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2014-10-28 08:38:23

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, announced the successful completion of system-enhancing updates to the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Web Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system. These upgrades will help those in need within the U.S. and abroad receive food resources more efficiently. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140810/134934 In 2011,...

2014-10-27 16:25:04

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Standards Alliance, a public-private partnership between the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will co-host a two-day event in Mexico City focused on regulatory practices and cooperation. The North American Conference on Good Regulatory Practices and Regulatory Cooperation is being held by the Standards Alliance in conjunction with Mexico's Secretariat of...

2014-10-24 08:25:20

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DigiPath Corp, a subsidiary of DigiPath, Inc. (OTCBB and OTCQB: DIGP), a digital pathology solution provider that is rapidly expanding into cannabis testing and other services to the cannabis industry, is expanding abroad to bring its cutting-edge PathScope(TM) to improve patient care in Ethiopia. DigiPath's PathScope(TM) hardware will be used by Kadisco General Hospital in Ethiopia via a grant funded by the HANSHEP Health Enterprise Fund and...

2014-10-22 16:20:38

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) deployed a team with engineering and engineering-related expertise to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, which is part of the comprehensive U.S. Government Ebola effort in West Africa led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The team is a Forward Engineering Support Team (FEST) from our North Atlantic Division (NAD) consisting of personnel with expertise...

2014-10-16 23:09:45

PanXchange, Inc. concluded a successful pilot launch for the online negotiation and matching of physical maize and wheat in East Africa. The pilot fine tuned the customization of the Kenyan domestic grain market and illustrated the system’s benefits for the regions’ major physical market participants. Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Julie Lerner, PanXchange’s Founder and CEO stated, “The program exceeded our expectations. Within the first three weeks we had numerous farmers,...

2014-10-09 08:26:50

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation will lead 525 million dollar TB control program THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, October 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV), the Dutch NGO specialized in the fight against tuberculosis, will be the prime partner for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in their new five year flagship program 'Challenge TB'. TB is still a deadly infectious disease, killing over 1.3 million people every year worldwide. In...

2014-10-07 12:32:06

A consortium of partners including Brazil, Canada, India, Norway, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States will fund a new phase of Grand Challenge initiatives SEATTLE, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At an event in Seattle commemorating the tenth anniversary of Grand Challenges, a group of international partners today announced three new initiatives aimed at creating breakthroughs in science. This anniversary event, attended by scientists and researchers from around the world,...

2014-10-02 23:09:41

Danya provides ICT strategies in Africa for USAID in support of their mission to reduce hunger and poverty. As a subcontractor to ACDI/VOCA on two USAID-funded Feed the Future projects, Danya is providing innovative communication technologies. (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 As a subcontractor to ACDI/VOCA on two USAID-funded Feed the Future projects, Danya is providing innovative communication technologies. Feed the Future's Bureau for Food Security has posted two videos that experts from...

2014-10-01 08:27:56

New Senior Vice President & 2 Vice Presidents Also Announced WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leland Kruvant has been named President of Creative Associates International, the global development company with major projects in education, economic growth, governance and conflict mitigation that has worked in 85 countries, it was announced today. (www.CreativeAssociatesInternational.com) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131009/PH95053LOGO He replaces co-founder Charito...

2014-09-26 23:02:30

On Monday, September 29th from 3 – 5pm, the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB), with support from USAID’s Translating Research into Action Project (TRAction), will be hosting a Satellite Session, “Mobile Health (Mhealth) Messages in Promoting Good Practices for Maternal and Newborn Health Care in Bangladesh” on the intervention package and research findings of the MAMA Bangladesh program, Aponjon (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 On Monday, September...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.