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World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Visits Ukraine
9/19/2014 6:14:50 PM
Laura Tuck, World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, has completed her first official visit to Ukraine since assuming office in September 2013. During her three-day visit, Ms. Tuck said the World Bank would continue supporting the country’s economic recovery and wide-ranging reforms to help spur growth, energize private enterprise, create good-quality jobs, and …
Countries impose tighter regulation of scientific whaling
Countries impose tighter regulation of scientific whaling
9/19/2014 10:28:44 AM
The killing of whales as part of scientific research programmes will now be under stricter oversight after a divisive vote by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today. The decision comes after a judgement by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in March that ruled previous “scientific” hunts by Japan to be illegal . “Illegal commercial whaling went on for way …
“Leaf Watch” Website Tracks Best Fall Color in Georgia
9/19/2014 10:18:17 AM
“When will the leaves change?” That’s the question park rangers hear most often once the calendar turns to October. Only Mother Nature knows, of course, but peak color in Georgia is usually toward the end of October or early November. The key for a vibrant autumn is warm sunny days coupled with cool – not freezing – nights. To help leaf peepers find the best scenery, …
JOINT STATEMENT: Ebola Crisis Could Set Progress in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone Back a Decade
9/18/2014 6:15:04 PM
As the UN Security Council meets today for only the second time in history to address a world health emergency, the Ebola crisis continues to devastate communities in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Without concerted and immediate international action to tackle this crisis, the outbreak could see these countries’ hard-fought for progress set back years, bringing the …
A New Year’s Eve Variety Show to help Rescue Orphans in Moldova Featuring Christian Rock Band Kutless
A New Year’s Eve Variety Show to help Rescue Orphans in Moldova Featuring Christian Rock Band Kutless
9/18/2014 6:10:40 PM
RescueFest2014 is a New Year’s Eve benefit show to help save orphans from Human Trafficking in Moldovo through Stella’s Voice to be held at Seacoast Grace Church in Cypress, CA.   RescueFest2014 will feature an unforgettable night of praise, music, comedy and art. All proceeds will be used to rescue girls from human trafficking.   Stella’s Voice is the last cry …
The Dr. Jose Regueiro Scholarship Foundation Hosts Logistics and Transportation Forum with Notable Speakers
9/18/2014 3:48:37 PM
Dr. Jose Regueiro Scholarship Foundation Inc. is hosting a not-for-profit forum, in partnership with Florida National University, the Town of Medley, and the Town of Medley Chamber of Commerce to discuss Logistics and Transportation. A panel of experts in the transportation and logistics industry will discuss the many ways the industry can help stimulate economic growth in …
In Uruguay, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson urges women’s political participation
In Uruguay, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson urges women’s political participation
9/18/2014 12:50:26 PM
On her first country visit as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, acclaimed British actor Emma Watson in Uruguay highlighted the need for women’s political participation as the country gears up for elections with a first-ever national quota law guaranteeing 30 per cent women’s representation. “Women must have a say in matters that affect their countries, communities and families. …
$3 million NSF grant to combine the arts and computer science in Georgia high schools
9/18/2014 12:47:46 PM
The Georgia Institute of Technology has been awarded a four-year, $3 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will expand an innovative approach to computer science education in high schools across Georgia. The grant extends NSF funding of EarSketch , a project that was established in 2011 by researchers in Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture and the …
Courtyard by Marriott and USA Football Hit The Road in Search for Inspiration
Courtyard by Marriott and USA Football Hit The Road in Search for Inspiration
9/18/2014 9:56:16 AM
Courtyard by Marriott teams up with independent nonprofit USA Football to pay tribute to individuals who contribute to youth success in its “Inspiring Greatness” recognition program. Launched last year, Inspiring Greatness will honor 28 of the most deserving youth coaches and volunteers in the country with $1,000 grants for new equipment to improve player safety – more than …
Trusted Insurance Advisors Inaugurates Community Charity Program in the Wake Forest, NC Area, and Debuts with Campaign for ALS
Trusted Insurance Advisors Inaugurates Community Charity Program in the Wake Forest, NC Area, and Debuts with Campaign for ALS
9/17/2014 6:27:02 PM
Wake Forest, NC – Trusted Insurance Advisors announced the debut of its charity program designed to benefit the local community. The agency will work closely with nonprofit organizations in the area, to nominate a new beneficiary every 30-90 days. The idea is to create a campaign to help the elected individual, family or programs with immediate support by bringing awareness …
SureVest Insurance Group Initiates Charity Campaign in Collaboration with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness in Charlotte, NC
SureVest Insurance Group Initiates Charity Campaign in Collaboration with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness in Charlotte, NC
9/17/2014 3:29:51 PM
Charlotte, North Carolina – With a new charity campaign in the Charlotte, NC area, SureVest Insurance Group has teamed up with the local Susan G. Komen Foundation to support education, screening and treatment services for breast cancer patients in Mecklenburg County and the twelve surrounding counties. To support the efforts of this remarkable organization, donations can be …
SEIA, Vote Solar Celebrate Solar’s Continued Price Declines
9/17/2014 3:29:06 PM
The average cost of going solar in the United States continued its rapid decline in 2013 and the first half of 2014, according to a new study from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Two leading solar advocacy groups, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar, applaud the report findings as the latest indicator that …
Japan celebrates one year completely nuclear-free and the birth of a clean energy future
9/17/2014 3:08:22 PM
Today, Japan celebrates a unique and inspiring anniversary, a full year nuclear free, a year without the constant risks and threats of nuclear power. Hisayo Takada, Climate and Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace Japan, said: "This exciting day sends a clear message that the Japanese people want a safe, sustainable energy future and are willing to make it a reality. Now we …
National Falls Prevention Awareness Day
9/17/2014 11:25:30 AM
According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), every 14 seconds an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. The chances of falling and of being seriously injured in a fall increase with age.  Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest non-profit eye health and safety organization, is joining the NCOA in proclaiming September 23, 2014 as …
The Florida Aquarium Receives over $161,000 to Expand Environmental Literacy
9/16/2014 4:41:37 PM
The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that the Florida Aquarium will receive over $161,000 cooperative agreement for the project “Watershed Investigations: Engaging Underserved Youth in Exploring Climate Change in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.” Debbi Stone, Vice President of Education of Florida Aquarium, will provide the leadership for this project. Ben Scaggs, …
Oceana Applauds Advancement of U.S. West Coast Forage Fish Protections
9/16/2014 3:32:22 PM
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), the federal advisory body that oversees fisheries policy for the U.S. West Coast, took preliminary action Saturday to prohibit development of new commercial fisheries for forage species in federal ocean waters offshore Washington, Oregon, and California. Forage species , the small critters at the base of the food web, are vital …
American Diabetes Association Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
9/16/2014 3:05:07 PM
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is kicking off a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by calling on people with type 2 diabetes to increase their physical activity and eat healthier to Stop Diabetes.  From Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, the Association will conduct activities and highlight resources across the country that showcase the benefits of being active …
AASA Statement on Part II of the 2014 PDK Gallup Poll
9/16/2014 1:50:51 PM
Daniel A. Domenech, the executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement today upon the release of Part II of the 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools . “Once again, AASA is grateful to PDK International and Gallup for providing helpful information as we work to build a strong …
Nissan donates $1 million to enrich people’s lives with Habitat for Humanity
Nissan donates $1 million to enrich people’s lives with Habitat for Humanity
9/16/2014 1:02:42 PM
Moving into a new home is a life-changing experience, according to Nashville homeowner Keisha Crump, who moved into her Nissan-sponsored Habitat for Humanity home in April 2014. “Maybe once in a lifetime miracles happen, or maybe never,” said Crump. “I can truly say that a miracle has happened for me and my family. For that I say, ‘thank you,’ from the bottom of my heart.” …
WWF Statement on International Condemnation of Iceland
9/16/2014 1:00:18 PM
The 28 member states of the European Union have been joined by the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel, New Zealand, Mexico and Monaco in issuing a diplomatic demarche against Iceland over its whaling activities. In a letter delivered to government officials in Reykjavik today, the countries expressed their opposition to Iceland’s commercial whaling and to its international trade …