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2008-09-10 06:00:21

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Prince Andrew lauds Vietnam's socio-economic development"] HCM City (VNA) -Prince Andrew, Duke of York, the UK, said Vietnam is one of the most successful countries regarding socio-economic development as well as the use of official development assistance (ODA). The visiting prince, who is also a special representative for the UK's international trade and...

2008-09-09 06:00:29

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Prince Andrew attends celebrations of Vietnam-UK ties"] Hanoi (VNA) -The visiting Prince Andrew, Duke of York, the UK, joined the UK Embassy staff and businessmen in a ceremony marking the 35th anniversary of the Vietnam-UK diplomatic ties in Hanoi on Sept. 8. Addressing the ceremony, Prince Andrew said his third Vietnam visit coincided with the two countries' big...

2008-09-06 12:00:10

By Jeffrey Collins and Mike Baker Associated Press MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Tropical Storm Hanna cruised toward the Carolinas on Friday, forecast to hit land overnight and promising to deliver gusty winds and heavy rain during a dash up the Eastern Seaboard that could wash out the weekend for millions of people. Not far behind was a much bigger worry: a ferocious-looking Hurricane Ike, on a path similar to the one taken by Andrew, the Category 5 monster that devastated South Florida in...

2008-09-04 03:00:07

By Thomson, Andrew Many trials and several meta-analyses have been devoted to comparing enteral with parenteral nutrition support. In this review, these studies are subjected to critical analysis with particular emphasis on their methodology and clinical relevance. Evidence is produced to suggest that the heterogeneous patient populations of the studies and the rigid approach taken to comparing different nutrition therapies inter alia render their conclusions highly questionable and of very...

2008-09-02 03:00:15

By Walmsley, Andrew The story of David and Goliath has attracted people over the generations, for its tale of hope for the small guy, triumph in adversity, overcoming the odds. Likewise, the Carthaginian commander Hannibal is remembered not only for the terrible film with Oliver Reed, but also by military tacticians for his victory at Cannae, where he destroyeda Roman armythat massively out-numbered his own. The celebration of the underdog reflects our need for heroes, but also our desire...

2008-08-29 03:00:36

By Rick Fulton STRICTLY Come Dancing have announced the line-up for this year's celebrity dance off. The sixth series of the popular BBC One series, hosted by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly, begins again next month, and there will16 contestants in the mix - two more than last year. Making up the female hopefuls are ex-EastEnders stars Gillian Taylforth and Jessie Wallace, S Club 7 beauty Rachel Stevens, The One Show co-host Christine Bleakley, shamed model Jodie Kidd, George Clooney's...

2008-08-28 15:00:26

By JANES, Andrew Vector says it has the capability and scale to build a $1 billion- plus fibre- optic network covering the Auckland region. The listed Auckland energy utility made the announcement yesterday in releasing its annual result - a net profit of $164.4 million, down 29.5 per cent on the June 2007 year. Turnover firmed 1.7% to $1.329 billion. A final 6.75c dividend increases the annual rate from 13c to a fully imputed 13.5c a share. The gross dividend of 20.149c gives a yield...

2008-08-17 18:00:24

By JANES, Andrew SHOPPERS switching to cheaper house-brand dairy products have led to Goodman Fielder writing down the value of its New Zealand dairy operations by about a quarter. Goodman Fielder is No 2 in the New Zealand dairy market after Fonterra. Its brands include Meadow Fresh and Sun Latte milk, and Tararua and Chesdale cheese. In the year to June 2007, the New Zealand dairy operations had revenue of almost $500 million. Yesterday it said it would write down their value by $214...

2008-07-29 03:01:08

By Dry, Chris Bayly, Josh; Nebel, Andrew; Knox, Scott The Marketing Society Forum Last week, the National Consumer Council's Anna Fielder claimed that supermarket BOGOF promotions are more to blame than the ad industry for fuelling unhealthy eating Chris Dry, managing director, 141 Worldwide/London. Maybe. It depends what the offer is on. For high-ticket cupboard stock, such as dishwasher tablets, clearly the answer is no, as they represent a genuine deal. But many BOGOFs mean using...

2008-07-29 03:01:08

By Pickford, Andrew AGRICULTURAL POWERS - those self sufficient in food, fabric, and hydrocarbon production - once were unambiguously regarded as strategic powers. This has been true throughout history: societies which were not agriculturally efficient and abundant could never long or fully sustain strategic power. Now, once again, a new set of nations is likely to emerge in the 21st Century with significant regional, if not global, influence demonstrably based on their agricultural...


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Symbol: CLAN2 Group: Monocot Family: Liliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA, OR Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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