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2013-05-21 23:18:29

US$4.3 Billion Market Sees 10 Percent Growth and Strong Contract Renewals. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Nearly two-thirds of the annualized contract volume growth in 2012 was contributed by contract extensions and renewals of existing Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) deals, according to a new research study by Everest Group, an advisory and research firm on global services. The high levels of buyer satisfaction supporting this trend meant that only 10 percent of the deals...

2013-05-20 23:23:42

Fills Critical Gap for International Community Worldwide Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Clements Worldwide, a leading provider of international insurance solutions, announces the launch of a revolutionary Web-based marketplace, able to instantly deliver insurance protection to all of United Nations Federal Credit Union´s (UNFCU) 100,000 members around the world. Building upon a productive relationship between Clements and UNFCU, the new online marketplace provides members...

2013-05-20 08:24:56

Report from PwC and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) warns that business growth is not keeping pace with resilience to natural disasters in many parts of the world. NEW YORK, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from PwC and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) warns that large multinationals' dependencies on international supply chains, infrastructure and markets poses a systemic risk to 'business as usual', as mounting...

2013-05-16 12:30:38

TSX-V: MOB.UN TORONTO, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - NorthWest International Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSXV: MOB.UN) (the "REIT") announced today that it has received a notice (the "Put Notice") from NorthWest Value Partners Inc. and NorthWest Operating Trust (together, "NWVP") indicating that NWVP is exercising its rights under that certain Put/Call Agreement between the REIT and NWVP dated November 16, 2012 to require the REIT to acquire 4,345,900 trust units of...

2013-05-15 23:25:36

The United Nations Foundation today welcomed the launch of the Sustainable Energy Network Ghana (SENG). Accra, Ghana (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 The United Nations Foundation today welcomed the launch of the Sustainable Energy Network Ghana (SENG). SENG is a network established to support the work of decentralized energy service providers in Ghana; serve as a platform to influence policy, increase advocacy for renewable energy; and strengthen the work of companies and non-profits delivering...

2013-05-14 23:00:58

Migration for majority of girls leads to greater autonomy and prosperity; Strong safety nets needed WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 The Population Council today released Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls & Migration in the Developing World, examining the social and economic drivers of internal migration for adolescent girls in developing countries, and the links between migration, risk, and opportunity. The report focuses on the ways in which rural-to-urban migration...

2013-05-10 23:03:54

Former members of the US Congress have issued a communiqué from the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure just held in Washngton, DC at the National Press Club. The communiqué requests the Citizen Hearing Foundation begin raising funds to pursue a group of nations to submit a resolution to the UN General Assembly calling for a World Conference to review evidence for a possible extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 The Citizen Hearing...

2013-05-10 12:22:37

The challenge to rollerblade along the 600 miles of the Californian Mission Trail will mirror a previous experience in Spain, as announced at United Nations. BARCELONA, Spain, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- El Camino Real lovers as well as rollerbladers will enjoy the challenge that "Skating the Way" (Patinando el Camino) intends to undertake: rollerblading along the 600 miles of the Californian Mission Trail, as Anuska Gil announced at United Nations. The experience will take place...

2013-05-08 08:21:12

PRAGUE, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States and Europe should worry that the conflict over the Western Sahara is souring relations between Morocco and Algeria and preventing them from joining forces to work together against Islamist violence and extremism. As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has recently warned, the ongoing conflict in Mali threatens to spill over into the Western Sahara, whereby there is a possibility of infiltration by foreign militant groups in...

World’s Major Development Banks Take A Closer Look At Earth Observation
2013-04-30 11:55:03

ESA International development banks often invest in regions where projects can be difficult to monitor and evaluate. Earth-observing satellites are proving to be important tools for the development sector. From 800 km high, satellites enable objective observations consistently over space and time. They can detect changes in land cover, monitor water quality and identify pollutants, evaluate the health of a coral reef or help assess how coastal zones are influenced by sea-level rise....


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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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