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2014-01-23 23:01:36

At the World Economic Forum, Key Partners Share “Achievement Roadmap” to Save at Least 2.2 Million At-Risk Children’s Lives in 2015 Davos, Switzerland (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 At an event at the World Economic Forum, key advocates for achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) presented a 700 day Achievement Roadmap to save the needed 2.2 million children’s lives to reach the global child health MDG by the December 31, 2015 deadline. This roadmap is in...

Climate Change Requires Greater Financial Investment: Ban Ki-Moon
2013-10-16 03:46:21

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon made an important announcement this week regarding climate change. Speaking from the annual meeting of the International Development Finance Club (IFDC) in Washington, DC, he called on the entire international community to commit to providing increased financial investment in the fields of technology while also crafting intelligent policies and practices intended to help combat...

Rio+20 Summit Underway In Brazil
2012-06-21 13:40:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The U.N. sustainable development summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil kicked off with U.N. head Ban Ki-moon warning that progress on resolving Earth issues is moving too slow. Ki-moon was speaking to world leaders at the Rio+20 summit and other ministers, calling them to action on fighting climate change, saying that "words must translate into action." He opened the session with a reference to the Earth Summit held at the same location 20 years ago, which...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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