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2011-05-05 10:52:00

ZHONGSHAN, China, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (NYSE: MY or "Ming Yang"), a leading and fast-growing wind turbine manufacturer in China, today announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 before the market opens in the United States on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. The earnings press release will be available on the Investor Relations page of its website at http://ir.mywind.com.cn. Following...

2011-04-28 00:00:28

The Aztec Empire may have perished at the hands of Spanish conquistadors, but the great Mesoamerican civilization comes backs to life in a new mobile app by the experts at Encyclopaedia Britannica Kids. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 The Aztec Empire may have perished at the hands of Spanish conquistadors, but the great Mesoamerican civilization comes backs to life in a new mobile app by the experts at Encyclopaedia Britannica Kids.     More than 600 years ago the...

2011-04-14 15:30:00

NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- China Center New York unveiled its high-profile interior concept design, "Folding Garden" for its future home at One World Trade Center. Once in place, the vertical Chinese garden folding through 64th to 69th floors provides an extraordinary space for Chinese and U.S. business leaders to build relationships and provides a dramatic showcase for the rise of modern China. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110414/NY83697 ) Today's unveiling...

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2011-02-16 05:50:00

Archaeologists uncovered a 3,000-year-old Mesoamerican stone monument in southern Mexico of an unknown man. "It's beautiful and was obviously very important," says University of Wisconsin-Madison archaeologist John Hodgson of the newly discovered stone monument. "But we will probably never know who he was or what the sculpture means in its entirety." The man is the central figure of a stone monument discovered in 2009 at a site known as Ojo de Agua in Chiapas, Mexico. Hodgson describes the...

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2011-02-07 14:41:26

Play was a central element of people's lives as far back as 4,000 years ago. This has been revealed by an archaeology thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, which investigates the social significance of the phenomenon of play and games in the Bronze Age Indus Valley in present-day Pakistan. It is not uncommon for archaeologists excavating old settlements to come across play and game-related finds, but within established archaeology these types of finds have often been disregarded....

2011-02-04 00:59:34

A new, detailed record of rainfall fluctuations in ancient Mexico that spans more than twelve centuries promises to improve our understanding of the role drought played in the rise and fall of pre-Hispanic civilizations. Prior evidence has indicated that droughts could have been key factors in the fates of major cultures in ancient Mexico and Central America (Mesoamerica). But there have been many gaps in the paleoclimate record, such as the exact timing and geographic extension of some...

2010-09-27 11:56:00

Exhibition Features Rare Artifacts on Display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guests to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History will be among the first to view several Cypriot artifacts never before seen. Presented on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Cyprus, "Cyprus: Crossroads of Civilizations" highlights 11,000 years of the Mediterranean island's history. In an...

2010-09-14 07:30:00

SHANGHAI, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The China-Germany E-Sports Friendly has ended on September 12. This E-Sports Friendly was hosted by China Sports Information Centre, organized by AGTech Holdings Limited (8279.HK), China E-sports Interactive Technology & Development Co., Ltd., Turtle Entertainment and co-organized by GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY. After four days' exciting games among 12 players, the results have come in. Chinese players Huang Xiang and Ding Chao won first place in...

2010-09-06 08:20:00

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China's 80's generation, compared to their mothers and fathers, have a higher education, are tech-savvy, more optimistic, independent thinking and express their own ideas. Am-media has long shown interest in China's rapid development. A YouTube video, on which Am-media's well-known critic, Barnes, recently commented, exemplifies the up-and-coming nature of this next generation in China. Barnes commented that the video shows how China's 80's...

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2010-05-18 11:07:09

On Monday, archaeologists in southern Mexico announced they have found a 2,700-year-old tomb of a dignitary inside a pyramid that may be the oldest type of burial documented in Mesoamerica. The tomb held a man believed to be aged at about 50 who was buried with jade collars, pyrite and obsidian artifacts and ceramic vessels.  Archaeologists Emiliano Gallaga said the tomb dates between 500 and 700 B.C. Gallaga told the Associated Press (AP) that based on the layers in which it was found...


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  • To talk saucily.
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