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2010-08-30 07:14:00

AMSTERDAM, August 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - First Registered American-Dutch Culture Fund A new Culture Fund has been established at the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds: the Chris Devries Fund for the Arts.

2009-07-15 15:19:11

Firefighters in Virginia freed a border collie that spent 20 hours wedged inside a 10-inch drainage pipe, the dog's owner said. Ben Prins of Crozet said his dog, Scout, likely chased a squirrel into the pipe Monday and became wedged in the tight space, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday. Prins said his family discovered the dog Tuesday by following the sound of its whimpering and barking. He said firefighters arrived and used a backhoe to free the dog from the pipe.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.