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2014-08-05 12:23:32

National nonprofit celebrates Farmers' Market Week by helping farmers improve animal welfare CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) awarded nearly $60,000 in grants to farmers located across the country to help them transition to pasture-based systems, improve the marketing of their humane products, and enrich the conditions in which their farm animals are raised. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140805/133608 24 farmers...

2014-08-05 08:42:35

VANCOUVER, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Destiny Media Technologies (OTCQX: DSNY) today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Steve Vestergaard will present at the Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Destiny's presentation is scheduled to begin at 11:55am EDT (10:55 CDT). The presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed at the conference website, www.IDEASConferences.com , or in the investor...

2014-08-05 08:28:46

CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fathers' rights attorney and advocate Jeffery Leving will host corporate executive and community leader Glen Fulton on the Aug. 5 live broadcast of Chicago Counterpoint TV at 7:30 p.m. (CST). Fulton recently took the executive director position at the Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation (GECDC), whose mission is to rebrand, rebuild and revitalize the community, hard hit by gang violence. Fulton's family has resided in Englewood...

2014-08-05 08:21:51

MANCHESTER, England, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CEOs of Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways & Etihad Airways confirm participation at World Routes Strategy Summit The World Routes Strategy Summit, taking place at World Routes in Chicago, 20-23 September 2014, will see speakers from all three major Middle East airlines, as well as many other senior airline leaders. Middle East speakers include Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways; James Hogan, CEO of Etihad Airways...

2014-08-04 23:08:25

Chicago-based uuber announced the Rugged Laptop Case, compatible with 11", 13", and 15" MacBook, Windows laptop, and Chromebook computers. Designed for students and business professionals, this rugged case features an "always-in" design with uuber's unique Cooling Channel technology so the laptop can be used without being removed from the case. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Schools deploying laptop computers for students face some great challenges. While...

2014-08-04 23:08:05

Louis Armstrong’s life is celebrated in a new posting showcasing the 2001 tribute, From Lincoln Center – Louis Armstrong: Master Interpreter. Author Bryan W. Brickner echoes the praise of Ed Bradley (of 60 Minutes fame) to highlight Armstrong’s Chicago music-making days and the 1928 marijuana song Muggles. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Celebrating Louis Armstrong’s birthday and honoring his life, author Bryan W. Brickner notes Earl Hines and Armstrong’s 1928 Chicago...

2014-08-04 16:27:55

Rotary member cycles from Seattle to D.C. to show how urban farming and gleaning helps battle food insecurity in the United States EVANSTON, Ill., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of his cross-country ride to raise awareness of community-based strategies to fight hunger in America, Seattle Rotary member Benjamin Rasmus will tour an urban farm in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood - an area plagued by food deserts. Rasmus, Rotary International General Secretary John...

2014-08-04 16:24:44

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Media Company (OTC:TRBAA) announced that it has completed its spin-off today of Tribune Publishing Company. Tribune Publishing Company has now been separated from Tribune Media Company, and its common stock is expected to begin regular-way trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TPUB" on August 5, 2014. Tribune Media Company received $275 million in connection with the spin-off, consisting of a cash dividend paid by...

2014-08-04 12:36:11

Weeklong ideas platform will host over 150 speakers including journalist Nicholas Kristof, country music star Naomi Judd and actress Joan Cusack CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth annual Chicago Ideas Week (CIW), taking place October 13-19, 2014, will bring together more than 150 globally renowned speakers, including A-list actors, distinguished entrepreneurs, tech moguls, politicians, sports figures and other individuals who are changing the world. Some of the diverse...

2014-08-04 12:25:47

"Power Your Platform" theme for ConCon Chicago 2014 NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) released today the program details for their Content Connections conference (ConCon) in Chicago November 13 - 14, 2014. ASJA announced that the keynote speaker for the conference is Jay Heinrichs, an author, editorial director and persuasion consultant who works with award-winning content agency Pace Communications in...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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