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Friends Don’t Count Chromosomes: March 21 World Down Syndrome Day

Tuesday, March 21 marks the UN recognised World Down’s Syndrome Day – and the society hopes its ‘Lots Of Socks’ fun event will chime with folk. Unfortunately, stereotypes toward Down syndrome, a low level of awareness and non-existence of medical protocols and guiding principles in Georgia often result in inadequate …

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Official Reveals Details: Baku Invest Plan in Iran Railways

Official Reveals Details: Baku Invest Plan in Iran Railways

A high-ranking official with the Iranian railways organization has briefed Trend on the latest developments concerning Azerbaijan’s plans to invest in the development of his country’s railway system in a bid to help the full activation of the International North-South Transportation Corridor. Nourollah Beiranvand, the deputy for planning and investment …

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Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco: The Next Wave Of A Harm-Reduction Revolution

Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco: The Next Wave Of A Harm-Reduction Revolution

A little-known tobacco technology, Heat-not-Burn (HNB), has the potential to slash smoking-related death and disease by appealing to the millions of smokers who’ve failed to quit using e-cigarettes and traditional nicotine-replacement therapies. Unlike e-cigarettes, HNB products use real tobacco, but instead of burning it like traditional cigarettes, they heat the …

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Russia, Turkey Sign Agreements in Sphere of Tourism

Russia, Turkey Sign Agreements in Sphere of Tourism

Important documents in the sphere of tourism were signed in Moscow following the talks between Turkish Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Huseyin Yayman and the Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism of Russia (Rosturizm) Oleg Safonov, the Anadolu Agency reported. This signing will give impetus to cooperation between …

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Adidas Steps Away from TV Advertising

Adidas Steps Away from TV Advertising

Adidas is leaving behind TV advertising as it seeks to quadruple its e-commerce revenues by 2020, Chief Executive Kasper Rorsted told CNBC. Rorsted said the firm would focus primarily on digital channels to capture younger consumers, a crucial demographic for the sports clothing line. “It’s clear that the younger consumer …

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Tallinn Hosted the Largest Blockchain Conference in the Baltic States

Tallinn hosted a large-scale conference dedicated to blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency development – Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn. The event became the largest platform for blockchain entrepreneurs and developers in the Baltic states. The conference was attended by 250 people from 20 countries. Event organizer is Smile-Expo, the company that …

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Azerbaijani SGC Company sets Initial Guidance on $1B Bond Tap

Azerbaijan’s Southern Gas Corridor CJSC has set initial price guidance in the 5.875 percent area for a tap of its existing $1 billion bond, according to one of the banks leading the transaction. Citi, J.P. Morgan and UniCredit are the joint lead managers. In March 2016, Southern Gas Corridor Company …

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Big Tobacco Has Caught Startup Fever

Big Tobacco Has Caught Startup Fever

It’s not smoking. It’s platform-agnostic nicotine delivery solutions. In January, Philip Morris International Inc., the largest publicly traded tobacco company in the world, relaunched its website. Front and center on the home page, a freshly fashioned statement of purpose now greets visitors: “Designing a smoke-free future.” It’s a curious ambition …

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Closing Gender Gaps in Asia and the Pacific Requires Transformative Change

Addressing gender inequality and ensuring equal participation and opportunities for women and girls in Asia-Pacific is central to achieving progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Tackling gender-based inequalities in economic opportunities as well as in access to land, financial instruments and ICT tools would both improve economic growth …

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Azerbaijan Weekly Market Watch

Azerbaijan Weekly Market Watch

Galt&Taggart Publishes Report on Main Developments that Took Place in Azerbaijani Economy Last Week: CBAR reserves up 8.5% y/y to US$ 4.4bn After an 8.9% m/m increase in January 2017, Azerbaijan’s Central Bank (CBAR) reserves increased further (+1.0% m/m) to US$ 4.4bn in February 2017. In annual terms, reserves were …

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