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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...

2014-09-09 23:00:40

Mt. Everest, the hottest attraction in Tibet, is seeing the peak tourism season. In order to help travelers get better prepared, Tibet Vista, the top Tibet travel operator, released practical travel guide to travelling in Tibetan side of Himalaya. lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 At an elevation of 8,844.43 meters, Mt. Everest is the main peak of the Himalayas. The world’s number one peak rises high on the border of China and Nepal. Its northern slope lies in the Tingri County of...

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...

2014-07-29 08:26:03

SHENZHEN, China, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntkey Enterprise Group, a global professional power supply provider will unveil its innovative consumer electronics at China Sourcing Fair Electronics 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Huntkey is well known to customers by its star products: power supplies and power strips. Huntkey has been working hard on the inheritance and the innovation of its products over the past 20 years, aiming to provide its customers with solid products. Huntkey...

2014-07-25 23:06:12

This year 2014, a sacred year for pilgrims and a peak season for travelers will bring thousands of visitors to Mt. Everest. Tibet Vista (http://www.tibettravel.org) offers tour packages to Mt. Everest at favorable prices. Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Mt. Everest (also known as Mt. Qomolangma), the world's highest mountain with an 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) height, is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, a border area between Nepal and China. With magnificent and...

2014-07-25 00:20:20

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club expressed concern Thursday over reports that a Washington Post reporter, his wife and two photojournalists have been detained in Iran. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO "If these reports are accurate, we urge the Iranian authorities to promptly explain this action and to release these journalists, who are merely covering news in Iran," said NPC President Myron Belkind. A Washington Post...

2014-06-24 12:30:31

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Global Operations (SGO) is operating the first Micro MineWolf (MW50) anti-mine armored tracked vehicle - designed for use in mountainous and other hard-to-access locations - in Kurdistan as part of SGO's work supporting oil and natural gas exploration, demining projects, and other services. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140624/121034 The first Micro MineWolf was sent to Kurdistan to support SGO's growing operations...

2014-06-23 08:23:19

First Liftings of Crude Oil Sold into Domestic Kurdistan Region Market CALGARY, June 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited ("Oryx Petroleum" or the "Corporation") today announces that it has sold its first offtakes of crude oil into the domestic market from the Demir Dagh field in the Hawler license area in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Oryx Petroleum is the operator and has a 65% participating and working interest in the Hawler license area. Commenting today,...

2014-06-11 23:01:39

New deal offers Higher Logic’s Community Management software for netFORUM Enterprise clients. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Abila, provider of membership and donor management solutions for associations and not-for-profits, announced that Higher Logic, the leading industry provider of cloud-based community software, will be the recommended vendor for community management solutions for Enterprise customers. “We’re very excited to offer the most comprehensive and best-of-breed...

2014-06-04 08:29:32

BANGKOK, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProPak Asia is Asia's No. 1 international food, drink and pharmaceutical processing, filling and packaging technology event, to take place for its successful 22(nd) edition on 11 to 14 June at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140604/94089 "The food and drink manufacturing industries are key sectors in Thailand economy and continue to grow at strong growth rates....


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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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