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It said 'recent happenings in Nigeria give cause for grave concern and worry.
On the other hand, maritime piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and Sulu Sea in the Philippines continues to give cause for concern with kidnap for ransom the main threat.
While highlighting issues with contaminants and species at risk, the briefing note did not directly link environmental impacts to the oil sands, saying that "oil-sands-related pollutants in the environment are generally not at concentrations that give cause for concern.
While highlighting issues with contaminants and species at risk, the briefing note did not directly link environmental impacts to the oil sands, saying that "oils-ands-related pollutants in the environment are generally not at concentrations that give cause for concern.
Minister Gilmore said: "Reports detailing the horrific sexual abuses these children suffer are deeply disturbing and give cause for great concern.
There will be the threat of snowfall, but amounts aren't expected to give cause for alarm.
Summary: Food prices hit a record high last month, outstripping levels that prompted riots in 2008, and key grains could climb even further as weather patterns give cause for concern, the UN's food agency said on Wednesday.
Chairman Anthony Coombs said: "Whilst economic conditions will take time to become more certain, the resilience of our own performance and current positive trading trends give cause for continued cautious optimism.
But new work in the UK is not likely to start again until at least 2011 as the economy continues to give cause for concern.
And Scotland boss George Burley has reassured club bosses, such as Cardiff's Dave Jones, that the trip shouldn't give cause for concern.
The ambient juice market has been in overall decline for some time, but in the past six months there have been some green shoots of recovery, which give cause for optimism.