Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) - More than 400 customers, partners, media and dignitaries attended an event on November 19 to explore the global and business benefits of Windows 8. Attendees saw a range of new Windows 8 apps developed in the Middle East, including Time Out Dubai, Al Jazeera and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Independent We Stand, a movement of locally owned businesses and people across the country, is dedicated to educating their communities about the importance of buying local. More than 100 million people are expected to “shop small” this year, and Independent

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - When it comes to education, where children learn can be as important as what they learn. Why? The physical condition of an actual school building affects the bottom line for every school. Money spent to heat or cool a poorly maintained school building is money that could instead be directed to student needs, such as more books or teachers.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Fungal diseases such as Pythium, Phytophthora, Fusarium and Rhizoctonia are major causes of poor emergence and stand development in soybeans. But farmers will have a stronger line of defense in 2013 with a new-generation fungicide for soybeans and cotton.

Las vegas, Nevada - UNLV International Gaming Institute researchers released their second in a series of reports that weigh the pros and cons of developing an integrated casino-resort in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - The numbers are staggering: Women make up 1.8 million veterans. The average age of women veterans is 48 years, compared to 63 years for their male counterparts, and their issues and needs are very different, something that is oftentimes going unnoticed.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - There are more small and medium-sized cash transactions during the holidays than at any other time of the year, making November to December “prime time” for counterfeiters.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Once again, an organization of financial professionals has recognized three businesses for their ethical business behavior.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Even with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, showing your children the true spirit of the season can be done-and be fun. Here are eight easy ways parents can help children experience the joy of giving during this holiday season and throughout the years to come.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - An estimated 10,000 baby boomers are retiring every day. Many are looking to volunteer at organizations that can benefit from their work experiences and expertise. Perhaps surprisingly, that’s not always easy.