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2013-06-06 23:01:47

Festival to focus on Liberian, Senegalese and Yoruba cultures. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 The organizers of the ODUNDE African and African-American Festival, an annual cultural event whose programs reach audiences of up to 500,000 persons, today announced the remaining schedule of events, in celebration of its 38th Anniversary. Major highlights in the scheduled programs will be the African Business Roundtable, which will feature presentations from ambassadors and representatives...

Why Do Loggerhead Females Return To Their Place Of Birth To Mate
2013-05-31 05:48:50

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research is shedding light on why female loggerhead sea turtles return to their place of birth to mate, while males jump to different locations. Scientists at the GEOMar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in Germany used molecular tools to research turtle migratory patterns around the Cape Verde islands to find out why female turtles return home. The reason that female loggerhead sea turtles return to their place of...

Opportunity Comes Back To Life After Fifth Mars Winter
2012-05-10 11:25:26

With its daily supply of solar energy increasing, NASA's durable Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has driven off the sunward-tilted outcrop, called Greeley Haven, where it worked during its fifth Martian winter. Opportunity's first drive since Dec. 26, 2011, took the rover about 12 feet (3.67 meters) northwest and downhill on Tuesday, May 8. The rover operations team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., received confirmation of the completed drive late Tuesday, relayed...

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2011-08-09 04:50:00

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is poised to reach the rim of a large crater, beginning a new phase of research for the rover. Opportunity drove out of Victoria crater in August 2008, and now only 2 miles stand in its way of driving out of Endeavour crater. NASA selected "Spirit Point" as an informal name for the site on the rim where Opportunity will arrive at the Endeavour crater. The choice commemorates Opportunity's rover twin, Spirit, which ended communication and finished...

2011-05-11 15:20:00

PIRAEUS, Greece, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) ("Aegean" or the "Company") today announced financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. First Quarter and Year-to-Date Highlights Increased sales volumes to 2,726,237 metric tons. Expanded net revenues to $68.2 million. Recorded operating income of $9.8 million. Reported EBITDA (as defined in Note 1) of $17.4 million in Q1 2011. Reported net income of $4.0...

2011-03-02 15:36:00

PIRAEUS, Greece, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) today announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010. Fourth Quarter and Full Year Highlights Increased sales volumes to 2,890,940 metric tons in Q4 2010 and 10,308,210 metric tons for the full year. Reported net revenue of $51.5 million in Q4 2010 and $235.6 million for the full year. Reported EBITDA (as defined in Note 1) of $1.5 million in Q4 2010...

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2011-01-04 14:35:00

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a Dec. 31, 2010, view of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on the southwestern rim of a football-field-size crater called "Santa Maria." Opportunity arrived at the western edge of Santa Maria crater in mid-December and will spend about two months investigating rocks there. That investigation will take Opportunity into the beginning of its eighth year on Mars. Opportunity landed...


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2008-09-17 15:01:35

The Iago Sparrow (Passer iagoensis), also known as the Cape Verde Sparrow, is a member of the Old World sparrow family. It is native to the Cape Verde Islands where it is very common on most islands except for Fogo and is scarce on Santa Luzia, Branco and Sal. It can be found in a wide variety of habitats but is most commonly found in lava plains, desert and dry scrub. The Iago Sparrow is a little over 5 inches long with a 6.75 to 7.75 inch wingspan. The male has a black crown, throat and...

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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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