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2009-02-12 08:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Era Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX) announced today that its MSS ADS-B and multilateration systems have been commissioned for wide area and surface surveillance at Cape Town International Airport and in Johannesburg International Airport for surface surveillance by ATNS, South Africa's air navigation service provider (ANSP). Era's wide area multilateration (WAM) system in Cape Town is the first...

2009-01-28 06:15:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, January 28 /PRNewswire/ -- - Guests Will Bounce Back to Health Using Mini-Trampolines as Part of Unique Therapy Staying healthy in these stressful times is a challenge in itself but the launch of Fresh Attitude Health Retreats early in 2009 may provide participants with the impetus they need to implement and maintain a healthy lifestyle. A key component of the retreat will be 'rebounding' - participants will be bouncing gently on a mini-trampoline...

2008-12-01 10:52:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We kill carelessly," Nobel Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said last week as he spoke in support of a global campaign to stop whaling by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org ). Tutu launched Sacred Ocean - Global Voices Against the Cruelty of Whaling in Cape Town with a speech that made an analogy that compared rape and murder, with the killing of whales. "Are we surprised that we have lost a...

2008-10-03 12:00:22

Hyperdynamics Corporation (AMEX:HDY) announced today that top executives from the Company are attending the 15th Africa Oil Week being held next week in Cape Town, South Africa. This is Africa's premier international event operated by Global Pacific and Partners. It is the world's largest and most significant exploration and development event on Africa for the global oil exploration and gas-LNG industry. The event will be attended by top executives of independent, major, and national oil...

2008-07-31 21:00:27

By Alan Pergament Confession time. I haven't watched a second of the Fox Reality Channel, which I only recently discovered is carried locally on digital cable. I try to avoid just about all reality shows, especially if they involve celebrities. But that's about to change with Saturday's 9 p.m. premiere of "Long Way Down," a 10-episode series that follows Scottish actor Ewan McGregor ("Star Wars,""Moulin Rouge") and his "best mate," British actor Charley Boorman, on a picturesque 15,000...

2008-07-28 15:00:40

South African Airways (SAA), South Africa's flagship airline and the continent's most awarded carrier, introduced fares as low as $799(a) round trip for travel from New York or Washington, D.C., to Cape Town, South Africa, in time for travelers to fall in love with "the fairest cape" during its spring season. The $799(a) fare also is available for travel from New York or Washington to Dakar, Senegal. The travel period for the fare is Oct. 30-Nov. 30, 2008, but the fun can begin even sooner,...

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2008-02-05 12:50:00

Federal research minister aboard the research icebreaker PolarsternIn the Southern Ocean, large quantities of surface-drifting plankton algae are able to significantly reduce the carbon dioxide content of the surface waters, which can affect the global carbon dioxide cycle. This is one of the results from an Antarctic expedition which has just drawn to a close in Cape Town on February 4, and which was led by the Alfred Wegener Institute, part of the Helmholtz Association. On February 5, an...

2007-11-07 09:00:34

Eight rescued after boat sinks in Cape Town JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Eight people, three of them foreigners, were rescued after their chartered boat sank 400 meters off Clifton beach in Cape Town on Tuesday afternoon. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesman Craig Lambinon said the NSRI rushed to the scene following reports by the National Ports Authority about a chartered boat with eight occupants taking water and sinking at 12:17 p.m.. Lifeguards swam out to assist...

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2006-09-14 22:30:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - A South African shark-spotting program to warn surfers and swimmers about the approach of great whites is to be expanded, environmentalists said Thursday, though they added the sharks have more to fear than humans. In the only program of its kind in the world, South Africans are being trained as "spotters" who scour the ocean near popular beaches to sound the alert if they see one of the mighty predators. Many of those recruited are disadvantaged or homeless....

2006-09-05 05:38:56

By Tom Miles CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin met South African leader Thabo Mbeki on Tuesday at the start of a visit intended to forge closer ties between the mineral and diamond superpowers. Putin went quickly into talks with Mbeki after arriving in Cape Town from Greece for a two-day visit. Despite long historical ties between Moscow and the ruling African National Congress (ANC), Putin is on the first visit to South Africa by a Russian head of state. But...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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