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2013-12-18 23:01:05

No More Poverty cofounders, Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, announce their support of the Blessing Basket Project, an organization that provides artisans in underdeveloped nations with an opportunity to earn a living wage from their work. No More Poverty funds will help purchase technology to support the organization’s new “Artisan and You” program that connects a customer with the artisan who created their purchased basket. (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Julian Omidi and Dr....

2013-12-12 23:32:03

Recently released reports about America’s poor shed light on the precarious, impoverished living conditions many of today’s children and young people currently endure. Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, cofounders of the charity No More Poverty, are concerned that this news does not foretell a positive future for these young people. (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, cofounders of the charity No More Poverty, are concerned that recent news about...

2013-11-22 23:23:15

TerViva is a start-up that develops crops suitable for underutilized agriculture land. TerViva has joined forces with AgFunder, the leading crowdsourcing platform for agriculture and agtech investment opportunities, and will be hosting AgFunder's first webinar to introduce and explain AgFunder's TerViva Fund I. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 TerViva, a start-up based in Oakland, California, is changing the face of agriculture and aims to diversify and sustain the world’s...

2013-11-15 23:00:52

Urban Community Outreach thanks No More Poverty and its founders, Dr. Michael Omidi and his brother Julian Omidi, for their support. The Drop-In-Center works to advance the interests and promote the welfare of children, the economically-disadvantaged and homeless people, in the downtown Long Beach area by providing a nutritious meal and a safe place to be on Sundays when other local services are closed. (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 The Long Beach-based Urban Community Outreach thanks No...

Secret Of Short Stems
2013-11-12 14:21:25

Max Planck Institute Arabidopsis plants that only reach half their normal height have a mutation in the biosynthesis of the plant growth factor gibberellin The normal height to which plants grow is a critical trait. In the wild Arabidopsis thaliana uses the same genetic changes in the biosynthesis of the growth factor gibberellin to cut its size in half as found in semi-dwarf varieties of rice and barley that have been bred by people. When expressing the same phenotype, various plant...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.