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2009-07-07 15:00:00

CAIRO, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- After an intense competition among finalists chosen from a pool of more than 300,000 students from more than 100 countries and regions, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of Imagine Cup 2009. Celebrating first place, Romania's Team SYTECH won the worldwide Software Design invitational, South Korea's Team Wafree won the Embedded Development invitational and Brazil's Team LEVV It won the Game Development challenge. Imagine Cup, the world's premier...

2009-06-22 08:00:00

Shriver to Present First Annual Governor & First Lady's Medals for Service, Join CaliforniaVolunteers to Build First Fully Intergenerational Playground in the Country, and Participate in Conference's Opening General Session SAN FRANCISCO, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- California First Lady Maria Shriver will continue her dedication to encouraging all Californians to serve their communities today by presenting the first annual Governor and First Lady's Medals for Service, joining 500 volunteers...

2009-06-16 13:15:00

KATE & LAURA MULLEAVY FOR RODARTE WIN TOP PRIZE EVENING GENEROUSLY UNDERWRITTEN BY SWAROVSKI Awards held at new venue at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. This year's Awards were hosted by comedian Tracey Ullman. The honors went to Kate & Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte for...

2009-05-18 10:29:00

Sonic Foundry's webcasting services link University of California Merced's milestone event to the world MADISON, Wis., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- First Lady Michelle Obama delivered her first commencement address to the founding classmen from the UC system's newest campus on Saturday, and through services by Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, the world could watch - live. Sonic Foundry's Event...

2009-04-23 17:06:59

The governing party of South Africa said Jacob Zuma, expected to become president, will make the decision about which of his wives will be first lady. The African National Congress said the first lady question is a private matter for Zuma -- the party leader and likely the next president, after his party won a majority in the recent elections -- and his wives, The Guardian (Britain) reported Thursday. Zuma has not made the number of his wives clear, but he has spoken openly about his...

2009-04-07 07:26:00

SPECIAL MAY COVER STORY FEATURES FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA AND HER MOTHER NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE's May issue celebrates Mother's Day in a special way -- with two of the most popular mothers in the world! In their first interview together, First Lady Michelle Obama and her mother, Marian Robinson, 71, did a sit down interview in the White House during their first photo shoot together to speak to ESSENCE editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray about retaining their family values,...

2009-04-06 15:02:00

Two-Volume Box Set Highlights First Family in Hundreds of Photographs and More Than 90 Commemorative Souvenirs ATLANTA, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- From the creators of the best-selling Barack Obama Collector's Vault comes a new, two-volume box set celebrating the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and featuring First Lady Michelle Obama and her family in hundreds of photographs and more than 90 commemorative souvenirs. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090406/CL95212 ) "The...

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2009-03-22 12:10:00

A museum director says the life of former first lady Betty Ford, who is the focus of a new TV documentary, has been full of great accomplishments. Elaine Didier, director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, said the widow of the late U.S. President Gerald R. Ford has touched the lives of many people through her candid approach to dealing with her substance abuse and cancer, the Detroit Free Press reported Sunday. I hear people who come from all walks of life who talk about...

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2009-03-07 10:45:00

TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey says Michelle Obama, wife of U.S. President Barack Obama, is a perfect fit for the White House. Winfrey said on her television talk show Friday that Michelle Obama, who Winfrey interviewed at the White House on Feb. 17, is an ideal choice for the role of first lady, the New York Daily News said. I don't think that there is anybody that I have ever heard of, read about, or could imagine more suited for the role of first lady than Michelle Obama, Winfrey said....

2009-02-19 10:00:00

First Ladies and Royalty from Seven Nations Collaborate on the Global Problems of Missing and Sexually Exploited Children CAIRO, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Her Excellency Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, First Lady of the Arab Republic of Egypt and President of the Suzanne Mubarak Women's International Peace Movement (SMWIPM) in partnership with the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) convened an historic child protection conference today in Cairo. The theme of...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'