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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...

2006-01-06 12:25:47

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI's sense of superiority over its Spanish counterparts was partly to blame for a U.S. lawyer's detention after a fingerprint match erroneously linked him to the 2004 Madrid train bombings, a Justice Department audit showed on Friday. The department's inspector general said the FBI laboratory was overconfident and investigators showed some prejudice against the lawyer, Brandon Mayfield, an American-born Muslim convert. Mayfield was held as a material...

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2005-12-29 15:10:00

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON -- A Texas golf course, a Nevada tanning salon and an Illinois candy shop were among small businesses that may have improperly received U.S. subsidized loans intended for firms hurt by the September 11 attacks, an internal government watchdog has found. The Small Business Administration's inspector general said in a report made public on Wednesday that in 85 percent of the sample of loans it reviewed, a company's eligibility to receive the money through the program...

2005-12-19 13:04:56

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General has sent subpoenas to three financial institutions as part of an investigation of former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Lester Crawford, a source familiar with the probe said on Monday. The inspector general's office is investigating Crawford's abrupt departure from the FDA in September. "Subpoenas were issued to three financial institutions in the...

2005-11-17 20:42:52

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's inspector general has agreed to review the prewar intelligence activities of former U.S. defense undersecretary Douglas Feith, a main architect of the Iraq war, congressional officials said on Thursday. News of the Defense Department probe comes at a time of bitter political debate over whether President George W. Bush misled the American people with prewar intelligence. The increasingly biter dispute has pitted the president and...

2005-11-10 18:49:03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The immigration and customs operations of the recently created Department of Homeland Security are inefficient and should be merged, the department's inspector general said on Thursday. The inspector general said in a report that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) -- created in early 2003 when 22 agencies were combined into the mammoth Homeland Security Department -- were incapable of coordinating their efforts in...


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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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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