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  • Marital bliss may depend on the decision to have a baby. If both partners are equally pleased about a pregnancy - and careful not to backslide into traditional gender roles - most couples are satisfied in their relationship

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Dr. Leechung Yiu, CTO and SVP, Montage Technology Group did his Ph.D. and MSEE degrees in electrical engineering from the University.

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Curb Energy Consumption
(Family Features) Water heaters are energy intensive appliances. In fact, they are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age, they become less efficient, requiring even more energy.

Silicon Legal Strategy Hires Perkins Coie Alum Debra Amusin
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 04, 2015) - Silicon Legal Strategy today announced the addition of Debra Amusin as an associate in its San Francisco office. This is the firm's fourth strategic hire in 2015.

Douglas Gooding from Choate, Hall & Stewart Selected as Fellow of The American College of Bankruptcy
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP announced today that Douglas Gooding, co-chair of the firm's Finance & Restructuring Group, has been selected as a Fellow of The American College of Bankruptcy for his professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the bankruptcy and insolvency field

Blue Earth Announces the Addition of Zeina El-Azzi, Judith Hall, John Knight and Peter Defazio as Executives to the Team
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - November 25, 2015) - Blue Earth, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBLU), a renewable and low carbon emissions power generation solutions company, announced today that four experienced energy executives will be joining the organization

Disruptive Innovation Festival 2015 Grand Finale Registration Opens
The Disruptive Innovation Festival 2015 announced the opening of registration for its Grand Finale event on 18 November, which will mark the climax of this year's three-week, global online Festival dedicated to exploring the latest ideas and innovations shaping our changing economy.

Monetizing the Industrial IoT -- IAS at Billing Innovators Summit
International Asset Systems® (IAS), the leader in cloud-based solutions for logistics and transportation management, announces that Ed Schriger, VP of Product Management, will be speaking at Re>Think 2015 Billing Innovators Summit East on October 22, 2015 in New York City. He will also participate in a panel presenting a case study about the IAS Chassis Billing model

ViXS Systems Appoints Semiconductor Executive Sohail Khan as President and Chief Executive Officer
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 17, 2015) - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sohail Khan to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

Databricks Announces Academic Partners Program
Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark, today announced the launch of the Databricks Academic Partners Program to provide academics and researchers with free access to the company's cloud-based platform

Plantronics Names New Head of Human Resources
SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwired - July 09, 2015) - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today announced that InaMarie Johnson has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. InaMarie has over two decades of experience developing and implementing HR programs supporting global business objectives.

Corporate Partner Joe Daniels Joins Sheppard Mullin New York
Joseph F. Daniels has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP's New York office as a partner in the firm's Corporate practice group. Daniels joins from Loeb & Loeb.

Which U.S. Colleges and Universities Graduate With Honors in Social Media?
Technology and data company, Engagement Labs (TSX VENTURE: EL), creator of eValue Analytics™ and the eValue™ score, today released data rankings on the top U.S. universities and colleges on Facebook and Twitter.

Research Scientist Dr. Paul Roethle Teams Up With Constance Pure Botanical Extracts to Study the Medicinal Benefits of Cannabis Oil
Constance Pure Botanical Extracts ( announces the appointment of Dr. Paul Roethle as Principal Scientist. Dr. Roethle will be spearheading the research and development efforts at CPBE and helping to unlock the biological and therapeutic potential of using botanical extracts from the cannabis plant.

Enablon Platform Named Top Product of the Year by Environmental Leader for Third Consecutive Year
Enablon, the world's leading provider of EH&S, sustainability and operational risk management software, today announced that the Enablon 7.5 Platform received Top Product of the Year Award from Environmental Leader. Enablon 7.5 is considered by judges as an exemplary product.

Enlighted Honored With Top Project of the Year Award by Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards
Enlighted Inc., a provider of advanced digital sensors and analytics platforms for smarter buildings, today announced that its smart sensor lighting installation with California State University Dominguez Hills has received a Top Project of the Year Award from the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards.

High Profile Trial Lawyer Adam Streisand Joins Sheppard Mullin Century City as Part of Litigation Duo
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has added two partners to the firm's Business Trial practice group: Adam F. Streisand and Nicholas J. Van Brunt. Streisand and Van Brunt join Sheppard Mullin's Century City office from Loeb & Loeb, where Streisand chaired the firm's Trust and Estate Litigation practice.

American Bullion Awards 10 Scholarships in First Annual Scholarship Program
American Bullion, Inc., a precious metals brokerage firm specializing in adding physical gold to individual retirement accounts (known as a "Gold IRA"), awarded 10 scholarships in its first annual Scholarship Program. Five high school scholarships worth $250 each, and five college scholarships worth $500 each were given

Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development Announces 2014 Winners From Texas A&M University
PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - September 25, 2014) - A team of students from Texas A&M University has won the 2014 Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development. The winners were unveiled on September 23, 2014 at an award ceremony at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The top award received $40,000, second place was awarded $15,000, and third place was awarded $10,000

Dr. Kaplan Announces the Instant Facial Rejuvenating in NJ
Dr. Gordon Kaplan introduces the latest premier technique ultimately changing non-invasive procedures and producing optimal results to his patients in NJ with the Instant Facial Rejuvenating Solution. Results are immediate and long-lasting. The instantaneous effects of this procedure are achieved to be precise and executed in under an hour.

bobble Teams Up With College Students Across the Country to Ban the Use of Single-Serve Plastic Bottles Through the #WaterRevolution
Today, bobble, a leading brand in the rapidly growing reusable, self-filtering water bottle category, announces the expansion of the #WaterRevolution program -- an initiative that supports the ban of single-serve plastic water bottles on college campuses. bobble's #WaterRevolution is currently in effect on six college campuses across the country and the brand plans to expand efforts next year.

Charting a Course for International Growth: Bonial International Group Appoints Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer
American technology expert Dan Cripe follows co-founder as CTO Rocket Internet manager Andrea Domeneghini comes on board as CMO The Bonial International Group (, parent company of Retale (www.retale

Battle of the Bell on New Matrix(R) Turf
CAMERON, TX--(Marketwired - October 10, 2014) - The Cameron High School Yoemen will play their first conference home game against the Rockdale Tigers on Friday, October 10 at Yoe Field with a 7:30 PM kick-off. This will be the 60th "Battle of the Bell," making it one of the oldest rivalries in Texas. The game will be played on Hellas Construction's Matrix® Turf installed this summer.

Synthetic Turf Council Response to NBC National News Story on Health Effects of Crumb Rubber in Synthetic Turf
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - October 09, 2014) - The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) and the synthetic turf industry take the health, safety, and welfare of synthetic turf users very seriously. We sympathize with those individuals who are battling a serious illness. As the industry's trade association, it is our responsibility to address the issues raised in the NBC story in an objective manner.

Findly Appoints Experienced Business Leader Anthony Kong as Vice President, Professional Services
Findly, the on-demand talent market leader and a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, announced today that Anthony Kong has joined the company as vice president, Professional Services. In this role, he is responsible for leading the Tech Delivery and Project Management teams responsible for delivering client projects across the Findly suite.

AmbiCom's Veloxum Gaming Project Signs Kai Huang as Advisor
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PIMCO Hires Said Saffari as Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager
PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has hired Said Saffari as an Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets Corporate Debt. Mr. Saffari will be based in Newport Beach and will report to Michael Gomez, Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets Portfolio Management. His first day at PIMCO is September 8.

GeoVax's Chief Scientific Officer Featured as Lecturer at American Society for Microbiology Conference
GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB: GOVX), a biotechnology company developing HIV/AIDS vaccines, today announced that its Chief Scientific Officer, Harriet L. Robinson, Ph.D., presented a virtual lecture entitled "Working Towards an HIV Vaccine," on August 29, 2014 at the African Center for Integrated Laboratory Training in Sandringham, South Africa, sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology.

Baylor Bears to Debut New McLane Stadium on Matrix(R) Turf
WACO, TX--(Marketwired - August 29, 2014) - Baylor University selected the same synthetic turf the Bears previously played on at Floyd Casey Stadium for their new $260 million McLane Stadium. Hellas Construction installed the new playing field this summer and removed the previous Matrix® Turf to be utilized in a new tailgate area.

New Book, 'Prison as Punishment,' Offers Firsthand Account of Flawed System
Ralph Spinelli, a 74-year-old doctoral student at the University of California, offers an academic analysis and firsthand account of life in America's prison system, including its flaws and how they can be improved, in "Prison as Punishment," (, which published Aug. 15.

New Research From the International Computer Science Institute Reviews Browser Extensions Security and Government Use of Spyware in the Middle East
Researchers from the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) today presented two papers at the USENIX Security Symposium in San Diego examining two significant threats in modern cybersecurity: compromised browser extensions and the use of malware by oppressive governments.

Michael Eisen joins Faculty of 1000's International Advisory Board
Michael Eisen, co-founder of the open-access journal PLOS (Public Library of Science), has joined Faculty of 1000's International Advisory Board.

The Talk of the Panhandle
GRUVER, TX--(Marketwired - August 06, 2014) - Gruver Independent School District selected Hellas Construction last year to design and build a baseball, softball dream complex. The school floated a bond exclusively for this $2.7 million project

ICSI Enters Into a Visiting Agreement With University of Genoa to Support Internet of Things and Big Data Research
The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), a leading center for computer science research, will host members of the Research Center on Computer Platform Engineering, or CIPI, to work on research initiatives related to end-user computing, big data and the Internet of things. CIPI is a joint endeavor of the Universities of Genoa and Padua.

Glovista Investments Announces Appointment of Alberto Pagan-Matos, CFA as Client Portfolio Manager
Glovista Investments LLC announced the appointment of Alberto Pagán-Matos, CFA, as Managing Director to the newly created position of Client Portfolio Manager with the joint responsibility of supporting the senior investment team and representing Glovista's strategies in the institutional space. Mr

Father Martin's Ashley's Pain Recovery Program Head Comments in Baltimore Magazine Article on Prescription Drug Addiction in the Suburbs
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ICSI Works With Yahoo Labs and Lawrence Livermore Lab to Offer Analytics Tools for Over 100 Million Flickr Images and Videos

Boyden’s Leadership Series Features Novartis’ Ranjit Shahani
Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released a new issue of its Leadership Series, featuring an in-depth interview with Ranjit Shahani, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Novartis India.

Virginia Tech Hokies and UCLA Bruins Will Play on Hellas Matrix Turf for the Hyundai Sun Bowl
EL PASO, TX--(Marketwired - December 30, 2013) - Virginia Tech and UCLA have accepted invitations to meet on Tuesday, December 31 for the 80th edition of the Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. The 2013 Hyundai Sun Bowl will mark the first meeting between the two teams. The Sun Bowl Stadium is located on the campus of University of Texas at El Paso and has a current seating capacity of 51,500

Valero Alamo Bowl a Sellout for Texas Longhorns and Oregon Ducks
SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - December 27, 2013) - Organizers of the post-season 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl have run out of tickets with a week to go before kick-off. Alamo Bowl officials say the game is now officially sold out. This year will mark the third straight sellout for the collegiate football game and the sixth in the last eight years

Texas High School Football Championships To Be Held At AT&T Stadium: 75% of 2A and Up Teams Play on Matrix Turf
ARLINGTON, TX--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Hellas Construction customers competing in this weekends University Interscholastic League Texas High School Football Championships make up 75% of the 2A and above brackets. All Hellas customers play on state of the art Matrix® Turf systems. Matrix turf is not only designed for high performance and playability but safety plays a key role

Hellas Dominates the Top
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - November 27, 2013) - Texas high school football teams like DeSoto, Allen, Katy, and Southlake Carroll have multiple things in common. First, they all are distinct Hellas Construction customers with state of the art synthetic turf on their playing field. Second, they are all not only listed on MaxPreps Texas Top 25 Football Rankings list, they round out the top four

USA TODAY High School Sports Names "Must See High School Football Stadiums": Hellas Construction, Inc. Has 33% of the Impressive Stadiums Listed
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - November 26, 2013) - Hellas Construction, Inc. has landed prominently on the ranks of USA TODAY High School Sports section top 10 list of "Must See High School Football Stadiums."

Alien Technology Corporation Names Weijie Yun as Chief Executive Officer
Alien Technology®, an industry leader in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) products and services, today announced that the company's Board of Directors has appointed Weijie Yun as Chief Executive Officer.

Hellas Construction to Exhibit at the Washington State School Directors' Association Annual Conference November 21-24, 2013
BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - November 21, 2013) - Hellas Construction will exhibit at the WSSDA annual conference and will showcase Hellas' proprietary brands, Matrix® Turf, epiQ TRACKS™ and TPS® Tennis Court Surfacing

Hellas Construction to Partner With the Oregon School Board Association at the 2013 OSBA Annual Convention
PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - November 14, 2013) - The 2013 Oregon State Board Association (OSBA) 67th annual convention brings together over 900 locally elected board members, superintendents and other school district decision makers

Disaster Recovery -- Private Business Can Play a Role as Reported by Oliver McGee
Supporting the role of private business, Oliver McGee, former Clinton U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation (1999-2001), and supporting the role of government, Michael D. Brown, former Bush FEMA Director (2003-2005), debate the question: Can private business play a role in disaster recovery?

Brandon Au Selected to Lead Fremont Office for MassMutual San Francisco
Brandon Au, CFS, CLTC, was recently selected to manage the established and experienced financial professionals at the MassMutual San Francisco's Fremont office. MassMutual San Francisco is a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). Au joined MassMutual in 2008, bringing with him a strong background in finance, real estate development, and entrepreneurship

Leading Accessibility Litigator Greg Hurley Joins Sheppard Mullin Orange County
Gregory F. Hurley has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in the firm's Orange County office as a partner in the firm's Business Trial practice group. Hurley joins from Greenberg Traurig, where he helped open its Orange County office

$816 Million Jury Verdict Lands Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass Partner Jessica Grant on Daily Journal "Top 100" List
Jessica Grant, a litigation partner at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP, was selected by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California for 2013. Grant's reputation for "felling giants" was noted, as well as her work securing an $816 million jury verdict for the state of New Hampshire in a water contamination case against ExxonMobil and others

2013 Odebrecht Award Winners Unveiled
The Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development unveiled the winners of this year's program last night at an awards ceremony in Miami

XPRIZE Launches the $2 Million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE
XPRIZE (, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, today announced the launch of its next major competition: the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

John Ousterhout Featured Speaker at Tcl New & Proven User Conference
The Tcl/Tk User Association, which is celebrating over 20 years of innovation using the Tool Command Language (Tcl), confirmed today that John Ousterhout will be a Featured Speaker at the Tcl New & Proven User Conference in New Orleans, LA from Sept 23-27, 2013.

Best-Selling Motivator Shawn Anderson Inspires "A Better Life"
Best-selling author and national motivational speaker Shawn Anderson has written a new book for those who desire to reclaim failed goals and aspirations. "A Better Life: An Inspiring Story About Starting Over" is a fictional story that introduces readers to a mysterious and all-knowing teacher named Amicus who shares twenty-one life-changing lessons.

Parchment Reveals 3rd Annual Student Choice College Rankings
Each year millions of students across the US make a potentially life-changing decision: where to go to college. They consider where they have been admitted, and they make a critical choice. Today, Parchment, the leader in education credentials technology, releases its 2014 Parchment Student Choice College Rankings, which directly reveals students' college preferences and enrollment decisions.

Jeff Walsh Joins Sasser Family Holdings, Inc.
Illinois based Sasser Family Holdings (SFH) welcomed Jeff Walsh to their executive team in the role of Chief Operating Officer, North America. In this position, Walsh will partner with the North American SFH business heads of Chicago Freight Car Leasing, Union Leasing, CF Rail Services, and NxGen Rail in providing leadership, driving strategy, and overseeing operations.

Putting Theory to the Test: 2014 AQR Insight Award
Affirming our belief that testable new ideas are essential to improving long-term investing performance, AQR Capital Management, LLC (“AQR”) today began accepting submissions for its annual AQR Insight Award. Up to three unpublished research papers with significant practical investment insights will share a $100,000 prize.

Rainmaker Appoints Donald J. Massaro as President and CEO
Rainmaker Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMKR), a leading global cloud e-Commerce company, today announced the appointment of Donald J. Massaro as President and Chief Executive Officer, and member of the company's Board of Directors effective December 11, 2012.

Trustmark Voluntary Hires Regional Sales Director Don Yurick
Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions, a long-standing voluntary benefits carrier, announces their recent hire, Don Yurick, as Regional Sales Director of Northern California, Northern Nevada and Washington and Oregon in the Pacific Northwest.

Audi Demonstrates Technologies Aimed at Making Megacity Driving Safer, Less Stressful
The Audi Urban Intelligent Assist (AUIA) research initiative will showcase the technologies and approaches it is taking to make the challenges of navigating the chaotic roadways of the world's megacity less stressful, safer and more efficient a generation from now.

New Book, "The Borromeo Family of Cebu," Explores the Rich History of One of the Oldest Families in the Philippines
Historian and genealogist Marc E. Nonnenkamp presents a comprehensive history of the Borromeo family of the Philippines, exploring primary branches that settled in Cavite on Luzon in the mid 18th century (via Canton in China), in Iloilo on Panay, in Bacolod on Negros and finally in Cebu City, where the author's maternal roots originate

IEEE Council on EDA to Honor Distinguished Members of EDA Community During ICCAD
The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) is set to present two achievement awards during the opening session of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) November 5 at the Hilton Hotel in San Jose.

Media Alert: Cadence Hosts Mixed-Signal Technology Summit
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, is hosting its second Mixed-Signal Technology Summit, providing a venue for customers and partners to learn about and discuss the latest technologies and methodologies for mixed-signal design

Las Vegas Railway Express Adds Chief Information Officer -- Brings the X Train Project Together
Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (X Train) (OTCQB: XTRN) announces Robert Gottesman as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Gottesman will coordinate the Las Vegas team dedicated to providing luxury rail service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the X Train. This project plan establishes a Las Vegas style experience for leisure travelers along with offering other related services. Mr

Monticello Associates Adds More Talent to Investment Management Research Team
Monticello Associates, Inc., one of the country's leading asset management consultants, today announced the firm has added Andrew Terborgh, CFA, as a Senior Investment Analyst. Mr. Terborgh's primary responsibilities will include managing client relationships and performing manager search and due diligence functions.

Steve De La Pena Joins Zephyr Real Estate as Vice President of Strategic Services
Steve De La Peña has been named Zephyr Real Estates' new Vice President of Strategic Services. De La Peña brings extensive career coaching and training expertise to the firm, and his focus will be business development and growth, both for agents in expanding their own business as well as for the company as a whole.

GDT Tek Files With the SEC -- A Petition for Review and a Motion for a Stay of Actions Taken by the DTCC
GDT Tek, Inc., (PINKSHEETS: GDTK) announced today that GDTK has filed with the SEC a Petition for Review and a Motion for a Stay of actions taken by the DTCC. The actions taken by DTCC restricted the Company's shareholders abilities from trading and depositing Company's stock since February 2012. DTCC has placed 2 separate chills on the stock; the initial one was resolved on April 18, 2012

Astute Networks Names Len Rosenthal Senior Vice President of Marketing as Demand for Networked Flash Application Performance Acceleration Appliances Experiences Rapid Growth
Astute Networks™, Inc., the leading provider of Networked Flash application performance acceleration appliances, today announced that it has appointed Len Rosenthal as senior vice president of marketing. The announcement follows the company's recent Series B funding round which raised $12 million

CIO Scholarship Fund to Host Third Annual CIO Golf Tournament and Dinner
The CIO Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce its Third Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner Event on August 24, 2012 at The Course @ Wente Vineyards in Livermore, CA. The CIO Scholarship Fund, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2002 by business leaders in Silicon Valley, is exclusively focused on scholarship creation for the world's future information technology leaders

Mytrus Appoints Anthony Costello as CEO
Mytrus, an innovative clinical technology and services company for medical and pharmaceutical research, today announced that Anthony J. Costello has been appointed company CEO, effective immediately. He replaces Steve Cummings, MD, who is now the company's new chief scientific officer and who will remain as chairman of the board of directors.

City of Berkeley Selects Accela Automation for Online Business Licensing and Permitting
Accela, Inc., the leader in solutions for government-citizen interaction, is pleased to announce that the City of Berkeley, Calif., will deploy Accela Automation® enterprise software to serve as an online permitting and business license management system for the city's 113,000 residents, professionals, and a wide variety of businesses.

2012 ITRI Forum Focuses on New Technologies and Venture Capital
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), renowned throughout Taiwan and overseas for its applied science and technology research and development, held its annual ITRI Forum at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Bay Area city of Milpitas yesterday, June 25. The theme of this year's forum was Collaboration in Innovation and Commercialization Across the Pacific. ITRI President Dr

GDT Tek, Inc. Subsidiary DHS 2 LLC Files $5,000,000 Reg D Offering
GDT Tek, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GDTK) announced today that its subsidiary DHS 2 LLC has filed a Reg D offering for $5,000,000 which will allow the DHS 2 LLC to move forward with its capital raise to deploy more Phoenix units that generate electricity from low grade heat

GMAC Enters New Era, Launching GMAT Exam With Integrated Reasoning Section
Today, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) launched the Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT exam for graduate business and management program admissions. The new section gives business school hopefuls worldwide the opportunity to differentiate themselves by showcasing skills that increasingly matter most in modern business education and the 21st-century business environment.

ONA12 Student Newsroom Picked From Promising Digital Journalists Worldwide
The Online News Association, the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, is pleased to announce the members of the ONA12 Student Newsroom, chosen from more than 400 applicants across the globe, who will provide intensive coverage of the Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet, Sept. 20-22 in San Francisco

Boyden’s Leadership Series Features Castrol’s Naveen Kshatriya
Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released its latest issue of the Boyden Leadership Series featuring an in-depth interview with Naveen Kshatriya, former Regional Vice President, Asia & Pacific (A&P) region of BP plc's Castrol and former CEO and Managing Director of Castrol India.

Shiv Nadar University Couples Interdisciplinary Education With a World Class Faculty
Not many institutions can handle the mantle of being called one of India’s foremost research led, interdisciplinary universities

Global Environment Fund Announces the Addition of Three New Team Members
Global Environment Fund (GEF) announced today the addition of three senior professionals to the firm. With these additions, GEF bolsters its capabilities in terms of timber investments, Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) and fund formation.

Indian universities fared badly in new 'world university rankings'
India's higher education institutions fared very badly in the new "World University Rankings 2011-12" brought out by the London weekly "Times Higher Education" (THE).

Indian Americans emerging as fundraising force in 2012 presidential poll campaign
Indian Americans are emerging as a fundraising force in the 2012 campaign season, a move that is widely viewed as an initiative to expand the community's political influence in the country.

What keeps the Earth cooking? 44 trillion watts of continuous heat!
We all know that the Earth runs on massive amounts of heat - enough to melt iron in the outer core, create magnetic field, spread the sea floors and move the continents. However, where all this heat comes from was a mystery until now.

MSC Software Announces Its New Research Assist Program
MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced a new Research Assist Program that assists global researchers and academicians with extraordinary credentials in applying simulation technology at no charge in an effort to take their research and development initiatives to the next level.

Clean Power Finance Welcomes New SVP Business Development and VP Corporate Controller
Clean Power Finance, a leading provider of residential financing and solar sales and system design tools, today announced the appointment of two new executive team members: Micah Myers as senior vice president of business development and program management, and Will Sanchez as vice president, corporate controller

BioCision Launches New Tools for Cell Cryopreservation
BioCision, the coolprep™ company, today announced the release of three new cryopreservation systems: CoolCell®FTS™30, the first large-capacity, high-density cell freezing system; CoolCell SV2 for freezing cells in larger diameter 2ml vials; and CoolCell 5ml for large cryovial freezing

SmithGroup Hires Senior Architects to Strengthen Science & Technology and Healthcare Studios
Moving to further strengthen its position in national healthcare, science and research markets, SmithGroup (, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interiors, and planning firms, announced it has hired influential architects Robert Colyer, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and Sam D'Amico, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C.

Gay zebra finches bond as strongly as heterosexual counterparts
Homosexual pairs of zebra finches enjoy bonds that are as strong as those paired with members of the opposite sex, scientists have found.

SETI search for aliens back on track after Hollywood-backed campaign
Astronomers will now resume their hunt for extraterrestrial life, thanks to backers, including Hollywood star Jodie Foster, whose funding helped raise 200,000 dollars for the project.

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