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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. Keating Founders' Freedom Award and the Jonathan Stone Outstanding EHS Contribution Award for his commitment to the metalcasting industry. "We honor Dan's outstanding service to not only AFS, but the entire industry," said Jerry Call, AFS Executive Vice President. "He has worked tirelessly as an AFS member and on several Division 10 (EHS)...

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. Effortel's platform delivers all of the technical and operational needs of the network to allow Samatel to focus on the key marketing and customer service...

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. The two additional aircraft will be delivered in late 2013 and early 2014. The first aircraft is of the C130J-30 "long" configuration and the new order is for two C-130J "short" configuration aircraft. "The C-130J is ideally suited to the operating...

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. RAK Petroleum will retain operatorship of the Block. "Repsol is a partner of choice for RAK Petroleum, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to this project," noted Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani,...

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. The Company posted a net profit of AED 40.1 million for the first half of 2010, compared with a profit of AED 32.1 million for the first half of 2009. "We are pleased to announce these results and continue to focus...

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. An initial 5,000 metre drilling program is underway to test a portion of the 56 targets which were identified by the airborne VTEM survey flown in March/April 2010. This initial drill program is designed to test between 10 and 15 of the highest priority targets, which have been...

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. Data accumulated from TRMM enabled visualizers to create a map of rainfall generated by Cyclone Phet as it marched through the Arabian Sea from May 31 to June 6. The heaviest rainfall occurred over open waters, but Phet dropped very heavy rainfall over parts of Oman and Pakistan. TRMM satellite rainfall data...

2010-06-04 13:22:53

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission and Aqua satellites are keeping a close eye on Cyclone Phet, a monster cyclone in the Arabian Sea, now affecting coastal Oman. Cyclone Phet's winds and heavy rains reached Oman's east coast earlier today, June 3. Authorities in Oman have raised the threat level to orange, and evacuations have already taken place. Yesterday, when Phet was powering up from a Category three to a Category four cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson scale, the Tropical Rainfall...

2010-06-03 07:10:21

Tropical storm Phet intensified over the last 24 hours and has grown into a full-blown and powerful cyclone. NASA's Terra satellite imagery of the storm from earlier today also revealed an eye in the storm, confirming the intensification. Residents of coastal Oman are bracing for strong winds, heavy rainfall and rough surf today and tomorrow. NASA's Terra satellite flew over Tropical Cyclone Phet at 06:55 UTC (2:55 a.m. EDT or 6:55 p.m. local time/Pakistan). The Moderate Resolution Imaging...

Latest Oman Reference Libraries

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...

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.

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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