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  • Kicking off 'Africa Week' at UN, Guterres says women and youth can unleash continent's potential
    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.

  • Lift protest ban, protect judiciary and preserve civil society role, UN rights experts urge Kenya
    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.

  • Last Chance for Best Businesses in Europe to Enter Celebrated Awards
    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.

  • UK Launch of Maxi-Cosi's World First Child's Car Seat with Built-in Airbags
    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.

  • Viral Petition on StandUnited.org Seeks NFL Anthem Rule
    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.

  • Canadian securities regulators outline disclosure expectations and certain risks for issuers with U.S. marijuana-related activities
    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.

  • 99 Cents Only Stores shares clever costume ideas that will break the internet, not your budget
    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.

  • Katadyn Partners to Supply Water Treatment for Hurricane Relief 
    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.

  • Microsoft proposes election of new board members
    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.

  • Crown Jewel of Kentucky Thoroughbred Farms - Adena Springs Hits International Marketplace
    DALLAS: "Adena Springs", is a picture book perfect thoroughbred racehorse farm and breeding complex on the edge of famed Lexington, near Paris, KY.

  • Bechtel Selected to Help Radioactive Waste Cleanup at South Carolina Site
    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.

  • Clarion Medical Technologies Inc. Selected for 2017 Private Business Growth Award
    CAMBRIDGE, ON: Clarion Medical Technologies Inc. has been chosen as one of the Top 10 Finalists for the prestigious Private Business Growth Award.

  • More Ocean train departures during the Holidays
    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.

  • New Kickstarter Campaign Will Help College Students and Recent Grads Find - and Reach - Their Destinies
    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.

  • National Press Club Joins Letter to FCC After Trump Threats
    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.

  • CFIB welcomes reinstatement of small business tax cut as Small Business Week begins
    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.

  • US Lime Demand to Reach 18.9 Million Metric Tons in 2021
    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.

  • Governor Signs Bill to Ban the Sale of Mill-Bred Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits
    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.

  • Upliftment of poor was not in SP, BSP's agenda: Adityanath
    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.

  • Chris Zablocki of Essex Wins 2017 Eversource Hartford Marathon, Meseret Dekebo of Ethiopia Takes Women's Marathon Race
    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.

  • Kohli set for 200th ODI as India take on Kiwis in Mumbai
    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.

  • `Overestimating` postoperative pain causes anxiety in patients
    Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 22 : Patients often tend to overestimate postoperative pain as they underestimate the effect of anesthesia, a study finds.

  • WomenHeart Announces Class of 2017 WomenHeart Champions
    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.

  • When Leonardo DiCaprio warned Kate Winslet
    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'.

  • Hockey Asia Cup 2017: India to take on Malaysia in finals
    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.

  • Jharkhand starvation death: Victim's mother accuses villagers of threatening, abusing her
    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.

  • Poor sleep, physical inactivity up risk of obesity
    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.

  • BabyCenter Launches Channel On The Roku Platform To Expand Access To Best-In-Class Videos On Pregnancy And Parenthood
    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.

  • wagamama is now open in New York's East Village neighborhood
    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.

  • Leading Animal Protection Groups Urge USDA to Stop Practice That Keeps Animal Abusers in Business
    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).

  • GCL-SI Offers One-Stop Ground Power Station Solution to APSU Power in Australia
    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.

  • Cirro Capital expands CPO investments into Indonesia
    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.

  • Toyota Launches Start Your Impossible Global Corporate Initiative
    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.

  • Grenada Railroad Adds Premium Diamond Class Seating for Train to Christmas Town
    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.

  • Ending supply management: An opportunity for Canada
    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.

  • CMS Administrator Verma Visits Hartford Healthcare For Round-Table Discussion With Physicians
    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.

  • Millions Worldwide Participate In 2017 Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills
    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.

  • Bustle Reveals The 2017 Upstart Award Honorees Featuring 10 Millennial Women Who Are Making An Impact
    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.

  • U.S. Immigrant Population Hits Record 43.7 Million
    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.

  • IGT Cardless Connect Mobile Technology Launches at Station Casinos Properties
    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.

  • Equipter - 5 Strategies to Give Your Construction Company a Good Name
    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.

  • The Community Asthma Prevention Program Celebrates 20 Years at CHOP
    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.

  • The Coolest Ski Season Getaways Start With Savings At The Hottest Resorts From Wyndham Extra Holidays
    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.

  • Spirit AeroSystems Develops and Licenses Patented Inspection Device to NDT Solutions
    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.

  • GCSEN Foundation and SOCAP Moving the World to a Better Place by Helping Millennials Make Meaning and Make Money
    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.

  • 30th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program Call for Proposals
    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.

  • Miracle Flights Announces Free Medical Flights for Injured Victims of Route 91 Shooting
    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's Royal Ontario Museum unveils an evening gown from its upcoming Christian Dior exhibition
    TORONTO: Opening on November 25, 2017, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is celebrating the House of Dior's 70th anniversary.

  • Incision length associated with pain post cesarean delivery
    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.

  • Special protection teams to check cow slaughter, smuggling in Uttarakhand
    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.

  • Three B's Bar and Bistro Celebrates Third Annual Oktoberfest
    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.

  • Anti-Pakistan protests take place across PoK, Gilgit to mark 'Black Day'
    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.

  • Kevin Feige isn't sure if Hulk will get a standalone movie ever
    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.

  • Five former U.S. presidents come together for hurricane relief concert
    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.

  • Want a better night's sleep? Be more outgoing
    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.

  • Polling underway in Japan's snap election
    Tokyo [Japan], October 22 : Japan on Sunday commenced polling in a snap general election.

  • Research by Kellogg's and YouGov Reveals Parents are Sacrificing Meals and Turning to Charities to Feed Families
    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.

  • Raytheon opens new engineering facility in Albuquerque
    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.

  • California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Banning Mill-Bred Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits in Pet Stores
    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.

  • Elton John Announces Final Shows Of His Critically-Acclaimed Caesars Palace Residency
    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.