Aug 26, 2016 8:34 EDT

Elsa Gladys – Handicraft Santacruz: In Ecuador, this method and style of crafting has been passed down for generations and makes me feel close to my ancestors. I enjoy sharing this experience with my customers in California.

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 26, 2016 - I have over 40 years handcrafting bracelets, purses, woven bags, and woven gloves. I grew up in a large family in Ecuador. After a large earthquake I moved to Oakland by myself, where I now live on my own. This was necessary to find work and the opportunity to support my parents and my two daughters back in Ecuador.(more...)


Aug 26, 2016 7:45 EDT

Colombia abre capítulo de la paz con histórico acuerdo

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 26, 2016 - Tras 52 años de conflicto armado, Colombia abrió este miércoles 24 el capítulo de la paz con un histórico Acuerdo Final, suscrito en la capital cubana entre el gobierno y la guerrilla comunista de las FARC, que deberá ser refrendado el 2 de octubre en un plebiscito.(more...)


Aug 26, 2016 7:17 EDT


iCrowdNewswire - Aug 26, 2016 - Dear fans, "Perfume Lovers Portugal" is gaining success in the Internet. Aiming to demand support from brands and retailers we have to make it a non-profit organisation. Counting on your support to achieve that. Thank you!(more...)


Aug 26, 2016 6:49 EDT

Code 3 Emergency Partners develops and managers Freestanding Emergency Medical Centers and Urgent Cares

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 26, 2016 - In addition to practice management for independent emergency physician groups, Code 3 Emergency Partners develops and manages new construction for Freestanding Emergency Centers.(more...)


Aug 26, 2016 6:30 EDT

Sri Lanka inicia la peligrosa búsqueda de desaparecidos

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 26, 2016 - Sri Lanka da los primeros pasos en la ardua tarea de buscar a las miles de personas desaparecidas durante las dos décadas y media de guerra civil, pero quienes ya trabajan en el terreno temen ser el blanco de distintos tipos intimidación y de amenazas a lo largo del proceso.(more...)


Aug 26, 2016 6:13 EDT

Veronica – Vero’s Cleaning Services: A loan supports a working mother progressing her cleaning services to other nearby cities

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 26, 2016 - My name is Veronica Navarro. I was born in Michoacan, Mexico. I come from a very tiny village with less than 100 people. All of the people are farmers and my father was one of them. One day he decided to immigrate to the United States for a shot at a better future(more...)


Aug 26, 2016 5:27 EDT

All Clear Diagnostics is taking neuro-vascular and cardiovascular MRI diagnostics to new levels of excellence through its unique, onsite performance-enhancing devices, Cloud-based support services & world class image & data analysis/reporting tools

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 26, 2016 - This powerful combination will reduce capital and operational costs for its customers, while augmenting their capabilities, quality of care and competitive edge.(more...)


Aug 26, 2016 5:10 EDT

Gents ( was established for the type of guy that wants to make a statement and be fashionable, but not stand out and to fill a glaring hole in the luxury apparel market – a fashionable baseball hat that could be worn in formal and casual settings

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 26, 2016 - Gents ( was established for the type of guy that wants to make a statement and be fashionable, but not stand out. Founded in 2012 by Joshua Reed, Gents aimed to fill a glaring hole in the luxury apparel market; a fashionable baseball hat that could be worn in formal and casual settings. Gents designs its products with a sleek, modern, and sophisticated design aesthetic.(more...)


Aug 26, 2016 4:52 EDT

Clearly Social Angels – Angel Group · 72 Members · London, GB-ENG, United Kingdom · EBAN: Clearly Social Angels (CSA) is the UK’s first angel network dedicated to businesses that create positive social and environmental change

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 26, 2016 - Clearly Social Angels is a dedicated and experienced angel network in the UK accelerating capital into extraordinary businesses creating positive social change(more...)


Aug 26, 2016 4:35 EDT

Las plagas y enfermedades también viajan en barco

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 26, 2016 - “Dondequiera que se encuentre en el mundo, si mira a su alrededor, casi seguramente verá algo que ha sido o será transportado por mar, ya sea como materia prima, componentes o el artículo acabado”, asegura la Organización Marítima Internacional (OMI).(more...)

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