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2010-09-07 18:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, September 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Viral Campaign Allows Users to Experience Illiteracy Firsthand Room to Read (http://www.roomtoread.org/), a global nonprofit that empowers millions of children in the developing world through education, is partnering with Twitter (http://twitter.com/) to create a unique social media campaign to increase awareness of illiteracy on International Literacy Day, which celebrates the importance of learning around the globe. On...

2008-09-09 09:00:50

UN chief calls for more attention on links between literacy and health UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon called on Monday for more attention to be paid on the links between literacy and health. "Illiteracy has a direct impact on human health," Ban said in his message for International Literacy Day, which is observed on Monday. "It prevents people from being able to read the instructions on a medicine bottle," Ban said. "It means that people are less...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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