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2009-08-13 14:59:02

British archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a dwelling built 8,000 to 9.000 years ago on the Isle of Man. The site in Ronaldsway was discovered during work to extend the runway on the island's main airport, the Daily Mail reported Thursday. The shelter, believed to have been made of animal skins supported on substantial wooden posts, is the oldest dwelling to be found in the British Isles. It dates several thousand years before Stonehenge and not long after the retreat of the last...

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2009-06-20 13:15:00

The supervisor of Craig Lake State Park says a growing number of visitors have been using the Michigan park's yurt, a traditional Mongolian shelter. Park Supervisor Doug Barry said numerous visitors to the 7,000-acre site have been renting the yurt installed a year and a half ago on the shores of Teddy Lake, The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press reported Saturday. I see a lot of those adventurous young people renting them, but I also see a couple dads and a couple sons out for fishing trips, Barry...

2009-06-15 06:00:00

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Suspect Detection Systems Inc. (SDSS.OB), a leading developer of counterterror and crime prevention technology, announced today the sale of the Cogito4(TM) Mobile Interrogation System to a Federal Law Enforcement Agency in Central Asia. The sale is the first to a federal agency in a nation of the Former Soviet Union. Cogito technology is an automated interrogation system that enables investigative law agencies to rapidly screen and...

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2009-06-12 15:32:10

Famed Spanish tenor Placido Domingo has agreed to give his first concert in Central Asia in Astana, Kazakhstan, organizers said. Press-service of Astana akimat said the show is set for July 5 at the Palace of Independence. The concert is to kick off festivities celebrating Astana's 11th anniversary as the country's capital. Domingo's visit to Kazakhstan confirms my country's rich musical heritage and high appreciation of arts and culture, Erlan Idrissov, Kazakhstan's ambassador to the United...

2009-06-12 08:10:00

WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Placido Domingo will give his first-ever concert in Central Asia in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, on July 5 at the Palace of Independence, kicking off festivities for Astana's 11th anniversary. "Domingo's visit to Kazakhstan confirms my country's rich musical heritage and high appreciation of arts and culture," said Erlan Idrissov, Kazakhstan's ambassador to the U.S. "His performance is one more milestone in Kazakhstan's remarkable...

2009-04-08 06:00:00

PARIS, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Uzbekistan's permanent representative to UNESCO, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, launches "Uzbekistan 2020" - a charity fund dedicated to developing cultural, intellectual and human exchanges between Western Europe and Uzbekistan. "Uzbekistan 2020" will be inaugurated on April 8th 2009, during a gala dinner with many eminent personalities, at Paris' Museum of Modern Art: amongst them, Former First Lady Mrs. Bernadette Chirac and Professor Khayat. These...

2009-04-08 05:17:00

PARIS, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Uzbekistan's permanent representative to UNESCO, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, launches "Uzbekistan 2020" - a charity fund dedicated to developing cultural, intellectual and human exchanges between Western Europe and Uzbekistan. << Uzbekistan 2020 >> will be inaugurated on April 8th 2009, during a gala dinner with many eminent personalities, at Paris' Museum of Modern Art: amongst them, Former First Lady Mrs. Bernadette Chirac and Professor...

2009-03-02 13:52:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Asia's emerging markets will continue flocking to mobile telecom services over the next five years, with subscriber bases growing about 13 percent per year and revenues growing by 8 percent annually through 2013, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com), the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network (www.lightreading.com). "Emerging Mobile Markets of Central Asia: The Game Is On" examines the growth...

2009-02-20 12:19:48

A man living in a tent in the British county of Devon must pack up and leave since his makeshift home doesn't have planning approval, council officials say. The North Devon Council has informed Ray Spice that the Mongolian-style yurt he shares with his partner, Sarah, and their two cats could only be built legally with planning permission, The Daily Mail said Friday. A yurt is essentially a glorified tent with lattice-framing, the Mail said. Spice's yurt featured a felt covering and portable...

2008-11-04 12:00:21

The China National Petroleum Corporation and Kazakh state-owned energy company KazMunayGas have signed a framework agreement to expand co-operation in natural gas and pipeline operations. According to the agreement, KazMunayGas will take all necessary measures to ensure that the natural gas produced by the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) from the Aktobe oilfield is transported via the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline, in addition to supplying five billion cubic meters (bcm) of...


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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