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2014-10-02 12:21:26

BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Azerbaijan has branded the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly a "failed and unfortunate initiative" and has challenged its fellow member states to explain why it should remain a member. The Chairman of the Azerbaijani Delegation to the Euronest PA, Elkhan Suleymanov, has written to his colleagues as a "last resort" telling them that the body, constituted in 2011, is now "bogged down by indecision, platitudes and double...

2014-10-02 12:21:19

DALLAS, October 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Automotive Powertrain Market by Position (FWD, RWD, & AWD), Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, LCV, & HCV), Engine Type (Gasoline & Diesel) & Geography (Asia-Oceania, Europe, North America, & ROW) - Industry Trends & Forecast to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, classifies and defines the Automotive Powertrain Market in terms of value and volume. This report highlights potential growth opportunities for...

2014-10-02 08:20:58

BANGKOK, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jet Asia Airways, a Thai airline based at Suvarnabhumi Int'l airport today launched its inaugural scheduled service to Tokyo's Narita International airport. Jet Asia will operate four times weekly service from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Int'l Airport to Tokyo's Narita Int'l airport using a wide-body Boeing 767 aircraft with capacity of 235 passengers. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141002/149930 Jet Asia had previously operated...

2014-10-01 08:25:23

Wang Jingsheng honored with the "Human Culture Sustainable Development Achievement Award" NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At 7:00 PM on Sept. 22, by invitation of the Global Sustainable Development Foundation (GSDF), the world famous Philadelphia Orchestra performed the symphony Ode to Humanity, an elaboration on traditional Chinese Confucian culture conceived and composed in Shenzhen, China, at the UN's Concert Dinner and Welcome Banquet for the 69th Session of the UN General...

2014-10-01 00:20:59

145 galleries from 15 countries TAIPEI, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ART TAIPEI celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. After one year of rumination and reflection, it will inaugurate a new chapter in a more steady and placid manner. ART TAIPEI is the most important art fair in Asia. This year, the grand event will be held from the 31st of October to the 3rd of November at Exhibition Hall 1 of the Taipei World Trade Center, featuring 145 galleries, about half of which are...

2014-09-30 12:27:31

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV), today announced the opening of Ticketmaster Qatar. This expansion marks the second office in the Middle East and the nineteenth Ticketmaster office in the world. Qatar's economy is growing rapidly; it has the highest per capita income in the world and has a population of more than 2 million people. The country was recently selected as the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and...

2014-09-30 12:22:03

MACAU, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After three years spent earning its stripes, the 4th China (Macau) International Automobile Exposition ("the 4th Macau Auto Show") is drawing international attention as it becomes a platform through which vehicles designed and manufactured in China by the country's homegrown carmakers tap global markets. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/148885 The exhibition will be co-hosted by China National Machinery Industry Corporation, Nam...

2014-09-30 08:30:52

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chindex International, Inc. ("Chindex" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: CHDX) today announced the completion of its acquisition by Healthy Harmony Holdings, L.P. ("Healthy Harmony") for $24.00 per share in cash. Healthy Harmony is an affiliate of TPG, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd. ("Fosun") and Ms. Roberta Lipson, the CEO of the Company. The previously announced merger agreement was adopted by Chindex's stockholders at a...

2014-09-30 08:29:12

Campaign (www.campaignlive.com) will give U.S. advertising, media and marketing stars a new platform to discuss the hottest topics, learn from cutting-edge thinking and celebrate the very best work driving effective marketing today NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Haymarket Media Group, home to marketing and communications brands including PRWeek, Direct Marketing News and Medical Marketing & Media, today announced the launch of Campaign, the first true digital community for U.S....

2014-09-30 08:24:14

Bolsters Air Pollution Control Business In China CINCINNATI, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CECO Environmental Corp. (NasdaqGM: CECE), a leading global environmental technology company focused on critical solutions in the air pollution control (APC), energy and fluid handling and filtration segments, today announced that it has acquired SAT Technology, Inc (SAT), a leading provider of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) abatement solutions for the Chinese air pollution control market....


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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.