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2014-03-04 12:25:54

Drug Classification System Complements More than 55,000 Existing Codes Available Across Multiple Industries LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®), managed by GS1 US, now includes an enhanced global product classification system for active pharmaceutical drugs worldwide. The code set, designed to help healthcare procurement and finance professionals achieve spend analysis visibility, offers...

2014-03-03 12:24:20

NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Co-founders of famed ice cream company Ben & Jerry's, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, will scoop ice cream for guests Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Opening of THE(UN)FAIR, a four-day celebration of art in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen open to the public earlier the same day. A free, not-for-profit art event, THE(UN)FAIR 2014 features painting, sculpture, and performances, by artists from New York City around the world. (Photo:...

2014-03-03 08:37:41

Beckett Model 8224S Li-ion Battery Can Now Ship by Any Means, Anywhere UN38.3 Standard is Recognized CLEVELAND, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beckett Energy Systems, a division of the RW Beckett Corporation, has successfully completed the testing requirements of UN38.3 Manual of Tests and Criteria for shipping lithium-ion batteries. This means the Beckett Model 8224S Li-ion Battery Module can now be shipped by any means (air freight - cargo, ground, sea vessel, rail) to all countries...

2014-03-03 08:28:23

Platform Partners Reveal a Global Relay to Inspire Feet-on-the-Ground Impact in the Philippines and Other Developing Countries Around the World BERN, Switzerland, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- mPowering Action, a first-of-its-kind worldwide movement and mobile platform designed to inspire, empower, and motivate a generation of global citizens to take positive action in the world, will unveil its flagship program, Power Your Voice, at the 11th Match Against Poverty on March 4, 2014....

2014-03-03 08:24:52

SEOUL, South Korea, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yvo de Boer, the current KPMG Global Chairman of the Climate Change & Sustainability Services (CC&S) and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has been appointed as head of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140303/HK75190 ) Succeeding Howard Bamsey, Mr. de Boer will lead the Seoul-based international organization as...

2014-02-28 12:26:10

GENEVA, February 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joy ruled the day once more as over 300 Swiss and international officials, including Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, international students, respected colleagues and friends, joined Adolf Ogi, former Swiss Federal Councilor, former Under-Secretary General and Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, for the English-language book launch of Dolf Ogi: Statesman and...

2014-02-27 08:26:43

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- THE(UN)FAIR, an art exhibit unlike any other, launches four days of art surprises for its second year beginning Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in New York City. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140227/PH73240-a)(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140227/PH73240-b) The creators and producers of THE(UN)FAIR include Mikel Glass, a renowned New York City artist, and James & Jennifer Wallace, co-founders of art consultancy nAscent...

2014-02-26 08:25:03

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For a second year, THE(UN)FAIR, an art exhibit unlike any other, brings its four-day celebration to Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood starting Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140226/PH72205-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140226/PH72205-b ) Highlighting passion rather than fashion, THE(UN)FAIR this year features over 100 artworks, dozens of performances, and more than a few...

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...


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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
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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