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2010-06-01 01:07:00

JAYAPURA, Indonesia, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lake Sentani Festival (FDS) to be organized by the Jayapura district administration on 19 - 23 June 2010 will present various of Papua's enchanting potentials under the theme "Loving Culture For Our Future." "The theme motivates us to love human existence through efforts to strengthen culture by caring and preserving Papua's natural potentials, particularly the Lake Sentani community," Head of Jayapura district, Habel Melkias Suwae, said here...

2009-12-23 05:25:00

CAIRNS, Australia, and HOUSTON, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC) (POMSoX: IOC) today announced that the PNG National Government has signed the Company's Project Agreement for the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Papua New Guinea. Following approval of the Project Agreement by the National Executive Council on December 10, the Minister for Petroleum Hon William Duma and acting Governor-General Dr Allan Marat signed the Agreement...

2009-12-10 03:40:00

CAIRNS, Australia and HOUSTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC) (POMSoX: IOC) today announced that the National Executive Council (NEC) of Papua New Guinea has approved the Company's project agreement for the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Papua New Guinea. As previously announced, the proposed LNG project would be developed by InterOil and its joint venture partners, including foundation partner Pacific LNG Operations Ltd. The...

2009-06-16 10:58:09

A Wildlife Conservation Society research intern working in Papua New Guinea has completed the first study of a rare egg-laying mammal. The study of the long-beaked echidna in Papua New Guinea's Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area was conducted by Muse Opiang, now of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Biological Research. It took several years to remotely track the porcupine-sized mammals and record their dens and other signs, WCS officials said. The study chronicles the first solid data...

2009-03-03 12:54:12

Conservationists said on Tuesday that Papua New Guinea has created its first conservation area to save an untouched rainforest larger than Singapore and to protect rare animals such as a bear-like tree kangaroo, Reuters reported. Environmentalists hope conservation of the remote eastern Huon Peninsula will also lock away 13 million tons of carbon "” possibly even tradeable carbon offsets to help fund local communities. Lisa Dabek of Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, who runs the zoo's tree...

2008-11-24 16:06:39

A lawmaker said on Saturday that Indonesia's Papua province is set to pass a bylaw that requires some HIV/AIDS patients to be implanted with microchips in a bid to prevent them infecting others. Lawmaker John Manangsang said under the bylaw, patients who had shown "actively sexual behavior" could be implanted with a microchip to monitor their activity. "It's a simple technology. A signal from the microchip will track their movements and this will be received by monitoring authorities,"...

2008-10-17 00:00:14

Chiyoda Corporation (TOKYO:6366)(ISIN:JP3528600004) announced the award of an EPC Competition Contract for participation in an EPC design competition of the LNG Plant and associated facilities for an ExxonMobil-operated Papua New Guinea (PNG) Liquefied Natural Gas Project. Chiyoda will be utilizing APCI Liquefaction technology for this EPC Competition. The PNG LNG Project is a co-venture of ExxonMobil (Esso Highlands Limited as Operator), Oil Search, Santos, AGL, Nippon Oil, MRDC, and Eda...

2008-10-12 12:00:16

Text of report by Papua New Guinea Post-Courier website on 10 October The multi-billion kina mining company accused of causing a security scare in Papua New Guinea has denied outright it was doing so. It warned further negative speculation and claims against the Chinese-run mine would jeopardize the operation of the mine and possibly see PNG losing an expected 8 per cent increase in gross domestic product (GDP). The Ramu nickel-cobalt mine, based in Madang Province, yesterday brushed...

2008-10-09 06:00:35

Eni and the government of Papua New Guinea have signed a long-term partnership agreement to pursue the sustainable development of Papua New Guinea's hydrocarbon resources. Under the agreement, Eni will open a local office in Papua New Guinea to perform a detailed exploration study and outline a data acquisition program for the unlicensed or unexplored areas within the country, in order to better determine the remaining hydrocarbon potential. The data and the outcome will be the property...

2008-09-15 09:00:35

Airport in Papua, Indonesia, resumes operation after bomb blast JAKARTA, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- An Indonesian international airport in Timika of Papua province was back to normal operation under a tight security after a bomb explosion on Sunday night near the airport, a paper reported Monday. On Monday morning, a Garuda Indonesia flight from Bali landed at the airport at 6:30 a.m. local time at the Moses Kilangin International Airport in Timika. The police boosted security checks at...

Latest Papua Reference Libraries

2014-02-17 19:11:38

The Ropen is a flying creature claimed to inhabit the area around Papua New Guinea. This creature is part of the local folklore, however, the natives believe it is a real animal. The description varies from being bat-like to Pterosaur-like. Its tail is 25 percent as long as its wingspan. It is said to have a diet of fish, but some claim the creature also consumes human flesh. There have been three expeditions in search of evidence of the Ropen’s existence. In 2006, Paul Nation...

2007-12-27 10:11:13

Southern Tailed Birdwing (Ornithoptera meridionalis), is the smallest species of butterfly in its genus. It is found in southern Papua New Guinea and in several areas along the south coast of Irian Jaya. It is strictly a lowland species, favouring primary rainforest. A very few specimens have also been collected at altitude in Irian Jaya, however these specimens were reared from immature stages and emerged crippled, suggesting that high altitude forests are not favoured habitats. Males...

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Word of the Day
  • 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.