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2009-07-02 08:38:00

New Smart IT Infrastructure Will Bring Increased Efficiency to Pilsen Municipality and Support Introduction of e-Government Services PILSEN, Czech Republic, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the ICT Administration Office of the City of Pilsen (SITMP) have announced details of a new four-year contract, based on which IBM will participate in the strategic development of the information system for the City of Pilsen. The new system will bring benefits to the city, its...

2006-04-04 03:39:33

By Opheera McDoom BOR, Sudan (Reuters) - As the hot African sun rose over the banks of the river Nile, 320 southern Sudanese crammed into a boat and chanted verses from the Bible before they set off on their way home after more than a decade in exile. "From the darkness into the light," the mostly women and children from the Dinka tribe chanted. They waved crosses and rose to their feet on the battered barge, the vessel that would carry them home. They are some of thousands who fled...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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