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2006-07-10 07:20:00

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not know the status of many post-approval studies promised by drug makers and does not make tracking them a top priority, a report released on Friday said. The inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services said the FDA should improve its monitoring of the studies by upgrading its tracking systems and asking manufacturers to provide better information. Most studies are promised voluntarily by drug...

2006-06-20 13:50:57

By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States does not have adequate measures in place to survey and monitor for avian influenza, including the deadly H5N1 strain that has killed 130 people overseas, the Agriculture Department's inspector general said on Tuesday. In a 38-page report, the inspector general said USDA relies too heavily on voluntary state and commercial programs to monitor and test domestic and wild birds. The voluntary reporting makes it difficult...

2006-05-12 17:26:44

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An inspector general is investigating allegations that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson may have improperly considered politics in withholding a federal contract. But a White House official said on Friday that President George W. Bush was standing by his Cabinet secretary and longtime friend and would withhold judgment on any investigation "at this point." Jackson was quoted in the Dallas Business Journal as citing a...

2006-04-25 05:57:58

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The inspector general of Iraq's oil ministry released a grim report on oil smuggling on Tuesday, calling for an urgent government crackdown on what he said was the biggest threat to the economy. The report cited oil smuggling as one of the main reasons behind billions of dollars in crude export losses, saying it had become "the most important and prominent" danger to the economy, which depends almost entirely on oil sales. "We call for a serious...

2006-04-14 14:08:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld allowed an "abusive and degrading" interrogation of an al Qaeda detainee in 2002, the online magazine Salon reported on Friday, citing an Army document. In a report a Pentagon spokesman denounced as "fiction," Salon quoted a December 2005 Army inspector general's report in which officers told of Rumsfeld's direct contact with the general overseeing the interrogation at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The...

2006-02-16 14:42:47

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With water, sewer and electricity services below prewar levels in Iraq, a leading Democrat told U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday that patience was waning over the pace and cost of rebuilding efforts. Congress has given more than $20 billion for projects aimed at improving Iraq's dilapidated infrastructure and winning over Iraqis with better utility services, and Rice told lawmakers that conditions were better. But in three...

2006-02-04 20:53:23

By Michael Rechtshaffen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The last time we saw Inspector Clouseau, the once-illustrious Pink Panther franchise had fallen on hard times with actor (now TV director) Ted Wass stuck in the thankless role of attempting to fill the late Peter Sellers' formidable footwear in 1983's "Curse of the Pink Panther." That title would have been equally apropos of the current incarnation, simply titled "The Pink Panther," which finally arrives after being bounced...

2006-02-03 16:00:48

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA's inspector general is accused of failing to properly respond to safety problems and retaliating against whistle-blowers, according to an internal memo he wrote to his employees. Robert "Moose" Cobb, a former White House lawyer who was appointed NASA inspector general in 2002, urged workers to cooperate with an administrative investigation into the matter. In the e-mail, posted on the SpaceRef.com Web site and quoted in Friday's...

2006-02-03 07:41:47

WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA Inspector General Robert W. Cobb is under investigation for complaints that he failed to investigate safety violations and retaliated against whistle-blowers, according to The Washington Post. Current and former employees of Cobb's office alleged that he suppressed investigations within NASA and penalized his own investigators when they pursued cases, the Post reported on its Web site Thursday night. At least 16 people provided documents and written complaints about...

2006-01-10 08:43:13

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's inspector general, who fought for more resources to probe abuses in subsidized communications to schools and libraries, retired last week, according to a notice obtained by Reuters on Monday. Walker Feaster left the agency on January 3 after more than 11 years in the position and 38 years of government work, according to the internal FCC notice. An attempt to reach him for comment on Monday was...


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Inspector, Chalcostephia flavifrons
2013-07-16 10:56:07

The inspector (Chalcostephia flavifrons), also known as the yellowface, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Guinea, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers a habit in tropical and subtropical areas near lakes, marshes, wetlands, swamps, and springs. The total population number and population trends of this species are unknown and it is threatened by habitat loss due to...

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