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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...

2008-10-11 15:00:41

Text of report by privately-owned Kazakhstan Today news agency website Astana, 11 October: The China National Petroleum Corporation CNPC announced about the possibility to complete the construction of the gas pipeline from Kazakhstan to China ahead of schedule, the vice president of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Wang Dougjin, said today at a meeting with Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov, the [Kazakhstan Today] news agency reported, referring to the press service of the...

2008-10-10 09:00:45

The BG Group and the Kazakh national oil and gas company KazMunayGas, have signed an agreement to co-operate on a joint analysis of the Kazakh natural gas market, intended to explore a range of opportunities in natural gas utilization and downstream development. The agreement follows the completion of the BG Group's Natural Gas Study for Kazakhstan, which was submitted to KazMunayGas (KMG) in January 2008. The BG Group's Natural Gas Study focused on a number of key aspects integral to the...

2008-10-10 09:00:45

Text of report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 10 October A session of the Interstate Council of the Eurasian Economic Community at a level of the heads of state began [in the Kyrgyz capital] this afternoon. It has considered 18 issues, including a strategy for economic development of the CIS and priority directions of cooperation between CIS countries in the transport, energy and others spheres. The government's press service has reported that Kyrgyzstan has asked Uzbekistan to...

2008-10-09 06:00:35

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Almaty, 9 October: Kazakhstan sees no need to construct additional gas pipelines in the conditions of limited resources in the country, Deputy Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Lyazzat Kiinov has said. "We have limited resources (of gas - Interfax-Kazakhstan). We have already signed a contract with Russia on the volume we are planning to deliver. It is still early for Kazakhstan to hold talks on constructing a gas...

2008-10-08 09:00:42

By Jasen Lee Deseret News The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will hold two meetings in northern Utah this month regarding the 680-mile Ruby Pipeline, and residents who live in the proposed path of the natural-gas pipeline will have their chance to speak out on the controversial project. The first meeting is scheduled for Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyrum Civic Center. The second open house is slated for Oct. 16 at the Brigham City Senior Center at 7 p.m. The commission plans to...


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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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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