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Jun 30, 2016 7:49 EDT

Cycling from Land’s End to John O’groats towing a piano to raise money for Children in Need

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 30, 2016 - I'm cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats towing a piano to raise money for Children in Need. This is to fund the accompanying album.(more...)

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Jun 30, 2016 7:33 EDT

The Junglies Children’s Books series: The stories are about the adventures of five animals and a game warden and have a common theme of “Unity in Diversity” since the animals are best friends despite all being different

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 30, 2016 - The books have a common theme of "Unity in Diversity" since the animals are best friends despite all being different. This extends to the animals relationship with the game warden as well. This theme is important for children to learn how to respect and appreciate people irrespective of their differences.(more...)

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Jun 30, 2016 7:22 EDT

Siyafunda: isiZulu, Designed for children who are learning isiZulu at primary level.

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 30, 2016 - A book designed for children who are learning isiZulu at primary level. The book features an English Translator page for non-Zulu speakers. With an interactive version of the book under development, this funding will also help improve the book's digital imprint by creating a state of the art interactive website....(more...)

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Jun 30, 2016 7:06 EDT

Philippines: A loan of $875 helps Marites to buy more fruits and vegetable to sell in the market.

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 30, 2016 - This loan is made possible by Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI), which means “a partner in development.” ASKI has been in operation for 25 years and runs multiple successful initiatives in addition to microlending. Its main microfinance branch focuses on lending to microentrepreneurs, small farmers, and fisher folk....(more...)

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Jun 30, 2016 6:55 EDT

Blog to Vlog: Bring Russia Without BS to Youtube! Why just read about Russia when you can WATCH it?

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 30, 2016 - I want to get more exposure for Russia Without BS by transforming it into a Youtube channel featuring humorous but informative comedy videos on a regular basis. In addition to this, I'd like to go out into "the field," so to speak, to bring you stories from the streets of Russia and Ukraine....(more...)

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Jun 30, 2016 6:44 EDT

Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore finally has a shop location at 624 Commercial – Help bring an independent bookstore back to Emporia

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 30, 2016 - Ellen Plumb's City Bookstore will: * Provide a retail book business for Emporia and the surrounding region * Provide an attractive, diversified retail environment offering customers a distinctive destination experience * Create, support, and enable literary, cultural, and educational events and activities *Be long-term financially sustainable and provide quality local employment(more...)

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Jun 30, 2016 6:32 EDT

ELISA ERIN BONOMO, Antifragile – il mio primo album solista.

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 30, 2016 - In questo album c'è un anno della mia vita, e forse di più. Un anno in cui è cambiato tutto quello che avevo accumulato in dieci anni. Un anno fatto di traslochi, scatoloni e tanti viaggi. E così sono voluta tornare indietro, nei posti in cui sono nata, nella mia adolescenza musicale fatta di tante ragazze con la chitarra, da PJ Harvey a Carmen Consoli, da Alanis Morissette a Elisa...(more...)

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Jun 30, 2016 6:07 EDT

RISA FEST: The street is for everyone. Embellishing it is our duty. Puerto Madryn deserves an International Street Performers Festival.

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 30, 2016 - We are a group of street artists with many years of training and work experience in many countries. Our intention is to do an International Festival of Street Artists in the City of Puerto Madryn, Patagonia.(more...)

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Jun 30, 2016 5:52 EDT

McPherson is a manufacturer of high performance spectrometers and purpose built spectroscopy systems. Our optimized spectrometers are for wavelengths from 1 nanometer to 20 microns and energies from 0.05 eV up to 2 keV

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 30, 2016 - McPherson is a manufacturer of high performance spectrometers and purpose built spectroscopy systems. Our optimized spectrometers are for wavelengths from 1 nanometer to 20 microns and energies from 0.05 eV up to 2 keV...(more...)

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Jun 30, 2016 5:49 EDT

appstr, uma loja de aplicativos. Uma loja de apps pronta para o mercado.

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