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2009-11-24 15:05:00

TORONTO, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Points International Ltd. (TSX: PTS; OTCBB: PTSEF), the world's leading loyalty reward solutions provider and owner of the Points.com portal, today announced that CEO, Rob MacLean, will be presenting to the investment community at the 2nd annual LD MICRO Conference on Thursday, December 3rd, at 12:00 P.M. PST at the Luxe Sunset in Los Angeles. For more information on the list of presenting companies or to register for the event, please visit...

2009-11-20 07:00:00

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Huntkey Enterprise Group today announces the theme of the Balance King Series Power Supply Worldwide New Years Promotional Event is "Winning a New Year's Surprise with Huntkey Real Power Supply." To produce excellent PCs and standardize market development, Huntkey has launched a series of REAL power PSUs. To celebrate the coming of Christmas and the New Year, and also to express Huntkey's warm wishes and appreciation for customers'...

2009-11-12 16:00:00

HONG KONG, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Longtop Financial Technologies Limited ("Longtop") (NYSE: LFT), announced today that it has changed the issuing of the press release on financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2009, on November 16, 2009 (US Eastern Time), today after the market closes. As a result, the time of the conference call hosted by Longtop's senior management team has been changed to 4:15 PM Eastern Time on November 16, 2009 (or 1:15 PM U.S....

2009-10-22 05:00:00

BEIJING, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Ninetowns Internet Technology Group Company Limited (Nasdaq: NINE) ("Ninetowns" or the "Company"), one of China's leading providers of online solutions for international trade, announced today that it will hold a conference call with investors and analysts on October 29, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. in Beijing to discuss the Company's first half 2009 financial results. This will be 8:00 p.m. on October 28, 2009 in New York. The news release announcing the...

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2009-10-13 07:25:22

Smithsonian researchers working in Colombia's Cerrej³n coal mine have unearthed the first megafossil evidence of a neotropical rainforest. Titanoboa, the world's biggest snake, lived in this forest 58 million years ago at temperatures 3-5 C warmer than in rainforests today, indicating that rainforests flourished during warm periods. "Modern neotropical rainforests, with their palms and spectacular flowering-plant diversity, seem to have come into existence in the Paleocene epoch, shortly...

2009-10-12 08:00:00

BEIJING, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Duoyuan Global Water Inc. (NYSE: DGW) ("Duoyuan" or the "Company"), a leading China-based domestic water treatment equipment supplier, today announced that the Company plans to release third quarter 2009 financial results on Monday, November 9, 2009, after the market closes. The Company will hold a conference call at 5:00 pm ET on November 9, 2009 to discuss third quarter 2009 results. Listeners may access the call by dialing...

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2009-10-12 07:45:00

The strikingly banded rocks scattered across the upper Midwest and elsewhere throughout the world are actually ambassadors from the past, offering clues to the environment of the early Earth more than 2 billion years ago. Called banded iron formations or BIFs, these ancient rocks formed between 3.8 and 1.7 billion years ago at what was then the bottom of the ocean. The stripes represent alternating layers of silica-rich chert and iron-rich minerals like hematite and magnetite. First mined as...

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2009-10-03 11:19:54

Princeton University scientists have shown that, in ancient times, the Earth's magnetic field was structured like the two-pole model of today, suggesting that the methods geoscientists use to reconstruct the geography of early land masses on the globe are accurate. The findings may lead to a better understanding of historical continental movement, which relates to changes in climate. By taking a closer look at the 1.1 billion-year-old volcanic rocks on the north shore of Lake Superior, the...

2009-09-22 09:28:15

After decades of debate and four years of investigation an international body of earth scientists has formally agreed to move the boundary dates for the prehistoric Quaternary age by 800,000 years, reports the Journal of Quaternary Science. The decision has been made by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS), the authority for geological science which has acted to end decades of controversy by formally declaring when the Quaternary Period, which covers both the ice age and moment...

2009-09-02 09:26:00

BEIJING, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Duoyuan Global Water Inc. (NYSE: DGW) ("Duoyuan" or the "Company"), a leading China-based domestic water treatment equipment supplier, announced today that the Company will present at the upcoming Susquehanna Financial Group Third Annual Beijing Management Summit. The Summit will be held on September 16-17, 2009 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Beijing. Management will present at 4:00 pm Beijing Time on September 16, 2009 and will be available to...


Latest Geologic time scale Reference Libraries

Palaeovespa
2014-04-18 16:08:43

Palaeovespa is a genus of wasps that holds seven species, all of which are extinct. Two of the species were discovered in Baltic amber deposits from Europe dating back to the middle Eocene era, while the other five were found in Florissant Formation amber from the Priabonian stage era in Colorado in the United States. This genus, and four of its species, was first described in 1906 by Dr. Theodore Cockerell in the Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Cockerell described all but one...

Australopithecus africanus
2013-11-29 10:55:07

Australopithecus africanus was an early hominid, an australopithecine that lived between roughly 3.03 and 2.04 million years ago in the later Pliocene and early Pleistocene. Au. africanus was of slender build and was thought to have been a direct ancestor of modern humans. Fossil remains signify that Au. africanus was considerably more like modern humans that Au. afarensis, with a more human-like cranium permitting a larger brain and more humanoid facial features. This hominid has only been...

Tenontosaurus
2013-01-29 09:53:30

Image Caption: Head of Tenontosaurus, Institut de paléontologie humaine, Paris, France. Credit: Rémih/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) Tenontosaurus, meaning “sinew lizard”, is a genus of medium to large sized ornithopod dinosaur. The genus is known from the late Aptian to Albian ages of the middle Cretaceious period sediments of western North America, dating roughly between 115 to 108 million years ago. It was formerly thought to be a ‘hypsilophodont’, but since Hypsilophodontia is no...

Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-11-18 19:10:56

The Neoproterozoic is the third of three subdivisions of the Proterozoic Eon (occurring from 1 billion years ago to 542 million years ago). This terminal era of the Proterozoic is itself divided into three sub-periods called the Tonian, Cryogenian, and Ediacaran Periods. The most severe glaciation known in the geologic record occurred during the Cryogenian Period, when ice sheets reached the equator and formed a possible “Snowball Earth.” And the earliest fossils of multi-cellular life...

Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-11-18 19:08:04

The Paleoproterozoic is the first of three subdivisions of the Proterozoic Eon (occurring from 2.5 billion to 1.6 billion years ago (Ga). This period is marked by the first stabilization of the continents, and also when cyanobacteria--a type of bacteria that uses biochemical processes of photosynthesis to produce oxygen--evolved. Experts have found paleontological evidence that during at least part of the Paleoproterozoic era, about 1.8 Ga, the earth year was about 450 days long, with days...

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