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2005-09-08 10:10:20

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Women whose salaries are cut when they use up their sick leave because of pregnancy-related complications are not the victims of sex discrimination, the EU's top court ruled on Thursday. Margaret McKenna, an Irish civil servant, exhausted her yearly allowance of fully-paid sick leave during a difficult pregnancy in 2000 and was put on half-pay. She brought a case against her employer, the North Western Health Board, arguing she was being discriminated...


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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.