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2011-07-26 07:52:00

NEW YORK, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the names of the individuals and institutions that will be honored as part of its first annual Innovation Awards ceremony on July 27, 2011 in New York. The self-titled "Kiva Kids" of Wickman Elementary School in Chino Hills, California, have been selected by the Foundation to receive this year's Young Innovators award. Other award winners on the evening include President Bill Clinton; Dr. Sania Nishtar,...

2011-06-15 12:39:00

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council on Germany (ACG) presented the 2011 John J. McCloy Awards to Peter Loescher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG, and Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont, on June 14, 2011, at the Grand Hyatt at Grand Central in New York City for their and their companies' work to enhance transatlantic ties. Ambassador Robert M. Kimmitt, Chairman of the American Council on Germany, Independent...

2011-06-10 08:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Paper Company (NYSE: IP) announced the election of Joan E. Spero, Ph.D., to its board of directors effective today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020701/IPLOGO ) "Joan's experience as a business and foundation executive, a corporate board member and in government service lends a unique perspective to our board of directors," said John Faraci, Chairman and CEO. "We are very pleased to welcome her today." Ms....

2011-05-31 14:13:00

Former National Security Advisor to Address Ford Foundation Journalism Awards Program, June 14 WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gen. Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Advisor to President Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, will assess the foreign policy challenges facing the Obama Administration during a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on June 14. His speech will follow the 24(th) annual Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Journalism Awards...

2011-05-27 16:23:00

Former National Security Advisor to Address Ford Foundation Journalism Awards Program, June 14 WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gen. Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Advisor to President Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, will assess the foreign policy challenges facing the Obama Administration during a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on June 14. His speech will follow the 24th annual Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Journalism Awards presentations...

2011-04-07 13:45:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) introduced an amendment that would suspend U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting regulations for stationary sources. Unfortunately, the Senate voted down the amendment late yesterday. West Virginia Manufacturers Association President Karen Price issued the following statement: "West Virginia's chemical industry welcomed Senator Rockefeller's amendment to...

2011-03-11 12:04:00

LAKELAND, Fla., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005-2009), teamed up again for several hours on Thursday afternoon, this time in Lakeland as the keynote speakers for Southeastern University's 5th Annual National Leadership Forum. It was President Bush's second visit to the 87-acre campus; he and Mrs. Laura Bush were keynoters for the 2010 Forum. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110311/DC63674-a )...

2011-01-06 13:29:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "I am very supportive of both points made in the Treasury Secretary's letter. First ... the U.S. is the world's reserve currency and it is extremely important that the people who loan us money can trust us. Maintaining that trust is essential and will require the U.S. to raise its debt limit. Second ... that putting our country on a fiscally responsible path is equally as important. The implications for not doing so are enormously negative...

2010-12-14 18:01:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from U.S. Department of State at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=b90936dd-c3a3-491b-96ca-decf1d86b587 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remarks on the death of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke before a signing ceremony with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. About thenewsmarket.com thenewsmarket.com delivers free broadcast- and streaming-quality video and multimedia content directly...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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