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4 hrs ago | International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund released today the results of the fifth annual Financial Access Survey , the most comprehensive global source of data on access to, and use of, basic consumer financial services by households and nonfinancial corporations. For the first time, the survey includes data on mobile money indicators.
8 hrs ago | Insider Monkey
Bill Gates is a major shareholder of the London Stock Exchange-listed BBA Aviation plc , as a new filing has revealed. Mr. Gates, through his investment arm Cascade Investment and his charitable trust, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust , is holding 52.91 million shares of the company, the staking having been recently increased from 46.51 million shares.
10 hrs ago | Forbes.com
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11 hrs ago | EurekAlert!
In India, for example, the neonatal mortality rate is 10 times higher than in the developed world. While clinical trials found that applying an inexpensive topical solution of chlorhexidine to cleanse a newborn's umbilical cord reduced the neonatal mortality rate by 24 percent, many Indian parents did not receive or follow this information.
15 hrs ago | Insider Monkey
As we continue to track hedge fund activity, I came across three interesting transactions that took place lately. Some companies that saw hedge fund action are: Tembec Inc , Republic Services Inc. and Standard Register Co .
17 hrs ago | Business Journal
The University of Central Florida is among a newly formed alliance of 11 top public research universities focused on helping more low-income and first-generation students earn college degrees.
Human trials with a new genetically modified banana with artificial levels of the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene are set to begin this fall without prior animal testing. Researchers plan to feed the "frankenfruit" to college students attending Iowa State University , though details outlining how the study will be conducted and whether or not students will know what they are eating have been limited.
After a difficult two-year stretch in which its stock peaked at nearly $80 a share in July 2011 and then fell below $45 in December 2013, Digital Realty Trust . As a result of this reality, Bill Stein, the interim CEO of Digital Realty noted on the most recent earnings call: The final catalyst connecting our incredible enterprise customer base to the cloud service providers they now need to grow, is the deployment of our global network ecosystem.
As part of its mission to help teachers across the country share best practices, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded the International Society for Technology in Education a grant to help create a Common Core Teacher Practice Network. The network will publish 200 participant-generated examples, artifacts and resources to support teachers as they implement the Common Core.
Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has provided $1 million for research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Bill Gates is spending $1 million to develop a mouse in Cincinnati, but not the kind you plug into a computer.
The worst-ever Ebola outbreak, which has already killed at least 2 296 people in West Africa, has triggered a scramble to develop the first drug or vaccine for a deadly disease that was discovered nearly 40 years ago in the forests of central Africa. But Ebola is not the only tropical disease without a cure, and many other infections for which effective treatments are lacking or not widely available afflict far larger populations.
Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen have donated over $60 million to contain Ebola in West Africa. Allen is donating $9 million, in addition to the earlier $2.8 million to the American Red Cross for its work on the outbreak.
For years, Washington state has collected data on students from prekindergarten through college, and then workforce statistics to better understand how students move from school to college and jobs. One recent study of dropouts, for example, revealed that about 26 percent of them completed a high school equivalency credential within seven years, while 6 percent spent at least some time in a state prison.
Bard High School Early College students relax after a Sept. 4 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new school on Cleveland's West Side.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated $50 million to the Ebola front, hoping to provide badly needed supplies and help aid agencies keep the epidemic in check. As the Ebola epidemic continues in West Africa, international efforts to fight the disease don't seem to be making the cut; the disease is growing exponentially.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 06:02 pm
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