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The United Nations appoints Mother London to world sanitation brief

LONDON, UK: Mother London has been appointed by the UN to develop a global communications campaign to improve sanitation for 2.5 billion people.

10 Apr 2014

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The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014

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Britain to stop aid to SA in 2015

LONDON, UK: Britain announced on Tuesday (30 April) that it will cut off direct aid to South Africa in 2015, citing its status as Africa's biggest economy as the reason for the decision.

2 May 2013

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Will technology kill us or make us stronger?

NEW YORK, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: McCann "Truth about Wellness" global research study reveals multiple contradictions & cultural upsets around the world. More than half of respondents (54%) think that technology is making us healthier while 46% think it is making us sicker; globally 94% of consumers agree brands have a role in supporting their wellness needs.

16 Jan 2013

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BT leads Informa's ranking of top 30 telecom operators in global healthcare markets

LONDON, UK: December 5, 2012 - More than 90% of the world's 40 largest telecom network operator groups are active in the enterprise healthcare market, according to research from Informa Telecoms & Media. And a ranking of all operators - based on their commitment to the healthcare market worldwide - puts BT in top spot, closely followed by Verizon and France Telecom.

6 Dec 2012

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Unilever's CMO: 'We need to walk ahead of our consumers'

LONDON, UK: Speaking at the Marketing Society annual conference, and a year on from the launch of Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan, Keith Weed, Unilever chief marketing and communications officer, stressed the importance of foresight and the role that brands and marketing can play in making sustainable living commonplace.

1 Dec 2011

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Economic slowdown impacts on consumer health-care spending

WASHINGTON, US: Rising health care costs, coupled with the current state of the economy, have prompted many consumers across the globe to delay care, alter household spending and worry about their ability to pay for future health care costs according to the 4th annual Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions 2011 Survey of Health Care Consumers.

24 Jun 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

UK ruling opens door to mesothelioma sufferers

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that a person who is exposed to even tiny amounts of asbestos and who then contracts mesothelioma has a claim for compensation from the company or persons responsible for the exposure.

15 Mar 2011

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Global SMS traffic to reach 8.7 trillion in 2015

LONDON, UK: According to the latest forecasts from Informa Telecoms & Media, SMS will remain a significant source of revenues and traffic for mobile operators on a global basis until at least 2015. The company reckons SMS traffic growth will be driven by enterprise, emerging markets and social networks.

27 Jan 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

Unilever to halve CO2 impact

Unilever has announced plans to halve the environmental footprint of its products by 2020, to help 1 billion people improve their health and well-being and to source all of its agricultural raw materials sustainably.

16 Nov 2010

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Archial Group PLC - in administration

David Chubb and Graham Frost of PwC were appointed joint administrators of Archial Group PLC ("the Group") and certain subsidiaries (see Notes) on 22 September 2010.

23 Sep 2010

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Metro cops use blunt message to reach teenagers

LONDON, UK: Up to 60 000 young people, mostly male, may be stabbed or injured each year. This equates to more than 160 victims a day according to the worst-case estimate for knife violence in England and Wales.

3 Aug 2010

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Fighting flab through gaming

Given the rising rate of obesity in the UK, video games have come under fire as contributors to an inactive lifestyle.

21 May 2010

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