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2010-11-02 17:19:00

National festival reaches 145,000 people, including President Sebastian Pinera SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a nation marked by tragedy and suffering in the past several months, Chile Festival 2010 with world evangelists Luis Palau and son Andrew Palau brought encouragement and hope to the region this past week, October 25-30. The festival, which took place in Santiago and Vina del Mar, reached more than 145,000 people through live events and millions more through...

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2010-10-27 09:08:32

Common approach urged to unify global biodiversity advice A new analysis of several major global studies of future species shifts and losses foresees inevitable continuing decline of biodiversity during the 21st century but offers new hope that it could be slowed if emerging policy choices are pursued. Led by experts Henrique Miguel Pereira and Paul Leadley, the 23-member scientific team from nine countries, under the auspices of DIVERSITAS, UNEP-WCMC and the secretariat of the CBD compared...

2010-10-13 04:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Financial Times/Harris poll in the U.S. and the five largest European countries finds strong public support for increasing some renewable energy sources, particularly wind farms, provided that they are not asked to pay much more for it. However there is strong resistance to using more renewable energy if it leads to a substantial increase in costs. The public is much more evenly split on whether to build more nuclear power plants, except in Germany...

2010-09-10 05:35:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Financial Times/Harris Poll finds that immigration is widely unpopular in the United States and in all of the five largest countries in Europe. The survey asked about immigration generally and not about illegal immigration. Majorities in four of the countries and pluralities in the other two believe that immigration makes it harder to find new jobs. Majorities in three countries and over 40% in the other three believe it has a bad effect on...

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2010-08-03 15:00:20

The smallest Pacific Island nations said Tuesday that they had seen little of the global funding that was promised to help combat climate change. The leaders of the world's tiniest states said in a meeting in Port Vila that their voice on the issue was often lost. "We are the most vulnerable in many respects and therefore we've got to take the lead," the premier of the island nation of Niue, Toke Talagi, told a press conference. Talagi said that despite the Copenhagen conference in...

2010-06-23 13:08:54

New report highlights how groups spur governments into action: Students get books in Guatemala, teacher absenteeism addressed in Ghana, plus an embarrassment revealed in India's clinics"”drugs unavailable, pharmacists gone Independent research by local groups in emerging democracies helped uncover corruption or abysmal government performance in 13 countries in last few years, forcing public officials to improve education and healthcare services, according to a global report released...

2010-06-15 08:13:00

HELSINKI, TALLINN, Estonia and STOCKHOLM, June 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Tech Tour today announced the 30 selected companies of the Nordic Tech Tour 2010. The finalists represent the region's most promising, high-growth, early- and expansion-stage technology companies. The 30 companies - all of them based or incubated in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Baltic countries - were chosen from a pool of over 500 companies. The selection was based on detailed...

2010-06-12 14:58:00

COPENHAGEN, June 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 30,000 People run Across the Øresund Bridge Between Denmark and Sweden When the Bridge Run 2010 Kicks off Saturday, June 12. Runners of all Ages From More Than 25 Countries Participate in the Half Marathon Over and Under the sea, an Event That Also Marks the Start of the Celebrations for the Øresund Bridge's Tenth Anniversary. In 1999,...

2010-06-11 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Firefighters enjoy the highest levels of trust internationally. The clergy and marketing specialists have suffered a considerable deterioration in their reputation, and trust in politicians has also fallen once again. Conversely, the reputation of the police and judges has improved significantly. Bankers have also seen a slight recovery in their image at international level. These are the findings of the "GfK Trust Index 2010", which has been conducted by...

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2010-06-03 13:32:46

Researchers revealed Thursday that some South Pacific coral atolls have held their own or even grown in size over the past 60 years, despite rising sea levels. Some scientists worry that the tiny, low-lying islands throughout the South Pacific will eventually disappear under rising sea levels. However, two researchers who measured 27 islands where local sea levels have risen 4.8 inches over the past 60 years, found just four had diminished in size. The reason is that coral islands respond...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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