Quantcast

Latest Typhoon Durian Stories

2008-06-24 02:29:45

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an initial $100,000 for the purchase of emergency relief supplies, including blankets, mosquito nets, and water containers, to families affected by the typhoon in the Philippines. On June 20, 2008, Typhoon Frank (Fengshen) passed over the Philippines, with heavy rains and sustained winds of nearly 100 miles per hour (mph) and gusts as high as 108...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
Related