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2014-07-02 12:22:27

Unique partnership helping to connect Canadians to nature OTTAWA, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced the 13 students - seven from the North and six from the South - selected by Parks Canada to participate in this year's Students on Ice expedition. Students on Ice is an award-winning organization providing unique educational opportunities to the Antarctic and the Arctic. Through a three...

2014-07-02 08:21:30

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixt rent car is expanding its presence in the Caribbean market and announces the opening of two new car rental operations in Puerto Rico and Curacao as of June 1(st), 2014. Both islands will be operated by experienced Franchise partners. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121119/FL00220LOGO Puerto Rico In Puerto Rico, Sixt will start with a shuttle service to San Juan Airport, offering its clients a fleet ranging from Economy...

2014-07-01 23:12:09

During Field Day at Everest Academy, teams have a chance to demonstrate the growth they have experienced this past year in character development, celebrate their perseverance, and partake in joyous competition all of which are key components of an Everest Academy education Lemont, IL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The students at Everest Academy enjoyed a beautiful day along Bell Road on the school’s open land during their annual Field Day. Field Day gave the students an opportunity to show not...

2014-07-01 23:09:32

To celebrate the tiny nation of Costa Rica's quarter final qualification in the World Cup following a gruesome penalty shoot out, Creative Electronic Products Inc have come up with a fantastic Costa Rican BBQ recipe. São Paulo, Brazil (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Costa Rica beat Greece 5-3 on penalties after their 2014 World Cup round of 16 match ended 1-1 after extra time in Recife. Costa Rica will play The Netherlands on Saturday, July 5, at 4 p.m. ET. World Cup fans all over the...

2014-07-01 20:20:54

CALGARY, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gran Tierra Energy Inc. ("Gran Tierra Energy") (NYSE MKT: GTE) (TSX: GTE), a company focused on oil exploration and production in South America, today announces management changes. Shane O'Leary, Gran Tierra Energy's Chief Operating Officer ("COO"), has elected to retire. Duncan Nightingale, currently President, Gran Tierra Energy Colombia, will be promoted to COO to replace Mr. O'Leary. Adrian Coral, currently Senior Operations Manager, Gran...

2014-07-01 16:22:21

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Future of the Australian Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2019http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/defence/future_australian_defense_industry_market_attractiveness_competitive_landscape_forecasts_2018_1.html SummaryThe Future of the Australian Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2019...

2014-07-01 12:32:10

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roshan, Afghanistan's leading total communications provider, announced today that it received awards and special commendations at both the 2014 Asia Communication Awards (ACA) and the 2014 Financial Times/International Finance Corporation (FT/IFC) Transformational Business Awards. Roshan received the "Social Contribution Award" at the 2014 Asia Communications Awards for the social impact of its Telemedicine program, which leverages the...

2014-07-01 08:27:58

Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) to Host Coordinated Rallies on July 5 Calling for International Support to Bring Back Kidnapped Girls WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, July 5, 2014, Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) in the Americas will host a series of simultaneous rallies, called #UnitedAgainstBokoHaram to #BringBackOurGirls. The rallies will show a united front against the terrorist organization Boko Haram and call for the citizens and...

2014-07-01 04:21:27

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TV executives, Hollywood producers and prominent actors on Monday attended the premiere screening at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) of the documentary 'Endless Corridor', a film - narrated by renowned British actor Jeremy Irons - examining the events surrounding the Khojaly massacre, in which 613 men, women and children were killed on 25-26 February 1992. The screening was attended by the documentary's...

2014-06-30 12:23:18

DR Congo imposes tough visa restrictions on Rwandans that will affect over 36,000 travelers who cross the border daily RUBAVU, Rwanda, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this week introduced a new Visa policy targeting Rwandans, which regional officials say affects more than 36,000 travelers from both Countries who cross the border daily. The abrupt visa changes include three new categories; $30 per year will be charged on Rwandan students...


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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Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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