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2011-04-27 09:00:00

NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Municipal Art Society of New York will present the 2011 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal to Diane von Furstenberg at its annual fundraising gala on Thursday, April 28, 2011. Hundreds of civic minded and philanthropic New Yorkers will gather at The New York Public Library as the fashion icon is honored for her tireless work as an urban pioneer, civic activist and preservationist. Serving as Honorary Chairs are Tim Gunn, Caroline Kennedy, and...

2010-12-23 00:00:55

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today welcomed a decision by the United Nations General Assembly to extend the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) beyond 2014. United Nations, New York (Vocus) December 22, 2010 UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today welcomed a decision by the United Nations General Assembly to extend the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development(ICPD) beyond...

2010-01-08 16:15:00

Next 5 Years Crucial to Meet RH Goals WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a major speech today to mark the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). Her strong message showed top-level U.S. Government support for the ICPD and other such UN goals, including the Millennium Development Goals, by 2015. These include achieving universal access to reproductive healthcare (RH) and education...

2007-06-13 06:00:00

A Miami federal judge on Tuesday ordered O.J. Simpson's oldest daughter to give a deposition in a lawsuit that accuses the former NFL star of trying to hide proceeds from his ill-fated book, If I Did It. Arnelle Simpson, 38, head of the now bankrupt Lorraine Brooke Associates, must give testimony before a scheduled hearing on Friday in downtown Miami, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge A. Jay Cristol said at a hearing Tuesday. The judge threatened to take further action if Arnelle Simpson remains...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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