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2008-09-02 12:00:29

Estonian electricity generation company Eesti Energia's head of combined energy generation division, Toomas Niinemae, has announced his intention to leave the company, effective September 15, 2008. Mr Niinemae has held various posts with different Eesti Energia-owned companies since 1999. He is the head of the Iru power plant. Mr Niinemae said: "The decision to take on a new challenge was made with a heavy heart, as I have over the years made my personal contribution to the development of...

2008-08-08 09:01:05

By Jeff Vice Deseret News THE SINGING REVOLUTION -- ** 1/2 -- Documentary feature about Estonian history; with English subtitles (Eastern European dialects); not rated, probable PG (violence, slurs) There's more talking than there is singing in "The Singing Revolution." There's a whole lot more, as a matter of fact. There are even a few times in which the talkiness of this documentary feature actually hurts it. While there are parts of Estonian and Eastern European politics and other...

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2008-08-06 13:45:00

The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that authorities have charged eleven people in connection with the theft and sale of more than 41 million credit and debit card numbers. The case is believed to be the largest incidence of identity theft in history. Three of those charged are U.S. citizens, including a U.S. Secret Service informant, while the others are from China, Ukraine, Estonia and Belarus. The data breaches involved nine major retailers, including OfficeMax, TJX Cos., Barnes...

2008-07-14 09:01:02

Eesti Statoil, the Estonian fuel retailer, has reported a net profit of EEK123.4 million for the fiscal year 2007, a 60% increase when compared to the previous year. Eesti Statoil's revenue grew to EEK3.05 billion, an increase of 18%, while retained profit was EEK188 million at the end of fiscal 2007. The fuel retailer's network reportedly consisted of 47 service stations and five unmanned filling stations under its 1-2-3 brand in Estonia during fiscal 2007. Eesti Statoil is owned by...

2008-07-12 03:00:20

By Michael Machosky, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 12--"The Singing Revolution" is an inspiring, fairytale-like account of how music helped save an entire culture, and helped overthrow an occupation by one of the repressive regimes in history. This documentary tells the story of Estonia, a small nation on the Baltic Sea, with the eternal misfortune of being stuck between the expansionist empires of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. The Baltic Sea nation only had about a million...

2008-07-04 06:00:36

By Tommy Tomlinson, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jul. 4--Gov. Easley, I tried. I combed restaurant Web sites all over Europe, looking for that $60 combo platter you mentioned in your press conference the other day. Remember that? You were trying to explain how you and your wife, Mary, helped run up a tab of $170,000 on a business-recruiting trip to Italy back in April -- and how Mrs. Easley was part of trips to France and Estonia that cost N.C. taxpayers another $109,000. Here's what...

2008-07-02 00:00:08

As of Monday, at least 4,113 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,353 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers. The AP count is three fewer than the Defense Department's tally. The British military has reported 176 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark,...

2008-06-27 09:03:10

TALLINN, Estonia and COPENHAGEN, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Charter Brings Equity, Performance and Accountability to Health Sector Ministers of health from 53 countries (1), which make the WHO European Region, today signed a new charter on health systems, committing themselves to concrete and measurable action on strengthening health systems that will allow both their own people and the international community to hold them to account. Observing that all countries have pockets of...

2008-06-25 00:01:33

Ministers of health, experts and more than 500 delegates from 53 countries are meeting in Estonia, to discuss the relationship between health and wealth. The delegates from the World Health Organization European Region are meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, at the WHO European Ministerial Conference on Health Systems: Health Systems, Health and Wealth. Between 1970 and 2003 in the western part of the region, increases in life expectancy were worth 29 percent to 38 percent of gross domestic...

2008-06-22 12:00:22

By Zoe Fraley, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jun. 22--In Estonia, music is a measure of freedom. As a nation that spent many decades under the constant watch of Soviet Russia, singing was an expression of a culture that refused to be crushed. It was a bloodless but poignant act of rebellion. Now that Estonia is no longer under Soviet rule, Tim Fitzpatrick wanted to explore the country's rich musical tradition. He's bringing that tradition stateside with the Bellingham Chamber Chorale's...


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2008-05-06 14:47:35

The Nine-spined Stickleback (Pungitius pungitius), is a species of fish in the Gasterosteidae family. It is found in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Republic of, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'