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2008-08-31 15:00:38

According to Oman News: Under the auspices of Maqbool bin Ali Sultan, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of the Free Zone Committee, a celebration was held at Dhofar governorate today to mark signing a number of agreements and opening of a number of projects at the Salalah Free Zone.The agreements signing ceremony was attended by Ahmed bin Abdulnabi Macki, Minister of National Economy & Deputy Chairman of the Financial Affairs & Energy Resources Council, Yousuf bin Alawi...

2008-08-31 15:00:17

According to Oman News: The Health Committee in the Wilayat of Shinas today held a meeting under the chairmanship of Sheikh Hilal bin Ali al Habsi, Wali of Shinas in the presence of the Director General of Health Services in Al Batinah region and the Committee's members. The meeting discussed the half-yearly health statistics for 2008 and reviewed a number of health initiatives in the wilayat in accordance with the health problems, benefit from awareness campaign and conduct filed study to...

2008-08-26 15:00:56

According to Oman News: Maqbool bin Ali Sultan, Minister of Commerce and Industry next Saturday will preside at Hilton Salalah Hotel over the signing ceremony for a number of agreements related to new projects in Salalah Free Zone. The Minister will also open Octal Petrochemicals and Dions Oman for Vehicle Brakes.Octal Petrochemicals' two factories (Octal and Sapphire with $1.5 billion investment) will mark a new achievement for the industry sector in Oman, extending on 47 hectares and...

2008-08-25 15:00:32

According to Oman News: The Information Technology Authority (ITA) Sunday will organise at the Directorate General of Heritage and Culture Theatre Hall in the Governorate of Dhofar a seminar titled 'the Internet Safe Practice' under the auspices of Eng. Ahmed bin Ali al A'amri, the Technical Affairs Adviser at the Office of the Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar. A number of working papers will be presented by IT experts and concerned authorities. The papers will shed light on a number...

2008-08-21 06:00:56

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) (New Delhi) is looking to forge a relationship with firms in Oman with the hope of securing fuels to feed its domestic power plants. In return, it would exercise its power generation expertise to develop coal-based power projects in the country. NTPC has approached Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG (Muscat, Oman), Bahwan Engineering Company LLC (Ruwi, Oman), and the Zubair Corporation LLC...

2008-08-19 15:01:22

According to Oman News: Sheikh Mohammed bin Marhoon al Ma'amari, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar tomorrow (Tuesday) will preside at the Directorate General of Heritage and Culture Hall, over the opening ceremony of the International Medical Conference for Internal Medicine and Child Health, which is organized by the Ministry of Health represented by the Directorate General of Health Services in Dhofar Governorate and lasts for three days. More than 300 medical and nursing cadres from...

2008-08-17 21:00:27

According to Oman News: A Bahraini Youth and Environmental Delegation, currently visiting the Sultanate today met a number of officials at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs. The delegation met with Ali bin Amir al Kayoumi, Director General of Conservation of Nature at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs and Mohammed bin Abdullah al Mahrami, Director General of the Environmental Affairs at the Ministry.During the meeting, the Bahraini delegation was briefed on the...

2008-08-14 09:00:19

Oman launches nationwide screening of lifestyle diseases ABU DHABI, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Health Ministry of Oman has launched a nationwide program to screen lifestyle diseases in a bid to tackle potentially worrisome trends among its citizens, the English newspaper Oman Daily Observer reported on Wednesday. The screening program is now available in a number of primary healthcare institutions in Oman, and is going to cover all primary healthcare centers across the Gulf country. The...

2008-08-08 12:00:31

Oman Air has appointed Barry Brown as its new vice president of commercial operations. Mr Brown brings over 30 years of professional experience to the role, with expertise in operational process and quality control, commercial and marketing responsibility to general management and board level experience. Mr Brown will have responsibility for all passenger and cargo revenue generation, distribution, marketing and sales functions. Mr Brown was recently chief commercial officer of SriLankan...

2008-08-07 15:00:30

According to Oman News: The Ministry of Fisheries said that the offensive smell at the Sultanate coasts from al Batinah region to Muscat governorate is mainly due to a natural phenomenon called 'upwelling'. The offensive smell will dissolve soon, the Ministry added.Eng. Abdul Aziz bin Said al Marzouqi, Acting Director of the Marine and Fisheries Sciences Center said, 'as per the latest satellite images, as well as, the pictures obtained by the remote station of the Fisheries and Marine...


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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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