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Rice Landscapes Threatened In South East Asia
2012-07-09 15:00:22

Scientists raise concerns on the future sustainability of rice ecosystems in South East Asia - Threats are caused by global change but also by human mistakes and political neglect During a meeting in Banaue, The Philippines, scientists from 21 research institutions from Germany, Vietnam, The Philippines, Thailand, UK, Bulgaria and Spain raised several concerns on the future of the rice ecosystems in South East Asia. The meeting was organized within the framework of the international...

2010-11-17 00:01:06

The online marketplace at Sosylan.com is offering Filipino entrepreneurs an opportunity promote their goods and services for free. Apart from the free ad space, Sosyalan.com is a thriving Filipino online community where members are given the chance to socialize with their fellow Pinoys. Apart from its marketplace, the site also offers various Filipino-themed media and content for the global Pinoy. West Covina, CA (PRWEB) November 16, 2010 All Filipino entrepreneurs are invited to post...

2008-07-13 03:00:25

By William Loeffler, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 13--When Neil Diamond sang "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" he was trying to fog up a few windows. Yet, this sentiment constitutes the raison d'etre for the debutante ball, bat mitzvah and the Hispanic quinceanera. Different though they may be, all three are rites of passage that celebrate a young girl's transition to womanhood. And their value goes beyond social cachet and a big payday for the caterer. "I think they're really...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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