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2011-03-23 05:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional Products, Inc. (PPI), a technology-driven, design-build, media integration company, announces the completion of a three year television headquarters upgrade for Rockville 11. What the station wanted was a broadcast quality operation that could be used by a limited number of people in a very confined space. What they didn't want was to be constrained or affected by low-end equipment because of budget concerns. PPI was able to...

2011-03-21 15:05:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, Inc., the world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, in partnership with CleanFish, a sustainable seafood procurement expert, announced today one of the largest initiatives of its kind designed to significantly increase the quantity and availability of sustainable fresh fish options in the United States. CleanFish was selected as the lead partner in this initiative because of its expertise in building sustainable fresh...

2011-03-14 11:28:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo invites all people committed to ending childhood obesity in this generation to vote today for one of the five finalists from 342 schools across the country who participated in its first national Future Chefs: Healthy Snack Challenge competition. Vote today at www.youtube.com/user/SodexoFutureChefs. The competition encourages students to learn about good nutrition by creating healthy snacks. Students from 36 school districts entered...

2011-03-04 11:45:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life solutions, was ranked #2 on the 2011 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list, affirming its position as a benchmark employer in leveraging diversity and inclusion expertise as a competitive advantage in business. This year 535 companies applied to be evaluated by DiversityInc. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Sodexo has been recognized on DiversityInc's Top...

2011-01-20 12:16:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to promote health and wellness Sodexo, the world leader in quality of daily life solutions, has launched the Meatless Monday initiative nationwide, by promoting and adding the option of a plant-based entree to its menus each week. Sodexo expanded the initiative to its more than 900 hospital client accounts across the country in January 2011, following successful pilot implementations at a number of hospitals,...

2011-01-17 15:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, manages 35 college sports facilities across the country and helped its client partner at Benedictine University become the recipient of the coveted Sports Turf Management Association's field of the year award for its outstanding baseball and softball fields. "We strive to create exceptional experiences for all students, including athletes and their fans," said Tom Post, Sodexo president of...

2010-12-15 15:46:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutrition provider Sodexo partnered with Chicago's Namaste Charter School to earn the first Sodexo-served school Gold Award of Distinction certification in the United States Department of Agriculture's HealthierUS School Challenge, the highest ranking possible in the program designed to promote good nutrition and physical activity. Namaste Charter School used its Healthy Lifestyles Program, an initiative that fosters student achievement by...

2010-12-03 15:08:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo dining services at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles received top marks on Green Report Card 2011 published by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. Sodexo's integrated sustainable purchasing policies, trayless dining initiatives, use of biodegradable service ware and composting programs helped earn LMU the highest distinction in the report card's category of Food and Recycling. "Our dining services offer LMU students a...

2010-11-18 15:50:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, was honored last night for its longstanding commitment to fighting hunger domestically and globally by Bread for the World and The Alliance to End Hunger. Sodexo president and CEO George Chavel accepted the award, which represents the company's outstanding achievements in alleviating hunger in the United States and around the world. (Photo:...

2010-11-17 09:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune announced the winners of its 5th Annual Research Abstract Competition highlighting the work of the next generation of scientific leaders performing research in areas of respiratory, inflammation and autoimmune (RIA) disease. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world were invited to submit abstracts on RIA research as part of a competition sponsored by MedImmune, AstraZeneca's global biologics unit. First...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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