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2011-07-14 12:29:00

Supported by Google, the competition aims to boost media access and participation around the world WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashoka Changemakers, with the support of Google, launched Citizen Media: A Global Innovation Competition to discover ground-breaking solutions that boost media access and participation around the world. These two global leaders in innovation and social change have come together to connect people to the power of media in order to drive...

2011-07-06 09:00:00

WASHINGTON and INGELHEIM, Germany, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a three-year global initiative to identify and support the most promising solutions to challenging health problems around the world, Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka's Changemakers® today announced the launch of the Making More Health: Achieving Individual, Family, and Community Well-Being competition. This worldwide competition invites the most innovative models and solutions that...

2011-06-22 04:00:00

PARIS, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashoka and Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that they will launch a three-year global initiative to improve health in communities around the world. The "Making More Health" initiative will promote healthy individuals, families and communities by identifying and supporting the most promising solutions to challenging health problems. The partnership includes support for a series of programs aimed at identifying innovative health solutions,...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.