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2011-03-21 14:34:00

Generous donations to the American Red Cross are critical to relief efforts down the street, across the country and around the world WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Companies large and small, representing industries across the United States, have taken action to support people in need by donating to the American Red Cross and by encouraging their customers and employees to join them. This support is helping provide immediate needs such as medical assistance, shelter...

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2011-03-18 07:20:00

Radioactive particles leaking from Japan's disaster-stricken nuclear power plant have been flowing eastward across the Atlantic in low concentrations and are expected to reach the North American coast within days, according to a Swedish official on Thursday. But, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in Washington DC, said radioactivity would disperse over the long distance and it does not expect any harmful amounts to reach the United States. "We expect the United States to avoid any...

2011-03-17 12:40:00

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LivingSocial, the online source for people to find handpicked experiences at a great value, today announced a US Daily Deal benefiting the American Red Cross. When a LivingSocial member makes a $5 donation, LivingSocial will match that donation up to $1 million. "This support from LivingSocial and its members is critically important as we work to provide help and hope to survivors of the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami," said Michael J....

2011-03-16 20:58:00

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Town Sports International (TSI), operators of New York, Boston, Washington and Philadelphia Sports Clubs, today announced a new fundraising initiative in conjunction with the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in Japan. As leaders in health and wellness, TSI will encourage and incentivize new members to improve their lives through exercise while helping victims of the devastating earth quake and tsunami in Japan. Beginning Thursday,...

2011-03-15 17:24:00

MCLEAN, Va., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Automobile Dealers Association is urging its 16,000 members to support the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund of the American Red Cross. To jumpstart the campaign, the NADA Charitable Foundation announced today a $100,000 donation to the Red Cross' special Japan fund. The Red Cross set up the fund to support disaster relief efforts in Japan after last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami. "The magnitude of...

2011-03-15 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today announced an initial contribution of $10 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society to assist in its ongoing efforts to provide medical care and relief assistance to the people of Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "We are grateful for the American public's generosity and compassion following what has been declared one of the...

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2011-03-07 09:25:00

Hackers using internet addresses from China have prompted the French finance ministry to turn off 10,000 computers, officials told reporters on Monday. Apparently the hackers were hunting for documents relating to the Group of 20 (G20) consisting of developed and developing nations, which this year is led by France, said Budget Minister Francois Baroin. "We have leads," he told Europe 1 radio. The December attacks on the finance ministry computers, have forced the ministry to "significantly...

2011-03-03 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nationwide Insurance Foundation is giving a $1.3 million gift to the American Red Cross to support national and local disaster response and to increase blood collections. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) More than half of this year's contribution ($700,000) will go to Red Cross Disaster Relief, which will help mobilize volunteers and equipment to assist people wherever disasters occur. Another...

2011-02-23 08:39:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today released a one-year report highlighting how the Red Cross has helped the people of Chile recover following last year's earthquake and announced plans to help the country prepare for future big disasters. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck Chile on February 27, 2010, triggering a tsunami that swept inland, damaging homes, hospitals and...

2011-02-14 09:59:00

DAKAR, Senegal, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the initiative of President Abdoulaye Wade, Senegal is organizing the second edition of the International Dakar Agricultural Forum on 18th and 19th April 2011 at the Meridien President Hotel in Dakar. A month before the G20 agricultural meetings, heads of state, ministers, farmers and experts from across the globe will meet in Dakar to discuss regulation and global agricultural governance. The event is organized in...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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