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2012-05-18 10:29:26

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the U.S.-based NGO alliance InterAction released the following quotes on President Obama's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition: ActionAid"While the New Alliance touts the role of the private sector, as President Obama said, this must include even the smallest African cooperatives. The real innovators in African agriculture are women smallholder farmers. Any private sector partnership to improve food security...

2012-05-18 06:27:53

With just seven months until L'Aquila commitment deadline, G8 leaders must fulfill their promises WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's new food security and nutrition initiative announced earlier today is a welcome and significant step in the right direction, but the real success of the alliance will hinge on how successfully G8 leaders focus their investments on improving nutrition and engaging smallholder farmers. "We are pleased to see the President...

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2009-08-13 15:25:00

An Italian man who has been homeless since the Abruzzo earthquake in April said Thursday he believes Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should take him in. Antonio Bernardini, 53, who lived first in a temporary camp and then in a hotel, told the Italian news agency ANSA he would be willing to accept temporary shelter in either Berlusconi's villa on Sardinia or his Roman palazzo. Bernardini, who lived in the center of L'Aquila, said he would be willing to provide advice on reconstruction of the...

2009-08-12 18:22:00

MARINA DEL RAY, Calif., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of Heritage Provider Network is pleased to welcome Italian students from the University of L'Aquila by assisting them with one year scholarships to continue their education while their school is being rebuilt after the devastating April 5th earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy. Twenty-four Italian students who were displaced by the earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy, including the student body president of the...

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2009-04-07 23:45:00

Powerful aftershocks caused renewed fears throughout central Italy on Tuesday, as emergency crews rescued a young woman alive from the remains of a collapsed building some 42 hours after the main earthquake hit the region. Rescuers found 20-year-old student Eleonora Calesini alive among the ruins of the five-story building in central L'Aquila, according to an Associated Press report citing her grandfather, Renato Calesini, from the seaside town of Mondaini. The woman, who wears a hearing aid,...

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2009-04-08 07:10:00

The devastating earthquakes in central Italy this week have tragically revealed the architectural vulnerability of many of its buildings.  Though Italy is home to some of the world's most earthquake-prone regions, experts in earthquake safety say that most of its buildings are lagging far behind modern safety standards. Entire cities were leveled on Monday and local authorities were rendered powerless to help their citizens as apartment buildings, hospitals, hotels, schools and even...