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2009-06-05 11:00:00

Please Note Number of Countries Updated MARIETTA, Ga., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed a contract with the Sultanate of Oman for a C-130J Super Hercules. The aircraft, to be delivered in mid-2012, is in the longer C-130J-30 configuration. "The C-130J is ideally suited to the operating conditions found in Oman and other areas of the Gulf," said Jim Grant, vice president for business development at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. "Again we see a country...

2009-06-05 09:12:00

MARIETTA, Ga., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed a contract with the Sultanate of Oman for a C-130J Super Hercules. The aircraft, to be delivered in mid-2012, is in the longer C-130J-30 configuration. "The C-130J is ideally suited to the operating conditions found in Oman and other areas of the Gulf," said Jim Grant, vice president for business development at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. "Again we see a country that has recognized all the proven...

2009-05-22 07:59:00

LONDON, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- - Roskill Information Services - The Economics of Aluminium (9th Edition) - http://www.roskill.com/reports/aluminium - New Report From Roskill Analyses Worldwide Aluminium Supply and Demand China dominates the global aluminium industry accounting for one third of both world production and world consumption of primary aluminium. While China is self sufficient in aluminium metal and approaching self sufficiency in alumina, dependence on...

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2009-05-18 15:45:00

Meteorites provide valuable information about the early history of the solar system. A group of Swiss geologists have conducted systematic meteorite searches in Oman since 2001, and they recently returned from their latest hunt.Most meteorites are fragments of asteroids, some of which contain organic matter. Some meteorites preserve information on the chemical make-up of the solar system before the planets formed. Other meteorites are impact debris from the surfaces of the Moon and Mars....

2009-04-17 01:00:00

AMSTERDAM, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, today announced that it has won a major contract to provide project management services to the Brazilian mining company Vale (Companhia Vale do Rio Doce) for a large project in Sohar, Oman. The contract will be executed through a joint venture (on a 50/50 basis) with a local partner, W.J. Towell & Co. The contract totals approximately US$ 24...

2009-04-14 09:46:00

HOUSTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: HNR) announced today the signing of the Al Ghubar / Qarn Alam Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement with the Sultanate of Oman in Muscat, Oman. Harvest will have a 100% working interest in the block during the exploration phase. Oman Oil Company will have the option to back in to up to a 20 per cent interest in the block after the discovery of gas. The Al Ghubar / Qarn Alam license is a newly-created...

2009-02-09 09:19:00

LONDON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Women across the globe agree unanimously that a key reason for buying gold jewellery as a gift is "because it is everlasting", an attribute that makes it very apt for a Valentine's Day gift, according to participants in World Gold Council's (WGC) 2008 jewellery survey. The survey was conducted by independent research firm, GfK, in the key gold jewellery markets of India, China, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Turkey and the USA. 7,500 females aged between 15 and 65 were...

2008-12-04 00:00:00

PARIS, December 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CGGVeritas (ISIN: 0000120164 - NYSE: CGV) announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract extension by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to perform seismic data processing and imaging services at its Mina Al Fahal site. The contract extension is expected to commence January 2009 and continue through 2011 with an option to extend for an additional year. The dedicated processing center, through which CGGVeritas has delivered...

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2008-11-06 12:26:16

Proposed method would speed natural reactions a million times Scientists say that a type of rock found at or near the surface in the Mideast nation of Oman and other areas around the world could be harnessed to soak up huge quantities of globe-warming carbon dioxide. Their studies show that the rock, known as peridotite, reacts naturally at surprisingly high rates with CO2 to form solid minerals"”and that the process could be speeded a million times or more with simple drilling and...

2008-09-29 06:00:26

Oman to invest USD 5 billion in domestic steel industry in 2008 Danube to leverage booming market by investing AED 50 million in a new steel facility in Oman The Sultanate of Oman is aiming to become one of the Gulf region's top iron and steel producer, with plans to invest USD 5 billion to boost productivity and construct new facilities as part of the government's efforts to broaden the base of its economy for the coming years. With a clear directive to further strengthen its position in...


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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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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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