ADVISORY, Aug. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What: World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. World Humanitarian Day is celebrated on August 19, 2014. In honor of the occasion, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson and Kenneth Payumo - Chief, Peacekeeping Operations Support section - Department of Safety and Security United Nations will ring the Opening Bell. 2013 and the first half of 2014 saw an alarming rise in the level of attacks and incidents involving humanitarian workers. In Gaza, West Africa, the Central African Republic and South Sudan aid workers continue to be targeted. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET World Humanitarian Day Contact: Moira Breslin (917) 705-5530 email@example.com Akbar Hamid (646) 334-5789 firstname.lastname@example.org Annmarie Mercieri (860) 729-3323 Annmarie@thisismission.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Christine Barna (646) 441-5310 Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com Feed Information: Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DL 3811 Vertical FEC 3/4 SR 13.235 DR 18.295411 MOD 4:2:0 DVBS QPSK Social Media: For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ. For photos from ceremonies and events visit our Instagram Page: http://instagram.com/nasdaq For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx. For exciting viral content and ceremony photos visit Tumblr Page: http://nasdaq.tumblr.com/ Webcast: A webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx Photos: To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice. About World Humanitarian Day: World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.
World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe and show that the world needs more #HumanitarianHeroes like these.About NASDAQ OMX Group NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,400 listed companies with a market value of over $8.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. -NDAQA-