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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.

Facebook plans to allow third-party apps onto Messenger

Facebook is planning to open up the Facebook Messenger app to third-party apps and services that will run on top of the service, continuing the large-scale expansion of Messenger that the company has started in the past year.

A look at the top online marketing conferences this year

It is coming to the time of the year when online marketers and SEO experts converge to share ideas and learn from each other at conferences worldwide. With events in every major city, the outcomes will directly influence the future of online marketing.

Twitter Offers brings virtual coupons to your stream

Just in time for the holiday season, Twitter is bringing virtual coupons that you can link to your debit or credit card straight from your stream.

Tropical disease experts banned from tropical disease conference

In an ironic twist, Louisiana state health officials are prohibiting scientists who has visited Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea in the past 21 days from attending a meeting on tropical diseases in New Orleans.

Safar Conference of Middle Eastern Dance and Music Special

Vancouver - The Safar Conference of Middle Eastern Dance and Music is coming to Vancouver from September 26-28. An exciting weekend of Middle Eastern Dance and Music for dancers to hone their craft and participate in competitions.

The Future of Nutrition Conference, Jan 27 — Free online event

The Future of Nutrition Online Conference will feature compelling new insights and diverse approaches to what the future holds when it comes to nutrition and personal transformation.

UEFA president still undecided on future

The eyes of the football world will be on Dubrovnik, Croatia this month as Michael Platini will attend a UEFA conference and decide his future.

Inside a conference on astrochemistry of dust, ice and gas

Leiden - What is the cyclic role of dust in the chemical evolution of the Universe? If you have a professional interest, this conference is for you.

Star power abounds at 2013 Toronto Film Festival Special

The Toronto International Film Festival announces its first round of highly-anticipated galas and special presentations.

ShesConnected.com holds third conference in Toronto Special

Toronto - In 2009 a new social network launched at the National Women's Show in Toronto called ShesConnect.com. In just a few years that Social Media network has become a powerful force.

Op-Ed: Bilderbergers breaking the Logan Act?

Chantilly - Theories are now being spread around that the Bilderberg Conference is actually illegal. All attendees could literally be arrested for breaking a certain law.

Op-Ed: MSM journalists don't know what the Bilderberg Group is?

Luke Rudkowski, citizen journalist, is not shy. In the videos, he interviews journalists from CNN, Fox and MSNBC about the Bilderberg Group.

Mesh conference kicks off May 23-24, focusing on media & tech

Toronto - On May 23 and 24, Toronto will host the annual Web conference known as mesh, featuring speakers from companies such as IBM and NPR, and offering a variety of talks and discussion on new ideas reshaping how we use the Internet.

BRICS Summit 2012 — Dropping US dollar, IMF & aid to Syria

New Delhi - At a meeting of the world's 5 leading emerging economies, many issues were raised including stepping away from the Dollar as a reserve currency and reform of the IMF. Humanitarian aid to Syria was also discussed.

Gujarat Tourism treated bird watchers to cultural performances Special

Gandhinagar - Birders, travel writers, ornithologists, researchers from the world over were invited by Gujarat Tourism for the 2nd Global Bird Watchers' Conference 2012 held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. The cultural performance was the highlight at the inauguration.

Margaret Atwood: Internet is a great literacy driver

Toronto - At the nextMEDIA conference in Toronto on Monday, famed author, poet, and essayist Margaret Atwood talked about the Internet, technology and its connection with literacy.
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Professor Andrew Gewirtz displays some of his work to the PDA microbiology conference  October 2015.
Professor Andrew Gewirtz displays some of his work to the PDA microbiology conference, October 2015.
ShesConnected.com is holding their third conference in Toronto this weekend
ShesConnected.com is holding their third conference in Toronto this weekend
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An audience member at Toronto s mesh conference asking a question of panelists. Organizer/moderator ...
An audience member at Toronto's mesh conference asking a question of panelists. Organizer/moderator Matthew Ingram looks on
Conference delegates from the areas of pharmaceuticals and healthcare in Slovenia.
Conference delegates from the areas of pharmaceuticals and healthcare in Slovenia.
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Doctor Who 50th Celebration, shot of the bustling crowd
The Royal Society for Chemistry  in London.
The Royal Society for Chemistry, in London.
the Elysee Summit for Peace and Security in Africa  in Paris December 7  2013
the Elysee Summit for Peace and Security in Africa, in Paris December 7, 2013
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Sinead Cowman delivering her lecture at the Pharmig conference on data integrity.
Sinead Cowman delivering her lecture at the Pharmig conference on data integrity.
The faces of Iowa s next generation of leaders shine with hope on the Silicon Prairie
The faces of Iowa's next generation of leaders shine with hope on the Silicon Prairie
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The ninth World Trade Organization  (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua  on the Indonesian reso...
The ninth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali
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A sign for the Pharmig event at The Oxfordshire Hotel  Oxford.
A sign for the Pharmig event at The Oxfordshire Hotel, Oxford.
France s President Francois Hollande
France's President Francois Hollande
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The logo screen  welcoming delegates to the Pharmig microbiology conference.
The logo screen, welcoming delegates to the Pharmig microbiology conference.
Delegates meeting with exhibitors at the Pharmig 2017 conference.
Delegates meeting with exhibitors at the Pharmig 2017 conference.
Delegates at the Pharmig conference  visiting exhibition stands in-between sessions.
Delegates at the Pharmig conference, visiting exhibition stands in-between sessions.
Delegates preparing for the first lecture of the day  with a  focus on best medicinal practices.
Delegates preparing for the first lecture of the day, with a focus on best medicinal practices.
Tim Sizer  the Regional Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Officer South West  chairs day two.
Tim Sizer, the Regional Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Officer South West, chairs day two.
Maria Krautzberger  Secretary of Brandeburg State
Maria Krautzberger, Secretary of Brandeburg State
Global audit specialist Julie Roberts discusses best practices for microbiological identification at...
Global audit specialist Julie Roberts discusses best practices for microbiological identification at the conference.