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2010-05-04 06:30:00

BEIJING, May 4 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Fire & Security Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CFSG) ("China Fire" or "the Company"), a leading total solution provider of industrial fire protection systems in China, today announced that it plans to report its first quarter 2010 financial results on Monday, May 10, 2010 before the market opens. The Company will also hold a conference call to discuss the financial results the same day at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time. Listeners may access the call...

2010-04-08 16:15:00

A cache of cuneiform tablets unearthed by a team led by a University of Toronto archaeologist has been found to contain a largely intact Assyrian treaty from the early 7th century BCE. "The tablet is quite spectacular. It records a treaty "” or covenant "” between Esarhaddon, King of the Assyrian Empire and a secondary ruler who acknowledged Assyrian power. The treaty was confirmed in 672 BCE at elaborate ceremonies held in the Assyrian royal city of Nimrud (ancient Kalhu). In the...

2010-01-14 13:34:46

When the Cold War ended, many people feared that new and old conflicts around the world would start flaring up. But this did not happen in East Asia - despite China's economic expansion, historical conflicts in the area and a number of flash points, such as North Korea. 'There should be more wars in the area,' says Mikael Weissman from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in a new doctoral thesis. Mikael Weissmann's thesis in peace and development research sets out to explore why there is...

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2010-01-08 11:27:50

A new study, published Thursday in Analytical Chemistry, states that the eye make-up worn by Cleopatra and other ancient Egyptians apparently had a dual purpose, shielding the wearer from the "evil eye" and protecting them from eye disease. According to French scientists, some 4,000 years ago ancient Egyptians used the make-up - made from lead and lead salts - to darken the eyes. The mixture sometimes took up to a month to create, Philippe Walter told AFP. Walter co-headed the research team...

2009-12-07 08:50:00

BEIJING, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- In continuing his effort to give travelers a visual introduction of Beijing, photographer and China travel business owner, Peter Danford, has invested in leading edge technology to display 360 degree video panoramas on The China Guide, a travel portal. Danford has been shooting still panoramas since the technology became available from Apple in 1994. In the past 15 years he has shot panoramas all across Asia including Hong Kong, China, Tibet,...

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2009-11-09 10:44:13

Tel Kabri is the only site in Israel where wall paintings similar in style to those found in the Aegean 3,600 years ago have been found; researchers say this was a conscious decision made by the city rulers to lean toward Mediterranean culture The remains of a Minoan-style wall painting, recognizable by a blue background, the first of its kind to be found in Israel, was discovered in the course of the recent excavation season at Tel Kabri. This fresco joins others of Aegean style that have...

2009-11-02 07:00:00

BEIJING, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Fire & Security Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CFSG) ("China Fire" or "the Company"), a leading total solution provider of industrial fire protection systems in China, today announced that it plans to report its third quarter 2009 financial results on Monday, November 9, 2009 before the market opens. The Company will also hold a conference call to discuss the financial results the same day at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time. Listeners may access the...

2009-09-30 14:49:02

The European Union's new leader in EU-Chinese relations says he favors ending a 20-year arms embargo with China. I think we should remember that things have changed somewhat in the last few years. The climate in the relations between China and the rest of the world has changed, said Crescenzio Rivellini, the newly elected chairman of the EU delegation to China. Arm sales from EU member states to China have been banned since the 1989 incident in Tiananmen Square during which the Chinese army...

2009-06-16 07:20:00

MALVERN, Pa., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Phoenix Rising" (published by iUniverse) by Gary Caplan imagines a world several centuries in the future when humans have long since left earth to live among other civilizations in the galaxy. These civilizations have formed a federation called the Alliance of Worlds. Although some 250 societies are a part of the group, there are those who seek to destroy it. When high-level officials in the Alliance of Worlds headquarters are murdered, fleet...

2009-06-11 07:20:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In his new critical nonfiction book, Thomas P. Wallace, Ph. D. presents a provocative, unified concept of civilization development, which addresses the degradation of modern American culture, including the current financial and economic crisis and the rejuvenation of Asian cultures within the context of 4,000 years of human history and the lessons of failed civilizations. Within "Wealth, Energy, and Human Values: The Dynamics of Decaying...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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