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2010-12-06 08:30:00

PARIS, December 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- One week after France's national public broadcaster initiated delivery via the W2A satellite of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) channels to terrestrial towers in Reunion Island and Mayotte, France Televisions and Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announce that a second satellite signal has been opened to enable commercial operators in the region to integrate digital public channels into their platforms. Using capacity...

2005-09-18 09:23:28

By Marcel Michelson PARIS (Reuters) - France's minister for overseas affairs provoked outrage this weekend by saying illegal immigrants were giving birth on French territory to ensure their children had French nationality. Francois Baroin called for a debate on France's birthright laws, challenging a taboo at the heart of France's near-sacred republican values. It was a fresh sign mainstream politicians are jumping on France's right-wing anti-immigration bandwagon. A child born on...

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Common Brown Lemur, Eulemur fulvus
2012-06-08 10:31:35

The common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus), also known as the brown lemur, occurs natively in Madagascar. Though there is a population on Mayotte, it is thought that humans introduced these lemurs there. Its Madagascar Range extends north from the Betsiboka River, and its eastern range stretches between the Mangoro River and Tsaratanana. These areas are connected by inland Madagascar. There are currently five recognized species of lemur that were once considered subspecies of the common brown...

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Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.