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2014-05-27 04:20:35

GLASGOW, Scotland, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Around 75 of Scotland's senior business leaders met today at Aggreko's global manufacturing hub in Dumbarton to kick start the company's campaign to build a lasting Commonwealth Games legacy for Glasgow. The event was attended by Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman, Lord Smith of Kelvin and Team GB Olympic Men's Curling Captain, David Murdoch and saw the FTSE-100 company unveil a specially commissioned artwork...

2014-05-23 08:22:44

OSLO, Norway, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The most beautiful coastline in the world will once again be the spectacular backdrop for the world's cycling elite when they meet in Norway to compete in the northernmost bike race in the world; The Arctic Race of Norway. North Cape sets the stage for intense action Last year, the Arctic Race of Norway became the first professional cycling race held inside the Arctic Circle. This year it will take it a step further,...

2014-05-10 23:03:55

Chris Yavelow is preparing to launch a new magazine about the 500-mile walk across Spain. (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 The Camino de Santiago (also known as The Way of St. James) is a 500-mile walk across Spain, which has generated interest all over the world. People who have made the walk want to share their experiences while others are fascinated by this ongoing pilgrimage and want to learn all they can about it. This route leads to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Greater in the...

New Species Of Wasp Discovered In Central Europe
2014-05-08 03:26:11

Pensoft Publishers Swiss scientists have discovered a new species of aculeate wasp, not hidden somewhere in a jungle on a remote continent, but in Central Europe, in a swampy area just a few kilometers from Zurich. The new species named "Polistes helveticus", or the Swiss paper wasp, was described in the open access journal ZooKeys. Paradoxically, this species has been long known in Central Europe but was confused for decades with a closely related species native to southern Europe....

2014-05-01 08:41:44

New School Computer Lab Helps English Language Learners, Supports Girls' Education KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Students at a school in Kathmandu, Nepal started their school year this week with a new computer lab and technology literacy program thanks to a multi-group nonprofit partnership. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131107/LA12431LOGO Hands in Outreach, a nonprofit educational sponsorship program for impoverished children in Nepal, is working with...

2014-04-30 08:30:28

Chris Yavelow is preparing to launch a new magazine about the 500-mile walk across Spain. ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Camino de Santiago (also known as The Way of St. James) is a 500-mile walk across Spain, which has generated interest all over the world. People who have made the walk want to share their experiences while others are fascinated by this ongoing pilgrimage and want to learn all they can about it. Photo -...

2014-04-28 16:31:48

Community expansion to offer comprehensive options for a growing number of seniors needing specialized care DUBLIN, Ohio, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior Star announces today an expansion to the Dublin Retirement Village campus. The addition will make assisted living and memory support options available to seniors in a new building to be constructed adjacent to the current independent living community. This new addition will provide a comprehensive care campus, offering Dublin area...

2014-04-24 16:31:30

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, more than 1,100 leading voices of the fashion industry from 34 countries were gathered in Copenhagen when the world's largest and most important event on sustainable fashion, Copenhagen Fashion Summit, took over the Danish capital. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140424/683698 ) The closing remarks have just been spoken on stage at the Copenhagen Opera House marking the end of the 2014...

2014-04-23 23:08:31

4-Night Vacation Includes Airfare, Hotel, Breakfast, Two Tours, and Airport Transfers Rockville Centre, NY (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Iceland is fast becoming one of the hottest travel destinations, and in honor of Earth Day, GreatValueVacations has introduced 14 new vacation packages which feature the destination. The lowest price Iceland getaway — Iceland Winter Stopover With Northern Lights — is priced from $886 per person for 4 nights. Reykjavik, the northernmost capital of the...

2014-04-22 04:21:53

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This Thursday's Copenhagen Fashion Summit marks the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster at the Bangladeshi garment factory. To honor and commemorate the victims, Copenhagen Fashion Summit has invited a Bangladesh Accord executive director to speak about the solutions being implemented to avoid another disaster. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140422/681617 ) The world's largest and...


Latest Geography of Europe Reference Libraries

Pleven Horse
2014-06-25 13:07:23

The Pleven is a breed of horse officially recognized in 1951. The breed was developed in the Klementina stud - the Georgi Dimitrov Agricultural Center - in Bulgaria. Arabian and Thoroughbred horses were crossbred to form the Pleven. It has mostly Anglo-Arab blood, but Gidran stallions were added into the development of today’s breed. It is bred throughout Bulgaria with efforts to increase its size to become an international sporting horse. The head has a straight profile and the neck is...

Sea of Marmara
2013-04-18 22:26:30

The Sea of Marmara, or otherwise known as the Sea of Marmora or the Marmara Sea, is the inland sea that connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea, thus dividing Turkey’s Asian and European parts. The Bosphorus strait connects it to the Dardanelles and the Black Sea to the Aegean. The sea has an area of 11,350 square kilometers (280 kilometers x 80 kilometers) with the greatest depth reaching 1,370 meters. The salinity of the sea averages about 22 parts per thousand, which is slightly...

Adriatic Sea
2013-04-18 22:08:38

The Adriatic Sea is a body of water dividing the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan Peninsula and the Apennine Mountains from the Dinaric Alps and neighboring ranges. This sea is the northernmost arm of the Mediterranean Sea, stretching from the Strait of Otranto to the northwest and the Po Valley. It contains over 1300 islands, mainly located along the eastern, Croatian, coast. Its divided into three basins, the northern one being the shallowest and the southern one being the deepest; a...

Aegean Sea
2013-04-18 19:17:48

The Aegean Sea is a stretched out embayment of the Mediterranean Sea that is located between the southern Balkan and Anatolian peninsulas. Northwards, it’s connected to the Marmara Sea and the Black sea via the Dardanelles and Bosporus. The Aegean Islands are located in the sea and some bordering its southern periphery, including Rhodes and Crete. This Aegean region consists of 9 provinces in southwestern Turkey, partly bordering on the Aegean Sea. It was traditionally known as...

Black Sea
2013-04-18 19:11:10

The Black Sea is a sea located in south-eastern Europe. It’s bordered by Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus and is eventually connected to the Atlantic Ocean by means of the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas and a variety of straits. The Bosphorus Strait connects it to the Sea of Marmara, and the Strait of the Dardanelles connects that sea to the Aegean Sea area of the Mediterranean. These waters divide eastern Europe and western Asia. The Black Sea is connected to the Sea of Azov by the...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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