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2009-08-11 22:40:00

Responsible development of forest lands reduces emissions, offers economic returns up to 8-times greater than CO2 farming BONN, Germany, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the NGO World Growth International released a new report, cautioning U.N. officials and World leaders that efforts to tackle climate change will fail unless they create rather than destroy wealth -- a critical fact ostensibly disregarded by some environmental organizations. (Logo:...

2005-11-01 16:26:27

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Rep. Michael Oxley, the chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee and co-author of a 2002 law aimed at cleaning up corporate America, said on Tuesday he would not seek re-election in 2006. The Ohio Republican, 61, would have faced losing his chairmanship after 2006 under U.S. House of Representatives rules that limit tenure to six years. "We've achieved great things as a team ... there comes a time to move on," Oxley said in a statement...

2005-11-01 09:53:11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Rep Michael Oxley, chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee and an Ohio Republican, said on Tuesday he would not seek re-election in 2006, after serving 25 years in Congress. Oxley, 61, became chairman of the House Financial Services Committee in 2001 as the committee's jurisdiction was expanded to include securities and insurance issues in addition to banking matters. Oxley co-sponsored the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley legislation which called...

2005-10-31 21:29:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, Ohio Republican Rep. Michael Oxley, could announce his retirement as early as Tuesday, sources close to the congressman said on Monday. Oxley's spokeswoman did not return calls for comment. Oxley most recently shepherded a bill through the House of Representatives to overhaul regulation of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The bill must still clear the Senate, which is unlikely this...

2005-10-04 00:00:40

By Tom Roland LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Success often requires recognizing limits and finding a way to work creatively within them. Keane, a three-piece piano-centric band from England, has a variety of distinct boundaries surrounding its art, yet the trio managed to turn little more than one album's worth of material into an intriguing 70 minutes of highly melodic and finely textured sound. Making its final headline appearance of the year (they will open for U2 on seven...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.