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2014-04-02 12:23:04

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) (NYSE: SQM; Santiago Stock Exchange: SQM-A, SQM-B) announced today its preliminary evaluation of the effects on the Company's productive facilities of the earthquake that occurred last night in Northern Chile. -- There were no accidents or injuries involving personnel at SQM's productive facilities. -- The earthquake was approximately 200 kilometers from our operations in...

Contract Signed To Start Construction For European Extremely Large Telescope
2013-12-11 06:27:00

ESO At a ceremony at ESO’s Vitacura offices in Santiago on 9 December 2013 the ESO Director General, Tim de Zeeuw, and senior representatives of the Chilean company ICAFAL Ingeniería y Construcción S.A., signed a contract for the construction of a road to the summit of Cerro Armazones, the leveling of the top of the mountain and additional civil works. The ceremony was also attended by representatives of the ESO project team. Cerro Armazones will be the site of the 39-meter European...

Chilean President Announces Transfer Of Land For The European Extremely Large Telescope
2013-10-28 07:01:18

ESO At a ceremony held yesterday at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in the Chilean Atacama Desert the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, handed over the recently signed legal documents by which the Chilean government will transfer the land around Cerro Armazones to ESO. Cerro Armazones, a 3060-meter peak 20 kilometers from the site of ESO’s Very Large Telescope on Cerro Paranal, will be the future home of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). President Piñera was received...

ESO’s Paranal Observatory To Be Visited By The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark
2013-02-26 13:19:56

ESO On 14 March 2013, His Royal Highness, The Crown Prince of Denmark, will visit ESO´s Paranal Observatory in Chile accompanied by his wife, Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess. Denmark has been member of ESO since 1967, and the visit is part of the Crown Prince Couple´s official visit to Chile which will showcase several important cultural, industrial, health, environmental and scientific links between Denmark and Chile. The Crown Prince Couple will be meeting the press...

Massive Easter Island Statues Were Walked Into Place Not Rolled
2012-10-26 10:49:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For centuries, magnificent stone structures, known as Moai, have stood at attention, seemingly guarding one of the world´s most remote islands--Polynesia´s Easter Island--from the unknown. But why these statues are here has not been as much of an enigma, as to how they got here. That conundrum, which has been steeped in mystery, may have finally been answered, thanks to the efforts of a team of US anthropologists and...

2011-05-06 13:22:00

MIAMI, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celistics, a global company specialized in the logistics and distribution of Solutions conceived for the Mobile and Technological industry announces the signing of a letter of intent with the "Renacer" Cooperative, for the assembling of cell phones and other wireless devices in the Patagonian district of Tierra de Fuego. Due to this agreement, Celistics will provide legal, administrative and economic-financial structure necessary for the development of...

2010-05-17 10:01:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- BELFOR, the world's leading property restoration company, announced today the opening of its Santiago, Chile, office, which will function as the company's Latin American headquarters. In the time since the devastating earthquake that rocked the coastal nation in March, BELFOR has coordinated operations through the Santiago office, assisting several businesses with the repair of their facilities for resumed operations. "The Santiago office will...

2008-07-08 06:00:27

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - Apoquindo Minerals Inc. ("Apoquindo" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AQM) is pleased to announce the discovery of several new copper oxide zones at the Apoquindo Copper Oxide Project in Chile. The Apoquindo Minerals Copper Oxide project consists of two historically defined deposits, Elenita and Madrugador which are within 18 Km's of each other. Apoquindo is in the process of confirming and expanding the historical resource estimate to...

2007-01-31 09:26:11

SANTIAGO, Chile - A wave of small earthquakes that has caused alarm in southern Chile may be related to the birth of an undersea volcano, officials said Tuesday. More than 1,700 tremors have been recorded recently in the rugged, sparsely populated area dotted with volcanos and cut with fjords. Dozens of people slept outside or in tents on recent nights, fearing a larger quake might follow and topple their houses. Most of the quakes have been too small to be felt, but some registered up...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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