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2011-08-08 02:00:00

LONDON, August 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Recent data shows that Tenerife holidays have been particularly popular in 2011; Travelmatch.co.uk says this owes to the island's great weather and lovely hotels - According to Travelmatch [http://www.travelmatch.co.uk ], a new travel discovery engine, holidays to Tenerife have been very popular in 2011. Many of the company's customers have booked all inclusive packages to the island to get some time in the sun. Data from...

2006-06-22 10:10:46

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - An underwater volcano with a base larger than Washington D.C. has been discovered just off the shores of Sicily, a scientist with Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology said on Thursday. The volcanic structure, which incorporates peaks previously thought to be separate volcanoes, was named Empedocles after the Greek philosopher who named the four classic elements of earth, air, fire and water. Legend has it that the philosopher died...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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