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2010-06-30 04:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The daily commute in some of the world's most economically important international cities is longer and more grueling than before imagined, reflecting the failure of transportation infrastructure to keep pace with economic activity, according to IBM's (NYSE: IBM) first global Commuter Pain study released today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) IBM...

2010-05-10 08:00:00

CHANGGE, China and BEIJING, May 10 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc. ("Zhongpin", Nasdaq: HOGS), a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it will participate at the Piper Jaffray 7th Annual China Growth Conference on Thursday, May 13, 2010 (Le Parker Meridien Hotel, 119 W. 56th Street, New York) and at the Oppenheimer 4th Annual China Dragon Call Conference on May 20. The company will present at the China Food &...

2010-03-11 09:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder is the happiest, healthiest place to live in the United States, according to the recently released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Asked to assess their jobs, finances, physical health, emotional state of mind and communities, interviewees revealed that this mountain town is at the top of their list. Where do all of these happy, healthy people actually live in Boulder? Looking for a home that exemplifies their healthy values, many...

2009-09-09 07:30:00

BEIJING, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Fire & Security Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CFSG) ("China Fire" or "the Company"), a leading total solution provider of industrial fire protection systems in China, today announced that the Company will attend the Susquehanna Financial Group's Third Annual Beijing Management Summit. The Susquehanna Financial Group's Third Annual Beijing Management Summit is being held Wednesday & Thursday, September 16 & 17, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt...

2009-09-04 05:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The second annual IBM (NYSE: IBM) Commuter Pain survey released today indicates that the recession is taking its toll on urban motorists, who have become significantly more sensitive to gas prices and are looking for ways to spend more time with family and friends. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) In the poll of 4,446 drivers in 10 metro areas in the U.S. -- New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta,...

2009-06-17 10:48:00

Outlying Counties Grew Faster Than Central Counties Between 2000 and 2007 WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Outlying counties in metropolitan statistical areas grew faster than central counties between 2000 and 2007, according to a Census Bureau report released today. These outlying counties saw their population increase 13 percent, compared with an 8 percent increase for the central counties of metro areas. Metro area central and outlying counties both grew faster than the...

2009-06-15 21:57:00

SINGAPORE, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As the global economy goes through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, countries in Asia Pacific have not been spared and experienced a slowdown in economic growth. In the first quarter of 2009, China's GDP expanded by 6.1%, its slowest in the last 10 years. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) According to Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Consultant of Environmental & Building Technologies Practice Ranajay...

2009-06-08 01:48:00

BEIJING, June 8 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Telestone Technologies Corporation ("Telestone") (Nasdaq: TSTC), a leading developer and provider of wireless communication coverage solutions based in the People's Republic of China, today announced that six of its products have been selected into 'The 3rd Catalog of the Self-Developed Products in Beijing City'. The conference and signing ceremony of the second convention on the Chinese government's purchase of Zhongguancun...

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2009-05-23 12:01:38

Inspired by TV talent shows, the Dream Lab challenge will be launched this month in China by Kingston University London and the British Council in conjunction with London's Science Museum, The Design Museum, The Wellcome Trust and Bournemouth University. Art and design students from Chinese colleges and universities will be asked to communicate the science of sleeping and dreaming - anything from jet lag to the physical and psychological effects of night-working - and to use their creative...

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2008-09-22 00:05:00

Crowded streets and bustling business marked Beijing after the expiration of the government-enforced two months of traffic restrictions and factory closures during the Olympic games. Many say the traffic control measures should be kept in place, since the Chinese capital is one of the world's most polluted cities. The Olympic regulations expired midnight on Saturday, and already by mid-morning cars were already on the streets of central Beijing. The congestion and frustration are likely to...