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2013-12-12 23:01:10

Courage to Connect New Jersey urges the passage of a companion bill in assembly during lame-duck period. Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 The Senate Committee of Community and Urban Affairs today passed legislation that would simplify the municipal consolidation process, while adding flexibility to the 2007 Local Option Municipal Consolidation law. It is now hoped that Senate Bill 2679, sponsored by Sen. Robert Gordon (D-Fair Lawn), would go to the floor for a full Senate vote....

2011-03-02 07:00:00

Blair recognized for international advocacy of women's education CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asian University for Women (AUW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cherie Blair, a leading international lawyer, human rights advocate, and the wife of the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, as the first Chancellor of the three-year old University. Kamal Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer of AUW, first made the announcement during the opening...

2010-05-16 23:01:00

NEW YORK, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- World-class rugby takes center pitch when the 2010 Churchill Cup Finals Day kicks off at the new, Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ on Saturday afternoon, June 19. The event is North America's premier XV-a-side rugby tournament. The first match begins at 12 noon EDT. Start times for the following two matches are 2:30 pm and 5 pm EDT. Attendees get to enjoy 3 exciting matches for 1 price. Ticket prices for the Finals start as low as $25 for the...

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2009-09-14 09:35:00

British Business Secretary Peter Mandelson said the government would re-examine spending across the board, advocating constraint, not cuts. In a BBC Radio interview, Mandelson said, there are wise ways to go about accepting that we are entering a period of public spending constraint ... in which we have got to be wise spenders and not big spenders. Everything is going to have to be examined, from public services to defense projects. But, instead of cuts, he said, that will mean stepping up...

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2009-09-02 17:00:51

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to make his first visit to the Late Show with David Letterman, CBS announced Wednesday. Blair will be the guest on Tuesday's edition of the late-night chat show. Prime minister of Britain from 1997 to 2007, Blair has since started the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which promotes respect and understanding between the major religions and makes the case for faith as a force for good in the modern world, CBS noted in a release. Also, next week...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.