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2011-07-18 14:24:00

Plastic-pipe maker Walter Wang sees progress in three-country tour of Sub-Saharan water infrastructure projects NAIROBI, Kenya, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Walter Wang, president and CEO of JM Eagle, recently concluded a tour of water infrastructure in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya being constructed with hundreds of miles of plastic water pipe his company donated as part of his ongoing efforts to aid impoverished villages in Africa. Shipping from its plants in late 2009, the...

2011-01-04 14:52:00

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the latest issue of The Private Journey magazine (www.ThePrivateJourneyMagazine.com), John Legend discusses The Show Me Campaign, a nonprofit organization founded by Legend that uses proven solutions to break the cycle of poverty. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110104/NY24457) In each issue of The Private Journey magazine, "The Givers" editorial compartment pays tribute to exemplary humanitarians and tells the story of...

2010-11-10 05:00:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Human Development Project, a nonpartisan initiative that seeks to move beyond an overreliance in the U.S. on GDP as a measure of well-being, today released The Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience. The report is published by NYU Press with a foreword by economist Jeffrey Sachs and is the latest update to the pioneering American Human Development (HD) Index, first introduced in The Measure of America...

2010-08-04 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Promise, the leading international nonprofit organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty, charged KCSA with building a website that "speaks to the entire world through accessible technology." Millennium Promise was co-founded by internationally renowned economist Jeffrey D. Sachs. Over the course of an accelerated three-month engagement, KCSA successfully designed, developed and delivered a website (www.millenniumpromise.org) that firmly...

2010-04-06 05:00:00

LILONGWE, Malawi, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Madonna today joined the Earth Institute, Ericsson and Millennium Promise to announce a new global education initiative aimed at supporting access to primary and secondary education for every child in the world, with an emphasis on girls' secondary schooling. The initiative--Connect To Learn--will provide secondary school scholarships, with a special focus on girls, and implement information and communications technology ("ICT") in schools,...

2010-04-05 16:10:00

Improvements in education, health, and women's empowerment are focus of visit GUMULIRA, Malawi, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Madonna today visited Gumulira, a Millennium Village of approximately 5000 people in rural central Malawi. Raising Malawi, an organization co-founded by Madonna, has been a partner in the Millennium Villages project in Gumulira since its inception in 2006. Madonna was joined in Gumulira by Hans Vestberg, President & CEO of Ericsson, and Prof. Jeffrey...

2009-09-02 14:18:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prix Galien USA committee will recognize Barry R. Bloom, Ph.D., of Harvard University and Jeffrey D. Sachs, Ph.D., of Columbia University with its 2009 Pro Bono Humanum Award for bringing the best of modern biological and economic science to the poorest corners of the globe. "Barry Bloom and Jeffrey Sachs are leaders in innovation who have applied science and economics to global health problems in ways that have changed the lives of the...

2009-03-05 11:48:55

Hard times are pushing nations to retreat from globalization, U.S. economist Jeffery Sachs said. Nationalism is rising and our political systems are inward looking, the more so in times of crisis, Sachs said. A retreat in international trade is visible in the harbor at Singapore, where a shipping executive said space to park ships is hard to find, The Washington Post reported Thursday. We're running out of space to park them, Ron Widdows, chief executive officer of shipping giant NOL told the...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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