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World Bank Group Announces Settlement with GKW Consult GmbH

World Bank

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2015—The World Bank Group today announced the debarment of GKW Consult GmbH, following the company’s acknowledgment and cooperation with the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency’s (INT) investigation of misconduct in an Urban Sanitation project in Liberia. Under the Negotiated Resolution Agreement (NRA), the company did not contest the World Bank’s evidence that one of its local employees accepted payments for himself to approve falsified documents for contractors under the World Bank-financed Emergency Monrovia Urban Sanitation Project (“EMUS”) in Liberia.

Affordable Care Act broadens insurance coverage for behavioral healthcare for young adults

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis...

The Affordable Care Act has extended health care coverage to many young adults (ages 19 to 26) and, as a result, has expanded their access to behavioral healthcare services according to a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Sierra Leone: Adama - a mother saved against all odds

Médecins Sans Frontières

Adama, leaving the first set of hand-prints on the Ebola Treatment Centre wall.

Sierra Leone: MSF opens maternity unit for pregnant women with Ebola

Médecins Sans Frontières

Opening of the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kissy, Freetown.

Sierra Leone: "This has been the hardest but also the best thing that I have done"

Médecins Sans Frontières

MSF Midwife Ruth Kauffman with Kumba at the Kailahun Ebola Treatment centre in Sierra Leone, October 2014. Kumba was fighting infection with the Ebola virus and at seven months pregnant it was feared she would not survive. Midwife Ruth Kauffman worked to provide care that supported Kumba through the critical period of delivery.

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UIC celebrates Black History Month

University of Illinois
Events are open to the public. Admission is free to all events except the UIC Theatre performances of “The Piano Lesson”; the UIC

ACLU Challenges Abusive Debt Collection Practices That Target the Poor

American Civil Liberties Union
ATLANTA – The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a federal lawsuit challenging debt collection practices that have resulted

Epson Partners with Print Audit to Expand Portfolio of Managed Print Services

Epson
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Jan. 29, 2015 – Epson America, Inc.

Global Smartphone Shipments Exceeded 1.2 Billion in 2014; Apple Closes in on Samsung in Q4 2014

Juniper Research
Hampshire, UK – 29th January 2015: Leading mobile analyst firm Juniper Research estimates that the number of smartphone shipments

World Bank Group Announces Settlement with GKW Consult GmbH

World Bank

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2015—The World Bank Group today announced the debarment of GKW Consult GmbH, following the company’s acknowledgment and cooperation with the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency’s (INT) investigation of misconduct in an Urban Sanitation project in Liberia. Under the Negotiated Resolution Agreement (NRA), the company did not contest the World Bank’s evidence that one of its local employees accepted payments for himself to approve falsified documents for contractors under the World Bank-financed Emergency Monrovia Urban Sanitation Project (“EMUS”) in Liberia.

Al-Hada Hospital extends its Barco diagnostic display fleet with Coronis Fusion 6MP LED

Barco
Kortrijk, Belgium, 29 January 2015 – Enterprise visualization expert Barco announced today that the prestigious Saudi Arabian

New Report Identifies Gaps in the American Electorate

Project Vote
WASHINGTON, DC — As the 2015-2016 election cycle gets underway, nonprofit voting rights group Project Vote has released a major new

Studies Show Benefits of Medtronic SmartShock(TM) Technology and Physician Reports in Protecting Patients from Inappropriate Shocks

Medtronic
DUBLIN and MINNEAPOLIS - Jan. 29, 2015 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced new results from the PainFree SST and Shock-Less

Videos: Edelman Testifies on Iran Nuclear Negotiations

CSBA
On January 27, 2015, Ambassador Eric Edelman, Distinguished Fellow at CSBA, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on

The Smart Way to Stop Illegal Immigration

Cato Institute
5. The new Congress has come ready with some fresh ideas for immigration reform. Freshman Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.,

3D Systems to Present at the Stifel 2015 Technology, Internet & Media Conference

3D Systems
ROCK HILL, South Carolina, January 29, 2015 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it plans to present at the Stifel 2015

CFPB Issues Proposal To Facilitate Access To Credit In Rural And Underserved Areas

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed several changes to its mortgage rules to

National CineMedia (NCM) Launches GRAMMY Awards® Partnership on the Big Screen

National CineMedia
Centennial, CO and Los Angeles, CA — January 29, 2015 — Music has always been an integral part of the movies, and National

SEI Grows Institutional Outsourcing Business By $24 Billion In Three Years

SEI Investments
OAKS, Pa., Jan. 29, 2015 – SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) reported continued growth in its institutional outsourcing business with the addition

Avnet Technology Solutions to Distribute Oracle Cloud Services in Latin America and the Caribbean

Avnet Electronics Marketing
MIAMI – Avnet Technology Solutions, a global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc.

Morningstar Appoints Mark Watson as Director of UK Intermediary Sales

Morningstar
LONDON, 29th January 2015—Mark Watson has joined the Morningstar Investment Management group, a unit of Morningstar, Inc., as

FACT SHEET: Administration and California Partner to Drive Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Housing

White House Office
The Obama Administration is committed to taking responsible steps to address climate change, promote clean energy, and help ensure a

ProQuest Moves 12 Million Pages of History From Archive Box to Search Box in 2014

ProQuest
ANN ARBOR, MI, January 29, 2015 – ProQuest continues to lead worldwide digitization of content that improves research outcomes. In

Affordable Care Act broadens insurance coverage for behavioral healthcare for young adults

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis...

The Affordable Care Act has extended health care coverage to many young adults (ages 19 to 26) and, as a result, has expanded their access to behavioral healthcare services according to a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Towards an educational juvenile justice

Terre Des Hommes
In some parts of the world, minors make up 30 to 40% of the population. Bearing this in mind, the implementation of a restorative

Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing orders grew 8.1% in 2014 and are forecasted to grow 9% for 2015 and and 7% for 2016

MHI
We expect economic fundamentals to favorably support material handling equipment manufacturing expansion through 2015 and 2016," says

Organic PV Market to Surpass $500 million in 2022

Glen Allen, VA:  While organic photovoltaics (OPV) still hasn't achieved escape velocity from lab results into real commercialized

Smart Coatings Market Set to Reach $ 5.8 Billion by 2020

Glen Allen, VA:  NanoMarkets has announced the release of a new report titled,   “Smart Coatings Markets 2015-2022,” a report

Holiday Inn® Brand Grows In Phoenix Market

Intercontinental Hotels Group
ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announced the opening of the

National 4-H Council and HughesNet Announce New 2015 Program to Spark Youth Interest in Science, Technology Careers

EchoStar
Chevy Chase, MD (Jan. 29, 2015)—Building on momentum generated in 2014, National 4-H Council and HughesNet®, the nation’s #1

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