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2012-12-22 05:03:33

Written by a divorced mom, this colorful, coil-bound book is a sensitive, rhyming story about the feelings a child has when his or her parents split up. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 A children's book, "Divorce - What About ME?" was released on December 15, 2012, by Renaissance Communications. As divorce continues to affect more and more children, a Chicago-area divorced mother of three, Amy Kite, has written a book for young kids whose parents are getting divorced....

2011-08-16 06:22:00

BERLIN and WALES, Alaska, August 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Constantin Bisanz, founder of the online community brands4friends, and his companions, the brothers Geza and Andre Scholtz, made history with a very special record. They were the first to cover the distance to the international dateline in the Arctic Ocean between Alaska and Russia by kite board. On the more than 70 km distance, the athletes reached a record speed of 40 km/h average - only driven by wind and body...

2011-02-28 01:00:00

GENEVA, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill has signed an agreement with SkySails GmbH & Co. KG (SkySails) to use wind power technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the shipping industry. SkySails, based in Hamburg, has developed innovative, patented technology that uses a kite which flies ahead of the vessel and generates enough propulsion to reduce consumption of bunker fuel by up to 35 percent in ideal sailing conditions. Next December Cargill will install the 320m2...

2010-07-28 18:55:36

Kites have a storied history in meteorological research -- think of Benjamin Franklin and his study of electricity -- including being used to carry aloft sensors that measure wind speed. Previously, however, these sensors, because they were exposed to direct sunlight, were prone to temperature errors that affected their accuracy. Now researchers at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom have developed a way to use a kite itself to measure wind speed. The researchers, professor of...

2010-04-29 08:37:00

LONDON, April 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Necker Island (http://www.neckerisland.virgin.com/), Sir Richard Branson'sCaribbean island and part of the award-winning Virgin Limited Edition portfolio, is delighted to announce that it will host a Celebration Week in February 2011 to coincide with the second annual BVI Kite Jam supported by Sir Richard Branson and in 2011 title sponsored by Billabong and the British Virgin Island Tourist Board. Kite boarding enthusiasts from around the globe...

2010-04-19 13:40:00

DETROIT, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is finally here and the sky soon will be dotted with brightly colored kites and radio-controlled model airplanes. While enjoying the outdoors, Detroit Edison reminds kite and model airplane fliers to play it safe around electricity by following these simple rules: -- Select a level and open space away from utility poles and overhead power lines. -- If a kite or other object becomes lodged on a utility pole or tangled in the wires, don't try to...


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Gray-headed Kite, Leptodon cayanensis
2012-04-02 20:12:48

The Gray-headed Kite, (Leptodon cayanensis), is a species of bird of prey found in open woodland and swamp forests. It breeds from eastern Mexico and Trinidad south to Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, and northern Argentina. It is one of two species within its genus; the other being the extremely rare White-collared Kite. The adult is 18 to 20.8 inches in length and weighs 14.5 to 21.35 ounces. It has a gray head, black upperparts, white underparts, and a black tail with two or three white bars. The...

Double-toothed Kite, Harpagus bidentatus
2012-04-02 18:06:17

The Double-toothed Kite, (Harpagus bidentatus), is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family, which includes eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. It is found in Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. It is fairly common in the mid and low elevation forests in its range. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist...

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2008-05-02 01:21:50

The Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni), is a small falcon. This species breeds from the Mediterranean across southern central Asia to China and Bangladesh. It is a summer migrant, wintering in Africa and Pakistan. It is rare north of its breeding range, and declining in its European range. The scientific name of this bird commemorates the German naturalist Johann Andreas Naumann. It is a small bird of prey, 10.5 to 13 inches in length with a wingspan of about 27 inches. It looks very much...

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2006-02-28 19:17:11

The Black Kite (Milvus migrans) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is widespread throughout the temperate and tropical parts of the Old World (including Europe, Asia, Japan, and all of Africa except the Congo Basin and the Sahara Desert), and Australasia. The only part of this region that it is not found in is the island region between the South East Asian mainland and the Wallace Line. European and central Asian birds (races M. m. milvus and M. m. lineatus) are...

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2006-02-28 18:14:02

The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium to large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is a European species found in the milder parts of its range, but birds from northern and central Europe winter further south and west. During the Middle Ages, this bird was more widespread than it is now. Their scavenging habits made them the refuse collectors of the day. Their numbers have now decreased due to illegal persecution and poisoning. Rumors spread amongst the farming community that...

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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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