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2014-04-29 23:00:31

Dave Diffendal, host of Rotary Radio International interviews Audrey Cochran of the Grid Earth Project on how light is changing lives around the world. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 In a recent interview, Audrey Cochran, Director of the Grid Earth Project, discusses how small solar lights are changing lives around the world. Rotary Radio International is a weekly radio show hosted by Dave Diffendal that features works and projects of Rotarians around the world. In this issue Dave discovers the...

2014-04-29 16:23:42

The World Water Summit Draws Experts from Every Region Worldwide TORONTO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Disease from water and sanitation issues kill more people than all other forms of violence, including war. To date, Rotary Clubs have donated more than US$20 million to address water issues and the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group is hosting its sixth annual World Water Summit on May 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Amongst other notable keynote speakers is Ms. Jenny Da Rin,...

2014-04-24 08:24:59

LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A $14,500 grant from The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) clears the way for the Rotary Club of Legazpi in Albay Province, the Philippines, to buy a water purifier and generator that will bring drinkable water to an estimated 3,000 people in the Utap area of Tacloban City, one of the areas hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan last November. News agencies have reported that Haiyan claimed more than 6,100 lives, displaced 4.1 million people and damaged...

2014-04-22 16:20:47

MADISON, Ind., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When you're in charge of fixed operations for one of the 10 largest dealership groups in the United States, you get pitched a lot of new products. For Dan Johnson, fixed operations director at Larry H. Miller Dealerships of Sandy, Utah, seeing is believing. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140422/77198 ) "We were in the process of a number of construction projects when I had the opportunity at SEMA to watch a demonstration...

2014-04-11 23:24:57

Kyong Wilson's impressive career, combined with her vast philanthropic leadership experience, has aptly prepared her for a high profile, community position, such as the Rotary District Governor. Bristol, CT (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Kyong Wilson, president of IndustrialSafety.com, has recently been appointed District Governor for the 2015-2016 Rotary District 7890. Kyong Wilson’s impressive background in leadership roles, both professionally and within her community, made her an ideal...

2014-04-10 16:20:58

MADISON, Ind., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rotary Lift has redesigned its website to showcase more videos, images and product information to improve the user experience. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140410/CL03001 The new rotarylift.com homepage features a rotating slideshow of the company's vehicle lifts in action, highlighting the wide variety of products available. Links below the slideshow enable users to quickly find car lifts, truck lifts and the...

2014-03-31 23:36:34

The Board of Directors of NuView Life Sciences today announced the appointment of Michael Nobel, PhD. as an independent director of the firm. Park City, UT (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The Board of Directors of NuView Life Sciences today announced the appointment of Michael Nobel, PhD. as an independent director of the firm, effective immediately. Dr. Nobel’s appointment expands the Board to five directors, four of whom are independent directors. Dr. Nobel will be a member of the firm’s...

2014-02-27 20:20:09

MADISON, Ind., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the next month, fleet operators from across the country will have plenty of opportunities to see how Rotary Lift's Mach(TM) series mobile column lifts can save them time and money. Three of the trucking industry's largest shows will be held in March, and Rotary Lift representatives will be on hand at each one to help attendees find the right lifts for their shops. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140227/CL73940 ) The...

2014-02-08 08:20:29

Money to support final push for polio eradication GENEVA, Feb. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buoyed by progress made in two of three countries where polio has never been stopped and India's recent success marking three years polio-free, the Lawrence Ellison Foundation announced a planned gift of US$100 million over five years to support global polio eradication. Roughly $20 million of that contribution was delivered in 2013. The donation will help fund the Global Polio...

2014-01-15 12:26:34

Terrence and Barbara Caster's gift will support polio eradication work and peace studies program EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Diego businessman and Rotary club member Terrence Caster and his wife Barbara have donated $1.85 million to Rotary in support of the humanitarian service group's polio eradication and peace studies programs. "Barbara and I are blessed to be fruitful in our family business A-1 Self Storage, and we've always felt it is important...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'