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2014-02-24 12:21:44

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, the UNICEF Tap Project is launching a new mobile experience that challenges Americans to put down their cell phones to help save children's lives. The longer someone goes without touching their smartphone after activating UNICEFTapProject.org, the more money will be donated to help UNICEF provide clean drinking water to children. Globally, 768 million people do not have safe, clean water to drink, and more than 2.5...

2014-02-21 08:23:26

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, February 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.worldreview.info The United Nations has to act decisively [http://www.worldreview.info/content/un-has-act-north-koreas-crimes-against-humanity ] on the brutality of the North Korean regime or be held in universal contempt, says World Review author Lord Alton of Liverpool, who has urged the international community for a decade to take a stand. 'The free world now knows exactly what happens inside...

2014-02-20 23:21:17

Tigerspike, a global enterprise software and user experience technology company, has marked its tenth anniversary by partnering with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to deliver a mobility solution to address world hunger. The project - which saw the Tigerspike Foundation unite 200 staff from their seven offices - used rapid prototyping, to quickly provide WFP with a framework to transform its registration and food distribution processes. (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 The World...

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...

2014-02-17 08:25:04

MONTREAL, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Quebec's proposed law on euthanasia will allow a lethal substance to be injected into an adult person at "the end of life" (which is not defined in the proposed law) who has unsupportable suffering. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140217/MM66206) Quebec's Health Care System Today Quebec's health care system is managed by the provincial government of Quebec, Canada. This system is plagued by deficiencies including lack of...

2014-02-13 08:28:47

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- THE(UN)FAIR returns for a second art-filled extravaganza in midtown Manhattan from March 5-9, 2014. Established to celebrate passion rather than fashion, THE(UN)FAIR rekindles the guerrilla-style art show amidst the bustle of Armory Arts Week, and exhibiting paintings and sculptures from both established and emerging artists, along with a dynamic mix of installation, performance, and participatory art. Attendees of THE(UN)FAIR 2014 will...

2014-02-13 04:20:41

PARIS, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The secret burial has taken place in the absence of UN and families of the victims The Iraqi government has secretly buried the bodies of the 52 Iranian dissidents who were mass-executed in Camp Ashraf Iraq on September 1. The burial took place without the knowledge of the victims' families or U.N. officials assigned to help the Iranian dissidents in Iraq. The secret burial...

2014-02-11 12:21:34

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the aim of achieving long-lasting improvements in the areas of education, clean water and strengthening women, the H&M Conscious Foundation will support UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE. These three separate global programs for change will start from February 2014 and they will receive a total of SEK 180 million (approx 27.9 million USD) over a three-year period. The global programs with UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE aim to drive change within...

2014-02-06 12:25:51

LONDON, WASHINGTON, TOKYO, UTRECHT, The Netherlands and NEW DELHI, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global think tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) launched the 14th edition of its annual flagship event, The 'Delhi Sustainable Development Summit' (DSDS) in New Delhi today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121005/564821 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/668021 ) The course of three days will witness an array of...

2014-02-04 12:24:50

Four-Year-Old Grand Prize Winner One of Youngest in Contest History NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced the winners of the annual Pier 1 Imports(®)/UNICEF greeting card contest. Four-year-old Robbie from California was named this year's Grand Prize Winner for the theme, "Joyous Celebration," and is one of the youngest winners since the contest's inception in 1992. Robbie's design will be reproduced as an official UNICEF greeting card...


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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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'