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2010-09-01 08:48:00

LONDON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Novacem, the carbon negative cement company, today announced that it has been selected by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer for 2011. The Forum has extended the honour to thirty one visionary technology start-ups from around the world who are poised to have a critical impact on the future of business, industry and society. Stuart Evans, Executive Chairman of Novacem, will attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2011....

2010-09-01 08:00:00

GUILFORD, Conn., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Ion Torrent, the semiconductor sequencing company, today announced that it has been selected as one of 31 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers for 2011. The winning companies were chosen from a field of 330 startups and judged on the impact their innovations are expected to have on the future of business and society. Dr. Jonathan M. Rothberg, Ion Torrent's founder, chairman and CEO, was selected to represent the company at Davos in 2011. He is...

2010-07-15 05:00:00

BEIJING, July 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Starting immediately, Youku, China's leading online video site, will formally launch China's first "Summer Davos Debates," partnering with the World Economic Forum. The event will select videos on the subject of "sustainable growth" that express the viewpoints of the general public. Two winners will be invited to the Summer Davos Forum with all expenses paid. The "Summer Davos Debates" activity is the first-ever World Economic Forum event to...

2010-04-16 11:15:00

NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- New allegations of corporate fraud make headlines almost weekly, but global anti-corruption efforts in both public and private sectors are finally intensifying, says a report issued by The Conference Board, the global business research and membership association. Two decades after passage of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of 1977, government and business in the United States and elsewhere are getting much more proactive about curbing...

2010-04-06 05:00:00

GENEVA, RIO and CARTAGENA, Colombia, April 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- WISeKey, world leader in solutions designed to secure electronic transactions and cloud computing, reinforces with this deal its presence in Latin America with the signing of an agreement with a group of Brazilian companies NexCardSolutions, Etica Solucoes em TI and Brasilinvest to deploy a project with the name *Cartao Portal*. It consists of an Intelligent eCard simulating the functions of a traditional credit card but...

2010-04-06 08:07:00

CHENGDU, China, April 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Annual Summit of China Green Companies (CGC) 2010, co-organized by China Entrepreneur Club and the Chengdu Municipal government, will be held April 22-23 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. More than 600 important officers and representatives from politics, business, academia and NGOs, both domestic and abroad, including Achim Steiner (UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director), Wang Zhongyu (president of China Enterprise...

2010-03-17 08:00:00

CHICAGO, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSII), the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide, today announced that Global Head of Geographies Daniel Edwards has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. One hundred and ninety-seven people have been announced in this year's list drawn from 72 countries. Asia has logged the greatest contribution to this year's...

2010-03-04 12:00:00

NEW YORK, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lisa Witter, Fenton's Chief Strategy Officer, was today named one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders (YGLs) for 2010. The honor, given each year by the Forum, recognizes up to 200 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. The Forum chose this year's 197 Young Global Leaders from a pool of more than...

2010-03-03 06:05:00

LONDON, March 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucian Tarnowski, founder and CEO of BraveNewTalent (http://www.bravenewtalent.com), a website that connects people to employers via a social network, has been named among the Young Global Leaders for 2010 by the World Economic Forum. At the age of 26, he is the youngest YGL in Europe. The honour, bestowed each year by the Forum, recognizes and acknowledges up to 200 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional...

2010-02-17 14:01:00

More than 120,000 people on six continents monitored the condition of their local water bodies ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A total of 122,599 people worldwide visited their local streams, rivers, lakes and other water bodies in celebration of World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) 2009, 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 2009 results represent a...


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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