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2014-07-02 00:21:03

-- Campaign consists of video and microsite to promote awareness of IVI and grassroots fundraising to support R&D of vaccine for developing countries SEOUL, South Korea, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) unveiled today a new integrated video marketing campaign, "Choose Your World," promoting awareness and encouraging grassroots fundraising to support the organization's initiatives. The campaign features a 3-minute video and a microsite...

2014-06-26 23:04:48

Organizers Announce Plans for Expanded Global Reach and This Year’s Theme: #2030NOW: Connecting for Good, Connecting for All New York, NY, USA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The fifth annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists, and voices from around the world will take place to coincide with United Nations Week on September 21 and 22 at 92nd Street Y in New York City. The theme of this year’s Summit – Connecting for...

World Water Day Highlights Relationship Between Water And Energy
2014-03-21 08:39:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It’s the United Nations’ annual World Water Day and this year’s theme is the relationships between water and energy, with the UN predicting that the global population will need at least 40 percent more water and 50 percent more energy by 2030. "Water and energy are among the world's most pre-eminent challenges. This year's focus of World Water Day brings these issues to the attention of the world," said Michel Jarraud,...

2014-03-03 08:28:23

Platform Partners Reveal a Global Relay to Inspire Feet-on-the-Ground Impact in the Philippines and Other Developing Countries Around the World BERN, Switzerland, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- mPowering Action, a first-of-its-kind worldwide movement and mobile platform designed to inspire, empower, and motivate a generation of global citizens to take positive action in the world, will unveil its flagship program, Power Your Voice, at the 11th Match Against Poverty on March 4, 2014....

2014-02-18 23:30:20

TaKaDu, a global leader in Water Network Management, today announced that it has officially endorsed the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate. Yehud, Israel (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 TaKaDu, a global leader in Water Network Management, today announced that it has officially endorsed the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate. In a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, TaKaDu Founder and CEO Amir Peleg expressed TaKaDu’s commitment to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact...

2013-10-17 16:36:10

First time an oral cholera vaccine is proven to provide sustained protection for five years against cholera A clinical study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases shows for the first time that an oral cholera vaccine (ShancholTM) provides sustained protection against cholera in humans for up to five years. The study showed the vaccine had a protective efficacy of 65% over a five-year period. The landmark study was a collaboration between scientists from the International Vaccine...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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