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2010-06-03 13:32:46

Researchers revealed Thursday that some South Pacific coral atolls have held their own or even grown in size over the past 60 years, despite rising sea levels. Some scientists worry that the tiny, low-lying islands throughout the South Pacific will eventually disappear under rising sea levels. However, two researchers who measured 27 islands where local sea levels have risen 4.8 inches over the past 60 years, found just four had diminished in size. The reason is that coral islands respond...

2010-03-29 15:58:00

More than 45,000 attendees make for the largest crowd ever at the Spring Break festival KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnering with Jamaica Broilers Group (one of the largest privately-run companies in Jamaica), Glory Music, and dozens of local churches, Andrew Palau and several top musical guests came together for Fun in the Son Festival on March 20. Palau proclaimed the Good News to an estimated 45,000 people at the Jamaica College grounds. This was the eighth...

2009-12-03 04:33:00

COPENHAGEN and LONDON, December 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Saxo Bank, the specialist in online trading and investment, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire E*TRADE International's local Nordic online trading business and online bank from E*TRADE Nordic AB, an indirect subsidiary of E*TRADE FINANCIAL Corporation, a US-based financial services company. The Nordic business includes client accounts in Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden,...

2009-11-10 10:25:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Almond Resorts, located on the Caribbean islands of St. Lucia and Barbados, has selected Discover the World Marketing, a leader in global outsourcing, to provide Canadian sales representation. "Discover's proven success in the hospitality/hotel market and its extensive sales coverage throughout Canada were the primary reasons we chose them to represent us," said Ralph Taylor, President and CEO of Almond Resorts, Inc. "Robin Danes, who has been...

2009-11-02 11:00:00

TWO DECADES AFTER BERLIN: EXPERTS SAY A "NEW WALL" DIVIDES FORMERLY COMMUNIST STATES FROM EACH OTHER - AND WESTERN-LIKE PROGRESS New Geography of NATO/EU Membership Replaces Iron Curtain In Terms of Defining Key Differences; Former Ambassador to Romania, Network Correspondent Are Authors of New Book: "Dracula is Dead: How Romanians Survived Communism, Ended it, and Emerged Since 1989 as the New Italy" WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach next Monday (November...

2009-10-26 08:00:00

LONDON, October 26 /PRNewswire/ -- - Lack of Freedoms Strongly Limit Prosperity in Other Arab States; Egypt, Iran and Yemen Amongst the Worst The third edition of the Legatum Prosperity Index, published today, ranks 104 countries (covering 90% of the world's population), based on a definition of prosperity that combines economic growth together with measures of happiness and quality of life. At 47th, the UAE is the only Arab nation ranked in the top 50 for the second year...

2009-10-26 08:00:00

LONDON, October 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The third edition of the Legatum Prosperity Index, published today, ranks 104 countries (covering 90% of the world's population), based on a definition of prosperity that combines economic growth together with measures of happiness and quality of life. Finland tops the Index, with the U.S. ranking ninth out of 104 countries in the Index, ahead of large European nations such as Britain, Germany and France, which all still make the top 20. Finland is...

2009-10-19 07:00:00

RAMAT GAN, Israel, October 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 13, 2009 an international delegation of leaders from the diamond world held an historic meeting with the President of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli The meeting was attended by Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) Managing Director Eli Avidar, Israeli Ambassador to Panama Yoad Magen, the Chairman of the World Diamond Council (WDC) Eli Izhakoff, and the President of the Diamond Dealers Club of New York (NYDDC) Moshe...

2009-08-24 08:07:00

VILNIUS, Lithuania, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The top management of UAB Dujotekana, represented by Mr. Rimandas Stonys, Mr. Piotras Vojeika and Dr. Jevgenij Kostin, participated in the Global Business Leadership Council's trip to Israel from August 10 to August 13, 2009. The trip was led by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and attended by a number of key business and academic leaders from the U.S. and Israel. Dujotekana executives met with Israeli President Shimon Peres at his official residence in...

2009-08-18 11:07:05

Bulgaria's gross domestic product in the second quarter dropped 4.8 percent compared with the same period last year, the statistics office said. The Bulgarian economy began registering declines in the last quarter of 2008 when its GDP fell 1.6 percent, followed by a drop of 3.5 percent in the first three months of this year. The second-quarter decline was attributed mainly to poor output in the industrial and farming sectors, the Bulgarian news agency SNA reported Tuesday quoting statistics...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.