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Indonesia Volcano Unleashes Cloud Of Ash, Warnings Issued
2012-09-05 15:02:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Clouds of volcanic ash from Anak Krakatau, or child of Krakatau, have become so prominent in recent days that Indonesian authorities have issued a warning for local residents and tourists. "The ash was carried by wind from the southeast to the south, reaching Bandarlampung," Nurhuda, head of the observation and information section of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in Lampung province told state news agency...

2008-07-29 09:00:58

Indonesian steel maker refuses to cooperate with ArcelorMittal JAKARTA, July 28 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian steel producer Krakatau Steel Inc. refused to cooperate with the world largest steel maker ArcelorMittal in building steel factories in West Java and East Java provinces, Director of Karakatau Steel Fazwar Bujang said here Monday. Previously, ArcellorMittal had seriously asked Krakatau Steel for cooperating on the steel production, the director said. "They have many times asked...

2008-07-04 21:00:16

Geological experts in Indonesia Friday issued an alert, advising tourists not to climb Mount Anak Krakatau because it's spewing red-hot rocks and toxic fumes. The warning issued by the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Bandung was the highest level alert possible, ANTARA reported. We are still strongly advising tourists not to climb Mount Anak Krakatau, the official Indonesian news agency quoted the head of the center...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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