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2011-01-09 00:43:59

Recently, the village of Bomba in Belize took a huge step forward in technology with help from the Austin, TX-based U.S. organization Grid Earth, also known as GEAR. GEAR's mission is to bring in reusable and sustainable solar LED light technology that will eliminate the use of kerosene in homes and to aid in the economic growth of their village partners. Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 7, 2011 Recently, the village of Bomba in Belize took a huge step forward in technology with help from the...

2006-08-25 07:10:00

By Tia Goldenberg NAIROBI -- "Poke out his eyes! Kick him between the legs!" Karate expert Duncan Bomba yells instructions at 200 Kenyan schoolgirls watching in amazement as he ferociously attacks a colleague posing as a rapist. With their navy and white school uniforms, tightly braided hair and socks pulled up to their knees, two girls coyly attempt the moves as Bomba takes on the role of attacker. Fending him off, the girls draw raucous applause and laughter from their friends. In a country...

2006-06-30 01:32:39

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - India said its troops shot dead eight suspected Islamist militants on Friday when they tried to sneak into Indian Kashmir from the Pakistani side, the biggest infiltration bid to be foiled this year. The incursion attempt took place in the border district of Kupwara, northwest of Srinagar, Indian Kashmir's summer capital, an army spokesman said. Eight infiltrators were killed earlier this month, also in the Kupwara area. "The encounter with infiltrators...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'