NEW YORK: Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday as the United Nations kicked off Africa Week.
NEW YORK: Voicing concern over restrictions on protests as well as attacks on judiciary and civil society in the run-up to presidential elections in Kenya, a group of United Nations independent human rights experts called on the Government to honour its obligations and protect the rights of Kenyans.
LONDON: EUROPE's best businesses are urged to enter the 2017-18 European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, before the end October deadline for a chance to have their business success recognised across the world.
LONDON: Thanks to new technologies, the standard car safety measure for adults is now available for toddlers. With the development of the Maxi-Cosi Air Safety technology, car seat manufacturer Maxi-Cosi has launched the world's first child car seat with built-in airbags.
RESTON, Va: A petition on StandUnited.org with 18,000 signatures asks the NFL for a simple rule change: Require all players stand for the national anthem.
TORONTO: The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published CSA Staff Notice 51-352 Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities, which among other things, outlines CSA staff's specific disclosure expectations for issuers that have, or are in the process of developing, marijuana-related activities in the U.S.
CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif: 99 Cents Only Stores shares clever costume ideas using everyday items from their stores. For example, with some faux flowers, a headband and a hot glue gun, you can make your own flower crown Snapchat filter costume.
MINNEAPOLIS: Katadyn, a global manufacturer of industry-leading water treatment systems, partners with relief organizations to supply water filtration technologies for treating contaminated drinking water in areas affected by hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes.
REDMOND, Wash: Microsoft Corp. on Monday released its annual proxy statement and announced two nominations to its board of directors. The nominees are Penny S. Pritzker, founder and chairman of PSP Capital and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and Arne Sorenson, president and chief executive officer of Marriott International.
DALLAS: "Adena Springs", is a picture book perfect thoroughbred racehorse farm and breeding complex on the edge of famed Lexington, near Paris, KY.
RESTON, Va: Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, construction, and project management, has been selected as part of a joint venture to provide liquid waste services at a U.S. Department of Energy site in South Carolina. The Savannah River Site produced materials for nuclear defense during the Cold War.
CAMBRIDGE, ON: Clarion Medical Technologies Inc. has been chosen as one of the Top 10 Finalists for the prestigious Private Business Growth Award.
MONTRÉAL: Are you planning to travel to or from the Atlantic region during the holiday season? VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) has added six departures to its Ocean train schedule over the holidays, as part of its dedication to providing better service to the communities along its route.
RALEIGH, N.C: Most college students don't know what to major in, and most employees are disengaged at work. However, all that can change quickly because Destiny Code has cracked the code for helping people find success, happiness, and fulfillment.
WASHINGTON: The National Press Club and the NPC Journalism Institute have joined with other news groups in urging the Federal Communications Commission to defend the First Amendment against presidential pressure.
OTTAWA: As the country kicks off Small Business Week 2017, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) welcomes the federal government's decision to reinstate its promise to reduce the small business corporate tax rate to 9 per cent.
CLEVELAND: US lime demand is forecast to reach 18.9 million metric tons in 2021, according to Lime: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports.
SACRAMENTO, Calif: A landmark bill banning the sale of mill-bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores was signed by California Governor Jerry Brown.
Hamirpur (Uttar Pradesh) , October 22 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday hit out at the previous Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) governments in the state, saying that they were not concerned with the plight of the poor and that it was not in their respective agendas.
HARTFORD, Conn: The Hartford Marathon Foundation's 24th running of the Eversource Hartford Marathon on October 14, 2017, was won in 2:17:59 by Essex runner Chris Zablocki, a graduate of Xavier High School.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , October 22 : Riding high on confidence following their recent 4-1 win over world champions Australia, India will look to continue their winning momentum at home turf when they take on New Zealand in the first ODI of the three-match series, beginning at the Wankhede Stadium here later today.
Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 22 : Patients often tend to overestimate postoperative pain as they underestimate the effect of anesthesia, a study finds.
WASHINGTON: WomenHeart, the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is pleased to announce that 58 women living with heart disease have graduated from the 16th annual WomenHeart Science and Leadership Symposium, located at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], October 22 : Hollywood actress Kate Winslet has revealed that her dear friend Leonardo DiCaprio warned her that she would probably lose a limb making 'The Mountains between Us'.
Dhaka [Bangladesh], October 22 : The Indian men's hockey team will aim to clinch the 2017 Asia Cup title when they take on Malaysia in the finals of the championship here at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Sunday.
Simdega (Jharkhand) , October 22 : The mother of the 11-year-old girl, who died allegedly of starvation in Jharkhand's Simdega district a few days back as her family's ration card was not linked to the Aadhar card, has accused the villagers of threatening and abusing her for 'defaming' the village.
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], October 22 : Obesity is a disease characterised by excessive body fat. People, who are medically obese, usually are affected by behaviour, genetic and environmental factors that are difficult to control with dieting.
SAN FRANCISCO: BabyCenter, the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting web and mobile destination, has launched a new channel on the Roku platform that provides easy access to highlights from its comprehensive video library.
NEW YORK: UK favorite wagamama has opened its second New York restaurant in the vibrant East Village at 55 Third Ave at 11th Street. wagamama East Village will serve signature curries, donburi, noodles sides and juices for lunch and dinner daily, plus brunch on the weekends.
WASHINGTON: The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to end its practice of relicensing chronic violators of the minimum care standards set forth in the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).
SUZHOU, China: GCL System Integration Technology CO. Ltd. (GCL-SI), (SHE: 002506), a subsidiary of the world's leading energy group GCL, has announced a partnership with APSU Power, an Australia-based power station developer, offering one-stop solutions for a 5MW photovoltaic (PV) ground power station project ('the Project"). The cooperation heralds GCL-SI's entry into mainstream markets of developed countries.
JAKARTA, Indonesia: On 15th October 2017, Cirro Capital Limited, a Malaysian-based investment and financial services company has sealed yet another plantation acquisition, this time in the Riau Islands of Indonesia. This is its second acquisition in the last 2 months. Utilizing approximately USD 2.2 million, Cirro acquired 49pc equity stake of a plantation that covers almost 1,000 hectares.
TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has launched "Start Your Impossible" - a global corporate initiative that aims to inspire Toyota employees, partners, and customers and connect them with the company's core beliefs.
BATESVILLE, Miss: Grenada Railroad announced today that it is adding an additional full-length dome car for its Train to Christmas Town event this holiday season.
MONTREAL: While the United States is calling for the dismantlement of our supply management system for dairy, poultry, and eggs within 10 years, the MEI invites the Canadian government to seize this opportunity to ask for full access to other markets in return.
HARTFORD, Conn: Seema Verma, Administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), visited Hartford Hospital today for a conversation with physicians and experts from Hartford HealthCare, the Connecticut State Medical Society and other Connecticut healthcare organizations.
LOS ANGELES: Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, regionally organized campaigns linked together as a worldwide preparedness movement spanning 60+ countries, are involving more than 52 million people (and counting) in earthquake safety activities throughout 2017.
NEW YORK: Bustle, the largest independent media property for millennial women, today revealed the 2017 Bustle Upstart Award honorees celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments of 10 inspiring millennial women who are breaking barriers and making their voices heard in technology, politics, media, fashion, activism, and beyond.
WASHINGTON: A new analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies of recently released U.S. Census data finds that the nation's immigrant population (legal and illegal) hit a record 43.7 million in 2016. The data also show more than 16.6 million U.S.-born minor children with an immigrant parent. Immigrants and their young children thus now account for nearly one in five U.S. residents.
LONDON: International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced that its Cardless Connect mobile technology will be introduced at several Station Casinos properties in Las Vegas before the end of 2017.
LANDCASTER, Pa: Reputation matters when you're in the construction industry, especially in a world that moves at the speed of a smartphone swipe. Whether a residential client leaves reviews on ratings websites or a facilities manager texts a recommendation to a colleague, you can boost the likelihood your company earns the good name that keeps referrals rolling to your door.
PHILADELPHIA: The Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP) is celebrating its 20th anniversary at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). CAPP offers free asthma education classes to families in schools, churches, and community centers throughout Philadelphia, and provides home visits to families in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties.
ORLANDO, Fla: Wyndham Extra Holidays, a subsidiary of Wyndham Vacation Ownership, the world's largest vacation ownership company and member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), invites travelers to book a spectacular winter getaway with special travel deals to more than 16 ski resort destinations across the U.S. and Canada during the Book Early Ski Sale available at www.ExtraHolidays.com/Ski.
WICHITA, Kan: Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE:SPR) announced it has reached a licensing agreement with NDT Solutions LLC to commercialize Spirit's innovative inspection device for ultrasonic inspection of complex, integrated composite structures. The new technology supports inspection of composite structures from the inside out instead of the typical surface-only inspection.
SAN FRANCISCO: The Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network (GCSEN) Foundation and SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) share a vision, a mission to foster social entrepreneurship and a pragmatic approach to teaching social entrepreneurs to combine making meaning and making money.
NEW YORK: The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, which fosters children's love of reading and creative expression in our diverse culture, celebrates the 30th year of its Mini-Grant program with a call for proposals.
LAS VEGAS: As recovery continues for victims of the Route 91 shooting, Las Vegas-based medical flight charity Miracle Flights has announced plans to provide free commercial air travel to those who may need access to specialized, distant medical care to treat their injuries.
TORONTO: Opening on November 25, 2017, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is celebrating the House of Dior's 70th anniversary.
Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 22 : The pain inflicted by women after cesarean delivery may depend on the length of the incision, a new study suggests.
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) , October 22 : Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat has directed the formation of special protection teams to keep a check on cow smuggling and slaughter in the state.
LAKEHURST, N.J: Three B's Bar and Bistro in Lakehurst NJ, well known as one of New Jersey's top destinations for casual family dining, is hosting its third annual Oktoberfest celebration.
Muzaffarabad (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) [Pakistan], October 22 : Anti-Pakistan protests were held on Sunday across the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit Baltistan to mark the Black Day.
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], October 22 : A lot of big players and superheroes are becoming household names, thanks to the hugely popular Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Austin (Texas) [U.S.A.], October 22 : All five living former United States presidents took part in a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for hurricane relief efforts, while the current president, Donald Trump, appeared in a taped video message to the concertgoers.
London [U.K.], October 22 : If you are one of those who are prone to nightmares or fighting a battle with insomnia, then we have some important news for you.
Tokyo [Japan], October 22 : Japan on Sunday commenced polling in a snap general election.
DUBLIN: This World Food Day (16th October 2017) a new survey by YouGov, on behalf of Kellogg, has revealed that there is a growing crisis in family nutrition across Europe.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M: Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has opened a new facility in the Sandia Science and Technology Park, expanding its operations to develop and produce range monitoring and telemetry systems for the U.S. and its allies. The expansion will bring 60 new high-tech manufacturing jobs to the state over the next six years.
LOS ANGELES: California Governor Jerry Brown signed a monumental bill banning the sale of mill-bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in California pet stores. AB 485 is the first statewide bill to ban these practices.
LAS VEGAS: World-renowned singer, songwriter and performer Elton John has announced the end of "The Million Dollar Piano," his second critically-acclaimed Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The final 14 shows will occur in the Spring of 2018 with dates scheduled April 28 - May 19, 2018. Tickets go on sale Sunday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. PT.