herakles herakles

Definition(s):

  • (n) (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality

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News

  1. Cameroon asks Herakles to reduce plantation size: source

    YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon's forestry ministry has asked a company owned by New York venture capital firm Herakles Capital to slash the size of its planned palm oil plantation to 20,000 hectares from 73,000, a senior ministry source said on Saturday. Ministry officials said on Thursday they had given the green light to Herakles Farms to continue developing its proposed plantation, covering an ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Cameroon lifts freeze on U.S. company's palm oil venture

    YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon has given the green light to a company owned by New York venture capital firm Herakles Capital to resume work on a giant palm oil plantation, officials said on Thursday, sparking outcries from environmental campaigners. Cameroon in April ordered Herakles Farms to halt development of its proposed 73,000 hectare plantation, an area more than 10 times the size of ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • Tompa, also an attorney who represents coin collectors and dealers in Washington, DC, says that today "numismatic scholars debate how much that portrait of Herakles might have resembled Alexander himself."
    on Feb 18, 2007 By: George Washington Source: Emediawire (press release)

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