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The public cloud services market in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is on pace to grow 21.3 percent in 2014 to total $620 million, up from an estimated $511 million for 2013, according to the latest outlook by Gartner, Inc. Software as a service (SaaS) is expected to grow 29.1 percent in 2014 to $126 million.
The goal is making fluid flow on its own, as in thermal convection. Convection is familiar to everyone who boils water or marvels at birds or gliders riding on rising columns of warmer air known as thermals.
Cary, NC (Mar. 10, 2014) - The Mental Health Services of the Capital Region of Denmark has revamped its medical monitoring with SAS®. With quick access to patient medication histories, Mental Health Services is improving patient care.
6 March 2014 | GENEVA - In advance of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2014, WHO is launching new guidance to help countries ensure human rights are respected in providing more girls, women, and couples with the information and services they need to avoid unwanted pregnancies.
On March 10, 2014, the Federal Reserve will conduct a fixed-rate offering of term deposits through its Term Deposit Facility (TDF). The Federal Reserve will offer seven-day term deposits with an interest rate of 0.26000 percent and a maximum tender amount of $1,250,000,000.
South San Francisco, Calif. -- March 2, 2014 --
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that an independent data monitoring committee has recommended that the Phase III METLung study be stopped due to a lack of clinically meaningful efficacy.
HAUPPAUGE – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today was joined by Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone for a tour of the Hauppauge Gun Show to highlight the success of the Model Gun Show procedures developed by the Attorney General’s Office.
NASA has selected 108 research and technology proposals from U.S. small businesses that will enable NASA's future missions while benefiting America's new high technology-driven economy right here on Earth.
MADISON - Nosing their way out of eggs buried in sandy beaches from Florida's east coast north into the Carolinas, baby loggerhead sea turtles race to the water as fast as their flippers will carry them and begin a swim frenzy to clear the predator-rich shore.
MADISON - In the days leading up to the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, Madison will host a group of students from Fukushima University, who will speak at a public event about their lives back home.
Breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive the disease as women with low levels of this nutrient, report University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers in the March issue of Anticancer Research.
In the first study of its type, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have looked at the health threat to pregnant women with a history of Kawasaki disease (KD), concluding that the risks are low with informed management and care.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs possess tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma. The finding was published in this week’s online edition of Oncotarget.
NEW YORK (March 6, 2014) — While the number of men in the United States diagnosed with low testosterone has increased considerably over the last decade, a team of experts, led by Dr. Darius A. Paduch from NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, has found that relying on a blood test alone is an insufficient method of diagnosing the condi
COLUMBUS, Ohio – More and more people are developing an itchy, painful rash in an effort to stay clean. A dermatologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center says a preservative in many types of pre-moistened wipes is linked to a dramatic rise in allergic reactions.
Five years ago today, on March 6, 2009, NASA's Kepler Space Telescope rocketed into the night skies above Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to find planets around other stars, called exoplanets, in search of potentially habitable worlds.
On four flights in late February, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) focused on an explosion known as a supernova that obliterated the remains of a star about the mass of the sun in the Messier 82 galaxy (M82).
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Horse Welfare Coalition is hosting a Law Enforcement Training Workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 23 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Animal Science Complex, Room A211.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray signed landmark infrastructure legislation into law creating a unique public-private partnership to bury overhead primary power lines to dramatically improve electric service reliability.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Department of Human Services Director (DHS) David Berns, Department of General Services (DGS) Director Brian Hanlon, DHS and DGS staff, volunteers and residents celebrated the opening of the newly constructed DHS facility today at 611 N Street NW.
Governor Terry McAuliffe today released the Report of the Commission on Military Installations & Defense Activities. The Commission was established to identify, review and recommend actions that the Commonwealth could take in support of our military installations, their surrounding localities and defense-related activities.
Renowned plant biologist Pamela Diggle, whose dedication to research is matched by her commitment to public outreach, has joined the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences this semester.
Flathead Valley Community College’s Honors Symposium will continue March 6 with “Informing the Citizenry: Where Science Can Succeed (and Fail) in the Technology Debates” presented by Christopher Preston, Ph.D., from The University of Montana Department of Philosophy.
All high school students that have received their acceptance letters to University of Detroit Mercy are invited to attend UDM’s “Accepted Student Day” on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held in the Student Fitness Center on the University’s McNichols Campus.
The heartwarming comedic drama Memory House will complete The Theatre Company’s 43rd season at the University of Detroit Mercy. Directed by David Regal, this moving account of a daughter, a mother, a paper and a pie is an emotionally charged story of learning and letting go
PITTSBURGH, March 3, 2014 – A new analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health offers insights for nonprofit hospitals in implementing community health improvement programs.
PITTSBURGH, March 4, 2014 – Eating fish in amounts comparable to those of people living in Japan seems to impart a protective factor that wards off heart disease, according to an international study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
A team led by Dr. Moore and Yuan Chang, M.D. discovered the Merkel cell polyomavirus in 2008, the seventh human cancer virus identified and the second discovered by Dr. Moore’s group under the original NIH grant that expires March 31.
URBANA, Ill. — The following is a statement by University of Illinois President Robert Easter on Tuesday’s announcement by President Obama that UI LABS has been awarded $70 million to fund the Digital Lab for Manufacturing.
JACKSON, Tenn. – Feb. 28, 2014– Following 18 transformational years of leadership at Union University, David S. Dockery was unanimously elected Feb. 28 as the 15th president of Trinity International University.
Tilburg University is again in the world top 50 for economics & econometrics, the top 100 for law, and among the best 150 for philosophy, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 that was published today.
Poet Gail Mazur will give a reading as part of the Working Writers Series at 7:30 p.m. in Levis Browsing Room in Dinand Library. The event, sponsored by the English department’s Creative Writing Program, is free and open to the public.
A federal judge today (Feb. 26) struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Texas, ruling that it has no “rational relation to a legitimate government purpose.” The decision is the latest in a chain of federal and state court moves to overturn current laws forbidding gays and lesbians from legal matrimony.
Though Vladimir Putin says Russia is not interested in taking over Ukraine’s Crimea region, that still didn’t stop him from telling Russian-speaking Ukrainians that Russia will intervene if asked for help.
Rebekah Tolley is an award-winning independent film producer and director based in the United Kingdom. She has produced works for major international television outlets, such as the BBC, and has worked alongside many important producers, directors and cinematographers.
BLACKSBURG, Va., March 3, 2014— Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have discovered that cells respond to a molecular traffic light surprisingly slow, which enables chromosomes to split safely and create genetically identical daughter cells. Their work is published in the Feb. 27 issue of Current Biology.
what to do with that banana peel or apple core? Well, you’re in luck: PSU has taken steps to institutionalize and increase collection of food scraps, making composting more accessible for campus departments.
ADLINK Technology Inc., a global provider of embedded building blocks and Application Ready Intelligent Platforms (ARIPs), today announced its Matrix MXE-5301 fanless, embedded computer as the first hardware platform to be certified for the Intel® Industrial Solutions System Consolidation series.
Lincoln, Neb., March 3rd, 2014 —The University Program Council at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present "How (and Why) To Travel the World" with Andy Stoll at 7:30 p.m. March 13 in the auditorium of the Nebraska Union, 14th and R streets.
Lincoln, Neb., March 3rd, 2014 — The International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has named Leslie Levy the new executive director of Quilt House and the International Quilt Study Center.
Lincoln, Neb., March 4th, 2014 — Crossing Over," the Amish hip hop musical, returns to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a full staged reading at 7:30 p.m. March 13 in the Johnny Carson Theater of the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
Lincoln, Neb., March 4th, 2014 — Drought hit the southern Great Plains hard in the summer of 2011 with all the classic signs: withering plants, cracked earth, water restrictions. Then it expanded across most of the Plains in 2012. And it continued in 2013.
Lincoln, Neb., March 5th, 2014 — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Office of Graduate Studies presented awards for outstanding graduate education at its annual Graduate Studies Awards Reception on Feb. 6.
Lincoln, Neb., March 5th, 2014 — Sue Burzynski Bullard, an associate professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will go to India this month to teach a series of journalism workshops.
Lincoln, Neb., March 5th, 2014 — Dervish, one of Ireland's most exciting musical ensembles, brings its high-energy Celtic music to Nebraska for a 7:30 p.m. performance March 11 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Lied Center for Performing Arts.
A series of papers in the March issue of Health Affairs examines how the Affordable Care Act could affect two sectors of the most vulnerable Americans — those living with HIV/AIDS and people who have recently cycled through jail.
Bridges to Business Success is a public-private collaboration between USC, Citi Community Development, the L.A. Mayor’s office, and other key partners that certifies and trains minority business enterprises on contract bidding and business expansion.
Robert English is director of the USC School of International Relations and an expert on the politics of Russia and the former Soviet Union. He worked as a reporter in the Soviet Union during the Cold War and perestroika, and can discuss Ukrainian ethnicity and identity.
Local University of Scranton alumni are joining alumni in California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland and several other states to participate in the fifth annual “Scranton Day of Service” on Saturday, March 22.
03/04/14 Portland, Ore.“Clinic to Community: Partnering in Parkinson’s Disease Wellness,” a seminar presented by the Parkinson Center at Oregon Health & Science University and the Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon.
Alexander Butterfield, former White House staffer to President Nixon, will be interviewed at a public event at the University of Bristol on Tuesday 4 March as part of Past Matters, the University's Festival of History.
Fish exposed to increased noise levels consume less food and show more stress-related behaviour, according to new research from the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter. However, the way fish decreased their food intake differed between the two British species tested.
Health experts from across the South West will gather in Bristol this week for the South West Society for Academic Primary Care (SW SAPC) meeting. The conference, which runs on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 March, is hosted this year by the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol.
On 21 February the Bristol Doctoral College hosted the first Festival of Postgraduate Research, introducing over 350 postgraduate researchers and University staff to some of the doctoral research taking place, and the support and development services available, at Bristol.
Patients suffering from cancer in England are up to seven times more likely to be prescribed expensive cancer drugs than fellow sufferers in Wales, a new study assessing the impact of the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) has revealed.
College students looking to transfer college credits or associate degrees to WKU or other four-year institutions can connect with those institutions and get questions answered during a 12-hour online Transfer Madness fair.
WKU will participate in the statewide tornado safety drill on Wednesday (March 5). At approximately 9:07 a.m., WKU will test its emergency communications network, including the outdoor warning speakers and emergency text messaging system.
New Rochelle, NY (March 3, 2014) Iona College announced a new scholarship opportunity benefiting military and first responders interested in pursuing a master of science degree or certificate program in criminal justice.
Among all of the artifacts found in the archives at British Scouting headquarters, one handwritten document caught a historian’s curiosity and ultimately brought together the British Scouting Association and Brigham Young University.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will visit the University of Houston’s Energy Research Park Wednesday (March 5) to tour some of its energy-related research programs. There will be a brief media availability during the visit.
University of Houston System (UHS) Regents approved a University of Houston Sugar Land Task Force report on Feb. 26 that sets in motion plans to implement a major change in the delivery of off-campus instruction
The experience of studying abroad lays the groundwork for a globally competitive professional life and enhances a student’s personal perspective. But despite these impressive results, fewer than 10 percent of all U.S. college students will study abroad
A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food Research Initiative will assist researchers at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management to develop food safety processes, training materials and update standard operating procedures for the handling of fresh-cut produce.
Huntsville, AL-Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle announced today the appointment of Michelle Gilliam Jordan as the City's new Director of Planning.Jordan has been with the City of Huntsville since 2009,having served in key administrative roles as the Director of Economic Development and Legislative Affairs and as the Director of Community Development.
February 27,2014—NY,NY— The initiative, Universal Music U @ Frost, will center around four areas of innovation –the concert experience, the training of performers, the role of the record label, and the building of a worldwide network of young composers, practitioners and consumers who represent the future of classics.
Two prominent journalists with significant experience covering Venezuela offered their nuanced and sophisticated insights on the situation in the country to University of Miami (UM) students during a panel discussion on Thursday night.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 04, 2014) — The University’s Pride Awareness Week (PAW) kicked off on Monday with a visit from five dogs who, courtesy of the PAWS 4 You Rescue organization, romped on the green looking loveable and adoptable.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 04, 2014) — Mobile Internet devices that have led to greater access to communication have changed the overall retail experience for shoppers, shifting power away from merchants and manufacturers to the consumer
The University of New Mexico physician is one of five recipients of the $250,000 award for his work in creating and expanding Project ECHO, the innovative telemedicine program that increases access to high quality specialty medical care in rural and underserved communities.
Over the decades, the University of New Mexico has been a pioneer in sustainability and conservation, saving the finite resources of the earth, and ultimately utilizing tax payer dollars in the most efficient way possible.
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has penalized Easton MHC, LLC, the owner of a 122-unit trailer park at 305 Turnpike Street in Easton, for continued and repeated wastewater violations.
BOSTON – The owner of a combined residential nursing home and childcare center in Sudbury has been sued after failing to repair and upgrade the deteriorating septic system serving the facilities, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today.
Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Republican Leader Eric Cantor and Members of Congress held a press availability with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in the Capitol. Leader Pelosi joined Prime Minister Netanyahu to reinforce and reaffirm the enduring partnership between the United States and Israel.
SPRINGFIELD – Following federal denial of urgently-needed disaster assistance, Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $45 million state relief package to help Illinois local governments recover from the deadly November tornadoes.
CHICAGO (March 4, 2014) — A passion for science has opened many doors for senior Katherine Patterson since she began her studies at North Park University. This summer, the biology major will have the opportunity to dig even deeper into her chosen field thanks to the Harold Snyder Fellowship from the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies.
Seton Hill University’s 2012 accounting graduates far exceeded national and state passing percentages on the CPA examination, according to the recently published 2012 National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) report on examination results.
The Seton Hill University community celebrates the legacy and work of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, and all Catholic Sisters, during the inaugural National Catholic Sisters Week from March 8 to 14, 2014.
In reflecting on how the university he leads is helping shape and has been shaped by change in South Africa, Professor H. Russel Botman shared a vision that speaks to the role that can be played by higher education elsewhere as well.
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (02/25/2014) —The Heinz Awards, established by Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation to honor the memory of the late U.S. Senator John Heinz, today recognized Jonathan Foley, Ph.D., director of the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota, as one of the five recipients of the 19th Heinz Awards
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (02/27/2014) —Eleven teams of student entrepreneurs from across the University of Minnesota have been selected winners of the 2014 Acara Challenge, a competition co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment and the College of Science and Engineering.
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/03/2014) —Walking while you work may not only improve an employee’s health, it may also boost productivity, according to new research from the University of Minnesota just published in PLOS ONE.
Kaler and Vice President for University Services Pamela Wheelock formally outline the six projects that constitute the U’s $232.7 million capital request when they testify before the House today and Senate on Tuesday:
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/03/2014) —The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities has pledged to join the Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade.
The University of Dayton will mark the beginning of Lent with four Ash Wednesday Masses on March 5 at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:05 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel. This year's theme on campus is "Out of Darkness, God Has Called Us: Lent 2014."
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern swimming and diving program will send eight swimmers, one female and seven males, to the NCAA National Championship, held in Geneva, Ohio at the SPIRE Institute from March 12-15.
Marlee Matlin at Compelling ConversationsBest known for her starring role in Children of a Lesser God, Matlin's ambitions were realized as she became the youngest person ever to receive the Academy Award for Best Actress, and is one of only four actresses to receive this honor for her first film.
WINSTON-SALEM – Opera students in the School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) won a total of five awards at the Southeast Regional Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, held recently at Clayton State University in Atlanta, Ga.
Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1 in 88 American children are on the autism spectrum, which is a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years.
Building on the success of its graphics solutions based on the latest GCN (graphics core next) architectures from AMD, SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced two new models in the successful R9-Series of graphics accelerators for the PC.
BOSTON, Mass. - February 26, 2014 –BA Insight, provider of software and services that significantly improve the implementation of search-driven applications, is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the SharePoint Conference 2014 to be held at the Venetian Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas March 3-6, 2014.
PHOENIX – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, was recognized for the eighth year in a row on Fortune magazine's “World's Most Admired Companies” list for 2014 in the Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment category.
ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection, is warning Mac® users not to download pirated software from file-sharing peer-to-peer (P2P) networks in the wake of a new malware discovery. Researchers have discovered a Bitcoin-stealing malware called OSX/CoinThief being spread via cracked apps, apps
February 25, 2014 ScanSource Catalyst, a sales unit of ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC), and value-added distributor of voice, video and data convergence solutions, has received two awards from Avaya in recognition of its education services provided through ScanSource Services Group.
Skaneateles Falls, NY, March 3, 2014—Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, recently introduced a year-long promotion that gives doctors an opportunity to touch people's lives beyond the walls of their busy practices.
Team leaders face a constant struggle to effectively balance work requests against the time, skill set and availability of team members. When assigning work, team leaders have little visibility into how that assignment will impact other projects, how it will affect existing deadlines, or even how it will impact the work-life balance of the assigned
Scottsdale, Ariz. – March 3, 2014 – JDA® Software Group, Inc.,today announced that Shoppers Stop, India’s largest department store chain, purchased additional licenses of JDA® Allocation in the third quarter of 2013 to further strengthen the execution of its assortment strategies, achieve optimized store-specific size availability