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2014-04-30 23:21:35

Push to Walk, a Riverdale based non-profit organization assembled a team to participate in the NJ Marathon and raised close to $30,000. Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 On Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Long Branch, NJ Team Push to Walk raced for its fourth year to show its support and dedication to the non-profit they represented. The team consisted of 18 people, including trainers, family, friends, members of the community, and 3 Push to Walk clients who used hand-cycles to participate....

2014-04-21 23:02:25

In a report issued today, Corporate Campaign, Inc. (CCI) charges that, "The case of Coca-Cola, is a prime example of how the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement has been co-opted by the very corporations whose harmful policies and practices the movement is trying to monitor and reform.” The report, an open letter to the Calvert Group and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), makes public CCI's response to their designation of Coca-Cola as...

2014-04-16 16:22:03

Donation follows Tutu's guest appearance on Grand World Voyage sailing Durban to Cape Town SEATTLE, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's work to spread peace, justice and democracy around the globe, Holland America Line has made a $100,000 donation to the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation (DTPF). The donation follows Tutu's appearance as a special guest lecturer on a segment of ms Amsterdam's Grand World Voyage....

2014-04-08 12:21:57

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to prevent deadly product safety disasters - such as the GM ignition switch failure -- Ralph Nader, the Center for Progressive Reform and the Center for Corporate Policy called for enacting long-overdue criminal liability for product supervisors who know their products are dangerous or deadly, yet fail to tell federal regulators of these dangers. Nader and the groups sent the letters today to the chairs and ranking...

2014-04-03 12:32:17

ATLANTA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Around the world, more than 1.6 billion people are in need of decent housing. Habitat for Humanity offers a number of ways for people to get involved to help address this global issue. One important action everyone can take is to lend their voice and serve as an advocate. Advocacy is one of the most effective ways to promote policies and systems that create access to decent and affordable housing. This is why every year, tens of thousands of...

2014-03-27 12:31:14

Autism Policy Reform Coalition Urges Government Examination Of Environmental Causes, And Focus On Treatment And Services WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the newest autism prevalence statistics. For children born in 2002, the prevalence of autism was 1 in 68; 1 in 42 boys. Almost 60,000 US 12 year-olds likely have autism. Thirty years ago, autism affected 1 in 2,500 children; there has been a...

2014-03-22 00:21:39

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Greater Los Angeles-Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) tonight welcomed the decision by ABC Family channel to cancel plans to produce a pilot for a new series called "Alice in Arabia." According to Variety: "Just days after the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) expressed concerns over potential stereotyping in the pilot for ABC Family's 'Alice in Arabia' and requested a...

2014-03-18 23:26:47

"Stand Up for Reproductive Justice" will be held on Saturday, April 12th at 7p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta. General admission tickets are $35 and can be purchased online. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 On Saturday, April 12 at 7:00pm, the Feminist Health Center will hold its annual awards celebration, “Stand Up for Reproductive Justice” (SURJ). The event will feature musical performances by BETTY, Madam Cj, and the Love Supremes; a...

2014-03-18 16:27:09

Charity seeks partnerships with local corporations and LGBTQ groups WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This May, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (DC Habitat) will hold its first ever Rainbow Build event. The goal of Rainbow Build is to raise awareness for the cause of affordable housing, particularly as it relates to LGBTQ and other social justice issues, and to team up with a diverse array of LGBTQ organizations, groups, and individuals to work towards...

2014-03-10 08:27:31

Using their smartphones, movie fans can download film tracks in their language of preference, for an unprecedented multi-generational, bilingual family movie experience LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- myLINGO, a smartphone application created to bridge the gap between non-native speakers and the movies they love, will launch in the U.S. this March 28(th) with the highly-anticipated Cesar Chavez, offering an audio track in Spanish for moviegoers. Directed by Diego Luna,...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.