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2009-11-04 15:25:22

More than 200 experts on GM and non-GM coexistence will converge on Melbourne next week as part of the GMCC-09 conference. Conference chair, Professor German Spangenberg, says GMCC-09 will provide an opportunity to showcase world-leading science on the development and implementation of coexistence frameworks. "Coexistence between GM and non-GM crops will be considered across the entire agricultural supply chains," said Professor Spangenberg. "The conference will be a truly international...

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2008-09-17 11:25:00

Russia's space agency chief, Anatoly Perminov, said on Wednesday that Moscow is ready to help Cuba develop its own space center after talks in Caracas with Venezuelan and Cuban officials, Itar-Tass news agency reported. Russia is looking to establish better relations with both countries, which are ideological enemies of Washington, including sending Russian strategic bombers on a mission to Venezuela this month. Anatoly was quoted as saying: " We have held preliminary discussions about the...

2008-08-04 09:00:04

By DOUGLAS BIRCH By Douglas Birch The Associated Press MOSCOW Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel Prize-winning Russian author whose books chronicled the horrors of dictator Josef Stalin's slave labor camps, has died of heart failure, his son said Monday. He was 89. Stepan Solzhenitsyn said his father died late Sunday near Moscow but declined further comment. Through unflinching accounts of the eight years he spent in the Soviet Gulag, Solzhenitsyn's novels and nonfiction works...

2005-11-21 22:46:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Veteran Time magazine correspondent Hugh Sidey, who chronicled U.S. presidents for more than 40 years, died on Monday in Paris, a spokeswoman for Time said. He was 78. The son of an Iowa newspaper editor, Sidey covered 10 U.S. presidents, from Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush. He began covering Eisenhower for Life magazine in 1957 and later became Time's White House correspondent and bureau chief. He began writing Time's "The Presidency" column in 1966....

2005-08-14 10:49:53

By Ian MacKenzie EDINBURGH (Reuters) - China missed its chance to overturn the legacy of Communist leader Mao Zedong following his death 30 years ago and turn the country into a democratic and economic giant, his iconoclastic biographer Jung Chang said. Chinese-born Chang, who wrote "Mao, the Unknown Story" with her English husband Jon Halliday, condemns Mao as a mass murderer and an egomaniac with a lust for power who caused incalculable damage to China. But his legend as "the...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin