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2014-09-19 12:26:49

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the House and Senate yesterday each introduced legislation to authorize the Feed the Future Initiative. The House's Feed the Future Global Food Security Act of 2014 and the Senate's Global Food Security Act of 2014 were introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), respectively. The bills are cosponsored by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and...

2014-09-19 12:25:45

Sweden Joins as New Partner, Global Resilience Challenge Launches WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $50 million commitment by the Swedish government to the Global Resilience Partnership and the launch of the Global Resilience Challenge at the USAID Frontiers in Development forum. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) joins the Global...

2014-09-19 00:21:26

BASEL, Switzerland, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Global network of over 3,500 farms established to measure productivity -- First independently-audited data to be published in March 2015 -- Projects underway in all regions; partnerships agreed and expanded Syngenta today provided an update on the progress of The Good Growth Plan one year after its launch in September 2013. The Plan comprises six measurable commitments for the year 2020 to help address the global food...

2014-09-18 12:30:34

Interactive user group, exhibit hall, and live presentation offer SAHIVCS members multiple ways to experience inPractice Africa at annual conference RESTON, Va. and PRETORIA, South Africa, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical Care Options (CCO) today announced that it will have a significant presence at the 2nd annual conference of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society (SAHIVCS) in Cape Town, South Africa, 24-27 September 2014. During the course of the 4-day...

2014-09-04 12:22:36

ADDIS-ABABA, Ethiopia, September 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Africa is the youngest and fastest-growing continent, with young people that are full of dreams and ambition" President Barack Obama at the US-Africa leadership Summit, WA D.C, August 2014 With the Power Africa Initiative investment extended to $276 billion to reach 60 million beneficiaries, America's role in the economic development of Africa is set to transform the power sector by supporting the...

2014-09-02 12:28:30

Monetary Donations Are Best to Support Ebola Relief Efforts in West Africa WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the humanitarian response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa continues, the U.S. Agency for International Development's Center for International Disaster Information (USAID CIDI) encourages Americans to support relief efforts appropriately and responsibly. Those who wish to help are encouraged to do so by giving monetary donations to...

2014-08-12 08:31:01

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of International Youth Day on Aug. 12, Creative Associates International recognizes those who are working to provide opportunities and hope to young people, particularly those in conflict and post-conflict environments. (www.CreativeAssociatesInternational.com) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140812/135298 "Today's youth are incredibly capable and resilient, and want to be part of positive change in their families and...

2014-08-07 23:01:33

USAID-USP-Boston University Collaboration Spurs Next Stage of Device Development Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 With the potential to revolutionize how medicines regulators, customs agents, procurement agencies, warehouse personnel, health facilities, and other providers throughout the world detect poor-quality medicines, a new portable device called PharmaChk will be supported with a $2 million transition-to-scale grant from Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for...

2014-08-06 20:23:39

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Save the Children Action Network welcomes the commitment by the Obama administration to save the lives of 8 million children and 350,000 mothers by 2020, and to "Accelerate Action in Africa" to end preventable maternal and child deaths. The U.S. Africa Summit concluded in Washington, D.C., today with a pledge by the U.S. to work with African nations on these key deliverables. "This is a promising first step for the survival of moms and their...

2014-06-29 23:01:27

Having surpassed targets set for its initial three-year, $10 million commitment, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) is pleased to announce that it will continue beyond that original commitment. Going forward, MAMA will be governed by an Advisory Board comprised of leaders from multiple sectors in order to drive scale, impact and sustainability to improve maternal, newborn and child health worldwide. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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