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2014-08-26 16:27:51

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, VA Senator Creigh Deeds, Other Mental Health Advocates To Participate In NAMI's "National Day Of Action For Mental Health" WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization, today announced that it will launch a National Day of Action for Mental Health on Thursday, September 4(th) during its annual convention in Washington, DC. As part of the...

2014-06-05 23:02:37

TAG Focuses on Atlanta Community Food Bank During Weekend of Service and Civic Hacking Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The Technology Association of Georgia mobilized Atlanta's technology community this past Memorial Day weekend with two events to assist the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). TAG Day of Service On May 30th volunteers from TAG member companies sorted and delivered food boxes in the Atlanta Community Food Bank's Product Rescue Center (PRC) as part of the annual...

2014-05-29 23:11:51

Socrata will participate at nearly 50 events nationally to support a weekend of innovation, fueled by public data. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Socrata, a Seattle-based cloud software company focused exclusively on democratizing access to government data, today announced its second year as a major sponsor of the National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH). This year’s event will take place May 31 - June 1, 2014. Focused on supporting data access and innovation, Socrata will offer...

2014-05-22 23:00:45

Tech company volunteers and local hackers sought for TAG Day of Service and National Day of Civic Hacking activities. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 The Technology Association of Georgia is mobilizing Atlanta's technology community on behalf of the Atlanta Community Food Bank as part of a weekend of great ideas and giving back to the community. The festivities kick off on May 30th with the TAG Day of Service. Volunteers from TAG member companies will sort and pack food boxes in...

2014-05-08 20:20:42

Dates of Canada's Mission in Afghanistan to also be inscribed on National War Memorial and Promenade Building in Ottawa to be renamed The Valour Building. OTTAWA, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - On the eve of the National Day of Honour, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino today announced that a permanent national memorial to Canada's mission in Afghanistan will be constructed in the nation's capital. The memorial, to be unveiled in 2017, will specifically recognize and honour the hard...

Turn Off Your Phone On National Day Of Unplugging
2014-03-07 07:35:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Taking a break from your daily activities helps you unwind, refresh and revitalize to help you get through the rest of the day. But for many, there is no break from the always-connected modern age of society. Everywhere we go we are not far from our smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, allowing us to be constantly in touch with the rest of the world via social media. And when at home, computers, laptops and entertainment...

2014-02-28 23:30:23

As part of a nation-wide Day of Mourning, disability rights advocates in the Rochester area will be joining about 20 other cities by holding a vigil Saturday, March 1, 2013 to honor the lives of disabled people murdered by their families and caregivers. Speakers at the Rochester event will include Diane Coleman and Stephen Drake of the national disability rights organization Not Dead Yet, which is headquartered in Rochester and a co-sponsor of the national Day of Mourning effort....

2014-02-25 08:43:11

Families encouraged to take a break from technology March 7-8, 2014 NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the fifth annual National Day of Unplugging (NDU) from sundown Friday, March 7 to sundown, Saturday, March 8, the nonprofit Reboot is asking individuals and families to reconnect with each other by putting down their smartphones, tablets and computers for 24 hours. Everywhere you look - playgrounds, dinner tables, sidewalks and cafes- people are glued to...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'