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2009-03-01 06:15:16

Southeast Asian nations along with Australia and New Zealand have concluded a landmark free-trade agreement in Thailand, participants say. Canberra, Wellington and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian countries Sunday signed the ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand Free Trade Agreement, which could be worth more than $40 billion for the Australian economy over 20 years, the Malaysian news agency Bernama reported. The 10 ASEAN nations include Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia,...

2009-02-27 18:07:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- March has officially been declared Red Cross Month by order of a Presidential Proclamation signed by President Barack Obama today, marking the 66th time the month of March has been celebrated in honor of the organization. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO ) The proclamation reads, in part: The Red Cross has continued to serve those suffering from large- and small-scale disasters. The organization is best known...

2009-02-23 18:08:58

Five Southeast Asian stock exchanges said in Bangkok Monday they are starting an e-trading link that will begin operations in 2010. The exchanges are in Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, Bernama reported. The high-tech structure will mean investors in the five countries, members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, will be able to purchase stocks on any of the bourses seamlessly through electronic trading, the Malaysian national news agency said. Forging...

2009-02-22 16:26:06

European Union leaders say international financial regulatory mechanisms must be greatly strengthened to avoid future economic meltdowns. Meeting Sunday in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the other EU leaders gathered to coordinate Europe's position on financial market reform and tackle the deepening recession ahead of an April Group of 20 summit in London, the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported. The leaders said they agreed greater...

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2009-02-09 06:15:00

The government of Kenya has declared a state of emergency due to a cruel drought that is starting to bite into east Africa's biggest economy. According to Reuters, the government claims 10 million people may face hunger and starvation after a poor harvest, crop failure, a lack of rain and rising food prices. The country's economy is recovering from last year's post-election violence and facing fallout from the global slowdown on export markets. The administration is appealing for...

2009-01-30 11:11:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost 5,000 people escaped their frigid homes last night in American Red Cross shelters in areas where utility companies are working to restore power to more than 770,000 homes and businesses still in the dark after this week's storm. With new snow on the ground and a chilly weekend approaching, that number could grow as more cold weather grips the nation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "Our shelters are...

2008-12-16 10:59:00

- Directs Funds to Support Victims of Hurricanes and Other Disasters in Texas - HOUSTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, Inc., today announced that it has contributed $20,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and has directed the funds to help victims of hurricanes and other disasters throughout the state of Texas. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081216/NE52660 ) (Logo:...

2008-12-11 12:25:00

Hurricane Dolly, Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Ike, Midwest Flooding, Indiana Tornadoes WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today announced the top five disasters of 2008, based on the number of people needing shelter, food, and comfort. They are: Hurricane Dolly, Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Ike, the flooding in the Midwest, and the tornadoes which devastated Indiana. Weather played a disastrous part in many people's lives in 2008. A record number of...

2008-12-03 11:30:00

Ongoing Text Messaging Campaign Already Most Successful Non-Profit Mobile Text Fundraiser WASHINGTON and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross, VeriSign Messaging and Mobile Media, a division of VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN), and The Wireless Foundation announced today that U.S. wireless subscribers pledged more than $190,000 since September to help the victims of disasters like Hurricane Gustav and Ike through a unique Text 2HELP(TM)...

2008-10-14 00:00:31

By Hamisah Hamid THE aviation industry and consumers in the region are benefiting from the Asean way of liberalising the industry, although it may not be the same as the US-European Union (EU) Open Skies Agreement, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad said. He said Asean, which was established based on consensus among member countries, is not a legal entity that could negotiate for open sky agreements with other countries or groupings....


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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