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2013-09-05 23:02:32

A' Design Award and Competitions are pleased to announce that the project Ashgabat Tele-Radio Center by Polimeks Construction has been granted the famous Golden A' Design Award in the Engineering and Technical Design Category. taly (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Como, İ A' Design Award and Competitions are happy to share that the project Ashgabat Tele-Radio Center by Poimeks Construction has been acknowledged with the famous Golden A' Design Award in the Engineering and...

2008-08-08 12:00:40

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Asgabat, 8 August: Turkmenistan's president, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, has proposed that China increase the purchase of [Turkmen] natural gas from 30bn cu.m. up to 40bn cu.m. [a year]. "Preliminary data shows that the underground reserves of Turkmen natural gas are much larger than it was estimated," Berdimuhamedow said at a meeting with the leadership of the Chinese CNPC [China National Petroleum Corporation] in Beijing...

2008-07-22 15:00:34

Text of report by state-owned Turkmen TV Altyn Asyr channel on 22 July The Lebaptelekom [Lebap telecommunications] state enterprise is consistently improving services provided to the population. Thanks to their efforts, another Internet cafe has been commissioned in the town of Turkmenabat [the regional centre]. The new Internet centre is located in the third housing development of the regional centre. Lebaptelekom is intensifying its efforts to resolve the tasks set by the esteemed...

2008-07-12 03:00:21

Excerpt from report by state-owned Turkmen TV Altyn Asyr channel on 10 July [Presenter] Today, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow held an expanded session dedicated to the further expansion of the national food market and saturating it with diverse and high-quality food products. The deputy chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of the agricultural industry and a number of other leading ministries and agencies, regional governors and the mayor of Asgabat were invited...

2008-07-04 21:00:19

ASHGABAT. July 4 (Interfax) - Gazprom (RTS: GAZP) CEO Alexei Miller confirmed that Russia will buy gas from Turkmenistan "in rising volumes and at market prices." "Ashgabat's basic condition on that issue is a market price for Turkmen gas, based on the average price of gas delivered to Europe," Miller said in Ashgabat on Friday ahead of top-level Russian- Turkmen talks. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrives in Ashgabat on Friday. Bilateral cooperation in fuel and energy is expected to...

2008-07-04 21:00:19

ASHGABAT. July 4 (Interfax) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has spoken in favor of the speedy implementation of the Caspian gas pipeline project. "We are speaking of the speedy implementation of the agreement on the construction of the Caspian gas pipeline and the expansion of gas networks in Central Asia," he said during talks with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in Ashgabat. "Both Turkmenistan and Russia are strictly fulfilling their commitments in the sphere of fuel...

2008-07-04 21:00:19

ASHGABAT. July 4 (Interfax) - An agreement on the construction of the Caspian gas pipeline will come into force shortly, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said. "The intergovernmental agreement on the Caspian gas pipeline will come into force shortly when all countries complete internal procedures," he said after talks with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedow in Ashgabat. Medvedev also said work would continue on the four-sided agreement on rebuilding the existing gas...

2008-07-04 21:00:19

ASHGABAT. July 4 (Interfax) - An agreement on the construction of the Caspian gas pipeline will take effect in the near future, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said. "The intergovernmental agreement on the Caspian gas pipeline will take effect in the near future after all countries complete domestic procedures," Medvedev said after talks with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in Ashgabat on Friday. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest Information...

2008-07-04 21:00:19

ASHGABAT. July 4 (Interfax) - Russia does not anticipate any problems with the Caspian gas pipeline project, Sergei Prikhodko, aide to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, told reporters in Ashgabat. Russia should complete its pipeline agreement ratification procedures "in the very near future," Prikhodko said. "We do not foresee any problems with implementing this project: the necessary contractual and legal basis is in place, the required surveying work has been performed, and there are no...

2008-07-03 21:00:19

ASHGABAT. July 3 (Interfax) - Turkmenistan's switch to a European gas price will remove the issue of a possible re-orientation of energy delivery routes from this country by-passing Russia from the agenda, Russian presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko said. "After the inevitable switch to the world price formula takes place, it seems to me that the issue of orienting these flows to other countries, rather than Russia, will just be removed from the agenda," Prikhodko told Interfax ahead of...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'