Latest Kites Stories

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...

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.

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.

2008-10-21 09:00:26

Keynote Systems (Nasdaq:KEYN): -- Keynote Interactive Testing Environment (KITE) Early Adopter Program Concludes; Web Developers, Quality Assurance and Operations Professionals Can Immediately Use KITE as the Gateway into Keynote's Global Infrastructure and Test Web Applications from Locations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific -- KITE Enables Real-Time Performance Testing and Analysis of Complex Web Applications to Pinpoint Web and Infrastructure Performance Problems Early...

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.