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2011-06-17 07:54:00

VIENNA, Austria, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), meeting in its 135th Session, has approved over US$56 million in loans and US$ 6 million in grants to address Africa's needs. The funds will be allocated to the energy, transportation, agriculture, health and financial sectors. The public sector loans comprise: Amount...

2011-03-14 21:00:00

KUCHING, Sarawak, Malaysia, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Government of Sarawak continues its efforts to develop rural and remote areas where the majority of poverty in the State is concentrated. It is implementing initiatives to encourage traditional industries in rural areas such as agriculture and aquaculture, thereby creating jobs as well as improving access to electricity, communications, clean water, education and health services. The targets of the National Key Results...

2010-06-07 16:19:00

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Trojan Battery Company, the world's leading manufacturer of deep cycle batteries for renewable energy applications, today announced it has joined the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), a global network of innovative companies and professionals that specialize in rural electrification, working together to provide technological and financial solutions to the world's rural communities. "Those of us living in developed societies take...

2010-04-27 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On the Philippine island of Mindanao today, the SunPower Foundation, a non-profit organization funded by SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB), announced its commitment to support the third phase of the Alliance for Mindanao Off-Grid Renewable Energy (AMORE III), a program to support renewable energy development, education and training in the region. AMORE III is a partnership of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the...


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.'