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2011-07-26 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TripIt, the leading mobile trip organizer from Concur (Nasdaq CNQR), today revealed the portrait of a 21st century frequent traveler, based on a survey conducted among more than 3,100 of its users. TripIt asked participants about their preferred technology, how often they travel, how they book, who they share their trips with and what they do for fun. The results indicate that smartphones have become ubiquitous with travel, and that while road...

2011-07-19 09:22:00

"Be a Hero For Babies Day®" Raises $2.75 Million for March of Dimes WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In communities across the country, Farmers Insurance Group and its agents organized local telethons, golf outings, poker tournaments, gourmet dinners, carnivals and even a Zumba-thon and raised $2.75 million in a one-day fundraiser called Be a Hero for Babies Day benefiting March of Dimes programs to give every baby a healthy start in life....

2011-07-05 23:01:00

New Online Center Consolidates Information to Make Free Material Easier to Access WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes has launched a new online Prematurity Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) that combines all its valuable materials on prematurity into one section of its web site. The PPRC offers the web's most comprehensive source of online information on prematurity and prematurity prevention. It includes the most current information from the...

2011-06-29 13:07:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrating another Farmers Insurance Be a Hero For Babies Day, a group of March of Dimes and Farmers Insurance volunteer moms, dads and their newborns appeared on NBC's "Today Show" this morning. Wearing the March of Dimes signature purple and white colors, the group congratulated Farmers Insurance employees, agents, and district managers nationwide with the hope of matching last year's historic one-day fundraiser that brought...

2011-06-27 15:21:00

Company is #1 Fundraiser for March of Dimes WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kmart customers and associates raised a generous $8.7 million this year to support the March of Dimes March for Babies®, and organized the first-ever "Babies on Broadway" event that showcased efforts to give every baby a healthy start in life. This year's fundraising efforts bring Kmart, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings, and the March of Dimes...

2011-06-20 11:53:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two business leaders from the insurance and child care industries have been elected to the March of Dimes national Board of Trustees. David Travers from Farmers Insurance and David H. Lissy of Bright Horizons Family Solutions were elected at Friday's board meeting. They join a distinguished group of more than 30 trustees who support the 73-year-old foundation. March of Dimes trustees, who serve as volunteers, represent the...

2011-06-20 11:40:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LaVerne Council, a longtime March of Dimes volunteer leader and Board member, was elected chair of the organization's national Board of Trustees. "Whether it was collecting dimes as a young girl, serving on our Board for the past six years or co-chairing of the 2011 March for Babies, LaVerne Council has spent her life sharing her time, talents and resources with the March of Dimes," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the...

2011-06-20 10:44:00

TSX: SPD www.silverpredator.com VANCOUVER, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Silver Predator Corp. TSX: SPD (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has signed an option to acquire a 100%-interest in 125 State of Alaska mining claims comprising the Illinois Creek silver-gold district located in west-central Alaska. The past-producing Illinois Creek Mine lies in the southern Kaiyuh Mountains in west-central Alaska about 30 kilometers east of the Yukon River and the small village of...

2011-06-02 07:00:00

DETROIT, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A woman who never got so much as a nickel from the fortune left by her great grandfather--five and dime store magnate F.W. Woolworth--finally caught a break after living most of her adult life destitute, homeless and on welfare. Judi Woolworth Donahue's thrift store purchase for a dime is being hailed as the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. "You are very lucky to have such a valuable item in your possession," wrote Billy Wilson, President of Motown...

2011-05-23 04:20:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Poor most of her adult life, the great granddaughter of five and dime magnate F. W. Woolworth, has retained TransMedia Group (www.transmediagroup.com) to publicize how she bought back her lost inheritance for a dime. Judi Woolworth Donahue hired the firm to spread the story about how a thrift shop purchase she made almost a decade ago has turned out to be Michael Jackson's first costume that today is estimated to be worth $2 million or more....


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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