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2014-02-10 12:27:59

LONDON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As investment agencies worldwide turn their attention to promoting the benefits of their locations for building datacenters or outsourcing, a new player in south-east Asia - Johor - has entered this increasingly competitive arena. Next month, government, businesses and international experts will gather in Johor for a regional enterprise datacenter conference (www.datacentresasia.com) and the Iskandar Regional Development Authority will make its...

2014-01-16 14:12:54

The intensity of tropical cyclones hitting East Asia has significantly increased over the past 30 years, according to a new study published today. The coastlines of China, Korea and Japan in particular have experienced increasingly stronger cyclones, which the researchers have attributed to increasing sea surface temperatures and a change in atmospheric circulation patterns over the coastal seas. According to the study, the changes in sea surface temperature and wind flows meant that...

2014-01-13 23:00:30

At its seventh annual Korean American Day celebration, KEI honored three Korean American leaders involved in business through innovation and entrepreneurship. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 The Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) hosted its seventh annual Korean American Day celebration, a high-level gathering of public and private sector leaders from across the United States on January 13, 2014. As part of the ceremony, KEI recognizes prominent Korean Americans that have...

2013-07-23 23:20:05

South-East Asia’s fashion and beauty e-commerce leader invests further into m-commerce. Singapore (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 ZALORA, South-East Asia’s fastest-growing fashion and beauty e-tailer, has announced the further expansion of its mobile repertoire with the launch of its Android shopping app across the region. The app launch follows the successful launch of the ZALORA iPhone shopping app three months ago, which had within 24 hours, become the number one lifestyle app in the iTunes...

Lineage Of American Dogs Has Pre-Columbian Roots
2013-07-11 13:33:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With all the interbreeding that has gone on over the years amongst dogs from around the world, tracing dog lineages can be very difficult. However, a new study from an international team of scientists has traced canine DNA lineages for uniquely American dogs, like Malamutes and Chihuahuas, back to East Asia -- supporting the theory that humans brought these breeds over the Alaskan Land Bridge that connected the two continents thousands...

Northern Hemisphere Could Experience More Tropical Rainfall Due To Climate Change
2013-04-03 12:19:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Rising global temperatures are expected to cause catastrophic change worldwide; however a team of UC Berkeley and University of Washington scientists has found that the Northern Hemisphere will see a greater shift in tropical rainfall patterns compared to the Earth´s southern half. Based on climate data and simulations, the climatologists found that rising temperatures will cause significant shifts in rainfall patterns around the...

2013-03-03 23:03:51

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is currently offering biking tours to the region. Starting in Lhasa, and lasting for 20 days, the tour finishes in Nepal. (PRWEB) March 03, 2013 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is currently offering biking tours to the region. Starting in Lhasa, and lasting for 20 days, the tour finishes in Nepal. The everest base camp trek passes through some of Tibet´s most famous and scenic attractions, including lakes, glaciers and the base...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'