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2014-09-11 20:20:22

WASHINGTON, Sept.11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, following a meeting chaired by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal and held in Jeddah, ministers from the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and the U.S. Secretary of State issued a communique reaffirming their commitment to combat terrorism. In addition to hailing the formation of the new, inclusive Iraqi government, participants strengthened their resolve in supporting that government's...

2014-09-11 16:25:48

LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Healthcare Business Intelligence (BI) Market by Function (Reporting, OLAP, Monitoring), Application (Clinical & Financial), Technology (Traditional, Cloud, Mobile), End User (Hospitals, Clinics, ACO, HIE, Payers) - Trends & Global Forecasts to...

2014-09-11 08:30:07

NEW YORK, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Africa Israel Residences (TASE: AFRE), part of the Africa Israel Investments Group, announced today that it will present at the upcoming Israel Real Estate Exhibition to be held from September 14-15, 2014 in New York. The company, which has been at the forefront of Israel's residential construction and development industry for more than 75 years, will present 7 leading projects in Israel...

2014-09-11 08:23:33

TEL-AVIV, Israel, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ellomay Capital Ltd. (NYSE MKT: ELLO)(TASE: ELOM) ("Ellomay" or the "Company"), an emerging operator in the renewable energy and energy infrastructure sector, today announced that all proposed resolutions were adopted and approved by the required majority at the annual general meeting of the Company's shareholders held on September 11, 2014. For more information, please see the Company's Notice and Proxy Statement relating...

2014-09-10 23:09:07

Market research report classifies and defines the automatic and manual automotive multi-wheel drive systems market in terms of volume and value with comprehensive analysis and insights.http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/automotive-multi-wheel-drive-systems-market-9918277.html (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 The report "Automotive Multi-Wheel Drive Systems Market by Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, LCV and HCV), by System Type (Automatic AWD and Manual AWD Systems) & by...

2014-09-10 20:24:01

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Club Curry announced today that it has raised more than $130,000 to support Kansas City's local domestic violence shelter, Hope House. The money was raised at Club Curry's 2014 Speakeasy event, which was a '20s themed party held last week at Black on Burlington. "It's truly an honor to be a part of such a successful event on behalf of Hope House which is doing so much to help survivors of domestic violence in the Kansas City area,"...

2014-09-10 12:22:12

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading U.S. and Chinese energy experts will discuss the future of China's energy sector and shale gas development, forecast U.S.-China energy dynamics and outline emerging opportunities and challenges via live stream from New York City on September 11 at 6:30 p.m. (EDT). Live Stream: http://www.ncuscr.org/programs/china-energy-2020 The program, "China Energy 2020" is presented jointly by the Columbia / SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy,...

2014-09-10 12:21:06

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tan Sri Dato' Seri Syed Hamid Bin Syed Jaafar Albar, chairman of the Land Public Transport Commission (S.P.A.D.), will be delivering the opening keynote address at the second annual Rail Business Asia today at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Logo - http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2010/04/19/20100419602891.jpg The second annual Rail Business Asia will run from the 9th until 11th September 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre....

2014-09-10 04:21:46

Company Targets International Housing Products as Core Driver of Future Growth and India as Emerging Market for Major Investment MORROW, Ga., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales, announced today that, as it did in North America where it operates three major manufacturing facilities, the company has commenced manufacturing at its first plant in Southern Asia. The new 645,834 square-foot factory...

2014-09-09 23:06:18

SnapDx helps healthcare professionals deliver best possible care in the short time they have to see patients through the use of best practice medical guidelines and data visualizations. Calgary, AB (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Calgary-based SnapDx was just selected as the most innovative and transformative health startup in this year's international World Innovation Day, Innovation for Health (WID-I4H) competition. The bi-annual competition was held on August 28-29 in Geneva,...


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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'