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2011-10-17 03:47:34

In the mid-nineteenth century, John Snow mapped cases of cholera in Soho, London, and traced the source of the outbreak to a contaminated water pump. Now, in a twenty-first century equivalent, scientists funded by the Wellcome Trust working in Kathmandu, Nepal, have combined the latest in gene sequencing technology and global positioning system (GPS) case localization to map the spread of typhoid and trace its source. Typhoid fever is caused by two bacteria — Salmonella typhi and...

2006-06-23 14:43:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow on Friday defended a secret program for monitoring financial transactions, calling it "government at its best" and a valuable aid for fighting terrorism. For nearly five years since the September 11 2001 terror attacks, Treasury has been tapping into records of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) for evidence of potential activity by terror groups. Despite Treasury's efforts to keep it...

2006-06-10 07:28:49

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said on Saturday that the global economy was enjoying strong but uneven growth and that action by Japan and Europe was required. "Although relative performance continues to be uneven, we are pleased to see that recoveries are strengthening in Japan and in Europe," Snow said at a concluding press conference that also marked his final appearance at a Group of Eight finance ministers' meeting. "More progress is needed...

2006-06-05 16:27:30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outgoing U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow, in an economic brief extolling the virtues of the Bush administration's economic policies, said on Monday that the way forward is to keep taxes low, avoid protectionism and restrain spending. "It is equally important that we look to other areas where we can improve in order to sustain higher standards of living for Americans," Snow said in a report that recapped economic data of the past three years. "Areas such as...

2006-05-30 07:39:05

Please read in first paragraph ... on Tuesday ... instead of ... on Monday ... . A corrected story follows. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will announce on Tuesday that Treasury Secretary John Snow is resigning and that he will nominate Goldman Sachs chairman Henry Paulson to replace him, a senior administration official said. The announcement will be made in the White House Rose Garden at 9:15 a.m. .

2006-05-27 00:21:34

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Bush is leaning toward having his old friend Donald Evans take over the Treasury Department after an effort to woo a Wall Street star failed, The New York Times reported on Saturday. Citing Republicans with close ties to the White House, the Times reported that Evans, the former commerce secretary and a longtime Bush friend from Texas, was a leading contender to succeed John Snow, who has indicated he wishes to step down by early July. The Times said...

2006-05-26 12:24:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's visit with his former Commerce secretary and longtime friend Don Evans this weekend has added to media speculation about the prospect of Treasury Secretary John Snow's resignation. The White House confirmed that Evans, mentioned by many Republicans as a contender to replace Snow, will travel with Bush to the Camp David presidential retreat. But White House spokesman Tony Snow cautioned against reading anything into the visit, which...

2006-05-25 19:21:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Thursday that Treasury Secretary John Snow had not spoken to him about resigning and he praised the job he was doing. Bush spoke after speculation has intensified that Snow may soon leave the administration. "He has not talked to me about resignation," Bush told a news conference. "I think he is doing a fine job. Our economy is strong."

2006-05-25 19:06:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Thursday that Treasury Secretary John Snow had not spoken to him about resigning and he praised the job he was doing. Bush spoke after speculation has intensified that Snow may soon leave the administration. "He has not talked to me about resignation," Bush told a news conference. "I think he is doing a fine job. Our economy is strong."

2006-05-25 17:23:21

By Caren Bohan and Glenn Somerville WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary John Snow, whose future in the Bush administration has been the subject of heated speculation in recent months, is likely to step down in mid- to late June, Republican sources said. The White House is narrowing its choices for a possible successor, with David Mulford, the U.S. ambassador to India, seen as a strong contender, the sources said. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and ex-Commerce chief Don...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.