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2011-01-10 08:00:00

The Generosity of Americans Made a Real Difference in Lives of Haitians Following 2010 Earthquake NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross released a one-year report on how the Red Cross has helped hundreds of thousands of Haitian survivors after the January 2010 earthquake, what has been done to respond to new issues such as the cholera outbreak, and plans for the years ahead to support Haiti's recovery. (Logo:...

2010-12-16 09:55:00

Television, movie and music personalities urge people to give the gift that saves the day WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a dozen celebrities are urging their fans and the public to donate to the American Red Cross this holiday season and give a gift that could save the day for someone in need. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Celebrities who are actively encouraging support for the Red Cross holiday giving campaign include...

2010-12-16 11:36:00

Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) working collaboratively with more than 60 renewable energy training institutions to support a greener North American economy MONTREAL, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ - The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is helping to advance training for green jobs in North America with the first trinational web-based directory, listing over 100 renewable energy training courses. Searching for training and educational opportunities can be...

2010-11-30 09:00:00

Cell Phone Users Can Text GIFT to 90999 Through December 31 in New Program WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Red Cross and wireless communications partners today announced a new mobile giving effort that enables cellular telephone users to text GIFT to 90999 to make a $25 donation to the Red Cross. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The new holiday text donation program builds on the record-shattering effort following the...

2010-11-19 13:35:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The EU-US Summit will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, tomorrow, November 20. The EU will be represented by President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, assisted by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton. The United States will be represented by President Barack Obama assisted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This will be the first EU-US Summit since the entry into...

2010-11-19 00:00:50

Senator John Kerry, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé, American Idol Creator and Producer Simon Fuller, and Microsoft to be Honored for Mobilizing Americans in Support of United Nations Causes New York, New York (Vocus) November 18, 2010 The United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) announced today they are joining forces to build a broader base of citizen support for U.S. engagement and the work of the UN. UN Foundation Founder and...

2010-11-12 16:03:00

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- EOD Technology, Inc. (EODT), a professional services company providing strategic stability operations support worldwide, was one of 45 international firms to become Charter Signatories to the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security Service Providers. The ICoC establishes global standards for the private security industry and sets the stage for eventual company certification and oversight mechanisms. (Logo:...

2010-11-05 11:43:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a joint letter sent to G20 leaders today, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy share their views on key issues on the agenda of the G20 Summit in Seoul, building on the discussions with their European colleagues at the October European Council. In particular they stress: "The uneven global recovery highlights the need to forcefully implementing the G20 Framework for strong,...

2010-11-04 13:09:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Red Cross is making final preparations in Haiti for the arrival of Tropical Storm Tomas, which is expected to inflict heavy winds and rain on the island's already vulnerable population - including hundreds of thousands of people living under tarps and tents since the earthquake of January 12th. As of Thursday, November 4, a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch had been issued for Haiti. On the current forecast track,...

2010-09-30 09:35:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross in Greater New York today named Vikki L. Pryor as its new chief executive officer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Recognized as one of the 50 most powerful women in New York by Crains New York Magazine in 2009, Ms. Pryor was most recently president and chief executive officer of SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company in New...


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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