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2014-03-11 08:26:52

Industry-coveted award from leading lifestyle brand celebrates travel providers inspiring their clients with active vacationing options QUITO, Ecuador, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OUTSIDE, America's leading active lifestyle brand, has selected SOUTH EXPEDITIONS as an honoree of their annual Travel Awards, which celebrate the top destinations, companies, products, and travel providers--in the U.S. and around the world--that inspire people to participate in an active lifestyle. The...

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2010-09-29 14:00:38

An extraordinary trove of dinosaur fossils in central Spain is revealing its secrets decades after a mechanical tree digger first unearthed it. Once the digging machine cut a furrow to plant pines in the arid soil near the medieval town of Cuenca in the 1980s, the machine sliced through over 100 million years of Europe's richest seams of fossils. The fluke opened the door for a series of discoveries about the creatures that walked the Earth during the Cretaceous period. A new secret the...

2009-06-15 13:04:00

American Hospital Management Company and HOSPIRIO collaborate to accomplish the vision of the leading doctors, local investors and the School of Medicine for Universidad del Azuay to develop a state-of-art teaching hospital in Ecuador LONGMONT, Colo. and CUENCA, Ecuador, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- American Hospital Management Company (AHMC) announces with HOSPIRIO the opening of the new facility in Cuenca, Ecuador. The new hospital has 80 medical-surgical inpatient beds, 7 day hospital beds, 10...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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