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2010-02-23 16:20:00

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps has teamed with Agility, one of the biggest global logistics firms, to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. The two organizations have joined international efforts to expedite food, medicine and other supplies to hundreds of thousands of people affected by the January 12 disaster, which claimed the lives of about 200,000 people and left some one million others homeless. International Medical...

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2010-02-12 09:16:58

A team of mathematicians from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) has developed a computer application that estimates the magnitude of natural disasters and helps NGOs in the decision making process. The researchers have also presented an on-site humanitarian aid distribution model. Both could have been applied in the case of the recent Haiti earthquake. "The Sistema Experto para el Diagn³stico en Desastres (SEDD) (Expert System for Disaster Diagnosis) is a natural-disaster...

2009-01-25 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps (IMC) and Agility, a global logistics leader, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that outlines plans to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian relief. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070406/LAF015LOGO) The two parties agreed to work together on both emergency relief and development settings to provide rapid response to populations in need and logistical support for long-term...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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