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2014-08-12 12:29:26

SAGE Publications Celebrity promotion of charities is ineffective at raising awareness, but can make the stars more popular with the public, new research says. According to journal articles by three UK academics, "the ability of celebrity and advocacy to reach people is limited" and celebrities are "generally ineffective" at encouraging people to care about "distant suffering". The research, by Professor Dan Brockington, of The University of Manchester, Professor Spensor Henson,...

2005-09-01 04:31:04

LONDON (Reuters) - Leading British environment and aid groups joined forces on Thursday to lobby for world action to prevent potentially catastrophic global warming. Stop Climate Chaos is an amalgam of 18 lobby groups including Greenpeace, Oxfam, Christian Aid, WWF, Friends of the Earth and CAFOD which claim to have millions of members and supporters. Its aim is to pressure the British government to beef up its own plans to curb emissions of so-called greenhouse gases like carbon...

2004-12-24 08:29:23

LONDON (AP) -- It's hairy and smells and will butt you, given half a chance. But the humble goat is one of Britain's most popular Christmas presents, with several charities offering the chance to do something for others by buying one of the animals for an impoverished family in the developing world. The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, or Cafod, said Thursday that in the past five weeks donors paid for 13,000 of the creatures at 25 pounds (US$47, euro37) each; the beasts will go to...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.