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2015-05-12 23:05:59

The MatchCraft Nepal Relief Fund will benefit the Red Cross as it provides help to hundreds of thousands of injured and homeless Nepalese. Santa Monica, California

2015-05-12 23:04:17

In partnership with UAE Medical Insurance, Pacific Prime has released a free guide that looks at the differences between the public and private health care systems in Dubai. Dubai,

2015-05-12 20:25:21

DETROIT, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Another earthquake has rattled Nepal 3 weeks after the first devastating 7.8 magnitude quake killed more than 8000 people.

2015-05-12 16:29:54

LONDON, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Clinical Nutrition Products in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Enteral Nutrition, Infant Nutrition,

2015-05-12 16:27:52

LONDON, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Absorption Chillers in US$ Thousands.

2015-05-12 16:27:01

LONDON, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Microwave Packaging in US$ Million by the following Application Segments: Fresh Food, Frozen Food, Shelf-Stable

2015-05-12 16:23:19

LONDON, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Methionine in US$ Million.

2015-05-12 12:39:47

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Intel, the multinational technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, is being pressed to sign the Holy Land Principles-- a corporate

2015-05-12 12:38:52

CHICAGO, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Telstra today announced it has extended its new global Software Defined Networking (SDN) Platform into the optical layer, enabling

2015-05-12 08:25:39

HONG KONG, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mineral & Gem Asia's first edition will be held from 27 to 30 June 2015 at the AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong.


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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.