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Oldest Lizard Fossil Found
2013-09-25 12:21:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has discovered the oldest known lizard-like fossil near Vellberg, Germany. The find offers new insights into the evolution of reptiles including lizards, snakes and tuatara, according to a newly published report in BMC Evolutionary Biology. The ancient reptile’s fossilized jaws indicate that these reptiles were alive during the Middle Triassic period some 240 million years ago. “The Middle...

2012-10-05 23:00:18

Project Runway winner is teaming up with model and Cornell University veterinary student to save the last 127 Kakapo Parrots from extinction by designing a sustainable dress representing the parrot for her to wear every day for the entire month of October. The Kakapo is the only flightless and nocturnal parrot. They are also the heaviest and largest species of parrot in the world. Ithaca, NY (PRWEB) October 05, 2012 Jay McCarroll, the winner of the inaugural series of Project Runway, has...

2011-08-02 00:00:30

Responding to growing demand from non-Maori speaking viewers, TV ONE's iconic Te Reo news and current affairs programme Te Karere will carry English subtitles on its live 4pm news bulletin (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 Responding to growing demand from non-Maori speaking viewers, TV ONE's iconic Te Reo news and current affairs programme Te Karere will carry English subtitles on its live 4pm news bulletin Non-Maori speaking viewers will be able to appreciate and understand the live news programme,...

2011-06-02 15:01:00

Alma Morales Riojas says Rule Will Hurt Hispanic Students WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Department of Education's (DoED) release of the 'Gainful Employment' rule, MANA- A National Latina Organization President & CEO Alma Morales Riojas released the following statement: "After much discussion and debate the Department of Education just released its final Gainful Employment rule. We continue to praise DoED's efforts to improve services to...

2010-09-15 07:17:00

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent satellite or aerial views of the White House are often intentionally blurred or distorted for security reasons. HistoricAerials.com has recently uncovered high resolution aerial photography of the White House taken in 1951. What is unique with the 1951 imagery is that it shows in detail the White House under major reconstruction. Referred to as The Truman Reconstruction spanning 1948 through 1952, Historic Aerials.com now provides a rare...

2008-09-17 09:00:27

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, MANA: A National Latina Organization, with headquarters in Washington, DC, twenty five Chapters nationwide and six affiliates across the nation announced its partnership with Stop Internet Predators, a nation-wide coalition launched to educate parents and communities on emerging online child safety issues and empower them to protect their children's privacy and safety. Google's controversial new application "Street View" provides...

2008-07-10 15:00:47

Monte Rereamoamo Ohia, teacher: B Tauranga, 1945; m Linda Riwaka; d Christchurch, June 12, 2008, aged 63. -------------------- MONTE OHIA was a gifted teacher. He gained national prominence in Maori education, with positions in secondary and tertiary institutions, in research, curriculum development, training and administration. His work in education for indigenous peoples brought international renown. He was kaiarahi (director) at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology...

2008-07-03 15:00:26

By CHAPMAN, Katie On the surface the work of a comedian, writer, and choreographer don't seem very alike, but go deeper and they're all just telling stories about New Zealand. Last night, about 170 people showed up at Te Manawa in Palmerston North to hear three Laureate artists talk about life as an artist, as part of the Forsyth Barr Laureates On-Stage tour. Comedian Oscar Kightly, well- known for films like Sione's Wedding, and the animated television series Bro' Town, described...

2008-06-26 15:02:43

By DONOGHUE, Tim MAORI are claiming the airspace above Rotorua Airport on behalf of a marae directly below flight paths for the proposed new international airport. The Ngati Uenukukopako iwi is making the claim after discovering at a recent Environment Court hearing in Rotorua that the airspace above their marae is controlled by the Civil Aviation Authority. It could give them control over operating hours, or the power to impose a curfew. Spokesman Te Ruapeka Taikato, in Wellington...

2006-08-20 22:40:41

By Gyles Beckford WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of New Zealanders gathered on Monday to bury the Maori queen, one of the country's most respected indigenous leaders, and celebrate the inauguration of her son as her successor. The tribal home of Dame Te Atairangikaahu, who died of kidney failure last Tuesday, aged 75, was overflowing as Maori of many tribes, New Zealand and Pacific political leaders, and many others of different races attended her funeral ceremony. Before...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'