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2010-08-17 13:56:00

6 Million Children in Desperate Need - Deadly water-borne diseases threaten child survival NEW YORK and ISLAMABAD, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNICEF warned today that serious funding shortfalls are jeopardizing its humanitarian operation in Pakistan. UNICEF is extremely concerned at the lack of funds for its water and sanitation operation, with millions of children at risk from water-borne diseases. "Providing clean water and adequate sanitation is key to the survival of millions...

2010-06-10 11:00:00

Prize money to support clean water programs worldwide through the UNICEF Tap Project NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is delighted with last night's announcement naming Marcus Samuelsson the winner of the second season of Bravo's Top Chef Masters. In addition to being a master chef, Samuelsson is also a committed UNICEF Ambassador and was competing this season for the UNICEF Tap Project, a clean water campaign run by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Top...

2010-05-12 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is pleased to announce the appointment of Veronica Pollard as its new Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications. In her new role, Ms. Pollard leads a team of more than 20 people across four divisions. She is charged with directing the branding, communications, and marketing functions at the organization. Having worked for Toyota, ABC Inc., Newsweek, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Save the Children, Ms....

2010-05-03 10:00:00

Session to include Keynote Address by Anderson Cooper, a Preview of CNN Documentary on Orphans in Haiti, and a Performance by Chicago Blues Guitarist Lurrie Bell NEW YORK, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) announced today that its annual meeting will be held in Chicago on Tuesday, May 4 and Wednesday, May 5 at the Union League Club. The two-day event will include a keynote address by CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper, a tribute to the iconic Trick-or-Treat for...

2010-04-22 09:37:00

NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced that in commemoration of World Malaria Day 2010 (April 25th), it will be partnering with a unique social media initiative anchored on Twitter and Facebook and meant to mobilize action toward achieving the United Nations' (UN) goal of providing all endemic African countries with malaria control interventions by the end of 2010. Additionally, UNICEF and the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership will...

2010-04-20 08:28:00

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not On Our Watch, the international advocacy and grant making organization founded by actors George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, producer Jerry Weintraub, and human rights lawyer David Pressman, has awarded the U.S. Fund for UNICEF a grant of $250,000 to support an innovative program to reduce maternal mortality in Southern Sudan. The grant will provide motorcycle ambulances and improved maternal health care in five states of the...

2010-03-24 18:36:00

With a Special Performance by Boyz II Men BOSTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF: Thursday, March 25, 2010 6:00 PM: Cocktails/Reception 7:30 PM Event Program & Award Presentation 8:15 PM: Boyz II Men Performance House of Blues 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA **PRESS CALL AT 5:30 PM** Honoree The Boston Celtics Event Chairs Brandi Garnett and Tiffany Ortiz Guests to Include: Donnie Wahlberg, Lenny Clarke, Paul...

2010-03-24 14:35:00

NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of UNICEF's supporters in the United States, we at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF welcome UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's appointment of Anthony Lake as the next Executive Director of UNICEF. As a former Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF -- and a lifetime champion of children's issues -- Mr. Lake brings passion and extensive experience to the fight for child survival. We will be honored to support him in the years ahead....

2010-03-22 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- RockYou, the leading innovator, creator and distributor of social experiences, today announced the launch of a social media campaign to promote the UNICEF Tap Project and World Water Week, March 21-27. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100322/LA73973) "RockYou and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF are challenging RockYou's Zoo World community to raise $200,000 to support children around the world that don't have access to clean drinking...

2010-03-11 10:13:00

Nationwide Initiative Calls on Supporters to Donate $1 for Tap Water at Participating Restaurants or Via Tapproject.org During World Water Week (March 21-27, 2010) Musician Pete Wentz to Serve as Campaign Spokesperson NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now in its fourth year, the UNICEF Tap Project, a grassroots initiative from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, returns to cities nationwide during World Water Week 2010 (March 21-27). The UNICEF Tap Project invites individuals to...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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