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2011-05-31 15:15:00

PIRAEUS, Greece, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) today announced it has expanded its global network by establishing physical supply operations in Tenerife, located in the Canary Islands near the northwest coast of mainland Africa, effective immediately. Tenerife serves as a key commercial hub located along major trans-Atlantic seaborne trade routes, generating total annual marine fuel sales volumes of more than 1.5 million metric tons....

2011-04-15 02:00:00

MANCHESTER, England, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online travel agent On the Beach has revealed that holidays to the Canary Islands are becoming increasingly popular with their customers. They have seen a significant rise in visits to Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria in 2011. Alistair Daly, Marketing Director of On the Beach, comments: "In the past few months we have seen a surge in visits to these islands -- we believe this was prompted by the poor winter...

2010-12-13 13:05:58

The Egyptian vulture population of the Canary Islands was established following the arrival of the first human settlers who brought livestock to the islands. A genetic comparison of Iberian and Canarian birds, published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, found that the Egyptian vulture population in the Canary Islands was likely established around 2500 years ago "“ around the same time as humans began to colonise the islands. Rosa Agudo worked with a team of...

2010-10-04 05:59:00

PARIS, October 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Canary Islands Government continues to employ Open Source technology through Bonita Open Solution to provide citizens with quick access to online procedures in collaboration with Bull Spain and BonitaSoft. The Directorate General of Telecommunications and New Technologies of the Canary Islands (Spain), Bull, and BonitaSoft have worked together to provide the Canary Islands e-government with business process automation capabilities (Business...

2010-05-12 15:31:00

PIRAEUS, Greece, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire from Shell Espana S.A. the assets and operations of the Shell Las Palmas terminal in the Canary Islands, which is located near the northwest coast of mainland Africa. The acquisition, which is subject to the completion of detailed documentation, is expected to close by the end of July. The Shell Las Palmas terminal occupies an area...

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2010-04-13 12:26:17

Scientists from the Canary Islands have compiled data on wild ferrets in La Palma and the damage they cause in the ecosystem, to confirm that the island is the one with the highest number of naturalized animals in the archipelago. The Canarian government permits rabbit hunting using ferrets, an ancient and common practice that has its disadvantages when the ferrets escape or are released into the wild. In the Canaries more than 20, 000 ferrets (Mustela furo) are kept in captivity, and the...

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2010-02-18 12:51:25

A team of researchers from the Canary Islands has developed a technique for automatically controlling anaesthesia during surgical operations. The new system detects the hypnotic state of the patient at all times and supplies the most appropriate dose of anaesthetic. "This is an efficient control technique which regulates anaesthesia in operating theatres by computer, with the aim of adapting the dose of the drug administered according to the individual characteristics of each patient", Juan...

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2009-10-21 11:55:11

A team of Spanish and Portuguese researchers has carried out molecular genetic analysis of the Y chromosome (transmitted only by males) of the aboriginal population of the Canary Islands to determine their origin and the extent to which they have survived in the current population. The results suggest a North African origin for these paternal lineages which, unlike maternal lineages, have declined to the point of being practically replaced today by European lineages. Researchers from the...

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2009-07-24 08:10:00

The criteria of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s Red List are an essential tool for evaluating the conservation status of species around the planet, and according to these criteria all the species in the Canary Islands are endangered. However, research carried out recently by Jos© Luis Martín Esquivel has highlighted some conflicting areas within the scientific protocol designed to identify threatened plants and animals.Jos© Luis...

2008-09-22 15:00:28

By Katy Holland If you're stuck for somewhere to run away to this half term, may I suggest the Happy Islands, better known as the Canaries. They're the perfect retreat for families desperate to escape the gloom. Perhaps a peaceful rustic mansion set among citrus trees is what's needed. Casa El Morro in Lanzarote (0117-942 8476; i- escape.com), is a converted 18th-century hideaway in a volcanic setting: perfect for winding down, yet close enough to quaint villages and beaches. Or you can...


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2014-02-14 14:59:58

Laurus novocanariensis is a large shrub or tree that belongs to the Lauraceae family. The genus includes 3 species each containing several overlapping characteristics. L. novocanariensis can grow up to 66 feet high. It has aromatic, dark green glossy and leathery leaves, which have small glands in the armpit of the spine. The shrub or tree has lateral veins. It bears small white flowers that are about .4 inches in diameter.  The flowers are born in pairs beside a leaf. The fruit it...

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2007-10-26 12:43:27

The Blue Chaffinch (Fringilla teydea), is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. This bird lives mainly in mountain Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) forests on Tenerife and Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. However it can also be found in bushy areas. Its preference is for habitat at around 3600-6600 feet, but it will descend lower in bad weather. The Blue Chaffinch structurally resembles a large Chaffinch with a thicker bill, but the breeding male is...

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2007-10-24 15:48:09

The Wild Canary (Serinus canaria), sometimes called the Island Canary, Atlantic Canary, or just Canary, is a small bird in the finch family. It is native to the Azores, the Canary Islands, and Madeira. This bird was named after the Canary Islands, not vice-versa. Its habitat is semi-open areas such as orchards and copses. This is not the same bird as the domesticated pet canary. The Wild Canary is 4.9-5.3 inches long with a wingspan of 7.9-9.0 inches. It weighs between 0.5 and 0.7 ounces....

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