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2010-11-11 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 11, 2010, Veteran's Day, Romero Britto and Buzz Aldrin will launch a new endeavor at POP International Galleries in Soho, New York at an invitation-only gallery opening. The National hero, astronaut, and visionary Buzz Aldrin, served as inspiration for Pop Artist Romero Britto to create a series of original art on canvas that reflects on the achievements of NASA, and the global future of space exploration. This group of artwork is...

2010-11-03 08:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-time Emmy® award winning actress and comedian, New York Times bestselling author and Grammy® nominated performer, Kathy Griffin will host "VH1 Divas Salute The Troops" from the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego, CA. Known for her candid wit, the USO tour veteran has been making audiences laugh for years discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders. Griffin is a...

2010-10-14 08:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- This year VH1 is giving the "Divas" franchise a military makeover by partnering with the USO to bring the iconic event to America's troops and their families. Drawing from the tone of the original USO shows and using Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego as home base, this year's "VH1 Divas Salute The Troops" show will be a unique and uplifting version of VH1's high profile signature event. Katy Perry, Sugarland, Keri Hilson...

2010-10-06 11:55:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The USO today announced its newest Worldwide Strategic Partner, Procter & Gamble. The USO and P&G have joined forces to provide new exclusive programs and services for troops and their families. These initiatives will launch in the coming months with a focus on providing a meaningful connection and value to these individuals. As a Worldwide Strategic Partner, P&G will play a key role in the USO's ability to provide effective,...

2010-09-13 09:35:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Realtors® recently collected $50,000 for U.S. active duty soldiers, awarding the money to the USO (United Service Organizations), which will buy phone cards that troops will use to call loved ones from Afghanistan, Iraq, hospitals and other locations across the globe. "It's a magnificent gesture to show our military how much Realtors value their dedication and service," says Vernon Taylor, president of the Greater Tampa...

2010-09-13 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The USO and Pimsleur® Language Programs, in partnership with The Boston Foundation and Playaway®, are proud to announce the launch of OPERATION SPEAK EASY - an initiative to eliminate language barriers for U.S. troops serving in and being deployed to Afghanistan. Through a donor-advised fund at The Boston Foundation, OPERATION SPEAK EASY was created to assist troops with learning the local languages spoken throughout...

2010-09-10 08:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation's (NYSE: GR) Engineered Polymer Products (EPP) team announced a $60,000 pledge to the Greater Jacksonville Area United Service Organizations (USO) to support USO activities for U.S. armed forces personnel and their families. The USO is a private, non-profit organization supported entirely by private citizens and corporations. The USO assists local military personnel and their families in adjusting to new surroundings and...

2010-07-22 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, one of the world's leading airport food and retail providers, will hold the official grand opening of Pink's Hot Dogs at Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The new location is the first time that the well-known Pink's brand has been featured at an airport anywhere in the world. In celebration of the grand opening, a portion of the...

2010-06-28 10:36:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "To us, home is where we prop our feet up after a rough day," says 2010 Florida Realtors® President Wendell Davis, a broker with Watson Realty Corp. in Jacksonville. "If 'home' to our service sons and daughters is a short phone call, then we, as Florida Realtors, should help them find 'home,' just as we help Florida buyers find a home." To honor our troops, Florida Realtors is donating money for phone calling cards that...

2010-06-25 10:00:00

CINCINNATI, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is pleased to partner with the USO to thank the men and women of the armed forces and their families. Through mid-August, customers and associates at participating locations of the Kroger family of stores will be able to show their appreciation and gratitude to service members by donating spare change in specially-marked coin boxes at check stands. All of the funds raised will support the broad range of programs and...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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