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2014-06-25 23:06:06

ReportsnReports.com offers "Ultra HNWIs in South Africa 2014 ", "HNWI Asset Allocation in South Africa 2014", "Challenges and Opportunities for the Wealth Sector in South Africa 2014" and "High Net Worth trends in South Africa 2014" market research reports in its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Ultra HNWIs in South Africa 2014 market research report says there were 581 UHNWIs in South Africa in 2013, with an average per capita wealth of...

2014-06-24 23:13:59

Quality of life is the general well-being of individuals and societies in the context of international development, healthcare, politics and employment. The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has newly published abstracts of 17,300 studies of how to measure Quality of Life. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published 17,300 studies on how to measure Quality of Life. In contrast to Standard of Living which is based primarily on income,...

2014-06-17 08:31:53

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wasil Foundation, a Pakistan-based microfinance institution, won the Islamic Microfinance Challenge, a global contest to identify innovative Sharia-compliant financial products. Wasil won the $100,000 grant award for its package of products aimed specifically at smallholder farmers. To view multimedia assets associated with this release, please click here:...

2014-06-11 12:33:11

SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- LoanLove.com is a borrower advice website that is dedicated to keeping new home buyers and experienced home owners updated on current news and events which could affect their home loan options or their home ownership experience. "Will the real estate bubble burst in 2014?" is a question many loan borrowers are asking nowadays. With home prices shifting as 2014 rolls by, economists fear for the worse. Loan Love's latest article titled...

2014-06-09 20:21:26

VANCOUVER, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Veris Gold Corp. ("Veris" or the "Company") (TSX: VG) (OTCQB: YNGFF) (Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6A) announces that the Supreme Court of British Columbia has today issued an order granting the Company's application for creditor protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act ("CCAA"). The order also extends protection to Veris' subsidiaries Queenstake Resources Ltd., Ketza River Holdings Ltd., and Veris Gold USA, Inc. Ernst &...

2014-05-28 04:25:15

HONG KONG, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global microfinance network makes strategic move to cloud and mobile Mambu, the cloud banking platform provider, has been selected by Opportunity International, the global microfinance network, as its core banking platform for small and medium business lending in China. Opportunity International (OI) is Mambu's first customer in China. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130924/642408-a ) Building on its...

2014-05-27 15:50:30

University of New Hampshire When it comes to the factors that can send low-income rural families into a downward spiral, health issues and relationship changes appear to be major trigger events. When it comes to the factors that can send low-income rural families into a downward spiral, health issues and relationship changes appear to be major trigger events. Fortunately, support networks – in particular, extended families – can help ease these poverty spells, according to new...

2014-05-23 20:21:23

Celebrities, Media, and Veterans Matter Unite to Promote National Memorial Day Campaign. TOLEDO, Ohio, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over a dozen celebrities and Cumulus Media have come together to help the innovative, Ohio-based Veterans Matter program kick off a campaign on Memorial Day to help house as many of the 57,000 homeless veterans as possible, as soon as possible. "Thousands of veterans are homeless and living on the streets of our nation tonight. Streets where they are being...

2014-05-23 13:26:04

Brown University The U.S. economic inequality gap has been widening for decades, and research shows that maternal disadvantage may have health consequences for newborns. A review of recent economic research, however, finds that the health of newborns has actually improved nationally in recent years, despite data that would suggest otherwise. "That was really surprising to us," said Anna Aizer, associate professor of economics at Brown University. Aizer and Janet Currie of the National...

2014-05-23 11:16:23

University of Michigan As new research documents growing inequalities in health and wealth, the gap between "haves" and "have-nots" is growing in the field of scientific research itself, says University of Michigan sociologist Yu Xie. "It's surprising that more attention has not been paid to the large, changing inequalities in the world of scientific research, given the preoccupation with rising social and economic inequality in many countries," said Xie, research professor at the U-M...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.