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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...

2006-12-15 06:00:23

By Hinrichsen, Don The Baltic Sea has a history of vital commercial importance to northern Europe and a rich tradition as a principal recreation region for the nine countries that border it. Now, with pollution having destroyed most of its plant and animal life, its survival is in serious doubt unless Scandinavian-led rescue efforts succeed. (ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes text missing in the original.) THE BALTIC SEA, WHICH LINKS NORTHERN EUROPE WITH Scandinavia, is a...

2006-02-17 06:41:59

By Gideon Long PRAGELATO, Italy (Reuters) - Andrus Veerpalu successfully defended his Olympic title in the men's 15-km classical race on Friday to give Estonia their third cross-country skiing gold medal of the Turin Games. Veerpalu strode home to win by over 14 seconds in driving snow in the Italian Alps to add to Estonian joy following the double success of Kristina Smigun in the women's events. Lukas Bauer finished second to give the Czech Republic their first men's medal of...

2006-02-06 10:50:42

By David Mardiste TALLINN (Reuters) - A thick oil slick off the shore of northwest Estonia could kill as many as 35,000 birds, far more than previously feared, as freezing seas hamper rescue and recovery efforts, bird experts said on Monday. Around 3,000 dead birds have been recovered so far, said Vilju Lilleleht, a senior member of the Estonian Ornithological Society. He added studies showed only about 10 percent of avian casualties from oil slicks were ever found. "The real number...

2006-02-01 07:59:28

By David Maridste TALLINN (Reuters) - A thick oil slick which has landed on the shores of northwest Estonia could kill as many as 5,000 birds, including swans and a rare breed of duck, environmentalists in the Baltic state said on Wednesday. The oil spill of about 20 tonnes, whose source is being investigated, was first reported on the Estonian coast on Saturday, but was initially believed to have a limited impact. However further reports from bird watchers have confirmed that as...

2005-08-10 15:39:24

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish helicopter carrying 14 people crashed into the Baltic Sea off Estonia on Wednesday and Estonian officials said all on board were believed dead. The helicopter, on a scheduled commercial flight to Helsinki from the Estonian capital Tallinn, crashed near the Baltic island of Naissaar three minutes after take-off, officials said. It was not clear why the helicopter suddenly dived into the choppy sea, rescue officials and the helicopter company said. Estonian...

2005-08-10 09:17:19

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish helicopter with 12 passengers and two crew crashed into the Baltic Sea off Estonia on Wednesday and Estonian officials said all on board were believed dead. The helicopter, on a scheduled commercial flight to Helsinki from the Estonian capital Tallinn, crashed near the Baltic island of Naissaar three minutes after take-off, officials said. Rescue helicopters, boats and divers from Estonia and Finland found debris from the helicopter but had not yet recovered...

2005-08-10 08:31:57

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - All 12 passengers and two crew on a Finnish helicopter which crashed into the Baltic Sea off Estonia on Wednesday are feared dead, the deputy head of Estonia's civil aviation authority said. "They are believed dead. Typically people cannot survive a crash like this. The helicopter dived very quickly," Rein Porro, deputy director of the authority, said by phone from Tallinn. He called it the worst civil aviation accident in Estonia's history. The two crew members of...

2005-08-10 07:38:35

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Finnish helicopter with 12 passengers and two crew crashed into the Baltic Sea off Estonia in stormy weather on Wednesday, and rescuers said they could see no sign of any survivors. The helicopter, which was on a scheduled commercial flight en route to Helsinki from the Estonian capital Tallinn, crashed near the Baltic island of Naissaar three minutes after take-off, Estonian officials said. Rescue helicopters, boats and divers from Estonia and Finland found remains...

2005-08-06 18:10:44

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police sealed off ports in Helsinki and searched heavy vehicles on board ferries from Estonia on Saturday after receiving a tip-off that a truck loaded with explosives might be on its way to the capital. Police said their search found nothing suspicious. "We came here to make sure that there is no threat and now we've done what we came here for, and now we are leaving," Helsinki police sergeant Ari Eskola said. Helsinki is on the south coast of Finland 80 km...


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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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