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2013-09-22 23:02:49

Peacelink Live! produces broadcast events, summits and peace movement initiatives. This Sept. 21, Peacelink will launch its U.N. Day of Peace broadcast featuring, an all star list of celebrities, music videos, new commentary and inspiring messages, with a "call to action". (PRWEB) September 22, 2013 On Sat. 9/21, Peacelink Live! will launch its first annual International U.N. Day of Peace Broadcast. This year’s program is hosted by Shadoe Stevens (Hollywood Squares,...

2013-09-19 23:26:22

Mobile app reinforces key sustainability messages and support paper-smart meetings and events. Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 QuickMobile today announced that its MobileEvent multi-event solution will be deployed by the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, to promote key sustainability messages and maintain its commitment to paper-smart meetings. MobileEvent is a self-serve technology that empowers enterprises to quickly create and...

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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
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.