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Brazil joins International Charter 'Space And Major Disasters'
2011-11-10 09:07:22

In the year that severe flooding and landslides claimed over 800 lives in Brazil´s Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil has joined the international space organization that makes timely satellite data available to rescue authorities during disasters. Brazil´s National Institute for Space Research — INPE — formally became the newest member of the International Charter ℠Space and Major Disasters´ on 8 November. Founded by ESA and the French and Canadian space...

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2011-07-17 08:08:22

South Korea's space agency has joined its international counterparts in putting satellite data at the disposal of rescue authorities following major disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, formally became the newest member of the International Charter "ËœSpace and Major Disasters' on 7 July. Founded by ESA and the French space agency, CNES, the Charter is an international...

2010-11-04 07:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, November 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has been recognized by The International Charter for clear commitment to understanding its environmental impact and reducing it. FedEx is the only company in its industry to receive the Committed to the Environment award. "We were very impressed with the efforts FedEx is making, in particular with regard to reducing conventional energy consumption, as well as using cleaner vehicles in their...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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