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2010-04-06 09:39:00

D.C. Councilman Jack Evans Joins Golden Triangle to Host "Flowers for Phones" Recycling Effort in Farragut Square Park WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID), a private nonprofit organization that works to provide a clean, safe and welcoming business community for area workers and visitors will kick off its "Clean, Green & Golden" spring cleaning week on April 10. Councilman Jack Evans will join the Golden Triangle BID...

2009-08-18 09:36:00

New Mobile Friendly Website Launched Just in Time for Restaurant Week WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington, DC's Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) has launched its new mobile-friendly website to help smartphone users navigate the Golden Triangle. The launch comes just in time for Restaurant Week and users are encouraged to sign up and win a dinner for two at one of the 21 participating Golden Triangle restaurants. "The new Golden Triangle...

2008-08-04 03:00:19

By Northway, Wally Airports must diversify, find a niche outside of the airline industry to ensure financial stability. And with the current shaky economy and high fuel prices, all contributing to a faltering airline industry that is still trying to recover from 9/11, that strategy has never been more critical for airports than now. That is the message Mike Hainsey, A.A.E" and Nick Ardillo Jr. have been delivering of late. Hainsey is the current executive director of the Golden Triangle...

2008-06-27 12:02:35

By Martin E. Comas, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jun. 27--TAVARES Elected officials from Lake County's Golden Triangle cities -- Eustis, Mount Dora and Tavares -- met face to face this week to discuss working together on a host of issues ranging from water conservation and public safety to synchronizing traffic lights and purchasing office supplies. Tuesday's meeting at Tavares City Hall was an introductory meet-and-greet session. Attendees followed no agenda. However, all the council...

2006-08-22 03:40:53

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese lawmakers on Tuesday began debating the country's first bill specifically designed to crack down on drugs which flood across China's borders. "It is important to introduce such a law as China is now facing a grave situation in drug control," Xinhua news agency quoted Zhang Xinfeng, vice minister of public security, as telling the standing committee of China's rubber stamp parliament. The country was estimated to have more than 700,000 heroin addicts,...

2006-06-27 00:55:38

BEIJING (Reuters) - China police are teaching Myanmar officials kung fu and Mandarin as part of training in how to crack down on drug trafficking, state media said on Tuesday. The one-month training course, held at a police college in China's southern Yunnan province which borders Myanmar, will also teach officials about the "global anti-drug situation" and drug-testing methods, Xinhua news agency said. "We really treasure this training opportunity in China and we will work hard...

2006-03-09 08:24:47

By Ed Cropley PHONGSALI, Laos (Reuters) - The mountains of northern Laos have changed color. In the past five years, the opium poppy fields that for the last two centuries lent splashes of color to the pervading green of the jungle have become a thing of the past. In their stead, small plantations of tea, peach trees and even asparagus are springing up in the heart of the "Golden Triangle," the lawless opium-producing region at the junction of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. "In 2001...

2006-01-29 23:46:37

By Ed Cropley DOI TAILANG, Myanmar (Reuters) - The heroin trade is burgeoning in Myanmar's Golden Triangle, a reality hidden from the international community by the lies and cunning of the former Burma's military junta, a top rebel leader said. In an interview with Reuters in his jungle hideout on the Thai-Myanmar border, Shan State Army (SSA) supremo Colonel Yod Suk rejected U.N. studies suggesting opium poppy cultivation in the world's second largest heroin producer was falling....

2005-11-07 02:44:10

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police have arrested a New Zealander, two Hong Kong citizens and a Thai for trafficking around 88 pounds of heroin, a crime which carries a possible death penalty. The heroin, which had an estimated street value of $4 million, was originally smuggled into Thailand from the notorious Golden Triangle drug-producing region of western Myanmar and northern Laos. Police said the Hong Kong duo, aged 42 and 21, took the heroin in late October to the southwestern...

2005-06-29 16:05:04

By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Annual worldwide illegal drug salesare greater than the gross domestic product of 88 percent ofthe countries in the world, the U.N. said on Wednesday. "This is not a small enemy against which we struggle. It isa monster," Antonio Maria Costa, head of the United NationsOffice on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), said in an annual report. Costa offered one tale of success. The south-east Asian"Golden Triangle," once a major center of illicit poppycultivation,...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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