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2014-04-21 16:25:02

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International experts, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists will gather in North Carolina later this week to form partnerships and find solutions to some of the greatest global health and development challenges of our day. SwitchPoint 2014, an annual two-day conference, will be held April 24-25 in Saxapahaw, North Carolina. Hosted by IntraHealth International and now in its third year, the event is known for convening big thinkers...

2011-03-17 05:00:00

A UK software developer working to give grassroots groups the world over the capacity to interact, cheaply and simply, with constituents in remote communities has won public interest computing's top honor. SAN FRANCISCO, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The developer of FrontlineSMS, a simple yet powerful program that's speeding social change in over 60 nations, has become the fifth annual winner of the Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest. The $10,000...

2009-03-02 03:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- - kiwanja.net Data Collection Enhancement Poised to Transform Rural NGO Initiatives kiwanja.net, developer of mobile technologies for social change, today announced the release of FrontlineForms - a new SMS tool which enables low-cost, real-time data collection and aggregation for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and field workers addressing the most pressing needs of rural communities throughout the developing world. "NGOs...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).