Archive for March, 2015

Cyclone Pam: new appeal for children amid critical funding shortfall – UNICEF

Comments Off | 03-31-2015

UNICEF has only around fifteen per cent of the money it needs to get life-saving aid to thousands of children and their families, after Cyclone Pam wreaked havoc in Vanuatu and other Pacific islands. The children’s organisation revealed the huge funding shortfall as it announced a new US$4.8 million humanitarian appeal, as part of [...]

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Barbados conference to boost small states’ access to development finance

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The Commonwealth Secretariat will host a conference to identify practical solutions to the challenges facing small states in accessing funding for development.
The Commonwealth Conference on Finance for Development in Small States will take place in Bridgetown, Barbados, 25-26 March 2015, and will bring together senior officials from Ministries of Finance and representatives from national, regional [...]

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Tryg Selects Cognizant to Streamline Finance & Accounting Processes, Strengthen Financial Reporting, and Improve Customer Care

Comments Off | 03-31-2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 (4:00am)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 24, 2015 / / — Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) today announced that it has been selected by Tryg Insurance, the second largest general insurer in the Nordic region, to streamline its Finance & Accounting (F&A) processes across Denmark, Norway and Sweden, strengthening its financial reporting process and further improving [...]

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Lousy weather can’t stop Michigan tourism growth

Comments Off | 03-29-2015

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Despite unusually cold, wet weather, Michigan’s tourism industry experienced steady growth in 2014. And thanks largely to an improving economy, that momentum should continue this year.
Speaking today at the Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Michigan State University researchers Sarah Nicholls and Dan McCole presented [...]

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Population Growth Could Outpace Water Supply by Mid-Century

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Technological advances will be needed in coming decades to avoid water shortages
Editor’s Note: Anthony Parolari can be reached for additional comment at (919) 660-5467 or ap263@duke.edu
Durham, NC – Population growth could cause global demand for water to outpace supply by mid-century if current levels of consumption continue. But it wouldn’t be the first time this [...]

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Janna Weinstein Named West Coast Development Director

Comments Off | 03-29-2015

(Washington, D.C. – March 23) Janna Weinstein of Los Angeles has been named The Washington Institute’s West Coast Regional Director of Development, the research organization announced today. She is responsible for coordinating the Institute’s outreach and fundraising efforts throughout California, the Pacific Northwest, and the broader region.
“We are delighted to have a professional of Janna’s [...]

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Adventist Health System to Pay $5.4 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Comments Off | 03-23-2015

Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation (Adventist) has agreed to pay $5,412,502 to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by providing radiation oncology services to Medicare and TRICARE beneficiaries that were not directly supervised by radiation oncologists or similarly qualified persons, the Department of Justice announced today. Adventist is a non-profit [...]

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Louisiana Receives More Than $5.5 Million for Repairs Following Hurricane Isaac & 2013 Floods

Comments Off | 03-23-2015

DENTON, Texas – The state of Louisiana recently received more than $5.5 million for repairs and reimbursements following Hurricane Isaac in 2012 and the flooding of 2013.
Hurricane Isaac caused widespread damage across South Louisiana. The funding made possible by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program covers repairs to a number of facilities, as [...]

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India Water Heaters Market Set to Cross USD330 Million in 2015 Reports TechSci Research

Comments Off | 03-23-2015

Increasing disposable income, growth in construction sector and increased adoption in commercial and residential spaces to drive water heaters market in India
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada., March 20, 2015 – (PressReleasePoint) – According to a recently published TechSci Research report “India Water Heaters Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, water heaters market in India is expected to [...]

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ABBYY® Announces New Generation of Content Capture and Analytic Solutions

Comments Off | 03-21-2015

ABBYY®, a leading provider of technologies and solutions to action information, today announced ABBYY InfoExtractor and ABBYY Smart Classifier SDKs, designed to retrieve business-relevant knowledge from unstructured information and turn Big Data into valuable and manageable corporate asset. Both products are based on cutting-edge technology for natural language processing, which understands the meaning of processed [...]

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