Latest Stephen Thomas Stories

2013-09-25 10:39:29

Levels of social deprivation, as well as how well a patient controls their blood sugar, is an independent risk factor for mortality in people with type 1 diabetes. These are the findings of new research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Barcelona, Spain. The research is by the Diabetes Clinical Academic Group at King's Healthcare Partners, UK, and presented by Dr Stephen Thomas, Dept of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Guy's and St...

2010-11-04 10:00:00

EDF and Areva Urged to Cut Losses, Avoid More Financial Damage From 'Doomed Technology'; Major Implications for U.S. Nuclear Loan Guarantee Program, Which EDF Seeks to Tap for EPR. WASHINGTON and LONDON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even if it is propped up with extensive government subsidies or full cost-recovery from ratepayers, the "Evolutionary Power Reactor" (EPR) - which the French government-controlled utility, Electricite de France (EDF) plans to deliver for the...

2009-12-16 10:10:00

Rejection by Private Financing, Skyrocketing Cost Projections, Falling Demand, and Faulty Reactor Designs Can't Be Solved With U.S. Shifting to "Nuclear Socialism" to Bail Out Industry. WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The beleaguered nuclear power industry is now the "public option" of U.S. energy, unable to move forward without a bailout in the form of taxpayer-backed loan guarantees involving a high risk of default. Citing three recent negative developments for the nuclear...

2009-05-20 12:30:00

No "Nuclear Renaissance" on the Continent: French, Finnish, and U.K. Experiences Hold Little Relevance for U.S. - Other Than As Cautionary Tales; Copying France "Would Require Nationalization of U.S. Electric Utilities." WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lobbyists and utility company officials who claim that the United States is missing out on a so-called "Nuclear Renaissance" have their facts wrong about what is going on in Europe with nuclear reactors, according to University...

2009-05-19 10:00:00

Federal, State Reactor Pushes Fueled by "Phony" Sense of U.S. Losing International Race   WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proponents who lobby Congressional, state and local officials to advance new nuclear reactors routinely argue that the United States is falling behind the rest of the world when it comes to the deployment of nuclear power. But University of Greenwich Professor of Energy Studies Stephen Thomas says that the supposed "nuclear renaissance" that is...

2007-04-01 12:00:18

By Brandon Stahl, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Apr. 1--The schools Stephen Thomas has run in the past have many similarities to his current school, the Romano Byzantine College -- including questions about legitimacy. In 2000, after a Romano Byzantine College graduate called Duluth police saying she had been scammed out of $15,000 from the school, officers found at least four more people who said they were defrauded out of $30,000 through the school, according to police records. One...

2006-06-25 06:47:12

By Kate Holton STUTTGART (Reuters) - Five hundred England soccer supporters have been detained in Stuttgart in the two days leading up to their side's second-round match with Ecuador for mostly drunken and aggressive behavior, police said on Sunday. Riot police held 378 England fans on Saturday night after they clashed with German fans, throwing bottles, tables and chairs in a square in the city center. On Friday, 122 were held for aggressive behavior. "I don't consider these people...

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  • 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.'