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2011-02-22 10:23:00

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A standing room only crowd was on hand to mark the official grand opening of the magnificent new clubhouse at Valencia Reserve, the popular active adult community in Boynton Beach. Located in the heart of Palm Beach County, Valencia Reserve offers affordably priced homes from the $260,000s to the $500,000s. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110222/FL52284 ) "The electricity and energy in the room after the ribbon cutting was...

2009-05-19 05:00:00

NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Santiago Calatrava, world-renowned architect, artist and engineer, presented his final design for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub during a press conference on Friday, May 8th at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://news.prnewswire.com/viewrelease.aspx?STORY=NDg= A never-before-seen model of the design, which preserves the overall integrity of Mr. Calatrava's original...

2008-10-27 09:00:26

Ryanair has announced the closure of its base at Valencia in Spain following the refusal of the Comunitat Valenciana to engage in constructive discussions in relation to the promotion of the airport and its routes across the airline's network in Europe. According to the company, the closure will lead to a loss of over 70 weekly flights, 750,000 passengers per annum and over 750 jobs in the region. Ryanair's investment of over $140 million will be moved to another base in its network....

2008-10-22 09:00:35

Gas Natural Cegas, the distribution company of Gas Natural, has reaffirmed its commitment to invest in the expansion of distribution network in the community of Valencia, Spain. Following the construction of the Villalonga-Gandia-Oliva and Orihuela-Redovan-Benejuzar-Torrevieja pipelines, expected to be completed in 2008, 82% of the Valencia community will have gas coverage and more than 300,000 additional residents will be able to benefit from the advantages of natural gas.

2006-07-08 17:33:24

By Philip Pullella and Jane Barrett VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Pope Benedict urged Spain on Saturday to defend traditional values in a country where the Catholic church and Socialist government have clashed head-on over the legalization of gay marriage. Hundreds of thousands of people cheered the Pope's remarks at a family rally in the coastal city of Valencia. By contrast, crowds booed and whistled Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, whose government has pushed through...

2006-07-08 07:38:11

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Pope Benedict made the first stop of his trip to Spain on Saturday at the metro station where an underground train derailed this week to pray for 42 people killed and dozens of injured and bereaved. The papal convoy stopped at the Jesus metro station on its way into town from the airport. The Pope, who was greeted by tens of thousands of cheering people on his way into the center of this coastal city, left his popemobile briefly to pray and lay a wreath at...

2006-07-07 18:17:09

By Jane Barrett VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Thousands of pilgrims from around the world crowded into Valencia to welcome Pope Benedict to a family fiesta on Saturday but the mood was torn between celebration and sadness after this week's train crash. As soon as the Pope arrives in the seaside city he will visit the site of the underground accident which killed 41 people, before moving on to a program of walkabouts among the faithful and meetings with Spanish leaders. All eyes are on...

2006-07-04 10:37:23

By Ana Perez VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - A Spanish underground train was traveling at twice the speed limit when it derailed and killed 41 people, a Valencia city official said on Tuesday. Black box data showed the train was doing 80 km per hour (48 mph) through a curving tunnel just before entering the Jesus metro station on Monday in Spain's worst underground train accident, said Valencia's transport chief Jose Ramon Garcia. "Without any doubt, this caused the derailing," Garcia...

2006-07-04 10:24:21

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish underground train was traveling at twice the speed limit when it derailed and killed 41 people, a Valencia city official said on Tuesday. Black box data showed the train was doing 80 km per hour (48 mph) through a curving tunnel just before entering the Jesus metro station on Monday, said Valencia's transport chief Jose Ramon Garcia. "Without any doubt, this caused the derailing," Garcia told reporters.

2006-07-03 17:11:01

By Ana Perez VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - At least 41 people were killed when an underground train ran off the tracks and overturned at high speed in the eastern Spanish city of Valencia on Monday, officials said. They said a wheel broke on a curve as the train approached the Jesus underground station and two train carriages derailed in the tunnel. Another 47 people were hurt, of whom 12 remain hospitalized, two of them in critical condition. Rescue teams worked into the night to...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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