Latest Uruguay Stories

2011-04-05 18:16:31

Burgers, meat loaf and other lean ground beef favorites may be made from "trim," the meat that's left over after steaks and roasts have been carved from a side of beef. A study conducted several years ago to ensure that imported beef trim is safe to eat has led to an ongoing collaboration between U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists who conducted the research and colleagues from Uruguay, which exports this in-demand beef. Microbiologist Joseph M. (Mick) Bosilevac with USDA's...

2011-01-28 22:12:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adecoagro S.A., a leading agricultural company in South America, commenced trading its shares on the New York Stock Exchange today under the symbol "AGRO". In its initial public offering, Adecoagro offered a total of 28,571,428 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $11.00 per share. Including the investment made by the Al Gharrafa Investment Company of 7,377,598 shares, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Holding LLC, the Company is...

2010-12-14 20:29:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from adidas at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=a871de8e-5a03-411d-9019-93b44c0ac0e4# Adidas presents the winners of the individual achievement awards from this year's FIFA World Cup(TM) to Diego Forlan, Thomas Muller and Iker Casillas. The adidas Golden Boot for top scorer of FIFA World Cup(TM) presented to Thomas Muller of Germany, the Golden Ball to Diego Forlan of Uruguay and the Golden Glove to FIFA...

2010-11-20 06:55:51

Over 170 countries at a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting in Uruguay were taking up measures on Friday to regulate flavored tobacco products due to concerns that tobacco companies seek to get young people addicted to nicotine. During the meeting of the signatories of the body's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, parties planned to define guidelines on tobacco product ingredients. They sought to draft a protocol on illicit tobacco trade and debate pricing, taxation and controls...

2010-10-08 16:38:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first-of-its-kind case focusing on areas of conflict between a nation's tobacco control regulations and the treaty rights of a multinational corporation, the government of Uruguay has retained Foley Hoag LLP to represent it in an arbitration case brought by Philip Morris, at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The Foley Hoag team is led by international law specialists and Washington-based partners Paul Reichler...

2010-06-17 15:30:00

NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- This Saturday afternoon, June 19th, New York area sports fans will have the unique chance to see six of the world's best men's national rugby teams play in the finals matches of the Churchill Cup, a world-class championship that is being held on the East Coast of the U.S. for the very first time. The always-popular England Saxons will battle Canada for the Championship Cup title at 2:45 pm, while the USA Eagles, featuring Brooklyn's own Mike Petri,...

2010-06-14 13:30:00

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organization is updating its computers in order to be used by secondary school children. The machines are based on the original XO laptop, which was built for primary school children. The new computers feature a larger keyboard and upgraded software. Uruguay has ordered 90,000 of the new laptops, known as XO-HS.  The country has already distributed nearly 400,000 XO laptops to primary schools. It also ordered 10,000 computers designed by Intel, which...

2010-06-09 08:00:00

CHICAGO, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ , the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, announced today that it has established a reseller agreement with Planifi-k, an Argentinean-based consulting firm specializing in logistics planning that is the exclusive distributor of UPS Logistics software in Argentina and Uruguay. As an authorized NAVTEQ distributor, Planifi-k will have the ability...

2010-05-23 05:16:00

DUBAI, UAE, May 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Brazil Favourite to Win World Cup 2010 - England Would do Well to get Beyond Quarter-finals - African Teams Should Benefit From Home Region Advantage Richer countries do not generally outperform poorer opposition in football, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) report released today. Brazil are the statistical favourites at this year's World Cup tournament, while England would do well to get beyond the...

2010-04-20 12:21:00

WASHINGTON and THE HAGUE, Netherlands, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In a much-awaited ruling on a cross-border environmental dispute, the International Court of Justice in The Hague ruled overwhelmingly in Uruguay's favor in a case brought by neighboring Argentina, which had attempted to force the closing and dismantling of a paper pulp mill on the Uruguay River, whose course forms part of the border between the two nations. The ruling by 14 judges from around the world expressly upheld...

Latest Uruguay Reference Libraries

2007-12-18 13:09:45

The Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus ), is a bird species of the family Mimidae. It is found in most of Brazil, and parts of Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and Suriname. It has an extremely large range (around 4,400,000 square miles). Photo Credit: Eurico Zimbres

2006-11-06 12:55:18

The White-browed Blackbird, Sturnella superciliaris, is a passerine bird in the bird family Icteridae. It breeds in northeastern Brazil and in southern South America from southwestern Brazil through Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina. Southern populations are partially migratory. This bird breeds in open country, including moist grasslands, pasture and cultivation. The White-browed Blackbird is one of the smaller birds of its family. The male has mainly black plumage, apart from a bright red...

2006-09-25 14:50:24

The Red-winged Tinamou, Rhynchotus rufescens, is a medium-sized ground-living bird from southern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia and northern Argentina. It lives in a variety of habitats depending on altitude. In lowland areas it favors marshy grasslands and savanna, at higher altitudes more arid and scrubby areas. A large member of the Tinamou family, it has a curved bill and a black cap, with characteristic red primaries. Its diet varies by season, taking insects and other small...

2006-09-15 05:00:01

The Crested Screamer (Chauna torquata), more commonly called the Southern Screamer, is a species of the bird family of birds Anhimidae. Found around Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina. Diet consists of plants stems and leaves.

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Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'