Latest Vigo Stories

2009-12-23 09:40:58

Nieves Jim©nez Carra, a researcher and lecturer at the Pablo de Olavide (UPO) University in Seville has studied how scripts swap from one language to another in American television series and cinema. One of her conclusions is that English-Spanish bilingualisms are increasingly common in scripts. Over recent years, the cultural reality and growing presence of Latin American immigrants in the United States has led to more and more Americans alternating between English and Spanish as they...

2009-05-25 13:48:05

A group of researchers from the University of Vigo has developed a Web 2.0 application that filters the programming schedules of hundreds of television channels to recommend programs that viewers are most likely to be interested in, according to their tastes, timetables and other users' recommendations. This new social network is already being used by students and is freely available on the Internet. The era of channel-hopping by television viewers trying to find a program they like is almost...

2008-09-18 18:00:29

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2008) - The annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) begins next week in Vigo, Spain, the most important port for Spain's high seas fishing fleet. The major challenge facing NAFO at the meeting next week is to deliver on the commitment NAFO made in May 2008 to protect cold- water corals and other deep-sea ecosystems from the destructive impacts of bottom trawl fishing in time to meet the deadline set by the United...

2008-08-13 15:01:02

ATLANTA, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announces today that the Business Recovery Centers located in Bartholomew and Vigo counties will close Friday, August 15 at the close of business. The SBA urges businesses and non-profit organizations that were affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that occurred on May 30 through June 27, 2008 to visit the Centers before they close. Disaster victims may also visit any of the remaining...

2008-07-18 18:00:34

A FIRM was landed with a pounds 120,000 cleanup bill for leaking a hazardous substance into a sewer system. The leak from Arizona Chemical Ltd, a chemical processing plant in Chester-le- Street, was discovered in March coming from a drain in Vigo Lane. Plant manager David Schofield appeared before Consett magistrates yesterday where, on behalf of the company, he pleaded guilty to discharging Xylene into Northumbrian Water's sewer system. Magistrates sentenced the firm to a two-year...

2008-07-17 09:01:20

By Crystal Garcia, The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind. Jul. 17--About 75 percent of the Vigo County Health Department's work still is flood-related, more than a month after floods struck the Wabash Valley. Director of Operations Joni Foulkes explained at the Vigo County Board of Health third quarter meeting Wednesday what Department workers have done and what they continue to work on. Like many other state, county and city officials, the Health Department's work began shortly after...

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This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.