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2006-03-30 08:41:56

By Norman Dabell PENINA, Portugal (Reuters) - Champion Paul Broadhurst of Britain equaled the Penina course record of 64 on Thursday to take an early one-shot lead in the opening round of the Portuguese Open. Swedish rookie Christian Nilsson bogeyed the last to drop back to second place on seven-under. Last year's victory was Broadhurst's first for 10 years and Thursday's opening round was fashioned on a spectacular putting display. Broadhurst single-putted a succession of greens...

2006-03-26 09:57:49

SANTO DA SERRA, Madeira (Reuters) - Jean Van de Velde ended a 13-year wait for his second European Tour title when the 39-year-old Frenchman won the Madeira Island Open on Sunday. Van de Velde's closing four-under-par 68 for 15-under-par 273, a stroke better than Britain's Lee Slattery, also signaled the completion of a comeback from a worrying knee injury.

2006-03-25 15:15:25

By Norman Dabell SANTO DA SERRA, Madeira (Reuters) - Frenchman Jean Van de Velde put years of injury problems behind him as he took a two-shot lead in the Madeira Island Open on Saturday. He shot a one-under-par 71 in windy conditions at Santo da Serra, where low cloud caused a four-hour delay, to reach 11-under 205, ahead of former winner Pedro Linhart of Spain. Swede Jarmo Sandelin, tied on top with Van de Velde after two rounds, is a further stroke back with Britons Simon...

2006-03-24 09:50:04

By Norman Dabell SANTO DA SERRA, Madeira (Reuters) - Britain's Paul Lawrie recovered from a tough break in the second round of the Madeira Island Open on Friday to share the early lead. Lawrie's ball was plugged in a bunker on his eighth hole, costing him a double-bogey, but the 1999 British Open champion recovered to shoot a three-under-par 69 to move to 137. He shares a one-shot lead with his playing partner and fellow-Briton Bradley Dredge, and Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts. "The...

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Black Scabbardfish, Aphanopus carbo
2013-02-02 08:04:02

Image Credit: R Mintern/Wikipedia The black scabbardfish is native to the North Atlantic Ocean in deep water ranging from the Southern United States to Northern Africa, and heavily populated around Greenland and Iceland. The depth range of the adult of this species is from 600 feet to a mile, and the juvenile depth range is from 300 - 3,000 feet. The body of the black scabbardfish is elongated, coppery black in color, with a large snout, and fang-like teeth inside the mouth. The dorsal...

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Word of the Day
  • 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.