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2014-04-23 04:21:02

Finalists from field of 155 applicants are in the running to receive a total of EUR 9 million; Cities will convene at Bloomberg "Ideas Camp," refine and resubmit proposals in summer NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today revealed the 21 European cities that have emerged as final contenders in its 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life, and that ultimately can...

2014-04-21 23:04:46

Local dentist joins other leading colleagues at conference to analyze and take active action against one of the major sources of economic destruction. Pembroke Pines, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Ruben Albarracin, Office Manager of Liliana Gonzalez DDS PA & Associates Family Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, joined other leading dentists and their executive staff from across America. They gathered at MGE: Management Experts in Florida on March 26, 2014 to analyze and take active...

2014-04-18 23:05:04

“Savvy preparation strategy is the most crucial step in success,” says Les Garnas, businessman, APP creator and advisor. Haverford, PA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Twenty years ago, getting a job was mostly a matter of looking through ads to see what local businesses had to offer you. For many, it was simple as that. Not anymore. Getting a job today is much more difficult: Government tracking statistics show that jobless rates, while down considerably from highs of almost 10% in 2010,...

2014-04-17 12:26:02

New Workopolis report reveals greater employee turnover, multiple career paths, and tips for breaking through the 11-second resume scan TORONTO, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians are spending less and less time in their jobs, with only 30 per cent staying at any one job for more than four years, compared to 60 per cent in 2002, according to the latest THINKOPOLIS report from Workopolis. In addition to shorter tenure times we're also changing jobs more frequently; 48 per cent of...

2014-04-11 12:09:08

With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end ‘extreme poverty’ by 2030. But new research suggests that global poverty figures could be underestimated by up to a third, and calls for more robust measurement in the future. The World Bank figures are widely used by the international community and play a significant role in international strategies to reduce poverty. Critics argue that its estimates are flawed because the ‘dollar...

2014-04-10 23:27:27

MGE Management Experts and top Dental clients met at a conference in March to analyze and take active action against one of the major sources of economic destruction. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 MGE Management Experts hosted a conference March 26 where leading dentists and their executive staff from across America met to analyze and take active action against one of the sources of economic destruction, which affects not only their practices, but also the local community and...

2014-04-10 23:23:23

WIEGO unveils new research at World Urban Forum that challenges myths about the informal economy, and shows that urban informal workers play vital roles in the urban economy but that city policies and practices tend to undermine informal livelihoods. Medellín, Colombia (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Research unveiled at World Urban Forum challenges myths about the informal economy, and shows that urban informal workers play vital roles in the urban economy and help keep their households out...

2014-04-08 23:28:53

CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that it has been selected to provide Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services for the WyCAN Consortium Unemployment Insurance System. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that it has been selected to provide Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services for the WyCAN...

2014-04-08 08:29:46

OTTAWA, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will take part in the Mental Health Commission of Canada's event regarding the At Home/Chez Soi project, the world's largest pilot project on homelessness and mental health. She will also officially launch the Government's new approach to combat homelessness. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow the event. Please note that all details are subject to change. All...

2014-04-07 16:25:32

OTTAWA, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will take part in the Mental Health Commission of Canada's event regarding the At Home/Chez Soi project, the world's largest pilot project on homelessness and mental health. She will also officially launch the Government's new approach to combat homelessness. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow the event. Please note that all details are subject to change. All...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'