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2014-07-31 16:25:48

August 2nd marks three years since the disappearance of Robyn Gardner. NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It was the darkest period in his life; he lost his friend, alone in a foreign country, with no assistance from the US government and a media war raging against him. What should have been a vacation in paradise turned into a true hell that changed his life forever in August of 2011. Gary Giordano details the torture he endured in an Aruban prison after being arrested for...

2014-07-31 16:22:30

Lenders Extend Agreements to Allow Productive Discussions to Continue SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority ("PREPA") today confirmed that it is having productive discussions with parties owning or insuring more than 60 percent of its outstanding bonds and lenders who provide revolving lines of credit used to pay for purchased power, fuel and other expenses, with the goal of reaching agreement to obtain incremental...

2014-07-30 23:14:06

Executive Chairman of Cool Group, Joseph John Issa, says in an interview that greater access to business places is needed for disabled customers, including the availability of a wheelchair. (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Business guru Joseph John Issa, says in an interview that greater access to business places is needed for disabled customers, including the availability of a wheelchair. Joe Issa’s statement comes in light of his personal experience in July 2014, when he was severely challenged...

2014-07-30 23:06:06

Father’s Home Care Ministries is a Youth Development Centre located in Butunagyebu, a suburb of Takoradi, Ghana. It is a deprived community with people living below the poverty line. A Francis Jackson, realizing the dire need of children in this community, set up this ministry in the year 2000. His goal was to provide psychosocial and educational support to abandoned, rejected, abused, exploited, despised, beaten, homeless and deprived children. On realizing the plight of these children,...

2014-07-29 23:02:42

Atlanta Special FX expands into International market just months after opening four new offices in the United States. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Just months after the recent announcement of Atlanta Special FX expanding offices to 4 new states, the exciting FX family does it again! Michael Willett, Owner of Atlanta Special FX and one time farmboy from Arkansas, is shocking the world with his new vision and strategies of bringing innovative event technologies to the masses....

2014-07-29 12:31:18

Territorial Governor Padilla Continues Assault on U.S. Constitution, Investor Rights and U.S. Taxpayers DES MOINES, Iowa, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Future Fund (AFF), a national 501(c)4 organization, continues its advertising campaign warning on the unlawful actions of Governor Alejandro Padilla of Puerto Rico - a U.S. Territory - that puts at risk the U.S. Constitution and edges the Commonwealth ever closer tohemispheric rogue nation, Argentina. Nick...

2014-07-28 08:33:27

Earnings Call Scheduled for 8:00 a.m. ET on August 14 BEIJING, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) ("CDEL", or the "Company"), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, today announced that it plans to release unaudited financial results for the third quarter fiscal year 2014 ended June 30, 2014, after market close on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. The earnings release will be available on the...

2014-07-28 00:20:17

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Joseph Kabila furthered his commitment to eradicating the systemic problem of sexual violence and the recruitment of children into armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by nominating Jeanine Mabunda Lioko as his special representative. Sexual violence and the recruitment of children into armed groups have plagued the DRC, particularly the war-torn east, for the past decade....

2014-07-27 12:20:15

OTTAWA, July 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today issued the following statement to recognize the anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement and Korean War Veterans Day. "Today, we take time to reflect on the bravery and sacrifice of more than 26,000 Canadians who served during the Korean War. More than 60 years ago, these young men and women left their homes and families--put their entire lives on hold--to travel...

2014-07-25 08:24:08

KIGALI, Rwanda, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Rwanda Handbooks 1 & 2 help foster the spirit and practice of discussion among citizens. They are used in homes, schools, NGOs and government agencies, promoting discussion among citizens as an effective approach to strengthening democracy. The first handbook, "The New Rwanda: Prosperity and the Public Good," was endorsed by H.E President Kagame, who also requested a translation into Kinyarwanda. The book features articles...


Latest Political geography Reference Libraries

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

Australia
2013-02-18 13:27:43

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country involving the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and a number of smaller islands. It’s the world’s sixth-largest country regarding to total area. Some of the neighboring countries include East Timor, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. For at least 40,000 years before European...

Masai Lion, Panthera leo nubica
2012-11-16 15:20:46

The Masai lion (Panthera leo nubica), also known as the East African Lion, is a subspecies of the African lion. It can be found in Eastern areas of Africa. Males reach an average body length between 8.2 and 9.8 feet, including the tail, with a weight between 320 and 440 pounds. Masai lions located in northeastern Africa are often classified with P. nubica, which include Tsavo lions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavo_lion), and these are known to produce males with no manes. The Masai lion...

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2008-08-07 10:35:10

The St. Helena Plover (Charadrius sanctaehelenae), locally known as the Wirebird due to its thin legs, is a small wader endemic to the island of Saint Helena. Kittlitz's Plover is the St. Helena bird's closest relative. The bird was first mentioned in 1638, and is the national bird of Saint Helena, featured on the island's coat of arms. This plover is resident all year on the open areas of Saint Helena, and it is thought that the widespread deforestation on the island, while generally harmful...

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