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On Monday evening, several of our leaders gathered in New York City for the Fire Starter Awards Dinner, an annual event celebrating individuals who have sparked lasting change for gender equity. Leaders from companies such as Bank of America and Time Warner were hosted by CNN’s Rosa Flores, who was MC for the evening. The awards are held by Re:Gender, formerly the National Council for Research on Women, which works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. (more…)
The courtyard of the Nord Railway Station was lighted by oil-lamps taken from locomotives; their silvered reflectors threw dazzling rays from all sides on the under portion of the immense yellow mass of the balloon; the upper portion was swaying with gigantic ungainliness in the strong breeze. It was only a small balloon, as balloons were measured, but it seemed monstrous as it wavered over the human forms that were agitating themselves beneath it. The cordage was silhouetted against the yellow taffetas as high up as the widest diameter of the balloon, but above that all was vague and even spectators standing at a distance could not clearly separate the summit of the great sphere from the darkly moving sky. The car, held by ropes fastened by stakes, rose now and then a few inches uneasily from the ground. The sombre and severe architecture of the station buildings enclosed the balloon on every hand; it had only one way of escape.
…”Let go all!” cried the sailor, standing up and clinging to the cordage…
…One side of the car tilted up, and the sailor was nearly pitched out. Three men at the other side had failed to free the ropes. The balloon jumped, as it it were drawn by some terrific impulse from the skies…
“Bon voyage! Bon voyage!” the little crowd cheered. And then “Vive la France!”… (more…)
As the world’s leading news and information company, we not only reach more than a billion people worldwide with our Reuters News coverage, but we also generate and consume news across all of the professions that we serve. For more insight on the importance of news across our business, we talked to several of our leaders to gather their thoughts on how we provide our customers with the news they need, when they need it, regardless of what profession they are in. Here’s what Susan Taylor Martin, President of our Legal business, had to say:
“Thomson Reuters’ roots are in value-added content including news and caselaw, and our unique expertise in bringing clarity to the complex issues of the day provides a powerful advantage for our legal customers. We see news and legal current awareness as important complements to the specialised information, workflow tools and services that legal professionals rely upon from us, and have formed dedicated editorial teams within Reuters and our Legal businesses to report on the critical issues and breaking news that impact our customers and their clients.
For example, Practitioner Insights on WestlawNext provides up-to-the-minute insights and analysis including alerts on breaking cases and legislative updates. Practitioner Insights includes content authored and curated by dedicated teams of attorney-editors, coupled with on-point reporting from Reuters and renowned third-party sources, and is geared to practitioners in the most widely practiced areas of law including bankruptcy, employment, banking and finance, securities, intellectual property and mergers and acquisitions. Practitioner Insights alerts provide real-time updates on new developments relevant to the attorney’s practice area or clients, helping them stay ahead of fast-changing areas of the law. (more…)
Inspired by a neighborhood of innovators and entrepreneurs, the Knowledge Worker Innovation Series consists of events that bring in thought leaders from industry and academia to discuss, dissect and explore technology topics and trends. The discussions helps us stay on top of and share the ideas that shape our approach to making information intelligent and delivering it to the businesses and professionals who depend on it.
We are pleased to announce the fourth event in our Knowledge Worker Innovation Series, proudly held in Boston’s Innovation District. Massive online open courses or MOOCs have enormous amounts of data that is disorganized, rapid, multi-sourced and constant. Conducting education research in the midst of this deluge of data is tedious, slow, resource-consuming and unscalable. Dr. Una-May O’Reilly is creating a novel information model named MOOCdb, a multi-institution effort converging on organization of MOOC data that supports multiplatform, open access, collaborative, online education research. She will also talk about a number of projects, that are spinning off as a result of MOOCdb, which provide interactive visualizations and data analytics. (more…)
The key to Northwest Biotherapeutics’ survival has been delivering strong trial results in a tiny group of patients for its brain-cancer drug, called DCVax-L. It’s among an emerging new crop of drugs that coax the body’s own immune system into tracking down and killing cancer cells. Today’s graphic diagrams how this new cancer therapy works.
30 in 2012. 70-plus in 2013!
That’s how many coats the Thomson Reuters Chicago office donated to kids at Ninos Heroes Elementary Community Academy, located on the south side of Chicago.
How it all started
Eric Cochran, who spends two days a week at Heroes as the school’s social worker, asked his friends and family in the fall of 2011 for some help. He wanted to provide winter coats for students at this school who would otherwise have to go without. That first year, Eric was able to provide coats to 12 of the students. (more…)
In this third installment of the Thomson Reuters Knowledge Worker Innovation Series, Mona Vernon, Senior Director of Emerging Technology at Thomson Reuters moderated a panel on how to address big data challenges, with Puneet Batra, Ph.D., Founder of LevelTrigger, Sandro Catanzaro, Cofounder of DataXu and Hjalmar Gislason, Founder and CEO of DataMarket.
And if you don’t have time to watch the full video, you can check out the highlights below: (more…)
By Michael Peacock EMEA Politics & Economics Editor, Thomson Reuters
Over five days, we interviewed European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and his economics commissioner, Benoit Coeure, the number two at the European Central Bank, the Finnish Prime Minister, the deputy prime minister of Portugal and the finance ministers of Germany, France, Spain, Ireland and the Netherlands (the latter also chairs the meeting of euro zone finance ministers). We also talked to the leaders of the anti-euro/EU parties in Britain and Germany and the head of Germany’s ZEW thinktank.
Coeure talked up the prospect of cutting the interest rate banks get to park their funds at the ECB into negative territory for the first time and gave the Portuguese bond market a boost with Lisbon’s prediction of above-forecast economic growth this year. (more…)