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2010-03-10 09:32:00

BALTIMORE, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, Comcast, and the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) today announced the launch of new Internet safety videos now available on Comcast On Demand. The three separate videos, targeted to grade schoolers, 'tweens and high schoolers, explore the risks associated with the Internet. The videos contain content from the NetSmartz Workshop, an Internet safety program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited...

2009-12-16 12:41:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valassis (NYSE: VCI), one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, announced today the display of 33,000 posters in post offices across the country this busy holiday season, asking the public to get involved in the search for missing children - a cause featured across its RedPlum portfolio. The posters serve as a reminder to the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) 12 million daily patrons that citizens like themselves help...

2009-12-15 23:01:00

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Microsoft Corp. is donating a technology that it developed to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) to assist in finding and removing many of the worst known images of child sexual exploitation from the Internet. The technology, named PhotoDNA, was created by Microsoft Research and helps calculate the distinct characteristics of a digital image to match it to other copies of that same...

2009-12-03 04:13:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Click2Mail, a U.S. Postal Service affiliate and operator of a leading online postal mail system, announced today the re-launch of its annual Christmas project -- Remind Santa -- which allows customers to create personalized, hand-signed letters from Santa that are delivered by mail to anyone they choose. The service is available online at www.remindsanta.com and $1 from every letter sent will go to support the National Center for Missing &...

2009-11-09 08:00:00

Police, Sheriffs and Prosecutors from Eight States and Canada Attend Training to Combat Victimization of Children ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(R) (NCMEC) has selected Norcross, Georgia as the location for law enforcement training on child prostitution. The training, Protecting Victims of Child Prostitution, is scheduled for November 16 thru 20 and will be attended by 63 police, prosecutors and others from...

2009-10-20 15:07:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- As thoughts begin to turn to the holidays and the end of the year, ThinAir Wireless has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) to help make sure child safety remains a priority for families year round. ThinAir Wireless has pledged to donate 5 percent of the proceeds from the sale of its P.O.M. Offender Locator iPhone Application (Version 2.2) to support NCMEC. Research indicates that more...

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2009-10-05 12:25:00

In the aftermath of more infamous cases of child abductions, many parents are turning to technology in an effort to protect their children. The case of Jaycee Dugard, which was uncovered in August, found that Dugard had allegedly been held captive in a Northern California backyard for almost 20 years. The Associated Press cited information from Ernie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, to show that there are currently about 800,000 missing children in...

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2009-09-23 13:57:16

Sexting by minors is a growing problem that the United States has yet to come to grips with, officials of a child advocacy group said. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children released a policy statement on sexting -- sending, forwarding or receiving sexually suggestive or nearly nude photographs through text message or e-mail -- which is a product of extensive dialogue with leaders in the field. The statement was developed with the strong involvement of the American Bar...

2009-09-21 09:00:00

New Policy Statement from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two years ago, the word "sexting" did not even exist in the English language. Today it is a term that is much discussed and debated by parents, students, educators, law enforcement leaders and policy makers across America. It is widely misunderstood. "Sexting" refers to youth sending sexually explicit messages or sexually explicit photos of themselves...

2009-08-20 13:08:00

LOUISVILLE, Ken., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A five-year collaboration between Appriss Inc. and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has generated leads that helped to locate non-compliant sex offenders, child abductors, and missing children who have reached the age of 18. Since 2004, Appriss has provided NCMEC unlimited access to JusticeXchange and OffenderNet, its technology solutions that are designed to help criminal justice agencies locate suspects, generate...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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