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2010-03-15 07:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. and DUBLIN, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking the first leg of a two-city Trade and Investment Mission to the US, Ireland's Prime Minister, Brian Cowen will lead a delegation of Irish CEOs to the San Francisco Bay Area for a series of events and meetings with technology executives and venture capitalists today. The mission is directed by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish state agency responsible for the development and promotion of the country's indigenous business sector....

2009-12-03 04:33:00

COPENHAGEN and LONDON, December 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Saxo Bank, the specialist in online trading and investment, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire E*TRADE International's local Nordic online trading business and online bank from E*TRADE Nordic AB, an indirect subsidiary of E*TRADE FINANCIAL Corporation, a US-based financial services company. The Nordic business includes client accounts in Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden,...

2009-09-19 14:38:12

U.S. actor Don Cheadle is the star of a new public service campaign aimed at limiting greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations says. The United Nations said in a release Friday the Hotel Rwanda star will appear in a series of videos directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff intended to convince world leaders to support a proposed greenhouse gas emissions treaty. The treaty will be discussed at climate change conference scheduled to take place this year in Copenhagen, Denmark. The series is aimed at...

2009-06-17 10:29:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Top officials of UAB "Dujotekana", one of the leading energy companies in Lithuania, recently visited Washington, DC and New York for a series of working meetings with the US Administration. Rimandas Stonys (President), Piotras Vojeika (Vice President), and Dr. Jevgenij Kostin (Strategic Advisor), met with Senior members of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Office of Policy and International Affairs, Office of European...

2009-06-11 07:15:00

LIBERTY, Pa., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- To a small child, the world is a simply amazing place viewed through innocent eyes. When the horrors of war shatter that innocence and simplicity, the effect can be quite profound. "My Heritage, My Destiny" (published by iUniverse) by Dr. Baiba Kreger is an autobiographical journey of a toddler in Latvia, to a small girl in World War II Germany, to a young immigrant woman making her way in the "New World." As "My Heritage, My Destiny" opens, readers meet...

2009-05-28 12:00:00

'Best Connected' campaign deploys dynamic social media toolset to strengthen links between Ireland's innovators and US Partners PALO ALTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Ireland (EI), the Irish Government's export engine for innovative technologies and services created by Irish companies, today launched a new campaign strategy to boost exports for Irish companies in the North American market. The program will initially focus on Ireland's internet and software sectors, where the...

2009-05-12 08:11:34

Latvia's statistics office said the gross domestic product dropped 18 percent in the first three months this year compared with the same period 2008. Latvia's economy declined 4.6 percent in 2008 and in the first quarter this year the country's production and services sectors have decreased sharply, the Baltic Times newspaper said Tuesday. In the first quarter, hotel and restaurant services declined 34 percent, retail production went down 25 percent and manufacturing quantity dropped 22...

2009-04-29 14:14:00

LOS ANGELES, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Capitalizing on Northern Europe's robust cultural assets and spectacular options for nature lovers, Crystal Cruises is introducing 50 brand new Crystal Adventures to its roster of nearly 300 in the region this summer. Options to glacier trek, cycle, flight-see and snowmobile complement sightseeing of historic treasures and ballet theatre. In 2009, Crystal will offer Northern Europe and Baltic itineraries of seven to 14 days aboard Crystal Symphony from...

2009-04-28 13:59:58

Lithuania's economy has decreased 12 percent in the first quarter this year when compared with the same period in 2008, economists said Tuesday. The drop was caused by lowering industrial production, smaller demands for exported goods and a lack of credit, the Lithuanian Statistics office said. Statistics officials said Lithuania had forecast a decline in the gross domestic product of 10.5 percent for the whole of 2009. Lithuania joined the European Union in 2004, and in 2007 its economy grew...

2009-04-16 14:00:00

Company Honored in Silicon Valley by Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) PALO ALTO, Calif. and LIMERICK, Ireland, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Powervation, an emerging innovator of Auto-control(TM) digital power integrated circuits (ICs), was named as the winner of the 2009 Irish Times/Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) Innovation Award. The award was presented by Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister, Mary Coughlan on Tuesday night at the annual ITLG dinner held at Stanford University....


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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