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2014-08-15 23:01:37

Ticket Down has slashed concert ticket prices across the board for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers upcoming concerts at SAP Center in San Jose, California and The Forum in Inglewood, California. This well-known ticket exchange is also offering promo/coupon TOM-PETTY-2014 for added savings. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Ticket Down is a reliable source for affordable Tom Petty tickets in San Jose and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tickets in Inglewood/Los Angeles, CA at The...

2014-05-26 13:29:45

The Lancet A study published in The Lancet Oncology journal reveals a high demand for costly cancer treatment among refugees from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Syria, with host countries struggling to find the money and the medicine to treat their new patients. The findings have prompted calls from lead author Dr Paul Spiegel, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Chief Medical Expert, for innovative financing schemes to improve access to affordable high-quality...

2014-03-10 12:22:51

New report details impact of Syrian refugees on growing water crisis, recommends urgent and coordinated infrastructure investments WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Syrian refugees are placing acute new pressures on the water resources of Jordan, which already faces a water crisis due to declining supplies and out-of-date infrastructure. As detailed in a new Mercy Corps report, "Tapped Out: Water Scarcity and Refugee Pressures in Jordan," the nation's aging water...

2013-12-18 13:19:02

Trauma of forced displacement alleviated by house-beautification From the Holocaust to the Cambodian Civil War to the Somali refugee crisis, the past century has been rife with mass forced migrations. According to a recent study by the UN Refugee Agency, over 42 million people worldwide are currently displaced from their homes. When it comes time to rebuild, these victims of home-destruction, or “domicide,” are often given only the bare essentials and told to make do. That is...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'