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2013-10-01 17:58:30

Despite continued reports of economic growth in Africa, much of the continent remains wracked by poverty, with roughly one in five citizens saying they frequently lack food, clean water and medical care, according to the largest survey of African citizens. This suggests the growth is not trickling down to the poorest citizens or that actual growth rates are inflated, said Carolyn Logan, assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University and deputy director of the survey,...

2011-07-07 08:00:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PredictivEdge today announced the release of the Proactive Parenting Network's (PPN) mobile app, providing on-the-go access to the online safety tools and relevant educational resources available to PPN account holders. PPN is a comprehensive, proactive solution that empowers parents to provide a safe online experience for their children in an ever-changing digital world. PPN provides protection by monitoring a child's social networking...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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