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2014-06-30 23:05:42

With nearly one million people currently displaced throughout North and Western Iraq, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, warns that about 250,000 women and girls, including nearly 60,000 pregnant women, are in need of urgent care. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 With nearly one million people currently displaced throughout North and Western Iraq, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, warns that about 250,000 women and girls, including nearly 60,000 pregnant women, are in...

2014-06-30 12:32:40

Dr. Kouchner to be Honored by Biopharmaceutical Leaders at The Prix Galien USA Award Ceremony on October 28th in New York City NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Galien Awards Committee announced today that Doctors Without Borders founder Bernard Kouchner, MD, humanitarian, physician, and former French Foreign Minister, will receive the 2014 Pro Bono Humanum Award at the eighth annual Prix Galien USA Awards ceremony. The Pro Bono Humanum Award recognizes ground-breaking...

2014-06-18 00:20:41

LONDON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven year trend in violence overturns 60 years of increasing peacefulness New model identifies countries at risk of descending into violence and unrest - The ten countries most likely to deteriorate in peace in the next two years are Zambia, Haiti, Argentina, Chad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nepal, Burundi, Georgia, Liberia and Qatar...

2014-05-23 12:24:44

Montana Honors 755 World War II Veterans with Nine Honor Flights MINNEAPOLIS, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy-seven members of America's "Greatest Generation" from Montana recently traveled nearly 2,000 miles to the nation's capital as part of the state's final Big Sky Honor Flight honoring World War II (WWII) veterans. The last flight included 76 men and one woman, ranging from age 83 to 96 and included a visit to the WWII Memorial, which honors the 16 million who served in...

2014-05-23 08:20:47

Author Peter Sills offers a Memorial Day reminder of how the U.S. government has repeatedly failed to take care of and support the nation's veterans NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs has an image problem. The VA has been vilified because its backlog of cases has grown to mindboggling levels. And while it's no newsflash that bureaucratic gears grind slowly, Peter Sills says there's a lesser-known reason for the backlog: decades' worth of...

2014-05-16 23:01:08

The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) will host a VA2K Walk and Roll on May 21 at 11:00 a.m. at VHSO’s Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless veterans. Fayetteville, AR (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) will host a VA2K Walk and Roll on May 21 at 11:00 a.m. at VHSO’s Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless veterans. This...

2014-05-08 12:21:17

Blue Star Families White Paper Cites 'Gaps In Resources' WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Star Families, the nation's largest chapter-based military families non-profit, released a report today highlighting critical issues associated with the financial readiness of some members of the armed forces. The report noted that the challenges faced by military families were largely due to the lack of financial education and awareness about the services and options available to...

2014-04-02 23:01:00

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will host a Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event is scheduled to take place in the courtyard located near building 37 at the medical center campus located in Bay Pines. Bay Pines, Fla. (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will host a Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event is scheduled to take place...

2014-02-28 12:26:10

GENEVA, February 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joy ruled the day once more as over 300 Swiss and international officials, including Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, international students, respected colleagues and friends, joined Adolf Ogi, former Swiss Federal Councilor, former Under-Secretary General and Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, for the English-language book launch of Dolf Ogi: Statesman and...

2014-02-22 23:00:05

Twenty-one official selections have been chosen in the 4 annual festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization working for lasting peace with justice. Youth ages 23 or younger use short videos to say how they would spend $1 Trillion. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 23, 2014 Twenty-one official selections have been chosen for the fourth annual “If I Had a Trillion Dollar” Youth Film Festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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