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2014-08-12 12:29:26

SAGE Publications Celebrity promotion of charities is ineffective at raising awareness, but can make the stars more popular with the public, new research says. According to journal articles by three UK academics, "the ability of celebrity and advocacy to reach people is limited" and celebrities are "generally ineffective" at encouraging people to care about "distant suffering". The research, by Professor Dan Brockington, of The University of Manchester, Professor Spensor Henson,...

2014-07-18 08:25:01

Actual Disbursements in 2013 Increased 8% As Some Funds from Earlier Years Were Spent MELBOURNE, Australia, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donor governments in 2013 committed US$8.1 billion in new funding to support the AIDS response in low- and middle-income countries, down 3 percent from 2012, finds a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released in advance of the 2014 International AIDS Conference. The...

2014-06-30 20:23:38

MANCHESTER, N.H., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has selected Regent Education's financial aid management system--Regent 8--to support financial aid processes for all their students and programs including their industry-leading online programs and their new and cutting edge Competency Based Education program known as College for America (CFA). Regent 8 is the only financial aid management solution to offer complete support for all enrollment...

2014-06-24 23:04:13

RnRMarketResearch.com adds Latest Report on “Market Research Report on Global and Chinese Hearing Aid Industry, 2009-2019” to its store. Place a direct purchase order at http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/contacts/purchase?rname=160350. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Delivery of the Report will take 2-3 working days once order is placed. This is a professional and in-depth market survey on Global and Chinese Hearing Aid industry. The report firstly reviews the basic information of...

2014-06-24 23:01:36

Platform will coordinate existing resources and service referrals Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 At the fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, Single Stop announced an expansion of its services by building the first integrated, client-facing technology to seamlessly connect users to all of the existing tools in the anti-poverty arsenal—government aid, health care, student financial aid, and community resources. By providing a self-service, user-friendly...

2014-06-10 12:33:50

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Participants in Bread for the World's 2014 Lobby Day visited Capitol Hill today to advocate for policies that help hungry people. They urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform and reject harmful changes to U.S. food-aid programs. "Today we're advocating for two issues united by one mission--ending hunger," said Eric Mitchell, director of government relations at Bread for the World. "We are honored to have so many...

2014-05-30 23:11:42

Global Health Leader Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. will address the subject of Effective Donor-Country Partnerships at Society For International Development, Washington D.C. chapter, June 24, 2014 at 12:30 PM. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 At the annual SIDW conference held May 20, 2014, Dr. Elvira, along with other global health experts, shared her views at a panel designed to answer the following three questions: 1.     How should the traditional...

2014-05-29 16:27:07

WINTER PARK, Fla. and WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Independent Doctors (AID) issued a statement today announcing that they have engaged Mr. Robert E. Bloch, Esq. and Mr. Donald M. Falk, Esq. of the Mayer Brown, LLP law firm to prepare an amicus brief before the Ninth Circuit in FTC v. St. Luke's Health System. AID is concerned about cases like this one that threaten independent physicians and the efficient, high quality care they provide to...

2014-05-09 20:23:05

CLASSY Awards and United Nations Foundation Announce 8 Nonprofit Winners Live on Stage FARGO, N.D., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, announced eight Winners live on stage this past weekend at the 5(th) Annual CLASSY Awards Ceremony. More than 3,600 organizations worldwide were evaluated during a yearlong research process. The winners were selected by the Leadership Council, a prestigious board of 100+ leaders and experts in the...

2014-04-29 16:21:01

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bread for the World joined 25 other groups today in opposing increased cargo-preference restrictions in the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014. This provision, obscurely folded into the bill, would prevent millions around the world from receiving U.S. food aid and cost taxpayers millions of dollars in shipping costs. "At a time when humanitarian crises are worsening in the Middle East, South Sudan, and the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.