Latest Uruguay Stories

2009-01-12 07:00:00

All Soccer Network Follows CONMEBOL Youth Teams to Venezuela as they Compete to Represent South America in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup MIAMI, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- GolTV, the only live bilingual channel delivering 24/7 soccer, will telecast the 2009 CONMEBOL U-20 South American Youth Championship live from Venezuela from Jan. 19 - Feb. 8. Only GolTV viewers will score live coverage of the competition that determines which teams will represent South America in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World...

2008-12-04 07:25:00

Sirit equipment enables single centralized automatic vehicle identification solution TORONTO, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sirit Inc. ("Sirit") (TSX: SI), a global provider of radio frequency identification ("RFID") technology, today announced that its IDentity 5100 readers and transponders have been selected for deployment on the only automated toll road in Uruguay. Corporacion Vial del Uruguay ("CVU"), a government agency responsible for overseeing Uruguay's National Highway...

2008-11-11 06:00:18

The Mayor of Montevideo approved incentives for electric car ownership and use in Uruguay, according to industry pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP). "The incentives range from free parking for electric cars within Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, to no tolls on roads or bridges and no registration for three years," said Fernando Cancela of ZAP Latin America. Montevideo mayor Ricardo Ehrlich, a biologist, wants to make the capital of Uruguay the electric car capital of the world. Last month, as a...

2008-11-06 09:00:38

Areva has been awarded a contract of approximately $150 million by Interconexiones del Sur or ISUR for the delivery of a back-to-back high-voltage direct current converter station in Melo, north-east of Uruguay. The station will be built to interconnect Brazil and Uruguay's power networks which have different frequencies 60Hz and 50Hz correspondingly. It's the second high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station built in Uruguay, the first one having been delivered by Areva....

2008-10-25 12:30:00

More than 50 cows were killed by a single lightning strike in a pasture in Uruguay, El Paid newspaper reported Friday. Police released photos to local media of the 52 dead cows lying in a row after being killed by the strike. The cows were reportedly killed in a pasture near the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, while leaning against a fence that was struck by lightning during an electrical storm.

2008-10-16 06:00:27

Uruguay Mineral Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: UME) (AIM: UGY) ("UME" or "the Company"), a gold production and exploration company, announced today that it was informed that the Company's Chairman, Tony Shearer, purchased 20,000 shares of the Company ("Common Shares") at C$0.61 on October 15, 2008. Following his purchase Mr. Shearer has an interest in 583,834 Common Shares representing 1.20% of the Company's issued share capital, 50,000 options to purchase 50,000 Common Shares at an exercise price...

2008-10-13 21:00:26

* WHO OWNS WHAT Interests associated with Craig Norgate and Baird McConnon own: 30% of PGG Wrightson 17.25% of NZ Farming Systems Uruguay PGG Wrightson owns 11.5% of NZ Farming Systems Uruguay Interests associated with Murray Flett own: 1.6% of NZ Farming Systems Uruguay * WHO'S ON THE BOARD Craig Norgate and Murray Flett are directors of PGG Wrightson and NZ Farming Systems Uruguay Baird McConnon is a director of PGG Wrightson * THE TRANSACTION On...

2008-10-07 09:00:37

Objectives. We examined pregnant women's use of cigarettes and other tobacco products and the exposure of pregnant women and their young children to secondhand smoke (SHS) in 9 nations in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Methods. Face-to-face surveys were administered to 7961 pregnant women (more than 700 per site) between October 2004 and September 2005. Results. At all Latin American sites, pregnant women commonly reported that they had ever tried cigarette smoking (range: 78.3% [Uruguay]...

2008-09-23 09:01:02

The government of Uruguay, in a move to expand investment in new industries and technologies, has set aside land for an electric vehicle assembly plant expected to begin construction next month by US electric car pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP). The State of Montevideo has granted an acre of land to ZAP within an industrial and technology park established for projects of national interest through CAPIT (Comision Administradora del Parque Industrial y Tecnologico del Cerro). According to Fernando...

2008-09-12 12:00:25

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY and LONDON--(Marketwire - September 12, 2008) - Production Uruguay Mineral Exploration Inc ("UME") (TSX-V: UME) (AIM: UGY) announces that it has produced 16,439 ounces of gold for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 ended August 31, 2008. Ore processed for the quarter was 335,832 tonnes at an average gold grade of 1.67 g/t with recovery of 91.4%. Gold production for the quarter was slightly down from the target of 17,000 ounces due to the delayed permitting of the...

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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