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2014-04-28 12:31:40

Participation in innovative public-private collaboration helps improve vaccination infrastructure, expand patient reach in partner countries KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- bioCSL, formerly CSL Biotherapies, has announced the donation of more than 700,000 doses of its influenza vaccine to the Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction, an innovative program - spearheaded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Task Force for...

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...

2013-07-03 23:23:55

Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is showcasing a handful of beautiful hotels in the Laotian capital of Vientiane, one of the most fascinating capital cities in Asia and one that is slowly being transformed from a crumbling capital into the country’s first real hub of travel and industry. Singapore (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group...

2013-03-05 23:02:27

EQHO Communications, one of Southeast Asia´s leading localization service providers announces sponsorship of Localization World Singapore 2013. Having recently opened a new branch in Vientiane, EQHO Communications will share first-hand experiences of their expansion into Laos. Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) March 05, 2013 Localization professionals from 40 countries will attend Localization World which takes place 10th-12th April 2013, at the Singapore Shangri-La Hotel. International...

2013-02-05 23:02:14

EQHO Communications opens a subsidiary in Vientiane, Laos to meet increasing demands for localization services as foreign investment pours in. The Thailand based corporation is the first full-service language service provider to open for business in Lao PDR. Vientiane, Lao PDR (PRWEB) February 05, 2013 A handful of small translation agencies are no longer adequate to meet the needs of the developing Lao economy. The country has experienced massive growth at an average rate of 7% each year...

2012-06-05 23:00:44

Unicity's grand opening of the Laos market receives support from the Laotian people. Salt Lake City, Utah / Vientaine, Laos (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 Unicity, a global leader in healthcare products, recently opened the new market of Laos with a standing-room-only event held in Vientiane, Laos. Hundreds of Lao people, as well as top Unicity Franchise Partners, were excited to witness the ribbon cutting as Unicity continued its mission to Make Life Better. Local government regulations typically...


Latest Laos Reference Libraries

Naga Stone worship
2014-01-19 13:29:46

The naga (male) and nagini (female) are entities primarily in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, that takes the form of a snake (king cobra). But, naga in other types, are also found in other cultures from  Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Mekong, Java, and the Philippines. In Hinduism, the naga is still part of the modern culture. In India, they are nature spirits that protect the water of springs, wells, and rivers. They bring the rain, but also are believed to cause floods and droughts....

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2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

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2008-09-11 15:56:47

The Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris), is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain habitats.

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2007-12-21 13:04:13

The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), also known as the Vu Quang Ox, is one of the world's rarest animals. It is only found in Vietnam and in Laos, near the Vietnam-Laotian border. It is not known how many species exist as it was only first discovered by zoologists in 1992 and only 11 specimens have been recorded alive. The saola occurs in the Annamite Range's moist forests and the Eastern Indochina dry and monsoon forests. They have been spotted in steep river valleys at about 1000 to...

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2007-01-22 15:05:07

The black-striped weasel (Mustela strigidorsa) is one of the most mysterious mammals in the northeast Oriental region, even though it occurs from Nepal east through northeast India and southern China to Vietnam. It is also found south to central Laos at altitudes from 3,281 to 8,202 feet (1000m to 2500m). It is distinguished from all other species of Mustela by the presence of a narrow silvery dorsal streak extending from the occiput almost to the root of the tail. It also has a...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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