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2014-05-23 08:24:29

Strengthening local, regional and national efforts to combat illicit and prescription drug use among youth NEW GLASGOW, NS, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Canada, today announced $16.1 million in federal funding over three years to help prevent and reduce illicit and prescription drug abuse among youth ages 10 to 24....

2014-04-03 20:21:29

Port State Measures Agreement will strengthen inspection standards to keep illegally caught fish from reaching market WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Senate on April 3 took a strong stand in the global fight against illegal fishing by ratifying a treaty that will prevent illegally caught fish from entering the market through ports around the world. The treaty, called the Port State Measures Agreement, or PSMA, also would empower port officials...

2014-02-21 12:24:29

DUBLIN, Ireland, February 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zjxjqq/drugs_of_abuse ) has announced the addition of the "Drugs of Abuse Testing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zjxjqq/drugs_of_abuse ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Globally, the drugs of...

Man Arrested For Smuggling 14 Percent Of Endangered Tortoise Population
2013-03-31 06:24:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A 38-year-old man from Thailand was arrested at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok for attempting to smuggle critically endangered tortoises out of the country. Actually, that´s a bit of an understatement. According to Gizmodo´s Andrew Liszewski, the Bangkok authorities found the man — whom they believe to be part of a global smuggling ring — attempting to make off with 54 ploughshare tortoises...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'