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UN, ITU Reports Tell The Tale Of Worldwide Internet Connectivity
2013-10-08 08:13:17

[ Watch the Video: How Is Broadband Connecting The World? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Some 40 percent of the global population, or 2.7 billion people, will be online by the end of the year as a result of widespread adoption of mobile broadband services, according to a United Nations report released on Monday. The annual report of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) also predicts there will be 6.8 billion mobile-cellular subscriptions by the...

Digital Natives Measured By Country
2013-10-08 06:07:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Roughly 30 percent of the world’s population between the ages of 15 and 24 has been active online for the past five years or longer, according to a new report (PDF) from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The findings show South Korea has the highest percentage of its young people active online – 99.6 percent – while the Asian island of Timor Leste has less...

High-resolution Satellite Data Used To Herd From Space
2013-10-07 12:48:27

ESA Satellites see defined lines of nomadic pastoralism in one of the world’s poorest countries. Landlocked in western Africa, Niger is one of the world’s poorest nations. With less than 4% of the country’s land arable and prone to drought, food security is a major concern for the population of over 17 million. Livestock production is important to the agricultural gross domestic product, with widespread nomadic pastoralism. Livestock trade is organized through strong...

2013-10-01 23:33:22

Ntiva, Inc. has been named to the 2013 Empact Showcase by Empact, an organization that focuses on creating cultures of entrepreneurship in communities around the world. McLean, VA (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Now in its third year, the Empact Showcase recognized Steven Freidkin, President and Founder of Ntiva, as being among the United States’ “Best Companies Started & Run by Young Entrepreneurs.” “I am honored and humbled to be recognized as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs...

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Earth Day
2012-04-23 12:12:49

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. It is now coordinated worldwide through the Earth Day Network, founded by Dennis Hayes, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, and will continue to be held each year on April 22 through at least 2015. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly...

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Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'