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2014-05-29 12:23:32

NEW YORK, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The African conservation group, Tusk, whose Royal Patron is HRH The Duke of Cambridge today announced the appointment of Ellen C. O'Connell, as its Executive Director for Tusk USA. O'Connell has been a senior leader at the humanitarian aid organization, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) since 1999. O'Connell served as Vice President from 1999-2014. Prior to joining the IRC, O'Connell was a senior executive for ten years...

2009-05-19 11:15:36

Poland will be borrowing $3.73 billion from World Bank to assist the country's social services, labor market and public finances, government officials said. World Bank President Robert Zoellick and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, accompanied by Polish banking and financial experts Monday considered the credit in detail, Polish Radio said Tuesday. Polish government officials estimated a state budget deficit this year would reach 4.6 percent of the gross domestic product, well above the...

2008-10-08 06:00:34

Text of report in English by Polish national independent news agency PAP Warsaw, 7 October: Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Tuesday that in his opinion the Polish parliament would not approve plans to hold a referendum on ownership transformations in hospitals. The prime minister made the statement before President Lech Kaczynski delivered a televised address on Tuesday [6 October] evening. According to an unofficial source, the president is expected to suggest that such referendum should...

2008-09-10 06:00:23

Text of report in English by Polish national independent news agency PAP Warsaw, 10 September: Asked about his opinion concerning the case of a 45-year-old man accused of imprisoning and raping his daughter, Prime Minister Donald Tusk called the situation a "tragedy" and said he would push for a law to require incorrigible pedophiles to be chemically castrated. I would like Poland to introduce chemical castration not on request but as an element of the court sentence, Tusk told a news...

2008-07-30 09:01:27

Text of report in English by Polish national independent news agency PAP Konstantynow Lodzki, 30 July: Polish hospitals will face "wild privatisation" unless healthcare reform legislation prepared by ruling Civic Platform has been adopted, Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk said. "This legislation is absolutely necessary for hospitals, patients, doctors and nurses," Tusk said. "And those who say 'no' do so only to annoy the government." According to Tusk, the Civic Platform proposals...

2008-07-16 15:01:02

Text of report by Czech privately-owned independent centre-left newspaper Pravo website, on 16 July [Commentary by Alexandr Mitrofanov: "Russia, oil, and missiles"] After signing the radar treaty [with the United States on 8 July], the Czech Republic has moved closer to becoming, in line with the government's intentions, the United States' advance outpost. The Poles have refused this honour, Topolanek's cabinet gave its nod to it. Possibly because, unlike the Czech prime minister,...

2006-07-07 17:18:40

By Olga Markiewicz and Pawel Kozlowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's popular Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz resigned on Friday after growing tensions with his Law and Justice party, making way for Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin brother of the president, to take over. The party said Jaroslaw -- party leader and twin brother of President Lech Kaczynski -- may be approved by parliament next week. That would make the two the world's only twins to hold the two highest posts in any...

2005-10-30 16:37:48

By Malgorzata Rakowiec and Nathaniel Espino GDANSK (Reuters) - Polish center-right parties on Sunday ended talks aimed at creating a coalition government and delegates left the site of the negotiations without speaking to reporters. Prime Minister-designate Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz has said his Law and Justice party was ready to announce a minority cabinet on Monday if no deal was reached with the pro-business Civic Platform. Analysts say minority rule would diminish hope for...

2005-10-24 09:45:27

By Pawel Sobczak and Natalia Reiter WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's conservatives, buoyed by the presidential victory of their leader Lech Kaczynski, offered to embrace market reforms on Monday to try to coax their Civic Platform allies into a government. Kaczynski, who combines traditional, Catholic values with skepticism about free-market economics, won the Sunday run-off against pro-business moderate Donald Tusk on a promise to root out corruption and protect the welfare state. The...

2005-10-24 07:22:52

WARSAW (Reuters) - Final results from Poland's presidential run-off on Monday confirmed the victory of conservative leader Lech Kaczynski over pro-business rival Donald Tusk. The state electoral commission said Kaczynski captured 54.04 percent of the vote. Turnout stood at 51 percent. Kaczynski's victory tightens the grip on power by his Law and Justice party, which won general elections four weeks ago promising to shore up the welfare state and weed out corruption.


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'