Latest Uruguay Stories

2008-09-04 09:00:42

S.Korea, Uruguay sign agreement on fisheries cooperation SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Xinhua)-- South Korea and Uruguay Wednesday signed an agreement on fisheries cooperation, which allows South Korean fishing vessels to further use Uruguay's Monte Video Port, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported. The port of Monte Video, located on the Uruguay's eastern coast, is used as a refueling center for about 50 South Korean fishing vessels operating near the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic Ocean....

2008-09-01 06:00:30

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Yoo Cheong-mo] Seoul, Sept. 1 (Yonhap) - President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng- pak] and his visiting Uruguayan counterpart Tabare Vazquez held summit talks in Seoul Monday and agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and other economic fields, the presidential office Chongwadae [ROK Office of the President] said. Vazquez arrived in Seoul on Saturday for a five-day trip, becoming the first...

2008-08-31 06:00:18

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Joon-seung] Seoul, Aug. 31 (Yonhap) - South Korea and Uruguay will agree on a fisheries pact that can help facilitate greater cooperation in the development of marine resources, the government said Sunday. The deal, which is expected to be signed on Tuesday in Seoul during President Tabare Vazquez's visit, calls for greater exchanges of information and personnel related to the development of fisheries resources, the...

2008-08-14 12:00:49

LUXEMBOURG, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quilmes Industrial (Quinsa) S.A. ("Quinsa" or the "Company") today announced its results for the six months ended June 30, 2008. Highlights - First half 2008 -- Normalized EBITDA increased 37.8% to US$ 342.0 million, from US$ 248.2 million in 2007. -- Sales volumes increased 12.3% in the case of beer and 9.8% in soft drinks compared to the first six months of 2007. -- Net revenues increased 30.7%. -- Net profit after tax increased 47.9%...

2008-07-17 12:00:39

To: OUTDOORS EDITORS Contact: Michael Booth of IFAW - US, +52-55-5662-0559, mbooth@ifaw.org; or Joaquin de la Torre of IFAW - Latin America, +52 (55) 5662-0559 ext. 114, jtorreponce@ifaw.org MEXICO CITY,July17/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a thorough rehabilitation process conducted by wildlife specialists, 40 penguins returned to their ocean home today off the coast of Maldonado, Uruguay. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) and local group SOCOBIOMA...

2008-07-17 03:00:31

By Rodden, Graeme An eager and educated workforce has set Botnia's Fray Bentos mill off on the right foot as startup set a record and customer feedback has been positive Although Botnia's senior vice president, Uruguay operations, Timo Piilonen, may call it "just a standard pulp mill", Botnia's impressive new complex in Fray Bentos, western Uruguay, about 300 km north of Montevideo, is really much more than that. Botnia's first major investment outside of Finland and Uruguay's first mega...

2008-07-12 12:00:18

The Rocky Mountain Strings will perform tonight at the "Fiesta Argentina-Uruguaya," a fund raiser designated to help the needy in Uruguay. Hispanic members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized the event. The $7 entry fee, along with a portion of the other proceeds will go to assist a children's hospital in Uruguay. Authentic Argentine food will be for sale, and The Rocky Mountain Strings will perform music from Argentina, as well as America to accompany the...

2008-07-08 15:00:49

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Republic of Uruguay, in accordance with the schedule of its offer launched on June 24, 2008 to holders in the United States (the "US Offer"), announced today that it expects to issue U.S.$134.96 million aggregate principal amount of its U.S. Dollar 7.625% Bonds due 2036 (CUSIP No. 760942AS1; ISIN US760942AS16 and Common Code 024873811) in exchange for 14 series of outstanding foreign currency external bonds of Uruguay (the "Eligible Bonds")...

2008-06-25 09:03:19

Uruguay detects first natural gas reserves MONTEVIDEO, June 24 (Xinhua) ?- Uruguay has detected its first natural gas reserves off its coast, the country's state-run energy company announced Tuesday. According to the first seismic studies, it is evident there are gas accumulations on the continental shelf off the coast, Raul Sendic, President of Uruguay's state-run oil company ANCAP, told a local radio station. Sendic said he was "very enthusiastic" about the finding, which will also...

2008-06-19 09:00:59

Uruguay preparing defense over Argentine indictment against paper mill MONTEVIDEO, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Uruguay is preparing its defense against the Argentine demand in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over a controversial paper pulp plant on a river that forms the border between both countries, local media reported Tuesday. Authorities will hold a meeting in Uruguay's capital Montevideo later this month to "give the final touches to the answer to the demand," which should be...

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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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.