Important Press Releases

First Batch of Students Complete Wipro UK 'India Gateway' Internship Programme

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London, UK and Bangalore, India - June 05, 2014: Wipro Ltd.

Ericsson enables Taiwan's FarEasTone to launch world's first commercial LTE service on APT700 band

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Taiwan's FarEasTone Telecommunications (FET) has become the first mobile operator in the world to launch a commercial LTE service on the APT700 band, based on technologies provided by Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC).

Howard Students Launch Summer Canvassing Project

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Student-led initiative seeks to bridge relationships between the Howard student body and the local community.

D-Link Now Shipping 11AC Dual Band Range Extender

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – June 5, 2014 – D-Link today announced that the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Range Extender (DAP-1650) is now shipping.

Four Central Kentucky teachers receive INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award

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Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) has honored the final four winners of INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award for the 2013-2014 school year. The program recognizes outstanding Central Kentucky area elementary, middle and high school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers.

Record number of organisations and individuals pledge to “Green the Red Dot, Join the Movement” on Eco Action Day

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Singapore, 5 June 2014 – A record total of about 180 organizations and 300 individuals pledged to take actions to reduce their resource consumption and environmental impact as part of this year’s Eco Action Day, Singapore’s largest business-led environmental awareness campaign.

Honeywell Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Inspiration At Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ – June 05, 2014 - More than 200 teachers from around the world are gearing up to take the trip of a lifetime to Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy (HESA) – the ‘game-changing’ experience celebrating its 10th anniversary of inspiring teachers who, in turn, inspire students to pursue STEM education and careers.

World Environment Day Must Serve As Reminder That Small Island States Need Climate Justice, Says CARE

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Aid agency also says a healthy and stable environment is crucial in the fight against global poverty.

International Day Against Child Labour: Child Labour Among Syrian Refugees Rises With Every Day the Crisis Continues

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Amman, 5 June 2014 - Ahead of the International Day against Child Labour on 12 June CARE raises concerns that the percentage of Syrian refugee children being pulled into the labour market and out of school, continues to rise with every day the crisis continues. The Jordanian government estimates that child labour has doubled nationwide to 60,000 since the Syria Crisis started more than three years ago.

CARRIE HESSLER-RADELET CONFIRMED AS 19th DIRECTOR OF THE PEACE CORPS

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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2014 – Today the U.S. Senate took bipartisan action to confirm Carrie Hessler-Radelet as the 19th director of the Peace Corps. President Obama nominated her to lead the agency in July 2013. Since 2010, Hessler-Radelet has served as Peace Corps Deputy Director and Acting Director. From 1981-83, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Western Samoa with her husband, Steve.

Peace Corps and EPA Celebrate World Environment Day

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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2014 – In honor of World Environment Day, the Peace Corps and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are collaborating to highlight Peace Corps volunteers who are protecting the environment and strengthening understanding of environmental issues in their communities. Celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide, World Environment Day presents an opportunity to encourage public awareness and positive action for the environment.

PCAOB to Consider Adopting an Auditing Standard on Related Parties, Amendments Regarding Significant Unusual Transactions, and Other Amendments

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The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has scheduled an open meeting for 10:30 a.m.

Gallery: Asylum Seekers in Bulgaria

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Over the past seven months, teams from MSF have provided medical and psychological healthcare, distributed essential aid and made improvements to buildings and facilities in three reception centres for asylum seekers in Bulgaria. Now that the authorities have had the chance to expand their capacity and conditions have improved, MSF is handing over the provision of medical and psychological healthcare services to the Bulgarian government and to other humanitarian organisations.

Barnes & Noble Announces Fiscal 2014 Year-End Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Webcast

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New York, NY (June 4, 2014)—Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today announced the company will report fiscal 2014 fourth quarter and year-end earnings results on Wednesday, June 25, before the market opens. The company will host an investor conference call at 10:00 AM Eastern Time on Wednesday, June 25, to review the company's financial results and operations. This call is being webcast and can be accessed at Barnes & Noble, Inc.'s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com/webcasts.  The webcast of this call will be archived and available for three months on Barnes & Noble, Inc.’s corporate website.

MSRB to Survey Municipal Advisors on Business Activities

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Alexandria, VA – To inform the development of a professional qualification exam for municipal advisors, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) will conduct a survey of registered municipal advisors later this month. The confidential electronic survey will assess the business activities of municipal advisory professionals.

comScore Subscriber Analytix™ Awarded the Pipeline’s 2014 COMET Innovation Award for Big Data & Analytics

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RESTON, VA, June 4, 2014  – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, announced that its comScore Subscriber Analytix™ product was awarded the 2014 Pipeline COMET Innovation Award for Big Data & Analytics. Subscriber Analytix was one of nine nominees in the category, which included submissions from Amdocs, Digital Route, Ericsson and Microsoft as semifinalists.

Konica Minolta's Inkjet Textile Printers to Make Full-Scale Entrance into Chinese Market

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Tokyo (June 4, 2014) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that it intends to make full-scale entrance into Chinese textile print market where digital printing has been growing rapidly. The company will showcase its flagship inkjet textile printer, the Nassenger PRO1000, at an international trade show to be held in June in Shanghai, China. This is the first time for Konica Minolta to exhibit the top-of-the-line product at a Chinese trade fair.

NIH, PCORI announce major award to prevent falls injuries in older people

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Each year, 1 out of 3 adults aged 65 and over falls. A third of those falls result in moderate to severe injuries that can lead to further declines in health and loss of independence. Thousands of older adults die each year from such falls as well.

NIDA review summarizes research on marijuana’s negative health effects

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The current state of science on the adverse health effects of marijuana use links the drug to several significant adverse effects including addiction, a review reports.

Lazard Strategic Review on TVA

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The FY 2014 President’s Budget announced the Administration’s intentions to undertake a strategic review of options for addressing TVA’s financial situation, including the possible divestiture of TVA. TVA engaged financial expert Lazard, Frères & Co. LLC to assist in analyzing financial data for the strategic review. Lazard’s report was provided directly to the Administration as part of a broader strategic review being conducted by the Administration as announced in the President’s 2014 Budget.

Information on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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As announced by the White House, President Obama will host the U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

UK/Ireland: Landmark 'hooded men' torture case should be re-opened

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Allegations that the UK government sanctioned the use of torture and ill-treatment in Northern Ireland in the 1970s should be re-examined by the European Court of Human Rights and subject to a new independent investigation, Amnesty International said today.

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES MAYORS CHALLENGETO END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

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WASHINGTON – First Lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the creation of the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness during an event at the White House.  More than 75 mayors and county and state officials across the country pledged they are committed to ending veterans homelessness in their communities by 2015 using the power of federal, local, and non-profit resources.

FEC Chairman Goodman and Vice Chair Ravel Host Political Party Forum

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WASHINGTON – Chairman Lee E. Goodman and Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel today hosted a public forum on the challenges faced by political parties engaged in federal campaign finance activity.

25 years of impunity and repression since the Tiananmen massacre

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Paris, 4 June 2014 - Twenty-five years since the violent military crackdown against the peaceful student protest in Tiananmen Square on 4 June 1989, the victims of the massacre and their families are still deprived of truth, justice, and reparation, as no one has been held accountable. Those who speak out today against this impunity are also targeted by the state, often losing their jobs, their freedom, and even their lives. The Chinese government’s ongoing militarization of Tibet also shows that there has been no fundamental change in the way the authorities respond to peaceful protests and demands for reform by citizens since 1989 when martial law was imposed in Lhasa for over a year.

U.S. HELSINKI COMMISSION TO HOLD HEARING ON AZERBAIJAN

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The Republic of Azerbaijan has been an ally of the United States since its independence in 1991. It is a supplier of energy to Europe and has played an important role in assisting the U.S. and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan through the contribution of troops and as a conduit for the Northern Distribution Network. Azerbaijan is a participating State in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and in May it assumed the rotating chairmanship of the Council of Europe (COE).

Made in Rural America Regional Export Forum

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As part of the White House Rural Council's Made in Rural America export and investment initiative, ARC hosted a regional forum on expanding rural businesses' international market opportunities June 4 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The first of five regional forums to be held across the country, the Canonsburg event highlighted the role exports can play in helping rural businesses access new opportunity and rural communities add jobs and ensure long-term sustainable growth.

Transparency International calls for an immediate end to intimidation of civil society in Hungary

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Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movement, is calling on the government of Hungary to stop its strategy of intimidation aimed at stifling the voice of civil society and democratic oversight.

NFA's Board approves prohibition of credit cards to fund retail forex accounts

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NFA has produced several new Compliance podcasts and webcasts to help Members fulfill their regulatory responsibilities. Visit the Education and Training section of this website for additional details.

Connecting mothers-to-be with health clinics in rural Zambia

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Olivia Kaunda (left) relaxes outside the Luvuzi maternity waiting home at the Luvuzi Rural Health Clinic.

BT to discuss quantum computing and its impact on the security landscape

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BT will be demonstrating its leadership in security and risk management solutions at the upcoming Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), which is due to be held in Dubai for the second time on June 9 – 11 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on the Confirmation of Stefan Selig as Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today issued the following statement on the confirmation of Stefan Selig as Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA).

/ Cree Reinvents the Three-Way LED Bulb

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DURHAM, NC -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) continues to relentlessly expand America’s best-selling LED bulb portfolio with the 3-Way Cree® LED Bulb. Unlike compromised incandescent and prior LED alternatives with light levels that were only useful as two-way bulbs, the 3-Way Cree LED Bulb provides three light levels distinctly visible to the naked eye, delivering the perfect illumination for any application—from task lighting to ambient lighting. The 3-Way Cree LED Bulb emits warm, incandescent-like light while consuming up to 90 percent less energy.

FTC and DOJ Announce Agenda for June 23 Joint Agency Workshop on Conditional Pricing Practices

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The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued the agenda for their joint public workshop, which will be held on June 23, 2014, to explore the economic and legal analysis of conditional pricing practices among firms in a supply chain. Announced in early May, the workshop will focus on conditional pricing arrangements – practices in which prices are explicitly or effectively contingent on commitments to purchase or sell a specified share or volume of a single product or a mix of multiple products – such as loyalty or bundled pricing.

U.S. District Judge Finds that Payday Lender AMG Services Deceived Consumers by Imposing Undisclosed Charges and Inflated Fees

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The Federal Trade Commission has scored another legal victory in its crackdown against deceptive payday lenders with the latest finding from U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro in the case against AMG Services.

FTC Testifies on Geolocation Privacy

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The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress on the Commission's efforts to address the privacy concerns raised by the tracking of information about consumers’ location, as well as proposed legislation to protect the privacy of geolocation data.

Adobe Report Shows Online TV Consumption at All-Time High, up nearly 250 Percent

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 4, 2014 — Adobe (Nasdaq: ADBE) today released its Q1 2014 Video Benchmark Report, which analyzes online TV (TV Everywhere) and non-authenticated online video trends. Key findings of the Adobe Digital Index report show that online TV consumption across all devices grew at 246 percent year-over-year (YoY) with March 2014 setting a new record in total authentications. Game consoles and Over-the-top (OTT) devices saw the strongest market share growth with a 539 percent increase.

Report: Cisco Achieves Top Rank in Americas' x86 Blade Server Market, Named No. 1 in Revenue Market Share

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 4, 2014 – Cisco has achieved the ranking of No.

Senegal: Seminar on Montreux Document and private military and security companies

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News Release 14/94 Dakar (ICRC) – A two-day seminar on the Montreux Document, organized by the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, the Senegalese government and Senegal's Centre for Advanced Studies in Defence and Security, ended in Dakar today.