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2008-08-07 15:00:28

According to Oman News: The training course organized by the Ministry of National Economy for observers and researchers in the family income and expenditure survey on the use of Tablet PC was concluded. The course in which 78 observers and researchers took part aimed at developing the skills of participants on the use of computers in collecting data from the daily notepad. The course covered the methods and the chain of orders used in the computer. 'The use of computers in place of the paper...

2008-08-04 15:00:16

According to Oman News: Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed al Mashiakhi, Director General of Health Services at Dhofar Governorate said "as part of the events of Salalah Tourist Festival", the Directorate will organize a health exhibition during the period from 16th to 20th of August at the Municipality Recreation Center and another international internal medicine and child health conference on mid August. The exhibition includes a number of awareness activities and miniatures for the medical equipment,...

2008-07-27 15:00:27

According to Oman News: The first scientific forum on food security and sustainable development of the agricultural and livestock sector in Dhofar governorate will be opened on Monday at the Hilton Salalah Hotel under the auspices of Sheikh Abdullah bin Saif al Mahrouqi, Deputy Governor of Dhofar . A number of agriculture, livestock and grassing experts from ICARDA, ACSADA, SQU, OCIPED, Consumer Protection Department and the Public Authority for Warehouses and Food reserve will take part at...

2008-07-27 15:00:25

According to Oman News: The 3rd GCC Youth Environmental Forum was opened at the Directorate General of Heritage and Culture Hall here today under the auspices of Sheikh Salim bin Oufait al Shanfari, Head of Dhofar Municipality. Salim bin Faraj Abdoon, Director General of the Directorate General of Environment and Climate Affairs at Dhofar Governorate, stated that the environmental changes in recent years are posing challenges to the world. The GCC states are sharing these concerns with the...

2008-07-24 03:00:54

The Authority for Electricity Regulation of Oman said that the country's government is planning to invite bids for the construction of a 1,000MW electricity generation and water desalination plant in Duqm, according to Reuters. The new power plant is reported to be part of the $20 billion project to develop Duqm, with other key infrastructure such as an oil refinery, seaport and a ship repair yard are also being planned. John Cunneen, executive director of the Authority for Electricity...

2008-07-22 15:00:57

According to Oman News: Dr. Rawiyah bint Saud al Busaidiyah, Minister of Higher Education said that the number of current higher education institutions in the Sultanate amounted to 24 including 5 universities and 19 colleges. In a statement today she said that the higher education in the Sultanate has witnessed a remarkable development since the opening of the first private college that grant diploma degree to 150 students in the academic year 1995/ 1996. The number of students enrolled at...

2008-07-22 15:00:39

According to Oman News: Mohammed bin Khamis al Araimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, affirmed that hosting of the third GCC Youth Environment Forum during July 25th to August 1st 2008 by the Sultanate comes in response to the directives of the GCC leaders who highlighted the importance of raising the public awareness of environmental issue and urging the public to preserve and protect environment against pollution and exhaustion. Al Araim also pointed out...

2008-07-22 09:01:04

Omani oil exports down 5.1 pct in May: report ABU DHABI, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The crude oil exports of Oman stood at approximately 90.7 million barrels in May this year, decreasing by 5.1 percent compared with 95.5 million barrels in the same period of 2007, local Oman Tribune reported on Monday. The total output of crude oil and condensates of Oman rose 4.3 percent to 112.2 million barrels in May of 2008 from 107.5 million barrels on a year-on-year basis, according to a latest...

2008-07-18 00:00:31

MMC Corp Bhd has won exclusive rights to build a power plant with a potential capacity of up to 1,000 megawatts in Ajman, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its wholly-owned unit, MMC Utilities Ltd, signed a deal with the Ajman government in Dubai yesterday. MMC Utilities will have the sole right to do technical and economical feasibility studies. Once the studies are approved, it could set up a concession company that will manage, operate and maintain the power plant for 20 years, MMC said...

2008-07-17 15:00:36

july 17, 2008According to oman news: sheikh abdullah bin salim al rowas, minister of regional municipalities and water resources today visited water projects in dhofar governorate including the salalah protection dam against hazardous floods, as well as, other projects being implemented by the ministry in dhofar governorate. during the visit, the minister met with the water resources management officials in the governorate. he was briefed by the dam's officials on the construction progress of...


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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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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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