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2014-10-21 04:21:16

Production Resource Group to Acquire Gearhouse, L.L.C. NEW YORK and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Production Resource Group, L.L.C. (PRG), the world's leading supplier of entertainment and event technology headquartered in New York, is acquiring Dubai-based Gearhouse, L.L.C., the largest provider of turnkey event production services across the Gulf Region. PRG Chairman & CEO Jeremiah J. Harris and Peter McCann, the Managing Director of Gearhouse,...

2014-10-20 23:07:58

Saves 20 weeks on the edit, about two weeks per episode, with Aframe’s Cloud VideoPlatform; delivers series on time, under budget, and ultimately resulting in a better show. Boston and London (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Arrow Media, one of the UK's top independent creative forces, has used Aframe as its cloud video platform for the production of factual series “Ultimate Airport Dubai,” season two. Aframe was used throughout the show’s production to facilitate the production...

2014-10-14 12:25:47

DUBAI, UAE, October 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A small revolution is taking place in amongst the desert metropolis - one that involves two wheels, lycra leggings, and a semblance of fearlessness. vision.ae [http://vision.ae ] (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141014/710071 ) Cycling may not automatically spring to mind when considering Dubai's desertscape, but that didn't deter Wolfi Hohmann when he came to the emirate from Germany to set up a bicycle...

2014-10-07 12:28:07

BUSAN, South Korea, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 5, the Asian Film Market (AFM) was officially kicked off during the 19th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), with the presence of Lee Yong-kwan, BIFF chairman, Jeon Yang-Jun, AFM chairman, Yang Xianghua, iQIYI's senior vice president, and Li Yansong, iQIYI Motion Pictures president, along with global film investors, producers and dealers. iQIYI's senior vice president Yang Xianghua was invited to share with global...

2014-10-06 08:21:13

BEVERLY HILLS, California, October 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat's personal invitation, Ferrari's AFCorse race car test pilot Josh Cartu [http://joshcartu.info ] announced his plans to participate in this week's Formula 1 'Road Show for Peace' event - which is to be held on urban streets throughout the Israeli city capital through October 6-7th. In his professional driving career, Cartu has trained with Audi, Lamborghini, BMW, and...

2014-10-02 04:22:32

CHIBA, Japan, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiba Prefecture's website for foreign tourists will be renovated to be fun to visit and easy to navigate. Chiba website will also become compatible with smartphones, launch a Facebook page and provide content-rich map information. Chiba website is adding Malay to its extensive foreign language support, including English, Chinese (simplified and complex), Korean and Thai. (Photo:...

2014-10-01 16:20:36

VALLEY CITY, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shiloh Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLO), a leading supplier of lightweighting, noise and vibration solutions, today announced its acquisition of Warren, Michigan based, Radar Industries. The purchase leverages Radar Industries' tooling technologies, strong stamping capabilities, key customer relationships and expands Shiloh's existing manufacturing capacity to include Central Mexico and Michigan. "Radar Industries is a perfect addition...

2014-09-29 23:11:22

It is of great importance to have a thorough preparation before travelling at Everest Base Camp. Tibet Vista, one of the the leading Tibet operators in Tibet, offers some handy tips to help foreign tourists who are about to travel at EBC in October. Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Mt. Everest (also known as Mt. Qomolangma), the world's highest mountain measuring 8844.43 meters height, is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, a border area shared between Nepal and...

2014-09-28 23:02:31

Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world because it offers the chance to gaze on the magnificent north face of the world’s highest peak—Mt. Everest. In order to help trekkers to get better prepared, Tibet Vista, the biggest Tibet tour publishes the most useful tips for trekking at Everest region. Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) September 28, 2014 At an elevation of 8,848.13 meters, Mt.Everest, is the main peak of the Himalayas. This world’s No. 1 peak...

2014-09-14 23:01:36

iYogi, a global software and services company, has launched A Bridge to Kashmir, an initiative to rebuild lives and livelihoods affected by the recent floods in Jammu & Kashmir. The company aims to raise USD 100 million towards this effort over the next two years. New Delhi (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 iYogi has built a crowd sourcing platform http://www.bridgetokashmir.com to support the initiative. Bridge to Kashmir will integrate volunteer activity, with fund raising and the...


Latest Geography of Asia Reference Libraries

Paektu Mountain
2014-08-28 10:46:25

Paektu Mountain, also known as Baektu Mountain or Changbai Mountain, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of China and North Korea. At an elevation of 9,003 feet, it is the tallest peak on the Korean Peninsula and in northeastern China, as well as the tallest peak in the Baekdudaegan and Changbai mountain ranges. The volcano is a popular tourist area for many South Koreans and foreign travelers. Paektu Mountain is a cone shaped volcano that holds a large caldera that...

2014-04-18 10:27:02

The Sulu Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba menagei) is a species of bird within the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is native to the island of Tawi-Tawi and its surrounding islets within the Philippines’ Sulu Archipelago. This species is known from two specimens that were collected in 1891, and has not been recorded with certainty since then. It resides in primary and secondary forests that have a closed canopy. It is of medium size with a short tail. Bright metallic green colored feathers...

Kurilian Bobtail
2013-06-11 13:06:21

The Kurilian bobtail, also known as the Curilsk Bobtail or the Kurilean bobtail, among many other names, is a breed of domestic cat that is sometimes considered a breed group by some registries. The origin of this breed has been claimed by Kamchatka, Sakhalin Island, Russia, and Japan, but it is thought to have originated on the Kuril Islands. The first members of the breed occurred naturally on the islands as a shorthaired variant about two hundred years ago, but the modern variant has only...

Persian Gulf
2013-04-18 13:55:23

The Persian Gulf is located in the western part of Asia between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It’s an addition to the Indian Ocean. The Gulf was the focal point of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, which each side assaulted the other’s oil tankers. In the year 1991, the Persian Gulf again was the background for what was known as the “Persian Gulf War” or otherwise known as the “Gulf War”, despite the fact that this disagreement was mainly a land conflict, when Iraq raided Kuwait...

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2011-04-11 15:10:03

Yunnanosaurus, meaning "Yunnan lizard," is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Early to Mid Jurassic Period. This was perhaps one of the last living prosauropods of the time. It was discovered by Yang Zhongjian in the Lufeng Formation of Yunnan, China. The find consisted of twenty incomplete skeletons, including two skulls, and were excavated by Tsun Yi Wang. The type species, Y huangi, was named by C.C. Young in 1942, and created the family Yunnanosauridae based on the findings as a...

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