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Rotary provides emergency response to polio outbreaks in Horn of Africa

Evanston, Illinois – In response to a recent outbreak of wild poliovirus that has spread from southern Sudan into parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda, Rotary is providing US$500,000 in emergency grants to UNICEF and WHO for immediate polio immunization efforts in the Horn of Africa. The outbreak requires urgent action by governments and partner agencies to again make the entire Horn of Africa region polio-free. This emergency response is intended

Caltech President Updates Alums and Friends on the Latest Innovations at Caltech

New York City, New York— The President of the California Institute of Technology, Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau, spoke to East Coast members of the Caltech Associates President’s Circle, Caltech alumni, and friends in the Central Park West home of Ben and Donna Rosen. Distinguished Caltech Alumnus Ben Rosen, the founding chairman of Compaq and founding partner of Sevin Rosen Funds, and his wife, Donna Rosen, an advocate for the Arts District

Sine Qua Non joins Sue Ryder Care for Chiltern Challenge Walk

Henley-based marketing and public relations company Sine Qua Non International has joined forces with Sue Ryder Care’s Nettlebed Hospice to help promote their annual Chiltern Challenge Walk, which will take place on Sunday 7 June. Participants will be able to enjoy a leisurely ramble through some of Britain’s finest countryside, taking in the views around the historic Henley Chilterns, all in the name of local charity. A new route has been

Antiques & Collectibles National Association Announces New Orleans Convention Da …

(Davidson, NC) The Antiques & Collectibles National Association owners Mike and Angie Becker have announced the scheduling of the Associations’ first national convention since 2006. The Association will meet in New Orleans on January 10-13, 2010 using the Hotel Monteleone in the heart of the French Quarter as home base. The three day Monday through Wednesday meeting schedule, based on the theme “Help Your Future – Buy Your Past,” will be


Dedham, March 6, 2009---The Rainmakers Dedham/Westwood Chapter of Business Networking International (BNI) has recently inducted three new members and to accommodate this and future growth is moving its meeting location to Hampton Inn Hotel on Route 1 in Norwood. Michael Terry of Hill and Plakias, BNI Chapter President, commented: “A lot of local business people have seen the benefits of joining our group to grow their businesses. We have many, many

New feature on the online Media Dictionary

Frankfurt, 6 March 2009. The German Association of Communications Agencies (GWA) has launched a new feature on the internet portal for young people From now on, an online Media Dictionary will be available on the website. The most relevant technical terms used in the media- and advertising industries can be translated into the languages German, English, French and Spanish. Currently, the online Media Dictionary comprises 1.200 technical terms that

The Las Vegas City Council Named March 4th Spread the Word Nevada: Kids to Kids …

Las Vegas, Nevada – March 4th is named “Spread the Word Nevada: Kids to Kids Day” by the Las Vegas City Council. This is an honor recognized by the city council for the nonprofit endeavors achieved by Spread the Word Nevada and the organization’s contributions to promote youth literacy. Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian presented the special Proclamation to Spread the Word Nevada, Inc. Founder, Laurie Hartig, a representative of the nonprofit organization.

Spread the Word Nevada: Kids to Kids Distributed More than 50,000 Books to Local …

Las Vegas, Nevada – In preparation for Nevada Reading Week, Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., a local nonprofit children’s literacy program in Henderson, distributed over 50,000 books and coloring books to local schools and community organizations on Saturday, February 21. Twenty-eight volunteers who participated at the event helped distribute the materials to forty-five groups that came through Czarnowski's warehouse. These Preschool and Kindergarten materials were also available to Focus

California Bar and Grill’s 17th Annual Wing Eating Competition Call for Teams

Restaurant Prepares for Annual Fundraiser Supporting Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania Shillington, PA, February 19, 2009– California Bar and Grill today announced a call for teams for the 17th Annual Wing Eating Competition which benefits Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania. Every year since 1992, California Bar and Grill has rallied people from around the area to enjoy a day of fun with their delicious wings to improve the lives of people living

Geshe Dorjee Damdul to give a series of talks on emotions at Choe Khor Sum Ling, …

Geshe Dorjee Damdul, the English translator to His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, is to give a series of talks on emotions at Choe Khor Sum Ling, Bangalore for three days, on February 21-23. The talks will present a path for working with emotions that is firmly grounded in the Buddhist treatises. What are emotions? How do they arise? Can we discipline them? How to cultivate positive emotions like

Friendly’s Ice Cream Launches Cones for Kids Fundraiser

28th Annual Cones Fundraiser to Benefit Local Easter Seals Lehigh Valley, PA – February 3, 2008--Friendly’s Ice Cream Corporation has launched Cones for Kids, its annual Valentine’s Day fundraiser to benefit Easter Seals’ camp and leadership programs for children and teens with disabilities. Now in its 28th year, Cones for Kids has raised more than $25 million for Easter Seals at its restaurants throughout the Northeast. The goal for 2009

Willie Macc named National Spokesperson for Living Advantage, Inc.

Los Angeles -- Living Advantage, Inc. ( announced the launch of the pilot for its Virtual Assisted Living Education (V.A.L.E.) Program. This new, online application, allows the organization to harness today’s technology, in an innovative and progressive approach to helping the lives of foster youth. The pilot program will target 500 foster youth in Los Angeles County for participation. Participating foster youth will have access to a secure web site,

‘Heartstring Bikini Martini’ to Bring Awareness to American Heart Association’s …

Women all over the country will be wearing red on Friday, February 6 to raise awareness that heart disease is the leading cause of death in females in the United States. That same day in selected Southwest Florida restaurants and lounges, many of those ladies wearing red will be raising martini glasses and raising money for the local chapter of the American Heart Association. The Heartstring Bikini Martini, along with

Minor League Baseball Charities to Support NC State University 5k Run ‘N Plunge …

RALEIGH, N.C. (January 29, 2009) - The NC State 5k Run ‘N Plunge has added Minor League Baseball Charities as a Platinum sponsor for the North Carolina State Run ‘N Plunge fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics. Minor League Baseball leagues and clubs celebrate a long history of supporting charity organizations. "We are thrilled to sponsor this unique event and support Special Olympics North Carolina athletes," said Jill Rusinko,

Groundbreaking Autism Event to be Held in Berks County

Registration Now Open for Symposium and Fair about Autism Reading, PA – January 26, 2009--Easter Seals, Autism Society of Berks County and the United Way of Berks County have collaborated to sponsor a significant new educational event on autism to be held on March 14, 2009 in Reading. The Autism in Berks County Symposium and Research Fair is the first event of its kind in Berks County. It brings together research,

Sunday School Publishing Book Board's Book Publishing Division Releases book abo …

On Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at 12:30-2:00 p.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m., there will be a book signing for the newly published Townsend Press release of Images of a Preacher: A Study of the Life of Reverend Joseph Harrison Jackson. It will be held at the bookstore in the Baptist World Center during the Mid-winter Board Meeting of the National Baptist Convention. The Mid-winter meeting is expected to draw over 1,800

Marisa Petroro named 2009 Spokesperson for The Sarcoma Foundation of America

Currently, there are about 50,000 people living with sarcoma. Roughly half of who are children. Assisting these patients in their battle is the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), an organization dedicated to increasing sarcoma related research in the hope of finding new and better therapies. In an effort to raise awareness, the SFA today announced that Marisa Petroro will be their 2009 spokesperson to shed needed light on their committed

NSGA: The NPD Group Will Facilitate Management Conference Workshop For Retailers

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL – Dee Warmath, vice president of retail insights at The NPD Group, will make a special presentation and facilitate a workshop for retailers at the 45th Annual NSGA Management Conference May 3-6 at the Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas. Warmath will discuss a phenomenon known as market blur, which occurs when what is believed to be true about the market has changed, causing retailers to

MOST Cooperation Exhibits at the 1st International Automotive Electronics Techno …

MOST50 and MOST150 Multimedia Demonstrations The MOST Cooperation - the organization through which the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) is standardized - will be exhibiting at the 1st International Automotive Electronics Technology Expo (CAR ELE) show in Tokyo, Japan. MOST50 and MOST150 demonstrations will be shown at booth East 19-36 on January 28 to 30, 2009, in the East Hall 1 at the Tokyo Big Sight.

Nonprofit organizations to receive Web design and development at no cost

Blue Tangerine Solutions is offering their services to worthy not-for-profit organizations. Melbourne, Florida, January 14, 2008 - Blue Tangerine Solutions is starting the New Year with a Community Outreach Program, offering Web site design and development to nonprofit organizations in their community. The purpose of this program is to use the company’s skills and expertise in Web design and development to support worthy not-for-profit organizations who are striving to make their

Sunday School Publishing Board annouces new Executive Director, Dr. Kelly Miller …

The Corporate Board of the Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Incorporated, with the Reverend John H. Rouse as Chairman, has selected the Reverend Dr. Kelly Miller Smith, Jr. of Knoxville Tennessee to serve as the Executive Director. Dr. Smith, who was previously the Secretary for the Corporate Board of Directors of the Sunday School Publishing Board, assumes the position following the death of the previous

Sunday School Publishing Board host Christian Education Conference in Nashville

The Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. held the organization's annual Christian Education Conference November 30- December 5, 2008 at The Baptist World Center, 1700 World Center Drive in Nashville. The theme for the 2008 Conference was: "To Serve This Present Age: A Relevant Church for Contemporary Society." According to the Executive Director of the Sunday School Publishing Board, Dr. Kelly Miller Smith, Jr.,

Three More Speakers Confirmed for NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summi …

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL – Best Buy President & Chief Operating Officer Brian Dunn is among the featured speakers who have been confirmed for the 45th Annual NSGA Management Conference & 11th Annual Team Dealer Summit, which will be held May 3-6, 2009, at the Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas. Dunn will speak on Tuesday, May 5, on “The Importance of Building Great Customer Relationships.” In a challenging environment

Easter Seals Appoints Development Director

Terence J. Callaghan Adds Wealth of Experience to Already Strong Management Allentown, PA- January 12, 2008- Easter Seals today announced Terence J. Callaghan has been named Development Director. Mr. Callaghan's strong background in development, sales, and marketing further enhances Easter Seals' fundraising and donor relations efforts in the Lehigh Valley, Berks and Pocono region. Mr. Callaghan's creative approach will further enable the organization to provide distinctive, credible, and satisfying

Local Hazardous Materials Professional to Serve on International Organization Bo …

Springfield, MO — Daniel Snyder, a Managing Partner for Performance Based Safety LLC, will serve on the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) Board of Directors in 2009. Formerly the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, AHMP is an international membership organization that fosters the professional development of its members through educational programs, peer group interaction and recognition of the Certified Hazardous Materials Managers® (CHMM®) credential and other credentials as

Inforum 2009 NAIAS Auto Show Breakfast - “Recession Defense: Smart Vehicle Choic …

Event date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 7-9 a.m. DETROIT – The economic impact of the recession, fluctuating gasoline prices, and changing consumer demand for safe, sustainable vehicles will be the focus of a panel discussion among experts at the annual Inforum NAIAS Auto Show Breakfast on Wednesday, January 14, 2009. Titled “Recession Defense: Smart Vehicle Choices,” the breakfast is presented by Inforum, one of the largest and most prestigious professional organizations for

Disney Store Inc. Helps San Gabriel Valley Charities at Holidays

(PASADENA, CA)— With so many charities finding themselves requiring additional community support to meet the increased needs of individuals impacted by today’s economy, the holidays are looking brighter for Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity, and several more San Gabriel Valley charities who have been touched by Disney Store Inc. in Pasadena. During its holiday gathering, Disney Store Inc. employees savored a variety of potluck dishes and delicious desserts, while entertained

Hillsides Nurses Team Up with Pasadena Health Department

(PASADENA, CA)— In hopes of having a happy, healthy holiday season and New Year, Pasadena Public Health Department sent nurses to administer flu vaccines to children and youth living at Hillsides, a Pasadena foster care children’s charity. The clinic, held in the charity’s nursing offices, was a great success. According to Hillsides Nurse Kim Weleba, all but three of the children living at the residential treatment facility received the vaccine.

New Believers' Year End Review

December 29, 2008 – Bishop Veynell Warren, D.D. is the Senior Pastor of the New Believers Missionary Baptist Church and Soul Survivor Ministries in the southern sector of Dallas, Texas where the word of God is being ministered to the community. On any given Sunday the electrifying and elevating presence of the Lord can be felt in the House. Make no mistake this is not an easy task,

The Sofa Company Brings Comfort to Pasadena Foster Care Charity

(PASADENA, CA)— Having an uplifting and fun area where foster care children can visit with family and friends was important to Chad Connor, Pasadena Showroom Manager of The Sofa Company. Connor, a former foster care youth, understands what it feels like sitting on hard, steel chairs situated in dreary environments. As the Pasadena representative for The Sofa Company, Connor was given the opportunity to select a charity of the month to

Pre-paid Bank Cards Popular Gift This Holiday

BBB Offers Advice on Giving and Receiving RALEIGH, N.C. (December 19, 2008) – As many Americans have less time to shop for holiday presents, gift cards are becoming an increasingly popular item to give. A new spin expected to be popular this year is pre-paid bank cards – or stored-value cards. These cards are similar to gift cards, but can be used anywhere credit cards are accepted, allowing the

Basement Systems Lends a Hand to Toys for Tots

SEYMOUR, CT — In an effort to bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate this season, Basement Systems is working with TEAM, Inc., and the Valley Chamber of Commerce to help out the Valley chapter of Toys for Tots. Basement Systems will act as an official drop-off site for toys and donations, as well as donate a truck to pick up donations from various local organizations such as the post

BBB Offers Advice on Thwarting Shoplifters This Holiday Season

RALEIGH, N.C. (December 5, 2008) – Law enforcement agencies and retailers across the country are reporting an increase in shoplifting and expect the amount of theft to continue to rise during the holiday season. For retailers looking to stop shoplifters, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Eastern North Carolina ( is offering guidance to help prevent theft. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that retail theft now accounts for more than

Computer Helpers Without Borders Announces Campaigns to Assist Charities in 2009

15 December 2008..New York City, NY, USA. In Business4Good Enterprises, an International Development company, announced today, that the Computer Helpers Without Borders Campaign, featuring the 'EveryOne Helps' technology of, and the 'Over Your Shoulder' Electronic Service call, will be supporting major and local charities in 2009. Featuring 30 Minute Computer Maintenance service calls, conducted through remote access software, these services will provide CheckUp and TuneUP services for Dedicated Pc's

Choe Khor Sum Ling celebrates Je Tsongkhapa’s day: Ven. Khangser Rinpoche to tea …

On the anniversary remembering Je Tsongkhapa, a great Tibetan scholar and yogi, Khangser Rinpoche, a revered teacher from Sera Jey monastic university, will give a teaching on Karma. Karma signifies ‘action’, followed by reaction, and more broadly names the Universal Principle of Cause and Effect, action and reaction that govern life. According to this Principle one’s own deeds, words and thoughts produce one’s propensity and failure, happiness and misery. The idea

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, launch the Anti-Corruption R …

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will, on Wednesday launch the Anti-Corruption Revolution campaign. The campaign, codenamed: ANCOR, is envisioned to make all Nigerians take an active and determined stand against corruption in their public and private dealings. Some of the objectives of ANCOR include: sensitizing and educating all Nigerians on corruption and its negative effects on their daily lives; mobilizing opinion leaders and all Nigerians both within and

Children’s Charity Needs Help with Adopt-a-Family Program

(PASADENA, CA)—Clients of Hillsides, a Pasadena children’s charity, the Sanchez* children will have a difficult time appreciating and enjoying the Christmas spirit this year. Last year, just days before Christmas, they were separated from their mother who was sent to jail. At the time, the six children believed she would only be gone for a short while and that the family would soon be reunited. Fast forward

Pasadena Foster Care Charity Celebrates Season at Parkway Grill

(PASADENA, CA) – With the economy in a recession, taking time to enjoy fine dining during the festivities can still be a worthwhile experience especially when benefitting a foster care charity. Guests at Hillsides Guild’s annual holiday celebration at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena started the holiday season raising over $5,000 to benefit Hillsides, a Pasadena foster care charity that creates safe places for children at-risk and their families

European Sensory Network (ESN) launches first collaborative research projects wi …

1 December 2008 - The European Sensory Network (ESN) has offered a new industry network partnership since the spring of 2008. This partnership aims at intensifying the contacts between sensory and consumer experts and the appropriate industry representatives. Up to this point 15 enterprises from a variety of consumer industries have already joined, and the ESN will soon launch the first collaborative projects. The upcoming projects of the ESN-Industry Partnership Research


Redondo Beach, CA – Jesse Torres, President and Chief Operating Officer of Security Saving Bank ( (Henderson, NV) was selected by the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce ( to Chair the 2009 L.A. Watts Summer Games ( Boys and Girls Soccer Tournaments. The 2009 Games represents Jesse’s fifth year as the soccer tournament director. Since 1968, the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce has hosted the Games in an


Note of the Permanent Representative WASME in Vienna, Norbert W. Knoll-Dornhoff for the 47th Session of the Governing Body WASME 27 - 28 Nov 2008 in Vienna, Austria. With a view at the global economic slowdown, it became apparent that economies in all regions of the world have significantly begun to lose momentum. In October and November 2008 extensive surveys have been undertaken as well in industrialised and

Pasadena Charity Brings Thanksgiving Home to Families in Need

(PASADENA, CA) Every year, around this time many needy families go without a Thanksgiving dinner. With the economy spiraling down, more families will be turning to charities for support during the holidays. One organization is making a difference to more than a hundred families served by Hillsides, a Pasadena foster care children’s charity that also works with Los Angeles County, including San Gabriel Valley, families in crisis. The

BQ Basement Systems Collecting Thanksgiving Food for Carson Valley Children’s Ai …

FLOURTOWN, PA — The holidays are coming, which means it’s time for food, family and fun for many people. However, some families won’t have the luxury of a hearty Thanksgiving meal this holiday season. To help everyone have a happy Thanksgiving, BQ Basement Systems and the Carson Valley Children’s Aid group are having a holiday food drive to provide meals for needy families. Carson Valley Children’s Aid is a non-profit, child

Fundraising becomes more fun and successful with unique & attractive products

The Creative Idea Shop™ just launched a fundraising program featuring a selection of their successful line of themed Popcorn Greetings®. Themes range from generic occasions to holiday and patriotic greetings. Palos Verdes, CA, November 3, 2008 – Fundraising groups looking for new & innovative ways to boost their fundraisers are being offered a truly unique and attractive collection of new fundraising ideas. Susan Placek, owner and designer of The Creative

“Veteran Prisoners of War invigorate efforts for Memorial Statue”

SAN DIEGO, CA – Veteran’s organization; American Ex-Prisoners of War, San Diego Chapter announced their efforts to erect the 15’ tall statue titled: “The Liberation Moment” on the grounds of the soon-to-be-built Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery annex at MCAS Miramar. Fund raising has begun and progress on the statue has been significant. The Fort Rosecrans annex will include an area dedicated to former POW Veterans. This will be the site where

Epilepsy Foundation of Florida Announces Epilepsy Awareness Month Events

Events Planned Throughout The State During “Let’s Talk About It” November Campaign Miami, Fla. – The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) is inviting public participation throughout the state of Florida in activities to be conducted during Epilepsy Awareness Month. Held annually in November, the campaign’s mission is to create heightened awareness about the disorder and to generate funds to benefit those who are afflicted. The 2008 campaign theme is “Let’s Talk

Kussu Productions Has Invested 2,5 Million Euros In African Music Publishing

The German based Kussu Productions is investing in the development of African Music. African Music Publishing´s core competency will be in helping African songwriters, artists, producers in building their repertoire, copyright administration, licensing services, supporting them with marketing, collection and distribution of royalties. In response to the strong music trend in Africa, especially in the urban music scene, professional guidance is needed. AMP, headquartered in London (UK), plans to open offices in Germany,

Jeff Brusati Elected To Serve on National Sporting Goods Association Board of Di …

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL – Jeff Brusati, president of T&B Sports, San Rafael, Calif., has been elected to a three-year term on the NSGA Board of Directors, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of director John McArthur, former president of Johnny Mac’s Sporting Goods, St. Louis, Mo. T&B has been an NSGA member since 1971. “We are fortunate to have an experienced retailer and team dealer like Jeff on the Board

Choe Khor Sum Ling releases its newsletter - Alamkara

Choe Khor Sum Ling (CKSL), Bangalore, is pleased to announce the release of the first issue of its newsletter – Alamkara (Ornament). The quarterly publication is intended to be “an added forum for communication on a wide variety of issues related to CKSL’s activities”, for informing about Dharma events elsewhere in India and to “nourish all with tidbits of Dharma”. The first issue of the newsletter features the teaching given

World Finance Crises - Impact on SMEs world wide

WORLD FINANCIAL CRISIS: IMPACT ON THE HEALTH AND SUSTENANCE OF SMEs WORLDWIDE AND ACTIONS PROPOSED Researched by Dr Arun Agrawal, Executive Director, World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises UK Premier promises £250bn bailout will save SMEs Downing St has put SMEs at the centre of its bank bailout plan, but is relying on European funds and the banks' own word to deliver much needed relief to small businesses. Chancellor Alistair Darling's £500bn bailout

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