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2014-09-16 12:21:44

DALLAS, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Car Security Systems Market by Type (Alarm, Immobilizer, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) & Central Locking System) & Region (Asia-Oceania, Europe, North America & ROW) - Industry Trends & Forecast to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, classifies and defines the passenger Car Security Systems Market in terms of volume and value. The report highlights the potential growth opportunities for passenger Car...

2014-09-16 04:20:31

Appraisal of PRL15 now underway SINGAPORE and PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE:IOC) (POMSoX:IOC) has started drilling the Antelope-4 appraisal well in Petroleum Retention License 15 in Papua New Guinea. Antelope-4 is the first of at least two appraisal wells planned on the Antelope field. The well lies about 1km south of Antelope-2 and is the most southern well in the Elk-Antelope field. Antelope-5, the second appraisal...

2014-09-10 23:09:07

Market research report classifies and defines the automatic and manual automotive multi-wheel drive systems market in terms of volume and value with comprehensive analysis and insights.http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/automotive-multi-wheel-drive-systems-market-9918277.html (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 The report "Automotive Multi-Wheel Drive Systems Market by Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, LCV and HCV), by System Type (Automatic AWD and Manual AWD Systems) & by...

2014-08-23 23:00:50

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Automotive Multi-Wheel Drive Systems Market by Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, LCV and HCV), by System Type (Automatic AWD and Manual AWD Systems) & by Geography (Asia-Oceania, North America, Europe and ROW) – Global Trends and Forecast to 2019" global research report to its store. (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 This report classifies and defines the automatic and manual AWD systems market in terms of volume and value. This report provides comprehensive...

2014-08-21 12:20:52

DALLAS, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Automotive Multi-Wheel Drive Systems Market by Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, LCV and HCV), by System Type (Automatic AWD and Manual AWD Systems) & by Geography (Asia-Oceania, North America, Europe and ROW) - Global Trends and Forecast to 2019", classifies and defines the automatic and manual AWD systems market in terms of value and volume. The report highlights potential growth opportunities in the coming years as well as...

2014-08-20 08:21:17

NADI, Fiji, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Managing Director and CEO of Fiji Airways, Stefan Pichler, is the new Chair of Tourism Fiji, the organization that presides over the fortunes of the local industry and markets the country as a holiday destination. Pichler's appointment - for a term of three years - was announced by the Attorney General and Minister for Tourism, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, who said it signaled an exciting new era for the tourism industry and the Fijian economy as...

2014-08-12 08:26:35

TOFOL, Federated States of Micronesia, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scuba divers and adventure travelers can now experience Kosrae's stunning tropical landscape in a different way with the second Rock Hopper Adventure Trail Run on Monday, September 1. The 5.7-mile run will include on-road and off-road terrain. Runners and their cheering parties can enjoy exploring Kosrae's lush rainforests, ancient ruins, and meeting local craftspeople along with world-class diving with one of Kosrae's...

2014-08-10 00:20:24

Former BG Group CEO and Shell executive to continue company transformation to a world-class explorer and producer SINGAPORE and PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, Aug. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC) (POMSoX: IOC) has appointed former BG Group Chief Executive Officer and Shell executive Chris Finlayson as Chairman-designate. Mr Finlayson, 58, joins the board immediately, and will replace Dr Gaylen Byker, after an appropriate handover. InterOil is an...

2014-07-18 23:05:16

Active Adventures New Zealand has been offering New Zealand hiking trips for two decades, and the jewel in the crown is the Ultimate South Island Adventure ‘Rimu’ trip. Since 1995, more than 5,000 travellers have joined the ‘Rimu’ adventure tour to hike, bike and kayak through parks, valleys, bays and backroads. Queenstown, Otago (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Leading adventure tour operator, Active Adventures, mark a milestone as they celebrate 20 years of small group adventure tours....

2014-07-17 16:20:35

Best Half Year Operating Result in National Carrier's History NADI, Fiji, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiji Airways Group today reported its unaudited interim results for the first half of 2014, announcing a massive increase in operating profits to the corresponding period last year. The Group, legally known as Air Pacific Limited, comprises of Fiji Airways (Fiji's National Airline), its subsidiary Fiji Link and a 38.75% stake in the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island....


Latest Oceania Reference Libraries

Kava, Piper methysticum
2014-02-15 08:17:42

Piper methysticum is a shrub species. The species is more commonly referred to as Kava or Kava-kava. Its Latin name actually means “pepper, intoxicating” The plant is cultivated and used for its sedative and anesthetic properties. P. methysticum is grown vastly in the Republic of Vanuatu, although for some time it was only grown in Hawaii, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Vanuatu and Tonga. It is fairly easy to cultivate; the plant needs partial shade, well-drained soil and...

Bunyip
2013-08-13 11:37:27

The Bunyip is from Aboriginal mythology. It is a large creature that lives in the swamps, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes of South Eastern Australia. However, stories of the Bunyip have been told throughout Australia. Written accounts of the creature were made by European settlers in the mid-nineteenth century as they colonized across the country. Today’s translation of the word Bunyip in the Aborigine language means “devil” or evil spirit. The actual word Bunyip didn’t appear in...

Pacific Rim
2013-02-19 13:33:00

The Pacific Rim is a reference to places around the edge of Pacific Ocean. The term Pacific Basin includes the Pacific Rim and the islands within the Pacific Ocean. It roughly overlaps with the geologic Pacific Ring of Fire. These countries are generally considered to be a part of the Pacific Rim, since they lie along the Pacific Ocean: North/East Asia Russia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand,...

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2009-07-01 13:43:29

Oceania is one of Earth's eight ecozones. It is the smallest ecosystem found on the planet. Oceania is unique as it is the only ecosystem that does not include any continental land mass. This bioregion includes the Pacific Ocean islands of Micronesia, Fijian Islands, and most of Polynesia (except for New Zealand). This is also the youngest ecozone. While the other ecozones include fragments of ancient continents and land masses, Oceania is composed of volcanic islands and coral atolls that...

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2009-04-07 18:18:26

The Blue Bonnet (Northiella haematogaster) is a species of bird native to Australia. It is the only member of the genus Northiella. Its habitat includes open woodland, scrub, river forest, spinifex (a type of Australian grass), and farmlands. It is found throughout the eastern half of Australia, and a smaller race is found in the western Australian Nullarbor (flat, almost treeless, arid or semi-arid country immediately north of the Great Australian Bight) region. This bird is about 10.6...

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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.'