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2012-01-25 18:30:00

Mission Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP) coordinated with the National Council on US-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) to host “Afternoon Tea and a Conversation with Mrs. Cherie Blair” yesterday at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The event was attended by representatives from government, academia, non-profit groups, industry, and several foreign nations, including the ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Libya, and Tunisia. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 25, 2012...

2011-03-02 07:00:00

Blair recognized for international advocacy of women's education CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asian University for Women (AUW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cherie Blair, a leading international lawyer, human rights advocate, and the wife of the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, as the first Chancellor of the three-year old University. Kamal Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer of AUW, first made the announcement during the opening...

2010-10-07 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today launched the GSMA mWomen Programme, designed to bring the socio-economic benefits of mobile to women in developing markets worldwide. The launch follows the GSMA's groundbreaking report with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which examined the mobile phone 'gender gap'. The programme represents an unprecedented public-private partnership between the global mobile industry and the international development community, and aims to halve...

2009-03-19 12:00:16

A painting based on a 30-year-old sketch of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife in the nude is on sale at a gallery for $873,000. The painting of Cherie Blair by artist Euan Uglow, who also drew the original sketch, is currently on display alongside the sketch at the Browse & Darby gallery in London and gallery owner Charles Bradstock said Blair recently dropped by to view the works of art, The Independent reported Thursday. The gallery said the sketch has been sold, but...

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2009-01-13 18:06:56

The wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to make an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC announced. Cherie Blair is expected to discuss her new memoir, Speaking for Myself, and to talk about her run-ins with the British press when she drops by the chat show Wednesday. She is also planning to offer some advice to incoming U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. network said. Actor Ralph Fiennes and musical guest Brett Dennan are to appear on the episode,...

2007-03-22 03:00:32

By Robert Verkaik Law Editor Men must do more to help ease the domestic burden shouldered by women, Cherie Blair has told a conference on the family and the future role of carers. Mrs Blair, who once said that she felt she might fall off the "tightrope" when balancing her career with her family life, called for more support for mothers who still hold down jobs. She told the London conference, which was organ-ised by the left- of-centre think-tank, Demos, that mothers remained the...

2005-07-14 10:30:11

By Tabassum Zakaria KIGALI (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Laura Bush and Cherie Blair, wife of the British prime minister, paid tribute on Thursday to thousands who died in Rwanda's genocide and observed a moment of silence for London's bomb victims. "I very much wanted to come here to see the reality of what happened during the genocide. I am very moved by what I have seen," Blair said as she and Bush lay wreaths at a site commemorating the 1994 Rwandan violence in which 800,000 people were...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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