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2013-12-30 12:22:09

TORONTO/VANCOUVER, Dec. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Small space living is leading urban Canadians to look for ways to expand home experiences( )and make use of every inch in their often-tiny condos. In Vancouver, for example, there are condos as small as 226 square feet, and Toronto's growth includes smaller condos. "There are companies that specialize in closets, bathrooms, condo-sized furniture and décor," says KANDY Outdoor Flooring President Kelly Niessen. "People don't know they have...

2011-01-20 15:17:00

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ChildFund is assisting children and families in Sri Lanka following flash floods resulting from ongoing heavy rains. More than 1 million people have been affected, and, at the peak of the floods, more than 360,000 evacuated from their homes. ChildFund, one of the largest child development organizations in the world, is providing emergency relief to children and families in the districts of Batticaloa and Trincomalee. Families are...

2010-01-13 06:41:00

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, January 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This time of year is a period for reflection for many people around the world. For the people of Sri Lanka it brings back acutely painful memories, but also for the first time in many years a genuine sense of hope. On the 26th December 2004, one of the worst natural disasters in modern times befell our country and we required aid and other support from the world on an unprecedented scale. The tsunami that struck the length of Sri...

2009-05-12 07:20:00

New account of the history of conflict provides an indispensable resource WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the secessionist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is one of the world's most intractable contemporary armed struggles. The internationally banned LTTE is considered the prototype of modern terrorism, having introduced suicide bombing and becoming the first terrorist organization to acquire an air force. "The Separatist Conflict in...

2009-04-07 08:02:00

SEATTLE, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Matale Line (www.mataleline.com), a branding and communications agency for nonprofits, announced today the publication of Times Change, Values Don't: 5 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Brand (www.mataleline.com/articles.html), the latest in a series of white papers penned by executive director Bill Toliver. "Passive support of an issue or cause is easy to stop the moment one's finances are in question," noted Toliver. "But fanatical loyalty to a cause that's...

2008-07-16 09:00:52

YOUNG people from a County Durham school have been entertained by a troupe of Sri Lankan drummers and dancers. They performed at Lumley Junior School, in Great Lumley, near Chester-le-Street, yesterday. The dancers were schoolchildren from Kandy, in Sri Lanka, and were in the NorthEast to perform at the Billingham Festival from Saturday. Headteacher James Birleson said: "It has gone really well. "The children have been looking forward to this since we knew they were coming. "They have...

2006-09-04 02:50:29

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's military has taken control of the northeastern area of Sampur from Tiger rebels after days of fighting to secure the southern lip of strategic Trincomalee harbour, a military official said on Monday. The fall comes after days of fierce artillery battles between the foes for control of the area, from which the rebels had been able to shell a major naval base and disrupt a maritime supply route to government-held Jaffna peninsula to the north. "Sampur...

2006-08-31 01:25:22

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - The United Nations threatened overnight to suspend aid operations in Sri Lanka after truce monitors accused the security forces of executing aid workers. Nordic truce monitors on Wednesday formally accused the security forces of being behind the execution-style murders of 17 local staff of aid agency Action Contre La Faim earlier this month in the northeast. The government denies it, and angry officials accused the monitors of being biased toward...

2006-08-30 22:43:25

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - The United Nations threatened overnight to suspend aid operations in Sri Lanka after truce monitors accused the security forces of executing aid workers. Nordic truce monitors on Wednesday formally accused the security forces of being behind the execution-style murders of 17 local staff of aid agency Action Contre La Faim earlier this month in the northeast. The government denies it. "We have no independent information ourselves in the U.N., but...


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attercop
  • 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.'
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