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2011-03-11 15:18:00

Organization prepared to send medicines, medical supplies and humanitarian aid STAMFORD, Conn., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is dispatching an emergency response expert to assess the health needs in Japan after a record 8.9-magnitude earthquake earlier today unleashed a deadly tsunami. With a disaster of this magnitude we anticipate a need for medical aid in the coming days and weeks. AmeriCares emergency response experts are in contact with local officials and...

2011-01-04 13:22:00

EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) again has partnered with Qatar Airways and the non-profit global health and disaster relief organization AmeriCares to deliver a second consignment of relief supplies to areas in Pakistan that are still recovering from the massive floods that ravaged the country in August. The first shipment was delivered in September 2010. A consignment of about 35,000 pounds (15.8 metric tones) of medical supplies was loaded into the cargo...

2010-12-27 09:35:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares, the global health and disaster relief organization, announces the passing of its founder, Robert C. (Bob) Macauley who died peacefully yesterday morning, December 26, 2010, at his home in Florida. He was surrounded by his wife of 45 years, Leila, and members of his family. He was 87 years old. AmeriCares mourns his loss and celebrates his legacy. Since its founding in 1982, AmeriCares has delivered more than $10 billion...

2010-12-23 06:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) recently became an active partner in the battle against a cholera epidemic in Haiti that has reportedly infected an estimated 600,000 people and left more than 2,400 dead. Responding to a call for assistance from AmeriCares, one of the Foundation's partners, TPRF made a grant of US$40,000 to provide clean drinking water for over 38,800 people for a month to help them remain healthy during the epidemic....

2010-12-20 11:15:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares and Baxter International Inc. have teamed to deliver additional lifesaving intravenous (IV) solutions to Haiti as part of their ongoing effort to stem the cholera outbreak. AmeriCares has been working around the clock to distribute IV solutions, oral rehydration salts, antibiotics, hand sanitizers and other critical aid since the outbreak was reported in October. As a leading manufacturer of products used in the delivery...

2010-11-12 15:08:00

Additional shipments of lifesaving medicines being expedited STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares, with its team on the ground providing medical aid since cholera was first reported, is readying additional emergency shipments of medicines to Haiti, including both an air and sea shipment, to combat the deadly disease which is spreading quickly and has now reached the capital city of Port-au-Prince. AmeriCares previous shipments carrying oral rehydration...

2010-10-29 12:10:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to alleviate human suffering, the American relief organization, Life for Relief and Development (Life) in partnership with another humanitarian organization, will be providing two major shipments of children's medicines with a value of over two and half million dollars to hospitals and clinics in Pakistan. Working with Another Joy Foundation, based in Nevada, Life shipped out supplies of decongestants...

2010-10-29 12:15:00

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Frontier Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOOF) invites you to listen to the presentation of its Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Earnings via teleconference and live over the Internet on November 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. What: Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call When: Friday, November 5th at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time To access webcast, log on to the Company's web site at...

2010-10-28 09:57:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sterling Farms Men's Club (SFMC), the area's 400-member strong, non-profit golf organization, announces the twenty winners of its 2010 WTP Advisors Leader Board competition. Each will receive a monetary prize and bragging rights till next season. The winners are: First Last Name Points ----- --------- ------ 1 Marc Schultz 74 --- ---- --- 2 Thomas...

2010-10-27 13:47:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and its philanthropic foundation the Abbott Fund are providing the following updates on relief efforts in Haiti: Abbott Supports Relief Efforts for Cholera Outbreak Abbott is providing $180,000 in support to help address the recent cholera outbreak in central Haiti. This includes a $25,000 grant from the Abbott Fund to Partners In Health, and $155,000 in donated Abbott rehydration solutions and antibiotics. Donated products...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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