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NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonfinancial disclosure alone does not necessarily translate into better sustainability performance, as some companies may tick the boxes without tipping the scales, concludes a new report by The Conference Board.
NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The expansion of fast Internet in Africa positively affects employment rates in connected areas, according to research from Columbia Business School. The study documented the economic gains from the spread of fast Internet technology and found that in Africa, not only have jobs been created (or saved), but a significant portion of those benefits has gone to the less educated.


SAN DIEGO and FREISING, Germany, Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services, a fully owned subsidiary of Ajinomoto Co. Inc. (TSE: 2802), and XL-protein GmbH, a privately owned German biopharmaceutical company, are pleased to announce a Strategic Alliance. Ajinomoto will apply its proprietary Corynex(®) expression system together with XL-protein's proprietary PASylation(®) technology for plasma half-life extension to develop a series of therapeutic compounds.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- American Bullion is proud to announce the winners in the Fifth Annual Essay Scholarship Program! Three college scholarships worth $1,000 each were awarded. Over 1000 submissions were received and considered. This year's full-time undergraduate applicants were asked to write an essay answering the question, "What are the benefits of Bitcoin and Gold in an IRA?" Participating students offered a wide range of viewpoints, each with its own value and approach. American Bullion is proud to award this scholarship to the deserving students listed below. In no particular order, the 2018 winners are:
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Change Healthcare announced that it has acquired intellectual property (IP) and other key assets from PokitDok, Inc., a platform-as-a-service company for healthcare. With this advanced software, IP, and the PokitDok team, Change Healthcare further extends the capabilities and technology leadership of the Change Healthcare Intelligent Healthcare Network(TM) for payers, providers, and independent software vendors (ISVs). The integration of key PokitDok APIs into the network will add new capabilities for digital health, telemedicine, and other new, disruptive care models that support value-based, patient-centric healthcare.