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2009-04-16 13:17:00

WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nationwide Foundation is making a $1.7 million grant to the American Red Cross to help people affected by disasters and other life-threatening emergencies. This is the third consecutive year the Foundation has contributed this unique grant to the Red Cross. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The $1.7 million grant from the Nationwide Foundation, an independent corporation funded by Nationwide companies, will...

2009-04-12 09:36:33

China will extend $25 billion in aid and credit to members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, officials revealed Sunday. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, meeting with envoys from the 10 ASEAN countries in Beijing, said China will establish a $10 billion China-ASEAN investment cooperation fund to be used for infrastructure construction, energy production, information technology and communications, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. Yang also revealed...

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2009-04-03 11:45:00

The Obama administration announced on Thursday that the United States would "lead by example" so that developing nations such as India and China could follow suit in the battle against climate change, Reuters reported.Obama said during a G20 meeting of major economies that he used his presidential debut on the world stage to contrast his policies with those of former President George W. Bush.He said during a news conference at the conclusion of the London summit: "China and India ......

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2009-03-31 13:35:16

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has threatened to walk out of the Group of 20 summit in London if the meeting produces no sustainable regulatory changes. The G20 meeting of industrialized nations begins Thursday and to hold Sarkozy to his seat would require something better than false success with language that sounds good but contains no commitments, Sarkozy's advisers told The Times of London Tuesday. Sarkozy, who has called for creation of an international financial regulator, said last...

2009-03-30 11:54:35

An international coalition of Chambers of Commerce said before a London summit meeting that nations should try to avoid the temptation of protectionism. Falling to the temptation of protectionism would not only restrict trade in goods and services, but also distort the global economy, hindering rather than helping the recovery, the G20 Chambers said in a statement. The group said its respective national chambers had found general satisfaction for their nation's financial rescue plans,...

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2009-03-30 08:30:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said differences in economic strategies need not isolate the United States from European allies. Merkel said she was ready to welcome U.S. President Barack Obama at the Group of 20 summit Thursday in London but didn't intend to shift her stance on stimulus spending. The United States has called for other nations to increase stimulus spending. In Europe, that call has largely been rebuffed. International policy is, for all the friendship and commonality, always...

2009-03-27 13:40:00

Fargo Residents Urged to Register with Safe and Well WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is sending more disaster workers into North Dakota and Minnesota today to staff shelters that will be needed in the event of evacuations should the Red River top levees as it rises to record heights. Projections are that the Red River could crest at 43 feet Saturday, more than 20 feet above flood stage, and the National Weather Service reports water levels could remain...

2009-03-23 14:26:00

Trailers Filled With Cots, Blankets, Meals Begin Arriving in Fargo WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As residents of the Red River valley prepare for potentially record flooding, the American Red Cross is moving into position to provide help where needed. More than 24,000 prepackaged meals are expected to arrive today, along with thousands of cots, blankets and toiletry kits. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) These supplies are expected to...

2009-03-17 15:36:00

LOS ANGELES, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event was announced today by the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles: What: The Greater Los Angeles Red Cross is hosting a lunch reception and grand opening of a state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which is ready to be activated during major disasters, including earthquakes and wildfires -- even a disaster the size of Hurricane Katrina. A video with earthquake footage will run throughout the event. Who:...

2009-03-02 11:10:22

Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations vowed to reject protectionist policies during the economic crisis. The group concluded a summit Sunday declaring their intent to cooperate during the global economic downturn, Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, reported Monday. The meeting opened with a call for cooperation. As the financial crisis deepens, the world will look toward our region for action and for confidence, which is exactly what we in ASEAN are set out to do,...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.