Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations To Deliver Keynote Address at the Alliance for Peacebuilding 2012 Annual Conference

This year’s conference, “Peacebuilding 2.0: Managing Complexity and Working Across Silos,” will focus on new models for peacebuilding that work across disciplines to address the complexity of today’s conflict environments.

LIONS@FRICA Partnership to Promote African Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Six of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies over the past decade are in sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, internet usage across Africa has grown faster than on any other continent in the world. The awakening of the African economy provides an opportunity for global and African entrepreneurs and enterprises to forge partnerships for mutual economic prosperity.

HP Moves HP Cloud Services to Public Beta

HP today made its first public cloud services available as a public beta.

Nokia Lumia drives further ecosystem momentum with new app partnerships announced at CTIA

"We are focused on delivering great, locally relevant apps, and importantly, those which offer unique, exclusive and original experiences," said Marco Argenti, SVP, Nokia Developer Experience. "With Nokia Lumia smartphones now available in 48 markets, developers are rapidly recognizing the business opportunities and creating their best work for our consumers."

SEC Charges UBS Puerto Rico and Two Executives with Defrauding Fund Customers

UBS Puerto Rico agreed to settle the SEC’s charges by paying $26.6 million that will be placed into a fund for harmed investors.

Motorola Mobility Reveals Motorola RAZR™ in Perú: Impossibly Thin Meets Head-turning Innovation

A cool 1GB of RAM hooks up with a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and Android™ 2.3.5 to get you a lightning-fast experience and the power to multi-task like never before. Rock your playlists while you check your email, breeze through photos – all at the same time without delay. In addition, Motorola RAZR comes preloaded with Motorola´s MotoCast™ app1, giving you the power to stream or download content from your computer straight to your device - so your personal library is always within reach.

Motorola DEFY™ MINI, the smartphone resistant to water, scratches and dust, comes to Turkey

The phone’s crystal-clear, 3.2-inch touchscreen display is great for email, texting and browsing the Web. And its long battery life means you can have this phone on and by your side no matter where the day takes you1. Motorola DEFY MINI keeps you connected – with the people you miss most and the places you’re going.

SEC Reopens Comment Period for Proposed Amendments to Its Net Capital, Customer Protection, Books and Records, and Notification Rules for Broker-Dealers

The proposed rule amendments are designed to update the financial responsibility rules for broker-dealers and make certain technical amendments. The Commission issued the proposed amendments on March 9, 2007, and the public comment period on the proposal closed on June 18, 2007.

Joint Statement on Regulation of OTC Derivatives Markets

Leaders and senior representatives from key authorities with responsibility for the regulation of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets in their respective jurisdictions met on May 1, 2012 in Toronto. The meeting was hosted by the Ontario Securities Commission and its Chair, Mr. Howard I. Wetston, Q.C.

SEC Charges Montana-Based Paralegal and Her Father in Insider Trading Scheme

The SEC alleges that Angela Milliard wired money to her boyfriend’s brokerage account so she could illegally trade on nonpublic details she learned while working as a legal assistant on Semitool Inc.’s then-secret deal with a Silicon Valley company. She also tipped her father Kenneth Milliard with the confidential information. He then traded on the nonpublic information and tipped his sons, who also made trades. The morning the acquisition was announced, the Milliards sold their shares for illicit profits of more than $67,000.

France Presents Financial Contribution to the OAS Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia

At the signing ceremony, Secretary General Insulza thanked France for its "important contribution" to the Mission, noting that it will allow the organization to continue to carry out the mandates that both the Permanent Council and the General Assembly have given the OAS, "especially on the implementation of the National Program for Economic and Social Reintegration, the monitoring of the implementation, application and dissemination of the justice and peace process, and the evaluation of the efforts by the National Commission for Reparation and Reconciliation, and to help prevent the recruitment of minors by criminal groups. "

OAS and Rochester Institute of Technology Offer Scholarships for Master’s Degree Studies

Top selected candidates in selected programs will receive an 80% tuition scholarship, while remaining candidates will be granted a 50% scholarship. Citizens or permanent residents of the host country, in this case the United States, are not eligible for scholarships. Staff members of the OAS General Secretariat are not eligible, nor are those under performance contracts with the General Secretariat, staff members of the Permanent Missions to the OAS, or their relatives.

OAS Secretary General Meets with Salvadoran Bishop Colindres

Secretary Insulza praised the work of Monsignor Colindres and the initiative of the government of El Salvador, as a result of which April 14 became the first day since the statistical record has been kept, on which not a single homicide was committed in the country. The Secretary General reiterated his commitment to the great effort being carried out by the government of President Mauricio Funes, in which the OAS has taken part, and accepted the invitation of the government of El Salvador to visit the country during the last week of June to learn about the process personally and to examine at ground level the cooperative efforts of the hemispheric organization.

Ericsson to introduce Smart Cloud Accelerator solution

Rapidly growing demand for over-the-top content continues to drive high usage in both fixed and mobile networks. In response, operators want to reduce the cost of transport and increase Internet application responsiveness, thereby increasing user satisfaction and revenue.

Forum Speakers Say ‘Doctrine of Discovery’ Shameful Root of Today’s Indigenous Oppression, Remnants Still Evident in Many Constitutions Must Be Removed

As the Permanent Forum continued its dialogue with indigenous peoples groups and Government officials on the impact of the Doctrine — the fifteenth century Christian dogma that provided religious justification for the seizure by early explorers of native lands and resources, and which later became embedded in international law and policy — speakers broadly agreed that it was vitally important to remove the disturbing remnants of the concept still evident in the Constitutions of the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as in African countries, and countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Illinois, Indiana and Michigan to Move Forward on Critical Midwest High Speed Rail Study

The goal of the study, which will be funded through a $3.2 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administration and $200,000 each from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Norfolk Southern, is to reduce passenger travel times between Chicago and Detroit and efficiently move freight through one of the nation’s busiest freight rail networks, the congested Chicago to Porter, Ind., segment.

Thirumavalavan hurts sentiments of Eezham Tamils

New Delhi’s parliamentarian and the leader of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), a member of the ruling UPA alliance, meeting the UPA leader Mrs Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday expressed his ‘appreciation’ about New Delhi’s stand on ‘Sri Lankan Tamils’ at the UNHRC resolution, and requested her to implement it and pressurise the Sri Lankan government to find a permanent political solution. The moment Thirumavalavan uses the phrase ‘Sri Lankan Tamils’ and thrust an identity despised by Eezham Tamils on to them, he perverts righteous political solution, commented Tamil political circles in the island. Rather than urging recognition of rights of the nation, the VCK leader pleading Sonia Gandhi, whose party presided over the genocide of Eezham Tamils, to implement UNHRC resolutions paving way for structural genocide, makes him no different from the Congress and CPI-M, they further said.

Department of Field Support Tells Budget Committee It Managed to ‘Do Better with Less’, Owing to Global Strategy, Steadfast Commitment of Blue Helmets

“Although much remains to be done to meet the expectations of the Committee in several areas, through the implementation of the Global Field Support Strategy we have been able to do better with less across the board, and have taken concrete steps to make further improvements over the coming period,” Anthony Banbury, Acting Head of the Department of Field Support said, as he introduced the Secretary-General’s reports on progress in implementing the Strategy.

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $20 Million in Emergency Transportation Funding for Oregon, Alabama and South Carolina

“The Obama Administration is committed to helping communities return to normal after natural disasters – and that includes ensuring that friends and neighbors can get where they need to go safely,” said Secretary LaHood. “These recovery funds will help reimburse states that needed to restore damaged roads and bridges in the days and weeks after natural disasters.”

FMCSA Announces 2012 Winners of Student Safety Belt Art Contest

Second grader Sophia Chen from Edison, New Jersey, and fifth grader Richard He from Parsippany, New Jersey, took home top honors for their illustrations that emphasize the importance of commercial truck and bus drivers using their safety belts every time they are behind the wheel. In addition to the two winners, ten other students were acknowledged during the ceremony for their participation in the contest. A total of 32 students entered the contest.

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