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2014-01-07 08:28:43

PARIS, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We are pleased to announce the first edition of the FIPCOM Fujairah Photojournalism International Contest. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131125/654561 ) More than just a competition, FIPCOM aims to help promote the cultural focus of Emirate of Fujairah cultural center (FCMA) at an international level and to motivate and honour photojournalists who take extreme risks to provide true images of...

2013-07-21 23:01:56

Matilda Media subsidiary Newzulu.com acquires world's largest citizen journalism platform Citizenside.com. Paris and New York (PRWEB) July 21, 2013 Newzulu, Inc. announced it has acquired Citizenside (http://www.citizenside.com), the French citizen journalism publisher and news wire service, established by Agence France-Presse (AFP) in 2007. Citizenside is a pioneer of citizen journalism publishing and agency sales, with over 100,000 citizen journalist contributors from over 150...

2012-06-28 23:03:34

Americans for Prosperity says Obama's health care law is big-government legislation that will result in higher costs, fewer choices, and centralizes health care decisions in Washington instead of with patients and families. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 In response to today´s Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) president Tim Phillips released the following statement, “Americans for Prosperity is deeply...

Climate Change Affecting Himalayas
2012-02-29 05:48:43

Apa Sherpa, who holds the record for climbing Mount Everest a total of 21 times, has noticed a change on the world´s largest peak. He has noticed that snow and ice are disappearing from the mountain making it difficult to climb. He recently told the AFP news agency: “In 1989 when I first climbed Everest there was a lot of snow and ice but now most of it has just become bare rock. That, as a result, is causing more rockfalls which is a danger to the climbers.” The climb...

Pakistan Mulling Ban On Obscene Words In Text Messages
2011-11-21 14:04:05

A move to ban a long list of so-called “dirty words” from all text messages by the Pakistan Telecommunications Association (PTA) has been delayed by Pakistani mobile operators today who are seeking for further clarification from the telecoms authority. The PTA instructed mobile operators to block more than 1,000 words and phrases it deemed obscene from text messages on Pakistani-owned cell phones today. The list of words, obtained by French news agency AFP, included such racy...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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