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2010-10-26 00:01:42

Ronald McDonald House Charities "Awards of Excellence" Honors Herbert D. Kelleher, Dr. Frederick C. Battaglia and Guido Freda Richard Marx and Olivia Newton-John Performed During Global Awards Ceremony Recognizing Those Who Have Made Exceptional Contributions to Improving Children's Lives Oak Brook, IL (Vocus) October 25, 2010 In honor of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to improve the lives of children, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) hosted its 26th Annual...

2009-11-09 08:00:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to improve the lives of children, Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) hosted its 25th Annual Awards of Excellence celebration on Saturday, November 7, in Rosemont, Ill. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091109/AQ07449) The annual event presented three prestigious awards to individuals selected from across the globe, including:...

2009-07-27 11:00:00

BOSTON, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Salvation Army officials along with Mayor Thomas M. Menino gathered today with community members and elected officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the largest social service community center in the history of Massachusetts -- the $115 million Kroc Corps Community Center on the Dorchester/Roxbury Line. Mayor Menino, the Honorary Chairman of the Kroc Campaign and a longtime supporter of the Kroc Center, spoke about what the Center means to the City of...

2009-03-30 12:44:00

105.7's Loren & Wally help bring Boston Kroc Center within Reach BOSTON, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A two-week long promotion featuring 105.7 WROR's hit duo Loren & Wally has raised more than $40,000 to benefit The Salvation Army and the Boston Kroc Corps Community Center. The planned 90,000 square foot educational, athletic and job training facility, slated for the Uphams-Dudley section of Roxbury and Dorchester faces a critical April 1st fundraising deadline to begin construction...

2008-11-03 12:00:16

OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) (RMHC(R)) hosted its 24th Annual Awards of Excellence celebration on Saturday, November 1 in Rosemont, Ill. to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to improve the lives of children. The annual event presented three prestigious awards to individuals selected from across the globe, including: -- Peter & Virginia Ueberroth, founders of the Ueberroth Family Foundation, honored with the...

2008-09-22 00:00:27

Author David Cortwright will discuss Mahatma Gandhi and his ideals during a lecture at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the University of Pittsburgh's Heinz Chapel. Cortwright, president of the Fourth Freedom Foundation Forum, is a research fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He has written "Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence in an Age of Terrorism." A candlelight vigil and interfaith prayers and music will begin at 7 p.m. outside Heinz Chapel...


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.