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  1. UAE Banks Federation, SWIFT partnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | AME Info

    ... is a growing threat to the global economy and is a challenge that must be met by all financial institutions. The Federation sees the promotion of insightful discussion on such matters as a key part of its industry role and we are happy to partner ...

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  2. Six-month party band for Labour stalwart after 'no show' claimsRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2015 | Shields Gazette

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. THE longest-serving councillor in South Tyneside has been suspended from the Labour Party over claims he did not attend a regional conference.

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  3. State standardized test opt-out movement gaining momentumRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | SILive.com

    The parents' opt-out movement -- to keep their children from taking the annual New York State standardized tests in math and language arts -- gained endorsements Tuesday from the presidents of two influential teachers' unions. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers -- the parent union of the UFT -- Tweeted that if she were a parent of school-age children, she would opt them out of state testing: To clarify: Several pple asked what I'd do if I had schl age kids-based on what I've seen this year, I wld opt them out of NY Pearson tests.

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  4. Markos Moulitsas: Lessons from IndianaRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Hill

    Last week, Indiana passed a "religious freedom" bill that is merely a thinly disguised free pass for discrimination. In short, it elevates the rights of "religious" people over those of virtually everyone else, allowing them to engage in any discriminatory behavior not banned by federal law.

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  5. Jesse Ventura to host new heavyweight current affairs show on RT AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Russia Taday

    Jesse Ventura, the former professional wrestler turned governor of Minnesota, steps into the ring with politicians, journalists and opinion makers for lively debates on his new weekly current affairs program on RT America. "Off the Grid," a talk show launched by Ventura last year on Larry King's Ora TV internet network, will join RT's Friday evening television line-up beginning this Friday, April 3. In a statement released by RT, Ventura said the program will showcase " uncensored discussions on the critical issues facing America today."

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  6. Govt firm on scrapping 5/20 rule for airlinesRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Mydigitalfc.com

    Sticking to its earlier position, established carriers such as Jet Airways, IndiGo and SpiceJet on Tuesday opposed the government's move to replace the present 5/20 rule for launching foreign flights with domestic flying credit . Against this, the start-up Tata group venture Vistara and Air Asia India pitched for further relaxation in the rules for flying overseas on the last day for submitting comments on the draft aviation policy that seeks to overhaul rules for flying.

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  7. COREX Opportunities: an innovative networking platform for businessesRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Freshnews

    The Federation des chambres de commerce du Quebec launched COREX Opportunities, a new B2B networking platform that aims to create connections and broaden exchange for entrepreneurs and companies in the Northeastern United States and their industry counterparts in Quebec. COREX Opportunities is set to connect businesses in these two territories and facilitate trade between them.

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  8. Financial Technologies' new proposal for spot exchange tradersRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    The ongoing battle over the merger of Financial Technologies and the now inoperational National Spot Exchange took a new turn on Tuesday with the former's management proposing a settlement with traders who lost their money while dealing at the commodity bourse. "We believe that a resolution or settlement path is better alternative for all including the brokers and trading clients of National Spot Exchange," a statement from Prashant Desai, chief executive and managing director of Financial Technologies, said.

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  9. UAE retains Top 10 ranking in Swiss watch industry's 2014 exportsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | AME Info

    In 2014, the UAE continued to uphold its top ten ranking in the import of Swiss watches, showing a substantial growth of 8.9 per cent over the previous twelve months. The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry's cumulative 2014 reports reveals that the UAE still dominates the region's timepiece imports at a value of 1,017.6 million Swiss Francs .

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  10. SINGAPORE: High risk, high reward in new funding optionRead the original story

    Yesterday | Asia News Network

    In 2012, nearly 10,000 people on US-based crowdfunding website Kickstarter gave money to a firm which had developed a virtual reality gaming headset called Oculus Rift. The campaign raised US$2.4 million in 30 days.

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  11. Fast and dubious Fastway continues to court controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Hindustan Times

    The suicide by Amritsar-based cable operator Jaswinder Singh Jassi, allegedly following harassment at the hands of officials of Fastway Transmission Private Limited, has brought to the fore the company's virtual monopoly over the television cable business in Punjab. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India noted in a 2013 consultation paper on "Monopoly/market dominance in cable TV service" that more than 85% of the cable network business in Amritsar and Ludhiana was in the hands of a single multi-system operator .

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  12. House moves to reduce youth arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Miami Herald

    A Florida House panel on Monday gave its overwhelming support to a proposal seeking to reduce youth arrests by expanding civil citation programs. "It appears to me that all across this state, people are realizing we should not criminalize, we should not have knee-jerk reactions and make arrests when there are more appropriate consequences," said state Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St.

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  13. Florida House moves to reduce youth arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | St. Petersburg Times

    A Florida House panel on Monday gave its overwhelming support to a proposal seeking to reduce youth arrests by expanding civil citation programs. The 11-1 vote in the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee came on the same day St. Petersburg city officials rolled out a new "second chance" program to steer young people away from the criminal justice system.

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  14. Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce endorses Proposal 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | MLive.com

    The organization representing many Saginaw County business owners has endorsed the road funding proposal coming to Michigan voters in May. The Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce announced Friday, March 27, that its board of directors decided to endorse Proposal 1, which will be decided by the state's voters on May 5. Board Chairman Jeff Martin said the chamber "thoroughly reviewed the proposal" and polled all of its nearly 1,000 members on the ballot question. "Given the significant positive feedback from our chamber members, we voted to support passage of Proposal 1 on the May 5 ballot," Martin said.

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  15. Manitoba MoversRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Winnipeg Free Press

    Reitmeier took her training at the Interpersonal Wellness Institute and is a member of the International Coaching Federation. The following lawyers were included in the 10th Edition of the Best Lawyers in Canada: Richard H.G. Adams , Robert J.M. Adkins , Paul J. Brett , Donald G. Douglas , Adrian B. Frost , A. Blair Graham, Q.C. , Jeff Hirsch , Robin M. Kersey , Keith D. LaBossiere , Kenneth S. Maclean , Barry N. MacTavish , Gordon A. McKinnon , Albina P. Moran , E. William Olson, Q.C. , Chrys Pappas, Q.C. , Sacha R. Paul , William G. Percy , Jeffrey D. Pniowsky , Vivian E. Rachlis , James A. Ripley , P. Michael Sinclair, Q.C. , John D. Stefaniuk , Gregory J. Tallon .

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  16. Natural extract shows promise for preventing breast cancer, study suggestsRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 29 | Science Daily

    In a new study, the extract from rosehips - the fruit of the rose plant - significantly reduced the growth and migration of cells from a type of breast cancer known as triple negative. This particularly aggressive form of cancer does not respond to most available treatments and tends to affect young women as well as those who are African-American or Hispanic.

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  17. Writer Cosmo Starlight Announces 6th Edition NovelRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 29 | PR Log

    PRLog - March 29, 2015 - MOSCOW, Russian Federation -- Church Publishing announces the release of author Cosmo Starlight's novel "Freedom Incorporated" the Sixth Edition published March 27, 2015. For a limit five full weeks, in celebration of Starlight's "Freedom Incorporated" the sixth edition, readers of a-2Church Publishing's press annoucement are invited to receive 25% off this eBook's retail at Smashwords using coupon code ZS97A until April 2nd, 2015! "I've lived inside every ward of Freedom Incorporated then found I don't like being lied to.

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  18. ...Read MoreRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 29 | Creative Mac

    The National Federation of the Blind today expressed its support for Massachusetts Commissioner for the Blind Paul Saner and his plan to transition funding into more programs for employment and technology training for the blind. Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: The National Federation of the Blind is dedicated to ensuring that every blind person can live the life he or she wants.

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  19. Domestic violence in China draws rare media attentionRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 28 | ABC News

    ELIZABETH JACKSON: Domestic violence has been at the top of the news agenda here in Australia and it's also receiving unprecedented media attention in China. It first hit the headlines three years ago when American woman Kim Lee filed for divorce from her abusive husband.

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  20. Personal Insurance Federation of Florida Releases TNC Legislation GuidelinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Insurance Journal West

    Transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft represent a promising technology that can serve consumers well in the future, but Florida legislators should clarify the insurance requirements for these services in state law in order to adequately protect both drivers and passengers, according to a statement by the Personal Insurance Federation of Florida . PIFF issued its position on the "Transportation Network Companies" as the Florida Senate and House take up bills that will address the legal, regulatory and insurance requirements for TNCs - an increasingly popular alternative for consumers.

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