Dutch airline to use cooking oil to power flights

22 06 2011

Dutch airline KLM plans to use recycled cooking oil as biofuel to power flights to and from France in a move aimed at cutting carbon emissions. Starting in September, KLM will begin more than 200 flights between Paris and Amsterdam using biofuel made from used cooking oil, the company said Wednesday. KLM managing director Camiel […]

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L’ONU s’allie au privé pour éradiquer la malnutrition en Asie

19 06 2011

L’ONU lance en Indonésie et au Bangladesh un programme inédit pour éradiquer la malnutrition enfantine en faisant appel à  la puissance financière et l’expertise de géants de l’agro-alimentaire, comme Unilever et Kraft. “Il s’agit de faire preuve d’efficacité. Nous obtenons de meilleurs résultats quand les secteurs privés et publics joignent leurs forces”, affirme Nancy Roman, […]

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Samsung chief concerned about corruption in the company

9 06 2011

The chairman of Samsung Electronics, Kun-Hee Lee, has voiced his concerns about the possible spread of corruption within the group’s companies. Mr Lee said that corruption allegations had tarnished the company’s image. His comments came after the chief executive of subsidiary Samsung Techwin, Oh Chang-Suk, resigned following unspecified “irregularities” at the company. Samsung Electronics is […]

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Glaxo, Merck Support Effort to Boost Vaccine Access

6 06 2011

GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Merck & Co. agreed to lower prices for vaccines to protect children against potentially deadly diarrhea, supporting an international effort to help least-developed nations fight diseases. The GAVI Alliance, set up by Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates to give the world’s poorest people better access to life- saving immunizations, also received commitments […]

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