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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...

2014-07-24 23:13:51

Photo Workshops with Joe McNally return to Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet in Saint Lucia in September. Photographers learn lighting, story telling and state-of-the-art photo techniques. Soufriere, Saint Lucia (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Photographers have an opportunity to learn lighting, story telling, and camera techniques from two of the world's leading photographers and educators at Saint Lucia's ANSE CHASTANET http://www.ansechastanet.com and JADE MOUNTAIN...

2014-07-24 23:08:31

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Construction in Malaysia – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018” to its store. Inquire before buying at http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/contacts/inquire-before-buying?rname=198919. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The Malaysian construction industry increased in value at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.93% during the review period (2009−2013). Growth was supported by the country’s economic development and an increase in investment...

2014-07-24 08:30:28

NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Finn Partners has been contracted for public relations by EKOS, an Ecuadorian publishing and communication company, in support of Ecuador's International Communication Campaign directed at the trade industry by the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador. The new assignment is part of the country's recently launched "All you Need is Ecuador" worldwide marketing campaign and will target consumers and travel trade in more than 14 countries worldwide in...

2014-07-24 08:25:21

TORONTO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC; TSX: ECP) ("Ecopetrol") and Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX: PRE; BVC: PREC; BOVESPA: PREB) ("Pacific Rubiales") announced at a meeting yesterday of Ecopetrol's board of directors in which the Synchronized Thermal Additional Recovery ("STAR") pilot project being developed in an area of the Quifa SW field was considered; and based on the technical analysis of the pilot a decision was made to adopt the...

2014-07-23 23:22:20

Members recognize one year of progress, challenges in their work to improve factory safety with release of Annual Report Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 During its first 12 months, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has completed inspections of all 587 factories from which its Members source, provided basic fire safety training to more than one million workers and managers and begun offering financial compensation—recently extended from two to up to four months—to...

2014-07-23 23:18:45

Staying in line with the Edusei Foundation's goal of developing the youth for a better future; the foundation, founded by Dr. Kwame Bawuah-Edusei, donated much-needed items to the Kumasi Children's Home. Before departing, the foundation interacted with the children and offered words of encouragement. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The donation from the Edusei Foundation was greatly appreciated by the staff and children of the facility. In a feat of strategic engineering, such assistance...

2014-07-23 12:22:29

BURNABY, British Columbia, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Availability of cheap and skilled workforce, strategic geopolitical location and sophisticated logistics network continues to position Hungary as a preferred destination for automotive OEMs and investors According to a recently published report by TechSci Research [http://www.techsciresearch.com ], "Hungary Tyre Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019 [http://www.techsciresearch.com/2941 ]", the tyre market in...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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