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2011-07-07 08:47:00

GENEVA, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kiwanis International is mobilizing its Kiwanis members across the globe to provide a much needed push to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). Tetanus is a painful disease that kills one baby every nine minutes, or 160 newborns each day. Kiwanis International pledges to raise US$110 million by 2015 for the project, the largest single pledge for global MNT elimination efforts. These funds will ultimately protect at least 61 million...

2011-06-30 13:00:00

Donation will aid veterans in their post military career search and provide funding for the Endowment WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Call of Duty Endowment announced today that the organization and its founder, Bobby Kotick CEO, Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) were honored with a donation of $250,000 from the Microsoft® Stores to help veterans find job placement in their post-military careers. The gift, which included a $225,000...

2011-05-23 10:53:00

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorial Day, says Florida-based philanthropist Lois Pope, has become more about the unofficial start of summer and a day of huge sales at malls and retails stores across the country and less about its mission: honoring the millions of heroic men and women of our Armed Services who sacrificed so much defending our nation and the freedoms and ideals cherished by our citizenry. That, she says, is unacceptable. And, just as we must ensure...

2011-05-18 09:38:00

BOSTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the national unemployment rate for veterans with severe disabilities at 85 percent, a unique Boston program aims to drastically cut unemployment for veterans with disabilities--helping those who wore the uniform and were seriously injured secure good jobs and careers. Officially opening today, May 18, the Boston Paralyzed Veterans of America Vocational Rehabilitation Office will empower veterans with disabilities by providing the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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