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2014-09-17 04:22:02

Series of global parent surveys shows great optimism about the benefits of internet in schools, but strong desire to curb commercial data mining and profiling BRUSSELS and WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surveys of nearly 5,500 parents in 11 countries around the world, including Europe, Asia and North America, show that parents have high hopes for the contribution that Internet applications can make to their children's education, especially when it comes to acquiring...

2014-09-17 00:20:37

Europe is the world leader in terms of billionaire population and billionaire wealth, Asia responsible for 30% of the net increase in global billionaire wealth SINGAPORE and ZURICH, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, released today, shows that 155 new billionaires were minted this year, pushing the global population to a record 2,325 - a 7% rise from 2013. The combined wealth of the world's billionaires increased by 12% to US$7.3 trillion, which is...

2014-09-16 23:11:08

International investment banking, corporate structure, and renowned legal professional adds tremendous depth and network expansion to UAE private equity consultancy team. Ras Al Khaimah, UAE (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Grace Century, a private equity consultancy specializing in “game-changing” life science and health related private equity projects, announces the addition of Hadley Donenberg to their advisory team. Donenberg brings a depth of experience and international expertise as...

2014-09-16 23:08:56

InfoStreet to showcase the SkyDesktop at GENBAND’S Kandy Limitless Event Tarzana, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Real time, contextual communication is of the utmost importance for today’s small businesses. Kandy™ is GENBAND’s platform as a service answer to this crucial need. InfoStreet is proud to partner with GENBAND and present the Kandy-SkyDesktop collaboration at the Kandy Limitless launch event today, September 16, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. at the Ruby Skye in San Francisco, CA....

2014-09-16 20:26:21

LONDON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Grinding Machines in US$ by the following Product Segments: Surface Grinding Machines, Cylindrical Grinding Machines, Center-less Grinding Machines, and Others. The US market is further analyzed by the following End-Use Sectors: Job Shops, Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Heavy Industries, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan Europe,...

2014-09-16 20:25:14

LONDON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Mobile Advertising in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Messaging, Search, and Display. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and...

2014-09-16 20:22:06

LONDON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) in Tons by the following End-Use Industries: Transportation, Chemical Processing, Electrical & Electronics, and Others. The US market is separately analyzed by the following End-Use Applications: Coatings & Liners, Films, Mechanical Parts & Components, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan Europe,...

2014-09-16 16:29:14

LONDON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Brachytherapy in US$ Thousands. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles...

2014-09-16 12:26:39

SpongeLab and Edpuzzle came in 2nd and 3rd, in a competition initiated by 6 EdTech accelerators and incubators from around the world TEL-AVIV, Israel, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BrightBytes is "The Most Promising EdTech Start Up in 2014" - this was announced yesterday (Monday) at the conclusion of the finals event of the Global EdTech Start up competition, which took place in Tel-Aviv, Israel. US-based BrightBytes [http://brightbytes.net ] uses in-depth analysis...

2014-09-16 12:23:07

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar-diesel hybrid solutions may hold the answer to reducing fuel costs and increasing energy security for Saudi Arabia's agricultural sector. The poultry industry, in particular, could benefit from hybridizing diesel generators with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, as attendees discussed at a recently held roundtable in Riyadh. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140908/705433 ) "Hybrid...


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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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