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Five Cavenauts Descend Into Darkness For CAVES 2014
2014-09-15 03:26:16

ESA ESA’s five ‘cavenauts’ and their instructors are set to explore the caves of Sardinia, Italy, where they will live and work during their six-day stay. After a week of training above ground and in caves, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov have begun their descent into the darkness to set up basecamp. They are joined by an experienced capcom from ESA’s astronaut center, Matthias...

2011-04-26 08:35:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridiana fly, the second largest airline in Italy, has partnered for the first time with Discover the World Marketing in France and Russia for sales and marketing development. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100629/LA27981LOGO) Discover the World Marketing's offices in France and Russia will work with Meridiana fly to strengthen its brand and increase passenger traffic on its local flights. Meridiana fly offers flights...

2010-11-11 12:15:00

Spanish and American researchers have conducted a mineralogical and chemical analysis to ascertain the origin of "terra rossa" soil in the Mediterranean. The results of the study reveal that mineral dust from the African regions of the Sahara and Sahel, which emit between 600 and 700 tons of dust a year, brought about the reddish soil in Mediterranean regions such as Mallorca and Sardinia between 12,000 and 25,000 years ago. "The first hint of the relationship between African dust and certain...

2009-12-02 10:30:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Universities of Sassari and Cagliari (Sardinia - Italy) in conjunction with a team of doctors from the United States, announced today the results of a six-year long research study confirming that Pecorino cheese contains high amounts of CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid), an Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid naturally found in certain food groups, and which shows bioactive properties for humans. The study, conducted in Sardinia, Italy from 2003 to 2009...

2009-09-15 19:05:42

Much of the jewelry stolen from a Saudi princess last month was found Tuesday dumped near the Sardinian hotel where the heist took place, Italian police said. Investigators said the thieves probably found themselves saddled with jewelry worth $16 million that they were unable to sell because the pieces are unique and known through catalogs, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. The theft occurred on the night of Aug. 5 at the Hotel Colonna. The thieves pried a strongbox or small safe off a...

2009-07-15 09:35:00

After 10 years of biochemical and molecular analysis of the Tyrrhenoleuctra plecoptera that live in the Western Mediterranean, Spanish and Italian scientists have now demonstrated that one of the insect populations of this group is a distinct and, therefore, new species.The researchers, including a team from the University of Granada (UGR), used biochemical and molecular techniques for a decade to detail the taxonomical and phylogenetic relationships of the insects of the Tyrrhenoleuctra...

2009-03-24 18:57:32

The new governor of Sardinia, Italy, said Tuesday he will repeal a luxury tax plan that has targeted millionaires who use the island as a vacation spot. ANSA reported Tuesday that Gov. Ugo Cappellacci plans to remove levies on super-yachts and private planes. The luxury tax was introduced in 2006 by Cappellacci's predecessor, Renato Soru, who was defeated last month. He had argued the added tax revenue would help bolster the lagging local economy and help preserve the island's natural...

2009-02-10 07:35:00

KINGSTON, Ontario, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- How many young people have dreamt of self and sexual discovery in a far off, exotic place? Arthur Fraser, the main character of "Sardinian Silver" (published by iUniverse) by A. Colin Wright, not only dreamt of it, he realized his dream. Recruited to represent a travel firm from his homeland of Great Britain, Arthur arrives in the resort town of Alghero on the Island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea and is instantly bewitched. Based on his own...

2008-10-22 09:00:25

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has announced that it will open two new Italian bases in the cities of Alghero and Cagliari in March 2009. According to the airline, these two new bases will create eight new domestic and 11 new international routes to and from the island of Sardinia. Ryanair will increase frequency to five daily return flights on the Rome-Milan route from November 24, 2008, and from December 4, 2008, it will add a new route with a twice-daily Rome-Trapani service. Alghero...

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Sardinian Anglo-Arab
2014-05-26 11:40:24

The Sardinian Anglo-Arab, also known as the Sardinian or the Anglo-Arabo Sardo in Italian, is a breed of horse that was developed in Sardinia. The development of this breed began in 1874, when the Ozieri Army Remount Station was created in order to breed horses to be used in cavalries by the Italian Army. Native Sardinian mares were crossbred with horses carrying Oriental blood, especially those with Arabian blood, as well as Anglo-Arabian stallions. Beginning in 1915, other breeds were added...

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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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