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2010-11-15 08:16:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --The Consul General of Kazakhstan hosted Discover Kazakhstan, on Thursday, November 4 at the Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY at 6:30pm, to provide insights into topics pertaining to travel and tourism in Kazakhstan. The evening included live entertainment from award-winning international performers Tilep, a quartet of Kobyz (a traditional bow instrument), and welcome packages with gifts from the 7th Asian Winter Games 2011. The Head of...

2008-10-08 12:00:06

Text of report by privately-owned Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency Almaty, 7 October: The National Space Agency of Kazakhstan (Kazkosmos) does not rule out that in future, Russia may abandon the use of the Baykonur [space ground] and it [Kazkosmos] develops plans on the further functioning of the space centre. In particular, the deputy chairman of Kazkosmos, Meyrbek Moldabekov, noted at a Kazakh-Ukrainian scientific and practical conference entitled "Modern space technologies" in Almaty on...

2008-10-04 15:00:15

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kazakh TV on 1 October [Presenter] The second runway of Almaty international airport was commissioned today [Almaty is Kazakhstan's biggest city]. The capacity of the airport will hit 8m passengers a year thanks to the runway in the future. Presently the airport can serve 3m passengers a year. The runway's length is 4.5km, width 60 metres, which enables it to receive any type of aircraft. A total of 87m dollars were spent on the construction of the runway....

2008-09-01 15:00:11

Text of report by privately-owned Kazakh newspaper Vremya website on 20 August Astana residents worry that the fish are dying out in the rivers of the capital [Astana]. "Live silver" fish float upside down in the canal linking the Nura and Ishim rivers. The canal's entire banks stretching to nearly 300 meters are covered with the carcasses of dead crucians, perches, roaches and gudgeons. Local people found the fish not far from the traffic circle taking onto the international airport. The...

2008-07-24 12:00:18

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency Almaty, 24 July: Kazakhstan's spending within the framework of implementation of its second space programme, which is being drawn up and which is for the period until 2020, totals not less than 6bn dollars, an adviser to the chairman of the Kazkosmos [Kazakh space] national space agency and director-general of the Bayterek joint venture, Ivan Akhmatov, has said. "The entire amount of financial spending on the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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