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'Rail-Volution' transportation conference opens in Vancouver

Vancouver - Public transit planners and industry experts from around the world have descended on downtown Vancouver, British Columbia this week for the 25th Annual ‘Rail~Volution’ conference on public transit and community development.

Q&A: How important are presentations for succeeding in business? Special

To succeed in business, getting the message across early in a presentation is key, as is spending time on the look and feel of the presentation. Leading expert Henrik Bergqvist shares some advice.

Fast 5G and foldable mobiles feature at Mobile World Congress

Barcelona - New multimedia applications, 5G records broken, and foldable smartphones were among the highlights so far on display at the annual 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Behind the scenes, the battle between U.S. and Huawei continues.

Amid cool response, US says Warsaw conference not aimed at Iran

Washington - A US-Polish conference next month on the Middle East is not aimed at Iran, a US official said Monday, after key players balked at attending.

Q&A: How video chat is revolutionizing work Special

Kaltura has recently announced the release of its new video chat solution for Microsoft Teams. The technology is not only an advance on earlier systems it emphasizes the importance of video technology at work.

US, Poland plan global meeting to pressure Iran: Pompeo

Manama - The United States and Poland will hold an international meeting on the Middle East that will seek to build pressure on Iran next month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.

Khashoggi fallout: Saudi conference no-shows

Dubai - The head of German conglomerate Siemens on Monday joined a slew of corporate chiefs and politicians in pulling out of an investment conference this week in Saudi Arabia, over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Mnuchin to decide Thursday if attending Saudi conference

Washington - US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will decide on Thursday whether he will attend an investment conference in Riyadh that has been boycotted by global business leaders concerned about the fate of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi fallout: Saudi conference no-shows

Dubai - US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Thursday joined top US and European officials, as well as corporate chiefs, pulling out of an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia, following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Scientists seek end to 'unscientific' HIV laws

Amsterdam - AIDS experts called Wednesday for an end to laws that can see HIV-positive people jailed for exposing others to the virus, saying the approach was "unscientific" and worsening the killer epidemic.

Scientists report setbacks in quest for AIDS cure

Amsterdam - Scientists reported setbacks Tuesday in the quest for an AIDS cure, and highlighted concerns about inconclusive evidence linking a promising new HIV drug to birth defects.

Elton John blasts 'bigoted' nations for hampering AIDS fight

Amsterdam - Elton John Tuesday blasted Russia and eastern Europe governments for "discrimination against gays" saying such bigotry was thwarting the fight against AIDS, as scientists announced disappointing results in the quest for a cure.

Elton John and Prince Harry launch bid to 'smash' AIDS stigma

Amsterdam - Elton John joined forces with Britain's Prince Harry to launch a $1.2 billion initiative on Tuesday to "break the cycle" of HIV transmission by targeting young men, among whom infections are on the rise.

'Dangerous complacency' warnings at world AIDS conference

Amsterdam - A world AIDS assembly opens in Amsterdam on Monday hoping to harness the star power of activists Elton John and Prince Harry to bolster the battle against an epidemic experts warn may yet spiral out of control.

'Dangerous complacency' looms over world AIDS meeting

Paris - Thousands of experts and activists descend on Amsterdam Monday to bolster the battle against AIDS amid warnings that "dangerous complacency" may cause a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.

2018 EDGY Conference to assist LGBTQ youth in Los Angeles

Los Angeles - On November 9, 2018, the EDGY Conference and its Garden Party fundraiser will be held in Los Angeles. This event benefits the LGBTQ youth.

Toronto is hosting a conference on Big Data and analytics

Toronto - The Canadian data industry convenes in downtown Toronto this week for the two-day Big Data Toronto 2018 Conference & Expo happening June 12 and 13.

Microsoft (finally) fixes Notepad

A seemingly small announcement from Microsoft during the company's annual Build conference this year about their simple text editor, Notepad, is making big waves.

RSA 2018 reveals the top five security themes

San Fransisco - The information technology and security community are bombarded with cyberattacks, and also regulations and a quantity of solutions that are difficult to decipher. The recent RSA conference revealed some solutions.

A new leap for AI: computer chips that can smell

Arusha - Nigerian neuroscientist Oshiorenoya Agabi may have found a way to solve one of life's puzzling dilemmas: how to make air travel pleasant again.

Stanford backtracks on Trump photo for sex assault conference

Los Angeles - Stanford University has backed down in a months-long row with one of its professors over the use of a photo of President Donald Trump for a flyer promoting a conference on sexual assault.

Keeping medicines safe from microbial contamination Special

Nottingham - The U.K. hosts one major pharmaceutical microbiology event each year, hosted by Pharmig. Here practitioners hear from experts, discuss current trends and learn about new technology. The main theme was keeping medicines safe.

U.S. President Obama backs entrepreneurs at global tech summit

Palo Alto - U.S. President Barack Obama told the best and brightest in the technology industry on Friday that the government would partner with private industry to keep the Internet free and open to innovation.

U.S. President Obama lands in California for global tech confab

Mountain View - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Northern California on Thursday to attend an entrepreneurship summit at Stanford University and meet with many of the world's renowned technology innovators.

Immunomedics removed from annual ASCO conference, shares plummet

Shares of Immunomedics (NASDAQ: IMMU) took a nosedive yesterday after the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) announced that it had prohibited the cancer drug developing company from presenting at the prestigious and highly publicized conference.

Microbiological safety of medicines discussed in Oxford Special

Oxford - The safety of medicines is of great importance, needing to be of the required formulation and contamination free. This week, in Oxford, U.K., pharmacists and microbiologists came together to review best practice.

France to revive plans for Israeli-Palestinian peace conference

Paris - France is looking to quickly revive plans for an international conference to "bring about the two-state solution" to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday. "In the coming weeks, France will take...

Review: Microbiologists from Europe discuss keeping medicines safe Special

Nottingham - This week the U.K.'s biggest conference dedicated to pharmaceutical microbiology took place in Nottingham. The key themes were risk assessment, coping with aging facilities, and addressing contamination issues.

UK Muslims seek own path in countering jihadism

London - Feeling unfairly targeted by the government's anti-radicalisation drive, Britain's Muslim community is rallying to find its own response to extremism and take a greater role in the fight against terrorism.

Scientists point to narrowing gap for averting climate disaster

Paris - Nearly 2,000 climate scientists gathered in Paris Tuesday, just five months before the deadline for a historic carbon-curbing pact, to remind politicians it is not too late to limit dangerous planet warming.
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Alternative shot of the Pharmig conference delegate all, where a range of microbiological applications are on display.
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Meeting delegates huddle to discuss a practical based exercise.
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A cleanroom fog generator on show to delegates at the Pharmig conference.
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The logo screen, welcoming delegates to the Pharmig microbiology conference.
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Conference delegates from the areas of pharmaceuticals and healthcare in Slovenia.
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Myanmar performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting at the Myanmar International Convention Center (MICC) in Naypyidaw on August 8, 2014
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Exhibitors at the 2019 Pharmig conference.
Exhibitors at the 2019 Pharmig conference.
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Director-General Roberto Azevedo gives a thumbs-up as he greets delegates after the closing ceremony of the ninth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali
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Pharmig delegates enjoying a breakout, following the morning lectures.
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The lecture hall at the 2014 Pharmig microbiology conference (Nottingham, U.K.)
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Conference on Brain Injury, July 2020 San Francisco, CA Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt Courtesy of NCIRE – The Veterans Health Research Institute
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Dr. Cindell presenting at the 2016 Pharmig conference.
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Edel Fitzmaurice presenting at the Pharmig conference.
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Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar (L) holds a shovel as he plants a tree next to French Environment minister Segolene Royal after the opening ceremony of the Bonn Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, on May 16, 2016
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A conference delegate seeks expert consultation at one of the exhibition stands.
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Microbiologists discussing the latest technologies for contamination control at the exhibition part of Pharmig's Irish conference.
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Paige Shelley presenting at the Pharmig event in Croatia.

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