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2009-11-09 13:50:00

NASA and the Japanese Space Agency's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite flew over Ida and captured her rainfall when she passed by Nicaragua, Honduras and Belize this weekend. TRMM data revealed that most of the heaviest rainfall totals, as much as 11 inches, were just off the coasts of those countries, even though all of those areas dealt with flooding rains. On November 6, 2009 at 1147 UTC (7:47 a.m. ET) TRMM revealed Ida had weakened to a tropical depression after coming...

2009-11-04 10:46:00

VANCOUVER, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Radius Gold Inc. (TSX-V: RDU) is pleased to report that B2Gold ("B2") has provided an update on recent exploration at the Trebol and El Pavon gold properties in Nicaragua. B2 is exploring the Trebol project and has been successful in expanding the extent of known gold mineralization there. At the Pavon project, B2 is investigating the potential for gold production. Highlights are reported below. Trebol Gold Project, northeast Nicaragua The Trebol...

2009-09-18 06:00:00

YPSILANTI, Mich., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Maggie's Organics (www.maggiesorganics.com) has been making apparel items with certified organic fibers and fair labor practices since 1992. The agricultural standard and process of growing fibers organically has been in place since Maggie's started their business. Maggie's is proud to announce that its production chain in Central America has been evaluated by an independent third party and all of the workers involved in the process are treated...

2009-09-10 07:30:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Infinity Energy Resources, Inc. (Pink Sheets: IFNY) ("Infinity" or the "Company"), an independent oil and gas exploration and development company, today announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Fugro Data Services AG that will allow the Company to acquire 2-D seismic data covering its approximately 1.4 million-acre oil and gas concessions offshore Nicaragua. "The seismic information will be processed and/or...

2009-08-06 07:35:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The presidential limousine from the Somoza family dictatorship, a 1957 custom-built Mercedes 300D, is up for auction on eBay, item #180384545649, beginning August 7, 2009. MotoringInvestments.com is making this heirloom, specifically built to suit the ego of Luis Somoza Debayle, available to the public for the first time in 30 years. On September 17, 1980, the 43-year dynasty of the Somoza family was ended with the assassination of Anastasio Somoza...

2009-07-22 06:45:00

SAN DIEGO, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The presidential limousine from the Somoza family dictatorship, a 1957 custom built Mercedes 300D, is up for auction on eBay, item #180384545649, beginning August 7, 2009. MotoringInvestments.com is making this heirloom, specifically built to suit the ego of Luis Somoza Debayle, available to the public for the first time in 30 years. On September 17, 1980 the 43 year dynasty of the Somoza family was ended with the assassination of Anastasio Somoza Debayle....

2009-07-01 14:40:40

Former junior lightweight boxing champion Alexis Arguello has died from a gunshot wound to the chest at his Nicaraguan home, the La Prensa newspaper said. Arguello, 57, was elected the mayor of Managua, Nicaragua, in 2008. Nicaraguan presidential spokeswoman Rosario Murillo confirmed his death, but no other details were available. Arguello retired from boxing in 1995 after he was knocked out by Aaron Pryor in their second title bout. Before he retired for good, he made several comebacks and...

2009-06-23 06:30:00

COMPANY TO HOST INVESTOR CONFERENCE ON JULY 9, 2009 OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Infinity Energy Resources, Inc. (Pink Sheets: IFNY) ("Infinity" or the "Company"), an independent oil and gas exploration and development company, today announced the initial members of the technical team that will work closely with Infinity to pursue exploration and development activities involving the Company's oil and gas concessions covering 1.4 million acres offshore Nicaragua in...

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2009-05-30 10:58:09

By Jill Bruning, Michigan Technological University NSF-supported graduate student describes her field work searching for geologic fractures that could improve groundwater exploration and the siting of wells in the rugged terrain Boaco, like many communities around the world, has serious water supply and quality problems. My thesis research brought me to the small, rural town in Nicaragua, where I have been working with my advisor, John Geirke, to identify geological lineaments (fractures)...

2009-04-17 07:00:00

Recent Campaign for Nicaragua Embedded on 7,910 Web Pages BOSTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent search for "Travel Video" on Google revealed "Travel Video PostCard" ranks number 6 and 10 out of 2.5 billion searched items. And a recent digital video campaign conducted for Nicaragua generated these results: - Travel Video Postcard is embedded on 7,910 web pages, web sites and blogs globally; - In Trip Advisor, Travel Video Postcard has 3 out of 5 videos on Nicaragua, including one in...


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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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  • 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.'
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