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NASA Sees Tropical Depression Kajiki Over Central Philippines
2014-01-31 14:16:52

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Storm Kajiki developed from the second tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean season and quickly moved over the central Philippines. NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured infrared data on the storm as it drops more rainfall on an already soggy area. The Philippines have been battered by moderate to heavy rainfall over the last couple of months, and newborn Tropical Depression Kajiki, known locally in the Philippines...

2014-01-30 08:20:50

Conference Call Scheduled at 9am ET AZOUR, Israel, January 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (NASDAQ: ITRN , TASE: ITRN), announced that it will be releasing its fourth quarter 2013 results on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. The Company will also be hosting a conference that day at 9am Eastern Time. On the call, management will review and discuss the results, and will be available to answer investor questions. To participate, call one of the...

2014-01-29 16:23:39

47% of the Tri-State is happy to see a North East Super Bowl despite the cold NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- According to the latest survey of Tristate residents by research company, YouGov, residents were overwhelmingly positive about the cleanup operations after Winter Storm Janus: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140129/MN55137) -- 39% of adults in the Tri-State region stated that they thought their area had coped very well with the cleanup --...

2014-01-29 08:23:29

Largest single US private investment in Armenia's history adds to Contour's growing Eastern European and Renewable Energy Portfolios NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ContourGlobal and the Government of Armenia announced today that they have signed an agreement for ContourGlobal to purchase and modernize the Vorotan Hydro Cascade, a series of three hydroelectric power plants totaling 405 MW on the Vorotan River in southern Armenia, for a purchase price of $180 million USD. The...

NASA To Map Iceland's Winter Glaciers With High-Precision Radar
2014-01-29 06:05:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week, a high-precision radar instrument from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) left for Iceland to create detailed maps of how glaciers move in the dead of winter. These maps will aid scientists in understanding some of the most basic processes involved in melting glaciers, which are major contributors to rising sea levels. The instrument—developed by JPL and flying on a NASA research aircraft—departed from NASA's...

2014-01-28 23:23:48

One of Spain´s main educational events, the IT Olympics organized by the University of Castilla La Mancha, will celebrate a new edition this year with DocPath as one of its main sponsors. Tres Cantos (Madrid), Spain (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 -One of Spain´s main educational events, the IT Olympics organized by the University of Castilla La Mancha, will celebrate a new edition this year with DocPath as one of its main sponsors. -Participants of this year´s edition are...

2014-01-28 16:20:58

TULSA, Okla., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) has increased the partnership's quarterly cash distribution to 58.5 cents per unit for the period Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013, representing the 47(th )distribution increase since its initial public offering in 2001. The fourth-quarter 2013 distribution is 17% higher than the fourth-quarter 2012 distribution of 50 cents per unit and represents a 5% increase over the...

2014-01-27 08:25:26

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned casino resort Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas and CG Technology(TM), a preeminent technology company, are pleased to announce that sports wagering enthusiasts visiting the island can wager on the 48(th) Annual Championship Football Game at the Atlantis Race & Sports Book, powered by CG Technology. This is the first time CG Technology's advanced wagering systems will be available in The Bahamas for wagering...

2014-01-23 16:22:23

Voted by the Readers in the Magazine's Annual Poll of "The World's Best Places to Stay" BORA BORA, French Polynesia, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa and the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort have been honored on the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List which recognizes "The World's Best Places to Stay." Nearly 80,000 readers voted in the magazine's annual poll rating the world's top hotels, resorts, and cruise...

2014-01-23 04:21:58

LUXEMBOURG, January 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The regional supermarket chain WASGAU introduces the new cross-channel payment method / Customers can comfortably pay for their everyday purchases using their smartphones Whether you are buying organic products, fine wines or freshly prepared pastries - shopping at WASGAU is an experience, and has been for the past 88 years. Still in the first half of 2014, customers at any of WASGAU's 90 branches will be enjoying...


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Flower garden
2013-08-21 08:27:49

Flower gardens, used for beautification purposes, contain various flowering plants providing blooms all year long and can be elaborate or simple. Flower gardens come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Formal flower gardens are planned out and serve as a multi-function garden, such as growing herbs around the border of a flower garden with edible blooms. Shrubs are also used in creating flower gardens suitable for plants requiring shade. A haphazard flower garden is one that is allowed to...

Dusky Pademelon, Thylogale brunii
2013-05-01 15:23:20

The dusky pademelon (Thylogale brunii), also known as the dusky wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found on the Kai and Aru islands, Papua New Guinea, and in the Trans Fly savanna and grasslands ecoregion in Papua Province in Indonesia. It prefers a habitat in both arid and tropical savannahs, forests, shrublands, lowlands, and grasslands. This species was named after its discoverer, Cornelis de Bruijn, and was once commonly known as philander, or “friend of man,” and the Aru Island...

Central and Southern mixed grasslands
2013-04-19 16:42:25

The Central and Southern mixed grasslands are a prairie ecoregion of the central United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. This is a vast grassland area with few trees running north to south from central Nebraska through central Kansas and western Oklahoma to north central Texas, covering about 282,000 square kilometers. This is a transition zone between the Central tall grasslands and Central forest-grasslands transition ecoregions towards the east and the Western short...

Northern short grasslands
2013-04-18 23:18:40

The Northern short grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion includes portions of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the American Great Plains states of Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Northern short grasslands have a semi-arid climate, with the annual average precipitation ranging from 270mm to 450mm. The winters here are cold, with an average temperature of 14 degrees...

Northern tall grasslands
2013-04-18 23:14:41

The Northern tall grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion largely follows the Red River Valley in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the American states of Minnesota and North Dakota. The grasslands have a humid continental climate with moderate precipitation, normally between 450 and 700 mm. The winters are very cold, with an average temperature of 9.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and the summer are warm with the mean...

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