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2013-06-28 23:27:18

Maggie Oman Shannon, author of Crafting Calm, was recently featured in The Huffington Post and Mother Earth Living with inspirational crafts. (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 "In this wired, wild world, it is harder than ever to truly calm oneself—everywhere we go, we are assaulted by noise, stimulation, the never-ending crawl at the bottom of our television screens," states Maggie Oman Shannon in her recently released book from Viva Editions, Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for...

2013-06-19 08:20:45

LE BOURGET, France, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Oman Air today announced an order for five Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER airplanes at the 2013 Paris Air Show. The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $473 million at current list prices. With this order, Oman Air becomes the first customer in the Arabian Gulf region to order 737-900ERs. Currently, the airline operates a fleet of 15 Boeing...

2013-04-09 08:20:41

Delivering integrated bridge and navigation systems for Oman's new offshore patrol vessels TEWKSBURY, Mass., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Anschuetz, a German based, indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), was awarded a contract to provide the company's Integrated Bridge and Navigation Systems for four Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Royal Navy of Oman. Proven and deployed on commercial vessels, the Integrated Bridge and Navigation Systems are...

2013-04-03 08:21:50

MUSCAT, Oman, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 25 international utility industry experts will join key representatives from the Public Authority for Electricity and Water, Authority for Electricity Regulation, Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, Electricity Holding Company and Oman Power and Water Procurement Company at the third annual Oman Power and Water Summit between 5 - 7 May 2013 at Al Bustan Palace Muscat. "No longer are the utility services...

2013-03-14 08:23:00

HOUSTON and MUSCAT, Sultanate of Oman, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flotek Industries, Inc. ("Flotek" or the "Company") announced this morning the execution of a Letter of Intent (the "Agreement") with an affiliate of Gulf Energy, LLC ("Gulf Energy"), a leading Oman-based diversified oil and gas concern, to construct an advanced oilfield chemistry production facility and create a state-of-the-art research and development organization to address the growing need for advanced oilfield...

2013-02-25 16:23:31

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, Spain, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading international communications company becomes Ooredoo Qtel Group, one of the world's fastest-growing telecommunications companies, has announced that it will change its brand to Ooredoo, and that each of its operating companies in emerging markets across the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia will adopt the new brand during the course of 2013 and 2014. These companies, in which...

2013-01-07 08:23:25

HOUSTON, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG) announced today that its subsidiary, Willbros International Finance & Equipment Limited, has signed a definitive Share Purchase Agreement and has completed the sale of all of the Company's interests in Oman to Interserve Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Interserve Plc, a U.K. company traded on the London Stock Exchange, (the "Buyer"). The Buyer purchased Willbros Middle East Limited, a subsidiary of Willbros that owns...

2012-12-12 20:20:55

DC Public School Students to Discover the Golden Age of Muslim Civilization at National Geographic Museum /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kathleen Ridolfo, Executive Director of the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC), announced today a new initiative to fund 3,000 students to attend the exciting exhibition "1001 Inventions: Discover the Golden Age of Muslim Civilization." WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2012 SQCC will collaborate with the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC...

2012-11-02 07:28:09

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that a SITECH(®) Technology Dealer has been established to serve Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. SITECH Gulf joins the premier network of SITECH dealerships--the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering the most comprehensive portfolio of construction technology systems available to the heavy civil construction contractor. SITECH Technology Dealers...

2012-09-02 23:02:11

Renowned cement experts, major industry players and analysts will examine the Middle Eastern cement market scenario this October, at the 7th Middle East CemenTrade in Muscat. Muscat, Oman (PRWEB) September 03, 2012 With the boom in construction activity in the Middle East, the cement industry is experiencing new growth, especially in GCC markets where demand is strong. On 02-03 October, the 7th Middle East CemenTrade, organized by CMT will present a diverse spectrum of information on Middle...


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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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