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2012-05-11 23:00:51

WWF, Greenpeace and Avaaz will today begin a mass mobilization of their 22 million supporters to call on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to veto the Forest Code bill passed by the House of Deputies. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Three of the world´s leading conservation and advocacy organizations will today begin a mass mobilization of their 22 million supporters to call on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to veto the Forest Code bill passed by the House of Deputies. WWF,...

2010-03-04 12:00:00

NEW YORK, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lisa Witter, Fenton's Chief Strategy Officer, was today named one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders (YGLs) for 2010. The honor, given each year by the Forum, recognizes up to 200 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. The Forum chose this year's 197 Young Global Leaders from a pool of more than...

2009-12-11 13:41:00

Millions of Citizens in Over 130 Countries Unite with Candlelight Vigils to Call for Progress in Copenhagen COPENHAGEN, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 12, millions of people from around the globe will come together for a massive day of action in a series of candlelight vigils, from the melting glaciers of Nepal to the sinking shores of Fiji. The events draw a line between success and failure at the Copenhagen Climate Conference by calling for a 3-point "Real Deal" that...

2009-09-22 16:01:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Andy Fraser, legendary musician and songwriter, best known for penning FREE's rock anthem "All Right Now," Robert Palmer's mega-hit "Every Kinda People" and recent ground-breaking CD "Naked... and finally free," is joining forces with Avaaz.org TckTckTck campaign to bring awareness to the need for a strong global climate agreement in Copenhagen. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090922/LA80186) Says Fraser, "Music is my gift, and thus how...

2008-03-21 09:00:34

YouTube(TM), the leading online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos, is turning on the spotlights to celebrate the announcement of the 2007 YouTube Video Awards winners (http://www.youtube.com/ytawards07winners). The awards recognize the achievements of the YouTube community and encourage the creation of outstanding online videos. "In 2007 the YouTube community showed the world that there's something for everyone on the site," said Mia...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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