Archive for July, 2015

San Jose Downtown Association’s Street Life projects expands to build a more vibrant, livable San Jose with $625,000 from Knight Foundation

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 28, 2015 — San Jose Downtown Association will expand its Street Life Project—which focuses on bringing more vibrancy to the city’s downtown core, with special events, outdoor activities, creative installations and other initiatives—as a way to engage residents in community life and create incentives for talented people to live and [...]

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Jasper and SoftBank Enable Enterprises Throughout Japan to Deploy, Manage and Monetize IoT Businesses

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Jasper, a global Internet of Things (IoT) platform leader, and SoftBank, the Japan-based, global telecommunications and internet giant, today announced that they have partnered to enable enterprises throughout Japan to deploy, manage and monetize IoT businesses. SoftBank customers across Japan will be able to use Control Center, a cloud-based IoT platform from Jasper, to introduce [...]

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Detroit-Area Home Health Care Agency Owners Convicted in $33 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

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Two home health care agency owners were convicted today of various offenses based on their roles in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade of the Eastern District of Michigan, Special Agent in Charge Paul M. Abbate of [...]

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NeighborWorks America Safe and Sound initiative awards $1.2 million in grants across nine nonprofits working to strengthen rural communities

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Washington, DC – Nine grantees will collectively receive nearly $1.2 million in grants to improve rural lives by rehabilitating or replacing substandard homes, announced NeighborWorks America, a national nonprofit that creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. In support of the Safe and Sound initiative, Wells [...]

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Statement at the Conclusion of the XIII Regional Conference on Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

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Central bank governors, finance ministers, and banking superintendents of Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, and senior IMF officials met in El Salvador on July 23-24 to review the economic outlook for the region and strategies to strengthen policy frameworks and raise inclusive growth. The regional conference saw the participation of the President of [...]

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IMF Executive Board Reviews the Fund’s Income Position for Financial Years 2015-16

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The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed its annual review of the Fund’s income position for the financial years ending April 30, 2015 (FY 2015) and FY 2016 on April 27, 2015.
FY 2015 Income Position
Total FY 2015 net income, including income from surcharges applied to higher access borrowing from the IMF, is [...]

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Breaks Ground on Major Infrastructure Projects in Virginia

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NORFOLK, Va. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today joined Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and other Federal, state, and local officials to break ground on two major infrastructure projects at the Port of Virginia. Supported by nearly $200 million in Federal funding, the projects will relieve congestion and delays at the port terminals and [...]

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Yellowfin Partners with Melbourne Business School to Deliver Business Analytics

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Global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, has officially launched its industry partnership with The University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Business School (MBS), awarding the inaugural Yellowfin Award for Excellence in Business Intelligence to a group of four students enrolled in MBS’ Master of Business Analytics program.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, July 24, 2015 – (PressReleasePoint) [...]

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IDC Thailand: 2015 ICT Spending Growth will be Weaker than Usual…But Analyst Firm Points to Signs of Recovery and a New Era of Thai ICT by 2016

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Bangkok, 15 July 2015 – Thailand’s spending on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is expected to show a weak annual growth of 3.8% in 2015 caused by moderating consumer spending and lackluster investment from businesses. This was revealed in IDC Thailand’s ICT Spending Review 2015 based on comprehensive data across 11 different ICT markets tracked [...]

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HIV treatment has social and socioeconomic benefits, as well as improved health: study

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New research shows that HIV treatment for illicit drug users improves their social and socioeconomic wellbeing as well as their health.
While the health benefits of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV are well documented, less is known about possible secondary benefits.
Lindsey Richardson
Lindsey Richardson, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of British [...]

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