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2014-10-06 08:21:13

BEVERLY HILLS, California, October 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat's personal invitation, Ferrari's AFCorse race car test pilot Josh Cartu [http://joshcartu.info ] announced his plans to participate in this week's Formula 1 'Road Show for Peace' event - which is to be held on urban streets throughout the Israeli city capital through October 6-7th. In his professional driving career, Cartu has trained with Audi, Lamborghini, BMW, and...

2014-10-03 23:06:27

On October 23, 2014 a 1,760 foot art installation will open on the National Mall in Washington DC displaying paintings of over 1,000 Syrian refugee children. “Peace & Hope” shares firsthand stories of Syrian children and youth impacted by over 3 years of conflict that has left millions displaced and in need of life saving aid. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 On October 23, 2014 a 1,760 foot art installation will open on the National Mall in Washington DC displaying...

2014-10-03 16:20:34

Philippine Airlines launches a new commercial, "Your Home in the Sky", highlighting sincere Filipino hospitality to global travelers. MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are several things that we Filipinos are notorious for: Our knack to find famous people who have even just a sliver of Filipino blood in them. On the flip side, we are also known for a lot of positive things. Here are 5 endearing traits that showcase what a true-blue Filipino is like: 1) We take...

2014-10-03 08:26:31

EBENE, Mauritius, October 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The popular Asian focused broker, FXPRIMUS, a retail FX & CFD broker targeting the growing Forex market in Southeastern Asia and China, has chosen to use the Sirix platform developed by the leading Forex solutions provider, Leverate. A key factor in this decision was Sirix's robust social trading technology, with a huge community drawing from a pool of 100,000 traders. (Logo:...

2014-10-03 08:22:58

The Groundbreaking Cross-Cultural Ensemble's Asia Concert Tour is a Highlight of Silkroad's 15th Anniversary BOSTON, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Between October 28 and November 10, 2014, the celebrated Silk Road Ensemble with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will bring innovative cross-cultural music to eight major Asian cities. Their musical journey will begin in South Korea, with a first-time appearance in Daejeon as well as a return visit to Seoul. Traveling to Japan, they will...

2014-10-02 12:29:05

Including 10 new original itineraries + $1,000 savings worldwide KEENE, N.H., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- October 1, 2014 - Alexander+Roberts (formerly General Tours World Traveler) has announced the publication of its 2015-2016 catalog featuring 60 original Small Group Journeys to Asia, Latin America, Antarctica, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The new 164-page catalog also includes travel-any-day Private Versions for all of its published Small Group itineraries as well...

2014-10-02 12:27:36

DUBAI, UAE, October 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ICFLIX [pronounced "I-see-flix"] has released the first of their original productions today to their global audience, exclusively on the online streaming service. The movie, entitled HIV, has been produced entirely in Egypt by a handpicked team of fresh, young talent from the region. Although the movie has been produced for the ICFLIX Jazwood category (Arabic content), it is available with English and French subtitles, making it...

2014-10-02 12:21:26

BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Azerbaijan has branded the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly a "failed and unfortunate initiative" and has challenged its fellow member states to explain why it should remain a member. The Chairman of the Azerbaijani Delegation to the Euronest PA, Elkhan Suleymanov, has written to his colleagues as a "last resort" telling them that the body, constituted in 2011, is now "bogged down by indecision, platitudes and double...

2014-10-02 12:21:19

DALLAS, October 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Automotive Powertrain Market by Position (FWD, RWD, & AWD), Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, LCV, & HCV), Engine Type (Gasoline & Diesel) & Geography (Asia-Oceania, Europe, North America, & ROW) - Industry Trends & Forecast to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, classifies and defines the Automotive Powertrain Market in terms of value and volume. This report highlights potential growth opportunities for...

2014-10-02 08:20:58

BANGKOK, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jet Asia Airways, a Thai airline based at Suvarnabhumi Int'l airport today launched its inaugural scheduled service to Tokyo's Narita International airport. Jet Asia will operate four times weekly service from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Int'l Airport to Tokyo's Narita Int'l airport using a wide-body Boeing 767 aircraft with capacity of 235 passengers. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141002/149930 Jet Asia had previously operated...


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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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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