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2011-03-31 15:00:29

The first non-Iraqi archaeological investigation of the Tigris-Euphrates delta in 20 years was a preliminary foray by three women who began to explore the links between wetland resources and the emergence and growth of cities last year. "Foreign investigations in Iraq stopped in the 1990s," said Carrie Hritz, assistant professor of anthropology, Penn State. "Iraqis continued research, but because their work is unpublished, we are unsure of where they surveyed." The marshlands in Iraq and Iran...

2011-03-16 09:21:00

New Study Shows $1.8 Billion Nationwide Economic Impact of Shallow Water Drilling HOUSTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study commissioned by the Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition found that spending by the vendors and subcontractors supporting shallow water energy exploration accounted for $1.8 billion over the last three years, excluding expenditures in Louisiana and Texas. President Obama's home state of Illinois was the leading recipient of shallow water vendor...

2010-09-14 18:56:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Class Media, the authorized rights holder for the distribution of The Syrian Satellite Channel and Syria Drama, has announced that, after successfully acquiring the rights of the State-owned Syrian channels, it is embarking on an ambitious plan to deliver the two channels to every Syrian household in the US, Canada, and Australia. Modern Class Media has set the end of 2011 as a target date where every Syrian and Arab household in the US,...

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2010-04-06 12:15:00

A team of archaeologists from the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute has joined a team of Syrian colleagues in excavating a key site from the prehistoric society that formed the foundation of urban life in the ancient Middle East. The site already has yielded evidence of trade in obsidian, rich agricultural production and the development of copper processing "” all of which flourished long before people domesticated pack animals for transportation or invented the wheel. The...

2010-02-25 15:14:00

In the news release, Gay Soldier Killed in Action in Afghanistan, issued 24-Feb-2010 by Michael D. Palm Center over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the headline should read "Gay Soldier Killed in Action in Iraq" rather than "Gay Soldier Killed in Action in Afghanistan" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Gay Soldier Killed in Action in Iraq SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Jim Moran...

2009-09-22 12:14:00

RESTON, Va., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Arrakis Geodynamics Ltd. (Arrakis) today announced that its CEO, R. Kirk Sherr, will speak at the IHS Herold Pacesetters Energy Conference in Greenwich, Connecticut on Wednesday, September 23 at 2:45 p.m. Sherr is a member of a panel titled "Attributes of a Pacesetter Company: Outside North America," and he will address his company's experience as an early entrant working in Kurdistan and other regions of Iraq. Arrakis has been active in Iraq since...

2009-03-08 15:35:47

A U.S. national says he is working with an Iraqi arts professor to use poetry and other art forms to help unify war-torn Iraq. John Dunlop of the U.S. government's Agency for International Development said he and professor Saad Shaker are attempting to revitalize Iraq's sense of culture through a poetry competition and an art exhibition, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. It's a sense of normalcy, not war and instability -- of culture, of things happening, the kinds of spices that make...

2009-01-09 08:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In the Company of Soldiers by Melia Meichelbock receives an Honorable Mention in the Biography/Autobiography category of the London Book Festival. "It's an honor to be recognized both nationally and overseas at the London Book Festival," says author Melia Meichelbock. Meichelbock was previously recognized in the 2008 National Best Book Awards. "I hope readers gain an insight like no other with a no holds barred tell-all glimpse into the war--from living...

2008-10-27 09:00:02

Three people died and five others were wounded Monday in a roadside bomb blast in eastern Baghdad, Iraq's Interior Ministry said. The bomb exploded, striking a minibus in the Shiite neighborhood of Aman, CNN reported. Meanwhile, Syria and Iran blame the United States for a deadly blast Sunday on the Iraq-Syria border in which nine construction workers died and another 19 people were injured, The New York Times reported. Witnesses said they thought U.S. shelling caused the blast, but...

2008-10-10 06:00:18

Text of report in English by privately-owned Jordan Times website on 10 October [Report by Muhammad Ghazal: "We Were Kidnapped." - Jordan Times headline.] AMMAN -Taylor Luck and Holli Chmela, the two Jordan Times journalists, who were released by Syrian authorities on Thursday [9 October] after they were reported missing in Lebanon said they entered Syria against their will. The Syrian authorities accused the two Americans of illegally entering the country, but both insisted that they...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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