Important Press Releases

Rescue of Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhino Brings New Hope for the Species

KUTAI BARAT, 28 November 2018: The Government of Indonesia and Sumatran Rhino Rescue, a groundbreaking alliance of leading international conservation organizations have successfully rescued and relocated a critically endangered but healthy female rhino to a secure facility in Kalimantan with the support of local partners. The rescue operation is the first major activity of an expanded conservation breeding program that aims to save the species from imminent extinction and eventually increase populations of Sumatran rhino to numbers that allow them to be returned to the wild.

27-Nov 23:00
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European Citizens' Initiative: European Commission declares as inadmissible request for EU referendum on the United Kingdom remaining or leaving

The European Commission has today decided not to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled 'EU wide referendum whether the European Citizens want the United Kingdom to remain or to leave!'.

27-Nov 22:47
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ICTJ Releases "Gender Modules," an Interactive Curriculum for Gender-Sensitive Approaches to Transitional Justice

In her years of working with the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), Kelli Muddell has learned how often responses to mass violence mirror the gendered power imbalances within societies, thereby replicating these imbalances. Over and over again, attempts to develop gender-sensitive approaches are thwarted by a lack of inclusion of the very populations who are most in need of transitional justice. How could ICTJ address this problem?

27-Nov 22:39
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Commission launches Knowledge Centre to fight malnutrition

The new virtual centre, bringing together experts and knowledge from different sources inside and outside the European Commission, will help to tackle the root causes of food insecurity around the world.

27-Nov 22:26
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Banking Union: Third Progress Report on risk reduction and the declining trends as regards non-performing loans

Making banks stronger has been one of the Commission's main goals since the financial crisis. The EU has established a new regulatory framework and institutional set-up to effectively address financial risks in the Banking Union, delivering a strong improvement in banks' capital and liquidity positions, ensuring better monitoring of banks' health and setting in motion a process to deal with banks in difficulties. That said, work to strengthen financial stability must continue and the momentum must be used to reinforce further the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).

27-Nov 22:17
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The Commission presents strategy for a climate neutral Europe by 2050 Questions and answersThe 2015 Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) sets the goal to contain the rise in average global temperatures to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. All Parties to the Paris Agreement are invited to submit mid-century strategies by 2020. 27-Nov 21:53
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The Commission calls for a climate neutral Europe by 2050*

Today the European Commission adopted a strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy by 2050 – A Clean Planet for all.

27-Nov 21:16
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Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Nidec's proposed acquisition of Whirlpool's refrigeration compressor business

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess Nidec's proposed acquisition of Embraco, the compressor business of Whirlpool, under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned the takeover may reduce competition in the supply of refrigeration compressors.

27-Nov 20:53
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Capital Markets Union: time to step up political commitment and efforts to deliver investment, growth and a stronger role of the euro

The Capital Markets Union (CMU) is a key priority for the European Union and it is imperative that all stakeholders give it the political attention that it deserves. Today's Communication calls for renewed efforts for a timely completion of this agenda, highlighting the key role of the CMU in building deep and liquid capital markets, deepening the Europe's Economic and Monetary Union and strengthening the role of the Euro.

27-Nov 20:49
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Brexit preparedness: provisional agreement reached on amending EU rules in the area of type-approvals for vehicles

The European Commission welcomes today's provisional agreement at trilogue level on its proposal to change EU rules in the area of type-approvals for vehicles.

27-Nov 17:53
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WWF Statement on 2018 UN Emissions Gap Report

In response to the findings of the UN Environment Emissions Gap Report 2018,  WWF issued the following statements:

27-Nov 17:51
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40 UCLA scientists among worlds most influential scholars, based on citations

Stuart Wolpert and Nikki Lin Penny Jennings/UCLA A UCLA chemistry lab. The Clarivate report identifies researchers whose publications have “been repeatedly judged by their peers to be of notable significance and utility.”

27-Nov 17:50
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How TechOps goes above and beyond to help build the worlds most reliable airline

The division is comprised of more than 10,000 technicians, engineers and support staff who are focused on providing top-notch, reliable service and eliminating maintenance cancels. 

27-Nov 16:03
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New York Man Pleads Guilty to Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud

WASHINGTON - A Springfield Gardens, New York, resident pleaded guilty yesterday to an indictment charging him with nine counts of wire fraud, nine counts of aggravated identity theft, and 17 counts of aiding or assisting in the preparation and filing of false returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue for the Eastern District of New York.

27-Nov 15:34
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Future wildfires: Stronger buildings could delay, but not stop, destruction alone

Even though no building material is fireproof, a few strategies could still allow more evacuation time during a future wildfire.

27-Nov 15:18
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New technique for identifying small molecules could accelerate drug discovery and manufacturingA UCLA-led team of scientists has developed a new technique that will enable researchers to easily and quickly determine the structures of organic molecules using very small samples. 27-Nov 14:45
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UNRWA and the United Kingdom Launch a Multi-Year Agreement in the Total Value of US$ 6.4 Million

Today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and The Government of the United Kingdom, through the Department for International Development (DFID), launched a multi-year agreement to support UNRWA Syria regional crisis emergency appeal over the period between 2018-2021 for a total of US$ 6.4 million.

27-Nov 14:44
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Six UCLA professors named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Six faculty members from UCLA have been selected as 2018 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are to be honored by the association for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

27-Nov 14:16
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Fujitsu Launches "Zinrai for 365 Dashboard" for AI-Powered Workstyle Transformation

Helping to raise customer productivity through insights gained from its own internal 2,000-employee field trial.

27-Nov 13:19
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Flying high: Computer graphics researchers make drone navigation easier

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Drone operators struggling to fly the multi-propeller device and take pictures simultaneously could soon have a much simpler method to steering flight.

27-Nov 12:59
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FDA warns consumers to avoid Rhino male enhancement products found at retailers because of undeclared and potentially dangerous drug ingredients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to purchase or use Rhino male enhancement products, due to a recent rise in reported health issues. Since 2007, the FDA has identified more than 25 products marketed with variations of the name “Rhino” that contained hidden drug ingredient(s).

27-Nov 12:57
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Fujitsu Launches Two New Mobile Workstation H Series Models for Enterprises

Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan, November 27, 2018 Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Client Computing Limited today announced the launch of two new models in the H series of the Fujitsu Workstation CELSIUS family of workstations, all made by Fujitsu Client Computing. Both of these models are equipped with the latest processor--the eighth-generation Intel Core family of processors--and the operating system Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Fujitsu will begin sales of the new models in Japan from November 30.

27-Nov 12:42
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High gasoline inventories help drive U.S. refining margins to five-year lows

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Bloomberg Note: Reformulated blendstock for oxygenate blending (RBOB) is unfinished gasoline.

27-Nov 12:12
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Legal challenge against 'irrational' Universal Credit payment system

The High Court will hear a legal challenge on 27 November 2018 against the government's Universal Credit payment system which has left some families worse off and coping with dramatically fluctuating income from month to month because of its rigid, inflexible assessment system.

27-Nov 11:24
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Supreme Court Sends Endangered Gopher Frog Case Back to Lower Court

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a narrow ruling on the case involving endangered dusky gopher frogs, sending it back to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to decide whether to maintain the frog’s habitat protections in Louisiana.

27-Nov 11:20
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More people than ever expected at foodbanks this Christmas

New data released today (27 November 2018) shows December was the busiest month for foodbanks last year. During December 2017, The Trussell Trust’s network provided 159,388 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis; 65,622 of these went to children. This is a 49 per cent increase on the monthly average for the 2017-18 financial year.

27-Nov 11:14
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GE Healthcare to open biotechnology manufacturing center in UK

Facility producing fiber-based chromatography platform for more efficient biopharmaceutical purification operational in 2019.

27-Nov 11:08
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Frontlines of climate chaos in England revealed

Friends of the Earth has compiled a list of communities which are most at risk from climate change in England, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Climate Change Act and the urgent action still needed to prevent runaway climate change. The lists is based on recent extreme weather events and wildlife declines which academic study has concluded were made more likely, or more extreme, by climate change.

27-Nov 10:49
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Delta Global Services to combine with Argenbright Holdings to create premier aviation handling provider

With a continued focus on elevating the customer service experience, Delta Global Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines will be combined with Argenbright Holdings I, LLC to form a premier aviation and ground handling service provider under the DGS name.

27-Nov 10:27
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Park MGM Bartender Wins Back Pay After Being Illegally Fired Because of UNITE HERE Union Pour Card Scheme

Labor Board settlement reinstates worker to position with seniority and provides $5,000 in back wages following NLRB unfair labor practice charges.

27-Nov 10:13
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FTC Testifies before Senate Commerce Subcommittee about the Agencys Work to Protect Consumers, Promote Competition, and Maximize Resources

The Federal Trade Commission today testified before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security regarding the agency’s work to protect U.S. consumers and promote competition, while maximizing the agency’s resources and anticipating and responding to changes in the marketplace.

27-Nov 09:55
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FTC Requests Public Comment on Supervalu Inc.s Application to Approve Sale of 2 Supermarkets Operating under the Shop n Save Banner in Va. and W. Va.

The Federal Trade Commission is accepting public comments on an application by Supervalu Inc. to divest a Shop ’n Save supermarket in Berryville, Va., and another in Martinsburg, WV.

27-Nov 09:16
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Africa's Mobile Phone Shipments Flatline as Major Markets Experience Differing Fortunes

Nairobi – Africa's mobile phone market declined 2.1% quarter on quarter (QoQ) in Q3 2018 according to the latest figures announced today by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm newly released Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows overall shipments for the quarter totaled 52.6 million units, with feature phone shipments falling 2.7% QoQ and smartphone shipments declining 1.3% over the same period.

27-Nov 09:15
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J. Paul Getty Museum Acquires Recently Discovered 16th-Century Painting by Antwerp Master Quentin Metsys

Christ as the Man of Sorrows, 1520-30, oil on panel, 19 ½ x 14 ½ inches, Quentin Metsys (Netherlandish, 1465 or 1466 – 1530) [pre-conservation]

27-Nov 09:09
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Give health and hope to those in need on Giving TuesdayHelp us raise $25,000 by midnight on Giving Tuesday to provide medical care, access to clean water and sanitation, therapeutic food to treat and prevent malnutrition, mental health services and so much more, in some 30 countries all over the world. Your gift will save lives and help relieve suffering in the wake of natural disasters, disease outbreaks and war and conflict. 27-Nov 08:56
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Government continues to fight contaminated blood compensation claims

The Contaminated Blood Products Group Litigation Order which was granted in September 2017 will see its next hearing  on 30 November 2018 at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London.

27-Nov 08:50
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Study: Trade supports over 36 million jobs across the EU

Two new studies published today by the European Commission highlight the increasing importance of EU exports for job opportunities in Europe and beyond.

27-Nov 03:36
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Radical changes needed to tackle stalling health improvements

The King’s Fund has warned that, without radical change, progress in improving the population’s health is at risk of grinding to a halt.

27-Nov 03:01
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AstraZeneca presents clinical research advances for blood cancer patients at 2018 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

AstraZeneca, together with Acerta Pharma, its haematology research and development centre of excellence, and MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, will present 27 abstracts, including six oral presentations, at the 2018 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, USA, December 1-4.

27-Nov 02:47
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Next step for Malaysia: leave no one behind in realising rights to water and sanitation

KUALA LUMPUR (27 November 2018) – A UN human rights expert has urged the Government of Malaysia to “leave no one behind” and keep a close eye on reducing inequalities in access to water and sanitation services.

26-Nov 23:38
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