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2011-04-12 00:00:29

Sociobiologist and author of bestseller, The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out Of Extinction, Rebecca Costa, announced today that she has agreed to be the keynote speaker at the acclaimed San Francisco Public Library Earth Day event and The National Steinbeck Center's annual Meet the Author program. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2011 Sociobiologist and author of bestseller, The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out Of Extinction, Rebecca Costa, announced today that she has agreed...

2011-03-10 08:10:00

RAMSEY, N.J., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a two-day education and networking event, MPO Symposium provides medical device manufacturers rare access to local facilities in and around San Jose, Costa Rica, following a morning of conference sessions on May 11. As part of your conference registration, you will have the option to choose a plant tour to attend. Buses will depart outside the conference venue, the Costa Rica Marriott in San Jose. The MPO Symposium conference series...

2006-01-17 19:49:28

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Search crews in Costa Rica found the bodies of a U.S. couple on Tuesday after their single-engine airplane crashed against a volcano, Red Cross officials said. The single engine Beechcraft piloted by a man and his wife, both from Des Moines, Iowa, disappeared on Sunday from San Jose radar screens while flying in the vicinity of Irazu Volcano, some 17 km (11 miles) east of San Jose. Bad weather prevented authorities from finding the wreckage in rugged...

2005-07-13 17:56:10

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Costa Rican emergency workers on Wednesday criticized inadequate safety measures at a hospital gutted by fire earlier this week, as the death toll from the deadly blaze rose to 19. The fire broke out on Tuesday at the Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital in San Jose, trapping critically ill patients and nurses in the neurosurgery and intensive care wards on the clinic's upper floors. Emergency workers found the body of a patient in the charred ruins of...

2005-07-12 16:39:27

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - A fire swept through one of Costa Rica's main hospitals early on Tuesday, killing at least 18 people, mostly critically ill patients trapped in the five-story building's upper floors. The blaze broke out shortly before 2:30 a.m. at the Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital in San Jose, trapping patients in the neurosurgery and intensive care wards on the top two floors, a Red Cross official said. Local television reported that the fire started in a central...

2005-07-12 12:11:41

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - A fire swept through one of Costa Rica's main hospitals early on Tuesday, killing 17 people, mostly critically ill patients trapped in the five-story building's upper floors. The blaze broke out shortly before 2:30 a.m. at the Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital in San Jose, trapping patients in the neurosurgery and intensive care wards on the top two floors, a Red Cross official said. Local television reported that the fire started in a central...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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