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2014-10-29 08:38:55

BEIJING, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SouFun Holdings Limited (NYSE: SFUN, "SouFun"), the leading real estate internet portal in China, will report its unaudited third quarter 2014 financial results before the U.S. market opens on Thursday, November 6, 2014. SouFun's management team will host a conference call on the same day at 8:00 AM U.S. EST (9:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong time). The dial-in details for the live conference call are: International Toll:...

2014-10-29 08:26:25

Showcasing Taiwan's Award-winning Brands TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Taiwan Green Products Campaign, featuring award-winning brands, finally makes its debut in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141028/154914 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141028/154915 Without a doubt, global warming has become a serious threat to many parts of Asia, and the effects of climate change in the region over the past few years have...

2014-10-29 08:20:47

HAIFA, Israel, October 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ELST) (the "Company" or "Elbit Systems") announced today that Midroog Ltd., an Israeli rating agency ("Midroog"), reaffirmed Midroog's "Aa1" rating (on a local scale), with a stable outlook, of the Series "A" Notes issued by the Company in 2010 and in 2012. Midroog's official report in Hebrew will be submitted by the Company to the Israel Securities Authority and the TASE. An unofficial...

2014-10-29 00:20:22

LONDON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In terms of area, Australia is the world's sixth-largest country, however, the country's population stands at just around 23 million. Australia has a high vehicle motorization rate, with about 717 vehicles per 1,000 people in 2013. With great road infrastructure, high motorization rate and a large number of automobiles plying on the roads, the tyre replacement market continues to growing the country. Australia's automobile market has been growing...

2014-10-28 16:24:30

Acclaimed Kazakh opera to perform at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Astana Opera will make its Toronto debut performance on Thursday, October 30 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Its concert program "Voice of Asia," selected for its inclusion of Kazakh folk songs and pieces by Kazakh composers, will be under the direction of Abzal Mukhitdinov. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141028/154920 Astana Opera opens...

2014-10-28 12:37:03

HOLON, Israel, October 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapiens International Corporation [http://www.sapiens.com ] , (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with an emerging focus on the broader financial services sector, announced today that it will report its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120508/531104 )...

2014-10-28 12:35:59

BURNABY, Canada, October 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising air pollution level and rapid expansion of manufacturing hubs & cities to amplify the demand for air purifiers over the next five years Over the past few decades, China has been emerging as the global manufacturing powerhouse with almost all the leading global companies establishing their production sites, warehouses, R&D centers in the country. Major factors responsible for this trend include abundance of...

2014-10-28 12:32:52

DUBLIN, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and China Engineering Machinery Tyre Industry Report 2014 " report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global and China Engineering Machinery Tyre Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global engineering machinery tyre industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of...

2014-10-28 12:23:50

Asia's Growing Appetite for Power; U.S. Shale Boom; Europe's Woes Drive Regional Shifts SINGAPORE, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia Pacific (APAC) showed its strength again as both an energy demand center and a leader in energy company growth in the Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings®, an annual financial performance roster, unveiled in Singapore on Tuesday. APAC companies moved up in both numbers and position when Platts, a leading global energy and commodities...

2014-10-28 12:21:16

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy: A federal lawsuit seeks immediate release of a closely held government report about how American branches of Israeli charitable and educational institutes fund secret nuclear weapons research and development programs. An unclassified 1987 study conducted for the Department of Defense titled "Current Technology Issues in Israel" discovered...


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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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
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