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2014-06-17 12:22:37

New Semester Program Builds on SFS's Existing Summer Program and Collaboration with Bhutan's Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) BEVERLY, Mass., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The School for Field Studies (SFS), the nation's largest environmental study abroad program for undergraduates, announced today the launch of a new program in Bhutan beginning in September 2015. Students in Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition will examine...

2014-06-17 08:31:37

DUBLIN, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n29gjp/china_express) has announced the addition of the "China Express Material Industry Report, 2013-2016" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Last year the trade volume of express service enterprises above designated size accumulated to 9.19 billion pieces, up 61.6% year-on-year, while the revenue hit RMB144.17 billion accumulatively, up 36.6%...

2014-06-16 23:04:37

According to a new report from BCC Research, the global market volume for bioplastics is expected to grow to nearly 6 billion metric tons by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.7%. Asia, second only to the Americas in terms of market share, is forecast to climb at a significant 32.2% CAGR. Wellesley, Mass., (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, GLOBAL MARKETS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR BIOPLASTICS , the global...

2014-06-16 18:04:37

SAGE Publications Citizen reporters are increasingly getting stories out of remote areas of Syria, which are difficult for traditional media to reach during the conflict, according to data collated for Index on Censorship magazine. It showed more reports were coming from citizen journalists than traditional media, in all areas of the country, with the exception of Homs. Index on Censorship magazine worked with Syria Tracker, the independent news tracker, which has scanned 160,000...

2014-06-16 08:30:50

BEIJING, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SouFun Holdings Ltd (NYSE: SFUN, "SouFun"), the leading real estate internet portal in China, announced today that SouFun's Executive Chairman, Mr. Vincent Mo, will host a conference call before the U.S. market opens on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 8:00 A.M. EDT (8:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong time) regarding the recent stock price fluctuations and related matters. The dial-in details for the live conference call are: International Toll:...

2014-06-16 08:28:54

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLight Life Sciences Investments Ltd. (OTC: BLGTY, TASE: BOLT), a firm that invests in, manages and commercializes biomedical innovations grouped into clusters around defined medical conditions, announced today that it has been notified by the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange that BioLight will be included in the Tel Aviv Biomed Index (TA-Biomed) and also in the Tel Aviv BlueTech index (TA- BlueTech), effective June 15, 2014. The...

2014-06-16 08:25:54

PARIS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 300 Iranian associations from around the world are taking part in the mobilization effort of "All for Freedom," a major gathering of Iranians in Paris on June 27, the organizers said on Saturday. According to organizers, the scope of the campaign involves five continents and three generations of Iranians, and will clearly send a message shared by all Iranians: "No to the dictatorship of the mullahs in Iran and to the charm...

2014-06-16 04:20:57

SINGAPORE, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) today unveiled a nine-member advisory board for the inaugural Singapore Media Festival (SMF). The board, which is made up of global media professionals, particularly from the Asia-Pacific region, will provide guidance and advice to MDA and its partners and help chart the roadmap for SMF, which is set to be one of the region's premiere film and TV events. Robert Gilby, Managing Director of the Walt...

2014-06-15 23:02:17

Forum Highlights Global Topics Related to Philippines and Opportunities in the US and Abroad San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 15, 2014 The Science and Technology Advisory Council, Silicon Valley (“STAC-SV”), the Consulate General of the Philippines and the Philippine Trade & Investment Center are pleased to announce the second Latitude Longitude Business Conference to take place on Friday, June 20, 2014 in the newly renovated ground floor of the Philippine Center in San...

2014-06-14 23:02:22

ReportsnReports.com adds “Asia-Pacific Peripheral Vascular Devices Market Outlook to 2020” to its store. Order a purchase copy of this report at http://www.reportsnreports.com/Purchase.aspx?name=288126. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 "Asia-Pacific Peripheral Vascular Devices Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data on the Asia-Pacific Peripheral Vascular Devices market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, and volume (in units) and average...


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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