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2011-04-21 00:00:28

Foresters, a life insurance provider that champions the well-being of families, helped raise more than $45 million in 2010 to support local Children's Miracle Network hospitals Salt Lake City, UT & Toronto, ON (Vocus/PRWEB) April 20, 2011 Forestersâ“ž¢, a life insurance provider that champions the well-being of families, helped raise more than $45 million in 2010 to support local Children's Miracle Network hospitals. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®...

2011-03-17 14:55:00

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VetsFirst, a veterans service program of United Spinal Association, joined Congressman John Carter, R-Texas, who today introduced the Veterans Equal Treatment for Service Dogs Act (VETS Dogs Act) that would prohibit the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from disallowing the use of service dogs on VA property. VetsFirst, along with AMVETS and Paws with a Cause, advocated for this critical piece of legislation that will permanently...

2011-03-11 11:41:00

Recipient organizations will use funding to help returning veterans and wounded warriors obtain civilian careers WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit organization which is focused on helping veterans transition to civilian careers, awarded $500,000 in grants to five organizations working to train and place returning service members and wounded warriors into the workforce. The organizations that will receive funding include:...

2011-02-14 17:12:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four of the nation's leading veterans service organizations are urging the Administration and Congress to invest $65.3 billion to sufficiently meet veterans health-care and veterans benefits needs. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, the administration has proposed $61.9 billion in discretionary spending for fiscal year 2012. The budget proposal now goes to Congress for consideration. The recommendation is contained in The...

2011-02-11 16:13:00

Annual Comprehensive Budget and Policy Document by Veterans for Veterans Will Outline FY 2012 Veterans' Health Care and Benefits Funding and Policy Recommendations WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars: WHO: AMVETS Disabled American Veterans Paralyzed Veterans of America Veterans of Foreign Wars WHAT: Immediately following the release of the...

2011-01-31 08:07:00

FIVE POINTS, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (NasdaqCM: SANW) today announced that Mark Grewal, President and CEO of the Company, has been invited to present at the National Eagles and Angels Association's (NEAA) inaugural Texas Chapter meetings in Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth on February 8-10, 2011. Collectively, the NEAA membership is self-defined as "pro-American business-oriented investors" whose mission is to support U.S. entrepreneurial growth...

2010-11-29 06:45:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- At a recent UNICO National regional meeting, young Italian American tenor Christopher Macchio, a rising star in the entertainment world, gave a special, surprise guest performance of his vocal talent to UNICO National delegates and guests from across the Eastern Region. Macchio sang some classic Italian songs and ended with the very beautiful aria from Puccini's Turandot - "Nessun Dorma." He received multiple standing ovations from the...

2010-11-09 06:35:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Describing the show as yet another disgraceful and disheartening chapter of Executive Producer SallyAnn Salsano's malicious exploitation and stereotyping of young Italian Americans for profit, UNICO National is asking VH1 to pull the plug on "My Big Friggin' Wedding." "Stereotyping and slurring young Italian Americans means big, big bucks for bottom-feeder networks like MTV and VH1," said Andre' DiMino, UNICO's Chief Media Executive and...

2010-10-19 07:03:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The endorsement of Congressman Zach Space by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Political Action Committee has been called "preposterous" by the Chairman of Patriotic Veterans due to Space's consistent "lack of support for troops in the field." Retired Colonel Charles Thomann, one of the few surviving U.S. combat veterans of three major wars, said Space's vote to oppose the surge in Iraq while American troops were in harms' way is at odds with most...

2010-09-20 11:27:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when growing numbers of Americans are in acute need of economic help, a new Georgetown University study finds that fraternal benefit societies are providing billions of dollars in direct and indirect economic support to allay community needs and support social structures. Not-for-profit mutual aid organizations like Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, the Knights of Columbus and more than 70 others were created more than a century ago to...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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