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2014-09-02 16:23:53

--HSN to exclusively launch 'UNICHEF' cookbook by U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Member Hilary Gumbel during the second annual HSN Cares Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Primetime Special on September 26 at 10 p.m. EST -- ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HSNi Cares, philanthropic arm for parent company HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSNI), is partnering for the second year with U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help raise awareness and funds for UNICEF's lifesaving work for children as a...

2014-08-26 23:16:43

Bob Carter Companies expands global presence with the addition of Lonsbary, former UNICEF fundraising manager with decades of experience in fundraising for global nonprofits. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Bob Carter Companies LLC has expanded the organization’s expertise in global fundraising with the hiring of international fundraising specialist Patricia “Patty” Lonsbary, CFRE, as a managing director. Lonsbary, who brings more than three decades of experience to the...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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