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2014-09-19 00:21:26

BASEL, Switzerland, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Global network of over 3,500 farms established to measure productivity -- First independently-audited data to be published in March 2015 -- Projects underway in all regions; partnerships agreed and expanded Syngenta today provided an update on the progress of The Good Growth Plan one year after its launch in September 2013. The Plan comprises six measurable commitments for the year 2020 to help address the global food...

2014-09-10 12:28:46

SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that it will commit $50 million to support the scale up of emergency efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and interrupt transmission of the virus. The foundation will immediately release flexible funds to United Nations agencies and international organizations involved in the response to enable them and national governments to purchase badly needed supplies and...

2014-08-28 23:02:39

In a press conference Monday, August 25th, Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello says the 17th Microcredit Summit "reflects national and international strategies to democratize credit and reduce poverty." Co-organizers of the Summit, the Microcredit Summit Campaign and PRONAFIM will present the future of global microfinance this September 2 to 5 in Mérida, Yucatán. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The Governor of Yucatán, Rolando Zapata Bello, presented the 17th...

2014-08-18 23:09:56

Education Elements, an organization which unlocks the potential of any teacher to personalize learning for every student, will partner with Riverside Unified School District in California to implement personalized learning at five schools as part of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant. San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Education Elements, an organization which unlocks the potential of any teacher to personalize learning for every student, today announced a partnership with...

2014-08-18 23:03:39

Global Leaders on the United Nations Foundation Board Call for Continued Focus on Millennium Development Goals Washington D.C. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Today marks 500 days until the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals established in 2000 by world leaders at the United Nations to improve lives around the world. In recognition of the day, the United Nations Foundation Board of Directors released the statement below: “The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)...

2014-08-18 23:03:20

With 500 days until the target date for the MDGs, UN Foundation highlights work to transform lives and support the UN on global goals. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Today marks 500 days until the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – eight goals embraced by world leaders and member states at the United Nations in 2000 to galvanize a global effort to alleviate poverty and improve lives around the world. To mark this milestone, the United Nations...

2014-08-18 23:02:55

MDG Advocates Statement: Keep the MDG Momentum Going Washington D.C. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Today marks 500 days until the 2015 target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These eight goals were adopted in 2000 by world leaders gathered at the United Nations, in order to address challenges facing the world’s poorest people. Events around the globe will mark the milestone, including a conversation between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and education activist Malala...

2014-08-08 23:07:40

Ribbon cutting ceremony held to celebrate expansion and thriving vision. Franklin, WI (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Microbial Discovery Group (MDG) LLC celebrated the expansion of their R&D and production facility with a ribbon cutting on August 5th. Microbial Discovery Group (MDG), founded in 2007 in their current location in Franklin, WI, needed to expand to meet demand for new opportunities for microbial-based products and solutions. MDG added a second laboratory and expanded the MDG...

2014-08-05 23:09:21

The cloud software company’s dynamic technology platform helps UNDP transform its flagship Human Development Report into an interactive online experience. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Socrata (http://www.socrata.com), a Seattle-based cloud software company focused exclusively on democratizing access to government data, today voiced its support for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which has transformed its flagship human development report – Human...

2014-07-30 23:03:05

The Microcredit Summit Campaign and Freedom from Hunger announce the release of a report this week that puts the integration of health and microfinance in the context of India's journey towards universal health care by 2020, documents best practices in integration, and highlights potential interventions that can be adopted by microfinance institutions as well as by non-governmental organizations that serve self-help groups. New Delhi, India (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 On July 29, 2014,...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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