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2008-11-06 18:00:07

The United States has responded to changes Iraqi officials made to the pact on maintaining a U.S. troop presence in Iraq, a White House spokeswoman said. "We have gotten back to the Iraqis with a final text," Dana Perino said during a Thursday news briefing. "Through this step we've concluded the process on our side, and now it is in their court to move forward with their process." She declined to reveal the response. Under the original draft, U.S. troops would withdraw from Iraq's main...

2008-11-03 09:00:32

SOLANA BEACH, Calif., Nov. 3, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Surge Global Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:SRGG) announced today that it will host an operations update telephone conference call on Tuesday, November 18, at 11 A.M. (EST). The conference call dial in number is (218) 339-4600, access code 1026351#. The call will be recorded, and the playback number will be (641) 715-3525, access code 629502 on Surge's new website, www.Surgeglobalenergy.com, after the meeting. Management will discuss the results...

2008-10-30 18:00:02

U.S. officials are reviewing the Iraqi amendments to the draft agreement on U.S. troop levels in Iraq, a State Department official said Thursday. Spokesman Robert Wood, however, declined to discuss the nature of the amendments when asked during a news conference. "Once we have something to say on it, we will," Wood said. "But for the moment, we're just taking our time in reviewing it to make sure that, you know, we've got a good sense of what it is the Iraqis have put forward." The...

2008-09-10 21:00:02

By Nancy A. Youssef and Jonathan S. Landay WASHINGTON - President Bush's announcement Tuesday that he'll maintain troop levels in Iraq through the end of his presidency suggests that despite his claim that the surge of additional U.S. troops in Iraq has succeeded, the security gains could be temporary, defense officials and experts said. "Here is the bottom line: While the enemy in Iraq is still dangerous, we have seized the offensive, and the Iraqi forces are becoming increasingly...

2008-09-09 12:00:04

Some 8,000 U.S. military personnel will be rotated out of Iraq without replacement during the next several months, U.S. President George Bush said Tuesday. "Over the next several months, we will bring home about 3,400 combat support forces -- including aviation personnel, explosive ordnance teams, combat and construction engineers, military police and logistical support forces," Bush said in remarks to the National Defense University. A U.S. marine battalion serving in Anbar province would...

2008-09-09 09:05:00

Some 8,000 U.S. troops will be returning home from Iraq without replacement during the next several months, U.S. President George Bush said Tuesday. "Over the next several months, we will bring home about 3,400 combat support forces -- including aviation personnel, explosive ordnance teams, combat and construction engineers, military police, and logistical support forces," Bush said in remarks prepared for delivery to the National Defense University. A U.S. marine battalion serving in Anbar...

2008-09-04 09:00:48

Accelr8 Technology Corporation (Amex: AXK) announced today that the company and its research collaborators have completed two studies that characterize technical advances for its BACcel(TM) rapid diagnostic system. The system is being developed to rapidly identify bacteria and their antibiotic resistance mechanisms. Targeted organisms include multi-drug resistant organisms or so-called "superbugs" such as MRSA, Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter, and Klebsiella. Investigators at the Denver...

2008-09-01 12:00:04

By IAN BRUCE DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT ONE in six American soldiers in Afghanistan and one in eight in Iraq are taking daily doses of prescription antidepressants, sleeping pills or painkillers to help them cope with the stresses of combat, according to figures contained in a US Army mental health advisory team report seen by The Herald. The findings mean that at least 20,000 troops are on medication such as Prozac or diamorphine while serving in the front line or on equally dangerous convoy...

2008-08-23 12:00:29

By Richard Lardner Associated Press CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki spoke Friday by secure video as work on a plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq by 2011 continued. "There are still discussions ongoing," said White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe. "It's not done until it's done. And the discussions are really ongoing. And ongoing and ongoing. But hopefully drawing to a conclusion." Bush is vacationing at his ranch in Texas. The deal being...

2008-08-21 21:00:09

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra; Robert Burns BAGHDAD - Iraqi and U.S. negotiators have completed a draft security agreement that would see U.S. troops leave Iraqi cities as soon as June 30, 2009, Iraqi and American officials said Wednesday. In addition, the Iraqi government has pushed for a specific date - most likely the end of 2011 - by which all U.S. forces would depart the country. It remains unclear if Washington has agreed to that. "The improved security in Iraq allows us to have...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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