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World’s Top Supply Chain Experts Working with Local Farmers to Improve Practices

CINCINNATI. - Friday, July 25th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Separating sustainable sources from non-sustainable sources in the production of palm oil and palm kernel oil is highly complicated, but Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is stepping up to address the problem. The Company is conducting an in-field study to understand the practices of small farmers – and how those practices can be improved to protect local forests. P&G is partnering with the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) to field the study, fulfilling a commitment it made earlier this year as part of new goals to achieve zero deforestation in the palm oil supply chain.

“We want to make the sourcing of palm oil and palm kernel oil sustainable from start to finish -- and still economically viable for local farmers who depend on the crop to support their families,” sa ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

At the request of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), the UAE Disaster Victims Identification (DVI) team set out on Tuesday to Ukraine to take part in identifying the remains of victims killed in last Thursday’s downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane over Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew.

According to Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of Central Operations and Chairman of the Victims Affairs Committee, the UAE Disaster Victims Identification (DVI) team led by Major Raed Al Muhairi, Director of the Victims Affairs Office includes several experts and two emergency doctors from the Emergency and Public Safety Department. The team has immediately responded to the request received from the Interpol, in keeping with the humanitarian approach pursued by the UAE leadership to help peoples and countries worldwide suffering fr ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan - Friday, July 25th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On July 8, 2014, Panasonic Corporation hosted a remote classroom about batteries for 80 eighth-year students from two classes at Bijeshwori Gyan Mandir Sainik Mahavidyalaya in Nepal. Panasonic Members served as lecturers, with translation provided by a teacher from Chiyoda Elementary School in Kawachi-Nagano, Osaka, which helped provide the link with the Nepalese school.

Chiyoda Elementary School had previously held other exchange classes with the Nepalese school using video conferencing systems. This particular lesson was designed to teach the Nepalese students the joys of science through a Handmade Battery Class, and was conducted with the help of the Kawachi-Nagano Educational Media Center.

The day began with an explanation of the various types of batteries, general knowledge about batteries and their properties, and an overview of Panasonic. The children then experienced building their ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO. - Friday, July 25th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) WTAS Global is establishing a presence in Milan and Brescia, Italy, through the addition of Studio Associato De Vecchi. Founded in 1925, Studio De Vecchi is a third generation firm and recognized leader in providing tax, legal, accounting and financial advisory services to domestic and multinational businesses in Italy.

“The addition of Studio De Vecchi is strategic and synergistic,” commented Mark Vorsatz, CEO of WTAS and Chair of WTAS Global Management Council. “We share a common commitment to providing best in class service to our clients through our stewardship and the investment we make in our people. In addition, the caliber of the professionals at Studio De Vecchi is tremendous and will further strengthen our ability to serve clients in a seamless fashion across the globe.”

In total, 34 professionals will join WTAS Global in September of this year as part the ... Read more »

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Clinical Decision Support Resource Now Covers 22 Medical Specialties

WALTHAM, Mass. - Friday, July 25th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that it has added Palliative Care to UpToDate®, its evidence-based clinical decision support resource, marking the 22nd medical specialty available to UpToDate subscribers. The newly launched specialty covers a range of topics focused on improving symptoms and providing the best possible quality of life for patients facing serious illness.

“The launch is a major breakthrough in mainstreaming this critical aspect of care. No medical specialty is spared the responsibility of providing symptomatic and supportive care to the chronically ill or to patients approaching the end of life,” said UpToDate contributing author, Dr. Nathan Cherny. Dr. Cherny is Associate Professor of Medicine at Be ... Read more »

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Transfers Sky Holdings in Italy and Germany to BSkyB; Will Maintain 39.1 Percent Interest in Expanded BSkyB and Receive $9.3 Billion In Cash and Assets

NEW YORK - Saturday, July 26th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Company Will Continue Share Repurchases in FY 2015 Under New Authorization

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA, FOX) today announced that it will transfer Sky Italia and its 57.4 percent interest in Sky Deutschland to BSkyB to create a pan-European digital television leader through the combination of these assets.

In exchange for the transfer, 21st Century Fox will receive approximately $9.3 billion in value from BSkyB comprised of approximately $8.6 billion in cash and BSkyB’s 21 percent interest in National Geographic Channels International, raising 21st Century Fox’s ownership stake to 73 percent. In addition, 21st Century Fox will participate in BSkyB’s announced equity offering by purchasing approximately $900 million ... Read more »

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