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2012-03-12 16:05:31

With the political clobbering of the SOPA-PIPA anti-piracy legislation still visible in their rearview mirrors, a handful of American Internet giants are turning their attention towards a new political threat: federally mandated privacy policies. Yet with a tepid public looking on rather joining the ranks of online activists, tech companies may find that their attempts to derail personal-data collection legislation to be an entirely different ballgame. Silicon Valley blue-chips like Apple,...

2008-07-10 09:01:02

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "Nationwide Sales of US Beef Begin as Washington Prepares To Export Bone-in Beef"] SEOUL, July 10 (Yonhap) - Nationwide sales of US beef started to gain momentum as Washington prepared to export bone-in beef and other cuts under revised quarantine rules signed in April, industry sources said Thursday. A local meat importers' association said that after limited sales took place in Seoul last week, US beef has...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • 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.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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