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2014-04-05 20:20:04

PANAMA CITY, April 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panama's Metro/Subway will open today, becoming the first Subway in Panama and Central America. Odebrecht was the leader responsible for the construction of Metro Line One of Panama, which has 13.7 kilometers, of which 7.5 would be underground, 4.9 elevated and 1.5 higher in trenches. "Our challenge was to not only meet the timelines, but to have the adequate manpower for this kind of project because it was the first time a Metro was being...

2008-06-29 12:02:36

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Ramon Huang and Y.L. Kao] Panama City, Panama, June 28 (CNA) - Republic of China Ambassador to Panama Tomas Ping-fu Hou donated US$2.6 million to the Panamanian government Friday to help the Central American country build a hospital in an impoverished area of Panama City. After accepting the donation, Panamanian Minister of Health Rosario Turner expressed gratitude to Hou, saying that establishing the Hospital de...

2005-02-03 13:53:02

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) -- NASA has installed a climate-observation system at a former U.S. military base bordering the Panama Canal that will allow scientists to monitor forest fires, earthquakes and tropical storms. The installation, which officials of the U.S. space agency were inaugurating on Thursday, will collect data as part of a larger network headquartered at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. The "Regional Mesoamerican Visualization and Monitoring System" is based at...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • 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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