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2011-12-12 19:30:00

Warren Gold and the doctors that were charged with operating a pain clinic without a license was dismissed early today. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 Pain clinic owner Warren Gold and two doctors' charges were dropped in case #10-cm-024977 at the Hillsborough County Court today. The owner and doctors have requested an apology from the city of Tampa. âœAs we stated before in court documents, the application for a license was being processed and the city...

2010-06-02 20:59:30

Apologies may be good for more than just the soul, according to research by a University of Illinois professor of law and of psychology. Jennifer Robbennolt says her studies show that apologies can potentially help resolve legal disputes ranging from injury cases to wrongful firings, giving wounded parties a sense of justice and satisfaction that promotes settlements and trims demands for damages. "Conventional wisdom has been to avoid apologies because they amount to an admission of guilt...

2009-09-23 09:09:25

Economists have finally proved what most of us have suspected for a long time "“ when it comes to apologizing, talk is cheap. According to new research, firms that simply say sorry to disgruntled customers fare better than those that offer financial compensation. The ploy works even though the recipient of the apology seldom gets it from the person who made it necessary in the first place. The study was carried out by the Nottingham School of Economics' Centre for Decision Research and...

2009-08-13 15:10:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On June 22, 2009, Cetyl Max/Flexadren mischaracterized certain facts associated with the settlement between those entities and Imagenetix (OTC Bulletin Board: IAGX). Both companies extend their apologies to Imagenetix and to those who may have been affected by the mischaracterization. SOURCE Imagenetix

2008-09-26 21:00:16

By Contra Costa Times I apologize... Mea culpas are an art form for politicians and celebrities. We're still waiting for the barons of Wall Street to issue long-overdue apologies to the nation as a whole, but meanwhile we've been musing on the ways average Joes issue lame excuses. We've all been on the receiving end of apologies that aren't quite -- "Hey man, sorry 'bout that. I flaked/it was the booze/you made me do it." What's the lamest apology you've ever received? What prompted it?...

2008-09-19 09:00:40

A Canadian woman near Toronto faces assault charges after a teenager who allegedly bullied her daughter was beaten and stabbed. No names were released to protect the identities of the teenagers involved, but the Toronto Sun said the altercation began at a high school Thursday in Oshawa, 40 miles east of Toronto. A 15-year-old girl reportedly confronted a 13-year-old girl and demanded a public apology on her knees for having sex with her boyfriend or face a beating. The younger girl...

2006-09-01 03:41:07

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard has called on migrants, particularly Muslims, to integrate into Australian society by quickly learning English -- sparking warnings his comments may lead to race riots. The head of the government's Muslim advisory committee, Ameer Ali, said on Friday that Howard's comments could fuel race riots like those at Sydney's Cronulla beach last December. "We have already witnessed one incident in Sydney recently in Cronulla, I don't...

2005-12-20 00:26:17

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia was soul-searching on Tuesday over the racial violence that has gripped Sydney's beachside suburbs with an opinion poll showing three-quarters of Australians believe their country is racist. The ACNielsen poll, published in The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, prompted Prime Minister John Howard to say for the first time that racial tensions had played a hand in the violence, though he denied most Australians were racist. "There are...

2005-12-19 18:26:27

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Three-quarters of Australians believe their country is racist and nearly 60 percent believe racial violence at beaches in Sydney has damaged the country's international reputation, an opinion poll showed on Tuesday. The ACNielsen poll, published in The Sydney Morning Herald, prompted Prime Minister John Howard to say for the first time that racial tensions played a hand in the violence, though he denied most Australians were racist. "There...

2005-12-18 06:02:03

By Jim Regan SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police seized petrol bombs, knives and iron bars around Sydney beaches on Sunday, along with mobile phones used to spread racist messages, in a huge security operation to prevent fresh inter-communal violence. Police put an extra 500 police on the beaches of Australia's biggest city, taking the total cordon to about 2,000. Officers patrolled on horseback and set up checkpoints around some of Sydney's favorite summer playgrounds, including...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'