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2014-05-28 04:25:15

HONG KONG, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global microfinance network makes strategic move to cloud and mobile Mambu, the cloud banking platform provider, has been selected by Opportunity International, the global microfinance network, as its core banking platform for small and medium business lending in China. Opportunity International (OI) is Mambu's first customer in China. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130924/642408-a ) Building on its...

2014-05-27 15:50:30

University of New Hampshire When it comes to the factors that can send low-income rural families into a downward spiral, health issues and relationship changes appear to be major trigger events. When it comes to the factors that can send low-income rural families into a downward spiral, health issues and relationship changes appear to be major trigger events. Fortunately, support networks – in particular, extended families – can help ease these poverty spells, according to new...

2014-05-23 20:21:23

Celebrities, Media, and Veterans Matter Unite to Promote National Memorial Day Campaign. TOLEDO, Ohio, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over a dozen celebrities and Cumulus Media have come together to help the innovative, Ohio-based Veterans Matter program kick off a campaign on Memorial Day to help house as many of the 57,000 homeless veterans as possible, as soon as possible. "Thousands of veterans are homeless and living on the streets of our nation tonight. Streets where they are being...

2014-05-23 13:26:04

Brown University The U.S. economic inequality gap has been widening for decades, and research shows that maternal disadvantage may have health consequences for newborns. A review of recent economic research, however, finds that the health of newborns has actually improved nationally in recent years, despite data that would suggest otherwise. "That was really surprising to us," said Anna Aizer, associate professor of economics at Brown University. Aizer and Janet Currie of the National...

2014-05-23 11:16:23

University of Michigan As new research documents growing inequalities in health and wealth, the gap between "haves" and "have-nots" is growing in the field of scientific research itself, says University of Michigan sociologist Yu Xie. "It's surprising that more attention has not been paid to the large, changing inequalities in the world of scientific research, given the preoccupation with rising social and economic inequality in many countries," said Xie, research professor at the U-M...

2014-05-20 23:10:34

Principal Attributes Success to Catapult Learning’s Literacy First Instructional Framework Camden, NJ (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Every third grade student at Lanier Elementary School of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed the state reading test this year, Lanier’s principal Robert Morris announced last week. Morris cited Literacy First, Catapult Learning’s nationally proven three-year instructional framework, as a key factor in the success of his economically and ethnically diverse student...

2014-05-20 23:07:45

The Goodwill Spring Career Fair, in partnership with more than 20 of the largest Bay Area employers, directly connects work ready job seekers with employers currently hiring for multiple positions in variety of industries. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 WHO:     Goodwill of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties (SF Goodwill), Bauer’s Transportation, Flagship, Inc., Homejoy, L.E.N. Institute, Mi Pueblo, Minuteman Parking, MV Transportation, Solar City,...

2014-05-18 23:02:48

Career Fair Connects Job-seekers With Disabilities and Inclusive Employers Wheaton, Illinois (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 AbilityLinks.org, the award-winning job-opportunity network created in 2001 to promote the hiring of people with disabilities, will host its second virtual job fair of the year beginning June 17. All job-seekers with disabilities and employers who value disability diversity are invited to participate. Samuel Chou, who recently found a job at the City Colleges of Chicago with...

2014-05-16 23:01:08

The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) will host a VA2K Walk and Roll on May 21 at 11:00 a.m. at VHSO’s Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless veterans. Fayetteville, AR (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) will host a VA2K Walk and Roll on May 21 at 11:00 a.m. at VHSO’s Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless veterans. This...

2014-05-11 23:00:11

Report highlights how the nature of reading is changing; addresses a critical need for more research to understand new media platforms' impact on reading. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 Common Sense Media today announced the release of "Children, Teens, and Reading," a research brief that offers a unique, big-picture perspective on children's reading habits in the United States and how they may have changed during the technological revolution of recent decades....


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.