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2014-08-05 23:09:21

The cloud software company’s dynamic technology platform helps UNDP transform its flagship Human Development Report into an interactive online experience. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Socrata (http://www.socrata.com), a Seattle-based cloud software company focused exclusively on democratizing access to government data, today voiced its support for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which has transformed its flagship human development report – Human...

2014-07-25 04:22:25

DUBAI, UAE, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InfrasoftTech announced that UNRWA's Microfinance Department, has gone live on OMNIEnterprise Microfinance Solution in four territories of its operations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130422/610789 ) The Microfinance department at UNRWA wanted a highly scalable Lending Management solution to reengineer business processes, optimize infrastructure costs, improve credit control, reduce multi-currency losses...

2014-07-23 23:03:59

Fellowship during UN Week in New York City Provides Exclusive Access to Global Experts, with Focus on Post-2015 Development Agenda and Climate Change. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 The United Nations Foundation today announced that it will host its fifth annual reporting fellowship in New York, to coincide with the UN General Assembly, the 2014 Social Good Summit, and the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit. The fellowship will provide journalists with the latest information...

2014-07-18 08:25:01

Actual Disbursements in 2013 Increased 8% As Some Funds from Earlier Years Were Spent MELBOURNE, Australia, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donor governments in 2013 committed US$8.1 billion in new funding to support the AIDS response in low- and middle-income countries, down 3 percent from 2012, finds a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released in advance of the 2014 International AIDS Conference. The...

2014-07-17 04:20:56

GENEVA, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MPP forges first agreement with a Chinese manufacturer Desano; and with Cipla, Mylan and Micro Labs; Extends Collaborations with Aurobindo, Laurus Labs and Emcure Three days before the start of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced seven new sub-licensing agreements for the manufacture of generic HIV medicines, atazanavir (ATV) and dolutegravir (DTG). The...

2014-07-08 08:21:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. and GENEVA, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) today announced a collaboration on technology applications that will aim to develop and deploy a next-generation high-resolution, multi-band hyperspectral imaging system onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The system will be used to support a variety of applications,...

2014-07-02 12:25:24

New platform aims to take fan engagement to the next level by tapping into consumer passion in real-time NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lagardere Unlimited, in partnership with ASICS America, successfully launched the world's first in-event, real-time television commercial (TVC) over the weekend, a revolution in the real-time marketing space. The spot, which ran during the ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) in Chicago on Saturday on Universal Sports Network, is the first ever...

2014-07-01 16:30:27

Trans Ova Platform Combined with Intrexon's Technologies to Advance Cattle Genetics SIOUX CENTER, Iowa and GERMANTOWN, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trans Ova Genetics, L.C., an industry-leading provider of bovine reproductive technologies. Trans Ova's dedication and strong commitment to its customers, which has sustained its outstanding...

2014-06-30 12:32:40

Dr. Kouchner to be Honored by Biopharmaceutical Leaders at The Prix Galien USA Award Ceremony on October 28th in New York City NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Galien Awards Committee announced today that Doctors Without Borders founder Bernard Kouchner, MD, humanitarian, physician, and former French Foreign Minister, will receive the 2014 Pro Bono Humanum Award at the eighth annual Prix Galien USA Awards ceremony. The Pro Bono Humanum Award recognizes ground-breaking...

2014-06-26 23:04:48

Organizers Announce Plans for Expanded Global Reach and This Year’s Theme: #2030NOW: Connecting for Good, Connecting for All New York, NY, USA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The fifth annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists, and voices from around the world will take place to coincide with United Nations Week on September 21 and 22 at 92nd Street Y in New York City. The theme of this year’s Summit – Connecting for...


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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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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