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2009-10-01 09:35:00

Sassou-Nguesso: 'Our Forests Have International Usefulness, Climate Change Biggest Challenge Humanity Ever Confronted' WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of the Republic of Congo urged developed nations to include the fragile Congo Basin ecosystem, which makes up one-quarter of the world's tropical forests, in climate change talks at the International Conservation Caucus Foundation's Summit on the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) yesterday....

2009-08-21 09:45:50

 In a study published in the most recent issue of the journal Sociological Inquiry, sociologists from four major research institutions focus on one of the most curious aspects of the 2004 presidential election: the strength and resilience of the belief among many Americans that Saddam Hussein was linked to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.Although this belief influenced the 2004 election, they claim it did not result from pro-Bush propaganda, but from an urgent need by many Americans to...

2009-08-20 17:04:00

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Pope Benedict XVI's declaration of the "Year of the Priest," Fireside Catholic Publishing will be giving away a free trip to Rome for a U.S. priest and his guest. The grand prize is two round-trip airline tickets to Rome, two hotel rooms in the Rome Metropolitan area for seven nights and daily meal allowance. The winner will be announced no later than April 8, 2010. "The importance of priests in the spiritual growth of Catholics...

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2009-06-29 09:00:00

US President Barack Obama announced his resistance to a clause in the clean energy bill that would fine countries that ignore limits on global warming pollution, The New York Times said. According to the paper, Obama told reporters at the White House that since the global economy is in recession, "we have to be very careful about sending any protectionist signals out there." "I think there may be other ways of doing it than with a tariff approach," the president added. On Friday, the US House...

2009-06-29 07:25:00

CAPE MAY, N.J., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Queen Victoria(R) Bed and Breakfast was just awarded the "Traveler's Choice Award for Romance" by iLoveInns.com. This is the first year for this new annual award. This prestigious award, based upon guest reviews, recognizes both the romantic atmosphere of the renowned Queen Victoria(R) as well as the unparalleled accommodations and service they provide. The publisher at iLoveInns.com, Deborah Sakach, explains that: "The staff at iLoveInns.com...

2009-06-29 07:04:18

Global markets started the week split Monday with Asian indexes pointed down and European indexes climbing in midday trading. After a week in which the Dow Jones industrial average slid for the second consecutive week, the Nikkei average in Japan dropped 0.95 percent, while the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong fell 0.39 percent. The Singapore Straits Times turned nominally lower, off 0.03 percent. The S&P/ASX in Australia eased back 0.43 percent. Major markets in Europe posted early gains...

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2009-06-11 16:45:00

If you're going to miss the last day of school for a real-time civics lesson, it probably doesn't hurt to have an excuse written by the U.S. president. Kennedy Corpus, 10, played hooky from fourth grade to attend President Obama's healthcare town hall meeting in Green Bay, Wis., Thursday with her dad John. I am fortunate enough to be here with my 10-year-old daughter, who is missing her last day of school for this, Corpus said before asking Obama his question. I hope she doesn't get in...

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2009-05-12 07:45:00

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin urged Japanese business leaders in Tokyo Tuesday to invest more in Russia's energy resource development. Putin, noting Moscow was ready for a dialogue with Japanese companies, said the first phase of a huge oil pipeline project in Serbia to is finished and Russia is seeking Japanese investment for the project's second phase, the Kyodo news agency reported. The former Russian president indicated early completion of the pipeline project would be possible...

2009-04-16 07:17:00

The Duck Stops Here! SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CelebriDucks, the original creator of the first-ever celebrity rubber ducks of the greatest icons of film, music, athletics and history, have now officially entered the political arena with their limited first-edition Barack Obama rubber duck. Elegantly attired with an American flag lapel pin, this is no sitting duck, but rather someone who can float in choppy waters. CelebriDucks president Craig Wolfe remarked, "In hard...

2009-04-02 05:45:45

Asian and European markets surged Thursday as world leaders began a final day of negotiating in London on global regulations and stimulus measures. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index jumped 7.4 percent and closed at 14,521, boosted by a 15.3 percent rise in HSBC Holdings. The Nikkei 225 in Japan rose 4.4 percent, closing at its highest level since early January. The Kospi index in South Korea climbed 3.5 percent, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 2.81 percent. In China, the Shanghai...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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