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2009-11-05 06:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) and Tycoon Systems announce the successful conclusion of "Mousetrap 2009" - a global business strategy competition held each year during the run-up to IIMA's "Confluence" summit. Mousetrap 2009 is an on-line business simulation tournament, presented by IIMA and Microsoft Corporation, involving 1,800 business school students across the globe. For the fourth year in a row the business game was...

2008-07-05 12:00:19

By PAUL WEIDEMAN Natural selections What a treat that W.W. Norton has offered an English translation of Inspired by Nature: Plants: The Building/Botany Connection (even if the title is rampantly punctuational). First published in Barcelona in 2006, the book proposes "to reveal the analogical similarities that can exist between contemporary architecture and the vegetal kingdom as a result of adaptation processes." The innumerable life-forms of the plant kingdom, each the result of a long...

2005-10-12 15:41:45

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations is looking at everything from cruise ships to nearby islands in its search for affordable temporary quarters while it renovates its Manhattan home, the project's director said on Wednesday. "We'll go anywhere if we can afford it. We're looking at boats, barges, islands, tents. We're looking at nonprofit space, we're looking at cheap space," said Louis Frederick Reuter, the new head of the U.N. Capital Master Plan. Cash...

2005-08-12 15:48:25

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A California man was ordered on Friday to undergo a psychiatric examination after trying to enter a parking garage near U.N. headquarters with two firearms and a five-gallon can of gasoline in his car. "Who is the owner of the United Nations building? I want an attorney from the United Nations," Vernon Wilker of Salton City, California, shouted out at his arraignment, demanding that his court-appointed attorney be replaced. At that point,...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.