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2014-04-07 04:22:06

OSAKA, Japan, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - JAPAN TIMELINE is Website Connecting "Japan's 47 Prefectural Governments" and "1,000 Travel Agencies in Asia," Offering Service in Which Local Governments Can Release Information about Their Locality to World in Realtime - Freeplus Co., Ltd., which handles the Japan tourism business, is starting a Japan tourism information distribution service called "JAPAN TIMELINE" on April 7. -- "JAPAN TIMELINE," a portal website for Japan tourism...

2014-04-07 04:21:01

FINAS highlights exceptional creative talents and Malaysia's state-of-the-art production facilities at MIPTV 2014 CANNES, France, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Malaysia is poised to take the lead as the creative and content hub for South East Asia, having invested significantly in up-skilling local talents and facilitating state-of-the-art production facilities that are now attracting globally-recognised production companies here as a preferred locale. The two-pronged strategy of...

2014-04-06 00:21:42

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sultanate of Oman accepted the first of its second order of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-16 Fighting Falcons in a ceremony April 3 at Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth facility. The fighter aircraft will ferry to Oman later this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140406/DA98998 In 2002, the Sultanate of Oman became the 23rd member of the F-16 family and now joins the 15 other countries which have ordered additional F-16...

2014-04-04 23:42:46

US wind turbine manufacturer Argosy Wind Power moved its global headquarters, production, and manufacturing facility to a larger Aurora, Ohio location. Growing demands for their permanent magnet wind turbines for government FIT tariffs in the UK, Asia, Europe and South America required upgraded an upgraded facility to handle higher production demand and ease logistical concerns. Aurora, OH (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Argosy Wind Power’s world headquarters has moved its Global Headquarters to...

2014-04-04 23:41:50

New Technologies Bring Promise of Safer Roads to World’s Fastest Growing Vehicle Markets Taipei, Taiwan (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 MODUS, a world leading end-to-end insurance telematics solution provider and ATrack Technology Inc., a world-class manufacturer of GPS Vehicle Telematics Devices, today announced a new partnership to bring Modus’ innovative suite of insurance telematics solutions to insurance providers and their customers throughout Asia. According to a 2011 report published...

2014-04-04 23:40:11

Clinical Programme Director Alastair Mordey of The Cabin Chiang Mai, Asia’s leading inpatient rehab centre, will be visiting Beijing and Shanghai from the 16-24th April to offer insights into the latest addiction treatment methods practised. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Clinical Programme Director Alastair Mordey of The Cabin Chiang Mai, Asia’s leading inpatient rehab centre, will be visiting Beijing and Shanghai from the 16-24th April to offer insights into the latest addiction treatment...

2014-04-04 23:34:57

The global bio-implants market is segmented by types, which include major segments such as orthopedic, cardiovascular, dental, ophthalmic, neurostimulation, and others, and by origin (allograft, autograft, xenograft, and synthetic); http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/bio-implants-market-728.html. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The “Bio-Implants Market (Cardiovascular, Orthopaedics, Neurostimulation, Xenografts, Allografts and Others) Competitive Analysis and Global Forecast to...

2014-04-04 23:02:02

China’s red-hot media economy downshifted in 2013, but Asia’s rising phoenix is pacing to become the world’s largest digital media market by YE14, according to PQ Media's new China Media & Technology Outlook 2014. Growing middle class consumers are jumping to gain access to premium broadband, content and smart-tech services, as China develops into a world leader in stark contrast to millions of rural, underprivileged citizens that outnumber the populations of 13 of the...

Project Loon Internet Balloon Circumnavigates Earth In 22 Days
2014-04-04 11:13:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Perhaps Jules Verne and his fictional character Phileas Fogg would be impressed. In the pages of the 1873 novel “Around the World in Eighty Days” Fogg barely circumnavigated the Earth in the time set by his friends at the Reform Club – but now one of Google’s Project Loon balloons, dubbed the Ibis-167, has managed the journey in just 22 days. Google unveiled the ambitious Project Loon last June, as a way to provide true...

2014-04-04 08:26:10

Main focus is on the high-end market along the west coast of the Taiwan Straits QUANZHOU, China, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridge Capital, a platinum member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, a recognized authority in the global commercial property sector, is highly optimistic about the Chinese high-end consumption market. The firm will continue to increase its involvement in high-end Chinese commercial properties this year and has participated...


Latest Asia Reference Libraries

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...

Sumatran Elephant, Elephas maximus sumatranus
2014-04-11 11:15:18

The Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus) is a subspecies of the Asian elephant that can be found on the island of Sumatra in forested areas. This species reaches an average height between 6.6 and 10 feet at the shoulders, with a weight between 4,400 and 8,800 pounds. It has lighter skin than the other subspecies of the Asian elephant, maximus and indicus, and has some depigmentation on its body. Females have been recorded living for up to seventy-five years in captivity, but only up...

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