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2009-10-13 10:30:00

Increasing winter temperatures are causing the Himalayan glaciers in Kashmir to melt at an "alarming" rate, harming water supplies to areas of India and Pakistan, says a new study. The Kolahoi glacier, the biggest in the province, has melted by one square mile in the last three decades, said the research offered at an international workshop on climate change in Srinagar. Himalayan glaciers connect to Asia's nine biggest rivers that pour into China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and...

2009-07-23 08:00:00

HUIZHOU, China, July 23 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc., (NYSE Amex: NIV) (''NIVS'' or ''the Company''), an integrated consumer electronics company that designs, manufactures, markets and sells intelligent audio and video products, today announces key recognition by the Guangdong government. NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc. has won the title of ''Key Export Brand to Be Fostered and Developed'' by the Department of Foreign Trade and...

2009-06-10 07:00:00

VIENNA, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation announced today that INDUS Vice President Mike Mullen has been elected by representatives of the Industry Advisory Council's (IAC) 550+ member companies to the IAC Executive Committee in the role of Vice Chair At-large. IAC works to bring industry and government executives together to exchange information, support professional development, improve communications, and build partnership and trust, thereby enhancing Government's ability to...

2009-04-27 10:29:00

CFO recognized for Financial Excellence VIENNA, Va., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation announced today that CFO Don Shoff has been named to the Washington SmartCEO magazine's SmartCFOs 2009. SmartCFOs: Profiles of Financial Excellence salutes 10 Chief Financial Officers in Greater Baltimore and Washington who have gone above and beyond to maintain the financial integrity of their company. "INDUS' financial strength and the maturity of our financial management and reporting systems...

2008-10-22 09:00:12

Oplink Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPLK), a leading photonic components, intelligent modules, and subsystems solution provider, today announced that it will issue a press release reporting financial results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2008, immediately following the close of the market on October 30, 2008. The Company will host a corresponding conference call and live webcast at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time on October 30, 2008. The conference call can be accessed by dialing...

2008-10-14 18:05:00

Two people were killed and 50,000 residents of China's Hainan province were evacuated after four days of torrential rains caused flooding, officials said. One resident was reported missing and another injured in the southern Chinese region, where floods have submerged 157 villages and damaged nearly 30,000 acres of low-lying crops, Xinhua, the state-run Chinese news agency reported Tuesday. "Downpours have pounded most parts of the island since Saturday, making several major rivers swell...

2008-09-27 09:00:17

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China To Raise Three Gorges Project's Water Level"] YICHANG, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) - China is to begin raising water levels at the Three Gorges Project on Sunday, the developer of the massive water conservancy project announced on Saturday. The trial operation is set to begin at midnight Sunday. The water behind the dam would be raised to an unspecified higher level subject to conditions of...

2008-09-25 03:00:18

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["1st Ld: Strong Quake Jolts Xigaze of Tibet"] BEIJING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) - A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Zhongba County in Xigaze Prefecture at 9:47 am in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Thursday, the National Seismological Network said. No casualties were reported. It said the epicentre was 20 kilometres deep and was located at 30.8 degrees north...

2008-09-11 09:00:20

Three Gorges Project to raise water level to 175 meters YICHANG, Sept.10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese authorities announced on Wednesday the Three Gorges Project water level would be raised to 175 meters, a milestone in its construction, in mid-September. Both the Yangtze River Water Resources Committee, and China Three Gorges Project Corporation (CTGPC), the developer of the massive water control facility on the Yangtze, didn't give an exact date for doing so. The monitored water level was...

2008-09-10 12:00:17

Four people died as a strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Iran Wednesday near the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, state media said. State-owned Press TV said local officials in Iran's Hormozgan Province described the quake as demolishing nearly 200 villages, killing at least four people and injuring 26 others, adding that rescue teams have been dispatched to the area. The Gulf island of Qeshm bore most of the casualties, sources told the BBC, which reported the injured were being...


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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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