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2014-10-30 08:43:40

BUSAN, South Korea, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governments must enhance their national broadband planning process to enable information communications technology (ICTs) and broadband to catalyze socio-economic development, according to an open letter from the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development to delegates attending the ITU's 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference, in South Korea. Personally delivered by Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, co-Chair of the Broadband...

2014-10-28 20:23:02

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Amendment Foundation today offered testimony before the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly on behalf of the right of individual self-defense, especially for women in developing countries. Speaking for SAF was Operations Director Julianne Versnel, who told the panel, "The United Nations recognizes the right of governments to defend themselves, and to possess the means of doing so. Yet this body...

2014-10-23 23:12:30

GenSight's new discipline of strategic choice now extends to helping leading organizations optimize the allocation of limited resource to generate the greatest good for the environment, shareholders and communities. Naples, FL & Hampton UK (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 GenSight, a leading provider of Portfolio, Resource and Project Management solutions, today announced they have been added to the registry of the United Nations Global Compact. The UN Global Compact is a strategic...

2014-10-22 23:03:00

Amid the Ebola outbreak and continuing threats to peace and security around the world, a majority of Americans agree that working through the United Nations is the best course of action. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 A new poll released today by the Better World Campaign finds that voters recognize that a strong partnership between the U.S. and the United Nations is essential to addressing the toughest challenges facing our world today. “As pressing international issues...

2014-10-17 23:03:18

Search Enables Scientific Best Practices to be More Easily Shared Frankfurt am Main (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Search Technologies, the leading IT services firm specializing in the design and implementation of enterprise search and search-enabled big data applications, announced today that it has been working with the Bonn-based United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification since January 2014, to build a new public portal. There are many sustainable land management practices...

2014-10-15 12:31:59

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) announced the launch of a home buying program with unique components to meet the financing needs of medical and dental professionals purchasing primary residences in the United States. The initiative specifically enables doctors, who meet UNFCU's lending requirements, to put down 10% of the purchase price of a single family home or condominium, and 20% of the purchase price...

world food day
2014-10-15 05:29:57

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On October 16, 1945, a fundamentally important organization was founded: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). According to the FAO website, the foundational and continuing goal of the FAO is to achieve food security for all people on earth. The organization seeks “to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy goals.” They do this by focusing on their...

2014-10-14 12:26:59

LONDON, October 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfonso Galdi - Chairman of World for People Foundation: "Our ambitious goal is to implement the first experimental project in education by launching World for EDU" Playing a key role in the creation of socially innovative educational projects: this is one of the main objectives which will give life to the very first World for People Foundation school in Kamatipe, one of the poorest outskirts in Kitwe city-Zambia....

2014-10-09 23:00:30

Crime fighting adventures in embattled Mexico await in Frederick L. Malphurs’ ‘UN AÑO EN LA VIDA DEL DR. ZORRO’ Gainesville, Fla. (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 “Tens of thousands of people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico over the past seven years” the BBC reports, attributing the deaths to “fighting between rival drug gangs.” In this backdrop of strife and bloodshed, Frederick L. Malphurs tells the fictional tale of the descendants of Don Diego de la...

2014-10-07 04:21:21

NEW YORK and BERLIN, October 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading members of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group launch a worldwide Online Initiative to commemorate the 25th Fall of the Wall anniversary In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall a light installation with 8,000 helium balloons will trace the former course of the wall in Berlin from 7 to 9 November. In a large ceremony thousands of balloon patrons will...


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Earth Day
2012-04-23 12:12:49

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. It is now coordinated worldwide through the Earth Day Network, founded by Dennis Hayes, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, and will continue to be held each year on April 22 through at least 2015. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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