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2011-03-14 14:39:32

A study at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) analyzing the capacity of a society to deal with maritime disasters such as the Prestige concludes that in Spain public measures still have not been taken to coordinate reaction when confronting this type of spills. The study analyzes the actions adopted by a dozen countries after suffering disasters similar to that of the Prestige, the oil tanker which sank off the coast of Galicia towards the end of 2002, provoking a spill of fuel-oil...

2011-02-27 00:01:39

Pong's technology allows cell phone users to maintain critical contact with others while providing the protection of a device that reduces microwave radiation exposure to the user's brain. Washington DC (PRWEB) February 26, 2011 Lady Gaga returned to D.C. last night for her second show at Verizon Center as part of her Monster Ball tour. New for her second visit were pink roses delivered to the Verizon Center for her concert tour from Pong Research of Middleburg, Virginia. Pong produces...

2010-06-03 08:30:00

NEWARK, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Legislation recently introduced to overhaul the nation's outdated chemical law is a 'no-brainer' -- so much so that the industry itself largely supports the move. Given the complexities of the global marketplace, however, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 easily could lead to unintended consequences that harm the U.S. economy at the worst possible time, asserted James A. Kosch, a shareholder on LeClairRyan's Newark-based Tort Defense Team. "As they begin...

2009-05-19 10:06:18

Realistic perception of risk is key to motivate people to take protective action With the current outbreak of swine flu, and in the absence of a vaccine or treatment at present, the only way to contain the virus is to get people around the world to take precautionary measures. In a special editorial1 in the latest issue of Springer's International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Johannes Brug, Arja Aro, and Jan Hendrik Richardus show that there are three key parameters that convince people to...

2009-05-05 09:30:00

PRINCETON, N.J., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new article appearing within the forthcoming issue of the Santa Clara Journal of International Law entitled, What Goes Around, Comes Around: How UNCLOS Ratification Will Herald Europe's Precautionary Principle as US Law, international attorney Lawrence Kogan calls upon all Americans to immediately exercise their constitutionally guaranteed 'right to know'. This article identifies the multiple pathways through which global environmental...

2009-04-08 10:17:00

PRINCETON, N.J., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a newly released Washington Legal Foundation working paper, international lawyer Lawrence Kogan describes the U.S. Navy's challenge in convincing the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a green injunction effectively preventing critical U.S. Naval sonar training exercises from taking place off the Southern California coast. The injunction had been issued on the grounds that the Navy's failure to prepare a full environmental impact statement...

2008-09-03 03:00:06

By Petrini, Carlo Gainotti, Sabina Abstract First we give an overview of the historical development of public health. Then we present some public-health deontology codes and some ethical principles. We highlight difficulties in defining ethics for public health, with specific reference to three of them that concern: (i) the adaptability to public health of the classical principles of bioethics; (ii) the duty to respect and safeguard the individual while acting within the community...

2008-08-22 03:00:35

By Applegate, John S I. Introduction Since the beginning of serious environmental regulation in the 1970s, the United States (and later Europe) has increasingly, and seemingly inexorably, adopted a risk-based approach to the regulation of environmental threats and, in particular, of toxic chemicals and pesticides. In these regulatory systems-the Toxic Substances Control Act' (TSCA); the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act2 (FIFRA); and the toxics provisions of general...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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