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2009-07-05 00:10:16

Rocker turned philanthropist Bob Geldof became editor-for-a-day Saturday of La Stampa, an Italian newspaper, helping prepare a special edition on Africa. The Sunday paper is part of the run-up to the Group of Eight meeting scheduled for next week in L'Aquila, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. Mario Calabresi, editor in chief of the Turin daily, said Thursday Geldof's responsibilities as his co-editor would include assisting with page design, choosing photographs and writing headlines....

2005-07-06 12:28:48

OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian member of parliament nominated Irish rocker and charity champion Bob Geldof on Wednesday for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his work to help poor nations. The peace prize is awarded annually by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Those qualified to nominate candidates include members of national parliaments around the world. The nomination came as leaders of the Group of Eight rich nations gathered in Scotland to discuss aid for Africa under pressure from the...

2005-07-03 02:11:56

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - For someone so often called a saint, BobGeldof has an uncanny ability to irritate and offend. The Irish rocker has bullied and badgered his way into thehistory books, pulling off the Live Aid rock concerts 20 yearsago and promising to do something even bigger on Saturday with10 Live 8 gigs to raise awareness of African poverty. The 50-year-old Geldof seems like a walking contradiction. He was the quintessential anti-establishment figure...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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