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2013-10-01 23:33:22

Ntiva, Inc. has been named to the 2013 Empact Showcase by Empact, an organization that focuses on creating cultures of entrepreneurship in communities around the world. McLean, VA (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Now in its third year, the Empact Showcase recognized Steven Freidkin, President and Founder of Ntiva, as being among the United States’ “Best Companies Started & Run by Young Entrepreneurs.” “I am honored and humbled to be recognized as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs...

2013-09-29 23:01:14

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today released the “Summary for Policymakers” of its fifth and latest assessment of Earth’s climate. The IPCC report comes more than a week after the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) released the more-than-1,000-page "Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science" and its accompanying "Summary for Policymakers." Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 The United...

2013-09-25 23:17:55

The Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council Sets Ambitious Goal to Help Mobilize One Million Young People to Shape Global Agenda by End of 2014 New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 The United Nations Foundation and its Global Entrepreneurs Council (GEC), which includes some of today's most innovative entrepreneurs under 45, announced today at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting a commitment to help the United Nations mobilize one million new participants –...

2013-09-23 23:34:03

Transatlantic row will help fight against HIV/AIDS and build a permanent UN Slave Memorial in New York City. Orient Point, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Victor Mooney arrived in Orient Point by the Sea Restaurant and Marina early Saturday morning. Mooney is currently conducting sea trials in preparation for his fourth bid to row across the Atlantic Ocean. “The sea trials are allowing me to row non-stop four to six hours, which is optimal for my row across the Atlantic Ocean”, said...

2013-09-23 23:02:54

Funds Will Ensure Delivery of Essential Services and Commodities to Help Save Millions of Lives and Position the Global Community to Achieve MDGs 4 and 5 New York, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Today, the World Bank Group, UNICEF, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Norway announced a collective total of USD $1.15 billion in funding over the next three years to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, and to ensure...


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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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