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2009-12-18 13:45:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Global shipping leader APL and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District today announced a landmark $11 million project to cut vessel emissions and improve this city's air quality starting in 2010. Armed with $4.8 million in air quality grants, the world's fifth-largest container carrier said it will retrofit its terminal and vessels to begin cold-ironing next December at the Port of Oakland. Cold-ironing is industry jargon for turning off a...

2009-12-17 14:24:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is recruiting for 27 individuals to jump into the transportation arena, learn about the complexities of funding, and help identify the connections between transportation and land use, air quality and climate change. MTC is the Bay Area's transportation planning and financing agency, and there may be a place for you as part of a new Policy Advisory Council slated to begin meeting in April 2010. The mission...

2009-12-01 19:08:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As health care reform takes the national stage and Kaiser Permanente is being hailed as a care delivery model, renowned entrepreneur Henry J. Kaiser will be inducted today into The California Hall of Fame. Kaiser's eldest granddaughter, Carlyn Kaiser Stark, will accept the Spirit of California medal on his behalf during a formal, private state ceremony in Sacramento this evening. Kaiser's greatest legacy is Kaiser Permanente, one of the world's...

2009-11-06 12:46:00

Two Dozen Legislators Urge an Update to Federal Transportation Law to Ensure Industry Polluters Can't Force Impoverished Workers to Pay the Cost of Replacing Old, Diesel-Spewing Fleets LOS ANGELES & OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of over 100 environmental, public health, labor, faith-based and community groups today applauded Rep. Zoe Lofgren and 23 other California members of the U.S. House of Representatives for jointly pushing for a revision to a...

2009-10-29 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Breema Center today announced that it will offer Breema bodywork mini-sessions and Self-Breema demonstrations and instruction at the Green Festival in San Francisco, November 13-15. Those who are interested in receiving Breema treatments and learning more about Breema and the body's connection to sustaining the planet can come to booths 1018-1019 during the festival. The body by its nature is connected to the earth. It is composed of and...

2009-10-28 12:01:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating Economic Opportunities for Women (C.E.O Women), a non-profit organization developing economic opportunities for immigrant and refugee women, today announced the launch of its new multimedia series to expand the reach of its proven educational entrepreneurship program. The Grand Cafe educational soap opera provides low-income immigrant and refugee women with access to English and business training, in order to help them attain their goals...

2009-10-20 10:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's breakfast and awards ceremony marked the 24th anniversary of H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts). Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson keynoted the anniversary event at The Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit before an audience of law enforcement personnel, insurance industry representatives and government officials. Since its inception in 1985, H.E.A.T., with its partners in law enforcement and the insurance industry, has helped...

2009-10-08 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Artful Steps program, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, proudly announces a group art exhibit featuring the work of artists with developmental disabilities. The "Flora and Fauna" show includes more than 60 pieces of art inspired by the natural world. Over 30 artists contributed their own unique view using diverse media, including paintings, embroidery, printmaking and ceramics. Artwork will be on display from...

2009-10-01 09:00:00

Statement by Michael Green, Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Health on the one year achievements of bold port clean-up program OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Michael Green, Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Health: "Congratulations to Southern California residents, environmentalists and truck drivers who fought for the Los Angeles Clean Truck Program and now breathe cleaner air one year later. The...

2009-10-01 09:00:00

Statement by Sharon Cornu, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Alameda Labor Council OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "On the one year anniversary of the Los Angeles Clean Truck Program, we applaud the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the L.A. Port and City Council for their tremendous accomplishment in placing nearly 6,000 environmentally compliant trucks in service while putting thousands of polluting rigs out of commission. It's a model...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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