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2014-01-10 23:04:34

The famed spring waters of Greece will soon be available in North America. Symi International, a newly formed, Virginia-based company, will be the exclusive distributor for Samaria Natural Spring Water in the North America. Blue Ridge, Virginia (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 The famed spring waters of Greece will soon be available in North America. Symi International, a newly formed, Virginia-based company, will be the exclusive distributor for Samaria Natural Spring Water in the North America....

DNA Helps Trace Origins Of The Minoan Civilization
2013-05-16 05:51:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sir Arthur Evans first discovered the 4,000-year-old Palace of Minos on the island of Crete in 1900. The civilization that built this palace was set apart from later Bronze Age Greeks by the artifacts the British archaeologist recovered, leading him to suggest that they were refugees from Northern Egypt. The Minoans — named after legendary King Minos — had been expelled by invaders from the South about 5,000 years ago, Evans...

2011-07-29 15:07:00

CRETE, Neb., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Byron Petsch, Assistant General Manager at Farmland Foods and coordinator of the plant's Learners to Leaders® program, was honored today by the TeamMates Mentoring Program(TM) with their respected Local Champion Award, given to recognize individuals or businesses that have gone above and beyond to support the TeamMates Mission in their community. Founded by former University of Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne and his wife...

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2011-01-03 14:40:00

According to official reports, archaeologists on the Greek island of Crete have found startling evidence that early humans were able to navigate across open waters thousands of years earlier than previously thought. The Greek Culture Ministry said that U.S. and Greek archaeologists reached that conclusion after finding stone tools and axes that dated back 130,000 years ago on Crete, which was already an island at that time. "The results of the survey not only provide evidence of sea voyages...

2010-10-19 07:37:17

Lyra Research announces that Peter Mayhew, director of Lyra Research Europe, will present "Observations on the European Printer Supplies Market"”A Market in Recession" at The Recycler Focus on Europe Conference. His presentation is scheduled for Friday, October 22, at 3:30 p.m. Newton, MA (PRWEB) October 19, 2010 Lyra Research (http://www.lyra.com), the digital imaging authority, announces that Peter Mayhew, director of Lyra Research Europe, will present "Observations on the European...

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2009-08-26 23:10:00

The females of the first family made the list of the 1,000 most popular baby names, says a new report, but the president did not. Michelle, the first lady's name, and those of her daughters, Sasha and Malia, appeared on the list released Wednesday by the Social Security Administration, The New York Times reports. Sasha, at 353rd, hasn't changed much in rank in the past few years. Malia jumped to 345th most popular baby name last year from 400th in 2007, while Michelle dropped from 94th to...

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2009-07-16 06:32:33

An agronomy institute said on Wednesday that scientists are trying to catalogue hundreds of olive trees on the Greek island of Crete in an attempt to save them from abandonment amid falling olive prices. Olives have been a Cretan staple and a major source of income for centuries, but falling prices threaten the trees' as the crop is unprofitable. Some of the trees on the island date back to more than 1,000 years ago, which is as old as Greece's farmed archeological treasures, scientists...


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2007-08-14 04:23:12

The Kri-kri (Capra aegagrus creticus), sometimes called the Cretan goat, Agrimi, or Cretan Ibex, is a subspecies of wild goat. The Kri-kri is native to the Eastern Mediterranean, now found only on the island of Crete, Greece and three small islands just offshore (Dia, Thodorou and Agii Pandes). The Kri-kri is not thought to be indigenous to Crete, but was imported during the time of the Minoan civilization. Nevertheless, it is found nowhere else and the form is therefore endemic to Crete....

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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