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2014-03-05 10:49:02

New research from the University of Toronto shows that a little training can go a long way in a desperate situation. Carmen Logie, assistant professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, demonstrated that marginalized and displaced women in Leogane, Haiti, can measurably impact mental and sexual health behaviours in their village. Leogane was at the epicentre of a 2010 earthquake that displaced entire populations and led to the collapse of business, social and health...

2013-02-08 23:03:33

Nashville-based Live Beyond has initiated construction of a base of operation in the community of Thomazeau, just outside of Port-au-Prince Haiti. The base will house a surgical hospital, orphanage, secondary school, demonstration farm, worship center, and mission housing facility to support the needs of this region of 200,000 residents. Brentwood, Tennessee (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 Live Beyond (formerly Mobile Medical Disaster Relief) has been mobilized in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake...

2012-06-28 23:01:11

The Alliance for Children Foundation's founder, Filis Casey, was featured on the front page of the Boston Globe, in a story detailing the Foundation's aid to Haitian orphans. The foundation has contributed $150,000 for an orphanage and continues to raise funds to provide shelter and critical services to orphaned children in Haiti. Without help, the prospects are grim for orphans who numbered an estimated 380,000 before the earthquake. Needham, MA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 The Alliance for...

2011-01-06 10:26:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the one year anniversary of the devastating Haitian earthquake approaches, every child who lost an arm or leg in that calamity has the hope for a more normal life thanks to a program sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and run by Project Medishare. Representatives from Project Medishare and the Knights of Columbus - as well as child amputees who have benefited from the program - will be available on January 10 from 11:00 AM...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.