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desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers

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Syrian state media said gunmen had opened fire on Red Cross staff travelling on the road between Sarmin and Saraqeb in Idlib province.
As a member of the committee, Canterbury will work with Red Cross staff to develop and implement fundraising plans to achieve the chapter's philanthropic goals to ensure that the chapter has an appropriate level of fiscal resources to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Khalil was a trusted and very experienced Red Cross staff member who significantly contributed to the humanitarian cause," The Telegraph quoted Daccord, as saying.
A Four Seasons spokeswoman said: "Far from thousands of workers moving from weekly to monthly pay, the facts are that the overwhelming majority of former Southern Cross staff are already paid monthly and will receive their pay either a few days earlier or a few days later in the month.
Joy Clift-Hill, British Red Cross operations director for Lincolnshire, said: "We are working closely with the police, and our highly trained British Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain at the centre for as long as we are needed.
Volunteers from the school of public health and Red Cross staff aimed to collect 30 donations during the drive but exceeded that goal by two pints, translating into enough donated blood to help save 96 lives.
He further assured providing full security Red Cross staff in discharge of their duty.
Nearly 100,000 people who volunteered to donate their bodies after death have been registered so far, said a Red Cross staff member.
He also said the government should stop the use of heavy weapons in the conflict zone and give the UN and Red Cross staff access to the 190,000 displaced civilians.
Red Cross staff members Kevin Burr, Nick Geier, Bethany Brown, and Pauletta Bratcher have worked to support nursing.
With all the assistance provided by this wonderful organization and in light of the huge efforts made this past year by Red Cross staff and volunteers to help all in need, this was the least Lysol could do to assist," said Tom Bach, the Lysol professional relations manager.
It will be a mighty busy schedule at Shelbourne, but the good news for the staff is that the Cross staff will be moving down to look after things on `HX nights' - Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
The steady stream of donors kept the Red Cross staff and volunteers busy for much of the six-hour event.
Red Cross staff had been given access only to civilian Ethiopians, most of whom were residents in Eritrea and are in detention camps awaiting deportation under a repatriation plan supervised by the Red Cross.