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2012-09-06 23:03:39

Muskets firing, cannons blasting, soldiers and sutlers, rebels and Yankees, ladies in their finery, cooks, civilians, doctors, drummers“¦ These are a few of the sights and sounds you´ll experience at the Civil War Re-Enactment in Angelica, N.Y., on Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23. Angelica, NY (PRWEB) September 05, 2012 Now in its fifth year, Angelica´s Civil War Re-enactment attracts thousands of visitors and hundreds of re-enactors who, through living...

2011-12-08 21:52:28

Which factors increase the risk for armed conflict and war? What circumstances make conflict resolution more likely to be successful? If work for peace is to bear fruit; these questions needs to be answered. Today, the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) releases a new dataset which opens up new possibilities for the study of armed conflict. Using these data, useful findings relating to climate change and armed conflict have already been made. Existing data on armed conflicts cover only...

2011-06-28 21:06:41

New research by the University of Warwick and Humboldt University shows that the frequency of wars between states increased steadily from 1870 to 2001 by 2% a year on average. The research argues that conflict is being fed by economic growth and the proliferation of new borders. We may think the world enjoyed periods of relative freedom from war between the Cold War and 9/11 but the new research by Professor Mark Harrison from at the University of Warwick's the Centre for Competitive...

2011-02-22 16:03:21

Several academic disciplines study how to achieve success in military interventions in internal wars, not least peace studies and war studies. But the fact that researchers in the various disciplines formulate the problems differently and use different scientific methods means that they often reach different conclusions. A thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that an interdisciplinary approach could improve the research and thus benefit military operations. Research is...

2009-09-26 19:24:23

Jeremiah Masoli passed for 253 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Oregon upset sixth-ranked California, 42-3. Masoli completed 21-of-25 passes and LaMichael James rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown for the Ducks (3-1, 1-0 Pac-10), who posted their largest margin of victory ever at home over the Golden Bears. The Ducks rolled up 524 yards of offense to just 207 for the Golden Bears. Ed Dickson caught 11 passes for 148 yards and three TDs. Kevin Riley was limited to 123 yards passing...

2009-09-19 19:26:37

Oregon running back LaMichael James rushed for 155 yards Saturday in a 31-24 Ducks victory that ended 16th-ranked Utah's 16-game winning streak. The Utes' streak was the longest in the nation. They had not lost since Nov. 24, 2007, to BYU. James had one touchdown, while Jeremiah Masoli had 47 yards and two touchdowns for the Ducks (2-1). Masoli also completed just 4-of-16 passes for 95 yards. Terrance Cain passed for 183 yards and a touchdown on 20 completions in 41 passes. He also ran for...

2009-09-13 09:50:26

Justin Kahut's 33-yard field goal in the closing seconds Saturday gave No. 24 Oregon State a 23-21 victory against Nevada-Las Vegas. OSU (2-0) trailed 21-20 before Kahut's game-winning kick with seven seconds left. Earlier, he had missed an extra point and had a 47-yard field goal attempt bounce off the left upright. Running back Jacquizz Rodgers led the Beavers (2-0) with 166 rushing yards on 26 carries and 10 catches for 65 yards with a touchdown. Also, OSU's defense limited the Rebels to...

2009-04-17 11:29:49

A new UCLA-led study challenges the popular perception that ethnic diversity is to blame for sectarian conflicts in Iraq and Northern Ireland, recent tensions in Tibet, and ethnic violence in post-election Kenya. "Countries that are ethnically diverse do not experience more conflict than their more homogenous counterparts," said Andreas Wimmer, the study's lead author and a UCLA professor of sociology. "Rather, conflict breaks out when large segments of the population are excluded from...

2008-12-31 20:31:22

A 44-yard field goal by Justin Kahut in the second quarter was the only score of the game Wednesday and gave Oregon State a 3-0 Sun Bowl win over Pittsburgh. The Beavers captured the second-lowest Sun Bowl game ever, one in which Oregon State's punter wound up being named the MVP. Johnny Hekker punted 10 times for a total of 450 yards and five of the kicks finished inside the Pittsburgh 20-yard line. Strong winds plagued the offenses and Oregon State's Lyle Moevao was able to complete only...


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  • 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.