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2011-06-03 13:13:35

When earthquake, tsunami, tornado or flood strike, among the most vulnerable group are the elderly. Writing in the International Journal of Emergency Management, researchers in New Zealand suggest that emergency response plans must take into account the age-related needs of adults with regards to the personal and social resources they have available. Robyn Tuohy and Christine Stephens of Massey University in Palmerston North, point out that elderly citizens are likely to experience the...

2011-03-28 08:11:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AlphaDetail, a leader in global primary market research for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, just completed a year of record revenue and profitability, making it one of the fastest growing market research companies in the United States. "On March 21, 2011 - the first day of spring - AlphaDetail celebrated its 10-year anniversary," announced Rishi Varma, President & CEO. The company has a long history of philanthropy,...

2011-03-22 15:07:00

LEHI, Utah, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global wellness leader XANGO, LLC today announced the first of what's expected to be ongoing contributions to aid the massive recovery effort in the wake of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami. The first donation will provide needed water, food and medicine for those suffering from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Northeast Japan. The company also announced a program to match a portion of distributor and employee donations...

2011-03-21 06:22:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the largest distributor of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and veterinary practitioners, announced that it has established the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund in response to the tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit Northern Japan on March 11. "Along with the rest of the world, we are deeply saddened by the loss of life and devastation caused by the earthquake and...

2011-03-18 15:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps' emergency response team is assessing the post-disaster needs of isolated coastal villages north of Sendai that have yet to receive humanitarian assistance. They found acute shortages of food, water and some medicines, and survivors in need of mental health support. Many are without heat in an area where temperatures have dipped below freezing and snow has been falling - putting survivors in danger of exposure....

2011-03-17 13:47:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls (www.giveshoes.org) and Sport Chalet have joined forces again to bring shoes to victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the Pacific Rim. With more than 500,000 individuals homeless and living in shelters in Japan, the proud and even prosperous country is overwhelmed by the need and devastation. Sport Chalet will help those suffering by collecting footwear in support of Soles4Souls'...

2011-03-15 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today announced an initial contribution of $10 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society to assist in its ongoing efforts to provide medical care and relief assistance to the people of Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "We are grateful for the American public's generosity and compassion following what has been declared one of the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'