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2007-10-10 18:00:21

By Paul Davis; Journal Staff Writer Before he was old enough to drive, Andrew Cavanagh fished. As a boy, he held a flashlight on a dock at Sakonnet Point while his father, a lobsterman, tinkered with an oily engine. When he turned 15, he borrowed $8,500 from his mother and sister to buy a motor and gear for his 22-foot skiff. He knew fishing wouldn't be easy. For 30 years his father, Robert, had shouldered raw gales and rough seas to catch lobsters along the jagged floor of the...

2006-08-19 01:17:08

TOKYO (Reuters) - The body of a Japanese fisherman killed this week when a Russian patrol boat shot at a crabbing vessel in disputed waters between the two countries, was returned to Japan on Saturday, the foreign ministry said. Moscow has expressed sadness over Wednesday's incident, which was the first fatality in the decades-old territorial dispute in 50 years, but blamed the death on the Japanese side for intruding into Russian waters. A Japanese foreign ministry official sailed...

2006-08-18 21:23:14

TOKYO (Reuters) - Russia on Saturday handed over the body of a Japanese fisherman killed when one of its patrol boats shot at a crabbing vessel in disputed waters between the two countries, the Japanese foreign ministry said. Russia has expressed regret over Wednesday's incident, which was the first fatality in the decades-old territorial dispute in 50 years, but blamed the death on the Japanese side for intruding into Russian waters. A Japanese foreign ministry official was...

2006-08-18 03:42:06

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has urged Russia to release the three remaining crew members of a fishing boat seized after a Russian patrol boat fired on their vessel and a Japanese fisherman died, a foreign ministry official said on Friday. The death of the fisherman in Wednesday's incident, which took place east of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, is thought to be the first fatality for 50 years in a territorial dispute dating back to the end of World War Two. A foreign...

2006-08-16 11:21:27

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Three Mexican shark fishermen survived nine months at sea in a small boat by eating raw birds and fish and drinking rain water as they drifted thousands of miles (kilometers) across the Pacific Ocean. The fishermen said they left their home town of San Blas on Mexico's Pacific coast last November and were blown 5,000 miles off course after their 25-foot (8-meter) fiberglass boat ran out of gas and they were left to the mercy of the winds and the tides. Their...

2006-08-16 07:17:00

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Three Mexican fishermen found drifting in the Pacific Ocean could have been lost for almost a year and two others were missing and presumed dead, the manager of a fishing company that rescued them said on Wednesday. Early reports suggested the fishermen had been lost at sea for about three months and drifted more than 8,000 km (5,000 miles) before they were found by a Taiwanese tuna fishing trawler in waters between the Marshall Islands and Kiribati on...

2006-08-16 02:50:23

By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese fisherman died after a Russian patrol boat fired on a fishing boat on Wednesday, Japanese officials said, prompting Tokyo to protest what appeared to be the first fatality for 50 years in a territorial dispute. Japan's Foreign Ministry said it had demanded the immediate release of the crabbing craft and its three other crew members, who were seized east of Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido. About a dozen right-wing protesters...

2006-08-15 23:55:30

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese fisherman died after a Russian patrol boat fired on a fishing boat on Wednesday, prompting Japan to protest over what appeared to be the first fatality in 50 years in a territorial dispute. Japan's Foreign Ministry said it had asked the Russian side for details and that, if the fisherman had indeed been shot to death, it may seek both an apology and compensation. In a statement it demanded the immediate release of the crabbing craft and its three...

2006-07-14 13:16:04

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Marijuana will not be for sale in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf near tourist trinkets after city officials denied a permit to a pot club seeking to open in the city's well-known destination. San Francisco allows the clubs to operate if they distribute marijuana for medical purposes, but even America's most permissive city limits where the clubs may open, such as barring them from locating too close to schools. The city planning commission voted 4-2 on...

2006-06-28 20:55:19

By Waheed Khan KHARO CHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - A year in an Indian jail hasn't put 13-year-old Rasool Baksh off returning to Pakistan's Arabian sea coast and going back to sea. Baksh was arrested in 2004 for fishing in Indian territorial waters near the disputed Sir Creek, between India's Gujarat state and Pakistan's Sindh province. Released last year as part of a hesitant peace process between the nuclear-armed neighbors, life for Baksh has not changed. "It was hard in the Indian...


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Greater Bulldog Bat, Noctilio leporinus
2012-06-28 20:59:54

The greater bulldog bat (Noctilio leporinus), also known as the fisherman bat, is native to Latin America. Its range extends from Mexico to northern Argentina, and includes most of the Caribbean Islands. Despite its large range, its distribution is fragmented due to its preferred habitats with an abundance of water. The greater bulldog bat is threatened by deforestation, water pollution, and changing water levels, but with no immediate danger and a large range, the IUCN has placed it as a...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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