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2014-07-16 12:26:14

LONDON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:World Cement & Concrete Additives Markethttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/701866/World-Cement--Concrete-Additives-Market.html World demand to exceed $25 billion by 2017 World demand for cement and concrete additives is projected to surpass $25 billion by 2017. Although global growth in cement consumption is projected to decelerate somewhat, additive demand will increase considerably...

2014-07-16 12:24:43

LOS ANGELES, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Matthew Crouch, Vice President of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, issued the following statement calling on believers across the world to pray for peace in Israel and Gaza: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140404/DC98465LOGO "As violence and conflict continue to escalate across Israel, we believe that the body of Christ has a responsibility to pray for the peace of this land that is so dear to the heart of God. "Since our...

mars UAE
2014-07-16 11:03:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Wednesday, the United Arab Emirates announced plans to establish a space program and send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021 – the first such announcement by an Arab country. The Persian Gulf nation is famously fueled by the petroleum industry and is currently home to the world’s tallest building. Prime Minister and Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said one of the mission’s objectives is to emphasize the...

2014-07-16 04:21:44

Expands Presence in Asia Markets CHENNAI, India, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) has dedicated its manufacturing plant in the Sri City Special Economic Zone (SEZ), where the company will expand its growing primary packaging for injectable medicines business. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131029/NE05658LOGO "West is experiencing a very exciting period of growth and business expansion in Asia and we are proud to open our first...

2014-07-16 04:21:08

DUBAI, UAE, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ICFLIX [pronounced I-see-flix] has partnered with PTCL, a leading authority in Pakistan's telecommunications sphere, to allow PTCL customers to opt-into the icflix streaming service. The PTCL icflix joint service gives subscribers access to icflix's Bollywood and selected Hollywood content, including movies, TV shows, cartoons and documentaries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130905/638220 ) icflix is a...

2014-07-16 04:20:29

LONDON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Pannesma Company Limited today announced the board members of the Raytheon Atheeb Systems Limited (RASL) Joint Venture company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Joint Venture agreement builds upon Raytheon's and Pannesma's long-standing, successful partnership of more than 20 years and their ongoing commitment to support and expand the Saudi Arabian industrial, technology and educational base. Company ownership is...

2014-07-15 16:20:57

LONDON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Future of the Chinese Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2019https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/1120938/Future-of-the-Chinese-Defense-Industry---Market-Attractiveness-Competitive-Landscape-and-Forecasts-to-2019.htmlSummaryThe Future of the Chinese Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2019 published by...

2014-07-15 12:33:28

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal created exclusively for Arab audiences will deliver vocational & employability skills to women, youth, persons with disabilities and citizens in rural communities CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EdX and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labor today announced the launch of an open-platform Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal designed to bridge the gap between education and employment...

2014-07-15 12:21:51

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dauria Aerospace, a multinational aerospace company providing global satellite-based remote sensing information and telecommunication services, today announced it has been tapped by India-based satellite communication services provider Aniara to design and build two new generation small Ku-band geostationary satellites. The state-of-the-art geostationary satellites are specifically being developed to serve small and midsized...

2014-07-15 08:34:31

Miracle Mandarin's Unique Program Engages Students with China's Most Popular Mobile App SHANGHAI, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Mandarin teacher in Shanghai has found a unique way to use WeChat (or Weixin) to advance her students' communication skills. The program at Miracle Mandarin Shanghai is the first of its kind worldwide to use China's most popular social media platform to teach Chinese to non-native speakers. Fiona Zhao noticed WeChat's popularity and realized it would...


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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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