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Aarkstore Enterprise – Gas Market Outlook In Bangladesh 2010

Aarkstore announce a new report “Gas Market Outlook in Bangladesh, 2010 – Fiscal Regime, Investment Environment Benchmarking, Exploration and Production, Transportation and Supply-Demand Balance to 2020 ” through its vast collection of market research report.

Gas Market Outlook in Bangladesh, 2010 – Fiscal Regime, Investment Environment Benchmarking, Exploration and Production, Transportation and Supply-Demand Balance to 2020″ report is the essential source for Bangladesh Gas market data. The research provides information on fiscal regulations, investment environment benchmarking, along with details of exploration and production, pipelines, gas storage and LNG assets, both operational and planned. The report also offers historical and forecast of natural gas supply and demand from 1996 to 2020. The profiles of major companies operating in the gas market in Bangladesh are included in the report along with analysis of latest news and deals related to the countrys gas market.

This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by a team of industry experts.

The report will be checked for the latest information upon purchase. It will be dispatched within a maximum of 48 hours.

Scope

– Historic and forecast data relating to natural gas production, consumption, imports and exports for the period 1996-2020
– Detailed information on key fiscal terms like rents, bonuses, royalty, cost recovery, profit oil, petroleum and corporate taxes related to the gas market in Bangladesh is also provided. A sample calculation detailing how fiscal terms apply to a typical asset in the regime is included
– Historical and forecast data and information for all the major gas fields, pipelines, storage facilities and LNG terminals in Bangladesh for the period 2000-2015
– Operator companies for major gas fields, pipelines and LNG terminals in Bangladesh
– Product and brand updates, strategy changes, R&D projects, corporate expansions and contractions and regulatory changes
– Key mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, private equity and venture capital investments, and IPOs
– Business description and strategic analysis of top companies in Bangladesh -Chevron Corporation, Tullow Oil Plc, Total S.A.

Reasons to buy

– Gain a strong understanding of the countrys energy market.
– Facilitate market analysis and forecasting of future industry trends.
– Evaluate the attractiveness of the geography for oil investment in the light of government policies and the fiscal environment.
– Facilitate decision making on the basis of strong historic and forecast production, reserves and capacity data.
– Understand the geographys policies and fiscal terms, and their impact on contractors profits from upstream oil assets.
– Assess your competitors major crude oil assets and their performance.
– Analyze the latest news and financial deals in the oil sector of each country.
– Develop strategies based on the latest operational, financial, and regulatory events.
– Do deals with an understanding of how competitors are financed, and the mergers and partnerships that have shaped the market.
– Identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the leading companies in the country.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.aarkstore.com/reports/Gas-Market-Outlook-in-Bangladesh-2010-Fiscal-Regime-Investment-Environment-Benchmarking-Exploration-and-Production-Transportation-and-Supply-Demand-Balance-to-2020-55895.html
Or email us at press@aarkstore.com or call +919272852585

Aarkstore Enterprise specialize in providing online market business information on market research reports, books, magazines, conference booking at competitive prices, and strive to provide excellent and innovative service to our customers.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 – Cricket Match Tickets, Schedule, Groups, Venues

The cricket world cup is the most respected sporting event in all over the world.  The event has organized by the governing body of the cricket, the international cricket council, with beginning qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament which has held every four years. According to the ICC, cricket world cup is the most important tournament and the high point of getting in the sport. In the 1975, the cricket world cup had first played and hosted by England. There are eight teams were participated in that tournament and West Indies was won the first title of the cricket world cup by defeating Australia.

There are various sporting events to be played well in different countries like football is most famous in European countries, Gymnastic is famous in Norway’s countries and in some Asian countries, lawn tennis is one of the well-known sports and also most favorable in United State. Cricket has for all time been a sport aimed at the middle to upper classes. So taking a quick look in the stands shows a crowd of well dressed, well behaved individuals.

The cricket world cup 2011 will be the tenth tournament of the cricket world cup that organized by India and their sub continental country Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Earlier to the ICC cricket world cup 2011, nine cricket world cups have been organized by ICC. Australia have surfaced winner on the most four event and intimately following is West Indies, who won the first and second world cup. All the Indian subcontinent teams as India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won the title of world cup each.

2011 cricket world cup match has been separated into two groups as group A and group B. Each group has consisted of eight teams and each team will be playing with all the teams in the same group and will qualify for quarters final. There are fourteen national teams scheduled to struggle for the popular world cup between February and early April 2011. You can download the details of cricket world cup 2011 fixtures that available online.

The cricket world cup schedule 2011 has been previously declares by international cricket council with India taking Bangladesh in the opening match on 19th of February 2011. The India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be the host nations and will be hosting the final of the world cup 2011 on 2nd of April 2011. The cricket world cup 2011 venue also includes stadiums of cities like Dhaka, Mumbai, Kolkata, Mohall, Colombo, Chennai, Nagpur, Ahmadabad, Chittagong, Pallekele, Hambantota and Bangalore.

The date of cricket world cup 2011 has unveiled and the Indian and his sub continentals are ready to host the tournament. The cricket world cup dates has started from 19th February 2011. The quarterfinal of the tournament will be held on 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th March 2011. The semifinal of the world cup will be played on 29th and 30th March 2011. The Final of the cricket world cup will be held on 2nd April 2011 at Mumbai. You can get all details on online.

Tickets of cricket world cup 2011 are available for all matches and venues in India and his sub continental. The 2011 cricket world cup tickets website has well designed in a good manner that one can arrange the cricket world cup 2011 tickets by venue, by date or by team and can easily  be purchased.

All about Mega sports event cricket world cup 2011, schedule, matches, cricket world cup dates, groups, cricket world cup tickets, countries, player and more.

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Aarkstore Enterprise – Gas Market Outlook in Bangladesh 2010

Aarkstore announce a new report  “Gas Market Outlook in Bangladesh, 2010 – Fiscal Regime, Investment Environment Benchmarking, Exploration and Production, Transportation and Supply-Demand Balance to 2020 ” through its vast collection of market research report.

Gas Market Outlook in Bangladesh, 2010 – Fiscal Regime, Investment Environment Benchmarking, Exploration and Production, Transportation and Supply-Demand Balance to 2020″ report is the essential source for Bangladesh Gas market data. The research provides information on fiscal regulations, investment environment benchmarking, along with details of exploration and production, pipelines, gas storage and LNG assets, both operational and planned. The report also offers historical and forecast of natural gas supply and demand from 1996 to 2020. The profiles of major companies operating in the gas market in Bangladesh are included in the report along with analysis of latest news and deals related to the countrys gas market.

This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by a team of industry experts.

The report will be checked for the latest information upon purchase. It will be dispatched within a maximum of 48 hours.

Scope

– Historic and forecast data relating to natural gas production, consumption, imports and exports for the period 1996-2020
– Detailed information on key fiscal terms like rents, bonuses, royalty, cost recovery, profit oil, petroleum and corporate taxes related to the gas market in Bangladesh is also provided. A sample calculation detailing how fiscal terms apply to a typical asset in the regime is included
– Historical and forecast data and information for all the major gas fields, pipelines, storage facilities and LNG terminals in Bangladesh for the period 2000-2015
– Operator companies for major gas fields, pipelines and LNG terminals in Bangladesh
– Product and brand updates, strategy changes, R&D projects, corporate expansions and contractions and regulatory changes
– Key mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, private equity and venture capital investments, and IPOs
– Business description and strategic analysis of top companies in Bangladesh -Chevron Corporation, Tullow Oil Plc, Total S.A.

Reasons to buy

– Gain a strong understanding of the countrys energy market.
– Facilitate market analysis and forecasting of future industry trends.
– Evaluate the attractiveness of the geography for oil investment in the light of government policies and the fiscal environment.
– Facilitate decision making on the basis of strong historic and forecast production, reserves and capacity data.
– Understand the geographys policies and fiscal terms, and their impact on contractors profits from upstream oil assets.
– Assess your competitors major crude oil assets and their performance.
– Analyze the latest news and financial deals in the oil sector of each country.
– Develop strategies based on the latest operational, financial, and regulatory events.
– Do deals with an understanding of how competitors are financed, and the mergers and partnerships that have shaped the market.
– Identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the leading companies in the country.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.aarkstore.com/reports/Gas-Market-Outlook-in-Bangladesh-2010-Fiscal-Regime-Investment-Environment-Benchmarking-Exploration-and-Production-Transportation-and-Supply-Demand-Balance-to-2020-55895.html
Or email us at press@aarkstore.com or call +919272852585

Aarkstore Enterprise specialize in providing online market business information on market research reports, books, magazines, conference booking at competitive prices, and strive to provide excellent and innovative service to our customers. We are built on the premise that reading is valuable, capable of stirring emotions and firing the imagination. Whether your looking for new product trends or competitive analysis of a new or existing market, Aarkstore Enterprise has the best resource.

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Up to 26% OFF to Call Bangladesh, with TelephoneBangladesh.com


Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 24, 2015

Low calling rates… everybody loves them. Especially when it comes to calling more often family and friends. That’s why TelephoneBangladesh.com has prepared a special surprise for its customers, a surprise they can benefit from for a long time: up to 26% off on montly plans. Bangladesh 500 monthly plan decreased from $ 12.99 to $ 9.49, whereas Bangladesh 1000 monthly plan decreased from $ 24.99 to $ 18.99.

Bangladesh 500 and Bangladesh 1000 are monthly subscriptions that customers may choose when living outside their mother country, in case they want to call back home on a regular basis. The calling plans may be canceled anytime, with no penalties.

The monthly plans are an efficient solution for calling Bangladesh, no matter the distance. If customers just need to know that everything is ok and the calls are not that long, they may sign up for Bangladesh 500. But if the talks last for hours and they forget to hang up, Bangladesh 1000 is the best option.

In case even the 500 minutes are too much, TelephoneBangladesh.com customers may use the Voice Credit service. For only $ 2, they receive 68 minutes to call any landline or mobile in Bangladesh.

The Voice Credit service works as a prepaid phone card offering all the benefits an online service provides: transparency, online account with user-friendly features, and 24/7 Customer Support. The service is intuitive and easy to use.

Whether customers choose to use a monthly plan or Voice Credit, calls may be placed:

from any landline, mobile or even payphone in the world, through local or toll free access numbers;
using the app called KeepCalling, which is not chargeable. The iOS and Android applications may be used to call without having to dial any access number, and even any phone number at all. Once logged in the app, customers can use their phone Contacts list to call;
from any PC with an Internet connection, through the Web Call app available in customers’ accounts.

Bangladesh people living abroad may now show their loved ones back home that they miss them in another way: by sending an international top up to their mobiles, with TelephoneBangladesh.com. Grameenphone, Tel Talk, Robi, Banglalink, Citycell and Airtel international mobile recharges are available, with values ranging from $ 5 to $ 15.22. Top ups make great presents, so TelephoneBangladesh.com customers may offer free calls, texts or data to their friends and family back home, as a gift.

The mobile recharge service offered by TelephoneBangladesh.com is available for anyone who wants to send airtime to a mobile phone in Bangladesh or anywhere else in the world. All customers have to do is create an account on TelephoneBangladesh.com, access the Mobile Recharge section and follow three easy steps:

choose the operator
enter the phone number
send the amount

Either for calls, or for mobile recharges, security is the keyword. Several security filters protect customers from possible frauds, making all transactions 100% safe. All major payment methods are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal.

What makes TelephoneBangladesh.com a great solution for keeping a close relationship with everyone “back home”, when living abroad?

the customer-focused approach, based on safe and easy to use services
the frequent special offers, offering bonuses on international top ups or discounts on international calls
the great Customer Service available 24/7, both in English and Spanish.

About TelephoneBangladesh.com

TelephoneBangladesh.com is an interactive website designed by KeepCalling, a global telecommunications company registered in 2002 in USA. Presently, KeepCalling provides its services to hundreds of thousands of consumers and businesses, with a focus on customer satisfaction. KeepCalling has been listed by Inc 5000 in top 20 telecom companies in the USA for the last 4 years. Plus, in 2014 the company was designated the 18th fastest growing company in the telecommunications industry in USA with a revenue increase of over 600% from 2010 to 2013.







The Vibrant Colors of a Bengali Bride

The people from the state of Bengali have unique culture and traditions. The language, the eating habits and the customs are very different from other communities of India, which easily differentiates a Bengali community member from rest of the communities in India. The Bengali community also resides in the neighboring states of Assam, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand and Tripura. Matrimonial customs and rituals for the Bengalis start days before the actual wedding day. The Bengali Bride is the center of attraction in most of these rituals.

A Bengali Bride can be easily distinguished by her traditional attire and face makeup on the wedding night. Traditionally, in Bengal the bride wear Banarasi saris usually in red or shades of red. Red color is considered auspicious for the girl who is soon going enter into wedlock. Saris from Banaras or Varanasi are all time preferred choice by the Bengali Matrimony for bridal wear. There are many shops in Calcutta and in the other cities and towns of Bengal sourcing saris from Varanasi. Though shades of red are mostly stocked in these shops, other shades are also available. With the changing times, the modern Bengali bride also selects saris in pink, magenta, blue and purple.

The bridal Banarasi saris are woven in silk and usually have golden pallu and borders. In the past, the golden borders are usually done using gold threads, but with the rising cost of gold metal, silk threads in gold and zari are used. The ‘pallu’ of the sari have rich intricate designs. There are ‘butis’ or small dots all over the sari. Sometimes the middle section of the saris also has brocade work making it heavier and more attractive. All the saris have attached fabric for the blouse. The cost of the saris depends on the amount of work on the saris, generally starts from 5,000, and increases with the thread work.

The Bengali bride complements the bridal look with gold jewelry. The state of Bengal is known for its unique patterned gold jewelry made by its master craftsmen. Every part of the bride’s body is adorned with gold jewelry. Lots of gold bangles and finger rings adorn her hands. She also wears gold necklace and earrings to go with it. There are also jewelry worn on the hair, waist and toes.

The main attraction of the Bengali Bride on the wedding night is the sandalwood pattern done on her forehead. The sophisticated designs on the forehead and cheeks are done using sandalwood paste complete her bridal look. Her hair is tied into a bun and covered with a red veil made of net. Her hands and feet are painted with alta, a red liquid used for the same purpose. Some brides also apply henna or mehendi on hands and feet. Applying mehendi was not a traditional way of dressing for the Bengal bride, but showcase influence of other Indian state’s tradition.

For the other Bengali matrimonial rituals, the bride of Bengal generally wears cotton saris called ‘tangail’ or ‘tant’. The colors mostly wore are red, yellow, green and pink. For the Haldi ritual, the bride wears yellow cotton sari with red borders. Another important ritual, the ‘aye burro bhaat’, most of the bride wears silk saris.

The Bengali bride also wears saris for her reception party, which is usually held in groom’s place. However, traditionally, the brides wore banarasi saris. With the changing times, other varieties of saris are also preferred. The brides also wear bridal lehengas and Zardosi work saris. In the reception, the Bengali bride also wears flower jewelry, which is a custom of Bengal.

Shipra writes on behalf of Jeevansathi.com, which is India’s fastest growing Matrimonial website. Jeevansathi.com enables users to create and search corresponding matches for their respective profiles like Bengali Matrimony Kolkata, Bengal Matrimony wherein users can avail free registration and make initial contact with each other.

Christie Showcases Leading Visual Solutions for Broadcast Industry at BES Expo 2015

New Delhi, India (PRWEB) January 22, 2015

Christie® brought its leading visual solutions to members of the broadcasting industry at the 21st International Conference & Exhibition on Terrestrial and Satellite Broadcasting (BES Expo 2015) from January 15 to 17 at Pragati Maid​an in New Delhi, India.

At booth No. 69, Christie’s India partner Falcon Technologies is showcasing a suite of innovative, reliable and financially accessible visual solutions that are ideal for the broadcast arena in a simulated television studio setting, complete with a news anchor’s desk. Visitors will be able to experience the highly versatile Christie® MicroTiles® arranged in an array of four units by four units in the backdrop, as well as a row of four units fitted in front of the desk.

Christie MicroTiles are renowned for their ability to maintain color depth, high contrast and high brightness at 3200K. With their ultra-high resolution images and color fidelity and saturation – especially rich, deep blacks – the MicroTiles’ unique qualities make them the ultimate digital canvas for creating eye-catching sets that are perfect for high-definition television broadcasts.

Another highlight at the booth is the affordable and easy-to-use Christie QuadHD84 LCD panel featuring Quad HD resolution (3840 by 2160) and true 60Hz refresh update rate for normal/natural display. Equipped with unmatched resolution and performance capabilities, the 84-inch panel offers an easily deployable and affordable Quad HD display solution. It can be easily installed as a wall-mountable or free-standing display, and is the perfect solution for presenting complex, detailed animation, data or live content for studio backdrop visualization, delivering powerful presentations or for accurate monitoring and collaborations – best suited for the broadcasting industry.

High-definition contents shown on the MicroTiles and QuadHD84 displays are driven by the Christie Spyder X20, a versatile hardware-based video processor combined with the flexibility of a universal routing switcher. Its integrated source monitoring enables simultaneous, real-time, full frame rate monitoring of all inputs. The Spyder X20 provides users with a 20-megapixel bandwidth to blend, window, and mix and scale any source format and then routes the signal to any destination device or combination of display devices – quickly and easily.

“Broadcasters can depend on Christie’s advanced visual solutions to effectively engage, entertain and inform viewers with dynamic and functional broadcast sets powered by Christie technologies which offer unmatched performance and reliability. In today’s highly competitive broadcast world, broadcasters can now engage and ‘wow’ their audience with unlimited creative possibilities of a dynamic set using Christie display and signal processing solutions,” said Karan Sawhney, director, Falcon Technologies. “We’re pleased to showcase various Christie products at BES Expo and with our good track record in servicing India’s broadcast industry, we’re hopeful that more broadcasters can make use of Christie solutions to deliver the best visuals to their viewers.”

In recent years, Christie’s visual solutions have become the popular choice of a number of television broadcasters in South Asia. In India, major television stations such as India Today Group and the Kerala-based Malayala Manorama TV utilize the Christie Spyder video processor in their news studios, while Doordashan has installed the Christie FHD551-X LCD panels in its facility. Recently, the Chennai-based News7 Tamil became the latest TV channel to harness the outstanding capabilities of Christie MicroTiles and Spyder X20. Its video wall in the studio is made up of 170 MicroTiles arranged in a curved array of 34-by-5 units measuring over 45 feet long, making it one of the longest video walls installed in India’s broadcast market.

In Bangladesh, three leading TV stations– Maasranga TV, Gazi TV and SA TV – deployed over 260 Christie MicroTiles as the main backdrop displays in their studios. These three broadcasters also rely on the Spyder X20s to manage high resolution contents on the screen with multiple windows.

“We are heartened by the response of South Asian broadcasters in embracing our advanced visual solutions, particularly the Christie MicroTiles and Spyder video processor which provide flexibility and versatility with almost boundless application possibilities and configurations limited only by the imagination,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “We’re hopeful that through our participation in BES Expo 2015, we can reach out to more TV networks and strengthen our position as one of the market leaders of the broadcast arena in this region.”

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan. Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit http://www.christiedigital.com​.

Christie® is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries.

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Whew! LATEST News

In India, the concept of news and its many variants such as latest news, the very popular ‘breaking news’ is losing its value and fast. In India news are becoming more of raving news. The case has been taken to the extreme by the Indian news channels, which are becoming more and more obnoxious and unbearable. But it does not mean news are fighting a lonely battle with the commercial overdose of the latest news and it’s more vicious counterpart ‘breaking news’, in India news are being safeguarded by some of the limited numbers of news organisations which are trying their best to give direction to the content and taste in Indian news.

It is pathetic to find that news concerning the recent marriage ceremony of a ‘celebrity’ in a reality show is touted as the ‘latest news’ in some channels of (dubious) repute. While for breaking news one can feast ones eyes on the recent spat that any politicians had behind their open doors. In India news cannot afford to be limited to dumb happening or soap-opera mad-caps, the Indian news channels and broadcast definitely try to come together in making the news room a platform for spreading news that matters. The news broadcasting is going global and online and here the best bet lies.

The web portals are the ‘in-thing’ when coming up with the real “, latest news” and breaking news. In India news seem to have found a life beyond the drawing rooms and to a plane where it can reach fast to its chosen audience that includes the niche groups as well. So, may be the bleak side of the Indian news telecast and broadcast is not that dark after all. The news world is jetting competition and this actually is good news to its many critics who find the growing fascination of the era of “latest news’ and breaking news a little too stifling. India news will see a new avataar (it has actually began showing a trace), the Indian news scene will change and hopefully for good.

Sourav Sharma is freelance market analyst and is writing reviews articles on latest news India, money market, india business news, cricket news, Indian news and information on Sensex index.

2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Released

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2015

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania today released its 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, the most comprehensive ranking of the world’s top think tanks. Simultaneous launch events were held by 81 organizations across 62 cities in 51 countries worldwide. The report will be translated into more than 20 languages.

As the premier database and measure of world think tanks, the Go To Index aims to increase the profile, performance and impact of think tanks, and to create a transnational and interdisciplinary network of centers of public policy excellence.

“In a world filled with tweets and sound bites that are often superficial and politically charged, it is critical to know where to turn for sound policy proposals that address our complex policy issues,” said James McGann, PhD, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. “This independent Index is designed to help identify and recognize the leading centers of excellence in public policy research around the world.”

The launch of the 2014 Go To Index in Washington D.C. was hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). A discussion was held about the challenges and opportunities for defense policy think tanks in the coming year. An afternoon session at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City focused on the connections between inter-governmental organizations and think tanks. The Index was also distributed through a network of global partners, giving institutions a chance to highlight the crucial role they play in building and maintaining civil society in their countries and regions.

The annual report, compiled with assistance from more than 1,500 peer institutions and experts from the print and electronic media, academia, public and private donor institutions, and governments around the world, ranks the top 150 global think tanks across four general categories:

1. Top Think Tanks in the World

2. Top Think Tanks by Region

3. Top Think Tanks by Area of Research

4. Top Think Tanks by Special Achievement

This year’s report also includes new Global Health and Domestic Health categories as well as a Global Trends feature, a detailed analysis of the biggest developments and challenges that think tanks have faced and will continue to face in the near future.

The Brookings Institution ranked first on the Global Think Tank list for the seventh consecutive year. The index report can be found at http://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1008&context=think_tanks.

Below are highlights of the 2014 rankings:

Top Think Tanks Worldwide (U.S. and non-U.S.)

    Brookings Institution (United States)
    Chatham House (United Kingdom)
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (United States)
    Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (United States)
    Bruegel (Belgium)

Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks

    Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (United States)
    RAND Corporation (United States)
    International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) (United Kingdom)
    Brookings Institution (United States)
    Chatham House (United Kingdom)

Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks

    Brookings Institution (United States)
    Chatham House (United Kingdom)
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (United States)
    Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) (United States)
    Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (United States)

The following regional launch partners will be hosting events in 62 cities around the world:

Sub-Saharan Africa

    African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Harare, Zimbabwe
    African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi, Kenya
    Center for Policy Studies (CERPS), Monrovia, Liberia
    Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar, Senegal
    Development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC), Kano, Nigeria
    Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Accra, Ghana
    Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), Johannesburg, South Africa
    Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Lagos, Nigeria
    REPOA, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Asia and the Pacific

    Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), and Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDCS) Canberra, Australia
    Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Baku, Azerbaijan
    Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta, Indonesia
    Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY), Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC), and China Center for

International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) (TBC), Beijing, China

    Chula Global Network, Chulalongkorn University, and International Institute for Trade and Development (ITD), Bangkok, Thailand
    Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, Mumbai, India
    Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Tokyo, Japan
    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), East Asia Institute (EAI), and Korea Economic Magazine, Seoul, South Korea
    Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi, India
    Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), Shanghai, China
    Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Singapore
    Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, Pakistan

Latin America

    Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI), Buenos Aires, Argentina
    CEDICE Libertad, Caracas, Venezuela
    Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP), Santiago, Chile
    Ethos Public Policy Lab, Mexico City, Mexico
    Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (FUNGLODE), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE), Lima, Peru

Europe

    Adam Smith Institute (ASI), London, United Kingdom
    Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and Fundación Alternativas, Barcelona, Spain
    Carnegie Moscow Center, Moscow, Russia
    Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Copenhagen, Denmark
    Ecologic Institute, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Berlin, Germany
    EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Prague, Czech Republic
    Fundación Alternativas, Madrid, Spain
    Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Milan, Italy
    Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS), Paris, France
    Institute of World Economics, Budapest, Hungary
    Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), Warsaw, Poland
    Populari, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Razumkov Centre, Kiev, Ukraine

North America

    Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington D.C., United States
    Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, United States
    Fraser Institute, Vancouver, Canada
    Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), Montreal, Canada
    James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Houston, United States
    United Nations, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, UN Regional Commissions New York Office (RCNYO), and International Peace Institute (IPI) New York, United States
    University of Pennsylvania, Lauder Institute, Perry World House, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, and Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), Philadelphia, United States

Middle East and North Africa

    Al Jazeera Center for Studies (AJCS), Doha, Qatar
    Association for Liberal Thinking (ALT), Ankara, Turkey
    Center for Strategic Studies (CSS), Amman, Jordan
    Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA), Cairo, Egypt
    Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Istanbul, Turkey
    Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv, Israel
    International Strategic Research Organization (USAK), Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey
    OCP Policy Center, Rabat, Morocco
    Regional Center for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Cairo, Egypt

About Penn’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP):

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the International Relations Program, University of Pennsylvania, conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies around the world. TTCSP was established in 1989. The Program maintains a database and network of more than 6,600 think tanks in 152 countries. Often referred to as the “think tanks’ think tank,” TTCSP examines the evolving role and character of public policy research organizations. The Index is supported by Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences, global.upenn.edu and the Lauder Institute at the Wharton School.







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2014 South-South Expo in Washington, DC to Showcase New Inclusive Global Partnerships for Sustainable Development


(PRWEB) November 14, 2014

2014 South-South Expo in Washington, DC to Showcase New Inclusive Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

17-21 November 2014, Organization of American States (OAS) Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA

Press Briefing 11:00 am, Monday, 17 November – Immediately following the High-level Opening Ceremony:

H.E. Mr. Abulkalam Abdul Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations and President of the General Assembly High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation.
H.E. Mr. Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations and Chair-elect of the Group of 77 (2015).
Mr. José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American States (OAS).
Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General, Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB).
Mr. Yiping Zhou, Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation and Director, United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation.
The seventh annual Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo), is being hosted by OAS, in close coordination with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), and in conjunction with more than 20 UN agencies and partners. It will strategically engage all development actors, including the private sector and civil society, to scale up concrete Southern-grown initiatives to help achieve the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

The GSSD Expo is a one-of-a-kind platform for showcasing and scaling up development initiatives while leveraging the complementary strengths of all institutional partners in addressing global and regional challenges.

More than $ 450 million was pledged between investors, green businesses, governments and other parties at the GSSD Expo 2013, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi last year.

The GSSD Expo 2014 is a strategic opportunity for countries, businesses, organizations and citizens alike.

The media are invited and encouraged to attend all Expo events.

At the opening on 17 November, statements will be made by Abulkalam Abdul Momen, President of the General Assembly High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation; Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo, Chair-elect of the Group of 77 (2015); José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS); Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB); Jon Lomøy, Director of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate; Kim Young-mok, President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency; and Christian Friis Bach, Executive Director of the UN Economic Commission for Europe among others.

Since its inception in 2008, the GSSD Expo has featured documented best practices from hundreds of partner countries, UN agencies, private-sector enterprises and civil-society organizations. To effectively build on this broad global partnership, the eight thematic areas of the GSSD Expo 2014 address Sustainable Development with particular focus on: (1) Poverty Eradication; (2) Food Security; (3) Public Private Partnerships; (4) Green Technology Transfer; (5) Decent Work; (6) Industrial Development; (7) Green Economies; and (8) Global Health.

For more information and to register: http://www.southsouthexpo.org.

Media Contacts: Adam Rogers, UNOSSC Geneva: adam(dot)rogers(at)undp(dot)org, mobile +41 79 849 0679;

or Mithre J. Sandrasagra, UNOSSC New York: mithre(dot)sandrasagra(at)undp(dot)org, mobile +1 646 391 7834







Independent Retail News

In the regular press, independent retail news is difficult to come across. You rarely see news stories about what is going on in the independent retail industry. At best, you will see articles about the demise of independent retailers, but will very rarely see news stories about the positive things which are happening within the industry.

Even the trade press does not often feature independent retailers. Much of the trade press focuses on large retailers and what they are doing. Whilst this kind of information is of interest to small independent retailers these stories are not always particularly relevant.

Why Independent Retail News Is Important

If you are an independent retailer staying abreast of what is happening within your industry is important. As an independent retailer, it is very easy to end up believing that it is impossible to be successful and grow your business. However, there are quite a lot of retailers who are entering new markets and being very successful. By staying up to date with what is happening in your industry you can be inspired.

Something you read in the news could trigger an idea in your own mind. Being presented with new ideas is a good way of keeping your perspective fresh and helping you to recognise opportunities when they present themselves.

In addition, news stories about independent shops and the industry help to keep you abreast of changes in legislation that may affect you. It also ensures that you do not miss out on opportunities to get help from the local council, manufacturers or, in some cases, the government. Stories about how other businesses are successfully borrowing money can be key to helping you to manage your own cash flow.

Sources for Independent Retail News

There are some limited sources for independent retail news. Trade associations are often a good source of information. However, they tend to focus on what they have to offer and what their stores are doing. On the internet, you will find a far broader range of stories. By far the best way to get this kind of news is to subscribe to one of the few trade magazines, which specialise in providing independent retail news.

If you are looking for independent retail news subscribe to Encounter Magazine. They are the voice of independent retailers in the UK.