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2014-07-25 09:17:26

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) Climate change could have a bigger impact on water resources in Jordan than in Israel and Palestine The drinking water resources on the eastern, Jordanian side of the Dead Sea could decline severe as a result of climate change than those on the western, Israeli and Palestinian side. This is the conclusion reached by an international team of researchers that calculated the water flows around the Dead Sea. The natural replenishment rate...

2014-07-24 08:37:06

PEORIA, Ill., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced profit per share of $1.57 for the second quarter of 2014, an increase from $1.45 per share in the second quarter of 2013. The second quarter of 2014 included a negative impact of $0.12 per share for previously announced restructuring activities. Excluding restructuring costs, profit per share was $1.69. Second-quarter 2014 sales and revenues were $14.150 billion, slightly lower than second-quarter...

2014-07-23 23:03:06

The EHV transmission global market is expected to grow approximately $14 billion by 2019 at a CAGR of over 5% from 2014 to 2019. As per the analysis, Asia-Pacific is the biggest market, followed by the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and Americas regions (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/ehv-transmission-market-25489426.html). (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 This report defines and segments the "EHV Transmission Market by System and Geography (Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle...

2014-07-23 12:34:15

DUBLIN, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Elevators and Escalators - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Elevators and Escalators in Units by the following Product Segments: Elevators (Gearless Elevators, Geared Elevators, & Hydraulic Elevators), Escalators (Moving Stairways {Heavy-Duty Transit &...

2014-07-23 12:24:10

DUBLIN, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Automotive Aftermarket Appearance Chemicals - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Aftermarket Appearance Chemicals in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Waxes/Polishes, Protectants, Wheel and Tire Cleaners, and Windshield Washer Fluids. The report...

2014-07-23 08:30:26

DUBLIN, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: ENT Custom Trays, Ophthalmic Custom Trays, Custom Basin Kits, Custom Ob/Gyn Kits, General Delivery Kits, Hysterectomy...

2014-07-23 08:23:29

DUBLIN, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Automotive Aftermarket - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Aftermarket in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Mechanical Products, Electrical Products, Electronic Products, Exterior and Structural Products, Motor Oil, Fluids and Additives, and Appearance...

2014-07-22 12:21:41

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LOT Polish Airlines has been named the Best Airline for Europe, Middle East and Africa by the readers of Frequent Business Traveler (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com), an online publication written for and by the world's most experienced and savvy international travelers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101101/LA92109LOGO The Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards recognize the world's best airlines, hotels chains, automobile...

2014-07-22 08:33:51

DALLAS, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) today reported second quarter 2014 results and narrowed its guidance for full-year 2014 adjusted earnings per share. Executive Summary -- Second quarter 2014 net sales of $5.3 billion increased 1 percent compared to the year-ago period. Organic sales rose 5 percent, including a 10 percent increase in K-C International. Organic sales exclude the impact of changes in foreign currency...

2014-07-21 08:29:20

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Aerostat Systems Market by Aerostat Class, by Balloon Type, by Payload(Electro-Optics , Thermal Imaging Camera , Electronic Intelligence, Surveillance Radar, INS), by Geography - Market Forecast & Analysis to 2013 -...


Latest Middle East Reference Libraries

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-May 15, 1919) was a renowned Romanian-born Jewish agronomist, botanist, traveler, entrepreneur, and Zionist politician. He was born in Bacău, Romania, and brought Palestine, then part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, at the age of six, when his parents were among the founders of Zichron Yaakov, one of the pioneer Jewish agricultural settlements of the First Aliyah. After his study in France, Aaron Aaronsohn botanically mapped Palestine and its surroundings and...

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2008-02-05 14:17:51

The Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides), is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Europe and the Middle East. It is a migrant, wintering in Africa. It is rare north of its breeding range. Their breeding habitat is marshy wetlands in warm climates. It is a small heron, 15.75 to 19.25 inches long with 32.25 to 37.5 inch wingspan. It is a stocky species with a short neck, short thick bill and buff-brown back. In summer, adults have long neck feathers. Its appearance is transformed in...

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2007-08-14 04:24:53

The Wild Goat (Capra aegagrus), is a common species of goat, with a distribution ranging from Europe and Asia Minor to central Asia and the Middle East. In the wild, these goats live in flocks of up to 500 individuals. Male wild goats are solitary and go through a period called a rut, where they are ready to mate. During the rut old males drive younger males from the maternal herds. The gestation period averages 170 days. Females usually give birth to one kid. Kids can follow the mother...

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2006-12-13 16:14:07

The Indian Porcupine or Indian Crested Porcupine (Hystrix indica) is a member of the Old World porcupines. It is quite an adaptable rodent, found throughout southern Asia and the Middle East. It is tolerant of several different habitats. It lives in the mountains, tropical and subtropical grasslands, scrublands, and forests. This is a large rodent, growing more that three feet long and weighs 32 pounds. It is covered in multiple layers of quills. The longest quills grow from its shoulders to...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
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According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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