Latest Eurasian nomads Stories

2014-03-25 12:24:48

13 Year Old Girl Has Dreams of Becoming a Professional Author COLUMBIA, Md., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Aspiring author Alani Indigo Santamarina has published her first book at the young age of 12 years old. Written when she was only eight, "A Place Where We All Belong" is a whimsical yet poignant first entry in to the writing world. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140325/MN89584) New authors are published every day, but rarely are they as young as Alani....

Origins Of Genetic Blending Between Europeans And Asians Discovered In Mongolia
2012-11-12 11:43:22

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona A group of researchers led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) has discovered the first scientific evidence of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians in the remains of ancient Scythian warriors living over 2,000 years ago in the Altai region of Mongolia. Contrary to what was believed until now, the results published in PLoS ONE indicate that this blending was not due to an eastward migration of Europeans, but to a demographic...

2011-12-19 14:35:32

Inner Mongolia Agricultural University (IMAU), Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities (IMUN) and BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, jointly announced the first complete sequencing of Mongolian genome. This genomic study will help researchers to better understand the evolutionary process and migration of Mongolians and their ancestors from Africa to Asia, which also lays an important genomic foundation for further development of human genetic diseases research....

2009-08-27 19:40:00

Pop star Madonna drew jeers from a 60,000-strong crowd at a Romanian concert when she denounced the discrimination against Gypsies, footage on YouTube shows. Gypsies, who are also known as Roma, are among Eastern Europe's most socially and economically disadvantaged minorities. E! News said the singer was greeted with loud booing, as well as a limited amount of applause and cheers, at a Bucharest show Wednesday night when she preached tolerance to the crowd. We believe in freedom and equal...

2008-08-13 15:00:36

A FESTIVAL celebrating the culture and heritage of gypsies is to be held in the Capital. Held over three venues in the city, the history of gypsies will be told through music, art, film, theatre, dance and literature. There will also be a programme of films and traditional storyteller events at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the High Street. Bands will play gypsy music at the Spiegeltent, George Square Gardens, while an antique painted wagon will be the focal point for...

2008-07-08 06:00:10

Integrated communication services provider Comstar UTS has acquired Ural Telephone Company (UTC), a telecoms operator in the Ekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk regions of Russia, for RUB 1.02 billion ($43.4m). UTC provides local and zonal connection services, as well as broadband internet access for residential and corporate subscribers. It owns 800km of fiber-optic connection network which currently covers most of the territory of Ekaterinburg, as well as the largest towns of the Sverdlovsk...

2006-03-28 08:20:00

By Michael Winfrey and Tsvetelia Ilieva STARA ZAGORA, Bulgaria -- Roska, a pretty 15-year-old Roma girl, thinks she's too young to get married. But her family has brought her to this gritty central Bulgarian city to look for a husband, saying that if they don't find a match for her soon, they can forget about a dowry. "How do you think life is? We're looking to get some money," said Valia, Roska's 20-year-old cousin. "Maybe someone will like her and give us something." For girls in Roska's...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'