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MANILA, Philippines - Thursday, February 6th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On 8 February 2014 at 4:40am Manila time, exactly three months after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, the country will launch a global campaign expressing its gratitude to the world, having received an outpouring of support following the devastating effects of the typhoon.

Triggered by an overwhelming sense of appreciation, which has been strongly expressed in social media – for example, #PHthankyou, this groundswell of gratitude is captured in a Thank You campaign created by Filipinos from all over the world. Depicting different ways of expressing their heartfelt appreciation, various messages and images in social media showed the world that foreign support and encouragement has made, and continues to make, all the difference in the country’s ongoing rehabilitation and rebuilding efforts.

Hoping to ensure this gratitude is received by everyone, the Philippine Department of Tourism ... Read more »
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PMI’s 2014 Pulse of the Profession™ finds that the high cost of low performance remains a threat to the success of key organizational initiatives

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa - Thursday, February 6th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- According to PMI’s 2014 Pulse of the Profession: The High Cost of Low Performance, the latest research from the Project Management Institute (PMI), organizational leaders are changing their approach to strategy. Though executives know what they should be doing—88 percent of them say that strategy implementation is important to their organizations—61 percent acknowledge that their firms often struggle to bridge the gap between strategy formulation and its day-to-day implementation. This gap demonstrates a lack of understanding among organization executives that all strategic change happens through projects and programs.

"While not all projects and programs rise to the level of a ‘strategic initiative,’ all of an organization’s strategic initia ... Read more »
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SAINT-PREX, Switzerland - Wednesday, February 5th 2014

A paper published today in European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology, indicates that the gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist degarelix (brand name: FIRMAGON®), may halve the relative risk of cardiovascular (CV) events and death in men with pre-existing CV disease (CVD) compared to treatment with commonly prescribed luteinising hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists. The report is based on a pooled analysis of 2,328 men with prostate cancer from six prospective, randomised trials.1

Study co-author Jan Nilsson MD, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Sweden, said, "One recent study suggests that cardiovascular disease is among the most common causes of early mortality in men with advanced prostate cancer, not the cancer itself.2 As a cardiologist I want urologists to be aware of this and to consider CV risk when ... Read more »
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