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2010-04-29 08:37:00

LONDON, April 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Necker Island (http://www.neckerisland.virgin.com/), Sir Richard Branson's Caribbean 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.

2009-10-20 12:48:00

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural BVI Kite Jam taking place March 1-5, 2010, will be a unique kite boarding experience and internationally renowned affair presented by the BVI Tourist Board and will include Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island.

2009-09-16 17:06:21

City officials in Norfolk, Va., say they are refusing to regulate kite flying on city property, despite a 1953 law banning it. The Norfolk City Council declined a request from city staffers Tuesday to regulate kite and model airplane flying on city property, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday. Council members said they opposed the proposal because it would have effectively banning the bucolic past-time in areas not specifically named in the legislation. I'm not going to oppose...

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2009-07-29 14:50:00

With products that range from carpets to kites, you’d think Rice University chemist Bob Hauge was running a department store.

2009-06-18 11:04:17

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2009-06-13 06:36:49

Police in Scotland are hunting for the killer who left poisoned bait consumed by a red kite, a bird of prey that almost became extinct decades ago. The bird's carcass was found June 2 near Galashiels in the Borders region, The Scotsman reported Saturday.

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2009-05-28 09:17:57

Tensairity elements made of air filled membrane assemblies, rods and cables have already made a name for themselves in the construction world as extremely light yet strong load-bearing structures.


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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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