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Grassroots Women’s Groups Target Witch Hunts
2012-09-04 10:31:04

Witch hunts are common and sometimes deadly in the tea plantations of Jalpaiguri, India. But a surprising source — small groups of women who meet through a government loan program — has achieved some success in preventing the longstanding practice, a Michigan State University sociologist found. Soma Chaudhuri spent seven months studying witch hunts in her native India and discovered that the economic self-help groups have made it part of their agenda to defend their fellow...

2011-02-12 00:00:42

In an industry where so many are rolling down, this little pebble of a production company is being quickly pushed to the top by an artistic powerhouse"”a Renaissance man of exceptional talent. Los Angeles (PRWEB) February 11, 2011 Standing small but strong for many years, Outlaw Laboratories is a soon to become a leading, Renaissance institution as it pushes ahead of the modern age with innovative perspective and unexplored content. This company is sure to turn heads in the coming...

2008-11-18 10:36:31

A help-wanted ad for 20 witches isn't conjuring up controversy, just jobs, a Swedish company says. Haxriket i Norden, based in Ahus, Sweden, is advertising its witch hunt to place five witches each of its in four locations, The Local Reported. Among the required skills: contact the other side, runes, tarots, crystals, herbs, rituals, exorcism, meditation, personal coaching and more, as well as a telephone land-line and Internet connection. The jobs opened up after an internal shake-up in...

2006-04-13 19:00:52

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - A newly elected councilman in a tiny Florida village has refused to take an oath of office pledging support for the U.S. government because he adamantly opposes the war in Iraq. Councilman-elect Basil Dalack, 76, a Korean War veteran, won an uncontested election to fill a vacancy on the five-person council of the southeast Florida town of Tequesta. But he is refusing to take the oath of office -- due to be administered on Thursday -- because the oath...

2006-04-13 18:57:33

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - A newly elected councilman in a tiny Florida village has refused to take an oath of office pledging support for the U.S. government because he adamantly opposes the war in Iraq. Councilman-elect Basil Dalack, 76, a Korean War veteran, won an uncontested election to fill a vacancy on the five-person council of the southeast Florida town of Tequesta. But he is refusing to take the oath of office -- due to be administered on Thursday -- because the oath...

2005-11-24 20:15:02

By Katharine Houreld SANOYEA TOWN, Liberia (Reuters) - Two months ago, Peter Yah's hand was plunged into hot oil after he was accused of stealing $10. The 22-year-old Liberian student and his brother had been previously detained over the robbery, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute them. Their accuser demanded the men undergo trial by ordeal -- a practice in which guilt is determined by exposing the suspects to acute pain and interpreting their reaction. If there is no...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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