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2013-02-11 23:05:00

Jean Moss, owner of Olde Ipswich Tours, has been running small group tours throughout Europe for eighteen years. Well acquainted with the finest destinations in Europe, and recently returned from a tour of Corsica, Moss explains 8 reasons why Corsica has quickly become one of her new favorite spots. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 11, 2013 Travelers seem always to be on the lookout for the perfect destination–or, perhaps, simply for the next wonderful place to visit. Having spent four...

2012-06-14 23:00:03

In one of the most adventurous races in the history of the Giraglia Rolex Cup, Esimit Europa 2 smashed the existing record by 3 hours and 6 minutes. The unbeatable 100-foot maxi, managed by 17-member European crew, arrived to San Remo (Italy) at 03:16 AM CEST, finishing a spectacular journey from Saint-Tropez in just 14 hours, 56 minutes and 16 seconds. San Remo, Italy (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 Fleet of 170 Giraglia Rolex Cup 2012 offshore regatta participants, coming from 18 countries, left...

2010-06-19 02:00:00

SAN REMO, Italy, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Esimit Europa 2 (www.esimit.com) has taken line honours in the Giraglia Race after it majestically crossed the finish line in San Remo at 11:05 in the morning. Owner Igor Simcic and his European crew onboard the 100-foot canting keel maxi yacht completed the 241 nautical mile course in just over 23 hours. The fleet of 220 yachts left the Bay of St Tropez at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday in a south-east breeze of 8-10 knots. As the afternoon went on and...

2008-09-15 18:00:18

By FRANK DIGIALLEONARDO Two years ago, the Our Bay section in The Capital featured the Corsica River and posed the question: "Can This River be Saved?" While a science-based answer will take more time to formulate, the people living here believe more than ever that it can be done. Much has been accomplished and much has been learned. Perhaps the greatest lesson is that it takes a watershed to save a river. Communities and their local governments must be fully engaged and cooperating with...

2005-09-28 09:16:35

BASTIA, France (Reuters) - French soldiers stormed a car ferry in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday to recapture it from about 50 striking workers who had seized the vessel in protest at plans to privatize their ferry company. Five army helicopters circled over the large Pascal-Paoli ferry off the Mediterranean island of Corsica after dawn. About 10 soldiers descended down ropes that were dropped from the helicopters and swiftly took control, witnesses said. The protesters had...


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Corsican Brook Salamander, Euproctus montanus
2013-10-07 12:28:35

The Corsican Brook Salamander (Euproctus montanus), known also as the Corsican Mountain Newt, is a species of salamander belonging to the Salamandridae family. It is native to Corsica, an island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is found mostly in rocky streams, springs, and rivers in forest and maquis and altitudes of over 600 meters. It is smaller than other closely related species, such as the Sardinian Brook Salamander (Euproctus platycephalus) and can reach a length of about 5 inches,...

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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'