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2014-10-03 08:27:06

~ KT Press reports on how Rwanda is seeking ideas on utilizing ICT to transform its economy KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of business executives from around the world are heading to Rwanda to attend a high-end conference on Information Communications Technology, dubbed 'SMART Rwanda Days'. President Paul Kagame and Dr. Hamadoun Toure, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), will be the keynote speakers. President...

2014-10-02 12:33:32

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter is being issued by the International Fund for Agricultural Development: Dear Journalist, You are invited to attended an important news-making event, "Food + Migration: Untold Stories" hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 10, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. This event is open to the media only and is free of charge. Seating is limited. IFAD is...

2014-10-02 12:21:04

LONDON, October 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's Education Programme at Helitech International lifts off on 14th October with the Business and Strategy Conference which will host a round table discussion featuring high-level speakers including Jonathan Baliff, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bristow Group; Robert Dranitzke, Managing Director, Milestone Aviation; Daniele Romiti, CEO, AgustaWestland and Guillaume Faury, President and CEO, Airbus Helicopters. The...

2014-10-01 23:10:59

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Offers to Educate DeCaprio on the Role of Fresh Water in Climate Change. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 In his recent address on Global Warming, actor Leonardo DiCaprio told the United Nations that “climate change is here right now.”* Water advocate and radio host Sharon Kleyne was alarmed by DiCaprio’s speech because of his failure to mention the critical role of water, or the current global fresh water crisis as major factors...

2014-10-01 08:25:23

Wang Jingsheng honored with the "Human Culture Sustainable Development Achievement Award" NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At 7:00 PM on Sept. 22, by invitation of the Global Sustainable Development Foundation (GSDF), the world famous Philadelphia Orchestra performed the symphony Ode to Humanity, an elaboration on traditional Chinese Confucian culture conceived and composed in Shenzhen, China, at the UN's Concert Dinner and Welcome Banquet for the 69th Session of the UN General...

2014-09-30 12:27:11

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The producers of the upcoming feature drama "The Good Lie" have teamed up with organizations including the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help South Sudanese children in crisis and Lost Boys and Girls' communities. This partnership represents a new wave in film and cause collaborations. UNICEF has played an integral role in the survival, protection and development of Sudan and South Sudan's children since 1965. The Good Lie Fund, the...

2014-09-30 08:24:26

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was honored last week during the South-South Awards for his indispensable role in addressing the global climate crisis. The annual South-South Awards recognize outstanding contributions from world leaders, senior United Nations officials and other icons in advancing sustainable development. "I am deeply honored by South-South's decision to confer an award to me," said Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General...

2014-09-30 00:21:08

WEIHAI, China, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to CRI Online, French triathlete Bertrand Billard won the Elite Men's title and Camilla Pedersen from Denmark led the Elite Women's race at the 2014 Weihai ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships held in Weihai, China on September 20-21, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140930/149251 The event brought together the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, the China Triathlon Champions Cup and the...

2014-09-26 23:05:45

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Responds to Obama UN Speech on Climate Change. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 “One issue will define the contours of this century more than any other – and that is the urgent and growing threat of changing climate.” Barak Obama UN Speech, September 24, 2014 The number one “urgent and growing threat” to human health, civilization, and life on Earth, according to water advocate and radio show host Sharon Kleyne, is not...

2014-09-26 16:22:47

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's address to the UN General Assembly a rhetorical cocktail of hatred, deceit and distortion. Once again, as in his previous UN speeches, Abbas undermined prospects for advancing peace. "President Abbas today offered no fresh ideas, indeed no hope for peace," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Recycling well-worn and false accusations against Israel, ignoring the damage...


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Earth Day
2012-04-23 12:12:49

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. It is now coordinated worldwide through the Earth Day Network, founded by Dennis Hayes, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, and will continue to be held each year on April 22 through at least 2015. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly...

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Word of the Day
ambsace
  • Bad luck; misfortune.
  • The smallest amount possible or the most worthless thing.
The word 'ambsace' comes from a Latin word meaning 'both'.