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Children still finding a safe space to learn in crisis-torn Syria


HOMS, Syrian Arab Republic – Homs has suffered some of the heaviest and most relentless fighting since the start of the Syrian crisis. Many neighbourhoods have been damaged or destroyed, leaving at least 600,000 of the city's 2.1 million residents in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the UN. Given the continued violence and increased displacement here, the number is expected to be much higher. UNICEF's Maria Calivis visited Homs last week and met with affected families, seeing first-hand the devas... Read More »

KPN sells Infrastructure Services and Projects business to SPIE


KPN has reached agreement to sell its Infrastructure Services & Projects BV (“IS&P”) business to SPIE Nederland (“SPIE”) for an undisclosed consideration. IS&P is reported under KPN’s Business segment and generated revenues in 2012 of more than EUR 100 million with over 600 FTEs. IS&P focusses on the installation, management and maintenance of cabling infrastructures for data and voice connectivity and on-premise datacenters. Within SPIE, IS&P will form the basis of the new division SPIE Integrated Connectivity Solutions ... Read More »

Breakthrough prize in life sciences


11 Inaugural winners receive US$3 million each for Groundbreaking Achievements in Life Science Research Art Levinson, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan and Yuri Milner announced today the launch of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences ("Breakthrough Prize"), recognizing excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life. The prize will be administered by the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation ("Foundation") dedicated to advancing break... Read More »

Ukraine pitches unique tole painting for UNESCO intangibleheritage


The Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Vilkul presented a logo of petrykivskyi painting style - an original folk style developed at the end of 19th - beginning of 20th century in eastern Ukraine. In December 2013, Ukraine will present the tole painting technique Petrykivskyi Rozpys to the UNESCO commission, as the country aims to have the technique added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Petrykivsyi Rozpys is a painting style that relies on four types of strokes: a crest, a stone, a nut (these three were named after thei... Read More »

Contemporary art for south and southeast Asia opens at the Guggenheim


Inaugural Exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative in New York Showcases Work by Artists from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From February 22 to May 22, 2013, the Guggenheim Museum in New York presents No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, the inaugural exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, featuring work by 22 artists and collectives representing some of the most c... Read More »

Worldhotels launches latest branded hotel Worldhotel Bel Air The Hague


Worldhotels is announcing another addition to its growing portfolio of branded hotels: the Worldhotel Bel Air The Hague. The hotel is the second in the Netherlands to carry the Worldhotels name. The Worldhotel Bel Air The Hague has been with Worldhotels since 2009 and is located in the heart of the Statenkwartier area, opposite the Catshuis, the official residence of the prime minister, and within walking distance from the Gemeente Museum and the World Forum Convention Centre. The west-facing rooms and suites offer a sea view while those fac... Read More »

St. Petersburg to host first ever ASM route development training in CIS


For the first time ASM, the world route development consultants, are running a training course in the CIS region. This inaugural CIS programme gets off to flying start with not one, but two courses being held in St. Petersburg: The Fundamentals of Route Development, 5-6 February 2013 and a Traffic Forecasting Masterclass, 7-8 February 2013. ASM has over 15 years experience in running the industry's most recognised and highly regarded route development training programmes for airports and organisations interested in making route development h... Read More »

Eko Atlantic celebrates reclamation of 5,000,000 square metres of land from the sea


His Excellency the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, applauds a 'noble initiative' and gives the project the full support of the his Government Eko Atlantic, the visionary new city for Lagos, Nigeria drew high-level presidential praise from both the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan and the former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton during a dedication ceremony to mark a milestone event. Describing the development of Eko Atlantic as an outstanding initiative President Jonath... Read More »

Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala puts global spotlight on the city attracting over 1 million visitors


The iconic New Year's Eve Gala in Downtown Dubai, the most prestigious square kilometre on earth, set an impressive global milestone as one of the world's most attended single events, attracting over 1 million people from across the globe, with a 35-minute long spectacular countdown celebration. Already ranked among the world's most-watched events, Downtown Dubai New Year's Eve Gala was telecast live over 1,000 television channels globally, and streamed live on http://www.mydowntowndubai.com and http://www.youtube.com/downtowndubai, reaching... Read More »

Orange Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013 on http://www.StarAfrica.com


For the Orange Africa Cup of Nations held in South Africa in 2013, StarAfrica.com has pulled out all the stops to make sure all internet users enjoy the competition. a team of sports journalists based in South Africa to bring you live and exclusive coverage of the events, and recapture the atmosphere in the host cities; videos made on location featuring the day's events; a news feed including the latest items available on Twitter and Facebook; all matches with live text commentary, introducing the teams and their players, with live com... Read More »

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