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Gail Nicole Da Silva placed second in Miss United Continent 2014

Goa-based model Gail Nicole Da Silva was placed second in the Miss United Continent 2014. The first spot went to Dominican Republic's Geisha Montes De Oca and Venezuela's Wi May Nava stood third.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Green Left Weekly

Ecuador: WikiLeaks exposes how US sought to stop democratic process

Leaked US diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks show sought to stop President Rafael Correa from pushing ahead with a constituent assembly to draft a new, more progressive, constitution. In November 2006, leftist candidate Rafael Correa won the second round of the Ecuadorian presidential election with 57% of the vote, compare with his conservative opponent, Alvaro Noboa, who won 43%.

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The Louisville Cardinal

Helmsley Trust Enables U of La s Cancer Center Research

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has provided a grant of $5.5 million over the past 3 years to the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville to develop new treatments and vaccines for various forms of cancer. U of L 's research teams partnered with the trust with the hope to work towards one day curing this disease.

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Star Tribune

Ecuador's out-of-the-way attractions easy to miss

Tourists watch a humpback whale leap from the Pacific waters in Machalilla National Park off the coast of Puerto Lopez, Ecuador. Two and a half hours and still no sign of llamas.

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ScienceBlogs

Ten Thousand Birds [Greg Laden's Blog]

There are over 10,000 species of bird on the Earth today. There is one blog called "10,000 Birds" for which I write a monthly article , in case you did not know.

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Hispanic Business

National Science Foundation Grants Foster Faculty Research

"This instrument has two special capabilities," explained Rowlett. "It is able to make measurements on extremely small sample volumes, which is important for working with trace quantities of valuable materials like proteins.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Independent

Stonehenge access-all-areas, half-term air fares, and a new hotel in the Galapagos: Travel agenda

You need not be US president to visit the stone circle at Stonehenge. Access-all-areas visits to the neolithic site are possible every morning and evening for up to 26 people.

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Xinhuanet

American tourist contracts mosquito-born Chikunguna virus in Colombian

An American tourist has contracted the mosquito-borne Chikunyunya virus in Colombia's Caribbean city of Cartagena, the country's Ministry of Health confirmed on Thursday. The American tourist tested positive for the Chikungunya virus, which is carried and transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, confirmed Fernando Valderrama, deputy director of contagious diseases of the ministry.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

OUPblog

Earthquake at the lightning huaca of San Catequilla de Pichincha

On 12 August 2014 at precisely 2:58 a.m., a 5.1 earthquake struck, centered at the hilltop lightning huaca San Catequilla de Pichincha. Since this initial earthquake, there have been 57 aftershocks, all centered at or close to this hill.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Developing Countries To Close Ranks In Dealing With Transnationals

Venezuela is hosting the Second Ministerial Conference of States Affected by Transnational Interests urging the design of common mechanisms to defend developing countries from the pressures of multinational businesses. The event at the Foreign Ministry, intends to debate and advance in the creation and launch of an agency called the Observatory on Investment and Transnationals.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Colombian Government Says Aerial Fumigation Will Not Affect Ecuador

The aerial fumigations that Colombia has carried out recently against coca plantations along its southern border have not affected Ecuador, Quito's top diplomat said Tuesday. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino sought to reassure Ecuadorians that three operations carried out recently by the Colombian authorities took place at least 15 kilometers away from the border.

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CiteULike

Evolution: Geology and climate drive diversification

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Data from the Galapagos Islands exemplify how geology and climate can interact to cause episodes of isolation and fusion of the biota across a landscape.

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Chronicle Live

Geordies Abroad: Expats share their stories of life overseas in their own words

In our new weekly feature we hear from North East expats on how life is abroad. To contribute your own story see chroniclelive.co.uk/geordiesabroad Why I moved here: Back in 2009 I was selling wine in and around Newcastle for Pieroth, I just woke up one day and thought I have had enough, so booked up a 3 month holiday to Ecuador of all places.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

BioMed Central

Dietary intake practices associated with cardiovascular risk in urban ...

Cardiovascular diseases are amongst the leading causes of death worldwide. Risk factors of CVD develop during childhood and adolescence, and dietary quality has been linked to the development of CVD itself.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

AkiPress

11:16 Kazakhstan wins gold at 2014 World Cadet Games in Ecuador

A team of the Kazakh Armed Forces took the first place in 2014 World Cadet Games held in the Ecuadorian cities of Quito and Salinas from August 30 - September 5, the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan reported. The cadets from Germany, the Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay, Venezuela, Estonia, Finland, and other were also participating in the Games.

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Psychology Today

Documentaries Are Us: Real Life Stories as Stories

Four incredibly fascinating documentary movies were released this year and noteworthy for their psychological impact. Unlike the more typical politically motivated Michael Moore-ish documentaries which tend to make you feel guilty about what you eat, think, or do, this current stream of documentaries do not represent anything more than real people-albeit in amazingly interesting situations.

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411mania.com

WWE News: International Events Likely Cancelled, Lineup For Weekend House Show, More

WWE News: International Events Likely Cancelled, Lineup For Weekend House Show, More Posted by Larry Csonka on 09.08.2014 Plus an update on WWE Studios and the French wrestling comedy Les Reines Du Ring ... - Here are the top matches for Friday's WWE event in White Plains, NY at the Westchester County Center: John Cena vs. Kane in a Street Fight, Big Show vs. Bray Wyatt and The Usos vs. The Wyatt Family. - At this time, the tickets for the WWE events on October 15th in Bogota, Colombia and October 16th Quito, Ecuador are not on sale.

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HotelChatter

Come For The Galapagos National Park, Stay For The In-House Tortoise Reserve At Pikaia Lodge

Luxury and the Galapagos Islands go together like peanut butter and jelly , so put your hands together for the opening of Pikaia Lodge on Santa Cruz island in the center of the Galapagos archipelago. It's a carbon neutral property, but green doesn't mean grimy here - it's a member of the Small Luxury Hotels group, and plonks 14 rooms amid 31 hectares of extinct volcanic craters, straddling the dry savanna of the national park and the tropical highland forest.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Public invited to RSVP for Sacramento zoo director's memorial

The public is asked to e-mail or call to RSVP a planned memorial for Mary Healy, executive director and chief executive officer of the Sacramento Zoo, who died while traveling to the Galapagos Islands. The event to celebrate the life of Healy is set for 3 p.m. Sept.

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AME Info

'Aromas Del Ecuador' to provide Coffee & Chocolate trading platform for UAE Companies

St.Pancras Renaissance Hotel London currently seeks the services of qualified and dedicated staff with the ability to carry out job functions effectively applicants. St.Pancras Renaissance Hotel London needs individuals who are enterprising, creative, energetic and eager to accept new responsibilities and challenges.

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