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2010-11-04 07:21:00

DUBAI, UAE, November 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Oman Infrastructure Report Q4 2010, published recently by companiesandmarkets.com, Oman's infrastructure sector will remain one of the most active in the region thanks to continued government spending, the economy's relative insulation from the downturn and the focus on reforming its investment climate to attract foreign investors. The same report states that 'the construction industry is valued at US$3.7bn this year and...

2010-11-01 07:00:00

-- Redline's Oil & Gas Solution: SmartLink(TM) to be deployed to over 5,000 locations -- ABU DHABI, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ - Redline Communications Group Inc.

2010-09-16 14:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Dan Oman, RMT Vice President, was recognized by the American Foundry Society (AFS) with the James P.

2010-08-23 05:51:00

BRUSSELS, August 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Effortel Platform Enables Operator Class Service Packaging for new Omani MVNO Effortel, the mobile virtual network operator and enabler, announced today that Samatel, Oman's newest MVNO, is launching services using Effortel's mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) platform.

2010-08-16 17:18:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed a contract with the Sultanate of Oman for two additional C-130J Super Hercules. Oman ordered its first C-130J in July 2009, for delivery in 2012.

2010-08-16 02:57:00

DUBAI, UAE, August 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- RAK Petroleum Public Company Limited, the oil and gas exploration and production company, today announced the farm-out of a 50 percent interest in Block 47 onshore the Sultanate of Oman to Repsol Exploracion, S.A., subject to Government approval.

2010-08-09 06:14:00

DUBAI, UAE, August 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- RAK Petroleum Public Company Limited, the oil and gas exploration and production company today announced a net profit of AED 9.6 million for the quarter ended 30 June 2010 (unaudited), its fifth consecutively profitable quarter.

2010-07-07 02:54:00

LONDON, July 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Bank to Boost Trading Volumes, Efficiencies and Broaden Revenue Options via Fully-Integrated Trade Finance System Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L), the global application software and services company, today announces that the National Bank of Oman (NBO) has selected the Misys trade finance solution to allow NBO to expand its business coverage, meeting customer demands and support its growing trade volumes. The integrated solution...

2010-07-06 08:14:00

TORONTO, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - GENTOR RESOURCES, INC. ("Gentor" or the "Company") (OTCBB - "GNTO.OB") is pleased to announce that drilling for massive sulphide copper has commenced on its Oman properties.

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2010-06-09 08:06:28

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite, known as TRMM is a "flying rain gauge" in space, and can provide rainfall estimates from its position in orbit around the Earth.


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Al Hajar Mountains
2013-04-19 20:58:17

The Hajar Mountains, which is Arabic for stone mountains, is located in northeastern Oman and the eastern United Arab Emirates are the highest mountain range within the eastern Arabian Peninsula. Lying 50 to 100 kilometers inland from the Gulf of Oman coast, they divide the low coastal plain of Oman from the high desert plateau. The mountains start in the north, creating the Musandam peninsula. From there, the Northern Hajjar runs southeast, parallel to the coast but also moving gradually...

Arabian Tahr, Arabitragus jayakari
2012-08-08 13:24:30

The Arabian tahr (Arabitragus jayakari) is a species of ungulate that is related to wild goats. This tahr is native to Arabia, residing in the Sultanate of Oman and in the Hajar Mountains located in United Arab Emirates. It can be found at elevations of up to 5,905 feet within its range. The Arabian tahr was first given the name Hemitragus jayakari, after it was described from specimens collected by Dr. A.S.G. Jayakar. In 2005, genetic studies found that it belonged in the newly created...

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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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2007-12-21 13:32:44

The Arabian Wolf (Canis lupus arabs), is a mammal of the order Carnivora. It is a subspecies of Gray Wolf which was once found throughout the Arabian Peninsula, but now only lives in small pockets in Southern Israel, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Their ears are proportionately larger in relation to body size when compared to other species, an adaptation needed to disperse body heat. This subspecies is unusual, as it is not known to howl. Arabian wolves are unique among gray...

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