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2014-09-02 08:30:55

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Final Exit Network is a nonprofit volunteer organization that advocates for the right of competent adults to have full control over their end of life choices. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140829/141604 AARP is an organization that advocates for people over 50 years old. They have been instrumental in many legislative initiatives that have improved the lives of seniors. However, they have rejected the request of the Final...

2014-08-28 20:22:31

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP Pennsylvania released the following statement in response to federal officials today approving a waiver to expand Medicaid for Pennsylvania: "AARP Pennsylvania is pleased that an agreement has been reached to provide health coverage to more than 500,000 hard-working Pennsylvanians - including 90,000 residents age 50-64 - many of whom are either between jobs or in jobs without health coverage. AARP Pennsylvania was one...

2014-08-27 16:22:44

$15,000 donated to environmental nonprofits in San Diego SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land announced Mel Lions as San Diego's 2014 Cox Conserves Hero. As his nonprofit of choice, the San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project will receive $10,000. The Cox Conserves Heroes program recognizes volunteers for creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. Lions cultivates, empowers and educates sustainable food communities within...

2014-08-27 08:25:20

Water Fest Sweepstakes Starts August 26 MT. AIRY, Ga., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Springer Mountain Farms, a Georgia-based poultry producer known for its flavorful chicken raised without antibiotics, and multi-Grammy nominated Bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent (D&V) present their first Water Fest Bluegrass Sweepstakes. One lucky winner and a guest will have the chance to win a Valentine's cruise in the Western Caribbean, Feb. 14 until Feb. 19, 2015. Photo -...

2014-08-26 12:33:09

$15,000 donated to environmental nonprofits in Santa Barbara SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land announced Rebecca Claassen as Santa Barbara's 2014 Cox Conserves Hero. As her nonprofit of choice, the Environmental Defense Center will receive $10,000. Inspired by her two-year old daughter, Claassen used her healthcare background to educate local citizens on the impact of toxins in the local water supply. She's been...

2014-08-21 16:23:33

Martha Stewart, Arianna Huffington, Emilio Estefan, Patti Austin, Stars Of "The Doctors", Mavis Staples, Valerie Harper, John Mellencamp, Erin Brockovich Among Those Headlining AARP's Inaugural Ideas@50+ National Event And Expo WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP will host its first Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo at the San Diego Convention Center, September 4-6, 2014. As the leading organization for people over 50 with nearly 38 million members, AARP's...

2014-08-20 12:24:44

CARMEL, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce that journalist and activist Maria Shriver and Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom will return as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 11(th) Anniversary Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle. More than 1,500 people are...

2014-08-12 12:26:24

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), a leading news and information provider and publisher of iconic news brands such as the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star and The Sacramento Bee, is making a strategic investment in Engage3, a pioneering developer of retail intelligence and mobile shopping solutions. The two companies also are working together to identify markets where McClatchy media properties can introduce Engage3's ShoppingScout app as...

2014-08-11 12:28:14

AARP Illinois Survey Also Reveals Voters Worried About Income not Keeping Up with Cost of Living, Healthcare, Taxes, and Many Feeling They Will Need to Postpone Retirement SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With less than three months before the election Illinois voters ages 50 and older are very anxious about the economy; they believe their incomes are not keeping up with the increasing costs of living, health care costs, or taxes, and are increasingly worried about...

2014-08-05 23:00:58

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Commerce Department hosting the event. GILSUM, N.H. (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Bill Whyte, CEO and founder of the W.S. Badger Co. Inc., a leader in the natural personal care category, will attend the first-ever U.S.-Africa Business Forum August 5, a day focused on trade and investment opportunities on the continent. Held at the Mandarin Oriental in the District of Columbia, the forum is part of President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest any U.S....


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.