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2014-09-17 08:27:29

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Resorts has been chosen to host the prestigious international AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Golf Open which will take place from 7th to 10th May 2015 on Heritage Golf Club golf course. The official launch was held on Friday 26th of August 2014 at the C Beach Club at Heritage Resorts located at Domaine de Bel Ombre. This world-class golf tournament will become the first ever tri-sanctioned tournament endorsed by the...

2014-08-06 12:25:25

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, August 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Living on a paradise island has always been your dream? Don't look any further. Mauritius is the right destination. Located in the pristine turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a small tropical island, only 12 hours of flight from Paris. Since a couple of years, this heavenly destination has attracted a wide number of French expatriates who have wisely chosen to settle on the island. (According to current...

2014-06-11 04:21:28

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Luxury Mauritius, A New Vision of the Island in its Modernity and Authenticity Dreams, emotions, elegance and authenticity are the four elegant words that portray the editorial vision of the first magazine exclusively dedicated to luxury lifestyle in Mauritius. It's not just a touristic argument, it's real life on this tropical island! Luxury Mauritius Magazine is a high-end bilingual publication designed in...

2014-03-13 08:25:52

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From "Tiger of the Indian Ocean" to "Cyber island", Mauritius has turned now into a "Safe and Reliable Investment Hub" in terms of good governance as well as ethical, economic, political and social stability. Ranked 1st in Sub-Saharan Africa in the World Bank's Doing Business Report 2013, Mauritius offers a particularly favorable setting for doing business. The country has in fact achieved one of the fastest growth...

Mauritius Kestrels Have To Speed Up Their Life Histories
2014-02-20 13:23:02

Cell Press The widespread loss of forest to sugarcane fields on the island of Mauritius has forced kestrels living there to survive by speeding up their life histories, according to a report published online on February 20 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology. By getting an earlier start, the birds are managing to have just as many offspring, even though they die sooner. Those changes to the kestrels' life history are apparently driven entirely by their early life experiences, the...

Tropical Cyclone Edilson Leaving Mauritius
2014-02-06 12:48:39

NASA NASA's Terra satellite saw Tropical Cyclone Edilson pulling away from the island of Mauritius in the Southern Indian Ocean when it passed overhead on February 6, 2014. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument aboard Terra took a visible image of Edilson as its northwestern quadrant still covered the island of Mauritius. Clouds from the fringe of Edilson also blanketed La Reunion Island (located to the southwest of Mauritius). The image showed a good rotation in...

2014-01-02 08:22:13

LONDON, January 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The long haul travel specialists are offering ITV This Morning viewers the opportunity to win 10 nights All Inclusive at the five-star Maritim Hotel Mauritius is the definition of an island paradise; there may be many idyllic beach locations across the world, but very few can match the secluded palm-fringed shores on this small island, situated in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Silky soft sand and gentle,...

2013-09-10 23:20:51

Indian Ocean’s Premier Airline Leveraging Latest Version in Support of System Consolidation and Standardization Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Mxi® Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance management software, announced today that Air Mauritius has gone live with an upgrade to Maintenix version 8 (v8) in support of the organization’s objectives for real-time access to information, superior customer service, and streamlined internal processes. Mxi’s Maintenix v8...

2013-07-27 23:01:24

Reviewing HotForex, a Mauritius based fully regulated and licensed online Forex and commodity broker, ForexMinute recommends it for traders. (PRWEB) July 27, 2013 Reviewing HotForex, a Mauritius based fully regulated and licensed online Forex and commodity broker, ForexMinute recommends it for traders. Appreciating its progressive and dynamic management team which has tons of experience providing active trading across a number of platforms and markets, ForexMinute claims that the broker...


Latest Mauritius Reference Libraries

Mauritius Blue Pigeon, Alectroenas nitidissima
2014-04-18 12:27:42

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima) is an extinct species of blue pigeon previously native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean eastwards of Madagascar. It has two extinct relatives from the Mascarenes and three living ones from other islands. It is the type species of the genus of blue pigeons, Alectroenas. It had white colored hackles around the head, neck, and breast and blue colored feathers on the body, and it was red on the tail and the...

Red Rail, Aphanapteryx bonasia
2013-10-02 13:35:50

The Red Rail (Aphanapteryx bonasia) is an extinct and flightless rail. It was native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar within the Indian Ocean. It had a close relative on Rodrigues Island, the likewise extinct Rodrigues Rail, with which it’s sometimes considered congeneric. Its relationship with other rail isn’t clear. Rails frequently evolve flightlessness when adapting to isolated islands. It was slightly larger than a chicken and had reddish and hair-like...

2012-06-15 08:06:35

Symbol: FUFO Group: Monocot Family: Agavaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I HI    I Synonyms:   FUGI Furcraea gigantea Vent. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL, HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed...

2012-04-02 14:05:59

The Tailless Tenrec, (Tenrec ecaudatus), also known as the Common Tenrec, is a species of mammal in the Tenrecidae family. It is the only member of its genus. It is found in Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, and Seychelles. It has many habitats within its range, including subtropical and tropical moist lowland or dry forests, subtropical and tropical moist mountains, savanna, shrublands, grasslands, plantations, rural gardens and even urban settings. This is the largest...

Pink Pigeon, Columba mayeri
2009-06-04 23:10:27

The Pink Pigeon (Columba mayeri) is a species of bird of the Columbidae family, which includes doves and pigeons. It is endemic to Mauritius and is very rare. It is found only on the Mascarene Island of Mauritius. Once being found on the larger Reunion Island, it is now extinct there. It is found in patches of forest in the National Park area to the southwest, and in the nature reserve Ile aux Aigrettes off the southeast coast of Mauritius. There are plans to release some individuals in the...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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