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2014-03-25 20:20:31

MONCTON, NB, March 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Major Drilling Group International Inc. ("Major Drilling" or the "Company") (TSX: MDI) announces that further to its press release dated March 3, 2014 it has now completed its review of restructuring options for its Australian operation, and has concluded to proceed with a full closure of that branch. This decision is based on the current industry downturn, which has hit Australia particularly hard, and which has resulted in little work and highly...

2014-03-25 08:34:51

Australia's Largest Wholesale Cloud Provider Continues Rapid Growth With US Expansion, New Partnerships and Product Enhancements SAN FRANCISCO, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OrionVM®, a leading provider of wholesale infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, announced today its US expansion with the launch of a new office in San Francisco's booming tech community. Alongside the company's US expansion comes the addition of market differentiating technology partners...

2014-03-25 08:23:18

Based in Perth, second international subsidiary puts Geoforce in hub of Australia's booming offshore industry DALLAS and PERTH, Australia, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geoforce, Inc. (www.geoforce.com), an international provider of Track & Trace and Asset Management solutions for oil and gas operating companies, services providers, and rental equipment suppliers, announced today at the OTC Asia Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that it has established its second...

2014-03-24 12:27:43

Spectacular Madama Butterfly sparkles on the world's biggest pop-op opera stage SYDNEY, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sydney Harbour sparkles as the 3(rd) annual Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (21 March - 13 April) opens with its spectacular water-top stage playing host to a new production of Madama Butterfly. Under the stars and on the water's edge, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is the city's grandest cultural event. Unique to Sydney, this world-class event is like no other, turning...

2014-03-24 12:26:43

LONDON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Strategic Analysis of the Australian Waste-to-Energy MarketOpportunities Abound Due to Rising Landfill Cost and Proven Energy Conversion TechnologiesResearch Objectives-To understand the status and potential of waste-to-energy (including municipal solid waste, biomass, and biogas) in Australia-To understand the challenges facing waste-to-energy project developments-To outline the...

2014-03-24 08:26:17

SHANGHAI, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners of the AWE2014 Appliance Prize, the most coveted award of the home appliance industry, were announced in Shanghai on March 19. Due to high product quality and excellent reputation among consumers, SONIQ TV was one of the recipients of the Appliance Prize - Most Popular Products award during its debut at AWE2014. The award was voted by consumers based on popularity and ease of use. SONIQ TV was the sole Australian-based internet brand at...

2014-03-24 08:25:14

FAIRFAX, Va., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing announced a jaw-dropping addition to its already stellar 2014 conference lineup: Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox, the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe, and Executive Chairman of News Corp, the largest news and information services provider in the English-speaking world. During...

2014-03-20 23:25:04

Raimi Merritt Claims Ninth IWWF Wakeboard World Cup Victory in Australia Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 MonaVie Team Rider Raimi Merritt, the winningest World Cup Champion in women’s wakeboarding, dominated the water at the IWWF Waterski and Wakeboard World Cup in Mandurah, Australia, last weekend to claim her ninth World Cup victory. The event ran March 15–16, 2014. Merritt, 20, was sidelined for much of the 2013 pro wakeboarding season with a broken ankle that refused...

2014-03-20 23:02:51

Consumer dining preferences are increasingly shifting towards premium and fine dining experiences, which is reducing demand for industry restaurants. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Chain Restaurants in Australia to its growing industry report collection. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 The Chain Restaurants industry operates on a specialised business model that represents a hybrid between traditional restaurants and fast-food...

2014-03-20 20:21:30

NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.2 percent in January to 128.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.9 percent increase in December, and a 0.3 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in January to 123.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in December, and a...


Latest Australia Reference Libraries

Brumby
2014-04-03 12:32:21

The Brumby is feral horse that is found roaming free in Australia, with the largest population located in the Northern Territory. This breed is descended from horses that were released or escaped confinement during the early days of settlement in Australia. There are many theories about the origin of its name including one that suggests it is derived from the Aboriginal word baroomby, which means wild in the Pitjara Indigenous Australians’ language. Another theory suggests that the breed...

Australian Pony
2014-04-01 13:16:49

The Australian Pony is a breed of pony from Australia. Australia had no native horses or ponies before settlers from other nations arrived. All horses that now live in Australia were bred from imported breeds. In 1788 nine horses were brought to Australia from South Africa and Timor Ponies came from Indonesia in 1803. These two breeds of horses produced the Australian Pony breed. Other breeds like the Welsh Mountain Pony, Hackney pony, Arabian, Shetland Pony, Highland Pony, Connemara Pony,...

BMC models Morris Major I and II
2014-01-31 11:11:31

The British Motor Corporation (BMC), based in Australia, was an automobile manufacturer that began in 1954 from a merger of the Austin Motor Company and Nuffield Pty Ltd. Austin Motor Company bought Ruskin Body Works in 1949 and used the factory to produce pick-up and tourer bodies. Nuffield opened a 57-acre facility to assemble Morris Minor and Morris Oxford models in 1950. In 1954 a merger between the two companies formed BMC and used the Nuffield facility located in Victoria Park to...

Centralian Tree Frog, Litoria gilleni
2013-10-18 11:18:17

The Centralian Tree Frog (Litoria gilleni) is a large species of tree frog endemic to a small area in central Australia. It is closely related to the Australian Green Tree Frog (L. caerulea), and looks much alike it in appearance. As a large tree frog, it reaches a length of 3.1 inches in the females and 2.4 inches in the males. The dorsal surface is green or olive green, while the ventral surface is white. A large fold covers the top part of the tympanum, which is visible. The toe pads...

Dainty Green Tree Frog, Litoria gracilenta
2013-10-09 11:31:55

The Dainty Green Tree Frog (Litoria gracilenta), known also as the Graceful Tree Frog, is a tree frog that is native to eastern Queensland, and north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. It ranges from northern Cape York in Queensland to Gosford in New South Wales, with a small and most likely introduced population in Hornsby Heights in Sydney. It is the faunal emblem of the City of Brisbane. It is a slender and medium sized frog, reaching a length of 1.8 inches. It features a rich green...

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