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2010-08-17 13:08:00

PADF will clear 18 kilometers of clogged drainage canals in Cite Soleil WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 150,000 people in Haiti's most impoverished slum will benefit from a massive drainage canal clean-up project thanks to a donation by the Caterpillar Foundation, the Pan American Development Foundation announced. (www.ImUnitedforHaiti.org) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100211/DC53912LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-08-17 15:27:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), co-chaired by Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive and President Bill Clinton, today reaffirmed its goals and priorities and announced a set of projects at its second Board meeting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. To date, the Commission has received more than $1.6 billion in new project proposals that span across all aspects of Haiti's recovery and development, from agriculture and education, to water and...

2010-08-13 09:00:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MSC PLUS, SA, the first full-service home improvement and construction supply store of its kind in Haiti, has opened a 30,000 square foot facility stocked with more than 10,000 items. Located on Port-au-Prince's Boulevard du 15 Octobre, less than a kilometer from the new American Embassy, MSC Plus is stocked with a broad range of construction and home improvement supplies to assist with Haiti's vast reconstruction needs. "The country...

2010-08-11 06:40:00

Fuller Center building permanent homes for earthquake victims AMERICUS, Ga., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six months following the earthquake that destroyed Haiti's capital city, The Fuller Center for Housing is raising permanent shelter to give some of the 1.6 million displaced Haitians a place to call home. The Fuller Center is asking for volunteer teams to travel to Haiti and help build homes. "We're ready to build houses down here," Billy Ponko, Director of Operations in Haiti...

2010-08-02 11:29:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross last week sent an emergency shipment of blood to Haiti to help alleviate the temporary blood shortage in hospitals in that country's capital. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The 150 units of blood, which arrived earlier last week in Port-au-Prince, have been distributed to two hospitals in the area through the Haitian...

2010-07-09 12:28:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly six months after the 7.0-earthquake that struck Haiti, International Medical Corps continues to prioritize long-term integrated primary health care services, including mental health, as key to helping hundreds of thousands of Haitians who remain vulnerable and displaced. "The acute emergency is over but the risk for an outbreak of communicable disease is still very real," says Dr. Jojo Cangao, International Medical Corps...

2010-06-23 07:30:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to spur economic revitalization in Haiti, Bob Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies (RLJ), today announced a strategic relationship with Global Building Solutions, LLC, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (RCL) and Haiti-based WIN Group, to build two structured insulated panel (SIP) manufacturing facilities that will provide construction materials for building housing and critical infrastructure in and around Port-Au-Prince, Cap...

2010-05-18 09:25:00

-- Aid agency says disaster risk reduction must be part of Haiti's long-term strategy -- Children are most vulnerable in disasters; can also be critical part of community preparedness PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Vision, the international Christian relief agency, is concerned that the upcoming hurricane season in Haiti could create a secondary disaster for Haitians and urges the Government of Haiti and the international community to include disaster risk...

2010-05-13 15:29:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Haitian farmers, who otherwise may not have had sufficient seeds to plant this season in their earthquake-ravaged country, are receiving help from a unique public and private partnership to provide access to high-quality, conventional hybrid corn and vegetable seeds in time for this planting season. The Haitian Ministry of Agriculture approved a donation from U.S.-based Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) to Haitian farmers of $4...

2010-04-21 16:48:00

Press Invited to Attend In Person ASPEN, Colo., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Aspen Writers' Foundation: What: High school students in Port-au-Prince and New Orleans will share personal stories of family, landscape, and cultural and emotional differences via live videoconferencing as part of this modern-day pen pal project. Through the use of storytelling, creative writing, and the visual arts, this cross-cultural exchange is designed to help...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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