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Immediate priority to secure wildlife conservation in the Bukit Tigapuluh landscape


JAKARTA, Indonesia - Monday, April 28th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) has today announced a plan to restore and support the conservation of one million hectares of rainforest across Indonesia. This ground-breaking initiative has been developed with input from many stakeholders, including WWF, Greenpeace and NGO members of APP’s Solutions Working Group. It will have a significant impact on the landscapes both in and around the plantation concessions in APP’s supply chain.
The commitment, which takes the company well beyond its legal conservation requirements, is approximately equivalent to the total area of plantation from which the company sourced pulp fibre in 2013.
This announcement comes just over a year after APP launched its sector-leading Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which saw an immediate and permanent ces ... Read more »

Views: 114 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 04.28.2014

PHOENIX - Monday, April 28th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Make-A-Wish® International will celebrate its annual World Wish Day® on 29 April, with thousands of people across the globe. This year, Make-A-Wish is asking individuals across the globe to take part by visiting worldwish.org/wwd to make a donation in honor of the organization’s 34th anniversary and the 334,000+ wishes granted since its inception in 1980 – with the goal of raising US$100,000 this month to help make more wishes come true.

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Wish recipients inspire all of us around the world through their incredible stories of courage and positivity illustrated through their wish experiences.

There are thousands of courageous children around the world who could inspire other children and communities by seeing their most cherished wishes b ... Read more »

Views: 76 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 04.28.2014

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Western Union QuickPay service will allow Thuraya satellite phone users to conveniently top-up prepaid SIM balances with no extra fee

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, April 24th 2014

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator and The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, today announced their agreement to offer top-up services for Thuraya prepaid SIMs for voice and data services using the Western Union® Quick PaySM service. The service is available at participating Western Union agent locations in the majority of the 200+ countries and territories in which the company provides services. This new and convenient method of payment enables Thuraya customers to recharge their pre-paid SIMS with no extra fee.

Michel Foricher, Vice President, Service Delivery, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & CIS, Western Union said, “We are very ple ... Read more »

Views: 96 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 04.28.2014

PARIS - Saturday, April 26th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) will hold a conference call on July 18, 2014 to discuss the results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2014.

The conference call is scheduled to begin at 7:00 am (US Central Time), 8:00 am (US Eastern Time), 2:00 pm (Paris time). A press release regarding the results for the second quarter will be issued on July 17, 2014 after the close of markets.

Going forward, absent conflicts with market holidays, Schlumberger will hold its conference calls to discuss earnings results on the third Friday of the month following the end of a fiscal quarter, beginning at 7:00 am (US Central Time), 8:00 am (US Eastern Time).

To access the conference call, listeners should contact the Conference Call Operator at +1 (800) 230-1059 within North America or +1 (612) 234-9959 outside of North America approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call, and ask for the & ... Read more »

Views: 79 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 04.28.2014