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2011-08-29 11:31:43

Research on Mt. Everest climbers is adding to the evidence that an amino acid called leucine – found in foods, dietary supplements, energy bars and other products – may help people burn fat during periods of food restriction, such as climbing at high altitude, while keeping their muscle tissue. It was one of two studies reported here today at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on the elite corps of men and women who have tackled the...

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2011-07-20 13:33:09

Nepal's government is ordering a new measurement of Mount Everest to determine the world's highest mountain's exact height. The Himalayan country has continued to recognize decades-old measurement of 29,028-feet, though U.S. climbers and China have made new measurements. Land Reforms Ministry spokesman Gopal Giri said Wednesday that the government decided last week during its annual budget speech to take the new measurement.  He said the plans will entail placing three reference points...

2011-06-21 09:01:00

DALLAS, June, 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest Group today unveiled the first assessment model to give enterprises a data-driven business case that identifies optimal IT workloads for migration to public, private or hybrid clouds as part of a comprehensive IT transformation. The Everest Group Cloud Value Assessment Model(TM) (EG CVAM(TM))is used by the NGIT Practice to perform analytics on an enterprise's complete portfolio of IT workloads rather than looking at a single workload as an...

2011-06-08 11:04:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunter Wise Securities, LLC, (www.hunterwise.com), announced today that its client, leading privately-held spinal implant device maker SeaSpine, Inc., has been acquired by Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) for $89 million in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. After the combination, the spine and orthobiologics portfolio is now the largest component of Integra's orthopedics revenue category. "SeaSpine is...

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2011-02-22 14:13:15

Organizers said Tuesday that 15 Nepalese civil servants will soon abandon their desks for the slopes of Everest to improve government understanding of the challenges facing the Himalayas. The civil servants from different ministries, including tourism, education and foreign affairs, are between the ages 27 and 54 and they aim to reach the top of the world's highest peak during the main climbing season in May. The $420,000 cost of the expedition is being covered by the state, and Laxman...

2011-02-08 14:10:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's job market is already tough. And, a new poll of young adults conducted by Everest reveals the job interview itself poses a major challenge for those seeking a new position. Four of 10 respondents (40 percent) said interviewing is the one skill they need to improve most to help land a job. Polishing a resume ranked second at 29 percent, ahead of following up with the employer (15 percent) and understanding employer expectations (14 percent)....

2010-12-23 02:07:51

Adventure seekers are plunking down more than $50,000 to climb Mount Everest, but a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research finds that people who pay for transformative experiences often lack the communitarian spirit that usually defines such activities. "In order to escape the rules, contraptions, and stresses of daily life in the city, many people search for new and liberating experiences that transcend their normal bureaucratic and corporate existence," write authors Glnur Tumbat...

2010-10-21 00:00:40

Teen and Family Set Two New Mountaineering World Records Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 20, 2010 On a clear night in May 2010, in subzero temperatures, Jordan Romero, age 13, started his final, 26-hour leg of the steep and dangerous climb up the northeast ridge of Mt. Everest. The day before, he, along with his father, stepmother and three Sherpa guides, had entered Camp 3 and the "death zone""”these are altitudes higher than 26,246 feet, wherein the body uses up its store of oxygen...

2010-10-05 09:12:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- When: Friday, October 22 - Thursday, October 28, 2010 Where: The Quad Cinema, Greenwich Village, 34 W 13th St, New York NY 10011 What: The Himalaya Film Festival, a celebration of films featuring the Himalayan region Source: Himalaya Archief Nederland (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/NY76233 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101005/NY76233 ) The Himalaya Film Festival connects you with the captivating people, culture,...


Latest Himalaya Reference Libraries

2012-06-14 12:00:28

Symbol: PSHI2 Group: Lichen Family: Psoraceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Psoraceae Genus   Psora Hoffm. – fishscale lichen Species   Psora himalayana (Bab.) Timdal – Himalaya fishscale lichen

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2005-07-12 14:38:04

Hydrangea (Hydrangea) is a genus of roughly 100 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (from Japan to China, the Himalaya and Indonesia) and North and South America. Most are shrubs 1-3 m tall, but some are small trees, and others vines reaching up to 30 m by climbing up trees. They can be either deciduous or evergreen, though the widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous. Hydrangeas produce flowers from early spring to late autumn; these are carried in...

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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
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