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2011-08-01 08:00:00

ROME, August 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is here and at Venere.com [http://www.venere.com ], we've got our minds thinking about holiday getaways. How about a trip to each of the New Seven Wonders of the World? To make things even more interesting, how about taking that trip by bicycle? We have everything already planned out, including how much water you would need to drink and how many total calories you would burn. We've also listed some facts about each world wonder on the...

2011-06-06 09:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Savtira Corporation (Savtira), a new provider of B2B Cloud Commerce solutions, is proud to announce an agreement with Petra Industries (Petra), the nation's leading wholesale distributor of consumer electronics, custom installation products, mobile audio/video accessories and appliance connection supplies. The agreement will allow Petra to distribute its large inventory to Savtira partner stores. (Logo:...

2009-08-25 13:09:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal Cruises is unveiling its first ever Crystal Overland Adventures from Ashdod on its Holy Land cruise this fall. A choice of three three-night journeys transport travelers to such revered sites as the 2,000 year old Rose City of Petra, the Pharaohs' tombs in Luxor's Valley of the Kings and the Dead Sea, among other astonishing destinations where Christian, Jewish and Islamic civilizations took root. The 12-day cruise sails from Athens to Venice...

2008-10-05 12:00:18

Text of report in English by official Jordanian news agency Petra- JNA website Paris, Oct. 5 (Petra) Jordanian and French officials on Sunday opened their first meeting to discuss areas of nuclear cooperation. Discussions covered five major topics: extricating and mining uranium, nuclear energy plants, nuclear fuel cycle, training and qualifying relevant cadres and securing funds needed to carry out nuclear programmes. The meeting was held in implementation of the executive...

2008-09-27 09:00:23

Text of report in English by official Jordanian news agency Petra- JNA website ["Jordan Rejects Any Unilateral Measures Threaten the Holy Al Aqsa Mosque" - Petra News Agency Headline] New York, Sep.26 (Petra) - Jordan's efforts in coordination with the Arab side yielded fruit to put the Israeli settlement activity in the Palestinian territories as well as the excavations at the Mugrabi Gate for discussion in the meetings of the Security Council held on Friday [26 September]. The meeting was...

2008-09-25 00:00:27

PETRA Energy Bhd, through subsidiary Petra Resources Sdn Bhd, has been awarded a RM1.1 billion contract from Sarawak Shell Bhd and Sabah Shell Petroleum Co Ltd for work on Shell's offshore oil and gas facilities in the two states. Package A involves hook-up, commissioning and major maintenance services, while Package C is to provide marine vessels for well services. The contract starts this month and will expire on December 31 2012, with option to extend for one year. "Given Petra...

2008-09-19 06:00:23

Text of report in English by official Jordanian news agency Petra- JNA website Amman, 18 September: Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Nasir Judah underlined on Thursday [18 September] the establishment of a viable and independent Palestinian state on Palestinian soil and finding a just solution to the Palestinian refugees based on international legitimacy, particularly the UN General Assembly Resolution 194 which stipulates the right of return and compensation...

2008-09-15 09:00:48

Text of report in English by official Jordanian news agency Petra- JNA website Amman, Sept. 15 (Petra)-Jordan's imports of crude oil rose by 132 per cent in the first half of 2008 to reach JD1.13 billion compared to the same period of last year, according to official figures. A report by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) attributed this to the rise in oil prices by 75.5 per cent and imported oil by 32 per cent. Jordan imports most of its needs of crude oil from Saudi Arabia. Originally...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'