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RAFI Triennial Awards calls on entries for blogging contest

To promote the inspiring stories and work of recognized development workers in the Visayas and Mindanao, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) is calling on individuals between 13 and 35 years old based in the Visayas and Mindanao to join the RAFI Triennial Awards Blogging Contest. The contest highlights the RAFI Triennial Awards and its awardees and finalists. Guided by the theme, “Shaping the big picture of change”, entrants are expected

RAFI holds 3rd run of Kabataan, Kultura ug Kabilin Heritage Tour

To provide the youth expanded learning on cultures from different periods by visiting local museums, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) held the third run of its Kabataan, Kultura ug Kabilin (KKK) Heritage Tour last Sept. 24. The event was initiated in partnership with the Cebu City Government and University of San Carlos-Department of Anthropology, Sociology and History (USC-DASH). Close to 2,000 students from the University of San Carlos joined and

Techtextil India is a key driver for India’s resurgence as a textile giant

Business chances at the right time: Indian technical textiles industry projected to grow International Symposium provides latest information on market, materials, technologies and applications Techtextil India, India's leading show for technical textiles and nonwovens, opens from 10 –12 October 2011 in Hall 5 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. The three-day exhibition and its concurrent two-day symposium will provide comprehensive market intelligence which will help to drive the future of India’s

Cassidian Communications to Sponsor Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcemen …

Leader in Emergency Communications is Proud to be Gold Sponsor of the Upcoming Conference in Dallas, Texas Boston, MA & Temecula, Calif. (September 21, 2011) – The SMILE Conference today announced that Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company and an emergency communications leader, is a gold sponsor of the fourth Conference. The Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement (SMILE) Conference will focus on the use of social media for

Children's Health Study Proves The True Value of Play

It may surprise parents to learn that the benefits of play could extend beyond fun and games. According to Pediatrics in Review, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, play “offers children important developmental benefits and parents the opportunity to fully engage with their children.” Indeed, research continues to reveal that playtime helps build social and critical thinking skills in children, and that it may help with

Central Veterinary Associates Urges NYC Cat Owners to Vaccinate Pets against Rab …

VALLEY STREAM, NY — Central Veterinary Associates is urging cat owners to have their pets vaccinated for rabies, not only to ensure their pet’s health, but because it is mandated by New York City and New York State law. This comes after a stray kitten had tested positive for rabies. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) recently reported that a stray kitten that was seen

International Society of Appraisers Announces Fall Education Schedule

Six courses are scheduled for October and November including the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Appraisal of Fine Arts, Requalification Course, Advanced Report Writing, Appraisal of Antiques & Residential Contents and the National USPAP Course. APPRAISAL OF FINE ART October 10-15, 2011 COURSE INSTRUCTORS: Richard Casagrande, ISA CAPP Cathy A. Peters, ISA CAPP COURSE INFORMATION Emphasizes the primary categories of fine art frequently encountered by appraisers and dealers: paintings, sculpture, works on paper, frames, photography, animation art,

Alzheimer's Association Long Island's First Annual East End Walk to End Alzheime …

SOUTHAMPTON, NY (September 20, 2011) — Alzheimer’s Association Long Island is inviting Eastern Long Island residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the first annual Alzheimer’s Association Long Island’s East End Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Its satellite office at 33 Flying Point Road, Suites 121/122 in Southampton will be the site of the Chapter’s kick-off event on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30

Tattoo Studios Support Breast Cancer Help, Inc. With “Ink For Pink” Campaign

(Bay Shore, New York) — In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month during the month of October, Good Times Tattoo Studio in East Islip and Horifudo Tattoo Studio in Smithtown will take part in a month-long “Ink For Pink” campaign. Starting October 1 at noon, customers can get a tattoo of the breast cancer ribbon at either studio done for free; in exchange, they can make checks payable to

Ever-growing services of UK Visa & Immigration

UK Visa & Immigration are a well-established immigration consultancy with years of experience in immigration law and are offering a fast reliable visa service. Obtaining a visa can often be a complex minefield to navigate; failure to complete just one item on the application form can result in the application being rejected, wasting customer time and money. Their consultants make it their priority to explain every step of the UK visa

The 4C Association achieves full membership in the ISEAL Alliance

Bonn, 15 September 2011. The 4C Association has graduated to full membership status in the ISEAL Alliance, the global association for social and environmental standards setting organizations. 4C membership was confirmed by a decision of the ISEAL Board of Directors during their meeting on 12th September. The 4C Association had already joined ISEAL as associate member in 2009. To be eligible for full ISEAL membership, the 4C Association

Christmas tree farmer to give talk to Battle Rotary Club

A Catsfield Christmas tree farmer will be giving a talk to his local Rotary Club this month. Clive Collins, who runs Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm, will talk to the group during their weekly meeting at Crowhurst Park at lunchtime on Tuesday 27th September about the challenges of running a Christmas tree farm and how he manages to produce first-class firs. He will discuss the methods and processes involved in growing and

Connect To Charity Introduces Nonprofit Reviews To Help Promote Transparency In …

Illinois, US - Connect To Charity introduces Nonprofit Reviews to help donors make informed donations to trusted nonprofits and help nonprofits spread the word about their cause. Similar to product reviews, donors can now write and read charity reviews for over 1.2M nonprofits on Connect To Charity. Great and not so great nonprofits can have donors, volunteers and fundraisers speak out by sharing their experiences with the nonprofit

Connect To Charity Helps Nonprofits Raise Awareness With Nonprofit Reviews

Illinois, US - Connect To Charity’s Nonprofit Reviews, written by donors for donors are making headway throughout local communities and across the nation. Similar to product reviews, donors can read and write charity reviews for over 1.2M nonprofits to help spread the word about great nonprofits, while helping donors make informed donations. “Integrating non profit reviews with our online giving and nonprofit fundraising solutions helps great nonprofits spread the word

8th Annual Human Rights Youth Summit Creating Leaders through Human Rights Educa …

15-year old delegate from Sussex wants to educate others about human rights and help make this world a happier and safer place for everyone Geneva — 15-year-old Georgia May Todd of East Grinstead, West Sussex joined United Nations representatives, human rights NGOs, leaders of civil and other youth delegates from 30 countries at the 8th Annual International Human Rights Summit in Geneva, August 26-28, 2011. With the United Nations estimating $7 billion

Fear Overload Haunted Houses Terrorize the Bay Area, Open September 30th 2011

Fear Overload Premier Haunted House cracks open its doors this September 30th 2011 for another horrifying season. Fear Overload is one of the Bay Area’s most popular Haunted Houses and is rated the scariest haunted house in California by Nathan and David Polanco, the masterminds behind Fear Overload, have been in the haunting business for over ten years and this year, they have developed two haunted houses: The Uprising

Hampson Aerospace Tooling Solutions to Showcase Capabilities at Aviation Expo / …

Award-Winning Group has Shipped over 250 Tools to China BRIERLEY HILL, WEST MIDLANDS UK – September 14, 2011 – Hampson Aerospace Tooling Solutions (Hampson), a division of Hampson Aerospace, will be highlighting its industry leading tooling capabilities at the upcoming Aviation Expo / China Stand, Q-1 in Beijing, China, September 21-24, 2011. The Group has shipped more than 250 tools to China for the Boeing 787, B747-8, and Airbus A320 programs

Wheeler Terrace Achieves LEED GOLD Certification

Wheeler Terrace Apartments is one of the DC’s most sustainable affordable housing communities. Wheeler Terrace Apartments has achieved LEED-NC v2.2 GOLD Certification from the USGBC in addition to the Green Communities Certification. Setty & Associates was the MEP design engineering consultants for 118 apartment units within seven buildings. The M/E/P systems are based around high-performance ground source heat pumps heating and cooling systems, geothermal well field, green roofs, occupancy sensors, demand-control

RAFI’s Kool Adventure Camp holds urban backpacking challenge

The Kool Adventure Camp (KAC) of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) conducted a back-to-back Urban Backpacking Challenge for the Grade 4 to Grade 6 student leaders from Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu and the Dutch and Belgian youth delegates of the Multi-city Youth eXchange (MYX) Program last July. The participants of the backpacking challenge walked through various areas of downtown and uptown Cebu City to gain a deeper understanding and

Connect To Charity Helps Nonprofits Maximize Social Media Online Fundraising

Illinois, US - Connect To Charity® introduces social media tracking for nonprofits and fundraisers to track click backs and social networking activity for their online fundraising pages to help raise funds online to support their missions. Nonprofits and fundraisers now have the right tools to make quick and informed social media decisions to maximize their online fundraising success. “Connect To Charity’s online fundraising is off to a great start, industry

Creativity in Business Conference held in Georgetown, Washington, DC, October 23 …

McLean, VA, October 23, 2011: Join over 25 applied-creativity thought leaders and facilitators, pioneering entrepreneurs and business innovators from around the country - in the fields of applied creativity, innovation, organizational change and development, social media and transformational leadership. This full day event for 150 registrants will be hosted by The Center for Creative Emergence and will take place from 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM ET, Sunday, October 23rd

Nonprofit Networks Embrace New Methods to Deliver More Impact

Boston, MA--September 7, 2011. As nonprofit organizations continue to shift from focusing on pure expansion of their services to a parallel emphasis on ensuring they’re having impact, many of the nation’s largest nonprofits—networked organizations—are taking promising steps to deliver better results, according to a recent study by the Bridgespan Group. The study, “Growing Network Impact: How Nonprofit Networks are Raising the Bar on Results” is based on Bridgespan’s work over

Riderwood Catering in Silver Spring, MD, Wins Prestigious Judge’s Choice Award f …

SILVER SPRING, MD (September 12, 2011) – Riderwood Catering won the prestigious Judge’s Choice Award for Vegetable Crab Soup in yesterday’s Crab Soup Cook-Off held at the Maryland Seafood Festival. This marked the third successive year that Riderwood earned a top prize in the contest. In addition, Riderwood Catering won a Third Place People’s Choice Award in the same category, and it also won a Third Place People’s Choice

Icronex Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Inks Three Deals in Europe

September 12, 2011, Gurgaon, India – Icronex Technologies Private Limited, a Gurgaon based internet marketing and search engine optimization firm, has acquired three new clients in Europe, it announced today. These companies will receive a wide range of services from Icronex Gurgaon including online marketing, brand management, social media marketing, email marketing and website designing. While the company refused to disclose the names of the clients for reasons of confidentiality,

“Removing the Mask” Domestic Violence Awareness Gala Opens Its Doors in Atlanta …

Atlanta, GA (September 9, 2011) – Health and Wellness Specialist Dr. Maiysha Clairborne MD, (, announced today the first annual "Removing the Mask" Domestic Violence Awareness Gala to take place in Atlanta, Georgia October 29th 2011 at The Defoors Center Art Gallery. The event will promote prevention, education, advocacy, and the much needed empowerment to end current, and prevent future domestic violence. While, the masquerade-themed evening targets the health and

My Girlfriends House, Inc. Given Space by Signature Blue Community Space

My Girlfriends House, Inc. Given Space by Signature Blue Community Space SUMMARY My Girlfriends House, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, will use space donated by Signature Blue Events to reach more at-risk young ladies. Upper Marlboro, Maryland (September 7, 2011) Signature Blue Community Space, a new community, cultural and educational facility adjacent to Fed-Ex Field, in Landover, MD has donated space to My Girlfriends House, Inc., for the

Connect To Charity Helps Donors Connect With Causes

Illinois, US - Connect To Charity® introduces The Next Generation of Online Giving™, designed to help donors connect and support all their favorite nonprofits across the nation in one location. In addition to helping donors, the innovative online giving solution helps nonprofits reduce their back end costs associated with processing donations and helps them focus their efforts on accomplishing their missions. Similar to online banking where a consumer

DEMIRA - Medical Aid Shipment to Benghazi

Munich, 29/07/2011. The longer the NATO operation “Odyssey Dawn” and the international sanctions against the regime of Muammar Gaddafi drag on, the more precarious the humanitarian situation in Libya becomes. In association with the official visit by delegates of the German-African Business Association, led by Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Economics Ministry, Hans-Joachim Otto, DEMIRA's Emergency Response Unit delivered relief supplies to Benghazi. On 27th July 2011, DEMIRA programme manager Marcia

MEDIA ADVISORY 9/10 Alzheimer's Association Long Island Presents 2011 Walk to En …

Who: Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Walkers participating in the 2011 Walk to End Alzheimer’s What: Alzheimer’s Association Long Island presents the 2011 Walk to End Alzheimer’s/ Oktoberfest. Participants will take part in

Light a Candle near a Window at 8 PM on World Suicide Prevention Day

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-sponsor World Suicide Prevention Day every year on September 10th. The IASP is encouraging people to light a candle near a window at 8 PM to show support for suicide prevention, to remember a loved lost one through suicide and for the survivors of suicide. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about one million people die by suicide

RAFI’s COO recognized as one of the 100 Cebuana Trailblazers

Dominica B. Chua, chief operating officer (COO) of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI), is one of the 100 Cebuana Trailblazers. She is recognized for her work in the field of “Economic Engagement.” Dubbed as the Practical Development Worker, her background in finance and ability to conceptualize innovative, sustainable, and holistic development programs, and passion for social development has enabled her to manage a big foundation, thereby, reaching out to

Dallas PD to Host Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement (SMILE) Conferen …

Dallas, TX (September 1, 2011) –The Dallas Police Department invites all law enforcement professionals to the fourth annual Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement (SMILE) Conference, which it is hosting. The three-day event will discuss the use of social media in regards to public order, social activism, and the interaction of old media with new media. The Conference will be held in the downtown Dallas Aloft Hotel (Young St.)

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County Launches Website Designed by Da …

DOVER, N.H., Sept. 1, 2011 – The Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, a nonprofit organization that helps families, elderlies and low-income people remain independent, has launched a website designed by leading New Hampshire web development firm Danconia Media. The site – located at – features information about the nonprofit's employment training, nutrition, fuel assistance, head start, childcare, senior transpiration and weatherization programs. Using the site, visitors can also

Curbing PDS Related Problems Made Easy – PDS Gaya

With whole new features adopted by Public Distribution System Gaya, Bihar, the authority firmly believes that curbing PDS related problem in the District and the State will no more be a problem. The country and the state has been suffering from the unsolvable problem of food supplies not reaching the right hand. With the hope to put an end to all these, the Gaya District administration adopted features like, GPS tracking

DEMIRA - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Operation

Munich, 30.03.2011. An earthquake measuring 9.0 shook the north-east of Japan on 11th March 2011. The resulting powerful Tsunami destroyed hundreds of kilometers of the east coast of Japan. Dozens of cities were either totally or partially destroyed. The death toll is still largely unknown, however, the figures already lie far above the 20,000 mark and hundreds of thousands are homeless. A nuclear catastrophe is taking place around the area

Step into the festive season in a classy Sakhi creation

Sakhi’s Collection The new collection has a touch of glamour added by this season’s most preferred fabric called Shimmer Georgette. Chandra has created numerous interesting and unique colour palettes, both for day wear and glamorous evening wear. The day wear has the plain matt side featuring Banaras Brocade detailing, and the same saree can be worn with the Shimmer side for a glamorous occasion. These designer sarees are accompanied

Inaugural 2011 K. Dun Gifford Journalism Award Celebrates Mediterranean Diet

BOSTON, 2011—Oldways announces a new journalism award, named in honor of the late K. Dun Gifford, founder of the non-profit well known for creating the Whole Grain Stamp and the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. The Annual K. Dun Gifford Journalism Award will recognize and honor the important role of communications in changing the way people eat. The K. Dun Gifford Journalism Award will go to the best national or local food and

Women’s Adventure Race Honors September 11 Anniversary With Proceeds

WHAT: Calling all gutsy girls! This September, Terra Firma Racing will host a beginner-friendly, women only adventure race in Austin, TX. The Women’s Race consists of two-person teams running, splashing and laughing their way through an obstacle course while they race for approximately one-hour to the finish line. Women can also put their creative skills to use in the best costume contest and best watercraft contest! The Women’s Race will

NY Heroes Program Hosts “Remembering 9/11” Fundraiser to Benefit NYC PBA Widows’ …

On September 7, NY Heroes Program will host a “Remembering 9/11” fundraiser to benefit the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Widows’ and Children’s Fund. The event will be held from 6-11 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1112 Deer Park Avenue in Babylon. The event raises awareness of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks at the World Trade Center, in which approximately 3,000 people — including first responders and

The Bra Recyclers and Bell Socialization Services, Inc. Partner to Provide Suppo …

Phoenix, AZ; York, PA (August 25, 2011) – The Bra Recyclers, a textile recycling company based in Gilbert, Arizona, has joined forces with Bell Socialization Services, Inc. to help provide encouragement for homeless women through recycled bras. The partnership will offer women in transition the opportunity to receive gently used recycled bras, while empowering and improving quality of life for homeless women served by Bell Socialization

Adelphi University Elects New Board Officers

GARDEN CITY, NY, August 2011—Adelphi University has elected Robert B. Willumstad ’05 (Hon.), co-founder and partner at Brysam Global Partners, as the new chairman of the Board of Trustees, succeeding Thomas F. Motamed ’71, for the 2011-2012 term. Helene R. Sullivan ’79, formerly the chief financial officer at Save the Children, was named vice-chair. Frank Angello ’77, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Lighthouse International, became secretary of

The 2nd Juice, Nectar & Soft Drinks Summit 2011 will take place on the 7th – 8th …

Turkey is one of the largest trading hubs in the Middle East & Southern Europe. The local host for the Summit is the Turkish Fruit Juice Industry Association (MEYED) with international support from the European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN), International Federation of Fruit Juice Producers (IFU), China Chamber of Juice of CFNA, Arab Beverages Association (ABA), Brazilian Association of Citrus Exporters (CitrusBR) and Russian Juice Producers Association (RSPS) 2. The

It’s Cat-Palooza Week at Save-A-Pet

(Port Jefferson Station, NY) —Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center is having “Cat-Palooza,” a weeklong cat adoption event which is being held from August 22 to August 28. Due to an overwhelming need for these adult cats to be found in a forever home, Save-A-Pet is offering cats for adoption free of charge. All cats are tested for Feline Leukemia Virus and the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. All potential adoptees must

RAFI conducts internal brand cascades

The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) conducted the internal brand cascades in eight batches attended by all team leaders and team members from the five focus areas and support teams. The sessions ran from February to April 2011 and facilitated by the RAFI Brand Management Team headed by Chief Operating Officer Dominica Chua; Human Resources Officer Jeanette Zulueta; and Communications Officer Haidee Emmie Palapar. Carol Ballesteros and Trixie Ylaya of

IASP Offers a World Suicide Prevention Day Toolkit

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-sponsor World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) every year on September 10th. IASP has prepared a World Suicide Prevention Day 2011 Toolkit that offers users easy access to World Suicide Prevention Day resources and related Web sites. The toolkit - a PDF document – includes links to: the official WSPD brochure “Preventing Suicide in Multicultural Societies,” the theme of this

TiE Detroit Fosters Entrepreneurship among youth through launch of TiE Young Ent …

August 18, 2011 – TiE Detroit, the Detroit Chapter of the global not-for-profit organization TiE – Talent, Ideas, Enterprise, has launched a new program to further its mission of fostering entrepreneurship through hands-on mentoring. The new program titled TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) targets a very motivated population segment of high school students by teaching them the basics of entrepreneurship though an intensive mentoring program. Seema Chaturvedi, co-founder and

ESI International Seminar for Program Managers

New Delhi, 18th Aug 2011: ESI International, the world's leading project management learning company, will be holding a dinner seminar to help global program mangers develop competencies required for individual, team and organizational performances. The seminar will be held on August 19, 2011 at Taj palace, New Delhi from 7 pm onwards. J LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, Executive Vice-President, Product Strategy & Management, ESI International, an internationally known project management expert

IASP Offers World Suicide Prevention Day Banners in Over 40 Languages

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-sponsor World Suicide Prevention Day every year on September 10th. The IASP has prepared World Suicide Prevention Day banners in over 40 languages so that bloggers and writers can help increase suicide prevention awareness locally and worldwide by writing about suicide and suicide prevention in their native languages. Individuals and companies can use the banners on their Web

Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Presents Public Input Session for National A …

On August 24, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island will hold a public input session to solicit views, comments and perspectives from stakeholders in the Alzheimer’s community to assist in the development of a successful National Alzheimer’s Plan. The recommendations and comments expressed during these input sessions, taking place across the country in August, will be collected and shared this fall with officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,

AMA Survey Participants Say Telework Enhancement Act Has Not Changed Training Pr …

ARLINGTON, VA – August 17, 2011 – Government professionals responding to a recent informal survey from American Management Association (AMA) said that the Telework Enhancement Act has not impacted their training priorities (88.7%): leadership development is still the top priority for both FY11 and FY12. A solid majority, 86.8%, said they have not built in increased training to accommodate the Telework Enhancement Act for their FY12 budget. While only

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