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2010-02-26 11:53:00

VENTURA, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- NewLeads, Inc. announces the launch of their innovative "show order system" (SOS), a new product used by exhibitors for point-of-sale and order taking at B2B tradeshows and B2C events. SOS is a rapid deployment software system enabling exhibitors to sell items in their booth or take orders. Items can be scanned or looked up, reseller information can be attached to orders, credit card information can be securely entered, and receipts or invoices...

2010-02-09 18:46:00

Longtime Supporter Tours Devastated Country in Support of Humanitarian Relief Efforts WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SOS Children's Villages, a global organization dedicated to the long-term care and prevention of orphaned and abandoned children, today welcomed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie to its Village in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Ms. Jolie was on-site this afternoon to visit with the Village's 300 children and families and continued to express her support for...

2010-02-04 11:39:00

60-Year-Old Organization Continues to Garner Widespread Global Support for Humanitarian Relief Efforts in Haiti WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SOS Children's Villages, a global organization dedicated to the long-term care and prevention of orphaned and abandoned children, today announced that Grammy-nominated recording artist Jordin Sparks will be lending her voice to boost awareness for the organization's humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti. Starting immediately, the...

2010-01-22 09:56:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SOS Children's Villages is proud to count Angelina Jolie as one of its most dedicated supporters. As the orphan crisis unfolds in Haiti, SOS calls for all organizations to come together to make the right short-term and long-term decisions for children without parental care. In this recent statement to the public, Angelina Jolie expressed her support of SOS Children's Villages: "We are all wondering how to help the people of Haiti and how to...

2010-01-19 15:39:00

TREVOSE, Pa., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- International SOS, a leading global provider of medical assistance, healthcare and security services, is providing ongoing emergency assistance to its clients who have employees, students, faculty, relief workers or other personnel based in Haiti, or who may be travelling there. In the immediate wake of the earthquake, International SOS activated a crisis management team in its Philadelphia alarm center and began coordination operations. The global...

2010-01-14 18:41:00

TREVOSE, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- International SOS, a leading global provider of medical assistance, healthcare and security services, is providing ongoing emergency assistance to its clients who have employees based in Haiti, or who may be travelling there. In the immediate wake of the earthquake, International SOS activated a crisis management team in its Philadelphia alarm center to begin coordination operations. The global team, made up of medical, security, aviation and...

2009-12-24 13:55:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SOS Children's Villages - USA today announced a gift of $100,000 from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to support its two American SOS Children's Villages for Christmas. SOS-Florida and SOS-Illinois were founded over fifteen years ago to provide an alternative form of foster care in the U.S. that puts an end to multiple placements, separation from siblings, physical and sexual abuse or neglect and abandonment. Ms. Jolie said of the donation, "We...

2009-11-19 15:01:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Inaugural Veterans Day National Multi-Media 24-Hour Broadcast on November 11 was streamed around the world with viewers from Chile, France, Norway, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Celebrity spokesperson Ben Vereen joined Damon Weaver, who has made international headlines as the youngest reporter to interview President Obama, and actress Carmelita Hughes to host the event. SOS Support Our Soldiers, Inc., a...

2009-11-10 05:00:00

Jolie urges support for the SOS model of care WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SOS Children's Villages, the world's largest charity for orphaned and abandoned children, welcomed Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to its Village in Amman, Jordan. The October visit was a result of an invitation from Her Majesty Queen Noor, Honorary President of SOS Children's Villages - Jordan. After spending time with SOS children and mothers in Amman, Jolie enthusiastically spoke of the SOS...

2009-10-29 11:01:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrity entertainer and spokesperson Ben Vereen and SOS Support Our Soldiers, Inc. would like to invite all Americans to join them for the Inaugural Veterans Day National Multi-Media 24-Hour Broadcast on November 11, 2009. This star-spangled celebration is an opportunity to celebrate the American way of life and take care of our own by showing our gratitude to every U.S. soldier and veteran. SOS has partnered with GI Radio, the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • 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.'
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