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2011-03-10 11:00:00

NEW YORK, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lend Lease, through its business formerly known as Bovis Lend Lease, today announced that 7-Eleven, Inc. has named the Multi-Site Group its construction service provider of their new construction portfolio across the United States and Canada. 7-Eleven plans to add at least 500 stores in the United States and Canada this year through traditional growth (individual store leases-purchases), business conversions and acquisitions. The Multi-Site Group's...

2010-11-11 08:00:00

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Jingwei International Limited (Nasdaq: JNGW) ("Jingwei" or the "Company"), a leading provider of data-mining, interactive marketing and software services in China, today announced that it completed the acquisition of Shanghai Haicom Limited ("Haicom"), a Shanghai-based Internet and mobile value added service platform provider with business operations covering ten provinces in the People's Republic of China. Under the deal...

2010-11-10 08:00:00

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Jingwei International Limited (Nasdaq: JNGW) ("Jingwei" or the "Company"), a leading provider of data-mining, interactive marketing and software services in China, today announced that the Company's management will present at the Brean Murray, Carret & Co. 2010 China Growth Conference to be held November 17-18, 2010 in New York. Jingwei's management is scheduled to present as follows: Date: Wednesday,...

2010-09-23 09:00:00

Center has reconnected 1,600 families separated by Second World War WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center on Friday will commemorate two decades of providing essential answers to survivors and their families about loves ones who have been missing since the Second World War. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "The need to...

2010-06-01 16:39:00

HONOLULU, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Memorial Museum Association (AMMA) made its own history today as the 31-year old non-profit organization officially changed its name to PACIFIC HISTORIC PARKS (PHP) http://pacifichistoricparks.org/ at the four National Parks it provides interpretive, educational and visitor activity support for. The sites include the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument http://pacifichistoricparks.org/phh.php at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; American...

2010-03-31 06:45:00

MONUMENT, Colo., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In the closing days of WWII, the Soviet Union attacked and occupied Japanese-controlled northern China, then called Manchuria. Immediately, misery and death from cold, hunger, disease, and brutality descended upon the Japanese civilians at the hands of the Soviet Army and revenge-seeking mobs and bandits. Nearly 2,500 Japanese died daily. Three courageous men embarked on a secret mission and escaped to Japan to eventually bring an end to the...

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2009-09-07 21:20:00

Three watercolor paintings believed to have been rendered by German dictator Adolf Hitler were sold for a total of more than $60,000 at an auction in Nuremberg. Nuremberg is the city in south-eastern Germany where Nazi war crime trials were held after World War II. The BBC quoted auctioneer Herbert Weidler as saying Hitler's signed art works, which date from 1910 to 1911, were sold to three phone bidders whose identities were not released. Weissenkirchen in der Wachau or Austrian town sold...

2009-07-13 09:35:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stripped naked, lined up at the edge of a ditch and gunned down. Village by village, family by family, bullet by bullet. Before the gas chambers and ovens of the notorious death camps, this was the barbaric protocol used by the Nazis to murder an estimated 1.5 million Jewish men, women and children at hundreds of Eastern European sites during World War II. Many of these mass graves still remain unknown, but through careful investigation...

2009-03-06 13:00:00

SHENZHEN, China, March 6 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Jingwei International Limited (OTC Bulletin Board: JNGW; "Jingwei"), one of the leading providers of data mining and customer relationship marketing services in China, today issued a profit warning for the fourth quarter of 2008. Due to rapid deterioration in economic condition at the end of 2008, Jingwei's consolidated net profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2008 is expected to show a decline as compared to that for the...

2009-01-08 10:47:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, January 6th, the Japanese Prime Minister acknowledged to members of Japan's Parliament that his family-owned coal mine used Allied Prisoner of War slave labor during World War II. Lester Tenney, Commander of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor (ADBC) says: "The Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso is to be commended for his courage for setting the record straight about his company's use of POW forced labor." Mr. Aso's...


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