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2013-12-10 23:23:12

Environmental Responsibility Key Reason Why More Organizations are Going Mobile for Event Information, Communications, Networking and Engagement Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Mobile apps have steadily replaced printed program guides and event planning binders as the primary source of event information and communication. Among the key reasons for this are the trend towards “green meetings” and an increasing focus on sustainable event initiatives that reduce the environmental...

2013-12-10 23:00:51

HIMS assistive technology equips new UN Accessibility Centre. UN staff and official visitors are now able to borrow state-of-the-art technologies for inclusion in meetings and events. New York City, New York (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The United Nations inaugurated its first Accessibility Centre with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Secretary General of the UN, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, on December 4, 2013, just one day after the observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The...

2013-12-04 23:01:46

Paradigm Research Group's executive director Stephen Bassett has proposed Brazil lead a consortium of South American nations in submitting a joint resolution to the United Nations General Assembly. The presentation was made in Foz do Iguaçu on November 22. Foz do Iguaçu, Brasil (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 PRG executive director Stephen Bassett spoke here at the Fifth World UFO Forum (II IUFOZ 2013) on November 22. The principal focus of his address was the launch of a...

2013-12-02 23:01:12

Cycling for the rights of all, members of the Church of Scientology of Cagliari kick off a month of activities that will culminate on UN Human Rights Day December 10th, the 65th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Members of the Church of Scientology of Cagliari in Sardinia pedaled their bikes for human rights November 10, 2013 in an event organized by the Cagliari Friends of Cycling to kick off a month of...

2013-11-26 14:28:44

Halting deforestation in tropical regions requires verification of forest conditions. VTT has developed a new satellite image based method for accurate assessment of tropical forest cover. Part of the EU's seventh framework program, the ReCover project has involved using satellite imaging to map forest cover in sites in Mexico, Guyana, Columbia, Congo and the Fiji Islands over a period of up to 20 years. The REDD program is the United Nations' collaborative initiative designed to combat...

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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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  • 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.'