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2011-02-24 17:42:21

A study by the University of Salamanca (USAL) has looked into how salaries would differ if immigrants were paid in the same way as Spanish workers according to education and experience. The results show that, in higher salary ranges, Latin American immigrants earn around 20% less than their Spanish counterparts. "In this paper we analysed the salary differences between Spanish workers and Latin American or Caribbean immigrants in 2006", Jos© Ignacio Ant³n, a researcher at the USAL...

2009-12-10 16:02:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Del Rio, meet The Beatles! In November, the world experienced Beatlemania all over again with the launch of the interactive music video game The Beatles: Rock Band and re-mastered versions of some of the Fab Four's classic albums. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091210/LA24121) Now, just in time for the holidays, the legendary duo from Andalusia brings their unique vocal and rhythmic magic to a new twist on "Hey Jude," the...

2008-10-06 12:00:26

Dozens of Arab and international celebrities and filmmakers have confirmed their attendance at the Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) this year. The red carpet and opening night ceremony will screen the gala film "The Brothers Bloom" directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Endgame and Summit Entertainment, at the second edition, to be held from 10th to 19th of October. Mohamed Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Vice Chairman of MEIFF and Director General of The Abu Dhabi Authority for...

2008-07-18 09:00:53

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 18, 2008) - Dorato Resources Inc. ("Dorato" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:DRI)(FRANKFURT:DO5) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter agreement with Franco-Nevada Corporation (TSX:FNV) ("Franco-Nevada") wherein Franco-Nevada has agreed to purchase 1,500,000 units of a 1,900,000 common share non-brokered private placement (approximately 5% of the issues and outstanding shares of the Company) at a price of $1.70 per common share....

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Azara’s Night Monkey, Aotus azarae
2014-04-15 10:35:12

Azara’s night monkey or the southern night monkey (Aotus azarae) is a species of night monkey that can be found in South and Central America. Its range includes areas Peru, Paraguay, Panama, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Venezuela. This species is thought to prefer to reside in tall forests and lowland vine forests. This species holds three subspecies, including the feline night monkey and the Bolivian night monkey, and was named after Félix de Azara, a Spanish naturalist. Azara’s...

2013-03-16 00:00:00

Antonio de Ulloa was born on January 12, 1716 in Seville. Ulloa enlisted with the Spanish Navy in 1733. In 1735, he was sent to Ecuador as a member of the French Geodesic Mission. The mission, led by Pierre Bouguer, was organized by the French Academy of Sciences to measure a degree of the meridian at the equator. He stayed in Ecuador for 9 years until 1744, during this stint; he discovered platinum with his partner, Jorge Juan. In 1745, he returned to Spain. However, while enroute to...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'