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2008-10-14 06:00:33

Text of report by Botswana newspaper Mmegi on 13 October [Report by Monkagedi Gaotlhobogwe: "Khama off to fast-track projects in Namibia"] President Ian Khama is jetting off to Namibia today to fast track the construction of a Botswana harbour facility at Walvis Bay. Reliable sources in government told Monitor that the two presidents will unlock the logjam that has dogged negotiations for the lease of land for the construction of the facility. The project was first mooted under former...

2008-10-01 06:00:35

To: TRAVEL EDITORS Contact: Vanessa Welter, +1-414-247-3803, vwelter@bvk.com, or Holly Werblow, +1-414-247-3809, hwerblow@bvk.com, both of BVK Public Relations for DR Ministry of Tourism DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 1962, the Dominican Republic (DR) has led the Caribbean in preserving sensitive inland and coastal eco-systems through partnerships with leaders like the Nature Conservancy, the United Nations, the Smithsonian and more to establish powerful environmental...

2008-09-05 09:00:32

Slovak, Portuguese presidents talk on cooperation in renewable resources PRAGUE, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Slovak and Portuguese presidents, Ivan Gasparovic and Anibal Cavaco Silva, discussed possible cooperation of the two countries in renewable resources in Bratislava, Slovakia, the Czech news agency CTK reported on Thursday. Silva, who is on a two-day visit to Slovakia, is accompanied by representatives of Portuguese companies specializing in using the energy from wind and moving water,...

2008-09-04 15:00:30

Text of report in English by Czech national public-service news agency CTK Bratislava, 4 September: Slovak and Portuguese presidents, Ivan Gasparovic and Anibal Cavaco Silva, discussed possible cooperation of the two countries in renewable resources today. Silva, who is on a two-day visit to Slovakia, is accompanied by representatives of Portuguese companies specialising in using the energy from wind and moving water. Gasparovic recalled that Slovakia's dependency on energy imports...

2008-09-01 06:00:30

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Yoo Cheong-mo] Seoul, Sept. 1 (Yonhap) - President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng- pak] and his visiting Uruguayan counterpart Tabare Vazquez held summit talks in Seoul Monday and agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and other economic fields, the presidential office Chongwadae [ROK Office of the President] said. Vazquez arrived in Seoul on Saturday for a five-day trip, becoming the first...

2008-08-19 03:00:30

By Anonymous Taiwanese industrialists are relocating their shoe, furniture, and tent fabric manufacturing units to Bangladesh. The units were in China and Vietnam before, but now that the U.S. and EU have levied anti-dumping duties on the two Asian countries, the change became necessary. Production costs had risen in the two countries as well, and that was an added reason for bailing out. The Daily Star (Bangladesh) reported the relocation of factories by the Taiwanese helped Bangladesh...

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2008-08-08 05:55:00

Rising sea levels may one day sink some South Pacific islands, and Olympic athletes are warned it's now or never to go for the gold. Tuvalu is a ring of nine Polynesian islands covering 560 sq km of ocean, with only 25.9 sq kms of land. It's sending three athletes to Beijing. It will be the nation's first Olympic competition after being accepted into the International Olympic Committee in 2007. Tuvalu's track and field athletes Asenate Manoa and Okilini Tinilau and weightlifter Logona Esau...

2008-07-14 09:00:36

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FIMA, Inc. (Pink Sheets: FIMA), an emerging diversified land development company, announced today that its subsidiary, Islandwide Development Corp. (IDC), has located and is in the process of vetting potential acquisitions in the Samana peninsula of the Dominican Republic. This part of the island has long been famous for sweeping expanses of sandy beaches, crystal clear waters with vibrant coral reefs, and coconut-covered mountains...

2008-07-06 06:00:02

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By Miya Tanaka] Toyako, Japan, July 6 Kyodo - Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda is expected to seek cooperation from US President George W. Bush in dealing with North Korea and climate change issues as they began a bilateral meeting Sunday afternoon ahead of the Group of Eight summit in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. Fukuda arrived in the Lake Toya resort area earlier in the day, hoping to demonstrate his...

2008-07-02 12:01:05

By Kyodo News International, Tokyo Jul. 2--BRASILIA -- Japan and Brazil will later Wednesday agree on the enhancement of cooperation in biofuels and trade amid a sharp rise in prices of natural resources worldwide, Japanese officials said. Akira Amari, the first Japanese industry minister visiting Brazil in 24 years, will attend a meeting of a ministerial-level working group on ethanol and strike a deal with Brazil to make the South American country increase its supply of biofuels...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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