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2011-07-27 00:01:21

Company Expands Service List, Brings Work-Life Balance to the Bay Area San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 The average American spends a total of five years waiting in line, but a local company called Domestic Concierge is giving clients the chance to opt out of waiting their turn. Today the company is launching a redesigned website and expanded list of services, which includes everything from personal assistants, mobile massage and parental outsourcing to project management, relocation...

2006-02-10 13:30:22

By Will Dunham TAORMINA, Sicily (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, days after calling Iran the world's top state sponsor of terrorism, ratcheted up the pressure on Tehran on Friday with fresh accusations of interference in Iraq. Rumsfeld, in Taormina, Sicily, for a meeting of NATO defense ministers, used an appearance in Europe for the second time in a week to talk tough over Iran, which the United States and European Union fear is covertly developing nuclear weapons....

2006-02-10 07:23:48

By Will Dunham and Mark John TAORMINA, Sicily (Reuters) - NATO's top commander of operations said on Friday he doubted whether the alliance would have enough troops to declare a long-heralded rapid reaction force fully operational in October as planned. A delay to the 25,000-strong NATO Response Force (NRF) would be a setback to U.S.-backed efforts to turn the alliance that was Europe's Cold War protector into an outfit capable of launching itself into crisis spots around the world...

2006-02-09 14:57:41

By Mark John and Will Dunham TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - NATO defense chiefs pledged on Thursday to expand alliance peacekeeping in Afghanistan despite attacks on their troops triggered by the storm over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad. Protesters angered by the cartoons tried to storm a NATO base housing Norwegian troops on Tuesday in one of the worst outbreaks of violence prompted by the controversy. Afghan police opened fire, killing four. Defense ministers meeting in...

2006-02-09 13:00:35

By Will Dunham and Mark John TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Thursday Washington remained committed to transferring all international peacekeeping in Afghanistan to NATO troops, increasingly the target of violence there. Protesters angered by cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad tried to storm a NATO base housing Norwegian troops on Tuesday in one of the worst outbreaks of violence prompted by the controversy. Afghan police opened fire,...

2006-02-09 09:45:00

By Will Dunham and Mark John TAORMINA, Italy -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday said Washington remained committed to transferring all international peacekeeping in Afghanistan to NATO troops, increasingly the target of violence there. Protesters angered by cartoons depicting Islam's Prophet Mohammad tried to storm a NATO base housing Norwegian troops on Tuesday in one of the worst outbreaks of violence prompted by the controversy. Afghan police opened fire, killing four. In...

2006-02-07 15:52:25

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will press allies in Sicily this week to pledge more troops to NATO's rapid-reaction force, still undermanned months before it is scheduled to be declared fully operational, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. Rumsfeld will fly to the medieval town of Taormina for an informal meeting of defense ministers from the 26 NATO members hosted by Italy on Thursday and Friday, the Pentagon said. "This is a very big year for...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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