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2014-06-27 16:24:36

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey asked African leaders, including Equatorial Guinea's President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, to consider his country a partner for growth at the assembly of the 23(rd) African Union Summit, held in Malabo. In a speech at the opening session of the Assembly of Heads of State of the African Union Summit (AUS), Rajoy told the African leaders that he was in Equatorial Guinea to ask for...

2014-02-10 08:33:37

WASHINGTON , Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association of the payments technology industry, today announced the next step in its continued expansion of government relations activities with the hiring of seasoned financial industry and government affairs professional Scott Talbott as the association's new Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. In this position, Mr. Talbott will be responsible for...

2014-02-10 08:33:03

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog, a U.S. public interest group, has objected to the European Union's College of Commissioners over the antitrust settlement deal with Google that was announced last week by the Commissioner for Competition, Vice President Joaquin Almunia, the group said today. In separate letters addressed to the Commission's Secretary-General and 27 of the 28 commissioners, John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's Privacy...

2014-02-05 16:31:02

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The settlement to end the European antitrust investigation of Google described today by Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia is unacceptable, Consumer Watchdog said and the group added that Google's third Commitment document must be made public. "The deal as outlined by Almunia bizarrely not only allows Google to profit from the traffic it diverts from competitors, but also from the new possibilities to charge for...

2014-01-28 12:22:11

TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Franco-Nevada Corporation ("Franco-Nevada") (TSX: FNV, NYSE: FNV) is pleased to provide the following updates: Cobre Panama Project In August 2012, Franco-Nevada announced a $1 billion precious metals stream financing with Inmet Mining Corporation ("Inmet") for the Cobre Panama project. Under the terms of that agreement, Franco-Nevada committed to fund up to $1 billion after an initial $1 billion had been spent by Inmet. In December...

2011-12-20 15:12:40

Since the first democratic elections in Spain, some 23.7% of ministers have not had a political party card when handing over their portfolio. This means that Spain has had the highest number of independent ministers compared to those other countries of Europe that have parliamentary governments in which percentages do not exceed 5% according to a study at the University of Valencia (UV). Juan Rodríguez Teruel, lecturer at the University of Valencia (UV) and author of the...

2010-08-23 13:26:16

Society gives sense to sport, i.e. sports are a reflection of the traits of a society. This is the conclusion of Mr Asier Oiarbide, lecturer at the Faculty of Physical Activities Science and Sports, in his PhD thesis defended at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). His work is entitled Mendi-zeharkaldi, aerobic eta futbolaren etnomotrizitateak (the ethnomotricity of mountain trekking, aerobics and football). Ethnomotricity involves understanding each sporting activity as an...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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