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2009-05-28 13:06:19

The Centre for Epidemiological Studies into Sexually-Transmitted Diseases and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT) started a pioneering study in Spain in 2005 to look into the prevalence of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) among female sex workers (SWs). The objective was to monitor the rates of infection with both HIV and other diseases over time, as well as the prevalence of risky behavior. "The phenomenon of prostitution has changed over recent years in Spain, going from prostitution as an...

2008-08-20 06:00:26

Gas Natural has reported that it invested E40 million in the autonomous Spanish community of Catalonia in the first half of 2008, bringing supplies to three new municipalities, extending the network to new clients in towns which already have gas services, and renovating the existing distribution network. The company has connected the municipalities of Castelltercol, Gelida and Castellgali to the Catalan pipeline network, as planned for 2008. Gas Natural said that it provides services to...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'