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2014-09-19 08:25:35

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of International Cooperation and Development is hosting a UN General Assembly side event in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative on Monday, September 22, entitled: "Polio Eradication: A Call to Action." The master of ceremonies will be Dr. Richard Besser, chief ABC News Medical Editor; chaired by Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Federal...

2014-09-19 08:23:49

Join the 'Amazing Global Concert' INCHEON, South Korea, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Incheon International Airport, providing high-class cultural and art performances all year round, will put on exciting performances in celebration of the Asian Games Incheon 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140919/147230 Incheon International Airport's regular performance in celebration of the Asian Games Incheon 2014 titled the "Amazing Global Concert," will be given at the...

2014-09-18 23:03:28

The Asia-Pacific LiDAR market report defines and segments the LiDAR market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-pacific-lidar-7670395971.html (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 The Asia-Pacific LiDAR market report defines and segments the LiDAR market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market was valued at $35.0 million in 2013, and is expected to reach $163.4 million by 2018, at a CAGR of 36.1% from...

2014-09-18 23:00:19

Canadian PM Stephen Harper boycotted the Commonwealth leaders meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka last year, which led to a number of good things. Tamils for Obama hopes for more good things (specifically, support for a referendum on independence in northeastern Sri Lanka) from the Canadian leader. Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Tamils for Obama wrote a letter to Canadian PM Stephen Harper in early September praising him for his leadership at the Commonwealth leaders meeting last...

2014-09-18 20:20:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C. issued the following fact sheet today: Fact Sheet: Condemning Extremism and Combating Terrorism Public Statements by Senior Saudi Officials and Religious Scholars As the birthplace of Islam and the home of the Two Holy Mosques, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rejects extremists and terrorists who aim to subvert the Islamic faith. Saudi officials and religious scholars have long been vocal...

2014-09-18 16:24:50

LONDON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe report titled "Asia-Pacific Nutraceuticals Industry Outlook to 2017 - India and China to Lead Growth" present a comprehensive analysis of the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals industry covering market size in terms of revenues, market segmentation by geography, trends and developments and future outlook of the industry. The report also entails a detailed description of the...

2014-09-18 08:31:38

DUBLIN, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Report on China's Beef Cattle Industry Development 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Based on the current status of China's beef cattle industry, combined with the structural analysis of the whole industry chain, this report conducts in-depth study of the status quo and trend of China's beef consumption, production and circulation, and tries to...

2014-09-18 00:20:21

Favorable regulations will ease the cost burden on market participants SINGAPORE, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The microgrid market in Asia-Pacific is on the threshold of exponential growth, with numerous pilot projects being tested in most countries. Japan leads the pack with several established microgrids, while Australia has also set up microgrids in 2013. The key driver for the market is the need for a resilient power supply. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the...

2014-09-17 23:09:26

Expansion to 306 Cities Served and Asia, Europe and US Announced New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Kuaidi Dache, the Alibaba-backed global ride sharing service, today announced that its recently launched luxury limo service, Kuaidi ONE, has crossed into 32 cities in China. This expansion positions Kuaidi as the largest car-service app in terms of market share and transaction volume, confirming the company’s ambitions to expand beyond China into parts of Asia, Europe and the US....

2014-09-17 04:22:02

Series of global parent surveys shows great optimism about the benefits of internet in schools, but strong desire to curb commercial data mining and profiling BRUSSELS and WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surveys of nearly 5,500 parents in 11 countries around the world, including Europe, Asia and North America, show that parents have high hopes for the contribution that Internet applications can make to their children's education, especially when it comes to acquiring...


Latest Asia Reference Libraries

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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