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2008-10-04 00:00:20

Text of report by state-owned Namibian newspaper New Era website on 3 October [Report by Desie Heita: "Onshore Diamond Production Down"] The eventuality of a decrease in one of Namibia's major sources of income is increasingly becoming a reality with the onshore diamond production continuing to decline.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.