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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...

2013-11-10 23:03:29

Urban Community Outreach is now receiving support from No More Poverty cofounders, Dr. Michael Omidi, and his brother, Julian Omidi. The organization’s Drop-in-Center serves the homeless and those in need of temporary refuge, food, and assistance with stabilizing and improving their lives. (PRWEB) November 10, 2013 No More Poverty is a new supporter of Urban Community Outreach which runs a Drop-in-Center for homeless people and the working poor that provides a haven from the weather...

Bill Gates Chides Facebook Google Philanthropic Priorities
2013-11-04 08:02:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Renown philanthropist Bill Gates has been focusing much of his attention on developing and distributing a cure for malaria in poverty-stricken parts of the world. Other tech titans, too, have recently turned their eyes towards improving conditions in these areas by delivering Internet connectivity either through balloons or a complex system of data compression technologies and cheap broadband towers. Though Gates likely believes that...

2013-10-23 23:19:23

Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) and International Development of Technology (IDT) announce a new upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) application for iPad specifically designed for airline and business jet operators. This academic app comprehensively delivers industry-endorsed UPRT knowledge to help mitigate loss of control in-flight (LOC-I), the leading cause of the crash-related fatalities in commercial aviation worldwide over the past 10 years. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB)...

2013-10-15 12:04:57

Democracy aid can contribute to change, but only marginally and only under certain conditions. This is the conclusion of a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg. Since the early 1990s, democracy and human rights have become increasingly important in the field of international development assistance. Democracy aid includes, for example, support to political parties, parliaments, election authorities, ombudsman offices and civil society organizations promoting human rights....


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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