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2009-05-26 05:00:00

LAS VEGAS, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bergamo Acquisition Corp. (Pink Sheets: BGMO) today announced that agreement on all terms with its lender to finance energy projects for Pakistan has been completed. The value of all projects is $1.5 Billion USD. Hillard Herzog, President and CEO of Bergamo Acquisition Corp. will travel to Pakistan within the next two weeks, to sign the contracts for the financing. The projects have expanded in scope since the May 7, 2009 press release. In...

2008-12-14 13:12:00

COVER: The $4,000,000,000,000 (Yes, that's $4 trillion) (All overseas editions). Jeffrey E. Garten, the Juan Trippe professor of international trade and finance at the Yale School of Management, writes that the trillions of dollars spent so far are not slowing the rapid descent of the global economy. The answer is even more trillions, and fast. "We stand on the threshold of a calamity that goes well beyond the rupture of the banking system and the deepening of a global recession and that...

2008-11-03 18:00:06

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is urging a top U.S. military commander to halt drone missile attacks targeting Taliban militants inside Pakistan. Zardari, meeting Monday in Islamabad with Gen. David Petraeus, the new head of the U.S. Central Command, said the attacks are causing problems for the government because they are highly unpopular with the public and are inflaming anti-American sentiment, ABC News reported. "Continuing drone attacks on our territory, which result in loss of...

2008-10-12 03:00:17

Text of report by Karachi-based private Pakistani channel Geo TV website on 12 October Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said power and energy was most critical for economic development of the country and directed swift measures to end load shedding and power shortages on war footing. During a detailed presentation on "International Competitive Bidding for New IPP and Rental Power Projects on Fast Track" the President asked the Ministry and Planning Commission to consider...

2008-10-06 09:00:14

Indian media gave prominent play to Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's reported statement that India has never been a threat to his country. The statement was made in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. In a front-page story Monday, the Times of India reported Zardari's statement had "warmed the cockles of Indian hearts as much as it has created a ruckus in his own country." The report said this is the first time a top Pakistani leader has "dared to state this in public and...

2008-09-26 21:00:07

By Jason Straziuso; Fisnik Abrashi KABUL, Afghanistan - Pakistani soldiers fired at American reconnaissance helicopters that were escorting Afghan and U.S. ground troops along the border Thursday, sparking a battle between the countries which have been allies in the war on terrorism, officials said. The five-minute exchange, which could have easily escalated into a much bigger conflict, could heighten tensions at a time when the U.S. is stepping up cross-border operations in a region...

2008-09-26 09:00:10

By Jason Straziuso and Fisnik Abrashi Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- Pakistani soldiers fired at American reconnaissance helicopters that were escorting Afghan and U.S. ground troops along the volatile border Thursday, sparking a five- minute ground battle between the countries, which have been allies in the war on terrorism, officials said. Attempting to play down the incident -- the first serious exchange with Pakistani forces acknowledged by the U.S. -- Pakistan's president...

2008-09-26 00:00:14

Text of report by Pakistan's private television channel Geo News website on 26 September Washington: An incident in which Pakistani soldiers fired on helicopters with a NATO-led force Thursday [25 September] along the border with Afghanistan was "an unfortunate misunderstanding," a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said its helicopters were conducting routine operations inside Afghanistan when they came under small arms fire from a...

2008-09-26 00:00:14

Text of report by Pakistan's private television channel Geo News website on 26 September United Nations: In his maiden address to the General Assembly of the United Nations here on Thursday [25 September], the president of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, has categorically asked justice for the assassinated Benazir Bhutto [former prime minister and his wife]. President Asif Ali Zardari declared Pakistan will not let its territory be used by terrorists for attacks against its own people or...

2008-09-25 00:00:19

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Islamabad, 24 September [Wednesday]: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani on Wednesday urged the media to extend its cooperation to the government in facing the challenges of terrorism and extremism. Speaking at an Iftar [fast breaking] dinner hosted by him for foreign and national media here, he said media should educate people about the rigid mindsets that give birth to suicide bombers and terrorists. He...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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