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Unique Songbird Diversity Of The Eastern Himalayas Documented
2014-05-29 15:47:12

JGU Article in Nature describes the relevance of ecological niches to the evolution of new bird species The Eastern Himalayas are home to more than 360 different songbird species, most of which are to be found nowhere else on the planet. This makes the region extending from eastern Nepal to the borderlands of China, India, and Myanmar unique and one of the most important hot spots for biological diversity in the western hemisphere. A recent research paper describes how this impressive...

2014-05-27 08:31:16

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr Ibrahim Alsini from Dhyafat Albalad Alameen in a recent signing of an agreement to produce the Z-Card Makkah Map with Dr Hani Azzouqah of Peaks Cube. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140527/689425 ) The new Hajj and Umrah Z-Map which folds into a z-shape, is pocket-sized and easy to keep on person. This is the perfect opportunity for business sponsors who wish to build brand awareness, sales...

2014-05-23 08:25:44

DUBAI, UAE, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World Tech Sigma, a Dubai-based venture capital firm, and Zulubiz.com LLC, a Seattle-based IT and Multi-Level Marketing company, are pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Capozzi as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Zulubiz.com. Capozzi brings over 18 years of systems analysis and IT development skills to Zulubiz, most recently as a senior programmer with the University of California (UCLA) where he re-wrote the existing...

2014-05-22 08:21:50

DUBAI, UAE, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seawings LLC, the only seaplane tour operator in the Middle East, is pleased to announce the launch of their new retail store. Located at the Dubai Mall, this is the fifth retail store to be opened with current retail locations in Dubai World Trade Centre, Jumeirah Beach Walk, Ferrari World and Madinat Jumeirah. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140522/687544 ) With the significant increase in Dubai tourism...

2014-05-22 08:20:38

VALLEY CITY, Ohio, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shiloh Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLO), a leading supplier of lightweighting, noise and vibration solutions, has signed a definitive agreement with FinnvedenBulten AB to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Finnveden Metal Structures (FMS). Through this acquisition, Shiloh's capabilities are expanded with the addition of stamping and magnesium die casting, a key growth segment and technology to address the lightweighting needs of...

2014-05-21 08:25:08

DUBAI, UAE, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World Tech Sigma, a Dubai-based venture capital firm, and Zulubiz.com LLC, a Seattle-based IT and Multi-Level Marketing company, are pleased to announce the appointment of Gene Valaitis as Chief Visionary Officer, Founder and Director of Zulubiz.com. Mr Valaitis has served in executive management positions with international Multi-Level Marketing companies for over 10 years and is an expert in the fields of sales and marketing...

2014-05-19 23:06:21

Enhancements include advanced pricing flexibility, improved accounting updates and streamlined member renewal processes AUSTIN, TEXAS (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Abila today announced that advanced new features have been added to its Social CRM technology solution, netFORUM Pro version 2014.1. These features include deeper batch accounting functionality, membership renewal enhancements, and overall improvements to the user interface, further enhancing the already enjoyable user experience. Abila...

2014-05-06 23:12:14

Retail Pro International, global leader in retail management software, celebrated the grand opening of its new UAE office in Dubai. The opening of this new office strengthens Retail Pro International’s commitment to enabling and supporting the Middle East’s explosive growth in the retail sector, raising retail standards for software solutions, performance and deployment. Dubai, UAE (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Retail Pro International, global leader in retail management software, celebrated...

2014-04-28 08:28:13

PLAINFIELD, Ill., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- William Leach, president of Premiere Hoops (http://www.premierehoops.net/), is committed to breaking down the barriers to health equity within his community. That's the vision behind the Recreation Outreach Center (ROC), a new facility that will host a range of needful services. Once open, the center will offer basketball and volleyball, recreation programs, early education programs, and much more. Shiloh Baptist Church...

Exploring Ways To Protect Fish From Barotrauma
2014-04-16 15:35:48

Tom Rickey, PNNL Fish-friendly hydropower is the goal of international team Think of the pressure change you feel when an elevator zips you up multiple floors in a tall building. Imagine how you'd feel if that elevator carried you all the way up to the top of Mt. Everest — in the blink of an eye. That's similar to what many fish experience when they travel through the turbulent waters near a dam. For some, the change in pressure is simply too big, too fast, and they die or are...


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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.