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2012-07-18 23:01:11

The decision to send Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani (judo, + 78kg) and Sarah Attar (athletics, 800m) follows earlier confirmation by Brunei Darussalam and Qatar -- the only other NOCs yet to send female athletes to the Games -- that they would also have female athletes competing at London 2012. (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 The decision to send Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani (judo, + 78kg) and Sarah Attar (athletics, 800m) follows earlier confirmation by Brunei Darussalam and Qatar...

2012-06-24 23:03:44

From 25 to 27 November 2012, Amsterdam (Netherlands) will host the 8th edition of the IOC World Conference on Sport, Education and Culture. “Save the Date” now until the online registration process is launched in mid-August. The event is organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and in collaboration with the National Olympic Committee of the Netherlands (NOC*NSF)....

2012-06-24 23:01:25

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced in Lausanne the winners of the inaugural Juan Antonio Samaranch Medal for Olympic Collecting. (PRWEB) June 24, 2012 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced in Lausanne the winners of the inaugural Juan Antonio Samaranch Medal for Olympic Collecting. The award was introduced by the IOC in 2012 to honour the legacy of former IOC President Samaranch, an avid Olympic collector who introduced programmes to encourage the collection...

Vitamin B3 In Milk Yields Remarkable Health Benefits
2012-06-15 04:47:44

Weill Cornell researchers show tiny vitamin in milk, in high doses, makes mice leaner, faster and stronger A novel form of vitamin B3 found in milk in small quantities produces remarkable health benefits in mice when high doses are administered, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Polytechnic School in Lausanne, Switzerland. The findings, recently reported in the June 2012 issue of the journal, Cell Metabolism, reveal that high...

2012-06-10 23:03:07

This week in Vidy, IOC President Jacques Rogge has received the Dutch Ambassador to Switzerland, Bart Twaalfhoven; the United Kingdom´s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Karen Pierce; the President of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee, Norbert Müller; Stephan Wassong from the Cologne Sports University (Germany); and IOC member Guy Drut. (PRWEB) June 09, 2012 IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT This week in Vidy, IOC President Jacques Rogge...

Swiss Robot Gives Paraplegic Man Mobility Via Mind-Control
2012-04-25 07:25:57

Mobility is something most of us take for granted, and when we lose that ability through paralysis we lose a huge part of our independence. Now, a team of Swiss scientists are making strides in giving paraplegics back at least some of their mobility through the use of a new mind-controlled robot. The robot is controlled by the brainwaves of a paraplegic wearing an electrode-fitted cap. The person wearing the cap, Mark-Andre Duc, demonstrated the device from a hospital in the Swiss town of...

2012-04-16 05:09:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Next time you have a craving for the sweet stuff don't think twice, chocolate's amazing benefits will give you even more of a reason to indulge. "Chocolate is one of the foods with the greatest appeal to the general population," Sunil Kochhar, Ph.D., was quoted as saying. "The luscious aroma, taste and textures of chocolate have delighted the senses of people in many parts of the world for centuries and make it a well-known comfort food." Kochhar, who is with the...

2012-03-16 23:01:59

The IOC Executive Board (EB) wrapped up its first meeting of 2012, having received reports from the IOC commissions and administration, and updates on preparations for upcoming Olympic Games: London 2012, Sochi 2014, Rio 2016, and PyeongChang 2018. (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 The IOC Executive Board (EB) wrapped up its first meeting of 2012, having received reports from the IOC commissions and administration, and updates on preparations for upcoming Olympic Games: London 2012, Sochi 2014, Rio...


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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