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2014-10-22 20:23:31

TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the first Ebola patients diagnosed in the U.S., questions have been raised as to the preparedness of the country's response. In a viewpoint article published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), James G. Hodge Jr., professor of Public Health Law and Ethics at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and two colleagues examine whether, post Dallas, the U.S. health care system is...

2014-09-30 20:22:55

SILVERTHORNE, Colo., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keystone Symposia will convene the first conference of its 2014-2015 season and the first in its 2014-15 Global Health Series - on "The Modes of Action of Vaccine Adjuvants" at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel - immediately following the conclusion of the Grand Challenges Meeting for that program's grantees. The four-day conference is part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates...

2014-09-19 12:25:45

Sweden Joins as New Partner, Global Resilience Challenge Launches WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $50 million commitment by the Swedish government to the Global Resilience Partnership and the launch of the Global Resilience Challenge at the USAID Frontiers in Development forum. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) joins the Global...

2014-08-18 23:09:56

Education Elements, an organization which unlocks the potential of any teacher to personalize learning for every student, will partner with Riverside Unified School District in California to implement personalized learning at five schools as part of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant. San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Education Elements, an organization which unlocks the potential of any teacher to personalize learning for every student, today announced a partnership with...

2014-06-18 16:25:13

A diverse range of top business leaders headline the host committee WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a message from Dale Jones, President of Diversified Search: A highly influential group of leaders representing African and African-American political, business and international trade communities will host the first annual "Gathering of Pan-African Leaders" at the Mayflower Hotel on Monday, August 4, 2014. The dinner and reception will be held in advance of the...

2014-06-11 12:28:49

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Senator John D. Rockefeller, the senior senator from West Virginia, introduced new legislation to support children and working families, The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Extension Act of 2014. The Children's Defense Fund has rallied support for CHIP since its inception, recognizing its critical role in ensuring children a healthy start. Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children's Defense Fund released the...

2014-06-10 12:21:00

New "BRT for NYC" coalition focused on solving transportation inequality for New Yorkers, particularly in the outer boroughs NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City transit advocates, community groups, labor unions, and business organizations are coming together to advocate for bringing full-featured BRT to the city. Called "BRT for NYC," the coalition's mission will be to make Mayor de Blasio's vision of "20 world-class BRT corridors" a reality. With support from The...

2014-06-04 08:31:15

ST LOUIS, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Phillip I. Tarr MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital, in collaboration with MediBeacon LLC, will pursue an innovative global health and development...

2014-05-13 20:24:56

OAKLAND, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NewSchools Venture Fund today announced that its Board of Directors has named Stacey Childress as Chief Executive Officer to lead the venture philanthropy's support of innovation in K-12 education. "Stacey brings to NewSchools a deep understanding of education entrepreneurship and innovation," said Dave Goldberg, NewSchools board member and CEO of SurveyMonkey. "But it is Stacey's track record as a bold investor in people and ideas with...

2014-04-22 12:21:49

Majority of Millennials would consider moving for better transit options, aspire to be less reliant on a car to get around NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A large majority of Millennials want access to better transit options and the ability to be less reliant on a car, according to a new survey of Millennials in 10 major U.S. cities, released today by The Rockefeller Foundation and Transportation for America. More than half (54%) of Millennials surveyed say they would consider...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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