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2011-07-22 09:15:00

It has long been believed that applying urine to jellyfish stings is the best quick treatment for painful jellyfish stings. However, according to the British Red Cross, this may not be the case. The group said the myth of urine being the best immediate way to treat a jellyfish sting is just that -- a myth. It advises anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish to use a much simpler method of combating the painful stings. "A sting from a jellyfish can be extremely painful, but trying to treat...

2011-03-29 15:00:00

Money will go to assist Japanese Red Cross and other relief and recovery efforts WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today announced that the public has generously donated $120.5 million to help the people of Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The announcement was made Tuesday at a press conference at the Japanese embassy with Japan's Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki and American Red Cross Chairman Bonnie...

2009-05-29 04:00:00

STOCKHOLM, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The British Red Cross are asking people to pledge their support to refugees by collectively 'changing their online status' across all social networks, instant messenger and email during Refugee Week (15th-21st June). This is the first time that a charity has created an online movement to pledge support and tackle discrimination via online profiles. Refugees arriving in the UK are often labelled as a group, saddled with the same "refugee" label...

2008-12-01 14:22:00

Final December push wraps up successful disaster relief campaign WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is asking people across the nation to help disaster victims by raising $30 million in 30 days. This holiday season push will put the final touch on the $100 million goal for the Red Cross Campaign for Disaster Relief. Already, the campaign has raised nearly $70 million since its launch in September, and the Red Cross hopes to meet its target before the year...

2008-07-01 06:00:22

By Jordan, Hannah Google has removed a link to the Burma funds of two US charities from its UK home page after a request from the British Red Cross. The Red Cross asked the internet search giant to replace the link with one to the Disasters Emergency Committee so that UK donations could go to British charities and benefit from Gift Aid. Google removed the link on Monday, but had not replaced it with a DEC link when Third sector went to press. Mark Astarita, director of fundraising at...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.