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2010-10-01 13:29:00

VANCOUVER, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Opawica Explorations Inc. (TSX.V; OPW)("Opawica" / the "Company") announces the following assay results from drilling on the Company's 100% owned Atikwa Lake Gold and Copper project located near Kenora, Ontario and about 60km northeast of Rainy River Resources Gold Project. Assay Results Received For Opawica 2010 Drilling - Atikwa Lake Property -------------------------------------------------------------------------...

2009-05-26 23:37:08

Popular Chinese caricaturist Ding Cong, known for his illustrations of famous fiction figures, died in Beijing at age 93, Chinese media reported Wednesday. Ding died Tuesday of cerebrovascular disease, the China Daily reported quoting his wife Shen Jun, who said her husband had instructed there be no farewell ceremony or memorial meeting upon his death. He was a common person and wanted to leave as a common person, she was quoted as saying. Besides his drawings of fiction figures from the...

2006-02-28 01:32:51

BEIJING (Reuters) - Families of victims of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown have called on the Chinese government to renounce violent oppression of human rights. The call from the Tiananmen Mothers, a group of more than 100 family members of demonstrators killed in the June 4, 1989 crackdown, comes just ahead of the opening of the annual session of China's parliament. "Please show courage and determination to stop all atrocities that oppress human rights around the country," the group...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'