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Oulu, Finland, is named in the Top Seven of most innovative cities in the world

The Intelligent Community Forum named as the only European city, Oulu, Finland, to ICF’s Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the Year at the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s annual conference (PTC’12) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The ICF’s Top Seven are communities that provide a model of economic and social development in the 21st Century using information and communications technology to power growth, address social challenges and preserve and promote culture. The Top

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for San Marcos’ Very First House for Homeless V …

SAN MARCOS, CA, January 6, 2012 – Fan of the Feather, Inc. have just announced that the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their first transitional center will be on February 17, 2012 at 5:00pm at 3562 Grand Ave., San Marcos, CA. This new home will be the organization’s very first transitional center for homeless veterans. They closed escrow in December 2012 and the new home will house seven female

MEDIA ADVISORY 1/28-29 104 Robotics Teams Compete to Qualify for Upcoming FIRST …

Who: School Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc., sponsor of the Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition 1,000 students from 104 participating teams What:

PMI Opens Call for Research Funding Proposals for 2013 worth Rs. 25 Lakh

Project Management Institute (PMI), the global premier project management advocacy body, is pleased to announce its 2012 request for proposals for 2013 research funding. The call for proposals opens on 1 February and closes on 25 April 2012. Those advancing to the second round will be notified by July 2012. All grant recipients will be notified of awards up to US $50,000 by November 2012. Funded projects begin on 1

Nigerian Kids at Abuja create a School Super Hero

"Carving a niche" is a phrase that has been taken literarily by the folks at All About Kids Abuja in Nigeria, as they introduce a Super hero competition where kids compete to create a school Super hero. Plans for the character include costume designs, comic's strips, cartoon animation and lots more. As the Nigerian Educational sector experiences reformation and restructuring, so are many schools and educational bodies. There is now a

Taking thyroid cancer seriously

With the increasing incidence rate of thyroid cancer in Metro Cebu, the Eduardo J. Aboitiz Cancer Center (EJACC) of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) urged the public to undergo early screening and prevention measures to fight the disease. “Thyroid cancer is high on prognosis. It is preventable through various screening methods, such as physical examination and ultrasound of the neck, as well as some prevention measures, including regular exercise and

AFCEA NOVA Celebrates its 31st Annual Valentine’s Ball

Tysons Corner, VA – January 19, 2012 – AFCEA NOVA, the largest chapter in the AFCEA International family, today announced that its upcoming 31st Annual Valentine’s Ball is close to sold out. The event, scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2012, at the newly renovated Hilton McLean in Tysons Corner, has long been considered one of the premiere social events within the Washington metropolitan community, and this year is no exception. “We’re

Interstate Container to Exhibit GREENCOAT® Wax-Replacement Boxes at Internationa …

During the International Poultry Expo 2012 , Interstate Container manufacturing plants in Cambridge, MD and Columbia, SC will showcase GREENCOAT® wax-free corrugated packaging for the transport of fresh, frozen and other poultry products at Booth # 5069. The annual event will take place from January 24 – 26, 2012 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Poultry processors and packers can gather information about environmentally-friendly GREENCOAT® boxes at the

Masterpak Geomembrane Lining to Preserve Water in Large Lebanese Irrigation Lake

Masterpak’s highly-trained professional team installed geomembrane lining at large irrigation lake in Qattara, Jbeil, Lebanon. Masterpak’s highly-trained professional team installed geomembrane lining at irrigation lake in Qattara, Jbeil, Lebanon. The polyethylene (PE) film manufacturer’s team successfully completed the large project in less than one week, working under unfavorable weather conditions. The artificial lake, belonging to Saint Artemius (a.k.a. Mar Challita) monastery, has a large capacity to hold water.

Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership Appoints Arthur Brian Leander as Ass …

The Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Adelphi University has appointed A. Brian Leander as assistant director. Brian Leander was formerly the senior planning consultant with the Institute for Organizational Leadership (IOL), a nonprofit educational institution based in Jasper, Georgia. At IOL, he delivered strategic planning, leadership development, and organizational development for nonprofit organizations. Mr. Leander has 20 years of proven leadership in executive coaching, leadership, and organizational development,

Two Rookie Teams Set to Compete In 2012 Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Comp …

STONY BROOK, New York, January 7, 2012 — At the kickoff for the 2012 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) at Stony Brook University’s Javits Center, Ginny Greco, FRC Director, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), announced that two rookie teams will compete in the Long Island Regional FRC this year: North Shore High School Team #3950 and Central Islip High School Team

LI FIRST Robotics Competition Kicks Off to a Great Start

Plainedge High School attended this year’s kickoff for the 2012 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and Stony Brook University. They gathered with more than 40 participating Long Island high schools on Saturday, January 7 at Stony Brook University’s Jacob Javits Center for a presentation and simulcast broadcast from New Hampshire. After the presentation, each team

WCBS 2 Meteorologist Elise Finch To Be Honored At Boys And Girls Club Of Mount V …

Mount Vernon, New York-native and CBS 2 (WCBS Channel 2) television meteorologist Elise Finch will be honored with the “Denzel Community Service Award” at the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon’s 100th Anniversary Gala at the Rye Town Hilton (Rye Brook, Westchester County, New York) on Saturday night, March 24, 2012. The award-winning actor Denzel Washington will make the presentation. Washington, the host for the benefit, is

Creative FX’s banner of support for Friends of Griffins

London-based signage company Creative FX, has helped the launch of a new local children’s charity, Friends of Griffins. Friends of Griffins was set up in November by a group of volunteers, to provide support and raise money for the Griffins Centre, a specialist centre in Orpington for children with hearing or visual impairments. Creative FX donated its services free of charge to the charity, designing a new logo and producing car

Fallen Warrior Foundation Launched To Benefit Military Families

Surviving spouses and children of our fallen hero's will be provided with counseling, financial aid, and educational assistance. January 8, 2012- The Fallen Warrior Foundation recently launched in an effort to provide yet more support for the surviving spouses and children of our fallen war heroes. Often times, these families slip through the cracks of the system and get little support in regard to crisis counseling, educational support for their children,

“Tunes For A Cure” Night To Benefit Diabetes Research And Local Financial Aid Fo …

Saturday, January 21, 2012, from 3pm – 9pm, the F.A.C.T Foundation will be holding a “Tunes For A Cure” Night that will benefit Diabetes research and financial help to local individuals who are underinsured or un-insured that need financial assistance paying for their diabetic supplies. “We are very excited about this event,” says Foundation Founder William Sisca, who was diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes at the age of 13. “Not only do

Five Training Tips For 2012

ARLINGTON, VA – January 10, 2012 – The American Management Association (AMA) Enterprise Government Solutions, the global leader of talent transformation dedicated to providing workplace learning for government organizations, has released a list of five training tips for 2012 for government training and development organizations: 1. Make telework training for supervisors and teleworkers a priority. 2. Confirm training is included in your disaster preparedness plan. 3. Invigorate your leadership development training. 4. Review

Sweet Leaf® Tea Gives Back With Donation To Big Brothers Big Sisters

Beverage Brand Supports Families And Children With Donation of Computers AUSTIN (January 5, 2012) – The Sweet Leaf Tea Company is proud to announce a donation of 40 laptops and desktop computers to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. These donated items will be distributed amongst families and children in need throughout central Texas beginning in January 2012. One of the main goals of the Big Brothers Big Sisters

GREENCOAT® Boxes at SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference 2012

December 30, 2011 – Interstate Container will exhibit wax-free GREENCOAT® corrugated packaging at Booth # 226 & 228 during Southeast (SE) Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference 2012. The annual event will take place from January 5 – 8, 2012 in Savannah, GA. Visitors of Interstate Container booth can gather information about GREENCOAT® sustainable boxes for packing fresh produce, as well as meet with representatives Frank Bridges, National Produce Account Manager, Jeff

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. Presents FIRST LEGO League Qua …

Due to the overwhelming growth of FIRST (For Inspiration in and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) on Long Island, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) will hold two qualifying tournaments leading to the FLL Championship Tournament. Qualifiers will take place January 28-29, 2012 at Berner Middle School, 50 Carman Mill Road, Massapequa. Teams check in at 8 a.m., and competition begins at 9 a.m. both days. On

New Support Groups Beginning January 22 at First Baptist Lafayette (LA)

First Baptist Lafayette is offering four support groups beginning January 22. GriefShare is for those who are grieving the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. In small group discussions participants interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, and learn from their experiences. Each session includes a video with dramatic reenactments about living with grief, real-life stories from people who have experienced losses, or encouragement from experts

IBEF: Welcome to the India Adda, January 25-29, 2012, Davos

The ‘Adda’ is the quintessential Indian hangout intricately woven into the country’s social fabric. It is here that ideas are discussed and debated. An Adda doesn’t need a date, time or venue. All it requires are people who are willing to share each other’s company and bask in the warmth of shared ideas. India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) brought the warmth of India to Davos by way of the India

GPS Tracking Devices in Clothing Donation Bins Lead to Arrests

(Bay Shore, New York) — Breast Cancer Help, Inc. has announced that two clothing donation bins that were reported stolen have been recovered. Both bins were equipped with a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) tracking device that enabled officers from the Suffolk County Police Department to locate the bins and arrest two men in connection with stealing the bins and selling the collected clothing for their own personal financial gain. On December

Apeejay Stya University organizes National Education Conclave-2011

December 23, 2011, New Delhi: Apeejay Stya University, Gurgaon, India's first Liberal Arts University organized the “National Education Conclave 2011” at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi on December 22, 2011. The theme of the conclave was "Liberal Arts Education: Creating Thinkers for the 21st Century". The Conclave witnessed participation of more than 50 school Principals and counselors from across Delhi and NCR region. The Speaker Panel comprised Mr. Aditya

Sassy Scrubs Supports Our Troops with Donations of Scrubs

December 22, 2011 - Penn Yan, NY - - Sassy Scrubs, a custom medical uniforms manufacturer and e-tailer from Upstate New York, was asked to participate in a vitally important project to support America’s men and women in the Armed Forces. Karen Grimord, from the Landsthuhl Hospital Care Project, contacted Sassy Scrubs about providing a donation of scrubs for military medical personnel deployed to combat support hospitals. When medics on

CharityBlooms.org offers charity supporters a new and unique way to give back

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2011 -- Union City, NJ, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 CharityBlooms.org launched a unique donation program that gives charity supporters a new way to give back to their favorite charity. More specifically, CharityBlooms.org helps build charity revenue base by generating income whenever their supporters order flowers, gifts, floral arrangements, baskets, and other items from 1800Flowers.com. With Thanksgiving this month and Christmas holidays, CharityBlooms.org and 1800Flowers.com have

Pasadena Starbucks Partners with Hillsides, a Children’s Charity

(Pasadena, CA)— The amount of support Hillsides, a Pasadena foster care children’s charity, receives from the community at this time of year is a tremendous help in creating a memorable holiday season for all those the charity serves. To start off the holiday season, Starbucks stores in Pasadena, La Canada, Sierra Madre, La Crescenta, Los Feliz, Eagle Rock, Glendale and Sunland have found a way to reach customers and appeal

Renowned Artist Phoebe Beasley Leaves Imprint on Hillsides Foster Care Children

(PASADENA, CA)--Renowned artist Phoebe Beasley visited Hillsides’ campus to share with guests her experience teaching a two-hour workshop to vulnerable children, who are in foster care or suffer from severe emotional challenges. “Phoebe is someone who has come to Hillsides as a volunteer. She helped our children see beyond this particular, intense time in their lives—away from family, away from things that are familiar,” said Joseph M. Costa. He told guests

Santa and Donors Fulfill Holiday Wishes for Hillsides Children and Families

(PASADENA, CA)—With help from Santa Clause and donors, Hillsides, a Pasadena children’s charity, hosted its annual Hillsides Christmas for children living at its campus prior to some of them going on home visits for the holidays. Bringing holiday cheer throughout the campus, Santa Claus and his elves made an early visit to children living at the residential treatment facility. “The holidays are really special times for the children living at

GeoComm Selected by the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments to complete …

St. Cloud, MN: Earlier this week GeoComm initiated a comprehensive study reviewing current 9-1-1 operations and systems to assess the feasibility for self-managing the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) Regional 9-1-1 System maintenance and network administration. The ACOG Regional 9-1-1 System consists of 20 public safety answering points in Central Oklahoma serving a population of more than a million people. The project will assess current 9-1-1

Gary Lang To Donate $10 per Test Drive to The Salvation Army

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2011 McHenry, Illinois...Gary Lang Auto Group is donating $10 for every test drive this holiday season to the Salvation Army. "I've always felt it's important to give back to the community that has helped make our business successful," stated Gary Lang, President of the Gary Lang Auto Group. The donation will go to the local Salvation Army Corp based in Crystal Lake. The Crystal Lake Corp provides services

MISB Bocconi, a new international business school, is launched in Mumbai

Mumbai International School of Business Bocconi is the new school born from the partnership between Università Bocconi and Ultimate Knowledge System, which represents a group of Indian entrepreneurs. In the summer 2012 will begin the first postgraduate program Università Bocconi, through SDA Bocconi School of Management, strengthens its presence in India through an alliance with Ultimate Knowledge System, which gathers together a group of Indian entrepreneurs, to launch MISB Bocconi,

High Bluff Academy Implements Outreach Program to Benefit the World Community Wi …

San Diego, Calif. - (December 14, 2011) — High Bluff Academy, the North County college preparatory school specializing in SAT and ACT test preparation, is implementing a community outreach program to teach students how to use social media to benefit the world community and support philanthropic organizations, such as The Project for Sudan. The “High Bluff Outreach” student service organization is an extension of the schools “Marketing for Nonprofits”

World Affairs Columnist Frida Ghitis to Speak in Sarasota, Florida, on Israel's …

SARASOTA, FL – Frida Ghitis, world affairs consultant and columnist with Miami Herald, World Politics Review and others, will speak on “Israel’s Looming Global Changes, Risk and Opportunity” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 10, at Michael’s on East, 1212 South East Avenue in Sarasota. “A Discussion with Frida Ghitis” is presented by the Sarasota-Manatee Friends of American Friends of Magen David Adom, Israel’s national emergency disaster, ambulance and blood bank

Take Home a Cat from Save-A-Pet This Holiday Season

(Port Jefferson Station, NY) — This holiday season, Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, Inc. is asking animal lovers to give a homeless cat the gift of life. Save-A-Pet is offering cats for adoption during the month of December for a reduced adoption fee. Each week, Save-A-Pet is offering its cats for adoption from its “Whisker Wonderland,” with an emphasis on different cats each week. The schedule is as follows: ●

Towers Come Together for Kids in Rockdale

The Towing and Recovery Association of America, in conjunction with its ongoing effort to improve the image of towers and the towing industry to the general public, would like to acknowledge the efforts of Worldwide Equipment Sales and the Wisconsin Towing Association. Washington, DC, USA, December 10, 2011 -- The Towing and Recovery Association of America, in conjunction with its ongoing effort to improve the image of towers and the towing

Indiaplaza appoints Mr. S Shriram as SBU Head – Life Style

Indiaplaza.com, the company that pioneered online shopping in India since 1999, today announced the appointment of Mr. S Shriram as the SBU Head – Lifestyle. A Retailer by Profession and Choice” as he loves to call himself, Shriram is indeed very passionate about Retail. As SBU Head for Indiaplaza, he is responsible for building the Lifestyle business including Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s Apparel and accessories, Jewelry, Watches, Sunglasses, Home

eSilicon Recognizes Magma with 2011 Supplier of The Year Award

Bangalore, December 9, 2011: Magma® Design Automation Inc. (NASDAQ: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, announced today that it has received the eSilicon Corporation 2011 Supplier of the Year Award. Magma, an eSilicon technology and business partner since 2003, beat out a crowded field this past year by providing technology leadership, product quality, lowest total cost of ownership and excellent customer service. “Magma is a company that is committed to

Engaging Stakeholders II Executive Briefing Proved to be a Big Success

London, UK - December 8, 2011 - AIMediaComms, the market leading provider of media and stakeholder interactions software, held their most recent executive briefing, Engaging Stakeholders for Effective Crisis Communications, Issues and Reputation Management II, in London on 10th November 2011 at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre and the event was a resounding success. Leading communications experts were present to discuss different strategies for engaging and influencing stakeholders during

Interstate Container Launches GREENCOAT® Production at New Plant in Columbia, SC …

(Columbia, South Carolina) December 8, 2011 – As of December 1, 2011, Interstate Container Columbia in Columbia, SC, began manufacturing GREENCOAT® wax-replacement packaging. The eco-friendly GREENCOAT® wax-free corrugated boxes are specially suited for packing poultry, meat, seafood, fresh produce, floral and other refrigerated and frozen products. Award-Winning GREENCOAT® Wax Alternative Cartons GREENCOAT®’s moisture-resistant boxes are 100% recyclable, repulpable, and compostable. The eco-friendly corrugated boxes meet performance standards of traditional waxed boxes

Hong Kong Securities Institute Appointed New Board Directors and Mr Anthony Yi T …

The 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hong Kong Securities Institute was held on Wednesday, 7 December 2011. During the meeting, the following eight new board directors were appointed. Mr Anthony Yi Tong MUH was re-elected as the Chairman at the inaugural meeting of the Board held immediately after the AGM. Board Directors elected by members - Mr CHAN Ping Keung Head of Market Data - Hong Kong Exchanges

Conference on MSME Finance: Issues, Challenges and Alternative Modes of Finance

As a driving force for innovation, employment and economic development, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) play a very important role in a country’s economy. However, MSMEs’ access to finance is rather limited. Financing has been a problem that troubles MSMEs for a long time, which restrains their growth and development. MSMEs need finance to start new ventures or expand the existing business or to survive and cope with the

License to Save Report Finds Graduated Driver Licensing Could Save 2,000 Lives a …

The Allstate Foundation License to Save Report, developed in conjunction with the National Safety Council, shows that if all states implemented comprehensive graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws, an estimated 2,000 lives could be saved. Further, if all 50 states were to enact comprehensive GDL laws, it could generate savings of $13.6 billion per year. The report findings are timely, as Congress readies to consider reauthorization of highway and infrastructure spending –

OM Careers Announces OMCAR 2012 Conference

In continuation to its efforts to bring to forefront the various nuances of Online Marketing, OM Careers Society has announced its third conference OMCAR 2012 to be held in Delhi on 13th January 2012. The conference will look at discussing ‘Social Media with a Difference’. Previously, OMCAR 2008 and 2009 have been very successful at invoking thoughtful discussions about the different aspects of Online Marketing. With OMCAR 2012, OM Careers

San Diego Public School Exclusively for Homeless Children Calls for Gift Card an …

SAN DIEGO – Dec. 5, 2011 – Monarch School, the San Diego K-12 public school dedicated to educating local youth impacted by homelessness, is asking the community for donations leading up to its annual holiday celebration. The festive event, to be held Thursday, Dec. 22, will include food, games, dancing and most importantly, “shopping.” Each of Monarch’s 150 students will have the chance to “shop” in a room of donated

Central Veterinary Associates Urges Pet Owners to Vaccinate Pets against Canine …

VALLEY STREAM, NY — In response to a canine influenza outbreak at a local pet boarding facility, Central Veterinary Associates urges all pet owners to have their pets vaccinated against the canine flu, if they have not already done so, prior to having their pets boarded. In the event their pet becomes ill as the result of the virus, Central Veterinary Associates provides emergency care around the clock, including holidays. According

CSI – Nihilent announces e-Governance Awards for 2010-11

Mumbai, December 2, 2011: The prestigious Computer Society of India (CSI) and Nihilent e-Governance Awards for 2010-11, for the period of April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011, were announced at a grand function held at the 46th Annual Convention of CSI at Ahmedabad. Held for the ninth successive year, the awards are conferred with an aim of identifying and recognizing the best e-Governance initiatives in India in citizen /

Cincinnati Keynote Speaker Krista Neher to Share Technology Productivity Tips at …

CINCINNATI – Krista Neher, CEO at Boot Camp Digital, bestselling author and international social media keynote speaker, is honored to be speaking about how technology can transform your life on December 1st 2011 at TedXCincinnatiWomen in Cincinnati, OH. At the TedX event, Krista Neher will share a new presentation: “How To Do What You Do Best Better”, showcasing how to use free and simple technologies to save 21,900 minutes or

Crown Honda of Greensboro Aims to Fill Two Honda Ridgelines with Toys in support …

Greensboro, N.C. – This holiday season, Crown Honda of Greensboro, an award-winning Honda dealership, is proud to team up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to collect toys for the Toys for Tots Foundation. The Toys for Tots Foundation seeks to provide a tangible sign of hope to economically-disadvantaged children in the community during Christmas. Due to the overwhelming donation of toys the past two years, Crown Honda of

Dr. Thanh Dang Joins Central Veterinary Associates as Associate Doctor

VALLEY STREAM, NY — Central Veterinary Associates has announced that Dr. Thanh Dang has joined the hospital as its Associate Doctor. As part of a group of 17 doctors and more than 100 support staff members, he will be responsible for providing emergency and critical care for small and exotic animals at Central Veterinary Associates’ facility in Valley Stream, which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Dr. Dang

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