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2011-09-07 13:00:00

âœDonate to Drinkâ campaign offers participants chance to win an once-in-a-lifetime trip to experience Water For Peopleâs Work in Rwanda, Africa Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 07, 2011 On September 1, Water For People, an international nonprofit organization that aims to create a world where everyone has access to safe drinking water and sanitation, launched a Crowdrise.com campaign in an effort to raise $2 million through the crowd-sourced,...

2010-04-17 10:02:40

State media reported Friday that Chinese authorities warned of a potential outbreak of the deadly pneumonic plague in the aftermath of the quake that left at least 760 dead and thousands hurt. The China Daily said marmots spread the pneumonic plague, and health officials fear the 6.9-magnitude earthquake may have woken the large group squirrels from their winter hibernation. "The Ministry of Health has asked all personnel involved in rescue work in the region to keep a close eye and report...

2009-06-26 13:40:42

A California animal services official said a yellow-bellied marmot was a little freaked out but uninjured by an eight-hour ride on a car bumper. Dan DeSousa, a spokesman for the San Diego County Department of Animal Services, said the marmot latched onto Karl Knoblock's bumper at the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Area, northeast of Fresno, Calif., and he only realized there was a living animal clinging to his bumper when he arrived home in Encinitas, Calif., the San Diego Union-Tribune reported...

2009-06-25 15:02:59

Officials in Prosser, Wash., said the city's marmot problem has become so severe that one of the cat-sized animals invaded a restaurant. City Administrator Charlie Bush said the marmot incident Monday involved one of the burrowing creatures bursting through the door of the restaurant and being chased until it was finally cornered by employees and patrons, the Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.) reported Thursday. Bush said several people used advertising signs to make a tunnel for the marmot...

2006-07-07 07:40:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- The poorest in England are over 10 times more likely to die in their 50s than richer people despite receiving similar healthcare, researchers said. Obesity and smoking, two of the leading causes of preventable death, are more common in lower economic groups but Professor Michael Marmot of University College London said psychological factors and social position can also have an effect on health. "There is an intricate relationship between wealth and health," said...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'