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2009-08-25 05:21:00

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In line with the Republic of Indonesian independence 64th anniversary, Indonesia has successfully held the Sail Bunaken 2009. This event was also followed by fleet review participants from 33 countries, 158 yachts rally, the coming up of two mass diving world record which was recorded in the Guinness Book of Record, and the symposium on waters territory control in South East Asia and the IUU Fishing control. Maritime affairs and Fisheries...

2009-08-17 20:54:32

An Indonesian admiral did the honors Monday, announcing a world record for a mass scuba dive of more than 2,500 divers. Rear Adm. Moekhals Sidik confirmed that 2,562 scuba divers took the plunge for an underwater flag-raising in North Sulawesi that marked Indonesia's Independence Day. Indonesia should be proud of this achievement, Sidik said. It shows that we can do something good for the country. The Jakarta Globe said a representative of the venerable Guinness World Records was on hand to...

2006-07-31 06:42:24

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Flows of lava accompanied by showers of molten rock shooting into the sky have forced villagers living close to a volcano in eastern Indonesia to shelter in schools and churches, officials said on Saturday. Dali Ahmad, an Indonesian vulcanologist, said by telephone that there did not appear to be a danger of a major eruption by Mount Karangetan at the moment but the lava continued to threaten nearby villages. There have been no reports of casualties so far from...

2006-03-31 21:50:00

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck off the eastern Indonesian island of Talaud early on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, an Indonesian official said. The quake's epicenter was in the sea 42 km (26 miles) west of Talaud and at a depth of 33 km, staff official Lukito of the Jakarta earthquake center told Reuters. Talaud is between Sulawesi, one of Indonesia's major islands, and Mindanao in the Philippines, and lies...

2005-08-05 06:55:51

MANADO, Indonesia (Reuters) - The world's top gold miner went on trial in Indonesia on Friday, defending charges it spilled toxic waste into a bay, in a case being eyed closely by potential investors in the world's fourth most populous country. In a makeshift court in the capital of North Sulawesi, prosecutors accused the local unit of U.S.-based Newmont Mining Corp. and its American chief executive of causing pollution that made locals living around Buyat Bay sick. A ruling against...

2005-08-05 04:04:50

MANADO, Indonesia (Reuters) - The world's top gold miner went on trial in Indonesia on Friday, defending charges it spilled toxic waste into a bay, in a case being eyed closely by potential investors in the world's fourth most populous country. In a makeshift court in the capital of North Sulawesi, prosecutors accused the local unit of U.S.-based Newmont Mining Corp. and its American chief executive of causing pollution that made locals living around Buyat Bay sick. A ruling against...


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North Sulawesi Babirusa, Babyrousa celebensis
2012-08-14 08:24:23

The North Sulawesi babiruse (Babyrousa celebensis) is an animal that resembles a pig. It is native to the northern areas of Sulawesi and to the Lembeh Islands found in Indonesia. It prefers a habitat near rivers or lakes, in tropical forests or canebrakes. Both its common and scientific name is derived from the local Malay term, which translates to “pig-deer”. It is thought that the Babyrousinae subfamily branched off the warthog family during the Miocene or late Oligocene period....

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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