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2013-11-20 23:33:23

Vladimir Poletaev, Vice President with Aspire Lifestyles of the Americas, will speak on bank loyalty at “Bank IT 2013”, the X International Forum on Banking Information Technologies. BankIT, the largest annual event of its kind in the Commonwealth of Independent States and Europe, takes place in Minsk, Belarus on November 19-21, 2013. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Vladimir Poletaev, Vice President with Aspire Lifestyles of the Americas, will speak on bank loyalty at “Bank...

2011-07-18 04:00:00

PRAGUE, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBA Gomel, the second largest software development center of IBA Group (http://www.iba-it-group.com/), will celebrate its 10th anniversary on July 27, 2011. An alliance of IT companies with over 2,500 people, IBA Group has seven development centers in Belarus, Czech Republic, and Kazakhstan. IBA Gomel is located in Gomel, the second largest city of Belarus. IBA Gomel was registered as a legal entity on July 26, 2001, while the...

2008-09-23 21:00:25

MINSK. Sept 23 (Interfax) - Belarus plans to launch a satellite in 2009, Mikhail Myasnikovich, the chairman of the National Academy of Sciences Presidium, told the presidium on Tuesday. "A Belarusian satellite to be launch in 2009 will provide repeated and full filming of the Belarusian territory, not irregular and low-quality coverage which Belarus has today," he said "While working on the new satellite Belarus wanted to create an original and better version," Myasnikovich said....

2008-09-23 15:00:26

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Minsk, 23 September: Belarus plans to launch its satellite in 2009, the Council of Ministers' presidium said at its meeting on Tuesday [23 September] that focused on the country's space programme for 2008-12. "First of all I want to say a few words of the spacecraft that is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2009 all works proceed in compliance with the schedule," said Mikhail Myasnikovich, the chairman of the...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'