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Venezuela to begin using 'forced labor' on farms

Venezuela issued a decree that "effectively amounts to forced labor" in an attempt to stabilize a food shortage, says an Amnesty International report.

Source: CNBC.com

IoT Village Announces 2016 List of Speakers for Annual Hacker Event at DEF CON

BALTIMORE, July 29, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Independent Security Evaluators, the elite group of security consultants and researchers who organize IoT Village, which runs at several security conferences including DEF CON 24, today announced the list of speakers scheduled to present at the landmark security research event, which occurs August 4-7 2016 in Las Vegas.

Source: PR Newswire

SPECIAL REPORT-In Venezuela's murky oil industry, the deal that went too far

CARACAS/ BOGOTA, July 26- Even for Venezuela's notoriously opaque economy, it was a sweetheart deal that went too far. Last August, state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA issued one of its largest tenders in recent years: a multi-billion dollar project in the Orinoco Belt, the world's largest crude reserve. Trenaco, headquartered in Switzerland but largely...

Source: Reuters

Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine announces winners of the Abby and Howard Milstein Innovation Award in Reproductive Medicine and the 2016 Project Awards in Reproductive Medicine

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 25, 2016/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- As part of its mission to support vital and innovative research in the field of reproductive medicine, the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine announced today that it has awarded a second year of funding of $200,000 to co-investigators working on a translational...

Source: PR Newswire

AHF to Open New Chelsea Healthcare Center and Officially Welcome Dr. Robert Chavez

NEW YORK---- AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest global AIDS organization, will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its fourth healthcare center location in the New York City area, located in Manhattan’ s Chelsea neighborhood at 365 A W 28th St., New York, 10001 on Tuesday, July 26 th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. AHF is also proud to officially announce Dr.

Source: Business Wire

Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Ryan Chavez as EVP of Finance and General Counsel

FREMONT, Calif., July 18, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company with three clinical-stage development programs focused on the emerging field of regenerative medicine, today announced that the company has appointed Ryan Chavez as Executive Vice President of Finance and General Counsel, effective today, reporting to Steve...

Source: PR Newswire

Venezuela strongman Maduro 'will go to all lengths to survive'

As his country's economy implodes around him, Venezuelan strongman Nicolas Maduro has resorted to what may be a last-ditch effort to stay in power.

Source: CNBC.com

Venezuela turns to its military to combat food shortages

CARACAS, Venezuela— Venezuela's military is getting a major promotion as the socialist-run country struggles to combat severe shortages and stave off food riots. President Nicolas Maduro on Monday created a new government initiative to boost production and guarantee the smooth distribution of food supplies in the face of what he called economic sabotage...

Source: The Associated Press

The Futon Shop Is Celebrating Their 40 Year Anniversary Reaching More Than 2 Million Customers Across the United States

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- The Futon Shop, America's largest futon retailer, is pleased to announce that they are celebrating their 40th anniversary after opening operations in 1976. Today, the company has 11 retail showrooms in California and distributes to customers across the U.S. from their e-commerce website. From their manufacturing floor...

Source: PR Newswire

UPDATE 1-Venezuela says taking over halted Kimberly-Clark plant

Kimberly-Clark, which makes Huggies diapers and Kleenex tissues, said at the weekend it was halting its two-decade Venezuela operations as it was unable to obtain raw materials or hard currency and was struggling with high inflation. After U.S. cleaning products maker Clorox Co pulled out of Venezuela in 2014, the government also announced workers would...

Source: Reuters