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2008-08-07 15:00:42

Simon Ridgway, President of Radius Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RDU)(OTCBB: RDUFF), is pleased to announce initial results from the Company's diamond drill program at its 100%-owned Trebol project located in northeastern Nicaragua. To date, a total of 447m have been drilled in 5 holes collared in the south-west part of the property to test targets over a strike extent of 1km. Significant intercepts received are shown below; ---------------------------------------------------------------...

2008-07-24 09:00:52

Nicaraguans encouraged to eat poultry to combat global food crisis MANAGUA, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Nicaraguan Vice Minister of Industry and Commerce Veronica Rojas on Tuesday encouraged Nicaraguans to have poultry, vegetables and beans in their daily diet, as they remained largely unaffected by the global food crisis. Poultry, vegetables and beans were basic food with low and stable prices in the local market, Rojas told reporters. Nicaragua undergoes every Monday a rise in basic food...

2008-07-07 09:00:55

DENVER, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Infinity Energy Resources, Inc. (Pink Sheets: IFNY.PK) (the "Company"), an independent oil and gas exploration and development company, today announced that the regional government council of the Autonomous Region of the Southern Atlantic ("RAAS") voted to approve the Company's offshore Nicaraguan exploration and development contracts on July 4, 2008. "This represents the achievement of a critical objective in our quest to secure final approval of...

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2008-06-18 12:00:00

When TransFair CEO Paul Rice sits across from Wal-Mart (WMT) CEO H. Lee Scott, the differences in their backgrounds couldn't be more stark. Scott has spent nearly his entire adult life working at the retail behemoth, with a mandate to increase sales and profits and keep costs as low as possible. Rice, after graduating from Yale University in 1983, spent 11 years working with peasant coffee farmers in Nicaragua trying to squeeze higher prices out of coffee buyers. He set up one of the first...

2008-06-13 09:00:42

Power generation and distribution firm AEI has acquired Nicaragua-based Tipitapa Power Company. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Tipitapa provides 50.9MW of generation capacity and associated energy through a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Nicaraguan distribution companies Distribuidora de Electricidad del Norte and Distribuidora de Electricidad del Sur, both majority-owned by Spanish utility Union Fenosa. Cesar Zamora, country manager of AEI Nicaragua,...

2006-08-30 00:02:02

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Despite U.S. efforts to stop left-wing Nicaraguan politician Daniel Ortega from returning to power, a poll released on Tuesday showed he maintained a six-point lead over rival presidential candidates. Ortega, who headed the socialist Sandinista government in the 1980s, had the support of 29 percent of those surveyed, according to a poll by Cid-Gallup. Twenty-three percent said they backed conservative banker and former Foreign Minister Eduardo...

2006-08-29 22:21:33

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Despite U.S. efforts to stop left-wing Nicaraguan politician Daniel Ortega from returning to power, a poll released on Tuesday showed he maintained a six-point lead over rival presidential candidates. Ortega, who headed the socialist Sandinista government in the 1980s, had the support of 29 percent of those surveyed, according to a poll by Cid-Gallup. Twenty-three percent said they backed conservative banker and former Foreign Minister Eduardo...

2006-06-10 05:48:42

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega told regional observers on Friday the U.S. and Nicaraguan governments were working together to try to disqualify him from November's presidential election. Ortega, a former president and leader of Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista revolution, is seeking to return to power and has clashed in recent months with the U.S. envoy and the country's main right-wing parties. "We see a coordinated action between the United States...

2006-06-09 20:20:00

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega told regional observers on Friday the U.S. and Nicaraguan governments were working together to try to disqualify him from November's presidential election. Ortega, a former president and leader of Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista revolution, is seeking to return to power and has clashed in recent months with the U.S. envoy and the country's main right-wing parties. "We see a coordinated action between the United States government...

2006-04-23 14:51:22

By Greg Brosnan CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday backed the favorite to win Nicaragua's November presidential election, days after Washington warned the country not to vote for its former cold war foe. "I shouldn't say I hope you win because they will accuse me of sticking my nose into Nicaraguan internal affairs," Chavez quipped to former Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega, who joined him on his weekly television show. "But I hope you win." The...


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Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

Tawny-faced Quail, Rhynchortyx cinctus
2012-03-22 21:32:37

The Tawny-faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus) is a species of bird in the Odontophoridae family. It is the only bird in its genus. It is found throughout Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Image Caption: Artistic Depiction of Male Tawny-faced Quail. Credit: Wikipedia (public domain)

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2007-03-26 18:10:06

Amphilophus citrinellus is a large cichlid fish endemic to Costa Rica and Nicaragua in Central America. In the aquarium trade A. citrinellus is often sold under the trade name of Midas cichlid or Red devil. Coloration in wild stocks is variable and while most specimens are grey to olive brown some pink, yellow or orange specimens do occur. A. citrinellus are omnivorous and their diet consists of plant material, mollusks and smaller fish. The species is closely related to Amphilophus labiatus.

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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