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2014-05-05 08:21:13

LONDON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global NCAP has published new guidelines for organizations operating vehicle fleets, recommending fleet purchasers only select vehicles that have been rated by New Car Assessment Programmes (NCAPs) with the 'five star' or 'Top Pick' safety rating. Global NCAP also advises fleet managers to confirm that the cars they purchase meet the UN's minimum vehicle safety standards. Global NCAP Secretary General David Ward said: "Any...

2014-05-02 08:29:47

Joint initiative launched by UN-HABITAT, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and NYU Stern Urbanization Project will include more cities CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Atlas of Urban Expansion, a critical online resource for data and images tracking global urbanization, will be updated and expanded in a new 2015 edition to reflect the scope of large and fast-growing metropolitan areas around the world. At the World Urban Forum in Medellin last month, leaders from...

2014-04-30 23:16:26

Font Server reduces IT problems in UNESCO’s Languages and Documents Division by 80 percent. Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 UNESCO, a specialized United Nations agency, selected Extensis’ Universal Type Server® to manage its library of 3,000 fonts used to create the organization’s design of reports, administrative papers and publications. Announced today by Extensis, UNESCO uses Universal Type Server to manage font distribution and font licenses used in its Paris-based...

2014-04-30 23:15:18

As part of an elite Drupal technology training day, Andrew Kucharski was invited to present to the UN at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Chicago, Il (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Promet Source’s President and Founder, Andrew Kucharski was invited to speak to an audience of United Nations representatives who were interested in an immersion into Drupal, an open source CMS (Content Management System). Since its inception in 2003, Promet Source has been active in promoting...

2014-04-29 23:20:54

The United Nations’ Open Government Data Forum has invited Atlanta- based Diligent eSecurity International’s CEO, Karl Chambers, to be one of the presenting speakers. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The United Nations’ Open Government Data Forum has invited Atlanta- based Diligent eSecurity International’s CEO, Karl Chambers, to be one of the presenting speakers at the first regional conference on open data and privacy protection, April 28 -30, 2014 to be held in Abu...

2014-04-25 23:00:37

Mercy College’s United Nations Team has earned the title "Distinguished Delegation Award" at the Model United Nations Competition. The award was received by the Haiti Delegation for their work at the National Model United Nations which took place in April 2014. Dobbs Ferry, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 Mercy College’s United Nations Team has earned the title "Distinguished Delegation Award" at the Model United Nations Competition. The award was received by the Haiti...

2014-04-25 08:31:28

The First Open Government Forum for the GCC brings together speakers from various countries including the US, UK, Belgium, Republic of Korea, France, Egypt, Republic of Ireland, UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ATLANTA, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudeAssurance, Inc. an eFortresses company is proud to announce that it's founder Taiye Lambo will be presenting one of its most valuable research efforts entitled "Cloud Security Benchmark: Top 10 Cloud Service Providers Q1 2014" at...

2014-04-24 23:00:23

UN Special Envoy acknowledges progress to date in the malaria effort on World Malaria Day. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Speaking on the occasion of World Malaria Day, The UN Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and for Malaria acknowledged progress in the effort against the disease and noted opportunities and challenges ahead in the effort to reduce mortality to under 100,000 by the end of 2015. “On this sixth annual World Malaria Day, we have entered a new era in the...

2014-04-21 23:04:52

Meet Key Players and Establish the Relationships You Need for Success Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Infocast, the leading source in business intelligence and networking events producer, has announced the annual Mexican Telecom & Media Summit, scheduled for June 24-25, 2014, taking place in Mexico City, MX. The reform in Mexican telecom is well underway, with the new commission and regulatory body, the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (Instituto Federal de...

2014-04-21 12:21:44

Jenkins and Butterworth explain why public transport is a lucrative target SAN JOSE, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the morning rush hour on April 14, a car bomb containing an estimated 500-800 pounds of explosives blew up at the Nyanya District bus station on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria. Brian Michael Jenkins and Bruce R. Butterworth, terrorism experts from the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), explained its significance for the rest of the world...


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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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