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2011-02-08 10:54:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A total of 212,502 people worldwide visited their local streams, rivers, lakes and other water bodies in celebration of World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) 2010, according to the program's Year in Review report released this week by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA). The 2010 results represent a 73 percent increase in program participation from the previous year. As an international...

2011-02-03 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IntraLinks, a leading provider of critical information exchange solutions, today announced that it has been accepted into the World Economic Forum's Community of Global Growth Companies (GGC). The GGC Community was formed in 2007 to engage dynamic, high-growth companies with the potential to be tomorrow's industry leaders and a driving force of economic and social change. There are currently only 280 companies in the GGC Community in more than 60...

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2011-01-31 07:50:00

Economic turmoil, round-the-clock communication and constant social pressure to succeed have led to a costly increase in stress-related illness and burnout, a panel of experts told a packed session in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. "In the future, the greatest challenge to the global health system will be stress-related diseases," said Heinz Schuepbach, director of the school of applied psychology at the University of Northwestern Switzerland. "The phenomenon is rapidly growing more...

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2011-01-29 08:40:00

Internet billionaire Bill Gates and British Prime Minster David Cameron gave $130 million on Friday to help developing countries eradicate polio. "We need to take these next two years, to intensify the campaign. It's an expensive campaign," Gates told the World Economic Forum in Davos."It costs about a billion a year to buy the drugs, to get the vaccines out there, to find the children. Our foundation is adding 100 million today to the polio campaign," the billionaire added, to...

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2011-01-29 08:17:21

On Friday, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the U.S. and Europe should take the lead in battling climate change, rather than waiting around for others to take charge. "This climate change campaign should be led, must be led by developed countries. This has started from industrial revolution, and the United States and European countries they have to be morally, politically responsible," Ban told world elites gathered at the Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum."The United States as...

2011-01-29 00:01:50

DuPont Chair & CEO: Industrial Biotechnology and Innovation Can Address Challenges Presented from Global Population Growth Collaboration is Critical to Advance New Bio-Based Technologies Davos, Switzerland (Vocus/PRWEB) January 28, 2011 Citing the "vast opportunities" where industrial biotechnology can address emerging challenges resulting from global population growth, DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman told attendees of the World Economic Forum annual meeting that bio-based...

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2011-01-28 13:15:00

A former spokesman for controversial site WikiLeaks launched a rival site on Friday, saying that he plans to give whistleblowers more control over the secrets they spill. Daniel Domscheit-Berg said that OpenLeaks will allow sources to choose specifically who they want to submit documents to anonymously, such as to a particular news outlet. "We'd like to work with media outlets that have an interest in informing the public," he told reporters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum...

2011-01-28 11:30:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- NetQin Mobile Inc., a global leader in mobile security services, today announced that the Company's CEO & Founder, Dr. Lin Yu, participated in an interactive discussion of "What does the world really need to know about modern China?" at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011 in Davos, Switzerland from January 26 to 30, 2011. As a pioneer in mobile security, Dr. Lin was the only Chinese entrepreneur on the panel of distinguished...

2011-01-27 16:44:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), world leader in innovative workforce solutions and a strategic partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF), announced today it has launched the "World of Work Insight" application on Apple's popular iPad. The purpose of the Manpower iPad app is to provide dynamic access to the company's insight and substantial research on the most critical trends and issues affecting today's global economy. (Logo:...

2011-01-27 10:17:00

KYIV, Ukraine, January 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The discussion featured food and nuclear security. During the meeting President Yanukovych stressed that Ukraine continues its preparation for the scientific conference "Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl disaster. Security of the Future". "At the moment we are conducting negotiations with the donor...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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