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2008-10-23 09:00:23

Delta Air Lines has announced that it will launch a new service between the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, US and the Roberts International Airport in Monrovia, Liberia, effective June 2009. According to the airline, the new service will make a stop at the Amilcar Cabral International Airport on Sal Island, Cape Verde. Delta's new service between Atlanta and Monrovia will be operated using a Boeing 757 aircraft. Glen Hauenstein, executive vice president of...

2005-11-01 08:14:37

By Emmanuel Braun BOA VISTA, Cape Verde (Reuters) - Loggerhead turtles flock to Cape Verde's quiet, white beaches to lay their eggs but the tranquillity that draws them may be under threat as the West African islands try to lure more sun-seekers. Environmentalists warn that plans to boost tourism on the volcanic isles off Africa's Atlantic coast do not take account of the need to protect fragile species, like the turtles who nest on the shores of Boa Vista island each year. Around...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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