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2010-11-10 13:33:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from European Media Center, U.S. Department of State at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=9e47c6e4-0833-47c9-81b7-825b406c050d Young Roma journalists and activists gathered in Brussels to share experiences and learn more about using media tools in a social entrepreneurship setting. Available material includes soundbites from young Roma activists talking about prejudice, intolerance, and "Anti-Gypsyism."...

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2009-08-28 13:28:40

Madonna's publicist says the U.S. pop singer felt compelled to speak out at a concert in Bucharest, Romania, about the plight of Gypsies in Eastern Europe. The recording artist was met with boos when she preached tolerance of the minority group, known also as Roma, at a gig this week. The BBC reported Madonna's spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, explained the entertainer made the remarks after learning of the prejudice Romany people experience in Eastern Europe. Madonna has been touring with a...

2008-10-14 00:00:30

By MADHU DAITHOTA I decided to do Karzzzz because I love Rishi Kapoor... I'm a huge fan of the actor. Even though I'm not half as good-looking or successful, both Subhash Ghai and Pyarelal, the director and music composer of the original, thought I'd fit the bill. Even Ram Gopal Varma SMSed me and said, 'The promos of Karzzzz look fab.' It's RGV of Aag fame! I don't claim I'm talented... I'm not a trained actor nor am I a good dancer. Nothing in my life was planned. At 15, I started...

2008-10-07 15:00:41

I read the plight of Roma Tavendale (Standard, October 3) and it made me bristle with thunderous intent. Yes, I had an operation and no, I did not get the type of care that I needed to ensure a speedy recovery. In fact, the familiar saying about those who yell the loudest gets the cake was very true for me and probably Roma and thousands of others. It seems to me that when MidCentral Health is under pressure in any way, shape or form, then you enter the system at your own peril. At...

2008-08-26 09:00:28

By Joe Vulopas Their bags are packed. Many are leaving home - some forever. As they prepare to enter the next stage of their lives, many recent high-school graduates have spent the past several months juggling their emotions before college begins. I'm sure their parents have, too. Recently I had an opportunity to talk to one of my former students, Leah Stoner. Leah leaves Wednesday for Temple University, where she'll study journalism. She wanted to pass along a few words to her parents...

2008-07-22 00:00:24

By Peter Popham Italy shamed over photo highlighting growing disquiet over treatment of Gypsies. By Peter Popham It is another balmy weekend on the beach in Naples. By the rocks, a couple soak up the southern Italian sun. A young man in sunglasses and a white T-shirt saunters by, playing with his mobile phone. Inches away, their feet poking from under beach towels that cover their faces and bodies, lie two drowned Roma children. The girls, Cristina, 16, and Violetta, 14, were buried...

2008-07-15 06:00:51

Australia-based Queensland Gas Company has announced that it will increase its offer for Roma Petroleum, from A$0.10 cash and 0.0177 QGC shares, to A$0.11 cash and 0.0177 QGC shares for each Roma share. Roma shareholders who have already accepted the Queensland Gas Company's (QGC) offer will be entitled to the increased consideration. QGC has also declared its offer free from defeating conditions. QGC also confirmed that Oil Drilling & Exploration (OD&E) has formally accepted its...

2008-07-11 09:00:40

By The Oklahoman Jul. 11--The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is presenting a matinee film series featuring movies set in ancient Rome in conjunction with the "Roman Art from the Louvre" exhibition. The six-week series is set for 2 p.m. Sundays in the museum's Noble Theater, 415 Couch Drive. The series starts this Sunday with "Quo Vadis," the 1951 epic starring Robert Taylor and Deborah Kerr. "The power and opulence of Rome has been an irresistible subject for filmmakers for decades....

2006-03-28 08:20:00

By Michael Winfrey and Tsvetelia Ilieva STARA ZAGORA, Bulgaria -- Roska, a pretty 15-year-old Roma girl, thinks she's too young to get married. But her family has brought her to this gritty central Bulgarian city to look for a husband, saying that if they don't find a match for her soon, they can forget about a dowry. "How do you think life is? We're looking to get some money," said Valia, Roska's 20-year-old cousin. "Maybe someone will like her and give us something." For girls in Roska's...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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