Latest Seine Stories

2011-05-30 00:00:00

ZUG, Switzerland, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NovaShunt AG has launched a new corporate identity and product branding to support its goal of leadership in the area of fluid management within the body. The company will now operate as Sequana Medical AG ( http://www.sequanamedical.com) as it prepares for the upcoming launch of the ALFApump(TM) System in Europe. "There were a number of compelling reasons to rebrand NovaShunt," commented Noel Johnson, CEO. "We felt the name 'NovaShunt'...

2009-08-11 12:30:00

Atlantic salmon have returned to France's Seine River with gusto, after disappearing for the past hundred years. This year has seen hundreds of these salmon swimming past the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame cathedral, researchers told AFP. It is remarkable that salmon and other species, which had previously been chased away by dams and pollution, are now popping up again without any human effort to bring them back. "There are more and more fish swimming up the Seine," said Bernard Breton, a top...

2006-10-22 03:00:10

By Holzgreve, Heinrich; Risler, Teut; Trenkwalder, Peter Key words: Combination drug therapy - Hypertension - Indapamide - Perindopril - Risk factors ABSTRACT Background: Tight blood pressure (BP) control is required to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of the first line combination perindopril/indapamide in hypertension in daily practice. Design and methods: In this prospective, open-label, observational trial, 1892...

2005-11-04 19:18:33

By Victor Tonelli EPINAY-SUR-SEINE, France (Reuters) - Violence erupted again in poor suburbs of Paris where youths torched buildings and dozens of cars and sporadic unrest spread in the early hours of Saturday to at least three other French cities. In a potentially worrying development for Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin's beleaguered government, police said more cars were set alight outside the greater Paris area than in the capital's suburbs, the epicenter of riots for more...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'