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2012-05-12 02:20:22

NEW YORK, May 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Author and television personality Julie Edelman, aka, "The Accidental Housewife;" local women volunteers from Habitat for Humanity-New York City; Teresa Edwards, five-time Olympian and former WNBA coach and player; and Lowe's Heroes, all representing "The Build Generation," raised their paint brushes at the New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA) Taft Houses Youth Chorus Center today in recognition of National Women Build Week. Held May 5-13, the...

The Pirate Bay Facing Dutch Court Blockade
2012-05-11 11:00:55

Peter Suciu for RedOrbit.com At one point the infamous pirate Edward Teach — better known as Blackbeard — probably believed himself to be the most resilient pirate in the world, but he still ended up dead on the deck on his ship, a fate shared by many in his profession. Labeling one´s self a pirate was never historically the best way to ensure a happy ending, so their story could be a warning to the so-called modern day digital pirates as well. The Swedish website The...

2012-05-10 02:21:27

LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented show of support for veterans and military families, nearly every major studio, broadcast and cable network, talent agency, and guild in the entertainment industry has united with top-tier nonprofit organizations to launch the Got Your 6 campaign (www.gotyour6.org). Got Your 6 will create a wide array of opportunities for veterans to successfully convert their leadership and operational training into positive civilian roles in...

2012-04-21 23:03:33

With the Horn of Africa going through its worst hunger crisis in 60 years and a potential humanitarian catastrophe on the horizon due to lack of attention, YouTube icon 'Athene' is now entering day 7 of his hunger strike and a large portion of his fanbase is about to join him in order to raise awareness. (PRWEB) April 20, 2012 YouTube icon 'Athene' is livestreaming his hunger strike 24/7, which he started April 14th in order to raise awareness around the situation in the Horn of Africa. He...

FBI Seizes Server Allegedly Linked To University Bomb Threat
2012-04-21 04:28:58

The FBI has seized a server used by an anonymous remailing service provider and several progressive service organizations as part of an ongoing investigation into anonymous bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh -- a move which has reportedly drawn criticism from digital anonymity advocates. The server was seized Wednesday from a co-location facility located in New York after FBI officials presented a warrant, Wired's Kim Zetter wrote on Friday. The server was used by Mixmaster, a...

2012-03-30 02:22:55

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Study of Responsive Law and Ralph Nader are hosting a conference entitled "Control the Corporation" on Monday, April 2 from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is open to the public but those who would like to attend must first RSVP via the Center's website. The conference features 30 prominent speakers on a variety of issues dealing with corporate accountability. The range of topics are: countering the impact of...

2012-03-21 10:23:49

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today at a Capitol Hill news conference, Jeanne Monahan, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council (FRC), joined Members of Congress and pro-life leaders to condemn new regulations instituted by President Obama's Department of Health and Human Services that requires anyone enrolled in an insurance plan that covers elective abortion to pay an additional abortion surcharge. (Logo:...

2012-03-21 06:27:44

Newcomers Spirit Airlines and Electronic Arts Knock Out Competitors While Other Rookies Fall to Tournament Veterans in First Round of Consumer Voting NEW YORK, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After an opening round of voting, the 32 companies in Consumerist.com's seventh annual "Worst Company in America" tournament have been whittled down to the 'Sweet 16,' with 2011 Grand Champion runner-up, Bank of America, earning 83 percent of consumer votes against rival Chase, further...

2012-03-05 11:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), the national coalition of religious denominations and groups dedicated to reproductive justice, today launched a national campaign to demonstrate the widespread support for expanded access to birth control and contraception among people of faith. The campaign - "I'm a Fan of Birth Control" - involves hundreds of clergy and religious leaders and activists of all faiths in...

2012-02-25 08:00:00

ChefUniforms.com is holding a contest, in which professional chefs and culinary students will compete to win an all-expense paid trip to the 2012 NRA Show. Voting will take place on the company´s website from March 26th-April 23rd, and the winner will be announced on April 24th. One professional or student will be chosen by tallying the votes. For more information about the contest and for complete rules and regulations, please visit http://www.chefuniforms.com/contest. Plantation, FL...