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Ethical Corporation Launches Their 5th Annual Responsible Business Awards – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

LONDON, Jun. 06 /CSRwire/ - The Responsible Business Awards are back, for the fifth year, with the entry deadline on June 25th 2014 and the awards …

Join the fight against extreme poverty

Throughout history, individual acts of defiance have proved to be incredibly powerful. It takes courage to stand alone, but brave individuals often …

Join the fight against extreme poverty

I’m writing this from Berlin at the end of an amazing day. In the last few months, an incredible <b>148,466</b> people signed our petition calling for world …

After Months Of Homelessness, A Teen Leaves The Woods Behind

You may think of homelessness as a distinctly urban issue, with people sleeping in shelters or on the streets. But homelessness happens in rural communities too, and it happens to children.<p>For Desiree Wieczorek, a 10th-grader in northern New York, homelessness was all too real last year. For five …

Mozilla's $25 Smartphone Is a Brilliant Gamechanger

Mozilla plans to roll out a $25 smartphone by the end of the year, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported Wednesday.<p>$25? For a smartphone? Sounds crazy, …

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Uber starts paying users $250 to convert Lyft drivers

In a new ad, Uber solicits users to do its dirty work.<p>For $250 in free rides, all you have to do is intro a Lyft driver to Uber. Uber’s Twitter ad [below] marks the company’s latest attempt to undermine the efforts of its chief competitor, Lyft.<p>To recruit new drivers, both startups famously play …

Google Launches New Platform to Connect Businesses With Customers

Google wants to create a better business directory and, this time, they mean business.<p>On Thursday the tech giant launched Google My Business, a …

Is Elon Musk About To Blow The Roof Off The Electric Car Industry?

As high-tech and eco-friendly as electric cars may be, they're not an easy sell to consumers. Not only are they expensive -- considerably more …

Understanding Golden Hour, Blue Hour and Twilights

We all know that light is the crucial element in photography. Understanding how it behaves and the factors that influence it is mandatory.<p>For …

America's middle class: Poorer than you think

Rich Americans. That's our global reputation.<p>The numbers seem to back it up. Americans' average wealth tops $301,000 per adult, enough to rank us fourth on the latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth report.<p>But that figure doesn't tell you how the middle class American is doing.<p>Americans' median wealth …

A Breakthrough Device For Landing On Mars Hits A Major Testing Snag

NASA said in a news release on Wednesday evening that the launch of its fly-saucer-shaped vehicle scheduled for Saturday, June 14, won't happen due to "unfavorable weather conditions."<p>In order to launch from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, the winds have to be …

Illinois Is First State To Ban Microbeads

The Land of Lincoln says no to the synthetic exfoliants, which often end up in waterways.<p>Illinois has become the first state to ban microbeads, the small plastic bits often found in soaps and many different types of cosmetic products. The law, signed this week by Governor Pat Quinn, bans the …

Karachi airport attack signals tactical shift by Taliban

KARACHI (Reuters) - It was the shoes that betrayed Corporal Faiz Mohammad’s would-be killers.<p>Smoke billows from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi in this June 9, 2014 file photo. Taliban militants attacked Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on Sunday night, sparking a five-hour gun …

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Second drone strike in hours hits Pakistani militant hideout

A suspected U.S. drone strike killed 10 militants early Thursday in Pakistani tribal areas, local intelligence officials said.<p>A high-level commander with the Haqqani network, Haji Gul, was among those killed in the latest drone strike in North Waziristan Agency.<p>Other key Afghan Taliban commanders …

Russia to submit draft U.N. resolution on Ukraine | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia plans to submit a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council to put pressure on Ukraine to implement a “road map” to peace, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Thursday.<p>Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a news conference after a meeting …