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Mars Probe May Be In United Arab Emirates Future

Mars Probe May Be In United Arab Emirates' Future

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Wednesday, the United Arab Emirates announced plans to establish a space program and send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021 – the first such announcement by an Arab country. The...

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2014-07-25 00:20:20

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club expressed concern Thursday over reports that a Washington Post reporter, his wife and two photojournalists have been detained in Iran. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO "If these reports are accurate, we urge the Iranian authorities to promptly explain this action and to release these journalists, who are merely covering news in Iran," said NPC President Myron Belkind. A Washington Post...

2014-07-24 23:13:15

China Love Date, a leading online dating website to help men meet Chinese women, is now allowing interested male members to sign up for free. The premise of the site is to help men find friendship and even love, all while encouraging members to explore the rich culture of China. (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 China Love Date, an online dating website designed to highlight datable Chinese women and their culture, is now allowing interested male members to sign up for free. In doing so, male members...

2014-07-24 16:29:42

PLEASANTON, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: SSD) today announced its second quarter 2014 results. Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2014, Compared with the Three Months Ended June 30, 2013 Overview Net sales increased 6.4% to $207.9 million for the second quarter of 2014 from $195.3 million for the second quarter of 2013. The Company had net income of $20.5 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to...

2014-07-24 16:21:35

S.I.U. and the Government of Canada join forces and focus on a Priority Veteran Hiring Initiative THOROLD, ON, July 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Seafarers' International Union of Canada (S.I.U), the most important sailors' union in Canada, representing the majority of unlicensed and licensed sailors working aboard vessels across Canada, today announced that it has launched a new initiative that will focus on priority training and hiring for members of the Canadian Armed Forces as...

2014-07-24 11:06:27

The Lancet Across the world, in high- and low-income countries, women, men, and transgender people who sell sex are subjected to repressive and discriminatory law, policy, and practice, which in turn fuel human rights violations against them, including violence and discrimination. All of these factors are preventing sex workers from accessing the services which they need in order to effectively prevent and treat HIV infection, according to a major new Series on HIV and sex workers,...

2014-07-24 04:21:01

LONDON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Russian London-based entrepreneur and language teacher has branched out with the launch of his second textbook aimed at international business-people and students learning Russian. 'The Story Provocation: for learners of the Russian language (yes, yes, and for you too!)' - "Rasskaz-provokatsiya" in Russian - is Ignaty Dyakov's second unconventional language textbook. It follows the continuing story of George, a Guadeloupean...

2014-07-23 23:14:57

"Operation Safe Haven" Moving Hundreds Out of Harm's Way as Bombs Fall from Gaza New York, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 The Israel Tennis Centers Foundation announced an emergency relief effort in response to the immediate and growing crisis affecting the children and families of the Israel Tennis Centers in southern Israel, the region hardest hit by the rockets that continue to rain down. With Hamas firing thousands of rockets into Israel in the past two weeks, Israel's...

2014-07-23 23:06:20

PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), today announced receiving a supplemental $198K work order for STEM services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Boise, ID (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 BOISE, Idaho – July 23, 2014 – PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), today announced receiving a supplemental...

2014-07-23 20:21:20

Adjusted EPS of $0.60 reflects ongoing challenges PITTSBURGH, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Inc. (NYSE: MSA) today reported results for the second quarter of 2014. Quarterly Highlights -- Revenue was $282 million, down 1 percent from the second quarter of 2013. Income from continuing operations was $22 million or $0.59 per basic share. -- Products developed within the last five years drove 32 percent of...

2014-07-23 16:20:34

Supporting Dubai Airport's ambitious growth plans until 2020, Indra Navia's NOVA 9000 will extend surveillance coverage at Dubai International Airport. OSLO, Norway, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Indra Navia has been awarded contracts for two major surveillance upgrades as a part of Dubai International Airport's (DIA) rapid development project. The contracts include two new Ground Movement Radars (GMR), an upgrade of the three existing radars and an expansion of the existing...


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Tibetan Pony
2014-05-27 11:13:01

The Tibetan Pony is a breed of pony native to Tibet, once believed to be bred from ancient Mongolian stock and other Chinese breeds. Horses have been kept by wealthy locals and farmers in Tibet, as well as by the Dalai Lama and other religious figures. Some Tibetan ponies were gifts to Chinese Emperors during the Ming and Tang dynasties. They were also traded for tea from the southern Sichuan province into the late 1950s. The route traveled for this trade activity was a route between Lhasa...

Manipuri Pony
2014-04-22 15:35:05

The Manipuri Pony is a breed of pony from India. The exact origin is disputed among experts, but they all agree it is an ancient breed. Some sources say the pony was an ancestor of the Tibetan Pony that was brought into India more than 1,000 years ago. Other sources says it was a cross between the Mongolian Wild Horse and Arabian. The pony was first mentioned in written chronicles of 1584 and were later being used by the calvary of the 1600 and 1700s. During the late 1800s and early 1900s,...

2014-04-18 10:27:02

The Sulu Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba menagei) is a species of bird within the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is native to the island of Tawi-Tawi and its surrounding islets within the Philippines’ Sulu Archipelago. This species is known from two specimens that were collected in 1891, and has not been recorded with certainty since then. It resides in primary and secondary forests that have a closed canopy. It is of medium size with a short tail. Bright metallic green colored feathers...

Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon, Nomascus leucogenys
2014-04-17 15:32:09

The Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) is a species of gibbon that is native to South East Asia. It is closely related to the Southern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus siki) with which it was formerly thought to be conspecific. The females of the two species are virtually impossible to tell apart in their appearance. The genome of this species was sequenced and published in the year 2011. A considerable population of 455 critically endangered Northern White-Cheeked...

Nycticebus kayan
2014-04-16 11:34:17

Nycticebus kayan is a species of slow loris and a primate that can be found in northern and central areas of Borneo. Its range extends into East Kalimantan and Malaysia. This species prefers to reside in highland areas and it was named after a river that extends through its range known as the Kayan River. It was once classified with the Bornean slow loris, but studies conducted in 2013, focusing on physical differences, showed that it should be classified as a distinct species. Nycticebus...

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