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2008-09-27 09:00:25

Text of report by privately-owned Tajik Avesta website on 27 September Dushanbe, 27 September: The head of Tethys Petroleum Limited, David Robson, assured Tajik President Emomali Rahmon at a meeting in New York on 26 September that the extraction of natural gas in the Komsomol oil and gas field would be started by the end of the year. The presidential press service said that Robson had pointed out that the gas extracted from the Komsomol field would satisfy the needs of the Tajik...

2008-06-25 06:03:16

Text of report by privately-owned Tajik Avesta website on 25 June Dushanbe, 25 June: The Lolazor-Khatlon high-voltage power line [as published] with the capacity of 220 kW has been put into operation with the participation of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, the centre for implementing energy projects under the Tajik government has told the Avesta [news agency]. According to the source, the construction work on the project has been fully completed and the high-voltage power line tested in...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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