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2009-07-14 23:01:00

REDMOND, Wash., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Research, in collaboration with Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, today launched a Web site that makes an acclaimed lecture series by the iconic physicist Richard Feynman freely available to the general public for the first time. The lectures, which Feynman originally delivered at Cornell University in 1964, have been hugely influential for many people, including Gates. Gates privately purchased the rights to the seven lectures...

2008-10-03 15:00:19

By David Stienberg Journal Staff Writer From the remote land of Tuva comes the throat-singing foursome called Chirgilchin. Throat-singing, which may have originated with people imitating the sounds of animals and nature, is big in the Tuva Republic. "Tuvans are the masters of throat singing. We have a different style from the Mongolians. Mongolians don't use their chest very well," Alexander Bapa said in a phone interview from Venice, Calif. And Chirgilchin may be among those...

2008-08-06 21:00:26

MOSCOW. Aug 6 (Interfax) - Oleg Deripaska's Basic Element (BasEl) held negotiations with OOO Lunsin (LLC Longxing), a subsidiary of China's Zijin Mining Group and Heilongjiang Longxing International Resource Development Group, on the joint development of the Kyzyl- Tashtyg zinc and lead deposit the internal Russian republic of Tuva, BasEl deputy general director Andrei Plugar told Interfax. The deposit, the rights to which are owned by Lunsin, has estimated reserves of 1.2 million tonnes of...

2008-08-05 21:00:17

MOSCOW. Aug 5 (Interfax) - Oleg Deripaska's Basic Element (BasEl) and Lunsin, a subsidiary of China's Sinopec and member of the Zijing mining group, have agreed on the joint construction of a combined heat and power (CHP) plant which will be fuelled by coal mined at the Kaa-Khem strip mine in the Russian internal republic of Tuva, the Kommersant newspaper reported. "A preliminary agreement was reached at a meeting on Monday. The talks will continue," the paper quoted Andrei Plugar, BasEl's...

2008-07-02 09:00:38

By MICHAEL CHURCH Festival EAST NEUK FESTIVAL Various venues EAST NEUK, FIFE Some festivals get all the limelight, others bloom unseen - but when they're as far off the beaten track as East Neuk in windswept Fife, this is a fate to which they must be resigned. Still, East Neuk is only an hour by road from Edinburgh, and the festival's venues are an unusual mix of churches, a medieval byre and a concrete aircraft hangar in RAF Leuchars. One of the star attractions this year is Sheila...

2006-07-06 20:27:15

By Lindsay Beck SUUJ, Mongolia (Reuters) - Grand Champion Bat-Erdene wipes his brow and surveys the scene before him. It's hot on the Mongolian steppe, but it would take more than the beating sun to stop the pairs of wrestlers grunting and sweating in head-to-head combat as they prepare to compete at the Naadam Festival. The annual pageant of horsemanship, wrestling and archery -- considered Mongolia's three manly sports -- opens next week, and the wrestlers at the training camp in...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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