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2014-07-21 12:21:48

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.worldreview.info The downing of Malaysia flight MH17 in Ukraine has catapulted the confrontation between Russia and the West into a new level of acrimony. A devastating war of economic sanctions and subsequent reprisals between Russia and the West can no longer be ruled out [http://www.worldreview.info/content/downing-mh17-how-west-brought-disaster-ukraine ] says Professor Stefan Hedlund, Research Director...

2014-04-15 12:21:56

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president: "Nothing seems more distasteful to Army leaders these days than the notion of Congress creating a commission to take an outside look at how best to structure the force for 2020 and beyond. "At recent congressional hearings and to reporters, the Army chief of staff and vice chief of...

2014-04-02 23:28:10

Emerald extends agreement with Eisenhower as their exclusive linen and laundry services provider. San Diego, California (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Emerald Textiles, Southern California’s environmentally responsible commercial healthcare laundry, is pleased to announce that Eisenhower Medical Center has signed a multi-year contract extension with Emerald to continue serving as their exclusive linen and laundry services provider. “We are pleased about the work we’ve done with Eisenhower...

2014-03-12 16:24:23

DUSSELDORF, Germany, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is not the ruthless aggressor the West makes him out to be, argues Gabor Steingart, the publisher of Germany's leading financial newspaper Handelsblatt. The West is engaged in what Americans in their more clear-headed moments would call "pit bull politics" - a policy of shoot-from-the-hip attacks driven by instinct, not reason. Pit bull politics is politics with teeth bared but no...

2014-02-05 16:26:02

Pussy Riot Members To Join The Flaming Lips, The Fray, Imagine Dragons, Cake, Colbie Caillat and Sir Bob Geldof to draw attention to human rights issues around the world. NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CBGB Festival is honored to announce they are executive producing Amnesty International's Human Rights concert in Brooklyn tonight. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140205/DC59921) Two recently jailed members of Pussy Riot, the Russian punk rock...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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