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2008-09-04 18:00:33

BOSTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America must take a major role in finding peaceful and equitable solutions to violence in the world, says Ira Magaziner, chair of the William J. Clinton Foundation policy board and former Senior White House Advisor for Policy Development in the Clinton administration, who will be the keynote speaker at a conference at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) on September 19 and 20, 2008. Joining him as major presenters at the...

2008-09-04 15:00:14

Digital Influence Group is proud to announce they have been selected as a winner of the first annual Inbound Marketing Award for their work creating and promoting the Fanista "Burma: It Can't Wait" campaign. The Inbound Marketing Awards recognize outstanding achievement and innovation in the use of inbound marketing techniques to help market a product, tool or their company. Judges selected the best and brightest campaigns based on their use of inbound marketing, business impact, and...

2008-08-29 06:00:29

By Oren Dorell The children of Martin Luther King Jr. and a man who was there for his "I Have a Dream" speech 45 years ago said Thursday at the Democratic National Convention that Sen. Barack Obama's nomination for president is one realization of King's dream. "We are making a major down payment on the fulfillment of that dream," said Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, a former civil rights activist. Lewis was there as a speaker when King made his speech before 250,000 people at the...

2008-08-13 15:01:02

By Thomas J Morgan Some 6,000 paper cranes -- a symbol of peace, fidelity and longevity -- will be distributed at the WaterFire on Saturday. SMITHIFIELD -- Employees of Fidelity Investments, joined by Providence high school students and volunteers from the Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence and organizers of WaterFire, plan today to wrap up a three-month effort to create 6,000 origami cranes to be distributed at the WaterFire event scheduled for Saturday in...

2008-08-07 21:00:16

By CHRISTY JOHNSON By CHRISTY JOHNSON Staff Writer APPLE CREEK -- Village Hall was flooded with engineers, homeowners and construction workers looking for answers to recent water problems at Monday's meeting. Council acted as a mediator between town residents and representatives from Faith Mennonite Church as they discussed plans to solve excess water flow going into properties on the eastern side of the Apple Ridge development. According to property owners, their backyards have...

2008-07-11 18:00:20

The New England Cable & Telecommunications Association, Inc. (NECTA) and their Board of Directors recently announced that AmericanLife TV Network(TM) (www.americanlifetv.com), the cable network devoted to the Baby Boomer generation, will receive the NECTA Chairman's Public Service Award in the category of Programmer: News and Information, Single Event/Special Feature/Segment.for their TV documentary, "Poverty in America." The award will be presented on July 17, during the NECTA Convention...

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2007-09-28 12:35:00

WASHINGTON - Satellite photos showing the disappearance of villages and a buildup of army camps offer what researchers say is potential evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar, the scene of bloody anti-government protests that have drawn tens of thousands of demonstrators. At least nine people were killed in Myanmar on Thursday, when soldiers with automatic rifles fired into the crowds. Troops in riot gear also raided Buddhist monasteries on the outskirts of Yangon and beat and arrested...

2006-07-06 17:09:53

By Allan Dowd CASTLEGAR, British Columbia (Reuters) - Three decades after they fled the United States to avoid the Vietnam War, a small group of former draft dodgers gathered in Canada on Thursday, more convinced than ever that their anti-war stand was right. The start of the four-day "Our Way Home" conference in Castlegar, in southeastern British Columbia, coincided by chance with a White House meeting on Thursday between President George Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen...

2006-06-24 16:00:00

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sermons, books, notes and speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be spared the auction block next week because the civil rights icon's alma mater, Morehouse College in Atlanta, has bought them. Sotheby's auction house had estimated the value of the collection at up to $30 million ahead of the auction that had been set for Friday, some five months after the death of King's widow, Coretta Scott King. King's heirs had tried to sell it to the...

2006-03-25 07:52:32

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Freed Christian peace campaigner Norman Kember flew home to Britain on Saturday following his dramatic dawn rescue by special forces soldiers after being held hostage in Iraq for nearly four months. Kember, 74, a retired professor of medical ethics, arrived at London's Heathrow Airport at 1225 GMT on a scheduled British Airways flight from Kuwait, where he had been flown in a British military transport plane from Baghdad on Friday afternoon....


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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