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2014-06-05 23:13:42

High school student - aged 17 - making final preparations for courageous bid to raise funds and awareness for some of the world's poorest children. Spotlight on non-profit organization building quality schools for the forgotten boys and girls living in Pakistan's slums. Plainfield, Indiana (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 HARIS Suleman is about to take off on the ultimate father-and-son bonding trip - flying a single-engine plane around the world in 30 days. With his exam finals finally...

2014-03-19 00:21:57

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's TED Prize winner - Charmian Gooch of Global Witness - has announced that she will use the prestigious million-dollar award "to make it impossible for criminals and corrupt dictators to hide behind anonymous companies." The announcement was made live and online from the TED stage in Vancouver, with support from leading members of the business, political, law enforcement and campaigning community. Delivering a powerful...

2010-08-30 10:44:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- LikeList [http://www.likelist.com], an online word-of-mouth service for sharing and discovering trusted local businesses, has named industry veteran Jill Finlayson as vice president, marketing, acquisition and retention. In this role, Finlayson will be responsible for the overall marketing strategy to attract, acquire and retain consumers and business users and accelerate LikeList's traction in the local marketplace. "Our team has worked very...

2010-03-31 11:00:00

- Forest Trends, Imazon and Telapak expand deforestation capabilities and expertise within Skoll portfolio - One Acre Fund and Tostan support economic and social transformation in Africa PALO ALTO, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Skoll Foundation announced today its most recent investments in social entrepreneurs driving large scale change on critical issues around the globe. Recipients of the 2010 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship include three organizations - Forest...

2009-11-02 10:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Skoll Foundation today announced that Ben Binswanger will join the Foundation as Vice President, Program and Impact. A long time senior executive with experience in philanthropy, business and government, Binswanger will lead the Foundation's strategic grantmaking program, identifying and supporting the work of the top social entrepreneurs worldwide who are driving large-scale change on pressing social and environmental issues. As part...

2009-09-01 03:55:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Social Capital Markets Conference, a landmark gathering of top business and government leaders creating market-based solutions for social impact, begins today at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center. The sold-out conference brings together more than 830 social innovators from 32 countries to chart a new course for the global economy. "Over the next three days, some of the brightest minds in business and government will convene at SOCAP09 to...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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