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2015-03-02 23:09:45

Mark Chubb, president of the USA Branch of the Institution of Fire Engineers, to oversee fire safety operations and training in Bangladesh and guide remediation efforts in all factories from which

2015-03-02 23:04:43

Emerging markets such as China, India, Brazil and Mexico to Offer New Growth Opportunities for Market Players in Near Future:

2015-03-02 23:02:17

This morning, Americans for Fair Skies launched a paid media campaign including print and radio ads, as well as a new whiteboard video that outlines the subsidies being provided to the Gulf airlines

2015-03-02 16:28:33

LONDON, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand for cement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is primarily driven by growth in construction activities in the region.

2015-03-02 16:25:28

MONCTON, NB, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Major Drilling Group International Inc.

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2015-03-02 14:57:14

Officials in Myanmar reported on Sunday that they have located and captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region, making it just the ninth member of its species to have been discovered in the country also known as Burma.

2015-03-02 04:21:50

BANGKOK, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- INTERMACH and SUBCON THAILAND 2015 help companies stay globally competitive and SMEs improve their business strategies by investing in new business opportunities.

2015-02-27 23:11:21

UAE Medical Insurance appoints new Corporate Sales Director to increase company's reach and quality of service Dubai (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 UAE


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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