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2010-05-15 09:25:00

Greenpeace said Friday that it has detected dangerous levels of radioactivity near a salvage yard in New Delhi where a worker was killed last month from radiation poisonings. Seven others were hospitalized. The group said experts sensed radiation 5,000 times above normal levels at the privately owned facility in the city's overcrowded Mayapuri district and nearby areas. "We picked up six hotspots between 65 and 165 feet from the scrap yard, which means radiation has spread into the streets,...

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2010-04-26 06:36:03

Four developing countries met Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss the urgency for a global agreement on climate change to be put legally into action by 2011. Environmental ministers from Brazil, South Africa, India and China want the process of finalizing a global agreement sped up. They are asking for rich nations to cut carbon emissions to help reduce global warming. In a joint statement by the four nations, they said "a legally binding outcome should be concluded at Cancun,...

2010-04-16 11:15:00

NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- TV One will offer live coverage Saturday, April 17 of the leadership forum sponsored by Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network designed to determine and commit to significant and measurable goals that will advance the standing of African Americans over the next 12 months in the areas of political power, economic power and social/cultural influence. Moderated by TV One's Washington Watch host and CNN contributor Roland Martin and hosted by radio...

2010-03-15 13:34:00

LOS ANGELES, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- For its Social Action campaign in connection with The Crazies, Participant Media has joined forces with Greenpeace and the Chemical Security Coalition to educate, engage and activate people to support the passage of chemical security legislation in the U.S. Senate. The film, which opened February 26th, deals with the horrifying effects of a mysterious toxin that contaminates the water supply of a small Midwestern town, causing insanity and death for...

2009-12-14 15:29:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (Museum) today announced honorees for its 50th Anniversary Gala and Banquet. This year's event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C. The Museum will recognize top honorees Julian Bond and Tom Joyner as part of the 50th anniversary celebration and grand opening. "We gather annually to honor the civil and human rights achievements of...

2009-12-11 17:57:00

Thousands of Activists Gather in Copenhagen, Denmark COPENHAGEN, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Independent media broadcasting pioneer, Free Speech TV and international environmental leader, Greenpeace are partnering to bring breaking coverage of the most crucial international climate summit in recent history. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091211/DC25189LOGO) Delegates from 192 countries, including 100 world leaders, have convened in the Danish capital to participate...

2009-12-02 08:39:00

KOGELO, Kenya and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Pupils and students of the Senator Obama schools in Western Kenya have sent their first emails using solar energy to US President Barack Obama. They urge him to put his weight behind renewable energy in the run-up to Copenhagen which is just days away. A copy of the mail and a drawing was sent to the Greenpeace Solar Generation Youth delegation in Copenhagen who handed it over to the US ambassador in Denmark asking him to...

2009-11-07 23:55:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Randall Terry, Director, Operation Rescue Insurrecta Nex. Mr. Terry and his associates from around the country have been fighting to keep child-killing by abortion out of any health care bill for months. Mr. Terry states: "This is a great first step to victory -- a touchdown in the first quarter -- but we have a lot of fighting ahead of us. Our rejoicing must be tempered by reality. The Senate Bill must also...

2009-11-06 16:41:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight years after the September 11th attacks, the House of Representatives today approved the "Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009" (H.R. 2868). This is the first time either house of Congress has approved permanent and comprehensive chemical security legislation. "Although it's a compromise, this bill represents a historic first step toward protecting the 100 million Americans living in the shadow of high-risk chemical plants," said...

2009-11-04 09:30:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (Museum) announced today that it has named Bamidele Demerson as curator and program director. Demerson will be responsible for overseeing the Museum's exhibits, artifacts and educational programming. The Museum, located in downtown Greensboro, N.C., will open Feb. 1, 2010, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Greensboro sit-ins. "Bamidele has an extensive leadership background in...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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