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2010-11-19 08:00:00

VISTA, Calif., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoBlu Products, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ECOB) announced today that the President and CEO Steve Conboy has returned from Haiti. Among many opportunities currently in negotiation, Mr. Conboy met with Stefan Vervloet the President of Mascima Precision Wood Mfg. currently selling 60 house packs a day in Carrefour. Mr. Vervloet expressed strong interest in utilizing EcoBlu technology on all the lumber he sells and wanted to know how fast we can...

2010-10-22 10:40:00

Aid agency says if outbreak reaches Port-au-Prince camps, results could be "disastrous" PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Vision is responding to Haiti's cholera outbreak, sending urgently needed medical supplies to respond to the sick and support already overstretched hospitals and clinics. Hundreds of liters of rehydration fluids, water treatments, medicines and hospital supplies were transported to the Central Plateau on Thursday. Hospitals are overwhelmed...

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2010-04-06 07:55:44

NSF graduate research fellow Starry Sprenkle describes life and her ecological research project in Haiti, and the impact of the devastating earthquake Two months ago, I was in 'quarantine' with my Haitian husband's family in their home above Port-au-Prince. The chaos in the city, following the devastating earthquake of January 12, forced us to stay close to the house, ration food, and cut branches of trees to make charcoal for cooking. But our suffering was minimal compared to that of the...

2010-03-16 06:59:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the desperate need for new and expanded port infrastructure to serve earthquake recovery efforts, as well as to address the long-term shipping needs of the country, Haiti-based WIN Group and South Florida-based Sante Holding today announced having reached an agreement to re-develop Terminal Varreux, S.A. in Port-Au-Prince, the largest privately-owned shipping terminal and port facility in Haiti. The fourth generation WIN Group...

2010-01-19 10:05:00

LONDON, January 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The first ShelterBoxes have arrived in Port au Prince and hundreds more are due to arrive later today. The ShelterBox Response Team of David Eby (US), Wayne Robinson (US) and Mark Pearson (UK), who have been in Haiti's capital since Thursday, took delivery of the first ShelterBoxes at Port au Prince airport yesterday. The team say twelve of these boxes will be used to build an emergency field hospital at the airport. 'We are helping build...

2010-01-18 19:23:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For 25 years KIDS has responded to disaster. Last week's 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti is no exception, and over 20 containers of donations - NEW apparel; shoes; blankets; diapers; water; underwear and other necessities - are being secured and delivered through Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) and the organization's long-term partners who are on the ground in Haiti. "Twenty containers of relief supplies from K.I.D.S have...

2010-01-15 17:12:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Wayne Elsey, the Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls Inc., the international shoe charity, has read the news reports detailing the rising frustration of Haitians who wait for aid packages to clear the capital city's unreachable dock. He is very dismayed, but not surprised, that many organizations are experiencing extreme difficulty despite their good intentions. "This delay is another tragedy in the making," he said. "Too...

2006-06-15 15:33:56

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - Armed gangs have targeted police officers in a new outbreak of violence that has killed 12 people in Haiti, including three policemen, in the last five days, a police spokesman said on Thursday. "These attacks were not carried out at random," said police spokesman Frantz Leurebours. "The police have particularly been targeted in this increase of criminal activities." Several other police officers have escaped assassination...

2006-02-28 16:32:41

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - At least three people died and more than 50 have been injured during carnival festivities in Haiti, which has been plagued by political and gang violence, doctors and witnesses said on Tuesday. Doctors at the general hospital in the capital said a man and two women died on Monday along the parade route in Port-au-Prince. A 19-year-old man was killed when a float carrying a musical group ran him over. A woman died when she fell...

2006-01-27 16:21:07

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - An 84-year-old nun and two other French citizens on a humanitarian mission to Haiti were kidnapped near a dangerous slum in the capital, police said on Friday. Inspector-General Michael Lucius, head of Haiti's judicial police, said the missionaries were abducted at gunpoint on Tuesday on a notoriously dangerous road near Cite Soleil, a shantytown on the north side of Port-au-Prince, and may have been set up by their Haitian driver. "As a Haitian, I...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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