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2011-05-11 16:16:00

Manish Bapna, current managing director, to serve as acting president beginning July 2011 WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jonathan Lash announced today that he will be resigning as president of the World Resources Institute, a position he held for more than 18 years. Lash will become the president of Hampshire College, in Amherst, Mass., where he will have the opportunity to explore a broad range of issues at a college known for its unique experiential and...

2010-01-04 13:59:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the World Resources Institute: WHAT: For the seventh straight year, Jonathan Lash, president of the World Resources Institute, will hold a briefing for journalists to preview key environmental issues to watch this year. WHEN: Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Presentation and Q-and-A Session (Continental Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m.) WHERE: National Press Club First...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'