Important Press Releases

Lebanon: Syrian refugees struggle to live with diabetes

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Because of the high prices of the treatment, Amina's father took the decision to go back to Raqqa in order to buy the insuline for his daughter.

Gallery: A Saturday morning with fever and worry

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Malaria is relatively easy and inexpensive to treat, but in the Central African Republic, the extremely weak health care system cannot cope with the massive health needs. Malaria season is not over yet and without treatment children, who are malaria’s first victims, could die. In the capital Bangui, hundreds of mothers bring their ill children to MSF’s clinic in the PK5 neighborhood each week.

Barnes & Noble Announces New NOOK Audiobooks App™ for Android™

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New York, New York – November 19, 2014 – NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble Announces New Low Prices on NOOK® to Celebrate Discovery Weekend

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Holiday Gifting Alert: Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK® 7- and 10-Inch Tablets Available for Just $149.99 and $249.99 During Discovery Weekend, Nov.

comScore Receives ABC Certification for Online Ad Viewability

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London, UK, 19 November, 2014 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today received certification from ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations) for its viewability measurement in validated Campaign Essentials™ (vCE®). This certificate provides transparency on the capability of comScore’s viewability measurement product, helping advertisers and agencies make a like-for-like comparison during measurement vendor selection.

Christmas Magi Stamps Celebrate Visitors Bearing Gifts

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service commemorates one of the most beloved stories of the holiday season by issuing the Christmas Magi Limited Edition Forever stamps today. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place at the St.

ADP Achieves Perfect Score in the Human Rights Campaign's 2015 Corporate Equality Index

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ROSELAND, N.J. – November 19, 2014 – ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, today announced that it has once again been recognized as a top-rated employer by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.

Camping and Vehicle Access Restricted at Belle Fourche Reservoir

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RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Public safety, law enforcement and resource damage concerns have prompted Reclamation to restrict vehicle access to Belle Fourche Reservoir's Tequila Beach. Tequila Beach is located on Reclamation-managed lands in the Gadens Point area of Belle Fourche Reservoir.

Synopsys Expands IP Accelerated Initiative with New DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits for 10 Interface Protocols

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IP Prototyping Kits Enable Designers to Accelerate Prototyping, Software Development and Integration of IP into SoCs.

Wipro Positioned in the 'Winner's Circle' in the HfS Blueprint Report on SAP Services

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Bangalore, India and East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - November 19, 2014: Wipro Ltd.

Wipro Strengthens Local Leadership in Continental Europe

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Paris, France and Bangalore, India - November 19, 2014: Wipro Ltd.

Infosys collaborates with Stanford Graduate School of Business to Develop World-class Education and Training

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Bangalore – November 19, 2014: Infosys, a global leader in technology, consulting, outsourcing and next-generation services, today announced that it will collaborate with Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) to create a comprehensive executive education program. As part of this agreement, Stanford GSB will team with senior Infosys executives to design and deliver a customized strategic leadership development program for the company’s executives, clients and partners.


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Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,080,000. This is 4.8 percent (±1.3%) above the revised September rate of 1,031,000 and is 1.2 percent (±1.2%) above the October 2013 estimate of 1,067,000.  Single-family authorizations in October were at a rate of 640,000; this is 1.

Lexmark smart MFP ecosystem more dynamic with new serverless capabilities and mobile solutions

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Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) announces enhancements to its smart multifunction product ecosystem, designed to help solve unstructured information challenges. With its inherent flexibility, the Lexmark smart MFP ecosystem improves workforce productivity while helping organizations enable processes, print less, decrease costs and reduce risks.

Veolia and IBM Join Forces to Deliver New Digital Urban Solutions To Transform Water, Energy and Waste Management Services for Cities

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Today, during Smart City Expo  and World Congress in Barcelona, IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Veolia announced a new partnership and new solutions that integrate intuitive and powerful digital technologies into urban services to improve the efficiency of municipal systems around the world  -- a partnership which opens up new possibilities for smart cities.

Red Hat Announces New Teams and Collaboration Enhancement for FeedHenry 3 Mobile Application Platform

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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced an update to its FeedHenry 3 mobile application platform. The update, featuring a new Teams and Collaboration enhancement, is an expansion to one of the industry’s leading mobile application platforms for enterprise development.

State of Emergency Issued in New York due to Severe Snow Storms

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Emergency prescription refill procedures are in place from November 18, 2014 through December 18, 2014.

South African IT Spending to Top $13 billion in 2015

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Overall IT spending in South Africa is expected to cross the $13 billion mark in 2015, according to the latest figures released today by International Data Corporation (IDC). The consumer, finance, and government verticals will lead the charge, with the former expected to account for $3.

MSRB Proposes Professional Qualification Standards for Municipal Advisors

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Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today filed a proposed rule change with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to create baseline standards of professional qualification for municipal advisors.

Consent Decree Ends EEOC Race Discrimination Lawsuit Against Battaglia Distributing

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CHICAGO - A federal district judge has entered a $735,000 consent decree resolving a race harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The case, EEOC v. Battaglia Distributing Corp., Inc., No.13-cv-5789, had been pending in U.

Ascienzo Designated Chief Financial Officer at USITC

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Ascienzo will direct the USITC's finance, budget, procurement, and internal control and risk management activities, and will serve as the primary adviser to the Commission on all financial matters.

Republic Of Korea Provides US$ 7 Million To Help WFP Support Nutrition Needs In DPR Korea

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SEOUL / ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received US$7 million from the government of the Republic of Korea for WFP’s operations in support of the nutritional needs of women and children in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

World port unions question PMA on West Coast talks

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Representatives of worldwide dockworkers’ unions meeting in London, England today pledged their support for the ILWU in the West Coast contract talks and questioned the PMA’s commitment to a fair and negotiated settlement.

UNRWA Commissioner-General calls for resolute political action for Palestine refugees

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The Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Pierre Krähenbühl, has said that “the pressures on Palestinians and Palestine refugees are immense and the threats to their lives, livelihoods and future are of such magnitude that hope is needed somewhere on the horizon. Hope”, he added, “in this most unstable region - can only and must be brought about by resolute political action”.

Improving nutrition is a collective business

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November 2014, Rome - Governments need to lead the way against hunger and malnutrition, but this effort must be collective and involve parliamentarians, civil society and the private sector, according to FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva.

Gartner Says Government IT Spending in Singapore Reach $3.2 Billion in 2014

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Government IT spending in Singapore will total $3.2 billion in 2014, an increase of 3.2 percent over 2013 spending, according to Gartner, Inc. This forecast includes spending by government (government is composed of state and regional government and central government agencies.) on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services.

Logistical details for the media

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During the Conference, journalists and their crews must access the FAO compound outside Gate 2 on Via Guido Baccelli.

Countries vow to combat malnutrition through firm policies and actions

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The Rome Declaration on Nutrition and a Framework for Action were adopted today at the start of ICN2.

Gartner Says New Application Architectures Are Changing Network Traffic Patterns

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Application traffic flows have become less deterministic, and infrastructure architects can no longer rely solely on centralized appliances to provide necessary application delivery and security services. New deployment models are emerging to help enterprises with this transition, and Gartner predicts that by 2018, at least three consolidated network service offerings will emerge with feature sets that span application delivery, global traffic distribution, optimization and security functions.

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Zimbabwe's Radiation Regulatory Framework

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Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded a 10-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review the regulatory framework for radiation safety in Zimbabwe.

IUCN summit delivers major commitments to save Earth’s most precious natural areas

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Sydney, Australia – The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, the once-in-a-decade global forum on protected areas, closes today with the release of The Promise of Sydney. The Promise sets out an ambitious agenda to safeguard the planet’s natural assets, ranging from halting rainforest loss in the Asia-Pacific and tripling ocean protection off Africa’s coasts to a business commitment to plant 1.

IDC Cloud Report 2014: Cross-Vertical Demand Side Perspective

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International Data Corporation (IDC) today released the India Cloud Report - "India Cloud Cross-Vertical Demand-Side Perspective, 2014".  According to the report, companies in India are making a gradual move from on-premise legacy to different forms of cloud. While the process is gradual, it is starting by migrating certain application workloads to cloud.

Plantronics DECT Wireless Headsets First In Market to Meet Latest Security Standards

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – November 19, 2014 – Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in wearable technology, today announced their DECT wireless office headset products, CS500 and Savi 700 Series are the first in the headset market to be certified by the DECT Forum as meeting their latest security standards.

UN reveals major gaps in water and sanitation – especially in rural areas

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Global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress, according to a new report from WHO on behalf of UN-Water.

Statement on the death of Marcel Rudasingwa, former UNICEF Representative in Kenya

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NEW YORK/CONAKRY/KIGALI/NAIROBI, 18 November 2014 - UNICEF mourns the sudden death of our colleague and friend, Mr.

International Medical Corps Deploys Ebola Emergency Response Team to Mali; Continues Lifesaving Health Care in Liberia & Sierra Leone

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November 18, 2014 – Los Angeles, Calif.International Medical Corps is deploying an Emergency Response Team (ERT) to Mali where the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported three deaths attributed to Ebola. Consisting of medical personnel and experts in water, sanitation, hygiene and logistics, the ERT will work rapidly to establish an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) to contain the spread of the disease.

World Bank Supports Mali Recovery and Governance Reform

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WASHINGTON, November 18, 2014 – The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$36 million development policy credit and a US$27 million development policy grant for the republic of Mali to help strengthen government accountability and transparency as well as improve public sector spending.

World Bank Supports Mozambique’s Conservation and Biodiversity Efforts to Reduce Poverty

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WASHINGTON, November 18, 2014 — The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$40 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant to support the implementation of the Government of Mozambique’s Conservation Areas for Biodiversity and Development Project, known as Mozbio.

World Bank Group Approves US$285 Million Grant for Ongoing Ebola Crisis Response

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WASHINGTON, November 18, 2014—The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$285 million grant to finance Ebola-containment efforts underway in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as well as to help communities in the three countries cope with the socioeconomic impact of the crisis and rebuild and strengthen essential health services.

comScore Forecasts 16 Percent Growth to $61 Billion in 2014 U.S. Holiday E-Commerce Spending on Desktop and Mobile

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Reston, VA, November 18, 2014 – comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported its official spending forecast for the November-December 2014 holiday season, as well as desktop retail e-commerce spending for Q3 2014. The official comScore 2014 holiday season forecast is that total online retail spending for the November–December period will reach $61.