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2014-03-10 20:21:56

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National League of Cities' (NLC) will hold a press conference Tuesday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m. to announce a new infrastructure report at the organization's annual Congressional City Conference in Washington. More than 1,500 city officials and local elected leaders have convened for the conference to focus on and advocate for the federal policy issues that are important to local governments....

2014-01-27 20:21:14

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National League of Cities' annual Congressional City Conference brings together more than 2,000 elected and appointed city leaders to focus on the federal policy issues that are important to local governments. The conference, held March 8 - 12 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., will feature a number of national leaders to speak on federal partnerships with cities and local elected leaders from across the U.S. (Logo:...

2010-06-14 15:35:00

HAMDEN, Conn., June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Quinnipiac University presented its 17th annual Fred Friendly First Amendment Award to Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of PBS' "Washington Week," on June 14 during a luncheon ceremony at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100614/DC20687 ) The award, presented in honor of Friendly, the former CBS News president who died in 1998, acknowledges one of the most basic constitutional...

2009-05-12 12:12:00

Journalist / Author Gwen Ifill to Give Luncheon Speech WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Government Executive Media Group today announced that John Berry, Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, will deliver the closing keynote address to federal managers attending the Excellence in Government (EIG) conference on July 20th, 2009 at The Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. John Berry was sworn in as the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management on...

2009-04-21 08:00:00

Proceeds to Support Homeless Women in Need PITTSBURGH, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bethlehem Haven's Lighting the Way Home featuring premier guest speaker, Gwen Ifill, will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2009at the Heinz Field, East Club Lounge in Downtown Pittsburgh. This extraordinary event, hosted by Franco and Dana Harris and emceed by Chris Moore of WQED, will give tribute to women served by the Haven, as well as those companies and volunteers who support its mission. Ms....


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.'