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2014-04-15 08:20:58

The Global Piracy and Counterfeiting Consultants plans to help the US Postal Service stop delivering counterfeit Chinese pharmaceutical products via the US mail and urges US consumers to use caution when purchasing pharmaceutical items through the Internet. WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Piracy and Counterfeiting Consultants is now offering to help the US Postal Service to stop delivering Chinese counterfeit pharmaceutical products via the US mail, because Chinese...

2014-03-13 08:20:57

- 94 large ships lost worldwide in 2013, down 20% from last year. NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shipping losses continued their downward trend with 94 losses reported worldwide in 2013, coming in below 100 for only the second time in 12 years, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE's (AGCS) second annual Safety and Shipping Review 2014, which analyzes reported shipping losses of over 100 gross tons. Losses declined by 20 percent from 2012 when there were 117...

2014-02-24 08:24:43

Steele's "Is the Piracy Threat Really Decreasing" Provides Provoking Insight on Entertainment Industry Piracy SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), the leading provider of monetization services for artists and holders of copyrighted Intellectual Property (IP), announced that its Chief Operating Officer Robert Steele's article titled "Is the Piracy Threat Really Decreasing" has been featured on The Trichordist. In the online article, Mr. Steele...

2014-02-17 08:20:19

LONDON, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Maritime Security Market 2013-2023 - Piracy, Shipping, Vessels and Seaport Security Report Details With the increase in global piracy, the consistent requirements of homeland security frameworks, and the rise of the offshore energy industry, maritime security is now of paramount importance to nations throughout the world. These challenges have reinforced the existing problems of...

2014-01-28 23:03:10

The Lyubov Orlova joins other mysterious and elusive Ghost ships in history disappearing in the vast ocean. Modern, military-grade equipment such as HGH Infrared Systems' Spynel may be the future solution in preventing these spooky occurences from happening. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 A Russian cruise ship, the Lyubov Orlova, adrift on the Atlantic Ocean since last year, is a haunting reminder of the present dangers that can afflict our shores. The 328-ft, 1,565-ton...

2014-01-27 23:26:59

Pirate Jonny's representative, "Pirate Terri", is interviewed by Sarasota’s ABC Channel 7 news while exhibiting at the Downtown Sarasota Arts and Crafts Festival. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 Sarasota’s ABC Channel 7 news featured many local businesses at the Downtown Sarasota Arts and Crafts Festival most recently. Local "Fresh from Florida" business, Pirate Jonny's Caribbean BBQ, was given the opportunity to share about the importance of...

2013-12-20 23:03:06

Midoki Ltd, a startup formed by ex-Sony developers and industry legend Ian Livingstone, announced their new title for iPhone and iPad: ‘Plunder Pirates’. An epic online multiplayer strategy game in full 3D where players will be able to build beautifully detailed pirate islands, explore uncharted waters, fight rival players, and join friends in competing pirate guilds. Leamington Spa, United Kingdom (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 United Kingdom – Midoki Ltd, a startup formed by ex-Sony...

2013-12-16 23:04:40

Travel Secrets Mexico, the Documentary TV Series on FamilyNet Television, announces the Special Edition of the TV Show “Treasure Hunt Mazatlan”. Mazatlan, Mexico (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 There are three different formats of the Treasure Hunt: The real Treasure Hunt Mazatlan has an impressive history. In the 16th century it was a major port for Spanish galleons. Gold and silver from the nearby Sierra Madre Mountains were loaded onto ships. This attracted some of the notorious pirates,...

2013-11-15 23:20:51

The recent hostage situation involving two Americans kidnapped by modern-day pirates off the coast of Nigeria is indicative of a larger security problem in that area, according to maritime piracy attorney Dennis McElwee. HOUSTON, Texas (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Maritime piracy attorney Dennis McElwee says the recent hostage situation off the coast of Nigeria is not an isolated occurrence in the region and represents a broader security problem. The current case began Oct. 23, when armed...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'