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2012-11-14 08:24:43

BAAR, Switzerland, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Manas Petroleum Corp. ("Manas") (TSX-V: MNP; OTCBB: MNAP) has filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 on EDGAR and on SEDAR. (www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). The following provides you with a review of some of the highlights: Highlights Q3 2012 Mongolia: Finalized seismic campaign of 335km and completed two wells in the Ger Chuluu sub-basin Tajikistan: Santos exercised its farm-in option to...

2012-09-18 06:26:14

STAFFORD, Texas, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians (TCAE) has announced details of the exhibits for its first Silk Road Festival set for October 4 to 7, 2012 at the Stafford Center in Texas. The massive-scale festival will bring together hundreds of dancers, musicians, artists, cooks and volunteers from the six participating countries of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The event will focus on the culture...

2012-08-21 02:21:39

BAAR, Switzerland, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Manas Petroleum Corp. ("Manas") (TSX-V: MNP; OTCBB: MNAP) has filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the six months ended June 30, 2012 on EDGAR and on SEDAR. (www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). The following provides you with a review of some of the highlights: Highlights Q2 2012 PSA ratified by Tajik government Mongolia: Prospects ranked and drilling scheduled for second half of August Entered option agreement to purchase producing...

2012-07-30 13:49:09

After the fall of the Soviet Union twenty years ago, water distribution in Central Asia became a source of conflict. In areas where summer precipitation is low, glaciers play an important role when considering the quantity of available water. The Tien Shan region is a prime example; mountain glaciers in this region contribute significantly to the fresh water supply in the arid zones of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Northwestern China. Like Switzerland, Kyrgyzstan...

2012-07-12 23:00:39

Attracted to living the simple life in yurts, owners seek MoldOff to remove mold and mildew, drawn to it especially because it is eco-friendly and highly effective for cleaning the material used to make yurts. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 Taking a page out of the Mongolians´ age old building plans, modern man is embracing yurts´ charming cupcake-shaped dwellings once again. So much so that Pacific Yurts in Cottage Grove, Oregon, one of the oldest yurt manufacturers in the...

2012-02-21 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) today announced a new Joint Venture with Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) to develop and construct a large diameter pipeline, specifically designed to transport Cabot's Marcellus production to both the New England and New York markets. Deemed the "Constitution Pipeline" this high pressure pipeline will be capable of moving at least 500,000 Mcf per day from the heart of Cabot's Marcellus acreage in...

2012-01-26 13:35:00

By Andriy Tsintsiruk WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States' continued efforts to counter terrorism and secure reliable logistical networks for troops in Afghanistan have been a dominating factor in U.S.-Uzbekistan relations. Further, fluctuating U.S.-Pakistan relations have shifted the U.S. military's focus to Afghanistan's northern neighbor, Uzbekistan, which is a strategically important country for the viability of the Northern Distribution...

2012-01-09 09:47:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On November 16, 2011, President Nursultan Nazarbayev dissolved Kazakhstan's national legislature and established January 15, 2012 as the date for pre-term parliamentary elections. The decision to hold the elections early reflects a desire to renew the government's authority to adopt decisive measures to overcome the economic challenges facing Kazakhstan, but they also provide an opportunity for the government to reaffirm its...

2011-12-02 04:37:00

BAAR, Switzerland, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Manas Petroleum Corp. ("Manas") (TSX-V: MNP; OTCBB: MNAP) is pleased to announce that, effective November 22, 2011, it has retained General Research GmbH ("GR") to provide investor relations and corporate communications services in Europe. GR is a consulting firm based in Munich, Germany and managed by Dr. Georg Hochwimmer, an investor relations professional with over 10 years of experience providing investor relations...

2011-10-28 14:17:00

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FMN Logistics today updated its shippers on the potential impact of the upcoming winter on inbound and outbound freight shipments on the Northern Distribution Network (NDN) and the Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan (KKT) trucking route. Each year, FMN Logistics assesses the potential effects on freight shipments along this vital route into and out of Afghanistan. "Our aim is to keep our customers apprised of our plans to keep their...


Latest Central Asia Reference Libraries

Mediterranean Black Widow, Latrodectus tredecimguttatus
2013-10-09 12:38:45

The Mediterranean Black Widow (Latrodectus tredecimguttatus), known also as the Steppe Spider, is a species of widow spiders within the genus Latrodectus. It is commonly found throughout the Mediterranean region, ranging from Portugal to southwest and central Asia. Specimens from central Asia are also known by the binomial name Latrodectus lugubris; that name, however, is considered out of date, though it is still commonly found in the literature. Many consider this spider a Latrodectus...

Kazakh Steppe
2013-04-18 23:05:43

The Kazakh Steppe, alternatively called Kirghiz Steppe, ecoregion located in the Palearctic Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands Biome, is a wide region of open grassland in the northern part of Kazakhstan and adjacent portions of Russia, stretching eastwards to the Pontic steppe and to the west of the Emin Valley steppe, with which it creates part of the Eurasian steppe. The steppe stretches out more than 2,200 kilometers from the area east of the Caspian Depression and north of...

Pontic-Caspian Steppe
2013-04-18 22:55:55

The Pontic-Caspian Steppe is the massive steppeland that stretches from the northern shores of the Black Sea as far east as the Caspian Sea, from western Ukraine across the Southern Federal District and the Volga Federal District of Russia to western Kazakhstan, creating part of the larger Eurasian steppe, adjacent to the Kazakh steppe towards the east. It’s a portion of the Palearctic temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands ecoregion of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and...

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2009-07-01 13:55:01

The Palearctic or Palaearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. This region is the largest ecozone on Earth. It includes the regions of Europe, Asia (north of the Himalayan foothills), northern Africa, and the northern and central regions of the Arabian Peninsula. The Palearctic includes mostly boreal forest and temperate climate regions, which are found throughout Eurasia from western Europe to the Bering Sea. There are five sub-regions of the Palearctic: European-Siberian, Mediterranean...

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2009-07-01 11:16:49

The yellow sac spider (Cheiracanthium punctorium) is a spider that is found from Central Asia to central Europe. The yellow sac spider can reach about 0.6 inches in length. This spider can penetrate the human skin. The bite of this spider may feel similar to a wasp sting though it may be a bit more severe, however susceptible persons may have stronger reactions such as nausea. Female yellow sac spiders build about a 4 centimeter egg-sac in tall grass. It is aggressively defended and opens...

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