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Tokyo, Nov 25, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Fast Retailing, responding to UNICEF's urgent worldwide plea, is donating JPY 10 million to support children in West Africa affected by the Ebola virus. Fast Retailing has established a worldwide partnership with UNICEF. And UNICEF estimates that more than 2.5 million under the age of five live in Ebola-affected areas of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, where the disease is most serious. Of these, at least 3,700 children have lost one or both of their parents to Ebola (as of November 9). This JPY 10 million donation is to help prevent the further spread of the disease, treat infected children, and provide protection and mental health care for orphans. Fast Retailing Co., Ltd Group Senior Vice President, Yukihiro Nitta said, "Globalization means we are all fundamentally connected. As a responsible global player, we are providing... (more)

International Water Summit (IWS 2014) to Address Resource Sustainability and Water Security in Arid Regions

- Programme Manager, UN Habitat says: "Nothing is more important to the region's social and economic future..." - MENA region to allocate US$300 billion toward water and desalination projects by 2022 Abu Dhabi, Nov 24, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Middle East and North African governments are expected to spend an estimated US$300 billion on water and desalination projects by 2022, underscoring the importance of January 2015's International Water Summit when more than 70 global experts will address key water sustainability and security challenges in the region. Hosted by Masdar, IWS is... (more)

Garuda Indonesia Signs Code Share Agreement with Myanmar Airways International

The strategic cooperation will further strengthen both airlines' flight network and provide seamless yet convenient connections between (left to right) Minister Consular of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Tin Maung Naing, Managing Director Myanmar Airways International Si Thu, Myanmar Ambassador to Indonesia San Myint Oo, President and CEO Garuda Indonesia Emirsyah Satar, Indonesian Ambassador to Myanmar Ito Sumardi, and EVP Sales and Marketing Garuda Indonesia Erik Meijer, at the Signing Ceremony of codeshare agreement between Garuda Indonesia and Mya... (more)

BroadcastAsia2015 Unveils New TV Everywhere! Zone

New event feature to address the value of content as a primary asset to meet growing consumer demand and expectation for content SINGAPORE, Nov 11, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - BroadcastAsia2015, slated for 2 - 5 June 2015 will unveil its new TV Everywhere! Zone as increasing consumer expectations place new challenges on the industry to provide more convenient and reliable access to content. With the proliferation of digital devices and today's ever-changing market of always-on connectivity, content broadcasters are starting to look beyond TV to stream and monetise their content. This b... (more)

What Utilities Need to Know About Vegetation Management

Steve Marshall, Executive Vice President of US Utility Operations, Davey Tree, and a solution provider at the marcus evans Transmission & Distribution Summit 2014, on vegetation management and emergency responsiveness NEW YORK, NY, Aug 10, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - "Hire the best vegetation management contractors you can. Support them. Make sure that they are maintaining a stable workforce that is constantly improving in skill set, and is familiar with your property and the people who manage your operation," Steve Marshall, Executive Vice President of US Utility Operations, Davey Tre... (more)