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2014-09-10 08:36:39

Focus on Accelerated Education and Employment of Service Members WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House has invited business leaders to a meeting in Washington to explore ideas to improve employment opportunities for military veterans. The Obama administration wants veterans and their families to be able to access innovative, accelerated learning programs that teach IT skills for growth industries and in-demand occupations. Government agencies involved in the...

2014-09-03 08:39:53

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A former top federal computer security advisor discusses how threat intelligence can be used to accelerate the detection of and response to today's increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks during an upcoming SC Magazine-hosted webinar, sponsored by LogRhythm, The Security Intelligence Company. Sameer Bhalotra, former senior director for cybersecurity at the White House, and Chris Petersen, chief technology officer and co-founder of...

2014-08-21 23:13:01

CEO Bob Vaez and Marketing Coordinator Courtney Stanley have been recognized for their innovative and inspiring leadership among professional event planners around the world. Technology developed by EventMobi was also recognized by the White House as a key aspect of the President's Climate Action Plan. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Meetings & Incentive Travel (M&IT) has inducted EventMobi CEO Bob Vaez into its prestigious Hall of Fame under the "Industry...

2014-08-15 23:02:16

Erna's Elderberry House, the region’s only 5-star restaurant, presents an exquisite array of specially-selected local ingredients, inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural dinner at the White House as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Oakhurst, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 On Friday, September 12, 2014, Erna’s Elderberry House in Oakhurst commemorates the 150th anniversary of the signing of the historic Yosemite Grant Act with a celebratory dinner served by staff in...

2014-08-07 12:34:11

Online university lauded in new report for matching workers with the skills they need for the jobs of the 21st century SEATTLE, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) has been named to the White House's list of the most effective postsecondary job training programs in the nation. Vice President Joe Biden recently released the Ready to Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity report. The report praised WGU for its use of competency-based...

2014-07-30 16:29:10

For Accelerated Approval of Therapies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the 106,782 signatures collected through TheRacetoYes.Org petition urging the "FDA to Say Yes to Accelerated Approval for safe, effective therapies for children with Duchenne" muscular dystrophy, the White House issued a statement yesterday by Janet Woodcock, Director, FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The Race to Yes organizers expressed...

2014-07-24 23:07:56

Tuesday at the White House, in a report released with President Obama and Vice-President Biden, Apploi’s tool providing jobseekers with real-time data on local employer needs, and how and where they can up-skill to reach their career goals, including exciting new features, was highlighted. At the event the President signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and was given the report, which he committed his cabinet to supporting. (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Tuesday at the White House,...

2014-07-17 23:03:06

Yosses to lead the development of a healthy eating and cooking curriculum for kids as Director of the ChopChop Cooking Lab Watertown, MA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Bill Yosses has stepped down from his position as the White House pastry chef to join ChopChopKids, publisher of the award-winning ChopChop Magazine: The Fun Cooking Magazine for Kids. Yosses joins the nonprofit organization as Director of the ChopChop Cooking Lab, an initiative to introduce hands-on cooking instruction and...

2014-07-11 12:25:41

Textura joins leading companies to discuss private-sector initiative to expedite payment to small suppliers CHICAGO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced today that Textura Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Allin joined executives from several other companies at the White House today to discuss SupplierPay, an initiative the Obama Administration is launching...

2014-07-01 23:02:56

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Provides $100,000 Grant to ChopChopKids to Develop and Run Series of 8 Healthy Cooking Classes at Select Boys & Girls Club Locations Starting July 7th Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 This summer, Boys & Girls Clubs’ members in Worcester and Boston will be the first groups to learn first-hand about healthy cooking and eating from two thought-leaders in the culinary world -- Sally Sampson, founder of ChopChopKids and renowned cookbook...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin