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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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