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2014-10-21 16:26:40

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi will receive the 2014 One Humanity Award at PEN Canada's annual benefit on the opening night of the 35th International Festival of Authors on October 23. Introduced in 2006, the award, valued at $5,000 is given to a writer whose work "transcends the boundaries of national divides and inspires connections across cultures." This year the award recognizes Mr. Badawi, a founder of the progressive online forum Liberal Saudi...

2014-10-21 08:39:44

High confidence and focus on wealth growth drove greater risk-taking by the region's wealthy says Asia-Pacific Wealth Report 2014 SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - With Japan and China leading the way, the Asia-Pacific region registered world-leading levels of High Net Worth Individual (HNWI)(1) population and wealth growth in 2013, with no signs of slowing down, according to the Asia-Pacific Wealth Report 2014 (APWR), published today by Capgemini and RBC Wealth...

2014-10-21 08:39:39

Integrated Channel Experience Key to Meeting Client Expectations says Asia-Pacific Wealth Report 2014 SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Eighty-two percent of High Net Worth Individuals(1) in Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan)(2) expect most or all of their wealth management relationship to be conducted through digital channels in five years, in contrast to 61 percent of HNWIs in the rest of the world(3), according to the Asia-Pacific Wealth Report 2014 released today by Capgemini...

2014-10-21 04:21:56

DALLAS, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds China Heparin Industry Report, 2014-2017 market research to its store that says in terms of the proposed/ongoing projects, it is projected that the heparin API in China will achieve an additional capacity of more than 20 trillion units by 2015, when China's total capacity will exceed 30 trillion units, accounting for roughly 80% of the global demand. Complete report is available at...

2014-10-21 00:20:13

- Dedicated to Vehicle Light Weighting to Advance China's Environmental Goals ATLANTA and CHANGZHOU, China, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novelis, the global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today officially opened China's first plant dedicated to the production of heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet. The opening makes Novelis the only company to produce automotive aluminum sheet in all three of the world's major automobile producing regions -- Asia, Europe and North...

2014-10-20 23:09:52

Industry leaders from Waze, Coca Cola, Intel, IBM, Wall Street Journal, PayPal, and Deutsche Telekom Israel to present Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The Israel Conference™ today announced that top executives from Waze, Coca Cola, PayPal, Intel Ventures, IBM, Wall Street Journal, and Deutsche Telekom Israel and fifty more companies will share their experience on how Israel and the US bridge the gap on innovation, technology, and business on October 30 + 31 at The Skirball in...

2014-10-20 23:00:23

The global patient engagement solutions market is segmented on the basis of components, delivery modes, end users, applications, therapeutic areas, and geographies. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/patient-engagement-solutions-market-105975994.html (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 The “Patient Engagement Solutions Market by Component (Hardware, Software & Services), Delivery Mode (On-premise, Web, & Cloud) & by End-user (Payer, Provider, Patients,& Others) -...

2014-10-20 20:25:44

LONDON, Oct.20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Report Details Stem cell developers and producers - discover companies' R&D and revenue prospects Who are the top stem cell developers and producers? And what are their sales potentials? Visiongain's new report shows you their outlooks from 2014. There you discover therapies, sales results, trends, opportunities, and predictions of revenues. That way you find data and analysis on cellular technologies with potential to improve human...

2014-10-20 12:34:38

Ooredoo Progresses on its Commitment to help Women Thrive with New Digital Lifestyle Initiatives DOHA, Qatar, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ooredoo, a leading international communications company operating across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia, announced that His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman, Ooredoo Group, has challenged governments and industry peers to address the infrastructure challenges in bringing the next...

2014-10-20 08:39:24

Globe DUO International now available in 24 countries for only US$1/month MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe Telecom is giving more reasons for Filipinos from around the world to stay connected to their loved ones back home with its affordable calling service DUO International, now available for only US$1 per month from the original price of US$25. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141017/152746 For the entire month of October 2014, Filipinos based in...


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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