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2014-08-06 04:21:22

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, August 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online voting started for the EXPO-2017 Astana exhibition mascot on 4 August 2014 in Kazakhstan. Cast your vote and see the voting results on the official website http://www.expo2017mascot.kz from 4 to 18 August. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/71400571-Astana-EXPO-2017 The qualifying round of the international competition for the best design of the EXPO-2017...

2014-07-14 12:25:05

According to a New Ambient Insight Report, Digital English Language Learning Revenues in Eastern Europe Reached $58.7 million in 2013 SEATTLE, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for digital English language learning products in Eastern Europe is 12.9% and revenues will reach $107.6 million by 2018, according to a new Ambient Insight report called "The 2013-2018 Eastern Europe Digital English Language Learning Market." This report...

2014-07-02 12:23:50

LONDON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: FSU Oil and Gas Statistic Yearbookhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/oil_gas/fsu_oil_gas_statistic_yearbook_1.html The Oil and Gas Statistical Yearbook is a comprehensive collection of detailed information about the main indicators of the oil and gas industry of Russia and the CIS countries between 2003 and 2013. The report is published annually in the English language. The...

2014-07-01 12:23:27

DOHA, Qatar, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Solar Energy (QSE), the largest solar technology development and manufacturing facility in the MENA region, has signed a landmark agreement with Kazatomprom, a multi-billion dollar energy company based in the Republic of Kazakhstan. With this landmark agreement QSE has secured solar grade silicon, the raw material used to make solar panels, at an extremely competitive fixed cost for the next ten years. (Photo:...

2014-06-23 23:04:00

The demand for state-of-the-art, crystalline concrete products knows no boundaries: PENETRON inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Central Asia in Astana, Kazakhstan last month. The new facility will help meet the booming demand for crystalline concrete solutions across Kazakhstan and Central Asia. E. Setauket, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 “One doesn’t immediately think of Kazakhstan when the topic of crystalline concrete technology comes up,” says Robert Revera, President and...

2014-06-11 12:30:18

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 11th of June at the session of the 155th General Assembly of the Bureau International d'Exposition (BIE) in Paris, Kazakhstan received the official recognition of the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017 Astana. From this moment forward, international participants will be actively involved in the participation in the exhibition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140120/663893 ) The...

2014-05-26 23:00:45

All-encompassing analysis and forecast of the uranium market at various geographical scales can be found in the in-demand topical research study “Uranium: 2014 Market Review and Forecast” worked out by Merchant Research & Consulting and recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the report, Kazakhstan takes the lead in the world uranium production globally. London, UK (PRWEB) May 26, 2014 At present, approximately 64% of the world’s total uranium output comes from...

Expedition 39 Crew Returns to Earth After Six Months on Station
2014-05-14 14:28:50

NASA The Expedition 39 crew returned to Earth Tuesday after 188 days in space, completing a journey of over 79 million miles and more than 3,000 orbits of the Earth since launching to the International Space Station back in November. The Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft carrying Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA landed in...

2014-05-14 00:22:50

AMSTERDAM, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KEY RESULTS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN 1Q14 -- Revenue declined organically(1) by 5% YoY to USD 5.0 billion -- EBITDA(2) declined organically(1) by 6% YoY to USD 2.1 billion -- Strong EBITDA margin(2) of 41.6% -- Net income attributable to VimpelCom shareholders of USD 39 million -- Total mobile customer base increased 3% YoY to 218 million -- Continued investments in high speed data networks with CAPEX up 24% YoY -- USD...

2014-05-14 00:20:20

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three crew members from the International Space Station (ISS) returned to Earth Tuesday after 188 days in space, during which they orbited Earth more than 3,000 times and traveled almost 79.8 million miles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Soyuz commander Mikhail Tyurin of the Russian Federal...


Latest Kazakhstan Reference Libraries

Kazakh Uplands
2013-04-18 23:02:25

The Kazakh Uplands, known also as the Kazakh Hummocks, is a large peneplain formation that stretches throughout the central and eastern regions of Kazakhstan. It’s made up of low mountain oases and elevated plains, and contains large deposits of coal within the north and copper within the south. Rare species, such as the Asiatic Cheetah, may still reside in this region. Several notable cities, including the country’s capital, Astana, are located there. A portion of the Kazakh Uplands...

Mountain Weasel, Mustela altaica
2013-01-01 14:17:37

The mountain weasel (Mustela altaica), also known as the solongoi, pale weasel, or Altai weasel, can be found in a range that extends from the Himalayas to Mongolia and includes Ladakh, India, northeastern China, Kazakhstan, Tibet, Korea, southern Siberia, and areas of Russia. It prefers a habitat within grassy woodlands and rocky tundra areas with dense vegetation, at altitudes of at least 11,480 feet. The mountain weasel displays a slight sexual dimorpism, with males growing larger than...

Argali, Ovis ammon
2012-07-31 09:52:06

The argali (Ovis ammon), also known as the mountain sheep, is native to Central Asia. Its range includes Tibet, Altay, and Himalaya. Its range extends from Kazakhstan in the west, east to Shanxi Province in China. It also extends from Altai Mountains in the north, south to the Himalayas. It prefers a habitat in the highlands of these regions, at elevations between 980 and 19,000 feet. Its habitat type varies depending upon location. In areas like Kazakhstan, where it is often hunted, it can...

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2007-08-15 11:06:34

The Urial (Ovis vignei), is a medium sized wild sheep and is considered a member of the goat/antelope subfamily. The Urial is also known as the Shapo or Arkhar. The Urial is found in western central Asia from northeastern Iran and western Kazakhstan to Baluchistan and Ladakh. To the east they are displaced by the bigger Argalis and to the southwest by the Asiatic Mouflons. The habitat consists of grassy slopes below the timberline. Noticeable features are the reddish-brown long fur that...

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2007-01-19 11:30:53

The Russian Desman (Desmana moschata) is a small semi-aquatic mammal. It inhabits the Volga, Don and Ural River basins in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. It constructs burrows into the banks of ponds and slow moving streams. It prefers small, overgrown ponds with abundance of insects and amphibians. The Russian Desman often lives in small (usually non-kin related) groups of 2 to 5 animals. It appears to have a complex (but largely unstudied) communication and social system. The Russian...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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