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2011-03-18 13:35:00

NEW YORK, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerospace parts manufactured in Japan could affect Boeing's production schedule, Aviation Week said today in an article on AviationWeek.com and the March 21 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. "Thirty-five percent of the 787 and 20 percent of the 777 are from Japan. Boeing says it has enough inventory to cope with any short-term disruptions, but if delays last longer than several weeks, it will have problems." The aerospace industry's...

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2011-03-18 06:15:00

When Japan's devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake began last Friday afternoon, engineers at Google's Tokyo offices were initially undaunted. But as the disaster unfolded, and the scope of the tragedy became clear, they contacted Google.org, Google's philanthropic unit, to suggest it play a role in the emergency response as it had after the recent earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and New Zealand. Within an hour, as aftershocks shook the capital city, the "ËœJapan Person Finder' website...

2011-03-17 23:01:00

TOKYO, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Japan approaches the one-week mark since the destructive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, World Vision relief distribution operations began today in the city of Tome and tomorrow will reach Minami Sanriku, one of the hardest-hit coastal towns in the country. Blankets, bottled water and sanitary and hygiene supplies are among the items in World Vision's distribution to assist more than 6,000 people in urgent need in Minami Sanriku, where 9,600...

2011-03-17 16:57:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We cannot believe the overwhelming amount of donations that have come through. We are delighted to announce that together, we raised more than $50,000 for the American Red Cross "Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami" Disaster Relief Fund in less than 72 hours. Over 270 donations came from you, matched by PSP, Inc.'s $20,000. On behalf of all of us at PSP, Inc. and those in Japan, we thank you for your contributions and sincerely appreciate...

2011-03-17 12:40:00

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LivingSocial, the online source for people to find handpicked experiences at a great value, today announced a US Daily Deal benefiting the American Red Cross. When a LivingSocial member makes a $5 donation, LivingSocial will match that donation up to $1 million. "This support from LivingSocial and its members is critically important as we work to provide help and hope to survivors of the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami," said Michael J....

2011-03-17 07:10:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the hours of uncertainty that preceded tsunami waves hitting the shores of Maui County, Hawaii last week, county information officers and civil defense officials reached out to the government website experts at CivicPlus to help them keep the latest emergency preparedness information flowing on the county's website, http://www.mauicounty.gov. While county officials scrambled to prepare for the worst, thousands of miles away in land-locked...

2011-03-16 20:58:00

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Town Sports International (TSI), operators of New York, Boston, Washington and Philadelphia Sports Clubs, today announced a new fundraising initiative in conjunction with the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in Japan. As leaders in health and wellness, TSI will encourage and incentivize new members to improve their lives through exercise while helping victims of the devastating earth quake and tsunami in Japan. Beginning Thursday,...

2011-03-16 13:00:00

SINGAPORE and KYOTO, Japan, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Japan's devastating 11 March earthquake and tsunami have hit its struggling economy and ineffective government at what was an already uncertain time for the country. The earthquake, measuring up to 9.0 on the Richter scale, and subsequent tsunami have devastated a wide area of northeast Japan, killing more than 10,000 people and washing away whole communities and infrastructure. The biggest quake in Japan's recorded history has...

2011-03-16 11:23:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- First of all, we truly thank those who made the donations to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief fund as a part of our matching fund raising campaign. We cannot believe the overwhelming amount of donations that have come through in just the past 48 hours. We are delighted to announce that we have hit our goal of $10,000 in donations. In turn, we have decided to add an additional $10,000 towards our efforts to raise...

2011-03-16 09:04:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedeFile International, Inc. (OTCQB: MDFI), a leader in Internet-enabled Personal Health Record (iPHR) management solutions, today announced that in response to the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and massive tsunami tragedy that recently struck Japan, the Company will donate 15% of all online sales of MedeFile memberships - processed through its web site (www.medefile.com) from today through April 15, 2011 - to the American Red Cross for the Japan...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'