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2008-06-23 03:00:26

By Bahr, Emilie The end of 2007 marked a turning point for McMoRan Exploration Co. The New Orleans-based energy company ended a two-year earnings skid with a solid fourth quarter and reported profits for the first quarter of 2008. Company officials and analysts pin the positive results on the acquisition of new producing properties last year, strong drilling results and high commodity prices. Despite a net loss of $63.9 million for the year, McMoRan reported net income of $9.7 million...

2008-01-22 12:00:34

General Moly, Inc. (AMEX:GMO) announced that the Company and M3 Engineering & Technology Corporation (M3) have entered into a contractual agreement for the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) of the Mt. Hope molybdenum project. M3 completed the Company's Bankable Feasibility Study of Mt. Hope in August 2007, and has subsequently continued to advance engineering of the project pending this EPCM agreement. M3 Engineering & Technology Corporation is a...

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2007-12-17 14:05:00

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Researchers in a remote Indonesian jungle have discovered a giant rat that is about five times the size of a typical city rat and a tiny possum, scientists said Monday. Unearthing new species of mammals in the 21st century is considered very rare. The discoveries by a team of American and Indonesian scientists are being studied further to confirm their status. The animals were found in the Foja mountains rainforest in eastern Papua province in a June expedition, said...

2007-12-13 18:00:28

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today a new organizational structure for its operations management team following a decision by Tim Snider, President and Chief Operating Officer, to retire effective April 1, 2008. The operations will continue to be managed by geographic region, including North America, South America, Indonesia and Africa. The following individuals will comprise the executive operations management team, reporting to Chief Executive Officer...

2006-05-21 00:24:22

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is prepared to recognize Indonesian rule over troubled Papua province in a security treaty being planned by the two nations, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said on Sunday. Relations between the neighbours have been severely strained by Canberra's decision in March to grant 42 Papuans asylum after they arrived by boat. Jakarta recalled its ambassador in protest. Leaders of Australia and Indonesia, facing their most serious disruption in relations since...

2006-05-20 19:52:58

By Jason Szep MEDFORD, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Australia's leader should sign a document recognizing Jakarta's rule over West Papua province to resolve a dispute over Canberra's decision to grant 42 Papuans asylum, a senior Indonesia official said on Saturday. Leaders of Australia and Indonesia, facing their most serious disruption of relations since bloodshed over East Timor independence in 1999, plan to meet soon to discuss the dispute, which caused Jakarta to recall its...

2006-04-10 23:58:35

CANBERRA (Reuters) - An Australian review of how it grants visas to asylum seekers could undermine the integrity and credibility of its refugee process, human rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Australian Prime Minister John Howard said on Friday that the system was under review after a recent Immigration Department decision to grant asylum to 42 boat people from Indonesia's Papua province strained ties between Canberra and Jakarta. The government is considering...

2006-04-07 01:52:02

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia will review how it grants visas to asylum seekers, Prime Minister John Howard said on Friday, after Indonesia complained it was not consulted over Canberra's decision to give 42 Papuans protection visas. Australia's Immigration Department recognized the 42 boat people from Indonesia's troubled Papua province as refugees last month after they sailed from their homeland in a traditional outrigger with a banner accusing Indonesia of genocide. Jakarta...

2006-04-05 03:11:20

By Diyan Jari and Michelle Nichols JAKARTA/CANBERRA (Reuters) - A family from Indonesia's troubled Papua province has reached Australia to seek safety and voice its grievances, a Papua-based Catholic priest said on Wednesday as Canberra investigates the truth of the report. If the family's arrival is confirmed, it will be the first boatload of Papuan refugees known to have landed in Australia since Canberra gave three-year protection visas last month to a group of 42, straining ties...

2006-04-05 00:41:25

By Diyan Jari and Michelle Nichols JAKARTA (Reuters) - A family from Indonesia's troubled Papua province has reached Australia to seek safety and voice its grievances, a Papua-based Catholic priest said on Wednesday as Canberra investigates the truth of the report. If the family's arrival is confirmed, it will be the first boatload of Papuan refugees known to have landed in Australia since Canberra three-year protection visas last month to a group of 42, straining ties between the...


Latest Western New Guinea Reference Libraries

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2007-12-27 10:11:13

Southern Tailed Birdwing (Ornithoptera meridionalis), is the smallest species of butterfly in its genus. It is found in southern Papua New Guinea and in several areas along the south coast of Irian Jaya. It is strictly a lowland species, favouring primary rainforest. A very few specimens have also been collected at altitude in Irian Jaya, however these specimens were reared from immature stages and emerged crippled, suggesting that high altitude forests are not favoured habitats. Males...

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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.