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New Evidence Of Buddha’s Birthplace Connects Science And Religion
2013-11-25 11:38:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A big win for both religion and science was announced today when archaeologists unveiled that they have discovered evidence linking the birthplace of the Buddha to the sixth century BC. Researchers excavating an existing temple at Lumbini, Nepal discovered the remains of a previously unknown sixth century BC structure they claim is evidence of the world’s earliest Buddhist shrine in that country. Before this study, the earliest...

2013-07-10 12:27:38

WASHINGTON and INGELHEIM, Germany, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The three winning business models announced today in the "Transforming Health Systems: Gamechanging Business Models" online competition provide innovative solutions to critical problems in health systems around the world. The competition, which is part of the global partnership between Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka called "Making More Health, received 264 entries from 61 countries since it was launched by...

2013-05-28 08:28:32

FRANKFURT, Germany, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashoka, the world's largest organization of social entrepreneurs, is hosting an invitation-only Globalizer Summit on June 3 & 4, 2013, in Frankfurt in partnership with KfW Development Bank, the Lemelson Foundation, CSCP, GIZ, and Forum. The Globalizer Summit will share the vision of Nutrients for All: Vitality for People and the Planet and showcase the social innovators, businesses, and international organizations who are...

2013-05-28 08:24:36

Young Men Will Have the Opportunity to Win $5,000 Toward A Winning Project On Business Development, Employment or Education NEW YORK, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs, Young Men's Initiative Director Jahmani Hylton and Ashoka Changemakers President Diana Wells have launched "My Voice, Our City: What will you do?," an online competition encouraging black and Latino young men to offer ideas...

2012-09-26 06:26:40

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashoka Changemakers® is launching The League of Intrapreneurs: Building Better Business from the Inside Out, an online competition to find employees within multi-national corporations that are applying entrepreneurial skill sets to create positive social and environmental impact. The competition's convening sponsor is Accenture, the global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Although the concept of...

2012-06-12 06:30:17

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced two new initiatives aimed at unlocking the potential for entrepreneurs and small and midsize businesses to drive economic growth, innovation and job creation, which in turn is key to SAP's long-term success. The company is working with Endeavor on analytical dashboards that clearly and powerfully illustrate the impact that high-impact entrepreneurs in Endeavor's portfolio have on their communities. Additionally, SAP...

2012-04-16 10:23:50

Three models recognized for their potential to solve health challenges that cross international borders WASHINGTON, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three winners whose health solutions can be applied to communities around the world have emerged from the Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders competition, an online challenge hosted by Ashoka Changemakers and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Pioneer Portfolio. Nearly 400 entrepreneurs, health care...

2012-01-19 10:49:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashoka Changemakers® is launching a global competition today titled: Activating Empathy: Transforming Schools to Teach What Matters. More than $70,000 in cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded to the best ideas, programs, and learning models that ensure children master empathy, enabling them to be effective citizens, leaders, and...

2011-11-29 09:32:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four winners were chosen by a public vote for Citizen Media: A Global Innovation Competition. The winners are breakthrough innovations that boost media access and participation around the world. Each will receive a cash prize of US $5,000. The winners emerged from a pool of finalists selected by a panel of expert judges that included Esther Wojcicki, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Creative Commons, and Sanjana Hattotuwa,...

2011-11-08 14:09:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill Drayton, CEO of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public has been awarded three awards from around the world honoring his work on behalf of social entrepreneurship through the organization he founded, Ashoka. At a time when the world is faced with deeply troubling challenges, these accolades celebrate the Ashoka Fellows that emerge from every corner of the earth to shine light on innovative solutions and the spirit of...