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2014-08-18 23:08:32

Water supply sabotage could kill millions according to upcoming Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne's Power of Water Series. Kleyne’s on-air series, “Water as a weapon of mass destruction,” will begin August 18, 2014 in her opening sequence. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Sharon Kleyne is Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, a global research, technology and product development center specializing in fresh water, atmosphere and health. Natures Tears®...

2014-08-13 12:26:19

GENEVA, August 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iranian regime must be completely evicted from Iraq to prevent repeat of past atrocities in that country Rouhani's one-year record reflects his total failure, especially in the field of human rights and freedoms in Iran Dossier on human rights abuses in Iran, especially the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, must be referred to the UN Security Council In a conference at the United Nations European...

2014-08-08 23:03:57

Wolf brings senior level development experience to nationally-acclaimed nonprofit ending homelessness at its roots New York, NY (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Dana L. Wolf, LCSW, MS, has been named Chief Development and Communications Officer at Jericho Project, a nationally-acclaimed nonprofit ending homelessness at its roots. Wolf brings a robust background in senior-level strategic development to Jericho, which has experienced consistent growth as an innovative and fiscally disciplined...

2014-08-08 12:22:13

Precautionary measures taken at select locations in the Hawler License Area CALGARY, Aug. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited ("Oryx Petroleum" or the "Group") today announces an update for its operations in the Hawler license area of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ("Kurdistan Region"). The Group has implemented a number of precautionary measures to protect its employees and operations given recent security developments in northern Iraq. In the western portion of the...

2014-08-04 12:20:53

BURNABY, British Columbia, August 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Growing vehicle population, improving economic scenario coupled with emergence of new tyre technologies to augment tyre demand in Europe through 2019 With more than 91 tyre manufacturing facilities, 15 research and development centers and 12 leading tyre manufacturers currently operational in Europe, the region continues to be the epicenter of all the major global advancements in tyre technology. The sales of...

2014-07-25 09:17:26

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) Climate change could have a bigger impact on water resources in Jordan than in Israel and Palestine The drinking water resources on the eastern, Jordanian side of the Dead Sea could decline severe as a result of climate change than those on the western, Israeli and Palestinian side. This is the conclusion reached by an international team of researchers that calculated the water flows around the Dead Sea. The natural replenishment rate...

2014-06-19 23:19:35

Aerospace Distrubutor Appeals For US Congress Support of Jordan Against Threats From Iraq (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Commercial aircraft parts distributor First Wave Aerospace navigates through political hot spots in the world as it expands in foreign markets. The Tulsa-based company is one of the largest independent aerospace distributors in the Americas with 248,000 line items and 6.8 million parts and several of its key new accounts are in foreign markets with high growth potential and a...

2014-05-22 16:25:51

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Popular Detroit weekly newspaper, Metro Times, featured a full-length 4,766-word interview and profile of prominent Michigan Accident Attorney Joumana Kayrouz in their April 22 edition. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140522/90718 The feature was written by award-winning writer, photographer and producer Drew Philp, who offered readers of the high circulation weekly Greater Detroit region publication a rare insight into the...

2014-04-22 23:05:00

The Rezhwan Co. Limited located in Erbil Kurdistan said, “There would be a lot of unrest in the country and so advised us to postpone until May 15, 2014. They explained to us that there would be a lot of volatility during this time for voters in the Kurdish region, of Iraq." Manila Philippines (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Black Diamond, with offices located in Manila Philippines, has delayed its launch in April due to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s general elections. The Rezhwan...

2014-04-03 12:26:26

Doyle New York Will Auction a Rare and Important Artifact from the Reign of Nebuchadnezzar II, the Babylonian King Who Destroyed Jerusalem's Temple of Solomon and Built Babylon's Hanging Gardens NEW YORK, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A rare and important ancient Babylonian artifact will be auctioned in New York on April 9. A large clay cylinder with a cuneiform inscription of Nebuchadnezzar II will highlight Doyle New York's auction of Rare Books and Autographs....


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Sirrush (Mushussu)
2013-10-07 08:04:52

The Sirrush, also known as the mushussu, is a hybrid from Babylonian mythology. Dating back to the sixth century BC it is depicted on the Ishtar Gate of the City of Babylon. A German archeologist Robert Koldewey discovered the Gate in 1902 and thought the sirrush was a representation of a real animal. The sirrush is displayed on the gate alongside other animals like a lion and a rimi (an extinct type of cattle). It is described as a dragon with scales, eagle-like hind legs and talons,...

2012-06-14 07:32:53

Symbol: XAELS Group: Lichen Family: Teloschistaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   CASP26 Caloplaca splendens (Darbish.) Zahlbr. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Teloschistales Family   Teloschistaceae Genus   Xanthoria (Fr.) Th. Fr. – orange wall lichen Species   Xanthoria...

2012-06-14 07:32:55

Symbol: XACAF Group: Lichen Family: Teloschistaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Teloschistales Family   Teloschistaceae Genus   Xanthoria (Fr.) Th. Fr. – orange wall lichen Species   Xanthoria candelaria (L.) Th. Fr. – orange wall lichen Variety  ...

2012-06-14 07:33:09

Symbol: XANTH9 Group: Lichen Family: Teloschistaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Teloschistales Family   Teloschistaceae Genus   Xanthoria (Fr.) Th. Fr. – orange wall lichen

2012-06-14 08:33:50

Symbol: TROR Group: Dicot Family: Ulmaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: HI    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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