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2014-09-09 08:26:26

GILI AIR, Indonesia, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We ensure that the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Oceans 5 Dive Resort in Gili Air, Indonesia gives you more than just an instructor certification. We focus on helping you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence you will use daily in your career as an instructor. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140909/144300Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140909/144299 Learning to teach diving is a bit...

Valuing Nature From Space
2013-07-11 15:51:19

ESA Satellites show how we can promote economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner by putting a price on nature's resources. Located on the Indonesian island of Lombok, the Mount Rinjani National Park is an important ecosystem for numerous endangered plants and animals. Just outside the park's boundaries, the fertile soils are exploited for agriculture and much of the forest has been cleared away for farmland. These farms are of great importance to the local...

New Owl Species Discovered In Indonesia By Its Unique Whistle
2013-02-14 07:35:57

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new species of owl has been discovered in Lombok, Indonesia by two researchers just a few days apart from one another in early September 2003. But it was not the plumage that gave this bird away. The unique night song of the Rinjani Scops owl (Otus jolandae) caught the attention of these two scientists, offering evidence that the island of Lombok has its first recorded endemic bird species. Nearly a decade later, the first...

2008-08-11 00:00:32

By Audrey Vijaindren; Nurris Ishak AN increasing number of young Malaysian girls are being trafficked out of the country. Some are lured into becoming trophy wives. While some are spirited away, others go voluntarily. Why is this happening? How many girls have fallen victim? AUDREY VIJAINDREN and NURRIS ISHAK look for answers. Nurul Wahida Hamzah was 17 years old when she was reported missing from her home in Chenderong Balai, Teluk Intan, in 2005 by her family. It was said that Nurul,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'