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2014-05-15 12:24:54

LONDON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: The Oil & Gas Automation & Control Systems Market 2013-2023http://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/oil_gas/oil_gas_automation_control_systems_market_2013_2023.html Report DetailsThe Oil & Gas Automation & Control Systems Market 2013-2023 looks into opportunities that this market offers and its application to various industries that have use for automation systems. It...

2014-05-15 08:27:29

WADDINXVEEN, The Netherlands, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dalai Lama endorses Save Our Soils campaign On Monday 12th May the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, accepted a "Soilmate" that was offered to him by Volkert Engelsman, CEO of Eosta/Nature & More and initiator of the international Save Our Soils campaign. The event took place at the 'Education of the Heart' symposium in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The Dalai Lama confirmed that saving fertile soils...

2014-05-09 20:23:05

CLASSY Awards and United Nations Foundation Announce 8 Nonprofit Winners Live on Stage FARGO, N.D., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, announced eight Winners live on stage this past weekend at the 5(th) Annual CLASSY Awards Ceremony. More than 3,600 organizations worldwide were evaluated during a yearlong research process. The winners were selected by the Leadership Council, a prestigious board of 100+ leaders and experts in the...

2014-05-07 08:34:05

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has reached a 75% reduction in maternal mortality, reaching its UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target a full two years before the end of 2015, the deadline set by the UN, said a recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO). The report said, "Sub-Saharan Africa is still the riskiest region in the world for dying of complications in pregnancy and childbirth."...

2014-05-07 08:23:51

Environmental protection: WNO Treaty enters into force. WNO as a new permanent negotiation platform for old challenges GENEVA, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For four years, states keenly supported the initiative for establishing the World Nature Organization (WNO). Now, the intergovernmental organization has been founded and the WNO treaty enters into force. Geneva- Emerging and developing countries, already suffering the consequences of global warming, climate change and other...

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...


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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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