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2010-03-05 08:30:00

Syngenta Foundation, Pan-African Insurer UAP and Safaricom offer thousands of farmers low-cost farm insurance to reduce risk from drought and extreme weather As East Africa recovers from the worst drought in decades, an innovative program launched today will use a low-cost, mobile phone payment and data system, and automated, solar powered weather stations, to offer thousands of farmers in parts of Western and Central Kenya affordable, "pay as you plant" insurance to protect their investments...

2009-07-30 07:30:00

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Public art and creativity are blooming thanks to the contributions of Australia-based design consultancy Urban Art Projects (UAP). Autodesk (Nasdaq: ADSK) today named UAP Inventor of the Month for July 2009 for the firm's innovative use of Autodesk Inventor software in delivering large-scale, high-quality art and design works in a wide range of architectural and landscape projects around the globe. A sampling of its works include a...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.