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2012-07-24 23:02:00

The Radly Center, a foundation established by Adam Radly, launched MADin15.org on July 18 attracted more than 100 nonprofits that have listed several hundred volunteer opportunities. MADin15 means Make a Difference in 15 minutes and was launched to connect non-profits with volunteer resources. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 The founder of MADin15, Adam Radly, said “This fantastic response is a testament to the fact that non-profits need help with a variety of efforts and I'm...

2010-05-06 08:14:00

BALTIMORE and MADRID, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Six universities in the Laureate International Universities network will confer an honorary doctorate degree to Nelson Mandela, the first president of South Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, in recognition of his tireless fight against apartheid within and beyond the borders of his country. The award ceremony is scheduled for May 7 in Madrid, Spain. The six universities in the Laureate International Universities network awarding the...

2010-02-10 17:13:00

LONDON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy Award-winning Haitian artist Wyclef Jean spoke to young leaders at the inaugural international youth summit One Young World today. The summit attracted nearly 1,000 young people and has addressed major issues such as climate, health, global business, the future of media, the future of politics and interfaith dialogue. Jean joined world leaders Kofi Annan, Sir Bob Geldof and Archbishop Desmond Tutu to talk about his experience as a leader, as well as...

2010-01-26 10:23:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator John Kerry is the latest addition to the list of distinguished politicians, scholars and business people who will address more than 1,000 young people from around the world at the One Young World Inaugural Summit in London beginning on Feb. 8. The delegates, who will represent more than 100 countries and were selected for their exceptional leadership potential, will gather in London for the Opening Ceremony at London's historic...

2010-01-13 12:36:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- With One Young World's Inaugural Summit fast approaching on Feb. 8, global leaders Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo, among others, are busy preparing for one of their most challenging but momentous tasks: guiding the young global leaders of tomorrow as they gather as a formal body to better the world. Founded by David Jones, global CEO of Havas Worldwide, and Kate...

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2009-10-09 09:45:00

President Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in an astonishing verdict. Nobel observers were stunned by the unforeseen decision so soon in the president's term, which began a short two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination cut-off date. The Norwegian Nobel Committee applauded the positive shift in global mood brought on by Obama's attempts at peace and collaboration and acknowledged his future goals: ridding the world of nuclear weapons, lessening American...

2009-06-18 12:14:00

Two-day event also features leading academics, international experts and next generation of peace makers and humanitarian leaders BIRMINGHAM, England, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu and former UN relief coordinator Jan Egeland will be the key speakers at the Rotary World Peace Symposium, which will be held 18-19 June in Birmingham prior to the Rotary International convention (21-24 June). Archbishop Tutu, who currently chairs The Elders, a group...

2008-12-08 15:20:00

PARIS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Former US President Jimmy Carter, former Irish President Mary Robinson, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and other members of The Elders (http://www.theelders.org) gathered in Paris at a celebration Dec. 6 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to honor the 30 international winners of the Internews-sponsored 'Every Human Has Rights' Media Awards (http://media-awards.everyhumanhasrights.org) When it comes to human...

2008-07-30 12:00:48

On July 21, the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) honored Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday with a grand-scale event titled "Hope in Action." Attended by over 8,500 people, the free concert in Millennium Park was a critical success. As a key component of the festivities, CJP and After School Matters (ASM), a non-profit organization that expands out-of-school opportunities for Chicago teens, led a master class music program with artistic director and musician Orbert Davis and Zim Ngqawana, a South...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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