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2014-07-08 12:25:54

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Justin Masterson, Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, and his wife Meryl have partnered with Bright Hope, and WCRF Moody Radio Cleveland in an effort to bring Hope to children in the Mathare Valley slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The Feed Their Future campaign continues through Labor Day to raise awareness of the plight of the extreme poor in Mathare and $250,000. Funds from...

2011-04-18 10:30:00

First Off-Site Exhibition during Cooper-Hewitt's Renovation NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Design with the Other 90%: Cities," the second in a series of themed exhibitions by Cooper-Hewitt that demonstrate how design can address the world's most critical issues, opens Oct. 15 at the United Nations and runs through Jan. 9, 2012. Organized by Cynthia E. Smith, the museum's curator of socially responsible design, the exhibition will feature more than 60 projects from...

2010-10-19 23:05:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- JR, a moving and innovative artist who exhibits freely in the world's streets, has been named the recipient of the 2011 TED Prize - an award granting $100,000 and something much bigger: a wish to change the world with the support of the TED Community's incredible resources. JR represents a new chapter in the TED Prize. While a seemingly unconventional recipient, his work matches the creativity and innovative spirit of the TED community and his art...

2009-06-08 12:06:00

Host of CMT INSIDER, Katie Cook, to Join Event as Emcee; Ellie's Run for Africa volunteers to travel to Kenya to complete school's construction NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Students in Kibera -- Africa's largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya -- will have new educational opportunities with the opening of a vocational school later this summer, thanks to funding in part by Nashville-based Ellie's Run for Africa (http://www.elliesrun.org). Started in 2004 with the dream of Nashville teen...

2009-04-30 09:01:00

LONDON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.MakeCharity.com the online search engine whose revenues are purely directed at charities, has teamed up with the pioneering Brazilian project, Reciclar. The "Instituto de Reciclagem do Adolescente" (Adolescent Recycling Institute) - Reciclar - was founded in 1995 to provide education, professional apprenticeships and the opportunity of a first job for young adults living in or close to 'favelas', the infamous shanty towns, in the State of...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'