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2009-10-29 13:00:00

HARGEISA, Somalia, October 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Dahabshiil, the largest international money transfer business in the Horn of Africa, has launched the first ever debit card service in Somalia to help individuals and businesses make and receive payments. The service, called Dahabshiil eCash, will enable customers to pay for goods and services at any shop, restaurant, hotel or petrol station that is an official Dahabshiil merchant and has a point of sale terminal on the premises....

2009-10-13 17:09:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Foley Hoag LLP has been retained by the government of Bangladesh in two just-filed arbitration actions against the neighboring states of Myanmar (Burma) and India over maritime borders in the resource-rich Bay of Bengal. The actions by Bangladesh were brought under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to which all three countries are signatories. The Convention provides for compulsory arbitration to resolve maritime boundary...

2009-08-31 15:35:00

Leading green products displays and seminar on Korea's renewable energy industry will be highlighted by Korean government's commitment to grow the nation's green industries at the largest business event in North America dedicated to fostering Korea-U.S. business partnership CHICAGO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organized by KOTRA (Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency), "KOREA EXPO 2009" at Chicago's Navy Pier on September 10-12, 2009 will showcase Korea's rising green industries...

2009-08-12 18:07:00

Over 70 Korean exhibitors including Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai Heavy Equipment, and LS Cable will display cutting edge technologies; KOREA-US Business Partnership Forum will bring global business leaders together to share business experiences and strategies for leveraging Korea for penetrating the East Asian market CHICAGO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organized by KOTRA (Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency), "KOREA EXPO 2009" at Chicago's Navy Pier on September 10-12, 2009...

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2009-07-12 07:00:00

A South Korean news report said on Saturday that North Korea's military is behind a series of cyber attacks against South Korean and U.S. websites, which slowed down or disabled access by saturating the sites with traffic. The attacks were on dozens of South Korean and American government and business sites and have left hundreds of personal computers crippled. North Korea has been seen as the prime suspect of the attacks. "The No. 110 lab of the North's Ministry of People's Armed Forces,...

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2009-07-06 05:55:00

When two tigers made their way into a southeastern Bangladesh village, forest officials knew they had to act quickly to save the tigers' lives. Similar instances have led to the endangered animals being beaten to death by villagers who feared for their lives. When officials arrived in the village, the tigers had already been killed. "Tigers go in and out of villages in the night but if they go in during the day, they never survive. The villagers beat them to death," said Aboni Bhusan Thakur,...

2009-05-28 12:00:00

'Best Connected' campaign deploys dynamic social media toolset to strengthen links between Ireland's innovators and US Partners PALO ALTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Ireland (EI), the Irish Government's export engine for innovative technologies and services created by Irish companies, today launched a new campaign strategy to boost exports for Irish companies in the North American market. The program will initially focus on Ireland's internet and software sectors, where the...

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2009-05-28 06:08:39

The search is on for endangered Bengal tigers in the world's largest mangrove forest after a cyclone caused havoc there killing at least 180 people. Conservationists are scouring the Sundarbans mangrove forest for the tigers. The Cyclone Aila drove a tidal wave of saltwater inland. Abani Bhusan Thakur, chief Bangladesh official for the Sundarbans, said the forest had taken the brunt of the damage. The cyclone hit Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal on Monday. He said forest...

2009-05-04 12:24:00

WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington Coalition for Dokdo Islands (WCDI) is holding an international symposium on the Dokdo Islands on May 7 at the National Press Club. The International Symposium, scheduled to start at 12:00 PM for a three-hour session, is aimed at unraveling the ongoing territorial disputes between Korea and Japan over the lone islands, also known as Liancour Rocks, on the historical and international law perspectives with the participation of scholars...

2009-04-30 17:08:00

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington Coalition for Dokdo Island (WCDI) is holding, in conjunction with USNews, an international symposium on the Dokdo Islands on May 7 at the National Press Club. The International Symposium, scheduled to start at 12:00 PM for a three-hour session, is aimed at unraveling the ongoing territorial disputes between Korea and Japan over the lone islands, also known as Liancour Rocks, on the historical and international law perspectives with...


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.'