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Unearthed Burial Grounds Provide Look Into Slave Trade
2012-03-11 06:05:15

A slave burial ground in St Helena has been unearthed and discovered by archeologists from the University of Bristol. The burial ground was discovered in the South Atlantic Island as construction for a new airport and roads continues. Archeologists now look to the burial ground to tell the story of the Middle Passage during the Atlantic slave trade. St Helena is located 1,000 miles off the eastern shore of Africa. The island became famous for being a landing place for many freed slaves...

2011-06-11 00:00:30

St. Helena Hospital Recently Held Two Events to Recognize 166 Health Care and Administrative Employees Who Have Each Given Five or More Years of Service to the Napa Valley and Clear Lake Communities. St. Helena, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 St. Helena Hospital recently held two events to recognize 166 health care and administrative employees who have each given five or more years of service to the Napa Valley and Clear Lake communities. "These employees, with their skill and dedication, are...

2011-04-25 00:00:28

St. Helena Hospital Announced Several New Changes in its Facility in Napa Valley, California, Including the Implementation of Green Technology. Saint Helena, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2011 In keeping with a clean and greener facility, St. Helena Hospital today announced several new changes in its facility in Napa Valley, California. As part of a new composting initiative, all food waste and coffee grounds are being taken to a compost processing facility and turned into rich soil for gardening...

2011-04-25 00:00:28

St. Helena Hospital Will Hold its First Healthy Heart Tennis Tournament Featuring Ronnie Lott, Carmen Policy and Nancy Baty. The Tournament Will Benefit the St. Helena Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, One of the Busiest Cardiac Programs in the Napa Valley Region. Saint Helena, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2011 St. Helena Hospital will hold its first Healthy Heart Tennis Tournament at Meadowood Napa Valley on Sunday, May 1 and Monday, May 2. The event dinner will be at The Napa Valley Reserve on...

2009-01-15 14:48:39

Environmentalists say the British government is not doing enough to prevent the extinction of northern rockhopper penguins. The birds are vanishing from the British territory of St. Helena in the South Atlantic at a rate of 100 birds every day. The Times of London said about 2 million northern rockhopper penguins have disappeared from Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island over the past five decades. Ornithologists say they don't know why the birds are disappearing so quickly. The newspaper said...

2008-09-26 18:00:58

ST HELENA, Calif., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- When Patty Brown goes to the local high school track for exercise she carries 20 almonds in her left pocket. As she completes each lap, she transfers one almond to her right pocket. "When all 20 almonds are in my right pocket, I know I've walked and jogged five miles," she said. "On my way home I eat the almonds as a healthy snack." Patty, a stay-at-home mother of two who lives in Hollister, Calif., is a guest speaker this week at the Harvard...

2008-07-31 06:00:35

By Steve Ramirez, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 31--To view a copy of the compliance order, click here. LAS CRUCES -- Helena Chemical Co., in Mesquite, was fined $279,076 Wednesday by the New Mexico Environment Department for 11 alleged air quality violations. Helena, 252 John Grisham Drive in Mesquite, processes and distributes agricultural chemicals, including fertilizer. "Operating a business comes with certain responsibilities, including protecting residents and the environment...


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2008-08-07 10:35:10

The St. Helena Plover (Charadrius sanctaehelenae), locally known as the Wirebird due to its thin legs, is a small wader endemic to the island of Saint Helena. Kittlitz's Plover is the St. Helena bird's closest relative. The bird was first mentioned in 1638, and is the national bird of Saint Helena, featured on the island's coat of arms. This plover is resident all year on the open areas of Saint Helena, and it is thought that the widespread deforestation on the island, while generally harmful...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.