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The Co-operative approach raises ethical bar yet again

02/17/2012 // AndrewAdams // Dave Smith As the United Nations celebrates the International Year of Co-operatives, the UK’s biggest mutually owned business yesterday (16 February) demonstrated how its longer term approach has enabled it to raise the ethical bar yet again. The Co-operative Group’s latest ethical plan, first launched 12 months ago as the most radical sustainability programme in UK corporate...

New Easy Ways to Know if Your Cat is Happy

01/31/2012 // Igor Purlantov // Igor Purlantov Cats are very intelligent animals that express various emotions including fear, grief, jealousy, anger and love according to animal rights advocate Igor Purlantov. For those that are lucky enough to have a cat in their home, it is important to know if your feline companion is happy. Finding out if your cat is happy can sometimes be a difficult task since cats...

Chinese Real Estate Downturn Coming Says Igor Purlantov

01/09/2012 // New York, New York, USA // Igor Purlantov // Daniel Mathers Recent growth in the Chinese real estate market has been nothing short of extraordinary according to Igor Purlantov. From 2009 to 2010 the average home price in Shanghai and Beijing grew 68% and 66% respectfully. By way of comparison, the average home price in the United States grew a total of 50% from January 2000 to April 2007. A prominent...

Igor Purlantov Optimistic That Serbia Will Join European Union by 2015

01/06/2012 // New York, NY, USA // Igor Purlantov // Daniel Mathers Serbia has recently made large strides in its effort to join the European Union according to Igor Purlantov. Although Serbia officially submitted its application to join the EU in 2008, until now its attempt to join has been hindered by several requests from the 27 member organization. These requests include Serbia’s full cooperation on...

Houston Project Management Firm Completes Large International Project

11/16/2011 // Houston, TX, USA // mbrinkley // Millie Brinkley, Vice President Integrated Consulting (http://www.icpcs.com), announced the completion of a large international project controls implementation project. The successful completion of this implementation further solidifies Integrated Consulting’s global presence and establishes them as a successful contractor for project controls, project management,...

NBC interviews Raleigh divorce attorney Cathy Hunt about social media-driven divorces

NBC interviews Raleigh divorce attorney Cathy Hunt about social media-driven divorces Raleigh, North Carolina – As social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace continue to rise in popularity, connecting or reconnecting former classmates, past relationships, family members and friends, some are finding that these unique tools are harming their current relationships more than they realized. Divorce...

Saudi Arabia is hoping a rise in oil prices

CNN.com – Saudi Arabia said Saturday that it hoped to raise oil prices to $75 a barrel, but indicated that no measures would probably be taken until an OPEC meeting next month in Algeria. Saudi Oil Minister Ali Naimi said that OPEC will “do what needs to be done” to shore up falling oil prices when the cartel meets next month in Algeria, even as his king told a Kuwaiti newspaper that $75 a...

Obama and Hilary are making a team

CSMonitor.com – Hillary Rodham Clinton is likely to be watched by foreign leaders and domestic observers alike for signs of adhering to – or straying from – the daylight rule. No, not the time-honored rule of school dances, where chaperones want to see daylight between dancing partners. Rather, it’s the diplomatic rule that says there should be no daylight between the president and his secretary...

Parliament of Berlin approved VW law

Reuters.com – Germany’s upper house of parliament approved a revised law governing Volkswagen on Friday even though it fails to address a key European Commission objection that shields the carmaker from takeover. The Bundesrat, or upper house, voted to approve the revised law after the lower house, the Bundestag, had endorsed it on November 13. The new law addresses two lesser points the Commission...

Mumbai’s terror attack targets two ways

AP.yahoo.com – The terror attacks that rocked India’s financial capital may depress stocks, dampen tourism and slow new investment, but are unlikely to inflict long-term damage on the nation’s economy, analysts and business people said Thursday. “This is a challenge for the government to maintain law and order in the country,” said Takahira Ogawa, director of sovereign ratings at...