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2013-05-20 23:00:44

Operation USA to Aid Tornado Relief Efforts in Moore, Oklahoma and Surrounding Areas. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, announced today that it will provide emergency aid to community-based health organizations across Oklahoma in the wake of a tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma. The massive tornado destroyed entire blocks of homes, two schools, and a medical center in the city of Moore, part of the Oklahoma City...

2010-08-04 11:15:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The worst flood to hit Pakistan in 80 years has left at least one million people in need of emergency assistance. In northwestern Pakistan, the number of deaths currently exceeds 1,400, and over 3 million affected or displaced in need of supplies. Major damage to roads, housing, bridges, general infrastructure, communications and utilities continue to be the main problem hampering relief efforts. Martin Mogwanja, the UN humanitarian...

2010-02-04 07:30:00

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. and Miami Aviation Hero Barrington Irving Kick-off Charitable Coalition for Airlift Saturday MIAMI, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the world's attention will be fixed on the Super Bowl this weekend, a life saving mission will unfold just a few miles from the football stadium as various airplanes jockey to get clearance to airlift much-needed supplies for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Bound for Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic,...

2010-01-17 21:58:00

Plane arrives carrying over $6 million worth of medicines and supplies STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares first emergency airlift carrying over $6 million worth of critically needed medical aid for Haiti earthquake survivors has arrived in Port-au-Prince. The airlift, which touched down at 8:30 p.m. tonight, includes antibiotics that fight infections and pain medicines for survivors with broken bones, as well as other critically needed relief supplies....


Word of the Day
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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