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Meg Urry to Explain the Mystery of Black Holes

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Meg Urry to Explain the Mystery of Black Holes

The growth of supermassive black holes will be the topic of discussion at this year’s Russell Women in Science Lecture Series at Mills College. The annual event, set for Tuesday, April 29, 2014, will feature Meg Urry, director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, in a lecture titled “Black Holes, Galaxies, and the [...]

DBU German Environmental Award Announced

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DBU German Environmental Award Announced

The winners of the German Environmental Award of the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) have been selected. The 500,000-euro award, considered to be the most prestigious environmental prize in Europe, is to be shared in 2013 by the founder and managing director of the company Hock (Nördlingen), Carmen Hock-Heyl (58), and the chairwoman of the board [...]

Bill Gates Says Lives of the Poor Have Improved

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Bill Gates Says Lives of the Poor Have Improved

In his fifth annual letter, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, highlights how setting clear goals and accurate measurement are key to improving the lives of poor people around the globe. “I know, it’s not the sexiest of themes, but the proof of its impact is undeniable,” Gates wrote. “The lives [...]

Bill Gates Offers Help to Poor Farmers

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Bill Gates Offers Help to Poor Farmers

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, told the international agricultural community it had fallen short of delivering the help small farmers in developing countries need, when they need it. In a speech delivered at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Gates asked the UN bodies responsible for fighting hunger and [...]

Bill Gates Formula to Alleviate Poverty

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Bill Gates Formula to Alleviate Poverty

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, challenged global leaders Tuesday in his fourth annual letter to invest in innovations that are accelerating progress against poverty, or risk a future in which millions needlessly starve. The letter describes remarkable progress in the developing world and makes the case to continue investing in [...]

Five Critical Ways to Manage Online Content

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Five Critical Ways to Manage Online Content

The expression side of content, information and knowledge on the web seems to have reached its zenith. It has becomes effortless. People can record their audio/video on a variety of devices and put them in various public platforms. They can write detailed blogs about their area of interest and publish them instantly, praise or criticise [...]

“Troy Davis Execution a Failure of Justice System”

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“Troy Davis Execution a Failure of Justice System”

Following the announcement that the state of Georgia has executed Troy Anthony Davis, Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), released the following statement: “The U.S. justice system was shaken to its core as Georgia executed a person who may well be innocent. Killing a man under this enormous cloud of doubt is [...]

OneVoice for Palestinian Statehood Bid at the UN

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OneVoice for Palestinian Statehood Bid at the UN

OneVoice Palestine’s youth activists unveiled their ambitious online and on the ground campaign on Thursday in support of the fast-approaching Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations. OneVoice Palestine launched a campaign, entitled “We have a homeland, we want a state,” in partnership with Wattan TV and other local news agencies to mobilize thousands [...]

How Social Networks Help You Retain Workers

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How Social Networks Help You Retain Workers

Attrition rate continues to remain a worry for businesses across industry. There are many initiatives that companies have launched to check attrition. By S M Nafay Kumail Methods such as reward and recognition, identifying people who could go the resignation way through various kinds of systems that send warning signal to HR and Operations, attrition [...]

Using In-House Social Network for Business Apps

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Using In-House Social Network for Business Apps

Organizations have always considered communication and information, knowledge management key to manage businesses profitably and efficiently. However, despite social media revolution, Enterprise 2.0 and the new web, there has not been enough focus on tapping this new opportunity. By Sumeet Anand The social media revolution has led to a completely new set of challenges for [...]

India and the Morality of Corruption

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India and the Morality of Corruption

For the past few weeks, corruption has become a fashionable topic in India. Starting from Anna Hazare’s fast over Lokpal Bill to Baba Ramdev’s anti-black money drama, anyone who’s got an opinion is voicing it stridently. There’s a flood of opinions in electronic media, in the papers and on the chatter of Facebook and Twitter. [...]

AJC Hails President Obama’s Visit to Poland

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AJC Hails President Obama’s Visit to Poland

As President Obama’s visit to Poland ended, American Jewish Committee (AJC) hailed the visit as an important reaffirmation of Poland’s successful transformation from a Soviet satellite state to a linchpin of the Western community – and as a key American ally. “We had long encouraged this trip,” said AJC executive director David Harris (pictured above). ”Not [...]

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