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2014-03-19 08:23:45

Comprehensive Resilience Efforts Encourage Innovative Solutions REDLANDS, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the White House Climate Data Initiative, Esri is launching a comprehensive effort to help communities work smarter and more efficiently, therefore becoming more livable and resilient. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110425/LA88950LOGO Esri plans to focus its initial efforts on 12 large and small communities, including New Orleans, Louisiana; Wake...

2014-03-14 08:24:17

Syria: Life, Liberty, Dignity For All rally to be Held March 15, 2014 STRATFORD, Conn., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dylan Connor will perform this weekend, Saturday March 15, 2014, at the Syria: Life, Liberty, Dignity For All rally in front of the White House. Connor is the only American protest singer selected to be a part of the official event. The rally begins at 11 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. More info on the event can be found here: www.mar15th.com In addition to his...

2014-03-13 12:24:38

Senior Obama Administration officials heard from business leaders about shaping health care and how technology and innovation can reduce health care costs, improve health outcomes and increase competition WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Well CEO Roy Schoenberg, MD joined several business leaders from across the country at the White House Wednesday to brief White House and Department of Health and Human Services officials on ways to encourage innovation and use new...

2014-03-12 23:01:32

Senior Obama Administration officials heard from business leaders about shaping health care and how technology and innovation can reduce health care costs, improve health outcomes and increase competition Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Business leaders from across the country gathered at the White House yesterday to brief White House and Department of Health and Human Services officials on ways to encourage innovation and use new technologies to improve America’s health care...

2014-03-06 08:21:37

White House Director Samara N. Moore Joins Telecom and Energy Leaders for NYU School of Engineering/Sloan Lecture NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the Obama Administration's release of guidelines to protect the nation's essential infrastructure from cyber attacks, White House Director for Cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Protection Samara N. Moore will headline an open discussion at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering about the implications for...

2014-03-05 16:26:10

Benefits, Not Guilt & Blame, Are Motivators WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama needs to improve his plea for youth to sign up for health care before the March 31 deadline under the Affordable Care Act, say former White House spokesman Robert Weiner and policy analyst Emily Kopp in the Palm Beach Post today. The piece is entitled, "Obama Needs New Health Law Plea for Youth; Guilt and shame fail as motivators for kids." "Kids will sign up for health insurance...

2014-03-04 12:27:01

Parents Pushing FDA for Accelerated Approval of Safe and Effective Drug WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- After calling on the FDA directly to approve a breakthrough therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and appealing to Congress on behalf of the thousands of children facing this fatal genetic disease, concerned families have launched a national campaign and petition drive called "The Race to Yes" at TheRacetoYes.org to underscore the urgent need for accelerated...

2014-03-02 20:21:17

Film showcases STEAM program through 8 year old eyes NEW YORK, March 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, February 28(th), Gabrielle Nafie and Miles Pilchik, both 8, and their film Full S[T]EAM Ahead: How Technology Rocks the Classroom, were featured at the inaugural White House Student Film Festival. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140302/NY75049 The film, narrated by Gabrielle and Miles shows how SciTech Kids afterschool, weekend and summer programs are rocking the classroom...

2014-02-28 23:20:43

UClass, Enact Systems, ReferralMD and HandUp Move on to Compete in Global Challenge Cup Festival Washington, D.C. & San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Today, 1776, an incubator platform located a few blocks from the White House, in partnership with RocketSpace, an open innovation campus for startups, announced the winners of Challenge Cup for the San Francisco region. Challenge Cup is a startup competition spanning 16 cities around the world and culminating in Washington,...

2014-02-25 23:04:28

New Delhi is 1776’s final international stop in its global Challenge Cup competition. Washington, D.C. and New Delhi, India (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Today, 1776, an incubator platform located a few blocks from the White House, in partnership with TLabs, a startup accelerator and early stage seed-fund in India for Internet and mobile technology startups announced the winners of Challenge Cup for the New Delhi region. Challenge Cup is a startup competition spanning 16 cities around the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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