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2014-07-23 12:32:17

- Announcement made at sixth annual Diverse Scholars Forum in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) announced that $100,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 18 academically excellent students in partnership with United Health Foundation's Diverse Scholars Initiative, which has provided nearly $2 million in scholarships this year through partnerships with organizations like the College Fund....

2014-07-08 14:53:56

University of Colorado Denver Over 60 percent of children have untreated decay A new study from Colorado School of Public Health shows that despite some modest improvements, poor oral health remains a major problem in the Navajo Nation and among American Indians overall. "The oral health among Native Americans is abysmal with more than three times the disease of the rest of the country," said Terrence Batliner, DDS, MBA, associate director of the Center for Native Oral Health...

2014-05-22 23:05:16

Razaghi Healthcare Enlists Major General Lynn H. Stevens to Serve as Razaghi Representative on the Blue Mountain Hospital Board of Directors Blanding, Utah (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Razaghi Healthcare recently enlisted Major General Lynn H. Stevens as one of its Executive Vice Presidents. Ahmad R. Razaghi, President and CEO of Razaghi Healthcare, has appointed him to the Board of Directors at Blue Mountain Hospital in Blanding, Utah (BMH). Stevens, a lifelong Blanding resident, comes to the...

2014-04-29 12:33:21

Razaghi Continues Collaboration with The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and The Utah Navajo Health Systems in Support of Blue Mountain Hospital and Will Appoint a Member of the Board of Directors BLANDING, Utah, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahmad R. Razaghi, President and CEO of Razaghi Healthcare, continues to support the collaboration with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Utah Navajo Health Systems (UNHS). By Donation Agreement dated December 18, 2002, Razaghi donated $505,221 in...

2014-04-18 23:04:31

NOVA Corporation, an award-winning Information Technology (IT) company owned by the Navajo Nation, is one big step closer to opening a large data center in Albuquerque. Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 NOVA Corporation, an award-winning Information Technology (IT) company owned by the Navajo Nation, is one big step closer to opening a large data center in Albuquerque. NOVA has signed an agreement with Schott Solar to lease its previously closed factory in Mesa del Sol, and will...

2014-04-16 12:30:03

Razaghi Healthcare Continues its Partnership with The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and The Utah Navajo Health Systems in Support of Blue Mountain Hospital by Appointing a Member of the Board of Directors BLANDING, Utah, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Razaghi Healthcare continues to support its partnership with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Utah Navajo Health Systems (UNHS); to date, the company has donated nearly $600,000 in professional services to Blue Mountain Hospital. Ahmad R....

2014-02-06 23:01:30

National Parks Conservation Association, Dine’ CARE, To Nizhoni Ani, the Grand Canyon Trust, the San Juan Citizens Alliance and Sierra Club ask Sec. Sally Jewell to certify the negative impact on Grand Canyon National Park by the Navajo Generating Station. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 For decades, air pollution from Navajo Generating Station (NGS) has plagued the Grand Canyon, which sits just 12 miles from the outdated coal-fired power plant, according to the National...

2014-01-31 20:21:00

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diné Community Advocacy Alliance (DCAA) today celebrated the historic passage by the Navajo Nation Council of two DCAA legislative initiatives that the young grassroots organization had championed as a way to begin to improve the health and nutrition of citizens on the Navajo Nation, who suffer high rates of diabetes, heart disease and other diet-related illnesses. The legislation is believed to be the very first of its...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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