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2011-09-15 20:31:14

In the next 20 years, more than 590,000 square miles of land globally – more than twice the size of Texas – will be gobbled up by cities, a trend that shows no signs of stopping and one that could pose threats on several levels, says a Texas A&M University geographer who is part of a national team studying the problem. Burak Güneralp, a research assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Texas A&M, says urban areas are growing faster than urban...

2011-09-08 07:16:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new IBM (NYSE: IBM) survey of the daily commute in a cross-section of some of the most economically important international cities reveals a startling dichotomy: while the commute has become a lot more bearable over the past year, drivers' complaints are going through the roof. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) The annual global Commuter Pain survey, which IBM released today, reveals that in a number of cities more...

2011-08-24 05:42:00

LONDON, August 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend will see over one million people fill the streets of west London for Notting Hill Carnival and Millennium & Copthorne are offering accommodation just minutes away from the action. Every year on the August bank holiday, the streets of west London are ignited with colour, culture, music and elaborate masquerade as the city hosts the second largest street festival in the world, Notting Hill Carnival....

2011-08-11 02:30:00

LONDON, August 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As concerns over impending travel chaos mounts in London and throughout the UK in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games, commuters have voted overwhelmingly to use conference calling as their way of avoiding the crowds. In an online poll carried out by LoveHateTravel.co.uk [http://www.lovehatetravel.co.uk ], 80% of commuters said, "Yes definitely!" they would be using conference calling to avoid the crowds. A further 10% thought...

2011-08-03 12:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the trend toward urbanization explodes, particularly in the emerging world, how can corporate leaders prepare themselves? What does the growth of cities that are even more powerful than their host states mean for business? And what are the effects of this trend on markets, security, infrastructure, and the workforce? "This demographic shift is a key mega-trend for global business," said Susan Stautberg, co-founder and global co-chair of...

2011-07-25 06:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The daily commute of Columbus drivers isn't generally as stressful as that of other U.S. cities, according to research from Kiplinger,(1) but a recent survey commissioned by BP Products North America Inc suggests there is room for improvement. From impacted moods to concerns over wear and tear, Columbus drivers are familiar with the burdens of commuting, yet three out of four drivers don't deviate from their usual routine in order to improve...

2011-06-08 22:20:00

BEIJING, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Air China is to play host to and chair the 68th Annual Conference of International Air Transportation Association (IATA) and the World Civil Aviation Summit to be held in Beijing, China in 2012, which will bring together executives and decision makers of the world's airlines, airports, aircraft manufacturers and service suppliers. Air China is the world's most profitable carrier with the largest market capitalization. With a brand valued at RMB...

2011-05-06 13:00:00

DETROIT, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What options do Southeast Michigan motorists have to combat the seemingly ever rising gas costs? SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, suggests sharing a ride to work to keep commuting costs low. This week, Michigan gas prices jumped between 3 and 6 cents a gallon, reaching a record statewide average of $4.26, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report. MiRideshare, SEMCOG's free carpooling program has been saving commuters...

2011-01-05 07:00:00

BEIJING, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Li Pengyi, the 56-year-old president of the newly formed China Education Publishing and Media Group, has earned the title of "China Education Publishing Industry's Person of the Year 2010" from China Daily's 21st Century Education Newspapers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/CN24880) China Daily is China's national English-language newspaper, well recognized by its readers as an important window for "China to understand the...

2010-11-18 03:10:00

BEIJING, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- VODONE Group, a leading new media group in China, announced today to acquire Beijing Pinzheng, a Beijing-based online lottery service provider. The total consideration for the acquisition is RMB100 million yuan. The total consideration will be settled by VODONE Group with RMB 30 million yuan in cash and the others by issuing Consideration Shares. The acquisition will provide the VODONE Group with immediate access to a significant pool of...