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2014-09-25 16:22:34

LONDON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Optoelectronic device refers to various functional devices made through the electricity-photon conversion effect, widely used in communications, solar energy, industrial laser, LED and other fields. The report mainly focuses on optoelectronic devices for communication applications. In 2013, the worldwide communication optoelectronic device industry registered revenue of USD7.2 billion, up 7.5% on year-on-year basis (an increase of 6 percentage...

2014-09-25 12:22:23

New Service Will Mark American's Sixth Daily Flight to Asia from DFW FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to operate new service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) beginning next summer. Once approved, the new route will be the first nonstop flight connecting Beijing and Dallas/Fort Worth....

2014-09-25 08:31:08

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global casino gaming entertainment leader IGT (NYSE: IGT) continues its global systems expansion with its agreement to provide state-of-the-industry systems solutions to the most anticipated integrated entertainment resort, City of Dreams Manila. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131003/LA91408LOGO City of Dreams Manila will be equipped with IGT Advantage systems, sbX Floor Manager and Service Window, providing a comprehensive patron interaction...

2014-09-25 04:23:08

MOSCOW, September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Russian Towers ("Russian Towers" or the "Group"), one of the largest telecommunications projects in the Russian Federation, is pleased to announce that it has secured a credit line of RUB 2 billion for 10 years from the Eurasian Development Bank ("EDB"). Under the agreement, Russian Towers will use the funds to finance the development of its telecommunications infrastructure throughout Russia. In particular, the Group will...

2014-09-24 23:09:59

The people have spoken: Voted by the public, HRBoss is named Favourite Software Company at the 2014 International Business AwardsSM Silicon Singapore (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 HRBoss, the Asia-based leader of cloud-based workforce platforms for HR & CXOs, today announced that it was crowned Favourite Computer Software Company in the 11th Annual International Business Awards. The People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favourite Companies are a feature of The International Business...

2014-09-24 20:21:34

Winner to be Announced October 28 at Platts Top 250 Asia Awards Dinner in Singapore SINGAPORE, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven executives from energy companies in India, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand have been selected as finalists for Platts' Asia CEO of the Year, which recognizes excellence in energy industry leadership in the Asia-Pacific region and places the recipient in the running for the global energy CEO of the Year award to be determined later this year. "All of the...

2014-09-24 08:20:44

DOHA, Qatar, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Rail has appointed Dutch architectural firm UNStudio as principal architect for the Qatar Integrated Railway Project (QIRP). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140924/708313-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140924/708313-b ) The goal of the QIRP is to create a service that will promote the use of public transportation as a valid alternative to private transportation for the...

2014-09-23 23:07:53

Car security systems market report provides a comprehensive analysis and insights on the passenger car security systems (both qualitative and quantitative). Asia-Oceania region is estimated to be biggest market in terms of value for passenger car security systems. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/automotive-security-market-184165229.html) (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The report "Car Security Systems Market by Type (Alarm, Immobilizer, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) &...

2014-09-23 16:20:41

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued the following statement today: The Royal Saudi Air Force today participated in military operations over Syria to confront terrorism emanating from Daash (ISIS). These efforts will support the moderate Syrian opposition as part of an international coalition to defeat terrorism, which is a deadly evil afflicting the world, and the fraternal Syrian people to restore security, unity and to rebuild...

2014-09-23 12:35:59

Self-paced eLearning Revenues in Asia Reached $7.9 Billion in 2013 According to a New Ambient Insight Report SEATTLE, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Asia will generate the second-highest revenues for Self-paced eLearning after North America throughout the forecast period, according to a new report by Ambient Insight called "2013-2018 Asia Self-paced eLearning Market." The five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is 8.9% and Self-paced eLearning revenues in Asia will reach...


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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'