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2014-06-29 23:01:27

Having surpassed targets set for its initial three-year, $10 million commitment, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) is pleased to announce that it will continue beyond that original commitment. Going forward, MAMA will be governed by an Advisory Board comprised of leaders from multiple sectors in order to drive scale, impact and sustainability to improve maternal, newborn and child health worldwide. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action...

2014-06-19 23:02:47

Announces Challenge to Donate 25 Nets for Every USA Win in World Cup Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Today, Nothing But Nets announced its newest champion in the fight against malaria – American soccer player DaMarcus Beasley. Currently playing for the United States men's national soccer team (USMNT) at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the star defender is leveraging his talent and voice to raise awareness for the United Nations Foundation campaign. Today, Beasley...

2014-06-10 23:05:23

Announcement made as part of Global Accelerator held at the United Nations to explore intersection of entrepreneurship and global development. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Today, the United Nations Foundation introduced Michael Dell as the Foundation’s Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship. The announcement was made at the Global Accelerator, a gathering of top entrepreneurs and UN leaders seeking creative approaches accelerating progress on global development goals. In attendance...

2014-06-06 23:04:48

Nothing But Nets and JCI USA Launch Nationwide Tour to Raise Awareness, Advocate to Fight Leading Killer Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 For the second year in a row, the Junior Chamber International (JCI USA), is partnering with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, kicking off a multicity “BzzzTour” today to encourage elected officials, JCI chapters, and communities nationwide to continue the fight against malaria. The tour will visit more than 100 JCI...

2014-06-03 23:01:16

Foundation, with other partners, will help catalyze $1 billion of new investment in off-grid and small-scale energy solutions. ADDIS ABABA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The United Nations Foundation, along with 26 other founding partners, joins ‘Beyond the Grid’, an innovative program for decentralized energy under President Barack Obama’s Power Africa initiative, launched today in Addis Ababa by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Over five years, the UN Foundation’s Energy Access...

2014-05-28 08:37:53

New solutions for program management, community engagement, marketing communications and fundraising empower nonprofits to run their organizations from their phones SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Salesforce.com Foundation today announced Salesforce1 for Nonprofits, new solutions built on the Salesforce1 Platform to transform the way nonprofits manage programs, engagement, communications and fundraising. In addition, Salesforce1 for Nonprofits is extended with solutions from...

2014-05-09 20:23:05

CLASSY Awards and United Nations Foundation Announce 8 Nonprofit Winners Live on Stage FARGO, N.D., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, announced eight Winners live on stage this past weekend at the 5(th) Annual CLASSY Awards Ceremony. More than 3,600 organizations worldwide were evaluated during a yearlong research process. The winners were selected by the Leadership Council, a prestigious board of 100+ leaders and experts in the...

2014-05-07 23:01:23

The Largest Social Impact Awards in the Country San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, announced eight Winners live on stage this past weekend at the 5th Annual CLASSY Awards Ceremony. More than 3,600 programs worldwide were evaluated during a yearlong research process. The Winners were selected by the Leadership Council, a prestigious board of 100+ leaders and experts in the social sector. The Ceremony featured co-hosts...

2014-04-30 23:04:55

The Largest Social Impact Awards in the Country SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Today, the CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, announced Elizabeth Gore, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the United Nations Foundation and Kenna, Founder of Summit on the Summit and Grammy-Nominated Musician, as Co-Hosts of the 5th Annual CLASSY Awards. On Saturday, May 3, Elizabeth and Kenna, along with 12 influential speakers, will announce the eight nonprofit winners live...

2014-04-25 23:03:56

Nothing But Nets Campaign Convenes Partners, Communities, and Individuals to Compete to Beat Malaria Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation, released the following statement on World Malaria Day: “No child should die from a mosquito bite, and this World Malaria Day, there is hope that one day no child will. “Thanks to the hard work of the global community, malaria is on the decline: The World Health Organization...


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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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