tuesday night providing for improvements that will save the City of Knoxville millions of dollars while reducing its energy consumption and carbon emissions. The savings generated by the $19 million energy conservation package will pay for the costs of installing and maintaining the improvements in less than 15 years. Ameresco, a Massachusetts-based energy services company...

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2009-12-02 07:45:00

Simple, compelling terms are more convincing to the public than complicated terms Surveys have shown that the public pays little attention to foreign policy, but politicians regularly cite the importance of public support for military actions overseas. Now, a new study has found that these responses may be heavily influenced by White House rhetoric. University of Missouri researchers have found that foreign policy explanations from presidential administrations that are plainly stated and...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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